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Congratulations are in order for Nigerian billionaire; Chief Ayiri Emami who conferred the title of Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom by the Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli. The business mogul, Ayirimi Emami completed his traditional rites before he was conferred with the prestigious title.

The Olu of Warri installed Iyatsere and Uwangue along with the Ologbotsere (Ayiri Emami) at his palace in the presence of other high chiefs.

Just when you thought you've seen it all... Here is a trending photo of a pastor giving his church members of bottle of beer during service. According to a Facebook user who shared the picture, the pastor prayed over the bottle of beer for "anointing" before he gave it to his members one by one during deliverance.

Online users who are still trying to fathom the role the alcohol has to play for spiritual upliftment - have reacted to this. See below;

Ladies get in here.It's time to go to church to identify them.Lol

A Popular Lagos church,Harvesters International Christian Centre is organising a program in the month of April.mAnd the title is an unusual one, "How to Identify A Yoruba Demon".

Hmm, Yoruba men have suffered!
with the tagline
Some Nigerians have described the viral banner as shameful, ignorant and unacceptable.

The church behind the banner, Harvesters, located at Gbadaga, Lagos also posted the photo on their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Some instagram users believed to be members of the church explained that the phrase simply means "Heartbreaker"

Check out some of the comments below...

Woman who breastfed puppy and 'fertilised' one of her eggs with a dog cell wins art prize

A woman who breastfed a puppy and even fertilised one of her eggs with a dog cell has won a prestigious art prize.
Maja Smrekar conducted her bizarre projects while living in seclusion with her dogs as part of her ‘K-9_topology’ art experiment.

The Slovenian artist underwent systematic breast pumping in order to trick her body into producing breast milk before breastfeeding a puppy during the piece.
She also took a fat cell from another dog and used it to ‘fertilise’ one of her eggs using a method similar to IVF.

She used a fat cell form the dog, so no dog sperm was used and there was absolutely no way the egg could have become an embryo, which would have been impossible even if a sexual cell from a dog was used.

Woman who breastfed puppy and 'fertilised' one of her eggs with a dog cell wins art prize
Maja Smrekar videoed herself breasfeeding a dog (Picture: CEN)

Despite the slightly unnerving nature of her art, the critics love it, and have awarded her with the ‘Golden Nica’ at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria.

The jury released a statement saying: ‘The artwork K-9_topology at first sight may engender feelings of shock and possibly even dismissal – the complexity and explicitness of this project is difficult to explain without dangerous simplifications.

‘When considering the awarded artwork, the jury understood that it is important to follow the entire process, as this is an extensive artistic investigation developed through three years in four consecutive projects.’

Smrekar created a video which shows her breastfeeding dogs, sleeping naked next to them and performing the fertilization (it’s a bit NSFW).
On her website the artist said the project was intended as an ‘observation of zeitgeist through the so called thanatopolitical dimension of contemporary biopolitical practices’.

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series (Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)

After the huge success of his first photo project where he captured people before and after drinking one, two and three glasses of wine, Marcos Alberti is back with a new photo series, which aims to break down the barriers of female sexual joy.

Marcos has captured the facial expressions of more than 20 women having orgasms.
Together with sexual wellbeing brand, Smile Makers, he’s presented female sexuality as it’s never been seen before (by you, anyway. Burn).

The photo series has been dubbed ‘The O Project’, and sees a number of women being photographed before, during and after reaching orgasm.
The photos unveil the slow, or in some cases, rapid progression of each woman’s facial changes as she reaches and finishes orgasm.

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
To achieve orgasm, the models used personal massagers – though the project was kept tasteful as everything below the waist was hidden from view – even from the photographer.

To create a diverse set of photos, Marcos used women of all ethnicities and nationalities, with some models more sexually liberal countries such as the USA and France, as well as women from more conservative communities such as China and Singapore.

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Marcos did this in hopes his series would hold one powerful underlying message: that all women deserve to be in control of their sexuality, no matter their background.
He wanted his audience to see that women should be free to be empowered by – and have a little fun with – their sexuality.

