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Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Live Theatre Lagos presents Wole Soyinka’s Death and The King’s Horseman

The highly anticipated kick off show #DaTKHm, set aside to celebrate the theatre's inaugural production is billed to hold in June. Join Live Theatre Lagos as it holds a spectacular showcase on Wole Soyinka’s Death and The King’s Horseman this Ramadan holiday. The event will hold on June 5 and 6 at Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, 133 Obafemi Awolowo Way by Kudirat Abiola Junction, Ikeja, Lagos and on June 7 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. #DaTKHm features Patrick Diabuah, Lanre Adediwura, Amosu Faramola, Emmanuel Nlemadim, Diane Agbede, Basirat Jinadu, Emeka Nwachukwu, Victoria Buseni, Abimbola Atolagbe, Desmond Ekunwe, Joseph Oriyomi, Jide Mustapha, and a host of other amazing talents. The play is directed by KelvinMary Ndukwe, stage managed by Adeleke Solanke (Lakeshow) and produced by Oluwanishola Adenugba. Intending guests can RSVP at www.livetheatrelagos.info. The production is completely FREE...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 days ago

Here's one money mistake every couple should avoid at all costs

When it comes to management of funds, it is important for partners to realize that working together is paramount. Relationships run better when there is money to do all the cute things couples like to do; going on all the those nice dates, getting the thoughtful gifts, jetting out for those amazing getaways and generally just living the good life. Love surely still exists where money is scarce, its expression may just not be as smooth as partners would love. What this means is that money is not something to shy away from. Discussing its operation and looking for ways to manage funds should be something that both couples should actively be involved in. And in doing so, there are some rules that couples should not ignore, because doing so would be counter-productive to the whole idea of having well managed finances. When it comes to management of funds, it is important for partners to realize that there is really no right or wrong way to go about it....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 days ago

5 things to always do if your partner's love language is 'words of affirmation'

Here are best ways to show affection to a partner whose love language is words of affirmation. The concept of love languages has been well explained in previous articles published here on Pulse. We have also explained how you can best show love if your significant other's love language is quality time. If you sense that your sweetheart responds best to ‘words of affirmation,’ here are best ways to show affection to them: 1. Reassurance is key A partner whose love language is ‘acts of service’ will always want you to show how much you love them. On the other hand, if your partner’s love language is words of affirmation, they’ll want you to always confess it and always reassure them of it. Make it a habit to always say “I love you, babe.”...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 days ago

What does luxury fashion mean in the African context?

There has been a marked improvement in economic growth in Africa since the turn of the century, driven forward by an improvement in the business environment and investment climate. As a result, a number of industries have thrived, one of them being the fashion sector; in particular the luxury end. Not so long ago, the words Africa and luxury would have been thought to be mutually exclusive however, thanks to a new generation of creatives who refuse to be limited, Africa is the new frontier for luxury fashion, on our own terms. According to a KPMG report on the luxury sector in a local and global context, ‘’The global luxury goods segment has reached a more mature phase in recent years, with slower but more readily sustainable growth potential. The continent [Africa] continues to hold strong medium-term economic growth potential.’’ Luxury goods have been defined as products and services which are not essential to basic needs, for which demand rises more than proportionally than a rise in income. In other words, they are not...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 days ago

3 calm ways to deal with jealous friends

Do you have a friend who you believe is secretly jealous of you? Perhaps their negativity is affecting your life more than you would care to admit? Well, here are 3 steps to calmly diffuse the situation and deal with a jealous friend. Jealousy can spell the end of even the strongest of friendships and if you do not believe that there is an issue, you run the risk of losing that friendship. Of course, it's not easy to acknowledge and tackle a jealous friend but if you value the friendship and want to be able to move past the situation, you simply have no choice. Jealousy in friendship takes many forms, some subtle, others not so much. Some friends might accuse you of being too proud and rubbing your triumphs in their faces. Unfortunately, there are people out there, friends or not, who just want to bring you down because your life appears better than theirs. Whether its through snide comments or being dismissive of your accomplishments, there's always that one person who, not matter the situation, refuses to be happy for us....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 days ago

