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This Is The Coolest Music Video Of The Year And Yes, Kanye West Is In It

Yeah, so we all heard the Summer Friends song from Chances Mixtape earlier this year, well that part at the end that got us all giddy and stuff happened to remind me of this song which after finding out happened to be the same song except with no rap - I knew i wasn't mad when i heard Bon Iver in Summer Friends. Anyhow, this is the video and it features Kanye West who really didn't do anything in it anyway. This is my favorite song now.

 

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A Letter To All Women In The World

 

Women, we are created to live for greater reasons than we are living for now.

Dear women,

As I live each day, I learn more about womanhood and all that we are capable of

achieving in life. Recently, I realized that I am so passionate about women, which is why I have decided to write this letter to all women in the world and I hope my readers share this letter with various women around them too.

First, I would like to remind my dear women of some special characteristics that we usually forget. We are beautifully and wonderfully made by our creator, God. The son of God came through a woman, so we carry a special spiritual covering that keeps us aside for sacred tasks. Our bodies are temples of God and are to be used to glorify God in ways we ourselves cannot imagine. We are to teach our children obedience and submission to authority by respecting our husbands. In us are all the values of this life and we think like geniuses that the world has never seen. Men think straight but we think like waves moving in numerous directions. This creative thinking of ours adds color to men’s way of thinking. We are the strongholds of our homes and the pillars of our relationships. We are smarter than we think and stronger than men can imagine. The worth of women is more valuable than gold and silver. We are so precious that God put his son in a woman’s womb to live in for nine months. He did not need to be afraid of attack because he felt safe and secure in a woman’s womb. We are protectors and serve as shields for our friends, husbands, and children.

We are homemakers, world changers, and people builders. In addition to all these unique characteristics we have been endowed with, we are also "criers" and "worriers". We are called to share other people’s pain and joy. We are awesome human beings. Even the strongest and toughest man can be softened by the beautiful smile of a woman. Not a single word can describe a woman because she is worth more than words and poetry can express. She is specially made by God.

The problem with women is not that we are inadequate but that we are so powerful that we tend to doubt our strength and capabilities. It breaks my heart to see women act and see themselves as worthless or incapable of achieving their dreams. Many of us feel we are doing more than necessary and ending up settling for less than we ever dreamt of.

My dear women, God has blessed us abundantly for us to bless the world and not to settle for less than his intentions for us. Change the way you see yourself. You are the product of a perfect God so you do not need validation from any person as to how they view you. If people do not see your worth it is no problem because they are looking with the wrong lens. Remember whose you are and live like a daughter of a king, because you are one. A princess walks tall and smiles, she does not settle for less because she is aware of who her father is. Never forget who your king is, keep living with confidence, and settle no more for less than you have ever dreamt of. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

With Love,

The King’s daughter

Derby Chukwudi

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This Is How To Make Bomb Jollof

This will be the second recipe of jollof rice, the first one was with basmati rice and a lot of people seem not to like basmati rice. I love it and I hardly eat long grain. We all know the importance of jollof rice in West Africa especially Nigeria and Ghana. The number one party meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper / tatashe
  • 500ml chopped tomatoes
  • 100g tomato purée
  • 2 scotch bonnet
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • Maggi cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups water or stock

Instructions

Blend your tomatoes, scotch bonnet and tatashe together. Chop your onions and keep them aside.

Put your rice into a bowl and soak with hot water. Allow this to soak for 10-15 minutes. Then, wash with warm water and keep aside, or parboil your rice and wash. This is important as you will get rid of excess starch in the rice.

Put your oil in a pot and allow it to heat up.

Add your chopped onions and allow to fry, but be sure not to burn them.

Add your blended ingredients and purée and allow to fry, just until you get rid of the sour taste (about 10-15 minutes).

Add your maggi, garlic, ginger, curry, thyme and salt and mix together. Be careful with your maggi as you do not want it too salty (2 maggi cubes for a cup of rice). Add your stock or water, and mix too. Taste to adjust to any seasoning.

