• 'I don't believe in love @ first sight - Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

    04/Dec/2016 // 374 Viewers

     

    Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has given young aspiring actors and filmmakers, tips on how to make celebrity marriage work. The mother of four, fondly called ‘Omosexy’, was one of the panelists at the Innovation Warehouse, a mentorship programme for aspiring filmmakers and actors during the just concluded Africa International Film Festival in Lagos. While fielding questions from the participants, one asked why there is a high rate of divorce in celebrity marriages.

    In response, Omotola said for a marriage to work in the entertainment industry, partners must be of the same faith. “They must believe in you. If you’re a Christian and you marry someone who is not born again, then you are on your own. Your partner needs to be stronger than you.

    They are the ones getting the aftermath of your own action. Choose a partner who understands entertainment. Don’t choose your fan. Personally, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Pick someone who sees your heart, your soul; someone who sees the real you and is not afraid to tell you about your flaws.

    “Everyone wants freedom but too much freedom is bad. Be disciplined. It’s better to be an enemy to a work partner than to your family. Learn to say No! We are like nurses and doctors in the industry because we can be called upon at any time.” She also advised against giving in to advances to get movie roles.

    “Sometimes you will get a role for giving yourself out but you won’t be able to retain it. If you become famous, it will later hunt you. But don’t run away from your sexuality; don’t shy away from who you are, enjoy who you are but come out with substance.” She said.


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  • Janet Jackson, 50, gives birth to a boy, Eissa Al Mana - BBC reports

    04/Jan/2017 // 994 Viewers

     

    Singer Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam al-Mana
    Singer Janet Jackson has at the age of 50 given birth to her first child, a baby boy, her publicist has confirmed.
    A statement said the musician and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were "thrilled" to welcome the infant, Eissa Al Mana.
    "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," the publicist added.
    Speculation about her pregnancy surfaced last April when she postponed her Unbreakable tour.
    She posted a video on Twitter at the time in which she told fans that she was postponing the tour because "there's been a sudden change".
     
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    Janet Jackson - seen here performing in London in 2011 - is far from the only famous face to give birth later in life
    "I thought it was important that you be the first to know," she said, adding: "Please, if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now."
    She said she wanted to focus on planning a family with her husband, whom she wed in 2012.
    Jackson had earlier been spotted in London shopping for baby essentials.
     
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    Janet Jackson arrives for the premiere of Why Did I Get Married Too? at the Brixton Ritzy cinema, London (May 2010)
     
    Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on 16 May 1966 in Gary, Indiana
    She is the youngest of nine children and sister of late pop icon Michael Jackson
    She released her first album, Janet Jackson, in 1982
    She has a total of 11 albums with the most recent, Unbreakable, released in 2015
    She is a seven-time Grammy award winner
    She began her career with the family's reality TV series The Jacksons in 1976 and has since appeared in several movies such as Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married
    The singer married her third husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam al-Mana, in 2012
    Her two previous marriages were a year-long union with soul singer James DeBarge in the mid-1980s, and to dancer Rene Elizondo Jr from 1991-2000
    Janet Jackson: The stories behind the songs
    Janet Jackson is far from the only famous face to give birth later in life.
    Oscar-winning Halle Berry had her second child at 47, three years ago, and John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston gave birth to her third child at 48.
    Geena Davis - best known for her role in Thelma and Louise - became a mother later in life. Her first child, a girl, arrived when she was 46, followed two years later by twin boys.
    But these mothers - and Jackson - are all positively young when compared to the world's oldest new mothers.
    There are at least three women in India who claimed to have given birth when at least two decades older than the pop singer. - BBC


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  • Drake named world’s best-dressed man by British GQ

    04/Jan/2017 // 458 Viewers

     

    In the wake of the massive success that came with his music in 2016, Drake has been named the world’s best-dressed man by British GQ magazine.

    Drake is a new entry on this list which means he hasn’t made the top 50 before yet comes in at the number one spot.

    Eddie Redmayne, the star of Fantastic Beasts, who was number one last year, was pushed to second place by Drake.

    The 30-year-old rapper topped the list over other hip-hop artists that also made the top 50 like A$AP Rocky, Pharrell, Skepta, Jaden Smith and Riz Ahmed (aka Riz MC).

    Other notable personalities in the top 10 are Tom Hiddleston at number 5. He plays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is also a new entry on the list.

    Connor McGregor, retiring UFC champion, came in at number 4.

    James Corden was number 7, Benedict Cumberbatch, star of Doctor Strange, went one up from number 9 last year, and Jared Leto, the new Clown Prince of Crime, made his debut entry at number 9.

