Events, Featured, Food

#WorldJollofRiceDay – 5 Of Our Fave Jollof Rice Recipes For You To Try Out!

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It’s World Jollof Rice Day! Yes! Jollof rice has its own day and this just shows how powerful a force dish it is. A quick history! Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in Western Africa, consumed throughout the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon and Mali. There are several regional variations in name and ingredients, with non-local versions as well. The name Jollof rice derives from the name of the Wolof people, though in Senegal and Gambia the dish is referred to in Wolof as theibou dienne or benachin. In

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Events, Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

Why Kate Henshaw Still Remains Our Brand Ambassador- Adanna Enwezor, Convener, African Hair Summit

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Still brimming from the success of the maiden edition of the African Hair Summit  in 2016, the convener, Adanna Enwezor, is set to recreate the magic with the 2017 edition. Expectedly, the focus is to make Nigerians pay more attention to their health by embracing a natural approach, especially for their hair.   So, what’s new to be expected from this edition? According to Adanna, “The theme for this year’s edition is Growing The African Hair Industry Through Strategic Thinking And Safe Practices.” “Participants should look forward to health talks for the hair and skin, Business Workshops and Certifications, Organic

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Designers, Fashion, Weddings

Five Bridal Shoes You’ll Love To Buy

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Your wedding shoes are a special pair that you’ll treasure forever. Even if your dress covers them up, you want to be confident knowing that you love whatever pair you choose. Just like your dress, this is a purchase where a tiny splurge is completely valid. Comfort is KEY on your wedding day, so even if you get googly-eyed about a pair of stilettos, keep in mind that you’re going to wearing those bad boys for many hours (likely more than a full eight hour work day to be precise). You’ll want to make sure that your tootsies can remain

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Birthdays

Former Pope Benedict Celebrates 90th Birthday In Style

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday with a mug of beer and a small gathering with family and friends. Footage by Vatican TV showed Benedict sitting with guests on a sunny day outside his home on Vatican grounds where he has lived since he resigned as pontiff in 2013. He was joined by his elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, as well with other visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. Pope Benedict turned 90 on Sunday, but since his birthday coincided with Easter this year, he celebrated the occasion Monday. On Thursday, Benedict’s successor, Pope Francis,

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Birthdays, Events

Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote, Celebrates 60th Birthday In Grand Style

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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday with friends and well wishers. The richest man in Nigeria and Africa got an array of well designed and creative birthday cakes to celebrate his day.       Family and staff were present to take photos and celebrate the new milestone with him. The day started with celebrities trooping to social media to post good wishes for the famous businessman, and some of the heart-melting messages came from stars like Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Peter and Paul Okoye, and many others.   For the party proper, it was unlike Betty Irabor’s

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Birthdays, Celebrity Gist

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Today is Julius Agwu’s birthday. The ace comedian put up a picture stating Today, A King Was born on his Instagram post with a simple caption: GOD I Thank You, for being GOD … Thank you for awesomeness … HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME Expectedly, some his fans have penned several heartfelt wishes to him His wife, Ibiere, also took to her Instagram to celebrate her husband Happy birthday Lover❤️ @juliusagwu1 you are proof that God exists and still remains God. You will not just be celebrated today but all the days of your life. I love you “Juliana”#birthdayboy #mybabydondeyoldoh

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Bella Naija, Birthdays

Check Out The Beautiful Pictures Of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Wife And Daughter

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Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, General Overseer of the Trinity House Ministries International and the founder of Ighodalo & Co. accounting firm (now SIAO Partners) is celebrating his birthday today. To wish him a happy birthday, his wife Ibidunni Ighodalo who is the CEO of Elizabeth R, a leading event management company and Dorchester Events Center, took to her Instagram page to share the sweetest message. Ibidunni wrote on Instagram: April 6th will always remain a special date in my heart…. it was on this day that God decided to send my very own to this earth. Happy birthday to my amazing soulmate,

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Funke Akindele’s Husband, JJC Skillz, Shines In Birthday Photoshoot With Her And His Kids

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In celebration of his 40th birthday, JJC Skillz shared these beautiful photos of his family. He is pictured with his wife, Funke Akindele, and his kids, Tamara, Josiah and Benito. More photos after the cut.             Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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Weddings, Weddings

Honeymoon Alert! These Are The Essential Things You Should Pack For Your Wedding

As your honeymoon approaches, it’s tempting to frantically ready yourself with your entire beauty arsenal. I’ll admit, I do exactly that whenever I’m about to travel! I have learned, however, that packing light and keeping up a solid beauty routine can be incredibly easy. So long as you don’t get caught without the essentials. Following an amazing wedding day and all the anticipation of a fabulous holiday with your new husband, you should be able to effortlessly look and feel your best. So, if you’re heading off to bask in the sun drenched heat of the tropics, these beauty essentials

