31, Mar 2022
Quickteller and Music: Talent Hunt, DJ Partnership

Over the years, Quickteller, the leading consumer digital payments solution platform, powered by Interswitch, has become synonymous with fun; going beyond its foundation as just a payment platform, thrilling customers and Nigerians as a whole with exciting music shows and events.

This time, Quickteller, in partnership with KaywiseEntertainment Promotions, treated its customers to electrifying performances at the DJ Kaywise Joor Party held in Uyo, AkwaIbom State capital, on Friday, March 25, 2022.

The open-to-all event, organised by one of Nigeria’s prominent disc jockeys, DJ Kaywise, is an annual tradition of giving back to beloved fans who have been the bedrock of the DJ’s career growth through the years. And identifying with the spirit of reward is Quickteller, with a history of appreciating customers through special promotions, making it even bigger.

The partnership comes with no surprise as Quickteller continues to provide solutions in the music industry with initiatives such asQuickteller Barz and Notes, a show where aspiring music artists will be taught the workings of the music industry while receiving guidance from industry experts with the overarching goal of producing an Extended Play album.

According to the producers of the music talent hunt show, Quickteller Barz and Notes stands out from other talent hunt shows with its “everyone is a winner” setup, where all six successfully selected participants will, at the end of the show, have complete Extended Plays (EPs) and be given a platform to showcase their talents.

Quickteller remains a lifestyle brand that supports and fulfills the passion of customers and the Nigerian public. This is highlighted in its continuous support of creatives, especially the music industry, in Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.

The company’s support of the Joor Party is a restatement of its desire to support Nigerian creatives, keeping the flame burning and bringing Nigerians closer to their favourite acts.

Music lovers at the Joor party bopped to familiar tunes and were thrilled with new ones, as up-and-coming music artists across music genres also featured on the stage, delivering mind-blowing performances, leaving the crowd wanting more.

The previous year’s event saw some of Nigeria’s finest artists such as Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile, BurnaBoy, among others, headline the show, keeping the crowd engaged with their electrifying performances.

This year’s event was no less impressive, as music enthusiasts were brought closer to their favourite artistes and introduced to new ones, enjoying live, sensational performances.

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31, Mar 2022
Kamo Mphela, Pabi Cooper, TxC, Moozlie, others at Uncle Waffles 22nd birthday party (Photos)

Uncle Waffles officially confirmed celebrating her 22nd birthday with friends and colleagues in the industry.

The DJ had much fun at the celebration as most photos and videos made her mood blatant to the eyes.

Moozlie, Kamo Mphela, Pabi Cooper, Tarryn and many others graced the event which happened indoor.

Waffles appreciated the love showered on her; she also thanked her team for making the party a success.

“Also, thank you for the overwhelming love and well wishes sent my way for my birthday. Thank you to my team for planning such a cute day for me with a little touch of home. I love yalll,” she wrote.

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31, Mar 2022
Buhle Samuels shares stunning photos of herself after getting married

Buhle Samuels resumes social media after tying the knot with the love of her life in a private traditional ceremony.

The actress didn’t announce nor hint at getting married last weekend, but it was shocking for many netizens after a short video clip from her traditional wedding surfaced on social media.

Buhle is yet to share moments from the event, but she confirmed being married upon returning to Instagram.

She served sizzling looks of herself on Instagram and captioned it with the word, “Wifey.”

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31, Mar 2022
5 simple ways to be more productive every day

Productivity is needed in your day-to-day life. Productivity helps to reduce stress and prevent mistakes.

Productivity will also help you to be more effective, especially in achieving your goals.

Here are some of the ways you can be more productive;

1. Have a to-do list

Write out a list of activities or things you need to do for the day. This will help increase your productivity and also reduce stress. Having so many tasks can be very overwhelming, especially when you can’t remember everything. Having a to-do list will help you to be more motivated to work, and it will also help you achieve your goals faster. When making a to-do list, make sure you’re specific and realistic.

2. Avoid social media in the morning

Instead of checking social media in the morning, use the opportunity to focus on yourself. Checking social media in the morning can be very distracting. Before you know it, the time has gone. Use that period to write in your journal, get a good breakfast, meditate, or work out.

3. Schedule your day

Keeping a schedule for your day will help you be more productive. You can either use a book or an app to keep a schedule of your day. There are several apps you can use to keep a schedule for your day. A good example is Todoist. Scheduling your day will not only keep you on track, but it will also help keep you in control of your life.

4. Don’t procrastinate

When you procrastinate, you find it difficult to achieve something at the end of the day. It also creates stress, which can affect your productivity. In order to stop procrastinating, you can start by prioritizing and setting goals. You should also set deadlines for the goals.

