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See Inside Adele's New Beverly Hills Mansion

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Adele is moving stateside!  Rumors of the singer quietly house-hunting in the Los Angeles area have been circulating since last fall, and it seems she may have finally found her dream home. According to TMZ, Adele secretly closed on a luxurious Beverly Hills mansion a month ago and has kept it hush-hush since sealing the deal. 

Photos: Ciara and Russell Wilson vacation in Cabo

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The pair and Ciara's two-year-old son, Future, are on a vacation in sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and they seem to be having a good time. 
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Watch Seyi Sodimu’s Video for “Love Me Jeje (Remix)” featuring Reality TV Star K.Michelle

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Seyi Sodimu releases the remix of his hit single “Love Me Jeje” featuring American R&B sensation K. Michelle. The song which was previously released years back, was a monster hit and helped launch his career. The collaboration, which was released on May 30th 2016 was produced and recorded in Atlanta, Georgia by Shizzi and the video was also shot in Atlanta bySesan Ogunro of Film Factory. The A&R for the project was done by Bankulli and additional vocals by Password and Duzzi. Live Guitar by Fioke and special thanks to Eric Cire.

Actress Zoe Saldana 'splashes out $9 million on luxury Beverly Hills mansion' (photos)

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Actress/dancer Zoe Saldana and her artist husband Marco Perego, both 37, are set to move into a 6,400 square foot home in Beverly Hills with their 18-month-old twins Bowie and Cy, according to reports by TMZ. 

More photos of her lovely home after the cut..

Ghanaian Jewelry Designer Aphia Sakyi Releases New Lookbook

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Emerging Ghanaian accessories designer Aphia Sakyi‘s latest collection is a catch of statement neckpieces with obvious afrocentric influences. The neckpieces are definitely not for the girl-next-door as they’ll require some extra dose of confidence to rightly pull off.

VP Osinbajo Commissions LASEMA Response Unit and Security Vehicles and Motorcycles in Lagos

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Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA)’s Response Unit and some equipments procured by the State government for the Unit, as well as some security patrol vehicles and motorcycles in Lagos today. Osinbajo also commissioned the newly constructed Ago Palace Way, Okota. The Vice President represented President Muhammadu Buhari who was billed to be in Lagos on Monday and Tuesday on a working visit but was postponed due to “scheduling difficulties”.

Female Talking Drummer, Ara has Been Appointed a Cultural Ambassador by The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has announced the appointment of Aralola Olamuyiwa aka Ara as a Cultural Ambassador of the Ife kingdom. She is well known for her skills as the first accomplished female talking drummer In Nigeria and she has been in the game for over 25 years. According to the letter addressed to Ara, she was recognized for her cultural contribution to Ile Ife and Yoruba land as a whole. She would serve in that capacity as a promoter and preserver of the Talking drum for future generations.

Photos: David Beckham buys lunch for a homeless man

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David Beckham was seen buying and handing over to a homeless man - a burger and beer, after he had lunch with his children and niece at Tommi’s Burger Joint in West London.
David came out of the joint with the burger in his hand and the bottle of beer, handed it to the homeless man whose face immediately lit up. The pair then had a quick talk before David went back into the restaurant. Such a nice gesture!

Photos of Femi Fani Kayode at Lagos Magistrate Court today, to be detained by EFCC for 21 days

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EFCC today arraigned former PDP Presidential campaign spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode in an Ikeja magistrate court where they secured an order of remand to keep him in their custody for another three weeks.
 A statement released by the agency reads;

Fayose bans cattle grazing in Ekiti, says; “cattle farmers must own ranch”

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the State, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch and that a bill to make movement of cattle from one location to another criminal in the State will soon be sent to the State House of Assembly.


Governor Fayose, who made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole local government area of the State that was invaded last Friday by Fulani herdsmen that killed two residents of the town and injured others, warned that government will henceforth confiscate any cattle seen anywhere in the State apart from ranch created for them by their owners.

