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Headies 2018 in pictures

The 12th Headies Awards Ceremony is taking place on 5th May, 2018. at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. For this special edition which has been tagged the C.A.R.E Edition , the organisers have come together to celebrate music from the July 2016 to December 2017 calendar year. With Seyi Shay & Bovi as hosts, the night was all the glitter, glamour and highly entertaining performances, the mood is set for a phenomenal night. See the first photos of your favourite celebs in categories of : Yay, Nay & Dunno. Plus, I’ll be doing a category for a celeb who broke social media with the ‘Sexy or Trashy’ category, keep reading to find out. I won’t be saying much, it’s basically gonna be in pictures.


Yay!


Nay!


Dunno 🙄


Internet sensation : ‘Sexy or Trashy?’

There has been much ado concerning Tiwa Savage’s look to the Headies, some think it’s trashy, others feel it’s Sexy. My question is, whAtduyhuthink? (See pictures below)


(Photo credit : Instagram, Google)

FlashDance Tops + Deconstructed shirts

Flash-Dance Tops and Deconstructed shirts.


The fashion industry keeps changing every day, trends are added, some removed and others transformed or modified but still, it always comes out as a Show stopper and these two trends aren’t any less. Today I (yours faithfully) will be reviewing these two trends that fascinated me, making me affirm and re-affirm that fashion is all about Creativity.


Deconstructed shirts Tired of your regular crappy, long sleeves shirt? This is your saving grace! The Deconstructed shirt is a design genius. It’s basically an infected form of a shirt with some parts peekaboo-ed, modified or cropped. The deconstructed shirt is one trend that proves this is the age of twists and turns. This shirt has given the fashion industry an alternate dimension. These shirts are sewed in an asymmetrical fashion. Some shirts peep under the skirts. Some lay chunks of shoulder bare. Few of them have uncommon color combinations and feature different patterns together. And then there’s the cropped shirt with huge sleeves and the mix and match of various pieces. Nearly every fashion designer and every celebrity are obsessed with this ongoing trend. It’s definitely a trend champ and it’s something I’ll totally rock. (Pictures below👇)


Flash-Dance Tops It’s a trend inclined to the off-the-shoulder top but it’s a fresh,novel idea which is a show stopper both on the red carpet, runway and a popper as per street style. An evolution of last year’s off-the-shoulder trend, necklines are going asymmetrical this season but rather than an explicit spectacle, this is more suggestive. For real-life wear, you want to offer up an ‘accidental’ show of shoulder so drop that collar and let that strap slip promiscuously down your arm. This trend is a great way to flash a little flesh without showing too much and we suggest letting it do all the talking. Keep the rest of your get-up simple and sweep your tresses off you shoulders too for the ultimate reveal.

rock

Rock these two looks with a Jean,shorts,palazzo or whatever suits your taste. Always remember to stay original and to Be your kind of beautiful, till next time, stay blessed✔️ (photo credit : Google, Pinterest)


#EyeFeed

Hold on! #SayNoToSuicide


The pains resonant

The memories constant

The feelings distant. Hearing her phone ring makes the pain feel like a wound stabbed open again.

Like the ringtone sets the pain ringing at it own natural frequency.

Walking back and to the phone severally, juggling in her head whether or not she’d like to hear the bastard cheat’s voice.

Her days lately have been marked with instability.

Her spine shivering, her hands shaky, her voice squeaky, her emotions jittery.

So jittery that she had to pierce her skin with a needle to be calm.

A needle locating her veins.

Her veins connected to her heart.

Hoping that through this connection, the pungent fluid she introduced into her veins connected to her heart, her broken heart, will bring her calm… Peace… Quiet…

Quiet from her world of misfortune. Or maybe this fluid would bring her more misfortune. Give her eternal rest.

Was she ready for that?

Could it get that worse? Thinking hard. But no answers came… or rather none came before the shakiness returned,

Picking up the fluid. She stabbed herself once again…


… Ladies, no man is worth taking your own life. Hold on to this world. You may think it’s not worthwhile but sweetheart, trust me the life after will be a very long endless rollercoaster ride to hell.

So hold on to this world, hold on to this life. Be responsible for it. It’s worth it✔️ Xtraordinairewoman®

The Sunshine Blogger Award : My Nomination.

Hello blogosphere! I’ve been off for a while now but I’m back!😊 Recently, I was nominated forThe Sunshine Blogger Award’ by a talented lady Bella bellausen.wordpress.com. First of all, I apologize for not posting this earlier and I hope I’m forgiven. Thank you for nominating me, much love ❤️. Bella is a talented blogger and I urge you to check out her blog. It’s Awesome!

What’s the Sunshine Blogger Award?