    In the midst of this achievement, the Canadian rapper is rumoured to be in a relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

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  • The man Babangida, certainly an enigma, here are some things that you didn’t know about him

    04/Mar/2017 // 1132 Viewers

     

    PARIS, MARCH 4, 2017: (DGW) FORMER Nigeria's military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) to many people is an enigma, a man of many parts that his close associates often say is difficult to predict and understand.

    However, below are some of the things some people know and which also many people do not know about him which informed their interest and desire to give him a name when he bestrode the Nigerian political world as a military head of state for eight calendar years before relinquishing his hold on power to an interim government, a period that Nigeria was almost on the brink.

    1. Ibrahim Babangida was born in 1941, Minna, Niger State.

    2. The former military head of state was married to Maryam (née King) Babangida who died from complications of ovarian cancer on December 27, 2009.
     
    3. IBB served as Nigeria’s military leader head of state from 1985 to 1993.
    4. He annulled the presidential elections held on June 12, 1993 which indicated that businessman Moshood Abiola, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, was the apparent winner, a decision which proved to be controversial and unpopular.

    5. In September 2014, he underwent a bone related-surgery in Germany.
    6. As a military head of state, he was alleged to have perpetuated one of the worst human right abuses.

    7. He was nicknamed ”Maradona” by the Nigerian press after he ”dribbled” Nigerians severally promising to handover to a democratic government.

    8. His 100-room mansion in Minna was built by Julius Berger on top a hill.

    9. General Babangida was a key player in most of the military coups in Nigeria (July 1966, February 1976, December 1983, August 1985, December 1985 and April 1990).

    10. In 2007, he tried to contest for the presidency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


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  • THE G-SPOT: Making a woman cum is easy with these easy techniques

    04/May/2016 // 3890 Viewers

    Would you like to see the easiest and best way to make a woman come?  Give any woman massive orgasms easily? Yes? Then simply click on the link below to see a video explaining how to make any woman orgasm easily and quickly!

    Now, let’s look at the process of sexual arousal.

    Clearly sexual arousal is not just something that happens in the mind; it happens in the mind and the body together.

    The sequence of events leading up to the point of having an orgasm is known as the sexual response cycle: it has four stages – excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.

    Each stage builds upon the last, in both men and women, so long as the right kind of stimulation is applied at the right time and with the right intensity.

    The Process Of Arousal: 
    The Female Sexual Response Cycle

    Step 1 On The Road To Orgasm (Climax)

    The sexual response cycle often begins with foreplay. This promotes sexual arousal.

    FemalesexualAs you know, foreplay can take many forms, ranging from simple loving look to a gentle touch, from a passionate kiss to a warm embrace, from gentle stroking of the skin to a vigorous massage. Most women would admit that if they are being brought to orgasm, foreplay is essential to promote desire.

    Whatever the stimulation, there are changes in a woman’s body which make her aware of her growing sexual arousal.

    These changes include an increased flow of blood to her genitals, with some engorgement of the erectile tissue of the clitoris, vulva and labia. At the same time her skin becomes more sensitive to touch.

    Her breasts swell in size and her nipples become more sensitive to stimulation. But since the nipples are very sensitive anyway, an aggressive touch may not be pleasant, so men- beware!

    If you are aiming to take a woman to orgasm, or force her to come with you on a sexual journey, make sure you touch lightly – or at least in the way she wants to be touched! 

    For some women, it is not the destination (orgasm) but the journey (arousal, foreplay, intimacy) which is most exciting.

    And perhaps the most obvious sign of her bodily arousal is production of vaginal lubrication, sometimes in large quantities, so much so that she may feel the wetness growing and seeping outwards into her underwear.

    This is often accompanied by a sense of warmth. And finally her clitoris engorges and becomes more prominent as blood flow to the clitoral tissues increases.

    Step 2: Sexual Arousal

    As sexual stimulation continues, muscle tension increases throughout a woman’s body: this will be released at the moment of climax. Her rate of breathing increases, her blood pressure goes up, and her heart beats faster. As she becomes aroused, the man will also find his arousal mirroring hers. If he is aiming to manufacture her coming, he may have to control his own increasing arousal while she catches up with him.

    There also will be changes to her vagina, with the entrance tightening slightly and the inner parts ballooning and increasing in length.

    As she becomes more aroused, her clitoris becomes larger and goes through a number of changes that cause the angle of the clitoral body to change. Such changes are useful signs for a man aiming to make a woman come quickly and easily – they can be the clues to what to do next in the process of sexual arousal.

    gspotIt is at this point that the G-spot changes in texture from rough to smooth, a change which some people believe is caused by swelling of part of the clitoris, causing it to lie more closely on top of the vaginal wall.

