Tuesday

GOSPEL: Lanre Ayodele (Reformed) Feat. Sade Apoti Eri - Prayer



Here's a track to get you into deep worship and connect with The Spirit of the Most High. This one is titled PRAYER, a track by Lanre Ayodele who features Sade Apoti Eri.

Lanre Ayodele, is a Gospel Minister who has become a fast growing Gospel music sensation who is best known by his stage name REFORMED. He has carved a niche for himself with his High-life gospel music; being able to fuse high praise and worship in different languages home and abroad.

He has been consistent with his sound and has different tracks and albums to his credit one among which is titled THIS GOD.

Lanre is a super scintillating entertainer who has performed various religious and social events in Nigeria πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ and across the United States America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² where he is based.

PRAYER is a Yoruba lyrical worship song which encourages persistence in our prayer life especially in these moments of trial in our lives. The track admonishes against being seasonal prayerful people and encourages timeless and continual prayers.

The track reminds us that even when we feel we can't see or touch what we prayed for, we should be reminded that something is already being done upon our requests because Prayer is the major way we pour our minds out to God. The track references the importance and results of continuous righteous prayer evident in James 5:16 and 1 Samuel 1:9-20.

Lanre Ayodele and crew are welcoming you to the REFORMED world and saying GOD BLESS YOU, even as you download, listen, share and enjoy this song. Don't forget to leave your thoughts on the song in the comment section of the blog below.

Saturday

VIDEO: TY Bello Releases New Spontaneous Worship Session Featuring Tomi Arayomi & Nosa

TY Bello has dropped a new Spontaneous Worship session in which she featured Prophet Tomi Arayomi & Nosa. 

Catch glimpse of the video below.

BREAKING: Hamas Brokers Simultaneous Ceasefire Truce With Israel


An agreement has been reached, according to a senior Hamas leader and Israel’s Security Cabinet for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas.

The ceasefire would reportedly begin at 2 a.m. on Friday, according to a senior Hamas leader, though an official statement from Israel’s Prime Minister’s office stated that the ceasefire will begin at a later time, CNN reports.

According to a statement from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, Israel’s Security Cabinet has agreed to a truce proposed by Egypt for a “mutual unconditional ceasefire” over Gaza.
“The Security Cabinet convened this evening. And accepted unanimously the recommendation of all security elements the Chief of Staff, the head of the Shin Bet, the Head of the Mossad, and the head of the National Security Council to accept the Egyptian initiative for a mutual unconditional ceasefire that will go into effect at an hour to be agreed upon later,” the statement of the PM’s reads.
The new development comes after a week of violence that has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians, the vast majority of which are Palestinians.

On May 10, Israeli armed forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Haram esh-Sharif, the third holiest place in Islam, ahead of a march by Zionist nationalists celebrating Israel’s 1967 takeover of the city’s eastern half.

According to Gaza’s health ministry, at least 63 of the 219 people killed have been children, with some 1,500 Palestinians also wounded.


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Source: Bella Naija
Photo Credit: Twitter

Catch Up On These Premium Events Happening This Weekend

Another weekend is here Aces, and we are as excited as you are about it. Surely there are lots of activities and events to catch up on, and that is why we have made it a point of duty to bring you hand-picked premium events happening across some major cities in Nigeria. Do well to check out this weekend's listings.

And if you'd love to list your event on our platform, do well to mail in via acesaidso.gmail.com. It is absolutely free.

Changing Faces: New Frontiers in Figurative Art

Retro Africa is delighted to announce and present ‘Changing Faces: New Frontiers in Figurative Art’, a solo contemporary art exhibition by Alimi Adewale. Alimi Adewale is a Nigerian artist who uses the medium of painting, sculptures and installations to explore urban issues and the lives of everyday people in cities. His practice combines elements of minimalism and abstraction to evoke the dynamism and intensity of the cosmopolitan environment.

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 – Friday, June 25, 2021.
Time: 6 PM.
Venue: Retro Africa Gallery, 12 Ukpabi Asika, Asokoro, Abuja


Kayak Hangout

You can learn how to Kayak this Sunday simply by attending this Kayak Hangout.

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Ikoyi
RSVP: wakawakadotng@gmail.com or 08143207147 IG: @wakawaka.ng



Cool Daze

The Green Agency X TOD Concepts presents the event of the summer. It will be happening at one of the most beautiful beach houses in Ilashe with maximum security in place with your favourite celebrities, lots of activities AND a great view of the beachside.

