• Stress And The City: 12 reasons why Lagos is world's 3rd most stressful city

    Beeping horns, chaotic traffic jams, pollution, it's no wonder Lagos is one of the world's most stressful city Between the chaotic traffic jams, lack of electricity, soaring house prices, it's undeniable that Lagos is the world's most stressful city.The average Lagosian is usually under a lot of stress. Let's not forget one may develop serious mental and physical health problems. Below are some reasons why we (Lagosians) are dying.1. Trains are always lateTrains are always late
  • House of Tara: Beauty brand set to launch metallic 'lipstay' line with indigenous 'names'

    Foremost Nigerian beauty brand House of Tara is set to launch a new line of metallic lipstays carrying indigenous words. House of Tara is set to launch a new line of metallic lipstays carrying indigenous words.The leading Nigerian owned/Nigerian based makeup and beauty brand shared a sneakpeek of a new 'Metallic Lipstay line'. The collection is reportedly set to feature a line of vibrant lipwear in different hues. ALSO READ: Hydroquinone- What you need to know about this controversial skincare i
  • Akin Faminu: Fashionista does a casual slay with 'Adire' t-shirts

    Taking on Adire t-shirt, Fashion enthiusiast/influencer Akin Faminu styles this piece he describes as a wardrobe staple. Akin Faminu touches on 'Adire' as a wardrobe staple wearing it as a t-shirt in a casual style edit.The fashion lover/enthusiast call a great quality t-shirt a must own; "it started off as strictly underwear, developed into work wear and is now a definitive style essential, you would be hard pressed to find a man who has never owned this 100-plus-year-old basic" Faminu shares a
  • Love Thursday: What are your relationship red flags?

    In the simplest terms, relationship red flags are those things you see in a potential partner that make you want to sit back and reconsider whether they're indeed right  for you or not.So you slide into a lady's DM on Instagram and she's polite and has lit responses and not one-liners or anything of the sort.Your convos extend beyond the first time and somehow, the chats become a ritual till you both decide to go on a date. I mean, you've got to see her at some point, right? So you go
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  • Hydroquinone: What you need to know about this controversial skincare ingredient

    In the last 50 years Hydroquinone is seen as the most effective ingredient for fading uneven skintone! Find out why this ingredient has become the most controversial in skincare. Hydroquinone is a known ingredient in skincare used to lighten and even out skintone.But over the years, there have been arguments about whether or not to be left as part of skincare ingredients mainly because studies show it came with side effects and in lesser contexts an approval for skin bleaching.Infact for about 5
  • Upcoming Events: Must attend events this weekend 21-25/9/17

    The weekend is here again. Thinking of where to hang out? Look no further. Hi, here are our picks of the events holding this weekend in and around Nigeria and other countries.Rest assured, you will not be short of places to go, have some fun, and unwind from the long week's stress.H.O.M.E by MARTELL Presents: Party with M.I, Dbanj, Do2DTUN and
    Crowd Kontroller  
    Come party this Saturday with Martell brand ambassador, M.I, at
    Phantom Ikeja for what is set to be an awesome night. Join M.I as
  • Pulse List: 5 exciting things to do on Lagos mainland

    Get out there and explore Lagos mainland because your adventure lies around the corner. Know how the Island guys think they have all the cool things to do in Lagos?Well, I don't think so! Get out there and explore Lagos mainland because your adventure lies around the corner. Feel free to leave your high pedestal on the Island by doing exciting things with your friends on the mainland.1. Go Paintballing Go paintballing at Magodo for just N5,000 or less. What better way to shoot people than o
  • Money hustle: 5 easy ways to make money online when you have a 9-5 job.

