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Iceberg Slim apologized after break-up with Juliet Ibrahim

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Iceberg Slim, the boyfriend of the Ghanaian actress and movie producer, Juliet Ibrahim, has openly apologized to her for his wrongdoings which led to their failed relationship.

The duo started dating in 2016 and broke up over a year ago over undisclosed personal reasons.

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and Nigerian rapper Iceberg Slim

The Nigerian rapper took to his Instagram to reveal the real cause of their break-up and apologized.

“Dear Juliet Ibrahim, thank you for everything. You loved me unconditionally, even at my lowest points and only wanted loyalty and honesty in return.

“Unfortunately, I have failed you along with everyone else that has seen our relationship and wished us well.

“Despite the pain and heartache I had caused you, you still found a way to rise and smile again.

“I lied, I cheated, I took your love for granted and in turn, I brought ridicule and shame to you. “From the bottom of my heart, I apologize. Why now? You may ask.

“In life, sometimes, you have to reveal in other to heal, and as I have revealed the true reason for our break-up, healing comes next.

“As we continue on our separate paths; I pray for God’s guidance,’’ he said.”

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The apology came weeks after the 33-year-old Ibrahim launched her book: ‘A Toast to Life’ which was inspired by her many life experiences.

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#repost @omojuwa ・・・ “A Toast To Life” has got everything you’d expect of a woman in her early 30s but in the case of @julietibrahim , it’s got a whole lot more. Juliet and her family surviving back to back wars across Liberia (x2), Lebanon, Côte d’Ivoire, living as refugees at times, before succour with a final reprieve from civil wars in Accra Ghana. By 16, she had seen more wars, lived through different cultures than most would in their entire life. The story is a story of a mother’s love and towering presence, it’s the story of dreams and the sweat and thoughts they require to become reality. A very funny rendition at times, it’s the story of the pain of beauty and the contradictions of stardom. A betrayal fest as men swooped in on her naivety, a constant quest for the search for self, of daring new experiences and choosing to live on one’s terms. It’s the story of giving back, especially with a story that defined the essence of that – family. It’s the story of an African girl whose experiences literally forced a layering of depths one may not have built but for forced experiences. A girl can dream, even through some of life’s challenges. A girl can thrive, even on the back of betrayals. A girl can love again, even when it’s seems like Love never wins. I totally enjoyed reading @atoasttolifebook to life. There was no holding back. It’s Juliet undressing herself for everyone to feast on. Whichever part of her many layers catches your attention, you’d be left definitely believing a little more in the power of life to keep helping us believers evolve and re-invent ourselves! You should read it! #AToastToLife #ATTLBook #JulietIbrahim #julietibrahimfoundation #Liberia #cotedivoire #Lebanon #Ghana #Nigeria #Nollywood #Authors #Books

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According to her, the book is a deeply personal narrative of her triumph over adversities faced at different stages in her life and her journey to true self-love.

In 2018, rumors as it that their relationship was in shambles but, Ibrahim took to Instagram to disregard the news stating it is false.

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Dear Fans and Friends, Months ago I decided it was time to face my day job and thus took off aspects of my private life off my social media handles. Usually, I follow trending stories about me and have a good laugh but not today. The only story here is that I decided to take any form of relationship I have off my social media and focus on my life and my career while juggling 2 countries . This move has sent the media crazy with insinuations about my private life. Please note that it is all about my day job on my social media handles going forward. If I need to let the world know about what’s going on in my private life, be rest assured that you will be the first to know. Until then, please disregard all fakes quotes allegedly coming from me and alleged interviews which never happened. God bless you all. Thank you for your love and support. 😘😘😘

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Ibrahim was once married to a Ghanaian businessman with whom she had a son.

The mother of one made her first acting debut in 2005 in the film: ‘Crime to Christ’ and had after it featured in no less than 50 Nollywood films.

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Consul-General Ben Okoyen to honor young Nigerian patriots in U.S.

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Among Nigerians drawing inspiration from the Green-White-Green flag, Ben Okoyen stands out—not just as a flag-waver, but as a mobilizer and development catalyst.

As the Consulate-General of the Nigeria House in New York, Unites States, Okoyen has the duty to promote Nigeria.

Agreed.

But his devotion to the name Nigeria is religious—and infectious, too.

“It’s a name I’m proud of; the name that brought me here as Consul-General; the name I project any day, any time,” said Okoyen while declaring open a conference by a group of Nigerian-Americans at the Nigerian House in New York.

The youth, brought together by the Nigerian Youth in the Diaspora Engagement Forum (NYDEF), were discussing ways to better represent Nigeria around the world in the event themed Nigeria: Our Brand.

Okoyen told the gathering that every nation strives to earn the respect and trust of others in the comity of nations, a competitive world of equals and super powers.

“We believe that a nation’s brand is its most important asset—if it must be relevant in the comity of nations, he said as he expounded the importance of a name as a brand.

According to him, if anybody says things that are not nice about where they come from, they ultimately go back to face the indignity they have been promoting.

He noted that events happening around the world have always have repercussion back home in individual countries.

“If you promote the positive image of your country and people, then you can earn respect in all your endeavors.”

Describing the youth as the first stakeholders in the branding effort, the consulate-general urged them to tell their own story.