5. Wake up early

For you to wake up early, you must first learn to go to bed early. Waking up early will help you be more productive, and it will also give room for so many activities to be done in the morning, like eating breakfast, exercising, or meditating. When you wake up late, you probably have to rush to get things done, and that will affect your productivity for the day.

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31, Mar 2022
8 signs your relationship might be too dependent on s*x

When you and your partner find it awkward and weird to have an emotional connection outside the bedroom and are happy only when you are making love, then this is a sign that your relationship is dependent upon sex.

You may think that your relationship is healthy and happening as you and your partner often engage in sex. But let us tell you this is not a healthy relationship.

If you’re still not convinced, then go through these below-mentioned points to find out whether your relationship is dependent on sex.

1. You don’t share each other’s problems

This is one of the most obvious signs that your relationship is dependent only upon sex. You do not talk about each other’s problems. You feel discussing problems and challenges may spoil the moment and therefore, you may not have great sex. You prefer jumping straight into bed and pulling off your clothes. Even if either of you wants to talk about challenges and problems, the other hardly pays any heed to it.

2. You never go on dates

As a couple, it is obvious for you to go on dates with your partner and explore things. Couples often go to various restaurants, parks, movies, etc. as a part of their date. But if in your case, a date is all about staying at home and being cosy with each other then this could be a sign that your relationship is dependent on sex. You and your partner may end up doing nothing other than having sex.

3. You consider sex as the solution of your conflicts

Do you think having sex is a way of resolving your conflicts and differences? At times, it can be possible for you to solve your conflicts by keeping physical intimacy in mind. But if this happens all the time, then there is something wrong that you need to find. It is important for you to realise having sex can never be the permanent solution to your problems. You may need to resolve the differences through an effective conversation.

4. You always think about making out

Do you always think about making out with each other? Even if you are with your friends, your mind is always full of thoughts on how you and your partner will be making out. You and your partner often talk about having sex with each other. No matter what you and your partner are doing, you always end up talking about sex and things that would like to try while making love to each other.

5. You don’t have any emotional intimacy

This is another sign that your relationship is dependent only upon sex. Having emotional intimacy means you and your partner are able to connect on an emotional level with each other. You share each other’s problems and try to help in resolving them. You also provide emotional and mental support to each other. But if this is not the case in your relationship, then there is something wrong. Your relationship may be dependent on sex.

6. You feel connected only when you are having sex

If the only way in which you and your partner feel connected to each other is sex and nothing else, then it is clear that you relationship is dependent on sex. Being happy only when you are having sex, can be a sign that your relationship is dependent on sex. And it may not be able to withstand the test of time. The moment you enter your bedroom, all you do is get naked and make love under the sheet. In fact, you may never feel the need to establish any other form of connection with each other.

7. You talk only about sex

If the only thing that you discuss with your partner is sex and things that you would like to try while making out, then it is enough to tell you that your relationship depends only upon sex. You may feel awkward and weird to talk about things other than sex. Even if you try to talk about things other than sex, you may end up sexting or discuss your previous lovemaking sessions.

8. You are often touchy in the public

At times, there is nothing wrong with doing the public display of affection (PDA). But if you and your partner always end up caressing each other and moving your hands all over each other’s body without considering the surroundings around you, then this shows that your sexual energies are quite high. Excusing yourself from a party or from your friends so that both of you can make out in a car at the backstage or in the bathroom, show that you and your partner are only into sex.

There is nothing wrong with making out with each other and showing your passion but a healthy relationship is not only about physical intimacy. It is also about having emotional intimacy and supporting each other.

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31, Mar 2022
Dineo Ranaka opens up on the real reason she divorced her baby daddy – video

 

Dineo Ranaka has opened up on the real reason she divorced her baby-daddy.

The star made this known during her interview on Podcast And Chill.

A lot of aspects of her personal life were discussed including her relationship with her ex-husband which she revealed that she left him because he was abusive.

“The third baby daddy chose me and then I eventually chose him after I didn’t want to choose him and then we became such good friends. We enjoyed each other’s company, and we became good friends,” shared Dineo.

“If that guy didn’t hit me in my marriage, then we would still be on good terms. I had my three-month-old baby in my arms the last time he hit me and I was like no, this is not how it’s going to go down. Not me who doesn’t submit to bull….

“He was like I always say that in interviews because I’m trying to prove to people and I was like no, I actually don’t say those things in interviews because I’m trying to prove to people that I’m a unique type of woman. Really, I don’t submit to bull, and hitting me is bull and I’m not going to submit and we got divorced. I’m not even lying about it.

Dineo further revealed that he was narcissistic and abusive.

