Jennifer Andy-Philip


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder where one struggles to fall asleep or stay asleep. Over time, this lack of sleep can lead to various health problems like diabetes, weight gain and hypertension. Here are few tips that can help you beat insomnia recommend by NHS.

1. Keep Regular Sleep Hours.

Going to bed and getting up roughly at the same time will program your body to sleep better.

2. Create a Restful Sleeping Environment.

This will require your bedroom being peaceful, temperature being moderate, lighting and noise should also be controlled. The idea is to eliminate every form of disturance.

3. Make Sure Your Bed is Comfortable.

It is difficult to get restful sleep on a mattress that is too soft or too hard or a bed that is too old or small.

4. Exercise Regularly.

Moderate exercise on a regular basis like swimming or walking can help relieve some of the tension built up over the day. Vigorous exercise however is not advised close to bed time.

5. Try to Relax Before Going to Bed.

Have a warm bath, listen to quiet music or try some gentle yoga to relax your mind and body.


The hit reality Television show annually hosts contestants that compete for tens of millions of Naira in winning prizes. The current 2021 season has a 90 million Naira grand prize. The sixth season of the BBNija Multichoice Nigeria sponsored reality television show recently premiered with 22 competitors comprising of 11 female and 11 male contestants.

The show which has clicked ‘favorite’ in the minds of many viewers over the years is said to have been able to give enormous success to past housemates. The presumed success therefore makes a lot of people wonder where these previous housemates and winners are and what has become of their lives after the House. Here’s a quick view on a few of the past BBNaija winners and where they are/what they are currently doing.

1. Katung Aduwak

Katung was the winner of the first season in 2006 winning the $100,000 grand prize.

The one time up-start still has fans and supporters and can be said to have since then branched into digital journalism, scriptwriting, film production and storytelling which he uses to promote human rights and equality. He has been able to direct two films, “Unwanted Guests” and “Heavens Hell”. He is currently aged 41.

2. Michael Efe Ejeba

Michael Ejeba popularly known as Efe, won the second edition of the Big Brother Naija show.

He is a songwriter, singer and rapper. Since winning the show the graduate of University of Jos has released a few EPs and single tracks. Granted he has not really lit up the music scene as would have been expected after winning Big Brother Naija he has at least tried to remain on stream as a musician and media personality.

3. Miracle Igbokwe

Of all the past winners of the Big Brother Naija show Miracle is clearly the most enigmatic. He is the only one of the past winners to have successfully hidden away from the public eye – no show premieres, very little social media presence/activity etc. A look at his Instagram page at the time of this writing shows he last posted over 91 weeks ago.

Miracle trained as a pilot and not much has been heard of him after collecting his N25 million cheque and a Hyundai SUV on 30th May 2018.

On June 26 2019, more than a year after his BBNaija win, Miracle graduated from an aviation school in the United States. He posted the update on his Instagram page.

4. Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke won the 2019 season 4 with the theme “Pepper Dem” and become the first woman to do so. Born in Imo state and a graduate of the Imo State University Mercy appeared in a few music videos as a vixen prior to getting into the Big Brother show.

Since wining the show she has been very visible and recorded significant success – endorsment deals and a few acting roles has come her way. She has also launched her line of fashion clothing.

3. Bringing this down to the most recent, Olamilekan  Agbeleshebiola popularly known as Laycon o the 2020 season 5 is also making uptimum waves in the musical industry. He has engaged in a number of collaborations with major personalities such as his song “Verified” with Mayorkun.

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5. Olamilekan Mashood

Olamilekan, known as Laycon, became the fifth winner of the Big Brother Naija show. He is a singer, rapper and songwriter.

Before getting into the Big brother house he released a single called ‘Fierce’ with Chinko Edun and Reminisce from his second EP – Who is Laycon? He signed onto the Fierce Nation record label in 2019.

After winning the show Laycon is pushing on with his music, releasing a single ‘Senseless’ in August 2020and two further singles – Wagwan and Fall for Me – in 2021. He has also released his first album – Shall We Begin.

Although marriage has its ancient roots, recently love has little or nothing to do with it. Let’s have a look at 7 strange and unequal marriages in history.

1. The Man That Married Himself

In 2007, Liu Ye of China decided that it would be better if he marries himself than to be single. In his words ” There are many reasons for marrying myself, but mainly to express my dissatisfaction with reality”

2. The Hindu Woman That Married a Snake

In 2006, a Hindu woman in India claimed to have fallen in love with a snake and she went ahead to marry according to the Hindu marriage rituals. Shockingly, more than 2000 people participated in the celebratory procession. The snake on its part was absent but was represented by a brass likeness of himself.

