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Nigerian-born UK police officer faces sack after Big Brother romance

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Police poster girl Khafi Kareem defied her bosses to appear in a series of steamy romps on TV.

The PC, who once stood alongside Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to promote female and black recruitment, was told not to take part in Nigeria’s Big Brother.

But the 29-year-old had already been granted unpaid leave and joined the show, where she has romped three times with businessman Ekpata Gedoni, 31.

Their romance has viewers gripped but she is facing an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

One colleague said: “She’s a serving British police officer — it’s outrageous. She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.

“Her out-of-office email reply blatantly says that she is away from work, yet no one does anything.

“Other officers working with her are furious that she can just disobey orders then swan off the Africa and tarnish the reputation of the force.”

Former bit-part actress and shop assistant Khafi joined the Met as a PC based at Lambeth station in 2015 after working part-time as a special constable for four years.

She was inspired to sign up after a 16-year-old pal was stabbed to death but has spoken out against police stop-and-search tactics.

POLICE CHIEF’S FURY

The PC, who earns about £30,000 a year, was pictured with Ms Dick and other female officers celebrating 100 years of women in the Met last November.

Khafi, who speaks French, Italian and her native Yoruba, worked as a translator and a spotter for a female genital mutilation team looking for possible victims at airports.

But she was said to have been moved after clashes with colleagues.

After being granted unpaid leave, she asked to go on Nigeria’s Big Brother but her request was refused.

Nonetheless, pictures appeared on websites promoting Big Brother Naija: Pepper Dem showing the PC in her uniform while she is billed as a talented dancer and singer.

Publicity material says: “Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good.”

AXE OVER ROMP

Fans of the show, which began on June 30, have been eagerly following her fling with Ekpata.

Nigerian news websites have published video of the pair bucking and moaning beneath the sheets.

One article said: “There are now fears that Khafi may leave Big Brother Naija House pregnant as she and lovebird Gedoni continued their sizzling romance. The cameras caught them for the third time overnight as other housemates were dead asleep.

“The footage, now trending, showed the lovebirds moving their bodies in ecstasy under the sheets.

“Gedoni and Khafi first romped in the house on Saturday, July 20 and then again on Tuesday, July 23.

“And pregnancy can occur since the housemates still have about 70 days left in the house.”

Her TV appearances have left ­colleagues unimpressed. Another Met source said: “There should be no way back for her from this and her superiors will have to act.

“She fitted the mould perfectly for how the modern force wants to ­portray itself but seems to have got a bit too big for her boots.

“It’s hard to see how can she argue that she hasn’t brought the force into disrepute.”

The Met said she was on unpaid leave granted “for an unrelated ­reason” before being refused permission to appear on the show.

A Met spokesman said last night: “The Met is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority. The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.

“All officers have a duty to behave with professionalism and in a manner that does not bring the Met into disrepute whether on or off duty.

“Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings.”

HIGH-FLYING RECRUIT

When she was pictured with Ms Dick last year, Khafi told ‘The Guardian’: “I didn’t want any career to be off-limits to me because I was a female, or a black female.”

In March, the high-flying recruit was invited to the West End premier of ‘Captain Marvel’ alongside Deputy Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi.

She revealed at the time she was inspired to join the force after school pal Kodjo Yenga, 16, was murdered by a gang for straying on their turf in Hammersmith in 2007.

She said: “I was devastated and in shock and disbelief. It wasn’t until the media started writing about it and flowers were left at the scene that it really came home to me.”

“I want to make a difference instead of shouting on the sidelines.

“How will racial abuse change if people do not stand up for other cultures? I wanted to be part of the solution.”

In addition to her police work, Khafi tweets and writes travel blog ‘A Cup of Khafi’.

*Courtesy: thesun.co.uk

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Nigerian comedian, Klint Da Drunk, survives car crash

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Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Igwemba popularly known as Klint Da Drunk, expressed gratitude to God for surviving a car crash along Bauchi-Jos express road.

