Last night, at the 2018 MTV European Music Awards, award winning singer, Tiwa Savage broke records by becoming the first female to win the best African act.
The event held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on November 4, 2018, in Bilbao, Spain was hosted by Hailee Steinfeld. Tiwa Savage, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and many more emerged winners through the night.
See faces at the event
See list of winners below. BEST ARTIST WINNER: Camila Cabello BEST VIDEO WINNER: Camila Cabello — “Havana” ft. Young Thug BEST SONG WINNER: Camila Cabello — “Havana” ft. Young Thug BEST POP WINNER: Dua Lipa BEST NEW ACT WINNER: Cardi B BEST GROUP WINNER: BTS BEST LOOK WINNER: Nicki Minaj BEST HIP HOP WINNER: Nicki Minaj BEST LIVE WINNER: Shawn Mendes
It was on a hot afternoon and I was tired and bored. All the movies and tales about high school had to be fake because having tonnes of assignments to do and bulky notes to read isn't fun.
I was on my way to my class after a short break, when a sudden beep on my phone told me I had a message. As much as phones were contrabands, some of us still had to smuggle it to school once in a while....
A part of me soared with excitement, secretly wishing it was one of my "crushes". I rushed to a corner to secretly check and I was disappointed. It was a love message quite alright, the usual love message thing but it was the anonymous sender again. I was furious, it was bad enough that I didn't know the sender, he had the guts to keep sending the messages even during school hours.
I hissed and returned to my class. The rest of the day was uneventful, so was the week until one Friday afternoon, when I believe the gods told him "it was time".... he approached me.
Below is a short interview with Tom Palmer, a writer and a libertarian who is also partners with Atlas Networks, Washington DC, U.S.A. Tom Gordon Palmer is a libertarian author, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network.
Palmer earned his B.A. in liberal arts from St. John's College, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and his doctorate in political science from Oxford University, where he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College.
Palmer has been active in the promotion of libertarian and classical liberal ideas and policies since the early 1970s. He has been editor of several publications, including Dollars & Sense (the newspaper of the National Taxpayers Union), Update, and the Humane Studies Review, and has published articles in such newspapers and magazines as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Spectator of London, National Review, Slate, Eth…
Below is a short interview with Brad Lips, the CEO of Atlas Networks Washington DC, U.S.A. Atlas networks is an organization whose mission is to increase opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network of independent civil society organizations that promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing.
It was a great opportunity meeting with this amiable and humble man at the Africa Liberty forum 2018 which held at Eko hotel and suites V.I. Lagos.
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a year older today!
From performing, singing and dancing as a child to becoming lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child, Beyonce has always been a star child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history.
Beyonce made her film debut in 2001 and she earned the title of Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, a first for an African-American female artist.
Beyonce has won multiple including “Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade,” and “Top Female Artist of the 2000s.” In 2011, Beyoncé reached the honor of being called Billboards' “Artist of the Millennium.”
These and many more makes the mother of three, a great achiever . Happy birthday Beyonce!!
Below is a short interview with Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, a Nigerian blogger, public speaker, socio-economic and political commentator as well as social media expert. Japheth Omojuwa is also a columnist with The Punch newspaper, Leadership newspaper and Naij.com. Omojuwa's articles have appeared on CNN,ThisDay and other platforms across the continent and beyond. His works have been repeatedly translated into several languages including various platforms for German,French, Portuguese and Greek audiences. J.J as he is sometimes called is also the CEO of Alpha reach. The Alpha Reach is an online reputation management company with 10 years of experience in delivering top notch digital community management services to a long list of satisfied clients.
It was a great opportunity meeting with this amiable and intelligent man at the Africa Liberty forum 2018 which held at Eko hotel and suites V.I. Lagos. Apart from being smart and pragmatic, Japheth Omojuwa is full of insight.
It was with great delight and enthusiasm that LOLA (Ladies of liberty Alliance) Nigeria featured at the just concluded Africa liberty forum in Lagos Nigeria. Ladies of Liberty Alliance Nigeria is a nonprofit organization which seeks to educate and empower female leaders in the liberty movement.
Popular American singer and entrepreneur, Rihanna is one of the world’s most powerful celebrities.
Rihanna is a fashion designer, model and actress with an estimated net worth of above $160 million. Rihanna first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers at the age of 14. Ever since, the sales of her records has exceeded 200 million worldwide.
At 29, there are certain things to learn from her life.The Grammy Award winner has achieved certain feats as a star.
Rihanna is definitely someone driven by vision. Apart from being a singer, she took the risk to delve into enterpreneurship.
She owns music streaming service Tidal, for high definition music videos, along with several other music artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Madonna and Nicki Minaj
She also owns a beauty and stylist agency based out of Los Angeles named Fr8me along with Benoit Demouy. The agency assists artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots, ad ca…
It is popular Nigerian musician, Tosin Oluwole Ajibade (Mr Eazi)'s birthday and lots of loved ones and colleagues have gone on social media to wish him well.
Asides from being a talented singer, award winning Mr Eazi has done well for himself. Releasing hit songs which includes skin tight, leg over and many more.
