Issuu on Google+

December 29, 2013

THE LOVE OF ANKARA

MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY 2013

THE WOW EXPERIENCE

Meet The Amazons


CON

T S N E T e m a i l : a l l u r e fo r t h e wo rl d @ v a n g u a r d n g r. c o m

December 29 January 4, 2014

6

15

COVER

7-10

0HHW7KH$PD]RQV

3

FASHION ‡7+(/29(2)$1.$5$ ‡086,&0((76581:$<

12 4-5

‡*(7&$37,9$7(' ‡%2'<3(5)(&7

EDITOR REMMY DIAGBARE DEPUTY EDITOR JEMI EKUNKUNBOR ASST. EDITOR YEMISI SULEIMAN CONTRIBUTORS PRINCESS KATE EMIKO BAMIYO ISELEMA EMINA JEROME CODJO-YAOVI ONIPEDE

CONT. EDITOR LATASHA NGWUBE COPY EDITOR DD WILLIAM-WEST CORRESPONDENTS FATIMA GARBA DAVINA AYODELE LAYOUT / DESIGN Gregory Obi PHOTO OSCAR OCHIOGU

Printed and published by Vanguard Media Ltd Vanguard Avenue Kirikiri Canal; P.M.B 1007 Apapa, Lagos. For advertisement / enquiries, call DEBBIE: 08039675880, OGE: 08039777910 6MÄJL(\_PSPHY`!,),9,626/

&5(',76 &29(53+272BAMIYO ISELEMA EMINA 67</,67JENIFER EDWARDS ,0$.(83SEUN 3+2726+227/2&$7,21VILLA MARIA HOTEL, LEKKI PHASE 1

“ A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.”” - Charles Dickens

FEATURES TEAM

QUOTES...

“A silent hug means a thousand words to the unhappy heart”. - Tom Arnold

“It’s not your job to like me - it’s mine”

- Byron Katie

15

PEOPLE ‡&+(6(1<+27(/;0$63$57<

From the editor...

As expected, the Music Runway Icon edition was indeed LFRQLF<RXQJ-HQQLIHU2OL]H·V/H5HYH&RPSDQ\GHOLYHUHGD VXSHUODWLYHVKRZ$KXJHFURZGRIIDVKLRQGHYRWHHVZDLWHG PDQ\KRXUVEHIRUHWKHJDWHVRSHQHGDWSP7KLVRQO\ KDSSHQVDWWKHVWDGLXP%XW(NR+RWHO 6XLWHVZDVWXUQHG LQWRRQHDVWKHFURZGEHJDQWRÀOOLQWRWKHFRQYHQWLRQKDOO ,QQRWLPHLWZDVIXOOWRFDSDFLW\DQGUHPDLQHGVRWLOODP ZKHQWKHULVNRIORQHYHKLFOHVRQRXUQRWVRVDIHURDGVPXVW KDYHSURSHOOHGWKRVHZKRPDQDJHGWRSXOOWKHPVHOYHVDZD\ to head for the exit. ,WZDVHQWHUWDLQPHQWDWLWVSHDN,FDQRQO\VD\WKDWWKH VN\LVWKHOLPLWIRUWKLVVKRZ2XUQHZIDVKLRQFRQWULEXWRU .R\LQVKROD2MHVKLQDZULWHVRQZKDWZHQWGRZQ6HHSS  2XUFRYHUWRGD\IHDWXUHV7KH$PD]RQV·SUHVHQWHUV $LVKD)DORGH%LPER$NLQWRODDQG'RODSR$ZRVLNDWKUHH DPD]LQJZRPHQZKRKDYHWDNHQXSWKHUROHRIEULQJLQJWRWKH

SXEOLFVSDFHLVVXHVZHVK\DZD\IURP 1RLVVXHLVWRRZHLJKW\WREHGLVFXVVHG RQWKHSURJUDPPHZKLFKDLUVRQ$,7)URP VH[WRUDSHUHODWLRQVKLSVVHOIHVWHHPHWF <HPLVL6XOHLPDQVSRNHZLWKWKHDPD]LQJ $PD]RQV6HHSS )LQDOO\WKH:RPHQRQ:HOOQHVV VHPLQDU9DQJXDUG$OOXUH RUJDQLVHGKDGDKXJHLPSDFWRQ PDQ\RIXV%XWZKDWGLGRXU UHVRXUFHSHUVRQVFRPHDZD\ ZLWK",VRXJKWWKHLUYLHZV RQ:R:6HHSS :HZLOOPHHWDJDLQLQ +DSS\1HZ

R.

5HPP\'LDJEDUH


FA S H I ON

The Love

Of Ankara by - Ade Bakare

T

he origin of Ankara is quite mysterious, Some say it originated from Indonesia, others cite the actual Town Ankara in Guinea but research points to a blunder were an English manufacturer of cotton prints had sent a consignment to Indonesia, but it was rejected due to the usage of primary Colors. It was then resent back but the English manufacturer then sent it to western Africa where it became accepted and widely used. However this theory leaves out the origin RIWKH1DPH6RSHUKDSVLW·VD combination of all the above ,QÁXHQFHV Ankara in Nigeria is produced Nationally by Indigenous companies such as Qualitex, Michem Wax, in Ghana there is Akasombo and Woodin , we also have High Target from China. But the Holland Dutch wax company Vilsco seems to be the purveyors of Ankara in Africa. In the 50s and 60s the style of Ankara were reminiscent of the Christian Dior cocktail dress, strapless with pinched in waists and full circular skirts. In Nigeria it has become a Uniform (Up and down ensemble) blouse and long Skirt. This comes in all forms of modern Designs. Some mixed with other fabrics such as chiffons, Organzas and Lace. The Nigerian designers favour the use of Ankara due to it ready availability and easy usage in terms of Tailoring. For the younger Generation they IDYRXUVKLIWZHOOÀWWHGGUHVVHVZLWK lots of beading, Embroidery and embellishment. It is recognized world wide as an African Fabric. (Design by Ade Bakare)

December 29, 2013 /

3


FA S HI O N

Music Meets Runway The 2013 Music Meets Runway â&#x20AC;&#x153;Icon Editionâ&#x20AC;? which held on Saturday 21st December was an explosion of fashion and music as legends from both industries came together to give guests a night of excitement. Fashion icons Deola Sagoe, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Ituen Basi & Mai Atafo came together ZLWK)HPL.XWL)DFH'¡EDQM:L]NLG3UDL]DQGRWKHUVIRUSHUIRUPDQFHVDQGFROOHFWLRQV WREULQJWKHLQVSLULQJDQGIDVKLRQĂ&#x20AC;OOHGWRDFORVH7LZD6DYDJH6H\L6KD\/ROD5DH and Toni Tones also performed at the event. It was an event that will stay in the mind of every guest for a long time.

DEOLA SAGOE

MEENA 44

/ December / December29, 29,2013 2013

PHOTOS BY - OSCAR OCHIOGU


FA FASSHI H ION ON

LDA

ITUEN BASI

MAI ATAFO December 29, 2013 /

5


The WOW Experience... Adebayo Jones

can afford them, but people should not be encouraged to get into debt just to please HYHU\RQHDW;PDV

How was the experience at wow? It was a wonderful experience. I am grateful for the honour and the kind invitation as a fashion designer, stylist and image consultant facilitator during the WOW 5th Year Conference and Awards. It was a platform to share information, educate and also learn. It was worth the time and effort invested in attending the event. We also had an opportunity to showcase our collection which was delightful.

In a few days we will usher in 2014, what do you see happening to you and the world in general? 2013 has been a gloriously wonderful year. We have progressed so much as regards ZKHUHZHDUHJRLQJDVDFRPSDQ\DGYDQFLQJDQGJDLQLQJQHZJURXQGV6RPHPXFKKDV been laid on ground that we will be launching in 2014. I have travelled extensively and being able to promote our brand equally. 1H[W\HDULVDOUHDG\SDFNHGDQGOLQHGXSZLWKDFWLYLWLHV*RGKDVEHHQNLQGDQGPHUFLIXO 'RQ¡WZDQWWRJLYHWRRPXFKDZD\ULJKWQRZEXWZHKDYHDVD\LQJLQFKXUFKZKLFK´,ZLOO QHYHUKDYHDEHWWHUODVW\HDU¾ In other words 2014 will be a much more gloriously blessed and successful year than the year 2013.

- WOW WAS WONDERFUL

Apart from your presentation, what aspect of the programme was most VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQW" Aside from meeting other professionals from outside the fashion industry, It was a platform to acquire much knowledge and gain valuable information listening to other IDFLOLWDWRUVVKDUHVXEVWDQWLDOO\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;FLDOSRLQWVRQOLYLQJDKHDOWK\OLIH6KDULQJRQH¡V knowledge and the after seminar clinic was a beautiful experience also. In which way do you think the programme can be made more impactful? I did wish more people had taken advantage of the opportunity to learn more about healthy living and get the much needed tips which was being passed on especially as it was being offered for free, rather than having to pay premium to see the experts privately. We seem much more keen mostly on paying attention to the exterior and all things fashion and style than the health angle, but one can only truly really enjoy the totality of OLIHZKHQ\RXDUHĂ&#x20AC;WDQGKHDOWK\ Possibly more could be done in promoting more awareness on this aspect of the conference, to make people aware of the true importance and value of gaining the much needed information which is offered for free. I feel this is a generous angle of WOW to RIIHUVXFKLQIRUPDWLRQIRUIUHH7KHKHDOWKEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVDQGLPSDFWWRVDYLQJOLYHVFDQQRWEH over emphaszied really. What is your experience with Nigerians on style and wellness, compared to other parts of the world? There are two angles to this. On one side we have those who are very comfortable and can afford private medical treatment either in Nigeria or Abroad. Most however from this group have at least two full medical check ups every year and this is mostly abroad. Therefore should anything be wrong it is found out early enough and promptly attended to. The other group is probably not as fortunate to be able to afford this luxury and as such need to be aware of relevant tips and information which create awareness and can help keep one alert in noticing when things do see not seem right in the body. You would be surprised how many women still ignore the regular self body checks for clues or signs of lumps in the breast area. People seem to mostly concentrate all things fashion and wherein you were to offer free medical, healthy and life saving information for free, it is not mostly taken advantage of. 6W\OHDQGZHOOQHVVVKRXOGEHEDODQFHG7KHIDFWLVLI\RXDUHXQZHOO\RXFDQ¡WHQMR\ style anyway. In the west there is so much being done to promote and deliver information RQPRVWDVSHFWVRIOLIH)URPZHLJKWLVVXHV'LDEHWHV7KHKHDUWIRXQGDWLRQDQWL6PRNLQJ campaigns etc and the list goes on. The fashion and beauty industry is a multibillion dollar industry in the west, but there is equal attention paid to the health sector in ensuring that the nation also stays healthy. Tell us a bit about your practice/ profession Adebayo Jones Luxury is a fashion and lifestyle brand. We produce luxurious items RIFORWKLQJIURPZHGGLQJJRZQVWRGD\DQGRFFDVLRQRXWĂ&#x20AC;WV2XUUDQJHDOVRIHDWXUHV accessories and luxurious household items many of which are being prepared for launch in 2014. $GHED\R-RQHVLVEDVLFDOO\D´/,)(67</((175(35(1(85ÂľD6W\OHDQG,PDJH Consultant as well as an Educator and trainer in Fashion. Is there awareness and proper adherence to the rules for wellness and style amongst Nigerians? Within certain circles I would say yes.There is a new breed of women for example in their IRUWLHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;IWLHVZKRDUHIDEXORXVO\Ă&#x20AC;WLQJUHDWVKDSHPDLQWDLQKHDOWK\OLYLQJDQGDUH GHĂ&#x20AC;QLQJWKHHVVHQFHRI6W\OHDQGZHOOQHVVZKLFKLVTXLWHLPSUHVVLYH2QWKHRWKHUDQJOH are those who are mostly more concerned about style than wellness. Indeed a happy life should contain a balance of both. What does xmas mean to you and how did you spend the day? 6DGO\WKHWUXHHVVHQFHRI;PDVWKHVHGD\VLVORVWLQWKHGHEDXFKHU\RIFRQVXPHULVP Just yesterday I saw a poster in London which read Âľ7KHWUXHVSLULWRI;PDVLVVKRSSLQJEHFDXVHLISHRSOHGRQ¡WVKRSWKHQWKHUHZRQ¡WEH JLIWVÂľ (YHQWKHHVVHQFHRI;PDVLVEHLQJVWULSSHGDZD\VORZO\DVQRZPDQ\%RURXJK DQG&RXQFLOVLQ(QJODQGDUHQRWHYHQDOORZHGWRXVHWKHZRUG;PDVGXULQJWKHVHDVRQ +HQFHWKHQHZVODQJ´+DSS\+ROLGD\VÂľ ;PDVLVDWLPHRIDSSUHFLDWLQJ*RG¡VORYHIRUPDQORYLQJXVHQRXJKWRVHQGKLVVRQ to reconcile us back to him. It is a time to be thankful for the many mercies that has kept us and the assurance and hope of faith that, when we are done with our earthly purpose, we have a home in eternity. ,WLVDWLPHWRVKRZDQGVKDUHORYHDV/LYLQJLVJLYLQJ3UHVHQWVDUHĂ&#x20AC;QHZKHQSHRSOH

