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|Culture / Re: Share Your Experiences of Racism by anonymous6(f): 9:41pm On Sep 04, 2012|
Ptolomeus: As you know, I'm Uruguay (South America).
Cosign 100%, I applaud you for what you did when you defended the women, we need more people like you
|Celebrities / Re: Kim Kardashian's Dream For Walk Of Fame Star Shot Down by anonymous6(f): 7:00pm On Sep 04, 2012|
|Celebrities / Kim Kardashian's Dream For Walk Of Fame Star Shot Down by anonymous6(f): 6:56pm On Sep 04, 2012|
SHE'S made no secret of the fact that she wants a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Kim Kardashian will have to do a lot more in the way of "real acting" if she wants to see her name on the pavement.
"Those in charge denied Kim a star on the basis that reality stars are not eligible to receive the top honour.
"Part of criteria in being honored is receiving awards such as Emmys, SAG Awards, Oscars, etc. in the category of television, live-stage performance or motion pictures," a representative for the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce said.
"They have to have a career in the business of acting for five years or more."
Kim, who is dating rapper Kanye West, had hoped she would be the first reality TV star to be awarded a spot on the prestigious walk, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
"There was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," she said. "I'm so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mould."
The starlet has so far guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother and Drop Dead Diva, and she’s set to make an appearance in an upcoming Tyler Perry movie.
Unfortunately for KK, this doesn’t qualify her for a spot alongside the legends of Hollywood Boulevard.
The latest celebrities to become Walk-Of-Famers are actor John Cusack and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres. "
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Is 39th Largest Economy - FG by anonymous6(f): 6:42pm On Sep 04, 2012|
good, but Nigeria hasn't fully gotten there yet economically, so more progress
|Culture / Re: What Are The Top 5 Black Cultural Foods/Cuisines To You? by anonymous6(f): 1:56pm On Sep 04, 2012|
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Ethiopian Woman Says Some Negative Things About Black American Women by anonymous6(f): 1:55pm On Sep 04, 2012|
africa9: Well am on somali forum.
yup for weirdos like you it isn't respected, you want respect you earn it and you lost that right, go back to the somali forum
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Alleged Traffic Thief Burnt To Death In Lagos (gory Pics) by anonymous6(f): 1:22pm On Sep 04, 2012|
This story is nothing new in Nigeria but I guess the shocker is it happened in Lagos?
|TV/Movies / From IT Worker To Nigerian Film Star - CNN by anonymous6(f): 12:50pm On Sep 04, 2012|
watch the video in this link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/08/20/inside-africa-nollywood-b.cnn
|Fashion / Re: Actress Rukky Sanda Altered Her Looks With Plastic Surgery by anonymous6(f): 3:21pm On Sep 03, 2012|
Oby1: Nollywood Actress Rukky Sanda is on Plastic Surgery and She thinks it is cool and it’s actually no Sn to go on plastic surgery but we think Rukky Sanda was cool and pretty as she was before now. Rukky took to twitter to defend herself when people started to critics her.
I don't see any big difference between her before and after picture but I see a slight difference in her nose and she looks like a picture in her after picture, a doll, a plastic. She is not helping herself in her career
|Fashion / Worst Celebrity Fragrances Ever by anonymous6(f): 3:13pm On Sep 03, 2012|
"Whether you like it or not, celebrity fragrances aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
According to marketing research firm NPD Group, there are over 500 celebrity fragrances released every year.
Karen Grant, Vice President Beauty/Senior Global Industry Analyst for The NPD Group, announced that celebrity fragrances sales have managed to pull in over $1.3 billion at a recent Fragrance Foundation panel.
But, in the eyes of a normal consumer such as you and I, what really makes for a winning celebrity scent?
“It’s all about celebrity involvement,” Dina Fierro of Eye4Style.com, said. “It sounds so obvious, but the reality of the celebrity fragrance business is that very few celebs have done fragrance the right way.”
Jeannine Morris, of BeautySweetSpot.com, agrees.
“They only work when the scent is true to who the celebrity is,” she said. “The fragrance should reflect the brand and personality of the celebrity, from the notes to the packaging.”
