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Glamsquad<br />

<strong>MARCH</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Magazine<br />

Chris<br />

Okagbue<br />

chris<br />

attoh<br />

Ama K.<br />

Abebrese<br />

10<br />

• Celebrities we are<br />

Style-Crushing on<br />

Ifan Ifeanyi<br />

Michael<br />

• Wardrobe Detox<br />

• 5 Health Lies<br />

Keturah<br />

King<br />

Stars Of The Epic Movie<br />


MAR. <strong>2017</strong><br />

Edition<br />

From The<br />

Editor’s Desk<br />



www.glamsquadmagazine.com<br />

A lot has happened since our first<br />

edition that saw Glamsquad magazine<br />

– The Digital Version, take her place<br />

amongst the bests. Our Mo’Cheda cover<br />

was a light bearer - trending beyond<br />

all expectations. It was so glamorous,<br />

especially for a first edition.<br />

Who do we owe our thanks? YOU!<br />

Thank you for the opportunity to serve<br />

you.<br />

It is exciting to know that we are<br />

gaining ground fast and visibly have<br />

an edge over our contemporaries.<br />

We remain a one stop for the best<br />

insights into the lives and careers<br />

of personalities with whom you can<br />

relate - entertainment, fashion, beauty,<br />

wellness, and much more.<br />

This month, we bring you a cover with<br />

five superstarsa; producer and casts<br />

of Nigeria’s most anticipated movie –<br />

‘Lotanna’.<br />

Ifan Ifeanyi Michael, Chris Attoh,<br />

Ama K Abebrese, Chris Okagbue and<br />

Keturah King bring you up close to<br />

their ‘Lotanna’ experience. I assure you<br />

this will be your best edition yet!<br />

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10<br />

26<br />

Celebrity Divorce<br />

Syndrome<br />


16<br />

BEAUTY<br />

22<br />

24<br />


19<br />

20<br />

3<br />

Adebayo Jone:<br />

Wardrobe Detox<br />

AMVCA <strong>2017</strong>:<br />

Beauty Report<br />

4 African Oils You<br />

Need To Add To Your<br />

Beauty Routine<br />

Queens Of The<br />

Nigerian Music<br />

Industry<br />

Top 5 Chill-Out<br />

Spots In Lagos

Chris<br />

Okagbue<br />

Ama K.<br />

Abebrese<br />

chris<br />

attoh<br />

Keturah<br />

King<br />

Stars Of The Epic Movie<br />

‘LOTANNA’<br />

Ifan Ifeanyi<br />

Michael<br />

By Chiazor Daniel<br />

Last year, Nollywood recorded tremendous<br />

successes in box office grossing with<br />

movies like ‘76’, ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ and<br />

‘The Wedding Party’; giving investors more<br />

reason to bring millions of naira in investments<br />

into the film industry. With a fast pace,<br />

Nollywood is now gradually becoming the new<br />

oil -well for young film makers seeking out new<br />

ways to express their budding creativity, and tell<br />

their unique stories just the way an American<br />

would tell his or her American story and earn<br />

huge returns on investments in box office.<br />

Every day, there’s a rise of new film makers<br />

who are not only telling unique stories but also<br />

employing hi-definition film equipment, all in<br />

the quest of making their films stand out both<br />

locally, and in the international markets.<br />

Amongst our new era of young budding<br />

film producers comes Ifan Ifeanyi Michael,<br />

a renowned celebrity stylist, who is held<br />

in esteem for his work prolificacy in the<br />

fashion industry. Ifan Ifeanyi Michael<br />

has decided to trade the same path with<br />

his new star-studded epic trailer movie<br />

‘LOTANNA’. The movie tells the tale of an<br />

aspiring singer Lotanna, played by Chris<br />

Ukagbue in pursuit of his music ambition<br />

to become a star. Glam Squad magazine<br />

had an exclusive feature on the casts ,and<br />

this is what they had to say about the movie<br />

‘LOTANNA’ and their individual roles.

Ifan Ifeanyi<br />

Michael<br />

Ifan Ifeanyi Michael is a prominent<br />

media prodigy, a celebrity stylist/<br />

publisher, who is held in esteem for his<br />

work prolificacy. He is the Producer of<br />

the feature length movie, ‘Lotanna’.<br />

What moral lesson do you think<br />

‘Lotanna’ will pass across to<br />

viewers?<br />

The moral of the story is to accept<br />

the fact of life, and our pursuits. I<br />

believe this will open up another<br />

perspective for viewers because of the<br />

literary concept behind the story.<br />

What are the major challenges<br />

you encountered while filming<br />

‘Lotanna’?<br />

Getting top actors and actress for a<br />

stellar performance is quite tasking.<br />

Aside from this, I think the location<br />

in which the movie was shot also<br />

gave us a situation to ponder on. But<br />

aside from these two tasks, I think<br />

the production of the movie was an<br />

experience for me.<br />

What propelled your interest to be<br />

part of the movie?<br />

As the producer of the movie, I<br />

knew from concept of the story I had<br />

in mind. I needed to play a role, could<br />

be minor or foil character, but I just<br />

knew it would engage me one way or<br />

the other. I can’t have such a beautiful<br />

story to tell, without acting in it.

Do you think this movie has<br />

influenced you in any sort of<br />

way?<br />

Yes, it gave me a new layer<br />

to my skin, to perceive things<br />

on the other end before<br />

arriving at a decision, or<br />

concluding on something.<br />

If you were to consider any<br />

of the casts roles, which do<br />

you think creates compelling<br />

sceneries?<br />

Obviously, if you see the<br />

movie, Don Clef would interest<br />

you without thinking twice.<br />

Keturah<br />

King<br />

Keturah King is a television personality<br />

and the host of CNN’s African Voices,<br />

here in Nigeria. Keturah features in the<br />

movie ‘LOTANNA’ , where she plays the<br />

character Besti.<br />

What were the major challenges you<br />

encounter while filming Lotanna?<br />

Being that is was my first African<br />

production, I had to get used to things<br />

not necessarily working out as they<br />

were supposed to - but the act of having<br />

to think on our feet definitely made for a<br />

more fun shoot.<br />

What propelled your interest to be<br />

part of the movie?<br />

I loved the fact that it was a period<br />

movie - that was definitely the main<br />

attraction for me.<br />

Do you think the movie has<br />

influenced you in any sort of way?<br />

The great part about Lotanna was<br />

meeting my co-stars and making new<br />


Chris Attoh<br />

Chris Attoh, One of the black stars from Gulf<br />

Coast of Ghana. He is an Actor and director. He<br />

played a major character in the film, ‘Lotanna’.<br />

What moral lesson do you think<br />

‘Lotanna’ will pass across to viewers?<br />

A lot, if I must say, from the very first<br />

minute of the movie to the last. You will see<br />

there is a moral lesson attached to it. Love,<br />

Freedom and moral scrutiny.<br />

What are the major challenges you<br />

encountered while filming ‘Lotanna’?<br />

For me I really don’t think I had any<br />

challenges, why would you focus so much<br />

on challenges, when you have top actors<br />

and actress on set? It was tasking, but it<br />

was an interesting one.<br />

What propelled your interest to be part<br />

of the movie?<br />

When I was contacted by the Film<br />

Producer, immediately, I asked about the<br />

casts that would be on set. I found the idea<br />

of bringing legends in the industry with<br />

urban actors who already carved a niche<br />

for themselves. It’s quite interesting and<br />

also uniform.<br />

Do you think this movie has influenced<br />

you in any sort of way?<br />

For me every movie has an imprint to<br />

leave with you as an actor. ‘Lotanna’ also<br />

deepened my belief on truism and life.<br />

If you were to consider any of the<br />

cast roles, which do you think creates<br />

compelling scenerios?<br />

Don Clef, such an amazing character.