6

/ December 29, 2013

What is your resolution for the New Year, any habits you want to kick off A word to every one as we usher in 2014-Dr Onyinke , pls talk about women and heels. Dr Don on sleep, Dr Abayomi on gynae, adebayo on style, Eryca motivation and looking good, etc I am a workaholic. It amuses me when people are in bed before 3 am in the morning lol. *RWHQRXJKLQIRUPDWLRQQRZIURPWKHVOHHS'RFWRUDW:RZWRPDNHDFKDQJH I hope to take more time out for myself, to stop and catch my breath at moments. I shall enjoy my work but also make take to celebrate life and successes on the way. ,VKDOOGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\´7$.($+2/,'$<,1ÂľDQGVWLFNVWULFWO\WRP\J\P 6XEVFULSWLRQ A WORD FOR EVERYONE ´6W\OHDQGZLWKRXWZHOOQHVVHTXDWHVDQXQEDODQFHGOLIHVRHPEUDFHERWKZLWK=HDODQG 9LJRXUÂľ

Dr Abayomi Ajayi

- WOW WAS AN EYE OPENER How was the experience at WOW I was wowed by wow, very lovely! $SDUWIURP\RXUSUHVHQWDWLRQZKLFKDVSHFWRIWKHSURJUDPZDVPRVWVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQW" ,WKLQNWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOSUHVHQWDWLRQZDVSDUWLFXODUO\H\HRSHQLQJDQGIUDQN In which way do you think the program can be made more impactful? Either more time for presenters or less presenters and let it be one continuous program without break. Maybe 4pm to 10pm. What is your experience with Nigerians on style and wellness, compared to other parts of the world? Nigerians are particularly crazy about style ,but know very little about wellness and that is why we are still being killed by preventable diseases. Tell us about your practice/profession I run a small group of fertility clinics with clinics in Lagos,Asaba and Abuja. We are specialists in Assisted Conception (IVF)and Endoscopic(pin-hole) surgery. We also ZRUNZLWK(QGRPHWULRVLV6XSSRUWJURXSDQG)HUWLOLW\7UHDWPHQW6XSSRUW*URXS 1RQ SURĂ&#x20AC;W2UJDQL]DWLRQV 7RJHWKHUZLWK(QGRPHWULRVLV6XSSRUW*URXSZHDUHRUJDQL]LQJWKH Nigerian chapter of the Million Women Match for Endometriosis in March 2014, this is a world-wide event. Is there awareness and proper adherence to the rules for wellness and style amongst Nigerians? 1R1LJHULDQVVWLOOGRQRWFDUHHQRXJKDERXWWKHYDOXHRIZHOOQHVV:HVWLOOWKLQNLW¡VWKH responsibility of Doctors to keep us well. However, it should be a joint responsibility. What does Xmas mean to you? ;PDVLVWKHFRPPHPRUDWLRQRIWKHELUWKRI&KULVWRXUVDYLRXU+HLVWKHUHDVRQIRUWKH season, so this season affords us the opportunity to examine our relationship with him and make necessary amendment. In a few days we will usher in 2014, what do you see happening to you and the world in general? I expect more ground breaking discoveries/inventions that will make the world and our profession more interesting in 2014 and I see myself bringing something new to the industry in Nigeria. What is your resolution for the New Year, any habits you want to kick off? 0\UHVROXWLRQLVWKHVDPHHYHU\\HDUÂś6WULYHWREHDEHWWHUSHUVRQ¡ A word for everyone as we usher in 2014 As we enter 2014, I like to give a word of hope to everyone especially those faced with WKHFKDOOHQJHRILQIHUWLOLW\Âś+DQJRQWLJKW6WD\IRFXVHGGRLQJWKHULJKWWKLQJ V LQ \RXUPLUDFOHLVDURXQGWKHFRUQHU¡


R EP ORTAGE

Meet The Amazons By - Yemisi Suleiman

‘T

he Amazons’ is an evening chat-fest on AIT, anchored by a team of three dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds; discussing family issues and the most exciting events of the day. Aisha Falode, veteran broadcaster, along with light hearted and recognisable actress, Bimbo Akintola and Dolapo Awosika, a lawyer, makes up the trio. They take on issues that people generally don’t like to discuss in our society. ‘The Amazons’ is a platform to talk about anything and everything. In each show, they are joined by experts in the field of discourse and celebrity guests who share their views on different topics. With comedy in bits by Bimbo, the show also comes as one of the funniest, freshest talk show on TV today. December 29, 2013 /

7


REPORTAGE WHOHSKRQHRSHUDWRULQWKHGHIXQFW1,7(/WKHÃ&#x20AC;UVW VHWRIJUDGXDWHVWKH\KDGLQWKHWKHQ1,7(/7KHQ ,ZDVVFKRROLQJDQGZRUNLQJ,ZDVGRLQJP\ SRVWJUDGXDWHSURJUDPPHDQGZRUNLQJ $IWHUP\SRVWJUDGXDWHGLSORPD,ZRUNHGDW 5D\3RZHU)0XQWLOWKH\HVWDEOLVKHG$,7·VKRXU EURDGFDVWWKHÃ&#x20AC;UVWLQWKHQDWLRQ7KDWZDVZKHQ, PRYHGWR$,77KHQZHZHUHUHIHUUHGWRDVJUHHQ KRUQVLQWKHÃ&#x20AC;HOGRINQRZOHGJHDQG,TXLWHHQMR\HG JRLQJWRFRYHUVSRUWVHYHQWVRQWKHVSRUWVGHVN <RXKDYHDVSHFLDOLQWHUHVWLQIRRWEDOO:K\LV WKDW" )RRWEDOOLVDJDPHWKDWLVHQMR\HGE\DOO,WKDV PDVVDSSHDO$OVREHFDXVH,ORYHGKRFNH\)RRWEDOO KDVWKHVDPHUXOHVZLWKKRFNH\6R,WUDQVIHUUHG WKDWORYHWRIRRWEDOO,ZDVYHU\JRRGLQKRFNH\DQG, HQMR\HGLWDORW

Aisha Falode

F

amously known as the only female voice and presenter of ¶6SRUWV)LOH·WKH6DWXUGD\ sports show on AIT during which issues on sports are discussed LQWHOOLJHQWO\DFHVSRUWV EURDGFDVWHU$LVKD)DORGH currently serves as host and H[HFXWLYHSURGXFHURI¶7KH $PD]RQV·

7DONLQJDERXWIRRWEDOOZKDWLVWKHVWDWHRI IHPDOHIRRWEDOOLQWKHFRXQWU\QRZ"+RZFRPH LW·VQRWVXSSRUWHGOLNHPHQ·VIRRWEDOO" :HKDYHDOZD\VGRPLQDWHG$IULFDLQZRPHQ·V IRRWEDOOH[FHSWIRUWKHSDVWWZR\HDUVZKHQZH ZHUHQRWDEOHWRUHWDLQWKHZRPHQ·VFKDPSLRQVKLS WLWOHZKLFKLVOLNH$IULFD·V1DWLRQV&XSIRUPHQ :HKDYHDYHU\VWURQJSHGLJUHHLQZRPHQ·V IRRWEDOO,WLVIRUXVWRVXSSRUWZRPHQ·VIRRWEDOOOLNH ZHVXSSRUWPHQ·VIRRWEDOO2XUIHPDOHWHDPKDV JRQHWRWKH:RUOG&XSVLQFHZKHQWKH\ VWDUWHGEXWWKH6XSHU(DJOHVQHYHUJRWWRWKH:RUOG &XSXQWLOZKLOHWKHZRPHQKDYHDOZD\VEHHQ WRHYHU\:RUOG&XS

