ACTOR, SINGER AND ENTREPRENEUR TONTO DIKEH-CHURCHILL STUNS ON THE COVER OF TYRON STYLE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2015 ISSUE 3
The Ace Musical Artiste, Actor and Entrepreneur Tonto Dikeh-Churchill who has succeeded in creating a niche for herself ever since her appearance in the Nigerian Music and movie industry, is featured in the magazine’s editorial looking fabulously beautiful. Styled by the remarkable Swanky Jerry, Photography by world renowned fashion photographer Yomi Black.
The A-List Music Artiste talks about her music career, challenges, and more…
Tonto Dikeh-Churchill A.KA. POKOLEE was born on the 9th of June 1985. She hails from Ikwerre in Rivers state. Tonto is a Nigerian Actress, Entertainer, Petroleum Engineer, Singer & a Business Woman. She has won several Individual Awards & Major Awards that are well recognised in her acting career.
Being an Entertainer and having much passion to speak to people through music and entertain several nations, Pokolee took a brave step to this journey with some credible songs.
She made her debut by releasing singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa. While many lauded her effort, the songs were trailed by controversy as critics especially questioned her vocal ability. Doubts were raised on whether her decision to try her hands on music was for the best.
Moreover, with her major Endorsement with LADY STAR AND CHOCOLATE HAIR, Tonto decided to prove to the world that she won’t quit, instead she literally used the bricks thrown at her to build a skyscraper. She went on release of a new single ”Crazically fit” featuring Terry G, then “Jeje” and then “some more”. Her most recent single is titled Sugar Rush. Her songs enjoy steady air play and massive downloads. On 13 June 2014, She was signed to Dbanj Records and is till date. Due to the high rate of rape victims Tonto Dikeh-Churchill vision to create an environment where RAPE, injustice & other societal ills against women will be a thing of the past led her to establish THE TONTO DIKEH FOUNDATION.
The Foundation focuses on supporting young ladies who have been raped, molested or assaulted. By making the young ladies recognized that once there is life there is hope.
The foundation also mentors these young ladies so they can fit into the society again with a new sense of belonging and giving them a second chance in life to be great.
Futhermore, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation also help these young mothers to take care of their kids by placing the kids into special homes, support their upkeep, feeding, education and anything a child will need to become great.
Tonto like to keep her private life private which became obvious when she pulled a fast one on the media when she didn’t tell the press about her marriage program to Churchill Oladunni on Saturday, August 8, 2015.
The diva declared on an Instagram page that she should now be called Mrs Tonto Dikeh-Churchill
KENDALL JENNER: THE NEW WAVE OF STYLE
It’s safe to say that Kendall Jenner has quickly proven herself to be a fabulous and successful supermodel. Not only has she made waves on the runway, but her street style game has won her major points in our book. Jenner can make a head-to-toe black outfit feel fresh again, she can work a formal ballskirt effortlessly on the streets of cannes, and makes matching sweats look like the chicest thing we’ve ever seen. So therefore, Kendall Jenner is only one of what we believe to be a new wave of style.
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HOW TO TRAVEL LIGHTER
Traveling, especially air travel, has become increasingly complex in these times of uncertain international security. It is almost always best to travel light, so that you can avoid unnecessary delays, and get to your destination most efficiently.
1. GET A SMALL BAG:
The bag should be lightweight and easy to carry. It is helpful to have a bag that can be. carried as a backpack, or as a shoulder bag depending on
the circumstances. However, backpacks tend to be easier on your shoulders and back when you expect to be walking with your bag for any significant amount of time. It is also handy if it has wheels. It is quite common to have to walk long distances, climb stairs and have to do many things at once, all while you have your bag with you.
2. DETERMINE THE CLIMATE CONDITION OF YOUR DESTINATION:
Check the weather report, so that you know what type of clothing to bring with you. For example, if the weather is going to be warm, then there is no need to bring a heavy jacket. If it is going to be sunny, then bring a hat, etc.
3. PLAN YOUR WARDROBE SO THAT EVERYTHING MATCHES WITH EVERYTHING ELSE:
This does not have to be monochromatic or boring. Rather, it suggests a minimalist approach to fashion. One skirt and a single pair of trousers can be matched with a t-shirt, a fancy blouse or a tank top to make six different outfits–plenty of clothes for a week journey. You can get fancy with a scarf, bandanna, hat or other uniquely “you” wardrobe piece. Also, be sure you have appropriate clothing for area you are visiting, and for holy sites if necessary. If done right, you might be able to get away with one load of laundry rather than ‘darks’ and ‘lights’.
