28 March 2018

Ankara Styles: Vol 110

Funto Ibuoye Shares 28 Life Lessons as She Celebrates Her 28th Birthday

I remember growing up there was this nursery rhyme I really cannot remember now, but one line I can never forget in the rhyme is “Wednesday’s child is full of woe” I hated that nursery rhyme for that line because I was born on a Wednesday and used to feel bad that my life was full of woe. Until I realized I didn’t have to define my life based on a silly song, so I formed my own version to be- “Wednesday’s child is full of WONDER!” And indeed, my life is so full of wonders; in fact, I’m a wonder woman because my Father is the God of wonders!

I thought of how best to celebrate today and I decided to share some of the life lessons that have helped me to become the woman I am today and the woman I am BECOMING. I get a lot of compliments from various people both young and old saying they are so impressed and proud of all that I have done at my very young age, even though I personally don’t believe that I am that young anymore. I mean, I’m 28 already! And I don’t believe I have done so much yet, there’s still a long way to go and I have only just scratched the surface.

23 March 2018

Ankara Styles: Vol 108

New Video: Tekno – Yur Luv

The video features a bevy of beautiful ladies and it was directed by Paul Gambit.

Beyonce Queening in These Photos

The music star and mum of three shared some new photos on her Instagram page and she slayed in a white print dress, and a dark bold lip color.

See photos below:

20 March 2018

Beyoncé & Family Carter Steal the Show At 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala

Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson hosted their WACO Theater Wearable Art Gala for the second year in a row over the weekend and Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter and JAY-Z were spotted at the event.

Beyonce shared photos from the event on her Instagram page today and there’s no doubt that the queen Bey and her offspring stole the show in their gorgeous gold gowns fit for queens.

Social Media Model Jojo Charry In Hot New Photos as She Celebrates Her Birthday

She wrote: “I remember when I used to be very shy and insecure of my body. I thought my body was too curvy and grown for my age.

#selfloveisthebestlove#teampisces Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” - @jojocharry

See More Photos Below:

Di’ja Releases Amazing Maternity Pictures

Aso-Ebi Inspiration- Vol #65

Toke Makinwa, 2Baba, Adekunle Gold, Annie Idibia Spotted at The New Store Launch of Tania Omotayo’s “Ziva”

Tania Omotayo threw a launch party for her new store location for her clothing line “Ziva”. Media personalities and celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Chioma Ikoku,Bobrisky, 2Baba, Adekunle Gold, Annie Idibia, Small Doctor and more stars were spotted at the opening.

See photos below:

Your Achievements Are the Ultimate Clap Back- Ex Beauty Queen Omowuunmi Akinnifesi

Beauty queen and entrepreneur Omowunmi Akinnifesi in a new post on her Instagram page shared a testimony of how she achieved everything people closest to her told her she couldn’t.

From being told she wasn’t pretty enough to win MBGN, to being told she wasn’t good enough to gain admission into Kings College London.

She wrote:

10 Blogging Myths-Busted by Nigerian Blogger Lade Ibikunle

Nigerian Blogger Lade Ibikunle
Lade Ibikunle
As a blogger, I have come across people who just say stuff to me based on things they have heard about blogging and in my mind I'm super-confused because these things are very far from the truth. They may have elements of truth (which is why they are easily believable) but they are false. Today I will be talking about those myths and giving you the real 🍵

1. Everything Bloggers Own is Free
If only wishes were horses! Bloggers actually go to the market/supermarket/boutique/the store to buy stuff for themselves! They don't wait for brands to send them clothes before they can clothe themselves. And even if brands send them stuff 'for free', its because they've provided a service (blog posts, IG post, IG story mention, etc) so in the grand scheme of things, they are not free, just simple trade by barter!

19 March 2018

What Do Men Really Want? Watch as Uriel Oputa Discusses This in New Vlog

Uriel, in a new episode of her Vlog “UrielTalksAll”, spills the tea on what she thinks some men want when it comes to dealing with relationships.

