30 April 2018

Queens of The Pack! Yvonne Okoro, Nana Ama Mcbrown & Joselyn Dumas Cover Glitz Africa Magazine

 Three of the leading ladies in the Ghana movie industry; Yvonne Okoro, Nana Ama McBrown and Joselyn Dumas cover Glitz Africa Magazine’s latest issue.

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Linda Ikeji Via Her Instagram Has Shared A Message To Help Encourage All The Entrepreneurs Striving To Succeed

The blogger shared photos of her former business venture – the magazine FM&B (Fashion, Modelling & Beauty).

For 4 years she was at it, 2006 – 2009, and she managed to publish 5 editions, before finally giving up on it.

She, however, didn’t give up on her dreams, she added.

Encouraging entrepreneurs everywhere, Linda said while it is important to not give up, it is also important to recognize what isn’t one’s calling. She wrote:

#BBNaija’s Nina’s Photo Shoot with Tianna Styling

BBNaija‘s Nina has teamed up with Toyin Lawani of TiannahStyling to shoot new photos.

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26 April 2018

5 Personal Branding Lessons from Cardi B

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a die-hard Cardi B fan. I think most people assume it’s because of her utterly unadulterated, unapologetic and unfiltered personality but the true reason why I am completely enamored with the twenty-five-year-old stripper turned rap star is because she is undoubtedly a pacesetter for personal brands.

From Instagram personality to Love & Hip-Hop cast member to Billboard chart-topper, Cardi B has unprecedentedly leveraged social media to become the powerhouse name she is today. Over the last five years, Cardi B’s social media fanbase has shown exponential growth moving from over 1M followers in 2015 to 7M in 2017 and 21.5M to date. She is perhaps one of the most genuine and organic examples of how social media can be used as a tool to not only build and develop a brand but to also create influence.

Video| Media Personality Toke Makinwa Opens Up About Struggle with Fibroid, Recent Surgery & Her Journey to Healing

Denim Thursday #52

24 April 2018

Tasty Tuesday: Learn How to Make Afang Soup

In her new vlog, Sisi Yemmie shares her recipe for Afang soup.

Aso-Ebi Inspiration- Vol #70

“Follow Your Passion, Don’t Follow Money” – Simi Esiri Founder of SCHICK Magazine Shares Life Lessons

As SCHICK Magazine turns one, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief Simi Esiri stopped to reflect on her 10 years plus journey to this point and more importantly what she’s learnt in the past year of doing business.

Here are her lessons in the hope that they encourage you to start whatever journey you have in your heart and follow your dreams:

21 April 2018

Watch Nigerian Makeup Artist Layefa Recount Her Tale of Sexual Harassment

How Dana Chanel Went from A Party Girl to Creating A Powerful Multi-Million Dollar Online Ministry

The first time I saw Dana Chanel was at a viewing party for Keke Palmer. She wore a simple outfit—a white tank under a black jacket, dark-washed jeans ripped at the knee, with her hair slicked back into a low bun and face beat for the gods. Not provocatively dressed, but fashionably flawless. I watched as she quietly worked the room. She didn't make a lot of effort to get close to the celebrity guests; in fact, they seemed to greet her first as if she was an old friend. Though I didn't know who she was at the time, she gave an air of somebody who was supposed to be there, and not just as press, but for reasons beyond posting an event recap on a blog the following day.

16 April 2018

Stylish Monday: Self-Promotion Should Not Be Something You’re Ashamed to Do

It’s not uncommon for people to be shy about sharing their success, but there is a gracious way to celebrate yourself without puffing up your feathers.

Dimma Umeh Narrates How She Was Harassed by A Nigerian Lecturer

Beauty and lifestyle vlogger Dimma Umeh in a new video recounts her own experience about how she was harassed by a Nigerian lecturer while she was in university.


13 April 2018

Ankara Styles: Vol 117

“I’ve Learnt Not to Pressure Myself, Life Is Not A Competition” – Alexx Ekubo Shares Life Lessons as He Turns 32

Here’s what he shared:

I’m at peace with myself, everything & everyone around me

I’ve learnt not to pressure myself, Life is not a competition, economy lands the runway the same time as first class

“I Felt Like I Went Through A Rebirth” – Toke Makinwa Opens Up On Struggle With Depression & Overcoming It

Media personality and author Toke Makinwa, in a lengthy post on Instagram, talks about her recent struggles with depression and constantly doubting herself and a recent surgery she had.

She spoke on how after her surgery, she felt like she went through a rebirth and a burden had been lifted off her shoulder.

