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Friday, January 31, 2014

Throw back photo of actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde......amazing transformation!

That's Omotola, Pete Edochie and Chinyere Winifred on the set of a movie many years ago.

Omotola has always been a pretty woman, but she is almost unrecognisable in this photo.

Police arrests 2 Chinese men for brutalising a Nigerian employee in Ogun State.

The State Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Ogun State, has detained two Chinese nationals, Mike Jackson and Tony Jackson, for allegedly brutalising Adeleke Owolabi, an employee of their company, Jivan Plastic Company.

PUNCH Metro had reported on Thursday that Owolabi, a graduate of Mass Communications from Olabisi Onabanjo University, was beaten black and blue by the suspects on his first day at work after a disagreement with Mike.

Owolabi had said the police refused to arrest the Chinese men due to their status as foreigners.

However, it was learnt that after PUNCH Metro's publication, the police immediately stormed the PVC manufacturing company in Sagamu and whisked the suspects away.

It was learnt that the suspects apologised to Owolabi, who was also at the SCID to write a statement.

Owolabi said, "Yes, the Chinese men have been detained at the SCID and I am satisfied with the action of the police so far. I am happy that the media are helping to ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet.

"I am not after money but I just don't want a situation whereby Nigerians are treated badly by foreigners in their own land."

It was learnt that the suspects would remain in police custody until the completion of investigation.

Owolabi had said, "I was bringing out PVC materials out of a bag and Mike said I was not handling the materials properly. He kicked me and slapped me repeatedly so I held unto his shirt to prevent him from beating me further.

"However, his cousin, Tony, smashed a bottle on my head and they beat me until I fainted and woke up on the way to Makun Police Division covered in blood."

Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest of the Chinese men, promised that justice would prevail.

"The matter is at the SCID and we are compiling the case files. We want to assure members of the public that justice will prevail," he said.

Source: Punch.

What is wrong with this photo?

Oh dear! Looool.

Annie Idibia shows off trim post baby body.

All the Nigerian female celebs that gave birth this January are not playing o. Hot hot post-baby bods all over the place!

Annie Idibia gave birth to a baby girl on the 3rd of January in the US. Well done girls! More photos below.


Meet actress Shan George's grown up sons.

With her sons
Veteran Nollywood actress, Shan George shared these beautiful photos of her 2 sons from her first marriage. 27 years old Delnoi and 25 years old Jaga. The two are both graduates of University of East-London. Delnoi is a director in his dad's company, while Jaga is into music.

Shan George who hails from Cross River state, was forced into early marriage at the age of 15, and she had her 2 kids in a space of 4 years. She later walked out of her marriage at age 19 due to domestic violence.

With Delnoi (first son)
With Jaga (second son)
With her sons and mum
Having kids early has its upside.

Melvin Oduah and Dillish Mathews on the set of a movie in Port harcourt, Nigeria.

The winner of the 2013 edition of Big Brother Africa, Dillish Mathews, is currently shooting a movie in Port harcourt, Nigeria, with fellow BBA 2013 finalist, Melvin Oduah.

Dillish, from Namibia, seems to be enjoying spending lots of time in Nigeria. She also recently featured as video girl in Flavour Nabania's new music video, "Ikwokirikwo".

Video: Checkout scenes from Rihanna and Shakira's collabo song video.

The title of the song is "Can't remember to forget you".

I am not sure which of them is featuring the other in the song but they both brought their A-game of raunchiness to the Video!

14 years in prison things.....lool. Watch the video below.

Checkout kids dressed up to replicate the most unforgettable celebrity looks at 56th Grammy awards.

Giuliana Rancic and her kid replica
Taylor Swift and her replica
Madonna with her son and their replicas
This is the work of photographer Tracia Masseroux. She dresses up kids into little replicas of celebrities especially after major award shows in America.

Continue to see more ...

Robin Thicke with Paula Patton and their replicas
Miguel and replica
John Legend with wife and their replicas

Katy Perry and her replica
Pharrel and replica
Very lovely work!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Zainab Hong's special: My homemade shawarma!

Ok guys! Let's enter the kitchen together.

I love shawarma to a fault. So I decided to stop spending my money on buying it every so often and find a way to make it myself.......from scratch. This is my style of shawarma, try it and, I promise, no shawarma stand will see you again.......hehehhee.

