Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tetanus Infection – A Silent killer



Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects the nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of the jaw and neck. Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and can threaten your life. Tetanus is commonly known as "lockjaw." Without treatment, 1 out of 4 infected people die. Wounds on the head or face seem to be more dangerous than those on other parts of the body.

It is vital that tetanus is diagnosed as early as possible because it can be fatal if left untreated. Therefore, a confident diagnosis can usually be made if someone has recently had a dirty wound and has painful muscle spasms and stiffness.

Signs and symptoms of tetanus appear anytime from a few days to several weeks after the bacteria has entered the body through the open wound. The average incubation period is seven to 10 days.
Common signs and symptoms of tetanus include;
Spasms and stiffness in the jaw muscles
Stiffness of the neck muscles
Difficulty swallowing
Stiffness of the abdominal muscles
Painful body spasms lasting for several minutes, typically triggered by minor occurrences, such as a draft, loud noise, physical touch or light.

Possible other signs and symptoms include:
Fever
Sweating
Elevated blood pressure
Rapid heart rate

Tetanus cases have developed from the following:
Puncture wounds — including from splinters, body piercings, tattoos, injection drugs
Gunshot wounds
Compound fractures
Burns
Surgical wounds
Injection drug use
Animal or insect bites
Infected foot ulcers
Dental infections
Infected umbilical stumps in newborns born of inadequately immunized mothers
Tetanus can be diagnose based on a physical exam, medical and immunization history, and the signs and symptoms of muscle spasms, stiffness and pain.
Laboratory tests generally aren't helpful for diagnosing tetanus and since there's no cure for it yet, treatment consists of wound care, medications to ease symptoms and supportive care. Cleaning the wound is essential to preventing growth of tetanus spores. This involves removing dirt, foreign objects and dead tissue from the wound.
Puncture wounds or other deep cuts, animal bites, or particularly dirty wounds put you at increased risk of tetanus infection. Get medical attention if the wound is deep and dirty, and particularly if you are unsure of when you were last vaccinated. Leave unclean wounds open to avoid trapping bacteria in the wound with a bandage.

Your doctor may need to clean the wound, prescribe an antibiotic and give you a booster shot of the tetanus toxoid vaccine.
If you've previously been immunized, your body should quickly make the needed antibodies to protect you against tetanus.

If you have a minor wound, these steps will help prevent tetanus:
Control bleeding: Apply direct pressure to control bleeding.
Keep the wound clean: After the bleeding stops, rinse the wound thoroughly with clean running water. Clean the area around the wound with soap and a washcloth. If something is embedded in the wound, see your doctor.
Use an antibiotic: After you clean the wound, apply a thin layer of an antibiotic cream or ointment, such as the multi-ingredient antibiotics Neosporin and Polysporin. These antibiotics won't make the wound heal faster, but they can discourage bacterial growth and infection. Certain ingredients in some ointments can cause a mild rash in some people. If a rash appears, stop using the ointment.
Cover the wound: Exposure to the air might speed healing, but bandages can keep the wound clean and keep harmful bacteria out. Blisters that are draining are vulnerable. Keep them covered until a scab forms.
Change the dressing: Apply a new dressing at least once a day or whenever the dressing becomes wet or dirty to help prevent infection. If you're allergic to the adhesive used in most bandages, switch to adhesive-free dressings or sterile gauze and paper tape.
There is no cure for tetanus. Therefore treatment focuses on managing complications until the effects of the tetanus toxin are resolved.
Never hide a wound from your doctor; whether a minor or major one.


By Mercy Kukah

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

#WomancrushWednesday

Today on woman crush Wednesday is the beautiful Ruqayya Danbara Suleiman. Ruqayya is the first female pilot from Katsina state; she is from Bakori Local Government area of Katsina state. She was one of the 15 pilots in South Africa who became internationally certified commercial pilots under the full scholarship programme of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF). 