Chris Okagbue<br />

Chris okagbue is the lead character in<br />

‘Lotanna’. He won Gulder Ultimate Search<br />

in 2008 and has also featured on M Net’s<br />

hit TV series, Tinsel.<br />

What are the major<br />

challenges you encountered<br />

while filming ‘Lotanna’?<br />

There weren’t a lot of<br />

challenges. I think my most<br />

outstanding challenge was<br />

trying to stay in that headspace<br />

where I seemed to have the<br />

weight of the world on my<br />

shoulders, because that’s<br />

who Lotanna was. He had<br />

very few moments of genuine<br />

happiness; he hardly had<br />

reason to smile or laugh due<br />

to the hardship surrounding<br />

him. In real life, I’m the direct<br />

opposite. I’m a jovial and<br />

happy person. So, each time I<br />

go on set, I take off ‘Chris’ and<br />

wear ‘Lotanna’ and it wasn’t a<br />

very easy transition.<br />

What propelled your interest<br />

to be part of the movie?<br />

The power of the story was<br />

very compelling. I also found<br />

the character Lotanna very<br />

interesting and I knew I’d have<br />

a healthy challenge bringing<br />

it to life. I couldn’t pass up<br />

the opportunity because if a<br />

role isn’t challenging enough,<br />

it won’t help me grow as an<br />

actor. I knew Lotanna would do<br />

that for me.<br />

Do you think the movie has<br />

influenced you in any sort of<br />

way?<br />

It definitely has. I’ve learnt<br />

more than ever the importance<br />

of hard work and the need to<br />

avoid mediocrity. It took the<br />

entire cast and crew a lot to<br />

work- on to finish the project.<br />

There were times when we<br />

felt maybe we were in over<br />

our heads, and were tempted<br />

to concede defeat and call<br />

it a day. But anything worth<br />

doing is worth doing well. So,<br />

we persevered and succeeded<br />

in finishing. We can’t wait to<br />

show the world what we have<br />

created.<br />

If you were to consider any<br />

of the cast roles, which do<br />

you think creates compelling<br />

scenery?<br />

Everyone did a fantastic<br />

job. I greatly commend Liz<br />

Benson-Ameye, who played<br />

the character Efya. She’s a<br />

phenomenal actress. Every<br />

moment on set with her felt<br />

surreal. She brought something<br />

to the character that you don’t<br />

even get to see in the script.

