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All That’s New And Bubbly In TV Land

Okay so hi guys! A new TV season is coming soon, a season that will be full of superheroes and lawyers and PRISON BREEAKS! Okay, I’m a little excited but why won’t I be when all this glorious deliciousness is about to appear on screens once again.

What’s new in TV-land

Suits

Suits kicked of their 6th season this July and have already aired 2 episodes. Episode one showed The Pearson-Specter-Litt family handling the realities of Mike Ross leaving to jail. Virtually all of their staff was gone (except that one cool IT guy with the glasses) and they just got served a law suit for every case Mike ever touched (can they even count how many cases he’s touched?). Yikes!

  • According to hofmag.com, Mike Ross can expect to find many troubles in prison during the course of this season. In episode one, he meets Paul Schulze, an inmate who presents himself as an ally but was secretly out to get Harvey, and doesn’t mind using Mike as pawn to get to him.
  • Details are not clear yet on how Harvey, Jessica and Louis are going to pull through their respective ordeals but, trust them to put up one hell of a fight.

The Flash

         Season 2 ended on the biggest of all cliffhangers, when Barry went back in time. So what can we expect in season 3 when it returns March 2017? Here’s what we know

  • The first episode of season 3 will be called ‘Flashpoint’ and is already shooting.
  • There are going to be new speedsters. Yup! Get ready to meet Kid Flash, as Wally West. There will also be a new evil speedster.
  • New characters! If you’ve missed Tom Felton’s gorgeous blonde hair, get ready to see it again! The former Harry Potter actor will be introduced to the show as detective

The Vampire Diaries

Finally! Finally! The Vampire Diaries is ending. After 8 years and 7 seasons of the series that brought you witchcraft, romance, blood-sucking and so much Vampire drama,  its final season will start October 21st 2016. I feel so emotional.  This was the series that made me start watching series. It’s the end of an era you guys. #TVDForever.

What to expect in the 8th and final season

  • “This season, get ready to meet evil herself.” Were the words we were teased with from the Season 7 finale.  Julie Plec hinted that the ‘Evil’ who we can only assume is a woman because of the ‘herself’ part, is rooted back to ancient times.
  • Our two favorite bad boys, Damon and Enzo will be, and I quote “doing some gnarly s—t”
  • Bonnie is still magic-less and trying to find herself,  Stephan is sulking and missing his big brother and Caroline is busy helping them both find Damon and Enzo.

The Originals

It’s been confirmed! Like I suspected, there’s going to be a time jump. Specifically 5 years. This was strategically arranged so that Hope could grow. We can now, expect Hope to be a larger part of the show instead of just being a giggling baby.  So what might we hope for in Season 4?

  • According tvline.com Hope is made very aware of her family’s suffering and misses her dad very much.
  • Hayley is still on the journey to save everyone and has to locate the seven werewolf pack.
  • We can expect to learn more about the powerful Vincent
  • Still no word on where Marcel stands in season 4.
  • Last and certainly the saddest, Hayley and Elijah grow apart. After all the relationship goal vibes they were giving us, it seems 5 years in a coffin was enough to separate these two love birds.

Prison Break

My, my. It gives me so much pleasure to be writing about this. I can’t even explain how happy I am this series is coming back!! For those of us that followed this legendary series we know that at the end of season 4 Michael Scofield lost his life to a brain tumor and even though it was a sad, tragic death, we all made our peace with it. But, it turns Mr. Scofield is alive and well and wait for this major plot twist *drum roll*… he’s in jail, again! Here’s all we know about the upcoming season 5:

  • Michael is locked in a prison cell in Yemen and his older brother is determined to come to his rescue
  • Almost all our favorite characters are coming back! You can expect to see Sarah, C-note, T-bag and others when the show resumes 2017
  • Michael is coming back with new tattoos as well as Lincoln
  • This new season will deal with ISIS and what’s going in the world of terrorism today.

 

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8 Natural Beauty Tips To Revitalize Your Hair And Skin

It's 2016, and the world is finally embracing Mother Nature and all the wonderful gifts she has to bring. If you’re tired of using the usual chemical beauty products that leave your skin and hair in poor condition, here are some natural beauty tips you can do at home that’ll keep you glowing always.

 

Face Care

Simple Honey Face Mask

Throw away your chemical face mask and get a jar of raw honey. That’s right; all you need is raw unprocessed honey.  Take a tablespoon of honey and spread it on your face, rubbing it in gently. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Do this about once a week. This is a great, easy way to get soft, beautiful skin.

Natural black head removal

For clear, black-head free skin all you need is a lemon and some honey. Cut the lemon in to half or preferably into a wedge.  Then place some honey on it. Rub the honey-covered-lemon on your face, emphasize on the areas of concern. Leave on your face for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water.  It’s preferable to this before bed as the lemon makes your skin sensitive to sunlight, so you really don’t want to go out in the sun after you’ve done this.

Apple-honey face mask

The high anti-oxidant present in apples and honey help minimize wrinkles and aging. All you have to do for this anti-aging beauty mask is apply a mix of apple juice and natural honey on your face. Let it dry, and then rinse it off.

Cucumber face mask

This green fruit is not only useful when having facials but can also be used as cure to dry skin. Simply, apply its juice on your face, let it dry then wash it off.

 

Hair Care

Aloe Vera hair treatment

Most people know Aloe Vera for its medicinal or skin use, but Aloe Vera is very good for the skin also.  It’s a fantastic way to treat dry and damaged hair as it adds volume and shine to it. During your usual hair wash apply a small amount of Aloe Vera gel into your hair conditioner, leave it in for a few minutes then rinse.

Castor Oil & Coconut Oil

For thicker, longer hair coconut and castor oil is the way to go. All you have to do is mix the coconut and castor oil together and heat it mildly, apply it on your scalp and massage it repeatedly in circular motion. Leave it on for space of 2 hours then wash it off. Do this at least once a week, and you’re certain to have luscious and thick hair.

 

Skin Care

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great treatment for acne, irritated or inflamed skin and also contains properties that can heal scars. Apart from this Aloe Vera moisturizes and stimulates new skin cell growth. Simply extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf and apply it on your face or area of concern. Let it stay on for about half an hour then rinse. Aloe Vera can also be used as a moisturizer or an aftershave treatment because, of its healing characteristics.

Milk for rough hands

Rough hands tend to be embarrassing, especially when people give you a handshake. But here’s a simple solution to an annoying problem; soak your hands in milk. Milk has hydrating and nourishing properties which will leave your hands softer and smoother. The key is to warm the milk, and leave your hands soaked in it for about ten minutes. Do this repeatedly, day to day and, voila! Baby-soft hands!

