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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Naija's Power couples

Fun post! Fun post!! Fun post!!!

Maybe we'll make 'fun post!' a Sunday tradition.
Like the last time this is a post no one should take serious. Let's just have fun with it. And no insults this time please :-)

It's my list of Naija's power couples - not just in the entertainment industry - this list cuts across all sector.

A power couple is a popular or financially wealthy pair that intrigues and fascinates the public in a very intense fashion. They have high-powered careers or are politically influential. They also have tremendous influence over people around them. Some of them have devastating good looks!

In the USA, their number 1 power couple is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Though there are those who believe it's Barack and Michelle Obama. I agree!

In India, it's Ashwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan.

In Nigeria, which couple would you pick as the number 1 power couple?
There are so many of them, but I'll only include the ones I can remember at this time.
Check it out...
Fela and Tara Durotoye

Austin and Nkechi Okocha

Sunny and Betty Irabor
Bola and Oluremi Tinubu

Julius and Ibiere Agwu

Rasaq and Shade Okoya

Jide and Uche Balogun (Nee Odogwu)

9ice and Toni Payne Akande

Ladi and Banke Balogun

Fred and Dunni Igbinedion

Tunde and Wunmi Obe

Deji and Yemi Adenuga

AY and Mabel Makun

Tosin and Raymond Dokpesi

Ituah and Ibidun Ighodalo

Bolajoko and Kenny Ogungbe

Obaro and Heirut Ibru

Donald and Onari Duke

Charly Boy and Lady Di

Nomoreloss and Phoenix Child

Ali Baba and Mary

Kanu and Amarachi Nwankwo

Deola and Dare Art Alade

Dorothy and Eyimofe Atake

Victor and Funmi Okigbo

The list also includes...
Olu and Joke Silva
Richard and Jumobi Mofe Damijo
Frank and Catherine Edoho
Nike Oshinowo and Dr Soleye
Gloria and Norbert Young

I know I missed out a lot of names...please supply more names.

Now let me choose. In terms of hotness, I'll go for Obaro and Heirut. In terms of influencing people around them, I'd go for Fela and Tara Durotoye. In terms of politically influential, I'd go for Bola and Remi Tunubu. In terms of high-powered jobs, I'd go for Sonny and Betty Irabor. And in terms of financially wealthy pair, I'd go for the billionaire couple - Rasaq and Shade Okoya!

But who would you pick as the ultimate Naija Power Couple? Which couple has it all? Or are you of the opinion that we do not have a Nigerian version of Angie and Brad?
Let's know what you think...

Saturday, 5 September 2009

RIP Chief Gani Fawehinmi

Foremost human rights activist and civil rights lawyer Chief Gani O. Fawehinmi (SAN) has passed on. He died in the early hours of today Saturday 5th September. He'd been battling lung cancer for a while. He was an author, publisher, philanthropist, social critic, and Politician. He was aged 71.
May his soul rest in peace.

Modupe Ozolua's Indulge Spa

Why I went into spa business – Modupe Ozoula
She spoke with Bola Akinboade of City People Magazine

Why did you delve into the spa business?
“Considering the fact that I have created a brand for myself in the beauty and health sector, it will only make sense if I expand my brand."

Take us into Indulge Beauty spa and its range of services.
“Indulge is a place to be. The interior is beautifully decorated with colours and its services are second to none. The outfit has a waiting room downstairs. There’s also a manicure and pedicure section. I spent a lot of money on the project in other to achieve the best result. We also have the massage, laser and wax room. There’s a treatment room, 3 rooms for facial treatment etc. I have three body rooms for different types of massage, such as wraps, body scrubs, body polishing, body perfume and others. I also have a steam room with individual shower so you have your own privacy. I also have a relaxing/meditation lounge with an aquarium. In addition I have a VIP room with its own private manicure, pedicure, and massage table, also its own private bathroom and huge shower. At the back of the building is a health cafe with a chef who makes fruit juices, salad and desserts. We also have a fountain at the back of the building too where you can sit relax and have a glass of wine, a bottle of champagne or whatever and at the same time have your feet soaked and massage. You cal work out at any of the gym”

You’re bringing in Thailand beauticians to join your spa work force. What is the motive behind that?
Modupe “The therapists from Thailand are meant to support my team here. Just as we have a well trained team here, some treatments are better when you have extensive training like reflexologist, which is a special training that they don’t teach in schools here. So its a great opportunity for my staff to learn from my other team that is coming from Thailand”

Check out more at their website here...http://indulgespas.com/

You all should read this!!! LOL!!!
A Must read medical information - for women particularly!
For those of us who are old enough to know about oestrogen issues and you young ladies who have this to look forward to.
Pregnancy, Oestrogen, and Women
PREGNANCY Q & A and more!
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes university.
Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.
Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?
Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labour, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a cyclone might be called an air current.
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labour?
A: Not unless the word 'child support payment' means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's nappy very quickly
Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in university.
1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelette.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You're using your mobile phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: 'How's my driving - call 0800-'.
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space.'
8. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The Nurofen Plus box is empty and you bought it yesterday.
10. Cat’s facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fatclothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
AND, the Number One thing only women understand:

Will be back tomorrow. Have a fantastic weekend.

Adaeze Igwe and Joseph Yobo confirm romance

~ Abiola Aloba

Adaeze Igwe, one of the most beautiful beauty queens in recent times is in a sizzling romance with top footballer, Joseph Yobo.

Adaeze and Joseph Yobo

She confirmed her relationship with deputy captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles and top defender, Joseph Yobo of Everton. In her words "We are in a relationship and it is not one of those frivolous ones. It is a serious one that my mom even knows about. This is for real."

Abiola also spoke with the famous footballer who corroborated what Adaeze said. "It is definitely a love match of two celebrities. One an ex-beauty queen, while the other is a famous Nigerian footballer"

They look like heaven together. :-)!

Adaeze's beauty routine.

"I use Elizabeth Arden on my body. Then I use Bobbi Brown face cream on my face and Bobbi Brown make -up products. But my beauty routine actually depends on my mood. If I'm down, I might just do without make up and when I'm happy I put a lot of make up. I go to the gym every morning, because I eat anything I want, and also because I have a tendency of getting bigger everyday. But I'm trying to cut down on my eating habits."

Adaeze with lawyer mum

Adaeze with Fat Joe

The ex-beauty queen with Ben and Guy Murray Bruce
Adaeze will be traveling to the US sometime this month to study Commuincations at the New York Film Academy.
Wishing her all the best.

Omowunmi Akinnifesi: A breath of fresh air

In 2005, 18 year old Omowunmi was crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. That same year, she won Miss Tourism International in Ukraine.

In 2008, Akinnifesi graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Geography and Regional Planning, second class upper division, and was also first runner-up in the Nigerian version of Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Takes 2 Dance, in 2007. Recently she launched her own public relations and usher-hiring business Elle Poise.

In June 2009, Akinnifesi was appointed Environmental ambassador by the Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola.

Omowunmi (The dancer) at Celebrity Takes 2 dance competition in '07


Omowunmi (The environmental ambassador) at the Lagos State tree planting session.

Omowunmi Akinnifesi joined by chief Mrs Kemi Nelson (former Honorable commissioner for establishment and job creation Lagos State ) Rt, Honourable Adeyemi Ikuforuji- Speaker Lagos State house of assembly, Rt and aides.

Omowunmi the Style Icon

Omowunmi at the SMVA 2009 in MAI

Omowunmi at Encomium White Gig
A real Icon huh?

And happy birthday to Beyonce, who turned 28 yesterday Sept 4th
Is Beyonce on her way to becoming a legend or is she already one?

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