Category : Living

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 16:09:59

Perri is the true definition of an African beauty in lovely Ankara outfit

Perri Shakes-Drayton is such a babe in Ankara and we can't get enough of her amazing look. Ankara is one the fashion trends that remain timeless over the years which has extended to other countries. With Mike Edwards getting the first runner up at the just concluded Big Brother Naija, Pepper Dem season as the only married, Nigerians have fallen in love with him. Mike's wife, Perri arrived Nigerian few days to the grand finale of the reality TV show. Since then, she has been in company of her husband, Mike all through his media tours. Perri Shakes-Drayton is a diva in lovely Ankara outfit [Credit: Instagram/ Perri Shakes-Drayton] ALSO READ: Here are 7 incredible Ankara styles to take to your tailor Perri popularly addressed as PSD has finally joined the Ankara association as she pulled off a two piece outfit that had us stuck on her page and...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 13:18:02

5 popular food content creators on Youtube

Food plays an integral part in our lives - from our wellbeing to our social norms, food features front and centre. Apart from the health benefits, the memory of a delicious meal can linger forever. The aroma, the colours, the plating and the taste of the food, all work together to create a lasting experience.  Food is popular online too. You can hardly go on to any social media platform without being tempted by pics and videos of delicious food, prepared by amateurs and professionals. Food is embedded in the ways that we interact socially - we entertain guests, have business lunch meetings, dinner dates, and celebrate with food.     In Nigeria, there are some passionate food enthusiasts who are doing a wonderful job of creating and sharing food content online. They share food recipes, food hacks, tips and tricks on how to prepare delicious dishes and information that can help us make better cooking and eating decisions.  We picked 5 of our favourite YouTube food content creators that you should know about - check them out b...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 13:16:34

Getting married soon? These tips would help you pick the most comfortable shoes

Do you know putting on the most comfortable shoes on your 'big day' makes it for you to have fun? While digging it on the dance floor, getting hurt would be the last thing on your mind on every bride's mind. Most brides devote more time to choosing their wedding dress and they're right about doing that. In the middle of organizing the wedding, it's easy to get lost on picking the right shoes. Planning a wedding itself can be overwhelming, so it's no news if you have to get your shoes in a rush. Yes, you need to slay from head to toe on your big day but your wedding shoes can actually be gorgeous and still comfy. Every bride wants to enjoy their wedding and hopes for it to be stress-free. As innocent as a pair of shoes seem, they can make all the difference in the level of fun you have as a bride on your wedding day. You don't want to be that bride that's unable to drop those dance steps that has been rehearsed due to uncomfortable shoes. We bet not!...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 12:49:18

Johnny Drille to hold "Johnny's Room Live" 2nd edition in 3 cities

The artiste successfully held the first edition of his intimate concert last year and promises this year's own will be bigger and better. Mavin Records' emotive singer/songwriter, Johnny Drille is ready for the 2nd edition of Johnny's Room Live which will hold in 3 cities over the last 3 months of the year. They say the best things happen in threes. Over the next three months, starting in October 2019, Johnny's Room Live is returning in three Nigerian cities. The Lagos Edition, the first of the three, will happen on October 27 at Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island. The last edition of the intimate concert series treated thousands of fans to stunning live performances of Johnny Drille's best songs on ambient nights in Lagos and Abuja. This year's concert series will feature another stunning set by Johnny Drille as well as a slew of talented opening acts. Johnny's Room Live is an invitation i...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-10-17 11:01:46

5 foods to add to your diet if you have stomach ulcer

The pains ulcer patient can be reduced with the right foods. Stomach ulcers are sores that can happen in your digestive tract, including your lower throat (oesophagus), stomach and intestines. Ulcer occurs when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. Upper abdominal pain is a common symptom. Consuming the right foods will greatly reduce the possibility of ulcer patients going through any pain. Studies have shown that foods that are rich in antioxidants can greatly reduce the chance of getting an ulcer in the first place and cause other gastrointestinal problems.  If you've got ulcer, here are some of the foods you should consume. 1. Plantain Boiled plantain is one of the healthy diet for ulcer patients [Credit: Bannann Bouyi]...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 11:01:46

5 foods you should add to your diet if you have stomach ulcer

The pains ulcer patient can be reduced with the right foods. Stomach ulcers are sores that can happen in your digestive tract, including your lower throat (oesophagus), stomach and intestines. Ulcer occurs when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. Upper abdominal pain is a common symptom. Consuming the right foods will greatly reduce the possibility of ulcer patients going through any pain. Studies have shown that foods that are rich in antioxidants can greatly reduce the chance of getting an ulcer in the first place and cause other gastrointestinal problems.  For stomach ulcer patients, here are some of the foods they should consume. 1. Boiled Plantain Boiled plantain is one of the healthy diet for ulcer patients [Credit: Bannann Bouyi]...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 10:52:26

Rexxie, Johnny Drille lead with 4 nominations each for The Beatz Awards 2019

Closely trailing is Kel-P, the producer of Killing Dem, Masterkraft for Timaya’s bam bam and Killertunes with Woske in the producer’s category respectively. The Beatz Awards 5th edition is adding new spices to its content yearly so the main event promises to be one gulped with memories fans won’t forget in a hurry. This year’s edition has 25 voting categories and 4 honorary Awards (Non-voting) in the 2019 nominations of The Beatz Awards. The ceremony is scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 17, 2019. The die is cast for this year’s race as popular soulful rock star Johnny Drille who ranked top winner for last year’s edition, is now going head to head with Able God producer Rexxie, as they take the lead with 4 nomination each. Closely trailing is Kel-P, the producer of Killing Dem, Masterkraft for Timaya’s bam bam and Shabalistica himself, Killertunes with Woske in the producer’s category respectively....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 10:36:00

