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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Photos: Mel B Finally Speaks Out About Her Husband's Alleged Domestic Abuse

Mel B. has taken to Instagram to defend her husband Stephen Belafonte against domestic abuse rumors.
Her statement comes a day after the couple was spotted out and about holding hands.
She says:
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She shares the Christmas family pic below:
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News: Kim Kardashian reveals why she doesn't laugh! Seriously Mrs West???

Mrs Kanye West is hardly snapped with a smile on her face, frequently getting called out for her apathetic expressions.
But on Monday, Kim Kardashian-West jokingly came to her own defense.
'See I do smile... even laugh on occasion. Not too often though because it causes wrinkles @shammaurice,' the 34-year-old wife of Kanye West quipped on Twitter.
Along with the tweet was a split image - the top shot showing the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star seemingly caught mid-chuckle alongside her male friend Sham.

Photos: Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Cody Simpson, Gigi Hadid spotted in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

UAE rocks, errbody loves it here!
They have walked many high fashion runways in scantily clad outfits.
But on Monday, rising supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid covered up their model figures by donning traditional abayas and hijabs while visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The two 19-year-old beauties were also joined by Selena Gomez, Shay Mitchell, Victoria's Secret model Devon Windsor and Gigi's singer boyfriend Cody Simpson for their first tourist stop during their New Year's Eve holiday week.
The mosque, which is the largest in the United Arab Emirates, can accommodate as many as 40,000 people. The tradition is Sunni Islam and the mosque is the key place of worship on Friday gathers and Eid prayers.
Selena Gomez tweets:



Photos: ICYMI: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz welcome their 2nd child together

So just in case you missed it (ICYMI), Alicia Keys is a mother again.
On Saturday she welcomed her second child, a son named Genesis Ali.
'The joy of joy is joy!! It's a boy!! we are so grateful!!' the 33-year-old Grammy winner wrote on Instagram. She added the hashtag 'blessings' and six hearts. 
The singer posted a photo on Instagram that had two baby feet over a purple star with a turquoise background. The prints looked to be from her newborn.
The information on the image read, 'Date: 12/27/2014, Time: 1:52 AM, Weight: 2860 grams, 6lbs, 5 ozs.'
Her husband is music producer Swizz Beatz, 36. The two tied the knot in 2010.
Hearty congrats to them!
The message said it all: The Girl On Fire hit maker shared this Instagram on Sunday that had all the pertinent information about Genesis' birth

Photos: First coffins of #QZ8501 victims arrive in Indonesia

My prayer: May these air disasters end with 2014 and may God rest all the souls of the departed and fortify their loved ones!
Honestly devastated!!
Two coffins were seen at Juanda Airport near Surabaya in East Java province this morning, where a crisis centre has been providing information to anxious family members since the plane vanished from radars just 42 minutes after departing the airport on Sunday.
The first bodies arrive at Juanda Airport near Surabaya in East Java province earlier today. Next of kin have been asked for DNA samples to help identify the victims

Photos: Oh Lawd! Another AirAsia plane crash averted: Passengers forced to evacuate on emergency slide

An AirAsia airliner has overshot the runway at an airport in the Philippines forcing passengers to make an urgent exit on emergency slides, it has been claimed.
Escape: Local journalist Jet Damazo-Santos was on board the plane and uploaded photographs to Twitter showing chaotic scenes as passengers were forced to disembark the aircraft on emergency slides

Photos: CONFIRMED! Search pilot reveals AirAsia #QZ8501 victims were found holding hands & 1 was wearing life jacket

Speechless!
Lord please, please take control, P-L-E-A-S-E!
Indonesian search officials have now confirmed they have located the fuselage of AirAsia flight 8501 on sonar radar, upside down on the sea floor.
Indonesian search and rescue workers carry a dead body on a stretcher during the recovery of crash victims

Photos: Davido wakes up in Dubai against the Viva Africa concert in KIZA tomorrow

All roads lead to Dome land, Chi Garden, KIZA Restaurant and Lounge, Oud Metha tomorrow as Davido, Jermaine Jackson, Gmac and many other artists rock the stage.
The headliner, David Adeleke aka Davido is already in Dubai and tweeted:
For more deets about the concert, click HERE.

