I wasn’t born with a silver spoon –Toyin Abraham

Actress, Toyin Aimakhu, now Toyin Abraham while narrating how difficult life was for her while growing up has urged Nigerian youths never to give up on their dreams no matter their difficulties; adding that, although, she had a rough beginning, she is thankful because everything has turned around for good. According to her, she used to dance alongside her brother on the streets for money but now her brother owns one of the biggest dance groups in Nigeria. “Growing up, I didn’t have it smooth; life was difficult and painful….

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Govt has no business with church –Rev Yinka Badejo

The name, Rev Wilson Badejo, is no doubt synonymous with the Foursquare Gospel Church. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, the wife of the former General Overseer, Rev Mrs. Yinka Badejo, talks about her gains and pains while in office as the GO’s wife and sundry issues Can you introduce yourself ma? My name is Rev Yinka Badejo. I’m a child of God and an ordained minister of the Foursquare Gospel Church. I preside over a ministry called Dew of Heaven Ministry in Gbagada, Lagos. I gave my life to…

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Chibok girls: We didn’t expect our advocacy would last more than 30 days -Ezekwesili

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group recently held a global week of action where its leaders had a series of media engagements. A former Minister of Education and co- Convener of the movement, Dr. (Mrs.), Oby Ezekwesili responded to questions at one of the workshop sessions. CALEB ONWE was there During the interactive session, the Ambassador of Argentina said that his country has passed this road of searching for missing persons before. What inspiration can we draw from his testimony? Yes, the Argentine Ambassador while making a presentation…

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Wedding party slayers

Have you attended a Nigerian wedding party recently? If yes, you will readily agree with me that when it comes to Nigerian weddings, guests are not joking with their style game. Nigerian weddings are big, vibrant and exciting. People rarely turn down the opportunity to attend a Nigeria wedding whether it’s holding here in Nigeria or abroad. Nigerian weddings are exceptionally fun packed wedding with incredible wedding decor, an amazing food and drinks menu, a tasty wedding cake and most importantly, wedding guests in their various Aso Ebi styles. Even…

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Caring for autistic child is expensive –Dotun Akande

Dotun Akande is the founder of Patrick Speech and Language Centre the first of its kind in Nigeria. She founded the school after years of frustration searching for resources for her autistic son. Today, Dotun leads a powerful campaign for autism awareness in Nigeria and is also the Vlisco brand ambassador for 2015. In a chat with VANESSA OKWARA, she recounts the bewilderment she felt when she discovered her son was autistic and how she overcomes the challenges that comes with autism in children Brief background I’m the proprietress of…

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Rise of feminine men: Why women may insist on fertility test before marriage

As medical practitioners draw attention to the rising cases of low testosterone and increased estrogen in men, especially the young, the female folks are seeking ways to avoid getting yoked with such feminine young men in marriage. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA and BIWON IKLAKI report The news about a rise in cases of young men with low testosterone has become a source of worry to all, especially young women who are looking forward to getting married and having children. Also, doctors have discovered a worrisome increase in the female hormone, oestrogen, in…

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Juliet Ibrahim is my celebrity crush –Laurel JE

Who is Laurel J? It is actually Laurel JE but because of easy pronunciation I had to join the J and the E together. My full name is Laurel Julius Ebhodaghe. I am from Edo State but was born and bred in Lagos. I’m a Nollywood actor, movie producer, model and an entrepreneur. Kindly share with us your first time experience on set? My first experience on set was really funny. That was many years ago, about eight or nine years ago. I was asked to play a lover boy,…

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