    The best time to make money online as a 9-5 jobber is after office hours and leisure time. Having a 9-5 job gives a certain level of assurance that you'll get paid at the end of the month but try imagining a scenario where you are cash-strapped and there is no way you'll  survive till the end of the month. You can make money online while maintaining a 9-5 job. This is not in any way saying people should be making money online during office hours, failing to deliver on their primary duties.
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  • Falling In Love: 5 awkward moments in relationships

    Relationships do not just blossom into perfection overnight. There are early days of awkwardness and uncertainty... Have you just entered into a relationship, or you are on the brink of entering into one?You should expect early days of awkwardness, and uncertainty in the five areas listed below...1. Learning of each other's pastsLearning about each other’s past can be a little awkward, especially when one of you has been a little wild and adventurous and has quite a lot to reveal.When you
  • Wellness: 4 simple ways to deal with depression

    When you feel bad, even if it's embarrassing, confide in a friend. Talk about your problems or worries. Overcoming depression is not quick and easy.Because depression sucks your energy, hope, and drive; making it difficult to do what you need to feel better.However, it is not impossible either. The key is to realize that you're in control and start building from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.Here are some ways
  • She Leads Africa: 19 Entrepreneurs selected for 2017 Accelerator programme

    She Leads Africa has many programs aimed at supporting smart and ambitious young African women.She Leads Africa has announced that nineteen early stage businesses
    have been accepted into the 2017 SLA Accelerator Programme.The programShe Leads Africa has partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance
    (VC4Africa and Oxfam), OCP, Guaranty Trust Bank, Cointreau and
    Intel Corp to create a 3-month accelerator program designed to
    identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s
    brightes
  • For Women: Why you should initiate sex more in your relationship

    It's not every time you wait for your partner to make the first move. By the natural way humans are wired, men usually have higher libidos than women due to presence of higher levels of testosterone.Not only has it been claimed that the average male thinks of sex at least once in a day, men have also been known to initiate sex twice as much as women do!These reasons have somewhat made it ‘natural’ that men should be the ones to always initiate sex and get every happy hour st
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  • Flossing: Here's how to keep tooth decay away in 3 steps

    Flossing is essentially cleaning in between teeth to improve oral health but did you know there's a right way to do it? Flossing daily helps improve dental health. Flossing is essentially cleaning in between your teeth which in the end helps you against tooth decay.It's important to get through/in between the teeth to get rid of food items, sweets etc lodged into the area of the teeth that if left for a while decays and in the end bury holes into the teeth (teeth decay comes with eating
  • Relationships: Why do men feel intimidated by successful women?

    The reasons why many guys rarely go for rich and well-to-do babes. More guys seem to be becoming firmer with financial demands on women they’d want to date or marry.It’s becoming quite recurrent to hear single and unmarried men talk about how they’d love to be with women who aren’t all dependent on them… women who have their own thing going.It’d appear that guys want to fall in love sensibly these days; they want to fall in love with women who are capable of
  • Photos of the world's rarest gem stone

    The painite is so rare that until late 2004, only two had been cut into faceted gemstones. The world's rarest gem is the Painite. The painite is orangish or reddish brown similar to topaz due to trace amounts of iron and was first discovered in Burma in the '50s by British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D Pain.  The crystals are naturally hexagonal in shape. The painite is so rare that until late 2004, only two had been cut into faceted gemstones. Within the last couple of years,
  • Nancy Isime: Actor, TV host goes edgy glam in new photos

    TV Presenter, actor and model Nancy Isime does edgy looks in new promo photos... Nancy Isime opts for edgy glam in new photos she shares.The TV Presenter/Actor/Model chose bold styles while sporting her signature low cut in a red hot tint.The actor chose a white shirt paired with distressed denim wearing her low cut hair with big loop earrings complete with soft smokey eyes in an image.  She chose a scarlet theme in another opting for red headwrap, dress and lipwear against a scarlet backgr
  • Maker Faire (2): Africa’s remarkable ability to solve real-world problems

