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The second runner-up in the recently concluded Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Rebecca Hampson, better known as Nengi, has opened up on why she did not sleep on any man’s bed during the reality television show. The former beauty queen, who hails from Bayelsa State, noted that she decided to create boundaries from the beginning of the competition. Speaking with media personality, Hero Daniels, Nengi said, “The housemates felt I wanted every guy and that is crazy. How could I want every guy and still not be with anybody in the house? I never slept on any man’s bed. Even as close as me and Ozo were, I still tried to set a boundary. I could play with people but for me, there would always be boundaries and nobody can cross them. However, people took it the wrong way. They felt since I played with the guys, I must have wanted them. That was the biggest misconception people had about me. As a matter of fact, that was one of the reasons I went for Big Brother in the first place. I wanted to correct the misconception that I was just a fine face. And I feel I corrected that notion.” Revealing a bit about her childhood, the pretty reality TV star stated that she grew up with her mother and her father was ‘never really there’. “My dad was never really there. I can count the number of times I saw him. So, I grew up with my mum and she was the only one I knew. She struggled to take care of me but the love between us is deep. Even if we didn’t have anything, I was always happy. We would be in our house and manage our lives. However, she died when things were becoming good. She added. On her chemistry with Ozo, Nengi said, “We are from two totally different backgrounds and that was it for me. I also knew he would always accept me for who I am. He knows who I am and does not judge me based on mistakes I have made.” By Olajide Samuel Source:https://punchng.com/why-i-didnt-sleep-on-any-mans-bed-during-bbn-nengi/
Remi Tinubu: Trauma of living in exile in US led me to Christ Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, says she became a born-again Christian while she was in exile with her family in the United States. In an interview with Television Continental, Tinubu, who celebrated her 60th birthday on September 21, said the trauma of being alone in the US, with little kids and without her husband, led her to Christ. She said when she became the first lady of Lagos at a young age, she knew she had to seek God’s guidance to handle the responsibilities that came with the position. “Like I said, if you get into a position you never envisage in your life time that you will ever occupy, you believe it is a privilege and God must have made you to become that. So you have to go back to God and ask ‘how do I do this,” she said. “Thank God before I became the first lady, we were in self exile for almost five years and when you have problem, the only person you run to is God. So while I was in the US, I went to church, that was when I became born again. “I went into exile as an Anglican, came out as a Pentecostal. I remember I was looking for God from one church to another, it was very difficult. When I came back, l had amnesia, I lost my memory, it was traumatic for me and that’s why I don’t like attending social gatherings because people walk up to me and I don’t recognise them anymore. “It was traumatic for me because I was around 34, first time of being separated from your husband, and then you are stuck with two children with a lot of responsibilities. “My husband couldn’t come see us until 18 months after. They locked them up for a while during the Abacha period and to see us, they have to go through neighbouring borders and the only passport he had was a diplomatic passport that couldn’t get him to UK because there were sanctions on diplomats because of June 12. “He had to get to a neighbouring country to get their passport to come see us. Through that passport, he came to see us once every six months. But for me to raise the children to go to school, they were very young, it was traumatic for me. So to come back and become a first lady, it was something else.” Tinubu, who is an ordained minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said she has never experienced any conflict with her husband as regards their different faith. “When I met my husband, I didn’t know it was a big deal. We’re from the Anglican Church. Then, a lot of Christians married Muslims. It was my sister that introduced us,” she said. “One of the things that was profound for me, when we both went to see my dad, my dad asked him ‘are you a Muslim?, that was the first time I heard that. You’re a Muslim, I hope you won’t prevent my daughter from going to church and he promised not to. “The point is he is quite respectful of my faith and if someone respects you it is quite right you show the same respect. He respects my faith, I respect his so there is no conflict. “He doesn’t stop me from praying even if some pastors come around. He also has a lot of pastor friends that I met through him. “My husband is very liberal when it comes to faith, being married to a Muslim I never had any problem. But when it is time for me to put on hijab during his events, I’ll do that but that doesn’t change my faith. “He didn’t impose his faith on our children, I raise my children as Christians despite they bear Muslim names.” Watch Morayo's interview of Remi Tinubu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j5e6d29Nf4 By TMSMedia Source:https://www.nairaland.com/6145786/remi-tinubu-how-became-born-again
