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Biggest actresses of the 90s who hardly appear in recent movies

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The 90s saw the onset of Nollywood as we know it today, when movies were shot in VCDs. These movies became popular as well as the beautiful actresses that dominated that era.

Before the likes of Mercy Johnson and Ini Edo became popular, theses divas were the talk of the town as they mesmerized us with their beauty. They warmed their way into our hearts with their acting prowess. No movies came out without one or two of them starring in lead roles.

 

With time, Nollywood evolved into an industry saw more beautiful ladies grace the silver screen like never before. These days, new Nollywood as we know it churns out beautiful actresses in their dime a dozen that we can hardly keep up.

So we’re a bit nostalgic and decided to go back in time and remember these iconic ladies, who did not only dazzle us with their beauty but with their exceptional acting skills that we simply cannot forget them in a hurry.

Some of these ladies went missing in action for decades and suddenly came back to act one or two movies to disappear yet again; while others remained in oblivion and we only get to see snippet of them only on special occasions.

Just like fine wine, these ladies have aged with grace and still look beautiful. We would really love to see them grace our screens once again as matured actors and veterans in the industry.

Here are top Nollywood actresses that got us glued to our TV set in the 90s but are missing in action in recent movies.

Regina Askia

 

Hazel eyed beauty, Regina Askia is one lady who graced our silver screen back in the 1990s and we can never forget her beautiful face or acting skills.

 

The former beauty queen and actress came into limelight after featuring in the hit movie ‘Glamour Girls‘.

 

She was one actress who came with the celebrity package as she was a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. She graced our hearts and screens equally during her glory days.

 

She got her acting break in 1993, when she played the role of a gold digger, Tokunbo Johnson in Nigeria soap, ‘Fortunes’ on NTA Network. A role which earned her critical acclaim and lead roles in Nollywood hit movies such as: ‘Suicide Mission’, ‘Most Wanted’ and others.

 

She disappeared from the movies when she got married to an American and relocated to the USA. Regina is now a registered Nurse based in the United States with her African-American Hubby – Rudy Williams and they are blessed two grown up children, a boy and a girl.

 

 

Liz Benson

 

The Efik-born actress began acting when she was just a kid. Liz Benson was able to warm her way into the hearts of millions of Nigerian movie fans with her elegance and beauty. She became popular when she featured in ‘Fortunes’, a television soap opera in 1993. In 1994, her role in ‘Glamour Girls’, a very successful home video film literally shot her into prominence and gradually she warmed her way into the hearts of millions of Nigerian movie fans. Surprisingly, just when her rating as a leading actress had begun to rise even higher than expected, Benson suddenly quit acting in 1996. She became a born-again Christian and started preaching the gospel. The Efik-born actress took another shot at marriage after her conversion. In a quiet registry in Abuja, She got married to Bishop Great Emeya in 2009.The couple are deeply involved in a Christian Evangelical Ministry.

 

Lizzy did a partial return to the movie industry sometimes back, but she made sure she only acted in good movies with roles different from what she used to play. With all this, this great actress has maintained a low profile. She is no subject to the media.

 

 

Franca Brown

 

Nigerians will hardly forget Franca Brown, who played the role of Mama Nosa in popular TV drama, ‘Behind the Clouds’, which ran on NTA in the early 80s.

 

The ageless actress who began her acting career as an undergraduate at University of Jos has acted in a number of Nollywood flicks and just like Patience Ozokwor, she is notable for her ‘wicked’ motherly roles. From there, she featured in the movie ‘Jezebel’ and several other popular movies.

 

In recent times, she has appeared on television as a presenter for a Promasidor cooking show. Today, she is no longer popular in the Nigerian movie industry but her name is in the hearts of many.

 

 

 

Euharia Anunobi

 

Eucharia came into limelight for her role in the movie, ‘Glamour Girls’ in 1994 and has gone on to star in over 90 movies including ‘Abuja Connection’ and ‘Letters to a Stranger’. She has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies and the toast of most movie producers as everyone wanted to feature her in their movies.

 

Eucharia is one of the most talented actresses in Nigeria and has a good command of the English language. She has won the best actress awards in virtually all the award categories in the country.

Eucharia has retired from acting movies and is currently a born again Christian serving as an evangelist in a local church in Lagos. In 2017, she was officially ordained as a pastor.