4. BRING ENOUGH CLEAN UNDERWEAR:
This is so that you can get through at least half of your journey’s time without doing laundry, up to 5 days time. After that, you will have to do laundry anyway. This also goes for socks, if you will be wearing those daily. And, bring laundry supplies, if you are planning on doing laundry. (Note: just
put enough dry detergent in a resealable plastic bag for as many loads as you plan to do–don’t bring the whole box). Alternatively, if you are not moving much you can pack 3 days worth and regularly sink-wash them, allowing about a day for them to dry. Clothing, another alternative : 3-4 sets of clothes, including the one you are wearing, is more than enough. Do your laundry once every 2 days. If you wait too long, you will end up having to do a huge load of laundry, which is quite a discouraging prospect after a long tiring day out sightseeing. Some people do their laundry every day since the effort is minimal for just 1 change of clothing.
5. BRING THE PROPER SHOES:
Bring at least two pairs of shoes that you can walk in comfortably. In the event that one pair gets wet, or your feet hurt unexpectedly, you will be incredibly grateful that you have that extra pair of shoes. You can wear one and carry the other. I also suggest bringing a fun or fancy pair of shoes, in case you want to go someplace like a club, a fancy dinner, or the opera. You never know who you may meet! Shoes, another alternative: Instead of 2 pairs of shoes (as above), wear just 1 pair of waterproof, dark hiking shoes. Short of a river crossing by foot, they won’t get wet, they are incredibly durable, and are extremely comfortable. Best of all, you won’t be carrying an extra kilo of weight and sacrificing the big space taken up by another pair of shoes in your luggage. If you really want to travel extra light, extra shoes are not the way to go. This goes for most things (except clothes) when traveling light: bring 1 really good quality item that will not fail you, and save the space/weight of spare items.
6. CONSIDER YOUR PACKING SPACE CAREFULLY:
Put items inside of other items, like those Russian nesting dolls. Roll clothes into small rolls to reduce wrinkling. Make a proper usage of the space you have, and try being creative about it!
7. PACK TOILETRIES RIGHT:
Pack your dry toiletries in the same bag, and your liquid and gel toiletries in another same bag. If you are going to be flying, then your liquid and gel toiletries must fit into a 1 quart/liter-size clear
resealable plastic bag, and none of the bottles can be more than 3 oz.
8. PLAN WHAT TO DO WITH SPECIAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENTS:
If you have special supplies or equipment that you need to have with you, invest in high quality
travel versions that fit into a smaller bag. Another
alternative is to have these items sent ahead of you to your hotel or home stay where you can meet them later. This sometimes takes a bit of planning, but it is much easier than carting items around with you.
9. PACK SMART AND PRACTICAL:
Keep your hand lotion, water, sunglasses, ear plugs, snacks, lipstick (or chapstick), toothbrush, floss, hairbrush/comb, a change of underwear, pen, sticky notes, and any special medicines and necessary items you need in the top of your bag or in a separate hand bag, because you never know what may happen when you travel. Do not carry all your valuables in this bag (e.g., camera, computer, jewelry, etc.). If its stolen, you won’t lose all your valuables at once.
10. REMEMBER SECURITY AND PRECAUTIONS:
Keep your ID, money, credit cards, in a security pouch. Keep some small currency in your pocket for little purchases (rather than pulling out everything each time). Carry photocopies of your ID, visas, and credit cards with you but in a separate compartment from the real ones (the
idea being that if you lose one, you still have the other). Copies can also be scanned and kept on a USB thumb drive (possibly encrypted). Consider ‘buddy packing’ where your travel partner keeps your important photocopies and you keep theirs.
