Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Woman Crush Wednesday is that day of the week when we get to appreciate that amazing woman and for this week, we’ve got the veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva Jacobs. 

Joke silva is a Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman. A graduate of the university of Lagos and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she began a career in film in the early 1990s, amazingly she was an adopted child of the Silva family. 

She was adopted decades ago from a foster home run by the Red Cross in Lagos. Joke Silva remains one of Nigerians most successful actresses. She has featured in over 300 Nigerian movies.

 Joke Silva is married to Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and they have two children. The couple met in 1981 at the National Theater, Lagos during the 21st Independence Anniversary.

Let’s not forget to mention that, Joke Silva Jacobs has a number of Awards to her credit which includes Best Actress in a leading role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006 for the movie women’s cot. She worn the award for the Best supporting actress for her role in the movie “White waters” at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. 

She has also received the EMOTAN Award by African Independent Television (AIT) and the SOLIDRA Award for Visual Art.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Arsenal confirm the signing of Gabonese striker Aubameyang

Premier League giants Arsenal have finally confirmed the signing of Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from German club Borussia Dortmund. The big African striker has been linked with a move to the Emirates all month and the club have now confirmed his capture on Wednesday afternoon, January 31. He completed a medical on Wednesday morning, January 31 and agreed personal terms with the club with his wages set to be worth £180,000-a-week. Aubameyang's move is now likely to allow Frenchman Olivier Giroud to complete his move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to give Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette a serious competition in the first team at the Emirates Stadium. The Gabonese star is en-route to the UK to complete his £58m move to Arsenal, and he has been pictured at the Gunners' London Colney training base.

Wedding Mistakes “Tozali Brides to be” should avoid in 2018

It is the dream of every bride for her wedding to not only run smoothly but also truly unique. Planning your wedding is a very personal experience. Your wedding vision and style should be totally reflective of who you are and  the special relationship you are there to celebrate and the importance of the journey you are about to begin.
When it comes to designing your wedding, the decisions you make should be ninety nine percent right.
Tozali have noticed some particular trends in previous brides that have now become overused, overdone, or are simply impractical for a stress-free wedding. With many to be brides relying on certain trends that will start to fade quickly. Or, worse trends that seem like a good idea at the time, but in reality can eventually lead to unexpected complications and logistical nightmares on the special day.
Tozali magazine is here to shine a spotlight on wedding trends every bride should avoid.

Heavy Makeup: Your wedding is one of the most photographed days of your life. Look your best in all those pictures by avoiding heavy makeup. Your wedding day is not a day to experiment with new makeup product or colour of lipsticks, choose tones that you feel comfortable with. Always look yourself on your wedding day. Brides usually get too caught up in their special day and end up doing more than they would normally do. Natural lighting accentuates your natural beauty, so keep
it light and fresh. Always remember that your wedding pictures are going to be on display for many years.

Too much Henna Design: Henna is a great way to create designs on your skin without the permanent effects of a tattoo. Brides traditionally get their palms and feets done one or two days before their wedding. What to be brides should take note of is that, you actually don’t need intricate henna design in areas that will be covered by clothes and bangles. Consider having a lighter and simple design and if possible no design at all for areas that will be covered while saving the intricate design for where it will be seen. Remember there is no erasing in henna and it takes great care and patience to get all the proportion right.

Too much accessories: Let the colour of your gown guide your choice and never let your accessories outline you. Stick with a few key pieces rather than accessorizing every part of your body. Feeling confident in what you are wearing is the best accessory of all.

Flashy Colours: As you brainstorm colour scheme and wedding d├ęcor, keep in mind that there are certain tricks to coordinating a beautiful and cohesive palette that fits your unique aesthetic. Narrowing your palette to a few colours will also keep elements like your centerpieces from looking too messy. Another way to approach it is to keep your colour options open until you find a venue you love.

