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Finding Mr Right!!!

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Hey Fam, I know I have been absent here for a while now, I apologize for my absence but I am back now for good! (*smiles*). So, there is something I would like to share with you today, it’s actually a podcast which just launched recently and I’ve been listening to all their episodes so far, it has been quite interesting and insightful.

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This podcast that I stumbled on is called “The Ladies Hive” and its a talk show where different topics are discussed, so ladies, if you need tips on your relationships or health or other stuffs that affect you, this podcast right here is for you.
So, this particular episode is on“Finding Mr Right”, I would like you to listen to it and find out what you think about it, please drop your comments in the comment section.. Alright guys, ENJOY!!!

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PAT & SAM: ” WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR OVER A DECADE… EVEN WHEN WE SEPARATE, FATE ALWAYS BRINGS US BACK”

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Love is a beautiful thing and sometimes takes you by surprise!

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HOW WE MET- The Bride
“It all started during summer lesson, I was in Queens College Yaba, Lagos but I was going for summer classes at a private school in Ikorodu. We all know the reason for such classes before ‎school resumed a new session. I was in SS3 then and a lot of people from different popular secondary schools were in my class, both Private and Public (Federal and State) schools. However, as a Queen’s College girl, I had to maintain high standards in all ways, both in answering questions in class and topping the class in my studies never minding if it was just summer classes which was for some weeks.
That was how I noticed my Prince charming and I heard he was from Kings College Lagos. Immediately, I entered my competition mode because Kings College is the male version of Queen’s College and usually both schools compete a lot and to be truthful Queen’s College girls will never want any other girls’ school or school’s girls to take their guys (KC boys) away from them. So back to what I was saying, my reason for noticing him back then in class was that he answered and asked questions a lot and I found out I wasn’t topping the class any more. Teachers began to concentrate on him more.

There was this Mathematics teacher then, he was so short. He would enter the class, start a new topic and then call him ‘Samuel, do you understand it?’ and he would say, ‘Yes Sir’, then the man will continue teaching and then give us class work. I was always pissed like he disregarded others, even if I knew what he was teaching but what about others that did not understand in class. Though as a Queen’s College girl; you need to be intelligent, sharp and smart in thinking, so I had no issues whenever that Mathematics teacher came around. I was only worried about others who did not know it. At the end we (myself and my boo) would be the one teaching others. I beefed him then even the Mathematics teacher. I never liked him (my boo), I was like what kind of over sharp guy is this?
He was, sorry let me say, he is extremely intelligent (one of the reasons why I got attracted to him). Very fast in answering questions even before the teacher would finish asking the question, he’d answer. I then asked a friend of his (my boo’s gf in class then) who was the head girl of the school there, who the guy (my man) was? She happened to be my close friend too and she told me his name and that he is from King’s College Lagos. Meanwhile, my man asked her (the head girl) the same question because he fancied me. I disliked him but he liked me….Looool #thislifethough.

After the summer classes we didn’t see each other again but I was worried I did not collect his number neither did we become friends. I was always praying we’d meet again. I began to wonder if he stayed around, because I was hoping fate would bring us both together. Again, I saw him with his younger brother but we just said hello to each other and moved on (guess my likeness moved up a notch now…Loool). Then I realized he was staying nearby, I was happy because I knew I’d be seeing him.

After my SS3, I had finished Neco, Waec and graduated, then I was going to school for my clearance and all. Suddenly, I met him again! (Yaaaay) at the park, he was with a friend. I did not want to call him, perhaps because I forgot his name. Funny enough there was a cab for me, I was the last passenger but I decided not to enter because I was stylishly chilling so I could enter the cab he would take. Fortunately, he saw me, then he called me (guess he called my name) I pretended like I never saw him. I was happy deep down in my mind. Then he introduced his friend to me, we exchanged greetings.
I was so glad to hug him (my boo) but still I was pretending like it meant nothing, but he was very happy. I could see his own reaction but mine was hidden. Then he asked where I was coming from, I explained to him I went for clearance and he said himself and his friend also went for clearance as well. So he said since we all are heading home, we should board the same cab.
I was super excited! (yaaayyy) then I sat in front while himself and his friend sat at the back. I heard when he mentioned phone to his friend, I turned and saw them with their phones then I brought out mine to make him see ( you will laugh at my reason; my reason was for him to ask me for my number which I was willing to gladly give him….Loool). You will not believe he saw my phone and asked for my number…..Lmaoooo. I was like Pat! You have won this jackpot. I wholeheartedly gave him the number with ease. Then he beeped me immediately and I saved the number!