Commenting on the project, Fan Yang, Global Brand Manager of Smile Makers said: ‘Female sexuality is more often shrouded in shame and secrecy.

‘Our partnership with Marcos allowed us to create this series to upend that social stigma around female sexuality, and encourage the normalization of female pleasure.’

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Both Marcos and Fan are hoping the project will shed bring up the topic of women’s sexual rights in a positive, lighthearted way.

The most praise for the project has come from the women in the photographs.
‘All the women who modelled were in awe of their photos, especially the final shot where they were glowing and radiant’, explained Fan.

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
‘That final shot, of a strong female grinning into the camera, is exactly what we want people to see. We hope that everyone viewing this project will feel more confident about their bodies and sexuality. All it takes is one smile at a time.’
As for Marcos, he hopes the project will be liberating for all women afraid to explore their sexual needs.

Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
He said: ‘I love that we were able to speak so frankly with these women about sex and pleasure.
‘When you approach the taboo topic of sex through the lens of humor, people start to open up and share opinions more freely, which can lead to a monumental change in people’s mentality.’

See below for a few more of our favourites:


Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images)
Photographer captures women before, during, and after orgasm in glorious photo series

Sad memories of slavery

The hall was silent. The atmosphere was tense. Screams and wailings of children, women and men filled the air. Heads bowed in deep reflection. Some raised their eyes upwards looking at the ceiling. Many tried hard to fight back tears.

It was no funeral wake but the screening of a film, entitled: The Slave Route: The Soul of Resistance. The 36-minute documentary showed the sufferings of the era, focused on the transatlantic slave trade. It reconciled the history, influences and rationale behind the various characters involved in the era.

The screening was part of the activities marking this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic slave trade organised by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, in collaboration with African Anti-Slavery Coalition (ASLAC).

This year’s theme: Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipations reechoed the age-long advocacy for freedom, especially by the victims of slavery.

As guests walked into the lecture hall, they were first confronted with the pictures and stories of some of the heroes of emancipation like Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Olaudah Equiano (an ex-lbo slave who was kidnapped from Isseke Village in present-day Anambra State), Frederick Douglas and more. But nothing prepared them for the film.

According to the organisers, the screening was meant to involve the young generation in the campaign against slavery. UNIC Officer in-charge, Mrs Olajumoke Araba, who read the UN chief’s speech, said: “The film paints an apt picture. And we can see that there are lessons for everybody learn from what happened during the period, especially the pupils. It is hoped that involving the young ones would ignite in them the need to carry on the fight against all forms of racism and slavery. Even though the programme fell during their examination period and when many schools are on holiday, we were glad for the ones that came. Each watched with deep concentration and I’m sure it has improved their knowledge of history.”

The era, sad as it was, produced great minds like Wheatley who became one of the most accomplished writers, it was learnt. She published her first poem at age 12. Born in Senegambia in 1753, she was sold into slavery at the age of 7 and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.

Despite the rare opportunities she had as a slave, she probably would have preferred to be free, it was said. Perhaps that is why the United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon describes slavery “as a global crime against humanity”. Wheatley and other key figures, who fought to eliminate slavery, with many losing their lives in the process, he said, are heroes and heroines of the emancipation. And the day is a tribute to the struggles of that era.

Ki-moon said: “On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, we tell the world to never forget this global crime against humanity… As we reflect on the contemporary consequences of this tragedy, let us remember the bravery of those who risked everything for freedom and those who helped them on that perilous path.

“Their courage should inspire us as we struggle against contemporary forms of slavery, racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance. On this day, let us pledge to honour and restore the dignity of affected people and to intensify efforts to eliminate the slavery that persists in our world”.

Advocating through film

The film’s heartbreaking scenes of sufferings and maltreatment of African slaves not only painted a vivid picture and degradation of the era, but also buttressed Mr Olufemi Phillips, a human rights activist’s the lecture by on the theme at a forum before the screening.