By Mercy Kukah

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

5 style tricks on how to hide your fat tummy

Not everybody is blessed with a flat tummy and must people are very conscious of what they put into their stomachs. Instead of worrying about how you look in clothes, here are five style tricks to help you
hide it all. Fashion is amazing and not only can it be used to enhance, it can also be used to hide. Women have lots of areas that they do not like or do not feel comfortable showing off but thankfully, there is a style to save everyone. Lots of women struggle with bulging tummies when they wear certain type of clothes. You can be slim everywhere else and still have to deal with a problem tummy. Worry not, because we are here to rescue you with some tips to help you hide that tummy.
These 5 styles will take you from self-conscious to confident in no time.

1. Loose Tops

This is probably the first and easiest to remember. I mean, who doesn’t know that tight outfits don't always flatter our body shapes? Next time, when you go shopping move away from those hugging tops to loose and baggy tops. The material will not be stretched over your body, it will be loose, airy and most importantly, hide all the bits you don't want to show off.

2. Empire Line
An empire-waist doesn’t suit all types of figures but when it comes to covering a big belly, it works wonders. You can find yourself an empire line mini dress, maxi dress or top and whichever one you choose, you will definitely feel comfortable in them.

3. A -Line Dress
An A-line dress can hide the round tummy perfectly and is perfect for work wear or a formal occasion.

4. Peplum Tops
One of the top styles that you should definitely choose for hiding your tummy fat is the peplum top style. They fit near the bust and also the waist line. They divert the attention away from the tummy and also gives room for the waist to shine.

5. Upper Body Detailing
When ever you pick a top or blouse, take a close look at its detailing. Outfits with details around the upper section of the body can play a huge role in disguising a big tummy. You choose ruffles or heavy embroidery at the neckline, shoulders or even on the whole front section. It adds a bit of glitz to your outfit and distracts eyes from the weakest part of your body.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Eat your way to a beautiful and glowing skin

Not everybody is lucky enough to be born with a radiant and glowing skin, but with little investment of time and effort and a change to your diet on a daily basis, it will be possible for your skin to look better than how it looks now. Eating right will help you get that radiant and glowing skin you have always dreamt of. A healthy diet helps your skin withstand wrinkles, age spots, acne and dead cells. Just as eating well keeps you healthy; you can also shave years off your looks if you eat the right food. Just like adequate sleep, there is no substitute for eating healthy if you want to look your best in the long run. More and more nutritionists these days emphasize the importance of including fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains in your normal diet with a little as possible of refined, processed and artificial sugars and foods. This does not mean that you have to be on a strict diet all the time and completely let go of your favourite snacks or desserts. Eating healthy most of the time and occasional indulgences can help your skin glow without spending much on cosmetics and facial treatments.
Below are foods you can eat to improve your skin.

Avocados: Avocados are great for the skin as they are omega rich and known to be a strong source of vitamin E, which works to boosts the skin’s vitality and luminosity. “Feeding your skin from the inside out with vital nutrients helps it stay soft, supple and blemish-free,” says Jenny. “Not to mention vitamin E is also a potent sun blocker, helping to protect the skin against the sun's damaging UV (Ultraviolet) rays.” Studies also suggest that eating a regular portion of avocado can improve the skin’s ability to keep itself moisturized.

Walnuts: Walnuts are a great source of omega-3, which have been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce inflammation associated with redness and skin irritation. What's more, walnuts are packed with copper, which helps to keep natural skin colour rich if you take ¼ cup daily.

Pumpkin: Pumpkins are one of the most potent natural sources of beta-carotene, which is transformed into vitamin A by the body. This vitamin is key to stimulating specialized cells called fibroblasts to synthesize and grow new skin cells, which can keep the skin looking smooth and youthful.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are known for containing high amounts of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been scientifically shown to help reduce skin damage caused by radiation and may even increase your body’s natural SPF ( Sun Protection Factor). Your skin will also love the vitamins and minerals present in this versatile food, including vitamins A, E, C, and B6. For an extra dose of skin-healing benefits, try some tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and rosemary.

Get Enough Sleep: Lack of adequate sleep is one of the foremost reasons why people begin to reveal signs of aging much before they are expected to. The body does most of its regenerative work when the person is asleep and hence the less sleep you get, the lesser time your skin tissues have of restoring themselves. Even though the exact amount of sleep a person needs may vary according to age and lifestyle, usually seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night are recommended to look and feel good the next day.

