Kate Henshaw drops it hot for All ‘Slay Mamas’ Using Bleaching Creams On Babies
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Veteran Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has condemned the act of ‘slay mamas’ using breaching cream on their babies.
The ace actress, who frowned at such act, took to her Instagram page @k8henshaw to express how bad she felt, adding that there was nothing to glow in babies’ bodies, cautioning parents not to destroy children’s future for aesthetic values.
She wrote: “This is where I draw the line!!! Selling all sorts of unverified products to mothers telling them to glow their babies with flawless shower bath!!
“What is this self-loathing that you want to transfer to children?? For 20k or 30k you want to destroy a future for aesthetic value,” She said.
She stressed on the spark out over skin transformation method involving a hot bath in order to wash away their coloured skin.
The movie artiste, who doubled as an activist for women and kids, slammed any beauty therapist who used such procedure on kids.
The 48-year old actress said that it was not proper for anyone to take children’s right in choosing their skin looks at such a tender age.
The actress and fitness enthusiast is one of the elite group of actresses, who have significantly contributed to the Nollywood’s enduring reputation for creative excellence.
Henshaw, an award-winning Nollywood star actress, producer, politician and fitness expert, is also a social advocate with interest in the welfare of her community.
The Nollywood star commenced her acting career in 1993 with the movie “When the Sun Sets”, where she played the lead role.
Her performance in the role opened up doors of opportunities for her in Nollywood.
Henshaw has featured in over 100 movies, which include “Do Good Series”, Consequences When the Sun Sets, Above Death, In God We Trust, A Million Tears , My Little Secret , Games Men Play , Stronger Than Pain.
In 2015, Henshaw took interest in politics and decided to represent and serve her people.
Her aim was to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but lost at the primary level.
Henshaw was later appointed by the Governor of Cross River State, Benedict Ayade, as the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos.
She has won numerous awards which include, Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Lead Role 2008, City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English) – 2015, Best Actress Award at ZAFAA for her role in the movie Iquo’s Journal – 2015 among others.
Henshaw was once married to Roderick James Nuttal, and their union was blessed with a daughter Gabrielle Nuttal.
AT 58, OUR DEMOCRACY MUST BE SUSTAINEDAs we celebrate our 58th independence anniversary this year, I am of the opinion that, it will be very crucial for us as citizens to look at where we are coming from; where we are; where we ought to be; and, where we are heading. As a matter of frankness, we will only be deceiving ourselves to say that things are moving on smoothly in the country today because we are still very far from where we ought to be. Though they say `Rome was not built in a day`; the underlying fact remains that the Romans successfully built their city to be a positive reference point because of their resoluteness, patriotism, commitment and consistency. We cannot continue the way we are going and expect to build any meaningful legacies for the coming generations. Consequently, this review will delve briefly on the past to understanding the present and, making recommendations for the future.At this point, it is very important to mention that the pivotal factor to the development of any society is ‘good governance’. It is the all essential hinge upon which other factors revolve. Thus, we cannot talk of good governance without having to put a responsive and people oriented system in place. Though, it is not limited to a particular style of government; democracy has been generally accepted to be the most populous and people`s friendly form of government that encourages good governance. Little wonder why Nigerians fought tooth and nail since independence (1960) towards sustaining it despite intermittent military interventions. We will identify some factors bedeviling democracy in our country and the need to do away with them as antidotes to achieving good governance.After the attainment of this Fourth Republic in 1999, one would have expected that our leaders and the citizenry will guide it jealously considering the huge problems that were encountered in the process; unfortunately, that is not the case. It is very disheartening that the country is still finding it difficult to stabilize talk-less of making any concrete efforts to building `its own Rome`; because the people have turned the democratic process to a game of sport without standardized ethical rules and values. As a result, the expected good governance has eluded the people. Consequently, one of the cardinal objectives of democracy (which is the security of lives and properties of the citizenry) has become an illusion in some parts of the country.Just few days ago some lives and properties were wasted `as usual` in Rukubar area of Jos, Plateau State. It is incomprehensible that, in this 21st century where other countries are competing to undo one another in every area of robust achievements and advancements; ours is still at the level of fighting insecurity. It is either