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Time: 4 PM.
Venue: Ilashe Private Beach, Lagos.
RSVP: HERE


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Culled from Bella Naija

Friday

STYLE: Check Out These Aso Ebi Styles From Bella Naija We Love


If you are a lover of style then you probably have seen the AsoEbi segment on BellaNaija. If you haven't, now is good time to catch a sight of some of the fabulous fashion on there. In the mean time check out some of these hot, elegant, lush and chic AsoEbi styles we bring you this week.


Photography: @defaj_photography



#AsoEbiBella @_cutiebee


Dress @chic_byveekeejames



@official_mercyeke Styling: @mz_florashaw
Dress: @somobysomo
Mua: @daniellesbeautyworld
Hair stylist: @queens_mane
Photo: @photokulture



Chic @berbiedoll
Dress @chic_byveekeejames
Photography @officialphotofreak
Makeup @makeupkwin
Hair stylist @ceezysstyling
Accessories/Hair @portablewigsandaccessories 



Outfit: @fifi_sugardesign
Makeup: @laviemakeup
Photography @sakshed 


Bella: @deezdivine
Outfit by @official_fabuloustinas

 

@cattysglam_mua in @emaginebybukola 



@cindyokafor_ MUA @glambyamah
Hair @ibay_virgin_hair
Outfit @collettecreations
Photography @c3pictures_gallery



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REDTV Stars Aaron Adatsi, Van Vicker & Dela Seade In New Web Series 'Public Figure'


REDTV is really here with an impeccable new web series, all the way from Ghana. They call this one 'Public Figure' which is a tale of power and fame and all the lust in-between.

Be sure to catch all the thrills and chills in this web series starring, Aaron Adatsi as Yaw Dordor, Dela Seade as Wonder, Kingsley Yamoah as Danny de Souza, Daisy Little as Frances and Van Vicker as Kuuku.

Catch a glimpse of the trailer below.

You Must Lovemrskush Beef & Veggie Stir Fry Sauce Recipe | VLOG


In this food vlog, Lovemrskush is sharing her easy recipe for making beef and veggie stir fry sauce. She says,

This Beef & Veggie stir-fry sauce recipe is a delicious way to eat your veggies!
Feel free to use whatever vegetable you have on hand. You can also substitute the beef for chicken. It’ll work just fine!

Catch a glimpse of the Vlog below

 

 

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Culled from BellaNaija

VIDEO: Tim Godfrey feat. Pastor Adeboye & Tope Alabi – Iyanu a Sele

 

Tim Godfrey has featured Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Tope Alabi in this song of hope and assurance in the might and power of God. The song is titled "Iyanu a Sele" which means "Miracles will happen"

This track comes off Tim Godfrey's "Already Won" album.

Catch a glimpse of the video below:

VIDEO: Eedris Abdulkareem feat. Mr Raw & Madarocker – Jaga Jaga Reloaded



Eedris Abdulkareem has quelled the anticipation for his track titled “Jaga Jaga Reloaded” with the release of the official video. Eedris features Mr Raw and Madarocker.

Catch a glimpse of the video below:

Monday

These 5 Gentle Wisdoms Will Make Your Life Worth Living


Life advice shouldn’t yell at you — it should whisper.

It should gently land on you in a way that makes — no, allows — you to think, to absorb it in your own time, in your own way.

Especially now, especially in a world that’s been tipped upside down by a pandemic.

Life advice given in a SHOUTY!!! voice makes me smile. Because it seems like the person giving it has life sorted; they know what they’re doing. When I’m not sure anyone does — ever.

Life Won’t Do What You Tell It To

The trouble with all life advice is that it tries to impose law and order onto the business of living. But life’s chaotic and unpredictable — and it doesn’t always react well to being told what to do.

Still, it’s important to develop an approach that allows you to see and pursue opportunity — and to cope well with whatever difficulties come your way.

And happiness remains a worthy goal — as long as you know what it looks like to you and you don’t set the bar so high that you constantly feel you’re falling short.

Here are five ideas for making life worthwhile — or at least to think about amidst the madness.

1. Be bothered. Even a little bit.

“Action is the antidote to despair.” ―Joan Baez

A lot of people who sign up for therapy have lost their mojo — their motivation. They’ll say: “I just can’t be bothered.” They’re not necessarily clinically depressed — just flat and fatigued — and there’s nothing like a global pandemic for promoting those feelings. They’re everywhere.

