Monday, 31 October 2016

Review of Simi and Falz Chemistry EP by Ebuka Njoku

Eight pre-wedding pictures released within eight days. The social media was lit up. Tobbie Maguire's shots got the internet quaking with questions -  'Are they dating?' 'Wait - na marry dem wan marry?' Wow! They look great together oo... Oh! It's an EP! Wait! This gotta be more than just an EP. Before you know it, you tell yourself - 'What the hell! Fuck the MB, if it finish, make we go subscribe. But before then, let's hear these couple who gave us Soldier, Jamb Question, Soft Work and many more. Well, that was my story. I don't know about you but I can't remember the Nigerian album with this level of panache in promotion. Na class and pishure we get chop ni? Let's get to the music...

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Meet one of Kenya Best Interior Decorators Jordan Awori

I have always felt it as a responsibility to write about Kenya and the amazing talents the country should boast of. Come on, Kenyans are the third highest readers of my blog and I really do appreciate them. Their interest in my blog has resulted in my interest in the country and meeting this amazing Kenyan Interior Decorator, I was just so eager to interview her. And like the two other Kenyans I have met before her, Jordan is a beautiful soul with such smartness and confidence that can be felt from a distance. Jordan who was raised in Nairobi is a graduate of Design from THE University of Nairobi (she insists on emphasis on the 'THE'). Asides interior decor and designs, she writes for notable magazines, one of which is Homes and Living East Africa and her blog THE INTERIOR DECORATOR. Visiting her site www.jordanawori.com would reveal to you how much of a talent she is. If you want to read or learn a thing about interior decorations, that's a place to go and if you are looking for help with the interior decoration of your office, or apartment, Jordan is someone you should call. Have fun reading through my interview with her. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

More on Riyality Photography Self Confidence Shoot

The model for Riyality Photography Self Confidence shoot, Adanna Egbo took to Facebook write about her feelings about the shoot. Reading through this my attention is drawn to how parents can help build their children's confidence, and friends too can help. Then, our own personal efforts matter. 

Sponsored : Stella Whyte Foundation takes the fight against Domestic Violence and Rape to schools

The growing rate of violence against women in the society is becoming unbearable. Virtually no week passes without a national daily reporting cases of violence against women. Even when it abounds in quantum, we only get to hear of few.

Lenz Drops New Single My Story

Upcoming act Lenz drops new single My Story, a song that narrates his story from nothing to success, mentioning the support from Momma and how a few friends who couldn't support during the hustle are tryna attach, not forgetting his babe that wasn't moved by his love cos there was no money. The brother still dey hustle finally and the blowing gon happen soon. Follow http://9jasound.com/lenz-my-story/ to download and share.

Riyality Photography Self Confidence Shoot With Adanna

Riya Ukata of Riyality Photography, (read about her here http://ugoonjoku.blogspot.com.ng/2016/01/up-and-coming-riya-of-riyality.html?m=1 couldn't get enough of the confidence Adanna radiates on her IG handle @danny_cutty. Riya had to initiate this photo shoot 'Self Confidence' to say her piece on the need for self confidence and why we shouldn't stigmatize albinos.

Monday, 24 October 2016

5 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself With Others

It's sad that we seem to live in a society that tends to encourage our comparing ourselves with others. It's not unusual to hear our parents remind us how better off our primary school bestie seem to be doing. They remind us at every opportunity how Somadina, our playmate back in the days recently got married and how Patrick just landed a job in an oil company. 'Okechukwu just got his mother a car', and so it continues. But, this doesn't make it right.  

Sunday, 23 October 2016

4 Ways To Make Decisions With Confidence

If you are me, then you really are indecisive. Sometimes, I wonder how I ever get to do anything at all, considering that I find it difficult deciding on the simplest of things - what to eat, what to wear, what offer to take and the list goes on and on.   