Media Personality and OAP Kaylah Oniwo Kaylah Talks About Her Style & Love for Radio As She Covers Business Day’s ‘Women’s Hub’ Magazine

Kaylah speaks to Business Day’s Kemi Ajumobi, about her love for radio, how she started of her hit radio show “Catwalk with Kaylah” and what style means to her.

Read excerpts from her interview below:

Stylish Monday: Mindset Is Everything

What you tell yourself will completely break or make you. You have to filter out all the negative sh*t coming from friends, family, colleagues, social media, TV, etc, but where it counts most is what's going on in your head.

17 March 2018

Akon - Gangsters ft. WizKid [Official Video]

Watch Dimma Umeh & Seyi Shay Talk About Yoruba Demons, Music & Star Signs

Vlogger Dimma Umeh features Seyi Shay in her latest video. Dimma teaches how to make up your face from scratch and the same time talk about “Yoruba demons’’.

Court Wedding Style Inspiration

The court wedding serves as a formal proof of a marriage contract between 2 people.  Even though the traditional colour to wear to your wedding is white, no rule states that you must pull a white outfit to your court wedding. It’s OKAY to try other colours and styles, the end goal is to look elegant, stylish and comfortable.

Here are few styles we love. Cheers!

“I Had Lost Several Other Pregnancies…I Didn’t Think I Could Survive Another Loss” – Millen Magese On Dealing with Endometriosis and The Miracle of Her Son

 Tanzanian supermodel Millen Magese is the cover star for the March/April issue of Genevieve magazine and in this issue. She opens up like never before on dealing with endometriosis, surviving IVF and the miracle of the birth of her son, Prince Kairo.

Read the excerpt below:

16 March 2018

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde Hosts Uche Pedro, Founder of Bella Naija

Uche Pedro is the founder of Bella Naija, one of the fastest-growing digital media businesses on the continent covering entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. Voted as one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs on the continent, Pedro shares her journey as one of the pioneers of new media in Nigeria.

Music Video by Tekno Performing "Baddo Girls" Feat. Olamide.

Songstress Waje And Seyi Akinwale Featured on Episode 8 Of “Binging with Gamechangers

Waje is a multi-award-winning artist and is the first female to be a judge on “The Voice Nigeria “.

Watch Part 2 below:

“I’m 30, I’m Beautiful, I’m Sexy and I Work Very Hard – I’ve Been Working Hard For 15 Years Now, So I Feel Like I Can Conquer the World”- Bonang Matheba for SCHICK Magazine

SCHICK Magazine Features South African Media Personality and digital phenomenon, Bonang Matheba, in its new edition themed, ‘The Love Issue’. The quarterly publication for smart, stylish and successful African women, spent the day with the stunning Bonang at Casa Ilashe Lagos, to talk about love and relationships, her audacious tenacity within the entertainment business and what’s next after turning 30.

See excerpts of the cover story below.

Ankara Styles: Vol 105

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s Daughter Damilola Gets Engaged to Olusegun Bakare

 Nigerian Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo gives his daughter Damilola to be engaged to her fianceé Olusegun Bakare.

Tanzanian Supermodel Millen Magese & Son Prince Kario Cover Genevieve Magazine’s Latest Issue

Millen Magese & Son Prince Kario Cover Genevieve Magazine’s Latest Issue
Tanzanian supermodel, Millen Magese who recently welcomed her son after years of battling and overcoming endometriosis is the latest cover star of Genevieve Magazine.

The supermodel shares her inspiring fight against Endometriosis and infertility with the magazine and also shares first photos of her son Prince Kairo, as she dishes on what motivates her.

Fashion Entrepreneur Laura Ikeji Kanu Gifts herself a Mercedes Benz

To celebrate her birthday, she treated herself to a brand new black Mercedes Benz.

14 March 2018

Ankara Styles: Vol 104

10 Career Opportunities in the Nigerian Fashion Industry

The Nigerian fashion industry is a huge industry with a multitude of jobs available and it is important to find a job that suits your passion, degree, skills and talents. Even if you’ve never done a sketch or sewn a dress, you can have a career in fashion.

