Ahead of the upcoming September governorship elections in Edo state, star actress Stephanie Linus, has once again reaffirmed her commitment to fighting violence against women in elections.
The Stop Violence Against Women In Elections (Stop VAWIE) Ambassador made her commitment at the Stop VAWIE campaign launch in Edo state recently where she encouraged women to participate actively in the electoral process and speak out when they are being marginalized.
The event was organized by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the African Women Empowerment Guild (AWEG). Some of the dignitaries who attended include Hon. Justice Cromwell .O. Idahosa, the Chief Judge of Edo State; Hon. Henry Idahagbon, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Edo State; Jasper Veen, NDI Country Director and Iyom Josephine Anenih, Former Minister of Women Affairs.
Speaking at the event, Mrs Linus called on women and all citizens of Edo state to eschew all forms of violence that will affect women in the electoral process. She maintained that all violence against women is wrong and must be stopped. “Violence that results in the exclusion or under-representation of women, or denies women the representative of their choice inherently undermines what democracy really stands for.”
The Campaign Launch also coincided with the flag off of the "Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War" and the "Leave No One Behind: Disability Votes Count" initiatives for the Edo State elections.
The Stop Violence against Women in Elections (Stop VAWIE) campaign encourages women and all other citizens of Edo state to eschew all forms of violence that will affect women in the electoral process and also recognizes that this can increase the participation of women in the political process. This is the best way to advocate for change. The campaign is focused on Nigerian women and upholds the belief that democracy without women is impossible. By informing all women in Edo state about their civic rights and responsibilities in the upcoming September 10, 2016 governorship elections, the campaign inspires women to make active and positive impact to the elections and to politics in general.
Many things or actions could be the major cause of insomnia but people often ignore the signs and make up their minds to get used to it. Never get used to insomnia, it is very dangerous. Talk to your Doctor about it.
I used to experience insomnia once in a while too (because I often stay up late watching movies or Netflix series), but the moment I created a sleeping routine (And I abide by them), I bided farewell to occasional lack of sleep. Even though I'm a light sleeper and I only close my eyes for six hours most days (due to my busy schedule), I haven't experience insomnia in a while.
To deal with insomnia, you must be ready to put in some little work here and there; and since the few steps I took worked for me and still working for me, I though it would be useful for other readers and visitors of this platform.
Follow some of the steps below to see if it will work for you too:
1. Avoid taking long naps during daytime (I rarely take naps)
2. Don't turn your bed to a worry bag, i.e., don't think about your problems while laying on the bed; you wont be able to fall asleep.
3. Exercise regularly, at least 20-30 minutes daily.
4. If you do not fall asleep 30 minutes after going to bed, get up and go to another room until you feel sleepy again.
5. Do not go to bed late, even if you are not working or going to school the next day
6. Set your alarm clock to get up at a certain time each morning, even on weekends. (I wake up at 8am every morning now).
7. Do not stay out too late (except there is an emergency).
8. Do not oversleep (especially when the next day is your free day).
9. Do not go to bed hungry, sleep will never come.
10. Do not force yourself to sleep. Go to bed when you feel sleepy.
Omolara Ogunsanya was born in Lagos State Nigeria, she started singing at a very tender age. She was deeply involved in the musical reinnesaince that started in Anglican Communion long ago with the help of the late Rev. Venerable Olubanjo Oshewa of blessed memory.
However her musical career took a new turn when she gained admission into Lagos State University as she formed a singing group called "Rare Gem".
Omolara Ogunsanya was the praise and worship leader of the Urban Alternative Service, House on the Rock at Onikan Stadium. Her singing carrier has given her the privilege of travelling far and wide. Lara is presently the Praise Team Leader of her church.
She is married and blessed with children. Lara recently released a hit song tittled 'Wait On The Lord'
Nollywood actress, Tamara Eteimo releases new photos to mark her birthday. The award winning actress who is currently in Atlanta to pick up her African Culture Image Award as the Best Supporting Actress 2016 released stunning new photos to celebrate her birthday on July 24th.
Tamara who has carved a niche for herself in the movie industry as a talented and respected actress has featured in several movies such as Mrs Somebody, DRY, Finding Mercy, Unblissful, Somewhere Down The Line, and Desperate House Girls. She also doubles as an R&B singer with some hit singles to her credit.
In 2011, Tamara won the 7th edition of Next Movie Star, which set her in motion for a lucrative career. She has recently finished filming 'CANDLES', a movie she produced which will hit the big screen in the coming months. Tamara has a lot more interesting projects planned for 2016! See more stunning photos below...
Award winning actor and film maker, Stephanie Linus, was a keynote speaker at the ‘African Child Campaign’ organized by the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday 21st July. She spoke alongside the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Perry John Calderwood under the theme “Empowering African girls to reach their full potential by delaying marriage and staying in school”.
The two-part event included a the screening of Africa’s Best Overall Movie ‘DRY’ and a Press Conference where Mrs Linus and the Canadian High Commissioner highlighted the efforts they have been employing to enable African women and girls reach their full potential, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.
In her remarks, Mrs Linus spoke passionately about the need for educating the African Child and how DRY has been shifting conversations around the world, thereby shinning the spotlight on the African girl-child. “As we watch this movie and as we discuss here today, let it be foremost in our minds that the education of girls, especially the most marginalized, is key to their survival & that of the future generation,” she said.
