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Poshmarilyn Personality Profile: Meet the best makeup artiste in Umuahia.

Poshmarilyn Personality Profile takes her ride down to the quiet town of Umuahia, a small peaceful town in the south eastern part of Nigeria to meet an extremely passionate makeup artiste who has been recognised by virtue of her work.

CEO KRISBELLA, Christabel Eziaha.

Enjoy the Interview.

Who is Krisbella, what is her inspiration and what are her goals?

Mz_krisbella is a woman of passion, confident and a goal getter. God inspires me and the desire to grow and leave footprints for others to follow. My goals in life is to be the leading beauty entrepreneur brand in the whole world and touch people’s lives in the process.

Tell us about the Krisbella Brand.

Well krisbella as a brand is actually all about beauty and at krisbella makeover we believe make up is not a mask, but a powerful tool to effectively reveal something unique about your inner self. We are all unique in our different ways.

What are the challenges you have encountered as an upcoming makeup artiste and the blessings that come from being a model?

One of the challenges I face as an upcoming makeup artiste is the need to set quality trends for people to look up to and also the need to maintain standards and be a figure to look up to. Having people look up to me as a model is part of my drive for success. It pushes me to soar higher and take leaps of faith, and that in its way is a blessing.

What is your advise to the youths of Nigeria and Africa?

My advise to the youths of Nigeria and Africa is that the sky is never the limit, there are still many other firmaments beyond the sky. Don’t give up on your self, be the best in whatever you do just be different.

What are the 5 things that matter most to you.

5 things that matter most to me is God, my family, my business, my happiness and my friends.

How do people contact you for business?

Well mostly through referrals by previous customers or friends and through social Media; my IG handle is krisbella _makeover and mz_Krisbella that’s my personal account and our Facebook page is @kisbellamakeover. You can also contact me on 0902 563 9386.

It was a heart warming session with KRISBELLA, she is indeed worth emulating. Follow her on all social media platforms and don’t forget to contact her for very classy, creative and unique makeup for all occasions.

Stay inspired.


Geraldine Abimbola Salau writes: Before Sunrise (Poshmarilyn Peotry)

Geraldine Salau

I wrote this piece, with the thought that we are living in a world that may seem to have lost colour.Its easier to give up and let our dreams die. Regardless of the circumstances, I want to encourage everyone going through a rough part, that there’s more. The storm is all a facade. I hope you find strength in these words.

‘Before sun rise ‘

The mist seemed endless,
Engulfed in haze of gory days,
Leaving no prints on the sea bay,
Paddling to darkness,

My people are mired in disguise,
If only our sun could rise!
And restore our golden hue,
Before the morning dew.

Our feet has been encircled,
Within the walls of monsters,
Our tongues bridled,
Over powered ,
Like trees without roots.
If only our sun could rise!

Ensnared by their venoms,
Blurred visions of tomorrow ,
Like a ceaseless turmoil,
Clad in despondency.

If we could only realize,
Concealed within us,
The strength of legions,
And crumble this mirage into dust,
Beyond the reef,
Our haven of sunshine,
With us an helmet,
Against the barriers of futility,
A camouflaged soul,
Over repression,
Within the sea of hearts,
Lies the fortitude,
Then our sun would rise.

Salau Abimbola Geraldine
Award winning poet
University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Fashion: POSH STYLE PERSONALITIES, 7 women that will inspire your fashion style.

After a long break, posh style personality is back and it features 7 great women with great sense of fashion and style.
These seven women are not just women who are doing well in their respective fields, but women who are try to always look good despite busy schedules.

Fashion is not shallow as most people think. Fashion is a way to express and introduce your self without having to say a word.

1. Nkiru Umeh known as @angelnikky on Instagram, is a nollywood actor and beauty entrepreneur.
Nkiru who is also a wife and mother knows the importance of looking good and no matter how busy and tight her schedule is, tries her best to look very good.
Her style is classy and unique. She keeps her traditional position as an Igbo woman in mind while dressing up and she emerges for events looking like a queen.

Nkiru Umeh

2. Folashade Samuels known as @mamajazzz on Instagram is a fashion entrepreneur and socialite based in the federal capital territory.
Her job reflects on her. You don’t get surprised getting to know she is a fashion expert. She gets eyes turning whenever she enters into any gathering. It’s one thing to have a great fashion sense, it’s another thing to be classy and unique. Folashade Samuels reminds us of the queen of England with her sense of style.
She is worth emulating.

Folashade Samuels

3. Ozinna Anumudu known as @ozinna on Instagram is fashion entrepreneur and the founder of the brand management consultancy called THE STYLE CONCIERGE and ozinna.com.
Her style of fashion is very easy yet very posh. Uniqueness drives her. She pulls off anything and comes out looking really great.