11. WHEELS OR NO WHEELS?
You should consider if you want your bag or suitcase to have wheels or not. They take up lots of precious packing space and add weigh to your bag. But they are also useful at maneuvering through airports and making loads feel lighter. Be aware that, in most cities, luggage with wheels are of limited use due to the large numbers of stairways, uneven roads, sidewalk/pavements curbs, and cobblestone streets (in Europe), etc. They can also get in the way when you are taking public transportation. If you decide to take a trip out into the countryside, wheels are pretty much useless, because of the terrain. An alternative is to get a lightweight, strong backpack, and ditch the wheels completely. Since you will be traveling light anyway, you will probably not miss the wheels but will appreciate the freedom of walking in any terrain, as long as you can carry the weight
10 Glamorous Nollywood Actress
Tonto Dikeh Churchill
THE ULTIMATE WHITE DRESS FOR EVERY STYLE AND EVERY BUDGET
The ultimate white can be worn to places like BBQs, holidays away, Red carpet events, beaches etc.. we count a perfect white dress as
a Summer essential. It’s the go-to staple that’s as fit for a cocktail party as it is for a weekend at the beach. Whether you are replacing an old
favourite or need inspiration for a totally new twist, consider this your one-stop shop to finding your perfect white dress — for any body type or
budget. From an office-appropriate shift to a special-occasion gown, it’s all inside
8 FATTY FOODS THAT MAKE
You are NOT what you eat. If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of pasta would be stringy and fat-free. People who ate lots of pecan pie would be Zooey Deschanel (sweet, but nutty and flaky). And people who ate a lot of fat would be fat. What’s that, you say? That last sentence is true? People who eat fat are fat? Well, no, not necessarily. Science shows that eating fat won’t make you fat any more than eating money will make you rich. In fact, picking the right kind of fat is one of the most important tricks for losing weight. Now, eating foods that are packed with the wrong kinds of fat will make you fat. Trans fats found in pie crusts and other baked goods, and saturated fats found in processed and grain-fed meats, add hefty calories while doing mostly harm to your body’s nutritional bottom line. But healthy fats will do the opposite: They can quell your appetite, cutting the number of calories you eat in a day, while improving your heart health and stoking your metabolism. Delicious, fatty foods that help you lose weight? Where can you sign up? Right here!
Yeah, I know: grass-fed beef is a little pricey. But its higher ratio of good-for-you fats make it well worth the cost: A study in Nutrition Journal found that grass-fed meat contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. And when it comes to your waistline, grass-fed beef is naturally leaner
and has fewer calories than conventional meat. Consider this: A 7-ounce conventional strip steak, trimmed of fat, will run you 386 calories and 16 grams of fat. But a 7-ounce grass-fed strip steak is only 234 calories and five grams of fat—you’ll save more than 150 calories and your steak will
taste better. And enjoy your beef, guilt-free, by making one of The Best Burgers for Weight Loss
Olive oil is rich in cancer-fighting polyphenols and heart-strengthening monounsaturated fats, and when it comes to looking lean, it’s backed by some pretty strong facts. A recent study from Obesity found that an olive-oil-rich diet resulted in higher levels of adiponectin than did a high-carb or high-protein diet. Adiponectin is a hormone responsible for breaking down fats in the body, and the more you have of it, the lower your BMI tends to be. Reap the benefits by making olive oil your cooking fat of choice and using it in dressings and sauces.
Coconut is high in saturated fat, but more than half of that comes from lauric acid, a unique lipid that battles bacteria and improves cholesterol scores. And get this: A study published in Lipids found that dietary supplementation of coconut oil actually reduced abdominal obesity. Of the participants, half were given two tablespoons of coconut oil daily and the other half were given soybean oil, and although both groups experienced overall weight loss, only the coconut oil consumers’ waistlines shrunk. Sprinkle unsweetened flakes over yogurt or use coconut milk in a stir-fry to start whittling your waist. Can’t wait to see that washboard stomach? Pair your coconut oil with these 11 Eating Habits That Uncover Your Abs
Good news for your sweet tooth: Chocolate can help you flatten your belly. Dark chocolate, that is. But to truly take advantage, don’t wait until dessert: A recent study found that when men ate 3.5 ounces of chocolate two hours before a meal, those who had dark chocolate took in 17 percent fewer calories than those that ate milk chocolate. The researchers believe that this is because dark chocolate contains pure cocoa butter, a source of digestion-slowing stearic acid. Milk chocolate’s cocoa butter content, on the other hand, is tempered with added butter fat and, as a result, passes more quickly through your GI tract. Because dark chocolate takes more time to process, it staves off hunger and helps you lose weight. When dark chocolate just
won’t cut it, rely on the Eat This, Not That! approved 10 Best Junk Foods for Weight Loss.
Numerous studies have indicated that almonds can help you lose weight despite their high fat content. In fact, a study from the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders compared two diets over the course of
six months. One group followed a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet (18 percent fat) and the other followed a moderate-fat diet (39 percent fat) in which the extra fat was supplied by almonds. The latter group lost more weight than the low-fat
dieters, despite the fact that both groups consumed the same amount of total calories. Furthermore, the almond eaters experienced a 50 percent greater waistline reduction. How is this possible? Almonds contain compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested. Try stirring almond butter into your oatmeal, spreading it on toast with banana slices, or eating a couple spoonfuls as a snack.
