Meet South Sudanese, Nyakim Gatwech, a model named the Moonshine Queen Of Dark (pics)

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She’s the beautiful South- Sudanese Model, Alec Wek lookalike and beautician Queen Nyakim Gatwech. What first got our attention about Niyakem is her distinctive complexion.

In a world filled with false beauty standards and ideologies of color supremacy, for the really beautiful dark skinned people, keeping their color and learning to love and embrace it, Gatwech is proud of her moonshine black skin.

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Were you ever made to feel inferior of your skin color, she was asked by the spice magazine. She answered: Yes  I was always bullied which such strong words like “you black as hell”, take a shower, laughter, and dirty looks.  a way I dealt with it was that I open to my friend and family member about how I felt and what I was going though. I would also everyday in the morning look at myself in and the  The mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am when I finally start to except who I am.

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I even  considered bleaching myself to avoid the “dirty looks”, the mean jokes, and for boys to find me attractive. But thanks to my sister for wise words and told me the dangers of bleaching my skin. I would always have family members and friends who remind me every day that my skin is beautiful just the way it is.

She’s based in Minneapolis in USA

She is truly dark as night and unapologetically charcoal black as her photos are currently breaking the internet and trolls can get enough of her.

Manchester bomber is named as British Libyan jihadist Salman Abedi who killed 22 – including a girl aged EIGHT

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The suicide bomber who blew himself up at a pop concert killing 22 people including young children has been named as Salman Abedi.

ISIS have claimed responsibility after the terrorist set off a ball bearing bomb at an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 and injuring 119 in the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the 7/7 London bombings.

Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 26-year-old John Atkinson were among those killed. Of the injured, at least 12 were children were among 59 taken to hospital, with 60 others treated at the scene.

Traumatised witnesses have told how of nuts and bolts tore into young music fans when the bomb was detonated in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena moments after a concert by the US popstar ended.

The bomber – named today as 22-year-old Salman Abedi – was known to authorities. He died at the scene and police carried out a controlled explosion at what is believed to be his home during raids around the city today.

Abedi is understood to have been born in Britain but is from a Libyan family. A school friend told MailOnline had grown a beard when he last saw him and neighbours claimed he had been ‘acting strangely’ recently.

A 23-year-old man, believed to be Abedi’s brother, was also arrested by anti-terror officers as police and security services attempt to work out if the suicide bomber was part of a cell.

Security sources have told MailOnline that initial analysis of the ‘sophisticated’ device suggests it was made by an expert.

Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994, the son of two Libyans who came to Britain to escape the Gaddafi regime, the  Daliy Telegraph reported.

It is understood he has three siblings, two brothers and a sister. It is understood some of his family have returned to Libya since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.

The suicide bomber was heard chanting Islamic prayers in Arabic just weeks before the attack, a neighbour has revealed.

Lina Ahmed, 21, told MailOnline: ‘They are a Libyan family and they have been acting strangely.

‘A couple of months ago he [Salman] was chanting the first kalma [Islamic prayer] really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic. He was saying “There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger.”

She added: ‘I heard a really loud bang and went out into the street to see what was happening.

‘There was loads of police and they shouted at me and told me to get back inside.’

Another neighbour Roshanay Bukhari said: ‘They are a Libyan family. They speak Arabic together and they have Libyan flags in their garden.

‘There is a mother, a father and their son Salman. The mother used to teach my younger sister to read the Koran because it us in Arabic.

‘They dressed very traditionally, in Islamic clothes. The mother used to wear a headscarf.’

Leon Hall, who went to school with Abedi, told MailOnline he saw the killer last year and said he had grown a beard. He also said the jihadist was a keen Manchester United fan.

Mr Hall said: ‘I saw him last year and he had a beard thing going on. We didn’t speak but just nodded to each other. I don’t remember seeing him with beard before.’

‘He always had a bit of an attitude problem. I can’t say I really liked the man.’

Mr Hall said Abedi, who he believes is a Muslim, lived in a housing association owned home about two miles from the scene of Monday night’s terror attack.

Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said this afternoon: ‘I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out last night’s atrocity has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. However, he has not yet been formally identified and I wouldn’t wish, therefore, to comment further.