Klint Da Drunk, took to his instragram handle @klintdadrunk to express his joy on Friday.

Below are extracts from the message:

“Please, help me in praising God Almighty for delivering us from the Jaws of death. Along Bauchi-Jos express road, we were involved in a terrible car crash.

“We boarded golf 2 on charter as it was the only means to move.

“The driver was careful enough so I had no issues with him but then, out of the blues, a truck jumped right in front of us and road was wet as it had been drizzling.

“The driver tried all he could to stop the car but the slippery road just made it look like he did nothing all I was shouting was “JESUS! JESUS!! JESUS!!!” and with a speed of about 100km/per hr or there about, we rammed right into the back of this truck.

“God being so merciful and wonderful, we got out of the car with very minor injuries, how the tail of the truck was stopped from causing major damage on us is just God’s doing.

“God I thank you for life, I thank You for Your Mercies, I thank You for Your Grace and for your love on sinners like us.

“May your name be glorified forever in Jesus Mighty Name!!! Amen!!!,” he said.

The Nigerian comic actor is a famous Nigeria stand out comedian and musician that has contributed to the entertainment industry immensely.

Klint Da Drunk became popular after he made his first appearance in Nigga raw first album “Obodo” then appeared in several other videos.

He became a public figure after his unique performance in a ‘Night of Thousand Laugh’ a comedy show hosted by Opa Willims in several part of Nigeria.

The renowned comic actor has featured in numerous Nollywood movies which include Destroyer, Chain Reaction, Lost Kingdom, My house help etc.

He is married to his longtime girlfriend Lillian and their marriage is blessed with two children, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Meanwhile, Many celebrities were very excited that the comedian and other passengers survived the mishap.

They shared comments of gratitude on his page. Some reactions below:

@julietibrahim: “Glory be to God. I had a similar encounter before and it’s just God’s miraculous intervention God is good all the time.”

@ruggedybaba: “Thank God for His mercies bro.”

@okonlagos: “Thank You Jesus.”

@senatorcomedian: “Thank God!!!!”

@alexxekubo: “God almighty we thank you.”

@patrick_salvado: “God is good bro, sorry about that Ordeal”.

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Nigerian comedian, Klint Da Drunk, survives car crash

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Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Igwemba popularly known as Klint Da Drunk, expressed gratitude to God for surviving a car crash along Bauchi-Jos express road.

Klint Da Drunk, took to his instragram handle @klintdadrunk to express his joy on Friday.

Below are extracts from the message:

“Please, help me in praising God Almighty for delivering us from the Jaws of death. Along Bauchi-Jos express road, we were involved in a terrible car crash.

“We boarded golf 2 on charter as it was the only means to move.

“The driver was careful enough so I had no issues with him but then, out of the blues, a truck jumped right in front of us and road was wet as it had been drizzling.

“The driver tried all he could to stop the car but the slippery road just made it look like he did nothing all I was shouting was “JESUS! JESUS!! JESUS!!!” and with a speed of about 100km/per hr or there about, we rammed right into the back of this truck.

“God being so merciful and wonderful, we got out of the car with very minor injuries, how the tail of the truck was stopped from causing major damage on us is just God’s doing.

“God I thank you for life, I thank You for Your Mercies, I thank You for Your Grace and for your love on sinners like us.

“May your name be glorified forever in Jesus Mighty Name!!! Amen!!!,” he said.

The Nigerian comic actor is a famous Nigeria stand out comedian and musician that has contributed to the entertainment industry immensely.

Klint Da Drunk became popular after he made his first appearance in Nigga raw first album “Obodo” then appeared in several other videos.

He became a public figure after his unique performance in a ‘Night of Thousand Laugh’ a comedy show hosted by Opa Willims in several part of Nigeria.

The renowned comic actor has featured in numerous Nollywood movies which include Destroyer, Chain Reaction, Lost Kingdom, My house help etc.