However, while there are tons of celebrities who may get part of this equation correct, there are still plenty others who just don’t seem to hit the nail on the head when it comes to accomplishing the perfect combination. So, being the beauty guru that I am, I tested out a slew of celebrity fragrances and got feedback from some of the top beauty bloggers in the game to bring you 5 of the worst.
Bad Formula : Purr by Katy Perry
The first scent by the recently divorced pop star comes packaged in the form of a purple cat and features Katy dressed up in matching skin-tight cat suit within the advertising.
While I really wanted to like this scent, I found it to be very watered down and lasting no more than two seconds upon spritzing it on my skin. Then, I thought maybe if I put on a bit more, that would make it last longer! But, sadly, the scent had disappeared before I’d even made it out the door.
“While I love the packaging, I felt like Purr left a lot to be desired,” Katz said.
Horrible Smell : Snooki by Nicole Polizzi
While I’m super happy to hear that the Jersey Shore starlet recently gave birth to a healthy boy, I can honestly that’s probably the only news she’s ever released that I actually cared about.
Last year, Nicole launched her own signature fragrance called “Snooki” which features colored leopard print packaging. The scent itself is super sweet (pink cupcake accord and sugared musk are just some of its main ingredients).
I remember watching her sell it on HSN and cringing while hearing her describe the various places she liked to spray it before clubbing or “smushing.”
“Unfortunately a lot of celebrity fragrances smell very mass/cheap and standard-issue,” says Amber Katz of BeautyBloggingJunkie.com. “Snooki’s smells like a baby prostitute, to quote Janis Ian from Mean Girls.”
Confusing Scent : Boyfriend by Kate Walsh
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a woman smelling like a man sometimes.
As a fan of unisex scents (Calvin Klein always manages to do a great job in this department!), I don’t really think the whole idea of this particular fragrance hit the nail on the head.
Apparently, Walsh created this fragrance with the intent of capturing the scent of a man on a woman. While the packaging is different (it features several male names emblazoned all over the bottle) it definitely doesn’t live up to its scented hype.
“I was kind of put off by the marketing for this,” Katz confessed. “I wouldn’t want to smell like this, but I’m guessing the draw here is trying to mimic your boyfriend’s scent – if your boyfriend is a lumberjack.”
Marketing Oversaturation : Unbreakable by Khloe & Lamar
Oh, the Kardashians. Pretty much everyone in the world knows who they are, so its no surprise that Khloe’s husband, NBA star Lamar Odom, would jump on their over-saturated bandwagon as well.
Following in the footsteps of big sister Kim Kardashian (who is popping out celebrity fragrances left and right) baby sister Khloe created a unisex scent along with Odom. A perfectly good idea, but not so great when you think about the fact that the couple also had their own reality spin-off, which came out around the same time as the fragrance launch. Marketing oversaturation anyone?
“I’m so over the Kardashian anything,” Jeannine Amber of BeautyBloggingJunkie.com said. “It seems they’ll stamp their name on anything, so who knows how much they really get into the creative process?”
The One that got Away : Selena Gomez
Not to be outdone with her loving boyfriend Justin Beiber, Gomez launched a signature fragrance earlier this year. It may not be raking in the millions that Beiber’s has (his women’s fragrances have literally dominated the celebrity fragrance industry, next to Elizabeth Taylor, of course), but I give her accolades for at least trying.
It’s easy to judge her scent before you even take a whiff as the bottle features these strange lip attachments that stick out of the top (I still haven’t figured out what they’re supposed to be). The fragrance itself smells super sweet and is very light, much like you would imagine a teenage scent to be. But, I feel like this is one that never quite made it onto the celebrity fragrance radar, like Lady Gaga’s or Nicki Minaj’s have. I mean, be honest: did you even know it existed before reading this article?
Fierro confessed that she’d heard about Selena’s scent but never took a whiff of it.
“I was so disinterested that I didn’t even respond to PR pitches for it,” she said."
|Foreign Affairs / Biden Says Romney Ready For War With Syria, Iran by anonymous6(f): 12:43pm On Sep 03, 2012|
"YORK, Pa. – Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Republican rival Mitt Romney is "ready to go to war in Syria and Iran" while hurting the middle class.
