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Kim Kardashian reveals the real reason why she wears Fulani braids


Popular reality television star, Kim Kardashian has revealed the real reason why she loves wearing fulani braids.

In an interview with Bustle, she explained that she wears Fulani braids because of her daughter North West who also loves braiding her hair.

When asked what she thought of the backlash, she said “I actually didn’t see backlash. I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair.”

Fulani Braids originated from the Fula, or Fulani Tribe, the largest normadic pastorial community in the world.

The Fulani braids which was also popularised by Kim Kardashian is passed on from generation to generation among the Fulanis.



3 Reasons why you shouldn’t join the natural hair gang


Natural hair is the thing at the moment. Not just the hair, people have also extended the natural lifestyle to beauty products and every other thing. On Instagram, you will find a ton of natural/herbal/organic professional and amateur cream mixers.

The natural hair gang has existed for centuries, our grandmothers and great grand mothers had natural hair. However sometimes in the 80s and 90s, people started relaxing their hair and relaxed hair became a thing. People who carried natural hair were either regarded as too religious or too poor to afford relaxers for their hair.

Then in 2016, natural hair started gaining ground everywhere, people started chopping off their relaxed hair to grow their natural hair. Fast forward to 2018, wigs are the order of the day because beneath the wig lies a natural hair.

Yes, everyone is going natural but here are three reasons why you should not join the natural hair gang.

It’s expensive

It’s super expensive, the last time I attempted to visit a natural hair salon to wash my natural hair, I was not only asked to book an appointment, I was also going to pay 3k for the service. The natural hair products I use cost nothing less than 10k and that is not all of it. The range of Cantu products I have is just the tip of the iceberg. The big chop is the eaisest part of converting to natural hair, no one will tell you about the products you have to buy to prepoo, condition, shampoo and maintain your hair. You have to have enough money to spare before you can properly maintain natural hair. Be sure you are ready for it.

People will think your hair is short

Depending on your hair type, natural hair usually curls and lay back so when weaved, most people will think your hair is short and believe me that is embarassing. I took off my wig the other day and my cousin started laughing because she thought my hair was really short. I quickly cleared the air and explained to her that my hair is quite long. It just looks short because natural hair shrinks.

It requires patience

You have to be patient, like extremely patient if you want to go natural. No one will tell you that but you need a whole lot of patience if you intend to achieve a good result for your natural hair. It definitely won’t grow overnight,a;; your hair needs is lots of love and patience.

Black Woman crowned Miss Universe Great Britain for the first time in 66 years


Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in its 66 year history.

The 25 year old former commonwealth games winner is a law graduate, who is originally from the Caribbean island of Anguilla, will now take part in the Miss Universe 2018 competition.

She represented Anguilla twice in the Commonwealth Games, and was named Miss Anguilla 2017.

She reportedly said: ‘I have always wanted to use my life to make an impact and to contribute and I will be using the title of Miss Universe Great Britain to encourage women to believe in themselves and to forge ahead with their dreams. “

Different types of Skirts you should know about


A skirt is  a tube shaped garment hanging down from the waist.

It is a very versatile tube which has a way of making the wearer sophisticated, feminine, flirty, warm, stylish, prim & proper, daring – depending on its make and mode.

Here are different types of skirts you should know about.

Giveaway: What you should know about hair scalp massaging and 20 lucky winners get one free


Every woman wants her hair to grow long and healthy, this is the main reason why you should consider including daily hair scalp massaing as part of your regular hair regimen.

Benefits of Hair Scalp Massaging

Hair Scalp Massaging helps to promote scalp health by helping to keep the scalp conditioned. A healthy scalp is necessary for hair growth.

Hair Scalp massaging stimulates the hair follicles and encourages new growth

It can also increase hair thickness

It enhances the strength of our hair roots

Hair scap massaging can also help decrease stress and boost your mood.

The manipulation/kneading/massaging of the scalp with a hair scalp massager opens up the blood vessels which increases blood flow to the scalp.The blood that reaches the scalp helps to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to the hair follicles in the scalp. Hair scalp massage is also enhanced with the addition of essential oils when using it.

We have 20 Hair Scalp Massagers up for grabs.

All you have to do is share your hair growth journey and why you want one via Facebook Messanger, winners will be selected randomly.


Rita Dominic and Nike Davies-Okundaye join other celebrities in welcoming French President to New Afrika Shrine


Rita Dominic and Nike Davies-Okundaye are among the celebrities who are welcoming French president, Emmanuel Macron to the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos.