    One litre of urine can generate six hours of electricity, using an electrolytic cell to separate out the hydrogen, which is then purified and used to power the generator. Writen by Yazeed KamaldienIllustration: Breeze YyokoNIGERIA’S ERRATIC ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IS NOTORIOUS. Many solutions to this onerous problem have been proposed, but none quite as wonderful as the electricity generator designed by four young Nigerian schoolgirls. It runs on good old human urine.This was the standout innov
  • Personal savings: 6 ways to grow your personal savings during the month

    As difficult as it is to save every month, there are simple ways to grow your personal savings out of your income. The world is experiencing a tough economic downturn and it is a herculean task not to touch your personal savings for when it will be needed. An average income earner lives every day just as it comes, struggling to save from the salary he collects every month and still not being able to do so. As difficult as it is to save every month, there are simple ways to grow your personal sav
  • Johnxzomo: Menswear brand taps Emmanuel Ikubese as leading man for 2017 Collection

    Menswear brand Johnxzomo taps ex- Mr Nigeria/Nollywood actor Emmanuel Ikubese for new 2017 Collection; Rebirth. Johnxzomo features ex- Mr Nigeria/Nollywood actor Emmanuel Ikubese for new 2017 Collection; Rebirth.The brand's first collection for 2017 features flattering trad inspired styles; textured tunics, checkered sets in solid hues including navy blue, indigo, grey with rich velvety accents. ALSO READ: Fashionista details styling formal evening wear for men"The designs are breath taking and
  • Photo Story: Gripping images of Boko Haram survivors in Yokassala IDP camp Cameroon

    Despite bearing the pains and scars of the insurgency, as a community, they have come to share religion, values, identity and most importantly united by the same story of resilience and rebuilding. Navigating through a snaked route reveals a settlement of internally displaced persons from Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa State, without a single electricity pole in sight, drinking water sourced from a puddle, the nearest accessible health care facility miles away - welcome to Yokassala, Cameroon.A villag
  • Pulse Weddings: Aness & Ayo's ritzy nuptials lit up Lekki

    The lovely couple had an Arabian-themed wedding and a proper Nigerian wedding bash to remember forever! Congratulations to Aness & Ayo, whose wedding ceremony was literally perfect, flawless and full of life!The couple said "I do" last weekend, September 16, in a ceremony that seamlessly merged elements of gentle romance and a proper Nigerian turn up! Their wedding, an Arabian-themed nuptials held at the Glitz Event center and was coordinated by Events by BankySu.ALSO READ: Photos from
  • Beauty DIY: 1 simple way to lighten the skin naturally

    Want to lighten dark areas, acne scars on your face? This natural remedy is all you'd need to see result in a few days! Tomato is an edible fruit perfect for lightening/brightening the skin.It is used a lot in facial masks  as it's an astringent and comes with a soothing/cooling effect and effectively clears and tighten the skin. So for people plagued with acne scars and discolorations. It's also great for closing up/shrinking large pores, clearing the skin, lightening dark patches
  • Flirting and Dating: Things people do when they find you attractive

    That guy that always teases you? It's very likely that he's got a serious crush on you! We once published an article here on how to become more attractive to members of the opposite sex.After working on yourself and becoming just as attractive as you like, how do you know if the magic working already?How do you tell that people, or someone in particular finds you hot and irresistible? Experts, James Preece and Alexander Ziff say there are sure five signs that someone is at
  • Prelim: London based brand takes on vibrant prints for Spring 2018 collection

    London based brand Prelim does an assortment of hues and prints for new Spring/Summer '18 Collection; KAYA Prelim shows off burst of colour for culture and childhood inspired Spring/Summer 2018 collection tagged; KAYA.KAYA, meaning ‘home’ in Ndebele features an assortment of vibrant ready to wear pieces inspired by "cultures and tradition". “KAYA, is the perfect fusion of my Ndebele childhood mixed with my experiences and influences living in London now. It’
  • 10 West African dishes. Which is your favourite?

