Zimbabwean actress and TV personality, is the cover star mum for TheWill Downtown Magazine’s Latest Issue. This comes after she and her husband, Andrew Ekpenyong announced the arrival of their baby girl.
In an Instagram post, she wrote;
“IT WAS GRACE ALONE, THAT NONE MAY BOAST! Almost a month ago we were blessed with our rainbow baby! Words still fail me when I try to express what a blessed journey this has been. To be chosen to be the vessel that brings forth such a miracle is life-changing, especially after a traumatic loss. She is the one who was sent by God, our African princess – Atumwanashe Eme Ekpenyong ♥️”
Vimbau Mutinhiri tells her story on marriage, miscarriage and motherhood on the Magazine’s issue.
Describing the new mum, TheWill Downtown Magazine editor In chief, Latasha Ngwube wrote, “Congratulations to our cover star, TV girl Vimbai Mutinhiri-Ekpenyong and her husband Andrew on the birth of their newborn baby girl. For the Ekpenyongs, their story took several unplanned turns but to quote the wise words of Ms Lauryn Hill, Nothing Even Matters when it comes to love.”
“If they had a biopic, it would probably be titled Man proposes, God disposes because neither of them could have predicted the series of events that would eventually lead them to the point of blissful happiness where they currently reside.
Vimbai’s inspiring story and exclusive interview with your favourite Sunday read talks about some of the obstacles they overcame that have broken other relationships but ended up making theirs even stronger and wiser, having navigated and weathered the storm in uncharted waters. Maybe it’s the double dose of romance, good news and happy ever afters but I’m refreshed and optimistic about equipping oneself with the lessons that mould and ready us for the long road that’s often filled with butterflies and bruises, sweet words and scrapes, passion and even pain.
Vimbai’s inspiring interview proves what many of us have always known but possibly forgotten that ultimately, finding THE one makes all of this truly worth it! On that note, as we here at DOWNTOWN celebrate the Ekpenyongs, take care of yourself and you’ll see us next week!”
Photographer: Joanne Markland
Makeup Artist: Swaazi Dlamini (@swaazi_mua_cpt)
Dress: Yummy Bumps (@yummybumps_tots)
Garland: Paradiso Flowers (@paradisoflowers)
Slide Into a DM With These Simple Tricks
Sliding into someone’s DMs is no uncertainty an unnerving undertaking. Furthermore, in the event that you don’t have any acquaintance with them by any stretch of the imagination, or you ambiguously do however haven’t informed previously, at that point it tends to be considerably seriously overwhelming. How would you start a discussion? Will they believe you’re you aren’t weird?
Initiating a conversation via social media is an excessively simple and regular approach to become more acquainted with individuals. Furthermore, as large numbers in the world are presently at home under lockdown, dating over DMs is considerably more mainstream, with more individuals going to video dates and concocting innovative approaches to not screw up. Thus, don’t allow lockdown to stop you. On the off chance that you’ve been needing to DM someone for a long time yet don’t have a clue how, this is what to do:
1. Go directly to the point
Establish a decent first connection, don’t be unpleasant, don’t avoid the real issue. Irregular messages from a person as of now excite doubts in these women, in any case. So it is smarter to not burn through their time and yours.
Certainly abstain from essentially saying “Hey” in a first message, it is very inconsiderate and rude. A prescribed method to be immediate is this “Hello, my name is John, may I be able to know you better?”
We know, the thought of sliding into a stranger’s DMs can be alarming. What’s more, the dread of rejection may be keeping you away from simply putting it all on the line. However, in the event that you never attempt, you’ll never know, and you would prefer not to be left with any second thoughts. Also, they could be your soulmate. You both could simply be the next Banky W and Adesua Etomi!
2. Pose questions
In case you’re not on a dating app and are simply sliding into someone’s DMs via online media, at that point the best first message to send is one that remarks or poses a question about something explicit on their profile. For instance, on the off chance that they’ve tweeted about a specific TV show, ask them an inquiry about it. Or then again in the event that they’ve posted an Insta pic of a music artiste they’ve found in show, request their #1 song of the artiste.
3. Avoid Using Abbreviations
Abbreviations are old school, don’t slide into an individual’s DM shortening your words, that is a major mood killer. Notwithstanding your expectation of sending the message, type in full and be keen about it.
4. Don’t over-do it
Don’t over do it-act naturally, act calm and don’t attempt to intrigue or you may wind up doing the most which could be a mood killer. Keep it straightforward… or on the other hand you may lose that individual at a ‘hi.’
5. Be prepared for any outcome
Recall that there is no assurance the individual sees your message and reacts to it, and they don’t owe you their consideration. Be set up to proceed onward in the event that it doesn’t work out with this specific individual. Try not to keep troubling them and getting disturbed about their not answering, it is not attractive.
6. Try not to give them praises straight away
It is fine to make a little compliment about their looks or anything that you saw on their profile. Nonetheless, you will possibly appear to be tenacious and frantic on the off chance that you begin giving them numerous praises. Additionally, don’t tragically admire their appearance excessively much. They can think you are shallow and like them just for their wonderful face or body.
7. Try not to send messages when they are not reacting
We have all had this one individual who continually sends “hello” messages and isn’t irritated by you not answering. This won’t make your squash need to answer and is simply going to put them off considerably further. All in all, if you notice there is no connection, you ought to acknowledge it and proceed onward.
See Celebrities Who Joined Simi’s Challenge #NobodyLikeWoman
Nigerian singer and songwriter Simi has successfully gotten many celebrities on her trending social media challenge #NobodyLikeWoman. Simi’s challenge involves women to share degrading words that people say to them.
The challenge includes these female celebrities sharing black and white photos of themselves with stereotypic statements constantly thrown at them.
Since the challenge started, many individuals, particularly female celebrities have carried on with it. From Adesua Etomi, Tonto Dikeh, Toolz, Annie Idibia and many more.
According to Punch Newspaper in an interview with Simi on Thursday, she started the challenge to help women confront the things that have been said to demean them.
See celebrities who have joined the challenge #NobodyLikeWoman
Adebola Williams Celebrates Goddaughters on International Day of the Girl Child With New Book “African Power Girls”
Media entrepreneur Adebola Williams has released a new book titled “African Power Girls” on International Day of the Girl Child to celebrate his Goddaughters Elaina Acha, Farrah Lewis and Grace Amure.
Debola as he’s popularly called made the announcement on social media alongside the book’s cover and a #MondayMorningMotivation caption that read;
#MondayMusings About four years ago I was looking to gift my Goddaughters a book on great African women.
I wanted a storybook that I could read to them seeding greatness, breaking stereotypes the world will force on them even before they became aware of it. I wanted them to know they came from a line of women who didn’t need permission to take space and Become. I searched desperately from Lagos to Johannesburg with no luck so I wrote one @africanpowergirls!
Happy International Day of the Girl Child friends!!!
Today say a kind word of power to a girl child, make a commitment to fund girl child education, agree to that request from a group that’s focused on building up girls. Share our cover and use this message to remind our girls they have power just like those before them. Book your copies of #AfricanPowerGirls (AfricanPowerGirls AT redafrica.xyz ) and receive the first copies next week. Follow @africanpowergirls for all the announcements.
Invest in a girl today!
And if you can’t find that service you need, create it yourself! Many books are waiting to be written, ideas to be manifested. Don’t wait four years like me, do it now!
#MondayMorningMotivation. Thanks, @johneejay for the brilliantly done illustrations.
Debola also shared a statement to his goddaughters.
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