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Monday, March 30, 2015

MEET THE NEW HOST OF “THE DAILY SHOW”- COMEDIAN TREVOR NOAH


 The new host of Comedy Central’s popular left-leaning political satire show The Daily Show will be Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian from South Africa who joined the show in December as a correspondent. He will replace Jon Stewart, who hosted the show for nearly 17 years and announced in February that he was stepping down.

Noah has appeared only three times on The Daily Show since he joined in December. Before becoming a stand-up comedian, Noah had his own radio program in South Africa and performed various other hosting duties, including at the South African Music Awards. He has had no high profile gigs outside The Daily Show—and was likely chosen for that exact reason.

MAKI OH UNVEILS NEW COLLECTION


Maki Oh‘s new collection for Fall 2015/16 plays with the idea of acquired identities due to West Africa’s history with cultural appropriation. This collection seeks to tell a story with layering, asymmetrical hemlines, sheer inserts and so much more, giving life and depth to these pieces.



IS IT A BABY GIRL FOR DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, KATE MIDDLETON?


The Duchess of Cambridge is convinced she is having a girl because of her constant cravings for sweet treats. Kate, 33, who is pregnant with her second child and just weeks away from giving birth, has reportedly told friends that, if there's any truth to the old wives tale, her cravings for chocolate and biscuits, are a sure sign she is carrying a daughter.

The Duchess, suffered acute morning sickness at the beginning of the pregnancy, but has since developed a liking for chocolate biscuit cakes and sticky fruit loaves.

DESTINY’S CHILD REUNITE FOR SURPRISE PERFORMANCE


Beyoncé joined former Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a surprise reunion performance at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday night. The group opened the ceremony with Williams's 2014 single 'Say Yes'.

Williams first prompted rumors of a Destiny's Child reunion after sharing a post on Twitter on Saturday (March 28), celebrating 'Say Yes' winning the Stellar Award for Video of the Year.
"I thank all of you guys who voted!" she tweeted. "Man this is incredible!!!!!!!!!!! #StellarAwards30 #VideoOfTheYear #SayYes #Beyonce #KellyRowland"

Destiny's Child briefly reunited for the video, and their live performance marks their first on-stage collaboration since Beyoncé's 2013 Super Bowl half-time show.

Friday, March 27, 2015

GELE TIEING MADE EASY! YINKA THOMAS-OGBOJA INTRODUCES “ASAKE”, THE FIRST EVER READY-MADE PLEATED GELE


Yinka Thomas-Ogboja
For most African women, tying a ‘Gele’ (head tie) is a difficult ordeal, which discourages them from wearing this lovely piece and promoting our rich culture. The CEO of Opeke, Yinka Thomas-Ogboja, happens to be one of many women who used to face this ordeal prior to an event. It was either they couldn’t tie the geles themselves, or dress up took forever because of their struggles with the geles and husbands started to turn red in the face, or they weren’t ready to constantly enrich the pockets of makeup/gele artists (no offense). Some even desired to dress traditional to church or certain functions but the headache of headgears was the beginning of abstinence. All these challenges led to the birth of  Opeke translated “fine girl or “omoge”, an indigenous fashion brand aimed at promoting the African culture and beauty. Opeke launched with a signature line called “Asake”, already pleated, easy-to-tie, ready-made geles.

This creative product enables you to tie your gele in less than a minute and yes, people assume you are a pro! Gone are those days when aso-oke was synonymous with dull and unappealing colors, Opeke adds a touch of bright, colorful and fun to their pieces, with the ability to customize pieces to suit the personalities of their clients. They make lovely gele-ebi, asake-ebi, engagement outfits for couples-to-be, gele and ipele collections for women of luxury and style. The good news is that you can pack all your geles to them to “asakerize” or buy from their collections. So you don’t have to worry anymore about not being able to tie your geles!


KIM KARDASHIAN IS BACK TO BRUNETTE!




After less than a month as a bleach blonde, the 34-year-old star has already returned to her signature brunette shade. Kim was photographed taking daughter North to dance class Thursday in L.A., sporting dark brown hair pulled back in a tight bun, so we’re pretty sure she’s not pulling a wig prank. She wore a black crop top, high-waisted leggings and her Yeezy Boosts.