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Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, from Preston, was killed when a suicide bomber let off a nail bomb at a packed pop concert last night

Pictures from the burial of General Adeyinka Adebayo and his lifetime

By Muyiwa Olayinka

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Late Major General Adeyinka Adebayo (rtd)

Robert Adeyinka Adebayo was born on 9th March 1929 and he died on 8th March 2017), after a brief illness in his Lagos residence. He was aged 88 yrs.

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His remains dressed in ceremonial military dress

He was a Nigerian Army Major General who served as governor of the now defunct Western State of Nigeria, 1966–1971.

The old western state of Nigeria comprises of the present 5 states, namely, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Ogun states.

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L-R: Gov Akeredolu of Ondo, Acting President Osibajo, Chief host and governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose

 As governor of the Western region he promoted agricultural extension services in particular the establishment of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan.

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Acting President Osibajo and Gov Akeredolu defying the rains

He was also Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army and was Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy.

As of 2011 Adebayo is the chairman of the Yoruba council of elders. His eldest son Otunba Niyi Adebayo was a governor of  Ekiti State in Nigeria from 1999 to 2003.

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The coffin draped with Nigeria and military flags

Another son, Adesola Adebayo was the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Ekiti State under Dr Kayode Fayemi led Administration from 2010 to 2014. Another son, Adedayo Adebayo, played rugby for Bath and for the England National team winning six international caps between 1996 and 1999.

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Gov Fayose and others

Another of his children, Leke Adebayo is an actor, writer and producer in London and has appeared in and scripted various productions.

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The current governors of the 5 states of the old western region

General Adebayo, a successful military man and a good family man must have died a fulfilled man.

Major General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo was laid to rest in his home town, Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State on May 21.

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Gov Fayose beating the drum at the burial

Sir Roger Moore is dead: The second ‘James Bond’ actor was 89 (pics)

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Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007 films, has died. He was 89.

His children shared the news on his verified Twitter account Tuesday that Moore had died in Switzerland after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” the statement said.

Moore’s relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis, bedding beautiful women and ordering gourmet meals as he was at disposing of super-villains trying to take over the world.

“To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous,” he once said. “I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy and yet, everybody knows he’s a spy. Every bartender in the world offers him martinis that are shaken, not stirred. What kind of serious spy is recognized everywhere he goes? It’s outrageous. So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well.”

While he never eclipsed Sean Connery in the public’s eye as the definitive James Bond, Moore did play the role of secret agent 007 in just as many films as Connery did, and he managed to do so while “finding a joke in every situation,” according to film critic Rex Reed.

The actor, who came to the role in 1973 after Connery tired of it, had already enjoyed a long career in films and television, albeit with mixed success.

He was remembered warmly by fans of the popular U.S. 1950s-60s TV series “Maverick” as Beauregarde Maverick, the English cousin of the Wild West’s Maverick brothers, Bret and Bart. He also starred in the 1959 U.S. series “The Alaskans.”

In England, he had a long-running TV hit with “The Saint,” playing Simon Templar, the enigmatic action hero who helps put wealthy crooks in jail while absconding with their fortunes. By the time the series, which also aired in the United States, ended in 1969, his partnership with its producers had made him a wealthy man.

Such success followed a Time magazine review of one of his earliest films, 1956’s “Diane,” in which his performance opposite Lana Turner was dismissed as that of “a lump of English roast beef.”

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Roger Moore as James Bond

Born in London, the only child of a policeman, Moore had studied painting before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He played a few small roles in theater and films before his mandatory army duty, then moved to Hollywood in the 1950s. He appeared opposite Elizabeth Taylor in 1954’s “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and with Eleanor Parker in “Interrupted Melody” the following year.

In 1970, he became managing director for European production for Faberge’s Brut Productions. With the company, he was involved in producing “A Touch of Class,” which won a best-actress Oscar for Glenda Jackson.

Three years later, he made his first Bond film, “Live and Let Die.”

He would make six more, “The Man With the Golden Gun,” ”The Spy Who Loved Me,” ”Octopussy,” ”Moonraker,” ”For Your Eyes Only and “A View to a Kill” over the next 12 years. And while the Bond of the Ian Fleming novels that the films were based on was generally described as being in his 30s, Moore would stay with the role until he was 57.

He continued to work regularly in films after handing over Bond to Timothy Dalton, but never with the same success. His post-Bond films included such forgettable efforts as “The Quest” with Jean-Claude Van Damme and “Spice World” with the Spice Girls.