Gone are the days when local aphrodisiac sellers were mostly illiterates who wore make-up with loud colours and were often restricted to hawking their wares on the streets or at ‘motor parks’. In recent times, thanks to the advent of social media, they have now ‘repackaged’. There is a booming market for these products, which is now sold by educated people, most of whom are ladies under the age of 30 but still, they smile to the bank daily. Top on their shelves is a product called, Kayanmata, among other things. Kayanmata originated from the Northern part of Nigeria and it refers to herbs or potions that act as sex or love enhancers for couples. In Hausa language, the word, Kayanmata means women’s things. Funnily, there is a no refund policy for these aphrodisiac products. The PUNCH highlights the luxurious lifestyle of these Nigerian aphrodisiac sellers. Hauwa Saidu Mohammed Known as Jaaruma, she is probably the most popular of the lot as she commands followership of 1.1 million followers on her verified Instagram account and over 42,000 subscribers on YouTube. Also known as Queen Jaaruma, P Sweetener or The Luxurious Big Girl; regardless of what you want to call her, she is rumoured to be one of Nigeria’s most successful and highly-paid sex therapist She reportedly founded her business in 2010 and is mostly known for selling a local aphrodisiac known as Kayanmata, among other things. Jaaruma is known to flaunt her wealth on social media unapologetically. For instance, about five days ago, she announced N1m cash give away via an Instagram post where she was pictured leaning on a yellow luxurious supercar. Jaaruma is known to give out millions of naira. She once gave a social media influencer, Pamilerin, a million naira for promoting her brand. It was reported that the 27-year-old also gave a former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ella, about N3.4m. In another video on her Instagram page, she was seen flaunting about N120m. She captioned the video, “AED1,000,000 Dirhams = N120,000,000 Million Naira Make Jaruma’s s€x sound in this video in writing & win N100,000.” Asides flaunting and doling out cash, Jaaruma is known for showing off her expensive accessories as well, like her diamond ring and designer bags. Most of her YouTube videos also ooze of opulence. Some online reports claim her net worth is about $2m but that is yet to be ascertained. Deborah Erioluwapo Ajayi Fondly known as Omoshola, she has garnered over 500,000 followers on her Instagram account. Although part of the bio on her websites reads that her craft ‘is a unique blend of day spa and sexual wellness spa stepping in to meet the challenges of today’s major skin and sexual crises,’ the young lady is known to trade in local aphrodisiac products. A peep at her Instagram account and one can easily assume that business is booming for the 24-year-old who is planning a tour of West Africa. She is seen in several pictures posing in a private jet. In several interviews, she has divulged that she ventured into business at the tender age of 12 while she started selling aphrodisiac some years ago. So far, she sits atop an empire of different business concerns in two cities of Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Often described as a sex therapist, Omoshola owns a farm in Karu area of the Federal Capital Territory where she rears livestock. She also owns a body enhancement spa in Maitama area of Abuja, as well as a salon and body spa in Dubai known as HBG Beauty Lounge at the Dubai Investment Park. Akinola Oluwatomiwa Balqees Known in the sex industry as Miwa Signature, Akinola Oluwatomiwa Balqees, is another big player in the game. The electrical engineering graduate of the University of Ilorin is proud to be called the Kayanmata goddess. In an interview, Balqees noted that her passion stemmed from her parent’s separation after 13 years of marriage. Being a product of a broken home, she vowed to help mend troubled marriages with her business, which she started in 2016. From her personal Instagram page with about 413 followers, it can be deduced that she is quite conservative but that does not stop the