Saturday, January 18

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My experience ordering a cake from Cakes and Cream Lagos

by Simi Alabi



Different cake shops exist everywhere in Lagos. From mushroom stores to awesome walk-ins, there are a lot of choices to pick from. But the question is which one would you get the utmost satisfaction from?

I am a die-hard cake lover. From naked red-velvet to chocolate cakes, from vanilla to coconut cakes, from sponge cakes to pound cakes, from muffins to flourless cakes, name it! — I love them all.

Thursday, January 16

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Can I be friends with my best friend's enemy?

by Gloria Ezeh and Daniel Nkado



This has remained one of the trickiest questions regarding friendships for a long time. The truth is that it has no simple answer.

If you ask me how okay it is to remain friends with someone who is not friends with your best friend, I'd tell you that it depends.

Wednesday, January 15

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Top 8 Nigerian Tech Blogs To Look Out For In 2020

by Jude G. H



In recent years, Nigeria has come to be the center of technology in Africa and to be more specific, Lagos state is the greatest carrier of the tech space. Technology has come to be a popular niche giving not just information about technology and the latest news on it but also gadgets reviews and trends.

Tuesday, January 14

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Life is harder for handsome men - New study

by Staff writer



It's usually the other way -- there have been previous studies to support that good-looking men make more money, are more likely to win over investors in a pitch meeting, and have a much easier time finding a mate.

Monday, January 13

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Lupita Nyong'o and the two other biggest snubs at the 2020 Oscars

by Staff writer



The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been trending on Twitter since the 2020 Oscars nomination list came out, in response to the almost all-white nominations.

In fact, the only person of colour that got a nomination in the four acting categories is Cynthia Erivo.

Sunday, January 12

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Can you buy this laptop with two screens?

by Staff writer



The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo notebook is a revolutionary tech product.

The magic behind laptop screens has always inspired awe -- now take a minute to imagine a notebook with not one, but TWO screens, functioning side by side.

Friday, January 10

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How every man can last longer in bed

by Daniel Nkado



The first thing I'd tell anyone feeling anxious about how long they need to last while having sex is to calm the f***k down.

Perhaps you have been watching too many adult videos of couples having sex for hours or reading those scam internet articles of people testifying how they lasted 2 days after they consumed one magic concoction or herb. 

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10 great Nollywood actors nobody remembers anymore

by Staff writer



Nobody stays relevant forever and no other industry establishes the truth of this saying better than the entertainment industry. There were Nollywood actors that dazzled our screens in the past that no one remembers of today.

Only a handful of actors have successfully transcended eras and have remained relevant to date. And in many cases, it is not just about what they did or not do -- some of them are just favoured.

Thursday, January 9

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Writer comes for journalists who insulted Blue Ivy

by Staff writer



Beyoncé's 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy has been in the face of several derogatory comments in the media before, most of them being about her close resemblance to her father, Jay Z.

Journalists K. Austin Collins and Violet Lucca got it hot from author and activist Mikki Kendall when they recently made mocking comments about Blue Ivy's looks.

Wednesday, January 8

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Mercy Johnson's self-produced movie - 'The Legend of Inikpi' - is here

by Staff writer



Nollywood star actress Mercy Johnson now has a film production house called MJO TV Productions.

"The Legend of Inikpi" will be Mercy Johnson's first produced movie under her new film company.

Tuesday, January 7

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Do slim men have bigger penises? Here is what science has to say...

by Staff writer



If you are Nigerian, there is a high possibility you would know about the widespread belief about slimmer men having bigger members.

According to this long-held belief, leaner men with flat buttocks normally have bigger phalluses. So common is this public opinion that it has inspired an actual research study.

Sunday, January 5

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7 Nollywood movies with the most sex and nudity

by Staff writer



Nigeria is an extremely conservative country and Nollywood movies with a lot of sex scenes and nudity easily create controversy.


The irony is that while such movies are usually met with heavy public criticism, they still sell the most. Talk about hypocrisy!

Saturday, January 4

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How to get the correct ZIP code for Nigeria

by Staff writer



The postal department of the United States uses ZIP codes to specify locations. But unlike the US, Nigeria does not use this ZIP code system.

The closest to ZIP codes we have in Nigeria is the Nigerian postal codes. While the US ZIP codes have five digits, the Nigerian postal codes have six.

Friday, January 3

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Love Story: The Sexist Man I Fell In Love With

by Daniel Nkado



My boyfriend, Okolo, is a proud man. As proud as a Yoruba boy with newly dyed hair.

The first day we met, after several weeks of Facebook messages, he’d stopped just in front of my house to dial my number.

Thursday, January 2

Tuesday, December 31

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7 most revered masquerades in Igbo land

by Daniel Nkado



Masquerades are a major part of Igbo culture.


In the past, masquerades were not just used for entertainment; they served political roles too. They stood as custodians of village and clan laws. Anybody who broke the law risk being visited by a masquerade.