“They try and threaten you to silence you. If anyone is in an abusive relationship don’t take those threats to heart. Speak about your pain, speak about your experience, talk about it, and make the abuser smaller and smaller and smaller in the capacity of how they think they are a big monster. Abusive people tend to threaten you and they have a tendency to want you to shut up about your story,” she warns about abusive men.

“I’m going to talk about my story and I’m going to talk about how I was beaten up in my marriage and I’m proud that I didn’t waste years of my life serving a man who’s not worthy of my service because when I serve, I serve my boy and he knows it.”

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31, Mar 2022
Tension In Nigeria As Augustine Eguavoen Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

Augustine Eguavoen has resigned as the Super Eagles coach following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 56-year-old was appointed on an interim basis in December 2021 but failed to guide Nigeria to the World Cup after the Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Ghana.

It is gathered Eguavoen has sent an official resignation letter to the Nigeria Football Federation and is expected to return to his Technical Director position with the NFF.

The former Nigeria U17 coach was in charge of the Super Eagles as they had a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations where they were knocked out in the round-of-16 by Tunisia.

31, Mar 2022
Why you should never wash eggs before cooking

Cleanliness is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.

And when we talk about the kitchen and foods, it becomes even more important to keep things clean and hygienic.

But, sometimes this hygiene can be dangerous too. Wondering why?

Well, we all wash foods before consumption as a healthy kitchen practice, but, washing eggs before consumption is not healthy.

Read below to know why.

Avoid washing eggs before cooking

According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), there are federal regulations that require the washing and coating of all commercially produced eggs. And when you wash it again at home the process removes the natural protective coating called ‘cuticle’ or ‘bloom’ from the surface of the egg. (Image: istock)

What actually happens?

As per USDA, once the commercial eggs are washed at poultry, a film of edible mineral oil is coated so that no bacteria contaminate or penetrate the eggs. As per experts, the rigorous washing of eggs under cold or running water at home might push the bacteria inside the egg, as the eggshell is porous and make the egg unfit for consumption.

What’s the solution?

As per experts, if you are buying farm-fresh eggs and do not want to skip this step, use warm water and do not use soap. Also, if you are buying eggs from a supermarket, then strictly avoid the practice of washing eggs, as it will only spoil the eggs and cause damage to health.

Final words

Now that you know the eggs are already washed; you can skip the step and concentrate on the dish. Having said that, farm-fresh eggs are meant to be washed, but only with warm water.

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31, Mar 2022
Lionel Messi Handed Special Invite Back To Barcelona Months After Leaving Club

Lionel Messi is set to be invited back to Barcelona for a special occasion, months after his unexpected departure from the club. Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently disclosed plans to invite the Argentine back for the inauguration of the revamped Nou Camp.

Laporta however was quick to admit that his relationship with Messi is not the best, but he would like to have the 35-year-old at the occasion.

“My communication with Messi is no longer fluid but I’d love to have Leo here present with us during the inauguration of the new stadium.” Laporta spoke to Esports RAC1.

As reported by The Sun, Barcelona recently approved plans for a massive £1.3billion revamp of the club’s beloved stadium, and they hope the project will be done by 2025.

Laporta on Messi’s departure

Messi departed Barcelona in quite controversial circumstances last summer, joining French giants Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer. Months after Messi’s departure, Laporta spoke on the transfer where he admitted the club’s financial woes prompted Barcelona to part ways with their all-time goal scorer.

“Camp Nou will always be his home. His departure to PSG? We did what we had to do [last summer].” Laporta said.

Despite a hyped summer transfer, Messi has failed to replicate his Barcelona prowess at PSG, and was recently booed by his own fans during a Ligue 1 game against Bordeaux. Laporta also recently ruled out a potential move back to Barcelona for Messi, saying he wanted the club to rebuild afresh with new talent.

31, Mar 2022
Super Eagles Move Up Two Places In Latest FIFA Ranking 

The Super Eagles moved up two places to 30th in the latest ranking released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Thursday, reports Completesports.

The three-time African champions were ranked 32nd in the previous month.

The Super Eagles also maintained third position on the continent.

Senegal maintained top position in Africa, with the Atlas Lions of Morocco in second position.

The Pharaohs of Egypt are fourth, while the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia are in fifth position.

31, Mar 2022
Rodgers Rules Ndidi Out Of Season With Knee Injury 

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not feature again this season due to a knee injury.

Rodgers disclosed this during his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

Ndidi came off during Leicester’s second leg clash with Rennes in the UEFA Europa Conference League in mid-March, and has since had surgery.

He missed the Eagles’ 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs against Ghana.