young lady from taking rides in private jets as she has some pictures to show for it. Although she may not ostentatiously display her wealth via her post on social media, her clothes, jewellery, designer bags and wigs show that she is truly a big girl. A typical case of “if you know, you know”. A peek into her business page on Instagram, which has garnered over 500,000 followers, one would easily know that business is booming for Balquees. She frequently posts orders, reviews and payment receipts, which range from N100,000 to N5m. In the caption on one of her posts, she stated that she sent a picture of her in the first-class section of a plane to her mother who simply referred to her as “Miwa Gbajumo;” meaning Miwa the prominent/wealthy one. The only time she gave the world a glimpse of her deep pocket was in a video post she made on her business page on Instagram where she was seen spraying money on some friends at a party, and indeed she made it rain cash. Oji Oghenetejiri Oji Oghenetejiri may have started her business about two years ago, but she is definitely a name to reckon with in the aphrodisiac business. Fondly called Teji Gold by her friends and customers, the 26-year-old brags of a verified Instagram account with over 200,000 followers. Not only is the self-acclaimed sex therapist popular in her industry, she also seems to move with popular celebrities. For instance, her Instagram page shows the likes of popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo; former Big Brother Naija contestant, Wathoni, and Bobrisky endorsing her product. In a recent interview, the self-acclaimed sex therapist revealed that she dumped her beauty, cosmetics and make-up business and “it was the best decision of my life,” adding that “it is quite lucrative.” In a video she posted on her personal Instagram page, she was seen playing with money as she kept saying, “I need more of this, more of this,” while she giggled excitedly. She also flaunted her designer bags in a post. Oji Akponehwe Miracle Miracle is also a big player in the game despite her petite stature and she has the likes of Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, who recently became brand ambassador to back her up. Fondly referred to as Mimi by her close associates, another known face, Bobrisky, in a post on her Instagram excitedly yelled, “Mimi is your new plug guys, Mimi is your new plug.” With over 40,000 followers on her Instagram business page and 5,000 followers on her personal Instagram account, it appears that business may be booming for the young lady who posted a picture showing a bundle of N1,000 notes with the caption, “How my office table looks every day.” While much might not be known about her background, based on her post, it seems her bank account is fat as she also posted a picture of her expensive bag, as well as videos of her cruising in an exotic car. Although there have been mixed reactions about their craft and their mode of advertisement via the social media space, it does not dim the fact that these young ladies are not only smiling to the bank, but they are building empires from a trade that was ploughed by the dredges of the society. By Ademola Olonilua Source;https://punchng.com/queens-of-sex-nigerias-multimillionaire-aphrodisiac-sellers/
Paternity scandal: Soji Alabi is the only father I know- Tope Alabi’s daughter Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi’s daughter, Ayomikun, has come out to state that the only father she knows is her mother’s husband, Soji Alabi. This is following the recent paternity scandal involving the gospel singer and a certain Mayegun Olaoye. Based on online reports, Olaoye, claimed to be Ayomikun’s father, adding that Tope Alabi had blocked every avenue for him to know his biological daughter in the past 22 years.. Reacting to the news, Ayomikun Alabi, the young lady in the midst of the controversy, in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, stated that she was not surprised about the development as her mother had since informed her about the man. Ayomikun, however, emphasized that the only father that she has is Mr Soji Alabi, who has been married to her mother for over two decades and has been taking care of them. “I know and will always know that my father is Soji Alabi. I do not know any other person and I have never met any other man. I cannot blatantly deny him because I have heard about him, but I have never had anything to do with this man before. She added, “My mother never blocked any avenue for us to see. My mother even tried for me to have a relationship with him. I remember when I was about 15 years old, she used to tell me to try and talk about him. Even when we discuss marriage, they tell me that they would want to inform him. “They always tell me all these things about him but he is the one that never tried to reach out to me. I mean that he