Ama K.<br />

Abebrese<br />

Ama K. Abebrese is a Ghanian actress. She<br />

is the lead female character in the ‘Lotanna’<br />

movie. She was in the recent Netflix<br />

Hollywood movie ‘Beast of No nation’, in<br />

which she acted alongside Idris Elba. Ama k<br />

is one of Ghana’s best actresses of all time.<br />

So ‘Lotanna’ the movie, tell us a<br />

little bit about the movie and the<br />

character you played?<br />

I played the character of Zara,<br />

a determined young woman who<br />

after meeting Lotanna in a very<br />

unconventional way decides to pursue<br />

him; set up her own record label<br />

and make him a star. She is a strong<br />

character, yet vulnerable at the same<br />

time.<br />

How were you able to fit in perfectly<br />

into your character? What were the<br />

challenges?<br />

As an actor, taking on a role usually<br />

comes with its own unique set of<br />

challenges. I had the script for a long<br />

time before filming, so I took time<br />

in developing her character. Also<br />

working alongside talented actors like<br />

the stars in ‘Lotanna’ was a plus for<br />

me, as we got to bounce of each other<br />

perfectly.<br />

Any form of romance in the movie?<br />

My character Zara becomes the love<br />

interest of Lotanna, played by Chris

Okagbue. However, I don’t<br />

want to give much away so you<br />

have to wait for the film to be<br />

released to find out how that<br />

turns out.<br />

Are there any lessons to be<br />

learnt from the movie?<br />

Yes, a few lessons but the<br />

major one for me is that you<br />

can make it; it’s possible to<br />

achieve your dreams and<br />

goals. It’s not easy, challenges<br />

will come and go but you can<br />

succeed if you try.<br />

As an actor/actress what<br />

would you say your biggest<br />

challenge is?<br />

I can’t pin point one biggest<br />

challenge; I do think that there<br />

are different challenges in<br />

which each project offers.<br />

When you’re not acting,<br />

what other activities do you<br />

engage in, any hobbies?<br />

I recently took up<br />

swimming. I try to swim<br />

as often as I can. My other<br />

favorite pastime is sleeping,<br />

but I’m not sure if that can be<br />

considered a hobby or not.<br />

What motivates you?<br />

God.... ,knowing that I have<br />

the grace of God keeps me<br />

motivated.<br />

Any role models?<br />

My grandmother, and my<br />

mother; two very strong,<br />

hardworking and loving<br />

women.<br />

Where do you see yourself in<br />

the nearest future?<br />

Doing what I love, more<br />

films and TV shows. I will also<br />

be producing more film and TV<br />

projects too.<br />

Any word of advice to<br />

aspiring actors?<br />

No matter how good you<br />

are, always be willing to learn<br />

more about the craft. Also, try<br />

not to be scammed by dodgy<br />

people who charge you to<br />

audition, or take advantage of<br />

young people. If it doesn’t feel<br />

right, don’t get involved.<br />

Any word for your fans out<br />

there?<br />

I thank my fans for their<br />

support. God bless you for me.<br />


Photography: Bamiyo Emina<br />

Creative Direction: Nelly Mesik<br />

Fabric: DaViva<br />

Stylist: Funke Ajomale<br />

Designs: Tegali Clothing<br />

Hair & Make-Up: Cass Signaures<br />

Earrings: 6teenOnline<br />

Shoes: BeeBees World

#AMVCA <strong>2017</strong><br />

The Elizabeth<br />

TREND<br />

By Funke Ajomale<br />

toyin aimakhu<br />

We truely can’t get enough<br />

of the AMVCAs, its been<br />

a week and we still have more<br />

fashion moments to talk about.<br />

Looking through the pictures,<br />

it seemed like they got on a<br />

whatsapp group and disscused<br />

what to wear, hair and make<br />

-up.<br />

At this year’s event, we<br />

spotted the Elizabethan<br />

fashion on most, although<br />

some got an extra memo<br />

and came a little extra<br />

with gloves and tiaras<br />

.<br />

toni tones<br />

shirley igwe

an<br />

eku edewor<br />

chika ike<br />

beverly naya<br />

Ini Dima Okojie<br />

nana akua addo

FASHION?<br />

What is The<br />

Elizabethan<br />

Elizabethan women wanted<br />

their clothing to look much<br />

like that of the men, with broad<br />

shoulders, wide hips, and slim<br />

waists.<br />

The well-to-do Elizabethan<br />

woman would have her makeup<br />

base of white lead and sulfur,<br />

various dyes on the cheeks,<br />

beauty spots drawn on, eyebrows<br />

plucked thin, lips thickly<br />

lipsticked and hair powered,<br />

pinned and perfumed. But this<br />

time we had more subtle and<br />

sultry make up , some had thier<br />

hair down most had their hair<br />

pinned and rolled back .<br />

Women’s dresses were not<br />

made all in one piece as they<br />

usually are today. Instead,<br />

women wore two or more<br />

garments as one dress.<br />

They where fuller and<br />

heavly embroidered.<br />

However, we dont<br />

have the bubble<br />

shoulder sleeves<br />

but rather plunge<br />

necklines , off<br />

shoulde , tubes<br />

, cross bar<br />

sleeves and<br />

the likes<br />

.<br />

The Elizabethan dress can be<br />

broken down into ;<br />

The BODICE came down to the<br />

waist;<br />

The PARTLET or jewelry bodice<br />

had “wings” at the shoulders and<br />

came to a point at the waist.<br />

The SLEEVES were separate<br />

from the bodice, but fastened<br />

to the bodice with laces. The<br />

sleeve was tight at the wrist, but<br />

otherwise full. Sometimes it was<br />

stuffed to keep its shape. RUFFS<br />

at the wrist (not shown) matched<br />

the RUFF at the neck area.<br />

The KIRTLE, a skirt, was often<br />

of different material from<br />

the bodice. The framework<br />

underneath the kirtle was called<br />

a FARTHINGALE, made of wire<br />

or whalebone, allowing the kirtle<br />

to “balloon” out from the lower<br />

body. Some fashions included a<br />

BUMROLL a stuffed tube shaped<br />

item that added volume to the<br />

hip area, thus giving the wearer<br />

the appearance of a smaller waist.<br />

Judging from the voulmes , cut<br />

and fits around the waist , hair<br />

and make up its safe to say the<br />

morden day Elizabethans came<br />

to town.

Slaying In DaViva:<br />

Top Model Chika<br />

Okolo Talks About Not<br />

Giving Up.<br />

By Funke Ajomale<br />

The images captured by Bamiyo Emina kicked<br />

off by unveiling the modern girl who’s free and<br />

fierce, ready to embrace the African woman<br />

in her ,and then we graduated into the fun modern<br />

African lady she has become, posing in different<br />

owambe styles that can transcend into off and on duty<br />

look, and even cocktail events.<br />

Using vibrant and colourful Ankara prints from<br />

Daviva, the shoot aimed at giving light to the modern<br />

day aso ebi styled with fascinators and turbans instead<br />

of the gele. The “cold-shoulder” top which was also<br />

hot last year , and this feature is reflected in almost all<br />

the pieces. Also, rather than having floor-length skirts,<br />

“sweeping the whole of Lagos clean”, the skirts have<br />

been cut into stylish midi-skirts With pleats and ruffles,<br />

which are great for dancing in!<br />

We also took the time to catch up with Chika on her<br />

journey as a model and what she’s been up to lately;

