To some people, passion and satisfaction, and experienc comes before money when it comes to their choice of career or job, this was the case of this young man who shared his experience with his friend.A Twitter user by the name @Kyaqy took to the platform, to disclose how a Nigerian man turned down a 200k job because he loves his current job that pays him 50K.
According to the Twitter user, the Nigerian man who turned down the 200k job claimed that the job he is currently on is all he dreamt and his gathering experience. She wrote;
I was in school today, a friend of mine told me how he turned down a 200K paying job. I asked him why. Because that was 4times his current salary. He said he loves his job; it was his dream job and he’s currently getting all the experience he needs. I was speechless
I asked myself which option I could go for if I was in his shoes and I couldn’t answer the question Turn down a 200K paying job in this stage of my life??? Kator may not be capable of doing that
So… Question for the night 200K paying job that isn’t your dream job but you have friendly co-workers Or A job that pays way lesser but at least it’s your dream job and you’re getting the experience needed?
It would be recalled that sometime ago, A promising Nigerian computer programmer has turned down a chance to work with the richest man in the world. A 23-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur, Chris Kwekowe turned down a job offer to work as a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, in order to begin his own start-up in Lagos.
The Lagos State University computer science graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016. Kwekowe, who won the 2015 Anzisha Prize which came with a $25,000 cheque, said he rejected the offer to build up his own startup, Slatecube – a website aimed at helping other young Nigerians find jobs.
“When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’
Kwekowe founded Slatecube with his brother Emerald, 20, in October 2014. The pair funded their efforts by freelancing as web designers and running a software solutions firm. He said Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far. Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees.
UEFA Champions League will continue tonight with more mouth-watering fixtures lined up. European giants like Juventus, Man United, Man City, Real Madrid, and Bayern will show us what they’ve got in store for their group stage openers. The focus will also be on star players like Cristiano Ronaldo especially given the fact that Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick on Tuesday night. Today, we want to look at five overrated stars who cost their current clubs a fortune.
5. Gonzalo Higuain- €90 Million
OFFICIAL: AC Milan have signed striker Gonzalo Higuain on a season-long loan for €18m and defender Mattia Caldara on a five-year contract, part of the €35m swap deal with Juventus. pic.twitter.com/Je7cAgNvOO
— TransferNewsCentral (@TransferNewsCen) August 2, 2018
In 2016, Juventus received €105 million from Manchester United after the departure of Paul Pogba. The Old Lady spent almost all of it in the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli. This summer, the club sent the Argentine to AC Milan on loan. They had to create room for Cristiano Ronaldo who arrived from Real Madrid with a bag of expectation. Higuain problem was poor goal return, especially in UEFA Champions League. In two years, he netted only 10 goals in Europe. He failed to deliver especially in big matches.
4. Paul Pogba- €105 Million
Paul Pogba has 'never' told me he wants to leave Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho…
…but he's 'in the dark' over Mino Raiola's attempts to try and force an Old Trafford exit
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) September 15, 2018
Jose Mourinho biggest problem at Manchester United at the moment is coming from Paul Pogba. The two are understood to be reading things from a different script even though the Portuguese has constantly denied there is a rift between them. The French midfielder returned to the club in 2016 for €105 or £89.3 million four years after leaving unceremoniously for free.
The fans expected to see the best from him because they believed he is one of their own. He came through the Red Devils academy alongside the likes of Jesse Lingard. However, lack of consistency in his performances has left alot to be desired. The utterances of his agent Mino Raiola about interest from Barcelona and failure by Pogba to deny of silence him has continued to create more controversy. The bottom line is he has not been giving his best for the club as compared to France national team. It is expected that either him or Mourinho will leave the club if things don’t improve soon. The point to take away here is that he has been poor so far. A player costing such kind of money must be able to carry his team to glory. He struggles to control even his midfield.