Lagos State Government to Replace “Danfos” With AC Buses & Teach Transport Operators Behavioural Etiquette

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The Lagos State Government has announced plans to rebrand the transportation system in the state. According to PUNCH, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, made the announcement during the 2016 annual ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, saying that the initiative would involve replacing the mini-buses, popularly called Danfo”, with high-capacity buses. Mobereola said that the state government would introduce commuter protection number plates and body tags on buses to show their routes and enforce colour uniformity on all public transport systems in the state.

Celine Dion sheds tears at the BMAs after her son surprises her with Icon Award

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Music Legend, Celine Dion broke down in tears during her first televised singing performance since the death of her husband, after her eldest son René-Charles, made a surprise appearance on stage to present her with the Icon award during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Celine who performed a cover of her late husband's favourite song, 'Queen's The Show Must Go On', was given a standing ovation by the crowd, but became overcome with emotion and broke down in tears after René-Charles emerged on stage with her award. Reflecting about the emotional moment on stage to ET, Celine said,
'To try to perform that song without collapsing was big enough. 'LAnd then I turned around and I saw my son. As a mother, I really, through this whole process of our new life, wanted to be strong.I thought I was going to make it through the whole night without tears and show strength, and love won. I just collapsed. I'm very thankful for the award and proud of my family so much. You…

Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur Creates Latest Emoji App Available for Free Download

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Following the wide acceptance of Emoji keyboards in the mobile world today, CEO of the Columbus Ohio based Wayitech Consults Josh Tutu have teamed up to create more Emoji diversity and options for the Nigerian community.

Toyin Lawani & her “Swag Family” are getting a Reality TV Show | Get the Details

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Entrepreneur Toyin Lawani has announced that she and her family will be getting their own reality TV show soon where you can see behind the scenes footage of their life, the way she runs her business and more.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashianstun at the Opera opening of La Traviata

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Kim Kardashian and her husband were seen as they arrived for the uber-chic opening of Sofia Coppola's opera take on La Traviata. 


Photos from Eva Longoria & José 'Pepe' Baston's wedding in Mexico

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Actress Eva Longoria married TV executive, José 'Pepe' Baston in a romantic sunset ceremony in front of 200 guests, at a private residence in the lakeside town of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Her new husband is the president of Grupo Televisa, Latin America's largest media company. This will be Eva's 3rd attempt at marriage. Wish her the best this time around. 

Campari Nigeria Lights Up Lagos Nightlife Celebrating 2Baba With Annie Idibia, Tee A, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Sensei Uche & Others

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Premium bitters liqueur, Campari Nigeria lit up the city of Ikeja on Saturday May 21st, 2016 as well wishers, colleagues and fans came out in numbers to celebrate living legend and Campari ambassador, Innocent Idibia, also known as 2Baba on his honorary master’s degree from Igbinedion University. The event had guests like ace comedian, Tee A, renowned writer, Toni Kan, CEO Now Muzik, Efe Omorogbe, Portfolio Manager – International Premium Brands, Nigerian Breweries, Sampson Oloche and Dotun Omotoye in attendance and they partied into the night with 2Baba. Other guests include Kelly Handsome, Annie Idibia, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, City FM OAPs, Sensei Uche, Cvon, Kemi Smallz among many others. Head of Marketing, Brian Munro Limited, Abayomi Ajao commented, “We are excited to be celebrating an icon in the music business industry and Campari ambassador, 2Baba. His music has made so much impact in Africa and beyond, we are proud to be in collaboration with a brand like him”.

Red Carpet photos at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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Britney Spears, Rihanna, Future, Ciara and her fiancé Russell Wilson, Kesha, Seal, Jessica Alba, Ariana Grande, Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher and so many other stars graced the red carpet at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which took place on May 22, 2016.


Teen Vogue hires first ever black Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Welteroth

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29-year-old Elaine Welteroth has become the first African-American to hold the Editor-in-Chief position at fashion magazine, Teen Vogue and the youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast history. 