%XWZK\KDYHZHQHYHUZRQWKH:RUOG&XS" :KDWZRXOG\RXVD\LVZURQJ",VLWDFRDFKLQJ SUREOHP" ,WLVWKHSUREOHPRIVXSSRUWWKDW,WDONHGDERXW JLYHQWKHH[SRVXUHDQGVXSSRUWZHJLYHWKHPHQ *LYHWKHPDOHYHOSOD\LQJÃ&#x20AC;HOGOLNHZHJLYHWKHPHQ :KDWKDSSHQHGWR¶6SRUWV)LOH·" *LYHWKHPWKHPRWLYDWLRQ/HWWKHPJRRQDSOD\LQJ ¶6SRUWV)LOH·LVVWLOORQEXWZHKDYH\RXQJHU WRXUOHWWKHPHQMR\ZKDWWKHPHQDUHHQMR\LQJ SHRSOHSUHVHQWLQJLWQRZ:HDUHJLYLQJWKH\RXQJHU %XWLQWKHPLGVWRIDOOWKHVHWKLQJVQRWEHLQJ JHQHUDWLRQRSSRUWXQLW\WRH[SUHVVWKHPVHOYHVDQG DYDLODEOHWKH\VWLOOSOD\IURPWKHLUKHDUWV$QG, WKHSODWIRUPWRDOVREHKHDUGDQGGRZKDWZHZHUH NQRZRQFHWKH\VWDUWJHWWLQJWKHVDPHVXSSRUW GRLQJZLWK¶6SRUWV)LOH·,WZDVDLUHGHYHU\6DWXUGD\ UHZDUGPRWLYDWLRQDQGUHFRJQLWLRQWKDWWKHPHQ DQG¶6SRUWV)LOH·ZDVDUHIHUHQFHSRLQWIRUVSRUWV KDYHWKHVN\ZLOOQRWMXVWEHWKHEHJLQQLQJIRUWKH ,VVXHVZHUHGLVFXVVHGYHU\LQWHOOLJHQWO\DQG ZRPHQ SURIHVVLRQDOO\:HSURIIHUHGVROXWLRQVDQGDOVR SRLQWHGRXWWKHZD\IRUZDUGIRUVSRUWV,WZDVJRRG ,VWKH1))SUHVLGHQF\H[FOXVLYHO\IRUPHQ" ZKLOHLWODVWHG :K\KDYHQ·WZHKDGDIHPDOH1))SUHVLGHQW ,WLVQRWH[FOXVLYHO\IRUPHQEXWLWLVDERXW +RZGLG\RXEHJLQWRUHSRUWVSRUWV":KHUHGLG QXPEHUV,WLVOLNHZKDWLVKDSSHQLQJLQWKHSROLWLFDO LWDOOVWDUW" WHUUDLQRI1LJHULDWRGD\<RXZLOODVNZK\ZHKDYHQ·W ,WVWDUWHGZKLOH,ZDVLQVFKRRO,ZDVYHU\DFWLYH KDGDIHPDOHSUHVLGHQWRUJRYHUQRU,WLVDOOLQWKH LQP\\RXQJHUGD\V,KDGWRFKDQQHOWKDWHQHUJ\ QXPEHUV,NQRZWKDWZHKDYHWKHFRPSHWHQFHZH LQWRSRVLWLYHJRDOV$IWHUSULPDU\VFKRRO,DWWHQGHG KDYHWKHZKHUHZLWKDO:HMXVWQHHGWRDOVREHJLQWR WKH7HDFKHUV7UDLQLQJ&ROOHJHIRUÃ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV:H SOD\WKHSROLWLFV:LWKRXWWKHQXPEHUVZHUHDOO\ ZHUHWDXJKWKRZWREHWHDFKHUVIURPWKHEDVLFV,W FDQQRWSOD\WKHSROLWLFVEXWRQHGD\ZHZLOOJHW ZDVQRWOLNHWKRVHZKRKDGGRQHWKHLUVFKRRO WKHUH FHUWLÃ&#x20AC;FDWHH[DPVFRPLQJWRJHWDRQH\HDUFRXUVH WRJHWWKHFHUWLÃ&#x20AC;FDWHWREHWHDFKHUV :KRVHLGHDZDV¶7KH$PD]RQV·" 5LJKWIURPWKHIRXQGDWLRQ,NQHZ,ZDVQ·WJRLQJ ,WZDVEDVLFDOO\P\LGHD:HNQRZDVZRPHQ WREHDWHDFKHUDQ\ZD\,NQHZ,ZDVJRLQJWRHQG WKHUHDUHVRPDQ\WKLQJVZHGRQ·WZDQWWRWDON XSGRLQJZKDW,DPGRLQJQRZEXW,GLGQ·WNQRZ, DERXW:HDUHWRRVHFUHWLYH:HDUHQRWRSHQ:H ZDVJRLQJWREHDSURIHVVLRQDODWKOHWHDWWKHVDPH KROGEDFNDORW:HKDYHWKLQJVWKDWZHUHDOO\ZDQW WLPH,NQHZ,ZDVJRLQJWREHZLWKLQWKHVSRUWLQJ WRGLVFXVV IDPLO\$IWHUWKHWHDFKHUVWUDLQLQJFROOHJH,DOVRKDG :HFDQVLWGRZQDVDJURXSRIIULHQGVDQGEHJLQ WKUHH\HDUV·WUDLQLQJIRUWKH1DWLRQDO&HUWLÃ&#x20AC;FDWHLQ WRWDONDERXWWKHVHLVVXHV%XWZHGRQRWZDQWWR (GXFDWLRQLQ$EUDND'HOWD6WDWH6R,ZDVUHDOO\ WDONDERXWWKHPRXWVLGHZKHUHRWKHUZRPHQFDQ WUDLQHGWREHDWHDFKHU GUDZVWUHQJWKDQGLQVSLUDWLRQDQGDOVRGHDOZLWKWKH 6LQFH,NQHZWKDW,ZDVQ·WJRLQJWREHDWHDFKHU LVVXHVWKH\DUHGHDOLQJZLWKIURPWKHRSHQ DIWHUWKHWUDLQLQJFROOHJHSURJUDPPH,KDGWR GLVFXVVLRQV UHIRFXVP\GLUHFWLRQWRZDUGVVSRUWVEXWQRWDVD ,DOVRJRWWKHLGHDIURPWKHIDFWZHKDYHVKRZV SURIHVVLRQDODWKOHWH7KURXJKWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI LQ(QJODQGZKHUHZRPHQFDQWDONDERXWDQ\WKLQJ /DJRV,JRWDÃ&#x20AC;UVWGHJUHHLQ3K\VLFDO(GXFDWLRQ WKH\DUHQRWUHVWULFWHG DQGDOVRDSRVWJUDGXDWHGLSORPDLQ0DVV 6R,WKRXJKWDERXWLW:HKDYHVRPDQ\LVVXHV &RPPXQLFDWLRQNQRZLQJWKDW,ZRXOGEHZLWKLQWKH WKDWZHDUHGHDOLQJZLWKDVZRPHQLQUHODWLRQVKLSV VSRUWLQJIDPLO\QRWDVDSURIHVVLRQDODWKOHWHEXW LQGHDOLQJZLWKFKLOGUHQZLWKSDUHQWLQJGHDOLQJZLWK ZLWKEDFNJURXQGNQRZOHGJHRIDQDWKOHWHDQGKHUH, DGROHVFHQWFKLOGUHQ:HKDYHSUREOHPVWKDWZH DP$IWHUP\Ã&#x20AC;UVWGHJUHH,ZRUNHGDVDJUDGXDWH GHDOZLWKRQGDLO\EDVLV$QGLWLVDOVRD

8

'HFHPEHU

UHVSRQVLELOLW\IRUXVZRPHQWRSURIIHUVROXWLRQVWR WKHVHLVVXHV$WOHDVWLIZHFDQQRWSURIIHUVROXWLRQV ZHVKRXOGWDONDERXWWKHPDQGSHRSOHFDQEHJLQWR JHWGLIIHUHQWLGHDVIURPZKDWHYHULWLVWKDWZHWDONHG DERXW ,WLVQRWDERXWRQHZRPDQDQGDJXHVW GLVFXVVLQJ7KHVHWKUHHZRPHQKDYHGLIIHUHQW H[SHULHQFHV:HDOVRKDYHSURIHVVLRQDOVLQWKH Ã&#x20AC;HOGVWKDWZHHQJDJHLQGLVFXVVLRQ:HDOVRJR RXWVLGHWRJHWWKHWKRXJKWVRIRWKHUV6RLWLVD UREXVWGLVFXVVLRQ,WLVQRWOLPLWHG,WLVQRWIUDJLOH,W LVDQLPDWHGRQVHWLI\RXKDYHZDWFKHGDQHGLWLRQ EHIRUH$QGWKDWLVDOVRZKHUHZHJRWWKHQDPH IURP7KH\DUHZRPHQ7KH\GRQRWKROGEDFN DQ\WKLQJ7KH\DUHZDUULRUV7KH\DUHWKHDPD]RQV 7KDWLVKRZZHVWDUWHGDQGWKDQN*RGZHDUHKHUH WRGD\ +RZGLG\RXJHWWRJHWKHUZLWK%LPERDQG 'RODSR" ,GLVFXVVHGLWZLWKVRPHERG\%HFDXVH,KDYH DOZD\VEHHQLQWKHÃ&#x20AC;HOGRIVSRUWV,ZDQWHGWKRVHLQ WKHHQWHUWDLQPHQWLQGXVWU\$QGWKH\VDLGWKH\KDG VRPHRQHZKRZRXOGÃ&#x20AC;WLQWRWKHFKDUDFWHUWKDW, ZDQWHG%LPER$NLQWRODZHDOONQRZKHU %LPERFRXOGEHFUD]\EXWVKHLVKLJKO\ LQWHOOLJHQWDQGVKHLVDOVRYHU\YHU\SURIHVVLRQDO $QGZHKDYH'RODSRZKREHOLHYHVLQWKHULJKWVRI ZRPHQEHFDXVHRIKHU/DZEDFNJURXQG6KHKDV ZRUNHGEDFNVWDJHIRUWHOHYLVLRQDEURDG6RVKHLV EULQJLQJWKHH[SHULHQFHIURPDEURDGWR1LJHULDDQG RQVHWZHKDYHHGXFDWLYHGLVFXVVLRQV :KDWLVWKHUHFHSWLRQOLNHIRU¶7KH$PD]RQ· VKRZ" 7KHUHVSRQVHKDVEHHQWUHPHQGRXV3HRSOH GRQ·WFULWLFL]HZKHQZHGLVFXVV7KH\RQO\DVNXVWR UHODWHWKHLVVXHLQDSDUWLFXODUZD\7KHUHDUHLVVXHV WKDWUDLVHORWRIIHHGEDFN :KHQZHWDONHGDERXWYLROHQFHDJDLQVWZRPHQ ZKHQZHKDGWREULQJZRPHQ1*2VWRWKH SURJUDPPH\RXFDQ·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·W UHDOO\VD\WKLVZDVWKHSDUWLFXODUWLPHWKDWZDV PHPRUDEOHIRUPH,KDYHKDGVRPDQ\PHPRUDEOH WLPHVFRYHULQJVSRUWVPHHWLQJDORWRILQWHUHVWLQJ SHRSOH,FDQQRWUHDOO\VD\H[FHSWWKH:RUOG&XSRI ZKHQDOOWKH$IULFDQWHDPVZHUHRXWRIWKH :RUOG&XSLQ.RUHD-DSDQDQGLWZDVRQO\6HQHJDO WKDWZDVOHIW 7KHHQWLUHZRUOGSUHVVZDVDIWHU6HQHJDO EHFDXVHWKH\ZHUHKRW7KH\KDGEHDWHQWKHZRUOG FKDPSLRQVDQGZHUHRQWKHYHUJHRITXDOLI\LQJDV WKHÃ&#x20AC;UVW$IULFDQWHDPWKDWZLOOGRWKDWLQWKHKLVWRU\RI WKH:RUOG&XS6RWKHZRUOGSUHVVZDVDIWHUWKHP OLNHEHHVDIWHUKRQH\,QWKHPLGVWRIDOOWKDWIRU WKHPWRSLFNPHRXWDVDQ$IULFDQWRJRZLWKWKHP


