A 18year old Hebron girl in the North West of Palestinian city is looking forward to her 19th birthday. Doctors had given Ontlametse Phalatse at least until 14 years to live due to her condition.
She suffers from a rare disease that causes premature aging called Progeria. The now 18 year old is celebrating a milestone, never thought she would live to see and she is looking forward to find a boyfriend because she is a women and has needs. “Well I am excited that I am really here, at the same time nervous.
I don’t know what to expect probably, I am just going to dance and celebrate with the rest.”
Growing up was not easy but with support she was able to live a normal life. Phalatse says she was different from other children with that making her life even more difficult thing.
“I never even knew what Progeria was by then. I always assumed in whatever rumours that were out there, which was difficult not for only me but my family as well.” Reaching this milestone has motivated Ontlametse’s hopes to inspire others with her condition.
“I like psychology and motivational speaking, so I am going to study despite the challenges I might face.” Ontlametse is a story of hope and triumph. For now plans are underway for her 19th birthday, and she hopes to see many more and she also need a man in her life.
A bride and her groom have got everyone talking online after exchanging their head-wears at their wedding ceremony in the northern part of the country.
Did you know that the size of your mouth could actually reveal your character when you are in a relationship? Your mouth could give insights on how you deal with your significant other and your relationship. While this was not yet proven to be true, it’s already up to you if you are going to believe it or not.
1. Wide Mouth
People with wide mouth are the dominant one in a relationship, and you are like a mother. You take initiative, and you have great guiding skills. You are also a cheerful and positive person. You are most likely to go for younger guys.
2. Narrow Mouth
People with narrow mouth are very attentive, like a housewife or a mother. You are rather passive when you are in a relationship, and sometimes you can be too cautious and not enthusiastic enough. You care too much about what people say which often causes misunderstandings.
You may have grown up hearing that an apple a day can keep the doctor away. However, there is a better way to keep the doctor away and this time, it does not involve an apple but bananas instead.
Bananas have been long consumed as a snack or as a flavor-enhancer in any dish. Its sweet and savory taste has made it one of the most eaten fruits around the world. While it can be delicious and healthy at the same time, knowing what it can give you will surely make you want to eat this superfruit more or at least three times a day:
- Improves Cardiovascular Health:You can have a healthier heart by eating bananas thrice a day. Bananas contain all the essential nutrients needed to support your health, such as potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, and vitamin C. As you can see, you can get the complete nutrient package for your heart to be healthy. Lessen your sodium intake and eat bananas every day so you can avoid cardiovascular diseases in the future.
- Lowers Blood Pressure: As bananas are rich in potassium, they are effective when it comes to lowering your blood pressure. Once again, it is important that you reduce your daily sodium intake and increase your potassium levels by eating bananas three times a day. This will cause your blood pressure to decrease and therefore, you can improve your health.
- Fights Anemia: If you are on the pale side and you think you lack energy, you could be suffering from anemia. Eat bananas every after meal and you will notice a spike on your energy levels. Bananas are actually a good source of iron and will help you combat anemia.
- Prevents Cancer: You can also be saved from cancer by eating this healthy superfruit. Bananas have ample amounts of vitamin C, which is known to remove the harmful free radicals in your body that can cause cancer.
- Helps Fight Aging: Eating bananas can help you look younger and have firmer skin. This fruit stimulates the production of collagen in your body, which makes you look younger and have firmer skin.
Toss all those unhealthy snacks and deserts today. Go for bananas instead, which are guaranteed to give you everything you need to have the ideal health everyone wants to have.Remember to eat at least three servings of bananas after your meals daily to avoid trips to the doctor. Of course, adding a serving of apple a day won’t hurt.
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It may be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing.
Back pain symptoms on range is intensified from mild to severe. Stiffness in their neck or shoulder is characterized by heaviness in the head, tiredness, and stiffness in the muscles and neck which usually causes pain.
Here are the tips for a healthy back:
1. To maintain a healthy back, you should exercise regularly.
2. If your current mattress is older than 5 years, it is recommended to get one for mattresses can eliminate back pain.
3. Avoid slepeping on your stomach because it is harmful to your back and neck.
4. Walk for 30 minutes everyday.
5. Avoid lifting heavy objects. They can intensify the pain and deform your spine.
Reasons which can cause pain in the shoulders:
Fractures bones in the hand
Unstable shoulder joints
Possible causes of neck pain:
The most common reason which causes neck pain is stretching or damage of the structure of the neck region such as muscle, tendon or ligament.
How to reduce pain at home:
1. Put cold or hot compresses on the painful area. Repeat the procedure for around 2-3 hours. Hot and cold compresses can effectively reduce the pain.