Sadly, Eucharia lost her only son, Raymond, whom she described as her best friend to complications arising from sickle cell anemia on August 22, 2017. He was aged 15.

Nkiru Sylvanus

 

Nkiru Sylvanus is known for her crying roles and tear-filled eyes in movies. She featured in ‘Egg of Life’, ‘A Cry for Help’, among other home videos that made her popular.

She disappeared from our screens for several years as she delved into Imo State politics. She received a lot of tongue lashing from movie fans for her romance with politics. Nkiru Sylvanus was the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. However, the Nollywood diva recently announced that she is back to the industry not just as an actress but also a producer. She plans returning soon, and has indeed started appearing partially in new productions.

 

Dolly Unachukwu

 

Bold and beautiful Dolly was a face to behold back in the 90s. She featured in a number of movies back then that became instant hit. Her pioneering role in the Nigerian movie industry is legendary, having appeared in dozens of movies ranging from the highly controversial ‘Glamour Girls’ , to ‘Full Moon’, ‘Final Decision’ and ‘Deadly Affair’.

 

She had a beautiful way of carrying herself that she was labelled ‘ Madam of Nollywood’ as she also had a lot of acting roles in that capacity.

 

Now known as Dolly Unachukwu-Olaniyan, she quietly married a man she calls her best friend and confidant, one Dr. Olaniyan, few years back. Dolly’s new husband is a pastor. This will be Dolly’s third attempt at marriage. Her first marriage crashed in 1994 and her second some years back. She is blessed with two children. Dolly has since retired from Nollywood and relocated to United Kingdom with her family.

 

 

Susan Patrick

 

Beautiful, gap-tooth Susan became a popular face with her dazzling performance in her role in the movie ‘Sakobi the Snake Girl’. She is one of the top actresses that made it big in the early 90s. Susan was ripped with a lot of controversies in her days as she was alleged to have snatched another woman’s husband while studying at the Lagos State University, LASU. She is no longer active in the film industry. She hardly appears in public functions and virtually nothing is known about her post her movie career. She became prominent in movies produced by both Zeb and his brother Chico Ejiro.

 

Ndidi Obi

 

Beautiful Ndidi Obi popularly known as ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’ became popular for her powerful role in that Igbo movie of the same title. She went ahead to act in other movies that made her popular as well especially in the Igbo genre.

 

She went underground for years as Nollywood evolved and nothing much was heard about her until she was suddenly seen in some Igbo movies few years ago but we are yet to see her in new works.

 

Sandra Achums

 

She was the darling of most Nollywood movies in the 90s and she featured in most movies produced during that era. The ‘Love without Language’ star was once described as the darling of Nollywood but no longer seen in any today’s movies.

 

Sandra Achums is one actress who was well known in the 90s for her acting skills. She was known for her very daring roles as she was never shy to take any role. She was also known for taking up controversial roles which made her very popular. She was known as the ‘bad girl’ of the 90s Nollywood. Everyone can remember her role in the movie ‘Hatred’ where she played the role of a wicked granddaughter. She’s also known for her roles in the movies ‘Deadly Affair’ (1995) and ‘Domitilla’ (1996).

 

Since the emergence of the new Nollywood, Sandra Achums has been relatively absent and hasn’t played any major roles. She is however now married and resides abroad with her family and is now into private business.

 

 

Victoria Inyama

 

Victoria Inyama, who hails from Abia State, is known for her expertise and eloquent deliveries which gave her lots of acting roles back then. She has since relocated to the United Kingdom where she is happily married. Currently Victoria is said to be managing a catering business and most of the time also seen at events involving Nollywood UK.

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he old woman looked intently at Jay and he shifted uncomfortably. He wondered what could be going on in the woman’s mind. Of course, he wouldn’t pretend he had no idea what she could be thinking. She hadn’t set her eyes on him in the past fifteen years! He had made sure he dodged every chance of their meeting. He refused to attend the weddings of her last two children which held several years ago. He also didn’t attend the burial of her husband about ten years ago. That was the last straw. The woman had stopped calling him on the phone after that. He felt a relief. He could do as he wanted with their daughter. And he actually did, until he realised that contrary to his belief, he would need her the way fishes need water.

 

 

He shifted uncomfortably again. Her eyes seemed to pierce through him to the depth of his soul, digging up the lies and cover-ups in him. He felt so transparent.

