The Mbadiwe Twins as they are fondly called are Ozee and Ocee (Ozumba and Oseloka Mbadiwe).
A famous member of their family is their grandfather, Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe. Nigeria remembers him as a talented politician, minister and statesman. A great man that actively promoted the ideals of nationalism. There’s so much to know about these Twins. Read on!
What inspires you most?
Our biggest inspiration comes from those that came before us and blazed the trail before us, from our grandfather Dr. Kinglsey Ozumba-Mbadiwe to our father Ambassador Greg Ozumba-Mbadiwe, they both worked hard, they both loved their country and they both worked hard to contribute to the progressive growth of our beloved country Nigeria and we hope to do the same, we are also very inspired by inspiring others.
How does if feel to be a generation after the great politician, Ozumba Mbadiwe?
It feels great!!! We are proud and honored, as I mentioned earlier he blazed the trail and set the blueprint for us, He was truly a great man, He left a wonderful legacy behind and we hope to emulate him. It can be difficult sometimes having such big shoes to fill but then as he always said “When the come comes to become, we shall come out”.
How has twinning been for you both, did you have fights for same thing?
Being twins is all we know and we like it that way, We feel blessed. We are fortunate to have known each other since inception, We both know our strengths and weaknesses and we are constantly working together to amplify our strengths and limit our weakness. Like most siblings we have had arguments and disagreements but that is because deep down we truly want to push each other to maximise our potential and strive for greatness.
How do you feel about wearing same type of clothing?
When it comes to clothing/fashion we believe style is everything and style comes from the individual. In certain situations we have similar styles that might lead to us wearing similar clothing and we have no problems with that but for the most part our styles are reflective of who we are as individuals and so from time to time there are similarities but there are also many differences
Do you think there is anything that can separate both of you?
Separation is a very strong word and our bond is even stronger so I don’t think we can be separated. However, realistically, when we start families that will require other commitments, but in terms of separation we don’t see that happening.
If you are to invest in a business what kind will it be?
First and foremost if we were to invest in a business it would be our business. The “Mbadiwe Twins” without passion, drive and unwavering belief in ourselves, we know that investing in ourselves will yield the most positive outcome.
How old are you?
Young enough to be powered by youthful exuberance and old enough to make wise and mature decisions.
What did you study and are you practicing, if no why?
We both studied law up to the masters level and we have both been called to the Nigerian Bar association since 2012. We both practiced law for a period of time but decided to take advantage of our burgeoning platform because we felt it gave us the best opportunity to inspire people and make more of a difference in our community and continent at large.
What’s your take on social media show of love?
To each their own, personally we try to keep very personal things away from social media and the public eye, some things are best handled in private, however as mentioned earlier to each their own and everybody has their own perspective and unique take.
We gathered that you guys left Nigeria at age 12, if you’d stayed in Nigeria all these while, would you have achieved what you’ve achieved thus far?
I cannot look back and say what my life would have been like if we stayed in Nigeria all this while, unless we can go back in time and change history which is impossible. What we can say is that leaving Nigeria and starting a new chapter exposed us to different cultures, different perspectives and a different way of doing things and we have made sure we incorporated all the knowledge and lessons learned from our experiences into our values and what we represent, this has allowed us to achieve things far beyond our wildest dreams and inspire people not just locally but internationally as well.
What’s that thing you wish you could change about each other?
We don’t think there is anything to change, there is always room for improvement and we are both honest with each other and advice each other daily on things we need to work on to allow us to function to the very best of our abilities
Do you believe in God?
Yes we do, we are born and raised Catholics, very strong in faith and the values we picked up from our faith and that is what guides us daily.
‘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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