4. Marilyn Oma Anona known as @omalivingshow on Instagram is the next on our list. She is a media and social entrepreneur.
A TV talk show host who goes beyond the TV to make real impact in the society. Despite having such tight schedules, Marilyn knows that looking good is compulsory. She has a timeless sense of style. She is also very versatile and unique. She is not a fan of trends.

Marilyn Oma Anona

5. Nkiru Nwosu known as @lindisparkus on Instagram is a Lagos based fashion designer.She is the owner of fast growing fashion line known as CUTTIES AND SPARKUS.
she is known for always turning heads with her perfect figure and the right clothes.
She is also very versatile with her choices and ensemble.

Nkiru Nwosu

6. Cassey Bassey known as @casseybassey on Instagram is an Instagram sensation when it comes to style and great photos to showcase style.
Cassandra is a personal style blogger and stylist. She has great love for fashion and it is so glaring. She is a personal shopper and a chef.

Cassey Bassey

7. Evanny Isioma Patrick known as @evanny_patrick on Instagram is the brand ambassador of a beauty salon here in Abuja. She is also a civil servant.
Evanny is a great lover of fashion and loves to look good.

Evanny Patrick

These 7 women will turn heads at any event. Check them out on Instagram and get some style inspiration.

Stay inspired.

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: There is more to entrepreneurship than just being the CEO.

Marilyn Oma Anona

Going into any venture for the wrong reasons leads to frustration. In life, if you want to last longer it is best to always put purpose before profit.
This helps you handle life issues better and enables you come out stronger no matter what challenges you encounter.

In Nigeria, so many word have been used to the point that the begin to irritate you or make you not want to be associated with them.
One of such words is “entrepreneur”.

Nigerians from the past 5 years have used this word in such a way that I am sure the word is even tired. Many of us don’t even know the real meaning of the word.

7 out of every Nigerian particularly the youths you engage to find out what they do, they are always quick to blurt out; “I am an entrepreneur,”

Most of them don’t even bother to explain or tell you what industry or aspect of entrepreneurship they are involved in.

They think just saying; ” I am an entrepreneur” defines them.

Entrepreneurship is good.
It is a thing of joy to see that we have embraced it in this part of the world.

But most of us need to be properly schooled and educated on what entrepreneurship really is.

When most Nigerian youths think entrepreneurship, all they think of is the title that comes with owning a business or running a business.

You see them proudly or even arrogantly say; “I am the CEO of…”
Then you see them quickly embrace some funny terms like; “boss lady”, “self made gang”, “in a league of my own”…

They think of not having anyone give them orders…
They are happy!

They think of waking up at what ever time they choose…
They are happy!

To them, they are already successful because of the title, being a boss of your own and not having to take riders from anyone and maybe having one small office of your own.

But this is not even the case.
The journey to becoming a successful and recognised entrepreneur is a tasking and very enormous one that requires a lot.

Let me make it clear…

We all have we’re we fit in.
There must be followers.
There must always be a team.
And being a follower doesnt mean you are unfulfilled.

Some people can only be successful as followers or only when they are followers.

You should know this.

Leadership is not for everyone.
A successful entrepreneur must be a successful leader.

Bosses are not leaders.

For those who are already entrepreneurs, I need to tell you this…

Dear Fellow Entrepreneur,
Sometimes it takes as much as a decade to build your brand and business.

Don’t start and expect to make it in a year or 2…
That’s the reason many are frustrated!

Good brands take time to build…
Give it time!

Remember, you will fail occasionally…
That’s how you grow and get better!

All the things you were taught and the ones you have been reading are not always applicable in the field…
You learn and get better with experience!

If you have with the mentality of making money instantly then you can’t be an entrepreneur.

An entrepreneur looks at the long term.
An entrepreneur must be patient.
An entrepreneur must put purpose before profit.

If you want quick money…
And want to see your money immediately…
Start trading!
Stick to buying and selling!
Stick to your 9 to 5 job.
The people who get easily frustrated as entrepreneurs are the ones who put profit and money before purpose.


Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Things are not always the way they seem.

Marilyn Oma Anona

Nkechi woke up that morning in a happy and very expectant mood.
Expectant, but she didn’t know what she was expecting.

She had made up her mind to go out often, and she got an invitation to attend a small get together for women.

Maybe that’s why she was expectant.

She is not the type that loves social functions. But after several advice from her friends that going out will help her career, she decided to give it a try.

She wore a jumpsuit she had bought that week and stepped into the venue looking like a super goddess!

