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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Nicknames we gave our teachers

Hello everyone! It’s a new day and irrespective of what anyone says or does to you, choose to be happy. I will practice what I preach too…
It’s another episode of Throwback Thursday and I intend to catapult you back to the Primary, secondary and University years. I want us to discuss the teachers we had and the funny names we gave them. We all had that one teacher that we made sure to give a name…come on! You know it’s true!

Back then in secondary school, seeing as I went to an all girls boarding school, it was fun as hell… at least the senior class when I wasn’t being pushed around by the big gals! Lol
We used to have a certain teacher we called Aunty Bam… the name existed after she farted in class. Students claim the sound the fart made was Bam!

From then on, we started referring to her with the name. The name stuck and every new student thought that was her name. Once, a new student saw her passing and respectfully greeted her saying ‘Good Morning Aunty Bam’... The woman held her by the ears asking her to stop calling her that. In pains, the poor girl responded, ‘But what did I do Aunty Bam’?

Nonee features Stay Jay in ‘Alikoto’


For some weeks, a new song has been on the replay in various radio stations in Lagos such as Beat Fm. 

Produced by one of Ghana’s finest Killbeatz , Nonee’s debut single “Alikoto” featuring award-winning Stay Jay is sure a delight.

Some of the artist’s fans have shown him just how much his music is good to the ears on twitter. One of his fans tweeted at him saying “nice track,keep it going"; while others took to promoting the song to their own followers on Twitter. You don’t share a song you don’t like right? 

So sharing the song coupled with the buzz on online media channels and radio stations is definitely a clear indication that “Alikoto” is a song you gotta listen to!

It was dropped in August but I just listened to it and believe there are some like me who are yet to listen to it.

Whatcha think? Listen below…




Cossy Orjiakor launches ‘Playgirl Mansion’

Remember that Nollywood actress that talks like a baby? You don’t… Okay, maybe a better description will help. Remember that babe that has humongous boobs and never bothers to hide them underneath any form of normal clothing? I bet your memory is active now!

Yes, am talking of none other than the boobilicious Cossy Orjiakor. The babe has decided to toe the name-path with Hugh Hefner of Playboy Mansion with the recent opening of her ‘Playgirl Mansion’.

The actress recently turned singer had been rumored to have acquired 12 plots of land at Kuchiako Kuje, Abuja for ‘commercial use’…. Well, here is one of its uses.

 

Cossy shared photos of the building on Twitter with an emblem of her name in between two playboy logos crested on it.

She made a show of the mansion on twitter when she posted Play girl mansion is now open. Pls send the left over rams …A pretty big boobs chef will make a delicacy out of em‘ on her page @CossyDiva.

She has also said the launch of her music album will be in December and the event will be big. ‘My Album launch is Dec,15, Venue ..in the sea..Prest Boat Cruise.. life band …buffet..and lots of take home gifts. 1st class affair‘, she said.

 

One thing is not clear yet; what will be done in this mansion? Will it be used for the same purpose as Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion?

Let’s watch and see!


Mummy’s Wednesday: What is the best way to discipline a child?


We are mothers and truth be told, raising a child is not a task for the fickle minded especially when that child is not a quiet one but a hyperactive human being.

It gets to that point when they have stopped being infants and graduated to toddlers and preschoolers; then it’s time for some disciplinary measures to be put in place. A saying goes, train up a child in the way that he should go and when he grows up, he will not depart from it. Opinions of parents differ as to when to start disciplining a child. 

While some have claimed that they started teaching their babies right from wrong as early as 2 weeks old, others believe discipline should properly commence by 6 months. It varies from one parent to another but hey, do it as it works for you so long as you don’t get it done late.

Another question that has come in with parents is the mode of discipline. A woman complained on Babycenter website that when she’s with her daughter and she does something that needs disciplining, she usually gives her time-outs but she is worried that her husband resorts to spanking the child. She is also more worried of the fact that she feels he should not spank her but can’t say because she is his daughter too.

Many people shared their views with responses below…

Mum A: I see nothing wrong with a little spanking every once in a while. My children are 3 and 5 and extremely well behaved. Spanking is a last resort; however they both know that if they don't listen after a time out in the corner, then the spanking comes next. Yes my children are scared of the spanking punishment, but isn't that the point? 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bollywood Tuesday - Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai : When Love hurts

On this Bollywood Tuesday, I will tell you the story of Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai; a romantic movie starring Bollywood’s Amisha Patel, Arjun Rampal and Bobby Deol.
Durga is a beautiful blind woman who lives in the village with her poor mother. She is blessed with the gift of shaping pottery and supports her poor family with proceeds made from sale of her works.
Each day, her friendly young male neighbor would wheel her and the art works on his cart to the local market which they would joyously sell and return home with the little money they made. Mother and daughter are content with their lifestyle and each other until someone else makes an entrance into their lives.

