Friday, January 29, 2016

Reel Fruit: BBC Women of Africa Speak To Young CEO - Affiong Williams

BBC Women of Africa paid a visit to Reel Fruits and featured their CEO - Affiong Williams.  Read all about it:

Rising food entrepreneur Affiong Williams is tapping into a growing demand for healthy treats in Nigeria by selling snack packs of dried fruit and nuts.  The brightly coloured packets are produced in Lagos by ReelFruit, the company founded by Ms Williams in 2012.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Touching 911 Call

Savannah's Dad could not breathe and he called 911 but Savannah had to talk to the 911 Operator as her Dad could no longer talk.  An ambulance is dispatched but listen to Savannah's hilarious exchange with the 011 Operator.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Armed Forces Remembrance Week 2016

A ceremony to mark the end of the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Week held on Friday 15th January 2016 in Calabar, Cross River State.  Professor Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State laid wreaths at the Calabar Cenotaph to mark the event.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Celine Dion's Husband Rene-Charles Angelil Dies

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Rene-Charles Angelil, the husband of award-winning singer Celine Dion, died on Thursday 14th January 2016 at his home in Henderson, Las Vegas after a long and protracted battle with throat cancer.  He was 73 and fought a courageous battle with Celine by his side.  The announcenent was nade on Rene's Facebook page.  It said: 

"It is with deep sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer," said Team Celine.

"The family wishes to live the mourning in privacy. Other information you will be provided in the next few days."

Former President Goodluck Jonathan's Daughter Gives Birth To Son

Former President Jonathan with the Onyemachi's
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebere Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan are proud grandparents once again.  Their second daughter Ine and her husband Simon welcomed a baby boy - Kasichide on 11th January 2016 at Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, Miami Florida.
Baby Kasichide Onyemachi

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Obama Family: Throwback Thursday

Malia, Michelle and Sasha Obama in 1996

Malia, Michelle and Sasha Obama during Barrack's Senatorial campaign years ago.  Check out a current picture after the cut and how they have all grown.

I Married My Nigerian Wife For The Benefits - David Lynch

David Lynch and his family
Batterbox posted a video asking viewers if they would marry a white man/woman.  One of the ladies interviewed said people abroad married whites only for the 'benefits'.

David Lynch who is married to a Nigerian lady - Omonefe decided to respond and share the 'benefits' he has received as well:

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Prepares For Facebook's Birthday on February 4

The facebook founder wrote the message above on his facebook page asking all to join him in celebrating Facebook's 12th birthday which comes up on 4th February 2016.  #friendsday.

Street Abbreviations?

IMO= I Must Obey.

IBADAN= Ibo Boys Are Dangerous At Night.

ABA= Agege Boys Association.

LAGOS= Love A Girl On Sunday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TY Bello Shares Mum's Pic

TY Bello and her mum

One of my favourite people TY Bello went to visit her 75 year old mum and shared this picture of both of them smiling for the camera.

Loving TY's hair......

Thought For Today

Source: KBXX 97.9

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reel Fruits: The Next Big Thing In The Healthy Snacks Industry

Affiong Williams, Reel Fruits CEO speaks to CCTV about her foray into the dried fruits sector.  Reel fruits has expanded and now has variety of healthy snack options - mango, pineapple, cashew, banana and coconut.Reel fruits is currently supplying healthy snacks to over 80 stores in Nigeria and some West African countries as well. 

 Listen to Affiong's CCTV interview below.

Trumps Painful Truth - Charly Boy Oputa

Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy

A round of applause for the greatest Jackass of all Times. There is no denying that Donald Trump's actions and words have brought a more entertaining landscape to American politics that is only rivalled by Naija politics at this point.                            

Like him or hate him (for your pocket), this man no send una.

Donald Trump

Who could have guessed Trump's longevity in American politics, with his put-outs and the notorious words that roll out of his mouth!?

Pictures From The International Calabar Festival

Monday, January 11, 2016

Music Legend David Bowie Succumbs To Cancer

David Bowie

Music legend David Bowie (born David Jones) died peacefully on Sunday 10 January 2016 surrounded by his family after a prolonged battle with cancer.
The music legend had released an album called 'Blackstar' on his 69th birthday - Friday 8th January 2016.

David Bowie

Calabar Bikers Carnival 2015 In Pictures

The Bikers Day took place on 27th December 2015 and was a part of the 2015 edition of the Calabar Carnival.  Over 200 power bikers and stunt riders from all over the world converged in Calabar to take part in the event which was a huge success.  Former Governor Donald Duke was part of the event.  The all female bikers group - De Angels also took part in the event.