Ruqayya Suleiman is an AW139 pilot at Caverton Helicopters, a charter, shuttle and maintenance company that operates out of a 10,000 squre meter flight, facility at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Not to forget Ruqayya is a graduate of Human Anatomy from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria



By Maimuna Bagudu

Making the most out of a Break



Have you ever been in a relationship where you cannot see through the maze of frustrations due to the love you have for your partner? Perhaps it is time for both of you to take a break in the relationship, and from each other. Even though taking a break in a relationship is not common among Nigerians because we prefer breaking up completely from a relationship instead of taking a break in other for both partners to create an opportunity to observe and see if they can really do without each other.  
Taking a break in a relationship gives both partners a chance to gain some clarity about the relationship, or about themselves and what they want. It gives opportunity to understand each other better and for both parties to correct and repair all the lapses that existed in the relationship before.  Taking a break in a relationship is all about creating space from each other. A break is always a good thing, as long as it is taken in the right manner. Taking some time apart from each other can actually help clear the confusions and frustrations internally, and help both of you focus on your own faults and desires in the relationship.
If both of you love each other, and yet seem to have a few difficulties coping with a particular issue that’s bringing out the worst each other, a break  may be the best decision to make.
Before taking the break, it is important for you and your partner to lay some ground rules. It could be helpful to set a time frame for the break (for example, a week, a month, or whatever you are both comfortable with), after which you will regroup and decide what your next steps will be. Talk to each other about your expectations for the break. Some people choose to cut off communication completely, while others might want to check in with each other during the break.  What is important is that they both feel comfortable with the boundaries set.
While taking a break in the relationship is something that should be avoided unless it is inevitable, it can at times bring both of you closer for many reasons such as;
You will miss each other: If you truly love each other, while a break may give the much needed time away from each other, it will make you realize just how much both of you need each other and depend on each other. It can also give the relationship a fresh start, romantically and sexually.
Love is stronger: You will realize in a few days that your love for your partner is way more important than any silly confusions or misunderstandings in your lives.
Most of the time, it may be your egos that create a fight rather than real reasons.
You will be motivated: When you love your partner, you will definitely care about them. Can you imagine not knowing what is going on in your partner’s life for more than a few days, weeks or months? It would drive anyone who loves their partner insane. Taking a break from each other will give both of you the motivation to work on issues so that both of you can be with each other again.
It is important that you both communicate honestly about why you want to take a break.  Taking a break in love is like a little shot of adrenaline. It keeps you running for a while until it makes you collapse again. The only way to truly make things work in love is to talk to each other. Talk to each other and learn to be frank. You can be honest, as long as you are not hammering a nail into your partner’s heart with accusations. Talk about each other’s real wants and hear your partner out without cutting in between, even if they make ridiculous claims or accusations. At the end of the day, you have to remember that your partner loves you and it is only their pent up frustrations that’s finding a vent. Both of you will feel better after communicating with each other and understanding each other’s desires.
When the break is over, meet with your partner and talk about the break, talk about how it felt, what you each did or thought about. Maybe you gained some new insights about your relationship and you can work together on making it stronger. And if after coming back from the break and you still don’t get along with your partner you can extend the break or let go off the relationship.  Even though letting go is not always an easy decisions to make, but it is important that each of you respect each other’s feelings and desires.
Taking a break in a relationship may seem like the perfect thing to do when love gets tough. Go ahead and take a break, but if you are brave enough to try something better, have a truthful conversation about the issue instead.
So, have you ever taken  a break in a relationship?

By Mercy Kukah


Mohammed Salah to light up Muslim world with dedicated lanterns to mark Ramadan



Egypt international Mohamed Salah has been an integral part of Liverpool's campaign this season in the Premier League and also in the Champions League. Salah is now turning his superb performances on the pitch to his faith as he will be lighting up the Muslim world with dedicated ‘Mo Salah’ lanterns to mark next month’s Ramadan. The tradition of such lanterns stretches back more than 1,000 years and they were first used to light the path for the Calish when he arrived.