3. Philippe Coutinho- €160 Million
🗣️ | Quotes on Philippe Coutinho pic.twitter.com/TjSl9Mc0T4
— Coutinho Stats 🇧🇷 (@CoutinhoStats_) September 10, 2018
Barcelona paid Liverpool £142M or €160 Million to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho in January 2018. The Reds had seen this coming after rejecting an offer for him from the Catalan giants in the summer of 2017. Jurgen Klopp paid €50 million to sign Mohamed Salah from AS Roma as a cover. The difference between the two stars is like night and day. The Brazilian is still struggling to settle at Camp Nou with only 11 goals so far but the Egyptian has already netted 46 times in 57 matches. We have not even mentioned the multiple awards he received at the end of last season. It is clear who got a better deal.
2. Gareth Bale- €100.8 Million
Gareth Bale thinks Real Madrid are playing more as a team without Cristiano Ronaldo 👀 pic.twitter.com/DihdtfP0X1
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) September 17, 2018
In 2013, Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspurs €100.8M or £85.1 million to secure the services of Gareth Bale. Since then, the Welshman has struggled to justify his price tag. The winger blamed Cristiano Ronaldo dominance but he was actually signed to help the Portuguese not competing with him. In six seasons at Santiago Bernabeu, he has only netted 91 goals in 194 matches. In the same period, Ronaldo who arrived for only £80 million or €94 million netted over 300 goals for the club. Let us wait and see who he will blame now that CR7 left the club this summer.
1. Neymar- €222 Million
1. Neymar is talented but a bit unserious or overrated? Messi made him look exceptional at Barcelona & since he joined PSG, he has done nothing to wear the crown of Messi & Ronaldo. Don’t forget he was more or less hidden at Russia 2018 world cup. pic.twitter.com/XMozXurX6T
— Fan Antics (@FanAnticsFC) September 19, 2018
Paris Saint-Germain splashed €222 Million in 2017 to sign Neymar from Barcelona. This was a crazy fee to pay for a single player. UEFA Champions League success was the main reason the French giant paid all that money to secure his services. The return has not been great so far. Last season, Real Madrid knocked them out in the last 16. In fact, the Brazilian did not score in the first leg and he was out injured by the time the Los Blancos visited Paris.
This season will be crucial for him. However, it has started on a bad note because he could not help his side get all three points against Liverpool at Anfield. To make matters even worse, his was one of the worst performers on the night. He failed to create anything going forward for his team and defensively he did absolutely nothing. There is no doubt about his talent but without hard work they say it means zero.
Football is a game of tactics, athleticism, players, money and the fans among others. All aspects need to be on point for positive results in any soccer match. We all feel dejected when our teams are defeated. However, there are some players who find it difficult to handle a beating. Sometimes it is about a single match but in most cases, it is the repercussions that make it hard to accept. Take for instance Cristiano Ronaldo tears when he got injured in the EURO 2016 Final against France in 2016. It was his first final for his country and he had worked so hard over the years to get there. It must be tough for everybody when you see a glorious opportunity disappearing right in front of your eyes. Today we want to take a look at seven footballers caught crying uncontrollably and reasons why.
7. Serey Die- Ivory Coast
— #NiloticEmpire (@MC_Benwa) January 20, 2015
Ivory Coast International Serey Die shocked the entire World when he was seen shedding tears when the national anthem of Ivory Coast was played before a clash against Cameroon. He had just got his first cap and that made him emotional.
This is what he said after the match:
“I was going to play for my country,” Die said.
“I didn’t think that one day I would be here, playing”.
6. David Luiz- Chelsea/Brazil
— Thai PBS World (@ThaiPBSWorld) July 9, 2014
The year 2014 will go down in history as one of the toughest for Brazil football team. The South American nation was all smiles when they realized for the second time in history, they were going to host the World Cup. The obvious assumption was that they will lift the trophy for the sixth time.
However, the story ended badly for the Chelsea defender David Luiz and his teammates. They were humiliated 7-1 by eventual Champions Germany in the semi-final. The former PSG man was blamed for poor defending but when you lose by that margin, everybody including the coaching staff takes the blame. He cried and cried and cried and we all felt for him. That was a serious hammering in front of home fans. The entire Samba nation will never forget that day.
