L.A.X – ‘Same Girl’ ft Davido

Listen to ‘Same Girl’ by L.A.X featuring Davido.

L.A.X teams up with Davido on his new single titled ‘Same Girl.’

Off his newly released debut album, ”Rasaking”, which dropped on Friday, October 26, 2018, is the single, ‘Same Girl’, that sees L.A.X team up with DMW boss, Davido.

The song was produced by DMW in-house beatmaker, FreshVDM.

Source: entertainment

Relationship Talk With Bukky: I was sexually abused; now I can’t love my partner as I should

5 signs that she may cheat on you

It's affecting my relationship. I just feel like I don't have any feelings for my husband anymore.

Dear Bukky,

Hello, I think I need help.

When I was six, my aunt's husband almost abused sexually. He would put his [penis] on my vagina but because I was a child, he could not penetrate through me.

He would tell me that if I told anybody, he would slaughter me and hide me in the bush so I kept this little secret until now. However, it's affecting my relationship. I have two kids that I don't know how I got but I just feel I don't have any feelings for my husband anymore.

What can I do? It has affected my sex life really badly. I can't even dream of sex again.
____________

Dear reader,

I sympathize with you for having gone through what you went through. No one deserves to go through that, most especially not at that early age. And I am even sorrier for the emotional burden you have had to bear from that tender age till now. I can only imagine the amount of emotional toll it must have had on you.

But I also want to commend you for finally talking about it, and for trusting and reaching out to me with this kind of sensitive information. I feel it is indeed the first step to shedding layers of your ugly past.

What needs to be done now is to seek out a professional counsellor or expert who specializes in therapy. You need a safe zone to really air all your past experiences and present feelings, and to have someone with you who can help with processing every one of them.

You were not ‘nearly abused,’ you were really abused. What that man did to you is so, so wrong on all grounds and seeing how much effect that still has on you till date,  it is obvious that you need to face it and stop burying it.

I will also advise that you talk to your partner about it. You could choose to tell him before going to see the therapist or after your sessions have begun with the therapist, whichever one sounds good to you.

I wish you true healing and the fortitude to move on to better things from here on.
_______________

Do you want to talk about your love life, marriage or family issues?

Do you have burning questions that you would love to get answers to?

Just send a mail to relationships@pulse.ng and I'll provide the most honest answers to them anonymously.

Note; the chances of getting a quick response reduces if the text in your email has a lot of abbreviations. So, please write as properly as possible.

So, why not send that mail today and let's talk about it?

A problem shared is a problem half-solved!

Source: lifestyle

Okechukwu Ofili, CEO of Okadabooks, is our MCM today!

Okechukwu Ofili, CEO of Okadabooks, is our MCM today!

Author, illustrator, public-speaker, and founder of Okadabooks makes it to our list of man crushes.

Ditching your degree as a Mechanical Engineer to pursue your passion for writing might seem daunting, but it's been done before. Okechukwu Ofili, CEO of Okadabooks, is our man crush this Monday!

Gaining mainstream fame as a writer, blogger and illustrator, Okechukwu Ofili launched OkadaBooks in 2013 as a means of bridging the gap between writers, publishers and readers.

Ofili grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and later moved to the United States, where he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Houston. He graduated among the top 5 students in his class and returned to Nigeria where he got a job in a top oil and gas firm.

ALSO READ: iROKOtv boss, Jason Njoku, is our MCM

In 2010, his writing took off, with his work mostly on BellaNaija and YNaija. He continued to explore his passion for public speaking and storytelling and now has authored two books — How Intelligence Kills and How Stupidity Saved My Life.

 

After the launch of his platform, Ofili quit his job to focus solely on growing his platform which saw it to win MTN App of the year for the African Market in 2013. As at January 2018, the app had recorded over 180,000 registered users and a million ebook downloads. The app is now being used as a source of income by many writers, some who have earned over half a million Naira on the platform.

Due to the success of his e-book platform, Ofili has gone on to be named as one of Venture Africa's 40 African Innovators to Watch and a place on the Quartz Africa 2016 Innovators list.

This eccentric drive and innovation is what makes him our #MCM today!

Source: lifestyle

Shehu Sani says APC will crumble after Buhari

Shehu Sani says APC will crumble after Buhari

He believes the president is the oxygen of the party and will die off when he's off the scene.

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central – PRP) has predicted the fall of the All Progressives Congress (APC) immediately President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer politically active.

The lawmaker recently dumped the party after he controversially lost his re-election ticket to Uba Sani, an aide to state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, against whom he's been publicly feuding for months.

While speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, October 28, 2018, the lawmaker said Buhari is the oxygen of the party and will die off when he's off the scene.

He said, "From the statement coming from people who for a very long time have been sitting on the fence and have not been voicing out their opinions, you can see it very clearly that the party cannot last beyond the lifespan of President Muhammadu Buhari.

"Buhari remains the heart, the soul, and the oxygen of the party. I don't think after Buhari, there'll be APC again in the sense that everything begins and ends with him.

"When you have a party like that, then you know very well the terminal point is predictable."

Sani undecided over Buhari's re-election victory

When asked what he thinks about the president winning re-election during the 2019 presidential election, he failed to give a definitive opinion.

"It is possible for him to win but not on the kind of political atmoshpere that we've found ourselves within the party and outside of the party. A party is supposed to be a vehicle that'll deliver him to the presidency and now it is in a very bad shape," he said.

The election, scheduled for February 16, 2019, is expected to be closely fought between President Buhari and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Sani also hinted during the interview that he'll be contesting for re-election to the Senate next year on the platform of his new party, People's Redemption Party (PRP).

Source: news

The Collectiv3 up the ante of music perfection with ''Live. Create. Repeat''

By drawing from a blend of different sounds and talent, The Collectiv3 succesfully craft a tune heavy and compelling project, that shows the charm in diversity.

When a renowned group like Show Dem Camp come to associate with talents who have helped define their most artistically balanced sound, 'Palmwine Music' under a name like Collectiv3, you suspect that it isn't just borne out of impulse, but rather a need to create something special and defining.

It has been a good year for hip-hop in Nigeria, if not a great one really.

2018 has seen a number of solid projects hit the shelf and aiding hip-hop's most telling run in the mainstream over the last couple of years, if not in sales, at least in zest, trends and debate epitomised by albums like the M.I Abaga inspired Lamb August offerings and Ladipoe's ''Talk About Poe''.

There are a few collaborations or pictured match-ups on the home scene that have been able to work its magic to adequately satisfy the exotic listening palates of the ever demanding audience.

In 2015, The Collectiv3, an assemblage of various artists that featured a talented and carefully selected bunch led by the vibrant rap duo of Show Dem Camp, with the likes of Ikon, Temi Dollface, Funbi, Poe alongside a number of collaborators in Nsikak, Nneka, Loose Kaynon and M.anifest came together for their debut effort, ''The Collectiv3 LP'', which enjoyed a fair share of critical success upon its release.

Three years is how long it has taken for an encore and within that period, there has been a number of changes not just to the cast but to the trending sounds in the genre.

Names like Tomi Thomas, Tems, and Preye now hold a starting shirt alongside the regulars while the likes of Funbi, who is set to release his debut EP, ''Serenade'' in November and Poe, now signed to one of the top labels in the land, Mavins, and recently put out his LP, ''T.A.P'', have grown from greenhorns to well rounded acts.

 

The matured, distinctive follow-up project from the camp, aptly titled, ''Live. create. repeat'' constitutes a mega banquet, a beautifully delivered 9 track maze that runs for close to 30 minutes with not a single minute running time allowed for fillers.

''Live. create. repeat'' begins with 'Fulfill Your Destiny' where new talent Mokeyanju takes to the spotlight.

The production sets the eclectic tone for her soothing voice that constantly croones at the background as she breaks into some spoken word, warmly delivering the opposite of what the first project opened with in the upbeat 'Akintunde' where Temi Dollface's vocals charges at your ears.

 

The opener lays the path for an album which is never miserly with tunes, as the second track, 'Kiss The Fire' is a triple 'T' threat with the familiar imprint of Tec's delivery, Tomi Thomas singing supported by Tems ragga vibe.

Funbi is the star of 'Hold U Down' as he serenades with expressions of love as Poe rhymes, ''It doesn't cost me a kobo to fall in love so deep, the kind of love that is measured only with sacrifice.''

Then there is the crisp 'Stop Me' where Tec and Ghost bring the bars to play, with 'Delilah' bringing the Poe and Funbi combo to the fore on a carribean influenced vibe that also parades Tomi Thomas.

'Try' is positive energy music with the melodic 'I Want It Back' created to hold you spellbound, as the album closes with the infectious 'Taking Over' featuring Preye.

'Live. Create. Repeat' will barely qualify as just rap, it is a bit of everything. With an assemblage of talents, the project hugs various artforms and boundaries, as SDC and Poe bring their lyrical agenda to the table, while Funbi, Tomi Thomas, and Tems all display amazing vocal dexterity across the tracks.

