Destiny Etiko has bouncy hips and she never fails to flaunt them whenever she has the opportunity. The beautiful single lady is obsessed with body-hugging outfits which always increases her s*x appeal. Aside from her colleague, Anita Joseph, she is one of the hottest females with humongous natural endowments.
Mariam Nabatanzi, At the age of 12, was married off to a man 28 years her senior, after surviving an assassination attempt by her stepmother. At the age of 40, she’s known as Uganda’s most fertile woman after it was reported that she has given birth to 44 children.
In her home village of Kabimbiri, central Uganda, Mariam Nabatanzi is known as Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruplets) and that nickname is well-earned. In the 18 years that she spent being pregnant throughout her 40-year life, the woman has given birth to six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruples, as well as a few single births. Out of the 44 children that she brought into this world, 38 are still alive today, most of them still living at the family home. Mariam is a single mother, and although providing for such a large family, she somehow manages to put enough food on the table for everyone.
Mariam’s life has never been easy. At age 12, she was married off to a man 28 years her senior, after surviving an assassination attempt by her stepmother. She claims that the woman put crushed glass in the food and managed to kill her four siblings. She only survived because she was away at the time, but her parents still managed to get rid of her, by marrying her off to a much older man who physically abused her whenever she said or did something he didn’t like. “My husband was polygamous with many children from his past relationships who I had to take care of because their mothers were scattered all over,” Mariam told Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper. “He was also violent and would beat me at any opportunity he got even when I suggested an idea that he didn’t like.” Nabatanzi gave birth to her first children, a set of twins, in 1994, at the young age of 13. Two years later, she had her first set of triplets, and nearly two years after that, she birthed quadruplets. While that may seem unusual to most people, Mariam didn’t find it strange at all, because she had seen it before. Her father had 45 children with several women, and she claims that they all came in sets of quintuplets, quadruples, twins, and triplets. Dr. Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda, told the Daily Monitor that the cause of Mariam’s extreme fertility is most likely genetic: “Her case is genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate (releasing multiple eggs in one cycle), which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic.”
Mariam had always dreamed of having six children, but by her sixth pregnancy, she had already given birth to 18 babies, and she wanted to stop. She went to a hospital for help, but after running some tests, the gynecologist there told her that interfering with her fertility in any way would have put her life at risk. “Having these unfertilized eggs accumulate poses not only a threat to destroy the reproductive system but can also make the woman lose their lives,” Dr. Ahmed Kikomeko from Kawempe General Hospital confirmed. “I was advised to keep producing since putting this on hold would mean death. I tried using the Inter Uterine Device (IUD) but I got sick and vomited a lot, to the point of near death. I went into a coma for a month,” Mariam recalls. By age 23, Mariam already had 25 children, so she went to the hospital again, but she was told that nothing could be done because her egg count was still very high. However, Dr. Kiggundu claims that there are procedures that can be carried out to prevent women from becoming pregnant, but adds that many of them just don’t know about them. Mariam Nabatanzi’s fertility woes finally came to an end in December of 2016, after the birth of her last baby, as she claims the doctor told her that he had “cut my uterus from inside”. Dr. Kiggundu said this was most likely tubal ligation. It’s hard to imagine a mother raising 38 children by herself, but Mariam somehow managed to do just that. Her husband is hardly ever around, and whenever he does come by, he sneaks in during the night and leaves before the kids have a chance to see him. 23-year-old Charles, the woman’s eldest son, told the Daily Monitor that he had last seen his father when he was only 13, and that some of his siblings have never even seen him. “I can comfortably tell you that our siblings do not know what father looks like. I last saw him when I was 13 years old and only briefly in the night because he rushed off again,” Charles said.
Mariam’s husband only comes home about once every year, and when he does, he is always drunk and violent. He doesn’t provide for the family at all, so that burden is solely on her. The woman said that he wasn’t even around to name some of the children in person, doing it by phone instead. “I carry these humiliations because my aunt advised me to always endure in marriage and have my children as the center of focus. She advised me not to produce children from different men,” the dedicated mother said. In order to take care of her family, Mariam Nabatanzi will take any work available. She administers local herbs for various illnesses – which she says she has done since she was a young girl, but also takes casual jobs like plaiting hair and styling brides for weddings, as well as taking care of decorations for various events. She does anything she can to put food on the table for her children. “Everything is solely from my pocket; I buy 10kg of maize flour a day, four kilograms of sugar a day and three bars of soap. I need to have Shs100, 000 at the least on a daily basis to have the family catered for. God has been good to me for they have never gone a day without a meal,” Mariam said.