 

 

He swallowed spittle and his goitre bobbed. He cleared his throat even when there was nothing in there.

 

 

“So, what exactly did you say is your problem?” She asked him.

 

 

He cleared his dry throat the umpteenth time and rubbed his palms together.

 

 

“It isn’t exactly a problem. It’s just that…just that…just…” he stuttered.

 

“So, what is it?” She asked again.

 

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Jay looked into space. He didn’t know what to say. He shouldn’t have come alone. He just realised that. But then, it was a stealthy move he made. How would he start confessing his folly to people? He was really foolish, he knew. He remembered the portion of the Holy Book which says that there’s a way that seems right to man, but its end is damnation. This is exactly what it means. Chaaaaaaaaaiii!

 

 

“Are you here at all?” The woman asked.

 

Startled, Jay nodded and said, “Yes aunty”.

 

“So, what do you want? After ignoring us for more than fifteen years, you appear at my door and can’t even say what you want. You’re lucky my husband is dead. He would have chased you out of his house. I called you when he died, even when I knew that Adele would have told you, you neither turned up during his burial, no performed the rites meant for in-laws. You know that if it was in the olden days when our ancestors worshipped the earth, the ground on which you rested your feet would have been against you,” the woman said.

 

 

Jay lifted his feet off the ground. It was a reflect action. Then, he placed them back gingerly on the floor.

 

 

“Aunty, I’m sorry. I’m very sorry,” he said.

 

 

The woman stared intently at him but said nothing.

 

 

“Aunty, I have come to see you. I’ve come to right the wrongs of many years,” he said, suddenly getting bold.

 

 

“Where’s our daughter, Adele? How can you visit us after more than fifteen years without her? I can’t welcome you here without our daughter,” she said.

 

 

“Aunty, I came to see you. I’ll come with her soon,” he pleaded.

 

 

He knew he was lying. He knew it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Adele to visit her aunty with him.

 

 

“I’ll not listen to you unless you bring our daughter,” the woman said, hissing loudly.

 

 

She stood up and went towards a door.

As she opened the door, she turned to Jay and said, “The gateman will let you out when you’re ready.”

 

 

Then, she slammed the door after her. Jay sat nonplussed. Anger surged through him. He felt like kicking everything in sight. But he also remembered that where he was wasn’t his house. If he misbehaved, he would be cooling his arse behind a counter in a police station. He took deep breath to calm himself down and left. How on earth would he be able to get Adele to visit her aunty with him? He realised the true meaning of the word, impossibility.

 

 

As he drove out of the compound, he smiled. A plan was building up in his mind. He would get Gabby…

 

 

**********

 

 

“So my daughter ran mad and no one told me?” Debola’s mother wailed.

 

 

“Haaaaaaaaaaaaa! This world is wicked o. Who did I offend? Who? Who?” She cried.

 

 

“Mama, it’s not so. Debola is just disturbed. She’s not mad,” aunty prophetess said soothingly.

 

 

“Please spare me that! Do I look like a kid that you can confuse with your grammar? You heard what the doctor said. He said her mind is disturbed. Is a madman’s mind not disturbed? They should discharge her for me let me take her to my pastor,” she said, pulling off the scarf on her head and encircling it round her waist. She knotted it firmly and continued her ranting.

 

 

Tears welled up behind the prophetess’ eyelids. She forced them back. She had to be strong now. If she broke down in tears, then Debola’s mother would lose hope. She would think her daughter had truly gone bonkers. The onus fell on her to make mama understand the fact that one’s mind could be disturbed as a result of stress and that it didn’t amount to madness.

 

 

“Mama, that wasn’t exactly what the doctor said. Debola is not mad. She’s going through a very difficult time and she is thinking too much. That’s the problem. The doctors had to force her mind to rest. That’s why they gave her sleeping drugs to make her sleep. She’s not mad, mama,” prophetess told her.

 

 

“She’s not mad, she’s not mad, but she told me a madman was following her about, calling her his wife. Can a sane person be thinking like that? How do you convince me? How can a sane mind cook up such crazy story? Tell me, I say tell me!” Mama said and burst into another round of wailing.

 

 

“Mama, she didn’t cook up that story. It actually happened,” prophetess said.

 

 

 

Immediately she uttered those words, she knew she shouldn’t have. Now, she’d have to let the cat out of the bag. She felt very sad. Debola’s mother was staring at her.