2. Do exercises for your back and neck everyday. It will strenghthen your neck and back muscles and reduce the pain.
3. Massage is a great way to relax your neck and back muscles and to reduce the pain.
4. Change your pillow and the position you sleep as well. Use feather pillow or a memory foam pillow which will adapt to the shape of your neck and head. Avoid high and hard pillows.
5. Eliminate stress. Stress is the major reason for stiffness and back pain. Perform yoga and meditation as relaxation exercises.
Drinking lemon water in the morning comes with any health benefits. It wakes your digestive system up. It is also one way to boost organ function. You are also activating bile production as well as stomach acid so your digestive system will work better.
When you drink lemon water, it will soothe your upset stomach. If you had too much to eat before bedtime, chances are you will be dealing with bloat or upset stomach the following day.
Lemon contains around 30 to 50mg of vitamin C which, although not that high, can still help give your immune system the boost it needs.
Drinking lemon water also delivers potassium to your system which can help you stay healthy. You are ensuring that your body can absorb important nutrients for a healthier immune system.
It also aids in weight loss. Lemon juice has pectin which is a type of soluble fiber that can flush out excess fats in the body. What’s more, lemon water can also help reduce the amount of calories that you are body is processing especially when you’re the type of person who drinks tea loaded with honey or sugar regularly.
Another health benefit that you can get from drinking lemon water is that it can make your skin look younger and smoother. Lemon juice can help flush the toxins from your system and even give your digestion a boost. Lemon water contains vitamin C which is the one responsible for increasing collagen production which is important for keeping your skin young and healthy looking.
Make the lemon water be part of your daily routine for this drink can deliver several health benefits to you.
Egg is among the healthiest and most nutritious food. It is a very good source of inexpensive high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with Vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
Eggs are among the most nutrient-filled foods on the planet. Because of this, you shouldn’t limit your egg consumption to three to four every week. Consuming two to three eggs daily can boost your health and provide you with a ton of benefits.
Eggs were mistakenly thought to be bad for one’s health. Cholesterol is probably the biggest issue about eggs. While the average large egg delivers between 180-186 mg of cholesterol, your liver produces anywhere between 1,000 mg to2,000 mg each day on its own.
When you consume foods that contain cholesterol, your liver adjusts itself by decreasing its own production. This means that eating eggs doesn’t increase the existing amounts of cholesterol in your body, you’re simply replacing one type with another.
Here are the reasons why you should eat three eggs per day:
*Eggs have so many vitamins and minerals such as: Vitamin A, folate, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, B vitamins, Vitamin D.
2. Good for the brain
*Eggs are rich in choline, which is one of the B vitamins that are used by the brain to produce molecules and new cell membranes.
3. Good for the eyes
*To avoid poor vision and help maintain healthy vision, eat eggs for nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in eggs.
4. High quality proteins
*You can get enough protein by eating three whole eggs every day. One average sized egg contains over six grams of the nutrient, along with all the essential amino acids in their ideal amounts.
*Eggs can promote a healthy and long life when incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. Eggs are rich in vitamin E, which can protect us against some cancers and heart disease.
Kemi Olunloyo’s son, Enitan has rejected Actress, Georgina Onuoha’s birthday prayers and wishes to him.
His mother,took to her instagram page to shared a letter he sent her, where he accused Georgina of feeding her fans with “vicious wrong facts”.
Here’s what he wrote;
“#HNNBirthday LETTER RECEIVED LAST NIGHT FROM MY SON ENI ROBERTS AFTER HIS 30th birthday dinner in Philly, USA. 2/17/17
Dear Mom. Thank you for the birthday greetings. My friends noticed my name trending in Nigeria on a lot of posts when they googled me. I want to thank all the #HNNAfricans for the love. However, I am going to keep it real with your audience and the Sacramento woman Ms Georgina Onuoha and her birthday greetings. Why did this woman start showering FAKE birthday praises on me after what she said to her fans about me and even Lade and KJ?
When you started investigating her, she got shady and instead of her answering her reporter questions she got us involved FIRST. Ms Georgina, you told your fans that our mom sexually molested us and that we were taken away from her by the government. You said that my grandfather a honourable high ranking Nigerian politician slept with my mom and fathered me. You poisoned your audience with vicious wrong facts. Yes I’ve hear about some nonentity Ireland based Nigerian woman called #TokunboAboderin who made up these lies because my grandfather jilted her after an old inappropriate relationship in the 80’s. However nobody thought I would speak. I am a human being too.
My father was abusive to my mom and she left and raised me alone and good too. Connie was the only one at my first birthday 29yrs ago and my cake was baked by my mom. She is simple. Connie is still my friend today. As 30yo adults we value our moms. Whatever happens between you and my mom should not border around other people’s lies and my paternity. My own children may google these lies some day. My mother should never and I repeat never have cursed your kids in retaliation.
