Thursday, 18 October 2012

Naomi Campbell as she graced the covers of the Harper's Bazaar Russia November issue.

Naomi Campbell looked ridiculously beautiful, as she graced the covers of the Harper's Bazaar Russia November issue. 

For the cover, the international super model styled in a black Chanel dress accessorized with a white gold and diamonds necklace from Jacob & Co. 

St.Remy Gbedu Slam Jam October party goes Upstream


The October edition of World No.1 French Brandy, St.Remy’s monthly gig tagged St.Remy Gbedu Slam Jamis set to hold come Friday, October 19, 2012 at the prestigious Upstream Club, Ajah, Lagos with a lot of fanfare.

It is fast becoming legend the level of fun and excitement these parties generate at each venue every month, a fact to which everyone who attends can bear witness. Last month’s party went down at Club Amnezia, Surulere, Lagos on Friday 21 September, 2012 with a great lineup of top acts aided by a fine blend of some of Nigeria’s rising stars and the excitement remains fresh in memory. Orezi and Y.Q had the Surulere crowd partying and rocking hard to their hit singles before Ko ma roll crooner, Tillaman stole the show on the night first with his performance and later with tribute to the late Dagrin which everybody really appreciated.

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This month, the international brand invites all to come party with Tillaman, Phenom, Slim T, Orezi, the energetic DJ Atte of Naija 102.7 FM and others at Upstream Club, Ajah on a night that promises to yet again provide an unforgettable experience of fun and great excitement.
According to St-Rémy Brand & Markets Manager, Antoine Couvreur, “We hope that our fans and loyal consumers can now see without a doubt that the brand has no intentions of relenting or drawing back in its resolve to keep providing top class entertainment for everyone on a monthly basis.” He also added that it could only get better each passing month as things progress.
The St-Rémy Gbedu Slam Jam monthly party is proudly supported by TRACE Urban and Naija FM 102.7.....

D-Black, Sherifa Gunu And Raquel To Perform At Miss Ghana Street Fashion Show On Saturday


First of it kind Miss Ghana Street Fashion Show which is slated for this Saturday has lots of guru musicians to thrill fans. The event  which will start from 7pm will see artiste like Dbalck, Sherifa Gunu and Raquel passing through to cheer the fans up.
Organizers of the show Exclusive Events Ghana has promised a fun and glamour show which is expected to see most of Ghana’s celebrities also passing through.
the ladies will be using fashions from some of Ghana’s fashion houses including  Details by Neyomi, Ciba, INKA, Nubian, poqua poqu, Ettien Hans, Anasimba by Zita, Naa Dei Morgan and Ndytsi by Akorfa.



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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Dazzles in Purple at the World Premiere of the Movie in London


I loving her dress! I wish I could have it :-)hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Chika Ike To Celebrate Her Birthday With Half Price Sale At Her Boutique "Fancy Nancy"


The actress is rewarding her fans with heavily discounted merchandise as part of her up coming birthday celebrations. Her Fancy Nancy Boutique will be offering gorgeous accessories such as shoes. handbags and jewelries at half price. Chika is wearing one of her neckpiece in the second picture above, love it!

If you happen to be in Enugu,on the 8th November, then don't miss this great opportunity! 

Fashion face off: Elohor Aisien or model


Elohor Aisien or model

Jim Iyke mourns with jamaican girlfriend Keturah Hamilton


Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke is often linked with scandal and controversy, but this time, the actor is in the news for a tragic reason. Iyke is supporting his Jamaican girlfriend, Keturah Hamilton, after the Jamaican police allegedly killed two of her brothers, Sheldon and Nicholas McKenzie, on the same day.

Keturah shared her shock on a social network, saying; ‘I am aghast at the institutionalized killings of innocent civilians that seem to define the Jamaican police force, the wanton destruction of innocent live under the guise of trying to prevent crimes. How can you prevent crime when you are actively committing the same crime against people who should ordinarily depend on you for safety?’