 

 

“You mean a madman actually followed my daughter and called her his wife?” She asked and dumped her bum on the available seat.

 

 

She stared at the prophetess and made a sign for her to keep her voice down. The prophetess stared at her.

 

 

“Sit down, my daughter,” Debola’s mother whispered to her, looking around to see if anybody was paying attention to them.

 

The prophetess complied and sat beside her.

 

 

“How could you be saying such. If anybody hears that, they will conclude that something is wrong with my daughter. Don’t you know that it’s not a good omen for a madman to be chasing a sane woman? It’s a curse o, a terrible curse at that. Please don’t say that again,” she pleaded with the prophetess.

 

 

Despite herself, the prophetess almost burst into laughter. It was so funny. She kept herself in check though. This was a mother who, moments ago, was almost undressing herself, wailing at the top of her voice that her daughter had gone mad. Now, she didn’t want anyone to hear that a madman chased the same daughter.

 

 

“My daughter, tell me, what happened? Where did the madman see her? Were you with her or she told you?”

 

 

Prophetess didn’t know where to begin, she whispered, “I wasn’t with her. She told me. It was the stress that led to the bleeding. She lost the pregnancy…”

 

 

Debola’s mother opened her mouth in surprise.

 

 

“You mean my daughter was pregnant? For who? Who?” Her voice was gradually rising.

 

 

It was the prophetess’ turn to remind her to keep her voice down.

 

 

“How can I keep my voice down when you people want to kill me? Tell me. Tell me o. You children won’t wait for a man to come ask for your hand in marriage…” Debola’s mother was saying and suddenly stopped. Debola wasn’t a kid. She was knocking on forty and definitely needed a man!

 

 

“Mama, let’s go outside,” the prophetess said.

 

 

Once out of earshot, Debola’s mother said, “My daughter, tell me the truth”.

 

 

The prophetess told her everything. She held nothing back.

 

“And where is the man at the centre of this?” She asked.

 

“Mama it’s Jay,” the prophetess said.

 

“Who’s Jay?” Mama asked.

 

 

“It’s that same man that you didn’t approve of,” prophetess replied.

 

 

Mama’s two hands flew to her head.

 

“Debola has killed me,” she wailed.

 

“Why? What is the matter mama?” Prophetess asked, confused.

 

 

“That man has a curse placed on his head,” she said, fear in her eyes.

 

“Who told you mama?” She asked her.

 

Mama looked furtively around her and beckoned her to come closer…

 

 

*********

 

 

Adele looked so refreshingly different. She felt so too. She had always wanted to spot a low-cut and had finally mustered the courage to go for it. The barber who shorn her hair talked her into dyeing it blonde. After much hesitation, she had called Bolan and asked for his opinion. He told her to follow her heart. She agreed and had the little hair left on her scalp coloured. No doubt, she looked very different…but ravishing. When she sent her new look picture to her children, they made her feel she should have shorn her hair ealier.

 

 

Everywhere she went, she got compliments -from known faces and total strangers.

 

 

“My woman, when am I meeting your aunt?” Bolan whispered into her ears as he nibbled them at intervals.

 

 

Bolan smiled. He had never failed to get what he wanted. He wasn’t about to fail now. When he set his eyes on Adele over a year ago in that restaurant, he knew she was the only woman made for him. He was ready to stake all he had to get her. Now, the real battle was about to be fought. He would crush everything on his way to get Adele into his home permanently.

 

 

He kissed her all over as he felt his man stir again. He never could have enough of her. She was also always ready to receive him. She seemed permanently slippery wet for him, giving him mindful masturbation. With her newly shorn hair and creamy skin, she looked like a goddess among men. He drew her into his arms and kissed her throat…

 

 

*******

 

 

 

Let’s continue this journey on Sunday!

 

 

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Annie Idibia: Simply sexy

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Annie Macaulay–Idibia is a model, actress and wife of popular music star, 2Face Idibia. Prior to the start of Annie’s acting career, she competed at the ‘Queen of All Nations Beauty Pageant’ where she placed runner-up and she also went on feature in a cameo appearance on the music video of 2face Idibia’s ‘African Queen’ song. Her Nollywood career came to limelight for her role in the movies titled ‘Pleasure and Crime’ and ‘Blackberry Babes’.