One day, as Durga’s neighbour pushes her to the market with her art works happily amidst talks and laughs, he trips on a stone. As he falls, the cart moves on heading for the cliff just in front of them. His screams could do nothing as the cart topples over. Durga is left hanging by her scarf which is caught on a tree branch. She has just seconds before the branch gives way and she screams uncontrollably for help. She knows she is in danger but she is also very unaware of how much!

Don’t worry about okada ban or fuel scarcity; just buy a BICYCLE!


Interesting the many trends we get to see in Lagos state.

While we are still trying to fathom how to cope without the ‘mad’ driving okada men, the Lagos state commissioner for transportation has given us what he thinks is a remedy. He says we should all go and buy bicycles since they are already mapping out plans to provide us with bicycle lanes.

He says it’s an alternative to okada and advised us to cycle from our homes and then tie our bicycles on a pole that will be provided at bus stops, and then proceed to take the BRT buses. If I park my bicycle there, person come thief am nko?

I can imagine me with my heels and probably gown, pedaling my bicycle with all furiousness just to get to work in good time. I laugh at that thought!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jim Iyke gets own reality show


Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke has decided to join the likes of the Kardashians, Ghana’s Nadia Buari and Kendra in owning his own TV reality show. He is calling it ‘Jim Iyke Unscripted’.

The show is a joint production of Africa Magic and Oh Africa TV and will be aired for one year across both networks and their affiliates.

The dude will have cameras and lights shadowing his every move and we can hopefully get to catch a glimpse of the Nollywood star we never knew about.

The reality show deal is said to have been sealed by Jim’s UK-based management company, Greyology Inc and will fetch him a lump sum of $500k.

Productions have begun for the show and it will hit the screens pretty soon.

Me am waiting for it o!

Guys cook for your ladies

Ladies, how many of you love men that can hold their own in the kitchen? Show of hands!
It’s actually a dream to have a man that can whip up something nice in the kitchen sometimes as a surprise to his woman and at other times, when she cannot for one reason or the other cook.


Many men I am sure object to a man being able to cook because they do not see a man’s place being the kitchen. These set of guys don’t have any qualms with going to the nearby restaurant to have their fill without batting an eyelid as to how much they get to spend on a regular basis. Thing is, they do spend a lot!

Some women also do not want a man who can cook just so that he doesn’t spend all the time criticizing their own cooking.

Friday, October 26, 2012

She claims to be the World’s oldest dwarf at 113 years old


An Indian woman claims to be the world’s oldest dwarf - at 113 years old.

Zeenat Bi in the middle
Zeenat Bi, a resident of Bhopal, India, has Government pension records stating she is 101 - but the feisty pensioner claims she is twelve years older.

The current record holder, according to Guinness World Records, is American dwarf Lowell Deforest Mason, who was 74 years old as of February this year.

And Zeenat, who stands at three feet tall, has now earmarked a wish list of things she wants to do before she dies - including meeting Bollywood star Salman Khan and taking part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

She remembers when the British still ruled India and Nawabs (Indian Princes) still held a major influence over daily life.

Zeenat said: “I am so old that I have seen this city grow up with me. I remember during the British times, this entire city was almost a jungle. There were trees as far as the eye could see.

Dior Mascara Ad banned for model’s ‘too long’ lashes

Hahahahahahahaha…. Okay let me stop with the laughter and tell you the reason for it.


A Dior Mascara Ad with Natalie Portman as the model has been banned in the U.K because the model’s lashes were too long….. Lol! Funny but true.


But wait a minute; will someone actually buy mascara with the mind-set that their lashes would look like that of the model if applied?  Maybe.
Natalie Portman's lashes need reduction..lol


Someone like me will not believe such. Some of these models don’t even use the actual products on their skin before posing for such photographs. Companies are just advertising their products and leave you to believe what you want!


Just imagine a Naija woman with stubborn hair that all relaxers are afraid of, picking a newly advertised relaxer because she saw an advert with an oyinbo model with silky hair posing all in the hope of having a miracle happen! Poof…. The strong, stubborn short hair suddenly changes to long silky hair after the relaxer is washed off! Lmao…  If wishes were horses…


Read the real story and forget my ranting jare!

Friday Facts: Did you know?


Hey everyone, its Friday… Can I hear TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday)? Yeah… it’s Friday but the public holiday in celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir started yesterday in Nigeria; so a lot of people except us media folks are at home. The four day break is just what the doctor ordered for many.

While you are catching that much needed rest from the stress of work, lemme share today’s facts gotten of course from GoogleFacts.