Pour your rice into the pot and mix together, making sure it is covered in the tomato sauce.

Cook on low medium heat. Check your rice after at least 10 minutes, using a wooden spatula to dip into the rice. This helps with getting the sauce to get the bottom of the pot, so that it does not start burning when the rice is not cooked.

Cook until soft. Do not overcook your rice or get your rice too soggy. When rice is soft, lower the heat and allow to simmer so the water will get completely dry.

For more amazing recipes, visit my website: http://thelmzkitchen.co.uk/

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6 Amazing New Albums You Should Listen To All Weekend

Maren Morris Hero

Maren Morris’ hero is a classic example of what 90’s country would sound like if it met the 20’s poppy vibe. It’s a great album if you listen to new age country music as she talks about the things she loves and the way they make her feel.

 

American Authors What We Live For

If there’s one thing American Authors will never do, it is producing a below par album and they surely lived up to expectation with this amazing work of art. Their energy and synergy have not been well put together like this EVERRRRR. Claps, sneers, shakes and feet stamping, this is the album.

 

PUP The Dream Is Over

PUP is a Canadian punk band from Ontario and if there’s anything to take away from here, think of them as a more edgy punk Bon Jovi with full on yelling yellingness all through their songs.

 

Jon Bellion The Human Condition

Practically one of my best albums from this year, this album is everything you wish Chris Brown will do. He raps, he sings, and he writes his own music from inspiration drawn from god knows where.

 

The Temper Trap Thick As Thieves

Coming from Conditions and their self titled project, the temper trap reminds us why their music is evergreen with some of the pop/synth sounds found on their second album, The Temper Trap. Thick as thieves is a subtle touch from the rest and stands out for me.

 

Kygo Cloud Nine

You could search for months for a better compilation this year but you just simply would not find one. Kygo has his production on fleek with every song put out in this project.

 

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This NGO Is The Face Of Mental Awareness In Nigeria

It always starts with not knowing, doesn’t it? Especially when excuses become likely but as we’ve all come to accept, ignorance isn’t an excuse anymore.

Let’s task our minds a bit.

Imagine waking up to find that by no fault of yours, you can no longer smile; you feel unnecessary guilt; don’t feel like doing anything at all; and you are getting irritated far too easier than normal. You don’t have a fever; you are not coughing, but somehow food no longer appeals to you.

 

Imagine having to feel that way for a week, then a month, then some more.

Imagine not knowing why exactly you feel that way or have anyone to talk to about your issues.

Imagine finding out that you are indeed, sick, and still not be able to tell someone about it.

Then the voices in your head start to have a voice. They torment you with persecutory thought insertions. Insomnia follows; no interest in anything pleasurable.

Imagine finding out about a terminal illness, but not having someone to take care of you because of societal stereotypes.

 

That’s just a glimpse into what people suffering from mental illnesses have to deal with and more so, in this part of the world.

Contrary to popular opinion, mental illness isn’t madness. Yes, shocking. What’s actually shocking is that there are more mentally ill people at home than on the streets and in the markets. It’s clear that people need to start taking their mental health serious.

Mental illness is likened to the cancer of the mind; one that has been cruelly and unfairly neglected in our society even with the advent of civilization and education. We need to do more. We need to understand that with the way the world is set up right now, it’s important to be in optimal health; physically, and mentally. There’s the need for everyone to agree that health isn’t complete if we can’t maintain healthy minds.

 

In making conscious efforts to create awareness and take a stand to end stigma, a few of us decided to institute a platform to reach out as advocates for mental health. We formed a non-governmental organization whose primary goal is to take advantage of the reach that social media offers to enlighten people about the importance of maintaining optimal mental health.

Using campaigns that run every other month and sometimes throughout the year, we will look to engage with people, using both online and offline events.