Anyway, to cut the story short we became very close friends and started dating immediately. Wow! ….it’s been over a decade now and God said it is time to join this two in holy matrimony to become one. Actually when he eventually proposed, I realized a lot of people had been waiting for him to take the bold step, even my siblings, cousins and friends. I just want to thank everyone that made this relationship a success and for where it has got to now. God bless you all. It has been God all the way. Even when we separated fate always brought us back. This is really Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. I am so happy I am still with my man who knows how to treat me right. I am never going to leave you baby. #AlwaysandForever as we always say. I love you muchos Oluwaseyimi…..xoxo

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TOPE & QUADRI: “I INSTANTLY KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO BE MY BRIDE”

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Love is a beautiful thing and sometimes has a mind of its own!
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Quadri and Tope found love many years ago and decided to let love have its way!
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From the groom:
“I met my wife about eight years ago while in the university and I instantly knew that someday she was going to be my bride, so, I decided to put in the chase. It took a while though but she finally gave in and decided to be mine, we have never looked back since then.
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I’m so glad to have found my soulmate, and if i were to do it all over again, I will still choose her!”

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The Bride
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Make-up by: Flairbeauties
The Groom
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Friends of the groom
Friends of the groom
Friends of the couple
Friends of the couple

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BLESSING & PRINCE: “God Gave Me A Man Who Complements Me”

When love happens, it hits you in all the right places and cannot be ignored.

From the bride-
“Meeting my prince was divinely by God, I had no idea it would come this way because I have read about so many love stories and I had a feeling mine would be similar, it however happened sooner than I thought.”

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“I have always prayed about my man from my teenage years so I had no doubt that God’s plans for me were coming big. God did not only answer my prayers, He gave me beyond what I requested for.”

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“I love my prince for so many reasons, but the following are exceptional; he is God-fearing, a selfless being, calm, humble, diligent, playful and a role model. I am forever thankful to God for giving me a man who complements me so much.”

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RED CARPET TO AISLE: AMVCA 2017

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So, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA), happened on the 4th of March 2017, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. The red carpet was lit up with the glitz and glamour of the celebrities, although some of the big names were MIA, one of which was Mercy Aigbe. I was personally looking forward to her red carpet look for the night, because she stunned on the red carpet last year and was easily one of my best dressed, as I’m sure you agree with me.

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Nana Akua Addo

Anyway, as usual I have put together my best dressed for the night, alongside red- carpet to aisle inspirations. Let’s have a look, shall we!

LADIES
The Long Black Dresses!

Chioma  Apotha
Chioma Apotha
Beverly Naya
Beverly Naya
Eniola Badmus
Eniola Badmus
Kehinde Bankole
Kehinde Bankole
Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson
MEG OTANWA
MEG OTANWA

Pop Of Color!

Toni Tones
Toni Tones

CHIKA IKE
CHIKA IKE
ADE LAOYE
ADE LAOYE
Lala Akindoju
Lala Akindoju
ELMA GODWIN
ELMA GODWIN
Ivie Okujaye
Ivie Okujaye
Toyin Aimakhun
Toyin Aimakhun
Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo Ojo
Adesua Etomi
Adesua Etomi
Helen Enado
Helen Enado
Bolanle Olukanni
Bolanle Olukanni
DESTINY AMAKA
DESTINY AMAKA

THE GENTS!

ALEXX EKUBO
ALEXX EKUBO

DESMOND ELLIOT
DESMOND ELLIOT
STAN NZE
STAN NZE
TEMISAN IKOMI
TEMISAN IKOMI
UTI
UTI
IK OGBONNA
IK OGBONNA
BOVI
BOVI
MELVIN ODUAH
MELVIN ODUAH

COUPLE’S CAM

JJC & FUNKE
JJC & FUNKE

OLU & JOKE JACOBS
OLU & JOKE JACOBS
IK & OLO OSAKIODUWA
IK & OLO OSAKIODUWA
BLOSSOM & MAUREEN CHUKWUJEKWU
BLOSSOM & MAUREEN CHUKWUJEKWU
GBENRO & OSAS AJIBADE
GBENRO & OSAS AJIBADE

I do hope list I put together was spot on, do let me know who your best dressed was in the comment box below.
Adios!