Videos & Photos: Fantastic match between Real Madrid & AC Milan last night at the Dubai Sevens Stadium

I had not gone for a live football match in ages but I had to yesterday as one of my adorable nieces, Mimi was one of the football players' escorts plus #TBW got two free invites.
And so I had to cut my vacation short and return to Dubai for this very epic friendly match between AC Milan and Real Madrid for the 5th edition of Dubai Football Challenge (DubaiFC).
It was also my first time at this stadium but my niece had been there before for the Justin Bieber concert last year, so I kinda felt like a fish out of water for the first few minutes but later relaxed because I love football and the atmosphere was just perfect!
The weather was on point, the stadium was spic and span, ambulance, security, first aid, chops and drinks, conveniences and EVERYTHING was in check and trust me there were no hitches at all.
The final score was 4-1 in favour of AC Milan.
Errr....*coughs* as per the videos below, family was uber elated with joy seeing 'superstar' Mimi on the pitch with other superstars so kindly pardon their excitement!!! LOL
According to Mimi, all the players were cool, Ronaldo is 'really' muscular and Michael Essien high-fived her!!!
Enjoy the vids & pics you may not find anywhere else but here, YES, I said it!!!
The second video below is absolutely EPIC!!!







Photo: Peter Psquare Okoye shares a before & after pic of his wife, Lola Omotayo

Peter Okoye from the duo Psquare took to social media to share a photo of his beautiful wife some years ago and recently and he captioned it:
#BeforeMeetsAfter..I am the most luckiest guy on earth with dis woman... Just can't stop loving you @lolaomotayo Someone call the police!!! Lucky me

Lola was and is still very beautiful, check her out after the cut.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Photos: Virgin Boeing 747 lands safely at Gatwick Airport after developing landing gear fault TODAY

Lord have mercy!
Airplane issue again....God please take control....
A transatlantic flight to Las Vegas was forced to make a dramatic landing at Gatwick this afternoon after it developed a technical fault with its landing gear.
Zoom: The pilot managed to land the jet with hundreds on board without all the landing gear in place

Photos: AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes bought the airline for 50cents when it had just 2 aircraft #QZ8501

For any normal human 50 cents (Not 50 cents the rapper/singer) is worthless – for Tony Fernandes it was all he needed to buy his own airline.
When Fernandes bought AirAsia in 2001 from Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom for a single Malaysian ringgit – worth about 50 cents at the time – the carrier was in free fall and plunging deeper into debt by the day.
The Asian entrenprenuer bought Premier League football team Queens Park Rangers in 2011

Photos: AC Milan players meet & greet some fans in Dubai

The D-day is tomorrow....the match between AC Milan and Real Madrid at the Dubai Sevens Stadium.
Check out the AC Milan players meeting and greeting some of their Rossoneri fans at the Dubai Autodrome and Adidas stores today.
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sad News & Photos: AirAsia Flight #QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact with air traffic control

A flight bound for Singapore from Indonesia has lost contact with air traffic control after flying through bad weather.
An AirAsia flight that departed Surabaya on Sunday at 5.30am (Indonesian local time) was meant to land at Changi Airport at 8.30am (Singapore local time). 
The last communication between QZ8501's pilot and air traffic control was when he requested to increase his altitude to 34,000 feet due to bad weather

Photos: Spotted chillaxing in Dubai is Cristiano Ronaldo

Come 30th of this month and all roads lead to the Sevens Stadium, Dubai where the football match of the year will hold.
The friendly match between Real Madrid and AC Milan will be an epic way to end 2014 don't you think?
Spotted already balling in Dubai is one of the Real Madrid players, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Photo: Chief Mrs HID Awolowo & her great grand children.....EPIC

How blessed can one be?
After the cut is a pic of Chief Mrs HID Awolowo with her not grand children but GREAT GRAND CHILDREN on boxing day!

News: Is Wizkid On Ice Again? Asks Etcetera

It is still Saturday here and now and y'all know what that means: Etcetera pens!!!
This time it's about Wizkid and his track ''In my bed''.
Read....
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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Photos: Rihanna & bestie rock red swim wears during Christmas vacay in Barbados

The 26-year-old R&B and pop singer traveled home to Barbados over the holiday and soaked up the sun on the beach while rocking a red bikini. She posted selfies of herself, including one showing her with friend Melissa Forde, on her Instagram page on Saturday.
"Christmas in Barbados," she said, alongside a photo taken from below, showing her wearing her swimsuit, as well as a few golden necklaces, and a gorgeous partially cloudy sky.
Her friend also posted this snap of Rihanna lounging by the pool.
Rihanna also shared some sweet family photos from her Christmas holiday on the Caribbean island, including several pics of her adorable baby niece, Majesty.
"Majesty wanna be me so bad!" she wrote.
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Photos: Two Twitter users almost got into a real life fight over Kobe Bryant, HIAN!