We hope to impact people’s line of thoughts positively even as we advocate for greater focus on our mental health by the government.

To become a part of this great and long overdue cause, do visit:

www.mentallyaware.org to volunteer and get involved with our campaigns.

Also, follow our social media accounts:

@mentallyawareng twitter and instagram

And like our page on Facebook – MentallyawareNG.

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BrymO's Music Is Great, His Tweets... Not So Much

 

I’m not quite sure what prompted BrymO to tweet these words. Was it the fact that well over 100 unarmed black people were killed in the US by the same people who were meant to protect them, or could it be because of Alton Sterling; the latest victim to this sad fact, or is it the fact that Nigeria as a whole is sinking in a mess created by its own political leaders who are for the most part, obviously black?

Well whatever the reason is, surely BrymO could have represented it in a more reasonable, and sensible way.

Read this tweet.

 

Now what is BrymO saying? I agree with him to a point; which point? "Black Man likes to suffer"

That in its own is a pretty senseless talk and trust twitter to give him a taste of their crase.

 

Now if you're feeling slightly swayed to BrymO's side, read this.

 

I'd say, fuck you for making us like you with your good music, otherwise, this is unacceptable.

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Windows 10 Battery Drain Now Has A Fix With The New Build

In the second week of June, Windows users who own either a mobile or PC running on Windows 10 were finally able to get their devices running on the new 10586.420 build. This build contains no major new feature but addresses some very important issues users have battled, with the most important improvement being the battery drain fix.

Windows 10 PC

KB3163018 (OS Build 10586.420) includes major upgrades and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.

  • Internet Explorer 11 performance is improved when loading web pages with roaming user profiles.
  • Improved reliability. Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback, audio playback in Groove Music app, Maps app, Miracast, and Windows Explorer are all more reliable.
  • Balloon tip notifications no longer always appear in the upper left side of the screen.
  • VPN now works properly when switching between different network interfaces (for example, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular).
  • Narrator improved to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and image information better.
  • Location services fixed so that navigation apps can keep up with a user’s actual location.
  • Security issues fixed with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).
  •  Additional issues fixed with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and Windows Explorer.
  • Battery drain which made a lot of windows users downgrade back to 8.1 has now been taken care of.

 

Windows Mobile

  • General improvements. Microsoft made improvements to reliability, performance and stability.
  • Cortana. Cortana was improved with a fix for a problem that sometimes resulted in a crash when performing a search, and corrections to inaccurate times after Daylight Savings Time (DST) on meeting cards and reminders.
  • Battery drain fix. This fixes a problem that could result in unexpected battery drain while syncing mail using IMAP.
  • Maps improvements. The Maps app includes better stability, improved accuracy, and reduced latency with driving directions.
  • Messaging offers improved reliability when syncing text messages from the phone to the cloud.
  • Power down. The amount of time it takes some phones to completely power off after “Goodbye” disappears has been reduced.
  • Re-add a Microsoft account after an upgrade. Some phones were unable to re-add a primary Microsoft account without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Install keyboard and languages after an upgrade. Some phones were unable to install keyboard and languages without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Update schedule. The number of days a phone can go without restarting to receive an update has been reduced from 14 days to 7 days.
  • Phone will keep ringing when interrupted by an SMS.
  • Project My Screen fixed. It would stop working on some phones.

 

 

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Veteran Nigerian Actress Bukky Ajayi Has Passed Away

Nigerian Actress Bukky Ajayi passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, according to The Punch, the source refused to disclose the primary cause of her death. She was 82 years of age at death.

Born Zainab Bukky Ajayi, this Nollywood legend has graced our television screens too often with a career stretching on for decades. She studied Drama at the institute of drama, London as a government scholar before returning to Nigeria in 1965 to work in Nigerian Television as a presentation assistant the following year.

She was famous for her role in the TV series Village Headmaster which aired in the 1970s before playing a part in Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate and took home a Merit Award in the recently concluded AMVCA.

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