Salah turned the heat up on Roma with a brilliant double and two assists to put the Reds in the driving seat of their Champions League semi-final tie.

He is a summer transfer target for Spanish champions Real Madrid who are ready to bring him to the Bernabeu. Mohamed Salah has been superb this season in the Premier League and also in the Champions League and has been heavily linked with a move out of Liverpool. Spanish champions Real Madrid are said to be leading the race to sign the former Chelsea striker who is also wanted by their La Liga rivals Barcelona.

By Mercy Kukah

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

When I Breathe, Music Comes Out - Ajuma



Joy Ajuma Shuaibu is an artist who was born and brought up in the ancient city of Bauchi State. She graduated from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. The beautiful multi-talented artist is not just into music but also into Investment Banking and Fashion as well. Ajuma who is the only child of her parents started music at the age of eight (8) and released her first song in 2015 titled “Joy of Christmas”.  Since then, she has released two other songs which are making waves currently. Her unique style and scintillating voice has endeared her to many fans in the Federal Capital Territory.
Tozali contacted her for a chit chat where she revealed a lot of things about herself and career.
Excerpts-
Can we know you?
My name is Joy Ajuma Shuaibu, born and brought up in Bauchi State. I started my education in Command Children School Bauchi than move to ATBU Staff School and then Federal Government Girls College Bauchi. My first degree was from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi where I studied Business Management and did my youth service in Kaduna. I moved to Abuja immediately after where I ventured into Investment banking and I have been in the profession for about ten (10) years now. I have MBA from the University of Lester, and various other interests one of which is music. I also have passion for fashion a lot, aside investment banking, which is my profession. These are the two things that if you wake me up and ask me Joy what are the things you have major interest in, I will tell you music and fashion. These things come to me naturally, so they are basically the major things I have passion for.
At what age did you start music?
I started music at the age of eight (8). I joined the adult choir of my local assembly where I sing with the adult and then rush back to Sunday school that was what I kept doing although I took a break at some point due to tunes of location. I just felt ok, since I was doing the investment banking, let me just concentrate on it. But you know, your passion is something that is part of you it stays with you forever so I decided to give it a shot. So in 2015 I did my first song which is a Christmas song titled “Joy of Christmas”.

What inspire you to start music?
Well like I told you I started music at the age of eight. Music have never left me, it’s been a part of my life. Everyone who knows me knows that am always singing; but what actually inspire me to take it as a profession as much as I have done is, I just wanted to tell a story and reach out to people in my own way.
Is your Family in Support of your music?
They know it has always been a part of me.  I come from a family where you are allowed to express yourself and be who you are although there are no limit. So who you are and who you want to be they will support you, particularly my dad will tell you there is nothing you cannot do and my mum is my chair leader. So as far as am concerned, since the important people I have in my life supported me; am good. But even if they do not support me I will try to make them understand that this is what I like and with time they will support me.
Do you write your songs?
Yes, I write my songs and it does not take me much time to write a song. I spend like 30 minutes at most to pen down my songs. My songs most a times is as a result of my experience, what I see around me or my personal opinion about how I feel. Am an introvert by nature but am a jolly playful person and I love to dance and that personality help me in writing my songs. My songs are centered on my personality. So anytime I write a song I give it to my producer to produce the bite that suit the song and sometimes we do it together.
Do you have a stage name?
Yes, my stage name is Ajuma which is my middle name and it is an Igala name. Do you have any challenge in the music industry so far? Well the challenge right now for me even though I don’t consider it a challenge because they are just normal stages and processes in life. When you are starting something you need a lot of awareness on your part and you need to let people know what you are doing. Social media have really helped me, and help most of us in this life , music like ten years ago is a bit more challenging because you need to get it out there but now social media will help you put out your music. So, I don’t really see these things as challenges per say I just see it like is a normal process of life and a stage. Right now, am still trying to get people to know me and like my music get them right and the proper awareness, so with time things will click;  and I think am good and my followership is good too.