Behind The Scenes of Yemi Alade’s Colourful “Kom Kom” Video featuring Flavour

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Yemi Alade recently released the music video for her duet “Kom Kom” with highlife singer Flavour; and the video became an instant fan favourite, trending on social media and gained over 100,000 in barely three days. The 2016 BET Award nominee who is currently in London promoting her chart-topping sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”, has released behind-the-scenes footage and stills from the Clarence Peters directed shoot. More after the cut...

Allure Bridals Fall 2016

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The new Allure Bridals Fall 2016 collection offers a wide range of wedding gowns, from royal ballgowns with long sleeves, beaded high necks and layered tulle to sexy A-line dresses with illusion necklines and rich lace and lastly, strapless dresses with glamorous mermaid trains. Each gown is uniquely stunning in its own way, there is great difficulty in picking just one as your fave!

Egypt Air releases list of nationalities of passengers on board crashed flight #MS804

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An Egypt Air flight that was heading to Cairo from Paris crashed into the Mediterranean Sea halfway between Egypt and Greece yesterday night. The plane which was declared missing was later discovered to have crashed. 56 passengers were on board.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gets Awarded with An Honorary Degree by Johns Hopkins University

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Internationally-acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday May 18th 2016 at the universitywide commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena. She gave such profound advice to graduating seniors “Eat real food as often as you can. And embrace ignorance. Say those words ‘I don’t know’. Because by embracing ignorance you open up the possibility of knowledge”. She was honoured along with Pioneering academic and philanthropic leaderJudith Rodin, Nobel prize winning neuroscientist Dr. Richard Axel, Philanthropist and retired judge, Honorable Ellen Heller, Renowned researcher Susan Baker, Eminent attorney and philanthropist Shale Stiller, Esteemed researcherLaurie Zabin. Watch the video here:
Photo Credit: Will Kirk/Homewood Photography via The Hub

This Pregnant woman was executed for refusing abortion

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Candace Pickens, 23, was a great mother to her 3 year old son, Zachaeus. Her Aunt, Irene Jenny Pickens, told The Washington Post:
“When she found out she was pregnant, she was scared at first." “But once she had that baby, it was so natural for her. “She loved being a mother. And no matter what she was going through, I think he was the one thing that kept her going.”
Unknown to her family members,  Candace Pickens was in a volatile and abusive relationship with Nathaniel Dixon, her boyfriend, a secret she managed to keep hidden from some a lot of people who knew her in Asheville, N.C., where she lived.

Her boyfriend, Nathaniel Elijah Dixon, had a violent history that included attempted robbery and allegations of domestic violence against another woman with whom he had a child, according to the Citizen-Times. In addition to Dixon’s extensive criminal history, police think he has possible ties to a Los Angeles street gang.

DJ Cuppy & the Otedola Family celebrate her graduation in New York

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Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (DJ Cuppy) graduated with a Master's degree a day ago from NYU and she stepped out with her family to celebrate at Zuma - a high-end Japanese restaurant in New York. Her parents; Femi and Nana Otedola, sisters Olawunmi, Temi amongst others were present for the dinner party. 
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Summertime Hits Lagos With The Launch Of The Ciroc Pineapple

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Canapés, beautiful faces, welcoming sea breeze and amazing people. All these define the launch of the Ciroc pineapple at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos over the weekend. The event itself was a gathering of Lagos Finest who came dressed to express their interpretation of #tropicalluxury.

Trendy Johnson presents ‘Men of Many Colour’ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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AlthoughTrendy Jonhson‘s execution still needs more finesse, the idea behind this collection I clearly see and appreciate; beautiful colourful suits for young men who want to look spirited and fun even while wearing suits.

RMD, Don Jazzy others step out in Kilts

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Actor RMD, Don Jazzy, Tega Oghenejobo, Destiny Amaka and others who are currently in Scotland for a Johnnie Walker event stepped out in kilts.