Na wa o.....taking panadol extra for someone else's headache is not a small mara!!!
Most of us spent our Christmas holiday celebrating with family and friends.
Twitter user an apparent Kobe Bryant fan @MyTweetsRealAF decided to spend HIS holiday driving 50-minutes to fight a Celtics fan after they got into an argument on Twitter.
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Photos: Nollywood actress Oge Okoye's kids make cute look so easy

Oge Okoye takes these lovely pics with her kiddies.
Check.

Photos: Psquare Peter & Paul Okoye's rock pirate costumes at the Calabar Carnival

The Okoye brothers, Peter, Paul and Jude are in Calabar for the carnival as we speak.
The twins are dressed as pirates who are ready to strike! lol


Photos: She said HELL YES! Ludacris proposes to longtime girlfriend Eudoxie

Ludacris proposed to his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie!
The two were headed to Costa Rica on a private plane for a little holiday getaway, and Ludacris popped the question in front of the pair’s closest friends — including Monica & Shannon Brown.
As a part of the proposal, the words “Eudoxie, will you marry me?” were written across a field as they flew over.
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News: OUCH! CNN’s Don Lemon earns a spot on ‘Worst Journalism Of 2014′ list

In 2014, Don Lemon has made some pretty questionable reporting choices. It’s those very same choices that earned him a spot on Columbia Journalism Review fellow’s list of the “worst journalism” of 2014.
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Photos: In an apparent suicide pact, African man & English wife found dead hours after Christmas dinner

This is really Till death do them part!
So we still have Romeos and Juliets these days? This is a rather sad story....
A couple found dead at their home had a Christmas dinner with their disabled children before killing themselves, friends said.
Julia and Jan Tshabalala had their family meal a day early on Christmas Eve, then sent their two young children to stay with relatives.
The next morning they were found dead in an apparent suicide pact.
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Photos: Fly Justin Fly! Justin Bieber Buys Himself A Brand New Jet

20-year-old singer, Justin Bieber posted snaps to Instagram on Christmas Day of his brand new jet, which he appears to have bought for himself. 
In one snap, the Baby singer wears a beanie as he stands inside the cabin of a luxury air craft with the explanatory caption: 'New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful'. 
Another picture shows off the plush interior of the cabin, which features wood paneling and leather seats, with the note: 'Merry Christmas she's a beauty'. 
He also plugged the track from his album, Under The Mistletoe, which was written by Chris Brown and Kevin McCall and released a few years ago.
In one snap, the Baby singer wears a beanie as he stands inside the cabin of a luxury air craft with the explanatory caption: 'New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful'

Photo: Beyoncé Knowles, Solange & parents...way, way back

Check out this throw back photo of The Knowles: Mathew, Tina, Beyoncé and Solange....EPIC!!!

Photos: Ha! What's with this cryptic message Khloé Kardashian sent?

What manner of 'koded' message did Khloé K pass on her IG page?
She was surrounded by her famous family on Christmas Day, but Khloé Kardashian hinted at her inner turmoil in a cryptic post on Instagram.
The 30-year-old took to the photo-sharing site to reveal her hidden heartache with a message which read: 'Some days the memories still knock the wind out of me.'
Although the star's true meaning for the post is not known, Khloé has faced a string of hardships in recent years.
Most damaging was the collapse of her marriage to basketball star Lamar Odom, which ended in her filing for divorce in 2013 following a four-year union.
She tried to move on from their doomed romance by dating rapper French Montana, but split from the musician in September after eight months.
Struggle: The reality TV star posted a cryptic message on the photo-sharing site late in the evening of Christmas Day

Photos: ‘My Ovaries Are Coughing Up Dust’- Gabrielle Union on the cover of UPTOWN Magazine

Gabrielle Union covers the December/January 2015 issue of UPTOWN Magazine and she looks absolutely gorgeous!
In the mag, the 42-year-old opens up about the difficulties she’s experienced trying to conceive her own child with husband Dwyane Wade.