 

 

Born in Ibadan, the mother of two and wife has come a long way in her acting career. Having appeared in over 50 movies since she joined the industry, the jovial actress is hardworking, dedicated and a beautiful woman admired by many for her simplicity.

 

 

In case you didn’t know, Annie Idibia has undergone a major style transformation of late and makes serious efforts to glow and slay in whatever she wears. The actress and beauty entrepreneur loves to show off her impressive body in a matching sets and simple casual outfits.

Annie is a hot and sexy mother still till looking young and fit. Well done girl, you look simply amazing! z ne

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It’s no secret that Nigerians and Nigerians in the Diaspora are major influencers across industries, fashion included. If you want to see the next wave of trends when it comes to fashion, art or entertainment, look no further than the Nigerian digital style influencers that are sharing their enviable style and vision with the world.  These Nigerian fashion enthusiasts have garnered an online presence, huge followings and loyalty – and even nab front-row spots at the biggest fashion shows in and outside the country! We take a look at top young fashion influencers, who through their social media platforms, especially Instagram, create style and content for the world to follow VANESSA OKWARA reports

 

Akin Faminu

 

 

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on’t let Akin Faminu’s impressive wardrobe and consistently sleek styling fool you. He maybe one of the best dressed male bloggers on Instagram but he’s also a practicing medical doctor and writer. He graduated from with a degree in medicine from the University of Lagos in 2018. Akin Faminu is a popular face at many events in Lagos. He writes a fashion blog at akinfaminu.com. Akin Faminu has over 60,000 followers on Instagram and male fashion enthusiasts rush to his site to see the latest trends. He expresses his passion for style and creativity on his blog, Akin Faminu. His fashion style rivals the likes of the best fashion bloggers on the world stage.

 

 

 

 

Rita Dominic

 

 

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ollywood has Jennifer Lawrence, while Nollywood has Rita Dominic. The darling of Nigeria’s film industry, she is the undisputed Queen of the Red Carpet, with copies of her outfits being replicated by tailors barely hours after she has worn them. Rita is that classic case of talent by the bucket-load, leading lady charm and brains with a production company, Audrey Silva, heralding a new age of African cinema. And, like any true A-Lister, long-time fashion collaborator – she acts as muse and lodestar for occasion wear specialist, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. With her 5.5 million followers in Instagram, Rita can only be described as a slayer of fashion.

 

 

Denola Grey

 

 

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enola Grey is a popular menswear fashion blogger based in Lagos, Nigeria. Denola has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and counting. Admired by men and women alike, Denola’s striking bone structure, innate style and penchant for accessorizing, makes him one of the most interesting influencers to watch.

 

 

Temi Otedola

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emi Otedola, or JTO as she’s known, is our resident socialite and style influencer. The famous billionaire’s daughter and sister to DJ Cuppy, always looks like a million dollars on Instagram with her luxury outfits which must cost a pretty penny. She has over 500, 000 followers on Instagram.

Since starting her style blog JTO Fashion, Temi has taken us all over the world on her travels as she pulls looks from all over the world. From Missoni to Balenciaga and Celine in luxurious locations like Bali, Cape Town and Madrid, this young, influencer is definitely lifestyle goals.

 

 

Hafsah Mohammed

 

 

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afsah Mohammed is perhaps the most prominent name/face in the Nigerian modest fashion blogging space. Affectionately known as HafyMo, Hafsah is a modest fashion blogger who’s known for nailing looks every single time without compromising her beliefs. The beautiful influencer is on a mission to show modest young women that style is well within their grasp.

 

 

Having amassed a legion of 30, 000 fans on Instagram, Hafsah’s feed is a feast for the eyes with perfectly put-together, imaginative looks. What’s even better is Hafsah is the creative director of her own label ‘Elora Collection’ which brings her unique style to other modest women.

Hafsah is an inspiration and style for young Muslimah’s who want to have it all.

 

 

Noble Igwe

 

 

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tylist extraordinaire and menswear influencer, Noble Igwe has over 200,000 followers on Instagram who follow him daily for style inspiration. He works with different brands regularly and has his own clothing line. Owning 360Nobs, he has been able to create a niche for himself in the area of fashion and style. Adorning pieces that are not just from the best of designers but are also of top-notch quality, he combines them with class and finesse while teaching especially men how to dress properly.