Unconfirmed reports say the Jamaican police claimed to have heard gun shots coming from the apartment where Keturah’s brother resided. ‘They quickly proceeded to the building armed, and without making any announcement or proper investigation, they barged in and opened fire, killing the both of them’ one source said.The policemen involved allegedly concealed their identity by taking off their badges and escaping the scene.
Iyke and the model have been dating for almost two years, and the actor has previously hinted at impending marriage plans.


Tonto Dikeh Replies Bad Belles :-)

Miss Amber Rose is in the process of opening up a sunglass boutique store in LA, and also working on a reality show


 Miss Amber Rose when it comes to rocking' a mean pair of "shades". i heard that she is in the process of opening up a sunglass boutique store in LA, and also working on a reality show for VH1 called "Behind Her Shades". Good for her keep it up girl..

Neon Colors are all the Rave this Season.


In case you haven't heard, neon colors are all the rave this season. From clothes, accessories, and of course my!!! Neon is fun, trendy, and will take a simple look, and make it, "POP"!



I LIKE.....

Zhang Ziyi attended the New York Chinese Film Festival, yesterday evening,


The actress donned the rt plunging neckline is aed carpet in a navy velvet cap-sleeved gown Marc Bouwer gown, from the Fall 2012 Couture collection. That color, and plunging neckline are so amazing!!i like

Singer Brandy was out promoting her new album in NYC yesterday at J&R Music.

Singer Brandy was out promoting her new album in NYC yesterday at J&R Music. For the occasion, she wore a $495 Markus Lupfer Sequin Lips Sweater, $90 Motel Jordan Jean in Black/White Stripes, and $1,095 Giambattista Valli Metal-Plated Buckle Strap Moto Boots

Khalifa's future wife/baby mama Amber Rose was spotted flossin' that famous bump

iz Khalifa's future wife/baby mama Amber Rose was spotted flossin' that famous bump (that is suspected to be a baby boy) around Hollywood, in the rain! Amber rocked a fringed crop jacket over a green maxi dress, finished with some killa shades, and Chanel flats. 

singer Rihanna arrived at a recording studio to burn the midnight oil on October 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

singer Rihanna arrived at a recording studio to burn the midnight oil on October 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. After enjoying a night out at Greystone's in West Hollywood, RiRi decided to head to the studio to put in some work.the beauty rocked a gray mini dress, nude sandals, a Chanel shoulder bag, finished with gold accessory pieces. To add a bit of boldness and color to her look, Rihanna opted for bright red lip!cute

Kim K looked fabulously chic in her all white everything!

The fashionista wore a white tee, white cropped denim skinny jeans, styled with a tapered white blazer, a white neck piece, and white high heel pumps. She finished her look with a sleek ponytail, and a flawless face. Such a pretty & sophisticated look for Kimmy!

Ashanti and Nelly went on air with Atlanta’s V103 The People’s Station to interview with Kenny Burns

Ashanti and Nelly went on air with Atlanta’s V103 The People’s Station to interview with Kenny Burns. The lovely couple have definitely been making their rounds, and they look quite happy. 

Both sported casual looks for the show. Ashanti rocked a Givenchy tee, black jeans, a red Chanel bag, and a blazer, styled with Jordans. Her man looked handsome in denim jeans, classic Tim boots, a hoodie, accessorized with a black Gucci belt and a Phillie's fitted!

The black leather jacket is definitely the best item in every girl's closet

The black leather jacket is definitely the best item in every girl's closet - since it goes with practically anything! Cute floral dresses, jeans, cool jumpsuit, or even sweats. 

ciara seen at VH1's Morning Buzz to discuss her new album and upcoming projects .

Singer Ciara goes sky high in a pair of black $1,895 Christian Louboutin Equestria Boots, outfitted with a sheer knit turtleneck, and pleated drop crotch pants.thats my girl she killed it...

Rapper Big Sean is looking quite sharp in his shoot for GQ Magazine November Issue


Rapper Big Sean is looking quite sharp in his shoot for GQ Magazine November Issue. Inside the cutie shows the fellas how to bundle up and still look fashionable for those upcoming Winter months.