3. Soldier Falling in Love with the Eiffel Tower

A former soldier from San-Fransisco claimed that she had fallen in love with the Eiffel tower. She went ahead to make it official in 2018 by changing her name to Erika La Tour Effiel.

4. The Dude that Married His Doll

In 2000, Davecat presumed that having a wife will make him spend all his money, so he decided to marry his doll saying “She provides me with a lot of things that I can’t get out of an organic partner.

5. Indian Woman Married to a Clay Pot

An Indian woman, Salvita in 2005 married a clay pot when her fianceé, Chaman Shingh an officer with the Tibetan Police didn’t show up for the wedding giving reasons that he got stranded on the job. Instead of waiting, the bride’s family went on with the ceremony as planned.

6. British Woman Married Dolphin After a 15 Year Courtship

After courting for 15 years, Cindy, a British woman married a dolphin in Isreal. Cindy claimed that her case was love at first sight as she often referred to the male dolphin as the love of her life.

7. Marrying a Character in a Video Game

What do you do when you fall in love with a character in a dating video game. A certain Sal9000 fell in love with a character he met while playing “Love Plus” and surprisingly married her in 2009.

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Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is packed with breath taking places, ancient treasures, vibration cultures, amazing wildlife and amazing scenery. There are certainly lots of interesting countries and places to visit in Africa.

With 54 unique countries to explore in this ‘Garden of Eden’, deciding where to go in Africa can prove to be overwhelming. In this article, we have been able to pick seven amazing countries, each with their distinctive features as to why you should pack up your bags for the next vacation.

1. South Africa

South Africa is surely among the best places to visit in Africa, located right at the tip. It is famous for its beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife and fascinating cultures. It harbours places like the Kruger National Park which is one of the largest game reserves.

The country has some of the worlds best wineries located along the Cape Winelands. The best time to visit South Africa is during the warmer months, November to April.

2. Botswana

Botswana is another special country if you are a person who enjoys wildlife and the great outdoors.

The main entry part is through the capital, Gabarone that actually lies on a border with South Africa. In Botswana, you will be able to explore some of the worlds best national parks. The Okavango Delta is a premier Safari destination of 15,000 square kilometers with exclusive out of the way lodges for game drives, Safari walks and boat trips.

The best time to visit Botswana is from May to August when the days are often times cool but still sunny.

3. Namibia

Namibia, a beautiful country located in Africa’s southern corners. It is characterized for its dramatic scenery, wildlife wealth and a home of local African culture.

One of Namibia’s tourist highlights is the Safari at Etosha National Park. A visit to the ghost town Kolmaskop and driving the stunning skeleton coasts are considered as ‘must-dos’. May to October are the best times for a visit because the weather will be sunny and virtually no rain.

4. Zambia is known overtime for its adventurous scenery and stunning landscapes. The Victoria falls and Mammoth set of water falls leave good impression on many tourists who have visited before.

Victoria falls is among the seven wonders of the world named after Queen Victoria. Interestingly, the falls are neither the tallest nor the widest but they hold the world’s largest single sheet waterfall record. It is best advised to visit from November to April, during the rains so as the witness the falls in its greatest capacity.

5. Ethiopia

An amazing fact is that it is the only African country that was not colonized leaving it to have absolute control over it’s undiluted African culture. It is a very affordable country that can be visited all year round.

A capturing site is the Hara’s walled old town known as one of Islam’s holiest places. Lalibela in the highlands harbours eleven Churches hewn from the Rock and sometimes referred to as Africa’s New Jerusalem. The country will give food lovers an authentic food and culture tour.

6. Kenya

If you’re a lover of Safari, then Maasai Mara National Reserve is the place to go in Kenya. The government has made it a priority to ensure that the national parks and other facilities are accessible, safe and well maintained for tourists.

Some highlights of the country include watching the Great Migration in Maasai Mara, relaxing at Diani Beach, seeing pink flamingos at lake Nakuru, having breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor and many more.

7. Mauritius

Located off East Africa’s coast in the Indian ocean, Mauritius is thought of as the honeymoon destination. It has a subtropical climate with sunny weather alongside a warm temperature experienced all year round. There is a range of immersive experiences that shine a light on Mauritian culture.