George Zimmerman sells gun he killed Trayvon Martin with for $120,000 in private auction

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George Zimmerman finally sold the gun he killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin with, after several failed attempts and several fake online bidders. The gun was put in a private auction which had only seven verified bidders and it reportedly sold for $120,000. The person who bought the firearm has not yet been identified.
The United Gun Group auction site put the gun back on sale after 2 failed attempts by their site to sell the gun but added a private email verification process to filter people trying to shut down the sale.

See The Mobaly Collection by Congolese designer Innocente Messy

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Housed by Nigerian-American celebrity stylist Kanayo Ebi, Innocente Messy’sMobaly collection features 15 essential trend led pieces inspired by the 1960’s MOD subculture. From defined silhouettes to exaggerated outwear with subtle accents and influences from West Africa. Designed by the talented Congolese and London college of fashion graduate Innocente Messy, her breakthrough line – the Mobaly collection has been praised by Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter, singer Melanie Fiona and worn by Angela Simmons.

North West and cousin Penelope Disick attend BFF Ryan's birthday party

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Kim Kardashian's daughter-North West and her cousin, Penelope Disick-Kourtney Kardashian's daughter looked like they had a great time as they had their faces painted and partied up a storm with BFF Ryan at her fourth birthday on Saturday.

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Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Regina King & More cover The Hollywood Reporter’s Latest Issue

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Jennifer Lopez, Constance Zimmer, Julianna Margulies, Kerry Washington, Kirsten Dunst, Regina King and Sarah Paulson take the cover of THR’s Drama Actresses Roundtable issue. In the magazine the ladies talk about nudity in screen, being seen as divas and more

Photos: The Obamas host Nordic leaders to a state dinner

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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle looked lovely as they hosted five Nordic leaders to a state dinner at the White House on May 13th. Michelle looked absolutely beautiful in her Naheem Khan off-the-shoulder ball gown while Obama looked dapper in his suit. Demi Lovato was at the dinner to serenade the guests with her lovely voice. Singer Jidenna, Janelle Monae, Common were also in attendance.

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She’s Bold, Growing & Happy! Seyi Shay Covers Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

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Music star Seyi Shay is glowing on the cover of Guardian Life magazine’s latest issue. The singer is described as “Bold, Growing and Happy”.

Ric Hassani, Vector Tha Viper and Bolu Olaitan Star in Sammies Couture Exciting 2016 Collection

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Sammies Couture‘s 2016 collection is on one hand an exciting exploration of colourful fabrication for men and on the other hand a let down with the other less colourful fabric choices. The colourful and more exciting pieces in this collection are things that I’d totally wear in a heartbeat without caring as much what the next person has to say, but the other pieces—although darker shades which I am most comfortable wearing—are a little too glossy for me.

N145 pump price will crash in three months- APC chairman says

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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC says the new N145 pump price of petrol will crash within thhe next three months. In a media briefing with newsmen in Abuja yesterday May 13th, the Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, says just like the Global System of Mobile telecommunication, GSM, the price of fuel is bound to reduce due to competitive market forces.

Tomato Shortage! MD confirms Dangote Tomato Processing Company suspends production

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If you had any doubts about considering agriculture as a business venture, this should help you make your decision. If you live in Nigeria, it is likely you have noticed the sky high cost of tomatoes right now. There is a shortage of tomatoes in Nigeria and this has led to rising prices and now it has affected production of tomato paste.

Beautiful! Australian mum reveals her adorable quintuplets in photo shoot

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Australian mother Kim Tucci who gave birth to quintuplets on January 28, 2016, just shy of 30 weeks, released a photo shoot of her surprise newborns.
According to BBC, 26-year-old mother took just two minutes to give birth to her four daughters and one son, who were conceived naturally. A team of 50 doctors and nurses assisted with the planned caesarean and all of the children were born healthy.