REPORT AGE ULGHRQWKHVDPHEXVZLWKWKHPWUDLQLQJZLWKWKHP ZKHQWKHRWKHUVZHUHUHDOO\QRWDOORZHGWRLWZDV UHDOO\JUHDW$QGWKDWLVVWLOOLQP\PHPRU\WLOO WRPRUURZ 7HOOPHDERXWJURZLQJXSDVDFKLOG" *URZLQJXSZDVLQWHUHVWLQJLQDYHU\OLPLWHGZD\ 0RVWRIXVZHUHIURPKXPEOHEDFNJURXQGVVR JURZLQJXSZDVQRWHDV\,WROG\RXWKDW,ZHQWWRD WHDFKHUV·WUDLQLQJFROOHJHIRUÃ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV7KDWZDV EHFDXVHLWZDVIUHH<RXFDOOLW8QLYHUVDO3ULPDU\ (GXFDWLRQ 83( E\WKHWKHQ+HDGRI6WDWH 2OXVHJXQ2EDVDQMR3HUKDSVZLWKRXW83(,PLJKW QRWKDYHJRQHWRVFKRROEHFDXVHP\SDUHQWV FRXOGQ·WDIIRUGLW$QG\RXNQRZWKRVHGD\VWKH\ KDGVRPDQ\FKLOGUHQ,DPQRWVXUHWKDWZLWKWKHLU HFRQRPLFFDSDFLW\WKDWWKH\ZRXOGKDYHEHHQDEOH WRVHQGHYHU\RQHRIXVWRVFKRROWKHQ%XWLQWKH PLGVWRIDOOWKDWWKHUHZDVERQGLQJWKHUHZHUH YDOXHV0\PRWKHULQVWLOOHGWKHZLVGRPRIKDUGZRUN LQDOORIXVWKDWQRWKLQJFRPHVRQDSODWWHURIJROG 7KDWNHHSVPHJRLQJ

PDNHXSRQP\IDFHDQG,KDYHP\EDWKWZLFHD GD\EHIRUH,JRRXWDQGEHIRUH,JRWREHG7KDWLV MXVWWKHVHFUHW

IRUQHZDQGH[LVWLQJRUJDQLVDWLRQV,DOVRKDQGOH DSURGXFWLRQFRPSDQ\WKDWLVLQWRWHOHYLVLRQ FRQWHQWDQGSURGXFWLRQFRYHUDJH

:LWK¶7KH$PD]RQV·DUH\RXVWLOOLQVSRUWV" <HV,DPVWLOOLQVSRUWV,WLVDOODERXWYHUVDWLOLW\ 9HU\VRRQ\RXZLOOEHVHHLQJPHRQWHOHYLVLRQDQG ZHZLOOEHWDONLQJDERXWWKH:RUOG&XS

$VDODZ\HUZKDWGR\RXEULQJWREHDURQWKH VKRZ" ,·OOVD\WKHDELOLW\WRREMHFWLYHO\DQDO\VHLVVXHV IURPDOHJDOSRLQWRIYLHZKHOSVPHPDNHUHDOLVWLF UHFRPPHQGDWLRQV

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

:KDWLVWKHEHVWGHFLVLRQ\RXPDGHLQOLIH" 7KHEHVWGHFLVLRQ,PDGHLQOLIHLVZKDW,DP GRLQJQRZ,I,KDGEHHQDWHDFKHUSHUKDSV,ZRXOG KDYHEHHQDYHU\EDGRQHEHFDXVH,DPLPSDWLHQW WRVWDUWZLWK,DPYHU\YHU\LPSDWLHQW$QG\RX NQRZWHDFKHUVPXVWKDYHDORWRISDWLHQFH,NQHZ WKDWIURPWKHEHJLQQLQJWKDW,ZDVQ·WJRLQJWREHD WHDFKHU)URPWKHYHU\EHJLQQLQJ,NQHZWKDW, ZRXOGHQGXSLQWKHÃ&#x20AC;HOGRIVSRUWVEXWQRWDVD SURIHVVLRQDODWKOHWH,GLGQ·WNQRZZKDWLWZDVEXW ZKHQLWFDPH,NQHZWKLVZDVLW

$UH\RXPDUULHG" ,DPQRWPDUULHGWRDQ\RQHEXW,DPYHU\ KDSS\

:KDWLV\RXUJUHDWHVWSDVVLRQ" "1XUWXULQJ$VLGHIURPWKHIDFWWKDW,·PDYHU\ FUHDWLYHSHUVRQ,GHULYHMR\IURPVXSSRUWLQJ SHRSOHWRDFKLHYHWKHLUIXOOSRWHQWLDOWR UHGHFRUDWHDUXQGRZQDEDQGRQHGVKDFNOH,·PD Ã&#x20AC;[HU :KDWZRXOG\RXFRQVLGHUDV\RXUJUHDWHVW DFKLHYHPHQWVRIDU" ,EHOLHYH,DPMXVWVWDUWLQJRXWEXWVRIDU, ZRXOGVD\EHLQJZKHUH,DPWRGD\

Dolapo Awosika

A

London-based lawyer who returned to the country few \HDUVDJR'RODSR$ZRVLNDLV currently making waves as a coSUHVHQWHURI¶7KH$PD]RQV· Bringing on her wealth of experience as a lawyer on the VKRZVKHWDFNOHVLVVXHVIURPWKH legal perspective while proffering UHDOLVWLFUHFRPPHQGDWLRQV

$UHZHJRLQJWRKHDUVRPHWKLQJVRRQ" 0D\EH(YHU\ZRPDQORRNVIRUZDUGWRLW7REH KRQHVWHYHU\ZRPDQORRNVIRUZDUGWREHLQJ PDUULHG,KDYHEHHQPDUULHGEHIRUHEXWLWZDVQRW VXFFHVVIXOVRWRVSHDN<RXOHDUQ\RXUOHVVRQVOLNH, VDLG*LYHQWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WREHPDUULHGWRGD\OLNH ,VDLGWKHUHDUHVRPHWKLQJVWKDW,GLGLQP\Ã&#x20AC;UVW PDUULDJHWKDW,ZRXOGQ·WGRQRZEHFDXVH,DPPRUH H[SHULHQFHGQRZ,DPROGHUDQG,KDYHOHDUQW PRUH :KHQGLG\RXGHFLGHWRUHWXUQWRWKHFRXQWU\ +RZGR\RXWDNHFDUHRI\RXUVHOIZKHQLWFRPHV WRIDVKLRQ" ,DPQRWUHDOO\LQWRDIDVKLRQ7REHKRQHVWZLWK \RX,DPQRWLQWRLW,ZHDUZKDW,DPFRPIRUWDEOHLQ DQGMXVWJR,DPQRWDIWHUODEHOV,DPQRWDIWHU GHVLJQHUV)RUPHMXVWORRNJRRGLQZKDW\RXZHDU <RXFRXOGEHZHDULQJ\RXUPLOOLRQVRQ\RXDQG, ZHDUWKLVDQGWKDWDQG,ORRNJUHDW,DPQRWD IDVKLRQSHUVRQ +RZGR\RXWDNHFDUHRI\RXUVNLQ" ,UHDOO\GRQ·WGRPXFK,GRQ·WJRWREHGZLWK

+RZZHOOGR\RXJHWDORQJZLWK\RXUFR KRVWV" +DYLQJWKUHHFRQÃ&#x20AC;GHQWZRPHQRQRQHVKRZ RIFRXUVHKDGLWVFKDOOHQJHVDWÃ&#x20AC;UVW+RZHYHU ZH·YHIRXQGRXUJURRYHDQGEHLQJRQVHWLV VRPHWKLQJZHDOOORRNIRUZDUGWR:HJHWDORQJ ZHOO 'HVFULEH\RXUW\SLFDOGD\RQVHW" 'HSHQGLQJRQKRZPDQ\HSLVRGHVZHDUH VKRRWLQJPRRGVUDQJHIURPUHOD[HGWRKLJK VWUXQJH[FLWHPHQWDQGH[WUHPHIDWLJXHEXW DOZD\VZLWKPDQLFODXJKWHUWKURXJKRXW

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

,Q\RXURSLQLRQZKDWVWDQGV¶7KH$PD]RQV· RXWIURPRWKHUWDONVKRZVRQ79" 7KHIDFWWKDWZHDUHWKUHHFRQÃ&#x20AC;GHQWZRPHQ IURPGLIIHUHQWEDFNJURXQGVZLWKGLIIHUHQW SHUVRQDOLWLHVLQGLIIHUHQWYRFDWLRQVDQGDW GLIIHUHQWVWDJHVLQRXUOLYHV7KHFRPELQDWLRQRI WKHWKUHHRIXVRQVHWPDNHVWKHVKRZXQLTXH

DQGZK\" ,JRWWRDSRLQWZKHUH,UHDOLVHGWKDW,FRXOGGR PXFKPRUHEDFNLQ1LJHULDE\EULQJLQJWKH H[SHULHQFHV,KDGJDWKHUHGWKURXJKP\OLQHRI ZRUNH[SRVXUHDQGDVVRFLDWLRQZLWKQRWDEOH RUJDQLVDWLRQV :KDWZHUH\RXGRLQJEHIRUH¶7KH$PD]RQV·" "%HIRUH¶7KH$PD]RQV·,ZRUNHGLQDIHZ RUJDQL]DWLRQV LQWKHLUOHJDOGHSDUWPHQW 2QP\ UHWXUQ,VWDUWHGDEXVLQHVVGHYHORSPHQW FRPSDQ\ZKLFKSURYLGHVDQXPEHURIVHUYLFHV

:KDWDUHVRPHRIWKHFKDOOHQJHV\RX HQFRXQWHUDVKRVWRI¶7KH$PD]RQV·" ,ZRQ·WVD\LW·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·VUHVW :KDWLV\RXUHYHQWXDOGUHDPIRU¶7KH $PD]RQV·" 7REHDEOHWRSDVVWKHEDWRQRQWRWKHQH[W JHQHUDWLRQRI¶7KH$PD]RQV·VRWKH\FDQ FRQWLQXHZKDWZHVWDUWHG +RZGR\RXFRSHZLWKEHLQJDPRWKHUZLIH DQGFDUHHUZRPDQ" $VLGHIURPWKHWKUHH\RXPHQWLRQHG,DPDOVR DGDXJKWHUDVLVWHUDQDXQW\DQLHFHDQGD IULHQG6RLW·VDMXJJOLQJDFWDQGDWWLPHVLWWDNHV LWVWROOEXWP\ORYHDQGSDVVLRQIRUDOONHHSVPH ULJKWRQWRSRILWDOO,EHOLHYHLW·VZKDW,ZDVERUQ WREH 'HFHPEHU

9


REPORTAGE WLPHLVIURPDOOWKHH[SHULHQFHVWKDWZHKDYHKDGDQG EHHQWKURXJKRYHUWKH\HDUV7KDWLVZKDWVKDSHVXV :HDUHWKUHHZRPHQFRPLQJWRWDONDERXWWKH same issues. That makes it totally different. :KDWLVWKHUHODWLRQVKLSZLWK\RXUFRKRVWVOLNH" <RXNQRZZRPHQ1RZZHFDQEHYHU\FKDUPLQJ ZHFDQEHYHU\GLVWDQWGHSHQGLQJRQZKDWSHULRGRI WKHPRQWKLWLV%XWZHGRJHWDORQJDQG,WKLQNZHDUH DOOSURIHVVLRQDOHQRXJKWRXQGHUVWDQGWKDWLWLVDOVR QRWDERXWXVDVDSHRSOHEXWDOVRZKDWZHDUHWU\LQJ WRGR7KHFKDQJHVWKDWZHDUHWU\LQJWRPDNHWKH WRSLFVWKDWZHDUHWU\LQJWRWDONDERXWWREULQJVRPH VRUWRIOLJKWRQWKRVHWKLQJV,WLVQRWMXVWDERXWXVLWLV DERXWZKDWZHDUHGRLQJ

