#BNxBBNaija7: Meet the Riders of The #BBNaija “Level Up” Season

Two things to expect during the Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up’ season are “everything” and “anything”!

Biggie is not letting up with the surprises and today, we’ve got two new housemates, but with an extra twist. They are called “Riders” and will be Biggie’s special agents in the house. They get to participate in every activity, and can even be nominated, however, they cannot be evicted! They also can not win the grand prize. Interesting, right? Also, they’ll play the game till the end!

Here’s an introduction to the “Riders” who just joined the game.

Rachel

If you have been enjoying the game so far, buckle your seatbelts as Rachel is about to take it to the next level! She plans to do this by being natural and enjoying herself.

The Edo state beauty says she doesn’t take things to heart and with her, it’s never a dull moment – she believes these qualities will help her survive in the house. The aspect of her personality that Rachel agrees might be an issue for the housemates, is her expressive nature. According to Rachel, we can never catch her lying in the house.

On her late entry and how it might affect her, Rachel says, ” Hope you have been enjoying the rehearsals so far? Because I’m bringing the real show!”

 

 

Chizzy

Chizzy declares that he would be the light of the house. His strategy is to be himself.

He believes that his fun nature and good vibes will make the housemates like him. However, if they “step on his toes, he will give it to them”. One thing you’ll never catch Chizzy doing in the house is “unnecessary gossip”.

On how he plans to make his mark, seeing as the show is already 2 weeks in, Chizzy says, “The winner of a race is not determined by who started first”.

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#BNxBBNaija7: Christy O & Cyph Evicted from the #BBNaijaLevelUp House

Following the tradition of this season’s live evictions, the Level Up 1 HMs and current HoH, Hermes, chose five housemates in the Level 2 house for eviction.

They chose Khalid, Phyna, Amaka, Christy O, and Cyph.

The HMs evicted this week are Christy O and Cyph.

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Dazzled in Mai Atafo at this week’s BBNaija Live Eviction Show

We can’t take our eyes off the ever-stylish host – media personality, TV presenter, and writer Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

Ebuka has continuously served looks, delivering them in a manner that only he can.

Ebuka stepped things up a level by donning a two-piece custom-made Mai Atafo suit. He completed the ensemble with black Hermès footwear.

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Tobi Amusan Did it Again! She Won a Gold Medal & Set a Commonwealth Games Record

Tobi Amusan did it again!

The athlete won another gold medal for Team Nigeria that broke a record. This time, it was for the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 

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She went into the final and set a new game record with a time of 12.30 seconds.

Following her was the Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton (12.58 seconds), who got silver, and England’s Cindy Sember (12.59 secs), who took bronze.

This major win follows her amazing performance at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States, where she broke many records to earn Nigeria’s first gold medal in the tournament.

Nigeria has now won over 30 medals, including more than 10 gold medals from the Commonwealth Games.

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We are Here For Zina Anumudu’s Vibrant Look on Accelerate TV’s “The Cover”

Nigerian fashion entrepreneur and brand communications expert Ozinna Anumudu is the cover star for Accelerate TV’s The Cover August issue.

For the cover story, Ozinna talks about her businesses, particularly her namesake online fashion store, her love for dressing up, her football history and much more.

 

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On the cover, Ozinna looks vibrant in Imad Eduso‘s Abeke set. The colour combo outfit consists of a green silk corset top featuring a diamond cut neckline with bell sleeves and a show-stopping boxy cut magenta skirt with reflective sequins.

Watch her interview below:

Credits

Photography: @juke4tography_
Graphic Design: @danny_snr_
Makeup: @jfairy_beauty_mua
Hair: @sheekhairbyelvira @tonysbeautyace
Styling: @ozinna
Outfit: @imadeduso_
Creative Director: @oshoriame

Visit www.bellanaijastyle.com to stay up to date with the latest in African Fashion and lifestyle.

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New Music: Made Kuti – No More Wars

Nigerian singer Made Kuti releases a new single tagged ‘No More Wars’. Popularly known for his unique blend of highlife, jazz, and afrobeat, the grandson of the Legendary Fela Kuti dropped his first single this year following his collaborations with Laycon and Runtown within the first quatre of the year.

The new single is a smooth blend of highlife, jazz, and afrobeat genres. The singer’s vocals make perfect harmony and good vibes that will have you swaying to beat while nodding in agreement to the song’s message.