He is married to his longtime girlfriend Lillian and their marriage is blessed with two children, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Meanwhile, Many celebrities were very excited that the comedian and other passengers survived the mishap.

They shared comments of gratitude on his page. Some reactions below:

@julietibrahim: “Glory be to God. I had a similar encounter before and it’s just God’s miraculous intervention God is good all the time.”

@ruggedybaba: “Thank God for His mercies bro.”

@okonlagos: “Thank You Jesus.”

@senatorcomedian: “Thank God!!!!”

@alexxekubo: “God almighty we thank you.”

@patrick_salvado: “God is good bro, sorry about that Ordeal”.

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MY LAST RELATIONSHIP FAILED BECAUSE I BECAME A BITCH –DOLLY NWADUBA

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Nollywood actress, Dolly Nwaduba, in this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA shared her journey in the movie industry, her unforgettable heartbreak and plans to have a secret destination wedding at Vegas or Hawaii

 

 

Could you tell us more about yourself?

 

I’m Dolly Nwaduba, a writer, producer and actor. I’m from Aniocha south, in Delta State.

 

I have been in the movie industry professionally, two years now. I came back to Nigeria in 2017 after my graduation from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and produced my first movie “Lights Out” and thus began my journey in Nollywood.

 

Was that your first experience?

 

It was quite different from my experience in Hollywood.

 

Because, I had initially worked there for a year after graduation. Things are done differently here, so, I had to learn a whole lot from that first movie I wrote and produced here. Production in Nigeria is easier to achieve, but at the same time more tedious to execute.

 

It’s a bit complicated, really.

 

What were the challenges you faced?

 

First, it was the casting.

 

As a writer, I’m very particular about who plays every character in my stories. But I had to learn to cast actors who would not only fit my character description, but also guarantee my money back. There’s also this “returnee problem ” I had because I went to a film school abroad. People just automatically assume you think you’re better than them so they try to openly correct and sometimes even humiliate you for not knowing how they “run things around here. ”

 

They forget you have a whole different experience from what they have. Some even challenged and accused me of going to waste money overseas when I could have just learned the ropes of movie production from under one of the prominent producers/directors for much less. It was crazy.

 

How did you pick your cast?

 

I usually have particular actors in mind when I’m writing. So, when I’m ready to shoot, I’ll contact these actors, and if they’re available, we work together. If not, I’d find suitable replacements. Do you have a new project? Oh yes, I’ve written and produced four movies since then. I’m currently working on the fifth.

 

I just finished one few weeks ago titled “one wish”. It was directed by Tchidi Chikere and will be out by next month.

 

 

Could you tell us more about your new project?

 

It’s an unconventional love story that I wrote last year after a very bad breakup. I was really depressed and had a lot of really messed up thoughts in my head but for the fear of going to prison or worse. I had to refrain myself from going to the extreme.

So, I did what every great writer would do. I poured out my thoughts on the pages of my book, and being blessed as an actor, I got to carry out my very evil plot of kidnapping my ex on his wedding day without fear of actually going to jail for it.

 

I got the best cast ensemble and the best director to tell this beautiful heartbreak story of mine.

 

Are you saying it is a true life story?

 

‘One Wish’ is my actual love story.

 

Well, except for the ending, which will shock everyone.

 

What led to the break up?

 

 

Truthfully, I became a bitch. It was my very first time actually falling in love with someone other than myself, so it consumed me that I became possessive to the point of obsession I think. I was constantly snooping around and nagging.

 

He met someone else who started giving him the peace I used to give him when we first started dating. I’m not saying he didn’t have his own faults, he did.

 

But I contributed majorly to the breakup. I literally drove him nuts.

 

How did you feel seeing him move on?

 

I felt really bad. The girl was so hot! I used to stalk her Instagram page. She’s the perfect slay queen! Whereas I struggle to even put on powder on my face. I felt so bad. What if he finds out about the movie, don’t you think he would know you are not over him yet? Well, I really don’t care what he thinks anymore. I’m so over him.