Bimbo Akintola

N

ollywood star Bimbo Akintola shot to limelight years back with her naughty but SHUIHFWO\LQWHUSUHWHGUROHLQ¶2XWRI %RXQGV·+DYLQJVWDUUHGLQD QXPEHURIPRYLHVWKHUHDIWHU%LPER remains one of the strongest and PRVWWDOHQWHGDFWUHVVHVLQ1LJHULD

From acting to presenting, how did you get on the programme? Actually, I was contacted by one of the producers and I said I would meet with the others. If I like the FRQFHSWWKHQZH·OOVHHKRZLWJRHV,PHWZLWKWKH WHDPDQG,OLNHGWKHLGHD$JDLQ,IHOW1LJHULDQHHGHG VRPHWKLQJOLNHWKLVVHHLQJZRPHQVD\LQJLWH[DFWO\ as it is. So, how has being an actress helped you on set? It helps a lot because I am easy with the camera. I know how to talk to the camera. I understand my FDPHUDDQJOHVDQGDOOWKDWVRLWPDNHVLWSUHWW\HDVLHU It is like a familiar companion. What is the focus of the programme? :HGRWDONDERXWDOONLQGVRILVVXHVPDUULDJHWKH other womanâ&#x20AC;¦ Well, a lot of issues. People think that ZHWDONDERXWZRPHQDORQH%XWDVDGHYHORSLQJ country, there is so much more that women can be GRLQJ6RLIZHWHQGWRIRFXVRQZRPHQLVVXHVLWLV because we need women to understand who and what we are in the society. We are not only companions, we are also LQWHOOLJHQW$QGDORWRIZRPHQQRZDGD\VDUHEUHDG ZLQQHUVDQGWKH\DUHWDNLQJFDUHRIWKHLUIDPLOLHV 7KH\DUHGRLQJVRPXFK6R,WKLQNZRPHQUHDOO\ QHHGWREHUHVSHFWHGDQGDOVRFRQJUDWXODWHGLQDOOWKH WKLQJVWKDWZHDUHGRLQJ:HGRWDONDORWDERXW women. And issues that affect women. In your opinion, what is the difference between ¶7KH$PD]RQV·DQGRWKHUWDONVKRZV" ,ZRXOGOLNHWRVD\WKDW¶7KH$PD]RQV·KDVWKUHH SHUVSHFWLYHVWKUHHZRPHQIURPGLIIHUHQW EDFNJURXQGV Aisha is a sports person and she has lived her life as a sports person. Dolapo is a lawyer. I am an actress. We all come from different areas, different SDUWVDQGGLIIHUHQWXSEULQJLQJV2XUHGXFDWLRQDO EDFNJURXQGVDUHVLPLODUEXWZHQWWRGLIIHUHQWVFKRROV 'RODSRVFKRROHGLQ(QJODQG,VFKRROHGKHUH $QGRXUGLIIHUHQWH[SHULHQFHV$LVKDLVDPRWKHU 6KHKDVWZRFKLOGUHQ'RODSRKDVWZRFKLOGUHQ,DP DVLQJOHJLUO$OOWKHVHH[SHULHQFHVFRPHWRSOD\ EHFDXVHZHDUHDFRORXURIRXUH[SHULHQFHV:KDW we are, whatever we show anyone, at any point in

10

/ December 29, 2013

7HOOPHDERXWJURZLQJXS ,JUHZXSLQDYHU\KDSS\IDPLO\0\PRPLVDQ DPD]LQJPRWKHU6KHZDVWKHUHIRUXV0\IDWKHUKH ZDVDFXVWRPVRIÃ&#x20AC;FHUDQGKHZDVLQDQGRXWLQDQG RXW%XWP\PRWKHUZDVDURXQGDOOWKHWLPH0\PRP closed from work at the time that we closed from VFKRRO$QGWKDWZDVLWIRUWKHGD\6KHVSHQWDOOWKH WLPHZLWKXV2QHRIKHUTXDOLWLHVLVWKDWVKHLVD GLVFLSOLQDULDQ6KHLVSOD\LQJZLWK\RXWKLVPLQXWHDQG WKHQH[WPLQXWH\RXFRXOGJHWDEHDWLQJLI\RX deserve it. 7HOOXVDELWDERXW\RXUHGXFDWLRQDOEDFNJURXQG" ,VWDUWHGIURP0DU\ODQG3ULYDWH6FKRROZHQWWR &RPPDQG'D\6HFRQGDU\6FKRRODQGÃ&#x20AC;QLVKHGDWWKH University of Ibadan, where I studied Theatre Arts, PDMRULQJLQ$FWLQJ0LPLQJDQG6SHHFK How would you describe the movie industry in Nigeria now? I think when I started it was easier for talents, HDVLHUIRUDFWRUV<RXFRXOGMXVWZDONLQDQGEHFRPH VRPHERG\LPPHGLDWHO\,GLGQ·WKDYHWRNLOOP\VHOI$OO ,GLGZDVDXGLWLRQDQG,JRWUROHV%XWQRZLWLVQRWDV HDV\PD\EHEHFDXVHWKHVWDQGDUGVDUHKLJKHU :KDWZHUHWKHVWDQGDUGVOLNHWKHQ" <RXPXVWEHDEOHWRDFW0D\EHWKHUHZDVQ·WDV PXFKWDOHQWDVZHKDYHQRZ,DPZRQGHULQJ %HFDXVHDORWRISHRSOHDUHQRWH[SRVHGWRWKHIDFW WKDWDFWLQJLVQRWFRPPHUFLDOVH[ZRUN,WLVD profession and people can now make money off it. 6RPRUHSDUHQWVDUHRSHQWRDOORZLQJWKHLUFKLOGUHQ LQWRLW<RXGRQ·WKDYHWRVQHDNWRDFW 1RZ\RXMXVWWHOO\RXUPRWKHURUIDWKHUWKDW\RX needed to be an actor and they allow you so, I think WKDWLVZKDWKDVFKDQJHG%DFNWKHQDORWRISHRSOH GLGQ·WKDYHWKHFRXUDJHWRWHOOWKHLUSDUHQWVWKH\ ZDQWHGWREHDQDFWRU1RZZHKDYHVRPDQ\WDOHQWV out there. We have heard that there are issues of sexual KDUDVVPHQWLQWKHLQGXVWU\+RZWUXHLVLW" ,GRQ·WKDYHDQLGHDZKDWWKDWPHDQV,KDYHQHYHU EHHQVH[XDOO\KDUDVVHG+RQHVWO\LILWLVKDSSHQLQJ, DPQRWPDNLQJOLJKWRILWLWKDVQHYHUKDSSHQHGWR PH1HYHU,ZLOOOLNHWRVHHWKHSHUVRQZKRZLOOWU\ that. What movie would you say actually brought you to limelight? 0\VHFRQGPRYLH¶2XWRI%RXQGV·EURXJKWPHWR OLPHOLJKWEHFDXVHP\Ã&#x20AC;UVWPRYLHZDVQ·WUHOHDVHGXQWLO ¶2XWRI%RXQGV·ZDVUHOHDVHG3HRSOHWKRXJKWLWZDV WKHÃ&#x20AC;UVWPRYLHWKDW,VKRWEXWLWZDVUHDOO\WKHVHFRQG How has it been over the years? ,KDYHKDGP\XSVDQGGRZQVEXWZKDW,Ã&#x20AC;QGQRZ WKDWLVP\JUHDWHVWFKDOOHQJHLVWKDW,UHDGFHUWDLQ VWRULHVDQG,DPOLNH,GRQ·WZDQWWRGRWKLV, XQGHUVWDQGWKDWFHUWDLQWKLQJVVHOOEXW,GRQ·WWKLQN WKDWHYHU\VWRU\PXVWEHDERXWRQO\WKRVHWKLQJV:H are creative and innovative people and I am sure that we can do better. I believe totally that every story that ,DPSDUWRIVKRXOGDIIHFWVRPHRQH·VOLIH,WVKRXOG DGGUHVVDQLVVXHLWVKRXOGWDONDERXWVRPHWKLQJWKDW is important. For me, movies that I do now are movies WKDWVD\VRPHWKLQJ )RUVRPHSHRSOHLWLVMXVWDERXWZDQWLQJWRDFW,

JXHVV%XWIRUPH,WKLQN,KDYHGRQHHQRXJK,KDYH ZRUNHGKDUGHQRXJKRYHUWKH\HDUV,KDYHDIDQ EDVH,KDYHEHHQUHFRJQL]HG,WVKRXOGEHDERXWWKH WKLQJVWKDW,WKLQNDUHLPSRUWDQW,KDYHSDLGP\GXHV 6RIRUPHDQ\PRYLHWKDW,DPJRLQJWREHSDUWRI no matter how silly the story line or the plot is, there must be someone that it will affect. What are the disadvantages of being an actor? 7KHUHDUHDORWRIEHQHÃ&#x20AC;WVRIEHLQJDQDFWRU 1XPEHURQH\RXDUHUHFRJQL]HGZKHUHYHU\RXJR, GRQ·WXQGHUVWDQGLW,GRQ·WNQRZLILWLVWKHHFRQRPLF VLWXDWLRQLQ1LJHULD(YHU\ERG\MXVWDVVXPHVWKDW\RX KDYHPRQH\(YHU\ERG\MXVWZDQWVPRQH\SHRSOH GRQ·WMXVWVD\KLWR\RX 2QFHWKH\WU\DQGJHWFORVHWR\RXLWLVEHFDXVH WKH\ZDQWVRPHWKLQJ,WDOPRVWJHWVWRWKHSRLQW ZKHUH\RXDUHSDUDQRLGDERXWWKHZKROHWKLQJ EHFDXVHHYHU\ERG\LVFRPLQJIRURQHWKLQJRUWKH RWKHU,WPDNHVLWGLIÃ&#x20AC;FXOWWRXQGHUVWDQGWKRVHZKRDUH real to you. 7KHUHDUHORWVRIGLVDGYDQWDJHV<RXFDQ·WJRRXW DQGEH\RXUVHOI<RXFDQ·WGHFLGHWKDW,DPKDYLQJD UHDOO\EDGKHDGDFKHEHFDXVHÃ&#x20AC;UVWDQGIRUHPRVW, DPDKXPDQEHLQJEHIRUHEHLQJDFHOHEULW\,DPDQ DFWRUWKDWLVP\ZRUN7KHUHLV%LPERÃ&#x20AC;UVW7KHIDFW WKDWSHRSOHH[SHFW\RXWREHZKR\RXDUHQRWLVVRPH RIWKHGLVDGYDQWDJH,WLVWLULQJ,IZHOLYHOLNHWKDWZH ZLOOORVHRXUVHOYHVDQGZHZRQ·WNQRZZKRZHDUH after some time. $QGWKHUHDUHDGYDQWDJHVDVZHOO%HFDXVHZKHQ people like you so much, they want to see every PRYLHWKDW\RXIHDWXUHLQ,KDYHDPD]LQJIDQVWKDW have been there. $UH\RXXQGHUDQ\SUHVVXUHWRGUHVVZHOOORRN good as a celebrity? ,UDUHO\JRRXWEHFDXVHWKDWLVQRWPH+RQHVWO\ WKDWLVQRWZKR,DP,DPQRWDGHVLJQHUSHUVRQ, EDUHO\NQRZQDPHV,DPDKDLUJLUO,ORYHKDLU,DPD VKRHJLUO,ORYHVKRHV%XWLWGRHVQ·WKDYHWREHD QDPH,WMXVWKDVWREHDPD]LQJZKDW,WKLQNLV DPD]LQJ ,GRQ·WPLQGEX\LQJRQHGUHVVDQGQRWZHDULQJLW DJDLQEHFDXVH,KDYHVHHQWKHPGRLQJWKDW¶2KVKH ZRUHLWODVW\HDU6KHZRUHLWDJDLQWKLV\HDU·,KDYH seen that happen to certain people and I am like that LVQRWIDLU,ILWZDVDGRFWRUQRERG\ZLOOVD\DQ\WKLQJ ,ILWZDVDODZ\HUQRERG\ZLOOVD\DQ\WKLQJ :KDWLIWKHSHUVRQFRXOGQ·WDIIRUGDQHZGUHVVDW WKDWSRLQWLQWLPHWKH\DUHKXPDQEHLQJV,WQHYHU KDSSHQHGWRPHWKDQN\RX/RUG$QGLWZLOOQHYHU happen. I saw it in one paper and I felt that was so XQIDLUEHFDXVH\RXDUHQRWWKLQNLQJDERXWWKLV SHUVRQ·VVLWXDWLRQ :HDUHDGHYHORSLQJFRXQWU\$FWRUVDUHQRW PXOWLPLOOLRQDLUHV:HDUHVWUXJJOLQJSHRSOHOLNHHYHU\ other middle class person. So, when it comes to beauty therapy what do you do? ,DPKRUULEOHDWWKHVHWKLQJV,MXVWJHWXSDQGJR EXWQRZ,VFUXE7KDWLVRQHWKLQJ,UHDOO\GROLNH, VFUXEDWOHDVWRQFHDZHHNPD[LPXPWKUHHWLPHVD ZHHN0HQVKRXOGVFUXEWRR :KDWLVPDNHXSOLNHIRU\RX" ,DPQRWDQDPD]LQJPDNHXSSHUVRQ,WKLQN what I do most of the time will always be my eyes. I DPDELJKDLUFKLF,VD\LWDOOWKHWLPH,GRQ·WPDNHXS ZKHQ,DPQRWJRLQJIRUDIXQFWLRQH[FHSWZKHQ, KDYHDIXQFWLRQWKDW,DPJRLQJWRDQG,DPIRUFHGWR ,IQRW,JRDURXQGP\EXVLQHVVDQG,WKLQN,DPSUHWW\ HQRXJK What is your word to young people? :KHQ\RXEHOLHYHLQVRPHWKLQJJRIRULW:RUN KDUGDQG\RXZLOOJHWLW,EHOLHYHGLQDFWLQJ,ZRUNHG hard and see where I am. Everybody thinks that I KDYHVRPHWKLQJLPSRUWDQWWRVD\3HRSOHZDQWWR KHDUZKDW,KDYHWRVD\DQGSHRSOHUHFRJQL]HPHRQ WKHVWUHHWDQGWKDWLVMXVWEHFDXVH,EHOLHYHGLQP\ GUHDPVDQGVWULYHGWRPDNHLWFRPHWKURXJK