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Bella Naija, Birthdays

Makeup Goddess, Tara Fela-Durotoye Stuns In New Pics For Her 40th Birthday

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Tara Fela-Durotoye, CEO of award winning makeup brand; House of Tara International is serving major cover girl goals for ThisDay Style magazine’s latest issue as she marks her 40th birthday. Photographer and gospel artist Ty Bello shared these beautiful images with a sweet tribute to celebrate her dear friend. Read below Tara Taraliscious…she taught me how to reverence God and the importance of setting standards .. and then surpassing them. Of having courage and wisdom to change when a season was over.. Knowing the time to evolve…l promise you I didn’t like it .. I was just 13. I wondered why

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Birthdays, Events

VIDEO/PHOTOS: 93-Year-Old Zimbabwe President, Mugabe Celebrate Birthday In Style

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Zimbabwe President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe on Tuesday celebrated his 93-year-old birthday with his staff at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare. Like little kids, the unsmiling oldest President in Africa blew  out the candles on his 93rd birthday cake as a choir crooned “How old are you now Baba (father)” and “We wish you many more years”. Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924. He has governed the Republic of Zimbabwe as its President since 1987, having previously governed as its Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987. watch video below: Source: Greennews.ng  

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Birthdays, Stella Dimokokorkus

Actor RMD Splashes Encomium On Wife Jumobi As She Turns A Year Older

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RMD keeps thanking his wife Jumobi for being a good wife and today he went all the way with his confessions of love for her..   Source: SDK

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Birthdays, Celebrity Gist

Van Vicker’s Wife Is A Year Older And He Can’t Stop Gushing About Her

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Van Vicker is all lovey lovey on his Instagram today and the reason is no other but his beautiful wife, Adjoa Beautiful dark skinned Adjoa turns a year today and the award winning actor was all praise for his wife of 14 years and also the mother of his 3 adorable children “I look forward to Jan 24th every year for the past 22years. It’s a special day in my life, the birthday of my soul mate. Today you turn 40. Today your life ‘begins’ and I am glad to be a part of it, STILL.     There are

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Birthdays, Celebrity Gist

Nigerian Superstar Basketball Player Is A Year Older

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Hakeem Olajuwon who played Professional Basketball in United State NBA is 54 today. The retired basketball player was named Finals MVP after leading the Houston Rockets to NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star, 6-time All-NBA First Team selection, and the 1994 NBA MVP. He was inducted to both the Basketball and FIBA Halls of Fame.       Source: www.fabiyemsblog.com

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Event Management, VIP Events

What Nigerian Event Planners Can Learn From Trump’s Inaguration

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What could be one of the most controversial presidential inaugurations in U.S history is happening. Today, January 20,, president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, and nearly one million Americans are expected to travel to Washington, DC, to either attend the inauguration or protest it. People will be buzzing about this event for years to come, which means it surely offers some important lessons that meeting planners will appreciate. These are a few of the pointers you can take from the 2017 presidential inauguration. 1. Book early If you want to keep your event under budget and book rooms

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Birthdays, Celebrity Gist, Stella Dimokokorkus

Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima Confirms Marraige Breakup As She Celebrates Another Year

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The actress and ex-president of the actors guild of Nigeria is a year older today.       Happy Birthday IB…. Source: www.stelladimokokorkus.com

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Award Ceremonies, Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal. Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world’s best female player. Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri was named best men’s coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award, while Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award

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Award Ceremonies, News & Features

Meryl Streep calls out Trump in powerful Golden Globe speech.. Trump replies on Twitter

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After accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe, actress Meryl Streep called out US President-elect Donald Trump for publicly mocking a disabled reporter in 2015, saying she had been heartbroken by his imitation of Serge Kovales during his campaign.  “There was one performance this year that stunned me,” Streep, 67, said on Sunday night. “It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter.” The three-time Oscar winner was referring to a 2015

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Birthdays, Events

It’s A Soul Train Themed Birthday Party For Senator Dino Melaye

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Nigerian Senator, Dino Melaye turned a year older recently and decided to celebrate his birthday in a special way.tos) The Senator had a soul train themed birthday party. Here are some photos from the party: Source: www.36ng.com.ng  

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Award Ceremonies, Sports

#GloCAFAwards2016: Full List of Winners

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Tonight, at the just concluded Glo CAF awards, Riyad Mahrez was crowned the new African Football King. While Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi won the Youth Player of The Year award, Asisat Oshola went home with the Women’s Player of the Year award and the CAF Platinum Award was presented to President Buhari. Check out the full list of winners after the cut…   African Player of the Year Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) Women’s Player of the Year Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies) Most

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