Saturday, February 2, 2013
The couple is due to welcome its first child on February 24, and Khalifa reveals he and his wife-to-be have decided on a natural water birth in the comfort of their own home after watching Ricki Lake's documentary "The Business of Being Born."
Appearing on Los Angeles radio show Big Boy's Neighborhood, Wiz says, "We gonna have a midwife and a doula (labour coach) at the crib and she's gonnabe in a pool and it's gonna be like a relaxing environment and when she's ready she's gonna tell me when to stick my hands down there and I'm gonnapull the baby out (sic)… I'm excited, I'm ready. I'm mean I'm nervous too, but it's a good nervous, it's not like a confused nervous, like, 'What do I do?'"
And the model is glad the "Black and Yellow" hitmaker will be helping her bring their newborn into the world.
She adds, "He doesn't like hospitals, I don't like hospitals, we feel like that's the place the people go when they die and I'm not sick. I feel like from the beginning of time women squatted and had their babies and that's exactly what I want to do.
"I just want to go full-throttle, I don't want no (sic) medication. We take home birthing classes to teach us how to do it, and we're gonna have our midwife and when the baby's head comes out he's gonna be Dr. Wiz. He's gonna be the first person to touch the child. No doctors, no gloves."
It was indeed an evening of fun and excitement as these two acts, StuntKid and Korede Bello who were unveiled to stun the audience with their lovely tunes. So also some selected up and coming acts.
What surprised a lot of people is how Ice Prince fell for the talent of Korede and right in presence of his Manager and other key stake holders in the entertainment industry such as Now Musik Boss and Manager, Prime Time Africa, Timaya's manager etc, heheld the microphone for the wonder boy to perform hisacoustic session.
"When Korede Bello was to perform an acoustic version of his "I Love Naija" song, Choc City's Ice Prince was moved and held the mic for Korede so that he can do a good delivery. And he indeed did a good delivery. Everyone was wowed by his performance," a source hinted us.
Korede Bello is a multiple award winning fast rising star who will take the industry by storm in no time. Hiscalm voice is an edge for him whenever he holds the mic.
Milly, as she is fondly called, gistbank.blogspot.com gathered, has been causing. A lot of stirs in the Kenya political environment as the only lady seriously working hard at her political party named TNA to beat the men to it. The presidential flag bearer for TNA is the son of the Kenya's first President, Jome Kenyatta, Uhuru.
In a brief chat with Milly shortly after her victory at theprimaries, she said "I won my party elections as the Councilor where I wrestled politically with the incumbent councilor. I will be battling out with other political parties come March 4th this year. I could not believe that politics and movies are different ball games entirely. In fact,acting is not the same thing as politics as I saw hell since my incursion into politics. But, sincerely, we must give it to African women who are making relevance in politics, they have really tried to beat the menfolk to it, now I know it's not a day's job at all. I am so humbled by the kind of support I received during the last primaries from my people and hope by 4th of March, God will give us victory over other opposition parties. For now, I'm the only lady sofar in my area," she said.
According to the Delta State singer, "when I'm not with her, I constantly want to. I constantly try to make her proud of me in everything I do."
He further said that even though he met his lover just about eight months ago, under funny circumstances, he would get married to the undisclosed lady.
Dr Sid attributed the changes he's presently going through to his lover. He said, "I owe a lot of the changes that are happening to me especially this year to her and the kind of attention that she's given me."
The visit, which was done yesterday, was believed to have been embarked on just to give praise to God for sparing his life after series of death hoax trailing him and to show to some doubting 'Thomases', who still believe he is dead even after granting a visual interview debunking the death rumour.
Excitement, gistbank.blogspot.com learnt, filled the air yesterday at the church when he stormed the house of God.
In the adaptation of Nigeria's Chimamanda Adichie's award-winning book 'Half of a Yellow Sun' into a big screen film, Genevieve was supposed to play some roles in the movie but as things stand now, her scenes may be finally yanked off.