You seems to be a stylish person, so do you choose your clothes according to your performance or do you just choose anything and perform with it?
Well my fashion sense or my sense of fashion speak a lot about my personality. It’s who I am, first and foremost like I told you, I have interest in fashion and I understood what works for me.  A lot of people go into fashion they don’t understand, so I understand it and I know what I want so for me they both blend and my personality blend into my music so is like one complementing the other and it comes naturally. It just my personality speaking through my fashion and then it just blend into the song and then everything just come like that.
So what would you say is your best fashion accessories?
My shoes
You usually have a nice hair style, what actually inspire your haircut?
My face, Laugh! I understand the kind of face I have and then I think it also has to do with my mood for a season, like now I have a low haircut. I just wake up sometimes busy and have this urge of cutting my hair, it does not make sense to people around me but it just has to do with my mood, this is what I want so the next minute you can see me carrying a heavy hairstyle. Another thing that inspire my hair style is what I wear like this my haircut fits a particular outfit, however there are some outfit I cannot wear. Thank God for weave on now, so anytime I put on an outfit that does not fit my haircut I put on a weave on. My personality is expressed in everything I see around me most times.
Do you get nervous before any performance?
Not really because I enjoy what am doing and I started at an early age. When I was in primary school, I did a lot of kids program and I was the anchor person most times. The truth is you don’t get used to being on stage because the audience you face are different but when you enjoy doing something there is confidence in what you are doing (smiles). Even though sometimes I get tense but I tell myself Joy if you get tense how you are going to face your audience so I go on stage and enjoy myself.
You said you are an investment banker and a fashion designer, how do you balance this three together?
Well for me, am a very passionate person by nature and I plan my time, I don’t try to steal into any of it. I know the time for work and the time for music. I do my music weekends but when am into producing a song I spend the whole night in the studio when everyone is sleeping and I will also figure that I don’t have much work in my profession so that it will not affect it.
So are you saying you are a part time musician?
Yes for now I am. Music is something I enjoy doing. Music is my passion and investment banking is my profession. I enjoy doing both. And am also into fashion too.
Can we call you a banker, a musician and a fashion designer?
Music and fashion go hand in hand. If you look at most international musicians, most have of them have a fashion line. Yemi Alade I think also have a fashion line, she is very stylish and her style goes with her music. In my profession as investment banker you also look good, there is a way you dress in a corporate dress that looks unique. As a matter of fact fashion is life and there are people that have extra interest or are gifted in that area. As for me, it’s a talent, so I have a way I juggle everything together.
So would you say you are a gifted fashion designer or you aredeveloping talent for it?
Fashion is something I have talent for even though I don’t sketch. I started making my own clothes one year ago but I have being making other people’s clothes like four (4) years ago. What prompted me to making my own clothes is because I always have a funny experience with my tailors, so there is a particular tailor I had who advise me to go into fashion, each time he sees me he starts laughing because he knows we are going to sit down and really talk about my outfits. I bring ideas and he really likes me and like being around me. I always bring a twist to whatever he is putting out there to people it must not be my clothes. I don’t throw my old clothes away especially if it is a gift.  I find a way of twisting my old clothes. I know I have a gift in this area so I decided to develop it.
Who do you admire in the music industry?
Looking at it among the gospel artists, I admire Sinach, I admire her because she can release more than ten songs in an album and the only thing that make you know is her is her voice she never repeat songs and she also write her songs. All her songs touches the soul. And on the male side I like Frank Edward and Tim Godfery and few other people. Going circular I like BeyoncĂ©   and I have being following her right from when I was a teenager; then she was with destiny child. She has a personality that I admire. Besides her singing she have an aura around her. Back to Nigeria I love Tiwa Savage, she is my girl. I like her versatility and her ability to switch, she have the stage carriage and she is different. Am also beginning to like Yemi Alade I like the fact that she is doing her thing and she is doing it well. I love Banking W due to the fact that he sings very well and most times his music are based on his personality. I started following him since 2008.
How can your fans gain access to your music?
I have links in which my fans can gain access to my songs and most of my songs are singles so they can just click on the link and download the song.
How many singles have you release so far?
I have release three (3) singles. “The joy of Christmas” which was release December 2015 and this year I have release two songs which are “if you love me” and “our love na correct” was release February 15th .
What should your fans be expecting in the near future?
They should be expecting more, Ajuma is on the go. Am a moving train and this things just drop on me and when anything drops on me I just put it down. My two songs “if you love me” and “our love nah correct” was written the same day. The songs just kept up ringing on my head after I finished my morning devotion so I recorded it and send it to my producer. My songs are going to be more of gospel song and my songs always have the Igala thing and I also trip in the Hausa thing because I grow up in the north and am a traditional girl; so I try to project the African thing. Am not going to try to be anyone else just to fit in because a lot of time people change their identity just to fit in. I am going to set my own path and if anybody chooses to follow it, fine. I can pick some ideas here and there but I will still do it my own way and I know that I will appeal to the right audience.
If you would choose again will you still choose music as one of your career?
Yes it is a part of me and it is who I am; is like breathing for me. When I breathe, music comes out.
What advice can you give to upcoming musicians?
Don’t do things because everybody is doing it. Somebody got into music not because they have passion for it but due to unemployment. But for me I love my music and am my number one fan.  So don’t just go into music because you see it as an escape make sure you have the required talent and things are evolving and don’t just do music because it is en-vogue; if you do that you won’t last. If you have love for music you can develop a passion for it. If you understand what works for you and stick to it that is my logo. It may not be a popular opinion but if you continue on that part it will take you to the top. And learn to be consistent, persistent, committed and just be yourself.