After the Daily Monitor featured Mariam Nabatanzi’s story in April of last year, a crowdfunding campaign was set up for her on GoFundMe. It managed to raise $10,000 in just over a month.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, unveiled his new queen on Thursday (yesterday) after undergoing the necessary rites and tradition. The monarch made the announcement Thursday night on his Instagram handle as he praised his partner and expressed his love her. part of the tradition is the stepping on blood to enter the palace which was done by the new Queen in this photo, the question is that, does this conforms with the religious belief of the Queen who is an Evangelist and prophetess of God?
moment two monkeys hopped onto a woman's lap and began having sex was caught on video.
The tourist was in the Sangeh Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia, when two monkeys hopped onto her knee and before she knew what was going on, they were humping away, leaving the woman red-faced.
A female long-tailed macaque had climbed onto the holiday maker’s knee first, and her friends, who thought it was cute, pulled out their cameras to film the moment. Then, suddenly, a male monkey joined her and shamelessly made his move.
Unified middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez, and the streaming service DAZN have agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal that will pay the boxer at least $365m.
The deal is the highest-paying athlete contract in history.
DAZN became the broadcast home of boxing in the U.S. after HBO announced in September that it was getting out of the fight business.
The signing of Alvarez kicks off the DAZN-boxing partnership with an exclamation point and plenty of zeroes.
Alvarez’s first fight under the contract will coincide with his move to super middleweight.
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He will meet secondary world champ Rocky Fielding on December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
“Canelo is the highest-paid athlete in the world. He’s extremely happy,” Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s promoter, told ESPN after Alvarez signed early Wednesday.
His contract surpasses that of Giancarlo Stanton, who signed a 13-year, $325m pact with the Miami Marlins in 2014. He is now with the New York Yankees.
In the post-Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao era, Alvarez emerged as boxing’s biggest star on the pay-per-view fight circuit.
HBO and Showtime typically charged $80 per fight, but on DAZN, his two fights per year will be available to those who pay $9.99 per month for the streaming service.
“This is only from my hard work,” Alvarez told ESPN after signing the contract.
“The most important thing to me was being able to give the fans the opportunity to see me fight without having to pay the $70 or $80 for my fights on pay-per-view. That was the most important thing, more important than what I am making.
“It’s very important for me to give the fans the biggest fights and the most important fights, and I promise you I will always do that.
“The December fight with Fielding is a dangerous fight. I am moving up in weight, and I don’t know how my body will feel.
“But I always want to take on challenges, and I am very happy my fans will be able to see me fight for a small cost.”
Alvarez said he has confidence DAZN will succeed.
“I was never worried because I’m very confident in myself,” he said. “I know how important I am to any platform I go to.
“I am very grateful to HBO and to Showtime for what they did for my career, but I am happy we’re moving forward and that I will be able to fight on a platform that is the future.
“I’ve always liked a challenge, and this is yet another challenger in my career.”
The 28-year-old Alvarez is from Mexico and has a 50-1-2 career record with 34 knockouts.
While conducting a professional research on the late Baba Sala, I found that by only emphasising and applauding the icon’s hilarious comedies, the contribution of the late Moses Olaiya Adejumo to the Nigerian economy is largely being underestimated.
Although I am a daughter of the late comedian, I am writing this article by virtue of my profession. I am a development expert with 16 years international experience in research, economic analysis, and development management. A graduate of economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, MSc, International Development, University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD, Development Studies, University of South Africa. My professional experience includes the Central Bank of Nigeria, World Bank, UNDP and Federal Inland Revenue Service. I am an author and I need to mention that I am also a gospel artiste.
For those who do not know, Moses Olaiya Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala was a veteran and ace comedian, dramatist, musician, film producer and actor. From 1960s through the 1990s even to the early 2000s, Baba Sala was a household name in Nigeria because of his hilarious TV shows, films and comedy plays. Baba Sala is regarded as the father of the modern Nigerian comedians. Specifically, Baba Sala was the one who created the laughter business. Put differently, he was a creator, a pacesetter and an inventor who ventured into comedy business not because there was any government funding or a conducive business environment or a ready large market to take advantage. In fact, these necessary factors were absent.
To actualise his passion and business idea, Baba Sala had to train himself, source for funds by himself, develop strategies to survive an unpredictable business environment and he had to create his own market or customer base. He was thus a courageous adventurer and a risk taker.
From the economic point of view, it is noteworthy that Baba professionalised comedy in Nigeria. Until he went into the Nigeria entertainment scene, comedy was not a profession; the entertainment industry had no significant contribution to the country’s GDP and the sector generated no significant government revenue.
