Thursday, August 16

Wednesday, August 15

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Lagos is 3rd worst city to live in the world!

by Staff writer



Lagos State has been ranked the third worst city for humans to live in the world, according to the latest 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and World Bank.

Lagos ranked 138 out of the 140 cities considered for the ranking.

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Will Smith and Halle Berry have gone mad again!

by Staff writer



American actress Halle Berry just turned 52 and close associate Will Smith decided to wish her a happy birthday the unusual way!

Will who turns 50 in September took to his Instagram page to share a morphed image of Halle Berry and himself, writing, “I was googling for pictures of us together and this is all I could come up with.”

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Why you MUST vote during every election!

by Ms Laura



The right to vote isn’t something that has always been with us, and nowadays it is some kind of privilege we still despise.

As someone who hasn’t been ever able to vote, but has seen people in her country do so for money, favors, social and family pressure or not even voting at all, it hurts me that we still need to be reminded how important a single vote can be.

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Why US embassy closed Abuja consular section

by Staff writer



The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday announced it is closing down its Abuja consular section until further notice.

According to a statement released by the department, all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services.

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Jack Whitehall faces backlash as 'first gay man' in a Disney movie

by Staff writer



Jack Whitehall has received backlash online after news broke that he'd been cast as Disney's first major gay character in the upcoming 2019 film, Jungle Cruise.

The comedian wrote that he was "honoured" to be a part of the film, and it was later reported that he would be playing an openly gay man.

Tuesday, August 14

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Marriage is overrated - Researchers say

by Staff writer



Though previous research has linked marriage to happiness and health, arguing that couples who wed tend to live longer, more contented lives, newer studies now appear to disapprove this claim.


According to researchers who compared the merits and demerits of wedlock and cohabitation, marriage may be overrated.

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Cartoon Network launched in Africa, seeking African animated content

by Staff writer



Cartoon Network has launched a new platform called ‘Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab’.

The initiative will provide an opportunity for creators, writers, graphic artists, animation students to produce a short-form animated comedy for Cartoon Network.

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The Royal Palace to use "aggressive strategy" in dealing with Meghan Markle's father

by Staff writer



As Meghan Markle's father Thomas continue to grant more and more paid interviews to several media outlets despite his daughter's obvious frustrations, the Palace is now reportedly considering a more aggressive approach to tackle the matter.

"The Palace, who normally takes a firm policy of not commenting on personal matters, is now considering a more aggressive strategy to deal with the situation with both her father and her sister," a source told Entertainment Tonight.

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Jet Li joins the cast of Disney's live-action remake of Mulan

by Staff writer



Disney Studios has released a first-look photo of its upcoming live-action remake of Mulan.

The company on Monday tweeted a photo of actress Liu Yifei as the titular character, Mulan, a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man to fight Northern invaders attacking China.

Monday, August 13

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Aretha Franklin fighting for her life in Detroit hospital - New report

by Staff writer



Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill” and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit, a person close to the soul singer confirmed.

The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the singer is seriously ill.
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Top 3 things you need before thinking about marriage

by Daniel Nkado



The older you get, the more the pressures of marriage dawn on you.


You are going to expect these constant questions from your parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, close friends, colleagues, neighbors, even some random guy or woman you run into at the mall.

Before I go on, you should know the ideas expressed in this post are personal and only advisory. They are not in any way a stone-set blueprint to a successful marital union. Things hardly work that way in life.

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The secret lives of Kenya's drag queens - BBC

by Staff writer



In a recent uncovering, the BBC met and spoke with gay men in Kenya who love to dress up as women.


Like most countries in Africa, Kenya holds very strict laws against homosexuality with offenders risking up to 14 years in prison if caught.

Sunday, August 12

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Is Sterling Bank's new Twitter post talking about gay marriage?

by Staff writer



Just last month, Sterling Bank, one of Nigeria's leading banks, posted an infographic on Twitter that took a swipe at not less than six of its major competitors, sparking a "bank war" trend on social media that lasted weeks when the other banks started responding.