Saturday, 22 October 2016

How To Handle Post Graduation Depression

I have always known that they would be a thing as post graduation depression. I always wanted to research it, but never did until recently. Maybe because I was down with it, some how. Lol. A lot of research doesn't seem to have been done on this, but this doesn't change the fact that within the first year after graduation, most people are depressed - freaked out about job hunt; have panic attacks, rising from responsibilities and feeling of inadequacy; the fear of the need to abandon dreams temporarily; the need to go back to school as an escape and the realization that there's not much from life after all. Let's take a lil look through these depression signs before going over how to handle them.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Happy Birthday Godwin Dancy

This hardworking fella is plus one today. I really am excited for the rare privilege of knowing this chap. And I really can't keep calm about his fashion line that would soon be launched. I got you covered with all the gist. Happy 😊 Birthday 🎂 to you Godwin, And Many More Years to you dearest. I wish you success as you embark on fashion business. Stay Great!!!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

6 Ways To Improve Your Memory

My friend Bryan describes being forgetful as not having retentive memory, while Joel describes it as having amnesia. One of my Lecturers in the University will tell you that she has the right to forget, each time you confront her for forgetting to do the things she said she would do. Amnesia is more than being forgetful, and as much as we reserve the right to be forgetful, it still doesn't leave us feeling right. Remember, the frustrations that come from not knowing where you kept your car keys, or not remembering how you saved the number of someone you met recently. You can imagine the harm this could do to your productivity, having to be late, not calling this person even when there's the need. I am sure you want to get off the web of regular forgetfulness, then you have to consider the following :  

1. Be mentally active : Being a gym rat or keeping all the diet rules with a forgetful brain won't leave you as attractive as you would want. Come on, no one wants to be with a hunk or a beauty who forgets birthdays, anniversaries, and where the car keys are. And you are not hiring material, if you would forget the name of your Boss' friend before she was done with the introductions. So, do yourself some world of good and stay mentally active. Read newspapers, magazines, check out the crosswords, the puzzles, play scrabble. Just make sure you learn something new as often as you can. The more mentally active you are, the more you are likely to remember.  

2. Socialize right : If you were meant to be an island, you would have been Victoria or Banana, (Lol - Victoria and Banana are the most popular Islands in Nigeria), but since you ain't any of those, feel free to socialize. Socialize doesn't mean stick to only people that share your interests. Meeting with people with different interests can improve your memory, so go out there and start meeting people.  

3. Be organized : I have stayed in an unorganized room, with things at the wrong places to know that it contributes to forgetfulness. You don't have to fling the innocent suit, just a little more discipline and the plates will no longer be on the dining table. Have a checklist, keep notes, have a journal, write a to-do list. Have specific places for essentials - car keys, toothbrushes, phones, remotes and so on.  

4. Focus : Multi tasking could be great, but not when you wear your brain off at it. Do one thing at a time. If you must multi task, take on only about the number of tasks your brain can work on at a given time.  

5. Be physically fit : Exercise doesn't just stimulate respiration, it does your brain right. Research suggests that an adult should at least engage in 150 minutes of moderate aerobics weekly.  

6. Eat Healthy : Your brain is sharpened by your diet. So, eat right and healthy. Increase your intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat protein, and water. Alcohol and other drugs can increase memory loss, so check that too.  

Drop a comment if you found interesting or helpful, and suggestions of further areas to explore would be great.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Buhari Right About His Wife

I hate to have to say it, but Buhari is sure about where Aisha belongs and he is not lying about it. Listening to Aisha's interview on BBC Hausa would definitely tell you that our dear confused First Lady isn't behind her husband as every wife is 'supposed' to be, and not even beside him. The supposed is because I don't fan the concept of a woman being behind the man, even when that's a leading notion.  

Until...

Many times I am down with thoughts of what should have been. Thoughts of what I wish were At these moments, I tend to forget who I really am, and what I should be grateful for. At these moments, I usually doubt if they are  reasons to be grateful and thankful. Life feels so thankless, and so not worth living. Not because the beauty of life is removed. But, because, it begins to feel like there was never beauty in life.   