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MUCH ADO ABOUT VALENTINES DAY

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Valentine’s day is around the corner and I bet some people are as excited about it as I am. I know some people are of the opinion that the celebration of love should not be restricted to a particular day, and it’s alright to belong to that school of thought.

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If you ask me, I think that as beautiful as the phenomenon of love is, it should be celebrated everyday and every chance you get, but I also think that on a day like the valentine’s day, you should go the extra mile to make them feel special and shower them with gifts as a gesture to show how much they are appreciated, because the truth is so many of us don’t do extra for our loved ones.

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For instance, most of us don’t get random gifts for our loved ones, just because you think the person will like it or you think it would look good on the person, so, days like valentine’s day, anniversaries, even birthdays are created for these category of people so that at least once in a while, their loved can be pampered by them.
Anyway, speaking of gifts for the valentine season, I have got some ideas I would like to share with you on what to get that special someone:

1. VANITY BASKETS– these should include intimate items, most especially toiletries for him/her. Items like shower gel, deodorant, body spray, scented candles, perfumes, body cream, etc. are items you would want to consider including in the basket.

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2. CRAVINGS BASKETS– if that special someone has a sweet tooth, this would be the preferred choice. Chocolates, biscuits, sweets, candy, a bottle of wine, and any other thing you can think of.

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3. HEALTHY BASKET– lately, the “healthy eating” or “clean diet” mantra has been going around, so if that ‘special someone’ belongs to this category, you can pack some fresh fruits, granola bars, wheat meal biscuits, a bottle of wine and even dark chocolate bars (just learnt that they are healthy).

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4. FANCY GIFTS (for her)– if she is not into the other stuffs, you can get her a nice dress, pair of shoes, big teddy bear, wrist watch, jewelry, lingerie, bag and anything else you think she might like.

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5. FANCY GIFTS (for him)– I think most guys would fall into this category, so, you might want to get him a nice shirt, neck tie and cuff-links, a pack of socks and briefs, wrist watch, customized neck piece, pair of shoes, satchel bag, belt and any other thing you can think of.

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6. PASTRIES- everybody loves cake, no matter the diet plan you are on, so you might want to get a cake, maybe cupcakes in whatever flavor. You can even go a step further and add a card or note with loving words, to make it intimate.

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These are my ideas for the perfect Valentine’s day gift, you can always mix and match any of the ideas but remember to always bear in mind what the other person would like and appreciate more. Don’t forget to drop your comments in the comment box below.

Adios!

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE WEDDING PARTY

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So, today, I am doing a review on a movie that has been in everybody’s faces since the last quarter of 2016 and is still a rave now. I’m talking about none other than ‘The Wedding Party’.
The wedding party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film, directed by Kemi Adetiba, from the production companies of – Ebonylife Films, Filmone, Inkblot Production and Koga Studios. The movie premiered first on 8 September, 2016 at TIFF Toronto and on 26 November, 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. It broke box office record by making 200 million Naira, 16 days after release.

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PLOT
The Wedding party follows the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a wedding in Nigeria. Dunni, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents, Engineer Bamidele and Mrs Tinuade Coker, is about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie, the handsome son of Chief Felix and Lady Obianuju Onwuka. The couple took a vow of chastity and are looking forward to a ground -breaking first night together as a married couple.

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REVIEW
Personally, I think the movie was an interesting one and funny as well. I commend the amount of publicity invested in the movie, it was strategically done, because even before the movie was set for release, the minds of the audience were already prepared. However, I would like to share my thoughts on a few things:

1. CHARACTERISATION
I think that the interpretation of each role was well done, especially the role of Mrs Tinuade Coker, portrayed by Veteran Actress, Sola Shobowale, she showcased the true nature of a typical Nigerian mother of the bride ( Iya Iyawo), with her own theatrics of course, she was without a doubt my best act in the movie.

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Despite the fact that the characters were played so well, there were some foreign elements that gave me mixed feelings. Dunni Coker ( Adesuwa Etomi) is supposed to be from a Nigerian home, now, i don’t know if she was supposed to be a spoilt child as well, because I saw scenes where she storms out, throwing tantrums, locking herself in a the bathroom and sulking! These are typical attributes of an American child, not a Nigerian Child.
So, I ask, what exactly was the message there?