The post had a man in a rocket heading to the moon (depicted by Sterling Bank’s logo) with the caption: “In shooting for the moon, men become stars.”
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Before you regret anything in life, READ this

by Dimitrios Michmizos



Life is all about choices. And we are defined more by the things we refuse rather than those we accept.

We all like to think that the decisions we come to are rational and meticulously calculated but the fact is that our conscious mind only makes up excuses after the decision has already been made by our subconsciousness.

Saturday, August 11

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World suicide rates are increasing and we should be worried

by Staff writer



A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that suicide rates are rising in nearly every state.

In an examination of state-level trends in suicide rates that ranged from 1999-2016, researchers from the CDC reported that suicide rate has increased at least 30% in half of all states in America.

Friday, August 10

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Ciara gives Tiwa Savage credit as the inspiration behind her "Freak Me" song

by Staff writer



American singer Ciara on Friday released a single titled Freak Me, which featured singer Tekno who also produced the track.

Fans were quick to point out the similarity between the rhythm of Freak Me and Tiwa Savage‘s Before Nko, a track in her 2015 album R.E.D.

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Mona Lisa spotted enjoying herself in France

by Zeus



The woman in Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting of 1503, Mona Lisa, was recently spotted in a train in France.

Sources say she is on her way to Le Meurice, Paris's most expensive restaurant, to have a good time.



Reportedly worth over $100 million, Mona Lisa has more-than-enough resources to catch all the fun she needs.

Though over five centuries old, Lisa hasn't aged a day!

Of course with that much money to your name, who will? đŸ˜†đŸ˜†đŸ˜†


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Izuchukwu "Zeus" writes humorous and satirical pieces for DNB Stories.

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Zendaya explains why she intentionally auditions for white roles

by Staff writer



21-year-old Zendaya Coleman shared an interesting conversation with Janet Mock of Marie Claire magazine about her transition out of Disney and how she chooses the parts she goes to audition for, regardless of the race they're originally written for.

"Most things I go out for" aren't written for black girls, she told Mock.

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How recent Academy Awards changes could affect 'Black Panther'

by Staff writer



On Wednesday, it was announced that the Oscars would be adding a new award category and changing up its format.

In a letter about the changes shared via The Hollywood Reporter, Academy president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson wrote that they “will create a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film” with eligibility requirements and more details to be announced.

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Gabrielle Union reveals why she hasn't been able to get pregnant

by Staff writer



During a chat Wednesday at this year’s BlogHer conference in New York City, American actress Gabrielle Union revealed how a diagnosis of adenomyosis could have been the reason behind her inability to conceive since marrying her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade.

“Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers, because everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career. The reality is I actually have adenomyosis,” the 45-year-old movie star said.

Thursday, August 9

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5 makeup secrets you can learn from drag queens

by Staff writer



When it comes to makeup, hairstyles, fashion and catwalk, RuPaul’s Drag Race is, arguably, one of the best reality shows to look out for!

Each week in the show, the best drag queens in the business step out the runway, serving major face and fashion goals and leaving their fans gagging on their incredible transformation.
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6 things you should never feel guilty or shame for!

by Staff writer



Because we live in a society that is constantly judging us, it is common to get caught in the fix.


And we find ourselves feeling guilt and shame and apologizing for things we are not supposed to.

But that shouldn't be so. As a valid person, here are some of the things you should never have to say sorry for!

Wednesday, August 8

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Top 5 most talented Nigerian actresses

by Daniel Nkado



True that the Nigerian movie industry, aka Nollywood, has had quite a number of less-than-impressive movie projects to its name, but that still doesn't mean the industry is completely lacking of talent.

In fact, these 5 actresses has continuously proven there is a stock of talent lying deep in Nollywood.
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Here is how to get featured as a DNB Stories Personality

by Gloria Ezeh



Every month, a person of exceptional talent, character and charm gets the chance to grace the front page of DNB Stories!

Because this particular set of people are quite rare, we have only just featured 5 personalities on DNB Stories in the last four years!

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The rare moment drug addiction turned a good thing in Nigeria

by Staff writer



In Ondo State of Nigeria, a suspected kidnapper slept off in the victim's compound as a result of the high dose of tramadol he took during the operation.