 

And lastly, the 3 most important natural beauty tips to always remember;

  1. SLEEP
  2. DRINK WATER
  3. EAT HEALTHY

What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we apply on the outside. Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet with Vitamin A enriched vegetables, doesn’t only improve your health but you’ll also get glowing skin to go with it. Getting the necessary hours of sleep will also get your skin glowing; give you smooth, luscious lips and awesome hair.

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Do's and Don'ts of getting the girl

Ever meet a girl you really liked but didn’t know how to ask her out on or even if you managed to ask her out didn’t know what to do or say on this date? Say no more, we’ve got you covered!

Going on dates or asking a girl out is sometimes well, usually awkward.  But here are some tips to help you get that date and give her a reason to want a second one.

Asking Her Out

Confidence is key

When asking a girl out on a date, it is important to ooze confidence. Being confident is really a way of letting her know you know what you want, and that’s her. It gives her the perception that you are assertive and women like assertive men.

  • Being confident in such situations can prove to be difficult at times. Confidence can sometimes boost with a different look or appearance. So if you need to throw on some nice looking shoes to put a little kick in your step, then what are you waiting for? But solid confidence comes from believing in your inner awesomeness (yes, we all have an inner awesomeness. Don’t doubt for a second that you are anything short of amazing).
  • Also, remember you want to ooze confidence not cockiness. Smooth and efficient like Christian Grey not lousy and a douche like Kanye West. That cocky attitude Kanye has may have worked on Kim but for the average girl it’s a major turn-off (also, don’t whip her, Christian Grey is not exactly a great role model when it comes to dating and relationships. You’ll thank me later.)

First Impression Counts

If you’re working on asking a girl out the impression she makes of you will most likely determine if she’s interested in you or not. You might be a beautiful clean-cut diamond deep inside but she’s not going to notice that if you’re covered in dirt, metaphorically speaking of course. Forming an impression involves a number of things but generally has to do with appearance. Dress sense, hygiene(smell), manner of approach, the way you carry yourself (confidence)are also factors that determine if she’ll look at you as her prince charming or a swamp frog.

 

Dress Sense

If you’re one of those guys who wear a pink blazer, orange trousers and green shoes and thinks he’s colour-blocking or somehow has a fantastic fashion sense, this is some tough love but please stop it. No girl wants to date a guy who looks like a character from “Dora the Explorer”. You don’t necessarily have to kill it in the fashion department all the time, but she wants to know that if you two are out on a date and mistakenly bump into one of her friends, her boyfriend being you won’t be the laughing stock of Saturday afternoon gossip with girls. Looking good is good business or in this case looking good is good for getting the girl.

  • A lot of guys usually slack off in the dressing department. Don’t do this. If the girl is putting effort in what she looks like then you need to do the same as well.
  • Your pants should be one place and one place only, your waist.
  • Always wear a belt guys. MAJOR KEY.

 

Hygiene

Though she may not mention it what you smell like is actually very important. Every girl wants to snuggle a guy who smells nice all the time. Smelling nice is combination of good hygiene and nice cologne. So bathe regularly, brush your teeth, wear deodorant and put on some nice smelling cologne. No girl wants to date a guy who smells like sweat half of the time.

  • Invest in nice cologne. When you smell good you’ve done half of the work of convincing her to date you already.
  • Mouth hygiene is just as important as important as smelling nice. Your 50 grand cologne won’t cover up the fish smell from what you had for lunch. Say no to bad breath and yes to tic-tacs!
  • And never forget, deodorant is your friend!

 

On The Date

You’ve finally gotten a date with her. So what do you say or do? This is your first date with her so you’ve got to knock it out the park. This stage is the stage where all females decide if they are going to have to break things off or if they are ready to go the distance. This should be the stage where you do the same too.

Money

Money is sometimes an awkward issue on dates. Society has made the guy out to be the ‘Maga’ and because of that some females tend to over-do things. They go out with the opposite sex and buy the most expensive things awaiting the supposed ‘Mugu’ to pay.  For that reason, don’t take her to anywhere you can’t afford in the unreasonable attempt to impress (unless you will wash plates tire. LMAO), but also avoid taking her to somewhere cheap.  There’s nothing wrong with impressing your date, but don’t go extreme trying to show off, if she really likes you, she’ll like you for you.  As a gentleman since you invited her out, you should offer to pay.  Don’t be stingy.  No girl wants to be affiliated with a guy who can’t spoil her at least every once in a while, if she wants something and it’s not crazy expensive, buy it for her silly. I ran a poll on twitter asking who pays on the first date. With 56 votes, 2% said the girl, 16% said both of them should while 43% said the guy. The remaining 39% clicked to see the results.

  • Even if you’re stinking rich don’t try too hard to impress her with money because you potentially run the risk of seeming proud or cocky. Just show her you can at least afford basic things, and let her know that their potential significant other can handle the bills.
  • Every relationship should start on the basis of communication, if you don’t have a lot instead of taking her out and creating an awkward scene at a restaurant, tell her before the date and come to an agreement to either split the bill or go to somewhere considerably cheaper. Whatever agreement you come to make sure it’s something that doesn’t end in you and your date sweeping the floors of KFC.

 

 

Be The Perfect Gentleman

Guys, listen up! If there’s anything you should hold with all seriousness from this article is that ladies like to be treated like Queens; nothing less. The more you show her some respect the more she falls for you. Open her doors, pull her chairs for her etcetera etcetera. Also don’t try too much too fast. If you guys end up somewhere like the cinema on your first date, don’t go trying to grope her boobs in the darkness or trying to kiss her if she doesn’t look interested. Intimacy comes with trust, and trust comes with time. Instead of being pervy, put your hormones on some ice and chill. If you keep trying to touch her inappropriately you’ll be sending all the wrong signals and sending her straight out the door.

 

Pay Attention

Listening to your date is so important. The first date is the stage where the both of you are exchanging large chunks of information about one another. And paying attention here is paramount. Remember that old bible verse from Matthew; out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh? Well it’s not just an old memory verse. There’s actually a lot of wisdom in it. If you’re attentive she’s probably dropping hints that she’s a psycho and if you’re wise you’ll get the hell out of there before she axes your head off.  On the other hand, you guys might be vibing and you are probably realizing how amazing this girl is.

  • You see how listening to your date can be beneficial? Don’t ruin your chance of being with a terrific girl by ignoring her. Your emails will still be in your mailbox after the date!
  • Don’t be obnoxious and spend the entire time talking about yourself, otherwise you’ll be kissing yourself goodnight.
  • Be actively engaged in the conversation.
  • Eye contact is also important.

I asked a couple girls the following questions:

  • When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?
  • Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?

Here were their responses

            “When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?”

  1. I need to like him as much as he likes me.
  2. He needs to be well dressed.
  3. I have to have been talking to him for a long time and feel comfortable with him.
  4.  

 

           “Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?”