Wife of the Vice President Dolapo Osinbajo, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nike Oshinowo and many more gather together for Etisalat-Sponsored “Hear Word” in Abuja

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It was a gathering of dignitaries from all  sectors last weekend, as Etisalat-Sponsored stage play, Hear Word made the final stop for its international tour at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Held at the Congress Hall of the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, the show was led by the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo. Other distinguished personalities at the event include the Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria,Hakeem Belo-Osagie and his wife, Myma Belo-Osagie; Patron, Etisalat Prize for Literature, Dele Olojede; wife of the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara; Former Vice President of World Bank, Africa and Social Advocate, Oby Ezekwesili; President of DEPOWA, Mrs. Omobolanle Olonisakin; National President, NOWA; Theresa Ibass; National President, NAFOWA, Sadique Abubakar and National President, POWA, Agharase Arase, among others. The performance marked the end of the three continent tour, which kicked off in April at the renowned Harva…

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Increase Minimum Wage or Don’t Collect Tax from Minimun Wage Earners – Ben Murray-Bruce tells Buhari

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Senator representing Bayelsa East, Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase minimum wage to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.

Kunle Afolayan Unveils Plans to Hold the First Ever In-Flight Movie Premiere for “The CEO”

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Frontline actor, producer and director, Kunle Afolayan held a 45-minute screening of his new movie, ‘The CEO’ to members of the press, fans, friends and sponsors at the Silverbird Cinemas in Ikeja City Mall, Lagos on Wednesday, May 11th 2016. At the screening, he shared the first-of-its-kind plans for the release of his movie and reasons behind his choice.

Steve Harvey's daughter Karli shares photos from her maternity shoot

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Steve Harvey's daughter Karli is expecting her first child this summer with her husband, Ben Raymond. The mother-to-be took to Instagram to share lovely photos from a pregnancy shoot with husband.
"Motherhood has to be one of the greatest gifts. #TeamRaymond #8monthspregnant " she gushed.

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Buhari Made a “Courageous” and “Necessary” Decision – Tinubu

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National Leader of the All Progressive Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the president made a courageous decision to end the subsidy regime. According to Tinubu, “the president’s decision to reallocate funds once earmarked for the fuel subsidy and commit those funds to other more socially productive services and undertakings was a difficult decision. It was also a necessary one”.

Photos: North West & Penelope Disick show off their dancing skills as they twirl around in a salsa class

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Cousins North and Penelope showed off their moves as they danced Salsa together while in Cuba. North had her hair high in a top bun and wore a purple wrap outfit while Penelope wore a pink top and skirt. With their hired tutor guiding them on, the cousins held hands while giggling and danced to music on the dance floor. Kourtney, Kim & Kanye and Khloe Kardashian later joined in on the fun. 

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Gorgeous Naturalistas at The Kinky Apothecary’s Secret Natural Hair Brunch in May

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L-R Nibi Lawson of The Kinky Apothecary, Zim Ugochukwu of TravelNoire, Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair, Lola Maja of The Beauty Insider On Saturday May 7th, 2016, The Kinky Apothecary(www.thekinkyapothecary.com) hosted its second Secret Natural Hair Brunch in collaboration with The Heat Free Hair Movement. An exclusive group of ladies gathered at the Social Place, 33, Sinari Daranijo St, Victoria Island for mimosas and a 3-course meal catered by Ozoz Sokoh akaKitchen Butterfly. There was also a hair talk led by Nibi Lawson, founder of The Kinky Apothecary and Ngozi Opara, founder of The Heat Free Hair Movement (www.heatfreehair.com). To break the ice, the ladies, including presenter and actress Oreka Godis, took turns describing why they went natural, their natural hair journeys and any problems encountered along the way. An informal Question & Answer session then took place with Ngozi Opara and Nibi Lawson giving advice ranging from general hair health and building a healthy hair regime…

Take a Look at DJ Cuppy’s 2016 Promo Photos

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Even though DJ Cuppy has been busy wrapping up her Master’s Degree, therefore having less time for her DJ gigs, she has been keeping her fans updated via her social media pages. Cuppy is back on MTV‘s Uncommon Sense for a new season with Charlamagne, she has Dj’d at top clubs and private events in both London and the States and she has still managed to stay focused on her school work as she is scheduled to graduate from NYU this month of May.