If you know about current fashion trends, have an eyes for style and details; and a burning desire to turn your passion into a profitable career then perhaps a career in the fashion industry is the right path for you.

12 March 2018

Salma TV: Salma Phillips, Tope Oshin, Deji Falope Discuss Gender Equality in Nigeria

7 Tips for Making A Business Partnership Work

Deciding to partner with anyone in a business venture can be tough but can equally be the best thing that could happen to your business. It takes a lot to run a business so having the right partner by your side can make the worst times fun and bearable.

Your relationship with your business partner can determine the success or failure of your business. Below is a list of important qualities you and your business partners must have to have a successful partnership.

Sharon Ojong | 6 Main Streams of Income for Content Creators

Are you a blogger, video creator, or podcaster, or just wondering how creators are making money?
Look no further, these are the six main stream creators monetize their work.

Monday Motivation: The Most Inspirational Video for Women Ever Under 5 Minutes

xoBeabeth blog is passionate about inspiring women to reach their full potential. Watch this inspirational video to give your week a boost of inspiration!

Stylish Monday: Never Mix Business and Pleasure

 Money and feelings don't mix. If you've ever loaned or borrowed money from a friend or tried to get into business with a lover, you know what this is about.

11 March 2018

Personal Experience: How I Overcame Depression

When I think of good mental health I think of being able to look at myself in the mirror every day and say I'm proud of who I am. I'm happy in my skin and I'm positive about who I am and what I say and do. 
How easy do you think it is to be happy? Can we simply choose to be happy?  What happens when big life events happen? These events could be by excessive sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable things, low motivation as a result of a loss, major life changes, stress, heart break or disappointment. 

Imagine waking up every day feeling like you can't live with yourself. This was my reality 2 years ago. Depression for me came out of nowhere and hit me like a ton of bricks. It's a long story but it does have a happy ending.

10 March 2018

Ankara Styles: Vol 103

Motivation: The Idea Of Power Posing

We came across a great TED talk around body language communication by Amy Cuddy, who is a science professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people from the classroom to the boardroom.

8 March 2018

He Made Me Believe in Love at First Sight! Ronke & Arthur’s Pre-Wedding Shoot

Ronke who is a beauty vlogger met her beau Arthur, a fashion photographer at a birthday party. The moment she saw him, she knew he was “husband material”. Their bond from the moment they spoke was so good and their similar interest in photography and music made their love stronger. Their love story is so beautiful.

Denim Thursday #47

Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Lupita Nyong and Others Named in Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report 2018

In celebration of the International Women’s Day today March 8, Variety has released its first International Women’s Impact Report.

The 50 women on this list are doing extraordinary things in Showbiz and featured on the list are our very own CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. Also, on the list are Lupita Nyong’o, Adele, Salma Hayek, Gal Gadot and more.

Read Variety magazine’s profile on Mo Abudu, Lupita Nyong’o and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde below:

New Video: Chidinma – Love Me

The video directed by Asurf Oluseyi, was shot in Epe, Lagos and has a rural setting featuring beautiful aerial, outdoor and indoor visuals.

“Let the Quality of Work Match the Hype” – Rita Dominic On Nollywood Films

Rita Dominic On Nollywood Films
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic had a few words for filmmakers in Nollywood today as she let it be known that not every film should be shown at the Cinemas.

The actress shared a quote on her Instagram page which stated that, bad films were made because of vanity, pride and ego, which she captioned; “Let the quality of work match the hype, #NotAllMoviesShouldBeinCinemas”

7 March 2018

Olamide - Ikeja Girls [Official Video]

A few weeks after Nigerian afrobeats singer Olamide released the official music video for "Science Student" and "Lagos Nawa", Here is [Official Video)] for "Ikeja Girls" by Olamide.

Directed by Chinedino a.k.a Musicbank.

Ankara Styles: Vol 101