 More carnival pictures HERE

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Calabar Bikers Carnival 2015 (Pictures)

Better late than never huh?  The Calabar Bikers Carnival took place on 27 December 2015. 
Current  Governor Ben Ayade and Former Governor Donald led over 200 bikers from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, USA and China who participated at the event.

Governor Ben Ayade
Former Governor Donald Duke and his daughter

More Carnival pictures HERE

Friday, January 08, 2016

Davido, Baby Mamas And Other Stories - Reuben Abati

David Adeleke (Davido) and his Baby Mama Sophie Momodu

“What a relief, my friend!”
“What are you relieved about?”
“It is this David Adeleke and Sophia Momodu soap opera”.
“I tell you. It is a perfect subject for a good home video. But what is your own?”
“No. Nothing. I am just relieved that the parties involved have agreed to let peace reign”
“This will be about the third time I would hear of that matter being resolved.”
“Well, I think the Momodus and the Adelekes should just spare us. They should not forget there is a child involved. 
They have suddenly made Imade Adeleke, the most famous victim of Baby Mama-Baby Papa palaver in Nigeria. 
Both Davido and Sophia and their supporters’ clubs should please protect the baby, and not make her a poster child for that kind of subject.”

Reuben Abati
“But me, I am enjoying the story oh.”

John Dumelo's Mum Turns 64

The adorable actor shared a picture of himself and his mum Antoinette on her 64th birthday.  Mrs Dumelo turned 64 on Tuesday 5th January 2016.  Happy Birthday Maam!

Birthday Girl Antoinette Dumelo and her son John
Photo credit: Instagram

Diary of New Wife!!

Monday: We are back from honeymoon and settled in our new home, It's fun to cook for Chuka . Today I made moin moin and the recipe said, 'Beat 12 eggs separately '. Well, I didn't have enough bowls to do that, so I had to borrow 12 bowls to beat the eggs in, the moin moin turned out fine though.

Donald Duke Speaks On Composure While In Public Office

Former Governor of Cross River State Mr Donald Duke spoke on apologising and behaving right while in public office.  He says:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Is Mama Efisho The Oldest Woman In Nigeria?

Mama Efisho
The picture above is that of woman named Mama Efisho, who is allegedly191 years old.   Mr. Avuefeyen - Mama Efisho's great great grandson of the woman, says his great grand mother is about two centuries old and ‘lives in Ellu (Edhemoko, Akaluba Street, Ellu in INLG) in Delta State.’

When questioned on the veracity of this claim, Mr. Avufeyen claimed that that she witnessed the birth of his grandfather.  If his claims are true then, Mama Efisho is most likely Nigeria’s oldest woman alive that we know of.  See another picture of the woman below:

Calabar Carnival Green Ball In Pictures - 2

The Calabar Carnival Green Ball held in December 2015.  Here are some more pictures from the event which was well attended by dignitaries and celebrities.  Musician and entertainer Iyanya performed, Timi Dakolo as well as the Brazillian Vai Vai Samba Band entertained guests at the event.  View more pictures from the Green Ball - HERE.

Vai Vai Samba Band

Carnival Ambassador - Iyanya

Calabar Carnival 2015: Donald Duke Presents Bikers Award To Governor Ben Ayade

2015 Calabar Carnival was fun filled and successful. We will be bringing you intermittent spotlights from the Carnival.  One of the spotlights was at the Bikers Day where current Governor Prof Ben Ayade displayed humility in leadership.  

Governor Ayade was presented with an award by the Bikers Association of Nigeria - a group which boasts former governor and founder of the Calabar Carnival, Mr. Donald Duke as one of its reverred members.  

Calabar Carnival: Green Ball In Pictures

The Calabar Carnival Green Ball held in December 2016.  Here are some pictures from the fun filled event which was hosted by Osas and Gbenga Ajibade

Dignitaries at the event

Co-Hosts: Gbenga and Osas Ajibade

Yvonne Okoro & Her Siblings Stun At Their Brother's Wedding

Talented and stunning actress Yvonne Okoro's brother Martin Okoro tied the knot recently with Ewura Esi .  The "Ghana Must Go" actress shared pictures from the wedding on Instagram.
Newly Weds - Martin & Ewura Okoro
Roseline, Yvonne and Elizabeth Okoro

Idris Elba Named In Queen's New Year Honours

British actor Idris Elba has been named as one of the over 1000 recipients of the Queen's 2016 New Year Honours.  He will receive the award "Officer of the Order of The British Empire" (OBE) from the Queen for his services to drama.  The "Beast Of No Nation" Actor will receive the award later on in the year.  Congratulations Idris!