5. Mario Balotelli- Nice/Italy
— Arsène's Son (@hughwizzy) May 6, 2014
Italian striker Mario Balotelli was all tears when his country lost to Spain in EURO 2012 final. La Roja were the worthy winners but Super Mario thought his country deserved it too. He sobbed uncontrollably after the match and it continued even after getting a hug from his adopted parents. Bad boys can be emotional too sometimes.
4. Iker Casillas- FC Porto/Real Madrid
After 25-years at Real Madrid, Iker Casillas has left the club. This picture of him crying makes us all cry. pic.twitter.com/eogfNb6UzD
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) July 12, 2015
Iker Casillas had played for Real Madrid all his life until 2014. The club needed a change and President Fiorentina Perez told him that he has to move on. He had enjoyed many memorable moments at Santiago Bernabeu winning all trophies available in club football. When he came out to say goodbye, he sobbed uncontrollably in front of the cameras. It was a very emotional moment for anybody who loved Saint Iker.
“I have come to this great stadium today to say goodbye to all of you,” Casillas said.
“Especially to the Madrid fans. As of Saturday, I’m no longer a Real Madrid player, now I’ll be a Porto player. I am moving to Porto for many reasons.’’
“Thank you to the Madrid fans for their support, helping me lift every cup, every triumph, for being with me in the good moments and the bad moments.
“Forgiving me a hand when I needed lifting up. I don’t want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper or a bad goalkeeper, I just want to be remembered as a good person, with my faults.
“Thank you. Thank you. A thousand thank yous. Wherever I go, I will always shout Hala Madrid.
3. Xavi Hernandez- Barcelona
— HameD (@Nick_Mudane) May 19, 2016
Xavi Hernandez achieved everything at Barcelona and we all enjoyed his brilliance in midfield. He was handed his debut by Louis Van Gaal. In 2015 it was time to leave or sit on the bench. He enjoyed a great final season at Camp Nou helping them win a treble under new boss Luis Enrique.
We all watched him say goodbye in a very emotional interview both with the club and the media. He did his best and the World of football will certainly miss him.
“I tried to control my emotions, but in the end, it wasn’t possible,” Xavi said.
“I will miss everything about Barça. I will miss Barcelona more than Barcelona miss me. The club is above any one person.”
2. Cristiano Ronaldo- Juventus/Man United/Portugal
— Santarpan Roy (@iams_roy) July 10, 2016
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is known very well when it comes to crying. He is a very emotional man and he struggles to control himself. In the final of Euro 2016 when he injured his knee and couldn’t continue with the match, he cried for almost 90 minutes. We all sympathized with him given it was the first opportunity he had to win a trophy with his country Portugal.
We also saw him cry several times when he received the coveted award Ballon d’Or. We can all agree sometimes it tears of joy but for Ronaldo, you never know for sure. He can continue crying as far as he keeps on entertaining his fans.
1. John Terry- Chelsea/England
On this day In 2008, John Terry famously slipped in the Champions League final vs Man United. pic.twitter.com/zPfRt0aSze
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) May 21, 2014
Former Chelsea Captain John Terry has seen it all in his career. He was a great leader on the pitch for the Blues. He helped them win titles and battles when needed. He stood up for the badge with pride.
We all remember the 2008 Champions League final. Manchester United had wasted one of their penalties and it was John Terry time to give his club the glory by scoring the fifth spot kick. He slipped and his penalty went over. The red devils won it in the second batch of spot kicks. The Chelsea skipper cried, cried and then cried some more. The World could only sympathize with him because the trophy was gone.
Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.
The 48-year-old, known for his lavish taste, is the son of the oil-rich Central African country’s president. Brazil limits people from entering the country with more than $2,400 in cash. About 76% of Equatorial Guinea’s 1.2m population live in poverty.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who is Africa’s longest-serving leader, and his son, have been accused of misusing the country’s oil revenue. They both deny any wrongdoing.Human rights groups have also accused the president of systematic repression of opponents.