What Tiwa Savage and Wizkid’s romance stands for in the grand scheme of things

Tiwa and Wizkid being together may not just be about them only. Theirs could influence many others to break away from certain restrictive dating principles that society loves to uphold and we're here for it. Over the weekend that ended on May 19, another video surfaced online of Tiwa Savage and Wizkid being all over each other. This time around, what we see is Wizkid slapping Tiwa’s backside playfully and buggering off just before she could retaliate. There isn’t much in the video in itself to suggest anything we don’t already know. It’s been common knowledge for a bit that the pair is likely a couple. And although there hasn’t been any confirmation or denial from any of them, they have not particularly been doing anything to cease the rumours either. And we are actually here for that. Here for all of it. Wizkid and Tiwa having such a good time ???? . #PulseViral #PulseNigeria #Wizkid #TiwaSavage Wizkid and Tiwa savage as a...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 days ago

Whether you're having sex or not, you should talk about it in your relationship

Refusing to talk about sex means you are leaving your sexual satisfaction to chance. Now that you’re here, let’s talk about how communication about sex is needed in that your relationship, whether it is sex-filled or sexless. Celibacy is a thing. And premarital sex is a thing as well. This is not an article promoting or downplaying the importance of one over the other. If you have chosen one over the other, you must have your reasons for doing so and that’s just fine. Why you should talk about sex For those who choose to wait till the night of their wedding and those who can’t wait till then to unbox the package, a refusal to discuss sex as openmindedly, fearlessly and with a view to improving will lead to the same thing – frustration, dissatisfaction, resentment and a whole lot of negative vibes thrumming through that relationship and whatever it morphs into....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

'Don’t go to bed angry' and other marriage advice that may have become outdated

Certain rules that guided married life back in the day may really not be enough to do so these days What if marriage as we know it is no longer suitable for this age we live in? What if, at this stage of human evolution, an upgrade is needed in our thought processes concerning marriage and the relationship norms that we live by? Consider mobile applications and other electronic gadgets. Though inanimate, these things get an upgrade and update, every now and then. Changes and modifications are created that fix [or at least, try to fix] faulty aspects of the system, make it run more effectively and efficiently and take user experience to a different, higher level. For us humans, it may be time for an upgrade on the way we view relationships and do marriages. What if marriage as we know it is no longer suitable for this age we live in? [Credit Madamenoire]...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

Don't you know that you're toxic? How to deal when a friendship goes sour

For many of us, friendship's are life lines and the bonds we form with others enrich our lives. But, what do you do when a friendship starts to drain and turns sour? Friends can challenge us, baffle us, and during the difficult times we might wonder why we even bother but ultimately, the friendships we make are just as important to our well-being as eating well and working out. Good friendships are imperative to our positive mental health and more-so, friendships take us through the most important stages o our lives and as we grow, so do they. Friendship is key to our success with all our relationships and it can create a sense of purpose in our lives. The people we bring into our lives as friends will show us how to forgive, laugh, and make conversation. The foundation of any successful relationship, from our marriage to our colleagues, are all rooted in friendship. We don’t just talk with others but learn from them. We understand the process of meeting new acquaintances and finding out what makes them tick. These people help push us out of our comfort zones while still providing a safe e...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

Vibe is key: Rapper, Zoro, explains how attraction should work in romantic situations

Zorro stopped by for an exclusive interview with Pulse recently and we asked him to give us a little insight into the lovey-dovey side of him. We found few interesting things there. Read on. Romantic relationships, no matter how sweet they turn out to be, always begin from a simple interest. A pretty smile here, a charmed look there, some easy conversations at other times, and something starts to bud. Eventually that budding interest grows into something colourful, something to be treasured and sometimes, long-lasting. It goes without saying that not much happens without attraction and that fascination about someone which pulls people to them. You want to be sure people find you attractive, either in a physical or cerebral sense. You also want to know things that appeal to you the most. The physical features that drive you nuts in the opposite sex, and other subtler, more abstract things that you find irresistible....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