However, the determined efforts, resilience and sacrifices of Baba Sala became the beginning of a positive turn for comedy in Nigeria and for the entertainment industry as a whole. Although Baba Sala went through many challenges including piracy and bank debt, his efforts and the efforts of other founding fathers of entertainment were not futile. Over the years, the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood) has grown rapidly to the second largest film producer in the world. It must never be forgotten that Baba was among those who created the solid foundations that made Nigeria’s movie industry an exceptional global phenomenon today.
The IMF report (2016) noted that the movie industry had contributed more than 1.4 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP. Specifically, the film industry employs more than one million people and generates more than US$7bn for the national economy. Comedy, film-acting and other entertainment works which were not regarded as any noble career especially by the elite have now become a respected profession and a sector where government generates huge tax revenue. As the Federal Government continues to aim to diversify the economy and to reduce overdependence on crude oil, the entertainment and creative industry is one of the sectors identified in its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan as having the potential to boost the development of the non-oil sector.
The implication of this is that the comedy and film industry is a major creator of employment to the citizens and a large source of tax revenue for government. Moreover, as Nigerian films are being exported to other African countries and the rest of the world, the comedy sector has become a source of foreign exchange earnings. These great economic developments became possible solely because in the 1960s, Baba Sala dedicated himself to exploring the unknown world of comedy. If Christopher Columbus became a hero because of his ocean exploration and the discovery of the new world, arguably, Baba Sala qualifies to be among the world’s greatest heroes for being the first Nigerian to venture into comedy and for bringing into fore an industry with great economic opportunities for the people and the government.
Baba Sala also contributed to economic growth by enhancing the health of Nigerians. Many scientific studies show that laughter and comedy can help with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. Laughter releases hormones linked with reducing stress, boosting immune response and strengthening social relationships. Scientists also show that laughter can increase confidence, self-esteem, creativity, positivity and resilience. These health benefits of laughter underscore the great contribution of Baba Sala to the country. His weekly TV shows gave Nigerians free weekly dose of health-boosting laughter that must have saved a lot from spending money on anti-depression drugs despite a hard economy. Baba Sala was one reason Nigeria was not a sick nation despite decaying health care system. Since health is wealth, and laughter contributes to health, Baba Sala contributed to the wealth of Nigeria in the 1970s and the 1980s through the laughter-heath channel.
The government doubtless had several programmes targeted at promoting the small and medium scale enterprises, including those in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, this came after Baba Sala had opened up the comedy industry with his own blood. In the absence of effective government control of rights and access to intellectual property, Baba Sala released his first movie, ‘Orun Mooru’ in 1982.
It was a big budget movie recorded on Celluloid. ‘Orun Mooru’ was the first comedy movie in Nigeria, yet this great innovation was financed by the loan Baba took from the bank using his personal assets as collateral. In the absence of effective government protection against piracy, an indigenous filmmaker could only wish and hope in God. Unfortunately, ‘Orun Mooru’ was pirated into VHS home video which had adverse effect on Baba Sala’s comedy business and the huge debt could have sent him to an early grave.
If Nigeria had had strong and effective laws against piracy, maybe, Baba Sala would not have suffered so much losses and setbacks in his career. His opening of the comedy industry is to the benefit of the Federal Government through employment creation, increased tax revenue and the non-oil export earnings opportunities the industry now offers. But the inadequate support of the government, especially in creating a conducive environment where intellectual property rights were protected was a great disadvantage to a self-made hero. Baba Sala’s tenacity and resilience after the piracy of his first film should be saluted because he continued his comedy business and produced several films after. His resilience and consistency were the fortification that made comedy in Nigeria a strong industry today.
I believe Baba Sala’s comedy business would have striven better if the owner and those working with him were exposed to better business and financial management skills. But a business school would definitely appear like a luxury for a man struggling to make ends meet. If the appropriate government ministry had provided such training to Baba or even sent him to Harvard business school, he would definitely have been able to better manage the rest of his business and innovations and his bank loans could have been paid without selling some private properties like he did. I believe providing such support to a great innovator should not have been overwhelming to the government. During his days, many civil servants with no singular business were recipients of foreign training including those held at Harvard.
It is important to reiterate that Baba Sala was not well-compensated for his highly impactful innovations which opened the entertainment industry for development. His experience in this regard was really pathetic and it may become a discouragement to other Nigerians with innovative spirit. The good thing, however, is that Baba Sala lived long and he witnessed how the film industry he started has grown into an important sector of the economy. But beyond the rhetoric that Baba Sala was a good comedian, I believe agencies concerned with economic diversification, youth employment, and revenue generation should also seek ways to recognise how Baba Sala’s creativity, innovation and risk-bearing skill greatly contributed to the diversification of the economy, the expansion of the national income and government’s non-oil revenue.