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OMG.....Nik Wallenda completes blindfolded tightrope walk in downtown Chicago

Record-breaking daredevil Nik Wallenda completed Sunday what he had called his most challenging feat to date: a tightrope walk between two skyscrapers 600 feet above downtown Chicago.
The seventh-generation aerialist's "Skyscraper Live" walk was broadcast on Discovery.

The walk consisted of two parts, starting from Marina City's West Tower, about 588 feet high. He crossed above the Chicago River to the Leo Burnett Building, finishing 671 feet above the street, according to Skyscraper Live's website.

After he returned to the West Tower, he crossed to the East Tower blindfolded as he braced against estimated wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

As a member of the famous Flying Wallendas, founded by his grandfather Karl Wallenda in the 1920s, Wallenda is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He walked across a wire 1,500 feet above a river in Arizona in June 2013, becoming the first person to traverse the gorge near Grand Canyon Park in Arizona. Before that, he made …

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014: Okunoren Twins

The 2014 GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week showcased the Okunoren Twins Collection, which was more of black colours and their wears are suitable for social functions.

Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

Craftsmen turn bicycles into stylish furniture

For many, bicycles are meant solely as a mode of transportation, a quick and convenient way of getting from A to B. In Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, however, a group of craftsmen take the functionality of bicycles a step further -- by transforming them into eye-catching modern furniture.

From its spacious 5th-floor apartment overlooking Nairobi, Ojey's Designs is a business fashioning elaborate chairs and tables out of old bike parts -- from rims and tires to spokes and pedals, the different parts are all welded together to form the base of the contemporary furnitire.

"We do the bar stools, the bar tables," says Martin Ojwang, the startup's founder. "We do chairs, the cafe chairs and cafe tables -- those ones can go to the hotels."

                                         Martin Ojwang, founder of Ojey's Designs

Having worked as an accountant for three years, the young entrepreneur decided to change career paths in 2012 after crafting his first c…

Renewed clashes grip Burkina Faso amid calls for calm

Protesters demanding that the newly installed military government step aside clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday as regional leaders pleaded for calm.
After the resignation of President Blaise Compaore -- who himself faced violent protests over his desire to extend his 27-year rule -- Burkina Faso's military took power.

On Sunday, a huge crowd gathered in Ouagadougou, protesting the military government and demanding the return to constitutional rule.
Gunfire erupted during clashes between the protesters and security forces near the location of the state news television channel, local journalist Ouezen Louis Oulon told CNN.

On Saturday, the military consolidated its support behind Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, who will serve as interim President until elections can be held.
On Sunday, as the protests renewed, the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States called for peace and an orderly transition to democracy.
Compaore resigned…

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika’s collection was a lovely one with several of her pieces detailed with fringe, ruffles, asymmetrical hems and more.Her looks mainly consisted of elegant dresses but she also had chic casual pieces to offer.

GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week: Mai Atafo Inspired