  1. He has to make me laugh and get my jokes
  2. From what he says on the date I can tell if he’s ambitious or not and if he isn’t showing signs of future goals then we can’t be an item.
  3. He has to respect me.

 

The truth is there’s no wrong or right way to get the girl of your dreams.  Something very important to remember is that every girl is different and wants different things. Some girls like an extravagant dresser some don’t.  Some want a funny guy, while some don’t but, always make it a priority to find a girl who likes you for you. Never change your unique version of awesome for anyone!

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Falz and Simi? Simi and Adekunle Gold? -- A Love Triangle We Can't Seem To Understand

What’s going on with Simi and Falz? And where does Adekunle Gold fall in this equation?

Brethren, like it or not as Nigerians we all have been racking our brains for a while now trying to find the answer to this imperative ‘jamb question’-- ‘Are Simi and Falz an item? No doubt we’ve all noticed the ‘chemistry’ between these two and recently the pair debuted a couple of wedding themed photos which had the entire nation even more excited about their supposed love. The pictures spent no time in causing social media uproar.

Some unauthentic sources claimed the pictures were from their pre wedding shoot. Days later however, the duo announced that the pictures were actually promo for their upcoming EP ‘Chemistry’. Even after their announcement twitter was still not letting go of the false buzz. Instead they had as much fun with it as they could. Memes upon memes were tweeted and some of them are admittedly hilarious.

          

The pair was even tagged as the official sweethearts of the Nigerian music industry. However, according to many sources, Simi and Adekunle Gold are currently in a solid 5 year relationship. So what’s the dealio? Are Falz and Simi pulling a ‘Jhene Aiko and Big Sean’? Does this mean there's trouble in paradise for Simi and Adekunle Gold? And if not, how is Adekunle Gold comfortable with all this? There are so many questions we need answers to!

 

Folarin Falana who goes by his popular stage name ‘Falz the Bahd Guy’ quickly rose to fame after his popular ‘ello bae’ skits on Instagram. Eventually we got to know him better as a rapper and he blew our minds with many hits like ‘Karashika’ and ‘Marry Me’. He later collaborated with Simi for the hit ‘Jamb Question’ and then did it again with ‘Soldier’, now they have an EP called ‘Chemistry’. Jhene Aiko and Big Sean also have an EP… hmm is this a sign? Nevertheless these two undoubtedly make crazily beautiful music.

All of their songs amazing in their own rights have caused the media to ask a lot of questions. Are they dating? One might argue that the reason these two are always seen around each other is because of their multiple musical collaborations however, it can only explain their ‘chemistry’—yes I did it again, sue me. Lol—to an extent. These two seem to genuinely love each other’s company. They are constantly filmed and photographed together laughing and having fun. You would most likely see the pair headlining events together rather than separately. So, are they friends with benefits or is it all strictly business between the two songbirds? This question begs for an answer most especially because Simi is rumored to be YBNL-signed Adekunle Gold’s bae. You just read that last word in Falz’s voice didn’t you? LOL.

Well, according to thenet.ng, Adekunle Gold and Simi have been dating for a quite a while. Multiple sources report that their relationship started way before either of them were in the public eye.  If you’ve listened to Adekunle’s GOLD Album—if you haven’t you should, it’s fantastic!—you probably heard Simi’s vocals as backup for most of the songs and you’ll notice that she was the only feature on his entire album. Their song ‘No Forget’ is just as electric as any Simi & Falz song there is. Simi, who is a master of mixing tracks, also mixed every song on his album apart from one. But this is not enough proof that the pair are an item, yet alone 5 years deep in a relationship.  There is really no solid evidence that Adekunle and Simi are dating or even ever dated.  They’ve been photographed here and there but, it’s all still a little sketchy. If they are really together then these two are about the two sneakiest pair in the entertainment industry. Lowkey is definitely an understatement.

    When addressing dating rumours, Simi is never direct; rather, she prefers to have a little fun with it. A fan asked her earlier this year if she was one of Adekunle Gold’s ‘former ex-girlfriends’ and this was her response;

Present ex-wife?....hmm, well she didn’t say they were never together right? Uhh! Still so confused. Simi we need answers!

Dear Simi,

Please shed some light on your ever-so-secret love life so that all of us Nigerians can finally get a good night’s rest.  Forever your loving fan, Adeyinka.

Adekunle and Simi are almost never seen in public together unlike Simi and Falz who are in the spotlight at almost every opportunity. There are  photos of the two before major fame, but none now that they’re both huge stars. Falz is a frequent guest star on Simi’s snapchat likewise, Simi is usually on his. Recently it was Falz’s birthday and Simi took to Instagram to congratulate her friend and fellow artiste by posting a picture of their performance together at ‘Industry Nite’

Yet another ‘close’ picture of the pair together.

Thenet.ng reports that Simi and Adekunle are tighter than a knot despite all of the speculations.  A source for thenet.ng said “Even now that Adekunle is on tour in US, his car is with Simi and she still goes to his house. She’s just good friends with Falz nothing more. Just so you know, Simi mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold’s album, if they aren’t cool together will she do that?”

Whatever the situation may be, it appears Adekunle strongly supports his boo despite the social media ruckus, tweeting the cover of the duo’s EP.

The cover features a topless Simi and also a shirtless Falz. One might say that for ‘just friends’ Simi and Falz are dangerously close in this picture. Ello, Mr. Falana why har yew so clozz to harnoder man’s bae? Please endeavor to shift back. The measure of closeness between you two could fuel an atomic bomb!—you get it? Cause their EP is called Chemistry? No ? I get, I get it. I’m Boron…..LOL. Okay I’m done.

Might this ‘love triangle’ just be a parallel line we’ve all misjudged? Who knows? Maybe Simi isn’t even dating either of them.  All we can say is, we hope whomever any of the three ends up with gives them a lot of joy and makes them happy.

 

Scenes in a not-ever-going-to-happen-reality

Adekunle to Simi: orente, iyawo mi. (orente by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: Ello bae. (ello bae by Falz)

Adekunle to Falz: Ello what? There’s a man for every woman and a woman for every man, na so dey talk. Go find your own. (Ready by Adekunle Gold)

Simi to Adekunle:  Adekunle. Falz and I can’t explain it but, we have chemistry. I’m sorry but you know this love thing. Love don’t care, who you be, where you dey from. Love don’t care at all. (Love Don’t Care by Simi)

Adekunle to Simi: but Simi, I love you die, I need you die, baby mi jo, please come be my wife. (Sade by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: can’t wait for the first child when we do christening .  (Enough by Falz & Simi).

