Thursday, August 25

''Heavily pregnant & yet to buy a pin for my baby'' - First stories from our 'Talk to Me Wednesday'

These are stories about what's bothering some of us on this blog.

The aim here is to open up an avenue where people who are messed up, people who have obviously messed up their lives but deep in their hearts want to find their way to the right place come to rest and find support.

There's a rule here - every hate, negative comment on our 'Talk to Me Wednesday'' will be deleted.

Recent events in the news remind us people need avenues where they can do more than just gossip and throw rants and curses.

So many people are suffering, many depressed people don’t even have a name for their predicament, or even know where to turn for help.

Guys, let's create a forum that will help them.

Let's use Laila's blog 'Talk to Me Wednesday' and help everyone that sends in their mails.

First mail reads:
Heavily pregnant & yet to buy a pin for my baby
Hello Laila,

She said yes! Yvonne Jegede and Bukky Ajayi's son get engaged, flaunts huge engagement ring

This is a month of surprise engagements and secret weddings. The latest bride-to-be is Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede who just got engaged to her heartthrob, Olakunle Abounce Fawole.

Abounce is the son of late Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi who passed away recently. Olakunle popped the question today which incidentally is the actress' 33rd birthday.

Fantastic birthday present! Congrats to the newest couple in town.

See more photos of the happy couple after the cut

22-year-old student confesses how he lured girlfriend into a bush and killed her

Chukwudi Oweniwe, a student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO), Ondo State, has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Nifemi Adeyeye, in a bush at Ilu-Abo, Akure, earlier this month.

They’re both Part-Time students of the department of Science and Laboratory Technology (SLT). He was alleged to have performed some ritual activities on her, he has denied that. Rather, he blamed his satanic action on an unknown spirit.

Narrating how he killed her, he said:

GT the Guitarman and wife welcome beautiful baby girl

Singer and instrumentalist Gbemiro Tokunbo, popularly known as GT The Guitarman and his beautiful wife Annie has welcomed a beautiful baby girl.

The couple who had their traditional marriage in April named their daughter Aramide.

See another pic below:

See photo of Charly Boy's handsome half caste son, his ex and their grandson

His Royal Punkness, Charly Boy, aka Area Fada has 7 children from various women, and that was even before he got married to his wife of 38 years, Diana.

The 65 year old eccentric media personality who had his first child at the age of 18, shared photos of one of his children whom he had with a white woman from a past relationship.

Sly and his mum

The man is named Sly, and is also a father of a big boy named Donald.

Charly Boy captioned the photo:
"My Prince and his Mum, Kai I don waka no be small".
See a photo of Charly Boy's big grandson Donald after the cut.

We have another new column on the blog, Lailans..

It will be called ''Talk to me Wednesday'' and it's going to be about what's bothering each and every one of us, including me.

Are you depressed, in need of someone to talk to that wouldn't judge you?

Send me your mails anonymously. Send them to

Whatsoever it is, I will publish them anonymously.

A bag of rice has jumped from N8000 to N20,000 and there's no hope. Salaries have not been paid months on end. Breadwinners are getting sacked anyhow these days. How is this affecting you and your family? How are your loved ones coping? You guys are not able to feed?

Send me your story.

You can't pay your school fees because your parents gave it to you and you squandered it on a girl you are obsessively in love with and trying so hard to impress? Send me a mail.

You have rent you and your widow mum and five siblings are being pursued around for? Are you being victimized by someone at work, in your streets, even at home? You are worried you are 38 and you can't find love still? You were raped by a trusted friend, loved one and you have been suffering in silence?

Share your most inner fears with the house.

It will be done anonymously, you have NOTHING to lose, no shame whatsoever, rather you have an opportunity to connect with your solution/helper.

We will be doing this every Wednesday.

 The idea just came to me because I want to lend my voice to creating public awareness about the tough times we are in, depression and help people. Recent events in the news remind me people need avenues where they can do more than just gossip and throw rants and curses.

My mum in law sells wholesale foodstuffs. The stories she comes home to tell us everyday about her customers who are suffering because of the high prices of foodstuff these days is heartbreaking.

And I said instead of waiting till next week Wednesday, why not start today even though it's a Thursday.

There's a rule here - every hate, negative comment on our 'Talk to Me Wednesday'' will be deleted. 

The aim here is to open up an avenue where people, who are messed up, have obviously messed up but deep in their hearts want to find their way to the right place come to rest and find support.

You were promiscuous and you contracted HIV and you are now suffering in silence, please send me a mail, so we can be your shoulder to cry on.

I have 3 sons, I would never want any of them to turn out gay, God forbid. But then, are you struggling with emotions for the same sex as you?

