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Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE 2 TOP-EARNING FEMALE ARTISTES IN NIGERIA

Omawumi Megbele

In an industry dominated mostly by the male artistes, It's not so easy for the females to stand out. In this report, Bebeakinboade.com presents to you the 2 top-earning female artistes in Nigeria. Omawumi and Tiwa Savage have been able to prove that what a man can do, a woman can do even better. They have continued to remain relevant in the industry with their outstanding performances;which has also made them to be the darlings of most A-list events. Without them, the entertainment segment is not complete.

OMAWUMI MEGBELE
According to a new report,singer Omawumi Megbele is now adjudged the highest paid female artiste in Nigeria. Omawumi’s performance fee has risen from N3
million (as at September 2013) to N5 million, depending on the show. And sources close to her say Omawumi performs at least six times in a month.
By popular demand, she features frequently at private parties plus the fact that she is one of the regular faces at big concerts, within and outside Nigeria.

Omawumi doing her thing
She performed at the   just concluded Vanguard Newspaper Personality of The Year Award, where the winner, Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan personally requested Omawumi to perform. Not only that, Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was elated to see the talented singer thrill at the 2014 World Economic Forum held in Switzerland, where she, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Tony Elumelu, Mrs. Fidelia Njeze (Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein), and other delegates rocked!
Omawumi was also the only female music star, aside Ara, the drummer, that performed at the Nigeria Centenary Celebration grand finale held on February, 2014 at The Abuja National Stadium, Abuja.
Currently, Omawumi is the only female music star with the highest number of endorsements, followed closely by the vivacious Tiwa Savage.
Omawumi is an  ambassador of Glo, one of Nigeria telecommunications giants, and the endorsement is worth N25 million. She also signed a multi-million deal with Guinness, as the face of Malta Guinness Africa. She was unveiled recently as Konga.com ambassador.
The hard working singer is also the face of Mortein, where she participated in the malaria campaign across Africa. She’s part of the Rise With The Energy of Africa and Project Alert Society.
Last week, the crooner was among the 19 African artistes invited for one.org agriculture campaign called Do Agric, It Pays, with one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, entitled, Cocoa Na Chocolate!
  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DO YOU KNOW MULTIPLE SCHELORIS IS MORE COMMON IN WOMEN BETWEEN AGE 20 AND 40

Zara Gretti, she died battling with multiple sclerosis for years. May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace

Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.
Symptoms vary widely, depending on the amount of damage and the nerves that are affected. People with severe cases of multiple sclerosis may lose the ability to walk or speak clearly. Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose early in the course of the disease because symptoms often come and go- sometimes disappearing for months.

SYMPTOMS
A person with MS can have almost any neurological symptom or sign; with autonomic, visual, motor, and sensory problems being the most common. The specific symptoms are determined by the locations of the lesions within the nervous system, and may include loss of sensitivity or changes in sensation such as tingling, pins and needles or numbness, muscle weakness, very pronounced reflexes, muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance (ataxia); problems with speech or swallowing, visual problems (nystagmus, optic neuritis or double vision), feeling tired, acute or chronic pain, and bladder and bowel difficulties, among others. Difficulties thinking and emotional problems such as depression or unstable mood are also common.
Most people with multiple sclerosis, particularly in the beginning stages of the disease, experience relapses of symptoms, which are followed by periods of complete or partial remission of symptoms.
Some people have a benign form of multiple sclerosis. In this form of the disease, the condition remains stable and often doesn't progress to serious forms of MS after the initial attack.

CAUSES
The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's believed to be an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In multiple sclerosis, this process destroys myelin — the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.
Myelin can be compared to the insulation on electrical wires. When myelin is damaged, the messages that travel along that nerve may be slowed or blocked.
Doctors and researchers don't understand why multiple sclerosis develops in some people and not others. A combination of factors, ranging from genetics to childhood infections, may play a role.
More common in women, MS is usually diagnosed between age 20 and 40, and symptoms may start out mild, come and go or become so severe that a person becomes unable to speak or walk.