Adekunle: ahh, my heart can’t take this anymore. Mo ti gbiyanju, mi o mu m’ora mo oh. E ba mi pe Nurse Alabere. (Nurse Alabere by Adekunle Gold)

 

 

 

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7 Things You Can Learn From Toke Makinwa's Book

Toke Makinwa. OAP. Tv Host. Vlogger. Event planner. All around beauty. Now an author...?

Last year news broke out that Toke's Husband, Maje Ayida had not only been having extra marital affairs with Anita Solomon but also put her in family way. The gossip swirled and the story soon became the trending topic; how a relationship expert became the butt of her own joke. People judged and called her out for spending too much time working instead of taking care of her man, while people were also sympathetic towards the celebrity and gave her their support.

Now Toke has released a tell all book, giving us all the juicy details of everything that went on behind closed doors. From her parents’ tragic death to how she managed to survive after Maje got another woman pregnant. I really have to say; this book is a must read! I was a bit reluctant to read it at first, but once I had the book in my hand, it was difficult to let go (I finished reading it in one night! Who had any idea she was such a terrific writer!) ghost writer? Maybe.

Here are 7 things you can learn from reading 'On Becoming' by Toke Makinwa

1. That Toke Makinwa is human just like you and I; Toke suffered a great loss at the tender age of 8. She lost both her parents to a fire caused by a leaking gas. She faced tragedy again when her husband impregnated his long-time mistress--Anita Solomon. Say what you will about the OAP but, she's a tough cookie to have made it this far, when many people would have crumbled under so much pressure.

2. That anyone can be a fool for love. In the book, Toke writes in detail about how Maje Ayida was in total hold of her mumu button and every time she convinced herself he wasn't for her, all he had to do was say a few words and she was back at his feet. It was truly sad to read how easy he manipulated her.

3. That through great pain anyone can emerge a victor; Like I said, miss Makinwa is one tough cookie. She not only rose from the ashes of what had seemed to be her defeat but she turned it around and reshaped it into something lucrative.

4. A man who lies and cheats before marriage will likely, lie and cheat after marriage; people seem to be under the false illusion that marriage fixes a broken relationship. Not at all. But don't take my word for it, ask Toke.

5. Sometimes, listen to your friends and family. They want the best for you. Toke's cousin constantly warned her about Maje but she refused to listen. Even Maje's sister warned her!

6. Never close your eyes to the warning signs. If you suspect something is up with your man or your woman there's a chance you are right. Instincts are very powerful. Don't brush them off.

7. Always keep God first. You'll see that in the book Toke talked a lot about God and her encounters with him, and how much God helped her get through all the hard times with Maje. Who knows where she would have been without the Almighty.

I recommend this one for anyone going through heartbreak, a bad divorce or break up (or for those of us that just want to get the gist of what happened). The pain will only last for a while, for there is hope for the future. Here are some wise words from the OAP herself:

'In the beginning, you'll be mad, you'll feel disrespected. Hatred is your fuel and Revenge becomes the mission. But as time progresses so will your numbness and then you'll realize the Hurt you feel has blessed you tremendously' - Toke 

 

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The Moments That Made 2016

The moments, memes, tweets, and pictures.

2016 has admittedly been a tough year for everyone, from the terrible recession, to the disappointing turn of the US elections, and from the MMM freeze, to the emergence of Bobriskyy. Even Wes from HTGWAM suffered the 2016 blues, when he was killed of the ABC show….*tear*. And we wonder with just a few days to the end of 2016 what does the rest of the year have to offer? Hopefully only good things?

Here are the moments that made 2016 well…2016

 

Pop Culture

People who rose to fame

Bread Seller to Model

Jumoke Orisaguna’s name was all over Nigeria and the rest of the world after a photo-bomb of a shoot by TY Bello got her a modeling contract and in an instant her life was changed.

 

Bobriskky

Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly dubbed Bobriskyy rose to fame through his extravagant sense of style, his ridiculous snapchat videos and let’s not forget his popular unknown ‘bae’.  You can’t talk about 2016 without mentioning Bobriskyy, from ‘oshey’ to ‘bardest’, the snapchat celebrity has obviously stolen Denrele Edun’s place in the flamboyant and controversial!

 

Mr Eazi

2016 will definitely go down in history as the ‘Year of Mr Eazi’. ‘Every song was a hit back to back! Singles like ‘Dance for me’ , ‘Anointing’, ‘Sample You’, rocked the musical charts so much so that Mr Eazi was nominated for the Headies’ ‘next rated artiste’ award.

 

Celebrity Feuds

Olamide - Donjazzy

The feud between the music label owners happened because Reekado Banks won the Next Rated award – and the car that comes with it -- over Lil Kesh.  Olamide showed exactly how he felt about it when he went on a rant telling them to “F**k that shit.” “The streets ti take over. Every f**king single was a hit back to back. From lyrically, to Shoki to Efejoku. Ko ni dafun Iya anybody.” After Olamide ‘expressed’ himself, Don Jazzy replied saying “Egbon Olamide, if you want the car come and collect it. God bless you”.  This made Olamide even more angry, leading to a series of angry tweets where he told the Mavin boss that he can’t come to the mainland again. People thought the fight would go on forever but eventually the label owners settled the matter-- but that wasn’t before their fans had a little fun with it.

 

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Wizkid - Linda Ikeji

Memes, subtle jabs, threats, and the Po-Po. Who can forget 2016’s Starboy vs. Linda Ikeji feud? The squabble started when the model turned blogger published a report about how the Ojuelegba crooner was not in-fact the owner of his home but only a tenant and had been served a quit notice. Wizkid, fueling in anger threatened to send his cousin to beat her up which caused Linda to report the case to the police. According to Linda, reporting the issue to the police had Wizkid and his lawyers begging her and apologizing. Eventually, both stars were asked to come to the police station where Wizkid reportedly had to put it in writing his apology and statement saying the threat was only a joke. Though the two have now settled the issue, we still can’t forget these pictures of Linda, Wizkid posted on his snapchat.

 

Big Music Moments

Albums on Albums on Albums

Lemonade.  Life of Pablo. Anti. Views. This is Acting. Coloring Book. Life is Eazi. These are just a few of the albums that our ears will be eternally grateful for. 2016 was the year of the comeback. Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Solange and Bruno Mars came back from their hiatus’ stronger than ever, dropping chart topping albums.

 

Starboy???

2016 was the annum The Weeknd shocked us all with his haircut, but what was even more shocking especially to the Nigerian music community, was when he named his new album ‘Starboy’. Of course Africans and Wizkid fans all around the world went ballistic, jumping to the defense of their ‘original Starboy’. Words were traded and arguments were held but Wizkid seemed to keep a cool head about all this. When asked by a fan what he thought of the Weeknd naming his album Starboy, Wizkid replied saying “Everybody is a star!”. Quite interestingly enough, it was discovered that neither of the two famous singers, had a legitimate claim to name ‘Starboy’ as it was revealed that the name was originally used by Mavado.