has never ever tried to. We have never had absolutely any conversation with this man. I mean I have had absolutely no contact with this man; none whatsoever. “I am very grateful to God for the kind of mother and father that I have. They have been the best people and after God, my parents are next in my life,” the singer’s daughter stressed. Olaoye had expressed his grudge with Tope Alabi for changing his biological daughter’s surname; but in her conversation with The PUNCH, Ayomikun seemed perplexed that a man who never reached out to her in her 22 years of existence would expect her to bear his surname. “I cannot bear his surname. How can I bear the surname of someone that I have never met? There is no sense in that. I do not even know his surname. How can I bear the name of someone I have never met? She said, “God knows my real father and everyone knows who my real father is. I did not know this man when I was in my crèche, daycare, primary, secondary or during my university days. I graduated and did not get a congratulatory message; absolutely nothing from him. “So, there is no much story to tell. It is just a story about an irresponsible father and he is trying to cut every relationship he could ever build with his so-called daughter. I genuinely do not know why he is coming out after 22 years. Ayomikun continued, “I do not know what he is trying to do and I do not see the point of what he is doing. What I know is that with what he has done, he does not care about my feelings, neither did he put it into consideration. This makes it obvious that he is not that good of a father. For him to have gone out to social media to claim me, I think he has completely lost the chance of any reconciliation at any point in time; that was the last straw.” Also a sonorous singer like her mother, Ayomikun stated that the only way she can give Olaoye a listening ear is if they meet in court and there is a judgment to that effect. She said, “If the man wants to reach out to me to patch things up, it would be in court. I do not think that I want to patch things up but I know that I will definitely meet him in court if he ever wants to talk. It cannot be a civil matter because he did not make it a civil matter when he went to social media to talk.” Despite the occurrence, she said her family is fine and everything is normal as they were not shocked by Olaoye’s actions. “I have spoken to my mother about it and we are all fine. It was not something that shocked us. He is not blackmailing the family but he is an example of a very terrible father. A father that is not even trying to make it up to someone but trying to get back to someone else,” Ayomikun said. By Punch News Source;https://punchng.com/paternity-scandal-soji-alabi-is-the-only-father-i-know-tope-alabis-daughter/
Popular Afrojuju musician, Shina Peters, has reacted to claims that he refused to raise Damilare, a son he had with a Nollywood actress, Funmi Martins, who died as a nursing mother in 2002. An Instagram blogger had recently alleged that Peters abandoned the 19-year-old who has since lived with his late mum’s younger brother. Damilare reportedly confessed that his sister, Mide Martins, had abandoned him with his uncle who lives in Sango Ota, Ogun State and that life had been difficult as he had to drop out of school due to lack of funds. According to an online blog, Mide Funmi-Martins, had neglected her role as a sister and even blocked her brother on WhatsApp to restrict any form of communication with him. Also, it was alleged that Shina Peters had refused to check on Damilare who is now 19 years old and Peters was said to be too quick in discharging the teenager who only saw his father recently at his Iju residence. But in a viral video where he addressed the allegations, Peters said he never said he would not take care of his alleged love child with Martins. “I am no longer a kid. How can someone like me abandon a child? What would it cost me? I have lost count of how many kids I have raised in my life. I love children a lot, why will I refuse to take care of Damilare?” the 62-year-old asked. “There’s a reason for everything but I have chosen to let go of the past and I will never bring it up again. I never said I wouldn’t take care of Damilare and it may interest you to know that I have been in talks with him on the phone. “And I have arranged to meet with Damilare and his uncle. I assure every well-meaning people that have interfered in this matter that I will not disappoint you. I am a father and I have successfully raised a lot of kids. “Damilare’s case will not be an issue. I want to appeal to everybody concerned to not turn this boy into a beggar that money is being contributed for because of his future.” BY SAHARA REPORTERS SOURCE:http://saharareporters.com/2021/02/19/paternity-scandal-shina-peters-reacts-claims-he-abandoned-son-he-had-late-actress-funmi