Production comes in the form of IKON and Spax, who are the vital forces that articulately make the music whole and the sound as compact as possible. Funbi is another who fully comes into his own and shines so bright on the project.

The attention span of music lovers have grown shorter since their debut offering, but on their return, the Collectiv3 haven't lost touch in anyway, delivering pristine music that makes the wait very much worth it.

They have successfully established that in so many elements comes a workable chemistry as the album is sublime, very well put together and a confident outburst of breathtaking ambition, that even with the uncertainty surrounding its commercial viability, its intent and solidity makes this one of the most resounding projects this year.

Rating: 4/5

Ratings

1-Dull
2-Boring
2.5-Average
3-Worth Checking Out
3.5-Hot
4-Smoking Hot
4.5-Amazing
5-Perfection

Source: entertainment

The Collectiv3 up the ante of music perfection with ''Live. Create. Repeat''

By drawing from a blend of different sounds and talent, The Collectiv3 succesfully craft a tune heavy and compelling project, that shows the charm in diversity.

When a renowned group like Show Dem Camp come to associate with talents who have helped define their most artistically balanced sound, 'Palmwine Music' under a name like Collectiv3, you suspect that it isn't just borne out of impulse, but rather a need to create something special and defining.

It has been a good year for hip-hop in Nigeria, if not a great one really.

2018 has seen a number of solid projects hit the shelf and aiding hip-hop's most telling run in the mainstream over the last couple of years, if not in sales, at least in zest, trends and debate epitomised by albums like the M.I Abaga inspired Lamb August offerings and Ladipoe's ''Talk About Poe''.

There are a few collaborations or pictured match-ups on the home scene that have been able to work its magic to adequately satisfy the exotic listening palates of the ever demanding audience.

In 2015, The Collectiv3, an assemblage of various artists that featured a talented and carefully selected bunch led by the vibrant rap duo of Show Dem Camp, with the likes of Ikon, Temi Dollface, Funbi, Poe alongside a number of collaborators in Nsikak, Nneka, Loose Kaynon and M.anifest came together for their debut effort, ''The Collectiv3 LP'', which enjoyed a fair share of critical success upon its release.

Three years is how long it has taken for an encore and within that period, there has been a number of changes not just to the cast but to the trending sounds in the genre.

Names like Tomi Thomas, Tems, and Preye now hold a starting shirt alongside the regulars while the likes of Funbi, who is set to release his debut EP, ''Serenade'' in November and Poe, now signed to one of the top labels in the land, Mavins, and recently put out his LP, ''T.A.P'', have grown from greenhorns to well rounded acts.

 

The matured, distinctive follow-up project from the camp, aptly titled, ''Live. create. repeat'' constitutes a mega banquet, a beautifully delivered 9 track maze that runs for close to 30 minutes with not a single minute running time allowed for fillers.

''Live. create. repeat'' begins with 'Fulfill Your Destiny' where new talent Mokeyanju takes to the spotlight.

The production sets the eclectic tone for her soothing voice that constantly croones at the background as she breaks into some spoken word, warmly delivering the opposite of what the first project opened with in the upbeat 'Akintunde' where Temi Dollface's vocals charges at your ears.

 

The opener lays the path for an album which is never miserly with tunes, as the second track, 'Kiss The Fire' is a triple 'T' threat with the familiar imprint of Tec's delivery, Tomi Thomas singing supported by Tems ragga vibe.

Funbi is the star of 'Hold U Down' as he serenades with expressions of love as Poe rhymes, ''It doesn't cost me a kobo to fall in love so deep, the kind of love that is measured only with sacrifice.''

Then there is the crisp 'Stop Me' where Tec and Ghost bring the bars to play, with 'Delilah' bringing the Poe and Funbi combo to the fore on a carribean influenced vibe that also parades Tomi Thomas.

'Try' is positive energy music with the melodic 'I Want It Back' created to hold you spellbound, as the album closes with the infectious 'Taking Over' featuring Preye.

'Live. Create. Repeat' will barely qualify as just rap, it is a bit of everything. With an assemblage of talents, the project hugs various artforms and boundaries, as SDC and Poe bring their lyrical agenda to the table, while Funbi, Tomi Thomas, and Tems all display amazing vocal dexterity across the tracks.

Production comes in the form of IKON and Spax, who are the vital forces that articulately make the music whole and the sound as compact as possible. Funbi is another who fully comes into his own and shines so bright on the project.

The attention span of music lovers have grown shorter since their debut offering, but on their return, the Collectiv3 haven't lost touch in anyway, delivering pristine music that makes the wait very much worth it.

