Saturday, 31 January 2015

Eku Edewor & Twin, Kessiana Talk Cooking Okra, Marriage & Success

Eku Edewor & Twin, Kessiana Talk Cooking Okra, Marriage & Success 

This week on Late Night with Nike Oshinowo we explore working toward your dreams with the Edewor sisters who are fiercely forging their own path.

Host Nike Oshinowo, speaks with Eku who shares the little known story of what brought her to Nigeria and how she worked her way up from production assistant to television presenter and actress. Eku, who is currently making huge strides in her industry, teaches us all a wonderful lesson about turning tragedy to triumph. We also get to see a whole new side of her as she shares her past with us.

Kessiana, the less heard from Edewor sister, recently relocated to Nigeria and also shares her path with us. Are things as easy for the Edewor sisters as people assume they are? What plans do they have for the future and which one of the sisters has caught the marriage bug?

This and much more on tonight's episode of Late Night with Nike Oshinowo.

Tune in tonight, on AIT!

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Emma Nyra And Victoria Kimani For 'The Celebrity Shoot' Season 7

The celebrity shoot by celebrity fashion designer and stylist Abbyke Domina season 7 is here and Emma Nyra and Victoria kimani graces it. Where they shared brief interview of what we never knew about them. Below are pictures which was shot at the Maison Feheriet in Victoria island.

Interview With Emma Nyra

Tell us about yourself...
Hello my name is Emma Chukwugoziam Obi aka Emma Nyra. I am the second daughter of 4 children and I was born and raised in Texas. I have been recording and singing professionally since I  was 16 years old. When I graduated from Texas Southern University in 2010 I began my journey into the Entertainment Industry. Apart from singing I am also a runway and print model and I have acted in several Nollywood USA films.

What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion to Emma Nyra is the way in which one chooses to express themselves through their clothing, accessories,  etc.

How do you handle difficult moment with the public based on your fashion sense?
Difficult moments in the public will always come because fashion is forever changing. I handle it by taking critiques as they come.

How do describe your fashion lane? Do u go with trends or who Emma is?
My fashion lane is classy yet still sexy. I am a young female artiste so I do feel as though it is necessary to push the fashion boundaries and to break the rules a bit. I love to try new styles and to go to  uncharted territory.

Whats your most embarrassing moment?
My most embarrassing fashion moment was when I was a part of a dance group in university. As I was dancing on stage my pants ripped and I had to pretend o was dancing away even though I was really just trying to hide my split I'm my pants!

Interview with Victoria Kimani

Tell us about yourself...
Sure ;) I'm Victoria Kimani,singer and actress, chocolate city First Lady.

What does fashion mean to you?
Self expression....mood, Fashion is life

How do u handle difficult moment with the public based on your fashion sense?
I try to take constructive feedback into consideration ...then ignore the rest

How can you describe your fashion sense? 
Edgy, fun, African- sexy , depending on hiw I feel... I dress casually  alot but I live the glam too...

Do u go with trends or who victoria is?
Who Victoria is ... and trends if they match how I'm feeling...

Whats your most embarrassing fashion moment?

I had a pair of pants that ripped right under my butt...I guess I gained a few in the right places...and my pants were not having that (laughs)

See more photos below:

New Video: 'There’s a Fire' By Bez

We're loving the new music video by Bez’s ‘There’s a Fire’ which launched today! The song, written by BezSimi, is beautiful and the video is creative. The track features bassist and recording artist, Michael Olatuja. The video, directed by Mex of PXC, shows the beauty of Africa’s dance culture.