By Mercy Kukah

Fashion Icon of the week

It’s another beautiful week; and our fashion icon of the week is the beautiful, classic and chicky Hafsah Mohammed.



Hafsah is more than just a designer, fashionista and blogger. She’s a lifestyle mogul that’s changing the way modest women approach fashion and personal style. Hafsy as she is fondly called is one of the people that lead the modest fashion community in Nigeria with her fast rising women’s clothing brand Elora Collections. Her recent trends show international brands are taking inspiration from modest styles; higher necks, bulkier sleeves and longer hemlines.


Hafsah Mohammed has broken a lot of people’s view that ascribe Muslim fashion to traditional Kaftans and loose fitting clothing. Hafsah is marching to the beat of her own drum and her tasteful style has seen her following sky rocket over the last year. This pretty young lady’s style is so unique most especially the way she mixes modern trends with her artfully tied hijabs and turbans. All this and much more makes us looking forward to keeping up with Hafsah.



By Maimuna Bagudu

Celebrity of the week

The beautiful and talented Kannywood actress Hadiza Gabon is our celebrity of the week.


Hadiza is regarded as one of the most popular actress in Kannywood and a good role model as she appears to be highly cultured and well dressed.

And this makes her our celebrity for the week.






































By Maimuna Bagudu

Gorgeous lady suffering from sickle cell dies due to power outage in Lagos hospital



