They say don’t change to fit the fashion, instead, change the fashion to fit you. This appears to be what DJ Cuppy has been doing ever since she shot into the limelight following her sojourn into music.
Real name Florence Otedola, the music enthusiast who became a public figure after kickstarting her DJ career, has remained one of Nigeria’s most talked-about female celebrities – and her music isn’t just the only reason.
Being the daughter of Nigerian billionaire business magnate, Femi Otedola, a lot of people expect that such a ‘rich kid’ would have access to the best stylists in town.
Her love for pink
Now, while this may be true, it appears DJ Cuppy is one who lives by her own tenets and not by what people expect of her.
A trip to her Instagram proves this to be true.
Cuppy’s affinity for the colour pink reflects in every aspect of her lifestyle. If she isn’t sporting a pink hairdo, best believe that her outfit or at least an accessory will carry that colour.
And on days she wears nothing pink, never forget that the billionaire kid got her penthouse decorated in pink – all shades of pink.
In a 2021 interview with Glamour Magazine UK, she explained her love for pink:
“I just think pink is constantly used as a weakness or vulnerability, but it’s strong. Pink for me is about strength. Pink for me is about being a rebel and about being unapologetically female. I’m a DJ in a male-dominated industry and I have my battles to fight every day because of that, so pink is a way of expression.”
The only sibling with a unique taste
Oftentimes, people express on social media that it is hard to believe that the Original Cuppy crooner and Oxford student is related to fashion enthusiast, Temi, and their older sister, Tolani who is into music.
Now, while Tolani is more laid back and keeps her affairs out of public sight, Temi – who is currently dating singer Mr EAZI – is more fashion-conscious and is often described as au courant in all things fashion and style.
And right in the middle is Cuppy, whose style is loud and unapologetic despite the heavy criticism it attracts from Nigerians.
Her love for eccentric designs and unconventional ensembles often makes her the subject of ridicule online.
In February, the billionaire daughter got dragged online over her choice of outfit for her #CuppyGoldDust live performance.
In the videos shared, the singer who appeared to have put on a noticeable amount of weight donned a red silk-like high-leg midi dress with feather puffs around the sleeves.
She paired the look with some hot pink sneakers, which complimented her signature pink hair.
However, the dress did anything but flatter her seemingly new body and it didn’t take long before the pregnancy rumours started flying around on the internet.
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Before the pink hairs, clothes and lavishly decorated pink penthouse, DJ Cuppy used to have a thing for blond weaves and braids.
This was during her early days as a disk jockey. Every sighting of DJ Cuppy saw her rocking different shades of blond hair and several Ankara ensembles.
Never dimming her light for the haters
Despite earning a master’s degree in music business from New York University, many people attributed her success to her father’s affluence.
Well, if unbothered was a person, it would most certainly be Cuppy because her only response has been her consistency in doing the things she loves whether it passes the ‘Nigerian standard’ or not.
While there are still people who detest her sense of style, a lot more others have come to love the pink craze Cuppy has going for her.
Her journey through fame is the perfect example of why it is important to stay true to oneself. Like the saying goes, ‘do you, the world will adjust’.
So, when next someone tells you to dim your light, hand them some sunshades!
A 30-year-old lady has stirred reactions online after undergoing surgery to tie her fallopian tube.
The woman said in a social media video that she got the procedure because she didn’t want to become pregnant and deal with the physical and emotional scars that would result.
“Finally got my tubes tied!!! Firmly in my childfree era. So proud of myself of taking control of my life and eliminating pregnancy scares and @borshun from my future🎀”
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In other news, Popular Nollywood actress, Sandra Okunzuwa, shared a painful experience that made her despise men for a long time.
In a recent interview with The Sun, the screen diva discussed her traumatic experiences with men and how she overcame the trauma.
She said the experience made her hate men for a while, but she has now healed and moved on.
“Sexually abused as a kid? Yes. Mental health victim? Yes. In the society we live in, people don’t talk about mental health issues; they expect you to visit your pastor and you will be alright. As an actor, it is not easy. First, you will have to embody the life of different characters and personalities, the good, the bad and the terrible.
Despite what you are going through personally, you have to wear a smile and keep entertaining people because that is what people expect from you. I think there should be a special therapist for entertainers, because it is not easy. Giving out joy to people and lacking where to fill up from. Most people are broken; they’re carrying about baggage from the past, if you don’t talk about it so you can get help, you will keep carrying it about until it destroys you. By sharing your problems with your partner, you can get help.
Lastly, being traumatized isn’t a spiritual issue; it is a mental issue that needs a therapist. I will get married to my perfect partner someday. Before, it (the sexual abuse) kind of made me resent men, but I have healed from it and moved on. I am a lot better now.” She said.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery. Most fornicators are adulterers in training” – Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo preaches – YabaLeftOnline
Popular relationship coach, Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, has averred that there was no difference between adultery and fornication.
In a series of tweets, Pst. Kingsley stated that both behaviors were abnormal as it involves sleeping with partners you aren’t married to.
“We can’t normalize fornication and then demonize adultery They are one and the same, just Seperated by words or a signature What most people don’t know is that your mind can’t draw the line between the two Most fornicators are adulterers in training Even in scripture they are mentioned as same thing and used interchangeably The biggest deceit of this generation is the belief that they can get away with one and avoid the other God has not called us to celibacy but to sexual purity, anyway that is a different thread In closing let’s follow God’s advice irrespective of who is doing the opposite, man will NEVER be wiser than God Fornication is having sex with someone you are not married to, same thing with adultery”
Controversial Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has criticized his colleagues, Nancy Isime and Peter Okoye for their roles in the trending Netflix series, Shantytown.
Taking to his Instagram account he shared a video querying the need for Nancy Isime’s nudity and why Peter Okoye, a singer was given a movie role.
According to him, the entire production of the movie was sub par and not worth the hype.
In his words;
“So after all the Hype on Shanty Town, I finally sat down to #watch and I was so confused, it was a glorified ASABA movie, the story line was so uninteresting and a little bit more like our regular ASABA movie, only difference was it super high quality cinematography and advanced better production. When exactly did Peter of PSQUARE turn Actor? Nancy showing unnecessary body is more confusing, Walahi some #Yoruba movies have better story line than this, Na all Hype, and this is why E go TEY before Nollywood go smell OSCAR #Awards because we not ready to be extraordinary in our story telling, imagine in 2023, we are bringing out this?