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ways to deal with body odour

With the mercury rising, it’s normal to deal with a wee case of body odour every now and then. Try these life hacks to ensure that you stay fresh all day.

1. Wash daily. It may be the most obvious, but some folk think that they can go a day without a shower and not smell funky. The combination of sweat, bacteria, sebum and dust that accumulates on our skin can cause a bit of a smell, so a simple shower takes care of it and gives skin an opportunity to breathe. Use warm water, and soap; and rinse thoroughly.

2. Change clothes. You may bath all you want, but if you don’t change your clothes, you may not be able to rid yourself of body odour. Here’s the thing; the shirt you wore yesterday still has sweat residue and active bacteria on it which will give off an off odour until you wash it. Even if you use perfume on your clothes, a bad odour can still emanate through.

3. Wear loose fitting cotton clothes. The hot weather means you can show more skin, which also helps skin breathe. Wearing cotton underwear and going commando at night will help your nether regions breathe a bit, which can prevent things like thrush.

Loose fitting clothes will prevent you from over sweating, which in turn reduces chances of developing an odour.

4. Use deodorant. This product should be your friend, especially during warmer seasons. There are plenty of options on the market, from your germ defending to ones for sensitive skin, and ones with organic ingredients. Try a few until you find something that suits you and your skin. Another trick is to use some roll-on deodorant after a shower at night as well as in the morning. Keep a deodorant spray in your handbag to use whenever you need to freshen up.

5. Get treated for excessive sweating. Excessive sweating or hyperhydrosis can be hard to deal with, but there are medical and cosmetic ways to treat it. Speak to your GP or dermatologist about suitable treatments. There are prescription antiperspirants you may want to try, Botox injected directly under the arms, prescription drugs or surgery depending on the severity of the problem.

highest paying jobs in Africa


1 best job in africa  air craft

The career choice you make is influenced by a number of factors. But without a doubt, one of the most critical factors in determining career path is the amount of money you’ll make.

We scoured the web to find out which careers will take home the big bucks. In descending order we also included the highest earning potential for each job, according to Payscale.1Air traffic controllers

Air traffic controllers are responsible for the flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. This is incredibly mentally challenging and requires that they make split second decisions that can have a huge impact on the lives’ of people.

Air traffic controllers need to be extremely competent in a number of areas, including area radar, approach, approach radar and aerodrome.

Highest earning potential: R456 171

2 best job in africa  software engineer

The continuous development in technology requires the skills of software engineers. They are responsible for the design, development and maintenance of software and shape the way computers work. In other words, the entire global system lies in their hands.

Software engineers must have qualifications in computer science and programming.

Highest earning potential: R559 584

best job in africa  lawyer

A lawyer’s expertise can be charged per hour. Not only do they need to obtain an undergraduate degree, but they also need a specilised law degree. That’s not all. Lawyers also need to go through extensive training to become a lawyer in order to practice.

Highest earning potential: R571 671

4 best job in africa  Petroleum engineers

Petroleum engineers are often involved with crude oil or natural gas, and the activities that concern obtaining and producing them. The role of a petroleum engineer requires a combination of innovation, exploration and expansion as a huge amount of intelligence and training are needed to be successful.

Petroleum engineers need to spend years studying and training in order to have a good knowledge of physics, chemical engineering and mining engineering.

Highest earning potential: R572 600

5 it manager

From monitoring operational requirements to researching strategies and building cost-effective and efficient solutions, IT managers need to have a thorough understanding of information technology systems.

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The highest paying skills associated with IT Managers are people management and project management.

Highest pay: R780 159

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6 chatared accountant

Tasked with examining and preparing financial reports, chartered accountants are responsible for ensuring that financial records are accurate and filed on time. To start off their career they and need to have an accounting degree from an accredited SAICA university. Once equipped with their degree, they need to complete a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA).

Skills that earn accountants more money include budget management, evaluation and management auditing and financial analysis.

Highest earning potential: R861 283

7 Management Consultants

Management consultants help with the evaluation of existing organisations and provide expertise on how to improve performance of the company and implement best practice. Management consultants can come from varied backgrounds, such as accounting, engineering and actuary. However, they must all be highly knowledgeable in business analytics and administration.

Highest earning potential: R984 878

8 pilot

If there is one job that cannot be done by just anybody, it is that of a pilot. Pilots need to have a strong educational background, as well as specialized certifications. They also need to have a certain amount of flying hours before they can fly any commercial airline, which can dig deep in their pockets. Airlines can also choose to conduct their own rigorous training to ensure their personnel are well equipped.