A young lady has lost her life in a Lagos hospital due to power outage, as the hospital claims they have no fuel to power their generator. Aderinsola Adebola Elizabeth is a sickle cell patient who was admitted at the Epe general hospital where she was surviving on oxygen. The sister of the late Aderinsola has narrated how her sister died after the Oxygen went off due to lack of power.
She wrote: ''facing the reality of life is one hard thing to deal with! I know so many people see me looking all good and smiley for the gram! It is not always easy to hide the pains but I have been a fighter, I haven’t been fighting alone! Side by side I fought the battle of life with you Sis! Over 3 decades ago we were brought to this life with the Sickle Cell anemia! Am not even going to mention how we faced rejection from our father! But I know things didn’t remain the same after we lost our mom 1997! Since then we realized she has actually been covering a big space ... side by side we face terrible Crisis, life threatening pain! Let’s go for “Sickle Cells Forum” that is your anthem every Sat! But I hate to accept the fact that I am one! But as I said you are a fighter! I had never been serious planning any wedding like I was with yours! Just so u know D.A I wouldn’t even bring out my camera to take pics if I know I would be wishing you a RIP with it! If I ever get mental stable I guess God has a plan! Nothing feels the same for me ...I know you are in Good hands, I was not just expecting you to leave this knife in my hearth! I had said you are very wicked... Say a lot of B.S in annoyance when I heard about your death but I forgive you! Not sure I would forgive myself for not raising the funds for bone marrow transplant as soon as I thought! My World has crashed once again! Now you leaving me with 3 kids to raise! Just know they are in save hands! You would prolly be alive if your first love didn’t let you down” ... if I had raised money for bone marrow transplant”.... if the management of Epe General hospital did their Job, you were trying to survive with an oxygen gas mask, after giving birth thru CS! Then boom nepa took light and behold the “No Fuel Excuses” just so u know if it’s possible I would split my lifetime with you! ... Here I am lifeless, hopeless and saying a big thank you to every nurse that nonchalantly and sluggishly attended to my sis and another thank you to. @akinwunmiambode for killing all hopes I had in Epe, Lagos and this Great Country... Rest in Peace Aderinsola Adebola Elizabeth''

Monday, 23 April 2018

Steps that can help you get your Partners attention if they are ignoring you



Many men and women have complained bitterly about how their partners are ignoring them. Some were able to settle their differences and moved on in the relationship while others have called it quits. However, it has been identified that women suffer this a lot more than the men. The women are most times at the receiving end when the men decide to have a break. There has been little or no way can anyone understand how the woman or man’s mind work, so there is bound to be clashes once in a while.

Therefore here are seven ways in which you can get back the attention of your partner after they have ignored you.

Spend Time Together: Once you notice that your partner is giving you little or no attention, the best thing to do is to first identify the reason then try to spend time together in order to be able to iron things out. By spending time together, you’ll be able to focus on each other. Instead of having to check each other’s social media handles, watch a movie and try to hang out together. Dedicate time for just the two of you to be alone together.
Go on a Date: This is one of the perfect ways to get your partners attention back. All you have to do is tell him/her that you want to hangout and hopefully, he/she will get the hint that you want to set it up. If he/she doesn't get the hint, then you might have to figure it out yourself. It'll be a small price to pay to save your relationship if all goes well.


Don’t Nag: This should be the last thing anyone should do when trying to settle a disagreement in a relationship as it will not help you achieve anything. If your boyfriend feels like you’re nagging him to pay more attention, he’ll probably get more upset. To him, it doesn’t sound like a legitimate concern to you but rather like you just want to change. Therefore you should focus on talking to him calmly and seriously about whatever the issue might be.

Follow your partners lead: If your partner is ignoring your texts, don’t ask why he/she is ignoring them. Do the same don’t text again. Don’t call. Don’t insist. Don’t force things. It’s useless. He/she will be more interested when he/she doesn’t hear from you than when you send text after text, trying to get to the bottom of things. Ignoring him/her makes him wonder where you disappeared to. It forms a million questions in his/ her head. It makes you seem like a puzzle he/she will be eager to solve.

Make your partner Jealous: Some can’t be taught to pay attention to their partners. Now, you really shouldn’t necessarily have to teach your partner to take you seriously in the first place. Some partners need a little boost while others will never change.

Try these steps out and if you are lucky, you will have your partner running into your arms again in no time.


By Mercy Kukah

SEX FOR GRADES

School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow in safety. But millions of girls in Africa are subjected to sexual harassment by teachers and lectures demanding for sex as a condition of giving them grades. The hierarchical and gendered power relations within universities have naturalized a sexual contract which some male academics consider a right to demand sex from female students in return for grades.