You may already know some but am sure not all…Lol


DID YOU KNOW?

Coca-Cola says only two people alive know the Coca-Cola recipe, and they aren't allowed to travel on the same plane in case it crashes

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Married Men: Tips to keep things interesting in the bedroom


Lots of men forget that the mother of their children is a woman when it comes to satisfying her sexually. Most men are in the habit of getting themselves satisfied and then rolling off to doze or do some unimportant stuff. It’s no surprise then that some of these men decide to take the groove outside of their matrimonial homes and hump some woman outside.

Women are different from men and while a man can comfortably get turned on without some foreplay, a woman cannot. Treating your wife to some foreplay before you get down to the drill makes both of you enjoy the sex. 

Many married woman have never had an orgasm…. Yes! It’s true! How then is she supposed to enjoy sex huh?

Well, just in case some of our men are oblivious of what to do to steam things up and keep the bedroom interesting, I have below some tips you can apply to hopefully turn your wife into that sex partner you have dreamed of. Hopefully, you get to practice these on your wife and not another woman o!

Throwback Thursday: Sunita! Sunita!! Sunita!!!

I am a Bollywood addict so it should come as no surprise that I have a day dedicated to the industry and its movies. Today is my normal Throwback Thursday and throughout the night, Yeh Vaada Raha songs kept playing through my mind.
Anyone who was born in the 70s and 80s gotta know the movie… I think back then, probably because Nollywood hadn’t been in people’s faces, our parents took pride in watching Hindi movies, a lot!


While growing up, my house was filled with so many Indian movies and I fell in love with them from then.
Today, let me take you back to the ground-breaking love Vikram Rai Bahadur  ( Rishi Kapoor) had for Sunita Sikand ( Poonam Dhillion) in Yeh Vaada Raha (The Promise), a 1982 movie .

The story takes you into the caste system in India back in the days. While Vikram is the only son of Mrs. Sharda, and sole heir to a vast business and estate, Sunita’s father was hanged for a crime and she was an orphan and poor at that.

Watch celebs define LOVE in three words…

Love is a feeling that has made a number of people happy and fulfilled. The feeling has also left a whole lot scarred and they may never recover from it.
Sometimes, people mistake lust for love and so have no clear definition as to what love really is.
If you ask me, the only description of love that suffices is what was captured in the book of Corinthians in the bible. Away from that, someone like me will have an entire notebook of what I think love is.

I watched a video which I have decided to share with you on celebrities defining love in just three words. It’s funny what some said and you may get an insight into how love has treated some from their definition. Someone said that ‘Love is Wicked’…. You will know who when you watch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How I suffered yesterday due to Okada ban


My coming to work yesterday was not funny at all!

I stood for at least an hour, 45 minutes on the road just to get a bike and later a bus to work. While we are still dealing with the fuel scarcity that has caused transportation rates to up, Lagos state suddenly banned Okadas from plying some major routes.

I agree absolutely that some Okada men in Lagos state are disasters waiting to happen and you will have your heart in your hands when they take you on a flying ride, but with the state of things in Lagos, coping without them is difficult.

We were almost up to sixty people waiting for a bike from my junction to Cele. When a bike approaches, people will jump on top of the Okada before even saying where they are headed or beating price. When I waited there for longer than normal, I told myself to behave. Haba! I have been in Lagos for years and pride myself with being a Lagosian, so why would I allow myself to dull?

Mummy’s Wednesday: Love your body despite the changes!


I wrote about mums getting the sexy back last week, a young man on NairaLand commented making fun of mums and saying that no amount of sexy will cover up the drooped breast except surgery.

This kind of men are the ones that make mothers feel bad about the changes their bodies went through in the process of childbirth. It’s not like women can prevent the changes they experience when they are about to bring a life into the world; nature and God made it so.

While some women exist who don’t change much after childbirth, there are some who experience massive changes after the babies. But no one has the right to insult a mother because of changes she cannot help. And I mean it.

It is necessary for every woman who has given birth to engage in some form of exercise to shed the fat accumulated during pregnancy; some don’t even add on weight. The stomach will get bigger than it was. Many mums including me have complained of our belly’s not being as flat as it used to be; but truth is, if we are asked to go back to not having a child so that we can have our sexy tummy’s back, it’d sound like a curse right?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teacher flogs 12-year-old girl to death


Let us debate this a little. Yes, the bible says we should spare the rod and spoil the child but the way some people are not sparing the rod at all is alarming.

I just read about a JSS1 girl that was flogged to death by her teacher in Awka.

The teacher was said to have flogged her till she fainted and subsequently died when rushed to the hospital for not doing her homework.