Highest earning potential: R1 049 555

9 actuary

An actuary is a business professional in charge of the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. To make it as actuaries, professionals need to have an exceptionally good mathematical capability, especially as part of their role is to calculate the potential of an uncertain event, such as natural disasters; assessing the effect of financial loss.

Asset management, liability management, business knowledge and analytical skills, are the top skills actuaries need to possess.

Highest earning potential: R1 271 287 

10 Medical Specialists

Specialist doctors need to acquire an advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine. The earning potential of medical specialists vary greatly, but neurosurgeons are usually among the highest paid.

how to become successful in forex

Forex has caused large losses to many inexperienced and undisciplined traders over the years. You need not be one of the losers. Here are5 forex trading tips that you can use to avoid disasters and maximize your potential in the currency exchange market.

1. Know yourself. Define your risk tolerance carefully. Understand your needs.

To profit in trading, you must make recognize the markets. To recognize the markets, you must first know and recognize yourself. The first step of gaining self-awareness is ensuring that your risk tolerance and capital allocation to forex and trading are not excessive or lacking. This means that you must carefully study and analyse your own financial goals in engaging forex trading.

2. Plan your goals. Stick to your plan.

Once you know what you want from trading, you must systematically define a timeframe and a working plan for your trading career. What constitutes failure, what would be defined as success? What is the timeframe for the trial and error process that will inevitably be an important part of your learning? How much time can you devote to trading? Do you aim at financial independence, or merely aim to generate extra income? These and similar questions must be answered before you can gain the clear vision necessary for a persistent and patient approach to trading. Also, having clear goals will make it easier to abandon the endeavour entirely in case that the risks/return analysis precludes a profitable outcome.

3. Choose your broker carefully.

While this point is often neglected by beginners, it is impossible to overemphasize the importance of the choice of broker. That a fake or unreliable broker invalidates all the gains acquired through hard work and study is obvious. But it is equally important that your expertise level, and trading goals match the details of the offer made by the broker. What kind of client profile does the forex broker aim at reaching? Does the trading software suit your expectations? How efficient is customer service? All these must be carefully scrutinized before even beginning to consider the intricacies of trading itself.

4. Pick your account type, and leverage ratio in accordance with your needs and expectations.

In continuation of the above item, it is necessary that we choose the account package that is most suited to our expectations and knowledge level. The various types of accounts offered by brokers can be confusing at first, but the general rule is that lower leverage is better. If you have a good understanding of leverage and trading in general, you can be satisfied with a standard account. If you’re a complete beginner, it is a must that you undergo a period of study and practice by the use of a mini account. In general, the lower your risk, the higher your chances, so make your choices in the most conservative way possible, especially at the beginning of your career.

5. Begin with small sums, increases the size of your account through organic gains, not by greater deposits.

One of the best tips for trading forex is to begin with small sums, and low leverage, while adding up to your account as it generates profits. There is no justification to the idea that a larger account will allow greater profits. If you can increase the size of your account through your trading choices, perfect. If not, there’s no point in keeping pumping money to an account that is burning cash like an furnace burns paper.

All The Glitz And Glamour From Mercy Aigbe’s 40th Birthday Party


Actress Mercy Aigbe’s birthday might have been surrounded by a few controversies, from arguments that she is not really 40 to the red dress saga, it was without doubt a wholesome and very colourful event.

The ceremony brought several Nollywood stats together including the duo of Saidi and Fathia Balogun whose divorce recently got finalised with a clean out of Fathia’s Instagram page.

The actress had her 40th birthday party in Lagos and was attended by celebrities. Stars like Halima Abubakar, Adunni Ade, Iyabo Ojo, Doris Simeon and many others were also in attendance.

Here are the official photos from the star studded event:


Wach A Nollywood wedding rom-com is Nigeria’s first international box-office hit

A romantic comedy about the disasters and joys of a huge Nigerian wedding is breaking box-office records at home and abroad.