What was winning Elite Model<br />

Look back in those days?<br />

Elite Model Look Nigeria<br />

started in 2008, winning in 2010<br />

was epic, at that time Elite had<br />

just begun, it was their third year.<br />

I was really excited to be part<br />

of the big modeling industry. I<br />

meet with almost everyone I have<br />

been keeping up with! LoL! And<br />

lots of fashion shows/weekends<br />

springing up.<br />

Winning must have opened a<br />

lot of doors, what was the most<br />

memorable one?<br />

The most memorable<br />

experience winning EMLN<br />

for me was going for the EML<br />

international grand finale in<br />

China, where I got to meet lots<br />

of winners from all parts of the<br />

world. I experienced different<br />

cultures, traditions, and different<br />

languages.<br />

Why did you want to be a<br />

model?<br />

As a young child, I grew up<br />

around lots of fashion magazines.<br />

The fashion editorials inspired<br />

me, I read a lot about top models.<br />

I watched fashion TV show, model<br />

catwalks, I practiced walking and<br />

had a lot of fun pretending to be a<br />

model! My father saw the interest<br />

in me and encouraged me. He<br />

bought my first modeling forms<br />

for me to join an agency.<br />

Do you think models are now<br />

being treated as professionals<br />

and with respect unlike a few<br />

years ago?<br />

Yes, being a model in Nigeria<br />

is different now. Modeling has<br />

indeed grown in the past few<br />

years, black models are more<br />

accepted worldwide, which brings<br />

better treatment even for us here<br />

in Nigeria. With this growth,<br />

professionalism and respect have<br />

set in.<br />

What’s the goal for you<br />

concerning being a model?<br />

My goal as a fashion model is<br />

to be at the top of my modeling<br />

career, which will allow me to be<br />

a positive force, to impact young<br />

models.<br />

How many runway shows have<br />

you been on?<br />

Oh! I have been on numerous<br />

shows, I have lost count. I have<br />

been modeling for over five years<br />

with a minimum of 30 shows per<br />

year. I think I have walked over<br />

150 shows.<br />

what was the hardest lesson<br />

you have learned in your<br />

career?<br />

In my career, one of the most<br />

important things I have learned is<br />

Confidence! Representing myself,<br />

a brand or an idea. I have also<br />

learned perseverance, hope, and<br />

professionalism.<br />

For those who are looking to<br />

be models and some day win<br />

the Elite Model Look, can you<br />

share five core things to know<br />

about being or becoming a<br />

professional model?<br />

Modeling looks like glitz and<br />

glam, but there’s a lot of hard<br />

work that comes with becoming<br />

a professional model. For those<br />

hoping to become models the five<br />

key things should be:<br />

a. Be passionate about modeling<br />

b. Be self-confident

c. Be disciplined<br />

d. Take good care of your skin<br />

e. Persevere<br />

Aside begin a model, do you<br />

have a day job or some other<br />

hobby you make money from?<br />

Yes, my hobbies are beauty/<br />

skin therapy and fashion<br />

designing, I recently graduated<br />

from the University of Lagos in<br />

European Languages.<br />

If you could take back or<br />

change anything you have done<br />

in the past, what would that<br />

be?<br />

If I could take back anything, I<br />

wish I did not loose my dad early.<br />

He was my biggest support.<br />


Photography: Bamiyo Emina<br />

Creative Direction: Nelly Mesik<br />

Fabric: DaViva<br />

Stylist: Funke Ajomale<br />

Designs: Tegali Clothing<br />

Hair & Make-Up: Cass Signaures<br />

Earrings: 6teenOnline<br />

Shoes: BeeBees World

GlamSTYLE<br />

with<br />



As a fashion designer and style<br />

consultant one would most<br />

likely be expected to own a<br />

vast wardrobe busting at the seams<br />

and possibly having panic attacks,<br />

or some sort of designer drama<br />

crisis of what do I wear, whenever<br />

an event invitation is extended<br />

for an outing. Today’s consumer<br />

obsessed society may somewhat<br />

create the impression that the<br />

designing profession allows one<br />

the indulgence of acquiring fashion<br />

clothing items and accessories<br />

in monumental volumes but the<br />

reality of this assumption is truly<br />

a contrast. I own a wardrobe that<br />

is manageable, clearly laid out and<br />

clutter free and offers a stress free<br />

and time saving lifestyle. I find<br />

that when you have a wardrobe<br />

of items that you clearly love and<br />

surely works for you, it helps your<br />

confidence and as well as emotional<br />

wellbeing.<br />

Whether online or through the high<br />

streets shopping is an integral part<br />

of our lives. Retailers constantly<br />

bombard the public with exciting<br />

offers of sales and promotions<br />

intended to lure the consumers into<br />

spending. Products are reduced<br />

with huge margins which many find<br />

quite tempting and mostly difficult<br />

to resist, resulting in the impulsive<br />

acquisition of items.<br />

A lot of people have wardrobes<br />

busting at the seams. Surprisingly<br />

however when faced with an<br />

occasion or outing that demands<br />

dressing up, frustration sets in<br />

because many claim to have nothing<br />

to wear. I look ugly in this, and<br />

nothing fits me, or there’s nothing<br />

to suit the occasion some would<br />

claim. I say why buy something<br />

that makes you feel ugly and not<br />

fabulous? Frequent postings on<br />

social media sights and the selfie<br />

culture creates a situation where<br />

many do want to be seen repeating<br />

their clothes or wearing them too<br />

often nor be seen too frequently in<br />

the same items by the same circle.<br />

This constant pressure to be photo<br />

op ready at all times in virtually new<br />

pieces results in a consumer craze<br />

for fashion, meaning that people<br />

will mostly opt for quantity rather<br />

than quality and the reason why<br />

many may be driven to compulsive<br />

shopping. People at times get<br />

frustrated, anxious, stressed, and<br />

even though they have wardrobes<br />

filled to the brim, the answer to<br />

their dilemma at that moment is<br />

to dash off to buy something new<br />

to wear. Surprisingly however if<br />

one were to ask how many have<br />

ever really taken stock of what they<br />

owned, most would not or have<br />

never really done so.<br />

The wealthy and celebrities alike<br />

who can afford the means and<br />

own vast impressive wardrobes<br />

of designer gear have a system in<br />

place for listing every single piece<br />

of clothing and accessories in a<br />

formulated computerized format as

to when it was last worn and where<br />

it was worn. These wardrobes<br />

are stylized clearly and visually<br />

with ruthless precision being<br />

arranged in sections, according to<br />

colors and categories. This helps<br />

to avoid repeats too soon within<br />

the same crowd whilst affording a<br />

manageable system of accounting,<br />

audits for every single piece of item<br />

owned.<br />

A Dailymail.com article on 4th<br />

September 2015 quotes actress<br />

and singer Jennifer Lopez uses high<br />

tech internal barcode database<br />

to keep track of everything she<br />

wears for her to avoid wearing<br />

same outfit twice. All her clothes,<br />

shoes and accessories are barcoded<br />

and scanned with picture with<br />

description of items including<br />

size and colors. A documentary<br />

video I watched recently of<br />

the haute couture world,<br />

interviewing some of the<br />

world’s wealthiest women<br />

who could truly afford it was<br />

clearly evident that spending<br />

vast sums of money on clothing<br />

items and accessories meant a<br />

need for manageable and clearly<br />

documented system in place.<br />

Keeping stock of each piece with<br />

tags detailing where and when it<br />

was last worn with dates becomes<br />

orderly and manageable.<br />

Is there a way out of this<br />

predicament for the regular person<br />

of looking into a wardrobe with<br />

despair and confusion and without<br />

the bountiful resources of the rich<br />

and celebrities alike? The answer is<br />

simple. Wardrobe detox.<br />

These days an effective way<br />

of getting a clutter free, tidy<br />

and hardworking functional<br />

wardrobe is to enlist the help of<br />

experts if finances would allow<br />

it. Detox experts and wardrobe<br />

styling guru specialists with<br />

their editing services can help in<br />

bringing about sanity and order<br />

into a dysfunctional wardrobe<br />

malfunction. They can assist in<br />

building and owning a wardrobe<br />

that will serve one well,clearly<br />

itemized in shapes, fabrics, colors<br />

and with ease of achieving success<br />

when styling oneself.<br />

If one cannot afford however<br />

afford a detox expert then<br />

following these simple steps can<br />

also achieve excellent results and<br />

make managing a very healthy<br />

and effective wardrobe system fun<br />

and easy. It did work for me. De<br />

cluttering is the answer and now<br />

could just that be that perfect time<br />

to get organized.<br />

Firstly it is important to run<br />

a ruthless edit of all items in<br />

the wardrobe. If you have been<br />

acquiring quantity over quality now<br />

is the time to do a stock take and let<br />

a lot of items go. The scrutiny here<br />

has be objective. A sort through of<br />

items to decide what has to stay and<br />

what has to go. It might be a good<br />

idea to get a rail. Select firstly the<br />

pieces you love the most and makes<br />

you feel special and confident.<br />

Section them into shirts, skirts,<br />