Watch the new video:

Our History: Hausa Music

The Hausa are one of the largest ethnic groups in NigeriaNigerGhanaSudanCameroon and in many West and Central African countries. Their folk music has played an important part in the development of Nigerian music, contributing such elements as the goge, a one-stringed fiddle. There are two broad categories of traditional Hausa music: rural folk music and urban court music. They introduced the African pop culture genre that is still popular today.
Ceremonial music (rokon fada) is performed as a status symbol, and musicians are generally chosen for political reasons as opposed to musical ones. Ceremonial music can be heard at the weekly sara, a statement of authority by the emir which takes place every Thursday evening.
Courtly praise-singers like the renowned Narambad, are devoted to singing the virtues of a patron, such as a sultan or emir. Praise songs are accompanied by kettledrums and kalangu talking drums, along with the kakaki, a kind of long trumpet derived from that used by the Songhai cavalry.
Rural folk music includes styles that accompany the young girls' asauwara dance and the bòòríí or Bori religion both well known for their music. It has been brought as far north as Tripoli, Libya by trans-Saharan trade. The bòòríí cult features trance music, played by calabash, lute or fiddle. During ceremonies, women and other marginalized groups fall into trances and perform odd behaviors, such as mimicking a pig or sexual behavior. These persons are said to be possessed by a character, each with its own litany (kírààrì). There are similar trance cults (the so-called "mermaid cults") found in the Niger Delta region.
Popular Hausa music includes Muhamman Shata, who sings accompanied by drummers, Dan Maraya, who plays a one-stringed lute called a kontigiAudo Yaron Goje, who plays the goje, and Ibrahim Na Habu, who plays a small fiddle called a kukkuma.
Popular Hausa songs on Youtube Matar Aurena a video Uploaded by Jabir Karofi Became the most viewed hausa song on youtube, a song in a Movie called Matar Aurena, a song by Muhmud Nagudu.

Do you like Hausa music? What is your favourite Hausa song?

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Happy 60th Birthday Oprah - Read The Best Oprah Quotes

Its the Queen of Talkshow's 60th birthday today. As we celebrate her, we share some priceless Oprah wisdom worth reading and sharing over and over again. When it comes to awesome one-liners - no one does it as good as Oprah:

On Mistakes and Failure
·       "There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in a different direction."
·       "Learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are."

On Living Your Best Life
·       "What we dwell on is who we become."
·       "Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you."

On Gratitude
·       "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

On Setting Goals and Moving Forward

·       "What am I hungry for? Well, I'm hungry to awaken and open people's hearts."
·       "When you have reached the peak of a mountain top . . . you have absolutely no worries. But you have two choices: You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again."

On Leadership and Success
·       "That's what true leadership is — to be able to put whatever you're doing in a position that can sustain itself without you having to be the prominent force every day. You want to create an opportunity for other people."
On Happiness and Positivity
·       "You have to be responsible for the energy you're putting out into the world."
·       "The commonality in the human experience is the same. We have the same sorrows, and the same triumphs. Joy is joy is joy."

Picture credit: Pop Sugar

Crazy Splits – Crazy Lotus! Watch Kayode Fahm and Dakore Akande present 'Keep FIt At Home'

Kayode Fahm is still on a mission to get Nigeria healthy! In the last video we talked “Nutrition” – “Clean Eating” Clean Eating

No Gym? No worries, you can workout and keep fit from home! 
If you don’t live near a gym or feel like shelling out cash for a fancy fitness centre membership; follow Kayode and Dakore’s lead as they show us some great strategies for staying fit at home for FREE.

Be sure to watch the video till the end as Kayode shows us some mind-blowing home exercise routines

About Kayode Fahm
Kayode Fahm is a motivational speaker, classical guitarist and martial artist.
Twitter: @KayodeFahm

Instagram: Skfahm

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Count Down To #2015Elections

As the Nation begins its countdown to the Presidential Election. Genevieve Magazine, the leading lifestyle magazine urges all women to come out and VOTE!

Our VOTE Counts. It's exactly 17 days to go. Join us as we count down to #2015Elections.

Woman Crush Wednesday: Tara Fela Durotoye

Our Woman Crush Wednesday is Tara Fela Durotoye, CEO House of Tara International is your quintessential entrepreneur; focused, impassioned and she ain't playing! Petite in size but imbued with a a giant winning mentality, theres no 'maybe' or 'cannot' in her vocabulary, which explains why she has been able to build such a massive brand... and in her words. "This journey is just starting". 