PHOTOS from Jay Z's 45th birthday groove with family in Iceland

Jay Z turned 45 on December 04, 2014.
His Queen, Beyonce along with their daughter Blue Ivy, jetted off to Iceland in early December to celebrate his birthday. This wasn’t your average family vacation, as the Carters spent their trip flying helicopters, playing in the snow, and poppin’ bottles – after Blue Ivy went to bed, of course.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter couldn’t hit the Nordic country without a few fly ass outfits suitable for the freezing temperatures.
Beyonce posted multiple photos of the pair decked out in fur hats, heavy duty, yet stylish, coats, and some dope snowsuits.
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News: Are you a Lupita Nyong’o fan? Then this adorable Christmas poem is for you

Lupita Nyong'o definitely has had one of the best years ever as far as a member of Hollywood goes.
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Friday, 26 December 2014

Photos: Karrueche Tran flaunts Christmas present diamond rings from apologetic Chris Brown

They had yet another very public break-up just a few weeks ago.
But now Karrueche Tran, 26, is leaving fans guessing about the status of her relationship with 25-year-old singer Chris Brown.
Dazzling apology: On Christmas morning Karrueche Tran shared a picture of two massive diamond rings, what appear to be presents from on-off boyfriend, singer Chris Brown

Photos: SO NOT FUNNY! #DesJuanTheThug pretends to be #AntonioMartin's best friend who witnessed his death

Not funny, not cool!!!
Furious Twitter users have rallied against a prankster who pretended he was best friends with latest police shooting victim Antonio Martin and watched him die at a gas station near Ferguson last night.
Jesus Christo claimed he was there when the 18-year-old was killed and fabricated an account of how a police officer opened fire on Martin when he refused to lie on the ground.
Fake: Jesus Christo claimed he was best friends with latest police shooting victim Antonio Martin and watched him get killed last night

Video: President Obama & the First Lady wish everybody a merry Christmas & happy holidays

Oh my, I just can't stop loving this couple!
Watch the world president aka the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and his gorgeous wife, Michelle wish everybody a merry Christmas and happy holidays!
TBW wishes you and yours the same Mr President!!

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New Photos: Mr Ibu, Keppy Ekpeyong, Lillian Bach, Mama G, Nkem Owoh et al at Ibinabo Fiberesima's wedding

Nollywood stormed Ibinabo Fiberesima and Uche's wedding in Port Harcourt last week.
Check out more lovely pics below.

Photos: Jude, Peter & Paul Psquare Okoye + family share pics with Xmas wishes

On Christmas day yesterday, The Okoyes took to social media to share the lovely pics below wishing everyone a very merry Christmas!

Fab Photos: It's the most wonderful time of the year....Christmas with fam & friends

'Tis the season to be jolly and indeed it's been a very jolly one!
Our last born Shade who had planned with one of my other sisters, Sho just crept in while we were all asleep 2 mornings ago and surprised everyone!
She flew in from Montreal to spend xmas with her family and my mood right about now is un-describable!!!
This is the first time in many, many years all the 4 girls are together and I decided to share some of our fun pics as we 'take Doobuyyyy' with family and lovely friends!!!
*Singing* We are family......I gat all my sisters with me....
#FamilyMatters #FamilyOverEverything #Xmas #Merry #Fun #Thankful #OluwaIsInvolved #Sisters #Fab #Baloguns #Blessed
Compliments of the season to y'all readers dearest!!!
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Sister Sledge Balogun! (lol): Shade, Toy, Shola et Iyabo

Photo: SAD! Owerri Man accidentally shoots & kills himself while celebrating a US returnee

While people will be in merry mood celebrating the Christmas season, same cannot be said of the Ohiri family of Avuvu community in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State where a man  reportedly took his life through a self-inflicted gunshot.
According to a reliable source, confusion has enveloped Avuvu community following the death of a young man, named Uche Ohiri.
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Photo: Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran seen leaving LA nightclub together

Reunited?
Perhaps they didn't want to be alone during the holidays.
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Photos: It's Kris-mas & Kris Jenner reveals she's having the best sex of her life with Corey Gamble!!!

Having a woman like Kris Jenner at the top of your Christmas list would intimidate most men, but the Kardashian matriarch's new lover Corey Gamble appears to have things completely under control. 
The momager's beau, who works for Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, was spotted rushing around Los Angeles on a last-minute shopping spree on Tuesday.
Diamond are a girl's best friend: Kris Jenner's new toy boy lover Corey Gamble headed out to pick up some last minute Christmas shopping

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Photo: Michael Essien spotted in Kiza Restaurant & Lounge, Dubai

Last night, ace midfielder and footballer who plays for Milan and the Ghana national team, Michael Essien was spotted in Kiza Restaurant and Lounge, Dubai with the owner, Lukman Akanbi.
Check them out after the cut.