He was arrested while sleeping and even remained sleeping while the police paraded him.

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'Beyoncé didn't hire me for Vogue shoot' - Photographer Tyler Mitchell

by Staff writer



Since VOGUE debuted their September issue with Beyoncé on the cover, people have been singing the star's praises for reportedly getting unprecedented creative control of the shoot and for hand-picking the first Black photographer to ever shoot the cover of the coveted issue.

Now, young photographer Tyler Mitchell is speaking out and shutting down rumors that Beyoncé was the one who got him the gig and affirming that it was actually VOGUE who recruited him.

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Male cheerleaders to make their debut this NFL season

by Staff writer



For the first time in the history of American National Football League (NFL), there will be male cheerleaders on the sidelines.

"Still can't believe I'm one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader!" dancer Napoleon Jinnies tweeted after being selected

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Kelly Rowland set to drop new music!

by Staff writer



Kelly Rowland is featured in the August issue of VOGUE Australia where she opened up about motherhood, her music career and marriage.

Kelly revealed during the interview that she is back in the studio and ready to release new music after a five-year hiatus.

Tuesday, August 7

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Why can't Nigerians receive money via PayPal?

by Staff writer



In mid 2014, a great news hit the Nigerian news space: Online-payment giant, PayPal, is launching their services in Nigeria and 9 other countries!

Millions of Nigerians who have been looking for effective ways to send and receive money from all parts of the world thought their prayers have finally been answered...but that was not to be!

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'I've been through HELL' - Beyoncé

by Staff writer



Beyoncé says she's "been through hell and back" in Vogue's September issue.

The 36-year-old singer has written about her body, pregnancy and other parts of her life for the magazine's most important issue of the year.

Monday, August 6

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Why you must wash new clothes before wearing them

by Staff writer



We all love new clothes! They are "perfect"– colors are still bright, lines are crisp and pristine and there is that special joy that comes from knowing you are the clothes' very first.

A lot of people like to think that unlike second-hand clothes (okirika), new clothes need not be washed before they are worn.

Sunday, August 5

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Tyler Perry’s Acrimony - Who is to blame?

by Staff writer



Since its premiere on March 30, Tyler Perry’s psychological thriller, Acrimony, has been trending on social media as fans continue to debate over who is to blame for the movie's outcome.

Despite being one of the most negatively critiqued movie of 2018, with one critic even calling it a "shitstorm", and scoring a meager 21% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is no doubt Acrimony has created a buzz strong enough to ensure it continues selling.

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Movie producers can no longer afford me – Omotola Jalade Ekehinde

by Staff writer



Just like her colleague, Jim Iyke, Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade Ekehinde has revealed that the reason for her absence in the movie scene is the inability of producers to pay her worth.


“Most can’t afford me, some can’t afford what it takes to have me on set. It is a new terrain, all will balance out soon,” Omotola said during a question and answer session with her fans on Insta-Story.
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Top 10 hottest Nigerian male celebrities

by Staff writer



Nigeria comes top on the list of places to find the hottest men in the world.


From well-defined features, impressive build and luxurious skin, coupled with talent and class, Nigerian men has got it all.

Here are our list of top 10 hottest male celebrities in Nigeria:

NB: For this list, we've excluded celebrities without full Nigerian heritage:

Friday, August 3

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CDC warns people to stop washing and reusing condoms

by Staff writer



The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning to sexually-active people to stop washing and reusing condoms.

To answer all those who might be surprised to hear that people wash and reuse condoms, the health agency wrote: “We say it because people do it: Don’t wash or reuse condoms."

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Lady Gaga mourns 'Zombie Boy' after death by suicide

by Staff writer



Canadian model Rick Genest, popularly known as Zombie Boy, whose heavily tattooed body made him a muse for Lady Gaga's Born This Way music video has died at 32.

He was found dead at his home in Montreal of apparent suicide.

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Apple now worth $1 trillion - what does this really mean?

by Staff writer



Apple has become the first private-sector company to reach a market value of $1 trillion on Thursday.


This means that Apple Inc. has become America’s first company, and the second in the world, to be worth a trillion dollars.