HE A LT H

HEALTHY LIVING101 by - Teri Mendes

16

%HVW%HQHÂżWVRI Guava Leaves for Health, Skin and Hair - part 2

Hello my dear Readers I hope you all had a Lovely Christmas and Boxing Day Celebration. Guava leaf, like many other herbs, has an amazing array of qualities, and it seems to be able to do amazing things. Guava leaves are regarded as herbal treatment for several diseases due to their medicinal properties. This week we continue IURPZKHUHZHVWRSSHGDQGÂżQLVKXSZLWK 6NLQDQG+DLUEHQHÂżWVRIWKHJXDYDOHDI 5. AIDS IN DIGESTION Guava leaf tea aids digestion by stimulating digestive enzyme production. The powerful antibacterial agents kill bacteria in the lining of the gut and stop proliferation of toxic enzymes by bacteria. Guava OHDYHVDUHSDUWLFXODUO\EHQHÂżFLDOLQFDVHRIIRRG poisoning as well as soothing, vomiting and nausea. To relieve stomach ache, boil 8 pieces of guava leaves in 1.5 liters of water and drink thrice a day. 6. TREATMENT OF TOOTHACHES, SORE THROATS AND GUM DISEASE Due to their DQWLLQĂ&#x20AC;DPPDWRU\TXDOLWLHVIUHVKJXDYDOHDYHVFDQ relieve tooth ache, heal gum and mouth sores and treat sore throats when used for gargling. The antibacterial agent in these leaves protect the teeth and gums and therefore, guava leaves are used as an ingredient in toothpastes and mouth fresheners. Guava leaves can even be made into a natural paste at home for brushing the teeth and gums. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an excellent mouth freshener and can readily replace any toothpaste or other cosmetic tooth remedy .A fresh tender guava leave can be chewed to paste and WKHQUXEEHGRQWKHJXPVZLWKÂżQJHUVLWÂśVDYHU\ common morning mouth freshener in India and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VRHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYHWKDWDQ\RQHSUDFWLFLQJLWRQFHLVERXQG to love it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I do in fact I believe â&#x20AC;&#x153;a guava leave a day, keeps the dentist awayâ&#x20AC;?. 7. BENEFICIAL IN DENGUE FEVER Guava leaves are considered a natural remedy for dengue

fever. This is because guava leaf extract can increase crease the number of platelets in the blood and is nott toxic es at all. For this purpose 9 pieces of guava leaves should be boiled in 5 cups of water until 3 cups ps of water is left. After straining and cooling, a cup p of this concoction should be drunk 3 times a day. ay. 8. PROSTATE CANCER: Studies have shown hown I WKDWJXDYDOHDYHVFDQEHEHQHÂżFLDOLQFDVHRI prostate cancer and enlargement. 9. REDUCTION OF ALLERGIES Guava leaves prevent the release of histamine. Moreover, the FRPSRXQGVIRXQGLQJXDYDOHDYHVDUHHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYHLQ blocking all allergic reactions. Ever since I started XVLQJWKHP,PXVWVD\,FDQVHHDVLJQLÂżFDQW decrease in my allergies. 10. SPERM PRODUCTION According to research done by the Harvard School of Medicine, consumption of guava leaf tea has been proven to EHHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYHLQLQFUHDVLQJVSHUPSURGXFWLRQWKXV helping with conception.

13. REMOVAL BLACKHEADS For the MOVAL V L OF B LACKH K EAD E treatment of blackheads, blend guava leaves d the h gu with little water and use it as a scrub on your nose to remove blackheads. I like to add some honey to this mixture for extra smoothness. 14. ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS Guava leaves contain antioxidants which destroy the free radicals that damage your skin, thus protecting your skin from ageing as well as improving skin tone and texture. A blend of mature guava leaves can be DSSOLHGRQWKHVNLQIRUÂżUPLQJWKHVNLQ

11. TREATMENT OF WOUNDS AND INFECTIONS Guava leaves have great healing properties that can treat wounds such as cuts, impact abrasion etc. The antibacterial agents SUHYHQWLQIHFWLRQDQGUHGXFHLQĂ&#x20AC;DPPDWLRQRIWKH uterus to accelerate the healing of wounds. Guava leaf tea can help in curing ear infections as well.

15. RELIEVES ITCHING Skin itching can lead to a serious problem if not treated immediately. Guava leaves are an instant cure for getting rid of itchiness as they contain allergy blocking compounds.

*8$9$/($9(6%HQHÂżWVIRU6NLQ 12. TREATMENT OF ACNE AND BLACK SPOTS$FQHDQGEODFNVSRWVDUHTXLWHDQQR\LQJ DVWKH\DGYHUVHO\DĚ&#x2020;HFWWKHDSSHDUDQFHRI\RXUVNLQ *XDYDOHDYHVDUHHĚ&#x2020;HFWLYHLQHOLPLQDWLQJDFQHDQG black spots from the skin. They contain an antiseptic that can kill acne causing bacteria. For this purpose, mash some guava leaves and apply it on the acne and dark spots. Rinse with water after a while. This should be done daily until the skin is clear.

16. NATURAL REMEDY FOR HAIR LOSS Being rich in nutrients and antioxidants, guava leaves help in promoting healthy hair growth. To stop hair loss, boil a handful of guava leaves in a liter of water for around 20 minutes. After cooling, apply it on your scalp and massage rigorously.

TERI Speaks Hi Teri, Well done for a beautiful job I really enjoy your write XS$ERXWWKLVZHHN¡VHGLWLRQRQIRRGVIRUEHDXWLIXOVNLQ SDUWWZR,PLVVHGWKHSDUWRQHZKLFKFRQWDLQVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWHLJKW can you please kindly list them for me? Thank you and God bless you. Sade

Dear Sade, Thank you for your mail and glad to you are enjoying the column.

*8$9$/($9(6%HQHÂżWVIRU+DLU

For comments and questions please email terimendes@gmail. com, @terimendes. I would love to hear from you, till next week. - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ta ta for now! XOXO

To list: 1. Tomatoes 2. Egg yolk (but go easy on this 2ce a week only because egg yolks are high in cholesterol) 3. corn 4. Grapefruit 5. Papaya (Paw Paw) 6. Salmon rich in Omega 7. Edamame (Green beans) Hope this helps. For more tips and tricks follow me on twitter @terimendes Best Wishes, TM.

December 29, 2013 /

11


FE A T UR E

Get Captivated by - Jerome Onipede ...CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK

DATING OLDER WOMEN What does a man sleeping around with women for money become eventually? A NOBODY! He will never be able to stand in the days that real men will stand. I believe we can turn our economy around like other progressive countries of the world have done when we sincerely begin to seek ways to meet SHRSOH¡VQHHGVOHJLWLPDWHO\DQGJHWUHZDUGHGIRU it. Today, people plan events and get paid. Others stand in front of a crowd, make them laugh and get paid. I match make, coach, and counsel. The days and times may be rough but they have brought out the best in some of us. What about you? What do people pay you to do? We need to draw the attention of our leaders to the pathetic state of some Nigerian men. Most of them attend churches and I wonder why their lives are not changed. Most churches give negative attention to women anyway. Negative because most of what is talked about in such places has to do with women doing more to win their men over. I wonder who is teaching men how to win their women over! Women are taught how to submit and submit and submit until they die in the process. Nothing seems to have really changed because nobody seems to

KATHY EMIKO

If you are interested in the full package we have to offer in the area of personal counselling, relationship coaching and match making, please call 08099118377. To attend monthly programmes in Lagos and Abuja, call 08053537663. BB 2219041E. Counseling inquiries on Marriage, Relationships, Career and Matchmaking >> @jeromeistalking on Twitter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? Jerome Yaovi Onipede on Facebook.