It’s kind of like a chain letter… (did that date me?) given to bloggers by other bloggers who are “positive, creative, and inspiring”. So I’ll be answering some questions set for me by her and I’ll nominate some other bloggers who I feel deserve it too with rules (that must be followed) attached to the nomination list. I’m so excited!


Questions

Me in 3 words : Smart, Sweet but tough (soft if need be)

Blog inspiration : www.gurly.com she’s my inspiration, I love her content, she made me realize that if you have a voice speak out.

Pet peeves : People who are ignorant of something but argue like they know it. 😑

Have I ever had a writers block?

Well yes, it happens when something else is on my mind and I decide I want to write. (Writing so not happening)

What am I grateful for?

First of all I’m grateful for life,how far I’ve come and God’s atemporal mercies. 🙏

What challenges do I face?

Well if I say I’ve faced no challenges at all, then I got no truth in me so I’ll put my challenges in one clause ‘no support system’

My favorite destination location?

It’ll definitely be Paris, Milan, New York or Rio de Janeiro (I’m in love with those places 😍)

My favorite fashion accessory?

A pair of beautiful earrings.

What can’t I do without for a day? Definitely, my phone and some biscuits ( I love😋)

What I want to be remembered for?

Nothing else than my courage, my optimism, my success story and the positive impact I had on lives. That’s living a fulfilled life!

What keeps me going on a bad day? On my bad days, I pray and try to encourage myself that things ain’t gonna be this way and also music… Good music helps.


So that’s it! And I’m sure you all got to know me better through my answers. I’m going to post the rules and my own questions for the bloggers I’m nominating. Please Read on

Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link of their blog in your post. ( Like I did at the beginning of the post, Bella nominated me and I added a link to her blog, like this bellausen.wordpress.com )

2. Answer all 11 questions

3. Nominate 11 bloggers and with a whole new 11 questions set by you

4. List the rules

5. Display the sunshine blogger award logo on your post/ on your blog.

My 11 questions

1. Describe yourself in 3 words

2. Your favorite food and color

3. What inspired you to blog

4. Two things you’d like to change about yourself

5. Role model or mentor

6. What are your plans for the future

7. Your most memorable moment

8. Most cherished item

9. Your favorite pastime

10. Your favorite motivational quote

11. What direction do you see the world going in the years to come

Nominees

liifeai

cravingtrips

mystere212m

BEAUTIFUL SOULS WITH NONYE

simpleula

baffledmum

namingmyvoice.wordpress.com

blaqaffairs

treshspeaks.wordpress.com

cliquetalk

themaximoblog.wordpress.com

#FromWastetoWealth

Hey yo✌️ I’m back and Today I’ll be doing a post on this #FromWasteToWealth I created. It all started in my head, I was going through some old clothes and I saw this purple et blue,flared gown and I thought ‘its colour still looks OK.. look at how it flares… Omg! I can make an off-shoulder top! And that’s how a gown-to-off-shoulder genius emerged! I might as well be called The Design Einstein 🤓 Well here is the before and after pictures of the gown which was cut and converted to an off-shoulder top (with sleeves attached). It may not be perfect but it’s never a crime to try.

Here👆 you’ll see that some part of the gown is missing because I had already cut the bottom part of it and fitted it to the size of my bust and my preferred shoulder to waist length. Then I measured my bust and I added 5inches extra so it’ll ruffle (e.g my bust is 36 but I used 42/44 inch length. It varies per bust) and cut off the extra and started making an elastic space by sewing (hand sewing) 2 inches with allowance ( i.e allowance is a space for where the elastic will pass through) in from the top. Then I put in elastic band strip measured to my exact bust size 36inches so it’ll be fitted. I fitted in the elastic strip by attaching one end to a safety pin and holding the other end.Then I sewed the two ends together

End product👇

Then I cut the sleeves off the gown. Here 👇

Then I turned the sleeves inside out (it gave this balloon sleeves effect). Luckily the sleeves has some elastic band so I didn’t have to sew in an elastic again but if you’re working with something that doesn’t have, you’d need to create some elastic allowance like I did the first one

And I attached it to the same place where my arms will fit That was pretty much the heavy lifting of the work but I went further by embellishing it with the ornaments I saw on the gown,this 👇 And here was what I had It definitely added the extra oomph And after washing and ironing, here is me taking a mirror selfie with my very own off-shoulder top👇 (I look good don’t I?😜) Well so that’s how I converted the abandoned gown to something very useful and trendy ‘An off-shoulder top’. Maybe I have a flair for designing, maybe I should pursue a career in designing, I don’t know but all I know for now atm is, I’m gonna find me some hot jeans and a killer heels to rock this top😂 . Till next time loves. Remember, irrespective of what the world wants Be your kind of beautiful! Xtraordinairewoman®

The Great Khalid🙏

So wake me up in the spring while I’m high of my American dream,we don’t always say what we mean that’s the lie of an American TeenOkay, y’all know I’m about the youngsters, up and coming because we are the ones who are about to take the world by storm because

🎵 my Youth is the foundation of me 🎵 🤷 😁.