The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai, raked in 73.3 million naira (about $202,000) in its opening weekend on Dec. 15-17, a new record according to the film producer (How much it cost to make the film was not readily available.) The sequel to the successful 2016 movie The Wedding Party beat out Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Nigerian cinemas, which also opened that weekend. By the first week of january, the film had grossed 300 million naira (roughly $826,000) and went on to open in 17 other African countries and the UK, where it had the biggest single day opening for a Nollywood film. Producers now plan to take it to the US, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

These earnings may seem small compared to the global earning of blockbusters like The Last Jedi, but it’s significant for Nigeria and Nollywood. The country’s film industry is slowly becoming a global phenomenon, but even though Nollywood pushes out dozens of films a week, most go straight to DVD, with  less than 30 cinemmas serving a population of around 180 million.

The international success is a vindication of sorts. When the quality of early Nollywood films was derided, its advocates argued that its shaky cameras and popping mics were laying a foundation for a professional homegrown film industry. The box-office records broken by The Wedding Party‘s sequel, as well as the first film, justify that faith.

From marketing to the distribution, Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu’s ebony life film and the fec have ensured that the film looks slick professional—nothing like the chaos of the wedding it portrays.

Released in December 2016, the original The Wedding Party was the first Nollywood film to  pass the billion naira mark at home, becoming the highest grossing Nigerian film ever, at 3.5 billion naira (approximately $11.5 million). The film showed a local appetite for well-made rom-coms, fueled by a marketing campaign that borrowed from Hollywood. Last year, Netflix added The Wedding Party to its roster .

The film’s sequel was determined to be an international affair and exactly a year later, The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai was released. The film picks up at the end of the last one, where a kiss between a groomsman and a bridesmaid sets sparks flying all the way to a new wedding at the center of the film. The culture clash between a Yoruba and Igbo family is further complicated by the introduction of the bride’s British family to a destination wedding in Dubai.

The film borrows from the proven novelty of love across the color lines first seen in 1967 with gues whos comming for dinner . It also bets on the cinematic hilarity that ensues when people of diverse ethnicities walk down the aisle, as seen in break US hit  ,my big fat greek weading. It taps into the frivolous joy the wedding film format brings to audiences not accustomed to seeing themselves celebrated in this way—as jumping the broom did for African-Americans in 2011.

Perhaps most importantly, it plays with all the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of a Nollywood film that audiences have come to expect, against a backdrop that anyone in the world who has ever been to a wedding recognizes.

Five Nollywood stars to watch out for in 2018

Biola Aiyeola

Nollywood has seen the emergence of a number of fresh-faced and talented actors into its fold. These role interpreters have held their own and are tipped to give the established Nollywood actors a good run.

Here, PREMIUM TIMES beams the spotlight on the top five actor/actresses to watch out for in 2018

1. Bisola Aiyeola

This Big Brother Nigeria first runner-up, Bisola Aiyeola, is a bunch of talents. A triple treat, she is a singer, actress and a comedian. Although she had appeared in a number of productions prior to her sojourn in the BB Naija house, the reality show shot her to super stardom.

Bisola who was also a 2008 MTN Project Fame contestant was outstanding playing supportive roles on two web series, “Skinny Girl in Transit” and “Life of a Nigerian Couple” in 2017.

She was also brilliant in the critically acclaimed Nollywood film, “Picture Perfect”. Bisola played Ovy in a movie of the same title in 2018 and was fantastic at it.

2. Zainab Balogun

Zainab is the lead actor in one of 2018’s most anticipated movies, a romcom, titled Royal Hibiscus Hotel. But, her role in The Wedding Party has earned her more rave reviews.

The 28-year-old media girl may be a fresh face in Nollywood but she is by no means a greenhorn. She starred in a hit Bollywood movie (Cocktail), and the Hollywood hit movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ as an extra.

3. Bolanle Ninalowo

If good looks is all it takes to become a Nollywood star, then, Bolanle Ninalowo, has no issues whatsoever.

Tagged Nollywood’s ‘new’ bad boy, Bolanle made his debut in 2010, took a break in the same year, and returned to the industry in 2014.

One of the new sensations rocking the industry, he has since featured in a couple of movies where he remarkably plays the role of a Casanova.

A fan favourite, he has starred in quite a number of big budget movies, which are yet to be released in 2018.

4. Adunni Ade

Adunni Ade made her debut in the Nigerian movie industry in 2013 and has featured in movies such as, For The Wrong Reasons, What’s Within, 2nd Honeymoon, Head Gone, Schemers, So in Love and others.

She was born to a Nigerian father and an American/German mother in New York.

While in America, she dabbled into modeling and featured in America’s Next Top Model. She is one of the standout acts in the ongoing EbonyLife TV, Kannywood English drama series, Sons Of The Caliphate.