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Then there is Wonu, the wedding planner ( Zainab Balogun). Anyone that has been to a wedding where the wedding planner/ event manager is onsite would agree with me that the character was over-exaggerated. The planner is supposed to be in control and take charge, but then we saw the Nigerian food vendor come in late, without apologies and then went on to doing her own thing without taking any instructions from the planner. The planner was even unable to instruct this vendor and her servers because she felt intimidated. Hmmm, what was that about though?

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2. TWP Fashion
I totally love the styling in the movie, kudos the wardrobe personnel. I loved every outfit, the wedding gown, bridal hair and make-up, bridesmaids dresses, the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits were so on point, the traditional attires for both parents were just right, as opposed to some movies where the focus is only on the lead cast, in this movie, every character was PICTURE PERFECT.

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Also, if you noticed, at the reception, there were about three ( if not more) different kinds of Aso-Ebi, as is usually the case at a Nigerian Wedding.

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3. LOCATION
The only misgiving I probably have with this is the ‘walk on the beach’ scene. I mean, we have all heard stories of what happens on lonely beaches like that one, yes, even the private beaches, and the ones that aren’t deserted would be packed with all kinds of parties, that you won’t even find a spot to take a walk. Really though, who storms out of her wedding and then goes to take a ‘walk on the beach’?

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4. LESSONS LEARNT
I like the fact that one of the messages in the movie was CHASTITY, ‘abstinence till marriage’, we don’t get to see a virgin bride often, even in our movies, so it was kind of refreshing for me. Also, the message that communication is very vital for any kind of relationship to work was passed across to the audience.

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That’s it on my review of THE WEDDING PARTY, I enjoyed the movie, big ups to the cast and crew.
Remember, these are just my musings on the movie, if you have a different view, kindly drop it in the comment box below. Watch trailer below

Adios!

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RED CARPET TO AISLE: GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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Every year, the golden globe awards is always the first and this year is no different. The 74th, Golden Globe Awards which held on January 8, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton was filled with so much glitz and glamour, and of course, winners of the evening. So, as usual, I have put together some of my best dressed on the red carpet and some red carpet inspiration. See photos below:

LADIES

Kerry Washingtoin
Kerry Washingtoin

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
Tracee-Ellis-Ross
Tracee-Ellis-Ross
Regina King
Regina King
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo
Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
Brie Larson
Brie Larson
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
Maise Williams
Maise Williams

GENTS

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield

COUPLES

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
AnnetteBening & Warren Beatty
Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett
Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett
Chris-Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky
Chris-Hemsworth & Elsa Pataky
Sam-Taylor-Johnson & Aaron-Taylor-Johnson
Sam-Taylor-Johnson & Aaron-Taylor-Johnson
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso

I hope my photo gallery has inspired you, do let me know what you think in the comment box below!

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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: GREENERY

This is my first post for the year and I’m super excited about it!
So, as usual, Pantone has released the color for the year 2017 and it is inspired by nature, cool right! The color is tagged “GREENERY”, it is a combination of various shades of green. So, those that are in love with nature will have a blast with this year’s color. See video below:

Pantone has been releasing color of the year, every year since the year 2000, and every color they release shapes the entire fashion industry and also the wedding scene as well. I’m pretty sure some 2017 brides and wedding planners will consider or even include this color in their wedding plans. below is what the greenery color looks like:

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Greenery makeup inspiration by Glam Signature
Greenery makeup inspiration by Glam Signature
Bridesmaid Inspiration
Bridesmaid Inspiration
Bridal train inspiration
Bridal train inspiration

Read below what American color specialist, Leatrice Eiseman has to say about the Greenery color:

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I’ve also taken some time out to include colors that can be paired with the greenery color, check them out:

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So, I guess it is safe to say that you put in on your to-do-list to include one greenery outfit in your wardrobe.
Stay classy dolls!

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ESE & GAB: “My marital goals include Love, Fun & building a Christian Home” | Image Arts Studios

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When love happens, it hits you in all the right places and then a part of you becomes a part of someone else. Ese and Gabriel met in 2013, became friends and found true love. See photos below:

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Bride:”He outdid himself, I was amazed at the amount of effort he put into planning the perfect proposal for me”.

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Groom: “I proposed to her in church, in front of her parents and the entire congregation”.

Watch their love story video below:

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