    Try these Ah-mazing West African dishes today! Africa is a continent of varieties when it comes to food! There are quite a lot of African dishes across the continent and each is diverse in its making take Jollof rice for example.Below are 10 West African dishes you should be eating right now.1. Jollof Rice Every West African country has its own version of this dream. Jollof rice is basically tomatoey rice dish with lots of pepper, crayfish, crabs, shrimps and what not.2. Kenkey Kenkey
  • Nigerian Fashion Brands: 7 affordable Ready-To-Wear lines to own

    There are loads of Nigerian fashion brands but how many can afford their pieces? This list hooks you up with some of the affordable ones! There's no doubt that Nigerian fashion brands abound but how many people can afford these offering? (Granted a few will argue about cost of production while some will present made to measure coming at a higher cost and so on) A lot of people miss this but some of these brands also come affordable. They say affordable is relative but where you have piece crafte
  • Nigerian Fashion Brands: 7 affordable R-T-W lines to own pieces from

    There are loads of Nigerian fashion brands but how many can afford their pieces? This list hooks you up with some of the affordable ones! There's no doubt that Nigerian fashion brands abound but how many people can afford these offering? (Granted a few will argue about cost of production while some will present made to measure coming at a higher cost and so on) A lot of people miss this but some of these brands also come affordable. They say affordable is relative but where you have piece crafte
  • Dates: The health benefits of this fruit will surprise you

    From the prevention of abdominal cancer to the development of bones, modern medical survey approves that dates are extraordinary. The massive health benefits of dates have them one of the most medicinal fruits on earth.From the prevention of abdominal cancer to the development of bones, modern medical survey approves that dates are extraordinary.Cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C, the date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits that can significantly boost energy levels within half an hour of
  • Relationship Talk: She left me once; am I right to trust her again?

    I want to know if she's just playing me for a fool like she did the first time. Dear Bukky, I met this girl in 100 level. Things were working out as if the future is promising.I love her so much but I don't know if she’s pretending to love me too.During second semester 100 Level, our closeness got sour. She started dating multiple guys that are probably in their final year, and whenever I called her, she wouldn't sound cordial, she always sounded like I was bugging her, until
  • Africa: Why African flags have the colours green, gold and red

    The first African state to adopt a red, gold and green flag upon independence was Ghana in 1957. Always wondered why African countries have the same colours on their flags?Well, it all started during the scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was the only African country besides Liberia that retained its sovereignty as a recognized independent country. When other African nations received their independence following World War II, many of them adopted the colours of Ethiopia's flag, the country drew
  • Romance: 7 strangest things men find attractive in women

    Who knew anyone would ever find stubbornness attractive in a woman? It is quite easy to guess what men generally find attractive in women-  a pretty face, nice curves, good manners, and every other thing nice.While we could go on mentioning the great, endearing attributes that almost every man would be attracted to in a heartbeat, we've also discovered, from research and questioning guys, that there are some weird things that men love about women, things you would never have guessed or imag
  • Health Tips: Man with problems peeing gets 1.7-pound, egg-shaped stone removed from bladder

    Bladder stones can block your urine flow, causing pain and other issues. For three days, a 64-year-old man from California was experiencing pain in his left flank and urinary retention, meaning he wasn’t able to completely empty his bladder.He visited the emergency room, where doctors performed a CT scan of his pelvis and abdomen, as the case report published in The New England Journal of Medicinedetailed. They discovered a small stone that was obstructing his left ureter—t
  • Health Tips: MMA fighters like Conor McGregor could be at risk for brain injury

    Blood samples reveal troubling indicators of brain damage in active boxers and MMA athletes. If you watched the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight or saw the technical knockout online, you probably noticed a weary, not-entirely conscious Conor McGregor stumbling around the ring as Mayweather continued to pummel him. Yet despite the global spectacle, neurologists say something grim could be going on in the brains of fighters like McGregor. According to a study presented at an American Academy of Neuro
  • Girl Smarts: Even Rihanna has regrets about losing her virginity