we are busy negotiating or even begging boko haram fighters to release our abducted school girls; or, debating on the true identities of the so called `herdsmen` that are maiming, killing and destroying lives and properties with impunity despite the relentless efforts of our gallant security personnel.Presently, the lives of the citizenry are not as secured as those of birds in a poultry farm. Unfortunately, instead coming together to join forces against these ills in our country; our leaders and members of the opposition are always trading blames and they are preoccupied with how they must win all elections in the country without minding the welfare and safety of the masses. This is a far cry from what is attainable in better organized systems where members of the ruling party and the opposition parties always rise above narrow partisan considerations for the national interests. Thus, the moment a government is formed; the legislatures (from different parties) always jettison parochial partisan considerations for the overall interests and good governance of the country and the citizenry in accordance to the laid down principles of the Rule of Law. In our own situation, we are still at the level of threatening to committing suicide instead of having members of a minority party heading the National Assembly.Consequently, rather than ensuring the protection and sustenance of democracy (the surest avenue to achieving good governance); our politicians and the people are still finding it difficult to getting things right. In the immediate past, it was militarization of elections; and today, electoral malpractices have taken more scaring dimensions. It is worrisome that after over 25 years, our leaders have not been able to organized an election that could be compared to the record breaking legacy of the Babangida`s administration. I know that a lot of people will raise eyebrows because of its eventual annulment; that cannot still take away its shine as the freest, fairest and most peaceful election that was conducted in this country. The issue of annulment was a product of an administration that ruled by decree and, there was little or nothing that could have been done constitutionally to overturn the decision. This was due to the fact that the country`s constitution was suspended as at the time and as was the tradition under military rule.The recent declaration of `June 12` as `Democracy Day` is an attestation of a legacy that cannot be denied the IBB`s administration. The best thing for us to do is to be guided by the positives and the shortcomings. Be that as it may, it should be a thing of concern to all well meaning Nigerians that we have not been able to replicate this achievement for over 25 years and still counting. Therefore, it is not surprising that the recently concluded elections in Ekiti and Osun states have generated reservations from different quarters because they are alleged to be enmeshed in malpractices. In as much as I still consider those allegations as hearsays; my advice to the aggrieved political parties and candidates is to remain calm and law abiding. Where there are strong and compelling evidence of wrong doings, go to the Electoral Tribunals/Courts for redress; and, you should be rest assured that our judiciary remains the citadel of dispensing justice as appropriate. Therefore, I wish to say congratulations to those who abides by the rules in the conduct of the exercises; you have done very well and posterity will surely be fair to you. For those that did not play by the rules; be rest assured that the judgment day is near. Always remember that aside from the legal justice; there is also a retributive justice that will surely catch up with all your actions in due course. If you continue to say `It must be this` or `it must be that`; it will surely get to a point where the `Giver of life` will say `this is how I want it to be` So, you should always be very careful and mindful of your words and actions.Also of great concern and immense threat to democracy and good governance are such incidence as invasion of the hallowed chamber by `yet to be identified, prosecuted and convicted persons` to disrupt plenary session and remove the mace; the laying of sieges on the homes of principal officers of NASS as well as blockage of the entrance of NASS by security operatives; the pull-down syndrome and antics of the opposition and enemies of the government; the promotion of tribal and religious bigotry on all available platforms on social media; alleged bias and selected fight against corruption; and alleged intimidation of members of the opposition to mention but a few. These actions are anti progressive in all ramifications and they should never be condoned in our country. Interestingly, a good number of our so called educated elites have remained mum without coming out to condemn all these acts which are capable of undermining our democratic process. They are always shying away from saying it as it is. This fact was recently confirmed by Mr. President when he condemned such people for not saying anything when the previous administrations were mismanaging the affairs of the country. My advice is for them to always be bold enough to say something when they see something for the overall benefit of our country.From the above, you will agree with me that this is the time for all of us to join hands together as committed, selfless and patriotic citizens regardless of political affiliations and standings towards ensuring that our democracy is guided jealously and sustained. This will surely guarantee an all inclusive and indivisible country that is devoid of mutual suspicions and other societal vices. As I have always stated, my writes up are informed by burning patriotic tendencies and hunger to contributing my quota to the development of our country. I always try earnestly to say it as it is; and, as it ought to be for the betterment of all.Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Toolz Warns About Being Forced Into MarriagePopular media personality has taken to social media to advise fans about avoiding being rushed into marriage. She warned single people about letting people’s opinions make them rush into marriage.The OAP posted a picture with the text;Being married is not the ultimate goal of life. Being happy and at peace isShe also wrote in the Instagram post:Imagine letting people rush you into marriage…only to end up miserable with the wrong person….and then the people that pressured/rushed you leave you to deal with your mess?? Don’t let anyone rush you….See her post below:
10 Awesome Facts (About Everything)1. IT'S CONSIDERED RUDE TO WRITE IN RED INK IN PORTUGAL.2. GECKO FEET HAVE MILLIONS OF TINY HAIRS THAT STICK TO SURFACES WITH A SPECIAL CHEMICAL BOND AND LET THEM CLIMB WALLS AND HANG ON BY JUST ONE TOE.3. JELLYFISH, OR JELLIES AS SCIENTISTS CALL THEM, ARE NOT FISH. THEY HAVE NO BRAIN, NO HEART, AND NO BONES.4. PEOPLE REPORTEDLY PREFER BLUE TOOTHBRUSHES OVER RED ONES.5. SCIENTISTS SAY THAT THE BEST TIME TO TAKE A NAP IS BETWEEN 1 P.M. AND 2:30 P.M. BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN A DIP IN BODY TEMPERATURE MAKES US FEEL SLEEPY.6. HUMMINGBIRDS' WINGS CAN BEAT UP TO 200 TIMES A SECOND.7. IT WOULD TAKE 100 EARTHS, LINED UP END-TO-END, TO STRETCH ACROSS THE FACE OF THE SUN.8. YOU LOSE ABOUT 50 TO 100 HAIRS A DAY.9. THE TV REMOTE IS THE DIRTIEST ITEM IN A TYPICAL HOUSEHOLD, HOSPITAL, OR HOTEL ROOM.10. HEARING IS THE FASTEST HUMAN SENSE. A PERSON CAN RECOGNIZE A SOUND IN AS LITTLE AS 0.05 SECONDS.
11 safety tips to adopt against kidnapping on south-west roadsTravelling on Nigerian roads have become more dangerous in recent times because of the activities of kidnappers and abductors. And the southwest roads are no different.As reported, bandits, including foreigners, have invaded southwest forests, where they have apparently set up temporary camps.From these camps, they intermittently storm the highways and kidnap travellers, whom they hold and only release in exchange for ransoms.They terrorise, defile and sometimes kill their victims.In view of this, here are 11 tips to save you from kidnapping on the southwest roads:1. Be vigilant at all times and review your security measures regularly.2. As much as possible, avoid travelling at night. Limit travel after dark outside city centres as far as possible; and avoid quiet and poorly lit roads.3. Take particular care if you’re visiting crowded public places or attending events which attract large crowds. Criminals often use these situations as cover for robbery and kidnapping.4. High-profile Nigerians are frequently targeted; so, be discreet in the kinds of gadgets you display in your car when on the road.5. Be mindful of curfews or restrictions that may be imposed on the movement of vehicles and persons, and don’t attempt to break any of them.6. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and don’t wear valuable watches, jewellery or items of sentimental value that could attract undue attention to you.7. Be particularly vigilant when sitting in traffic jams or at traffic lights. Keep car windows up and doors locked, and make sure valuables are out of sight.8. If you feel your vehicle is being followed, drive to the nearest place of safety (e.g. the nearest police station).9. You should take particular care when driving outside cities, and consider travelling in convoy.10. If you are travelling by public transport, board in designated motor parks, rather than standing by the road to solicit free ride from strangers, or taking cheaper alternative that could prove unwise.11. If you’re driving your own car, don’t pick up people at random.(Source: Gov.UK)
Veteran Actor Pete Edochie blows Hot about African men kneeling to propose to their womenVeteran actor, Pete Edochie has frowned at the way Africans are adopting the doctrines and culture of the whites, thereby neglecting our own tradition and culture.The celebrated actor seriously whitewashed African men who kneel down to propose to their wives to be, all in the name of love. He said by so doing, you’re giving the woman power over you, thereby making her the head of the marriage.In his words; “Kneeling to propose to a woman is white people’s culture because women dominate there and have more right than men, it is not the African man’s ways”.He went on to remind us that, in the traditional setting, it is a woman who kneels to give drink to a man to show her loyalty, humility and total submission to the man and that’s the way it should be.“I didn’t kneel to propose to my wife and we’ve stayed 50years in our marriage, I took my time to woo her, when it’s time to settle down, I asked if she’ll marry me and that was it”, he said.He went on to give account of how the Whites came to Africa pretending to be archeologists but little did we know they came to destroy our culture and trade us.