The Equatorial Guinea embassy in Brazil reportedly told police that Mr Obiang was in the country for medical treatment.The 11-man entourage – travelling on a government plane – landed in Viracopos International Airport in Campinas in Sao Paulo on Friday, according to media reports.
Police found $1.5m in cash and watches worth an estimated $15m in two bags, the other 17 bags had clothes. it was reported that Equatorial Guinea’s embassy told the Brazilian police in a statement that the money was for Mr Obiang’s use on an onward trip to Singapore, while the watches – engraved with his initials – were for his personal use.
Brazil’s foreign ministry told news agency AFP that it was “in permanent coordination with the federal police and the customs service over the case and to decide what measures should be taken”. Mr Obiang was the only member of the delegation who had diplomatic immunity as the group was not on an official mission, Globo reports.
Police searched other delegation members as Mr Obiang waited outside in a car, it added. Last year The Economist reported on Mr Obiang’s flashy lifestyle in a report titled Instagram playboy is also the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea. It featured pictures of the vice-president showing off his expensive cars and mansions.
It would be recalled that Switzerland seized 11 luxury cars belonging to Mr Obiang last year
In 2017, a French court handed him a three-year suspended jail term for corruption.The court ruled his assets in France be seized, including a mansion on Avenue Foch in Paris. He also got a suspended fine of 30m euro (£27m; $35m).
In the same year Swiss prosecutors seized 11 luxury cars belonging to Mr Obiang. They said he had plundered his country’s oil wealth to buy luxuries, including a private jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia. In 2015, Mr Obiang reportedly paid a samba dance group some $3.5m to adopt an Equatorial Guinea theme during Brazil’s annual carnival.
A spokesperson for the Beija-Flor samba group denied that they had received the money but said it had received “cultural and artistic support”
More about Equatorial Guinea:
Population: 1.2 million
Rich in oil and gas
About 76% of the population live in poverty
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, 76, seized power from his uncle in a 1979 coup
The capital, Malabo, is on an island in the Atlantic Ocean, 235km (147 miles) from mainland
Building a new city in the rainforest called Djibloho, a “city of the future”
Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country
UN, World Bank
Ever since news broke that Linda Ikeji gave birth to her child, Baby J, a lot of controversy has followed. Some people have come up with thoughts on the fact that Linda Ikeji might have used a surrogate to carry her child and that her ‘baby bump’ was fake. We thought it’d be interesting to look back at all the celebrity parents who extended their families in a similar fashion.
Surrogacy is an arrangement, whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant, carry the pregnancy to due term, and give birth to a child or children, all the foregoing for and on behalf of another person or persons, who are or will ultimately become the parent(s) of the newborn child or children. This agreement is often supported by a legal agreement.
Surrogacy is a relatively common phenomenon for parents who have infertility issues or cannot birth children for a variety of reasons. For many celebrities, using a gestational surrogate is the method of choice for bringing a baby into their family. Given that the nuclear family is long gone these days, it’s important for moms and dads in the public eye to shine a light on the fact that surrogacy is just another way for parents to grow their families.
Let’s take a peek at 10 celebrity couples who welcomed their children via surrogacy.
Footballer extraordinaire Cristiano Ronaldo
Tyra Banks and partner Erik Asla
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen
Elton John and David Furnish
Chris Daughtry and Deanna
Nollywood super The stars made impactful fashion statements by serving sophisticated and simple elegance on TV’s biggest night. Here are the best dressed stars from Monday’s Emmy Awards. we bring you the list of best and worst dress from 2018 Emmys Award
1. Most Guaranteed to Make You Grin: Tiffany Haddish in Prabal Gurung
Newly-minted Emmy winner Tiffany—she nabbed one last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, for hosting Saturday Night Live—didn’t have the will-she-or-won’t-she pressure on her tonight, so she could let loose and celebrate. This dress is the most delightful way we can imagine for her to do it. She’s a human rainbow, and hopefully her pot of gold is waiting for her somewhere.
2. Most Potentially Annoying for Eating, Drinking, or Generally Living Life: Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino
In half the red carpet photos, Tracee was trying to wrangle that enormous ruffle. Rolling around in Barbie’s guest bedding for the night doesn’t seem ENTIRELY worth it if you can’t get the crudite to your mouth quickly.