'Talk to Me Wednesday' is going to be STRICTLY a NO HATE COMMENT zone.

Sorry if you don't like it that way.

All of us have made gross mistakes at one point in our lives, so there's no way you can claim to be holier.

I have provided an avenue for healing to all of us that need it. If you are reading and you feel this medium was created for you, send me your story. Let's bear it together.

So many people are suffering, many depressed people don’t even have a name for their predicament, or even know where to turn for help.

Guys, let's create a forum that will help them. Let's use Laila's blog 'Talk to Me Wednesday' and help everyone that sends in their mails.

If you are suffering, please don’t suffer in silence. Send us your story -

Depression respects no one. It kills. It is painful, but it is also treatable - earlier rather than later for the sake of “life”.

It is time we all get educated, and I am doing my bit to do something about it. What about you?

Depression is not weakness...seeking help is a sign of strength.

However, if your life is perfect and we have no one on this blog that is hurting, depressed, going through tough times, in pains, hence no mails to share, that's awesome! May our lives continue to be this blissful then.

I'm expecting your mails. All of them will be shared anonymously.

Or what do you think about our new column? Talk to me, guys.

Picture of Nigerian mum kissing her daughter on her wedding day is pretty mindblowing

This photo of a mother kissing her daughter is currently trending

Yep, it is trending for very obvious reasons. What do you think?

Checkout this very unique bride and groom

It is the joy of the occasion, not the outfits that everyone is interested in

The expression on their faces, though... Hilarious!

Foster mother cages 4-year-old girl in bush for five months because she thinks shes HIV+ and a witch

A 28-year-old woman identified as Mary Mathew has been arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command for child abuse.

The suspect allegedly caged her four-year-old foster daughter inside the bush for over five months at Imafon Village in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Toke Makinwa stuns in traditional outfit (Photos)

The media personality never disappoints when she steps out.

 She wore this beautiful gown to designer, April by Kunbi's wedding today in Ibadan. See more photos after the cut.

Lol...Check out this hilarious meme

The guy's face got me laughing really hard.


Amstel Malta, one of the leading malt brands from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc (the foremost brewing company), recently launched a new credential campaign tagged Why Add More.

The Campaign which is currently storming the airwaves and billboards across the country was introduced to re-inforce the brand’s positioning as the Premium Malt Drink, with an Original Formulation that contains Less Sugar and is enriched with essential vitamins and minerals.
The campaign leverages relatable metaphors and humor to portray the idea that adding more unnecessarily, could spoil the balance.

The TV commercial shows a wedding reception scenario, where the best man gives an eloquent

Almost every Nigerian celebrity attended AY's birthday party (Photos)

AY's wife again organised another surprise party for him as she had Ali Baba trick him that they were going for and event with Governor's Okowa.

See photos after the cut...

Man who named his dog ‘Buhari’ released after meeting bail condiitons

Joe Chinakwe, the trader who was charged in Ogun State for allegedly naming and inscribing ‘Buhari’ on his pet dog, has been released from prisons after meeting his bail conditions.

The embattled trader, Chinakwe. Mr. Chinakwe faces a one-count charge of intention to cause breach of public peace.

When there was no curves! Halima Abubakar shares throw back photos

The bootylicious actress shared these throwback photos of her 16 years ago.

Now she is fairer and has more curves. See another below...

Turn the lights down low! Meg Otanwa stars in Spotlight's sizzling bedroom shoot

Meg Otanwa is one of the co-stars of the hit TV series 'Hush' where she plays the passionate vulnerable and popular character Koko. In these images Meg explores her sultry, demure side clad in little more than her silky bedsheets and a slight dewy smile.

Meg Otanwa is a talented Nollywood Actress who hails from the Idoma speaking area of Benue State, Nigeria.

(Very Graphic photo) Woman's intestines pops out in deadly Fulani Herdsman attack

Suspected Fulani herdsmen, Thursday morning, attacked Enugu Atakwu community, in Nkanu West Local Government Area , killing ‎a seminarian of the Catholic Church and several others.

The Facebook user above who was an witness shared the photo on her page.

Eniola Badmus shows off legs in new photos

The actress flaunted her legs as she stepped out in white and black for an event last night.

This is like one of her best looks yet. what do you think?

Denrele shares playful photos with ex-president Obasanjo

The media personality shared these playful photos with Ex-president Obasanjo in an event yesterday.

Read what he wrote below + more photos

"I Almost Gave up on Acting but Look at Me Now"- Omoni Oboli

For Award-winning Nollywood Actress, Director and Producer, life hasn’t been a bed of roses as she almost packed her bags when she returned to Nollywood years ago.