dresses, jackets, suits pants and the<br />

occasion to evening dresses.<br />

Applying the sorting in colors and<br />

shapes would also help for visual<br />

clarity. List what you have clearly It<br />

might be scary at first as it would<br />

seem you might be ending up with a<br />

smaller wardrobe than you are used<br />

to, but a truthful assessment and<br />

stock take would help one achieve a<br />

more dynamic and effective styling<br />

that would be most beneficial. Are<br />

the items you are hanging on to in<br />

good condition? Are they functional<br />

and working with other items<br />

that you have? Do they give you<br />

the confidence and enhance your<br />

emotional wellbeing when you<br />

wear them? Do you just love<br />

the pieces and treasure them? I<br />

believe that a smaller wardrobe,<br />

carefully thought through and<br />

selected to suit your personality<br />

and individuality will achieve<br />

more than a vast and robust one<br />

filled with mismatched items.<br />

Your wardrobe layout visually<br />

is important. How you arrange<br />

nicely and essentially without<br />

clutter helps your wardrobe<br />

operate effectively and achieving an<br />

appealing look. Sort out what suits<br />

you and dunk the leftovers.<br />

Good Hangers are essential in<br />

keeping your clothes in good<br />

condition. The thin wire hangers<br />

from the dry cleaners are not best<br />

in keeping your gear. Dry cleaning

ags should ideally be removed for<br />

clarity, good layout and particularly<br />

in humid climates like I have<br />

discovered to stop mold creeping<br />

up on your clothes.<br />

De cluttering helps to achieve<br />

clarity. Hoarding unnecessarily is<br />

one of the vital reasons why many<br />

acquire robust wardrobes busting<br />

at the seams yet never can have get<br />

good use of them. Some items we<br />

wear regularly than others. Some<br />

just sit there gathering dust unused.<br />

It is important to also look at what<br />

has not been in used in a long while,<br />

clearly it is time to let go. One has to<br />

be brutal. A truthful assessment of<br />

its functionality, if it still fits and will<br />

it work with other items you love<br />

enough to keep is vital.<br />

A good idea may be to donate items<br />

that are not needed to charity. It<br />

doesn’t serve you it may well serve<br />

someone else especially when<br />

they are still in good form. From<br />

experience, detoxing can have such<br />

positive effect and change of one’s<br />

lifestyle immensely and effectively.<br />

A careful overview of what is left<br />

from the clear out is vital and<br />

one should excuse oneself from<br />

emotional attachments to shopping<br />

mistakes of the past.<br />

Clothes particularly when they<br />

come expensive must be cared for<br />

effectively. What should be dry<br />

cleaned should never be washed<br />

and what should be washed treated<br />

accordingly. If there are items that<br />

need fixing or repairs they should<br />

be done so you get good use from<br />

your newly functional wardrobe.<br />

It might be a good idea to have<br />

a change of strategy in how one<br />

shops. Quality is always better<br />

over quantity and while yet not<br />

every single clothing item may be<br />

expensive, a thoughtful and careful<br />

assessment of what is missing from<br />

the recent overhaul and new pieces<br />

that need to complete the wardrobe<br />

is always vital. It is best to have a<br />

list and then shop strategically to fill<br />

in the missing bits into the puzzle.<br />

This would surely yield productive<br />

results.<br />

If one has the luxury of a walk in<br />

wardrobe it lends a good hand to<br />

a beautiful, tactical and effective<br />

layout. However if not, then a<br />

decent wardrobe and drawers for<br />

maintaining accessories would<br />

work well.<br />

Keeping shoes on racks or shelves<br />

are of essence and possibly keeping<br />

them in shoe trees would help<br />

to keep their shape intact. If you<br />

have the space to stock them in<br />

boxes, clear Perspex boxes might<br />

help in identifying what’s in each<br />

box and also keep them from dust.<br />

Otherwise keeping them in the<br />

Profile<br />

original boxes would have to suffice<br />

and attaching pictures on the boxes<br />

for easy identification should do.<br />

Shoe bags in breathable fabrics<br />

should also serve the purpose.<br />

Accessories can be laid out on<br />

drawers or shelved for easy reach.<br />

Bags, belts and other bits should be<br />

kept tidy, preferably possibly dust<br />

free and depending on where you<br />

are based expensive bags be stored<br />

in cloth bags.<br />

Following these simple steps should<br />

help one is achieving a wardrobe<br />

that is clutter free and effective. It<br />

will save not just save ample time<br />

when dressing but also improve<br />

emotional wellbeing when you can<br />

look great almost effortlessly and<br />

stress free.<br />

The name Adebayo Jones is synonymous<br />

with exquisite fashion. The London-based<br />

fashion Designer and style consultant has<br />

long been associated with glamour, elegance,<br />

opulence, Style and he has continued to build an<br />

international following for his fashion label over<br />

the Last three decades.<br />

The King of Couture as he is widely known and<br />

referred to in the fashion world and media,<br />

Adebayo Jones believes details will set your work<br />

apart and the results are simply stunning and ADEBAYO JONES<br />

outstanding.<br />

Renowned for creating his own fabrics and presenting the most lavish<br />

and luxurious collections of gowns, the Adebayo Jones Luxury collection<br />

reflects the style and elegance that has defined his career over the years. It<br />

is for this reason that Adebayo Jones – has come to be widely embraced by<br />

the fashion Community and public at large.

Queens Of The Nigerian<br />

Music Industry<br />

By Sebastiane Ebatamehi<br />

Kefee<br />

Breakthrough artistes like the late<br />

gospel singer Kefee - who broke into<br />

mainframe entertainment industry<br />

with her hit single ‘Branama’, rapper<br />

Sasha P (who called herself the ‘first<br />

lady’ and rightly so); and Weird<br />

MC were the few females working<br />

hard to change the trend in the mid<br />

2000’s.<br />

With the continuous growth of<br />

the industry anaa many more<br />

artistes breaking even, the number<br />

of female artistes began to surge.<br />

In 2008, Asa became one of<br />

the biggest revelations with her<br />

debut self-titled album ‘Asa’. She<br />

stole the heart of Nigerians with<br />

her soul music, winning awards<br />

and becoming one of the most<br />

formidable forces in the music<br />

industry. This many attributed to her<br />

understanding of art, study of music<br />

and upbringing in Paris, France. She<br />

came with a bang and the echo still<br />

resounds loud even till today.<br />

The Nigerian music industry has<br />

grown tremendously within<br />

the past decade, and the rise of<br />

female headliners in the industry<br />

is a huge attestation to this.<br />

Gone are the days when only<br />

male artistes ruled the Nigerian<br />

music industry and females<br />

were relegated to singing backup<br />

during studio sessions (they<br />

weren’t even allowed to appear<br />

on the videos)!<br />

Today, the case is different and<br />

mind you, it didn’t come easy. No<br />

one handed this opportunity to<br />

the female artistes on a platter.<br />

Oh no, far from it; they took it<br />

themselves! They forced their<br />

way through! In the early 2000’s<br />

when the music industry was<br />

experiencing a rebirth, the major<br />

forces in the industry were males<br />

and not a single female artiste<br />

made it to the Top 10 on a music<br />

count down. Yes, it was that bad!<br />

Goldie Harvey<br />

Then the late Goldie<br />

Harvey, Omawumi,<br />

Waje and a<br />

handful of<br />

others started<br />

building<br />

momentum.<br />

But the initiation<br />

was total,<br />

something was still<br />

missing. In fact, it<br />

was surprising<br />

to many<br />

that Waje<br />

did the chorus for P-Square’s hit<br />

track ‘Do Me’, this revelation was<br />

made only after she became a super<br />

star herself – WHY? Why didn’t she<br />

appear in the video?<br />

Tiwa Savage<br />

It was not until the arrival of Tiwa<br />

Savage to the scene that everything<br />

changed. Tiwa took the industry by<br />

storm with her hit single ‘Kele-kele<br />

love’, bringing the kind of sexiness<br />

that other female artistes would<br />

only dream about. She went on to<br />

secure her place in the industry with<br />

‘Love me X3’ before signing a deal<br />

with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.<br />

Was it not surprising that as big and<br />

successful as labels like Mo’Hits<br />

Records owned by Don Jazzy and<br />

Empire Mates Entertainment<br />

owned by Banky W, there were no<br />

female artistes signed to them in<br />

the past? This is because no one<br />

believed females had a place on the<br />

industry’s forefront.<br />

After Tiwa showed the way, others<br />

began to take bold steps and come<br />

into the game. Today we have Seyi<br />

Shay, Yemi Alade, Simi, Chidinma,<br />

Cynthia Mogan, Eva, Niyola, and<br />

other female artistes who are<br />

holding their own in the industry;<br />

and giving their male counterparts a<br />

fight for their money.<br />

However, we cannot say the battle<br />

is won yet. There is so much more<br />

to be done to break the barriers of<br />

gender inequality in the industry;<br />

but the signs are encouraging and<br />

the future look bright! There is no<br />

doubt that in a few years, female<br />

artistes will rule the Nigerian Music<br />

Industry, we cannot wait!