February : The Khalid Month!


So today I bring you the B.I.O of this wonderful,talented youngster ‘Khalid’ (Trust me,somethings that are here are things you can’t find anywhere,be the first to know 🙊)


Khalid Donnel Robinson (American Teen) Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid , is an American singer and songwriter. He is signed to Right Hand Music group and RCA Records . His debut single, ” Location“, was released in July 2016 and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His debut studio album, American Teen, was released on March 3, 2017. The album received critical acclaim upon release, and was subsequently nominated for several Grammy Awards, including for including for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B SongLocation“)


EARLY LIFE : Khalid Robinson was born in Georgia .He spent his childhood in various locations including Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Drum in Watertown, New York , and six years in Heidelberg, Germany because of his mother Linda Wolfe’s career in the military. Wolfe worked as a supply technician for over 10 years and eventually earned an opportunity to sing in the US Army Band. His mother sacrificed opportunities to pursue her own artistic dreams in order to raise him. In high school he studied singing and musical theater. During his senior year of high school, the family moved to El Paso, Texas, and Khalid graduated from Americas High School in 2016.


CAREER : Khalid began writing and creating music in high school; he posted his early works to SoundCloud . In July 2016, he reached number 2 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart . His single “Location” began charting, while Khalid was featured in many publications, including Billboard , Yahoo,Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone. With production from Syk Sense, Tunji Ige, and Smash David, “Location” finished the year 2016 at No. 20 on the Billboard’ s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart on January 21, 2017. The music video for “Location” premiered on The Fader’s website. In January 2016, Alina Baraz ‘s single “Electric“, featuring Khalid, was released. Khalid contributed uncredited vocals to Kendrick Lamar’s song ‘The Heart Part 4’, released on March 24, 2017. Khalid sold out every venue on his 21-city January–February 2017Location Tour“, including the 1,500-capacity Tricky Falls in El Paso. Following the completion of the tour, his debut studio album American Teen was released on March 3, 2017.The album received critical acclaim and Grammy Award nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song (for “Location”), at the 2018 ceremony. On October 24, 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 1,000,000 in combined pure sales and album-equivalent units. In 2017, Khalid won a VMA Award for Best New Artist .Khalid made his television debut performing “Location” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon March 15, 2017, backed by The Roots . His song “Angels” was featured on the ABC drama series Grey’s Anatomy in the episode entitled “Don’t Stop Me Now”, which aired April 27, 2017.


INFLUENCES: Khalid has said his mother is his biggest musical inspiration and has also cited Kendrick Lamar , A$AP Rocky ,Father John Misty , Frank Ocean , Grizzly Bear , Chance the Rapper, Lorde ,India.Arie , and James Blake as influences.


Fun Facts About Khalid : (my fav part 😉)

Name : Khalid Donnel Robinson ( it’s not pronounced Kha-leed but Khu-leed), he’s first name means ‘eternal

Birth date : February 11, 1998, Georgia,US

Zodiac sign : Aquarius

Age : 19

Residing area : El Paso,Texas (he says it’s where he was born creatively)

Height : 5″10

Weight : 80kg

Shoe size : 45

Net worth : $2million

Favourite colour : white

Favourite place : home,the studio


Musical Background : His mother was a singer, but rejected a chance for a music career so she could have a stable job in the army and provide for Khalid as a single mother. He moved around a lot as she was in the military. Places he’s been : Kentucky, New York and even Germany.


First hit : His very first single, ‘Location’, was released in August 2016 when he was just 18, hit no.2 in the US R&B charts

What inspired ‘Location’?

Khalid wrote ‘Location’ to try and impress a girl. Sadly it didn’t work out and they don’t even talk anymore! (So Khalid maybe you need to 🎵send me,your location cuz I just need the time and the place to come through🎵😉


Khalid’s debut album : His debut album ‘American Teen’ was released on March 3, 2017. It climbed to no.9 on the US charts.


Khalid’s influences : incorporating influences as wide-ranging as Frank Ocean ,India.Arie , Alt-J and Father John Misty and Chance have inspired him and he’s also into pop act like Lorde. But he says his biggest influence is his mother (awwww).


How he writes his songs : He comes up with a melody first and then does the lyrics later – but he admits he can’t play any instrument.