    She isn't the only one who's felt guilt or anxiety about the moment. Losing your virginity is a strange milestone in our culture, one that's built up with loads of ritualized meaning and significance. Because of this pressure, feelings of anxiety or guilt about the experience are common among men and women. Even platinum-selling singer Rihanna, who proudly asserts herself as one of the most brazen and unbothered celebrities of the moment, knows the feeling.During an i
  • Fitness: 7 ways to make sitting work every muscle in your body

    Our fitness editor shows you wall sits that will make you feel the burn. Wall sits are a popular exercise for a reason: They do an awesome job working your quads, and even your abs. But sometimes you need to shake up your routine a little bit, and that's where these variations come in.In the video above, our fitness editor Eb Samuel shows you seven different types of wall sits that will feel the Burn with a capital B. You can do them as a circuit, or incorporate each move individually
  • Fitness: Protect and strengthen your shoulders with this simple exercise

    Hit this one before your next pressing workout—Reavy recommends doing 30 reps of each movement—and see how it impacts your training! Most guys tend to favor pressing exercises, like the bench press and shoulder press, over any other movements.We also tend to gravitate toward shoulder injuries.So why not, then, start investing a little time in preventing the kinds of injuries that end up preventing so many of us from doing our favorite exercises?Watch the video above to see David Reav
  • Odd Enough: Miley Cyrus dropped some huge news about her future plans with Liam Hemsworth

    Miley later talked about the fact that it was great that she and Liam broke up for a few years, and says that they talked during their break. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are adorable together, to say the least, and it’s amazing that the couple found each other again after a three-year break. That said, Miley says she’s in zero rush to walk down the aisle.“I don’t envision marriage,” Miley told The Sun on Sunday newspaper, via The Dai
  • Weight Loss: Everything you need to know before you try a fasting diet to lose weight

    Experts are endorsing intermittent fasting now more than ever, but there's a major caveat. A mere five years ago, skipping meals was a top diet taboo. Now it's the core of an increasingly popular (and increasingly research-backed) weight-loss approach. Intermittent fasting—periodically eating very little—is not only not bad for you, it may lower blood glucose levels and insulin resistance and reduce inflammation and cardiovascular risk. Why? How
  • Financial Lessons: Things millennials need to know about finance

    Here are useful tips for millennials interested in acquiring knowledge on how to manage your finances. Only few millennials have basic knowledge concerning money and finance. Majority of young people want to live life on the fast lane, fast money, fast cars, expensive things with the larger than life status, the YOLO (You Only Live Once) lifestyle, but as we all want to attain this level, learning about managing funds and personal finance is very important. 1.    Wealth and i
  • Girl Smarts: 3 easy ways to upgrade a vodka soda

    While there's something to be said for sticking with the devil you know, sometimes that routine can get a little boring. There are three standard drinks that everyone defaults to at the bar: Gin and tonic, Jack and Coke, and vodka soda. And while there's something to be said for sticking with the devil you know, sometimes that routine can get a little boring. That's why we came up with the perfect upgrade to vodka soda—one main recipe, with three variations—in this video.A n
  • Odd Enough: Lady Gaga just announced she's postponing her tour because of her chronic illness

    Gaga says she is looking forward to touring again soon but needs to be under the care of doctors now. Lady Gaga has postponed her tour due to her health issues, she revealed in an emotional post to her fans on Twitter and Instagram early Monday morning.“I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” she wrote next to photos of herself praying with a rosary and a press release announcing that she will be rescheduling her European tou
  • Odd Enough: George Clooney just said the sweetest thing about Amal

    They met by chance, quickly fell in love, got married, and had twins—even though neither thought about having kids before. George and Amal Clooney just might have the sweetest love story ever. They met by chance, quickly fell in love, got married, and had twins—even though neither thought about having kids before.The couple has been pretty private about their lives, but former sworn-bachelor George has been publicly gushing about his human rights lawyer wife lately&mda
  • Love & Dating: How to enjoy a relationship when you're broke AF