BodyPerfect

(Ě&#x2020;RUWOHVV7ULFNV 7R6OLP<RXU:D\ 7R%HWWHU+HDOWK,Q 2014â&#x20AC;Ś YOUR BODY, YOUR CHOICES as As a human being, God entrusted you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no one else â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the responsibility of caring for your body so, it is best to always be pro-active about your health. 0RUHWKDQÂżIW\SHUFHQWRISHRSOHVD\WKHLUELJJHVW health worry is their weight and that is smart, given that too many kilogrammes could up the risk of many diseases including ARTHRITIS, DIABETIS, and HEART DISEASES. Conversely, shedding just ten percent of your body weight (which is easy to do with a few changes to your daily routine) could cut those risks in half! How to go about it? Just follow these guidelines: 78512))&5$9,1*6%<($7,1*(** :+,7(6 3527(,1  Start each day with egg whites and you will drop 65% more weight and 83% more belly fat than if you eat a carbohydrate-loaded breakfast

12

be addressing men and telling them the truth to their faces. So, our women do their best but their best does not seem to be good enough because many men are left to continue in their irresponsible way of life. When a male child is born, there are shouts of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mama, na boy!â&#x20AC;? Truth is: what if the baby is a boy? How much does he eventually contribute to the development of that famiily? Many females are doing a lot better. Is it not better to have a progressiveminded girl child than to have male child who becomes a prostitute or one who goes into internet fraud or carries guns or worse still one who does nothing but milk women around him without any iota of shame? Well, before you blame him, let us ask how his parents trained him. His parents said he was a boy

/ December 29, 2013

so, he should not do household chores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sweep WKHĂ RRUZDVKSODWHVRUHYHQFRRN6RKHEHFDPH useless right from the very beginning. And, his VLVWHU"2KVKHGLGDOOWKHZRUNDQGVKH¡VDORWEHWWHU for it today. Most people can tell that women are forging ahead these days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as managing directors of banks, directors general of parastatals, ministers and who knows, one of them might become president soon. 7KLVLVEHFDXVHZKHUHYHU\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHPWKH\DUH working with passion and earn their positions by merit. :HXVHGWRDFFXVHWKHPRIXVLQJÂśERWWRPSRZHU¡ but no more. They have come to realize that they can leave that to men who now make money by sleeping with dishonorable women old enough to be their mothers; looking for cheap popularity by appearing in one soft sell magazine or the other. While women of virtue are forging ahead, some men are living with an entitlement mentality, waiting to milk these poor women of what they worked hard for because these young men believe that the women got their wealth by sleeping with other men! Men, wake up! Women are working legitimately for their money now. The most disheartening part is that some Nollywood super stars are involved in prostituting with sugar mummies! Stars from other areas of the entertainment industry are not left out too. Role models indeed! Nevertheless, I know we still have some men of honor left in the land. May they be role models for our sons, hope for our daughters and pillars for our society. Amen

OPUKVTUTMJNNJOHCVUmUOFTT

of white bread or sugar-loaded or frosted cereals. Egg ZKLWHFRQWDLQJUDPVRIÂżOO\RXXSSURWHLQSOXVLWLV packed with unique anti-oxidants that signal brain cells WRWXUQRĚ&#x2020;FUDYLQJVIRUXSWRIRXUKRXUV 29(55,'()$76725$*(6,*1$/6 $7/81&+ Make the biggest meal of the day a balanced lunch with protein, vegetables and complex carbohydrates. Less food at dinner turns down your brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fat-storing urges, helping you shed 79% more weight. In fact, women who load up on calories in the HYHQLQJDUHPRUHOLNHO\WRÂżQGGLHWLQJWRRGLĚ&#x2021;FXOW

HEALTH

News101

Leafy green vegetables block fat deposits (pumpkin (ugu), greens, lettuce, water leave, bitter leave, scent leave and spinach). All edible, green vegetables are rich in lipoic acid, a phyto-nutrient that shuttles blood sugar into cells so it can be burned for energy instead of stored as fat. Lipoic acid also boosts production of appetite-taming leptin, thus helping women shed 5% of their body weight in six months.

to manage. Day-time calorie cuts followed by night-time meals activate the brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survival mechanism, slowing metabolism, increasing fat-storing insulin and triggering a 27% increase in appetite. '2'*(3281'3$&.,1*62'$ Each glass of soda (soft drink), juice or other sweetened beverage adds hundreds of calories to your diet and the sugar WXUQVRĚ&#x2020;WKHEUDLQÂśVDELOLW\WRIHHOVDWLVÂżHGPDNLQJ\RX hungry. Fill up on plain water, sugar-free ice teas and other no-calorie drinks (not diet sodas) instead of four sugar drinks. You could lose up to 56 pounds in no time. 0(/7)$7683(5)$67:,7+$/021'6 Although these crunching treats seem like high fat indulgence, they have the power to boost weight loss by 62%. Almonds are loaded with mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are proven to lessen the food cravings that sabotage millions of dieters each year. Research suggests that MUFAs in almonds slow carbohydrate absorption, cutting odds of blood-sugar problems that pack on belly fat by 31%. Other MUFAsrich foods include: olive oil, olives, walnuts, avocado and peanuts. &85(%851287:,7+9$5,(7< No one looks forward to the drudgery of the same work out everyday, but that is not the only reason to mix up your activities. Once oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s muscles adapt to a particular exercise routine, they learn how to do that work out without burning lots of calories. In fact, after doing the same exercise for three weeks straight, you are burning 25% fewer calories than you started. No wonder research shows that switching among several activities (say going from treadmill to high impact dance aerobics classes) reduce the risk of weight loss plateaus by half! TO BE CONTINUED...

3ULQFHVV.DWK\LVDFHUWLÂżHGQXWULWLRQDQG ÂżWQHVVFRQVXOWDQW(PDLObodyperfectng@aol. com | %%28356028


POCKET ),1$ by - Omilola Oshikoya /HW¶V7DON ...CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK

Question/Comment 3. List out all your debts/ debtors according to priority. Based on your monthly income determine how much you can spare on a monthly basis WRZDUGVSD\LQJR̆\RXUGHEW5HDOLVWLFDOO\DOOWKLQJVEHLQJHTXDOKRZORQJ ZRXOGLWWDNH\RXWRSD\R̆\RXUGHEW"$VVXPLQJ\RXVD\PRQWKVWKDW PHDQV\RXZRXOGEHSD\LQJRXW1HDFKPRQWK,VWKLVUHDOLVWLF" 'HWHUPLQHZKDWZRUNVIRU\RX7KHNH\WKLQJLVWRMXVWVWDUWSD\LQJLWR̆QR matter how small.

NCE

F EA T U R E

a) Pay your tithe:<RXUWLWKHUHSUHVHQWVRI\RXULQFRPH(YHQLI \RXGRQRWEHOLHYHLQSD\LQJ\RXUWLWKHVPDNHLWDKDELWWRJLYHRXWRI \RXULQFRPH,WLVPRUHUHZDUGLQJWRJLYHWKDQWRUHFHLYHDQGWKHPRUH\RX give the more you receive. b) Save 10%:,WLVLPSRUWDQWWRVDYHDWOHDVWRI\RXUPRQWKO\LQFRPH $VWLPHJRHVRQ,LPSORUH\RXWRUHYLHZWKLVXSZDUGVWRLQFUHDVH\RXU PRQWKO\VDYLQJ7KHUHDUHGL̆HUHQWVDYLQJVRSWLRQVVXFKDV¿[HGLQFRPH GHSRVLWVPXWXDOIXQGVHWF5HDGVXEVHTXHQWDUWLFOHVLQ$OOXUHRURQP\ EORJWR¿QGRXWPRUH c) Create a budget EDVHGRQRI\RXULQFRPHDQGVWLFNWRLW

$QRWKHUUHFRPPHQGHGDSSURDFKLVWRVHWDVLGHIRUWLWKHRUJLYLQJ IRUVDYLQJVWRZDUGV¿QDQFLDOIUHHGRPWRZDUGVPDMRUFDSLWDO LQWHQVLYHSXUFKDVHVRUSURMHFWVWRZDUGVVHOIGHYHORSPHQWHGXFDWLRQ WRZDUGVOHLVXUHDQGWKHUHPDLQLQJWRZDUGVJHQHUDOH[SHQVHV 4. Create a budget and stick to it. You need to create a monthly budget and ,KRSH,KDYHEHHQDEOHWRSURYLGHVRPHJXLGDQFHRQEHLQJGHEWIUHH VWLFNWRLW7KLVUHTXLUHVDORWRIGLVFLSOLQH,MXVWFRQFOXGHGDVHULHVRQ DQG,ORRNIRUZDUGWRUHFHLYLQJIHHGEDFNIURP\RXRQ\RXUSURJUHVV, EXGJHWLQJLQ$OOXUH0DJD]LQH,ZRXOGDOVREHSRVWLQJWKHVHDUWLFOHVRQP\ would also be writing an article on debt shortly. Please look out for it. EORJVKRUWO\.LQGO\FKHFNZZZSRFNHW¿QDQFHEORJVSRWFRP$FFRUGLQJ 3OHDVHGROHWPHNQRZKRZLWJRHVDQG,ZLVK\RXDOOWKHEHVWDV\RXVWDUW to David Bach “the problem is not how much we earn but how much we WKLVMRXUQH\WRZDUGV¿QDQFLDOIUHHGRP,WLVQRWHDV\DQGLWWDNHVDORWRI VSHQG´,WLVLPSRUWDQW\RXFXUWDLO\RXUVSHQGLQJ:DUUHQ%X̆HWVD\V³LI H̆RUWKDUGZRUNGLVFLSOLQHDQGGHWHUPLQDWLRQEXWWUXVWPHWKHUHZDUGV \RXEX\WKLQJV\RXGRQRWQHHGVRRQ\RXZLOOKDYHWRVHOOWKLQJV\RX are worth it in the long run. Congratulations on starting this journey. QHHG´3HUVRQDOO\,KDYHPDGHXSP\PLQGQRWWRSXUFKDVHDQ\LWHPWKDW, FDQQRWSD\IRUWKHUHDQGWKHQRUWKDW,FDQQRWD̆RUG$WUDSPRVW 2QD¿QDOQRWHDIRRGIRUWKRXJKWLVLQ3URYHUEVZKLFKVD\V HPSOR\HHVIDOOLQWRLVWREX\LWHPVDJDLQVWVXEVHTXHQWSD\FKHTXHV7KLVLV ³WKHZLVHKDYHZHDOWKDQGOX[XU\EXWIRROVVSHQGZKDWHYHUWKH\JHW´ DQHYHUHQGLQJF\FOHDVXZRXOG¿QG\RXDUHFRQVWDQWO\WU\LQJWRFOHDURQH 5HJDUGV2PLOROD2VKLNR\D)RU3RFNHW¿QDQFH debt or the other. Creating a budget helps you curtail your spending. 5.,QYHVWLQ\RXUVHOIE\HGXFDWLQJ\RXUVHOILQWKHDUHDRI¿QDQFHVPRQH\ 5HDGERRNVRQPRQH\PDWWHUVRUOLVWHQWRDXGLRWDSHV 6./DVWO\SOHDVHGRQRWLQFXUDQ\PRUHGHEW'HEWLVERQGDJHDQGLVRQHRI WKHWRSVWUHVVSURGXFHUVLQWKHZRUOG,WNHHSV\RXIURPSXUVXLQJ\RXU RZQGUHDPV<RXZRXOGDOVRQHHGWRVWDUWVDYLQJWRZDUGVUHWLUHPHQW,WLV LPSRUWDQWWRIRFXVRQ\RXUYLVLRQIRU\RXU¿QDQFHVDQGDOVRFKDQJH\RXU old habits and form new habits. $FRQVHUYDWLYHUHFRPPHQGHG¿QDQFLDOURXWLQHLVDVIROORZV

olish Professional THE

by - Chioma Okoye

THE NUANCE OF A LADY: HER EDGE FOR SUCCESS Week 5 ,QWKHFRXUVHRIWKHZRPHQ·VURXQG WDEOHGLVFXVVLRQZHKDGODVWZHHNHQG ZHGHOYHGLQWRWKHGLIIHUHQWDUHDVRI ZRPHQDIIDLUV&RLQFLGHQWDOO\WKHLVVXH RISULRULWLHVFDPHXSDQGDORWRI UHIHUHQFHVZHUHPDGHWRODVWZHHN·V ZULWHXSUHJDUGLQJZKDW,WHUPHG´DQ $OHYHOSULRULW\µ %DVHGRQWKDWGLVFXVVLRQVURVHXS RQIXUWKHUDGYLFHWRXVODGLHVDQGJXLGH