Crazy Splits – Crazy Lotus! Watch Kayode Fahm and Dakore Akande Present 'Keep Fit At Home'

Kayode Fahm is still on a mission to get Nigeria healthy! In the last video we talked “Nutrition” – “Clean Eating” Clean Eating

No Gym? No worries, you can workout and keep fit from home! 
If you don’t live near a gym or feel like shelling out cash for a fancy fitness centre membership; follow Kayode and Dakore’s lead as they show us some great strategies for staying fit at home for FREE.

Be sure to watch the video till the end as Kayode shows us some mind-blowing home exercise routines.

Why Does My Vagina Smell?

The supermarket shelves are lined with products encouraging us to keep our lady parts clean and pleasant-smelling . Many of us still remember the line “Do you ever get that not-so-fresh feeling?” from a douche commercial years ago that made many a woman begin doubting their vaginal cleanliness at a very young age. The truth is that most women’s natural scent is normal. Your vagina doesn’t need to smell like that field of flowers on the box of feminine deodorant spray.
Why does the vagina smell?

The vagina is a carefully balanced ecosystem of fluid (discharge) and bacteria meant to keep the vaginal PH at a healthy 4.5. This combination of fluid and bacteria that make up the vaginal discharge that can, at times, emit certain odors. Most of these odors are natural and normal, but there are times when excess odor can signal a problem.

So what is a “normal” amount of odor? After performing a very unscientific poll of all the gynecologist I know, we determined that one can smell a normal vagina from 1 foot away. More pungent odor or any associated with pain, burning or itching should prompt a visit to your provider.
Some common causes of vaginal odor include:
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) – The vagina is normally colonized with healthy bacteria, but if something disturbs the ecosystem, then unhealthy bacteria like BV can take over. BV is most commonly caused by an overgrowth of the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis.  Symptoms include a thin grey, runny discharge and a strong fishy odor. The odor is more pungent when in contact with semen, so often women will first notice this as a strong odor after sex. BV is annoying and can increase your risk of other infections, but is easily treated with antibiotics.

Your Diet – The old adage “You are what eat” is true, all the way down to your lady bits. Garlic, onion, asparagus, and curry are few of the more odoriferous foods known to affect body odor.
Medications/ Supplements - Medications such as antibiotics can affect the bacterial balance of your vagina leading to changes in odor and discharge. Antihistamines can lead to vaginal dryness and decreased vaginal secretions, which can also have an effect.  Additionally, herbal therapies and the newly popular essential oils can lead to changes in vaginal odor.

Sweat - Much like your underarms, the skin around your genitals is prone to excessive sweating. Sweat when combined with discharge can escalate the natural musk to a whole new level of stank. This is a natural odor, though sometimes slightly unpleasant. To minimize the smell, change clothes after exercising and wear breathable fabrics.
Hormonal Changes – The amount of discharge varies throughout menstrual cycles. Hormonal therapies, birth control pills and vaginal creams can have an effect the vaginal PH and odor as well. Menopause also leads to major changes as the decreasing estrogen levels can lead to increasing incidence of yeast infection and BV.

A Forgotten Tampon – There is one odor that is so foul, it is unlike anything you have every smelled in your entire life. It’s the one smell that makes even the gynecologist gag: the forgotten tampon. The patients on many occasions have described the odors as ”it smells like something crawled up in there and died.”  I would have to agree that this is an honest statement. While the odor is particularly offensive, it does resolve quickly after the tampon is removed. Rarely, the retained tampon can also lead to serious infection, so it is important to see your doctor should this occur (symptoms include a brown discharge and odor).

Douching is never indicated for vaginal odor or any other reason. It only further changes the bacterial content and can spread infection. You do not need to insert anything inside your vagina to clean it: no douche, no essential oils, no soap, no Listerine (yes, these are all things I’ve had patients use to ‘clean themselves’). Simply think of the vagina as a “self-cleaning oven.”
If you’re concerned about your odor, but have no other symptoms, you may first try increasing your water intake and cutting out any odorous foods. You might also take a probiotics to help restore normal bacterial balance. For proper hygiene, clean the external area of your vagina (vulva and labia) with a mild soap. If odor persists despite these measures, then follow up with your provider.

Culled: webmed