 

International Collaborations

When Wizkid was not busy touring the world he was collaborating with artistes abroad and creating even more fire music. The ‘pakurumo’ crooner made music with the likes of Drake, Tine tempah, Justine Skye, and Trey Songz just to name a few. Wiz Baba was even nominated for a Grammy for his work on One Dance making Nigerians all over the world proud. Davido too, wouldn’t be left out of the international collabos of 2016. He and Tinashe joined their voices for their song ‘How Long’ which currently has over 1 million views on Youtube.

 

OMG Moments

Donald Trump

It’s impossible to say anyone had a bigger year than the US President-Elect, Donald J Trump. The billionaire businessman turned politician, rose above all critics and nay-sayers, when he won the US Presidential elections against his opponent Hilary Clinton. The news of his victory shocked the entire world – well everyone except the unreasonable people that voted for him that is. All the negative tweets, memes, even songs proved they couldn’t stop him at the end of the day.

 

Brexit

Brexit, a shorthand way of referring to the exit of Britain from the European Union became official in June.  A vote was held to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.  The leave won by 52% to 48%. The turnout of people was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. After the voting results were released the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron resigned from office as he was not in support of Brexit. Britain now currently has a new Prime Minister, Theresa May.

 

Black Lives Matter

2016 was the year when many African Americans lost their lives to brutal police killings. As if the killing of several innocent lives wasn’t sad enough, there was actually video evidence for almost all of the killings. Social media went crazy and Countless people around the world, gathered so that their voices could be heard. The videos that were posted is clear evidence that racism is more than still prevailing in the United States and now to top it off they’ve voted a man who is clearly a racist against any race, except white, as their president, let’s just hope the President-Elect remembers #AllLivesMatter

 

Shirley Ceaser

If you’re familiar with gospel music, Shirley Ceaser is a name you must have been hearing quite often. A little while before thanksgiving, the gospel singer was recorded innocently talking about food we assume would be served on the thanksgiving table. Little did she know that she would become an internet sensation. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…YOU NAAAME IT!!! Wasted no time in creating memes, making videos, gifs…literally – you name it!

 

Kardashian Drama

As if the famous family couldn’t be controversial enough, Rob Kardashian, Kim Kardashian’s little brother, started dating Tyga’s Baby Mama – Blac Chyna. This seems to be quite a mess because Tyga is dating Rob’s little sister Kylie Jenner. Everyone thought Blac Chyna and Rob’s relationship was just a publicity stunt till the announced they were engaged. And even more dramatic? She was pregnant! Throughout this year the couple has had their ups constantly making headlines with their merry-go-round relationship. Blac Chyna gave birth to their daughter Dream Renee Kardashian on November 10, 2016.

 

Brangelina split

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were an example of true love in Hollywood. Somewhere deep within us, we all thought that their love would last forever and their divorce proves that if they can split, anyone can. Between the two Oscar winners, they have 6 children; 3 adopted children and 3 biological children. Brad and Angelina are reportedly divorcing of an incident between Pitt and their adopted son Maddox. Pit and his son allegedly had an argument on a plane which is when Angelina claims that Brad hit their son. The Hollywood megastars are currently in court fighting for custody of their 6 children however, investigations into Brad Pitt for child abuse has been closed.  

 

Tiwa Savage's husband scandal

Earlier this year Tiwa Savage’s former manager and husband took to Instagram to express himself in a rant about his wife. In the rant Teebillz insinuated that Tiwa had slept with Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid and Tuface and accused the Mavin first lady of many other wrong doings. Things escalated pretty quickly when Teebilz almost took his life attempting to jump off Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge, reportedly Peter and Paul Okoye were there to save the star from himself. Tiwa could no longer maintain her silence on the matter and invited Pulse TV to her home for an interview. Tiwa gave her side of the story explaining that Tunji (TeeBillz) was millions in debt, using cocaine and was also cheating on her.

 

MMM

Do the words Ponzi Scheme mean anything to you? If you are well educated, you probably heard them once or twice and didn’t pay them any mind. But then again, if you participated in MMM, you’re probably well-educated on the matter. Millions of Nigerians fell victim of what Wikipedia calls ‘The world’s largest Ponzi scheme of all time’. The Russian-made company closed off operations ‘for a month’ in Nigeria, leaving several individuals without a penny to their names. Ironically Nigerians are notoriously known for their scamming, now it seems that the scammers have been scammed… if that makes any sense?

 

2016 was the ultimate rollercoaster but if you’re reading this then you obviously came out a victor! Here’s to better days in 2017!

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Baby! Oh Baby!

Haven’t you heard? Babies are what’s trending!

In case, you haven’t been aware of your surroundings, a lot (I mean a lot) of celebs are expecting this 2017. From Beyoncé, to George and Amal Clooney, to Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Pharrel even had triplets just this year! It’s a basically baby frenzy and guess what? We’re on baby watch! Here is a list of Hollywood’s expecting couples and new parents.

Beyoncé & Jay Z

When it comes to baby news this year, Beyoncé and Jay Z definitely take the cake for most surprising baby bomb, not to mention most elaborate and creative (and probably most expensive) maternity shoot. Bey and Jay have been music’s power couple for quite a while now, and proud parents of their 5 year old daughter, Blue-Ivy. The famous couple, have even been together for nearly 15 years. Hard to believe, right?

    The pair met in 1999, when Bey was 19 and Hov was 31 and started dating the year after. After that it was nothing but amazing hits from these two, with songs like ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, ‘Crazy In Love’, and ‘Upgrade U’, topping charts and winning multiple awards.

        After dating for almost a decade, the pair got married in a super intimate ceremony at Jay Z’s Manhattan penthouse, April 4th 2008.

In 2010 rumors swirled that Beyoncé was pregnant. Beyoncé later confirmed in her 2013 documentary ‘Life is but a dream’, that she was indeed pregnant but suffered a miscarriage. “I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names and was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up and no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life.” One year later, Beyoncé shared with the world that she was expecting again during her performance of love on top at the MTV VMAs. January 2012, the pair welcomed their first child together, Blue Ivy.

     After Beyoncé released her Lemonade album last year, there have been numerous speculations that there was perhaps trouble in paradise for the two. The lyrics of the songs on the album hinted infidelity and a marriage in crisis, which got the whole world wondering if it was their marriage the lyrics were referring to. Nearly a year later, the couple seems happier than ever with Beyoncé expecting not one, but two babies!