It’s important to stay invested in your own life. When you’re struggling, tell yourself to “be bothered”, even if it’s on a tiny scale. Every one of those tiny acts adds up. Keep trying.

2. Make things. In your own way.

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” — Bruce Garrabrandt

My friend’s dad had an antidote for feeling down — go out in the shed and make something: It always made him feel better. While not an evidenced-based cure for depression, I’ve seen creativity bring people out of a difficult place, over and over again. So have a project you enjoy returning to. Or just make something — a meal, a jar of jam, a garden, a jigsaw puzzle, a piece of art, a poem, a video, a game, a wood carving, a song, a piece of code, a spreadsheet — anything. Acts of creativity engage your brain in healthy ways. Make space for them.

3. Borrow someone else’s glasses.

“The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.” — Doug Baldwin

The way you see the world is just the way you see the world. It’s just your own truth. Nothing more, nothing less. Constantly looking at the world through your own lens will blur your vision.

Next time someone’s world view upsets you, pause and try to see their angle. You don’t have to agree with them, but just seeking to understand (or just reminding yourself that your truth is not theirs) will broaden your world view. Being able to understand how things (truly) are for another person is a masterclass. But it’s one worth signing on for.

4. Banter. Anywhere.

“I am a part of all that I have met.” — Lord Tennyson

If banter’s not your thing, just make small talk. At the park.

On the street. In the carpark. In the lift. Over the supermarket counter. Doing the dishes.

A lot of people say they hate small talk but I find that a little strange. Small talk can turn into Big talk. And, even if it doesn’t, there can still be value in it — if not for you, then for someone else.

Social connection, on any level, is important. Research tells us so and the pandemic has provided an avalanche of evidence. Here’s the thing, though. You don’t have to have Big Meaningful Connections or deep conversations to get (or give) the benefits. A chat over the fence, a shared exchange, a show of interest in someone else, a laugh, even a smile, can lift the spirits. Initiate them.

5. Every day’s a party. Sort of.

“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” — Joanne Harris

I know, this one’s debatable, every day is NOT actually a party. Some days are hard. Some days will test us. Others may bring us to our knees. But there is always a bright spot amidst the murk. Where — and wherever — you can, look for the gold in your days. Where — and wherever — you can, celebrate it.

Author Loretta LaRoche says it better than I can: “Life is short, wear your party pants.”



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Culled from Medium
Written by Karen Nimmo
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels


Saturday

Lagos Government Eases Restrictions On Social Gatherings And Event Centres With New Guidelines

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered a relaxation of the restrictions and embargo placed on social gatherings and event centres across the state.

According to a statement released by the Lagos Safety Commission on Friday, limits on social and event centres are being eased immediately. He “due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDAs including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Lagos State Safety Commission and approved the further easing of social centres across the State with immediate effect,” the statement said.

Under this new relaxation of regulations, event centres will now hold a limit of 500 participants, regardless of their size. The overall event time for social activities has now been increased from two hours to six hours.


Check out the complete operational recommendations for social/event facilities:

  1. All event centres must hold a valid license of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture before operating as an event centre in the State.
  2. All event centres must be duly registered and verified on The Lagos State Safety Commission website www.lasgsafetyreg.com before holding any event.
  3. An Event Safety Clearance must be obtained from the Lagos State Safety Commission through the website www.lasgsafetyreg.com for any proposed event or exhibition.
  4. Safety Marshals shall be deployed by an accredited event safety consultant from Lagos State Safety Commission for every social event with attendance exceeding over 200 people.
  5. Occupancy limit at any event must not exceed 50% of the maximum design capacity of the hall, wherein Occupancy Limit stickers provided by the Lagos State Safety Commission must be boldly posted at the entrance of the event hall.
  6. The maximum allowable capacity for Event Centers irrespective of the occupancy limit is 500 people.
  7. Deep cleaning must be carried out before and after every event.
  8. Physical distancing shall be maintained between seated guests and a maximum number of seated guests should be 6 (six) people on a table of 10 (ten)persons.
  9. Event duration should not exceed a maximum period of 6-hours.
  10. All guests and service providers at the facility must wear a nose mask and make use of hand sanitizers
  11. All guests and service providers must endeavour to wash their hands before entering the venue or in the alternative use hand sanitisers.
  12. Temperature checks must be taken at all entry points into a facility.
  13. Guests and service providers with temperature (above 37.5) are to be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on the ground.
  14. Hand sanitisers must be positioned at the entry points and different spots within the hall.
  15. All event centres must endeavour to display standard COVID-19 safety signs. The signs must be bold and installed at conspicuous locations.
  16. Event centre owners/ planners/vendors would be responsible for any breach of protocols by their staff.