    How you can get all the cheap thrills with the love of your life! At some point of our lives, we all have looked into our wallets and the things we saw [actually, it's more like what we didn't see] made us shake our heads in sorrow.Or shame. Or a fine balance of both.Actually, many of us are not really broke like that, we are just wealthy in transition.And frankly, there's nothing stopping us from finding the love of our lives, or actually enjoying these relationships.I mean, na money we no get,
  • Love & Dating: How to enjoy a relationship when you're broke

    How you can get all the cheap thrills with the love of your life! At some point of our lives, we all have looked into our wallets and the things we saw [actually, it's more like what we didn't see] made us shake our heads in sorrow.Or shame. Or a fine balance of both.Actually, many of us are not really broke like that, we are just wealthy in transition.And frankly, there's nothing stopping us from finding the love of our lives, or actually enjoying these relationships.I mean, na money we no get,
  • McShayn's Love Thread: How to get a loving relationship just by being at home

    Who says you need to get out of bed to find the man or woman of your dreams? When people complain about being single and express a desire to get into a relationship, one of the questions they get asked is about their social life and interaction with other people.Do you go out? How many parties do you attend? Do you accept invitations to dates?Everywhere the issue comes up – in a circle of friends, at religious and secular relationship events and even in a previous article that I have once
  • McShayn's Love Thread: How to get a loving relationship by staying at home always

    Who says you need to get out of bed to find the man of your dreams? When people complain about being single and express a desire to get into a relationship, one of the questions they get asked is about their social life and interaction with other people.Do you go out? How many parties do you attend? Do you accept invitations to dates?Everywhere the issue comes up – in a circle of friends, at religious and secular relationship events and even in a previous article that I have written here,
  • EMLN 2017: Modelling competition kicks off 10th anniversary with launch, finale set for Oct. 8

    Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 kicked off events lined up for the 10th anniversary with a launch party on Sunday 17th September 2017. Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 line up of events kicked off with a launch party on Sunday 17th September 2017.The foremost modelling competition had recorded a huge turnout of models at a worldwide casting held on 26th August at the Eko Hotel & Suites where thousands of models were in attendance.The party held precedes the unveil of the models selected for the f
  • The Assembly: Ezinne Alfa, Zina Anumudu, Noble Igwe, others to speak at "Breakthrough Blogging" Masterclass

    Looking for ideas and advice on how to run a blog and generate content that sticks? "Breakthrough Blogging" will teach you how to make your blog pay. From Fashion to Food, whether you're just starting out or run a blog already, this upcoming Masterclass "Breakthrough Blogging" will teach you how to make your blog pay.Looking for ideas and advice on how to run a blog and generate content that sticks? this is certainly the place to be as some of Nigeria's most successfu
  • "Breakthrough Blogging": Ezinne Alfa, Zina Anumudu, Noble Igwe, others to speak at Masterclass The Assembly

    Looking for ideas and advice on how to run a blog and generate content that sticks? "Breakthrough Blogging" will teach you how to make your blog pay. From Fashion to Food, whether you're just starting out or run a blog already, this upcoming Masterclass "Breakthrough Blogging" will teach you how to make your blog pay.Looking for ideas and advice on how to run a blog and generate content that sticks? this is certainly the place to be as some of Nigeria's most successfu
  • Money Hustle: 6 money making hobbies millennials should imbibe

    The Internet is the best medium to turn hobbies into profits, so this is time to take full advantage of it. We all have hobbies we enjoy doing at our free time. But instead of just having fun doing what you love at leisure periods, you can also cash out with it.You might be wondering how can you monetize your hobby. The trick is figuring out the best way to make money out of hobbies. The internet is the best medium to turn hobbies into profits by being on a popular social media platform or creat