This time around, Beyoncé went with a less discreet approach to her pregnancy, going  all out with an underwater inspired photo-shoot and has since hasn’t stopped blessing us with multiple photos of her growing belly on Instagram. The highlight of her pregnancy has to be her Grammy performance, where she channeled the Yoruba goddess—Oshun, Hindu goddess—Kali, and Roman goddess—Venus. The performance was nothing short of mesmerizing (which is a typical Tuesday in Beyoncé land). Beyoncé recently had a ‘Carter Push Party’, which has made many wonder if we could expect the Carter babies sooner than we thought. We hope to meet the twins soon!

Ciara & Russell Wilson

Ciara and her hubby started dating 2015 and announced their engagement a year later. The couple got married July 2016. During the time they were dating the couple made several headlines, most of them based the pair’s decision to abstain from sex until they were married. When giving an interview with Pastor Miles of Rock Church, Russell revealed how they came to the decision “I was looking at her in the mirror and she was sitting there and God spoke to me and said ‘I need you to lead her’, and so I told her right there and then, what if we took all that extra stuff off the table and did it Jesus’ way? (He later confirmed he was talking about sex).

       The pair welcomed their first child together April 28th. A little girl named Sienna Princess Wilson. Ciara was formerly linked to rapper Future, with whom she had her first child, her son, Future Zahir Wilburn.

George & Amal Clooney

George Clooney was once one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, but those days are far behind him. George, who is certified Hollywood royalty, married human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin (now Amal Clooney) September 2014 and has since hung up his bachelor shoes. Earlier this year, the couple announced Amal was expecting twins; a boy and a girl!

When on The Ellen Show, George gave an account of how his proposal to his wife went “I plotted the whole thing out. I had the ring hidden behind her, I had music playing. Finally I literally said, “Look, I hope the answer’s yes, but I need an answer ‘cause I’m 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon. And she said ‘Oh, yes’ and it worked out really well.”

Amal put to bed just yesterday at hospital in London. A spokesman for the couple said that both children are healthy, happy and doing fine. George and Amal seemed to go a different way than usual extravagant Hollywood names, naming their children Ella and Alexander.

Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams is a professional tennis player, who is currently ranked number one in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association, and this year will be her 8th time doing so. But of course you already knew that. The real question is who is Alexis Ohanian?

Alexis Ohanian is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor, author and co-founder for of the social news website Reddit, and now fiancé of Serena Williams. The pair’s engagement came as a surprise to us all, which was because they had secretly been dating. The duo met in Rome, Italy and 15 long months later, Alexis popped the question and Serena said yes. Serena announced their engagement on Reddit with a poem;

I came home.

A little late.

Someone had a bag packed for me.

A carriage awaited.

Destination: Rome.

To escort me to my very own “charming”.

Back where our stars first collided.

And now it was full circle.

At the same table we first met by chance.

This time he made it not by chance.

But by choice.

Down on one knee.

He said 4 words.

And I said yes.

 

On April 20th, Serena revealed she was 20 weeks, which according to the future mummy was a mistake. The champion tennis player, explained at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver that she was taking a personal photo of her progressing baby bump on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button, making the post public. The world quickly got excited about Serena’s baby, especially after people realized she played and won the Australian Open, pregnant. Serena shared how she felt when she found out she was pregnant 2 days before the Australian Open;

    “It wasn’t very easy. You hear all these stories about people when they’re pregnant—they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out. Pregnant or not, no one knew and I was supposed to win that tournament. Every time I play, I’m expected to win. If I don’t win, it’s almost much bigger news”. Serena is likely due in September.

Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Jason Statham and model-turned-actress, Rosie Huntington-Whitely started dating in 2010. Jason who is 19 years older than the model, asked her to be his wife 6 years later and they are now expecting their first child together. These two usually keep information about their relationship under wraps, but in an Interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Rosie spoke up about her relationship with Jason and had nothing but good things to say about her action star fiancé saying; “I have an amazing relationship with my partner. He’s by far the greatest influence in my life.”

Rosie, announced her pregnancy on Instagram with a picture of her showing her tummy and smiling on a beach.

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg, who is dubbed the social networking king, met his then future wife, in the school where it all began, Harvard. Mark and Priscilla met at a party held by Mark’s fraternity. Interestingly enough, the pair met on a waiting line for the bathroom. Soon after that, the pair started dating and Mark made the big decision to drop out of school and run his company; then called ‘The Facebook’.

   Despite the distance and Marks work-oriented attitude, the couple still found a way to make it work, and were soon deeply in love with each other. They were in love before Mark became a multi-billionaire and are still in love now, a perfect example of unconditional affection. Now the pair is expecting their second child together and it’s a girl! The soon to be second-time dad took to Facebook to share the news “We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives – sisters, mothers and friends. We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman.

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The Hallelujah Challenge: God Is Trending!

#Hallelujah Challenge: #GodIsTrending #Olowogbogboro

The hallelujah challenge is a fast rising trend that has got all of social media buzzing and talking.

Gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey started the hallelujah challenge earlier this June on his Instagram. Contrary to what some people initially thought (some people being me) no, it is not a live video of people shouting hallelujah for one hour straight. Lol. The challenge is simply a one hour session of praise, worship and prayer, which starts at 12 midnight and ends by 1 am. It's kind of like an online night vigil.

According to the ‘Imela’ crooner, “the hallelujah challenge is a 30 day midnight praise, set to lift the name of God and bring Glory and salvation upon his people, as they exalt His holy name.” He went on to talk about the inspiration behind the challenge. “This Hallelujah Challenge is inspired by the biblical story of Paul and Silas who got freedom from prison after they engaged in praise and worship to God.”

The challenge completed its 14th day of praise just last night and managed to have a whopping 67,000 people watching live! 67k is the highest views it has gotten since it started. Nigerian celebrities such as Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Uche Jumbo, Funke Akindele Bello, Ice Prince, D’banj and many more have shown their support for the challenge and have also been worshipping live.

The Challenge hasn't yet reached its half mark and already numerous testimonies are emerging. Testimonies after testimony have been swarming Nathaniel Bassey’s Instagram these past weeks, so much so that the ‘Onise Iyanu’ crooner has opened a blog specially dedicated to testimonies. “These things are living proofs from a loving God” said Bassey.

Though the challenge has tremendous support, there are also people who have kicked against the online worship sessions. Quite a number of people have questioned it, labeling it weird and ritualistic. Amongst the hallelujah challenge critics, media entrepreneur, Joy Isi Bewaji is perhaps the most popular. The entrepreneur went on a rant about the online praise and prayer session. According to Bewaji, “this cute online revival will change nothing.” She went further to speak on how Nigeria needs other things apart from prayer “We have had too many spiritual revolutions. What we need is a mental one. You cannot pray Nigeria to greatness.”

“Religion is like soda. It’s like Coca-Cola…and like Coke we are addicted to this feel-good process.” She also went on to say “Revivals are our biggest achievement…stop being so shocked that people want to serve God. When we are done, we go back home and justify pedophiles, or delay the transaction of a debt or bear false witness.”