Khalid has been compared to some amazing artists.
We’re getting early Frank Ocean vibes from his music, but the New York Times has also compared his style to The Weeknd’s early mixtape and the UK’s own Sampha



Awards : Khalid was nominated for the Best New Artist at the 2017 BET awards (he lost out to Chance the Rapper) and in 2017, Khalid won a VMA Award for Best New Artist


Links :

Kendrick Lamar,Frank Ocean,Lil Wayne,DJ Khaled,Kelly Rowland,
Calvin Harris,Future,Marshmello,
Alessia Cara,Lorde,SZA,Post Malone
Imagine Dragons,Chance the Rapper,Rae Sremmurd,
Lil Yatchy,Ice Cube,Elton John,Travis Scott,Kylie Jenner

What’s Khalid’s link with Kylie Jenner?
Kylie Jenner played ‘Location’ on her Snapchat, which happened on the same day Khalid graduated high school (not a bad day then), and gave his song a huge boost. I think that’s special


Biggest Motivation : he reveals that when he started putting his music out someone on Soundcloud said they “hated” it. He says this keeps him motivated to work and prove people wrong.

(Haters should your biggest motivators – Khloé Kardashian


So that’s it everyone, you can follow Khalid on social media

Instagram : @thegr8khalid

Twitter : RealKhalid

Or check out his website @ http://khalidofficial.com

And keep checking out for more biographies because we’re all about celebrating the xtraordinaire✔️

The Grammys : Best & worst dressed

The Grammys was a success! Bruno Mars & Kendrick Lamar sweeping most of the main categories. We saw celebrities, full of smiles and enthusiasm in their best on the red carpet and with white roses in significance to the support against sexual assault but for some it wasn’t much of a success for them on the red carpet. I know no one has the right to jugde anyone but these are just comments.

Here are : Best and Worst dressed for the Grammys 2018.


Best :

1. Rita ora

Black is beautiful! And definitely Rita slayed in this beautiful black dress with its thigh high slit. Bravo!

2. Camila Cabello

Red for the res carpet. Camilla stunned in this dress and caught the eyes of all.

3. Rick Ross

You may all be wondering what happened? But all I have to say is – big ups to you, Ricky Rozay👍

4. Chrissy Tegen

Ever beautiful, ever stunning Chrissy, stunned in this metallic dress with her baby bump.

5. Cardi B

Cardi B, in this classic tail dress. You can’t come around her way!

6. Zayn Malik

All toned down but still cute, Zayn proved simplicity ain’t stupidity.

7. Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey looked absolutely beautiful in this dress.

8. DJ Khaled

Another one! Looking good in this cherry red suit with his mini, Asahd.

Check : DJ Khaled’s plans to loose weight

9. SZA

Wow, she looks angelic. Watching out for you this year.

9. Ryan Seacrest

Totally love the look. Ryan is someone I look forward to seeing on the red carpet because he always gets it right

10. Pink

This multi-coloured dress was a bold move mama-to-be but we’re happy you took the risk and slayed!

11. Bebe Rexha

Many have mixed feelings on this but for me, I think she looks beautiful, the mermaid cut suits her figure well and the hair compliments her outfit as the icing the the cake. I think she looks gorgeous.

13. Big Sean

He looks totally dapper in this outfit. Like the boss he is.

Worst :


1. Jaden Smith

Jaden, Jaden, Jaden I think we all understand you’re going through a phase most youths pass through but wearing a patch work to the red carpet is a no-no!

2. Joy Villa

Almost prom queen. Well maybe she was opting for a princess themed look but this looks childish.

3. Heidi Klum

Okay I know lingerie in kinda in now but Heidi this ain’t the walk-in for America’s got talent, it’s the Grammys dear.

4. Lil Uzi Vert

Talk of ‘compliment my style‘, we know he incorporates the Gothic theme to his style but here,we don’t know what Lil Uzi Vert had in mind but this is too damn rocker-edgy for the Grammys… it’s the way life goes

5. Lady Gaga

We all know the ever-fierce, i-don’t-give-a-* red carpet dare-devil Lady Gaga. The dress looks OK but the pants under and the shoes killed the look.

6. Kesha

Going cowgirl on us. I think this would have looked better for Halloween.

7. Gold link

Combo : Turban,can-that-be-taken-for-a-police-jacket, chains in the belt hole. .Uhmmm. Psst! Goldlink, I’m still looking for the link to this outfit

8. Tyler the Creator

The colour isn’t too bad but the head gear and scarf makes it all look clumsy. Moral lesson, less is more.

9. Anna Kendrick

She looks like she’s came back from work. Love the lavender shoes by the way. I think that’s the best part of your outfit.

10. Jenny McCarthy

Uh-oh! This doesn’t work at all. Nice dress, nice shoes but the hair,shades(???) And gloves messes everything up.


So that’s it everyone, these aren’t only my opinions I’ve gathered information from reliable and guaranteed style sources (that’s why I wasn’t quick to upload) and for me after sieving out some these are what I had left on my decision table (not like I have a table marked ‘Decision’😁😁). So keep it locked here. We bring you the best,valid and trusted content on the planet.

Xtraordinaire woman✔️