Solange Marrying Music & Art Is Pure Magic, See What She Did At Jimmy Fallon Show

The “Cranes In The Sky” diva keeps raising the bar of creativity in every live performance. Solange Knowles of Saint Records once again brought magic to the Jimmy Fallon show with an unusual connection (literally) with her back up singers.
Draped in pink on a pink background, Solange stayed tied up with her back up singers in a dress or three dresses rather, which were attached to each other. The sight was pure art, music and magic.
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Jimmy Fallon Tonight ?

Love and honor to Revelations by Ailey ? 
Singers: Isadora Mendez and Franchelle Lucas
Costumes : Tina and Tim White 
Choreography/Creative Direction: Myself
Band: Drums- John Key Jr.
Bass - David "DJ" Raymond Jr.
Keys- Reshard Baham
Co Musical Director - Pj Morton
Dance coordinator- Maya Taylor

On @jimmyfallon tonight ?

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  • These are jumpsuits that I designed and Tim White made for Solanges performance on Jimmy Fallon,  they make our work look good ! I am soo proud of my baby ??can't wait to see the performance. Jimmy Fallon ?  Solange 's idea to connect them she's always thinking  out the box??

Solange preparing for performance on Jimmy Fallon Tonight! In the outfits that me and Tim White Created! ??

Japan’s Sex Problem Is So Bad That People Are Quitting Dating & Marrying

The Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population are giving up on dating and are just marrying their friends.

A Government survey found 69 per cent of Japanese men and 59 per cent of Japanese women do not have a romantic partner.

One Japanese aggregator website has since been awash with stories of how people have simply got married to life-long friends.

The country has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, with just 8.4 children being born per 1,000 inhabitants over the last five years.

Its population of 127m people is predicted to decrease to 87m by 2060.

The survey, carried out by the country’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, also reported that about 80 per cent of unmarried Japanese want to get married.

In recent weeks, people have posted stories to the aggregator website Matome Naver, telling how in one case, a colleague married their friend of 10 years.

The trend has been coined “Kousai zero Nichikon”: roughly translated as “marrying without dating”.

Japanese actress Maki Horikita married co-star Koji Yamamoto in 2015 after just a month of dating.

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How I Avoided Marrying 5 Boko Haram Commanders

Aishat Maiangu Ali, 30, is one of the numerous women who had suffered greatly in Borno State when Gwoza town was taken over the Boko Haram insurgents two years ago. Narrating her ordeal, the mother-of-six recalled how she lied to five commanders of the sect who came to pay her dowry after they killed her children and her husband. She told them that she was HIV positive.
“On that fateful Friday when they captured Gwoza, many people were killed, including my husband. Many women hid their husbands under their roofs, but when the insurgents got to know, they started shooting sporadically and many were killed. Hundreds of men voluntarily joined the sect when they discovered that they could not escape the onslaught.
“I have six children, but four were killed, along with my husband. The insurgents thereafter named Gwoza their caliphate. I suffered unexplainable depression in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents. I can’t remember everything, but I know that many young women suffered as sex slaves. At a point, they took us to Mubi and Michika towns. They also moved us to a border village between Cameroon and Nigeria for several months before that Thursday when the army recaptured Gwoza. We never knew that we would see people again.
“After a month, things got worse as there was no food to eat. They told people that they would give them food and beautiful houses if they were ready to marry them. It was then that women and girls started marrying them in exchange for food.
“One Amir Abu came to my house and requested to marry me, but I refused because he was amongst those who killed my husband.  I also felt that I didn’t need their food, house and other things because I did not know where they came from. Also, for them to be killing innocent people simply didn’t follow the rule of their so-called Sharia law, so I hated them. It was scarcity of food that led many young girls and women to marry them. I used to grind maize and millet for them because I had a grinding machine.
“When they kept coming to me for marriage, I lied that I was HIV positive. After a week, another Amir came, insisting that I marry him, but I lied to him again. So they arrested and put me in a separate room in their prison. After three days without water and food, they allowed me to go back home. So many women wondered why I didn’t marry them. I always told everyone that came to me that I knew I was HIV positive and didn’t want to destroy people’s lives.
“The pressure was too much for me as another Amir came. Again, I was arrested and kept in a room when the fifth Amir Isma’il requested I should marry him, but I refused and told him the same story. He started beating me. Despite this, I didn’t change my stance. They insisted that I should tell them the truth, but I said that was my health status,’’ she said.
Aishat further said she was shocked when they told her to take them to her father. “I took them to my father and he told them that I had been sick before my husband and children were killed. He said he was aware of my health status. That was how I escaped the marriage proposals of the five Boko Haram Amirs in Gwoza,’’ she concluded.
Also narrating her ordeal, Aishat’s friend, Binta Abubakar, said, “I have four children, one was taken away, the second killed and two others are still missing. I have suffered a lot in the hands of the Boko Haram insurgents.’’
Binta was a victim of sexual assault from the insurgents. According to her, the insurgents threatened to kill her if she refused to marry one of them. She succumbed to their threats because she did not believe that the Nigerian Army would recapture Gwoza.
She said her insurgent husband, Mohammed, boasted that his group would take over Maiduguri. But when the army bombarded the members of the sect last year, Mohammed was killed in a fierce battle.
Binta said she gave birth to a boy but later lost him. She further said that marriage to an insurgent was a hard decision for her to take, but considering how they were slaughtering people, she had no option but to accept their proposal.
“I realised that I made wrong choices, but my friend consoled me. There was a time I felt like killing myself,” she revealed.
She called on the federal government to assist in rehabilitating the victims of insurgency, adding that almost all the women in Gwoza are widows who are subjected to emotional and psychological trauma.
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Pastor In Court For Allegedly Marrying Mother, Daughter

A pastor, Timothy Ngwu, was on Monday docked at an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly marrying another man’s wife, daughter as well as another woman.