The warning came during a campaign stop in York, Pa., designed to promote President Barack Obama's economic policies among white, working-class voters. The thrust of Biden's pitch has been that America is digging out from the 2008 economic collapse and that Romney would take the country backward. But Biden, a foreign policy heavyweight, also cautioned voters that Romney would adopt policies that favor confrontation over cooperation.
"He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home," Biden said of Romney. "He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran."
Biden made the claim about Syria and Iran without offering specifics; his campaign did not immediately respond to a request for details and he did not use similar language on Syria and Iran at a later stop in Green Bay, Wis.
Romney's campaign dismissed the criticism. "It's no wonder that a politician who has been wrong about every major foreign policy question of the last 30 years is wrong on every count about Gov. Romney's strategy to restore America's leadership role in the world," spokeswoman Amanda Hennenberg said.
Romney has said he would consider military action in Syria if the war-torn country's chemical weapons were at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Obama, who has opposed military action in Syria, has made similar remarks, calling it a "red line" for the U.S. if Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime were to use chemical or biological weapons.
And like Obama, Romney has said the U.S. must keep all options on the table, including a military strike, when dealing with Iran. But Romney has suggested that Obama has been too soft on Iran and -- without offering specifics himself -- said he would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
But Biden's remarks, in an audience of about 1,400 in a high school gymnasium, focused mostly on the economy.
"This is no time to turn back. We have to continue to move forward," he said. "Folks, I am absolutely certain -- there's not a single doubt in my mind -- that we are on the way to rebuilding this country stronger than it was before."
Biden said Romney's policies favor the rich at the expense of the middle class.
"On top of maintaining that tax cut ... they want to add another $250,000-a-year tax cut for everyone making over a million dollars," Biden said. "So you wonder why they're eviscerating the middle class, and this has a giant price tag."
"These are the very policies that put America's greatness in jeopardy in the first place," he added.
He also noted Ryan had not told the complete story when he talked about a General Motors plant that closed in Janesville, Wis., his hometown.
"What he didn't tell you was that plant in Janesville actually closed while President Bush was still president," Biden said.
Later, in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin, Biden again challenged Ryan's criticism of Obama.
"He created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing," Ryan said of Obama during his acceptance speech in Tampa.
Biden was having none of that telling.
"What he didn't tell you is he sat on that commission," Biden said to laughter.
"I love these guys. Oh, I love these guys, how they claim to care about the deficit," Biden went on. "Ladies and gentlemen, the thing I most love about them is about how they discovered the middle class at their convention. Isn't that amazing? All of a sudden their heart was bleeding for the middle class."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/03/biden-says-romney-ready-for-war-with-syria-iran/#ixzz25PF7Rj4l"
|Fashion / Re: Albino! Nigerian Albino Beauty ♥♥ by anonymous6(f): 6:54pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Diandra Forest (Albino Model)
|Fashion / Re: Albino! Nigerian Albino Beauty ♥♥ by anonymous6(f): 6:53pm On Sep 02, 2012|
She is pretty
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 5:47pm On Sep 02, 2012|
I understand what you are saying Pagan, I am not the color black, like the crayon color black but I am just saying the reality of the world when it comes to racial labels. To me I dont even know how it started with the term red people, white people, and black people but in the world we live in today the labels are the norm
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 5:44pm On Sep 02, 2012|
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 5:34pm On Sep 02, 2012|
True but I felt since they use caucasian to describe white, it is ok with the term negroid, don't get me wrong I never ask people to call me negroid either but I always thought the term itself was nuetral.
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 5:31pm On Sep 02, 2012|
You have a point when it comes to Africans but sing that tune to Black South Africans or Zimbabweans and they will say differently. I am proud of being Nigerian and yoruba but I am also proud of my skin color as well.
understood, lets just thank God Nigeria is not Latin America
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 5:27pm On Sep 02, 2012|
I thought nigg-er is the negative word not negroid or black, any way I didn't know. I prefer to associate with Nigerian/Yoruba first but I never knew negroid had bad connotations to it, hmmm
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 3:54pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Technically we are negroid, and in the western world they labelled it black, so it has become the samething. It is true Africans label themselves more with their tribe followed by their nationality but in the western world nationality doesn't mean race because their are many races in the western world, particularly New World countries like America, and since people are identified by race in these countries that is how they label old world continents, for example Europe is labeled white territory, while Africa is labeled black territory. To be honest I don't know how these racial terms started but when it comes to African americans well that is how they label themselves, as opposed to Africans that label themselves by tribe or nationality but that doesn't mean we are not negroid to.