Water: Even though water is not technically food, but it is the oldest trick and the cheapest, easiest way to keep your skin gorgeously glowing. Water ensures a healthy metabolism, which in turn keep skin healthy and glowing. “Try swapping your usual cup of caffeine for a herbal brew.” In addition, upping your fluid levels will also help to keep your brain functional, allowing you to cope with stress better as well as replenishing the water levels in your skin.

Spinach: Spinach is not only crammed with skin clearing antioxidants, but it's also filled with fibre too, which is great for staving off hunger pangs and regulating insulin production. Spinach is also believed to be useful for staving off cancerous cells. In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, people who ate the most leafy greens had half as many skin tumours over 11 years as those who ate the least. It is thought that the folate in these veggies may help repair and maintain DNA, basically boosting cells' ability to renew themselves. What’s more the water in these greens effectively penetrates cell membranes, making the skin plumier and less wrinkled.

Eggs: Eggs are a good source of biotin, a B complex vitamin that metabolizes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein," says Frank Lipman, MD, director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City.

Exercise: The benefits of regular exercise once again go far beyond good health and a strong immune system. A vigorous work out in fact immediately revs up the circulatory system of the body, lending a glowing and youthful appearance to your skin and hair. The necessity of a physical exercise in order to stay in shape cannot be over emphasized. So if you want to shed those few extra pounds and attain a svelte figure, there is no substitute for exercise. However to go about this, you need out purchase expensive equipment or even shell out huge gym membership fees. Simple jogging, running or brisk-walking every day for ten minutes or more is usually enough to obtain most of the health benefits of exercise but you could also include sit-ups, crunches, side-crunches and push-ups to work on specific areas of your body.
The more support you give your skin in terms of the diet you eat, the more support it will give you in terms of glow, beauty and radiance.

By Mercy Kukah

Monday, 29 January 2018

Gifts to not give your partner on Valentine's Day

Valentine is just around the corner. The day of the year when everything is about love and sweethearts spend the day together and create beautiful memories.
The sweetness of Valentine’s Day is also in the sharing of gifts between lovers, for what’s really love without sharing? Everyone knows how far gifts go in relationships and how valuable, well-thought gift could leave beautiful long-lasting memories well beyond February 14 and the magic of Valentine’s Day. Anyone can get any other person a gift; but a ‘well-thought’ gift is what you should care about most especially as you consider what to do for the love of your life on this special day.

1. Fake cologne
It is very essential when giving out cologne as gifts to your loved ones to look out for fake/cheap products.
Also “aboki perfumes and fake flowers’ are a No No when giving out gifts for valentine.
So, guys, if you must get your partner a bottle of perfume, you might as well make sure that it’s the real deal; and that the roses are real, too for quite a lot of girls are fed up of those artificial roses.

2. Valentine cards
“Valentine cards are highly prohibited,” Just don’t go there. Ask yourself what she would really want as a valentine’s gift this year and give it to her. But certainly not a valentine card.
3. Shoes
If your boyfriend has so much already, you should consider getting him something else.
Try to measure his shoes on his shoe rack to know if he needs one from you as a valentine gift.

4. Teddy bear and chocolate
These became the order of the day in 2014 or something. So remember its old school now; so get her something else

5. Under wears
After talking to many guys and girls out there, I got responses and so many said they don’t want their partner getting them under wear as a valentine gift.

So this year why not be sensitive, keep your eyes open for a chance to surprise that special one.

Be innovative in your Valentine’s Day gift and blow him/her away.