News: Say What? Idris Elba Can't Play James Bond Because He's Black- Rush Limbaugh

Daniel Craig may still be our James Bond, for now, but it looks like there are already a lotof opinions swirling over who should play the character next.
After emails were leaked between Sony execs eyeing Idris Elba for the film franchise,Rush Limbaugh offered his two (offensive) cents on the matter.
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Photos: Please is this Rihanna's Christmas tree really a tree?

Rihanna's Christmas "tree" actually looks like diamonds in the sky!
But surely that's exactly the point.
Just as she does with her fashion choices on a daily basis and what's considered suitable for the red carpet, RiRi has pushed the envelope with what's considered a Christmas tree.
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Video: Merry Christmas to you & yours, my luvlies.....#TBW

Season’s Greetings!!! 
Be sure to take some time out of your busy life to enjoy the magic of the holidays this season, but do remember the reason for the season.
May peace, joy and good tidings continue to reign in our hearts and homes in Jesus name, Merry Christmas everybody!!!
Cheers.
TBW. xo
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Photo: El o El: Fact

Don't be that 'meow' when faced with challenges, go for it, be bold, be brave and roarRrrr like the lion that you are!
New year, new attitude......#YesWeCan!!!

News: WOWZA! Michael Bublé to perform at Dubai International Stadium

Oh mon Dieu, je suis tres contente, Michael Bublé viendra ici!!!
It’s a ‘Merry Little Christmas’ treat for the UAE’s Michael Bublé fans – the Canadian crooner is set to warble on not just one night, but two in Dubai next year.
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Photos: Diamonds, gold worth Dh12m stolen in Dubai: Suspects paraded

In an operation codenamed "Prince", Dubai Police arrested three Romanian men who worked with accomplices in France to dupe a jeweller in Dubai into giving up Dh12 million/$3,288,000 worth of diamonds, gold, certificates and bills.
Police arrested the suspects and recovered all the stolen jewellery within 72 hours of the case being reported to them.
Dubai authorities are working with Interpol and their French counterparts to catch the accomplices who facilitated the fraud from Paris.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Dubai Police Chief, on Tuesday revealed the unusual details of the crime that spanned two cities - Dubai and Paris - at a press conference. This video, supplied by Dubai police, tells the story in greater detail.
The suspects and the Dh12 million loot

News: President Jonathan's Christmas Message To Nigerians

This is the President of Nigeria's message to all its citizens home and abroad.


Omowunmi Akinnifesi stuns in new PHOTOS

Lovely smile from ex Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), Omowunmi Akinnifesi: From Cape Town, South Africa with love!!!

News: Archaeologists Believe They Found Location Where Jesus Christ Taught

Archaeologists in Israel believe they may have uncovered the location where Jesus Christ taught and preached.
The discovery was made in the ancient town of Magdala -- thought to be the hometown of Mary Magdalene -- on the western shore of the sea of Galilee.
Jesus is believed to have spent most of his life in the area.
VIDEO: Israel Archeologists Discover Ancient Synagogue Potentially Linked to Jesus

Photos: Solange Knowles is the new face of ELEVENPARIS & She reacts to Rihanna’s new Puma deal

Latest bride in town, Solange is serving face in the new spring/summer ’15 campaign for french label ELEVENPARIS.
The gorgeous shots were taken by Kim Jakcobson To and the collection was inspired by Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Photos: SAD! Officer who shot #AntonioMartin had a body cam but wasn't wearing it

UPDATE:

This is so so SO sad!!!
I assume we are all thinking the same thing: What good are body cams without policies to enforce them actually being on?
According to CNN, reports are saying that the officer who shot Antonio Martin was supposed to be wearing am assigned body camera while on duty, but was not wearing it during the shooting. 
St. Louis County Police have released a gas station surveillance video showing the moments before a police officer fatally wounded a Berkeley teenager.
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The unthinkable moment a mother learns her son has been killed by the police.

Photo: Huh? That look on Wizkid's boo, Tania Omotayo's face

That look on Tania Omotayo's face is just like ''Huh, you said what''?!
Her baby boy, Wizkid Ayo Balogun captioned the pic below:
''Last night with my niggaret!! She likes me crazy! ''
How would YOU caption the pic after the cut?