Family love: Immediate and Beyond

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In this month of February, the emphasis is on romantic love – but one form of love that is often overlooked is “Phileo”, brotherly love. This is the kind of love that is common amongst families; kith and kin. Sadly, with the rural-urban drift and modernization, the bond and love that once existed within the extended family structure seems to be weakening, and this is having negative effects on the nuclear family as well. You hear of children who have never met some their aunts and uncles, and the traditional “going home for Christmas” has now faded away for many. There is, however, […]

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Nikki Khiran : Couturier Extraordinaire

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Nikki Khiran is a fashion label that has stood the test of time and the beautiful lady behind it is Nikki Khiran Odu. Nikki Khiran is a graduate of The London College of Fashion, where she majored in Fashion Design Technology, Nikki Odu Khiran came back to Nigeria and launched her design studio, Nikki Khiran Couture!Her signature style is ethereal opulence, and the NK woman connotes elegance,sensuality and mystery, she’s a modern woman, a global gypsy, sensual yet conservative, playful yet reserved and confident, she’s the ultimate lady!Her aesthetic sense is rooted in her African background, but a global western influence […]

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Janine Udogu – Bridging Cultures through language and love

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Janine Udogu is a Swiss national married to a Nigerian man. While inter-racial marriages are not new what struck me about Janine is her love for her husband’s culture and how she has integrated so seamlessly. This love for her husband and his culture inspired her to learn Igbo language which is no mean feat as well other aspects of the Igbo culture. From this mother of three one can learn that doggedness and determination will always yield fruit and that true love had no boundaries. Read and be inspired. Janine please tell us about yourself, how you grew up and your […]

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Happy New Year! Have you set your goals for 2018?

Setting goals is an activity that has become synonymous with the New Year, but in reality we should set goals year round. Well-defined goals are imperative as they help us focus our energy in the right direction. If for any reason you didn’t  set any goals for 2017 or were not able to achieve all that you set don’t despair – there’s always time to set new ones. Besides, like a friend says plans are like scripts which can guide but shouldn’t be too rigid that they can never be adjusted. While I can’t say I have been able to achieve every goal I set […]

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Deborah Omale – The Beauty behind Beauty Secrets

Pastor (Mrs) Deborah Omale is a woman of many parts. Apart from leading the woman ministry of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International founded by her husband Prophet Emmanuel Omale she is also the founder of Beauty Secrets.  Beauty Secrets is a Spa and Beauty Saloon where women can get all their beauty needs met under one roof. Lets learn more about this beautiful and very hard working woman.   Tell us a bit about yourself Well I grew up in a loving inter- tribal family, My father is  from Oyo State while my mum is from Kogi . I was […]

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Family fun at Christmas

Christmas is here and many a times we get caught up with all the buying and the activity that we forget to actually have some good ole family time! Here are some tips to make sure you and your children have fun and relax as it truly is the season to be jolly.   Christmas Songs: Everyone loves Christmas songs, they are cheery, fun and some of them remind us of the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Children especially love singing along and getting a good dose of Christmas cheer. Some classics that every family must have are Boney M’s […]

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Yvonne Akpomedaye : Planning Events the God way!

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Yvonne Akpomedaye is one of the most gifted event planner I have encountered! She sees even the minute details and is able to give every event the wow factor. She is also the author of  the”Event Management the God way” a book that points to her Heavenly Father as the giver of the gift. Lets get up close and personal with the beautiful Yvonne.   Yvonne, tell us a little about yourself? Well, I founded my Event Company Ivy-Lil’Beth Concepts in 2009 after gaining professional experiences from several corporate organizations. I am graduate of Linguistics and African Languages from the University of […]

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