The Canadian High Commissioner also reiterated the Canadian government’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, while highlighting some of their recent campaign efforts in Nigeria and other African countries.
The movie was well received by members of the press, staff of the Canadian High Commission and all invited guests who lauded Mrs Linus’ efforts in producing a world-class movie which is being used as a tool to create awareness about the plight of the African Child.
The maiden edition of African Culture Image Awards (ACIAWARDS) held in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Several people were honored on that night and somewhere towards the end of the event, the CEO snucked a plaque on stage and announced me as the BEST MEDIA DIRECOR OF THE YEAR. And the whole team but me knew about the surprise. Among those that won on that night were, Yewande Adekoya (Best Actress In A Leading Role), Sharon Oyedeji (Best African Dj), to mention just a few. See some photo moments captured with my phone camera below...
You all remember that Olamides's song, 'Who U Epp' recently went viral, and the indigenous rapper asked artists from all walks of life to jump on it and make their own versions. And he promised that, the artist with the best version/winner would be featured on the final release.
Trouble however started when Da’Emperor’s version of song went viral and he was asked to delete it and take it off globsl distribution. According to Pulse Ng, the said version reportedly topped all Olamide’s ever released songs at the number 4 spot for weeks on Spotify.
Last week, it was noticed that the said version had been deleted off all global distribution sites such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Co where the song was doing very well. When asked why,Da Emperor responded, “I’ve been quiet over this whole issue with maturity “ Well I got a mail from my distribution company based in the UK that Olamide’s team picked up on my version legally for copyright infringement. I put a call through to his distribution team on the said issue, I was asked to demonetize it and by so doing, it would be deleted off all these stores globally since they mostly don’t have a free download / free listen option.
I then put a call through to Alex, Olamide’s manager over the issue, he avoided a meeting with me and sent a text that I should pull the song off the global distribution platforms i.e. delete my version.
Now if you could recollect, the song came up with the promise that the best version will be picked for the official / final release and a video will be shot for it but instead, Wande coal and Phyno were featured on the final version.
I don’t think doing whatever I like to promote or distribute my version should be an issue since Olamide and his producer and label were given credit on my version and he didn’t fulfil his part of the promise also, considering the fact that my intellectual property was a part of the song now and I also booked a studio session to record my version which cost me money and time, I could not just record a song and keep it under the bed! But to avoid issues, I mailed my company to delete the song off all the global platforms which they charged me a hundred pounds for this £100.
I have no issues with no one, because right now at this stage of my career I’m too busy making moves than making enemies.
I then sent a message to Olamide’s Manger Alex informing him of my action. Thank you.
Congratulations are in order as Ciara and her beau, Russell Wilson ties the marital knot in England on Wednesday July 6, 2016.
The two love birds were said to have the led public to believe they were getting married on a later date, while they walked down the aisle earlier than speculated. They got married in a British castle in Liverpool, England. They reportedly told guests not to bring cell phones to their big day.
Actress Juliet Ibrahim smoldered in an exotic, white flowing gown as she hosted the 8th Edition of The Nigerian Queen 2016 Beauty Pageant which held in Port Harcourt on the 25th of June 2016.
Styled by the award-winning stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky Jerry, Juliet surely left a lasting impression on the attendees as she channeled a 'Greek Goddess' look at the event and complimented it with her great hair, beautiful makeup and of course 'Shades by Juliet Ibrahim'; the most voluminous lashes on this side of the continent.
The Nigerian Queen Beauty Pageant (Formerly known as Queen of Trust) is an annual event organised by 001 ENTERTAINMENT. See another pic below...
Nigerian Inspirational Artist, PITA has just released the visuals of the inspiring, heart rending song, "I Am Your Solider", a touching piece that gives you a front seat view into the uncertain world of the Nigerian Soldier, standing at the battle frontiers, fighting for our nation daily.
In Pita's words - "Just the pain of seeing people love and appreciate American soldiers, giving them smiles and giving up first class seats so they can be comfortable. But at home, our soldiers are a perception of slaps and koboko instead of the symbol of safety and protection. So I wrote the song as a man who isn't sure, he is appreciated but keeps his word to protect all even in death. All he wants is for you to - PRAY FOR HIM".
Thousands of Nigerian Soldiers have lost their lives over the years and even more recently, in the ongoing battles against the Boko Haram insurgence in the Northern part of Nigeria. This Song is dedicated to these bold and courageous men and women fighting against terrorism, risking their lives to uphold the safety and peace of our nation, Nigeria.
The Song was produced by RotimiKeys and Olaitan Dada with its video shot and directed on location in Nigeria by Oluyinka Davies and Del York International.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s official visit to the United States was designed to bridge the gaps among the Yorubas at home and in diaspora, and also to identify with children of Oduduwa among the Africans-Americans in the United States. During his grand visit to the United States, he met with Vomoz Communications group in which he granted them an exclusive interview about his visit to the United States.
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Mavins Records second lady, Di'ja and hubby, Rotimi welcome their first fruit, a baby boy on July 1, 2016.
The singer who is known for denying any news about her finally came out to tell the story of her proposal, engagement, marriage, pregnancy and delivery. She sure knows how to keep her private life, private. Kudos to her.
The new mom shared the story with a cartoon video (illlustration) on her instagram page some hours ago.
You can also watch the video on @mercyflawlessmedia page on Instagram.