The best term is negroid, not black
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Somalia---the Most Bad @ss Country In The World. by anonymous6(f): 3:15pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Black Kenichi: A silly little hungry Somali talking about how bad @ss Somalia is. What a joke. You haven't kicked out the "Bantu" AU soldiers out of Mogadishu.
lol, you took the words out of mouth, the Op is an i-diot
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by anonymous6(f): 3:14pm On Sep 02, 2012|
can you unhidden my post on this thread: http://www.nairaland.com/1036318/white-american-married-nigerian-crystal
|Culture / The Most Populous Black Nation In The World - BBC by anonymous6(f): 12:56pm On Sep 02, 2012|
"So said a massive sign as we wandered bleary-eyed through Abuja airport very early on Saturday morning. However, there have been no signs saying ‘Welcome to the California of Nigeria’ as one Nigerian described Abuja to me before I left. Based on my two days here, that may be a little wide of the mark.
There are palm trees, it is very (35) hot, and the roads are wide and well-maintained. But that’s probably where the comparisons end. I’ve not seen markets selling luminous blue snails, patent white loafers or pirated Afrobeat CDs in my trips to LA… and my guess is that Crosby, Stills and Nash don’t get too many heads nodding here.
It is a far gentler pace than Nairobi, Jo’burg, Accra, and many other African capitals. There’s plenty of space to drive and walk. Maybe that is what they were getting at.
Before I write on, if you’d like to speak to WHYS’ Abuja listeners on Monday or Tuesday, email us your phone number. You're just as welcome to ask them about life in Nigeria, as you are to join in their discussions about democracy and corruption (the two big talking points here at the moment).
If you’ve got a message or question for our guests in Abuja, post them here on the blog.
And here are details of our two weeks in Africa, and some of your story and subject suggestions.
If last week was all about June 27th and Tony Blair (it’s his last day as PM), the beginning of this one may well be all about May 29th. That’s the day that Umaru Musa Yar’Adua will become the new president of Nigeria.
The headlines here are dominated by how much is being spent on the inauguration (in the region of 15 million dollars it’s claimed), and the amount of legislation, business deals and news jobs that are being sanctioned by those leaving office – primarily President Obasanjo.
One paper’s front-page reads – ’19 days to Obasanjo’s exit: Govt signs N585b contracts’. The N stands for the Nigerian currency the Naira, and the ‘b’, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, means billions.
The figure translates to over 350 million dollars. That’s suspiciously big business for an administration that’s ‘in its dying days’ says The Nation newspaper. No it’s not replies the Minister for Information and Communication Frank Nweke Jnr. ‘It is unfortunate that people still feel that an outgoing government should stop work simply because it is going out. Government is a continuum…’
It highlights the friction between supporters of the PDP (the People’s Democratic Party which has retained power through Obasanjo and Yar’Adua) and many other parties and factions in Nigeria who believe that both the recent election and numerous business deals conducted by the government are corrupt.
We’ll let our audience thrash it out. Life has clearly changed in the eight years under Obasanjo, I’m curious to hear how those of you here judge those changes, and what impact they have had on your day-to-day lives.
We did our two shows in Mumbai were in the open, but I’m glad Richard’s opted to put a roof over our heads for these two from Abuja. About an hour ago the heavens opened with spectacular effect. You could barely see 10 metres and lightning was flashing through the gloam. I remember from times in the Caribbean that after the rain comes a short period of cool. Not here. The humidity is unrelenting.
So we’re sure the show will be hot stuff, and judging by our taxi driver's passionate answer to our opening question about politics, the conversation may be as well. His voice had two gears - softly spoken and politics.
Please join in if you’re listening – we’ll have all the normal text, email and phone systems up and running, and the blog will be open for business.