Reports have it that the Anambra Commissioner for Education, Mrs Uju Okeke immediately ordered the closure of the school as a result of the incident but when contacted, she denied ordering the closure of the school insisting the school was on midterm break.

NAN investigated and gathered that schools in Anambra were not on midterm break. So the woman was lying ni?

Bollywood Tuesday - Humraaz: A story of love and hate (6)


Okay, today is another beautiful day for a Bollywood movie; at least I think so. Let me get right to it to avoid boring you… Again, if you are just reading this, you may wanna read parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to get the hang of the entire thing.

When the cassette is slotted in, Priya’s voice fills the car. Raj is surprised and listens intently to his wife’s confession. He immediately realizes he has made a grave mistake. This woman loved him and had against all odds told him the truth.

He steps on the accelerator hoping against hope that somehow, his wife survives; but his hopes are dashed when he gets to his compound. Police vehicles and ambulance are parked outside with a swam of officers going in and out of his house. Raj’s legs cease to move as tears well up in his eyes. He had killed the only woman he loved before realizing the truth.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Facts to know about cheating

I read this and thought to share with my blog fam...

I particularly find Fact 6 to be entirely true, so men, be careful lest you push your wife into an emotional entanglement with another man... That is the most extreme part of cheating - emotional infidelity.
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Can you spot a husband prone to infidelity? If he's unhappy with his wife, he'll cheat, right? Not necessarily. According to a Rutgers University study, 56% of men who have affairs claim to be happy in their marriages. They're largely satisfied with all they have and aren't looking for a way out, yet they still find themselves in bed with other women-and in hot water with their wives. Here, experts explain this phenomenon and dispel other popular cheating myths.


Fact #1: Most men are still in love with their wives when they cheat.
Men who cheat haven't fallen out of love; they've become unsatisfied with the current state of it. "Cheating usually occurs in the phase of companionate love, when couples begin to settle down, have kids and solidify the life being built together," says clinical psychologist Andra Brosh, PhD. While they're fulfilled in some areas, like being a provider, the romance may be missing. "We more often think of women complaining about a lack of romance, but men feel it, too," says Dr. Brosh. "They frequently suffer in silence, believing they can't get what they want from their spouses." To avoid this in your marriage, plan nights out together, set aside time for sex and discuss hopes and dreams--not just workdays and your son's last soccer game.

Fact #2: Men usually cheat with women they know.

Cheaters don't generally pick up random women in bars. "My first husband cheated on me with a childhood friend," says Diane* from New York City. "His family was close to her family, so they never lost touch." Intimacy expert Mary Jo Rapini explains, "A lot of women think that all cheating women are floozies-not true. The relationships are usually friendships first." In fact, more than 60% of affairs start at work, according to Focus on the Family. A good idea: Make sure your husband feels more connected to you than to his business partner. "Spouses go to work, take care of their kids and do separate things at night. That has to stop," says Rapini. She suggests always going to bed at the same time and cuddling.

Yash Chopra, Bollywood's ace director is dead


I am so sad...

If you are a lover of Indian movies, you are sure to know who the legend Yash Chopra is. He has directed a lot of my favorite movies and I personally mourn him...

Read on please...


Indian film industry, Bollywood has been thrown into mourning with the death of ace film director, screen writer and producer, Yash Chopra.

Chopra, known as “King of Romance” died in Mumbai on Sunday at the age of 80 after contracting dengue fever and experiencing multiple organ failure.

He dedicated five decades to bringing award winning Bollywood romance movies to the screens with hits such as Deewar(Wall), Chandni (Moonlight), Dhoom,and Dil To Pagal Hai ( The Heart is Mad) and Veer Zaara. His latest Hindi movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan (As long as I am alive) starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma is scheduled for release across India on November 13.

His sons, Aditya who is a successful film director and Uday Chopra run the international branch of the family’s production house.

According to Zee News, Chopra announced that he was retiring from directing in a conversation with actor Shah Rukh on September 27, his 80th birthday.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rochas Okorocha goes gangster on Peter Obi's aide


Did you read about the drama that ensued between Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and Governor Peter Obi’s aide?

Well, just in case you missed it, Okorocha  who arrived at the 80th birthday celebration of former vice president, Alex Ekwueme  in Enugu and made to sit on a particular seat but a protocol officer attached to Governor Peter Obi refused to allow him seat; this so enraged the seemingly quiet governor that he found himself playing Van Damme on the fellow; giving him a punch before he realized what was happening.

The reports have it that the man was surprised because he didn’t expect such from the governor but more drama occurred when a police officer attached to the bomb disposal unit in Anambra state, Mr Felix Alumona pushed Okorocha when he tried to remove the tag having Obi’s name on it.