Michael Jackson Ranks Highest-paid Dead Celebrities For The 7th Consecutive YearThe King of Pop has ranked No. 1 in this year’s list of highest-paid dead celebrities for the 7th consecutive year, despite recent controversy. His streaming jumped 2.1 billion U.S. spins from 1.8 billion a year agoForbes released its 2019 list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities on Wednesday, the day before Halloween.And Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop even in death, topping the list for the seventh consecutive year with $60 million in pretax income from Oct. 1, 2018, through the same date this year.
Foundation takes campaign against trafficking, sex abuse to schoolsThe Mariam Ashley Yusuf (MAY) Foundation says it will start sensitisation campaign against human trafficking and sexual abuse to secondary schools in and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Ms Ashley Yusuf, the President of the foundation said this in an interview with the Newsmen on Friday in Abuja.MAY Foundation is a humanitarian NGO that rallies support and lead advocacy for displaced and vulnerable persons as well as the less privileged.The NGO works in collaboration with relevant local and foreign humanitarian organisations as well as relevant government agencies that address social issues, including the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).According to Yusuf, the school campaign is a flagship initiative of the foundation geared toward sensitising teenagers and other vulnerable youths, especially those in secondary schools.“Our society today is being ravaged by the scourge of human trafficking, and at the rate it is going if not checked, it will overwhelm us in the next decade.“When talking about human trafficking and abuse, a lot of focus has always been on adults with little or no attention given to our young people in secondary schools.“They need to be educated on the menace of allowing themselves to be trafficked for whatever reason as they grow up and to avoid becoming victims of sexual abuse.“We are starting the campaign with selected Secondary Schools in Abuja including the Girls Secondary School in Dutse.“Teenage pregnancy is an issue plaguing the lives of young girls across the country, and it is caused by rape in many cases.“These vices strive on ignorance and that is why we going to sensitise these adolescents and equipped them with adequate knowledge for informed decisions,” she said.Yusuf that the school campaign team would include volunteered professional counsellors and officials of NAPTIP.She said that some of the victims of human trafficking, especially youths were actually in desperate search for greener pastures to cities and foreign lands because of harsh economic realities at home.She therefore appealed to government at all levels to make effort toward making life better for the average Nigerian, especially the youths.
‘Don’t decline a date because you have a boyfriend’ – Nigerian lady saysA Nigerian Lady, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, took to her facebook page to share a relationship advice which she also tagged an ‘unpopular opinion’.The lady advised her fellow ladies not to turn down a date from a man because they have a boyfriend, and even if the man wants to be more than friends, the lady should politely say ”No i am not interested” as opposed to the conventional ”I have a boyfriend”Read her post below;Ladies, when a man ask you out on a date, do not decline because you have a boyfriend. Going out on a date is not to ‘make out’ but a friendly offer for the purpose of getting to know you better and be friends moving forward.Do not send good people out of your lives because you have a boo who probably has a boo.Even if a man wants you to be his lover, do not say,” I have a boyfriend”, just say a polite “no, I am not interested”.Let everything you do be about you and because of you. There are women who are married, who say “I am married” and have lovers anyway.So, be friendly, polite, respectful and firm. A decent man will not force it.I have great expectations this week and I pray your week goes according to plan.Cheers you all.Note!!!This message is an unpopular opinion,It is for the disciplined,smart and wise people..Not for everybody
5 New Islands Discovered In The ArcticA Russian naval research team has discovered five islands in the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, state media reported on Tuesday.The islands vary in size from 900 to 54,500 square metres, Russia’s Northern Fleet said in a statement carried by state news agency, RIA Novosti.The islands, to the west of Severny Island, were first sighted three years ago during an analysis of satellite photos, the report said.Russia has been expanding its presence in the Arctic in recent years as rising temperatures have made the waters of the Northern Sea Route navigable for longer periods.