 

But yeah, of course he’ll know once he sees the movie or read this interview So, who are your cast and is it a cinema movie? Well, I of course played “Naomi” the heartbroken one.

 

 

Frederick Leonard played Philip my ex, Diana Okoh played my not so smart best friend who’s ready to kill for me.

 

While Lotachukwu played one of my best friends who happens to be my only voice of reason (the sensible one among the trio) and Ada Karl also known as Ada Slim played my no nonsense elder sis, who would rain down hell on anyone for her naughty sister who she sometimes avoids as well. And no, it’s not a cinema movie.

 

 

I’m not ready to produce a cinema movie yet. I would be by the end of the year though. It’s all in the works currently.

 

 

How do you get finance to fund your projects?

 

I financed myself and some were financed by private investors. One Wish was produced by my friend and record label owner “Philip Samuel ” the CEO of Make Sound From Minds Records (MSFM Records).

 

He’s someone who believes in me and wants to see me grow, as well as make money too. Are you currently in a new relationship? As much as I’m very open about my life, there are some things I still like to keep private.

 

My relationship status is one of them.

 

So when the time comes, what kind of a man do you desire as a ‘husband material’?

 

All I really want in my husband is high intelligence level, at least higher than mine. Kindness, generosity (he must spoil me with gifts oh) and tenacity. I don’t want a man who will easily give up on our marriage at the slightest turbulence.

 

With me, it’s going to be for better or worse you know. Well, hopefully mostly better.

 

When is the wedding bell expected to ring?

 

Again? Private please.

 

 

Well, my wedding is going to be very quiet! Probably a Vegas or Hawaiian ceremony. Just the two of us. So no one will probably know until our anniversary.

 

Oh dear! The things I want are sometimes so awkward. I hope he feels the same way too, make I no go enter one chance

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Waje’s daughter stars in video of new song, ‘Udue,’ featuring Johnny Drille

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In the run up to her highly-anticipated first concert, award winning R&B star, Waje, has just released images from the set of her upcoming video, “Udue” featuring Johnny Drille.

 

Starring the singer’s stunning daughter, Emerald as Johnny Drille’s love interest, the video was shot on location at the scenic Lufasi Park in Lagos state, Nigeria and follows the upbeat, soulful and seamless flow of the song which tells the story of a young couple in love and enjoying each other’s company close to nature and far-away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

The video for “Udue”, produced by Fatima Omokwe and directed by Catalyst, will be released on August 20, 2018 while Waje’s Red Velvet concert is billed for September 1 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

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‘Udiroko Festival’, a celebration of cultural essence of Ado people – Oba Aladesami

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The annual Udiroko Festival is a celebration of the cultural essence of the Ado people dating back to the establishment of Ado Kingdom, says Oba Rufus Adeyemo Aladesami, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti. He also stressed that the Festival is a ritual free celebration predicated on history, culture, and traditions of Ado Ekiti.

 

The Monarch stated that during the festival which commenced on Monday and will end on August 20, at the Ewi Palace, Ado Ekiti, there would be no deity worshipping, idolatry and secret ceremonies.

 

The Ewi, who spoke in Lagos penultimate Wednesday, said ‘Udiroko Festival’ is purely the celebration of the cultural essence of the Ado people, and that it has nothing to do with rituals, fetishes and idolism. “I wish to emphatically state that the foregoing articulation of the historical pedigree of Udiroko Festival and its celebrations over the years in Ado Ekiti is for the purpose of further educating the public.

 

“Thus is done with a view to fostering its acceptability as one of the components that form the tripod history, culture and tradition) upon which has been so from the inception of the Ado Kingdom,” he said. He assured that the organising committee has put in place effective security measures to ensure smooth hosting of the festival.

 

He urged all sons and daughters of Ado Ekiti at home and in Diaspora to come home for the new year celebration of Udiroko Festival. “It is hoped that the Udiroko Festival would gain international recognition that would propel it amidst its cultural peers in other kingdoms and climes within and outside Nigeria,” he said.