The pastor’s wife, Veronica Ngwu, was said to have petitioned the court over the development.

The victims whom Mr. Ngwu converted to his “wives” were said to be members of his church: Gods’ Favour Ministry, Nsukka.

One of the victims, Calista Omeye, however, told the court that her husband, Fidelis Omeye, had persuaded her to meet the pastor as he wanted her to do the will of God through the pastor.

“My husband was a member of the church and he introduced me to the church, because he said that the pastor had a revelation for me (Calista),” Mrs. Omeye said.

She said the revelation had to do with the will of God “but he later left the church but I refused to leave the church with him.

“I have 10 children for him and we were all members of the church before he quitted and I had a baby for the pastor but the baby died after some weeks,” she told the court.

She said that it was with her husband’s consent that their daughter was given to the pastor in marriage.

“It is not true that I gave out our daughter in marriage to the pastor without the consent of my husband, he was aware of everything,” she said.

Mr. Ngwu, who hailed from Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka, was absent from the court as he was said to be on admission at a hospital in Enugu.

The presiding magistrate, R.I. Oruruo, adjourned hearing in the matter to September 26.

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Kate Middleton Reportedly ‘Plotted & Schemed’ Her Way Into Marrying Prince William

Kate Middleton essentially plotted and schemed her way into marrying Prince William, according to a new report. And she had help from her mother Carole in the process.

CDL reports that the Duchess of Cambridge “is continuing her royal revolution” following the birth of Prince George and Prince Charlotte by eschewing royal protocol and “challenging power.”

Prior to marrying into the royal family, Kate “went through intense training to uphold the standards of the Queen.”

The website calls the Duchess “brainwashed” for learning the proper way to hold a teacup and even walk  everything she does is for a purpose.

However, Prince William allowed Kate’s parents to be a large part of their grandchildren’s lives. According to the website, “Carole hosted Kate and William after the births of both royal babies. The Duchess’ mother also took over their home, Anmer Hall, reforming traditions and providing Prince George with a humble and middleclass influence.”

In response, Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly “removed” the Middletons from daily influencing the Duke and Duchess and their children.

The website reports, “Kate Middleton may have plotted and schemed her way to marrying Prince William, but it’s clear the Middletons have an agenda. Queen Elizabeth has let a lot of royal protocol be shattered under the March of the Middletons, and it appears the Duchess and her royal revolution isn’t done yet.”

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Marrying An Ugly Man/ Woman Will Make You Happy For The Rest Of Your Life. TRUE OR FALSE?

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

“If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul

The idea behind this well known song of the 1960s was if you don’t want a wife who is high maintenance or cheats, marry a woman who is ugly, and so grateful to have a husband – that she’ll take good care of you and never be disloyal.

To many this was a very funny song; to others it was sexist and rude because it insinuates that a pretty woman will be demanding, difficult and unfaithful to her husband. Obviously, the songwriter thinks that an ugly woman is more likely to appreciate her husband and work harder to make him happy because “no one else will.”

So the question for many is: Will you be happier if you marry someone (female or male) who is unattractive?

Of course, those who are experienced and enlightened know that beauty is only skin deep. What matters most are the special qualities that make up the inside of a person. A wholesome woman (or man) of character is prettier (or more handsome) than someone who looks appealing on the outside but is shallow and undeveloped on the inside.

For those of us who watch TV and pay attention to the social media, it’s clear that both men and women are over-focused on beauty. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be physically attracted to the other person. But, when one is obsessed with finding someone beautiful or handsome, it is easy to loose sight of the more durable and profoundly important qualities that should be valued – such as love, affection, chemistry, communication, commitment, generosity, friendliness, humor, patience, wisdom, intellect, and loyalty that remain long after beauty fades.

Nevertheless, our culture promotes myths about how physical attraction (or lack of it) can lead to finding a happy relationship. When asked, “Are you better off marrying an ugly woman,” people have strong reactions to the question:

“Men who only want pretty girls for their looks will get what they deserve because often those women are so shallow.”

“The more attractive she is, the higher the maintenance a woman becomes. When was the last time you saw a supermodel cook, clean and service her man like a king?”

“If what a man values most is a woman’s looks, he’s probably pretty insecure with lots of self-esteem problems.”

Many men do seek out trophy wives versus ugly or plain wives because, sadly, it increases their own, low self-esteem. Some (insecure) males like the idea of having a wife who is more of a “plain-Jane” because they think that will lessen the likelihood that she’ll cheat on them (i.e. “ugly women have fewer opportunities to cheat”). Others are heard to say, “If your wife is hot and she’s out somewhere socializing, you’ll always worry and be suspicious of what might happen.”

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