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Flavour’s 1st Baby Mama Shares Adorable Family Portrait to Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

October 21, 2017
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Is Flavour’s baby mama trying to tell us something? The beautiful former beauty queen took to Instagram a few hours ago to share an adorable family portrait of the high life singer, herself and their adorable daughter, Munachi to mark her 4th birthday.

Happy birthday to u our precious gift.We Love You So Much.Ngozi chukwu bu nke gi

A post shared by Uchee Sandra Okagbue (@ugegbe1) on

The picture has however caused a lot of debate online with many accusing Sandra ( the songster’s 1st baby mama) of being excessively possessive in her attempt to prove that Flavour is her man. You would also recall that barely weeks ago, Flavour’s second child by MBGN queen, Anna Banner celebrated her birthday but without all the fan fare and photo shoot sessions.

A couple of months ago, reports emerged that the singer traditionally married Sandra and the former beauty queen has been making subtle yet concerted effort to pass the message. For one, she changed her name to “Ugegbe1” which is a pet name the singer constantly uses to describe his “heart’s interest”.

We also hear although unconfirmed that Sandra is expecting her  second child with the singer. Remember we said unconfirmed!

 

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Lupita Nyong’O Opens Up About Sexual Harassment by Harvey Weinstein

October 21, 2017
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Amidst the piling sexual harassment accusation against American movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, Kenyan Nollywood star, Lupita Nyong’O has revealed in a trending op-ed on New York Times how the celebrated movie maker assaulted her.

Harvey Weinstein

In the detailed piece, Lupita Nyong’O gave her shocking experience especially how she felt “unsafe” and how his behavior was inappropriate. She shared:

“Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” Nyong’o wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Weinsten then told the actress that he wanted to remove his pants, which Nyong’o responded would be inappropriate. “I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable,” she wrote. ”He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that.”

“I did not know that things could change,” Nyong’o added. “I did not know that anybody wanted things to change. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this.”

In her final notes, Lupita Nyong’O shared: “I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness.”

Culled: Essence Magazine

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MI Drags American Rapper, Nas to Court For Breach of Contract

October 20, 2017
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Nigerian rap king, MI and his record label, Chocolate City have filed a lawsuit against American/Nigerian rap legend, Nas for allegedly breaching a contract agreement.

According to details of the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court, Chocolate City is accusing the Queenbridge star of not fulfilling his end of a music deal after being contracted in 2013 and paid a total of $50,000 to deliver a verse in a song by MI.

Details reveal that Nas was supposed to deliver his lines and mention “M.I, Chocolate City, Nigeria, Queens, New York—NAS’s hometown—, Mandela, Trayvon Martin, and the struggles of Africans and African Americans” but he (Nas) delivered the verse without the above listed.

The record label and MI, however asked that Nas re-record the verse and till date, the American rapper and his label have not responded or produced another version hence the lawsuit.

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I find fulfilment in Shoemaking Says Nigeria’s female graduate shoemaker

