Beyonce’s new campaign is basically a middle finger to society’s beauty standards

Beyonce’s new campaign is basically a middle finger to society’s beauty standards

By Njideka Akabogu

By Joseph Akahome

Pastor Psalm Okpe presents Eucharia Anunobi her certificate

‘Dearly beloved, having been anointed last year, I’m now being officially ordained with ministerial licence and collar. Giving me the right to carry out episcopal duties as a minister of god under the fold of the ministry as an evangelist. This is happening this morning, Sunday, the 5th of February 2012, at the fresh oil ministry int’l church. This is really the lord’s doing and it’s amazingly wonderful! God is awesome’.

The above statement was posted by none other than Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi on her facebook wall tod

Popular Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, was on Sunday morning, February 5, 2012, officially ordained a Christian minister in Fresh Oil Ministry International Church in Idimu, Lagos, Nigeria. She becomes the first notable Nollywood actress to record such distinction.

The controversial actress took her ministerial vows in a colourful ordination ceremony presided over by the church’s minister, Pastor Psalm Okpe. She was later presented with a certificate of ordination by the minister.

Speaking with NET reporter shortly after the service, the newly ordained evangelist, expressed happiness at her ‘promotion’, and was full of gratitude to God for being alive to witness the fruition of a dream.

‘I feel overwhelmed with joy for officially being recognised as a promoter of the kingdom. My joy knows no bounds. I have dropped my fame, I’ve dropped who I am in following Christ‘, she said.

She however maintained that she will still feature in more movies when asked if she will be bidding the industry goodbye.

‘Definitely not, we are going to break more grounds, with about three hundred movies behind me, we can only be aiming for thousands more‘.

The ceremony was attended by friends and family of the actress as well as some colleagues in the movie industry, including Clarion Chukwura-Abiola.

Eucharia Anunobi, who made her movie debut with ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent‘ part 2, in 1999 has featured in over three hundred movies in a career spanning over a decade.

Eucharia, Clarion Chukwura-Abiola and friends
Eucharia's son holds his mum's certificate

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Laverne Cox

The AW17 campaign for Beyonce‘s clothing line, Ivy Park just dropped!

Bey is proving that there is no one standard of beauty as she taps transgender actress Laverne Cox, dancer Karen Macdonald who is in her 60s and models Souffrant Ralph and Grace Bol for the bold campaign.

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‘The message for this campaign is to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness,’ the singer said. ‘True beauty and power are born out of strength of character and defined from the inside out. There is no one standard of beauty.’

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By Osagie Alonge

DA TRYBE 2.0 – (L-R) SARZ, eLDee, k9, Sojay and Sheyman

If one word was to describe eLDee da Don then it would be ‘Evolution’. Over the last 14 years, Lanre Dabiri has registered his presence in the Nigerian music scene, helped birth many careers, blessed us with hit songs, embraced advocacy, and remained relevant all the time. What more can a Don do, you ask?

After forming the rap group Trybesmen which included rappers Kunle ‘Kaboom’ Bello and Mfon ‘Freestyle‘ Essien back in 1998, the Hip-hop trio went on to dominate the Western region with their new style of music – a blend of American hiphop music laced with Nigerian lingo and lore. Their debut ‘Trybal Marks‘ still makes the list of the most influential Hip-hop records ever to come out of Nigeria.

Eventually eLDee being the dreamer he is, began to expand the empire, snatching up upcoming rappers Sasha, Blaise, 2shotz, Dr SID, Timi, olaDELe and Double O. Along with the KB and Free, they formed Da Trybe – A coalition of talents that rode on the success of just one single ‘Oya‘ and a lukewarm album ‘The Big Picture‘.

The assemble was however short-lived as in-house squabbles led to a early and unceremonious separation.

eLDee however emerged as one of the most successful out of the lot, forging on with his Trybe Records label and releasing three albums and a mixtape. (2shotz is the only Da Trybe member who has released more albums, five in number).

Now, he ‘s back with another squad. In an era where power houses like Chocolate City, EME and the Mo’Hits seem to have it on lock, can he and his new gang reclaim the position he once occupied?


‘Trybe records is proud to announce the new roster of artists for 2012 which currently include eLDee, Sheyman, Sarz, K9 and Sojay. Trybe Records is looking to sign on a few more artists before the end of the year and promise to be the team to watch out for in 2012‘, said a press statement made available to NET.


The don is vastly experienced in handling a group as it isn’t his first time. With his production skills and business-like attitude, eLDee will guide his new crew to the top.



Another experienced producer, Sheyman boasts of production credits for the late Dagrin, Shank, Iyanya, Bouqui amongst others. His hit single ‘Hotter than fire’ brought him to limelight and don’t forget that long-forgotten stint with D’banj. It is expected that eLDee will drop some of the audio duties on his desk.



The young singer emerged winner of eLDee’s Top Talent competition in April 2011. Already featured on eLDee’s single ‘Higher’, Sojay is talented no doubt, and his inclusion as young blood is a plus.



Another bright young chap who followed Sojay closely but ended up in second place at the Top Talent competition. He was also featured on the ‘Higher’ single. K9 a rapper will certainly appeal to the hip-hop fans. Although a rookie, under the tutorship of eLDee, K9’s future looks bright.


Arguably one of the best hip-hop-urban Nigerian producers, Sarz has proven his worth with his production credit working with the likes of Ruggedman (Bangin’), Reminisce (Kako bi chicken), Jah Bless (Joor oh, Joor oh remix), Goldie (Don’t touch my body), eLDee ( Na wash, Today-Today) to mention a few. His input to Da Trybe 2.0 will be quite immense.

Sheyman on the set of his new video ‘celebrate’ in South Africa…
eLDee on the set of Today-Today
eLDee and his new crew on the set of ‘Higher’

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Souffrant Ralph
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By Joseph Akahome

Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself rocking her new hair do

International Barbadian born star, Rihanna revealed her new look, influenced by a recent photo shoot for renowned fashion and style magazine, Elle, featuring a blonde hair-do.

The ‘We found love‘ singer tweeted a topless picture of herself with the new look, along with the tweet, ‘1st Cover of the year!!!!

The hair style incorporates long choppy layers and lengthy razor bangs with a smoother, straighter texture.

The singer is known for blazing new hair trends (remember her all-red hair?) which are largely copied by fans world over, and it is reported that she spend upwards of a whopping $14,000 on hair maintenance every week.

Rihanna, born Robyn Fenty on February 20, 2012, is a very successful recording artist, and as of January 2012, has reportedly sold approximately 47.6 million digital singles in the United States, making her the highest-selling digital artist in the US since 2004.

Newly-turned-blonde Rihanna is seen at the Roxbury night club in Hollywood

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Grace Bol

Karen Macdonald

This post first appeared on 234STAR.

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