Listen to the audio on Spotify

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Watch Young Jonn’s Sensational Live Performance of “Normally” & “Dada” on Glitch Sessions

Following the release of his EP tagged “Love Is Not Enough,” Nigerian music producer and singer, Young John takes the stage to perform enchanting song.

The harmony of vocals from the singer and the Glitch Africa Choir creates a soothing delight for listener. The producer displays his versatile capabilities not just as a producer but a singer in this performance.

Take a break from anything and listen to good music. Watch the performance below:

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New Video: Gyakie – For My Baby

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Gyakie delivers an impressive new track titled “For My Baby.”

“For My Baby” sequels her previous track “Something,” which was released in June 2022.  Gyakie’s new track is a mix of beautiful melodies and a soothing beat.

Watch the video here.

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New Music: T.I Blaze – My Life

Nigerian singer-songwriter, T.I Blaze released a new single entitled “My Life.” Back in May 2022, the singer co-released a party banger tagged titled “Kilo” with  Skiibii.

Since his debut into the industry, T.I Blaze has delivered exceptional hits from his single “Sometimes” featuring Olamide to “Kilo” and more. The singer delivers good music on each track.

Listen to “My Life” below:

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BN Book Review: Straight Talk, No Chaser by Steve Harvey | Review by Kaitlin Gee-Akwada

Broderick Stephen Harvey Sr., popularly known as Steve Harvey, is a prominent stand-up comedian, author and television host. Often referred to as a guru of relationship advice, Harvey is best known for his New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

In Harvey’s book, Straight Talk, No Chaser, he provides insights into what men think about love, intimacy, and commitment. Studies show that men and women respond differently to relationships. Whereas women are often better at communication, men tend to be silent communicators. The latter often express how they feel through their actions and behavior, and not necessarily through their words.

Steve Harvey’s book is divided into four modules:

  • Understanding Men
  • Finding a Man
  • Keeping a Man
  • Questions and Commandments

For this review, I’ll focus on the first module of his book. Harvey says that not all men are ready for a relationship, and this is a pivotal statement. A man may like a woman genuinely, but he may not necessarily be ready for a serious relationship with her. And this could be due to several reasons, such as lack of emotional maturity, unresolved childhood trauma, fear of vulnerability, fear of commitment, and the like. 

Harvey lists three things every man has to fulfil to feel worthy and therein commit to a relationship with someone. He says, “…everything a man does is filtered through his title (who he is), how he gets that title (what he does), and the reward he gets for the effort (how much he makes)”.

The age factor also determines how men feel about relationships. According to Harvey, a man in his twenties is “just starting to discover the cornerstones of manhood – who he is, what he does, and how much he makes.” Whereas women often refer to their biological clock, which symbolizes the psychological pressure that comes with not having a child at a certain age, men refer to their financial clock, which is a narrative that men tend to settle down when they are financially stable. For most men, this clock starts ticking at 30.

A man in his thirties is “beginning to solidify himself in his career, is starting to make the kind of money he’s wanted to make, and is achieving at least some of the goals he laid out in his master life plan.” The games start to get old, as he starts to accept the inevitable that “all of the running around and the chasing we did in our twenties feel like been there, done that in our thirties.”

A man in his forties is “feeling good about his station in life and is entering his prime, especially if he’s a husband and a father”,  however, if he is still single, he’s single for a reason. He may be scared of commitment, happy being single, or have given up on the idea of family life.

A man in his fifties and beyond is “working desperately to solidify his legacy. Simply put: he’s looking at the tape and trying to figure out how to set up his family for when he’s done working or after he’s gone from this earth.” What this means is that he will be in a better position to want to commit to his woman, “certainly more so than a man in his thirties and even forties.”

Steve Harvey opines that men are not intimidated by strong and successful women. He says, “Men don’t mind strong, independent, capable women by any stretch. What we do mind is feeling like we’re not needed.” A man feels like a man when he’s needed and desired by his partner. When it comes to women making more money than their men, Harvey says that the latter will hold it against themselves for not being able to meet up with their responsibilities.

Men often claim they don’t know what women want because they send mixed signals. In the same vein, women describe men as complex beings who give off conflicting signals. Truth is, human beings are generally complex systems. In Straight Talk, No Chaser, Harvey draws from his personal experiences and feedback from women across the country shared with him and offers his wisdom on topics beneficial to men and women today.

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