 

Also, part of the activities at the festival is the provision of medical free checks for people. Director General Ekiti State Arts Council, Wale Ojo Lanre, said: “The council has the full mandate of the government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi to promote our culture as well as our core values in order to evolve a state that manifest the vision of its founding fathers; this explains the passion and commitment of the council towards a collaboration with communities to transform their festivals into prosperity instrument for the people.”

 

He noted that since it is within the purview of the council to inject critical innovation into the original manners of celebrating festivals in Ekiti, ‘we initiated the world press conference in furtherance of the strategic marketing of some Ekiti festivals.’

 

“We have noticed the energy and vigour with which the Ewi and the people of Ado prepare and celebrate Udiroko annually, hence our decision to partner Ado Ekiti people to rebrand the festival, globalised its celebrating, seek marketers for the festival so that it becomes self sustaining and involve Ado Ekiti indigenes in the diaspora as well as those outside the shores of Ekiti,” Ojo-Lanre said.

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Dancing has taken me to at least 60 countries across the world – ‘Dayo Liadi

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Dayo Liadi stunned Nigerians as a professional dancer long before the likes of Kaffy even came on the scene. Since featuring impressively in the video of the popular song, “Olori Oko” by Infinity over a decade ago, Nigerians have forgotten about him. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the talented choreographer said it is very unlikely he will dance in another video

 

How right is it to say dancing is your comfort zone?

 

I have done so many kinds of stuff; I have worked with so many artistes all over the world. I have done contemporary dance forms, musical dance forms, African modern dance forms and creative dance forms, among many others. I don’t think I have a comfort zone when I am working because I experiment a lot and try different things and different kinds of stuff in what we regard as performances.

 

How do you determine the dance form to perform at an event?

 

Generally, we have dance forms from different parts of Africa and they are created from North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and all other places. What we do is to infuse them into the event we are organising.

 

 

Noting your training and life of dancing, how long have you been involved with it and would you say it is your means of livelihood?

 

I have been dancing for 30 years.

 

The first five years was for training. So, professionally I have been dancing for 25 years.

 

This is all I do; I don’t do anything else apart from dancing. It must have sounded strange that a man settled for dancing as a means of livelihood.

 

 

What’s the story behind it?

 

I am from a dance family. My dad was a beautiful dancer; my mum was a dancer too. I found myself in a family where my parents were dancers.

 

When we had parties in my family, it was like a competition between me and my brothers and sisters.

 

The boys competing with the girls and the girls competing with the boys. It was fun. I am from a fun-filled family.

 

When it comes to remuneration, what is it like for dancers?

 

 

I wouldn’t want to talk about how I am being paid for security reasons, but I am grateful to God. I have been to 67 countries around the world since I started and I am well paid. I don’t do small shows. I only do it to encourage young artistes; I love encouraging young artistes to help them boost their stuff.

 

What is the story behind your discovery a professional dancer?

 

 

I was discovered at the age of 16 by some foreigners who came to Nigeria.

 

 

Immediately after my secondary school education, I got a scholarship to go and study dance in France at Centre Choregraphique National De Nantes (National Choreography Cen-   ter of Nantes).

 

 

After that, I got another scholarship to study dance at the International School of Dance and Choreography in Senegal. Upon completing that, I got yet another to study in Danceweb in Vienna, Austria. I got so many really but the last one was almost 10 years ago when I studied at a university in Korea.

 

Would you prefer to dance live or in a music video?

 

They are both memorable. I only did one music video because I am not a music video dancer by training. I did Olori Oko because I wanted to prove a point to music video dancers.

 

Was the point about challenging stereotypes or seeking a new terrain?

 

The point was that you can take dancing away from the ordinary.

 

 

That was the reason I accepted to appear in “Olori Oko” and it was a highly experimental dance routine. I just wanted to prove a point and it was well accepted by Nigerians and Africans alike.