Monday, December 30

1

Depression Series: "I Hate To Be Here"




Obi Ray stood at the centre of his room talking to himself again. He’s been doing that a lot lately.

He ran one palm across his sweaty forehead and cast his eyes to the wall. His eyes were red. For a while now, he’s been finding everything meaningless. It got worse when his third album couldn’t make it past a few online downloads. His frustration drew his voice out loud.

Friday, December 27

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Short Story: Last Christmas In My Village

by Daniel Nkado



The harmattan wind blew in a strange way. It is cold but very dry, like winter in a desert.

In harmattan, mornings are usually quiet. Everyone is apparently more concerned about what to cover up with, or what softening balm to apply to their drying lips, than looking for what to say. In fact, some, like me, come down with a burnt throat in harmattan, making speech extremely undesirable.

Wednesday, December 25

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All you need to know about the Lagos Eat Drink Festival

by Staff writer



The Lagos Eat Drink Festival has grown to become one of the biggest food festivals in Nigeria. The event which debuted in 2015 is renewed for its 5th season this year.

The Lagos Eat Drink Festival is the ultimate show for food lovers who are looking to get access to the most mouthwatering dishes and sweet and savory drinks the city has to offer.

Tuesday, December 24

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5 obvious signs he is not serious about you

by Staff writer



It's always best to have a relationship defined from the onset -- it helps you know where you stand. There have been cases of two people being together for a really long time, acting all lovey-dovey, and then something comes up one day and one of them goes: "Why are you acting like we are dating or something?"

Monday, December 23

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State Government shuts down Quilox nightclub in Lagos

by Staff writer



One of the biggest and most expensive nightclubs in Nigeria, Club Quilox has been shut down by the state's environmental agency.

The club, which is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, was reported to have been sealed by the state’s government for polluting the environment with their activities.
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My experience visiting Tarkwa Bay Beach in Lagos

by Elizabeth Nana



Hydrophobia -- that's the term to describe people like me who are scared of water. I've always avoided anything beach, but when Ami called again and shouted "you must go o" on the phone, I knew there was no escaping this one.

You see, there is one very important thing to note about this beach trip -- it was a plea gesture.

Sunday, December 22

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Aaron Sunday plays terrifying gangster on new web series, "Before Dawn"

by Staff writer



If you missed him as Brian in Gina & Friends, you probably would know him as the sly Tunji in the hit Africa Magic series, Unbroken.

Recently awarded the "Most Promising Actor of the Year" by African Choice Awards, 
Aaron Sunday is moving at an impressive speed in his acting career.

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8 most talked about Nigerians this year

by Staff writer



Despite a slow start, 2019 turned out to be a really BIG year for news-hungry Nigerians.


From celebrity scandals and reality TV drama to massive political controversies, gist lovers cannot say 2019 has not been great.

Thursday, December 19

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Uzo Aduba will play 'Aunty Uju' in upcoming Americanah series

by Staff writer



Uzo Aduba will join actress Lupita Nyong'o in the anticipated TV adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's best-selling novel, Americanah.

News of Aduba's casting comes after Harriet actor Zackary Momoh joined the series.

Wednesday, December 18

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Top 7 dating apps used by Nigerians

by Staff writer



Online dating seems to be the real deal now -- almost everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Nigerians have been heavy internet users from the beginning so it makes sense that some of these dating apps have a huge number of Nigerian users.

Tuesday, December 17

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Read this before cinching your waist with a waist trainer

by Staff writer



Waist trainers are corset-like contraptions mostly worn by women to cinch their cores and create an attractive curved shape.

More like a recycled trend, waist trainers can be likened to the constricting corsets women wore in the past.

Monday, December 16

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You need TWO apples a day not one to keep the doctor away

by Staff writer



"One apple a day keeps the doctor away" is obviously one of the most common health-related proverbs you'll ever come across.

Up until now, no strong scientific evidence exists to prove that eating one apple a day has a strong influence on a person's need for a medical check.

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Netflix's 'gay Jesus' film continues to generate controversy

by Staff writer



A short Christmas film released by Brazil-based YouTube comedy group, Porta dos Fundos, has been generating a lot of controversy since it appeared on Netflix.


The 46-minute film which was released on Netflix on December 3 depicts Jesus Christ as a gay man.

Sunday, December 15

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Why Nyekachi Douglas is everyone's favorite 'Miss World' contestant

by Staff writer



Nigeria's representative at the just-concluded 2019 Miss World contest, Nyekachi Douglas, became everyone's favorite after her endearing personality came to light on the Miss World stage.

Reaching top 5 in the competition, Nyekachi was so close to winning the crown. 

Friday, December 13

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Video of boy smacking his drug addict mother generates controversy

by Staff writer



A video has emerged online showing a young boy furious at his drug addict mother and smacking her twice in the process.