    The clitoral glans certainly disappears beneath its hood and remains there until the point of climax or orgasm unless exposed by pulling the skin back.

    0rgasmAt the same time a woman’s uterus shifts upwards so as to allow the vagina to expand lengthwise, thereby allowing the penis to thrust more deeply.

    Unless the clitoris is stimulated during sex, a woman is unlikely to climax during sexual intercourse. That is true whether she is stimulating herself or a man is trying to make her come during partnered sexual activity.

    Step 3: The Plateau Phase – Making A Woman Come

    In the plateau phase (see diagram above) a woman is highly aroused, both physically and mentally, and she can remain in that state for some time without reaching orgasm unless additional stimulation is applied to take her over into the orgasm phase.

    During the plateau phase she may experience a skin flush, deeper breathing and a higher heart rate; certainly her genitals will change color, as her labia become flushed with blood and her vaginal tissues swell.

    As mentioned above, with additional stimulation a woman will move from the plateau phase into orgasm.  It’s often the transition from the plateau phase to the orgasm which presents most difficulties for a woman when she is trying to have an orgasm.

    Men, when trying to make a woman come, and familiar with the way in which they stimulate their own penis during masturbation, will often apply much more vigorous and rapid stimulation to a woman’s clitoris at this point.

    While it’s certainly true there is a point where a woman may need this additional stimulation to reach orgasm, it has to be timed to perfection, otherwise a woman is likely to her climax slipping away from her.

    What in fact is needed most is rhythmic regular stimulation at the right pressure, until the very last moment, and then some additional pressure or faster stimulation to tip her over the edge.

    The climax itself involves a series of contractions of the muscles of the vaginal walls, the uterus, and the pelvic floor muscles.  These contract rhythmically at just under one second intervals.

    All of these contractions are accompanied by a great sensation of pleasure and, in some women, the emission of a small amount of fluid from the vagina – a sort of female ejaculation, a process captured on video many times and is a real phenomenon.

    The number of contractions a woman experiences when coming varies from three to fifteen, although some women can experience prolonged contractions.

    And many women experience their orgasm as a whole body sensation rather than just in their genitals. It’s probably safe to say that all women’s experiences of climax are different – both between different women and in the same woman over time.

    For better sex, the website www.massivestayingpower.com may be helpful if you need more information on how to reach orgasm during intercourse, which often depends on the man’s ability to engage in long lasting thrusting.

    Step 4 : The Resolution Phase

    A woman’s body returns to her pre-aroused state. 

    arousalThis process happens much more slowly in women than men.

    Indeed, women can often have another orgasm soon after their first; which is distinctly different to men, who have a refractory period, during which it is impossible for them to become sexually aroused again.

    This is the kind of information that a man trying to make a woman come needs to know – for example, it is often a better idea for him to give her an orgasm before entering her and enjoying his own orgasm.

    Why do men want to sleep after orgasm and women to cuddle?

    It’s down to the hormones we produce – after she’s had an orgasm during sex a woman is much more likely to want a period of cuddling and interaction; after his orgasm, a man is likely to want to sleep.


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  • I dread going back to poverty as I had a bitter experience of it – Mercy Johnson

    04/Nov/2016 // 236 Viewers

     

    Renowned Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has shared her journey to stardom, as she recalled how N50, 000 once meant the world to her.

    The mother of three said she ventured into the movie industry after she initially failed her JAMB exams.

    Mercy made this known in a recently released video autobiography on her youtube channel, REALMJO.

    “Things weren’t extremely rosy, so I know what it means to be hungry. I know what it means to lack something. And I know what it means to work hard to achieve something.

    “I agreed to act for free in the ‘Maid’ but after the movie which brought me to limelight, the EP thought I did a great job so he gave me N50, 000.

    “I held the money like; you will have to kill me to take it away from me.

    “It meant a lot, it was like a Messiah at that point in cash.

    “So, there goes my biggest phobia, which is going back to nothing, the fear of going back to my humble beginnings.”


    Link to original source: http://dailypost.ng/2016/11/04/dread-going-back-poverty-bitter-experience-mercy-johnson/


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  • Why I Don’t Have Sugar Daddy - Halima Abubakar

    05/Feb/2017 // 253 Viewers

     

    I first came to Lagos at the age of 14 and I returned to Kano after a year because I did not get any acting job. My parents weren’t initially in support of my acting career, but with the kinds of movies I did then, they gave me their support, and now, they are my biggest fans.