JONATHAN, BUHARI SIGN ANOTHER PEACE ACCORD


The top contenders in the forthcoming March 28 Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Genenral Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In what has been called a peace meeting, the two candidates met and signed sign another agreement, following the peace pact they both signed alongside other presidential candidates in January.
 The meeting was brokered by the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections, led by retired Gen. Abdusalami Abdusalami, and is aimed at extracting commitment from the leading candidates that the forthcoming elections will be violence-free. They were accompanied to the meeting by the national chairmen of their parties.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

9 POTENTIAL DEADLY SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE


We all have little aches and pains that come and go. Perhaps even a little dizziness when standing up to fast, or maybe a little heartburn after that spicy meal. Most of the time we’re pretty good at figuring out whether something we’re feeling is serious or can be ignored. The problem is those serious conditions that can often trick us into thinking we’re OK, and that we’re simply experiencing a little heartburn or a headache that will go away with time. Most of the time there are ways to separate the serious from the not-so-serious, and in many cases, these serious conditions can be quite serious – even life-threatening. The following symptoms are characteristic of medical conditions you do not want to ignore.

SUDDEN INTENSE HEADACHE
This is definitely something you don’t want to take chances with. A severe headache, which may feel like the worst headache you have ever experienced is a warning sign that could indicate you have an aneurysm on your brain that has ruptured. Getting immediate medical attention under these circumstances is critical. Without intervention, an aneurysm can lead to brain damage and even death

SHARP,STABBING PAIN IN THE SIDE
Most of us have experienced gas pains that probably made us pretty miserable, but this kind of pain is usually on a different level. If you’re also running a fever and feeling nauseous, there’s a chance that you could be suffering from appendicitis. Despite the fact that the appendix is a tiny little organ that often seems insignificant, it can cause big problems when it becomes inflamed. In women, these symptoms could also indicate an ovarian cyst. In either situation, emergency surgery is likely in the cards, so don’t delay calling for help.

POPULAR TELEVANGELIST, BENNY HINN SUFFERS HEART ATTACK


Televangelist and respected minister, Benny Hinn, has suffered a heart attack after returning from a trip to Brazil. Circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident with the popular preacher are still being speculated but a letter from his daughter, Jessica Hinn Koulianos explains that her father started having breathing problems and fatigue after overseeing a packed crusade in Brazil.

REAL REASONS JUSTIN BIEBER AND SELENA GOMEZ PARTED WAYS


American actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed the qualities she looks for in a man. During a Radio Disney interview, the 22-year-old Come And Get It singer, who previously dated Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Bieber said her future boyfriend should be faithful to her.
"Honesty, of course trust, being faithful, making me laugh, those are all the dream right?" she told host Alli Simpson. "It will happen. I don't want to force anything. Just somebody you can enjoy living life with."
Obviously, she didn’t find those qualities in Justin Bieber!

SERENA WILLIAMS’ BEST LOOKS ON AND OFF THE COURTS


If there’s one thing her opponent should know, it’s that Serena Williams isn’t afraid to make bold moves on the court. And the same can be said of her fashion choices. Currently the world’s number one female singles tennis player, Williams, at only 33, has amassed a stylish following, making headlines in years past wearing denim skirts, vibrant color, and even prints in competition. It’s what prompted the 34 Grand Slam–title holder to develop her own line, first with Puma, and then with Nike.
She cuts a mean figure off the court too, favoring fitted designs from Burberry, Narciso Rodriguez, and Victoria Beckham. And this past year saw her push her style into even more glamorous territory.

Check out her best looks on and off the courts.

Pictures Credit: vogue.com


Monday, March 23, 2015

LADY GAGA ROCKS A PASTEL BRIDESMAID DRESS


Lady Gaga wore a floor-length lavender gown when a high school friend swapped vows on Friday night. She paired the dress with minimal makeup and kept her locks (blond, today) loose. For a gal who’s worn a meat dress and popped up on one red carpet in an egg, she looks surprisingly low-key—a lot like you probably look like in a pastel bridesmaid dress.