With curves that could only have been carved by the gods themselves, come September 2019, one of the abundant, curvaceously-endowed beauties of this beautiful land is going to be crowned queen in Nigeria’s first-ever curvaceous pageant tagged Miss Curvaceous 2019, amidst great pomp and pageantry.
Besides the immeasurable opportunities that winning would afford the victor, she would also be awarded the star cash prize of 5 Million Naira and a brand new car.
The original Brain Child Of Mr. Obafemi Richard Jegede of Curvaceous Lifestyle Nigeria, franchise owner and organizer of the pageant which debuted in the year 2013 in South Africa; the pageant is a way of celebrating and appreciating another category of Nigeria’s most beautifully and sensationally shaped ladies. Also contrary to the general notion that it is only tall and slim ladies that befit the revered image of Beauty Queens, Miss Curvaceous is set to prove that the true African Queen of this dark-skinned continent must possess curvaceous, tantalizingly attractive curves and a unique personality.
And now, in similar fashion, the debut edition, which quickly warmed its way into the hearts of pageant- lovers and immediately stamped its authority on the consciousness of south Africans, is now about to take Nigeria by storm.
Pageant Registration forms are already being obtained at a very affordably price of 5000 naira via different channels viz by downloading the Pageant Registration form and making an electronic payment, via cash at various form sales outlets, or at the venue of the audition; the last option not being advisable as the massive number of initial entries would be treated on a first come, first served basis, with earlier entries having the advantage of early auditioning on the 11th of July.
Miss Curvaceous 2019 is being supported by media giants, 4K-IV MEDIA, publishers of Metropolix Magazine/online and Soul Magazine, XXL MEDIA MIX, a Professional Branding Solutions outfit, amongst numerous others.
“I STARTED MISS CURVACEOU TO CHANGE THE NOTION THAT CURVY WOMEN ARE SEX OBJECTS” – Mr. Obafemi Richard Jegede of Curvaceous Lifestyle Nigeria
HOW DO YOU COME ABOUT THIS UNIQUE CONCEPT OF CELEBRATING CURVY WOMEN?
The idea came in because of the beliefs most men have about curvy women. I was tired of our men seeing curvy women as sex object which has increased sexual abuse. Looking at the industry and the platform created thus far. Women in the middle are yet to be given platform, what I mean is that, as a skinny model/woman you have a place in the industry and same goes to BIG women known as plus size but there’s nothing for curvy women like Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Anita Joseph to me to mention few. We have millions of women out there who can relate with the above mentioned celebrities.
Dont forget majority of African women are not skinny.
If you see curvaceous women, they always struggle with their jeans size because most jeans out there is not made for them and in most case when they see a jean they like is either it leaves gap around there waist or it won’t go in because of their hips hence we see their G-string showing when they walk . All this put together is what birthed Miss Curvaceous in 2013 in South Africa.
TELL US WHY YOU HAVE THIS STRONG BELIEF IN CURVY LADIES WHEN MANY PEOPLE SEE SKINNY GIRLS AS THE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR MODELLING.
Modeling is not for skinny girls only it is for all. Modeling is for skinny, Curvaceous and plus size. Our target is let our audience knows the different between the skinny , curvy and plus size. Curvaceous is NOT plus size and it can’t be plus size .
HOW DO YOU INTEND TO SELL THE EVENTUAL WINNER TO THE WORLD?
We are currently working with an international designer who will be one of our designers at the grand finale, she’s American based designer and believes in our vision. We are also gona collaborate with different brands who would work with the winner as there brand ambassador. We also going to work with different fashion houses and magazines for more visibility for the winner.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AWAITING THE WINNER?
Winner wins, $10k, furnished apartment at Lekki, a car and endorsement.
WE HAVE SEEN BEAUTY PAGEANTS STARTED AND LATER FAILED TO SEE THE LIGHT OF THE DAY, HOW DO YOU INTEND TO MAINTAIN THIS UNIQUE CONCEPT?
Because this is not just a pageant, it isfirst pageant in the world to be staged via reality show, through that, talents would be discovered and the contestants would actually discover themselves and their strength through the task and challenge they would face during their stay in the house. Also, this pageant is to empower youths and raise awareness against any form of women abuse .
AS A MAN WHAT WILL YOU SAY TRIGGERS YOUR PASSION FOR THIS PAGEANT?