3. Most Triumphantly Age-Appropriate: Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein
Her heels are a normal, non-foot-snapping height! The dress pattern reminds us of the Frances books we read when we were little—and that’s a compliment! Can it be that someone finally looked at Millie Bobby Brown’s IMDb page and realized she’s still only 14? It’s a miracle, and not a moment too soon.
4. Most … Well, Most: Taraji P. Henson in Giambattista Valli
Bless her for showing up to present—and saying the word “Empire” several times to Giuliana—in something this dramatically bright and bold.
5. Best Sheen: Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano
Leslie looks totally dynamic in this suit. Gone are the days when she had to go hunting for a designer who’ll dress her; why on earth would you not?
6. Best Progression From a Netflix Rom-Com: Joey King in Zac Posen
When she was shooting The Kissing Booth, there’s no way Joey King could not have imagined being the toast of social media and at the Emmys in a gown that could give Taraji’s a run for the most dramatic of the night. We haven’t wanted to wear raspberry so badly since Prince sang about the beret.
7. Favorite Dame: Allison Janney in Prabal Gurung
Allison is at her National Treasure finest in this. If we had a peerage system, we would demand a title for Allison Janney. She is so funny and dishy and smart, looks completely perfect in this goddess-like sheath, and no doubt can tell a raunchy story or three over a liquid lunch. That’s our kind of dame, or Dame, for sure.
8. Most Sweeping: Angela Sarafyan in Christian Siriano
Let’s just be honest: This is glorious. It is a Gown with a capital G, a proper noun of a dress. Angela was one of the first people to hit the red carpet, and with good reason: This look deserved all the screen time it could get.
9. Best Dress Over Pants: Issa Rae in Custom Vera Wang
In fairness, maybe this isn’t technically a Dress Over Pants, as much as it is a Jumpsuit With a Train. Whatever it is, it’s delicate and pretty and dreamy on her—as long as you don’t start thinking about how the pants might be a little too long.
10. Possible Personal Best: Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo
Jessica Biel is beautiful and has popped up at many awards shows over the years, and she’s looked very pretty at many of them. But “immaculately crisp and architecturally interesting” are not words we’ve ever used on her before, making this one of her very best efforts. And that’s not even getting into her moral victory of being able to speak at length to Giuliana on the pre-show without Justin Timberlake interrupting. She lost her category but she’s still a winner for that alone.
11. Shiniest: Samira Wiley in Jenny Packham
We haven’t had as many red carpet moments from Packham in recent years, and her London Fashion Week presentation was painfully small for those of us who love her aesthetic. Enter Samira Wiley, who gave us our fix in this bit of silver perfection. She took home Best Guest Actress in a Drama for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale at the Creative Arts Emmys last week, and we applaud her for picking something as gleaming as the hardware she has for her mantel. This is divine.
12. Mostly Bizarrely Feathered: Keri Russell in Zuhair Murad
Keri Russell is divinely talented and tremendously chic, and we are sad she came to the Emmys in support of The Americans in a dress that seems to have molted in the limo on the way over.
13. Most Molten: Constance Wu in Jason Wu
Is there any better way to celebrate being in a groundbreaking smash-hit summer movie than being one of the best dressed at the Emmys? Well, possibly; we’d take ourselves on an exceptional vacation, and go on a shopping spree at Harry Winston. But this certainly isn’t the worst way to go.
14. The One We Wish Was Better: Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad
We only want excellence for Chrissy, and unfortunately, this does not qualify—although it does have an ’80s nighttime soap realness to it that we need to salute in theory, if not in practice.
15. Most Velvety: Zazie Beetz in Ralph Lauren
This number went down the runway mere days ago at New York Fashion Week, and Zasie and her stylist were deeply correct to call dibs. She looks luxurious, lush, and all around amazing. (Bonus points for the major earrings, too.)
16. Best Pink: Thandie Newton in Brandon Maxwell
You could argue that her scarf is a bridge too far—there are some shots of this dress where it looks like a ginormous sleeve—but we’re too tickled by the color to raise any objections.