“Wilfred Ndidi unfortunately will be out for the season, it’s a shame for us but he’ll get ready for next season. It’s unfortunate,” Rodgers said.

“He’s been a brilliant player for me in my time here. He picked up a nasty injury that he’s had to have surgery on and he’ll recover now until June.”

Rodgers added:“On the other side, Papy Mendy has come in and done great, and been very unfortunate. We thought he was leaving in the summer, he wasn’t in the squad, and didn’t hardly play virtually for the first half of the season, apart from international games.

“He’s done great for Senegal, he’s come back, but he’s always been a brilliant professional, so we gain a player in him and he’s done very, very well since he’s come back into the squad.”

31, Mar 2022
“Umlando” is certified platinum

Amapiano hit single, Umlando which was released this year is certified platinum.

The song is owned by Toss and it features lots of other stars who are, Young Stunna, Lady Du, Mdoovar, 9umba, Sir Trill, Slade, and  SinoMsolo.

Most of the artist on the song have taken to social media to flaunt their plaques and pen down their excitement about being a platinum artist.

”Never thought I’d make it this far , in such a short period of time. This is a dream come true, three hits I’m in went Platinum, we PLAT BOYZ now I can finally say it. Ng’bonga uThando lwenu, nenhlonipho la ng’hamba khona. unkulunkulu asibusise sonke,” Youny Stunna wrote.

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31, Mar 2022
5 basic tips on how to maintain long hair

Who doesn’t love long, lustrous hair? The kind you can leisurely run your fingers through.

But when it comes to the question –  how to maintain long hair – few know what to do.

Well, we happen one of those few who know some great remedies and tips on how to maintain long hair.

In this post, you will learn the basic tips that you should religiously abide by.

Basic tip 1 – Trim regularly

As it starts to grow longer, your hair also grows prone to damage. This is because the tips of your hair, that is the initial strands, are older than the rest of your hair. They grow weak over time, and either break or split, slowing down your hair’s growth.

The remedy: Trimming your hair every two to three months can significantly reduce split ends and boost your hair growth.

Basic tip 2 – Hot showers are a big no-no

A steaming hot shower, especially during the winter feels heavenly, but the damage it does to your long hair is considerably high. The steam from the heated water opens the pores and weakens your hair. The heat also robs the scalp off its natural oils.

The remedy: Avoid pouring hot water on your scalp. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash your hair. When using conditioner, use cold water to rinse it off. This simple process locks in the moisture and leaves your hair soft.

Basic tip 3 – Don’t rub your hair with a towel

Do you use a towel to dry your hair? Big mistake! One that a lot of women make. Rubbing your hair with a towel causes split ends.

The remedy: Use the towel only to wrap your hair and soak up the water. You can even use soft fabrics like old t-shirts to soak the water from your hair.

Basic tip 4 – Don’t blow-dry too often

The hot air from a blow dryer makes your hair brittle and rough.

The remedy: Avoid using a hair dryer as much as possible. Instead, sit under a ceiling fan and let your hair dry out naturally. This is one of the best hair care tips that you can follow to keep your hair long and beautiful

Basic tip 5 – Don’t tie your hair tightly at night

Tying your hair in a tight bun or a braid doesn’t let your hair breathe properly. Also, tossing and turning at night can damage your hair to a large extent and lead to severe hair fall.

The remedy: Before going to bed comb your hair thoroughly, remove all the knots and tie them in a loose braid. You can even cover your hair in a silk or satin cloth.

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31, Mar 2022
Ama Qamata suffered injury on set

Ama Qamata suffered an injury on a movie set.

The actress gave fans a scare as many didn’t know how fatal the injury is, as there’s been situation of artists being hospitalized due to injury on set.

Returning to her Instagram story, the young star said there’s no cause for alarm; she shared a photo of the injury which was sustained on her leg, and she said she slowly recovering.

”Battle scar, suffered an injury on set. Just wanted to let everyone know that I am okay. I’m in the early stage of recovery, thank you all for your well wishes in advance,” she wrote.

Ama further addressed the issue in a short video; she revealed her face to prove she’s okay, and she further tried calming worried fans with her statement.

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31, Mar 2022
Letoya Makhene to venture into the radio space

 

Letoya Makhene has announced she is venturing into radio with a spiritual show.

The star stated that the show will not only unpacks her personal spiritual experiences, but also educates the listeners on the universe, God, angels and the ancestors in everyday life.

Letoya said she is hoping to connect and grow with her fans and also be a guide to her family.

“I am just hoping to connect and grow with you, guide you on how to become your authentic self in our earthly moral experience,” Latoya says about her new move.

However, she has not said much but many of her fans are hoping to hear her soon.

 

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