VIDEO: Wizkid feat. Tems - Essence


Here's the audio-visual to Wizkid and Tems' magical collaboration titled Essence. The track itself comes off Wizkid’s 'Made In Lagos' album.

Catch a glimpse of the video below:

PODCAST: Being An Emerging Brand In The Global Fashion Market - Ethical Fashion Initiative Accelerator Programme Designers

 

The Ethical Fashion Initiative’s Ethical Fashion Podcast aired the third episode, ‘New African Designers To Know’,  of its second series dedicated solely to African stories, on April 8th.

Hosts Simone Cipriani and Clare Press guide the conversation alongside two designers from the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s inaugural Accelerator Programme for African Designers, Jennifer Mulli of Kenyan brand Jiamini, and Lukhanyo Mdingi, founder of South African brand with the same name. Jiamini, known for its extravagant beaded handiwork, and Lukhanyo Mdingi, a locally-manufactured fashion brand globally recognized for its sophisticated collections, both form a part of a new wave of emerging designers that are promoting the future of slow fashion. 

The discussion dives into the essentials required of small brands to take on the international market and what it means to go from ‘emerging’ to ‘global’. The conversation turns to ethical fashion topics such as ethical employment methods and the beauty of using traditional fashion techniques to implement them in the creative workplace, especially for women-owned, women-made Jiamini. Tapping further into the topic of sustainability, Lukhanyo Mdingi introduces the possibility of opportunities for reshoring garment production in South Africa, as well as creating a hybrid of both artisanal craft and modern design.

Simone Cipriani (Founder and Head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (“EFI”) and Clare Press (Sustainable Journalist and Writer), return to host the second series of the Ethical Fashion podcast, first launched in June 2020 to champion the power of discussion and explore the issues driving the ethical fashion conversation. The new series focuses on African stories in light of the EFI’s work on “creating jobs and regenerating the social capital in some of the most challenging environments, which is something we started doing in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2018” says Cipriani. 

About the Ethical Fashion Initiative

EFI is a flagship program of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. For the Ethical Fashion Initiative, lifestyle choices impact livelihoods. EFI creates and strengthens social enterprises in emerging economies to connect discerning international brands in fashion, interiors, and fine foods with talented local designers, artisans, and micro-producers. Savvy investors, pro-poor champions, and mindful consumers find value in a virtuous circle that creates not just premium products, but also stable, dignified work, and creative and resilient women, men, and communities.

The EFI’s Identity Building and Business Sharing Initiative showcases creativity and talent in fashion and beyond, in an effort to strengthen the cultural sectors including art, photography, cinema, and music. Operational in seven dynamic new countries — Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan — this chapter of EFI works in hand with leaders from the private sector to generate trade and more importantly, social capital.

Find out more HERE or on Instagram @ethicalfashion.

This EFI Identity Building and Business Sharing Initiative is funded by the EU.

 

 

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Culled from Bella Naija

Emmanuel Naebei Emerges Winner of #LagosCityMarathon2021




Emmanuel Naebei from Kenya has emerged as the winner for this year's Lagos City Marathon powered by Access Bank.

The Kenyan crossed the finish line at Eko Atlantic to complete the 42 kilometer race which started off at the National Stadium in Surulere, in a total time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 37 seconds.

Emmanuel comes a little short of David Barmaasi Tumo also a Kenyan, who won the Lagos City Marathon in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds last year.

Emmanuel will receive a cash prize of $30,000 as the winner. The first and second runners-up will bag $20,000 and $15,000 respectively.

Congratulations are in order for Emmanuel Naebei

Try Out Sisi Yemmie's Chicken Salad And Honey Mustard Salad Recipe




This weekend, we shall be trying out Sisi Yemmie's yummy chicken salad and honey mustard recipe. In this new Vlog, we follow the lifestyle blogger as she takes us on the journey of making this mouth-watering and worth savoring deli on your own.

Catch a glimpse of the vlog below.