By Maimuna Bagudu


Yippie its Monday; the first day of another promising week and our #mancrushMonday is no other person than the true ‘Hero of Nigeria’s Democracy; Prof Attahiru Muhammadu Jega.
Born on 11 January 1957 in Jega, Kebbi State; he attended Sabon Gari Town Primary School and Government Secondary School, Birnin Kebbi. He proceeded to the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and graduated with a second class Bsc in political science. He worked as a Teaching Assistant at Bayero University Kano and Evanston Illinois in the United States. Jega went further to earn a PhD in political sciences and thereafter returned to the Department of Political science Bayero University in 1984 as a lecturer. After that he was a visiting Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, and University of Stocholm, Sweden. All these gained him a position to become the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the 8th of June 2010. Jega made history on Wednesday 1st of April 2015 as he stood his ground in making sure the 2015 elections was free, fair, just and credible ensuring the people’s mandate was not overturned.
Jega was also a former president of the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Under his leadership as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC) elections were conducted in what Nigerians and the world see as free, fair and credible elections. No doubt our #mancrushMonday is an honest, truthful and God fearing man.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Friday, 26 January 2018


Tozali styles is a fashion inspirational platform where fashion enthusiasts and fashion loving individual styles are broken down and analyzed to serve as a style guide for fashionistas and everyone who cares about their fashion senses.

Red is an attractive colour and its also a colour of energy and power. But on the other side, red is a colour of passion and danger. Red is a colour of compliment because it complement's almost any skin tone, and hair colour.

STYLE OF TODAY is a beautiful, classy and attractive red gown, made with lace and mesh fabric. This adorable fashionista slayed this outfit with her gold jewelries and a beautiful clutch. Not to forget her head gear which is neatly pleated to sum it all her charming smile lightens up her outfit.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Three persons had died of Lassa fever while seven others were hospitalised in Imo on Wednesday. Gov. Rochas Okorocha (Gov. of Imo state) spoke to news men in Owerri, he said the disease was discovered in one of the hospitals in Orlu Local Government area of the state.

He expressed deep worry over the disease and he cautioned citizens against unhygienic habits and body contact. The governor said if the spread of the disease continued, the government may ban public functions and rallies to save lives. He said the identified hospitals had been isolated while the patients had been quarantined for a specific time in order to manage the situation.
Okorocha said he had sorted for the support of Federal Government on the issue through the Ministry of Finance and assured that the matter would be over soon.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Ways to have a new and Healthy Relationship in the New Year

Friendship makes life full. Human begins crave for love and the need to be loved, but a lot of people find it difficult to maintain a healthy relationship. We all need a well rounded group of confident and companions to make our lives richer. But the ability to have a good and healthy relationship is not inborn. A healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in our lives. Good relationships improve all aspects of our lives; strengthening our health, mind and our connection with others. Many people have experienced a bad relationship at one point or the other in their lives; it is therefore necessary to work practically to acquire the skills needed to make our relationship flourish. The good news is that with determination and perseverance, you can learn tricks to make your relationship the best. The basic expectation is that you and your spouse should treat each other well, because mutual respect is essential to a good and healthy relationship.

CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER WISELY: There are always lots of surprises when it comes to new love. It is really important to have a clear idea of the type of person you want to be with. It is not strange that we are attracted to people for different reasons. It might be that they are caring and supportive; or they shower us with gifts and make us feel important; it might even be that they remind us of memories from the past. Whatever may be the attention, evaluate a potential partner as you would a friend. That is, looking at their character, personality, the relationship between their words and actions, the kind of relationship they keep with others e.t.c

ACCEPT DIFFERENCES: It is not easy, but it is healthy, to accept that there are some things about our partners that will not change even with time. No matter how much we want them to. The secret here is, don’t try to change a person if he/she is not willing to. There is often an expectation that our partners will change in the ways that we want them to, but if it doesn’t go that way, there’s no need forcing it. It is important to note that managing your differences is the key to success in a relationship.

ALWAYS LISTEN: Sometimes, all it takes is for you to listen to your partner and avoid a whole lot of issues. Most times all your partner needs is for you to lend an ear. It does more good to listen before uttering your opinion. Other times, your partner wants you to actively give them advice. It is important to know which one your partner is looking for. You have to be a good listener, and this will further enhance your relationship in many ways, resolve differences and allow you explore each other’s personality towards better understanding.

