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Media mogul Mo Abudu‘s daughter, Temidayo Abudu, is having her traditional wedding ceremony today.

The Ebony Life TV producer, popularly known as Ted Abudu, kicked off her forever journey with her sweetheart Adebola Makanjuola a couple of months ago with an Introduction.

Click here if you missed it.

Today, the two are having their traditional wedding and TY Bello has shared some never-before-seen pre-wedding photos of the couple.

About shooting the couple, TY Bello wrote:

Temidayo and Adebola it was a joy to capture the essence of what you both share .. what stayed with me after your shoot was the beautiful way you looked at each other .. that Indescribable ‘thing ‘that resides inside the love you have … it’s precious .. precious .. precious .. Yesterday as I prayed for the personal direction I heard ..LOVE! .. love is the next big thing .. the best big thing .. the ONLY big thing. it’s refreshing to read 1st Cor 13 in the passion translation.. ‘ LOVE NEVER STOPS LOVING !!…when love’s perfection arrives, the partial will fade away. You really are blessed @redabudu and @addie.mak .. may this beautiful love infinitely be the Flavour and fragrance of your lives ..forever and ever and ever. #tybellophotography #makeup by @bimpeonakoya #teddiemak

See the photos below.

Photo Credit: @tybello

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The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held last night at the Galen Center on Saturday (March 23) in Los Angeles.

The show was hosted by DJ Khaled, with several big winners announced through the course of the night – Joey King, Noah Centineo, Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift and more.

Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Will Smith, Tyga, Ray J, Skai Jackson, T.I., Bebe Rexha, Migos, and more stars were in attendance.

South African rapper AKA, who was nominated in the Favourite South African Star category, was in attendance.

See the stars in attendance below.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Jennifer Hudson attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Janelle Monáe
attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Bebe Rexha attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/KCA2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Skai Jackson attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: AKA attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Jason Sudeikis attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Will Smith attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: T.I. attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/KCA2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: (L-R) Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo of Migos attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: King Cairo Stevenson (L) and Tyga attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: (L-R) Cree Taylor Hardrict and Tia Mowry attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: (L-R) Nicole Tuck, Asahd Tuck Khaled and DJ Khaled attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: (L-R) Rebecca Jefferson, Berkeley Brynn Gross, and Lance Gross attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: (L-R) Princess Love, Melody Norwood, and Ray J attend Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Violence mars Rerun Election in Kano - BellaNaija

Punch reports that violence and intimidation marred the rerun polls on Saturday as voters tried to access their polling units to take part in the election that was earlier postponed because of unrest.

According to Punch, armed men were seen wielding machetes and cudgels intimidating voters and journalist in Kano state. The director for the Centre for Democracy and Development, Idayat Hassan, said that the violence would raise questions on the legitimacy of the elections. She said:

Journalists and observers have been intimidated because of a win at all costs mentality from politicians. Democracy is in trouble in Nigeria.

While many people reported violence in their areas, others say the exercise was peaceful in theirs.

The original elections was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a fortnight ago.

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Slyvia and her forever love, George are showing us exactly how you can bring in the old-school vibe into their love story. The beauty is not just in their pre-wedding pictures, it originally started from how they met. It is quite interesting that Slyvia’s aunt and George’s uncle thought they would be perfect for each other. Even though George was in Panama and Slyvia in Saint Kitts and Nevis, they somehow found a way to love and now that beautiful seed has grown into this forever union.

So from here on, it is a countdown to #SG19.

How We Met
By the groom-to-be, George

Being the only son, my parents always expressed their desire of wanting me to marry a Nigerian girl but since we lived in Panama it was close to impossible to meet Nigerians there, and I also wasn’t interested in a long distance relationship. On this particular day, my uncle sent me pictures of a girl and asked me if I liked what I was seeing, I told him she was beautiful but I guess she lived in Nigeria. He informed me that she lived in Saint Kitts where she was schooling at the time. I had no clue where the country was located as I had never heard of it before so I googled it and found out it was a small island not too far from Panama, I was both surprised and excited with my findings.

I got her number from my uncle and called her for the first time, I actually thought the call was going be short and probably awkward as I didn’t know what she thought about me but it turned out better than I initially expected.  I remember us talking for a long time over the phone that day and I really enjoyed our conversation and wanted to talk to her every day. After a month of talking every day, I finally decided to visit her and meet her in person, so we made plans towards that. When the day came I was so nervous and excited to finally meet her.

When I saw her for the first time what caught my attention was her beautiful smile, she had one of the prettiest smiles I had ever seen. We had an awesome time together and by the end of my 1-week trip I asked her to be my girlfriend and she said yes.  We started our long distance relationship and I would go visit her every month. Months later she came to Panama to meet my family and they all loved her as well. Fast forward to a year and a couple of months after, we went together to London for the first time and at the London Eye, I asked her to marry me to which she said Yes!

How We Met
By the bride-to-be, Slyvia.

George and I met physically in 2017 in Saint Kitts and Nevis, where I was schooling at the time. But Prior to meeting him in person, we had been talking since December of the previous year. But here’s how we actually got to know each other. It was just a regular day after school, I was chilling with my housemates as usual when I got a call from my mum saying that she just spoke to one of my Aunts who told her about a particular guy she would like to introduce me to. She (my mum) had asked her to send some pictures of the said man so she can send it to me to hear what I had to say. At this point, I was laughing so hard on the phone, more because I was in shock that my mum was talking about “MAN”! A topic that had been on standby for years. Lol. (You know how it is with Nigerian parents when it comes to that topic ).

She told me he lived in Panama with his family and worked there as a Pilot and my aunt spoke highly of his family. She also said she had sent some pictures of me to my aunt which she was going to send to his family. After she was done explaining, I asked to see pictures of him.  My mum also asked for permission to send my number to the guy and said that if I wasn’t interested I should just tell him politely if he calls that she wasn’t imposing him on me. Basically, she made it clear that it was solely my choice to make. (To be honest, I wasn’t interested actually as I didn’t think I was ready for a romantic relationship at the time).

The next day, I got a message from a foreign number on WhatsApp and I thought it was him, but the person introduced himself as George’s uncle and he asked if he could call me, and I agreed. He told me all the reasons I should give his nephew a chance. He told me how good he was, how he wouldn’t bother calling if he didn’t trust his nephew to be a wonderful man. We talked for a while and he was really likable and funny, he kept telling me to promise him I’ll at least hear his nephew out and I agreed. Lol.

So I picked a time that was convenient for George to finally call me. The next day, I got a message from a number I assumed was his. The message read “Hi Sylvia, my name is George, my uncle gave me your number and told me to call you by 2 pm. Please let me know when you’re available so I can call you” immediately I saw that message my heart skipped a beat. Lol. I was thinking “what will I say to this guy on the phone now o” so I replied and told him he could call. The call went better than I thought, after the first awkward minute we talked a lot and discovered we had a lot in common.

 

Credits

Bride-to-be: @sylvia_hearts_xo
Groom-to-be: @gokwuka
Photography: @doha_photographer

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President Idriss Déby of Chad has fired the country’s armed forces chief and his two deputies after Boko Haram killed 23 soldiers on Friday.

Channels reports that Déby fired Brahim Seid Mahamat just hours after the attack which occurred Friday morning in the southwest region of the country.

The president also reorganised the country’s security, suspending the air force chief and his deputy and making the army chief of staff Taher Erda take the top job and appointing  a general from the northeastern region of Tibesti as chief advisor on national defence issues.

The air force suspensions followed the discovery of debris from an helicopter which went missing more than a week ago in the north, Channels reports.

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