His blossoming relationship with billionaire daughter, Temi Otedola, has also added to his accolades and one can only say Mr Eazi is doing great.
Nigerian actress and model known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net's TV series Tinsel, Linda Ejiofor is a year older today 17th of July.
Linda Ejiofor is a beautiful and talented actress who is also known for her role in the movie 'the meeting" for which she was nominated in the Best Actress in a Supporting role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Tony Ogaga Erhariefe of The Sun Nigeria listed her as one of the 10 fastest rising Nollywood stars of 2013. Some other movies she has featured in includes, the secret room, ojukokoro and others. In 2018 she was in the web series "Rumour Has It" for NdaniTV with Jemima Osunde.
It is popular Nigerian rapper and producer, Adesimbo Idowu, Weird MC's birthday today and I just want to say that , I admire her uniqueness, calmness and resilience. Although I do not know her personally but she exudes a kind of weirdness and of course, weird is the new cool.
There is something really different and amazing about her and she is one of Africa's most popular female rappers, and one of the few Nigerian female artists associated with Afrobeat.
Some hours ago the popular rapper took to Instagram to appreciate God for her life:
*"Heavenly Father...Jesus Christ My Lord My Saviour My King i say thankyou ..thankyou for another year ..Oh! Adeshola gives thanks for you are good and your mercy endureth forever. Thankyou for keeping me for preserving me thankyou for keeping me hedged in with your protective wall of fire. Thankyou Jesus for where you have brought me from for where i am and for where you are leading me to. Abba Thankyou for breathe for the precious air…
What do you do when you miss a loved one ? What do you do when you sorrowfully remember the death of a loved one and wish you can bring them back?
What can you do, when it is the time you need someone the most but they are not there for you? What do you do when painful thoughts cause you to cry or make you sick? What do you do when you feel like you don't know what to do?
Tough times never last but tough people do. If you have never lost a loved one or have a loved one walk away from you, you probably don't understand pain. It is never anyone's desire to experience pain but life is full of bitter and sweet experiences, thorns and roses too. A lot of thoughts run through the minds of those battling pain.
Crap happens to everyone. Crap is a messed up situation, especially one that you are not expecting. How many times have you been faced with such situations? something or a situation that catches you unawares? like when in an examination hall you discover the first three compulsory questions are from that part of your note you forgot to read and it is an examination without bonds. Or when MMM suddenly folded up and you just invested a huge sum. Yeah, i thik you've got the idea. Image creditsCrap, happens most times when we least expect it,be it a business that failed, a marriage that failed, a job offer that failed, an emotional mess or a financial mess, things don't always go the way we plan it.That you find yourself in an unpalatable situation doesn't necessarily mean it is your fault. Bad things happen to good people, life is sometimes not fair but we keep living in it.
I like to believe that it is possible to guard against ugly situations, what I mean is, it is possible …
One of the young ladies around me whom I so much respect, recently released her book and it was such an inspiring act. I salute her courage and resilience in bringing this to reality.
The launching of the book "beyond the mark" held on the 30th of March, 2018 at the Jubilee Christian Church International headquarters, Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria.
The opening prayer was said by Pastor Mrs. Akinolujimi. The M.C of the occasion, pastor Wole Dosunmu thereafter introduced the special guests at the occasion. The guests include the General Overseer of Jubilee Christian Church International, Reverend Kunle Adesina , Gospel musician and motivational speaker Reverend Peace Toluwade, Dr. Eniolorunda of Elohim Eye Clinic, Dr Adeniyi of Biolab medical center, Mrs K.L.B Oyedele, founder of St. Birgitta N/P school and several others.
It is not new that a lot of people enjoy being shown attention, as a matter of fact even if you think you don't there is a part of you that brightens up and feels appreciated when people regard you.
So, in essence, everybody loves attention. However, not everybody gets it.
You could buy attention if you have the finance or the influence, but buying attention is different from gaining it. In this article, I have highlighted seven fun ways, anyone, even a nerd can gain attention. Read on. Be weird credit
Weird is the new cool, and there is something fascinating about being uniquely different from other people. Gone are the days when weird people have to hide or pretend they do not exist, now they are the real deal.
Being weird helps you appear real and original, there is a bit of weirdness in everyone. We all have something that makes us unique it could be the way we talk, walk, eat and so on but a lot of us are afraid to be real...
Being weird makes you an inspiration to others, sho…
Kate noticed that she often wakes up from sleep with a jerk, panting and gasping for breath within short interval. On a particular occasion she thought she was going to die, her airways were blocked and her breathe ceased. She immediately knee she couldn't ignore this, either someone was trying to kill her spiritually or she has a medical condition. Credit WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
Sleep apnea is a medical condition which causes a restricted, shallow or brief stop in breathing while sleeping. This condition usually occurs due to an obstruction in the airways. It is calledApnea if breathing stops briefly andhypopnea if breathing reduces only. Types of sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea - This is common , it occurs when muscles in the back of the throat relax. When this happens, airways begins to narrow or close and the individual can't get enough breath in. This may lower the level of oxygen in the blood and the brain immediately sees this and wakes the individual forcefully to re op…