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Valentine’s Day: What To Avoid If You’re Single

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Valentine’s Day, often associated with romance and love, can be a challenging time for those who are single. While it’s important to embrace your singlehood and enjoy your own company, there are certain things you might want to avoid doing on this day to maintain your emotional well-being.

1. Avoid social media overload

Social media platforms can be filled with lovey-dovey posts and pictures of couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. While browsing these posts is okay, excessive exposure can lead to feelings of loneliness and inadequacy.

Take a break from social media or mute posts related to Valentine’s Day to protect your mental health.

2. Resist the comparison trap

Comparing yourself to others, especially on a day like Valentine’s Day, can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Remember that everyone’s life journey is unique, and being single doesn’t make you any less worthy or lovable.

Focus on your strengths, accomplishments, and the positive aspects of your life.

3. Avoid self-pity

It’s easy to fall into the trap of self-pity when you see others celebrating with their partners. However, wallowing in self-pity won’t change your situation.

Instead, channel your energy into self-care activities, such as relaxing, reading a good book, or spending time with friends and family who appreciate you.

4. Don’t engage in desperate measures

Feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day? Feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day might tempt you to make impulsive decisions, such as reaching out to an ex or settling for someone you’re not truly interested in.

Avoid making decisions based on desperation, as they often lead to disappointment and regret. Stay true to yourself and your values, and don’t compromise your happiness for the sake of being in a relationship.

5. Don’t call your ex

This is an extension of number 4. It’s tempting to reach out to an old flame, but hitting that “call” button might not bring the spark you’re hoping for. Think of it like re-reading a book you have already finished; the ending rarely changes. Instead, channel that energy into self-love!

Treat yourself to something special, indulge in a hobby you enjoy, or simply revel in the freedom of being single. Remember, this day isn’t just about romantic love. There’s love for friends, family, and even your furry companions.

Celebrate those connections, and see being single as an opportunity to explore new things and discover new types of love, including the most important one: love for yourself. Keep in mind that new adventures await, so put your focus on the exciting possibilities of tomorrow, not the closed chapters of yesterday.

6. Hating on happy couples

Valentine’s Day can come with a barrage of loved-up posts flooding our social media feeds. It’s natural to feel a pang of envy or loneliness as we scroll through pictures of seemingly perfect couples. Choose kindness instead of scrolling with a critical eye, ready to fire off a snarky comment.

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Know that behind every post is a real person with real feelings. Leaving sarcastic remarks like “This won’t last” or “They look familiar…” not only disrupts their joy but also reflects poorly on ourselves. By holding back those comments, we cultivate a more positive online environment and demonstrate maturity.

It’s okay to acknowledge our emotions, but let’s express them in a way that respects others and uplifts ourselves. Sometimes our silence can speak volumes, and choosing not to engage in negativity speaks volumes about who we are as individuals.

7. Don’t buy yourself a “surprise” present

While treating yourself is a good thing and celebrating self-love is important, buying yourself a present and pretending it’s from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day might not be the most genuine way to approach it. Think of it like telling a joke only you find funny: the act misses the mark a bit.

Self-love and celebrating yourself should be authentic and come from a genuine desire to appreciate yourself, not to create a specific impression for others. You can go ahead and splurge on that special something you’ve been eyeing, but do it because you deserve it, not because you want to tell a story that isn’t quite true.

In summary, being single is not a reflection of your worth or lovability. It’s an opportunity to focus on self-growth, self-love, and building meaningful connections with those who truly matter. Embrace your singlehood and make the most of this day by doing things that bring you joy and fulfilment.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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