 

 

Ebuka

 

 

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buka Obi-Uchendu is a media personality who is popularly known as the host of the Big Bother Naija reality show and one of the most popular talk shows in the country, ‘Rubbin’ Minds’. Ebuka has captured the hearts of fashion lovers in Nigeria with his style which has enhanced his status as an influencer as most men and even women, eagerly wait to see the next outfit Ebuka would showcase while hosting the Big Brother Naija reality show  hat is currently going on. He has 2 million followers actively following his style on Instagram.

The Agbada he wore at the traditional wedding of his friend and popular music star, Banky W, literarily broke the Internet and modernized the way young men wear the flowing traditional outfit. He is indeed an important media and style influencer to watch.

Jennifer Oseh

 

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ith her bright blonde hair and bold red lips, Jennifer Oseh’s aesthetic certainly packs a punch and her followers can’t get enough of it.

 

 

The secret to Jennifer’s unique look is her attention to details and her penchant for unusual layering which means that her outfits are far from the standard.

 

 

The influencer is now a fully-fledged fashion designer with her label, aptly named ‘Wild Kulture’. Her label is authentically ‘her’ with interesting silhouettes, unexpected colour combinations and a variety of fabrics. Jennifer’s has spurned a following of young women who are keen to copy her off-beat looks.

Lisa Folawiyo

 

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tyle-wise, this designer is a legend. As creative director of Lisa Folawiyo Studio, her collections have been worn by celebrities as varied as Solange and Lucy Liu and her fashion shows are a must-see (print sits at its aesthetic heart and all of Africa’s Fashion Pack in attendance).

 

 

Meanwhile her closet is brimming with a fashion-loving-girls’ wish list. Balenciaga, Vetements, Celine and Gucci are all hardy perennials and she often teams them with pieces from her main line collection and diffusion J Label. She is also definitive proof that a petite woman can pack a serious high-fashion punch. And with an army of followers both online and off, it’s no surprise that her star continues to rise.

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eople of the ancient town of Owo in Ondo State and in the state generally will not forget in a haste sweet memories that went down in the town penultimate Saturday when the governor of the state, Arakurin Olurotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty played host to dignitaries from all over as they gave their daughter, Teniola in marriage to her lover, Olatunde Oyeyiola.

 

 

The newly married lovers, Teniola and Olatunde Oyeyiola, who could not hide their joy, were full of excitement as high profile guests thronged the event to felicitate and identify with them.

 

 

With popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka standing in as the compere  and  talented singer, Sound Sultan dishing out great tunes, the couple  as well as  the guests had a great time going through sessions that comprises the traditional engagement even as there were all sorts of chewable and drinks on the list of the item seven to entertain guests.

 

 

Dignitaries include top politicians, captain of Industries, academics; religious and traditional leaders as well as top government functionaries were present at the colourful ceremony.

 

 

Leading pack of eminent personalities in attendance were former Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande. Others who attended the traditional wedding include: Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his Oyo State counterpart in the last dispensation, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

 

 

Also in attendance were Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti,  Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Minister of State Labour and Employment, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, First Ladies of Edo State, Lagos and Nasarawa respectively,  Betsy Obaseki, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and Hajia Silifat  Sule.

 

 

Senate Deputy Leader, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, Immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Governor of Adamawa, Bala James Ngilari, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi, Chairman Ondo State Council of Obas, the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Frederick Akinruntan, Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye and many others.

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Asaro: Yoruba thick, spicy yam porridge

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Asaro is a special type of mashed yam porridge done by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Asaro has a unique colour, feel and taste. Asaro is different from basic Nigerian yam porridge because it is made with tomato paste fried with palm oil, pepper and onions.

 

 

Here’s how to prepare the Yoruba thick and spicy yam porridge:

 

 

Ingredients

 

• Half tuber of medium yam

 

• Cooking Spoons Palm Oil

 

• Washed and chopped Ugu or Spinach leaves

 

• Peppers and tatashe

 

• Medium Tomatoes

 

• 1 Big Onion chopped

 

• Any garnishing: Ponmo, smoked fish or stockfish (optional)

 

• Ground Crayfish

 

 

• Seasoning cubes

 

• Thyme and curry

 

• Salt to Taste

 

 

 

Instructions

 

 

1. Wash and clean your fish or kpomo and boil with seasoning till soft, then set aside.

 

 

2. Blend tomatoes and peppers. Heat a pan with oil and saute onions till translucent. Pour pepper and tomato mixture and leave to fry for 7-10 minutes till raw taste of tomato is gone. Stir at intervals to avoid burning.