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His recent picture

In 1991, Moore became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, having been introduced to the role by the late actress Audrey Hepburn. As Hepburn had, he threw much of his energy into the task.

“I felt small, insignificant and rather ashamed that I had traveled so much making films and ignored what was going on around me,” he said in describing how the work had affected him.

In 1996, when his UNICEF job took him to the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, he disclosed that he too had been a victim.

“I was molested when I was a child — not seriously — but I didn’t tell my mother until I was 16, because I felt that it was something to be ashamed of,” he told The Associated Press.

He gave no details, but said it was important to encourage young victims not to feel guilty.

“They’re being exploited. We have to tell them that,” Moore said.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake called Moore a “great friend” in a statement regarding the star’s death, adding “He once said that it was up to all of us to give children a more peaceful future.”

Moore was divorced three times, from skater Doorn Van Steyn in 1953, English singer Dorothy Squires in 1969 and Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, the mother of his children Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, in 2000.

He married a fourth time, in 2002, to Swedish socialite Kristina Tholstrup.

“The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year…Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.”

Moore’s children said a private funeral will be held in Monaco, according to their father’s wishes.

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Wizkid wins big at Billboard awards (pics)

By Muyiwa Olayinka

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L-R: Drake and Wizkid

There is no doubt the entertainment industry in Nigeria is a multi billion naira investment and  doing very well both locally and internationally. The music and the film industries have contributed a lot to Nigeria by putting it on the world map of entertainment. You ignore Nigeria at your peril. Many investors are interested in our Nollywood and music industries.

Many international collaborations have been done and has raised the bar.

The latest is 3 awards worn by Nigerian young star, Wizkid at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, on Sunday 21st.

The only Nigerian artiste to win this big, Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on One Dance last year earned him all the awards.

The singer, who was nominated for 7 awards, came out tops in the Top Streaming Song, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration, categories.

Rapper Ludacris and singer Vanessa Hudgens co-hosted this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The rapper took home 13 awards, making him the artist with the most in a single year, beating Adele’s record of 12.

This rare feat was made possible because of the collaboration Wizkid had with the Canadian born Drake.

Many Nigerian stars like D’banj, Psquare pioneered the idea of  collaborating with international artists.  D’banj and his ertswhile producer Don jazzy had a collaboration with American rapper Snoop Doggy Dog and Psquare had theirs with American Rick Ross. Sound Sultan had a collaboration with multi talented instrunmentalist, Wyclef Jean. Nigerians are horning their crafts and upping the ante.

We welcome more of this, just like the traditional artist 9ice said in one of his songs “One day I will bring home a Grammy”. It is becoming a possibility in the nearest future.

Kudos to our young stars in breaking new grounds, and congratulations to our Wizkid on this great achievement.

BBNaija: Bisola signs with TMC music label

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Big Brother Nigeria reality shows first runner-up, Bisola Aiyeola, has made her first big move into the music industry by signing a deal with creative agency powerhouse, Temple Management Company.

The multi-talented artiste who emerged as one of the fans favourites at the just concluded reality TV show now aligns herself with ace Nigerian singer Iyanya and others at the TMC.

Iyanya, the ‘Kukere’ crooner, who joined TMC in 2016, took to his Twitter handle @Iyanya to welcome Bisola.

“I’m excited to reunite with my sister. Welcome Sis.#TMC,” he tweeted.

She came into limelight when she contested in the 2008 edition of MTN Project Fame, before contesting as a housemate at the 2017 Big Brother Nigeria reality show.

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Read a Nigerian journalist making enquiries about Pres Buhari’s health in London

President Muhammadu Buhari may have been in and out of hospital since arriving London to see his doctors exactly a fortnight ago, if feelers from Abuja House – the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the Court of St James’s – where he is staying, is anything to go by.

But this could not be confirmed as The Guardian has met a wall of silence from sources close to Abuja House, with two of them citing fears of losing their jobs, if they dare say anything. One source kept sealed lips and only took occasional glances at this reporter as he approached him yesterday afternoon.

A prominent aide of the president who had in February, walked to this reporter at the entrance of the property and called him “an educated illiterate,” before then saying: “if you want the president dead, you will be disappointed. The president will make a full recovery,” shunned The Guardian when asked for the where about of the president as he was driven out shortly after 1:00pm.