5. Bimbo Ademoye

Blessed with a figure to die for, Bimbo Ademoye is a promising actress who has appeared on-screen for a while.

She has featured in an array of Iroko TV movies such as “The Backup Wife,” “Diary of a Crazy Nigerian Woman,” “It’s about Your Husband” among others.

She was phenomenal in TV series such as “Desperate Housegirls” and “This is It.”

A talented and convincing actress, Bimbo will be proving her worth once more in the movie “Getting Over Him,” which debuts in cinemas this January.

how to write a successful bussiness plan

After coaching over 1,000 entrepreneurs, I came up with a way to ease into business planning. I realized that every business has 3 core elements: product/marketing/financials. That led me to develop the concept of the 3-tier business plan which can be as short as 3 sentences to get you easily and comfortable started.

Once you have your 3-sentence business plan, I show you how to extrapolate it into a 1-page business plan. After you have the 1-page business plan, I show you how to extrapolate it into a full business plan.

I am with you every step of the way

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? I understand how it feels. I’ve coached over 1,000 entrepreneurs to create a business plan, and I will help you too.

You will complete this business planning course in about three hours. And after such a short time you will be able to write a good business plan the very same day. And the sooner you plan the sooner you will start your business, and ultimately reach all your goals for your business.

When you finish this business plan course you will be able to write a fantastic business plan that gets the attention of investors. Your business plan will help you get moving in the direction of obtaining the wealth and success you have been dreaming of for yourself and your family. Try the course now and get on the path to achieving these goals.

This course teaches you to write a business plan by going through each section of a business plan one by one, explaining what to write in each section of the business plan.

Who This Business Planning Course Is For

  • People just starting a business
  • People stuck on writing a business plan
  • People who want to create a great strategy before starting their business
  • People who need a business plan to help them raise money

How This Business Plan Course Is Structured

The course is almost all video. You get 68 lectures in over 3 hours of lessons. I also continuously update the course, and you will have access to all the future lectures. When you are done with the course, you should be able to comfortably plan your business, and be able to easily think through various business strategies.

Personal Touch

In addition to the course lectures, you get my help and advice! Students are able to start discussions and message me with private questions. I answer 99% of questions within 24 hours. I love helping students who take my courses and I look forward to helping you.

If you have questions about whether the course will be helpful to your particular situation, message me with questions about this course.

Join My Office Hours And Community For More Personal Help – Only In My courses

What really sets this course apart is the bi-weekly regular office
hours I hold with students in this course. The office hours are a group GoogleHangout call with other students where you can make connections and get extra
business advice from a real expert. During the office hours you can ask
me any business question you want, and I will do my best to help you.
The office hours are free, I don’t try to sell anything. It is just
another thing I do to make your course experience better.

I form many amazing and long-term business relationships with people in my courses and I hope one day I can meet you.

This Business Plan Course Is Based On People Just Like You

Let me explain a little bit about why I created this course. I originally created the Problemio business planning apps on Android and iPhone that now have 1,000,000+ cumulative downloads. On the apps I saw thousands of people making common business planning mistakes. Over time, I started a business coaching practice where I help people write their business plans in a 1-on-1 setting. This course is a much more affordable option than buying a 1-on-1 coaching, but you get all the strategies I teach people when I coach them 1-on-1.

Beyond Business Planning

Each section of the business plan gives you actionable advice for how you can handle that part of your business during the execution phase once you get started.

I wish you much luck, success, and enjoyment in your business. I sincerely hope that this course helps you, and look forward to hearing about your future success! Sign up now, and start moving your business forward today.

Still Wondering If This Business Planning Course Will Be Right For You?

Personally, I am always skeptical before I buy anything for the first time. It is just impossible to predict whether the course will be useful before you actually take it. Luckily, Udemy offers a 30-day money back guarantee so there is no risk for you to try the course. So buy the course now and see for yourself how easy and even fun it can be to write a business plan and create a great business strategy.

What Kinds Of Businesses You Can Plan Using This Course?

With the business planning strategies in this course, you can create a business plan for a restaurant or diner, coffee shop, barbershop, nightclub, local event, business selling t-shirts, most kinds of stores ranging from boutiques to grocery stores to jewlery shops, animal care or grooming, lawn care or landscaping businesses, moving businesses, gym, frozen yogurt or ice cream shop, a deli, liquor store or a sandwich shop, a a beauty salon or a hair salon, a spa, a daycare business, a hardware store, commercial cleaning or residential cleaning, car wash, general contractor business, dog walking or pet sitting, martial arts studio, or a dance studio.