As a man, I got my passion through my late mother, May her soul continue to rest on peace. I love you Mama. She thought me how to treat and respect women. She made me believe because a woman likes you and open her legs for me does not give me the right to abuse her or treat her like nobody. I fact she made it clear to me that women are to be treated like eggs. Though we have some women who can and will get to your nerves yet a man needs to take caution. One of my quotes says “To build a nation build a woman.” I know many people would disagree with me, but let me make it simple, every leader be it good or bad came through a woman. So when we build a woman she can give birth to that person that would change the world.
WE HAVE HEARD STORIES OF ORGANIZERS SLEEPING WITH CONTESTANTS HOW DO YOU INTEND TO MAKE MISS CURVACEOUS A MODEST PAGEANT?
Like I said, this is a brand that stands against any form of women abuse and we do not believe in nepotism thus, discipline is the order of the day in our pageant and no contestants can say she has experienced such or would experience such. This is a brand that is out there to sensitize men from seeing curvy women as a sex object .
TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE PREVIOUS EDITION IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Miss Curvaceous was birthed in South Africa in 2013.
Our mission is to boost self-esteem and eradicate any form of women abuse and body shaming.
Our Vision is to be the symbol HOPE on everything curvaceous, big and bold in Africa.
My experience thus far is something I can write a book about but since this idea and concept is new. My main challenge is our society and how they have seen curves over the years. Most men sees curves as sex object while thinks nothing good can come out of curves expect sex and butt. I stand to tell the whole Africa that there’s more to curves than butt. A curvy woman can achieve anything and become a role model to her community and the youth. Is high time we see them differently and encourage them to useful instead of perceiving them as sex object of good for nothing but sex.
MORE INFORMATION FOR INTENDING CONTESTANTS.
Our audition dates are as follow :
19th July 2019
Venue : 198 Opebi Road Allen Avenue. Ikeja .
21st July 2019
Venue: 285 Ajose Adeogun Steet, Victoria Island.
For sponsorship contact :
Call +2349032360428 or +234 8077822256. Whatsapp: +27734711876
‘My Husband Refused To Touch Me For 23 Years, Told Me To See Other Men’
After a disappointing first marriage, a lady named Peninah Mueni Kyalo met a man who checked all the boxes.
He was a military soldier, did not drink alcohol, was religious and showered her with love like never before.
Despite not being intimate for 23 years, Peninah Kyalo has kept herself pure and is proud of it.
The Man of Her Dreams
It did not take long before the two moved in together and in 1993 she got pregnant with her son.
She told Lynn Ngugi: “He was such a nice man. Seeing that I was expectant, he would help me do the laundry. He had such a beautiful heart.”
Her good days would not last long as she got to a point she couldn’t move around as much and preferred staying indoors.
A Turn For Worse
Afterwards, her husband started getting into an entanglement with one of the ladies they had been friends with for years, and whom she viewed as a sister.
“Someone came and informed me to be on the lookout because my namesake was making moves on my man behind my back.”
Things moved from bad and worse after she gave birth as Peninah noticed that her husband either sneaked into the house and left when she was away, or avoided getting intimate with her.
When she got tired of the long wait and confronted him, he disclosed to the mother of one that as much as she was a beautiful woman, he no longer felt romantic urges towards her.
“The few times we got intimate he would forget and refer to by another woman’s name, especially Nyambura.”
What made it difficult for her was the fact that she could not find a friend to confide in because history had shown her that the very friends leveraged such secrets to get close to her husband.
Peninah knew that her love life was beyond salvaging when the father of her child gave her permission to go out with other men.
“He told me to get intimate with whoever I wanted and he would never stand in my way.” She advises people who are in unhappy marriages to speak up about their problems.
Her principles have made her desist from looking for her husband’s replacement, but she regrets the time wasted.
“I would have loved to have more than one child, but I’m now over 50 years, which means it is too late for me to reverse things.”
Cedarwood Luxury Launches Quick Response Code
Fans of Cedarwood Luxury brand of apartments and terraces can now enjoy more perks following the Quick Response Code (QR Code), recently introduced by the management of PWAN Plus Business Concerns, owners of Cedarwood Luxury estates.
The Managing Director of the firm, Dr. Julius Oyedemi, who disclosed this to journalists in Lagos, explained that Cedarwood Luxury Apartments and Terraces embraced the innovation in order to take its tradition of customer satisfaction a bit further.
Dr Oyedemi, who is also the Managing Director of Property World Africa Network (PWAN) Group, explained that QR Code is an innovation which business concerns are now using to enhance easy and fast access to information for accuracy and for security.