Beyond the academic rigour, Philips, who is the co-founder of ASLAC, had a unique story to tell. He is a descendant of one of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, who returned during the abolition. Reflecting on the period, he said, brought back sad memories that are better forgotten.

He recounted: “The transatlantic slave trade can never be erased from the memories of some Africans, especially those whose great-great-great-grandparents or ancestors were victims. My late great grandmother was captured during the Ogedengbe war at Ikole-Ekiti. She was a princess from lloti compound, forced to trek from Ikole-Ekiti up to Badagry coastal area, where she was sold to Brazilian slave traders that transported her and others to Bahia, Brazil. My great-grandmother survived the slavery and during the abolition of slave trade in Brazil, she returned back to West Africa where she first settled at Greenhouse present day Republic of Benin and later on traced her son’s home at 177, Igbosere Road, Lagos Island. There are many returnee slaves such as Do-Regos, De-Souza, Delfonso, Pinheiro, Da-Rocha, Jorge Campos, Da -Silva, Da-Costa, Martins, Ferreira, Pereira etc.”

He described the era as being an “ugly incident that had brought Africa back retrogressively”. He, however, lamented that unfortunately Africans are still experiencing all sorts of enslavement, noting that the worst of it is, “self-enslavement”, which he linked to bad governance. He said there is the need for all-round emancipation, while calling for a proactive approach involving the government, civil societies and the public, so that better results can be achieved.

He said: “However, it is sad that Africans are no longer sold against their will or forced into slavery but are freely giving themselves to all forms of enslavement. Every day, many, especially the young, are constantly crossing their borders to enslave themselves because of poverty. We see history repeating itself with the case of Equiano, who was kidnapped from his homeland into slavery; centuries later, nothing has changed. The place is still plagued with many cases of kidnappings.

“Young ladies are constantly being tricked into enslavement in the guise of employment. And this is the offshoot of bad governance and corruption in Africa. Africans are not enjoying the dividend of democracy that is why many are freely opting for enslavement abroad. Corruption has become a dreaded virus in our system. We, members of the civil societies, in collaboration with government, security operatives and the public, need to do more in our campaigns, to address the precedence.”

The film, he said, brought to life the pains of that period. As the audience, who were mainly pupils, history teachers, diplomats and the media, watched with mixed emotions, it was evident that scenes borrowed from diverse slavery films, such as Roots, perhaps helped to drive the plot. But unlike those films, its characters, consisting slaves (women, men and children), those born into slavery, man hunters, slave traders and more, told their sides of the story as if trying to convince the audience in a debate scenario.

The accounts of Juan, a boy born into slavery in Cuba that saw his father, who had made several escape attempts, hanged; Lala, a girl from the kingdom of Congo, was captured by man hunters while trying to gather firewood to cook dinner and Musa, who was waiting for his initiation to become a hunter like his ancestors, was captured and sold to an Arab merchant and died during the operation when he was being castrated to become a eunuch, which was very expensive in those days.

The young speak out for emancipation

At the end of the screening, guests, especially the pupils did not take the experience with a pinch of salt. Apparently moved by the film, they spoke with deep emotions against slavery.

After watching the film, Tolulope Oke, SS Three, Kings College, was heartbroken. “Going by what we saw, it was also embarrassing to see that people were treated like animals,” he said. “I asked myself: “how would they have felt then?’ It was quite heartbreaking to see an African being maltreated like that. It enlightened me more. It also taught me how to fight back when being oppressed and how to face challenges of life.”

Tofunmi Ajao, Dowen College, was enraged. She said: “Watching the film has helped me acquire more understanding of the period. I felt very sorrowful watching it. It is an experience you’d wish the whites would never start all over again for whatsoever reasons. And for some reasons, you’d wish that we could retaliate because it’s just as if they went away with it. I heard certain mitigation was made, especially financially; but money is not enough, did you see what they did; money can’t cover all the pain they caused.”