IRURXUWHHQDJHJLUOVGDXJKWHUVZKRDUH EORVVRPLQJLQWRDGXOWKRRG ,QVXEVHTXHQWHGLWLRQVZHZRXOG WDNHRQHDFKIXQGDPHQWDOSULRULW\IRUD IXOÀOOHGRUVXFFHVVIXOOLIHWKDWZDV PHQWLRQHGLQWKHFRXUVHRIWKDW PHHWLQJEXWWKHRQHWKDW,ZRXOGOLNH XVWREULHÁ\ORRNLQWRWRGD\LV´/LYLQJ ZLWKDSRVLWLYH0LQGVHWDQG$WWLWXGHµ

2PLORODLVWKHFRIRXQGHURIDÀQDQFLDODGYLVRU\ÀUPSURYLGLQJPXOWL GLVFLSOLQDU\VROXWLRQVWRFOLHQWVDFURVVLQGXVWU\DQGJRYHUQPHQW6KHLVD VHDVRQHG)LQDQFLDO$QDO\VWZLWK\HDUVZRUNH[SHULHQFHLQ)LQDQFHDQG $FFRXQWLQJFRYHULQJDUHDVVXFKDV)XQG0DQDJHPHQW,QIUDVWUXFWXUH3URMHFW )LQDQFH&RUSRUDWH)LQDQFH)LQDQFLDO$GYLVRU\3URMHFW0DQDJHPHQW,QWHUQDO &RQWURO$QDO\VLVDQG$XGLW6KHLVDEXVLQHVVDQGOHDGHUVKLSFRDFKDQGLV8. FHUWLÀHGOLIHFRDFK )RUFRPPHQWVDQGTXHVWLRQVSOHDVHHPDLOSRFNHWÀQDQFH#JPDLOFRP #SRFNHWÀQDQFHRQWZLWWHUZZZSRFNHWÀQDQFHEORJVSRWFRP ZZZRPLRVKLNR\DEORJVSRWFRP

6XFFHVV\RXZLOODJUHHZLWKPHLV ERUQHLQWHUQDOO\DQGWKHQDWWDLQHG SK\VLFDOO\LQYDULRXVDVSHFWV0DQ\ VXFFHVVIXOSHRSOHWKDWZHNQRZWRGD\ KDYHRQHPDMRUWKLQJLQFRPPRQ$ 326,7,9(0,1'6(7$1'$77,78'( ZKLFKVXJJHVWVDFOHDUSHUVSHFWLYHRI SXUSRVHDVHOIZLOODSULFHOHVV XQVXUSDVVDEOHDQGFRQVLVWHQW FKDUDFWHUDOOZKLFK ZLWKRXWGRXEW LV DQHGJHWKDWWKH\KDYH

:KHQDODG\KDVDSRVLWLYHPLQGVHW DQGDWWLWXGH DQGKHUHZHPHDQZKHQ LW·VHDV\RUKDUGZKHQWKHSUHVVXUHLV RQHYHQZKHQLWORRNVOLNHWKLQJVZLOO QRWZRUN VKHFRPHVLQWRDQHDVHZLWK WKHWKRXJKWVUHJDUGLQJKHUYLVLRQLQOLIH +HULGHDVWDOHQWVFUHDWLYHDELOLWLHV DUHHDVLO\GHFRGHGDQGLQWXUQKHU SXUSRVHEHJLQVWRDOLJQ 7KHSRLQWKHUHWKHQLVWKDWDODG\ ZLWKVXFKTXDOLWLHVHIIRUWOHVVO\DSSOLHV WKHNQRZOHGJH DQGZLVGRPWKDW she has been JUDFHGZLWKDQG a clearer XQGHUVWDQGLQJRI KHUYDOXHVDQG place in life is DFKLHYHG TO BE CONTINUED...

&KLRPD(2NR\H is a Corporate Etiquette expert; she is the Principal of the Diamond School of International protocol & Etiquette. 'HFHPEHU

13


Escape

Everyone Loves Dessert www.Indulgencedesserts.com

By Odun Ogunbiyi

,FDQ¡WWHOODOLHP\KRPHLVP\RDVLVDQGVR,UDUHO\HQWHUWDLQ in my house but when needs must, a girl has to do it right. Here is where I let you in on another one of my fairy godmothers. Her QDPHLV)XQPL$ODJEDGDDQGVKHKDVDOLWWOHEDNLQJRXWĂ&#x20AC;WFDOOHG Indulgence Desserts. When plotting to win the trophy for the hostess with the am literally counting down the days to mostest one should consider that nothing tells your guest â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you lots, I am glad you came and I am going to send you home New Year. I still make time to attend all with a smile on your face,â&#x20AC;? more than delicious, melt in your sort of Yuletide events though. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my PRXWKFDQ¡WVSHDNWR\RXQRZP\PRXWKVIXOOGHVVHUWV Basically Funmi has a sweet tooth and the ultimate indulgence favourite time of the year because there is IRUKHULVGHVVHUWVZKR¡VJRLQJWRDUJXHZLWKWKDW"$IHZ nothing better than carol concerts, mulled courses over the years in England, a three-month stint at the wine and yum yum presents. &RUGRQ%OHXLQ3DULVDQGDOONLQGRIDPD]LQJGHVVHUWVDUHĂ \LQJ out of her kitchen. Her sticky toffee cheese cake (yes, you read that right) is to die for. The tiramisu was the best I have ever had. The humble carrot cake gets a makeover with a decadent white chocolate and cream cheese frosting. )RUDOO\RXFKRFRKROLFVRXWWKHUH,SUHVHQWWR\RXWKHFKRFRODWHWUXIĂ HWDUWH3XEOLF service announcement: this is going to change your life. It is chocolate, more chocolate VRPHFUHDPZLWKODVKLQJVRI*UDQG0DUQLHUF¡HVWWRXWV1RHJJVQRĂ RXUQR interruptions. A slice of tarte, a glass of red wine and you will be in heaven.

I

When your night out is your night in Sherlaton at the Cumberland Hotel, 2/4 Adeola Odeku St. VI

High Tea, CanapĂŠs and Champagne The Lagos Motor boat club has been around IRUDIDEXORXV\HDUV$VDPHPEHU¡VRQO\ club for boat owners and their families, I often Ă&#x20AC;QGP\VHOIWKHUHRQD6XQGD\DQGĂ&#x20AC;QGLWLVD great place for the little ones to run aroundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; plus, the suya is a great member favourite and drinks are favourably priced. Recently though it has come to the establishments notice that despite being a family orientated club it being used primarily by men for after work sundowners, business meetings and the like. High Tea, CanapĂŠs and Champagne was an event geared towards luring women back to the club, and the promise of clotted cream DQGVFRQHVKDGPHGRZQWKHUHLQDĂ DVK,Q conjunction with 5th plus Quansah, Jessica Robinson Jewellery showcased her Legacy collection. Worn by the likes of Kimora lee 6LPPRQV6LHQQD0LOOHUDQG-/RWKHVHXQLTXH pieces are made-to-order diamonds and gold structural artwork characterised by energetic, bold-yet-feminine shapes. Way out of my pockets unfortunately, but a girl needs to know why she goes to work sometimes! I am looking forward to many more female bonding events at the club.

They say life is about taking time to appreciate the little pleasures. After a hard day of work when I have Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\JRWWKHOLWWOHRQHWREHGDQG,DPKRUL]RQWDORQ my couch with a glass of wine the last thing I want to contemplate is going to the kitchen and whipping up some chow. These days my take out preference is Indian cuisine from the Cumberland hotel. I have been a regular customer of theirs for over two years and they have consistently maintained WKHVDPHKLJKTXDOLW\IRRG I have eaten in at the restaurant a couple of times but to be honest I am not a huge fan RIWKHGHFRU,W¡VDOZD\VSDFNHGIXOORIUHJXODUVWKRXJKDQGWKDWLVEHFDXVHWKHJHQHUDO consensus is the food is the best Indian in Lagos. There are great vegetarian options, a great choice of curries and naan bread etc. My favourite combo consists of tandoori chicken, mutton biryani and a bhindi masala. Pay attention to the chilli ratings though this is Nigeria so they have catered to the home crowd. Hot and spicy will blow you away.

Scent of a woman With the Yuletide season all over the corner, I would hate to seem like the kind of person who would use her column to let her people know what would be welcome under her tree. I am really not that girl. With that disclaimer out of the way, two weeks ago my Editor got invited to a private launch of a new perfume in the Giorgio $UPDQLVWDEOHFDOOHG6L ,WPD\KDYHEHHQO\LQJDURXQGWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH (cough cough) so I gave myself a little sprits. The bottle is bold yet simple. The fragrance itself is full bodied, darkly passionate with sensual vanilla, feminine cassis nectar and warm musky wood undertones. 7KHSRVWHUJLUO&DWH%ODQFKHWWLVWKHSHUIHFWPDWFKIRUWKLVVFHQW6KH LV LVDOZD\VWKHHSLWRPHRIWKHFRQWUDGLFWRU\ZRPDQLQDOOLWVJORU\6KHLVDV sstrong as she is deliciously soft, full of life and at all times a lady. 7KHUHLVQRWKLQJUHWLULQJDERXWWKLVVFHQWLW¡VGDULQJDQGFKLFDQGIRUWKH kind of woman that is not easily forgotten... you know kind of like me!!!

I would love to hear from you, contact me via twitter

14

/ December 29, 2013

@oddbod75 Until next time XOXO!


P EO PL E “ O N E PA RT Y AT A T I M E ! ”

CHESENY HOTEL XMAS PARTY By - Oscar Ochiogu

Chesney Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos, held their xmas party recently. It was a gathering of distinguished personalities who came around to have fun in the spirit of the yuletide season. There was enough to eat and drink.

MR AND MRS OBINNA

WIUIFERD EHIGIE

LILA AND KEMI ALALE

CLIFFORD ENYOYL AND EWBANLE

AKEEM AND AYOKUNLE

CHICHI OBI

OLA AND LAIDE

NONYE NONYE

FRANK EDOHO

EDWARD KUDAGAH

FUNMI

UJUNWA AND FABIAN

MERAY ORJI

AFOLABI ODELEYE AND ABIMBOLA ARABA

EMEGHARA PATRICK AND JUSTINA

15

MR LAWAL

MR ENE

MR AND MRS ADEFEMI DADA

MARIA OHIERO AND OYINKAN OGUNDLE

JIDE ADE

ZITA AND OBI

December 29, 2013 /

15



Vanguard Allure 29th December 2013