This wonder fruit is essentially Mother Nature’s butter. It’s rich, creamy, and—unlike butter—an acceptable food to eat all on its own. Although you should limit yourself to a quarter or half of an avocado, you have no reason to fear its fats. Avocados pack in healthy monounsaturated fats that contain oleic acid, which can actually help quiet feelings of hunger. They also give you two things butter doesn’t: protein and fiber. We all love guacamole—maybe a little too much— but an easy, delicious way to slip some health benefits into your day is to enjoy the Australian staple, the avocado smash. Mash half or quarter of an avocado with a squeeze of lemon, a dash of hot sauce, and some salt and pepper before slathering it on your whole wheat toast in the morning and you’ll easily stay full until lunchtime.
7 GREEK YOGURT
The dairy aisle is one that you need to enter with your eyes wide open: Yogurts can pack in as much sugar as a candy bar. If you were going to eat that much sugar, we’re guessing you would have chosen the candy bar. Greek yogurt is a good choice because of its extra protein and good fat combo; protein takes longer to breakdown and fat makes you feel satisfied, so you’ll fly through your morning without an urge to snack. For effects you’ll feel all day, add a low- sugar, high-protein Greek yogurt to your breakfast ritual. In a 2013 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, overweight adolescent females saw a significant improvement in appetite control and reduction in evening snacking when they ate breakfasts with 35 grams of protein. When’s the last time your breakfast helped you until you went to bed?
Salmon doesn’t get as bad of a rap as it used to when it comes to fat, but its health benefits are worth repeating. Adding a filet of this fish into your diet just twice a week to get the amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids recommended by the American Heart Association. Healthy people aren’t the only ones reaping the rewards of their dinner choices, though. Even those already at a high risk of cardiovascular disease can get a leg up by serving salmon a couple times a week. Omega-3s reduce the risk of
arrhythmia, decrease triglyceride levels, and can actually slightly lower blood pressure. Add some flaked salmon on a salad with some chopped avocado for a double down on those health benefits
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Weekly – N80
Monthly – N160
TIPS ON DATING A LAGOS GIRL!
1. Run from the typical Lagos babe. Look for someone that just moved back also (a fellow JJC who has an accent) that can relate to you and your way of thinking, the orientation is way different. Guys here have done way too much and as a result the expectations of some Nigerian babe’s is crazy.
2. Nigerian girls all just want to get married. Don’t get wrapped up in all the wash ( Wash- Nigerian lingo for ingenuity, false flattery, deceit, devils romance) to rush and marry. 3. The guy must pay, even if it’s the babe that suggested they go out. Only advice I have is, don’t go on dates if you don’t have money and always make sure you tell the babe it’s just you and her .i.e Uni Lag (Lagos University) babes tend to bring friends along. SN: This translates into O sweet baby. Jesus 2,000 Naira in my pocket and 10 babes are all ordering Don Perignon. Where are all of my math graduates please? *chuckles*
4. Date a girl that lived abroad. I find it hard to trust Lagos Girls. SN: Apologies to those who schooled in Ghana and Cameroon with American accents. Apparently this is not classified as ‘abroad’. Don’t shoot the messenger that’s what the man them said sha.
5. Be a gentleman, but not to a fault because girls see ulterior motives behind that. I’ll tell him to be careful who he dates because of the string of materialism amongst 20-something year old girls. I would say, it’s best NOT to meet the girl at the club and he should try and do unorthodox things with her like actually have fun not the. cliches that girls here are tired of.
6. Watch your pocket and your heart, Lagos babes can ruin both in a jiffy. However, don’t expect to find them in church either. Everyone is money hungry, but there are a few good ones. SN: He was referring to me guys. I am the good one.
7. Everyone wants something deep too fast. SN: This translates into I’m not trying to commit, I just wanna hit.
8. Tread carefully as some of them are like thin ice, while others are wolves in sheep clothing. SN: Correction, If it’s a Lagos girl it is expensive sheep clothing.
9. They seek comfort over happiness. SN: This translates into a woman who would rather sleep in a BMW than a 1999 Toyota Camry. The woman who wants to be miserable in style.
10. Lagos girls are trying to live up to a certain standard instead of living by their pocket.
11. If she is carrying a Birkin bag, rocking Peruvian, Brazilian and the rest of the world on her head, BlackBerry Porshe, or Ferragamo belt, and she is always in a cab, my guy, just avoid her.
12. Go on dates, cheap dates. Get to know these ladies because these girls in Nigeria want you to take them to some rooftop they’ve been hearing
about so they can just take selfies, put them on instagram and pretend they be paying for it.
13. In Nigeria, you are always going to be a sideman, just make sure you aren’t the sideman spending all the money sha.
14. My friend met a girl in shoprite (Nigeria’s Walmart, Sainsbury’s or Publix). A few months later he was driving from the Island back to the mainland and saw his girlfriend on the side of the road in Allen doing prostitution.