Inspiration

Brace Yourselves Ladies as The Beautified Network presents “Queens Arising!”

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I was one of those personally disappointed last year when President Buhari said his wife belongs to his kitchen, his living room and za oza room. Quite a distasteful speech if you ask me  especially when you consider that fact that he was speaking as a guest Angela Merkel,  of one of the most powerful women in the world. Some say he meant it as a joke, others said its his own internal family issue. Story biko. The damage was done.

 In an age where many feel women are meant to be relegated to the background, some destiny-conscious ladies aint having non of that crap. 
Introducing QUEENS ARISING, a conference put together by The Beautified Network. If you are a lady,  you dont want to miss this. The line-up of speakers includes some of the amazing ladies in the fore-front of women empowerment in Nigeria.

This will be the 4th Beautified DIVA Series tagged Queens Arising… an intimate gathering for women who are ready to rise and reign. It holds on Saturday January 28, 2017 and exceptional women who are indeed sitting on their thrones as queens and living up to their roles in all ramifications will address different aspects of a woman’s life to enable her rise and reign in these aspects-business, career, marriage, ministry, singlehood and finance. 

The lineup of speakers include –

  • Yetunde Bankole Bernard, the Identity Coach who is the Keynote Speaker. 
  • Bunmi George of Shredder Gang,
  • Eziaha Bolajo-Olojo, Food and Fitness Coach, Coach E’ Squad
  • Morenike Molehin, CEO Oak and Teak Interiors
  • Bowale Agboade, Founder Kids Entreprenuer, 
  • Ayo Thompson, award winning Presenter & Radio host, 
  • Funto Ibuoye, Founder The Beautified Network

The gathering will also feature a Heart to Heart session hosted by Tito Idakula where ladies can ask questions that they have been searching answers to and just bare their hearts out.
This is not just an event, itโ€™s a movement, an awakening, a rising of QUEENS the world has been waiting to see manifest. 
Verry limited spaces are available. 
To register send a mail to registrations@beautified.com.ng  

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As President Obama leaves office…..my top 10 Obama pictures.

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In a couple of days, US President Barack Hussein Obama will vacate office. No doubt he has been one of the finest presidents America ever had. I would describe his leadership style in one word………” unconventional “. Here are ten of some my favorite pictures of his unconventional presidency…….

Little boy can’t believe he is actually face to face with Mr President

We will sure miss him.

You made it !!!

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It’s finally here! 2017. I’ll start by saying a big congratulations to us all for making it through 2016. Yes we made it……….made it through the increase in pump price of fuel which we have all gotten used to by now……….made it through the ridiculous dollar exchange rate………….made it through MMM.. (lol). A big congrats to you for making it through your personal struggles which no one knows. Just like Travis Greene sang,  indeed I believe God made a way for us all. 
Welcome to 2017. I just have a special feeling about this year. Probably has something to do with the number 7. Number of perfection and completion. God made the world in 7 days. Believe me this year is going to be lit with miracles.  Yep, miracles. Speaking of which, that’s the word for the year at my church David’s Christian Centre. In 2017 I am a Living Miracle

You are included too. Here’s what I think 2017 will look like: it will be a year to finally get off laziness and work towards the fufilment of your dreams.It doesn’t matter what your dreams are,  they can be actualized but it depends on how hungry and thirsty you are. Here’s one major tip : delete procrastination! 

Don’t do it tomorrow if it can be done today. Don’t do it later if it can be done now. Stop waiting for the perfect time. It will never come. One of my major goals years back was to attain a Masters degree from the University of Lagos. I tried a couple of times but it somehow didn’t work out. Other times I simply postponed it. All this while, my friends who had the same ambition had enrolled and completed their Masters programme. Well, in 2015 I finally decided that enough was enough. I drove to Unilag,  bought the Post Graduate degree from,  wrote the entrance exam…….

…….passed the exam (phew), started the programme ( which was another challenge altogether) and finally completed the programme late 2016. You are all hereby invited to celebrate with me on the occasion of my convocation in Unilag this January 2017.

In 2017 you must take the bull by the horn.  Aggressively pursue your dreams. Don’t limit yourself. Like Nike said……

That’s the key word for this year guys. Just do it. Quit complaining. Quit complacency. Quit wishing. Quit thinking. Just do it.  Don’t even wait to feel like doing it. Don’t rely on your emotions. They are very fickle. Rather rely on your determination.  Be determined ( in Kanu Nwankwo’s voice). 

I’ll stop here for now. But as you progress into the new year and make your plans, remember to make God your guide. That’s the only way they’ll succeed.

Everyman will have his day.

Pictures: Frank Edwards records album with Don Moen at Blackbird Studios, USA

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What do you get when you put one of Africa’s greatest gospel voice in the same studio with one of the world’s most successful gospel recording artiste? ……..a world class gospel album!