Mr. Kanye West arrived at Kim's Miami hotel, in usual all black everything Yeezy attire

The rapper rocked a $800 Balmain zip-up hoodie, layered over a grey tee-shirt and black leather pants paired with red Balenciaga Pleated High Top Sneakers which are available at Barneys for $615.Mr. 

Haitian/Italian designer, Stella Jean presents her 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection

Haitian/Italian designer, Stella Jean presents her 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection. Composed of African wax prints, it’s simply impressive...woowwwwwwwwwwwww me like...

singer Keyshia Cole has collaborated with designer Steve Madden, to create an affordable shoe.

For all you ladies on a shoe string budget, good news...singer Keyshia Cole has collaborated with designer Steve Madden, to create an affordable shoe.

This week, she posted photos of two different designs from the new line via her twitter and was even spotted rocking a pair of the new shoes during a visit to 106 and Park. 


The star was recently spotted jazzing up her simple leather pant, and grey tank, with a pair of Tom Ford Alligator T-Strap Sandals while Khloe is looking amazing too with her black on black outfit with black shoes...

Amber Rose's friends and mother threw her a surprise birthday party over the weekend

Amber Rose's friends and mother threw her a surprise birthday party over the weekend. The mother-to-be doesn't turn 29 until October 21st but she won't be in Los Angeles on her actual birthday so they decided to celebrate early. She Tweeted: "My Bday isn't until Oct 21st but I won't be back in LA until after my BDay so my friends celebrated 2nite with me! dats so cool...

Kim K looked quite stylish in her black leather pants and Tom Ford sheer blouse...

Spotted at Miami International Airport, Kim K looked quite stylish in her black leather pants and Tom Ford sheer blouse...

“We don’t have coffins, pythons in our house” – Charlyboy’s daughter, Yvonne Oputa

You may not have heard so much about her, but she is a prototype of her father in terms of hard work and doggedness.  In this interview, Yvonne Oputa, the first daughter of Mr. Charles Oputa(Charlyboy) has debunked the numerous rumours surrounding her father’s sexuality. She has also denied the rumour that her father sleeps in a coffin and has a python as a pet.

Q: Let’s meet you.
Ans: My name is Yvonne Mimi Optua,   I am the Executive Director of New wave productions, I also manage The Taakra Group. We are into public relations, real estate, home décor to mention a few. Yes, am single now, but not in a hurry to make another mistake, I have a child, who is in the university now. She is already 18yrs.  I really didn’t grow up with my farther; we only reunited some 13yrs ago or so. I am focused, I love to learn new things and I love people who inspire me, I have a good heritage and I’m happy most of the time. That is me.
Q: How has the name Oputa, or Charlyboy helped you.
Ans: Humm! Neither I nor any of my siblings carries it as a badge. We are proud of whose children we are but none of us plays it when we are prospecting for anything, because our dad from the get go has drummed it into our head, that for us to win his respect we must  be able to stand on our own two feet. As soon as you are done with school, he will ask you what you want to do, and you will get his hundred percent supports to start whatever. I guess it’s part of his own way of reminding us not to ever take anything for granted and to early enough be able to stand on our own two feet. I can appreciate that, after all if you look at his life he is a self-made man and he will prefer each and every one of his children to depend on their hard work and creativity and not on him. We are all proud that we have a father like him but being his child is not an easy thing ooo, we try always to do our own thing and for each one of us, I know it’s by our own merit that we have made the small progress and success we have now, not just because he is our father, I guess in a way his training and influence has made us all very hard working and independent.
Q: You said it is not easy being Charly Boy’s child, please explain.
Ans: The moral obligation from the family side is very high not to talk about expectation from friends and peers who think one is swimming in money and sometimes when he pulls his stunts and he gets bad press, we sometimes suffer too, on his behalf. We all know him as a very spiritual and disciplined father and husband, the kind every child will be proud of, but when we read gossips of his sexuality and spiritually, it’s annoying because we know that’s not true and can never be true. At home, everybody is on a time table, you cannot do anything you like, you can never stay out past 8pm, you can never use swear words in the house, when some of my sibling where in school, you dare not come home with bad grades you.
You can never get a penny from dad unless you work for it. All my sisters who are not yet married can never live on their own, unless they are in America.  That is why some have decided to stay there, too many rules. But as long as you are obeying the rules you can ask for anything. For the boys, ones you are 24yrs, you are on your own; you must live in your own apartment. My dad is really old fashion and can be a bit igbotic sometimes, but one thing is for sure, regardless of all his rules and regulations, home is where his heart is, and we are happy in that knowledge.