TOP 5 Chilled-Out<br />

SPOTS in Lagos<br />

By Merhdor-Attah<br />

Uber’s shuffling the streets of<br />

Victoria Island, passengers<br />

making their way in and out<br />

of their cabs; a busy night.<br />

Other vehicles equally ply the<br />

road, yellow cabs, and personal<br />

vehicles alike race through<br />

potholes and splash water on<br />

passersby – A rainy night.<br />

Nobody moves around Lagos<br />

at night looking for peace and<br />

quiet. All nightclubs, 24-hour<br />

dining, and taxis are still very<br />

much in operation up until 5am.<br />

Lagosians rebut the notion that<br />

nighttime is for sleeping, and<br />

instead embrace nightlife.<br />

Victoria Island, acronymed V.I is<br />

an area for the affluent, deeppocketed<br />

Lagosians. The area<br />

sits between Lagos Island and<br />

Lekki Penisula. But most of the<br />

nightlife also sits in V.I – bars,<br />

restaurant and other categories<br />

of chill are all positioned in V.I<br />

355 LAGOS<br />

Best for: TexMex, Margarita, and<br />

shots.<br />

355 Wednesdays attract the biggest<br />

of crowds. It’s hosted by Denola Grey<br />

and Koye and strives to fulfil the<br />

promise of happy hour and all night<br />

vibes. The lounge is tucked away in<br />

Oko-Awo Street Victoria Island; order<br />

the famous fajitas and sip an iced<br />

margarita, a cocktail consisting of<br />

tequila and lime or lemon juice, and<br />

all your problems are literally solved.<br />

LONG BAR<br />

Best for: Drinks with the boys.<br />

A perfect blend between restaurant and<br />

lounge, Long bar is a hub for entertainment,<br />

affordable drinks, and amazing fish specials.<br />

A mix of Barracuda and Fresh tuna while<br />

gulping a glass of booze is definitely a<br />

memorable experience. Mostly filled with<br />

expats, the restaurant has numerous screens<br />

for multi-entertainment.<br />

Location: 23A Tony Anegbode Street, Off<br />

Sinari Daranijo, Victoria Island<br />

5 ALL<br />

Motivational<br />

BOOKS<br />

Of<br />

By Sebastiane Ebatamehi<br />

TIME<br />

We are so excited about this! It is indeed a<br />

pleasure to take you on a trip to the library as<br />

we unleash our Top 5 Motivational Books of all<br />

time. Putting this list together was more difficult<br />

than we anticipated because there are so many<br />

wonderful books out there; but finally, here<br />

it is! ENJOY and go get one…..or all the books<br />

mentioned, if you haven’t read them already.<br />

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People<br />

While he gets a bit preachy sometimes,<br />

Stephen Covey’s road map for living doesn’t<br />

just help you develop better habits. It also<br />

convinces you that acquiring them will make<br />

you a better person.<br />

Best quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action;<br />

sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a<br />

character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”<br />

4. Think and Grow Rich<br />

Napoleon Hill interviewed “40 millionaires”<br />

to discover the common thought processes<br />

and behaviors that had led to their success.<br />

His study of these “best practices” was<br />

revolutionary in a world where it was largely<br />

assumed that great wealth resulted from a<br />

combination of greed and luck.<br />

Best quote: “All the breaks you need in life wait<br />

within your imagination. Imagination is the


Perfect for: No Clubbing night.<br />

The Rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurant is located in Oniru,<br />

Victoria Island, and features a restaurant during the day<br />

and good vibes at night time. Entering the building is a<br />

merchandise area with T-shirts, Sweatshirts and other<br />

souvenirs.<br />

At Hard Rock Cafe, their Live Music nights and After<br />

Dark Nights have people swooping in for a nice time. For<br />

their cocktails, the Pineapple coconut mojito is amazing.<br />

Location: Plot No 3&4, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island.<br />


Nok is known for its African twist to fine western dining. Nok has<br />

a unique and inviting interior, cozy ambience – with waiters and<br />

waitress covered in African prints: Iro and Buba for the female, Short<br />

sleeve print shirt for the male. The restaurant provides the guest an<br />

option to either eat/drink inside or enjoy the natural air while eating<br />

in their garden area.<br />

The only sad part is that their mocktails cost the same as their<br />

cocktails; 3,500<br />

Location: 12A Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island<br />


Perfect for: Watching Arsenal loose,<br />

or UEFA Champions league finals<br />

Sports bars are getting more popular<br />

in Lagos. No! I’m not referring to beer<br />

parlors that serve pepper soups. I<br />

mean pepper soups are great but that’s<br />

not a defining feature of Bar Campione.<br />

Instead, noisy (during matches) and<br />

nice ambience is an ideal description.<br />

Bar Campione houses the biggest sports fans every<br />

night. The restaurant also caters for foodies with<br />

a distinguished Italian and American menu of<br />

French fries, chili sauce, prawns etc. Apart from<br />

drinks, their pasta is astounding.<br />

Location: 13, Kasumu Ekemode Street, Victoria<br />

Island<br />

workshop of your mind, capable of turning<br />

mind energy into accomplishment and<br />

wealth.”<br />

3. Awaken the Giant Within<br />

Anthony Robbins is unlike most<br />

motivational writers in two ways. First,<br />

he treats training the mind and body as<br />

a technological challenge rather than<br />

moral imperative. Second, he somehow<br />

manages to be both<br />

an inspirational role<br />

model and the most<br />

annoying guy on the<br />

planet.<br />

Best quote: “If you<br />

can’t, you must. If you<br />

must, you can.”<br />

2. As a Man Thinketh<br />

Motivational books<br />

are usually about<br />

taking immediate<br />

action. By contrast,<br />

this 1902 classic by<br />

James Allen is a bit<br />

more, well, thoughtful.<br />

It explains how your<br />

thoughts mold your personality, and how<br />

that personality drives you to take action<br />

and determines the type of action you’ll<br />

take.<br />

Best quote: “The dreamers are the<br />

saviors of the world. As the visible world<br />

is sustained by the invisible, so men,<br />

through all their trials and sins and sordid<br />

vocations, are nourished by the beautiful<br />

visions of their solitary dreamers.”<br />

1. The Greatest<br />

Salesman in the<br />

World<br />

Far more than just<br />

a sales book, Og<br />

Mandino’s fauxbiblical<br />

parable<br />

encourages you to<br />

live your life to the<br />

fullest by believing in<br />

yourself and your ability to help others.<br />

Required reading for anybody who sells.<br />

Which is just about everybody.<br />

Best quote: “I will live this day as if it is my<br />

last. This day is all I have and these hours<br />

are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise<br />

with cries of joy as a prisoner who is<br />

reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with<br />

thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.”