    Sexual harassment
    Yes, I’ve experienced harassment; it comes with the job. However, I still see some of those people and I don’t judge them based on what they did. I just feel that human beings have different characters, and that is theirs.

    Sugar daddies
    No. I’m not a child...not a small girl.

    Instagram
    I have been getting attention for 15 years, so deleting my Instagram page wasn’t because I wanted to be noticed. Instagram is not my father’s company; we are just there to associate with our fans. If I decide to take a break, I’ll take it, and if I want to come back, I’ll do the same. It should not be a problem to anybody. I think people take social media too seriously. I needed the break, and it was a personal decision. - Nollywood


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  • Breaking: Nollywood actress puts to bed, unveils her baby! [Photos!]

    05/Jul/2016 // 878 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JULY 5, 2016: (DGW) - Nollywood actress, Ivie Okuaye, unveils her baby  to the delight of her ever-growing fans.

    The actress, married to Ezie Egbo put to bed a baby girl on July 1 , 2016. Unlike her colleagues in the Nigerian fantasy world who hide their babies until they grow much older decided to chart another course   by unveiling  her baby:

    Below are the pix:

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    Ivie Okujaye baby and husband

     


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  • Photos of the day - March 4, 2016 ( Pope Francis confesses his sins!)

    05/Mar/2016 // 733 Viewers

     

    Photos of the day – March 4, 2016 Pope Francis confesses as he leads a penitential service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on March 4, 2016.

     

    Photos of the day – March 4, 2016South Korean President Park Geun-Hye cheers with new military officers during a military commissioning ceremony at Gyeryongdae, South Korea's main military compound on March 4, 2016 in Gyeryong, South Korea. Total 6003 graduates from the country's six major military academies were commissioned at the ceremony.

     

    Photos of the day – March 4, 2016

    Mourners gather at a funeral for shooting victim Akiel Denkins at Bible Way Temple in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, March 4, 2016. Denkins was shot by Raleigh police officer D.C. Twiddy while trying to arrest Denkins for a felony drug charge.

    Photos of the day – March 4, 2016

    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses as he speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Warren, Michigan, March 4, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    Obasanjo's birthday novelty march on March 5, 2016.


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  • I can't marry a poor guy - Linda Ikeji

    05/Nov/2016 // 751 Viewers

     

    From growing up in Idi Oro, a Mushin suburb of Lagos to owning a mansion in the highbrow Banana Island, Nigerian superblogger and former model, Linda Ikeji, admits that she has come a long way. OVWE MEDEME caught up with her at the recent launch of her new concept, Linda Ikeji Social, and she talks about her struggle so far.

    10 years is a long time. How would you describe the journey so far?

    The journey has been amazing. I didn’t expect to be here today because when I started hustling in those days, social media wasn’t popular in Nigeria. The first thing that I came across was blogging. And to be honest, when I started in November 2006, the last thing on my mind was that it was going to change my life as much as it has. It was just a place for me to be creative because I love to write stuff down and I didn’t think that ten years from now, this would happen. So it wasn’t something that I envisioned. It’s been an amazing journey, definitely something that I’m extremely grateful for. A lot of us are on social media but not everyone can say that it has changed their lives so tremendously. So I’m really grateful for how far I’ve come.

    Before you started making money from the blog, were you not at some point frustrated?

    So many times. The worst was definitely September 19 2010. It was my 30th birthday. I was broke, I was angry because I had been doing nothing for a long time and I was still struggling, I was still borrowing money. So I was extremely depressed and very angry with myself. I felt like a failure. I would cry a lot and then open my laptop to blog. I didn’t know that was where God was leading me to. And so, after my 30th birthday, my life really changed.
     
    You’ve carried a lot of controversial news, particularly about artistes. What is your relationship with them like, especially Wizkid?

    I don’t want to talk about Wizkid. To be honest, I have a cordial relationship with other entertainers. I’ve had run-ins with a few of them but in recent times, that hasn’t happened. It was when I was being carefree and careless with stories that I write. But apart from him, in the past year, I’ve not had a big issue with anybody.

    How have you been able to manage it with all the threats that are thrown your way? Doesn’t that leave you scared?

    The only person that threatened me was him. No it doesn’t scare me. I do more good for them than they acknowledge. Some of them are my friends, some of them have been to my house but the negativity that comes with blogging is fine. Some people will take offence, some will react in different ways. I’ve been doing this for ten years. If by now I’m not used to the backlash, then I should get out of the business.