Girls are forced to have sex with their lectures in order for them to graduate with good grades. These practices of transactional sex involve spatial and cognitive injustice as they contribute to social pressures for women reflexively to minimize their visibility and academic performance. The construction of female sexuality as a commodity and an object of barter also produce’s negative female learner identities. If women fail, this is evidence of lack of academic abilities and preparedness for higher education. If they achieve, this is attributed to women’s ‘’favoured’’ position in gender academic markets. Beautiful Tozali readers lets here your view on this; SEX for Grades. Whose fault? The female students or the lectures? 

By Maimuna Bagudu

Couple of the week

This week on Couple of the week is the beautiful Rukayya and her handsome boo Mohammed. They say love is a good thing when shared with the right person; this two love birds look breathtaking on their big day. 







Rukayya is beauty personified in her glamorous wedding outfit while her husband 












Mohammed aced the style game with his white babanriga making it impossible for any guy to match his swag.












Photo credit – Creative_tribe











By Maimuna Bagudu

#MancrushMonday

Hello lovelies its Monday again. And our crush for this week is Musa Akilah populary known as Morell. Born on April 11 in Bauchi, Morell is known for his smooth voice, calm composure and boy next door charm. While growing up amongst six other siblings, Morell enjoyed listening to rap songs and miming on stage. He got inspired by BIG, Jayz, Mark Morison, Eminem, Mali Music and Akon. 


Morell’s singing ability was first discovered by Blast, a friend who had criticized his rapping skills the first day they met. Morell was first officially introduced to music lovers in 2007 following collaboration on Rugged mans album ‘’move something’’. 



The Borno state indigene is a graduate from the University of Maiduguri. Morell is no doubt the most mainstream contemporary Arewa artiste so far.





By Maimuna Bagudu

Friday, 20 April 2018

Stylish Fashionistas



A fashionista is a woman who has found her own individual style and knows how to mix it with what is trendy at the moment.
Fashionistas knows what works for them all the time and have that confidence radiating all around them with the right outfit. Fashionistas are daring enough to try out new styles, designs, colours and patterns in order to create new trends for themselves and others. They turn eyes and head wherever they go; they always stand out in the crowd.
From their gele, to their clutch purse,
their wristwatch, shoes and makeup for these ladies is all on point.
Be inspired by these ladies and become a fashionista yourself.













By Mercy Kukah

5 most mysterious un-contacted tribes


Mysterious un-contacted tribes still exists in some of the most isolated regions of the world. Members of theses tribes have maintained traditions long left behind by the rest of the world and want nothing to do with civilization. After some research and findings here are the 5 most mysterious un- contacted tribes.

1. The Sentinelese
The Sentinelese are the indigenous people of North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Islands of India. One of the Andamanese people, they resist contact with the outside world. They are among the last people to remain virtually untouched and un-contacted by modern civilization. A National Geographic team was forced to turn back after the lead team member got an arrow through his thigh, and two local guides were killed.



2. Mashco-Piro tribe, Peru
Through the jungles of Peru, a tour group found itself face to face with members of an unknown tribe. Everything was captured. The tribe tried to communicate with the tourists but since the tribesmen didn’t know either Spanish or English, they soon gave up and left them where they’d found them. After inspecting the tape Peruvian authorities realized that the tour group had stumbled upon one of the few remaining tribes unknown to anthropologists. Scientists had known about their existence and had been searching for them for years without success.



3. The Suma People
The Suma tribe of Ethiopia avoided all Western contact for years. The Suma lived in groups of a few hundred and carried on with their humble cattle ranching for centuries while colonization, World Wars, and struggles for independence were going on all around them. The first people to hold a conversation with the Surma people were a few Russian doctors in the 1980s, thought by the tribesmen to be the walking dead because of the color of their skin.



4. The Amazon Tribes
The Brazilian government has been trying to find out how many people live in the isolated Amazon regions, for reasons of population control. In 2007, a routine low-flying photo operation suddenly came under fire by arrows shot from the bows of a previously unknown tribe. And then in 2011, a satellite sweep managed to find a few specks in a corner of the jungle no one thought was habitable: it turns out that the specks were people.



