Saturday, 28 November 2015

22 Celebrities Who Absolutely Slayed the Denim on Denim Look

Denim is everyone’s best friend.

Denim is perhaps the most famous story in fashion, its versatility ensuring that every year it endures as one of the best loved fabrics in every fashionistas wardrobe. One of the more recent trends of wearing denim is going with the double denim look. We have recently seen this on Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and more style goddesses and have been given the golden rules as to how to rock them.
Nigerian stars however, have mastered the art of rocking this look and excellently too.

I have narrowed down the best of the best to these 22.

Omoni Oboli
Toke Makinwa 
Linda Ikeji
Nadia Buari 
Ebube Nwagbo
Mercy Aigbe-Gentry
Chidinma Ekile 
The Ajibades
Michelle Dede
Mide Martins 
M.I Abaga
Tania Omotayo 
Lisa Folawiyo
Yvonne Nelson 
Powede Lawrence 
Tiwa Savage 
Genevieve Nnaji 
Liz Yemoja

Genevieve Nnaji & Oris Erhuero Are On The Cover Of Vanguard Allure

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji is stunning on the cover of Vanguard Allure’s latest issue alongside British/Nigerian actor Oris Erhuero.
Genevieve Nnaji who just debuted her first movie ‘Road to Yesterday’, spoke exclusively to the magazine about her childhood, working with talented director Ishaya Bako, closing AFRIFF 2015, staying relevant in Nollywood and lots more.
Styled by Veronica Odeka for Vane style, the gorgeous actress is standing tall in a beige wrap dress, next to Oris.
Peep the cover below;
vanguard allure

Back On? Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick Look Loved Up As They Step Out With Mason

If Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are not back together, they are definitely headed that way.
The former couple have been spotted together way too many times this week. They were spotted grabbing lunch earlier this week, they also spent Thanksgiving together with Kourtney’s family.
On Friday, the duo looked all loved up as they stepped out with their eldest son Mason.
As they headed into a furniture store in Beverly Hills, the 32-year old even slipped his arm around his ex’s shoulder.
The question on everyone’s lip now is if they are back together? Maybe Scott Disick checking into rehab changed everything…

See Omoni Oboli’s Stunning Look To The First Lady Movie Premiere In London

Nollywood actress turned producer Omoni Oboli looked absolutely stunning as she attended the London premiere of her movie ‘The First Lady’.
For the occasion, Omoni choose a floor length dress by Luxury by Feyi from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection and completed the look with black silk gloves and silver clutch.
She looks absolutely gorgeous, just like a first lady fit only for a president…

Samson Siasia’s Mum Regains Freedom From Kidnappers

The Bayelsa State command of the Nigeria Police Force have announced that they have successfully secured the freedom of Ogere Siasia, the mother of Dream Team VI coach, Samson Siasia, who was kidnapped two weeks ago in Bayelsa State. Premium Times reports.

According to the public relations officer of the Command, Butswat Asinim, her freedom will come as a huge relief to the head coach of the Nigeria U-23 Coach Samson Siasia who had complained that he was distracted by the abduction of his mother.
“Madam Beauty Siasia, who was abducted on the 16 November, 2015, was abandoned by her abductors along the East West Road, 28 November, 2015, due to hot pursuit by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Police Command.”
”She is hale and hearty and has been reunited with her family. The Police has intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.

Presidency Speaks On Why Buhari Is Always Traveling Abroad

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu has in this detailed article obtained fromPM News revealed some benefits of President Muhammadu Buhari numerous trips abroad.

