As part of the ways to wrap up this great year 2013, we bring to you POSH PEARLS. These are faces of women we wish to delight you with. The list will be ENDLESS if we decide to name all the pearls we have. So we came up with these names.
1.OGOCHUKWU MADUEWESI is the founder of the VITILIGO AWARENESS AND AWARENESS FOUNDATION (VITSAF). Visit http://www.vitsaf.org. She is indeed a pearl.
2.Of course we all know AGBANI DAREGO.
3.OLUCHI ONWEGBA is a Nigerian model who has gone round the world and has scaled through all hurdles. She is a world class model. She won the “FACE OF AFRICA” contest when she was 17.
4.FUNMI IYANDA is an award winning broadcaster, blogger and journalist. She is greatly admired.
5.DEOLA SAGOE is one of the hottest fashion designer in Nigeria. Of course you don’t need to be told she is a posh pearl.
6.Media personality EKU EDEWOR is no doubt a stunner. She is a true definition of both beauty and brain.
7.Hehe! you must be a joker to think she wont be on this list. TIWA SAVAGE is very good in what she does and to me she is the best female musician in Nigeria.
8.Does GENEVIEVE NNAJI need any introduction?
9.INI EDO is a pearl anytime, anyday. Thumbs up dear.
10.MERCY JOHNSON is an exceptional woman. She is not just intelligent and beautiful, she exudes too much confidence. We love you. More power to your elbow SEXY Mrs Okojie.
11.Every woman in the entertainment industry should emulate this drop dead gorgeous beauty. She isnt just married, her marriage is so in tact and her career isn’t suffering. OMOSEXY keep it up.
12.Here is a woman we will always be proud of. A genius. An exceptional woman who discovered her purpose in life and followed it even when everyone thought she was stupid. She is one of my role models. Keep it up CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU ALL……….
BE ENLIGHTENED! BE INSPIRED!! BE MOTIVATED!!!
Bread is loved and eaten by almost all NIGERIANS. personally, I am not a huge fan of bread as i can go for days or even weeks without remembering or eating bread but when I see good bread such as the ones baked by “NEXT CASH AND CARRY” Abuja, I will eat to the point of overfeeding.
I have always been scared of most of these bread sold on the road especially those ones without labels. Most times, when I say i don’t eat them, my friends will say I form a lot. They simply do not understand.
In NIGERIA, buying bread is almost a tradition for anyone who has gone on a journey or trip. You hear people say “welcome! wey bread?” when the person returns. But I am one of the few people who will never buy a loaf of bread on the road. I even learnt that sometimes when these loaves of bread have stayed beyond their shelf life, some of these bread dealers go as far as cleaning the mucous on the bread with wet rags and repacking them again and unsuspecting and ignorant consumers buy and eat them exposing themselves to food poisoning. This is very unfair and the height of wickedness.
But my picture is obviously at the bakery. What do you think about the picture?
BE ENLIGHTENED! BE INSPIRED!! BE MOTIVATED!!!
I keep wondering why female bank workers are perceived as very promiscuous and of easy virtue. My experience while I was working with a financial institution here in Abuja opened my eyes to a lot of things. When you go about your job, putting in all the professionalism you can. All the prospective clients (especially the men) see is a beautiful girl who he wants to woo and jump into bed with. Some of them go about this wooing in such a crude manner. And most times, I ended up depressed. One day, I put up a friend’s picture as my display picture on my blackberry messenger. A friend picked interest and asked who she is. I told him and the minute I mentioned she works with Diamond bank, he exclaimed “Ah, I am not interested!!! I was curious so I asked why he lost interest all of a sudden and he said ladies who work in banks are indirect prostitutes, sleeping around with every man all because of bank deposits. How sad! I mean, what a way to generalize and consider any woman who works with the bank as promiscuous… But then, I remembered a certain sex tape that was released last year. A certain woman, a top placed female bank worker having sexual intercourse with her junior staff in the office and I get asking for the reason behind such act. Personally, I think promiscuity is an individual thing even though I know that certain factors can influence or change people. But when you know who you are and values you live for or by, you won’t be tossed up and down. I have heard different stories about the high level of promiscuity in different industries and sectors. I have heard a lot about nurses and their sexcapades with their patients. I have heard a lot about actors sleeping around. I have also heard a lot about politicians and it goes on and on and on. Different stories from different industries. So my question today is, which industry has the highest level of promiscuity or sex scandals? Is it the banking industry? Is it the movie industry? Are the nurses more guilty? What of the politicians? I have read stories about our teachers too. So are teachers also guilty? What of the churches? What of the media sector? I need your opinions on this and I also want to hear from you the reason or reasons for promiscuity. Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!! Written by: Marilyn Anona.
By Marilyn Anona. @poshmarilyn
At the office yesterday, a certain guy came to my desk and we got talking. Along the line, he asked a question. He asked if I take my partner’s calls especially in his absence, I told him that I do not live with my partner but it depends on the situation, that sometimes the phone will ring so many times when I am around and he is not there to take it and out of curiosity or care I would pick and relay the message to him when he comes back. He complained that his partner is in the habit of taking all the numbers of ladies in his cell without his knowledge and calling to insult them without minding or thinking about his relationship with those women.He said she misbehaves a lot when they go out and would accuse him of looking at another woman. He ended the whole gist with; in fact, I want to quit! I am tired!! I calmed him down and asked him a few questions because I wanted to find out if she had reasons for behaving that way and he said yes! “She once saw a love text from a lady on my cell”. I urged him to take it easy and constantly reassure his partner that she is the one for him in any way he can. Because I know she is suffering from “fear” and “lack of trust”. In romantic relationships, jealousy often involves other people. There is this fear that our partner will leave us for someone that he or she finds more attractive, more intelligent, richer or someone more phenomenal. It is this insecurity and lack of confidence within us that makes us fearful and leads to an unbelievable level of jealousy.
The main problem is that the things that this jealousy leads us to do and the way it leads us to act, in our effort to keep our relationship, are the very behaviours and actions that end the relationship. The people that we are with will feel that they are being controlled, manipulated, and unjustly persecuted. Jealousy doesn’t feel good to you and even your partner. Whether they have done anything that has contributed to your insecurity or not, they are the ones that are bearing the brunt of it.
Whatever a person needs to do to get rid of the insecurity that is destroying them, it is important that they do this in order to find true happiness in relationships with other people. Insecurity gives birth to untold fear, fear in turn gives birth to jealousy, and jealousy finally gives birth to wobbly and unhealthy relationships.
Jealousy is very terrible emotion to have to deal with, especially when it is in its extreme and experienced on a regular basis. It is a killer of relationships. How and what should be done to curb or reduce JEALOUSY in romantic relationships? Your opinions are needed… Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!
Adichie gave an inspiring feminist speech at the beginning of the track, before Beyonce sang.
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller
We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much
You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man
Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important
A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments,
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are
Feminist: A person who believes in the economic, social and political equality of the sexes.”
The 14-track album also features the pop diva’s husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Drake and Frank Ocean.