“Now if you go to our Lekki head office Cedarwood Luxury Apartments and Terraces our QR Code is conspicuously placed at our reception area, for all to just scan and then get to know more about PWAN Plus and our services.
“I saw that some real estate firms are trying to emulate what we are doing and decided that we should take the perks further, for the benefits of our huge clientele.
“We are now integrating all customers’ data and client information so that just at a scan they can see all our transaction, know more about the company, our offerings, and updates if any instantly. We are the first firm to introduce QR Code into real estate business,” Dr Oyedemi added.
According to the property guru, people living in the Diaspora will appreciate it more because they are more digitally inclined. He explained: “They don’t need to spend more on making calls unless when it’s absolutely necessary.
“All they need to do is scan our QR Code and it takes them to our companies domain where they can access every information first hand. It is also relevant security wise,” Dr Oyedemi further explained.
Barr Rejoice Alabi, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, threw more light on the QR Code pointing out it’s unique relevance to real estate practice.
“It is a two dimensional barcode used for inscription of website, PDF documents linked to YouTube and a lot more things. In real estate what we sell is information; and you can use the code to plant information in a very unique way such that people can quickly get relevant information first hand, not through a third party.
“When you use PR code to send information people get the accurate information, because they are not redirected to another platform that will direct them into another platform before they get the information,” Be. Alabi said.
He related how the firm to leveraged on the enormous potentials of QR Code to make bumper sales even during covid-19 pandemic era.
“Our business received tremendous boast during the lockdown period, without engendering physical contact, just because we deployed the innovative QR Code.
“We now have QR codes in different sizes, we have QR codes for documents, we have QR code for large display, for events and what have you. All of these we have adopted to make our business as well as customer satisfaction more effective.
Explaining how the code works Alabi said when the link of a website is imputed on QR code software, it generates a very unique QR code for that particular website.
And when people scan it, they are redirected to the website and they will see all about the website. “If you have a product on your website, they will know about it firsthand. The website also bears a lot of information about your business, the product you are selling, the location, price and other details, Br. Alabi said.
“Invariably, QR Code is a secured unique inscription to direct clients to our website. A lot of people are counterfeiting a lot of things these days; but the deployment of QR Code becomes a way of securing things digitally.
“If you have your product in scripted in your QR code, nobody will come and counterfeit it because they can’t counterfeit QR code. All they can do is to end up creating another QR code which can’t work with what you have. It is indeed a way of securing information and making sure that people have the right and accurate information.
“The QR Code has also a unique role to play in real estate documentation. Let’s say a client buys a property in one of our estates, for instance, Cedarwoods Luxury, the clients will definitely have plot demarcation number , bearing the details of his or her plot. It will also have the person who allocated that property and other unique details so that if you scan the code you have it all,” Alabi further explained.
Waiting For Men To Demand Sex In Relationships Childish — Yetunde Bakare
While some women are shy about initiating sex with their partners, an actress, Yetunde Bakare, does not see anything wrong with it.
During an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Bakare said, “Waiting for one’s partner to make the (first) move is childish. Women have their moments too. There are times we (women) feel sexually aroused and if one does not make a move, one’s partner is not a witch and would not be able to guess what’s going on with one.
That’s why some women have terrible mood swings. They want it (sex) but feel too shy or proud to ask for it. If one’s partner is one’s best friend, asking for sex should not be a big deal.”
The actress also debunked the claims made by some that Nollywood is not lucrative. She said, “I disagree (with that) absolutely. If it was not a lucrative business, there wouldn’t be any successful filmmaker.
However, we have people like Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu and Kemi Adetiba, who have shown that one can be successful in Nollywood. If one makes a good movie with high standards, one would definitely enjoy doing the business.”
The role interpreter, who is active on social media, also noted being on such platforms had affected her positively. She added, “Being on social media has affected me positively and it has also changed a few things about me.
People close to me know that I neither keep friends nor go out a lot. However, mixing with people on social media has been good for me. Negativity does not get to me because I have a thick skin and I don’t take anything to heart. I simply use the ‘block button’ and that ends it.”
Bakare also noted that she had lost roles because some people believed that dark skin wasn’t camera friendly.
“I lost a lot of roles back in the days because they believed dark skin was not camera friendly. But, I thank God that a lot of things have changed. Now, talent is all that matters”.
On whether she can act as an influencer for a sex enhancement product, she said, “Yes, I can be a social media influencer for sex enhancement products. I think it is about time we start talking about it because sex is one of the fundamentals of marriage.”
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