Q:   What would you say you have learnt being charly boy’s daughter?
Ans: I’ am not charly Boys daughter, Charles Oputa  is my father I can’t  say I like Chary boy that much even though I understand the character and what it was designed to do. From my father, Mr Charles Oputa, I have learnt to be contented with life, I have learnt from him the art of humility, my father is very humble person. I have learnt that life is not a bed of roses and that whatsoever we want out of life we must be willing to work tirelessly for it. I have learnt that there are no short-cuts. I have learnt to believe in myself; in fact that I can be whosoever I want to be as long as I am passionate about it and work hard towards it. I have watched my father change the lives of so many young people in this country, so I have learnt to be a bit more sensitive towards other people, so you can’t blame me if one of my requirements in a man is doggedness and courage; my Dad had the courage to be himself.
Q: Do your friends tease you about your father’s eccentric behaviours and funny life style.
Ans:  Let me educate you, to begin with my Father is an entertainer and not a banker. The Charly Boy brand is synonymous with social justice and peaceful, nonviolent action for the protection of human rights and human dignity, since its very inception, it has developed a broad appeal with young people especially students, and the less privileged. The brand extols the virtues of individuality for ones future and creativity. The brand is a gift to Nigerian youths. The brand means different things to different people. While some will think he is wild and crazy a lot more people now know it is all a put on. It is called showbiz I guess…
People must realize that Charly boy is a character and not a person. it’s like superman or Spiderman. After all, he had explained that the brand was created to shock and entertain ignorant and over-religious Nigerians out of their myopic ways. You know my father loves to push people’s buttons, and he gets tremendous kick from people’s reactions. Initially it used to worry me but when I kept seeing how it amused him, and how he will always try to outdo himself, I started to enjoy people’s reaction too. My father understands on one hand that they are people who will never understand, and believe me he doesn’t suffer ¬fools gladly¬- and on the other hand, he has built a cult followership that not even the government can ignore.   He is an artiste, so if he is not eccentric who will talk about him. He has made his name from being Charly Boy so why should he stop now because a few people are still ignorant, well you can’t win them all.
Q: How many wives does your father have and how many are you in the family?
Ans: What do you mean how many wives does my dad have? He has been married to the same woman for 37yrs of his life or so, and she is our mother, end of story. You know her, Lady Diane Oputa. Yes my father was married before, but it didn’t work out until he met mummy Di, a great woman indeed, an angel to the family. They have stayed together all these years because they are two committed people. . Dad has over 40 children all over the place, but biologically we are eight, my elder brother is an Associate Professor in MIT, Boston-USA.  We are four boys and four girls, but Dad has so many adopted children he takes care of, pays their school fees,  sometimes he can just pick a child from the street  and say, you guys come and meet your new brothers or sisters; he is  simply that kind of person.
Q: All the illuminati story, sleeping in a coffin, being gay, where is all that coming from?
Ans:  You tell me, sometimes it is the imagination of the people, I don’t know; my dad is still a Christian, but very deep into yoga and meditation. We don’t have a coffin in our house and we don’t have a python as a pet. But sometimes I blame him though, because he likes to act different roles. My Dad knows how to engage Nigerians. They are the ones looking for something to gossip about, So he sometimes generate these stories.  I think, because it all fuels the bad boy swagger. The so called nude pictures were taken almost twelve years ago and in my book there was nothing nude about the pictures which were taken BY my Debbin and Lady D directing, so?. Dad can be a bit vain sometimes. I understand that; because when you work as hard as he does, to keep in shape, you can’t help but be a bit of a show off sometimes. At his age, he is very fit. As for his sexuality, people have forgotten how Charly Boy started. He started with that feminine character. He used to wear lipsticks and makeup, so it didn’t start today. Then, people use to compare him with British Boy George, so what’s the big deal. Our grandparents are not complaining, mummy Di is not complaining, we the children know who our father is, even though sometimes we wish he tone down his creativity, so I don’t see why people are gulping panadol on his matter. Don’t mind my daddy; he is more normal than you. That is why when people meet him they are the most confuse; because who they see is soft spoken and gentle but who they read about is a big radical and rascal.  I guess he enjoys the attention sha.
Q: When will you marry again?
Ans: When it is time and I meet the right person.
Q: Why did your previous marriage fail?
Ans: Nobody’s business.
Q: People say you are emotional and passionate just like your father, what would you say.
Ans: like Dad will say, an apple can’t fall too far from its tree, so we all have bits of him, that’s our DNA, it is strong. Yes we usually don’t have time for nonsense or rubbish, but Dad is softer except when you piss him off, then you will be welcomed by his other side.
Q: There is a strong bond between you and your father, what’s the secret.
Ans: I worked hard to earn his respect; he knows that whatever I set my mind on, it’s already done. He knows I will never give up on my dream or on my goals. He knows I take care of business. Aside that, the family is my Dads backbone, my grandparents live with us, and I’m inspired watching him take care of them and the family, I  am proud of the love we all share.
Q: You have a daughter who is already in the university abroad, what if her father comes calling, will you accept him back?
Ans : We will cross the bridge if I get to it...