Friday, 14 October 2016

Sponsored : Best of Rivers Awards (BORA) 2016

BORA is back and better. Best of Rivers Awards (BORA) set to hold BORA 2016 set to hold on 4 December 2016 at Autograph Event Centre Port Harcourt.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Telling The Africa Story Through The Lens Of His Camera, Charles Ofikhenual

Charles Ofikhenual is a pack of humour, that in a conversation with him you may only pass him off as one gunning to be a comedian. You wouldn't however, fail to notice that he loves moments, actions and timings that are common, but abnormal. Those moments to him, like every other moments, all have humour, I wouldn't agree less or more. To Charles, he is a story teller, telling the Africa story from his lens. In his words, "I am a concerned Africa story teller. I tell stories and express myself with images".

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Sponsored : The Scouting Experience

The Scouting Experience is a fast rising models training, workshop and exhibition, coming to a city near you. It is will be credited for discovering fresh faces necessary for the high demand of industry standards and trend changes. TSE is that launching pad, not just for a successful modelling career, but also, for those seeking to develop their personal image and self-esteem.   

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sickle Cell Infographics by Kenyan Photographer, Fiona Omino

Last month was Sickle Cell Awareness month, a lot of campaigns were done, but one remains outstanding. Fiona Omino, a Kenyan Photographer, for her brand Fififiona Photography did some shoots with a few persons living with sickle cell, she went ahead to publish their stories on her blog, to read follow link https://fifitalk.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/sickle-cell-awareness/   

Friday, 7 October 2016

6 Oil to use for your hair

Certain times, the hair doesn't get enough attention as it should when fashion talks hold. And even when the hair is paid any attention, it seems as though women are the only ones allowed to have hair. Lol. I bring to 6 oil and natural products you can use to take care of your hair. Oil of course, you already know makes the hair shine and makes it easier to comb.  Consider using any of these five oil type and do thank me later.

Love On The Brain by Leonard Chukwuebuka Ibeh

You are aware of the curious furtive glances thrown at you; the curious suppressed whisper, hidden in a way that only made it more obvious. You are aware of the long look acquaintances gave to your vacant finger, the tilting of their heads and shrugging of their shoulders to suggest, perhaps you felt comfortable without your ring; and then you are aware of the slight doubt in their heart that trailed the assumption they formulated. You are aware of the cheerful look on the faces of strangers when they adress you as Mrs; a look which quickly turns sour when you correct them: Miss.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Model Daniel Ogeneochuko celebrates Independence Day on a Campaign Against Child Abuse and Molestation

A lot of people believe there's nothing to celebrate about Nigeria Independence, a lot of people were busy complaining. But this fast rising model Daniel Ogeneochuko decides to make the best of the day by joining other models on a Campaign Against Child Abuse and Molestation. 

Meka Ojukwu defines his art as converting negative energy to positive

Meka Ojukwu whose venture into what he calls creating stuff began this journey as a way to convert his negative energies to positive. And he really did have a lot of those negative energies for he said, "Well, I started creating stuff late last year when I broke up, I created the colour series just because it expresses the exact way I felt at the time..." Need I tell you all the negativity that break up wells up on people, the feeling of inadequacy and guilt, the things we wish to have said or not say at all, the emptiness, the need to love and be loved and other feelings that may not be expressed fully in words. You would be sure Meka felt all these cos he said, "Other than the fine art boy I may be confused as, I'm regularly, always sad and wanting to be wanted. Sometimes I just cry because I remember something that I didn't say or do cos I wasn't thinking straight or I was nervous."

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Noble feature on the Xperience with Maryam Elisha, as she talks about the future of Rikaotobyme

“We hope that sometime very soon in the nearest future to be able to stand side by side, shoulder to shoulder with some of the best brand names in the business; the likes of Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Valentino and such likes.‎"