The clarification was necessary as Nigerians have been asking series of questions about the President’s junketing trips.
Read article below:
I have been amused, reading a number of jokes concerning the frequency of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips.
Questions have been raised about why so many visits, and what are the benefits Nigeria is getting?
I will make it clear from the beginning that the critic is entitled to his and her opinion and nothing said here is intended to silence him or her.
Criticism goes with the territory and as it is often said in a wisecrack, if you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen.
President Muhammadu Buhari came into office under the mantra of change. While Nigerians are yearning for change, you need someone who will set up the infrastructure, both at home and abroad for it. President Buhari is busy doing that.
The change is manifest in where he visits and what he does.
In the delegations accompanying him abroad, President Buhari has slashed the numbers, bringing them down to a tolerable or the bearable minimum.
He went to the United Nations General Assembly in September with an unbelievable 32 officials in his delegation. These included his cook, his doctor and luggage officer.
His predecessor in office went to the same meeting with 150 officials and family members the year before.
Wherever they are given government accommodation and feeding, members of President Buhari’s entourage receive reduced allowances, thereby saving the government some money.
In public diplomacy, experts say that it is better conducted through face-to-face interaction than through third parties. This is even moreso at the level of heads of state. To do by it by proxy is to miss the effect of fostering strong interpersonal relations between leaders, by which nations benefit.
President Buhari has so far visited Germany, South Africa, USA, Niger, Tchad, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, South Africa, India, Iran and Malta, where we are presently for the Commonwealth Summit.
Mostly, these were due to either the United Nations, EU, African Union or energy and security-related summits. They were mostly undertaken to attend specific meetings, not State Visits. Looking at these assignments, the trips are inescapable for the President. What would Nigerians say of their leader when see the array of world leaders assemble, as they would shortly be doing discussing climate change in Paris on Monday and their own President is missing from the table?
Those of us who were around under Abacha read all the taunts about him being a sit-at-home leader. Abacha was despised for not representing his country abroad.
President Buhari’s foreign visits have been marked by punishing schedules. They are always business-like and results-oriented.
All trips have been marked by tight schedules. Meeting after meeting, happening back-to-back morning, afternoon and evening. The President has had to travel overnight for some of these meetings.
The visit by any president to another country is the highest act in international relations.
It sends out a message that that county is important to the visitor.
It is not like your usual vacation abroad. Official discussions involving political leaders, the military, the diplomats and at times, business people are held at multi- track levels. In foreign policy you stand on a quick sand of events and you slip up if take a rest or lose focus. Governments also know that their achievements at home will be meaningless if they cannot project them abroad. Who or where are the foreign investors,whose hand you are seeking if you can’t travel meet them? Will they come if they don’t know about the country? President Buhari demonstrated a keen understanding of these when in the first week of his taking the office, he brought together foreign policy and all three cardinal objectives of his administration-security,economy and war on corruption- by embarking on visits to neighboring countries.
In our recent history, much of the West had ignored Nigeria under the corrupt PDP administration for many years, which warranted the country’s tilt towards some Asian countries.
As a consequence, this country has suffered past isolation of various types, including the denial of access to the arms-purchase market.
As a member of the then Standing Committee of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, I remember being in a delegation that visited the Aso Rock Villa, to beg the government at that time not the execute the writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
At the meeting with the Number Two man in that government, Major-General Oladipo Diya, he announced to everyone’s shock and disbelief that Ken had been executed. “Honestly,” he muted, “I think he has been executed about two days ago.”
What followed that pronouncement was a global outrage.
The then Foreign Affairs Minister, Arch. Tom Ikimi representing Nigeria at the Commonwealth meeting in New Zealand, shattered the feelings of the leaders of those countries when he announced to them that he had not been briefed about the executions and begged for time to talk to the leaders back in Nigeria.
Nigeria faced an imminent expulsion from the group and would have been so sacked but for the intervention of the then President of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela.
In place of this extreme form of sanction, a suspension and and a barrage of sanctions followed and remained in place until an appreciable remorse was was shown and progress made towards the return to democracy by Nigeria.
Throughout that period of time, it was difficult being a Nigerian in the international space.
As council members of the UN Human Rights Commission, Africans would caucus in Geneva without us Nigerians. Like lepers, we were shunned wherever we showed up.
I mentioned this short narrative to illustrate two things: one, for a country to do the right things all the time and two, you don’t know the joy being a part of international gatherings until you suffer the pain of exclusion from them.
Short of begging the world, there was nothing that the Abacha government didn’t do to be taken back into the Commonwealth.
And it is against this background that I felt the need to pen this opinion in the hope of bringing better understanding to fellow countrymen and women on the current subject matter.
There is no reason to be angry with anyone criticizing President Buhari for traveling abroad. In politics, even if President Buhari were to bring with him a suitcase full of cash and a pot gold each time he returned from a trip, someone will criticize him, saying that the journey is wasteful.
The PDP will kick, knowing that they got 16 years and did nothing with it. Those who didn’t do much during their term of governance will find it instructive to fault whatever the President is doing.
If President Buhari is successful as a leader, the PDP will be history.
My own point here is that he is doing a great job and the fruits are here, and many more will soon come. He is working to strengthen diplomatic relations, trade and the security of our nation. He holds serious meetings with serious investors and has fetched us investments in the range of billions of US Dollars.
Now, countries such as France, UK, The U.S are supporting Nigeria with intelligence, weapons and training for our military against Boko Haram and the economic saboteurs in the Delta region.
President Buhari will definitely make Nigeria great,what the PDP fooled us for 16 years.
All heads of countries around the world now take Nigeria seriously. His foreign trips are for business, security of the country and bilateral contacts- contacts that get actualized by follow-ups and the love and support a leader enjoys at home and abroad.
Today the world is in a warm embrace of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerians should be proud of the attention, love and admiration, importance, respect and investment he is bringing to Nigeria. These trips are not for enjoyment.
Lastly, to answer those who ask all the time, what is he bringing back home?
We are not a country of beggars. It is good if something is in the bag as the leader comes home from a trip.
Culturally, we never return home from a trip without a souvenir for everyone left at home. Yes it is good he declares something upon his return.
But the most important task for the President at this time is to reset the image of Nigeria abroad, given the damage it sustained over many years in the past.
So far, in fairness, the President has projected a large image of Nigeria and of himself which should be a matter of pride for all our citizens. Marketing of Brand Nigeria can never be more important than currently it is.
The President is doing a great job for the nation. He needs to be supported.