About 10 minutes before then, one other notable aide had arrived and also did not respond to greetings of “afternoon sir, afternoon sir,” before entering the staff quarters. But when he came out later and was going towards the main house, The Guardian repeated same and his only response was “how are you, journalist,” before going in to probably see the president.

Another aide was similarly approached, he only nodded and waved.

All the four sources contacted declined commenting or saying anything about the president’s recovery, however, one regular guest said, “whether he has seen his doctors or not, l don’t know,” when asked about the president’s recuperation. Pressed further, he said, “honestly, l have not seen the President since he came back, “ again on medical vacation.

Two staff members on the payroll of the High Commission told The Guardian the same thing. One said, “

I’m sorry, l cannot say anything to you.” Though the second noted that they have been “busy,” since Buhari arrived, but wouldn’t go further, except to show fear of “losing my job.”

One female staff member when asked yesterday if the president had come back from seeing his doctors, simply said “l don’t know about that.”

As if avoiding The Guardian, the aides and guests no longer use the main entrance to the house, once inside the property. Even on Sunday afternoon, when one arrived at about 3.40pm, the driver packed very close to the side entrance of the house rather than the front door, perhaps to prevent the reporter seeing anyone being driven out.

Even the security didn’t respond to continual pressing of the buzzer-both last week and yesterday.

However, the beautiful flowers used to adorn Abuja house weren’t silent. They did catch the attention of three Italian tourists as one of them took several shots as he walked past.

Read what happened to Nigerian journalist that wanted to enquire about Pres Buhari’s health in London

President Muhammadu Buhari may have been in and out of hospital since arriving London to see his doctors exactly a fortnight ago, if feelers from Abuja House – the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the Court of St James’s – where he is staying, is anything to go by.

But this could not be confirmed as The Guardian has met a wall of silence from sources close to Abuja House, with two of them citing fears of losing their jobs, if they dare say anything. One source kept sealed lips and only took occasional glances at this reporter as he approached him yesterday afternoon.

A prominent aide of the president who had in February, walked to this reporter at the entrance of the property and called him “an educated illiterate,” before then saying: “if you want the president dead, you will be disappointed. The president will make a full recovery,” shunned The Guardian when asked for the where about of the president as he was driven out shortly after 1:00pm.

About 10 minutes before then, one other notable aide had arrived and also did not respond to greetings of “afternoon sir, afternoon sir,” before entering the staff quarters. But when he came out later and was going towards the main house, The Guardian repeated same and his only response was “how are you, journalist,” before going in to probably see the president.

Another aide was similarly approached, he only nodded and waved.

All the four sources contacted declined commenting or saying anything about the president’s recovery, however, one regular guest said, “whether he has seen his doctors or not, l don’t know,” when asked about the president’s recuperation. Pressed further, he said, “honestly, l have not seen the President since he came back, “ again on medical vacation.

Two staff members on the payroll of the High Commission told The Guardian the same thing. One said, “

I’m sorry, l cannot say anything to you.” Though the second noted that they have been “busy,” since Buhari arrived, but wouldn’t go further, except to show fear of “losing my job.”

One female staff member when asked yesterday if the president had come back from seeing his doctors, simply said “l don’t know about that.”

As if avoiding The Guardian, the aides and guests no longer use the main entrance to the house, once inside the property. Even on Sunday afternoon, when one arrived at about 3.40pm, the driver packed very close to the side entrance of the house rather than the front door, perhaps to prevent the reporter seeing anyone being driven out.

Even the security didn’t respond to continual pressing of the buzzer-both last week and yesterday.

However, the beautiful flowers used to adorn Abuja house weren’t silent. They did catch the attention of three Italian tourists as one of them took several shots as he walked past.

Breaking: Chukwuma Onuekwusi Of Channels TV Is Dead

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Channels Television has lost one of it’s brightest anchor person.

Mr Chukwuma Onuekwusi ,the station’s State House correspondent of many days according to information reaching CKN News died in the early hours of this morning.

He joined Channels TV in 1998 and has covered several beats before being seconded to cover the Presidential villa.

A graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka,Mr Onuekwusi also worked at Imo Broadcasting Corporation ,Owerri.

According to his close associates,he has been ill for sometime now.

He is survived by wife and Children