17. Best Statement: Jenifer Lewis in Nike
Jenifer, a hoot on Black-ish, is anything but goofing off with this ensemble. She wore Nike specifically to honor the brand for supporting Colin Kaepernick, the teamless NFL quarterback who kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality against black people—a topic her show set out to cover until ABC scrapped the episode. “Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee,” she said, later adding, “We need more corporate America to stand up also.” Well played.
Bell took us to a very “Good Place” with a sleek, form-fitting gown by Solace London with square neckline. While Bell looks like a million bucks, the gown retails for just $530.
We all know that football is the most popular and watched Sport in the World, footballers take care of their looking, and some of the big stars obsessed with plastic surgeries. Of course, the average players from non-league cannot afford to take such surgeries. Let’s take a look at most known football players who actually changed their looks with plastic surgery.
6. Rene Higuita – Colombia
René Higuita – Has been involved in scandals, has had plastic surgery and wants to be more politically active. pic.twitter.com/GipKMYyFpB
— Former Footballers (@FinishedPlayers) January 27, 2015
Rene Higuita was an eccentric Colombian goalkeeper nicknamed El Loco (“The Madman”). He’s best known for his famous ‘scorpion kick’ in Colombia’s friendly with England at Wembley in 1995.
in 2005, The controversial legendary goalkeeper underwent surgery on a reality television show, all to improve his appearance.
“I am tired of being ugly René, I want to be handsome René.” He said
The Guardian reported at the time of the surgery:
“Higuita had televised nose surgery, a silicon chin implant, skin peel, eyelid skin cut away, ‘aggressive’ liposuction and abdominal muscle enhancement after being voted Colombia’s ‘ugliest icon’.”
After a month in isolation, Higuita revealed his brand new look. ‘Bodily, I am perfect,’ he said.”
5. Wayne Rooney (England) – DC United
— LLI Cosmetic Surgery (@LipoLondon) March 2, 2016
Former England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was once named the ugliest player in the Premier League, after many comments about his looks, the prolific striker splashed the money to make his face looking good.
Rooney wrote on Twitter after the procedure: “I was going bald at 25 why not. I’m delighted with the result.”
4. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast
— Film NG (@Film_Ng) May 31, 2015
Didier Drogba was forced to undergo plastic surgery after colliding with Norwich City Goalkeeper John Ruddy during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge in 2011. He was completely knocked out after going head to head with the Norwich goalkeeper, John Ruddy. He needed cosmetic surgery to get his face repaired.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo(Portugal) – Real Madrid
— Kristhel Herrz (@u_need_a_black) August 5, 2014
No wonder Why Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most attractive men in the world and a lot of young ladies loves him because of his handsome looks, the Real Madrid forward transformed himself over the years from a goofy kid to a preening superstar.
2. Ronaldinho – Brazil
— TRACE Sport Stars (@TSportStars) October 8, 2013
Ronaldinho is viewed as one of the most outstanding footballers in the world of his generation.
— . (@BarcaSnacks) August 15, 2013
For years the former Barcelona superstar had been known as the bucked-tooth wonder, but no more, the Brazilian legend decided to undergo plastic surgery to fix his teeth and gums.
1. David Beckham – England
— Harper's Bazaar UK (@BazaarUK) January 19, 2018
Referring to David Beckham Before and After photos, Manchester United legend was one of those football superstars whose appearance changed in a more positive and better direction through plastic surgery. No one knows David Beckham had plastic surgery or not, except the surgeons and his wife.
Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in 1914.
The name Nigeria was suggested by British journalist Flora Shaw in the 1890s. She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country’s landscape. The wordnigeris Latin for black.
Many religions are followed in Nigeria. The constitution guarantees religious freedom. Christians predominantly live in the south of the country, whereas Muslims live predominantly in the north. Native religions in which people believe in deities, spirits and ancestor worship, are spread throughout the country. Many Muslims and Christians may also intertwine their beliefs with more unorthodox indigenous ones.