GOOD NEWS: Nollywood movies come to IPTV channels in France


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Nollywood stars
If you’re a lover of Nollywood movies and you leave in France, well we have a great news for you.
French channel distributor Thema has announced the launch of an African Nollywood TV channel on its IPTV platform, with a line-up based on a selection of Nigerian movies, extracted from the catalogue of South African Multichoice’s channel Africa Magic.
Nollywood TV will be integrated to the Premium African Bouquet in France, before joining French-speaking African platforms by the end of this year. It first kicked off on the Free platform. Programming is based on the acquisition of 750 hours of original Nigerian movie productions, which will be dubbed in French but keep their English language original soundtrack.
With more than 2 000 films produced a year, Nollywood has helped Nigeria’s film industry to take the second place worldwide after Bollywood. In 2012, Nigeria should become the leading producer of TV movies, passing India.

35-year-old woman baths boyfriend with hot indomie noodles


A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, Ejima Okwusindi, who assaulted her boy friend by bathing him with hot ‘indomie’ noodle was on Wednesday arraigned at an Asaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on a two count charge of assault and damage.
Police prosecutor Augustine Otubu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 3 at the Toll Gate area of Asaba.
Otubu alleged that the accused, on the same date and place, unlawfully assaulted her boy friend, Kingsley Okwunima by pouring hot indomie on his ear which caused him harm.
According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap C21 Vol. 1, of Delta State, 2006.
He said that the accused on the same day and place unlawfully destroyed two crates of eggs worth N1,500, two plastic chairs valued at N2,000, one cooking stove worth N3,500 and fresh tomatoes.
Otubu also said that the accused on the same day and place destroyed onions valued at N500 and a carton of indomie worth N1, 350, all belonging to Okwurima.
He said that the offence contravened Section 451 of Criminal Code Cap C21 Vol. 1, of Delta, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Augustina Monye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Monye ordered that the surety should reside within Asaba, provide two passport photographs and swear to an affidavit of means.
She adjourned the case to October 25 for hearing.