On the part of Olayemi Awolade SS2, Dowen College, the film awakened in him a sense of advocacy. “Watching the film, we saw the slavery in a different light; and that it is our time to change things and end all forms of slavery.”

For History tutor, Dowen College, Ogundeji Elijah, the film is a good teaching aid where the pupils were able to see what they were taught in class. This, he said, would give them a better understanding of how to tackle the period.

The celebrations of emancipation

In the same vein, this year’s celebration was particularly unique as it marked several global milestones in the eradication of slavery. They include the 150th year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing millions of African-Americans from enslavement; the 180th anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 in the British Empire; also in 1833, slavery ended in Canada, the British West Indies and the Cape of Good Hope. Others include the Indian Slavery Act of 1843 signed some 170 years ago; in France, slavery was abolished 165 years ago; Argentina (160 years ago) and the former Dutch colonies (150 years ago), among others.

A beautiful Kenyan lady identified as Wanja Mwaura has won the heart of many after she took to Facebook to share before and after photos of her classmate (when they are in secondary school) who went mentally deranged due to excessive intake of drugs.

According to the lady, her friend who is identified as Hinga is now doing well in the rehab at Chiromo Lane Medical Center where he is being taken care of.

Many were left amazed as its rear to find a lady that is kind as she is. Though the guy is still at the rehab as his medication continues.

She wrote;
"What can I say? Am overwhelmed. My classmate. Hinga is now doing well in the rehab at chiromo lane Medical Center.
Compare the photos from where we started n where we are now.
I however need your support to continue paying for the facility
He deserves another chance.
Let's help him fight drug addiction"[/quote]

Checkout this viral birthday photoshoot of the Gucci Pablo princess!

Some parents are doing alot of crazy stuffs all in the name of celebrating birthday these days. The girl is reportedly 6 years old and already balling? Nah!.

According to a Twitter user, Tay who shared the photos on the micro-blogging website, she wrote;
"I log onto FB and..... why?? Why do y'all do this to these kids

Woman drives ex-lover's car into a pool after he ended the relationship
Kristina Kuchma got really mad when ex-boyfriend Guy Gentile broke up with her – so drove his Mercedes into a pool (Picture: Guy Gentile)
Breakups are tough to go through and can sometimes bring out the worst in us. 
Some people choose to go silent, others decide to let their devastation be known.
This woman clearly chose to give her ex-lover exactly what he deserved after she drove his Mercedes into a pool after he ended their relationship.

Kristina Kuchma, 24, was furious when business executive Guy Gentile broke off their year-and-a-half-long relationship while on holiday in the Bahamas.

Woman drives ex-lover's car into a pool after he ended the relationship
It took crew four hours to remove the car (Picture: Guy Gentile)
She texted him ‘Lier!’ after he cut ties with her and reportedly said: ‘You told me you will help me to start a business! That were your words!
‘Now you want to be an investor??? Well investor I have a surprise for you on a backyard, start with that investment idea first.’

Gentile, 41, came home to find his Mercedes S400, which costs just over $100,000, parked inside the pool.
He said: ‘My heart dropped because of [fears she was inside]. I didn’t care about the car at that moment.’
‘But after I realized she wasn’t in it, then I start to get pissed off that she would pull something like this after everything I’ve done for her.

Woman drives ex-lover's car into a pool after he ended the relationship
Guy says he was pissed off that his ex would something like this (Picture: Guy Gentile
‘I dumped her. She dumped my car.’

According to Gentile, the two were due to have dinner together but then Kuchma, who is model, told him she had an idea to start a marketing business and asked him for a gift of $50,000.
Gentile told the Post: ‘I said, “You know what? You got the wrong guy. If you want a guy who’s going to hand you money for nothing, you got the wrong guy.”

When he ended the relationship, Kuchma didn’t take the news lightly, throwing a cup of hot tea in his face and taking the keys to his car.
Gentile said: ‘It was really disrespectful to do that at a restaurant I dine at a lot in front of a good friend of mine.’
Police say it took crew a little over four hours to get the vehicle out of the water.
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