Sultry<br />

somkele iyama –<br />

stich cosmetics<br />

Eki Ogunbor –<br />

Bfs Artistry<br />

Lilian Esoro –<br />

Oshewa<br />

Nana Akua<br />

Belle Bedaz<br />

Beauty<br />

Re<br />

beverly naya -<br />

Flawless faces beauty<br />

mimi onalaja -<br />

Flawless faces beauty<br />

Sika Osei -<br />

Iam dodos<br />

By Funke Ajomale<br />

The AMVCAs might be over but<br />

we are still picking style and<br />

beauty trends from the night, the<br />

fabulous overdose is not one we<br />

would recover from in a hurry. The<br />

beauty moments ( hair and make<br />

up) is would be used as inspiration<br />

and we would be seeing on a lot of<br />

brides most especially the Nubian<br />

Hair brides or anyone looking to get<br />

glammed for an occasion soon.<br />

Hence we have taken our time to<br />

AM<br />

Sassy &<br />

Subtle<br />

Ini Dima Okojie -<br />

Adella beauty<br />

Chioma Akpotha –<br />

Bizlee of House of Tara

Addo –<br />

lled<br />

Susan Peters -<br />

prettifiers<br />

Rita Dominic -<br />

Bibyonce<br />

Osas Ajibade -<br />

Doranne beauty<br />

Ivie Okujaye – pink<br />

rubies beauty<br />

port<br />

VCA <strong>2017</strong><br />

Toke Makinwa –<br />

Anita Brows<br />

carefully put together our favourite<br />

beauty looks from the AMVCAs<br />

<strong>2017</strong>. To complement their looks<br />

most some choose a bit<br />

of glitter and shine, some<br />

went really soft and subtle,<br />

while others took on the<br />

sultry look.<br />

And now we present you<br />

our beauty report from<br />

the <strong>2017</strong> AMVCAs.<br />

Toke Makinwa –<br />

Anita Brows<br />

Michelle Dede –<br />

Doranne beauty<br />

Shine &<br />

Glitter<br />

Adesuwa Etomi –<br />

T.alamode<br />

Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi –<br />

Anita brows

African Oils You Need To Add To Your<br />

Beauty Routine<br />

By Merhdor-Attah<br />

There are good oils,<br />

and there are bad oils.<br />

Some nourish your<br />

skin, while others are<br />

mere irritants. In the last few<br />

years, beauty advocates have<br />

actively renounced the widely<br />

spread notion that oils clog<br />

up your pores or cause acne<br />

breakouts, instead oils have<br />

been lauded for their ability to<br />

give its users the highly sought<br />

after “natural glow.”<br />

But not all oils are made<br />

equal. To help you distinguish<br />

between the good and bad oils,<br />

we’ve compiled a list of four<br />

oils found in Africa that contain<br />

essential nutrients and can<br />

help keep you blemish free.<br />

During your next visit to the<br />

beauty aisle, check if your next<br />

purchase contains one or more<br />

of these “miracle oils”<br />

2. Marula Oil<br />

Predominately grown in South<br />

Africa, and known for<br />

its rich fatty acids, the<br />

Marula oil serves as a skin<br />

essential. The oil contains<br />

vitamins C and E, as well<br />

as antioxidants which are<br />

found in skin care products<br />

around the world. Marula<br />

oil is quickly absorbed into<br />

the skin without leaving<br />

greasy traces. It is no<br />

surprise that beauticians<br />

1. Argan Oil<br />

argan oil<br />

Grown in Southwestern Morocco<br />

in Argan forests, Argan oil is<br />

a kernel-based-produce, which is<br />

processed for use as a diet and skin<br />

supplement. With antioxidants like<br />

vitamins A and E, Argan oil doesn’t<br />

just moisturize the skin, it also<br />

enhances scalp and hair growth,<br />

eases inflammation, rashes, and bug<br />

bites. Argan oil is of two distinct<br />

types: one for cosmetic purposes and<br />

the other, for culinary purposes. It<br />

contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty<br />

acids which are used for cooking<br />

and frying. The version of Argan<br />

stock their beauty cupboards<br />

with products containing<br />

Marula oil because they know<br />

it’s full of nutrients. The oil is<br />

a skincare favorite because<br />

it contains 60% more<br />

antioxidants than Argan<br />

oil, which makes it work<br />

for all skin types - dry,<br />

oily and even sensitive<br />

skins. Best used after a<br />

shower, the silky texture<br />

enables its anti-aging<br />

nutrients without leaving<br />

a residue. Marula oil is<br />

also used to controls acne<br />

and blemishes.<br />

oil used for cosmetic purposes is<br />

golden yellow and has a silky feel,<br />

while the Argan oil used for cooking<br />

is golden brown. When processing<br />

Argan oil, the kernels are roasted<br />

over an open fire and ground with a<br />

stone mill before it is pressed. This<br />

roasting process burns the nutrients<br />

and makes the oil suitable for eating<br />

and not for cosmetic functions.<br />

In Morocco, the Argan industry is<br />

exclusively controlled by women;<br />

Berber tribe women. Men typically<br />

play the role of an assistant or aide.<br />

They help to transfer Argan sacks<br />

from the bush to the home shed.<br />

For cosmetic use, the oil’s highly<br />

concentrated fatty acid combats dry<br />

skin, reduces stretch marks, and<br />

protects human hair. When applied<br />

directly, Argan oil repairs weak nails<br />

and softens lips. It makes perfect<br />

sense why the oil is referred to as<br />

‘liquid gold’.<br />

3. Mongongo Oil<br />

A product of the<br />

Mongongo tree,<br />

Mongongo oil can be<br />

found in Sub-Saharan<br />

African countries like<br />

Namibia, Zambia,<br />

Zimbabwe, Botswana,<br />

Angola, Mozambique,<br />

and Malawi. The<br />

reddish-brown<br />

egg-shaped nut is<br />

deeply concentrated<br />

with vitamin E<br />

(tocopherol) and<br />

the oil serves as<br />

a protector from<br />

natural aggressors<br />

(pollution, sun, and<br />

wind). Similar to

4. Yangu Oil<br />

Known in the West<br />

as Cape Chestnut oil,<br />

Yangu oil is extracted<br />

from the seed of the<br />

Cape Chestnut tree.<br />

Homegrown in<br />

Uganda, Yangu oil<br />

is extracted when<br />

the fruits from the<br />

tree ripen, at the<br />

appropriate time; the<br />

pods from the fruit<br />

are cracked to release<br />

tiny black seeds<br />

from which the oil is<br />

pressed. Yangu oil is known for<br />

containing high fatty acids and<br />

antioxidants, as well as Vitamin E.<br />

Yangu oil’s most unique property<br />

is its ability to protect the skin<br />

from UV rays (the sun). Besides<br />

the general benefits of using<br />

Yangu oil, it is also non-toxic and<br />

non-drying, which means the<br />

oil withholds moisture in the<br />

skin, using facial soaps, and skin<br />

products that contain Yangu oil<br />

allow the skin retains up to 57%<br />

of its moisture.<br />

Argan oil, women crack<br />

nuts, using axes and small<br />

stones to extract Mongongo<br />

oil. Unlike Argan oil,<br />

Mongongo oil is seldom<br />

used for culinary purposes.<br />

However, Mongogo oil’s high<br />

polyunsaturated fatty acids,<br />

which has better retention<br />

than the saturated fatty<br />

acids contained in coconut<br />

oils, and palm kernel oil,<br />

fuels the scalp and boosts<br />

the growth of hair strands.<br />

Mongongo oil is often<br />

found in lotions, soaps, and<br />

lipsticks. It is sought-after<br />

for its anti-wrinkle and antigreasy<br />

nature.<br />

Popular ‘Health Facts’<br />


By Sebastiane Ebatamehi<br />

Since the advent of the<br />

Internet and Social Media,<br />

many persons have suddenly<br />

made it their duty to educate<br />

people on things they themselves<br />

know nothing about (sounds<br />

funny ehn, but it is true). Do not<br />

be deceived, majority of users<br />

on social media space are either<br />

liars or rumour mongers, so<br />

mind what you believe!<br />

It is always a popular occurrence<br />

to see posts containing prophetic<br />