Reason being that the producers of the film reportedly feel her scenes in the flick may drag the movie backward with unnecessary scenes for the big budget film.
Genevieve was put in the movie to play Ms Adebayo, a professor who developed a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo, which was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
It is still uncertain if her scenes might eventually be considered in the movie. For now, fingers are still crossed.
The movie, which we are yet to get its title, is produced by Yvonne and it also has Majid Michael as another actor to star in it.
Ice Prince has once been reported to have a crush on Yvonne, who was reportedly dumped by Iyanya, after arumoured affair between each other.
The award-wining dude and Chocolate City singer has acquired an auto, 2010 Toyota Camry for a whopping N7m recently, as we learnt, in Lagos after all these times his song has been hitting the airwaves.
The talented singer who recently released his debut album is already reaping the rewards of patience and hard work. Sources close to the artist say he's very happy about his new acquisition as it's his first car.
For a singer as good as Brymo, this is only the beginning. Remember he promised us 'Ara', we can't wait for more. Congrats Brymo!
Recently at Laide Bakare's Jejere's movie premiere, Gongo Aso crooner snubbed the pretty mother of one, Zion in presence K1 and Laide Bakare.
Toni, according to the report, came in long before the arrival of 9ice and sat on the right side of the hall at a table behind K1 and Laide, 9ice ignored her presence, walked past her to greet K1 in Yoruba and thereafter spoke heartily with Laide.
Immediately after, he left for the left side of the hall to sit by one Alhaji Murphy Afolabi.
shortly before the event started at the red carpet, Toni had told the newsmen that, "I would not speak on anything personal. If the question has to do with 9ice I would not comment. I am not here for him." When we tried to inquired about the humiliation of been snubbed by once-jolly good fellow, she said again that"but I was not there for him now, why are you making a story out of this?"
The fair-skin screen diva disclosed that the health of her ailing mother is improving day by day and she is appreciating the love and support her teeming fans have shown her.
"Thanks to all my loved ones who have been sending me goodwill messages and prayers these past months concerning my mother's illness, she's getting better by the day. As an only child, my mother has been my everything, though we step on each other's nerves many times, and death is inevitable, I love my motherand I pray she stays with me a little longer. Thisis not a pretty picture but I still thought I shouldshare with u all. God bless," she said.
It's a real pleasure to interview you. How would you describe yourself?
I'm a very joyful, determined, hardworking and highly motivated person. I'm straight forward and take things in stride in a very positive manner. Adventurous by nature and love new challenges as it gives me the zealand impetus to work towards excellence.
Acting is a major part of my life but I am also very passionate about charitable work which includes promoting autism awareness across Africa. One thing I firmly believe in is that one should always strive towards individual betterment, in whichever form it may be. As such, I'm never tired of beginning where others end. I have a huge faith in God and He has been always faithful in many big ways.
In addition to your role as a celebrity actress, you are also a "mommy". What does motherhood mean to you?
Motherhood is the most honorable blessing I've ever received. It has changed the way I live, think, feel and behave. Who knew you could feel so much love for someone? The only word I can think of to describe it is "Bliss".
Who is your greatest motherhood role model?
My Mother, hands down! She is the strongest person I know - very supportive, caring, and spiritual. I am grateful for all her sacrifices for us and love her very much. She is a super woman and a super mom!!!
Your daughter has a unique name. What does it mean, and why did you choose it?
Tamar means – the Tree planted on the dessert… It is a symbolic name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree. The wind blows, the storm comes but the tree stays still. It also means the graceful and fertile woman.
What is the one thing you would like your daughter to associate with you?
That she's got a phenomenal mother who the youths look up to and most importantly, that she's got a mother after God's heart.
What are your favorite activities to do with your daughter?
Tamar and I do a lot of fun things together - reading, her homework, coloring and watching her favorite TV shows. We also do some outdoor activities such as playing on the swing, bike riding and shopping, which we both enjoy a lot.