RISK FACTORS
Several factors may increase your risk of developing multiple sclerosis, including:
AGE: Multiple sclerosis can occur at any age, but most commonly affects people who are ages 20 to 40.
GENDER: Women are about twice as likely as men to develop multiple sclerosis.
FAMILY HISTORY: If one of your parents or siblings has multiple sclerosis, you have a 1 to 3 percent chance of developing the disease — as compared with the risk in the general population, which is just a tenth of 1 percent.
CERTAIN INFECTIONS: A variety of viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus and others, appear to be associated with multiple sclerosis. Researchers study how some infections may be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis.
ETHNICITY:White people, particularly those whose families originated in northern Europe, are at highest risk of developing multiple sclerosis. People of Asian, African or Native American descent have the lowest risk.
GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS: Multiple sclerosis is far more common in areas such as Europe, southern Canada, northern United States, New Zealand and southeastern Australia. Researchers study why multiple sclerosis appears to more common in certain geographic regions. If a child moves from a high-risk area to a low-risk area, or vice versa, he or she tends to acquire the risk level associated with his or her new home area. But if the move occurs after puberty, the young adult usually retains the risk level associated with his or her first home.
OTHER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES: You may be slightly more likely to develop multiple sclerosis if you have thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes or inflammatory bowel disease.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES WHO ARE EXPECTING BUNDLES OF JOY

Damilola Adegbite
Uche Jombo
Mercy Johnson

This is indeed season of Babies. According to what bebeakinboade.com gathered, Damilola Adegbite, Uche Jombo and Mercy Johnson are PREGNANT.
Star actress,  Mercy Johnson is pregnant with her second child. Actress Uche Jombo is  expecting baby number one.
Ex-Tinsel star Damilola Adegbite is also pregnant  for her Ghanaian beau, Chris Attoh. This has led to the postponement of their April wedding.

Congrats to all our sexy mama!!!



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CHEMICALS TO AVOID IN YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS


Here’s the most comprehensive list of harmful chemicals currently used in skincare, hair care, makeup and fragrances. Use this list anytime you buy a beauty product. Don’t keep it secret: photocopy it and give it to your family members and friends. Minimize your exposure to these chemicals. Ideally, eliminate them from your beauty routine. They are the worst enemies of your skin and hair.

  
ACRYLIC ACID
 Respiratory toxin for humans; causes asthma, severe skin burns, and allergic reaction in the skin or lungs; causes renal and kidney damage in animals; causes blood tumors and skin tumors in animals.

ALUMINIUM (PURE ALUMINIUM POWDER)
Strong human neurotoxicant; causes irritation of eyes, skin, and lungs; endocrine disruptor; linked to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer; causes birth disorders in animals.

ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE
Nose and lung irritant; causes liver and bladder abnormalities in animals; causes brain disorders in animals; human endocrine disruptor linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; aluminum compounds are generally neurotoxic to humans.

ALUMINIUM HYDROCHLORIDE
Endocrine disruptor linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; aluminum compounds are neurotoxic to humans.

ALUMINIUM OXIDE
Strong nose and lung irritant; causes skin cancer in animals; endocrine disruptor linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease; aluminum compounds are neurotoxic to humans.

AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Causes skin irritation, water contaminant, may be contaminated with carcinogen 1,4-Dioxane.

AMMONIUM PERSULFATE
Strong eyes, respiratory system and skin irritant; can trigger asthma; restricted in cosmetics.

AMYL ACETATE
Neurotoxin; eye and lung irritant; lung allergen.

BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE
Immune system, lung and skin toxicant; can trigger asthma; restricted in Canada and Japan.

BENZYL ALCOHOL
Strong neurotoxicant; can cause allergic reaction in lungs; causes itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin; caused liver damage, coma and death in animals.