5. The New Guinea Tribes
In New Guinea, there remain dozens of languages, cultures and tribal customs still unknown to modern man. But due to the largely uncharted terrain and the unknown character of tribal inhabitants amid reports of cannibalism, rural New Guinea is seldom explored. While new tribes are discovered every so often, many expeditions that depart with the purpose of tracking them down are cut short and sometimes they simply go missing.


By Maimuna Bagudu

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Signs you expect too much from your relationship



Have you ever wondered if you expect too much from your partner? First of all, you should know that there is no perfect relationship because we all make mistakes since we’re only human. We all want our partners to be there for us when we need them but do we consider their needs or desires? People often tend to measure unconsciously whether their partner is good enough for them. There is a lot of research that shows that people’s expectations tend to influence their relationship satisfaction, always try to pay attention to what you want from your partner and see if your demands are reasonable.
Here are ways to tell if you expect too much from your partner;
You feel your partner is not good enough for you: Do you often feel that your partner is not good enough for you? Do you think you deserve more but you don’t know exactly why you think this way? Apparently, your partner seems to be doing everything right but you still feel like your relationship is missing something. Well, have you ever considered that maybe you are just expecting too much from them? We are responsible for our own happiness, it’s not somebody else’s job to make us happy.
You are obsessed with your partner’s faults: If you seem to be focusing only on your partner’s faults, on what they do wrong, and you tend to neglect all the wonderful things that they do for you on a daily basis, you should consider the possibility that you may be a bit too demanding. We all make mistakes and we all have flaws; nobody’s perfect and neither are you.
You have high expectations of your partner: We all want to feel loved and accepted for who we are with all our flaws and qualities, but sometimes, we tend to idealize our significant other. We expect them to be romantic, cute and funny all the time and no matter how busy or tired they are, they should always do everything in their power to make us happy. Well, we all have bad days, so try to give them a break every now and then, take some initiative and be the one who helps them feel better.
You expect your partner to read your mind: This is one of the most common mistakes that couples make; they want their partner to know exactly what they want, without telling them what thing it is. Especially if they are in a committed long-term relationship, they feel like their partner should understand them without having to explain themselves.
You want a sensitive partner: Do you often feel like you deserve a sensitive partner? Of course, we all want to be with someone who understands us, who cares for us, who makes sure that we are safe and who is very attentive all the time. Well, there’s no such thing as the perfect partner. Instead, try to be the perfect partner yourself and see what effect this attitude will have on your significant other’s behaviour.
You think your partner is lucky to be with you: I’m sure you are a great girl and that your partner really is lucky to be with you but have you ever considered seeing things the other way around? Do you consider yourself lucky to be with someone as wonderful and caring as your partner? Do you notice their qualities or all the amazing things that they are doing for you on a daily basis?
You think about starting a new relationship when you feel frustrated: When your partner frustrates you, do you often contemplate ending your relationship or starting a new one? When you are having a fight, do you always blame your partner for all the things that go wrong in your relationship? Try to reevaluate your behaviour and see what are the things that you don’t do right because for a relationship to work, both partners should put in the effort and not only the expectations.
 Always try to be objective and see if your expectations are reasonable.



By Mercy Kukah

A Nigerian musician has bought a doll to replace the duties of a girlfriend



It seems like the buzz for life-sized dolls have not gone out of trend yet. After the production of life-sized dolls that would be able to replace girlfriends or boyfriends were announced, many Nigerians went all out over the trend. There were photos of men in different parts of Nigeria proposing and professing their love to dolls. A Nigerian musician identified as Mr Shaa has joined the trend after he bought a life-sized doll worth one million naira. He shared photos of the doll on social media, stating that he named her Tontoh. The Melody crooner also revealed that the doll would release him from the burden of sharing other people's girlfriends. He revealed that the doll would save him from heartbreak, asking people to recommend a stylist for her.
He said: "Welcome to Nigeria TONTOH... at least am finally free from sharing people's girlfriends no more late night tears or worries, TONTOH will not cheat on me. Please I need a good stylist for my TONTOH "





By Mercy Kukah