In the video, the boy (possibly in his early teens) was seen yelling at his intoxicated mother before slapping her.

Thursday, December 12

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Meet the man who has donated blood every week for 60 years!

by Staff writer



Most of us have never even donated blood once in our lives - so imagine doing this every week for 60 whole years.

James Harrison is every inch a national hero, and all thanks to his selfless kindness, over 2 million babies were saved.

Wednesday, December 11

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My experience with an OPay bike rider this morning

Story narrated Tobi Lawal, penned by Daniel Nkado



My first reaction to the news of on-demand bike services (OPay, GOkada, etc) coming to Nigeria was mixed. I mean I liked the prospect of using bikes to cut the mad traffic of Lagos, but a part of me remained doubtful of how safe it would be.

Tuesday, December 10

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Exclusive pictures from the REDTV Rave 4 Shutdown party in Lekki

by Staff writer



The REDTV Rave party is perhaps this year's ultimate Detty December event. The show remained true to its theme, ‘The shutdown’, with over 25K guests attending.

On November 30, 2019, over 25,000 guests from all walks of life gathered at the Lekki Special Events Centre, Admiralty Way, Lekki 1, Lagos, for what has been described as the party of the year.

Monday, December 9

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Zozibini Tunzi winning 'Miss Universe' and other interesting details

by Staff writer



The 2019 Miss Universe contest ended in a bang with 26-year-old Zozibini Tunzi being crowned the winner on Sunday night.

Miss Tunzi was born in Tsolo, Eastern Cape, South Africa -- the third South African national to win the crown.

Sunday, December 8

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What does Detty December mean to you?

by Gloria Ezeh



Detty December is all about the shows and concerts and the parties.

Detty December is a way to cool off after the stress of the year. No wearing of chunky suits and strangling yourself with ropy ties, Detty December is time to finally go loose and catch mad fun.

Saturday, December 7

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Chimezie Imo on playing lead on Nimbe the movie

by Staff writer



Nimbe is a Nollywood movie that came at the right time.

At a time most Nigerian filmmakers are playing it safe with soppy soaps and 4-character dramas, Nimbe the Movie delves deep into the ugly imagery of drug abuse, domestic violence, bullying and cultism.

Friday, December 6

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Detty December: Cardi B is in Lagos, dances to Davido's song

by Staff writer



It's no longer news -- a remix to Davido's "Fall" is coming and Cardi B is in it!

The award-winning rapper teased a sample of the yet-to-be-released remix on her way to Lagos yesterday.


The rap queen was seen dropping some bad*** moves as the song played on (video below).

Thursday, December 5

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Doctor reveals 5 simple skincare tips for Nigerian men

by Dr. Chidubem Okeke



Gone are the days when personal grooming is attributed to femininity or some evolving terminology—metrosexuals.

These days, even hypermasculine men pay rapt attention to their looks. A good confirmation of this is the number of made-for-men grooming products that flood the market each year, from sweet-scented hair products to financially draining colognes.

Wednesday, December 4

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Ticket prices for Lagos music concerts this December

by Staff writer



There is no better city to have a Detty December this year than Lagos City.


With all the amazing shows and concerts going down in Lagos this December, Lagosians do not have any reason to sign up for a boring Christmas.

Tuesday, December 3

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Nigerian foods to avoid if you want to lose weight

by Staff writer



Sticking to a weight loss diet plan in Nigeria can be very tough. Most Nigerian meals are heavy, yet still hard to resist.

A typical effective weight loss diet plan instructs that you eat as much protein and fat as you like, as long as you avoid carbs.

Sunday, December 1

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Top 7 fast-rising Nigerian actors to look out for NOW

by Staff writer



Nollywood may have over the years garnered a non-flattering reputation for not-so-impressive movie projects, but the truth remains that the industry has raised some of the greatest actors and actresses the continent has to offer.

Ever wondered what will become of the industry when our current giants finally retire? The great news is that an amazing crop of budding actors exists who have been steadily perfecting their craft and ready to take the industry by storm.

Thursday, November 28

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Trump posted his shirtless picture online and Twitter went WILD

by Staff writer




After Donald Trump took an unplanned trip to a government hospital outside Washington last Saturday, there were speculations the president has taken ill.

To quell the rumours, Trump decided to do what only a Donald can do. He posted his shirtless picture on Twitter.

Wednesday, November 27

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Students booed Melania Trump on stage and it is not fair

by Staff writer



First lady Melania Trump faced booing from middle and high school students as she took the stage at a youth summit on Tuesday.

The conference which was about opioid awareness in Baltimore saw the first lady feeling humiliated on stage.

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NYSC Senate List and other NYSC terms for intending corps members

by Staff writer


As it has always been said: Nigeria's NYSC scheme remains the oldest and most successful scheme the Nigerian government has ever installed.

While with its cons, the scheme has remained true to its vision at least, and has demonstrated impeccable organization over the years.

Monday, November 25