BORIC ACID
Strong reproductive toxin; potent endocrine disruptor; unsafe for use on infant, injured or damaged skin; causes death and birth defects in animals; banned in Canada and Japan.

BRONOPOL (2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL)
One of the strongest lung and skin toxicants; endocrine disruptor; forms carcinogenic nitrosamine; causes allergic contact dermatitis environmental contaminant; poisonous to wildlife.

BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA)
Human carcinogen; caused brain and liver tumors in animals at low doses; endocrine disruptor; causes allergic contact dermatitis and skin depigmentation; banned in European Union; persistent environmental toxin.

BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (BHT) – endocrine disruptor, skin and lungs toxicant at low doses; caused death, liver and stomach cancers, thrombosis, fibrosis, liver and brain damage in animals; strong skin and eye irritant.

BUTUTYLENE GLYCOL
Skin, lung and eye irritant; environmental toxin.

BUTYLPARABEN
Skin and eye irritant; endocrine disruptor linked to breast and ovarian cancer; environmental contaminant.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

RISING STAR: BELINDA EFFAH





Belinda Effah is one of the relatively fresh faces in the 2012 movie of Achor Yusuf, "Encore".
Rising through the ranks, Cross River State born Belinda Effah came into the movie scene after her enchanting performances in several television series. A graduate of Genetics and Bio-Technology from the University of Calabar and the winner of AMAA 2013 Best Promising Actress Prize.




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Friday, April 4, 2014

BAYELSA COMES TO A STANDSTILL FOR THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK AND DAME JONATHAN'S DAUGHTER



President Goodluck Jonathan‘s first child , Faith Sakwe Elizabeth is set to wed her sweetheart , Godswill Edward Osim on the 5th of April in Bayelsa and on the 12th of April in Abuja.
 The traditional wedding would hold at the newly refurbished expansive compound of His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR in Bayelsa, while the superlative church wedding and grand reception will hold at the International Conference Center, Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja.

President Jonathan would play host to several State Governors, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Royal fathers, top Government functionaries, Ambassadors, Business Moguls, and top CEOs & Chairmen of Conglomerates.

Already, security has been beefed up by soldiers, police and other security personnel in the state.
Wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, arrived the state about two days ago, while Jonathan is expected to step into the state today, Friday.
Dignitaries from all walks of life, including top government functionaries and politicians, have been arriving the state for the ceremony.
Some roads leading to Jonathan’s private residence along Kpansia in the state capital have been closed to traffic, forcing motorists to make a detour and follow longer routes to access their destinations.


LUPITA NYONG'O IS THE NEW FACE OF LANCOME; BECOMING THE FIRST BLACK AMBASSADOR FOR THE FRENCH LUXURY BRAND


Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o’s breakout year just keeps getting better. The 31-year-old actress is the new face of Lancôme cosmetics, becoming the first black ambassador for the French luxury brand.
She joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz, as ambassadors. The actress who became a world sensation through her role as Patsey on 12 Years a Slave, is excited about the new gig.

In a statement, she says “I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” she said.

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FLAVOUR NABANIA RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO




Flavour Nabania has just dropped video for the much anticipated single, Black Is Beautiful. Black is beautiful from off his “Blessed” album, was directed by Trademark Pictures  and showcases a host of beautiful black women – all from different walks of life, posing as Flavour takes a photo of them. This is a pure reggae video unlike his usual highlife style.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TREND ALERT: LINGERIE STYLED DRESSES


Would you have taught of going to an A-list event in your undies? Lingerie styled dress is the new thing among ladies now.
Each year, one style in particular seems to come back into play in one way or another.  Whether it’s a lace corset or a peekaboo bra, lingerie-inspired clothing is always reemerging and reinventing itself.  This year is no exception as we see it hitting the fashion headlines once again.
Even though we started to see this  trend on celebrities, lingerie-inspired looks have persisted on runways and red carpets for quite some time now.
 When done correctly, incorporating lingerie-inspired trends into your wardrobe can give your everyday look a couture cutting-edge. 