Here are surprises couples often experience in the first year of marriage

For many couples, from the first month up to the first year can be the most difficult of their marriage. No matter how long you were engaged to someone, or how long you dated for, the experience of being married comes with few curve balls, especially in the early days. This does not necessarily bode something sinister. It just points to marriage as a thing that naturally comes with so many changes that even the most diligent marriage preparation and counselling may not necessarily prepare you for. So here are three things could be a little surprising when you tie the knot. 1. The real extent of interdependence One of the biggest changes that marriage brings is the melding of lives. This is not news to many of us. As much as we have an idea of it though, when some people actually experience the extent to which theirs and their spouse’s lives became twined, they were indeed shocked, to be hones...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 10:33:00

Here are 5 classic excuses men give for cheating

These are the most-used explanations given by cheating Nigerian husbands and boyfriends. A boyfriend or husband that has been caught pants down with another woman will always have an explanation and for Nigerian men there are classic excuses that have been used repeatedly over the years and keep getting used till date. In no particular order, these are the most-used excuses Nigerian men give for cheating: 1. It was the devil Ah, the all-time classic. Just blame it on the devil all the time. But hey, just hold it right there, sir. It was no devil, it was you all by yourself. You planned it, executed it and got the pleasure all by yourself. No one gets blamed more than the devil when people cheat on their partners [Credit: Bona]...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 10:24:00

The significance of caps in Nigerian men's traditional attire

Every ethnic group in Nigeria has a traditional attire unique to their culture. Many also make use of caps in their attire. Caps in Nigerian traditional attire may have a particular cultural significance or just worn as an accessory. Nigeria is a country with diverse cultures, languages, traditions and people, and out of the many, the major tribes remain the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa-Fulani. For centuries, many of the tribes wore their unique traditional attire and acquired certain signature styles in which they dress. However, with the advent of western culture, Nigerian traditional attires have been relegated to being worn during important ceremonies and events. Whatever the case, some of these traditional outfits are flanked by caps, which carry certain significance depending on the culture. 1. Igbo culture - Red Cap...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-10-17 10:21:00

10 top things to see and do in Cross River state

From waterfalls to beautiful resorts, there is so much to be engaging in when you're not seeing the carnival in Calabar. Cross River is one of the few states in Nigeria that are tourism-conscious. When visiting Cross River, there are many things to look forward to doing and seeing. Here are a few. 1. Agbokim Waterfalls Agbokim falls is one of the top destinations in Nigeria for adventurers chasing waterfalls. Located about 17km from Ikom and 315km from Calabar, Agbokim Waterfalls is close to the Nigeria-Cameroon border. It has seven streams, each cascading over steep cliff which provides seven-faced falls. 2. Kwa Falls Kwa Falls is another spectacular waterfall located in a narrow, steep gorge on the headwate...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-10-17 10:13:00

7 common things that shouldn't be found in your bedroom

Due to the ever busy schedule of humans, people tend to turn the bedroom into a place where other activities are carried out which is quite unhealthy. The bedroom is mainly a place where people sleep or relax after having a long day. These are things that you should get rid of in your room as soon as possible: Food Having your meal or eating edibles on the bed is very dirty because you will most likely not wash your hands after the meal and also not wash your sheets if something spills on it. Eating in bed is most times associated with another activity like watching tv or reading, this might lead to overeating and puts you at a risk of indigestion. Leaving dirty dishes in the room as well attract pests. TV Just like mobile phones, installing a television set in...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-10-17 10:07:00

How to use blade perfectly to shape the brows

Till now, the (razor) blade remains a favourite of many ladies for shaping the brows and you should try it too. Before Till now, the (razor) blade is still a favourite of many ladies for shaping the brows and generally getting them to stay 'fleeky'. Blade is generally a great way to get the brows neatly lined and defined though it's a repetitive process that doesn't last but for the moment it's the perfect tool. ALSO READ: Get to know why threading is the best way to tame brows Using the blade however requires a lot of practice before use as you can end up with overly thin brows (total turnoff), crooked brow shape (where in most cases you'd end up shaving everything off or fill/draw in with brow pencils and creams while praying for the brows to grow back- hopefully) or cutting yourself amongst other factors but when gotten perfectly, its about the best way to get brows in shape and very fast....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-10-17 09:12:24

Get your fitness journey started with these simple tips

The best way to enjoy your fitness journey is to start the right way. Starting a fitness routine can be intimidating especially with the thought of the heavy-looking machines in the gym. We're in the age where everyone is concerned about not just their mental but also their physical wellness. The physical wellness comes with having the right body shape and structure which can be achieved through exercises. Getting it right will only give you the result you desire. How would you achieve this result if you don't start off right. If you have made the decision to get your fitness right in 2019, then you need these tips to help you get it right. The way you start your fitness affects your attitude towards the journey. We want to help you start the journey the right way with the tips that provided in this article. Here's how to start a fitness journey the right way. 1. Find out why...

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