Graphic hair pins are the latest beauty trend you need to try

Hair accessories are nothing new but these graphic hair pins are all the range and will let you make a statement without saying a word. Once reserved for bridal hairstyles, ornate barrettes, which come from the French word “barre” (meaning “bar”) , these hair accessories are making a stylish comeback. Stylists and celebrities have brought back the childhood accessory with bling and fun and sassy catchphrases. These clips can give the most simple bun or ponytail new life and make sure your 'do' is bang on trend. These days, it's easy to spot the barrette trend on the red carpet, take the recently concluded Met Gala 2019 for example where stars such as Ashley Graham came with some added hair bling. If you've had your eye on these fashion forward diamante clips but have no idea how to rock it, take a look at the inspiration we have for you below. Better yet, if you want to get crafty, you can save your coins and get creative by making your own and customising y...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

Why it is important to manage expectations early in your relationship

Because it is too risky to invest hopes in someone who can't ever give you what you deserve. When people go into relationships, they do so with expectations; things they hope for, things they presume their partners would do and not do. And it is actually OK to hold those expectations. So when someone shows an intention to date you, when he or she keeps talking about how much they want to be with you and how they want to build their lives around yours, it is very reasonable to expect such person to be faithful to you. You won’t be expecting too much if you hold that person to a duty of loyalty, honesty, truth, and the hope that they will always have your best interest at heart. But it also important to manage those expectations. When people speak of this need, they usually dwell on 'how do it,’ and not so much on ‘why’ it is necessary. We already have a detailed piece here on how to do it, here we speak on why it is necessary in the first place. Why managing...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

Here's why settling is a wrong relationship move to make

Why you should explore your options and choose wisely rather than settle for just anyone to be in a relationship with. Because of the type of society we in live in, and the attachment of ‘too much’ importance on relationships and love, especially when you get to a certain age, too many people have had to settle for relationships that are less than fulfilling, because they simply want to conform to society’s standards, or because they don’t want to be alone. Yes, I totally understand how crazy things might get; your friends repeatedly asking you why you don’t have a girlfriend, your mum asking when you are going to come introduce your girlfriend to her, etc. Presssure should not be enough to make you cave into a relationship that's way less than ideal [Credit: All This] The pressure could be exhausting and annoying, but you don’t have to cave in and settle for just anybody because you are being pressured Don...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

How important should sex be when picking Mr. Right?

When placed on a scale, how weighty should this consideration be on your mind? When one is out looking for a partner, particularly with an eye for potential life-long relationships, there are quite a number of factors to consider. Questions on alignment of values are to be necessarily asked, as are inquiries into whether your spirituality matches. The latter is particularly relevant in this part of the world where religious orientation, belief and values mean much to people. When placed on a scale, how weighty should good sex be when getting a partner [Credit: iStock] There is also the question of depth of pockets and how financially strong and stable the potential partner is. How will the finances of the relationship be handled and to what extent do these things matter? ALSO READ: Before you date, here are important questions to ask about t...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 week ago

How exactly important should sex be when picking Mr. Right?

When placed on a scale, how weighty should this consideration be on your mind? When one is out looking for a partner, particularly with an eye for potential life-long relationships, there are quite a number of factors to consider. Questions on alignment of values are to be necessarily asked, as are inquiries into whether your spirituality matches. The latter is particularly relevant in this part of the world where religious orientation, belief and values mean much to people. When placed on a scale, how weighty should good sex be when getting a partner [Credit: iStock] There is also the question of depth of pockets and how financially strong and stable the potential partner is. How will the finances of the relationship be handled and to what extent do these things matter? ALSO READ: Before you date, here are important questions to ask about t...

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