Ingredients and procedure below:

Shredded chicken or beef..........whatever rocks your boat. You can buy shredded chicken from stores or if you wish, you can make by yourself at home. Just peel off the skin of your chicken breast/thigh, remove the meat from the bones. Throw the bones away and cut the boneless meat into slim shreds

Next step is to marinate the chicken. To marinate, you need garlic powder, curry, thyme, black pepper, chopped onions, a pinch of salt, seasoning cube and a table spoonful of vegetable oil.

To make the marinate:

Mix all the ingredients I mentioned above into the shredded chicken .....just enough spice, don't over spice it.

Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 2-24 hours.

After you marinate the chicken, proceed to prepare for the next stage of the shawarma. For this stage you will need mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, fiery chilli sauce ( or pepper), pita bread ( shawarma bread), sausage ( hotdog)' cabbage, carrots, cucumber and lettuce.

Cut the vegetables into fine sizes ( I usually chop my cabbage, grate my carrot, dice lettuce and cut cucumber into stripes). Set the vegetables aside.

Put a table spoonful of vegetable oil in a pan and stir fry the marinated chicken. Fry till it's juicy but not crispy.......continue.

This is what the fried shredded chicken should look like.

Throw sausages into the pan and stir fry ( no need for oil, since it's the same pan that was used for the chicken). When that is done set aside and proceed to the next stage which is preparing the shawarma cream.

Mix mayonnaise and ketchup.

My mayo-ketch shawarma sauce.....looool 

Time to put it all together.

Place the shawarma bread on a flat surface. Spread the mayo-ketch mixture all over the bread (just the part facing up). 

Put little portions of the vegetables, shredded chicken and sausage on one end of the flat bread. Drizzle a bit of the chilli sauce on it, and gently start rolling. You roll it like a mat, make sure you tuck it in while rolling.

And there you have it!

Put it in the oven or microwave for about a minute.......this helps to cement the awesomeness...hehehe.

Wrap in a paper and eat warm. My family finished it before I could do the final effizzy of unwrapping the end product. But trust me, it was delicious.


Pita or shawarma bread is sold in most big supermarkets. It very affordable. 

Actress Kate Henshaw reveals she doesn't believe in RELIGION! Tweets.

Nollywood diva, Kate Henshaw has revealed on twitter that religion doesn't matter to her. According to her, being morally upright has nothing to do with religion. Read her very interesting point of view below....

Hmmmm! Aren't certain opinions better left unsaid? Who agrees with her?

Petition to deport Justin Bieber hits over 100, 000 signatures in less than a week!

Oh well! Americans have had enough of pop sensation, Justin Bieber. The Canadian out-of-control teen might just get deported from the United States as a result of his string of bad behaviours.

The possibility is slim though. However, less than a week after a petition for his deportation was first posted to the American government's "We the People" platform, over 100,000 Americans have signed asking the Obama administration to revoke Bieber's green card.

According to those that want him deported:
"he is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth."

Bieber, 19, was last week arrested for DUI, drag racing and resisting arrest in Miami. Before that, he has been reported to be a nuisance in the gated highbrow Calabasas neighbourhood where he lives.

Usually when a petition gets up to 100, 000 in 10 days it is automatically sent to the White House for immediate response. Bieber's own got there in less than a week....hehehe.

It's your call Obama, what's it gonna be?

Recently in an interview with Oprah, she asked him: when was the last time somebody said "NO" to you? And he replied: I can't remember.

Make una free the guy jor! What do you expect from a 19 year-old with more money than he can spend and Paparazzi cameras all over him 24/7?

Toke Makinwa's beautiful words to her husband, Maje Ayida. Awwwww!

Newly wed media personality, Toke Makinwa shared this lovely words on her instagram page this morning:

"It was 2weeks yesterday and I still can't believe it happened. Love is such a precious gift from God and you haven't truly lived until you have loved. I am one lucky girl, God gave me my best friend, my partner, the "yang" to my YIN, and my Fav person in the world. We are soooooooo different but somehow our differences are so little in comparison to the acceptance we have of each other. This guy accepts me for who I am. He understands and listens to me. Never one to judge, a gentle heart and after all is said and done, thru the years and thru everything we have been thru, I will do it all again with you. I can confidently say I love you more than I did yesterday and our journey, our experiences what we have learnt was all for a time as this. Sometimes you might be what that person needs to see life differently, I am loving every minute of this new journey. Love you Mr A #darkchild #loveletter #romanticist #family.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nigeria loses 4-1 to Ghana on Penalties at the ongoing CHAN Semi-finals.