Everyone admired her outfit. Fashion comes effortlessly to her and she doesn’t struggle to look good.

She practically stole the day.

The day was going well, until…

A phone suddenly started missing in the room where she and other people were.

It was a small event and they were gathered in one room, eating and laughing.

Suddenly, one of them started looking for her phone…
It was a rowdy day and that room was filled to the brim!

They had danced before settling down to a meal.

Nkechi’s handbag was open…
She didn’t take the phone…

She wholeheartedly and genuinely joined others to search for this phone!

It was not found.

While they were all consoling their fellow guest with the host explaining that the phone will be replaced.

Nkechi took the dishes to the kitchen only to emerge and start facing accusation from your friends!

She didn’t steal the phone…
She has never stolen before…
The thought has never crossed her mind!

The phone in question is even cheaper than her own phone.

She tried to explain that if she stole the phone, she won’t be too foolish to leave her bag there.

But no!
They descended on her and hurled insults at her.

God has finally exposed you…
They chanted!

Slay queen…
Independent woman indeed…
So this is how you have been living!

After stealing you will be speaking English.
We will disgrace you today.
God has exposed you.

We must put this on Facebook and Instagram and tag instablog.

She didn’t steal the phone!!!

Either someone did and intentionally set her up…
The phone fell into her bag while they were all dancing!

She cried bitterly…
She was embarrassed…
The trauma was overwhelming!

She will never get over it.
She will never forget.

(Things are not always the way they seem… Don’t be too hasty in judging people and joining popular opinions and verdict. If you are blessed with the gift of discernment and the ability to see beyond, you are blessed!)


Marilyn Oma Anona leads the campaign against “Jungle Justice” with “Sexual Assault” as a subtopic.

The online campaign has been on for 3 weeks.
This campaign is going on with #campaign against #sexualassault

Marilyn Oma Anona

The need became very imperative due to the alarming increase at the rate which these two issues occur.

Awareness, education, orientation and reorientation are tools that must be used to curb or eradicate these terrible nagging issues.

Have you seen a situation where a person was suspected of a crime…
Every situation and happening point directly to him or her… You are so sure as a human being judging by the things you see, feel or hear that this person is guilty…
But then he is charged to court and is awaiting trial…
After a few months, the real criminal is caught!

Now what if this person was killed through #junglejustice and you justify it by saying that he is a criminal and you never get to find out the truth.

Jungle justice is not just a crime…
It is grossly barbaric!

Why don’t we strive to see that our laws are implemented.
They are there for a reason.

Now, from research more than 50% of victims of jungle justice were innocent!

And I tell you this; “anyone capable of butchering and lynching any human for what ever reason is capable of anything!”
And worse than a criminal.

Do you also know that people set people up?

Crime is bad…
I have lost a brother inlaw to thieves.
I have been robbed…
My father has been robbed… That does not still justify JUNGLE JUSTICE.

If this goes on, a time will reach where uncivil people will start to mob and lynch people for mere arguments.

The internet is buzzing!
Jungle justice and sexual assault are unacceptable!

Join the campaign.
Lend your voice to some worthy cause.

Let’s preserve humanity and make the difference between us and animals clearer.

Several people have shared their stories and concerns about this ugly and barbaric practice called jungle justice.

About 70% of the victims of jungle justice were innocent.

Should this be allowed to go on?

AMARA MERCY AKPOTUE, a make up artist based in Anambra state had this to share.


Amara M

I was on a job sometime ago,someone started looking for her phone,I was the only stranger there and they were all giving me “we know you stole it” look,they said they want to search my bag,I gladly let them,they searched everything on me thoroughly but didn’t find the phone.
I finished with the job and went home. One week later I was doing my routine box and work tool clean up and found the phone. I cant even put to word how I felt as I imagined what would have been my fate if they had found the phone in my box. I am still thanking God for saving me. I called and waybilled the phone to them.
Let’s be civil and let the law prove a suspect guilty beyond all reasonable doubt and deal accordingly with him/her if found guilty.
We are not murderers.

Another Nigerian had this to share.

Nnenna Okafor is a health and safety professional and am entrepreneur.
She narrated how her younger brother was almost a victim.

Hear Nnenna:
Great job you are doing dear, to spread awareness on the ills of Jungle Justice. Last year, my youngest brother would have been a victim of jungle justice. He went to visit a friend, on his way back a tricycle scratched the car he was driving. He stopped to check the damage and from nowhere a mob.
A mob started chasing him with sticks, cutlass, knives and screaming “Barawo”. He ran, he called my mum when he hid, he was screaming ” These people want to kill me”. He cut the phone and continued running. Till he got to a good Samaritans house who hid him at his back yard while the mob was threatening to burn the house down if the man didn’t release my brother.
The man called police, called my parents. My parents came along with the police.