The major Christian celebrations of Christmas and Easter are recognized as national holidays. Muslims observe Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and the two Eids. Working hours in the north often vary from those in the south so that Muslims do not work on their holy day, which is Friday.
Along with South Africa, Nigeria is considered a super-power in the African continent and consequently Nigerians are generally proud of their country. It has the largest population in Africa and the land is endowed with vast quantities of natural resources. It is the sixth largest oil-producing nation and has a well-educated and industrious society. They are fond of the expression, “When Nigeria sneezes, the rest of the African nations (with the exception of South Africa) catch cold.”
Extended families are still the norm and are in fact the backbone of the social system. Grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers and in-laws all work as a unit through life.
Family relationships are guided by hierarchy and seniority. Social standing and recognition is achieved through extended families. Similarly a family’s honour is influenced by the actions of its members. Individuals turn to members of the extended family for financial aid and guidance, and the family is expected to provide for the welfare of every member. Although the role of the extended family is diminishing somewhat in urban areas, there remains a strong tradition of mutual caring and responsibility among the members.
Etiquette and Customs in Nigeria
- The most common greeting is a handshake with a warm, welcoming smile.
- Men may place their left hand on the other person’s shoulder while shaking hands. Smiling and showing sincere pleasure at meeting the person is important.
- As in the rest of Africa, it is rude to rush the greeting process.
- You must take the time to ask about the person’s health, the health of their family, or other social niceties.
- Close friends and family members often kiss and hug when meeting.
- A Nigerian generally waits for the woman to extend her hand.
- Observant Muslims will not generally shake hands with members of the opposite sex.
- Address people initially by their academic, professional or honorific title and their surname.
- Friends may address each other in a variety of ways: the title and the first name, the first name alone, the surname alone, or a nickname.
- Always wait until invited before using someone’s first name.
- When greeting someone who is obviously much older, it is a sign of respect and deference to bow the head.
Business Etiquette and Protocol
Meeting and Greeting
- Handshakes are the most common greeting.
- Wait for a woman to extend her hand first.
- Shake hands at the beginning and end of meetings.
- To rush a greeting is extremely rude; spend time inquiring about the other person’s general well-being.
- It is a good idea to lower your eyes when meeting someone who is older or more senior.
- Titles are important. Use the honorific title plus any academic or professional title and the surname.
- Wait until invited before moving to a first-name basis. This is not a first name culture, although that may be changing with people under the age of 35.
- Business cards are exchanged without formal ritual.
- Present and receive business cards with two hands or the right hand, never with the left.
- It is a good idea to include any advanced university degree on your business card.
- Make certain that your title is prominently displayed.
- Never write on your business card. If the information has changed, have new cards printed.
- Make a point of studying any business card you receive before putting it into a business card holder
A model who once injured former Spurs ace Kevin-Prince Boateng during a raunchy sex session has taken aim at Cristiano Ronaldo.
Stunning Melissa Satta joked about the Portuguese star’s relevance in Serie A following his recent move to Juventus during an interview. Ronaldo, who has yet to score in Italian football, will play Boateng’s current club Sassuolo on Sunday.
But Melissa wasted no time in chiding him with a “who is he?” barb ahead of the footballers’ league meeting.
The 31-year-old German-born Ghanaian midfielder joined the northern Italian club in July this year from Eintracht Frankfurt. He has previously played for Tottenham and AC Milan.
A few years ago, wife Satta caused a stir when she revealed that a thigh injury that sidelined Boateng for one month was caused by the couple’s 10 times-a-week cex romps.
Ahead of the Juventus versus Sassuolo league fixture, Satta has raised tensions by ‘dissing’ star forward Ronaldo.
She joked: “Who is Cristiano? I only have eyes for Boateng.” However, the hot model confessed that her husband always says that “CR7 is the best player in the world”.
Meanwhile, Boateng recently announced that Hollywood could be a future career path for him when he eventually retires from football. The 31-year-old said in an interview that he sees himself “along the same lines as Denzel Washington”, an actor Boateng thinks is “really good”.