Nollywood bad boy, Jim IYKE has just released a sneak peek of his new clothing line ‘UNTAMED CLOSET’. The Clothing line is said to serve teens across the spectrum, from teens, adults to Corporate Attire.
Jim has employed celebrity Make-up Artist Ewan Walker who has worked with celebrities like Chris Brown, Monique, Sean Kingston and a host of other celebrities to be the exclusive Production Manager and Make-up Artist of the brand.
Jim’s previous modeling experience has been as the FACE of Black Label – the high-end line for men’s suit.
Jim Iyke has recently acquired a multi-million naira complex in Abuja to serve as the headquarters of his clothing line. They can be contacted on 00234-9876-6080. The official launch of the ‘UNTAMED CLOSET’ in Abuja will be announced soon.
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The brothers are stepping it up a notch as they build their wealth. I love that. Say all you want about Jim, but he seems to be bent on making that money. He’s gone from an actor, a rapper and now a fashion designer. Make that money bro!
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Yep! That is the position in which a grave robber was caught dead on sunday. The unidentified man presumed to be in his thirties is thought to have died while trying to rob a corpse which had been buried earlier that day.
It appears the loose earth collapsed and trapped him as he dug deeper to gain access to the body. Onlookers suggests that the man must have tried to escape given the nature of his head injuries.
People are still trying to find out how the man knew the corpse was buried with valuables or if he was related to the corpse.
I wonder if after he died he met the spirit of the man whose corpse he was trying to rob… What an interesting conversation that would be.
Busted! 99 days for the thief, 1 day for the owner!
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Last September 4th was another gloomy day for the Nigerian Film Industry (Nollywood) as the death of Veteran actress Geraldine Ekeocha was announced to her colleagues. Ms Geraldine Ekeocha passed away due to complications resulting from a routine fibroid operation.
It has been barely a month since Nollywood lost one of our favourites Sam Loco Efe and the news of Ms Geraldine’s death will surely leave fans and colleagues with their mouths agape. May her soul rest in peace and may her family find strength in the Lord as they deal with their loss.
Now let’s digress from her death and focus on the cause of her death. Complications resulting from a routine FIBROID operation. Sadly Geraldine Ekeocha is not the first person I know or have heard of whose death came about from this type of operation. So I decided to look up this seemingly low-risk surgical procedure which leaves quite a number of bodies in its wake.
Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterine muscle occurring in 30-40% of women. The aetiology of fibroids remains the subject of research but genetics is an important factor the condition being more common in Afro and Caribbean women.
The site goes on to say that most fibroids do not cause any significant problems while others may lead to heavy bleeding, which may cause anaemia and pain (Those symptoms I have heard of).
Growing up I had never heard of fibroids. The first time I heard about it was from my mother when I was about 16 years old. She was telling me a story about a controversial treatment ‘Urine therapy’ and how it helped to treat fibroids in some women. Fast-forward 10 years later and seemingly every year, I hear of two or more women who die of complications resulting from fibroid surgical procedures.
So what causes Fibroids?
Each individual fibroid starts from a single cell growing abnormally (mutation). These cells overproduce large amounts of collagen and other proteins. Recently, other gene mutations have been discovered in fibroid cells that alter the cell’s growth. There may also be environmental causes, as yet undetermined, that stimulate fibroid growth. It is important to realize that there is no evidence that fibroids turn into cancer.
There are two ways that fibroids can be removed from the uterus;
laparoscopic myomectomy: Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, usually performed as outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. In laparoscopic surgery, surgeons use electronic eyes (a highly sensitive video camera) instead of their own eyes to do surgery. With a very bright light from a laparoscope directly shining over the surgical field, the operative site is greatly magnified onto several high resolution TV monitors. Heightened visibility of the operative field affords the surgeon to identify and dissect within the right surgical planes more precisely and easily, thus avoiding unnecessary tissue trauma and greatly reducing blood loss during surgery.
Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your womb (uterus). This is often preferred by women who are past their child-bearing years. This is due to the high recurring risk associated with fibroids.
A renowned Gynecologist and fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, William H Parker claims
They are probably responsible for more unnecessary gynecologic surgery than any other condition.
I think educating these on the risks associated with this condition and also the need for every woman to know her full family history is really important. Genetic conditions like heart disease, Diabetes, and others need to be known by the patient so that the surgeon is fully aware. In addition I think Surgeons (esp those in Africa) need to change the way such procedures are viewed, especially given how many lives they claim each year. I personally will also encourage alternative treatment methods, afterall sometimes our herbs heal just fine!
We can’t stop death but we can do our damnest to ensure we take the necessary precautions.
Yes Fibroid surgical procedures can result in death but they do not always have to.
Source: Womens’ health,
Unfortunately I couldn’t find information on the rate of deaths resulting from Fibroid operations in Africa and neither is there much information on fibroids among African women. I will appreciate any information on this topic. Thanks.
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Nollywood veteran actor Ashley Nwosu passed away yesterday April 21st after suffering from an unnamed chronic liver disease. Nollywood has gone into mourning following his death with many of his colleagues pasting condolence messages on all the various social media.
May Ashley Nwosu RIP.
Death is always sad and I pray that the good Lord gives his family the strength they need. I worked with Ashley Nwosu on the movie ‘Claws of the Lion’ alongside Keppy Ekpenyong and Empress Njamah. He will definitely be missed.
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