The actress who decided to take a break from acting in 1996 to complete her studies and to give birth to three boys returned to Nollywood in 2009 only to see there was practically no place for her in the industry.

Lady who survived an accident involving 7 cows shares story (photos)

Read what she wrote below.

Photos below...

4 die and 3 others survive in Egbe River boat mishap, Ekiti river (Graphic photos)

Four persons, including a man believed to be the son of a World Bank contractor, have drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

According to Nigerian Tribune, they were said to have come from Development Dams and Irrigation Schemes, Kaduna State and had died when the boat in which seven of them and their equipment were allegedly sailing, capsized.

Is 200k too small for a guy to start a family in Nigeria? See tweet reactions

I saw 200k trending on twitter and decided to check out why, and I saw some girls tweeting that it's too small and they cannot settle with a guy that earns 200k or less.

What do you think, as a girl can you settle for a guy that earns 200k or less? and as a guy can you start a family with a 200k or less salary?

RMD thinking of giving modeling a shot in his 50s

The veteran actor and 55-year-old grandpa is thinking of modeling in his 50s as he shared his thoughts on his Instagram page.

Read what he wrote below...

Nigerian rapper, illbliss, quits music

Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor popularly known by his stage name illbliss, is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artiste, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as 'The Goretti Company.

He announced his retirement few hours ago on his Instagram page.

One of Lagos most notorious cultist arrested (Photo)

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a notorious cultist, Balogun Oriyomi, AKA Jpron, who has been on the police “wanted” list for decades, just as it arrested 19 other suspects for robbery and various crimes.

He was arrested by the combined effort of policemen from Alade Division and a crack team of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on Wednesday morning.

Suspected 'yahoo boys' caught in Delta State, with girls used pants, bra & wigs (Photos)

According to the Facebook user who shared the story, these guys were caught with different items they reportedly used for rituals while returning form Oyo state.

Read what he wrote below and see more photos...

French burkini ban could be scrapped today as court prepares to rule whether it breaches human rights

France's controversial burkini ban could be scrapped today as the country's supreme court prepares to rule whether it breaches human rights.

The ban has sparked controversial scenes on some French beaches as women have been approached by armed police and ordered to remove clothing - sometimes in front of their children.

Do You Know Your HIV Status?

Some say it’s empowering to learn your HIV status and to get tested. Others feel it’s better not to know because of all the issues HIV can raise - discrimination, stigmatization.

They argue that some people even die earlier when they find out they are HIV Positive. But what do you really think, guys? I hope everyone will join this discussion and we would all be sincere in our answers.

Do you know your HIV Status? If not, why don't you want to get tested yet? Feel free to reply as Anonymous.

I got fat transfer by reducing my butt to get fuller boobs - Huddah Monroe

 Kenya socialite and former Big Brother house mate, Huddah Monroe in an Instagram post has revealed she had to enlarge her boobs due to her insecurities.

She shared the above throwback photo of when she hadn't enlarged her boobs and shared the message below...


On a day four States from the North fell in the battle, Master Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje excelled for NTIC Boys High School, Kano, Kano State in the on-going Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show.

After two preliminary rounds, Abdullahi picked a semi-final ticket for his school, and the first from any state in the North in this competition.

Maje  a 13 year-old JSS 3 student engaged Efosa Osagiede of Obafemi Awolowo University International School, Ile Ife; Nyemike Atoh of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja; Glory Okoli of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State; Victor Mgbemena of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; and Muhammad Hasimu of Government Junior Day Secondary School,

StarTimes Redefines Pay TV with 2-in-1 Combo Decoder (photo)

Foremost digital television company, StarTimes has launched the first of its kind 2-in-1 combo decoder in Nigeria, in an unprecedented move to change the Pay TV landscape in Africa and offer surplus entertainment access to subscribers.

Pictured above - Left to Right - John Oseimeme, Sales Director, Israel Bolaji, Head of Public Relations and Dare Kafar, Marketing Director, all of StarTimes Nigeria unveiling the New StarTimes 2-in-1 Combo Decoder in Lagos on Thursday.

The new innovative product, the first of its kind in Africa, is equipped with world’s latest decoder technology to combine effectively for the first time the features of both digital terrestrial (DTT) and digital satellite (DTH) digital television technologies on a single device.

Marketing Director, StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. Oludare Kafar while unveiling the new decoder in Lagos, said:
“the 2-in-1 combo decoder is a game changing product from StarTimes and it was deliberately designed with latest global technology to lavish subscribers with unprecedented access to digital television and entertainment. Interestingly, this new combo decoder works with both antenna and dish and offers channels on both for the price of one.