“Know your country. Know your strength. That’s when others believe in you,” he added, with urgency.

A lot of brand stories are there for Nigerians to tell.

“Our food, our dances, our entertainment are our brand. We are peculiar. We are resilient. We are hardworking.”

Okoyen then reminded the youth of Nigeria’s founding fathers, their struggle for nationalism and the nation’s independence from colonial masters, and their expectation from younger generations they left behind.

“They went to other countries, studied, learnt new things, and how things worked. They then came back home to contribute their quotas. That was the beginning of nationalism. And we are beneficiaries of it today,” he said.

He emphasized how important it is for the younger generation to work and build on the foundation they laid.

“We too must use our skills n knowledge to think about giving back to Nigeria.”

The consulate under him is already watching out for the Nigerian youth, especially those in the Diaspora, contributing to the positive image of their fatherland.

“We have a program to honor them. Those contributing positively must be encouraged,” he told BeingNigerian in a separate interview.

He believes this is no time to sit down and complain, and draw back the effort at nation-building.

“We don’t need distraction. We need cooperation and unity. If we believe in d nation to which we belong, that’s a force. And we can move forward.”

Under Okoyen’s leadership, the Nigerian House in New York has been supporting youth initiatives and nation-building program like NYDEF’s.

He encouraged others with similar imitative to come forward and partner with the consulate.

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Miss Africa USA hopeful reveals plans for Nigeria, seeks help to win

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Porsche Lee Taylor has been contesting in beauty pageantry for 14 years.

As Miss District of Columbia preparing to work it again on the catwalk in the Miss Africa USA contest, Taylor, a Nigerian, knows what she wants.

It’s not fame.

It’s not wealth.

All she wants is a platform to tell Nigerian girls born in the United States to trace their roots back to motherland.

She has done hers. And she can tell the difference the realization makes for African girls blooming in the Diaspora.

“Realizing my Nigerian roots now allows me to launch myself deeper into this pageantry,” she told Africa Independent Television AIT Correspondent, Abolade Ishola in an exclusive interview.

“It allows me to present myself to other girls born in America—that they do have a home. My home is Nigeria.”

More than anything else, Taylor, from this contest, also wants a platform to foster the kind of education that will lead to the development of African women and girls, and, indeed, in Nigeria.

In short, she wants to promote STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Math—among African girls and women.

As an entrepreneur, Taylor knows the importance of education in shaping one’s ventures.

“But African girls and women lack education. Which brings social and economic instability,” she said.

That African women and girls languish in poverty and inequality is not strange to her, going by her experience even in the U.S.

According to her, she lost her grandma to dementia; she was roofless for a while; and she lost a relative to gun violence.

“You don’t have to live in Africa to suffer from all those things. But I want to tell people out there they are not alone.”

Like the handful of Nigerians in the Diaspora zealous of making impact back home, Taylor believes this is the time for Africans and Blacks doing great abroad to unite, and give back to the continent.

“Remember you are Africans. We must bring our knowledge back home to make Nigeria better. We really need to start highlighting the beauty of Nigeria,” she reminded those obsessed with negativity about their fatherland.

“Negative words travel faster than positive ones”, she urged those who desire change in Nigeria to first change their negative mindset about the country.

“We are not shying away from the negativity—poverty, corruption, and others. Bring them to the fore. And let’s talk about what we have to do to solve the problem.”

She is ready to be part of the solution.

Which is why she’s asking Nigerian Americans to support her quest to win the crown so she, promising, can go back to Nigeria, and rebuild schools, provide educational resources, and reduce poverty.

Taylor is already getting the backwind she wants.

A California-based model and engineer, Valerie Ehimhen told AIT that her participation in the Miss Africa USA will help her change a lot of things.

“When you see Nigerians doing things like this, it is an easy way for the African culture to penetrate and get out to the Diaspora,” said Ehimhen.

“People can see that the Nigerian culture is more than what the media usually portrays.”

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“My wedding will be like a movie”, Davido plans big for marriage ceremony

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Davido who proposed to his girlfriend, Chioma, recently is about to take his love with the lady to another level as he promised a movie-like wedding in 2020.

About two weeks ago, Chioma was said to have introduced her man to her family as they commenced their marital journey. However, while many people were still arguing what the couple were up to, Davido, on Thursday, at a private party that had some members of his crew and family members popped the question to Chioma.

With a ‘yes’ from Chioma, Davido has now informed those who are close to him to prepare for a movie-like marriage in 2020.

Trust Davido to go big with jewellery as he shared the photo of the huge diamond designed by Dorgu on Chioma’s finger, with caption: “SHE SAID YES!!!! BIG ROCK #ASSURANCE2020”.

Chioma also shared the photo on her Instagram page with the caption, “I love you @davidoofficial (You didn’t even let me wax yet).”

An inside source, who did not want his name mentioned, told R on Friday that Davido and Chioma would spare nothing to throw up the biggest celebrity marriage in the country.

The journey will begin with a traditional marriage in Chioma’s home town before the end of this year and would be followed by a trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a pre-wedding party that would involve some family members and friends.

Davido, who is about to release his studio album, also informed his crew that top international artistes would fly into Nigeria to grace their big day.

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