She wrote:

11 April 2018

6 Basic Steps for Starting A Successful Business

Starting your own business can be intimidating. Sometimes there is the fear of what if I fail? What will my friends and family think? However regardless of these thoughts one must take the leap of faith and kick start that great idea that has been on your mind.

Here are some basic steps on how to start a successful business:

Ankara Styles: Vol 116

10 April 2018

5 Things to Consider Before Getting A Business Partner

Choosing to start a business is a huge decision but choosing who will run the business with you is a life-changing decision. This person is very important to the success or failure of your business.
Here are several things to consider before deciding to get a business partner.

1. Is it necessary?
Your business is your baby. You pamper, nourish and protect it. Finding someone with the same vibe is important. If you can run the business alone and be successful, there is no need to give someone else the power to make decisions about the direction of your business. Many people bring on a business partner for financial backing but be sure to look into your other options first, such as a small business loan. Before jumping into anything, decide if it’s necessary.

Aso-Ebi Inspiration- Vol #68

9 Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Over the years, apple cider vinegar has been used for different purposes; cooking, baking, bathing etc because of its natural health benefit. It is rich in minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus, copper and magnesium), vitamins (vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and E) and pectin. However, due to its acidic content, it helps to absorb essential minerals from the food we put into our body.

Below are 9 healthy benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

9 April 2018

“This Is My Work Ethic: Get the Job Done by Any (Legal) Means Necessary! - Tolu “Toolz” Oniru-Demuren, Assistant Director of Programmes Beat FM

In this interview with Diary of a Naija Girl, Toolz talks about her life, work ethics and advice to aspiring media personality.

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Stylish Monday: Have A Positive Attitude

 The kind that no matter the severity of the situation, you not only bounce back, but you thrive with steadfast determination and confidence that defy the odds against you.

8 April 2018

3 April 2018

Russell Wilson and Family Are Picture Perfect in This Family Photo

Lovely!

Let’s Read the Bible! Watch Episode 1 Of Maraji’s New Series

Instagram sensation Maraji has kicked off a new series on her YouTube channel titled “Lets read the Bible”

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Uriel Oputa In A New Vlog on Her Youtube Channel Does A Quick Question and Answer Session

She answers different questions from when she plans on getting married to what her greatest fear is.

Aso-Ebi Inspiration- Vol #67

Tboss Looks Fab in Uniform

 Big Brother Naija 2017 finalist Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as TBoss this shared new photos on her Instagram page looking quite stunning wearing a pilot’s uniform.

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The Rebirth of On Air Personality Moet Abebe

 On-air media personality Moet Abebe shared some fiery shots from a recent shoot on her Instagram page, in anticipation of a new project coming soon.

The Radio Goddess as she often calls herself, looks smoking hot as she emerges from a pool clad in a low-cut white T-shirt in one photo, and in the other, in bed with nothing but a white button down shirt on.


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Watch How Temi Otedola Spent Her 22nd Birthday in This New Vlog

Fashion blogger Temi Otedola turned 22 a couple of days ago and in a new vlog on her YouTube channel JTO Fashion, she’s showing us how she spent the day and also sharing a few things she has learned in life so far.

The Rock Opens Up on Battling Depression

Dwayne Johnson popularly known as The Rock has discussed his own battle with depression.

According to The Express, Hollywood’s biggest earner, Johnson, has shared that he too has had bouts of depression.

2 April 2018

Entrepreneurship is a Risky Pursuit! Find Out How These Women Are Making their Small Businesses Work in Nigeria

From having to start their business with half the capital afforded to men and having to deal with toxic patriarchy, to running a company while scheduling their time to accommodate a on a toddler’s sleep agenda, the odds really are stacked against them. However, while they may face a slew of challenges in the world of entrepreneurship, they’re managing to thrive in spite of them.

We asked women from a diverse range of industries, to share some of the intricacies of starting and running their businesses.

Each entrepreneur was asked the following questions

What are some of the key challenges you have faced starting and running your business? How did you tackle them?

Why do you think there are less women than men taking the risk of founding their own business?
What are your recommendations to other women who have business ideas?

Read their stories and learn what they have to say about how they were able to overcome the doubts, challenges, and the naysayers.

Stylish Monday: Never Feel Bad About Trimming the Fat in Your Life

 Sometimes we just need to declutter our lives and get rid of the negative forces especially relationships! Always remember that the person who holds that sweet spot in your heart and warm place in your bed should inspire only the best thoughts and dearest feelings. They should be your rock. If at any point that changes into resentment, anger, fear or disappointments which cannot be resolved, you as a person owe it to yourself to leave.