She was extremely angry at you and the other lady Angela Okorie making up a sex tape you had with my mom being sodomized while high on crystal meth. You crossed the line Ms Georgina and you should apologize to my brothers @iamswagkid, Lade and I. Your birthday prayers meant nothing to me and the same fake fans u poisoned also wishing and praying for me. Keep it real like my mom Ms Ouoha.
E.R #Philly #MadeinAmerica”
Read Nigerians reaction to the alleged letter below;
Latest Etisalat Ambassador and songstress, Simi who has been alleged to be dating Adekunle Gold and Falz TheBadtGuy has opened up on her kind of man.
The velvet-voiced singer speaks to Lanre Odukoya of New Telegraph about her career, family and love.
Your lyrics mostly appear really deep, do you write all of them?
I write my lyrics myself and for other people. I am not just a singer; I am a songwriter, I mix and master most of my songs myself.
How do you develop lyrics?
It depends on how deep I want to go with a particular song I am putting together. ‘Jamb Question’ is not really a deep song, but people got the message I was communicating.
That is the most important thing. I write my lyrics based on happenings around me and things people shared with me.
Do you decide the songs you make or the label?
I don’t know about other record labels, but I am at liberty to write my song at any time and do whatever I like with it. My label has always been supportive, though there have cases they didn’t do things my way.
Before we released ‘Jamb Question,’ I was going to drop ‘Open and Close,’ but my management team disagreed on that. I felt bad, but it turned out to be a great decision.
To whom do you owe your success?
I have an amazing team; there is really little I can do myself. Though I write my song, mix and master, my management team makes things to work well for me. They make sure at all time that I stand on the right path. I have always been favoured; God loves me so much.
Is humour a signature on your songs?
All of them have a bit of it It is something people now notice in my music, but there are also songs that have no touch of humour. And most of my songs that have humour are normally realistic.
Who is Simi away from the glitz?
I am very straightforward and I like to say things the way I see them. One thing I dislike is pretense and I don’t like people who pretend. When I see something and I feel there is much to say about it, I say it in a polite way.
Would you say anything has changed since you joined Xtreme Music?
A lot has changed. Before I got signed, I was doing music myself. Now, the management takes care of me and my music.
I am more focused and I now understand that entertainment is an industry that comes with much work if you want to stay relevant.
What hasn’t fame changed about your person?
I am still the real me. I could still stop and buy roasted plantain on the streets. I am not blown away by fame because I don’t get excited about it.
I am simply happy about my celebrity status because more people know my music and want to relate with it.
Do you plan to drop your debut album anytime soon?
I am dropping it this year; all hands are on deck towards a successful debut album. I won’t give details for now because we are still deliberating on some things.
What’s been your staying power?
That’s passion, I pay less attention to things, but one thing that keeps me more focused is music. I really want to learn more about music; it pushes me on.
You’re a graduate of mass communication, would you be doing anything with that degree?
I have a blog, though I have not been consistent with it. I love writing; if I wasn’t doing music, I would probably be a writer or a radio personality. Writing is still part of me; you can’t do music without media.
What was life growing up?
I was a tomboy growing up and it was because I grew up with my three elder brothers. I used to like snickers and jeans, and our father really spoiled us. We watched movies a lot too, growing up was fun.
Since my brothers preferred horror movies, I had no choice other than to watch with them. But when I was nine years old, my parents got separated and it was a really tough time for the children because we had to grow up fast. I thank God things went well in the long run.
Are you not threatened by other female artistes?
I don’t feel threatened because there is enough room for everyone to be successful. So I am not competing with anyone and anytime I see someone who is impressive, I wish him or her well.
It even feels good that we have more female artistes who are doing well in the industry because it is not easy.
Are you a lover of designer fashion accessories?
I am indifferent to labels. If you give me a good design, I would rock it well, but I am not so into designers. I even prefer our local fabrics and designs.
But you cannot see me wearing ‘Iro’ and ‘Buba’. I might not be able to say no when I want to get married, but it is something I don’t feel comfortable in. I can still remember the last time my mum made one for me, I really looked ridiculous in it.
Do you prefer a tall or short man?
He must be tall to complement me.
Are you seeing anyone at the moment?
Yes, I am. He is my number one fan. He encourages me at all time
Do you have a favourite fun spot?
I like it when I go to New York
Who are the Yoruba musicians you wish to work with?
For Fuji, it would definitely be Pasuma while for Juju I would like to do a song with Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade.I actually fantasize about doing something with them because they are living legends.
An unnamed man currently 10-years old marriage sent a shocking voice message to relationship blogger and adviser Joro Olumofin. he said
“I am a man from Ajah (Lagos), I am married for 10 years. I have two kids. Last two days, I saw my wife cheating with a man upstairs and I enjoyed looking at them. Every two two days or when I just have an excitement of myself, I went up to see them through the key-hole. I do it everyday. It is an enjoyment for me.” (sic) is a full transcription of his less than 40 seconds voice note. Listen to the audio below;