They have successfully established that in so many elements comes a workable chemistry as the album is sublime, very well put together and a confident outburst of breathtaking ambition, that even with the uncertainty surrounding its commercial viability, its intent and solidity makes this one of the most resounding projects this year.

Rating: 4/5

Ratings

1-Dull
2-Boring
2.5-Average
3-Worth Checking Out
3.5-Hot
4-Smoking Hot
4.5-Amazing
5-Perfection

Source: entertainment

Ekiti PDP lawmaker, Adedeji, dies days after he was shot by gunmen

Micheal Adedeji

The lawmaker's death comes just days after he was attacked while travelling to Akure.

The representative of the Ekiti Southwest II in the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Micheal Adedeji, has reportedly died days after he was attacked by gunmen in the state.

The lawmaker, a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), was reported to have been shot in the head while travelling along Ikere-Akure road on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Even though he survived the initial attack and was responding to medical treatment on Friday, the PDP's publicity secretary in Ekiti, Jackson Adebayo, told TheCable that he died in the early hours of Monday, October 29.

"The lawmaker died at the Federal Medical Center, Ido Ekiti, early this morning," he said.

Even though media reports indicated that he was shot in the head, the spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police Command, Caleb Ikechukwu, said he was actually sustained severe machete cuts.

Adedeji's death follows the assassination of the treasurer of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Moses Adeoye.

Adeoye was murdered in his residence at Otun in Moba local government area of the state on October 17, 2018.

Source: news

Eiffel Tower to go dark for Pittsburgh victims

The Eiffel Tower's lights have been turned off several times in the past to honor victims of terror attacks

The rampage on Saturday took the lives of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's predominantly Jewish Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

The Eiffel Tower will go dark at midnight on Sunday "to honour victims of the anti-Semitic attack" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paris Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter.

"I express my support for the Jewish community and all of Pittsburgh's inhabitants," she added.

The rampage on Saturday took the lives of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's predominantly Jewish Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

Robert Bowers, 46, has been charged in the shooting.

The lights on the iconic Paris landmark, one of the world's best-known and most-visited monuments, has been switched off several times in the past following terror attacks around the world.

Source: news

Lai Mohammed says controversy over Buhari's certificate is an insult to the President

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed (left) with President Muhammadu Buhari (right)

The minister believes it's an insult on the president to question the authenticity of his academic qualification.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described the controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari's failure to present his academic qualification documents as an insult.

In the credentials the president submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable him contest in the 2019 presidential election, he failed to submit his secondary school certificate.

"I am the above named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein. All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board as of the time of this affidavit," the president said.

Buhari's failure to submit his academic credentials has raised eyebrows among Nigerians especially because he had a similar problem when he contested in the 2015 presidential election.

However, Mohammed believes the outrage over the president's failure to submit his certificate is a mere distraction that lacks any substance.

While speaking on Channels Television's "Politics Today" on Sunday, October 28, 2018, he said it is a non-issue that's already been settled.

He said, "I think we have moved beyond that. Let me quote what former President Olusegun Obasanjo said in 2015 during this saga of the President's certificate.

"He said that it's an insult on a man, who rose to the highest echelon in the Nigerian Army, attended the War College in the US and Staff College in Nigeria, for anyone to start asking whether he has a certificate or not. I think I want to rest it there.

"We don't want to be distracted in an issue that's a non-issue. Mr President served in the Nigerian Army. He has said over and over again, 'Please go to the Nigerian Army and ask them to release my certificate.

"It's an insult for a man who has risen to the peak of his career in the Army, has undergone so many courses everywhere; to start asking whether he has his certificate or not."

Buhari has brought honour and respect back to Nigeria

Speaking on Buhari's hopes of winning re-election next year, Mohammed said the president deserves to win because he has brought honour and respect back to the country and put it on a path of sustainable growth and development.

He said, "Today, under President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians can, once again, dream and hope because he has rebranded governance and put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development.

"He's rebuilding infrastructure and implementing what can be described as the most ambitious social investment programme in the history of the nation.

"He's ensuring that a few fat cats do not loot the national resources. At the same time, he's ensuring that Nigeria is self-sufficient in many areas especially in food production.

"And above all, he has brought honour and respect back to the country and fighting all forms of insecurity in the country."

While next year's election is expected to be keenly-contested between President Buhari of the All Progressives' Congress (APC) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), they both face competition from other candidates including Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC).

Others are Tope Fasua of the Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party (NIP), Olusegun Mimiko of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Adesina Fagbenro-Byron of the Kowa Party (KP), Chike Ukaegbu of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP), Hamza Al-Mustapha of the People's Party of Nigeria (PPN), Obadiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), and many more.

Source: politics