Source: PM News

Meet The Youngest And Most Versatile Commercial Radio Personality


Truth be told, not so many of such extraordinary minds with such ingenuity and creativity are born very often but Ebenezer Donkoh popularly known in Showbiz circus as NY DJ and a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has over the past year on commercial radio carved a niche for himself as the young man of the people and a strong force to reckon with in the Ashanti, perhaps a trait amongst the few radio talents produced by KNUST.
Fitting perfectly into a seat once occupied by Accra’s latest sensation Lexis Bill, NY DJ has perfectly fitted into a shoe which many thought could not be replaced after the departure of Lexis Bill. Exactly a year ago as he took the challenge to host Homestretch whilst a student on KNUST, he sent a message to Lexis Bill on social media twitter saying,
“@Lexisbill, I am now married to your ex and hope I can best fill this big shoe you left”..nd hope I can fill this big shoe” ex of ge to host Homestretcha shoe with many thought could not be repl
A year down the lane, any great fan of urban radio celebrates his worth and contribution to the showbiz industry at large and Kumasi to be precise. Giving a totally different twist to the characteristic radio drive in the Garden City, NY DJ is gradually turning out to be the greatest young voice on urban radio and with a vast knowledge on which music to entertain his listeners mixed with lifestyle segment, entertainment tit bits, crazy facts and Sports and a great self responsibility to help unearth talents in the city, his unique style is undoubtedly a great blessing to the Garden City.
NY DJ has so far hosted several local and international artistes, actors and actresses and other high dignified personalities.
This month of August, he has dedicated his Drive time show, Homestretch to promoting a powerful arm of the creative arts yet looked down upon, Spoken word and Poetry, an initiative which has received tremendous support and appreciation from majority of his listeners. Catch him on Kapital Radio 97.1MHz and online via  from 15:30GMT till 19:00 GMT each weekday and experience the new buzz on the airspace..

Photos: Meet World’s Youngest Radio DJ … A Six-Year Old Girl Known As DJ AJ


The schoolgirl — real name Amber Jacobs — is playing at an event later this month where she will be crowned the youngest on the airwaves by Guinness World Records.
She has been DJ-ing for the last six months on internet station TBFM Online, with her dad Steve. Amber has a slot on her dad’s show every week, where she takes over the music playlist and introduces her own choice of tracks.
Amber from Pershore, Worcs, said: “I really enjoy playing my favourite songs and listening to bands I like. I like being in control of the desk and playing with the controls. I play rock music — I like it way more than anything on the X Factor.”
Dad Steve said: “During her section within the show she has full control. She chooses the music, cues the tracks and speaks in between songs. She mostly talks about music, her favourite bands and what she’s been up to at school with her friends. She genuinely enjoys doing the show. She dances around in the studio and has a lot of fun.”
He added: “The feedback has been brilliant. She’s a natural. But when she’s not live on air, she’s just a regular six-year-old girl and likes watching SpongeBob Square Pants.”

WARNING: Fat teenage boys 'could be impotent and infertile later in life' - Researchers

Weighty issue: Obese teenage boys have half the testosterone levels of their healthy peers

Researchers said the results were a ‘grim message’ for overweight young adults.
The study by scientists at the University at Buffalo in the U.S shows for the first time that obese young men aged 14 to 20 have around half the total testosterone than normal weight youths. 

The same research team first reported in 2004 the presence of low testosterone levels - known as hypogonadism - in obese, type 2 diabetic adult males and confirmed it in 2010 in more than 2,000 obese men, both diabetic and non-diabetic.
The study’s first author Dr Paresh Dandona, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine, said: 'We were surprised to observe a 50 per cent reduction in testosterone in this paediatric study because these obese males were young and were not diabetic.

'The implications of our findings are, frankly, horrendous because these boys are potentially impotent and infertile. The message is a grim one with massive epidemiological implications.'
In 2009, 20 per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds boys in the UK were recorded as obese.

The study included 25 obese and 25 lean youths and was controlled for age and level of sexual maturity. Concentrations of total and free testosterone and estradiol, an oestrogen hormone, were measured in morning fasting blood samples. 

Dr Dandona said the results need to be confirmed with a larger number of subjects.
However, he said: 'These findings demonstrate that the effect of obesity is powerful, even in the young, and that lifestyle and nutritional intake starting in childhood have major repercussions throughout all stages of life.'

