In America Adorable picture of ‘Umbrella Dad’ goes viral

An adorable picture of a father holding an umbrella for his son in heavy rain on a street in New York while he himself was getting completely soaked has touched the heart of millions of netizens after emerging online last week.

The photographer who took the picture said he took the image because dads ‘don’t get the credit they deserve’.

The father, who was quickly dubbed “Umbrella Dad” was soon identified as Liu Qiao, a manager from JPMorgan Chase. Liu told reporters that he goes to pick up his four-year-old son, Liu Ruozhuo, at a kindergarten in Flushing after he finishes work at 5 p.m. each day.

“It rained harder when we were walking out of the school gate. As our home is not far away, I didn’t take shelter from the rain,” Liu recalled.

“It’s a parent’s instinct to do so, I didn’t expect I would have got so many compliments from netizens.”

Some netizens questioned as to why Liu didn’t hold his kid in his arms. In response he said that it was due to his philosophy on parenting.

“I want him to be able to deal with stuff on his own, so I wouldn’t hold him or help carry his bag,” Liu said. “But he’s still young. I didn’t want him to catch a cold.”

“The viral picture will not change our lives, but I will keep doing my best to give him the best and let him find what he really wants to do by himself,” Liu said.

‎More than six million people have viewed this picture in just two days.

“But you see, dad is doing more than keeping him dry,” one of the commenters posted. “He’s teaching him how to put others before himself.”

This picture serves as a touching reminder of the sort of sacrifices parents make every day — when there’s no one around to take a photo.




In a recent interview with Punch, former Super Eagles defender turned pastor, Taribo West said he contacted some traditionalists aka Babalawos to make him charms which he used when he played football.

Of course yes (I was involved). I don’t know why people decline to talk about their involvement with charms. Football has to do with a lot of powers. When there are big events, you look at the stadium, you see people, fans invoking all kinds of things; magicians are there, voodooists are there. In my playing days, when I was ignorant, I used to get some mallams and babalawos (traditional doctors) to make charms for us, which we took to (national) camp. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. In some clubs, before every game, the president or leader of the club will give you a lucky charm to play with. They will tell you to put it in your boots or socks and play. It’s their superstitious belief; that it can help them win matches. There are some coaches who are connected to African magicians and soothsayers from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Zaire or even Nigeria. These people are consulted to give these coaches results of games even before the matches are played. These people see strange things and they can tell you with their magic and charms, what the outcome of a match will be. People believe and use it. It works for those who believe in it. I saw it, I experienced it, I was with players that used it and I used it. So, why are people denying it? There are charms and rituals in football. It still exists.”he said.

Upcoming Nollywood actress tries Kim K’s style | Photos

This is what fast rising Nollywood actress Blessing Asuelimhen wore to an event in Lagos over the weekend. See-through, exactly like Kim K wore not too long ago. Source:

Photos: Nigerian hollywood actress Uzo Aduba wins second Emmy

Nigerian Hollywood actress, Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy at the 2015 Emmy awards which held yesterday September 20th. Uzo who is one of the lead actresses in the hit series, Orange is the New Black, won Best Supporting Actress in the comedy category.

While receiving her award, Uzo said thanked her family and her sister, Chioma in particular for being there for her.

“‘I really just want to say thank you a thousand times. If I could say thank you a thousand times, it would not be enough. I really just want to say thank you for my family, who have stood beside me my entire life. I am humbled to call myself your sister. I love you so much”.


Zahra Buhari reveals she lost a sister to Sickle Cell

Zahra Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, was named the brand ambassador of Scaf Nigeria, on Saturday.

Scaf Nigeria, is a non governmental organisation that deals with issues bothering on Sickle Cell.

‎Zahra, during the unveiling, spoke on how she lost a sister to sickle cell three years ago.

She said: “I lost a sister three years back to sickle cell so I know what it’s like to lose a loved one.”


Viola Davis Makes History for Black Women at 2015 Emmys | First to Win ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series ’

Viola Davis made history at the 2015 Emmy Awards by becoming the first black woman to win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

Just a few years back, Kerry Washington became the first black woman in nearly two decades to get a nomination in the category. She thanked other women who have paved the way, including Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Nicole Beharie, and Meagan Goodand quoted Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech.‎

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Di’Ja Gives Back to Her Community

Mavin records singer and Glo ambassadorDi’Ja decided to show love to her community by donating school items to schools in Kaduna.

Di’ja who recently copped a deal with Gloalso took some time to lecture the students.

Di’ja was born in Kaduna and her dad Joe Biell is a Sierra Leonean politician.