That was how my baby brother was saved.

According to them, a guy stole a car in town and coincidentally it was same type of car my brother was driving.

I still have goose bumps when i think of it. I think of those young guys at Aluu, those guys were my brother’s age mates. They had nobody to fight for them, nobody to prevent the unjust act.

These are just few instances.
Can you imagine how many more have fallen victim.

This has to stop.

Let’s raise our voice.

Jungle justice is becoming the order of the day and it should not be so.

Let us concentrate on making sure that the police sit up and perform their jobs better. Let us try to ensure that laws are implemented.

Recently, an upcoming comedian was lynched and butchered on his way to tow his broken car.
His only crime was being out at night. He was killed alongside his mechanics.
How long do we have to watch the society deteriorate?

Chinedu Paul (MC Thi

Crime is bad…
I hate criminals…
But jungle justice is even the worst form of crime.

Now again I ask; “can crime eradicate crime?”


In any village or community where vigilante services are used, 98% of the members of these vigilante groups are mainly criminals…

All they do is kill INNOCENT people to give the impression that they are working meanwhile they are the actual criminals.

Many innocent people have gone through jungle justice.
How long do we have to sit and watch our society deteriorate?

Are we going back to the Stone Age?

Enough is enough!
Join the campaign.

Join the campaign
#omalivingshow #junglejustice #sexualassault #therightstagebyoma #repost #regrann #nigeria #lagos #abuja #africa

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: She was raped at 16

Marilyn Oma Anona

This poem is a reflection of someone’s past. It is a true story that happened to her as a child. She will never forget this and she hopes you won’t too.
Because it is to help and to prevent this from happening to others.

I still remember the dark dirty floor
of the backyard.
The pain as every piece of clothing I had on
was getting torn off in fast motions.
The hand covering my
mouth as I screamed for someone to help me.
The help never came.
As I screamed with the sweaty hand over my mouth
I thought that this was it,
I was going to die.
I was only 16 years old,
all my hopes and dreams were over,
nothing pursued.

The pain was something I’d never felt before,
it wasn’t a cut nor a scrap.
This pain would never go away or heal.
Then as if time stood still
I lay there thinking what my parents would think
when I told them what had happened.
I tried so hard to get myself to safety,
but I was weak every move I made
felt like the world was crashing down on me.

When really it was a 30 year old man crushing me
as he forced his way into my innocence.
Taking away every purity I had
and leaving me with pain and suffering.

At that moment I prayed that I would die.
For to live a life with this pain and wound that would never heal was
As I stopped screaming I thought I had died.
The pain was still there but I felt a light shine on me.
As I looked up I realized the torture was over he had fled
the back yard and went back into his house.
I lay there naked in my own blood trying to figure out why this all
happened, and why it had happened to me.

To this day there isn’t a moment that goes by that I
don’t think about that day in the backyard.
The pain and suffering still lurks in my head as I dream at night.
It isn’t forgotten and never will be,
for that is how I learn and grow.
Sharing and preventing is something I strive for.

No one should feel that way.
No one should cause that pain.
For that pain lasts a life time. HEALTH.
When life becomes a sea of pain.
When life becomes a sea of pain
And every moment agony
I must endure again, again,
It is a curse to have to be.

And every moment agony,
And every longing fixed on death;
It is a curse to have to be
And fight by instinct for each breath.

And every longing fixed on death
Even as I must go on
And fight by instinct for each breath,
Sailing thus, though loved, alone.

Even as I must go on,
You watch me helpless from the shore;
Sailing thus, though loved, alone,
I need you with me all the more.

You watch me helpless from the shore
As I endure again, again;
I need you with me all the more
When life becomes a sea of pain.

Rape has become a very serious and nagging issue in our society today. You flip through the pages of our news papers and read heart breaking stories of old men raping or taking advantage of girls as young as two years. This is madness of the highest order. Some of these victims of rape cannot talk to anyone and they have this experience killing them within. I met a girl with a weird behaviour and I was always observing her. I asked her what the issue was and why she acts the way she does. She eventually told me how she was raped three years ago. I asked her if she reported to anyone and she said NO. So many are in this shoe. The effect of rape on a victim is terrible. I urge you to please talk to us today.
I always say to the girls, please mind the kind of company you keep, the way you dress and do not go out late in the night. For the people who can’t do without raping, you need to seek therapy because its evident that something is wrong.
Join us as we hold massive campaigns against sexual assault.
Rape is sexual assault.