In her rant, Bewaji suggested a different challenge. “Try #ScienceChallenge, a hashtag that hopes to promote facts through experiment and observation….90% of our daily needs are imported. Even toothpick. But prayer is key. Smh”

Bewaji raises some strong arguements, but I don't think this means we should stop worshipping God. If anything, Nigeria needs all the help it can get.

What do you think? Comment below.

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Game of Thrones: What To Expect When Winter Comes

Who would have thought after 6 seasons winter is finally here?

The 7th season of Game of Thrones kicks off this month and the world hasn’t anticipated anything more. 'The World's Most Popular Show" has managed to consistently surprise its viewers 6 seasons straight, with shocking deaths and plot twist that we imagine even the main characters couldn’t believe. Which begs the question what will its 7th season bring?

Season 6 ended with so many cliffhangers; Cersei is Queen of the seven kingdoms, Daenerys has gotten her ships and sailed to Westeros (took her long enough!), and Jon Snow is a Targaryen??!

With 14 days left to the premiere, here’s all we know about the forthcoming season;

A war is coming

“For a long time we’ve been talking about the wars to come. That war is pretty much here…the conflicts that have been building the past six years are upon them.” David Benoiff explained to Entertainment Weekly. Could this mean a war between House Targaryen and Lannister for the Iron Throne? Dragons and wildfire anyone? Or perhaps he's referring to the inevitable war between the dead and the living!? So many possibilities. So many loose ends. We need closure Benoiff!

Longer episodes

Maisie Williams(Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)

This season will have fewer episodes, but never worry GOT family, the series’ producers told Entertainment Weekly that there are definitely going to be longer episodes. David Benioff an D. B. Weiss noted that “We have two episodes considerably over 60 minutes this year…..and one episode coming in around 90 minutes.” The producers also mentioned that there some shorter episodes as well.

Daenerys in the North?

During an interview, The Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) may have let out a little spoiler. And we’re hoping it’s what we think it is. “I normally don’t spend very much time in Belfast, but this season, I spent a little more time there.” Clarke said.  Belfast is a known site for shooting scenes in 'The North' for the series. Because, of Clarke’s comment, fans are now speculating that Jon Snow and Daenerys may finally meet. Is this our first hint of ice meeting fire?

Ed Sheeran is guest starring

                                                            

 This series, which has a history of a few minor cameos here and there, has managed to get The Galway girl crooner to make a guest appearance in the new season. In a conversation with Benoiff, he explained that they had tried for years to land Sheeran as a surprise for Maisie William (Arya Stark), who is a big fan of the star and this year they finally made it happen. No word yet on what role Sheeran will play in the series. Other cameos they have had in the past include Coldplay memeber, Will Champion, the band 'Of Monsters and Men, and Sigor Ros.

Reunions

(D. B.) Weiss and (David) Benioff told Entertainment Weekly themselves that fans can expect a whole bunch of reunions. Could this mean there’ll finally be a reunion for the remainder of the Stark family?

Cool Dragon Scenes

While we’ve seen Daenerys’ dragons in action many times however, Khaleesi and her dragons have never been to the North (which is where its been hinted Daenerys will be for a while).  The producers spoke on how tedious it was to capture the dragon scenes this season. Hopefully the harder the better!

Thankfully, the series’ producers mentioned nothing about any characters dying. But then again, if any of the characters were to die, they wouldn't tell us, would they? Sinister bastards.

Season 7 premieres July 16th on HBO

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The Carter Twins Are Here

Mayday! Mayday! Beyonce just broke the Internet! This is not a drill! I repeat this is not a drill!

Jay Z's and Beyonce's beautiful boy and girl just made they're Instagram debut (well technically, it's their second...third?? Who's counting anyway) and the whole world's talking about it! and she gave us their names and everything!!

Sir Carter, Rumi and Beyoncé serving the world what it's been waiting for since Bey's pregnancy announcement in February.

The Instagram post broke the internet, wrapping up 7.8 million likes in less than 12 hours.

By now it's no secret that Bey and Jay both hold masters degrees in the art of keeping things lowkey. Sir Carter and Rumi are already a month old, which means they were born June 14th. Around that time last month, there were numrous speculations that Beyonce had put to bed, but there were neither confirmations nor denials from the Carter family.

    Keeping such a big secret, or rather, 2 secrets must've been difficult especially when a whole hospital witnessed the birth of their kids. One would also have to consider how secretive they would have to be to have entered the hospital unnoticed. They definitely did no got through the front door. All in all, we've got to give up to their security team and friends and family for not spilling the beans.

Rumi's and Sir Carter's parents last night at an event celebrating Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa.

Sir Carter and Rumi join their big sister Blue-Ivy in league of unusual baby names. But hey, let's face it these aren't regular babies.

I still don't understand if it's just 'Sir' or 'Sir Carter', which would make his name 'Sir Carter Carter'?? I need answers. Beyoncé explain.

Now that the Carter family is now a family of 5, we hope to see more cute family pictures like this

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Is Lil Chano from 79th Hip Hop’s Very Own Superhero?

Grammy-award-winning artiste by night. Philanthropist by day.

Earlier last week, rumors swirled that Soundcloud was shutting down, as they reportedly only had enough money to stay online for 50 more days. Seems like the rumors were true because not long after, award winning artiste Chance the Rapper vowed to help, tweeting that he was ‘working on the soundcloud thing’.

And just like every superhero would, he came through on his promise. Not less than a day later Chance confirmed that he had a very fruitful call with the company’s co-founder and CEO, Alex Ljung and that Soundcloud was indeed ‘here to say’.

This isn’t the rappers first time ‘coming to the rescue’.

In November 2014, Chance was named Chicago’s Outstanding Youth of the Year by Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. Chance, along with his father actively fought gun violence in their hometown promoting the #SaveChicago campaign. The campaign saw Chicago go 42hours straight without shooting. Talk about impact!

Apart from stopping gun violence and saving music streaming apps, the 24 year old is very passionate about education. Chance popularly had feud with Bruce Rauner (Chicago’s governor) over how to provide funds for Chicago Public schools. Though the award winning rapper and his hometown’s governor may not see eye to eye, Chance wrote a $1,000,000 check to fund Chicago Public Schools. According to the Chicago Tribune, in addition to the $1 million, Chance also plans on donating $10,000 to 10 individual city schools. “This isn’t about politics. This is about taking care of the kids.” The rapper said during a conference.

And much like a superhero, wherever Chance goes, problems are solved!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, its Chance the Rapper!

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Mr Eazi - Taking Banku Music To The World!

This Yoruba boy is making waves in the music industry and he’s just getting started.

        When Oluwatosin Ajibade was just the age of 21 he started his journey into the music industry. 5 short years after, the Ghana/Nigerian native has taken his music beyond the borders of Africa, breaking into the international market, much like his friend and boss Wizkid. 