 

 

So would you be willing to feature in another music video like that?

 

I wouldn’t want to do another music video like Olori Oko.

 

 

I would rather be a dance consultant for any other music video and help them achieve it as a dance consultant and a dance director. I am not a music video dancer.

 

 

My training is to perform live and conceptualize different dance ideas around the world, in Africa and in different countries. I love music videos but only if I am well paid. Musically, videos don’t give good money and that is the major reason why I don’t go for it. I go for mega projects.

 

Knowing it helps one’s fitness and all, does your kind of dance have any health implications? If you don’t take care of your body, it will fight back. When you are dancing, you have to be careful, don’t dance with everything, but use everything.

 

You have to dance with care.

 

Which other dance forms and routines have you toured the world with?

 

I have toured “Ori, When The Gods Go Crying” and “In Imagination”.

 

Some are my own choreography concepts while I co-choreographed others with other choreographers from abroad. I do a lot of co-choreography projects between Europe and Africa, most especially, South Africa, Uruguay France, Germany, and several others.

 

How would you rank yourself in Africa?

 

 

I would say that I am one of the best. We have so many great dancers in Africa.

 

Some are my senior because they trained me.

 

There are legendary choreographers in the world and I always see them as my inspiration and mentors. With all you have seen and done, is it likely to get to the time you retire? Dance is my life, so I am not thinking of quitting now or in future.

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Interestingly, pink is no longer for the female gender alone.

 

Fashion and its versatility have made it possible for men of style to step out dashingly in pink outfits without committing any fashion mistake.

 

Agbada is a popular, flowing, wide sleeved robe and the Agbada style has become regular attire for men and women for special events like weddings.

 

 

While the idea that pink clothes are just for women has long been considered outdated, many men still find it challenging to rock this colour.

 

Pink agbada can add a fantastic dash of diversity to your wardrobe, injecting colour while maintaining sophistication.

 

Pink agbada is stylish and can flatter any skin tone with one of its many shades. So, don’t let pink agbada trend pass you by. Instead, embrace this fantastic colour with an easy-to-wear yet highly dramatic agbada.

 

 

Men dressed in agbada attires are looked at with much admiration because the attire is unique and extraordinarily cool. If you don’t already own one, you should add a pink agbada to your wardrobe immediately because not only is it a fantastic alternative to your usual white or blue agbada, it can also be highly flattering and versatile.

 

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All you need to do is pick the right shade. For an understated appearance, choose a washed-out or dusky pink.

 

For a bolder look, select a sorbet shade or vibrant watermelon hue. But, be sure also to consider your complexion to pick the most flattering option.

 

If you are looking for a way to ease yourself into wearing pink, a striped shirt may be the way to go.

 

Pink is surprisingly versatile and can work well with many other colours.

 

In particular, subdued tones, such as navy, black, white and grey tend to pair best with this somewhat statement hue.

 

However, don’t be afraid to experiment with your colour combinations. Pink can also work with a range of other colours, including cream and even dark green.

 

A well-fitting cap may be all you need to finish off your pink agbada looks.

 

Accesorize appropriately; nothing screams dapper with pink agbada than sleek black shoes.

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Less than a year after the death of popular broadcaster, Tosyn Bucknor, her husband, Aurélien Boyer and sister, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, have taken to social media to celebrate the OAP’s first posthumous birthday.

 

The former Inspiration FM presenter would have been 38 on Thursday, and in tribute, her husband, shared a photo of both of them together with the heartfelt caption: “Yesterday in my arms, forever in His. You would have been 38 today. But more importantly, God blessed us with 37 years by your side. Happy posthumous birthday, Wyfo. Rest on well.” On her own, Funke, a popular events planner and CEO of Zapphaire Events, paid tribute on late Tosyn’s posthumous birthday by thanking people for being supportive while stating how much they miss her. “Happy birthday sister of mine …

 

Everyone has been supportive by calling , praying and just generally being kind . Your first birthday without our usual ritual. Keep on shining on my super smart , intelligent, talented , kind and gentle Tosyn Bucknor …

 

“The voice of Lagos , Areaboss ( we miss you , mummy misses you , Oloruko misses you , Omowale misses you , your friends really miss you , the world misses you…” Tosyn, whose death occurred in November 2018, was found dead by her husband, with Bucknor-Obruthe, her elder and only sibling, confirming that she died of complications arising from her sickle cell anaemia condition.