Rita wowed in her Ankara and Nike Okundaye, the owner of Nike Art Gallary stunned the audience in her usual authentic head gear.

Macron is the first “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

New Afrika Shrine located in  Lagos district of Ikeja replaced Fela Kuti’s original club that burnt down in 1977.

Head of the TRACE media and entertainment group and organiser of the event Macron will attend, Olivier Laouchez said “The Shrine is a must-see place.”

Popular singer, Banky W is the host at the event which is also sponsored by Ecobank.

Wole Soyinka was also seen entering the shrine at the time of this report.

Symbolic meanings of the colors of Kente Cloth


Kente is popular world over, the cloth which originates among the Akan people of Ghana is known for its detailed colourful strings of woven threads.

I recently found out that each color used in weaving the Kente cloth has a symbolic meaning.

black: maturation, intensified spiritual energy

blue: peacefulness, harmony and love

green: vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal

gold: royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity

grey: healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash

maroon: the color of mother earth; associated with healing

pink: assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red

purple: assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women

red: political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.

silver: serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon

white: purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions

yellow: preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty

Meet the woman the most expensive bag in the world was named after


The Hermes Birkin Bag is unquestionably the most expensive bag in the world. The bag is currently in fashion as a symbol of wealth due to its high price and we all remember the drama following the Linda Ikeji Birkin Bag saga.

Hermes bag prices range from US$11,900 to $300,000. Costs escalate according to the type of leather and if exotic skins were used. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, creating artificial scarcity and exclusivity. Small versions (25 cm) may be considered a handbag or purse.

Well, in case you don’t know the Birkin bag was named after an English actress Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE.

The story goes that In 1983, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London.

She had just placed her straw travelling bag in the overhead compartment for her seat, but the contents fell to the deck, leaving her to scramble to replace them. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked.

There and then, Dumas designed the bag which will later be known as the Birkin bag.

Birkin was born on 14 December 1946 in London. Her mother, Judy Campbell, was also an English actress. Her father, David Birkin, was a Royal Navy lieutenant-commander and World War II spy.

Birkin has mainly resided in Paris, France since the late 1960s

Her humanitarian interests have led her to work with Amnesty International on immigrant welfare and the AIDS problem. She has visited Bosnia, Rwanda, Palestine and Israel.

These photos of brides in Kente will light up your day


Kente also known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of West Ghana.

It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings.

Today, the use of kente became more widespread. However, its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem with Akans.

Here are delightful pictures of brides wearing Kente.


Photo Credit: @weloveghanaweddings

Everything you should know about Hausa traditional weddings


Every Nigerian tribe has her own cultural wedding. The colours and tradition that is strictly adhered to shows a rich array of different histories and oral stories passed from generation to generation.

Our people say you are not married until you have completed the traditional marriage rites of your tribe.

Let’s talk about the Hause Trational Wedding.

Here is a video from Kulu Blogs that explains everything, however, in case you don’t have time to watch that, you can just read ahead.

The Kayan Zance

Kayan Zance has to do with the list of items the groom’s family provides as soon as the bride’s family accepts their wedding proposal.

The list of items includes cookware, furniture, fabrics beauty products, shoes, underwear and well money called (Kudin Gaisuwa)

If the groom’s family has enough money,  they will be asked to provide a house for the couple while the bride’s family will fully furnish the house.

Wedding Fatiha [Daurin Aure]

This is the most significant event of the entire wedding ceremony.

A representative from the groom and bride’s family usually performs the exchange of vows and not the bride and groom.

This is done in the presence of a religious priest and wedding guests. Prayers are then offered to the newly wedded couple and celebration continues.

Wuni [Sa lalle]

The event is strictly for the women.

A mixture of henna is made and used to make beautifully designs on the bride’s hands, palms and legs. All her friends and family also get henna designs on their hands but not as elaborate as that of the bride.

Kamun Amariya

Kamu which means catch the brides  is one of the oldest and most interesting events in the Hausa traditional wedding.

Here, in order to catch the bride, the groom’s family negotiates with the bride’s friends for her release her to them.

This is a always fun and negotiation may take up to 30 minutes followed by a reception.

 Kai Amariya

Here, family and friends escort the bride to her matrimonial home to be well received by the groom’s family.

This is usually preceded by prayers and advises from her family.

Depending on how well to do the bride and the grooms families are, there is usually a grand reception to end the entire wedding ceremony which will  include food, music and entertainment.

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