 

 

3. Peel, cut into small pieces and wash your yam. Place in clean pot, put some salt, cover with enough water and boil for 6-8 minutes. Add the crayfish.

 

4. When yam is a bit tender, combine with fried tomato and add a little water to reduce thickness. Add your seasoning cubes, thyme, curry and salt as necessary.

 

Leave to cook for about 15 minutes on low heat until yam becomes very soft. Turn the yam mixture until some of the yam is mashed and then allow cooking for another 5 minutes.

 

6. Add your chopped and washed vegetables as well as garnished fish or kpomo into the meal and allow steaming for another 5 minutes. Stir and put off heat.

 

Your Asaro is ready!

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BBNaija 2019: Nollywood actress throws support behind Tacha

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BBNaija 2019: Nollywood actress throws support behind Tacha

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate Tacha has gotten the support of an actress in the Nigerian movie industry.

 

The reality show is gradually coming to an end and there is no doubt that the housemates are in need of every support they can possibly get to emerge the luck winner of the N60 million grand prizes.

 

 

In light of this, a Nollywood actress Maryam Charles recently used her online platform to clap hard in support of controversial housemate, Tacha.

 

Sharing the picture of her BBNaija favourite, Charles declared that there is nothing that can stop the young lady from emerging as the winner of the season.

 

“You guys know Tacha is winning this BBnaija right? No weapon made on this earth will stop her from going home with that money,” she wrote.

She went on to bash Mercy and tag her as an individual with a two-faced character.

 

 

“As for Mercy, she should carry her ‘two faced’ character and go, abeg. Her fans should tell her that jealousy isn’t a good look on her. It’s not our fault that she’s insecure as well. They can plan, gossip and say all they want, one thing is sure, that money is going back to PH with Tacha!” she said.

 

 

In a related BBNaija story, Tacha came under fire after viewers of the reality show bashed her for having multicolored skin tones. In a video shared by music act Tunde Ednut, Tacha’s face and knuckles caught the attention of critics who made sure to condemn her for bleaching.

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Tboss releases pregnancy shoots, first photos of her baby girl

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Tboss releases pregnancy shoots, first photos of her baby girl

Tboss has for the first time shared a photo of her adorable daughter weeks after teasing fans with her pregnancy photos.

 

 

The beautiful reality TV star took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, where she shared the beautiful photo of her daughter. She went on to caption the photo with a very cute and priceless caption.

 

 

“Flesh of my Flesh. Blood of my Blood. I will forever hold your heart even more tenderly than I would hold mine. I Love You -Always & Forever & a Day “ she wrote.

 

 

Tboss kept the intimate details of her pregnancy from the eyes of the public even though the buzz about it was loud. She, however, finally came out to talk about the pregnancy a few weeks after giving birth. Congratulations Tboss!

 

 

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D’banj reportedly welcomes another son with wife

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D’banj reportedly welcomes another son with wife

Unconfirmed reports filtering in the media is that the energetic singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’Banj has welcomed another son with his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow.

 

 

According to a report by Metronews NG, D’Banj welcomed his son on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

 

 

The hospital where Lineo Didi Kilgrow delivered the couple’s son was not disclosed but the mother and child were said to be in good shape.

This is coming as great news for D’banj’s family after the death his first child and son 15 months ago.

 

 

It will be recalled that Daniel Oyebanjo III, the 13-month-old boy reportedly drowned after a swimming pool accident which occurred in their home in Lagos while the musician was away in the in Los Angeles, United States for the BET Awards.

 

 

The singer said the death of his son in June 2018 broke him and for a long time, D’banj was off the social radar but in August, 2019 during an interview with On-Air Personality, Shopsy of Beat FM London, he announced that he’s expecting another son when he was asked how he coped with the difficulty of losing a child.

The Koko Master said he never thought about losing a child, saying it’s not a thing anyone should wish their worst enemy.

 

 

He also thanked everyone who stood by him and his family during their trying time. He added that it was the grace and mercy of God that kept him and his wife till today.