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 12:46pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Adufaye: hmmmmmmmmmmm we are talkin abt country wit d largest black mean lol
yeah and I answered the question, Nigeria is a black nation, and the only nation in the top ten list and they make up the country with the largest black population, Ghana is only 25 million in population.
"Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the seventh most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black"
Which Is the Most Populous Nation In Africa?
"One of the greatest and most wonderful thing to do in one’s lifetime is to visit the most populous black nation on earth: Nigeria."
" Brazil has the second largest black population — black being defined by people of African descent in the way that we would define them in this country. It’s second only to Nigeria."
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 12:34pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Adufaye: i doubt u,if naija is d largest black population wat will u call Ghana or Kenya
Actually they are, it has been proven already.
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 12:33pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Nice story but I don't understand what point you are trying to get from this thread; there have been Foriegn women like her(mostly european) married to Nigerian men(small numbers), that have been in Nigeria decades ago, Singer Nneka & Ruff & Tumble CEO Adenike Ogunlesi for example has the same background as her kids. There is nothing new with this story.
Foreign wives of Nigerians
|Culture / Re: ‘I Am A White American That Married A Nigerian.’ – Crystal Owonubi by anonymous6(f): 12:26pm On Sep 02, 2012|
Pagan, Nigeria is a black nation, and the country with the largest black population in the world; true their are different shades of Nigerians, light skinned, brown skinned, and dark skinned but they are still black.
|Celebrities / Re: Who Are The Top 10 Most Beautiful Nollywood Actresses? by anonymous6(f): 11:06pm On Sep 01, 2012|
chomlee1: Genny all da way!
oh ok, do you have another 9 in your list.
|Celebrities / Re: Who Are The Top Ten Most Beautiful Ghollywood/Ghanian Actresses To You? by anonymous6(f): 11:05pm On Sep 01, 2012|
post your own list
|Celebrities / Re: Nollywood Actor, Rich Oganiru, Kills Wife Over Her Property by anonymous6(f): 5:28pm On Sep 01, 2012|
trendystuf: National Enquirer magazine has reported that though Rich Oganiru`s name might not really ring a bell again but he`s one of Nollywood`s very good actors and stakeholders. In fact, he prides himself as one of the pioneering members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and has starred in over 300 movies.
wow was all that he did worth it in the end, now he needs to get ready for jail
|Celebrities / Re: Is D'banj Dating Adama Indimi? by anonymous6(f): 5:26pm On Sep 01, 2012|
interesting, good for him
|Celebrities / Seal Accuses Heidi Klum Of Cheating With Bodyguard While Married by anonymous6(f): 5:24pm On Sep 01, 2012|
" Heidi Klum has become close with her bodyguard of four years, Martin Kristen -- too close, according to the supermodel's soon-to-be ex-husband, Seal.
During a recent family getaway to Sardinia, Project Runway host Klum, 39, was spotted getting close to Kristen, wrapping her arm around his neck and touching his back. When Seal, 49, arrived at an airport in the U.S. August 31, TMZ asked the "Kiss From a Rose" singer to comment on Klum's rumored relationship with Kristen -- and that's when he dropped another bombshell.
Look boys, that's what happens when two people separate. They move on and that generally means [they have] other people in their lives," Seal explained. "I necessarily don't expect to Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun, but as always, my main priority is the emotional well being of our children."
Klum filed for divorce in April, and the two have taken turns co-parenting their children, Leni, 8, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. Seal also filed his own divorce papers in April.
To be quite honest, if there is going to be somebody else in their lives, I'd much rather it was a familiar face. I guess the only thing I would have preferred is that. . . I guess I didn't expect any better from him, I would have preferred Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were," Seal told TMZ. "But I guess you now all have the answer that you've been looking for for the past seven months."
Klum hinted there was more to her split with Seal in an April interview with ELLE magazine. "To the outside world, you don't really share all the things that happen. You kind of share just the most amazing sides," she explained. "But I don't really want to get into any of that stuff. With my life, my family, my business -- I want to go forward.""
|Culture / Re: Racist Habits Die HARD by anonymous6(f): 4:06pm On Sep 01, 2012|
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