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It’s that time of the year when many experience cracked heels as a result of change of weather. Dry and cracked heels are common complaints in the harmattan period.

 

Cold, dry harmattan air sucks the life out of smooth heels. Other factors that contribute to cracked heels include aging, nutritional deficiencies, a genetic predisposition, dry air, lack of moisture, improper foot care, an unhealthy diet, prolonged standing on hard floors and wearing the wrong types of shoes.

 

There are several home remedies for cracked heels that you can try to resolve the problem. There are many lotions and moisturizers in the market to combat dry skin.

 

But most of them come with a big price tag. Natural home r emedies are not only cheap, but also quite effective in nourishing and hydrating cracked heels back to a healthy state.

 

Cracked heels are a very common problem and can range in severity from a cosmetic issue to a painful problem.

 

 

The problem may be accompanied by symptoms like redness, itching, inflammation and peeling skin. A variety of vegetable oils can be used to treat and prevent cracked heels.

 

Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil or any other hydrogenated vegetable oil will work.

 

For best results, use this remedy before going to bed to ensue you allow ample time for the oil to penetrate the skin.

 

Procedure

 

•Soak your feet in soapy water and scrub your feet with a pumice stone.

 

•Wash your feet and then dry them thoroughly

 

•Apply any vegetable oil liberally on your heels and soles.

 

•Put on a pair of clean socks and leave them on overnight while you sleep. In the morning, your heels will be noticeably softer.

 

•Repeat this for a few days until the cracks in your heels are gone completely.

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Complete your dapper looks with polka doted necktie

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Is there anything that makes a man well dressed and dapper like necktie? Necktie when well paired it gives the wearer a defined gentleman’s look in a blink of an eye.

 

Ties are probably the smallest fashion accessories yet very functional style item a man can have in his closet.

 

A tie does a lot more than just decorate your neck and shirt: when people see you wearing a colourful, polka doted ties, they will take notice of the fact that you went the extra mile, and will terat you accordingly.

 

Ties complete a man’s appearance, add style to it and set the best apart from the crowd.

 

Wearing a tie was a symbol of professionalism in the past, and nothing has changed today in the formal sense but necktie is becoming more than just a formal business accessory.

 

There are various elements to consider while making the choice of what goes with your polka dotted tie.

 

Getting yourself a neckwear that is of the right proportion for your body and is of a colour and pattern that works well with your shirts, is the first thing. Many men wear striped neckties for business.

 

Polka dots, especially small and intricate patterns, have become quite popular and are perfect for business, leisure, and even semi-formal events. While shirt and suit tend to be more conservative in terms of colour, it is the necktie that allows men to display almost any colour without compromising a professional look.

 

Even though it is acceptable and even fashionable to show colour on your tie, avoid too many colours in one design.

 

Therefore, when wearing a polka dotted necktie, make sure that only two colours are present; that is one on the background and one on the dots.

 

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zzSolid colour dress shirt will be the easiest solution for polka doted necktie.

 

Polka dots are considered a “playful” pattern and the larger the dots the more casual it will appear.

 

Small patterns have a trendier and fashionable appearance.

 

Polka dotted neckties should not be worn for very serious functions such as funerals or strict black-tie events.

 

You might think wearing any kind of tie will make you appear professional, but that’s not always the case.

 

For formal occasions, colours should be neutral (black, grey, burgundy, mauve or blue).

 

For more of a casual business professional setting, a silk knit tie with weave polka dots pattern can also do the trick.

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