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Frank Edwards is currently in Nashville, USA working on an album with Don Moen. He was given a tour of the famous Blackbird Studio which ranks as one of the best studios in the world,ย  having hosted the likes of Seal, Black Eyed Peas,ย  Maroon 5, Justin Bieber,etc. No doubt the collaboration between these two will easily be one of the best collabos for 2016 in the gospel music scene. ..

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The duo are expected to come up with an album that will bless lives tremendously. Frank broke the news on his instagram page…..

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More pics below….

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We await the album!

Pic. Credit @frankrichboy

Every man will have his day!

Comedian Francis Odega gets his own customized toy, shares inspiring message.

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Life just keeps getting better for Etisalat ambassador and popular actor / comedian Francis Odega. His career took a major boost last year as his popular slangs “gerrarahere”, “for real mehn shiii” and “whollop” landed him with sweet endorsement deals and awards.
Now, he has his own Etisalat branded miniature toy……

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The toy looks exactly like him and voices his popular slangs and catch – phrases too. Do y’all see the resemblance?

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The comedian shared the news on his instagram page and also displayed his awards won so far. He then left a touching message reflecting on his sufferings before he got to where he is now, quoting that he used to cook a cup of beans with sand….

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Congrats to him.
Indeed, everyman will have his day.

Every man will have his day!

Nathaniel Bassey shares hilarious but helpful tips for fasting.

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Ever wondered why you hardly make it through a fast?ย  Well, Popular Gospel artiste Nathaniel Bassey shared some Interesting and helpful tips for making it through a fast.

The points seem funny but you gotta admit………He made sense. Enjoy…..

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1. Avoid frequent trips to your refrigerator. The more you look at those biscuits, cakes, and chocolates, the more they appear unusually beautiful and attractive to you. If you continue, you may suddenly realize those things have voices. And they will call you.

2. Don’t hang around the kitchen when something is being cooked. Most times, your favorite dishes are always prepared when you have decided to fast. And for the strangest reasons, your nose would begin perceiving them strongly in a whole new light. At this point you may even perceive how an ordinary boiling water smells like fried chicken. Just run.

3. Don’t sit staring at someone eating. You naturally gravitate towards something you behold. The glory of food has a way of shinning brighter the moment you decide to fast. Just walk away.

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4. This is not the time to hold business meetings at your favorite food joints. Especially those bukas where they openly display the assorted meats and food. When you keep seeing people carry their plates of food to eat, you may suddenly buy that argument that God is a God of grace, and would understand that “body no be fire wood”, and if you broke the fast there and then, that his grace is sufficient for you. Men and brethren, Just run!

5. When it’s time to break the fast, please don’t begin with pounded yam. Abeg ! You may suddenly need God as your Jehovah rapha. Begin with some liquid or fruits. If possible forsake the swallow family till after the fast. If you can.

6. Because you are not eating, your mouth is not busy and that sometimes cause it to release some perfumes. Therefore, some mouth spray and menthol can help. This is not the time to whisper a word of prophecy to someone in their face if your breathe isn’t fresh. They may just fall. And it won’t be the anointing.

7. And if you are doing the liquid only fast, please be informed that custard and Quaker Oats don’t fall into this category.

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8. Finally, pray. Fasting without prayer amounts to a personal weight loss program.

God bless you saints. Hope this put a smile on you faces. May you experience God in a new way as you seek him is Season.

Thanks Mr. Bassey. I’m sure “most of us” have been delivered. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†

Photo credits @dccisland

Every man will have his day!

Inspiring! Kirk Franklin celebrates 20th wedding anniversary.

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In America where marriages last for seconds, Legendary gospel artiste kirk Franklin recently celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife Tammy. Awesome. Never even knew he was married for that long.
Read the inspiring message he wrote to celebrate it……..

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Can I take my time?!
Get past the jacket, the shoulder pads, and the grill before retainers! Today I celebrate 20 years with this woman! We were young, I was dumb, she came from a good family, I had NO family, but she was patient; not stupid. A prime example of how a good woman can change a man without breaking him down. My past was sketchy…she knew that. She didn’t compromise her standard but helped me reach it. Every song you’ve heard over the last 20 years, she wrote it. She was every lyric, every key change spelled her name. We’ve seen dark days together, but we saw them, TOGETHER. Men can be dumb at times, and want what’s newer, fresher, or what our other “head” thinks is better… But to fail Tammy, is to fail God. To cheat on tammy is to cheat on the kingdom, my children, and even you… Those who trust me to chase Christ with everything I got. I’m not perfect, but I’m still in love…with Tammy. Happy 20th anniversary baby! (See bae I did it without saying something nasty!๐Ÿ˜‹)

Congrats to the lovely couple.

Everyman will have his day.

Every man will have his day!