October 19, 2017
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In an interview with one of our investigative journalist, Ethelbert Obinna Umeh, the celebrity female graduate shoemaker barred her mind on sundry issues surrounding her entrepreneurial journey, and life challenges. It is rich in content.
Below are excerpts:
1. Who is Michelle Ekure?
Michelle Ekure is a beautiful, young Nigerian from the South South, precisely Delta State, last child of 8 children of Mr and Mrs Ekure. I am an entrepreneur, God fearing, passionate, reserved, energetic, goal-driven, resilient and hard working.
I had my early education in Delta State and went to Edo State for my Degree. I am one of the new faces of women thriving in the “so-called” male occupation or industry.
2. You are a diplomat by training, why did you venture into shoemaking business?
Sincerely it wasn’t an easy decision to make, my initial path and approach to my career was finishing up my tertiary education and getting a job to help build my experience and boost my CV, but landing that job wasn’t forth coming, and then nepotism being the order of the day, I wasn’t getting anywhere.
There is always that point in everyone’s life when you search your soul to find answers, and this I did diligently and sampling opinions from family and friends, and as a lover of fashion, and art and an ex model, I decided to give more time to this part of me that wanted to explore uncharted waters.
Shoemaking was not the first to come to mind but I was more exposed to it after I started off by first designing styles and followed up by learning to create my designs and from there it blossomed. I took the first step which was learning the craft from a small time cobbler and discovered that I was a natural, and continued polishing my skills and have not stopped till date.
3. Have you wanted to be an entrepreneur or did you venture into it as a result of joblessness?
I have wanted to be an entrepreneur, but sincerely not the way it ended up happening; the plan originally was to work for a given period and while at it I would make out time for business and eventually transition fully, but I would say I owe the dogmatic approach I gave entrepreneurship to the economic situation I was faced with, as this was a wakeup call for me, so I will not say I ventured into it, it was rather a calculated risk.
4. How much did you use to kick-start your shoemaking business?
Shoemaking initially was more of an art work, I loved positive feedbacks and admiration for my work when I made shoes for friends and family, I used to use monetary gifts from friends and family members to buy materials and make shoes and give back as gifts or sometimes sell them.
so putting a figure to how much I used in starting the business is a difficult one, but from when I went fully commercial I started with over 400 thousand because I needed to get a place to stay and use as my workshop as well and also buy materials for the first sets of products and courier costs to get products to my customers
5. How do you see yourself as an entrepreneur? If you see a paid job, will you accept?
As an entrepreneur I am beginning to feel a sense of fulfilment knowing I made the right choice pursuing my passion and gradually giving back to the society so quickly by training young individuals, who want to pursue their creativity passion and should I be empowered even more I believe I have the potential to do great because I have only just started for a few years and see where I am today.
And you sure know the big names in the shoe industry have got some real number of years and experience on their belt and I don’t intend to spend that much time to even becomes a big name in the shoe and leather product industry.
As concerning if I will accept a paid job, I will say if that paid job is with a shoe manufacturer or leather product company and I would be made a partner, then I can accept, so my ideas and creations will still be relevant and I would be living my dream pursuing my passion in a grand style, otherwise I would rather be my own boss and nurture this little business of mine and gradually learn innovative ways of becoming a contending force in this market overtime.
6. You are in a profession that is dominated by male folk, how do you feel seeing yourself in it?
Gender has no role when it comes to chasing your dream and being artistic, but I owe much of my bravery to the how I grew up. The larger part of my teenage years I acted like a guy so I guess it even tamed my fears and encouraged me.
I am even more in touch with my femininity now than ever but when I am in work mode I don’t know what gender I am in touch with, and this has been my driving force, but more importantly personal motivation has made me rise above my fears and any form of gender bias.
7. What advice do you have for your fans?
I want to say to all the youths and even the older folks that going forward we all have to remain hard working, diligent and persistent in our pursuit for financial independence and reduce over dependence on the government, acquire every necessary skill to be of service to our neighbor and mankind, from there you can be unique in your own presentation of that service.

We are all gifted but how deep have we searched to know what we are made of, if we can find and answer then we are on the right step to becoming the next big thing this country has always needed.

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Tonto Dikeh Sparks Relationship Rumors With Gucci King, Hushpuppi

October 19, 2017
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If this isn’t one of her numerous stunts, we truly wish Tonto Dikeh, all the best! Barely a year ago, the actress made a public funfair of her marital problems, granting interviews and sharing unsolicited details of her marriage to popular philanthropist, Olakunle Churchill, calling him out for domestic violence, gross irresponsibility and his inability to pay the bills. We had hoped for there to be some other fascinating gist-worthy news about the star Nollywood actress and we finally got it!

Some months ago, reports emerged linking the recently divorced actress to controversial social media celebrity/unofficial Gucci ambassador, Hushpuppi and it appears that Tonto Dikeh wants us to know desperately that there might be truth to the reports.

Early this afternoon, she took to her Instagram page to share a rear-view photo of Huspuppi with a very suspicious caption and some kiss emojis that we couldn’t help but notice; “Zaddy God gat you real big!!!You are healed in Jesus name..The healing hands of God rest Upon you,I speak divine health and healing into your body and bones..I decree that every ill yolk be broken in Jesus name..I love you Ray,Stay safe. #YOUR FAVOURITE DRAMA QUEEN.” 

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Hopefully this is the real deal and not one of Tonto Dikeh’s famous stunts.

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Yah! Wizkid Has Been Nominated For 2017 MOBO Awards

October 19, 2017
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It has undoubtedly been an amazing for Nigerian Afrobeats star, Wizkid. From recently shutting down ‘ Royal Albert’ Hall, London to dropping one of the most successful albums of the year (international standard), the songster is clearly taking over the world.

To add to his already bountiful achievement list, Wizkid has been unveiled as the only Nigerian to be nominated in one of the categories of the 2017 edition of internationally recognized music awards, MOBO.

He is being nominated in the “Best International Act” category alongside JayZ, DJ Khaled,Kendrick Lamar,  Migos, Solange,  among others.

MOBO 2017 Nominees

Big ups Wizkid!