LOYALTY: Being loyal means being respectful of your partner. It also means supporting your partner, even when you think he/she is practically at fault. But have you ever wondered why a lot of couples can’t stay in a relationship for too long? Well, it is important to put your partner first in your life as much as you possibly can. Make sure he/she knows that you will always be there for him/her. That does not mean that you will not keep other friends or people you talk to, or even have other commitments. But your partner should know they can always count on you, and you should also expect the same loyalty from them.

Following these few tricks, you can be sure of a maximum/healthy relationship in the New Year and beyond.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Google honours late Nigerian legend

Google in an attempt to honour Nigerian football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has created a doodle on this day, Tuesday, January 23 to celebrate him. The former Nigerian skipper was born on January 23, 1962, and would have been 56 today. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, scientists, lives of famous artists, anniversaries, pioneer, great footballers. Keshi died on June 7, 2016, at the age of 54 just seven months after losing his beloved wife Kate to the terminal disease called cancer. He won the African Cup of Nations for Nigeria as a player in 1994 and was the only Nigerian to have won the same tournament as a coach - a feat he achieved in South Africa in 2013. In the same year, he qualified the Super Eagles for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil, thereby becoming the first African coach to qualify two African countries for the World Cup finals. Before his success with the Super Eagles in AFCON, Keshi was in charge of Mali and Togo, with whom he enjoyed a measure of success. The Delta state born defender was the first coach to qualify lowly Togo to the 2006 World Cup in Germany but was unceremoniously sacked before the World Cup.

By Mercy Kukah 

Valuable things to always carry in your wallet

As we all know, a wallet is a small flat folding case, usually made of leather or plastics which holds paper money and credit cards which is carried in a pocket or purse. This little but valuable accessory have been in use for a long time, especially by women. In these times, it has become an accessory any man or woman must have. So, apart from being well dressed you can as well as have a classy wallet to show off your high taste and create a good impression. Here are list of some valuable things to always carry in your wallet.

ATM CARDS: is one important item one must have in a wallet. You never can tell; you might go for shopping and run out of cash and you still have something important you want to buy. With your ATM in your wallet, you can quickly get cash from a nearby machine or pay with the POS

NATIONAL ID CARD OR DRIVERS LICENSE: Is another important item you need to have in your wallet. They serve as a means of identification in case you run into trouble and also a means of getting information in case there’s a case of accident or a crime.

COMPLIMENTARY CARDS: Meetings are opportunities to give out business cards; so make it a habit to carry your business cards in your wallet to make connections and create business networks.

AN EXTRA SIM CARD: a spare SIM card is important in your wallet. Who knows, you might misplace your phone or lose it. But with an extra SIM card you can easily get a new phone at a nearby shop to make contacts.

A PEN OR A PENCIL: It is important to have a small wallet pen just in case you need to jot something down. You might think your phone can do that, but you might have a low battery. You might want to write down an important number or information.

By Maimuna Bagudu

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tozali most stylish and romantic couples

Tozali most stylish couple of the year have appeared in Tozali magazine; which is the bestselling magazine in Nigeria. It is a monthly publication that covers high profile events, weddings, personality profiles, interviews and lots more.
Tozali most stylish and romantic couple were chosen based on photo
poses and the way the couple’s eye contact.
Here are Tozali most stylish and romantic couples.

Ahmed & Zara Indimi:  The wedding of Zara Buhari and Ali Indimi was a fairy-tale to always remember. Zara and Ahmed’s relationship was never known to the public until the emergence of their pre-wedding photos which spoke volumes of how deeply in love they are with each other. Their wedding pictures are not left out as it captured every single and beautiful moment during the ceremony. Their smiles are one of a kind expression of true love.

Hon. Barr. Aliyu Boya and Aisha Pariya: The love story of Aisha Pariya and Aliyu Wakili Boya is exceptional.  If you have forgotten the story of how they met and fail in love, you can still come to Tozali Office and grab a copy of our Vol.10 No. 2 edition. Alternatively, you can get a copy of our digital magazine online to
freshen your memory. Their wedding pictures says it all.