declarations requesting you ‘not<br />

to screw down without typing<br />

1. Chewing gum takes seven years<br />

to pass through your digestive tract<br />

when swallowed.<br />

The truth: Gum addicts can relax.<br />

Although your body can’t digest chewing<br />

gum, it doesn’t just sit in your stomach,<br />

according to Snopes.com. You eliminate<br />

it when you go to the bathroom just like<br />

other food you haven’t digested.<br />

2. Plucking a gray hair causes two to<br />

grow back.<br />

The truth: It’s fine to tweeze that errant<br />

hair. Genetics plays a key role in when<br />

you go gray, regardless of how often you<br />

pluck. It can take six months from the<br />

time a hair falls out until it grows back<br />

long enough for you to notice it; during<br />

that time, you’ll automatically see more<br />

gray hair as part of the aging process,<br />

explains Snopes.com.<br />

3. Antiperspirant De-odorants cause<br />

Breast Cancer.<br />

The truth: Going au naturel won’t<br />

protect your breasts from cancer. This<br />

myth probably came about because some<br />

antiperspirants contain aluminum, which<br />

can show up as a false-positive finding on<br />

a mammogram. What this means is that<br />

you should skip the white stuff before a<br />

breast cancer screening. There has never<br />

been any conclusive evidence to prove<br />

a link between deodorants and cancer,<br />

‘AMEN’ and ‘share to 20 persons<br />

in 10 minutes’ or ‘something bad<br />

will happen to you in 7 Days’.<br />

Interesting, isn’t it?<br />

Just like those people who flood<br />

the internet and social media<br />

platforms daily with garbage, a<br />

lot of us are guilty of holding on<br />

to some propagandas generated<br />

by whackos!<br />

Not you? Well, below are 5<br />

popular ‘Health Facts’ which are<br />

all LIES!! See if you are not guilty<br />

of one (or all).<br />

Enjoy!<br />

according to the National Cancer Institute<br />

and FDA.<br />

4. Drinking cold water after meals can<br />

lead to cancer.<br />

Truth: Water is one of the healthiest<br />

things you can drink with any meal<br />

— hot, cold, or tepid. This rumor first<br />

surfaced in early 2006, according to<br />

Snopes.com, and still makes its way<br />

into various email chains. It posits that<br />

cold water helps solidify oily fats from<br />

your meal into a “sludge” that lines the<br />

intestines and can lead to cancer. But<br />

there’s zero evidence from medical<br />

literature to support this theory.<br />

5. You only use 10 percent of your<br />

brain.<br />

Truth: Motivational speakers may love<br />

this idea, but the evidence against it is<br />

just common sense, say Aaron Carroll,<br />

MD, and Rachel Vreeman, MD, in their<br />

book - Don’t Swallow Your Gum: Myths,<br />

Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your<br />

Body and Health. “Studies of patients<br />

with brain damage suggest that harm to<br />

almost any area of the brain has specific<br />

and lasting effects on a human being’s<br />

capabilities,” they wrote. “If this myth<br />

were true, it would not be a big deal to<br />

hurt various parts of your brain.” You’re<br />

using 100 percent of your brain — or at<br />

least we hope so.

YOU<br />

& I<br />

mimi adeyemi<br />

www.mimiadeyemi.com @mimiadeyemi @mimiadeyemi<br />

Celebrity Divorce<br />

Syndrome<br />

The divorce rate among the<br />

Nigerian celebrities is quite<br />

alarming in recent times.<br />

Many would wonder why while<br />

some would judge them. If we look<br />

at the number of celebrities whose<br />

marriages have crashed, some of<br />

them are young while some are well<br />

grown. Some have even remarried<br />

but the question is, what led to the<br />

divorce? How can it be avoided?<br />

The problems is, most of these<br />

celebrities see marriage as mere<br />

interpretation of scripts they act on<br />

television and take the little details<br />

of marriage lightly. We all know<br />

that we are Africans and AFRICAN<br />

men will never cease to be one. The<br />

main reason for high divorce rate<br />

is because the celebrities refuse to<br />

separate their personal lives from<br />

their celebrity lives. Yes! Marriage<br />

is no joke and we all know this. We<br />

can’t eat our cakes and still have it.<br />

It’s either you get married and let<br />

somethings go or remain single and<br />

have your way all the time.<br />

Don’t get me wrong, both the man<br />

and the woman have their own<br />

roles to play to make the marriage<br />

work. The moment one disagrees,<br />

the bond is already broken. A<br />

couple of them have tried to keep<br />

their marriage and I give kudos to<br />

them. We salute people like Omotola<br />

Jolade Ekehinde, Aunty Joke Silva,<br />

Mercy Johnson and Annie Macaulay<br />

Idibia amongst others. It’s not easy<br />

tonto dikeh<br />

tiwa savage<br />

to balance fame and marriage<br />

at all. Most celebrities receive<br />

compliments more often and it gets<br />

into their heads and begin to see all<br />

the negative parts of their partner.<br />

No marriage is perfect we know but<br />

we must be prepared for the battle<br />

ahead, though the race is not to the<br />

swift.<br />

These Points Below Could Lead To<br />

Celebrity Divorce:<br />

1. Lack of preparation: Many of<br />

them are carried away with the glitz<br />

of wedding party and they just want<br />

to make the news with their wedding<br />

stories and pictures. They hardly<br />

prepare themselves psychologically,<br />

materially and prayerfully for the<br />

marriage. They end up making the<br />

wrong choice. They ignore major<br />

differences like age,background and<br />

religion.<br />

2. Infidelity: Studies have shown<br />

that 80% of celebrity divorce case is<br />

based on infidelity. The women get<br />

carried away with fame and money<br />

while the men can’t say no to female<br />

fans.<br />

3. Misplaced priority: Most of<br />

these celebrities fail to prioritize<br />

their marriage over their individual<br />

desires and career. They deny<br />

their families of the quality<br />

time they are entitled to, which<br />

leads to misunderstanding and<br />

disagreement. They leave their<br />

husband and children in the hands<br />

of housemaid and friends who end<br />

up destroying their homes.<br />

How Can Celebrity Divorce Be<br />

Avoided?<br />

Marriage is marriage whether<br />

amongst ordinary people or<br />

celebrities. What makes the<br />

difference is the fame and money.<br />

The basic connection between a<br />

man and a woman is not different<br />

whether you are a celebrity or not.<br />

However, celebrity divorce could<br />

be avoided if the three points I<br />

mentioned above are properly<br />

looked into. Celebrities also need a<br />

lot of Patience, Humility, Openness,<br />

Act of Forgiveness, Commitment<br />

and Love. Any marriage can stand<br />

the test of time regardless of fame or<br />

money if these points raised in this<br />

article are properly evaluated.<br />

Mimi Adeyemi is a Sales & Marketing<br />

professional with over 10 years experience.<br />

She has good insight of shopper and<br />

consumer behaviour. She has been privileged<br />

to build and nurture new brands to<br />

achieving a sustainable growth.<br />

She is the CEO of Studio612, a full fledge<br />

Photograhy and videography studio located<br />

in Lekki, Lagos. She is also a blogger, writer<br />

and publisher of Family3ree Magazine.<br />

She holds a degree in Mass Communications<br />

and a diploma in Theatre Arts from<br />

University of Jos. She is an affiliate member<br />

of National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria.<br />

She is the brain behind Mimi Adeyemi's<br />

Blog, a relationship and Marriage blog.

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