What is the most fun part of parenting at this point? What is your least favorite?
The pure love in her little eyes when I look at her! How her smile could melt my heart even on my worst of days. Knowing that I could create something so amazing and perfect all thanks to God! There is never a dull moment with Tamar. Each time we spend together is special. She's a treasure, a sweetheart and I love her for life.
How do you create balance in your life, by having some "me" time and being a great mother and successful professional and philanthropist at the same time?
As a working mother, I try to always work around my daughter's schedule. By doing this, I give my all to both my profession and taking care of my daughter. At the end of the day when she is all tucked into bed, I set aside some 'me' time. This is the time I will reflect over the day's work, meditate and prepare for the nextday.
What, if any, differences are there from how you were raised and how you are raising your daughter? What have you retained and what have you changed?
There are no differences from how I was raised and how I am raising my daughter. My mother taught me very good morals, to always put God first in everything I do, keep His word in my Heart and Hold unto His promises for my life. These principles are what I have retained and raising my daughter by.
Have you ever overcome a difficult life experience? If so, please share how you did.
There comes a time in any person's life when you will surely undergo some difficult life experiences. How you react to these difficulties is the challenge. As for me, I embrace them as they come and I trust in my God to do that which only Him can do - give me resolution on overcoming them and moving on to the next phase in life.
It's great to see moms like yourself lend your celebrity to great causes especially with the limited exposure Autism has.
Between your birthday visit to Patrick's Speech Center, and starring in Silverlining, do you have a special motivation for adopting Autism as a cause?
Autism is a cause very close to my heart. I have devoted myself to doing what I possibly can by God's grace to raise its awareness across Africa.
Theatre arts careers are not encouraged in our society, so we applaud you for your goal and plans with Arise Monalisa Foundation - can you expand on some of your planned initiatives?
Thank you. The Arise Monalisa Foundation is setup to increase autism awareness and empower youths to maximize their creative power. It is still in the early stages. More details will be provided as soon as we wrap up the preliminary stage phase. [blurb from site about Arise Monalisa Foundation]
As an actress, you're in a unique position because your job requires that you take on roles that might be very different from who you really are. Does Tamar watch your movies, and how does that affect her perception of you in real life?
No she does not watch them but at the appropriate age, Tamar will be able to watch them if she chooses to.
How do you stay fit and maintain that gorgeous figure? What practical tips can you offer our moms?
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!!! Combined with a healthy balanced meal daily
Finally, what advice would you give to working moms? There's a bit of a distinction between your career as a celebrity and the career of an average working mother, but I think there are a lot of parallels, too. In general, what's your advice to a working mother? Also, having been a single mother, what would you say to single working mothers, too?
Everything comes in stages, have a lot of patience, be flexible and don't be a martyr. As a single working mother, I know it gets hard sometimes to raise a child on your own. Through your busy schedule, it can be easy to forget that you are not alone when you have somuch to deal with. Building your own support system gives you a shoulder to lean on when it comes to all the things that come with raising a child. It's great to surround yourself with like-minded people — or peopleyou trust to be involved in your everyday life. In my case, I'm incredibly lucky to have family and close friends who are always ready to help as needed.
I love being a busy mother... Every day I feel enriched by everything that's going on in my life and it goes without saying that Tamar is my favorite part…
For Ini Edo, nothing can stop her from telling her hubby, Philip Ehiagwina how much she loves him and what the Edo State US-based businessman means to her.
A perfect day to do that was his birthday, which was on Monday, January 7, 2013. The Akwa-Ibom actress went on twitter to flaunt Philip and left a romantic message most men could struggle to get from their love partners.
"Happy birthday to my soulmate, my hero, the love of my life, my husband Philip Ehiagwina. I pray that long life and good health be yours now and forever. I love you," Ini Edo tweeted.
Who says Ini is not in love? Philip must be the luckiest man on earth.