Lingerie-inspired fashion may be a bit bold for your look, but there are many ways to blend pieces into your everyday wardrobe.

Do you like lingerie style?

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE WEEK: FRANK OSHODI


Frank Oshodi has been in the fashion industry since 1989 but his label, House of Bunor started over a decade ago and has clothed the most high profile people in Nigeria. He started his career as a model for fashion houses like Dakova, Supreme Stitches, Nikki Africanna amongst others.


Frank also ventured into Choreography and Model management before finding his footings in makeup with his label, House of Bunor and Fashion designing. As a make-up artist, he has handled television commercials for a lot of Nigerian organizations such as Macleans Toothpaste, Ultrasheen, Chocolate éclairs, Indomie Noodles and others.





Sunday, March 30, 2014

ZARA GRETTI: A TRIBUTE TO A RAPPER/SINGER


I was so sad to learn, via social media that Margaret-Mary Joseph popularly known as Zara Gretti had passed on at 28 on Friday March 28, 2014. More so when the talented artiste appeared to be recuperating from Multiple Sclerosis – a disease which affects the brain and the spinal cord.
Over the last 2 years, Zara had chronicled her painful MS journey via social media pages including instagram and twitter. She recently shared that she could no longer walk and could barely sleep. It is clear that the talented young musician was in a lot of anguish yet she maintained a positive disposition.
Zara Gretti is a Nigerian-American. During her life span, she shuttled between Nigeria and the United States but was born in Lagos, Nigeria twenty.
Having spun in the arms of various art forms; namely dance, theatre, and fashion (modeling, styling, make-up), she discovered the artiste in her when she walked into a recording studio in 2006. She was a rapper/singer who loved to express herself as a performer. She is known for her hit songs; “The Flyest”, “Aboko ku”, and “Teno”.




MEET RONKE ADEBULE, COLORS AT RONNIES’S BOSS


Meet Ronke Adebule, MD, Colors AT Ronnie’s. A goal-getter, young and a fashionista, Ronke Adebule’s zest for life is seen in her fashion and style. Her love for looking good and feeling good, not just for her but for others as well, led to the creation of the Colors At Ronnie’s brand. Connect Nigeria spoke to her on how her brand started out and what she desires it to be known for. Enjoy the interview.

Q: Tell us a bit about your educational and professional background?
A: I am a graduate of History and Strategic studies with a Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) from University of Lagos. I am a seasoned PR Consultant with two decades of experience and currently the Executive Director of a foremost Public Relations Company. I specialize in Consumer PR, PR Strategy, Brand activations and Events management and I have successfully serviced several blue-chip companies and international brands in my career.

Q: How did Colors AT Ronnie’s start out?
A: Colors AT Ronnie’s was borne out of my love for exciting fashion and great style. At church services and social outings, I have had friends, relatives and even complete strangers often call me to commend my appearance and my sense of style. My color combinations and accessories are usually admired, with many asking where I get my accessories and fabrics from. I therefore decided to start a business which would specialize in providing Nigerian women with high quality, colorful and stylish fabrics. This eventually encouraged me to formally create the Colors AT Ronnie’s brand in 2013 and opened our retail shop in October of the same year. After a few months of opening, based on popular demand by our customers, we decided to add to our fabrics,  a range of unusual and exotic accessories of largely costume jewelry.

Q: What inspired the name “Colors AT Ronnie’s”?
A: I appreciate the idea of combining colors in elegance and in style. Also, African fabrics, especially Ankara, come in a wide and exciting array of patterns and colors, hence the name Colors AT Ronnie’s.  At our store, we stock various exciting and exquisite African fabrics which can be used for both traditional and contemporary attires. Of course, the Ronnie’s is from my name Ronke. Colours AT Ronnie’s is synonymous with fabrics and accessories that make you stand out at every occasion.