      Mr Eazi dominated the music scene last year with hits like Leg Over and Skin Tight but he’s not looking to slow down anytime soon. The Starboy Entertainment artiste’s music has been described as Reggae, Afropop but Mr Eazi begs to differ, creating his own genre of music called ‘Banku’ after the traditional Ghanaian dish made of cassava and corn. Mr eazi describes his genre music as a fusion of “Ghanaian bounces, Ghanaian highlife, Nigerian chord progressions and Nigerian pattern” and says his music is inspired by the chilled out vibe of Ghanaian life.

You might have heard of Apple Music’s new feature ‘Up Next’, which is a monthly series focused on not just promoting up-and-coming artiste but also giving them an avenue to spread their music to people all over the world. This month Mr Eazi is at the focus of series, being named by Apple Music ‘afrobeats movement’s rising star’.  The feature includes a 7 minute documentary where he talks about his life and what got him into singing, a video of a live performance in London and an interview the star had with Julie Adenuga of Beats 1 Radio.

During his Interview with Julie Adenuga, Mr Eazi shared his plans to do an acoustic version of his album. “I’m doing 10 songs. 10 fan favorites.” He then went on describing his acoustic performance at the Apple store in Williamsburg, New York which was what inspired his decision to make acoustic covers. “I made it stripped down. And I saw people from all like cultures, and they could connect to the music because it was in its purest form and I said you know what, let’s do this. We have to record this”

The singer also recently took a trip to Los Angeles, California where he gave an electrifying performance at James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ of his songs Leg Over and In The Morning in the form of a medley.

Mr Eazi also has a ‘Life Is Eazi ‘Culture Festival coming up soon, which promises to be the first of its kind taking place at London’s Roundhouse, famous for its incredible live performances. The concert is set to have an African theme. “When you get into the concert venue there should be a feel. You should almost be scared. The feeling should bring goosebumps. You should feel like you’re in some shrine. Do you understand?” The singer described enthusiastically.

If 2016 was a ‘good’ year for Mr Eazi then definitely 2017 is fantastic for him. Already apparently accomplishing all of his goals for this year as he tweeted “I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve this year! Now I gotta set new goals I mean the year still got 5 months”

    The Banku artiste is rumored to be dating oil tycoon’s daughter, Temi Otedola. So far however all we have for evidence are flirtatious tweets between them both as there has been no confirmation from both parties. We hope it’s true because they’re just so cute together.

Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi celebrating his 26th birthday

If his stage name is anything to go by, Tosin Ajibade surely has life ‘Eazi

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5 Things You Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike

If you go to a federal university, you probably recognize ASUU strike as the summer break you never had. In the past the strike has lasted a week or maybe two, and in its longest in history, 6 whole months. Scary isn’t it? True, ASUU strike is horrible on students, especially those expecting to graduate soon, but we refuse to look at the negative side of things. Every cloud has a silver lining. Here’s a list of all the things you can do while the strike is on.

INTERN

Yes, ASUU is striking but don’t allow them pour sand in your garri. Though no one knows when the strike will end, its best you spend that idle time doing something productive like interning at a firm, business, hospital, radio station, basically anywhere, so far as its something you like or are interested in. Don’t waste away when you can be getting real life experience on your future job or field of choice. Especially in this day, where companies expect a fresh graduate to have 2 – 3 years of experience sometimes even more, a little internship time couldn’t hurt.

WORK ON YOURSELF

You’re life’s pretty great, I know. But we all have at least one thing we wish we could change. One talent we wish we could develop or one skill we wish we could learn. Whether the strike lasts a week or a month you can’t go wrong in using the time to develop yourself. Go to acting classes. Read a book. Practice dancing. Exercise. There really is no end to the possibilities! Use the time wisely.

YOU’RE ALWAYS IN SCHOOL, SPEND SOMETIME WITH YOUR FAMILY

After the last ASUU strike, you’ve barely spent any quality time at home. Your school’s Academic calendar has got you jam-packed with work trying to make up for the previous 6 months of lost time. Now that you have a little free time on your hands, why not go home and spend some quality time with your family? Take your siblings to a movie. Have deep conversations with mum. Go take a walk with your dad. And when last did you visit grandma?

EXPLORE. DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW

Nothing beats the annoying sting of boredom and idleness than the excitement of a new place or new experience. So get up and experience something new. Don’t mope around about ASUU this or that, just live and experience life. Go check out the new place around the corner that just opened. Explore Lagos. Eat food from another culture. I was about to suggest hiking as an option, but then I remembered we’re Nigerians and we really don’t know what’s in these woods. LOL.  But yeah, you get my point.

READ, BECAUSE YOU’RE MOST LIKELY TO RESUME TO AN EXAM

Don’t kid yourself. While ASUU strike might seem like a time of relaxation, it really isn’t. Think of it more as extra time to read for your semester finals. You definitely don’t want to be caught off guard when your exams come, so spend all your time preparing! Read that Psychobiology note! Read that Land Law note! And do not at any point stop reading! Cause, remember; an indefinite strike means it can’t end anytime!

ASUU strike could end this week or maybe last longer still, you shouldn't put your whole life on hold because of it.  Do something positive. Effect change. Make someone smile. Make a difference.

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Buhari Returns; But Is The Nation Happy?

Buhari Returns’ sounds like a low-rent Nollywood production. But we can’t seem to find Jim Iyke around anywhere, so you better believe it; our President is back! Buhari, who has been in the UK receiving medical treatment arrived in the capital on Saturday and returned to a hero’s welcome, as Nigerians expressed their relief that their president was finally home.

The following Monday, Our Commander in chief officially addressed the nation, where he made a call for unity. “I have been kept in daily touch with events at home.” Buhari said. “….I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far. ”

“In 2003…the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and…..we discussed…and analyzed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united

Many Nigerians believe Buhari’s  ‘mystery’ illness may leave him unfit to deal with the pressing issues of the country but, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured Nigerians on Saturday that the President was “roaring to go”. Mr Buhari however, might have to hold on to his ‘roar’ for a while longer as his office has reportedly been damaged by rodents.

According to BBC Africa, after spending more than 100 days in London, the President will be spending 3 months working from home while his office is being renovated after damage to his furniture and air conditioning units. A presidential spokesman informed BBC Africa that Mr Buhari is unable to work from his office in its present state and that working from home would not affect his productivity in any way. Regardless, Nigerians are undoubtedly not happy with this news, with Buhari already receiving major social media backclash.

 

According to Sahara Reporters, sources inside Aso Rock are calling the President's return to office a 'loud dissapoiintment'. Whatever the case may be, it's clear that the President is still in need of time to recuperate from his illness.

 

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