 

 

He said: “If I told you I thought about it unlike other things you asked me and I told you I am focused and I go on; this was one that broke me. It took the grace of God and a bit of therapy. I think I went for therapy once and I said this no be my style because it was bringing out so many things. I am happy that over time, I have been able to channel that into my music which is more important for me. You haven’t heard any of them yet but very soon…because the most important thing that I believe and pray for is restoration. I know that no matter how many times I tell my wife that everything is okay, God has to give us restoration. I am proud to say that in few months’ time, I’m going to be a father again”, he said.

So this is indeed good news for D’Banj and his wife, Lineo as this child will bring joy and happiness to their family and serve as succor for the son they lost tragically last year.

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Most expensive shoes in the world (1)

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very style-conscious person loves a great pair of shoes – they can pull and outfit together, or absolutely ruin it. They can make someone feel like a million bucks or leave them hobbling home with blisters on their feet. There’s no doubt that shoes are important, but that can also mean that they are incredibly expensive.

Yes, there are always the bargain basement shoes available, but after a certain point, everyone realizes that these are cheap for a reason; they hurt, they don’t last, and they just don’t look good. Shoes are an investment… but the pairs below might be ones that only the uber rich can afford to invest in!

The passion diamond shoes – $17 million

 

 

The Passion Diamond Shoes cost $17 million, which means they are currently the most expensive shoes in the world. These luxurious shoes are made out of diamonds and gold, and they were created over the span of nine months.

 

 

These shoes contain hundreds of diamonds, two of which are 15 carats apiece. Anyone who wants to see these beautiful shoes in person has to travel to the Burj Al Arab, which is a seven-star hotel located in Dubai.

 

 

These shoes are on display there, but they were actually designed in Italy. These shoes definitely look expensive, so the hefty price does seem fitting.

 

 

Debbie Wingham high heels – $15.1 million

 

 

Designer, Debbie Williams was the creator of the second most expensive pair of shoes, which cost $15.1 million. These do not look like just any pair of shoes. They have a really distinct appearance, and that is because they are meant to resemble a cake. They even look a bit like a gingerbread house, thanks to their dark colour.

 

 

Williams is known for designing some over-the-top things, and these shoes are no different. They are not something that should be worn often, but they are definitely nice to look at. The soles and zippers are made out of gold, and 24 carat gold paint covers the leather.

 

 

Harry Winston ruby slippers – $3 million

 

 

The Wizard of Oz has inspired lots of things, including this $3 million pair of slippers that were created when the 50th anniversary of the film rolled around in 1989. Ronald Winston, whose father was jewelry designer, Harry Winston, wanted to celebrate the anniversary in a very special way, so he recreated the shoes that Dorothy, the lead character, wears in the film.

 

 

The original pair was covered in red sequins. These shoes look similar, but they are a little different since they have rubies and diamonds instead. They were once worn by actress Judy Garland, which is fitting because she was the star of The Wizard of Oz.

 

 

Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth heels – $3 million

 

 

These open-toed heels are worth $3 million. They have sapphires, diamonds, and rubies on them, so it is easy to see why they cost so much.

 

Actress Rita Hayworth actually wore these shoes in the film Shawshank Redemption. These shoes have a chocolate brown color to them, and they also have a satin flower on the top.

 

 

They are made from Sienna Satin. These heels show that Weitzman is a very versatile designer, since many of his shoes have much brighter colors on them. Weitzman is capable of making lots of different shoes for any type of occasion, and they each have their own unique look.

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Stand out in Oxfords

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Stand out in Oxfords

Most of guys go for an Oxford shoe without even thinking about it. One of the few foot wears that are convenient for any occasion, Oxfords are must-haves for every fashionable guy.

 

 

These type of shoes are defined by three features, they sit under your ankle, have a low heel and, most importantly, the lacing system is stitched closed at the bottom; the part closest to your toes. This construction technique makes an Oxford snugger on foot and more streamlined, giving it a more formal appearance.

 

 

Though footwear novices confuse oxfords for brogues, they are not the same. Brogues are shoes with perforations on them, thus an oxford shoe can also be a brogue if it has perforations on it. Other types of oxfords include the plain toe oxford, which is the most elegant of all oxford types and is often used for black-tie events; cap toe oxfords which are the most popular, they are used for business events; wing tip oxfords which feature a M-shaped cap toe and is worn to less formal occasions and so on.

 

 

 

To ensure durability of dress shoes like oxfords, be sure to care for them. Always wipe with a damp napkin and polish often. Do ensure you add a layer of rubber to your new oxfords in order to make them last longer.

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