The home-based super eagles of Nigeria have dropped out of the Ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN).

They lost 4-1 to the Black Stars of Ghana in a fierce semi-final encounter that stretched into extra-time with no goal on both sides.

The winner was finally decided by penalty kicks. Ghana proceeds to the finals to play against Libya on saturday. While Nigeria will be facing Zimbabwe for the 3rd place match on Friday.

Date gone bad! Watch this hilarious comedy skit.


Between Hong Kong Billionaire and his daughter! Give up daddy I will remain a Lesbian....she says in an open letter.

Last week, Hong Kong billionaire, Cecil Chao, 77, made serious news after he reportedly offered $130million to any man who could woo and marry his 34 year-old lesbian daughter. He was desperate to turn his lesbian daughter straight and have grandchildren.

His daughter, Gigi Chao, is already married to her lesbian partner Sean Eav (pictured with her in the 2nd photo) & resides Franc.

She has responded to her father's public declaration with an open letter ( this is really the season of open letters o) which was published in Chinese newspaper, South China Morning Post. Read it below...

Dear Daddy,

I thought the timing was right for us to have a candid conversation.
You are one of the most mentally astute, energetic yet well mannered and hard-working people this humble earth has ever known.
Your confidence, quick wit, and charisma brightens any room you enter.
I love you very much, and I think I can speak for my brothers also, that we have the utmost respect for you as a father and role model in business.

I am sorry that people have been saying insensitive things about you lately. The truth is, they don't understand that I will always forgive you for thinking the way you do, because I know you think you are acting in my best interests. And we both don't care if anybody else understands.

As your daughter, I would want nothing more than to make you happy. But in terms of relationships, your expectations of me and the reality of who I am, are not coherent.

I am responsible for some of this misplaced expectation, because I must have misled you to hope there were other options for me. You know I've had male lovers in the past, and I've had happy, albeit short-lived, relationships. I found myself temporarily happy, buoyed by the freshness, the attention, the interest, of someone physically stronger than myself.

But it was always short-lived, as I quickly lost patience, and felt an indescribable discomfort in their presence. It usually made me frustrated, and I would yearn for my freedom again. I've broken a few hearts, hearts of good, honest and loving men, and I'm sorry that it had to be so.

But with Sean, a woman, somehow it was different. I am comfortable and satisfied with my life and completely at ease with her. I know it's difficult for you to understand how I could feel romantically attracted to a woman; I suppose I can't really explain it either. It just happens, peacefully and gently, and after so many years, we still love each other very much.

My regret is that you have no idea how happy I am with my life, and there are aspects of my life that you don't share. I suppose we don't need each other's approval for our romantic relationships, and I am sure your relationships are really fantastic too.

However, I do love my partner Sean, who does a good job of looking after me, ensuring I am fed, bathed and warm enough every day, and generally cheering me up to be a happy, jolly girl. She is a large part of my life, and I am a better person because of her.

Now, I'm not asking you to be best of friends; however, it would mean the world to me if you could just not be so terrified of her, and treat her like a normal, dignified human being.
I understand it is difficult for you to understand, let alone accept this truth.

I've spent a lot of time figuring out who I am, what is important in my life, who I love and how best to live life, as an expression of all these questions. I am proud of my life, and I would not choose to live it any other way (except also figuring out how to be gentler on the planet).
I'm sorry to mislead you to think I was only in a lesbian relationship because there was a shortage of good, suitable men in Hong Kong.
There are plenty of good men, they are just not for me.
Wishing you happiness.

Patiently yours,
Your daughter, Gigi.

Oya papa, your daughter said you should pullover (in Wizkid and Kcee's voice)....lool.

Photo: How do people survive in this kind of climate!!!

This is not snow! This is ice!!

The miracle of man's ability to adapt never ceases to amaze me.

I can't even imagine myself in this setting. Someone like me that can't stand it if the AC is on 16 degrees celcius for too long.....I immediately start shivering o. I might just metamorphose into frozen fish...hahahah.

God is the greatest.