    From the feedback you get, do you feel loved or hated?

    It’s a combination of both. I get a lot of hate and I get a lot of love. But I try as much as possible to hold on to the love and not pay attention to the hate because I know the hate is coming from a very different place.

    Sometimes when I trend and I see some vile comments about me, I’m like, you’ve never met me, why are you saying these kinds of things about me? I’ve grown such a thick skin, I just look at it and I laugh. I know when people are frustrated and depressed because I have been there. I’ve been depressed and I’ve been angry and my anger was always towards those who are successful and when I say hurtful things about them, it makes me feel better. So I allow them that grace to just vent. I understand that success comes with a lot of hate.

    In fact, that is one of the ways to know you’re really doing well. But of course, I get a lot of love. I get a lot of people who tell me that I inspire them and those are the ones I pay attention to.

    Have you lost any valuable friendship because of a story you wrote?

    Absolutely not; I haven’t. I’ve lost people who don’t agree with what I do but nothing valuable.

    With this your new concept, don’t you think you are taking on too much at a time?

    I’ve been blogging for ten years and I’m bored. I want to do something else. I’m 36, this is the time I have the energy and passion to run this. Besides, I’m delegating. I have a staff of over 30 people working here. So it’s not too much really. I think people try to limit themselves. I don’t limit myself at all. I feel like there’s absolutely nothing I can’t do.

    You made a video on your birthday where you talked about a lot of things. Why did you do that?

    I just wanted to talk about it. It was my birthday and I just wished I was married. It’s now that I want to get married. I don’t wish I was married earlier.

    Are you saying you’re not getting proposals from men?

    I’m getting quite a lot. People say that when you’re successful, men run away. It’s a lie. That is when they chase you the more. But unfortunately I haven’t seen what I’m looking for. It was my birthday and I just wanted to talk about it.

    What are you looking for?

    I keep telling people. It’s not that men are scarce. They are not scarce. The type of men that some of us are looking for are scarce. If I want to get married next week, I can. I want a man that I can look up to. Somebody that inspires me, somebody that will push me, motivate me; somebody who has had some success in his own career. I’m inspired by successful people. I can’t wait to meet someone like Tyler Perry.

    Does that mean you can’t marry a poor man?

    No, I can’t marry a poor guy and I’m being honest about it. He doesn’t have to be rich but let him be successful in his own way.

    Have you had to review you standards when it comes to men?

    When I was 30, my standards were extremely high. But I wasn’t really looking. I was just so focused on work because I’ve always been so ambitious. I wasn’t focused on marriage and kids and I felt like that would draw me back. So I wanted to just do my stuff. It was just recently that I started asking myself some questions. That I started thinking about it. Now, I have only three criteria.

    What are the three?

    He must be successful. He must be a good man in the sense that he has to be very supportive of what I do. If he tries to stifle me, I’m out. The third one, is the one that likes to eat groceries well (laughs).

    Do you think you’re controversial or just misunderstood?

    I don’t go out of my way to look for controversy. I think that maybe I’m misunderstood. People forget that blogging, even though it started as a passion, is now a business. There’s Linda the blogger and there’s Linda the person.

    Personally, if I was not a blogger, there are some things I won’t pay attention to, because I don’t care. I have things to do in my life. But because I’m a blogger, I have to pay attention to little gossip. I have to pay attention to who is clapping back because my readers wants to see all of that. But personally as a human being, I don’t wish anybody ill, I don’t want anybody to fail, I don’t want anybody to cry or feel bad about comments. I think I’m misunderstood which is fine because people who are close to me know me and those are the people that really matter.

    Kemi Olunloyo once accused you of benefiting from Dasukigate…

    The reason I didn’t make an issue out of the Dasuki stuff is because it was overwhelming. I bought a house in Banana Island for half a billion and people can’t wrap their heads around it. They start thinking it has to be something shady. Up until the scandal blew open, I never heard about the man Dasuki. So I know I’m not guilty of anything.

    When you get married, will you leave your Banana Island mansion?

    I will move to the man’s house; as long as it’s not a three bedroom flat.

    Why do you feel comfortable talking about your age?

    I read somewhere online where they said I’m 42. Let me tell you, it’s so easy to know someone’s age. Just find out the year they finished secondary school. I finished Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School in 1997. I was 16 going on 17. So if I’m 42, it means I finished secondary school in the 80s. The reason I talk about my age is because I was a model. In fact when I did my first show in 1998, I wasn’t up to 18. I had to lie that I was older than I was. I was 17 plus. How can I now be 42 in 2016? People already know my age. 

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