Here is a list of potential online businesses you can plan using this course: blogging, affiliate marketing, elearning, create a channel on YouTube, become an author and sell books on Amazon and the Kindle, or become a freelancer or a local concierge.


I can’t guarantee that you will be successful in your business. Results may vary on your business, economic climate, market environment, and your ability to implement the suggested strategies.

It does not make sense to criticize Ebony Reigns’ fashion sense – Mzbel


Hiplife artiste, Mzbel has been reported to have said that she sees nothing wrong with the choice of dresses put on by reigning female artiste, Ebony Reigns.

According to the report, Mzbel said “it does not make sense” for any public figure to be criticized for his or her looks on stage.

To her, Ebony needs to be left to do what she pleases because branding is part of her career as a recording and performing artiste.

Mzbel who in some time past have indicated that exposing herself during her hat days as an artiste killed has affected her brand image and is working hard to better her brand thinks Ebony should be left to do what pleases her.

Ebony Reigns have become a subject of discussions for her choice of dresses during performances but she has said she does not have plans of changing her fashion sense to please anybody in the country.

watch videos of Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, Ebony thrill fans at 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards

Ebony PCA.jpegThere was a charged up atmosphere at the AICC when series of performances were served on the night

The 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards will go down memory lane as one of the successful end-of-year awards event following its one-year recession after it launched in 2015.

Scores of Ghanaian art and entertainment enthusiasts who thronged the Accra International Conference Saturday, December 30 rounded-up their year in grand style as they witnessed while others received plaques at this year’s edition of the redefined People’s Choice Awards.

Amid shouts of excitement, patrons sang and danced along to the epic performances served by the various artistes billed for the event.

Opening acts, Nacee and Gifty Osei led the chain of entertainers to commence the event with their soothing gospel tunes.

TeePhlow led the pack of Hiplife artistes who mounted the stage on the night to dish out strict rap lines to the audience. Fancy Gadam moved the audience to their feet with his performance and display of his enviable dance skills.

Lynx Entertainment’s duo, KiDi and Kuami Eugene came on stage to thrill their fans to their well acclaimed hit songs ‘Odo’ and ‘Angela’ respectively.

The 90’s bad girl, Ebony who picked up the award for the “Female Musician of the Year” did not disappoint in her final showdown for the year 2017 as she covered up to perform her popular hit songs, Kupe, Poison, Sponsor, Date Your Father, Hustle and Maame Hw3.

Dancehall artiste and Shatta Movement boss Shatta Wale brought the auditorium to a standstill when he surprisingly showed up on stage at the 2017 People’s Celebrity Awards. He was greeted by a rapturous crowd who stood to their feet to dance and sing along as he served an energetic performance till he retired.

He ultimately walked away with the biggest award; a brand new Dodge Charger after being voted for by the public as the “Celebrity of Year”.

Notable personalities who were present at the awards night were Asamoah Gyan, DKB, Ahoufe Patri, Kalybos, Jacinta Ocansey and Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum among others.

The People’s Celebrity Awards is an annual award scheme which seeks to award and celebrate individuals who have contributed immensely towards the development of the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment industry.

The scheme covered areas such as music, movies, TV, Radio, Journalism, and Sports among other fields.

Mzbel says she supports Ebony Reigns’ style of dressing

Mzbel Ebony Reigns Mzbel and Ebony

Songstress Mzbel has thrown her support behind fellow female artiste Ebony Reigns amidst public criticism over the latter’s way of dressing and appearance on stage.

According to her, that comes with the profession.In an interview with Media General’s Owusu Worae, Mzbel stated “it does not make sense” to just criticise a celebrity for the way he or she looks on stage.”

When asked if she believes Ebony is trying to be like her, Mzbel said: “the dancehall artiste wants to be known for what and who she is and not by anybody”.

The “Maame Hw3” hitmaker has come under criticism for her dressing on stage ever since she burst into the music scene.

Some believes it’s her grooming and thus how she exposes herself is not fit to represent the cause of women, whiles others like Mzbel say she is in a business which requires her to attract attention however that comes.

However, Mzbel, born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, was once upon a time at the receiving end of scathing verbal, and a physical attack during a performance at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology because of what she wore on stage

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