Graphic photos: UNIZIK student jumps off storey building while attempting to rape female student

Please read the mail I just received from one of us:
Hello Laila,
A boy was caught in the UNIZIK female hostel block A by 3:45am trying to rape an inmate. Well luck ran outta of him when the girl raised alarm & held him screaming. 
In an attempt to escape, he jumped down from the second floor of the hostel & fell into the gutter where he sustained these injuries & security apprehended him.

The guy is a final year student of parasitology and Entomology, he climbed to the second floor of the hostel to perpetuate the act.
More photos below:

My pastor supports that women should demand to see the size of their man's manhood before marriage - Jessica Saforo

Jessica Opare Saforo, co-host of the most influential celebrity and lifestyle show in Ghana, Celebrity Fanzone stirred controversy last Saturday when she revealed that her pastor supports the idea of manhood viewing for couples before marriage.

This was after reports emerged last week that a Nigerian woman had filed for divorce one week after marriage because she couldn't handle the size of his partner’s manhood.

"I gave you my soul, you made it your own" - AY pours encomium on wife

AY's wife gave him a surprise on his birthday when she brought lots of celebrities together to his training ground by 12am to surprise him.

He shared this lovely photo above and the message below to tell his wife how much he appreciates her.

Governor Wike and wife's PDA game is getting hotter by the day! (photos)

Governor Wike and his wife Eberechi Suzzette do not fail to show us all how much they love each other once they attend an event together.

They were pictured passionately kissing again in public during an award event by the International Federation of Women Lawyers ( FIDA) on Wednesday night at the Government House, Port Harcourt. this girl's painful answer to question about animals...

This is very brutal. This kind of generalisation is so wrong....

Shading Toke? Maje Ayida talks about men in abusive relationships

Genevieve magazine editor Betty Irabor shared her view on women in abusive relationships.

After reading, Toke Makinwa's ex hubby Maje Ayida, who got his mistress Anita Solomon, pregnant while still married slid into the comment section and hinted that he may have been in an abusive marriage... 

Read below

Heart stopping moment pest controller is strangled by huge python while filming TV show

This is the heart stopping moment a pest controller, 38 year old Craig Freeman, from Birmingham almost got strangled by a python while filming a reality TV show, for the series Deadliest Pests Down Under, in Australia.

Ladies, how many of you do this when on a date with a short guy?

Oya confess o. Lol

"We have video and pictures of soldiers engaged in oil bunkering"- Avengers

Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, alleged that soldiers were the merchants of oil bunkering in the Niger Delta and that they have video and pictorial evidence of their involvement in crude oil theft and records, including how much they collect and make per day from illegal oil bunkering.

Bovi shades the heck out of Daddy Freeze

There is no love lost between Comedian Bovi and outspoken media personality, Daddy Freeze. Last year, just around the elections period, they had a little online tiff that was later buried, but it doesn't seem to be over as Bovi, last night posted what you see below.

Man in Calabar allegedly vomits blood and dies after winning N2million football bet

file photo

Mr Orok in Calabar made the mistake of his life when he celebrated with friends after winning in football betting. He was allegedly poisoned to death while drinking with those same 'friends'.

Wow...See the amazing before & after photos of Rashidi Yekini's mother's house after Saraki's rehabilitation

Nigerian football legend Rashidi Yekini sadly passed away in 2012 and his aged mother was left struggling in penury.

Fortune smiled on the old woman when Senate President Bukola Saraki learnt of her plight and lent a helping hand.

He rehabilitated her living conditions and revived Ma Yekini's almost failing petty trade, and now the transformation is simply amazing. Check out the before photos of her squalid apartment and business, and the transformation.

This is the kind of change Nigeria needs, seriously...

Lol...Just for the laughs

This just cracks  me up

Wife of herbalist who chained 28 people among those in shallow grave

There are reports yesterday, that one of the wives of Emmanuel Adeyemi, the herbalist who was arrested following the discovery of 28 chained persons in his Oke-Ira Ogba Lagos home, was among those buried in the shallow grave discovered in his house.

"I cut some with knives, I shot some", confesses Eiye cult leader who burnt 65 year old woman to death

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a self-confessed leader of the Eiye Confraternity, Ibrahim Balogun, aka Small Jpron, for allegedly killing five persons during different cult wars, including organising a gang which set a house ablaze in January 2016 on Oshinfolarin Street, Bariga, during which a 65-year-old woman, Adejoke Adefuye, was burnt to death.

Pakistani woman fights for her life after her own father & brother-in-law tried to stone her to death

Shakila Khan

A young Pakistani woman was fighting for her life in hospital last night after her own father and brother-in-law allegedly tried to stone her death in an attempted honour killing.

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