Dr Dandona said in addition to the reproductive consequences, the absence or low levels of testosterone that were found also will increase the tendency toward abdominal fat and reduced muscle, leading to insulin resistance which contributes to diabetes.

He added: 'The good news is that we know that testosterone levels do return to normal in obese adult males who undergo gastric bypass surgery. 
'It’s possible that levels also will return to normal through weight loss as a result of lifestyle change, although this needs to be confirmed by larger studies.'

The researchers now intend to study whether or not weight loss accomplished either through lifestyle changes or through pharmacological intervention will restore testosterone levels in obese teenage boys.

The paper was published online in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. (DailyMail UK)

Maid Boils Employers 3 Month Old Baby To Death Because Salary Was Not Paid


The maid, Nokuthula Nyathi, of Emakhandeni is alleged to have boiled the infant in a container on Wednesday last week. The infant's mother, Karen Dube, collapsed when she saw her baby in the container.

The maid was arrested a day after the gruesome murder and appeared before Western Commonage magistrate, Mr Richard Ramaboea facing murder charges. She was remanded in custody to 23 October. Some residents said the maid and her employer had a turbulent relationship.

It is understood that the maid usually gets paid on the first day of every month but at the time of the murder, the woman's salary was overdue by two days.
"I do not think that money was the reason for all this. Dube did not trust her because she has caught the maid stealing her belongings on several occasions. The employer tried to fire her but the maid resisted. So I think that might be the major reason behind the cruel deed," said the source.

It is reported that on the day in question, Nyathi asked Dube to give her her salary. The employer said she did not have the money and promised to get it by the end of the week and left for work thereafter.
Nyathi, however, appeared not to have believed her employer's promise. She is alleged to have taken the three-month old baby and put it in a container and boiled the infant on a stove.
The maid then took her belongings and left. On her return in the evening, Dube found her baby still in the container and was so shocked that she fell unconscious. The woman was discovered by a neighbour lying on the floor. An ambulance was called to the scene while the body of the infant was taken to a mortuary..lord help us..
SOURCE: Zimbabwenewsonline

“I didn’t know who Naeto C and Nicole were” – Yemi Osunkoya, who designed N1.7m wedding gown


One of the classiest weddings that took place in 2012, was the marriage between model-entrepreneur, Nicole Chukwueke and rapper, Naetochukwu Chukwu. It was a relentless show of taste and class, a lesson in how to stand out on your special day.
While Naeto C opted for a suit from the Okunoren twins, Nicole contracted UK-based Nigerian designer, Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Wedding Couture Bridal & Evening Wear, to make her gown.
What he created for her, was a snowy white fish tail dress, with a long train. A truly stunning wedding gown. And it did cost a fortune too. Yemi Osunkoya has revealed in an exclusive interview with NET, that the gown cost a total of £6,000 and the matching veil £850 which makes up a sum of £6,850 (N1,744,028). It took him seven months to finish the dress and Nicole had to travel twice for fittings.
“Nicole wanted a gown that would suit and flatter her figure in a light (in weight) lace fabric,” osunkoya said. “Beaded Tulle was the best option. We also needed to keep the shoulders and arms covered for religious reasons.”
He said the gown was made of a beaded tulle lace over silk duchesse satin and the veil, of a silk tulle with hand stitched matching lace edging.
“I had a meeting with Nicole where she gave me an idea of her ideal dress. She wanted an all lace fishtail gown with a long train. After several sketches, the final design was agreed. I sourced several beaded Tulle laces and she selected the one she liked best. She flew in for her two fittings in Calico. This ensured we got all aspects of the dress right. I flew into Lagos the day before the wedding and was there to dress her and ensure the dress looked right all day.”
Surprisingly, Osunkoya, was not aware of who Nicole was going to be involved in a celebrity wedding.
“I didn’t realise who Nicole or Naeto C were until about two weeks before the wedding. I treat all my clients equally, so won’t have made any difference...