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Wednesday, November 23, 2011



So I read Teen Vogue a lot and I noticed a particular person that kept making the "best dressed" cut. The first time I saw this person, actually, I couldn't understand why she made the cut. To me, she just dressed like a little boy and looked like one too. But with time, I realized that though her fashion sense wasn't really clear to me, she made everything work with charm and ease. You could dress like her and be able to run away from a burning building. The ease of her dressing is what oozes style. I began to like to see what she was going to wear next out and about. Who am I talking about? It is Alexa Chung. Alexa has always been into fashion. She is a model and is the face of some notable designer labels. Alexa has and is on TV and knows how to present herself in terms of personal style and definitely what works for her physique. You may ask what is so special about her? Well in my opinion, she is one TV personality that viewers do not get tired of seeing. If anything, people tune in just to see what outrageously cute get up she has on for that day. All in all, I like her style. 


(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stephenie Meyer's Edward


It's that time of the year when fans of the "Twilight Franchise" are buckling up in anticipation for a wide ride in the wagon of another Twilight movie. Some fans are getting out their books to refresh their memories. Others are buying tickets before the big opening in movie theaters. As we all can observe, these are mostly girls and women. Why do the guys seem to act as though they can never be caught uttering the name of a Twilight character? I will say it is because of the hype surrounding the central character, Edward. Edward is like the standard that no man can reach. Of course this comparison will not be fair as he is a fictional non-human. But is it so wrong for some guys to try to find out what fascinates girls about these books and pick up to read? Who knows, Edward might give them some pointers about what some women want. I'm sure I've angered some guys with my previous sentence as they would not admit in a million years that they need a self-help book about relationships and a fictional book at that. This is just me saying that it is not wrong for a guy to read Twilight. It is not an all-women book.

Basically guys, ask yourselves why girls are so in love with Edward. Don't say because he's a vampire. Man up, pick up the books, and find out. 

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor) 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


One of the highlights of my childhood was visiting my village with my family during Christmas holidays. I always  looked forward to seeing my extended family as my other relations also came back from the cities to the village too. I also looked forward to the celebration on Christmas day. I knew we would all put on new outfits and eat lots of food. The celebration included dancing but there was a part of the dancing I didn't look forward to. This was the masquerade part. I'm not referring to a masquerade ball. I'm referring to the masked person (or entity as some people believe) that dances with a 'neutral expression mask' or a scary looking mask designed to terrify people. I was always afraid of the masquerade and wisely kept my distance. From my hiding place, I would secretly admire the dance steps and the colors on the masquerade's outfit (this is not the case for all masquerades as some dress in outfits made with leaves). Why I'm I writing about this, you may ask? Well, I saw a masquerade recently and had the opportunity to record his performance. I was no where scared and all I did was enjoy the flood of childhood memories that came back to me. The title of this post is called "Ekpo" because this is the general name for masquerades in my native dialect. Enjoy the video! 
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; Afriky Lolo Performance - Video)

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