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Meghan Blasted For Uninspiring new Book




The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has come under fierce criticism after releasing a new book which reviewers described as un-inspirational but a project aimed at stuffing money in her pockets.

“Dull, uninspiring vanity project” and “sentimental drivel”says one of the reviewers via amazon. “Markle’s new 34-page book, The Bench, was released today, giving a glimpse into the Sussexes’ “authentic” life at their LA home. It is priced at £9.99.

The hardcover release of the book, on sale for £9.99, comes after Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday.

One review of The Bench, listed as an Amazon best seller, described it as “too long and too expensive for an infants book”.

The reviewer wrote: “Dull and uninspiring, it is unlikely to keep a child’s interest. “The author appears to have no knowledge of young children.

I can only surmise that this book is a vanity project for the purpose of lining the pockets of the author.


“It should be recategorised from children’s books to books for sycophants.”

Another wrote: “What an insincere pile of utter sentimental drivel. I agree with a previous review that it’s a vanity project.

“Why waste money on this rubbish when there are so many brilliant entertaining books around.” And a third posted: “We didn’t enjoy this book at all – I have no idea why the author thought this story would appeal to children.

“It’s incredibly boring and uninspiring. Clearly based on the author’s life, it would have perhaps been better as a private project kept within the family that they can read themselves, and then treasure in the future.

“For anyone else, it’s just completely irrelevant.”

Another described the book for children aged one to seven as “overly sentimental and insincere But other readers gave The Bench five stars and hailed it as “beautifully written and illustrated” and “a sweet story with beautiful illustrations”.

One person wrote: “A story that is inspiring. Would highly recommend.”

Another wrote: “I find the way the book explores the relationship between father and son through the mother’s eyes very warm and cute. “The illustrations are also wonderful.”

The book’s release comes after the royal couple announced the birth of their new daughter on their website, Archewell.


Meghan has dedicated her new book to the “man and boy who make my heart go pump-pump” in a sweet note for Prince Harry and baby Archie.

The mum-of-two was “inspired” to write the book after originally creating a poem for Harry’s first Father’s Day from their son.

And the 39-year-old has already revealed a sneak peek inside the book – showing her love for the two men in her life.

A sneak peek inside the book shows Harry and Archie appear to feature in a cute illustration.

Why waste money on this rubbish when there are so many brilliant entertaining books around.

The picture shows a ginger-haired dad with a beard walking hand-in-hand with a child around Archie’s age.

Meghan’s touching dedication to Harry and Archie, reproduced from a hand-written note, reads: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump.”

Meghan will also narrate an audiobook of the tale.

The duchess said: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story.

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16 Years Of Wahu-Nameless Marriage



This september, two celebrated Kenyan artists that got marriage 16 years ago, are a couple that remains in a solid marriage that has inspired the showbiz industry.

Rosemary Wahu Kagwi and David Mathenge aka Nameless are arguably the most solid showbiz marriage in Kenya. They walked down the isle on September 10 more than a decade ago.

The two, whose marriage boasts of having produced two beautiful daughters 16-year-old Tumiso and Nyakio, eight, keep growing from strength to strength.

As a matter of fact, they even have a docu-reality show on Showmax titled My Love, which details some of their best-kept secrets in their 23-year-long journey of love.

“Six months into our marriage I remember doubting if I would manage, and I know for a fact the feeling was mutual. But look at us now, 16 years later still going strong,” Wahu wrote.

She also explained that there is so much she wishes she knew when she was getting married, but is glad they’ve both learnt and continue to learn along the way.

According to her, all the lessons gathered in marriage have helped them to become better people, better parents, and better partners for each other.

“I love you my Moody Monski. You are my best friend, or as Tumi would say, you’re most definitely my for-lifer,” she praised.

Wahu and Nameless exchanged vows on September 10, 2005, at a colourful ceremony held on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

They first had physical contact in 1997 when Wahu, appearing as a backup performer, shared a stage with the man who would become the father of her children.

“I said “I do” to you, and 16 years on, I still do. Here’s to the rest of our lives. Happy anniversary babe. I love you Nameless,” she concluded.

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Benin: Former First Lady Rosine Soglo Dies At 87



Grief has struck the people of Benin following the passing of former First Lady, wife of Nicéphore Soglo, who presided over Benin from 1991 to 1996, died this Sunday, July 25 in Cotonou. She was 87 years old.

Rosine Soglo, whose real name is Rose-Marie Honorine Vieyra, passed away on Sunday, July 25 at the age of 87 in her residence in Cotonou.

The former First Lady was admitted to a Cotonou clinic specializing in cardiovascular care several days ago.

Her health had stabilized, and even improved, over the past two days, but it deteriorated rapidly in the morning, according to a source close to the family. She then wished to be taken home, where she passed away.

“Benin has lost a fighter woman,” responded government spokesman Wilfried Léonce Houngbedji. “We will keep her the image of a brave and exceptional woman,” said Patrice Talon in the evening, who presented his condolences to the Soglo family, with whom he nevertheless maintains relations.

On many occasions since being elected President of the Republic, Rosine Soglo has indeed spoken very harshly to the Head of State.

Loud voice

Wife of president, Rosine Soglo will have been much more than that.

Before her husband took office, during his tenure and long after it ended, she was, for several decades, one of the strongest voices in the Beninese political scene. She was also one of the main actors, as her political weight was important.

Coming from a wealthy family from the Afro-Brazilian community living in Ouidah, she met her husband in France as a teenager. They married in 1958 While Nicéphore Soglo joined the National School of Administration (ENA), Rosine Soglo studied law.

In the early 1960s, Nicéphore Soglo was appointed Minister of the Economy to General Christophe Soglo, who then led the country.

But the 1972 coup led by Mathieu Kerekou pushed the couple into exile. They did not return to Cotonou until the 1990 national conference took place.

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Fine Art Is Not Proffesion Of Failures



Celebrated Ghanaian author and artist Ibrahim Mahama has called on educationists and people in authority to restructure educational curriculum to make art one of the major courses in schools from the basic level.

Speaking during a local radio talk-show Mahama stated that how art is perceived has left the impression that the profession is not a “serious” one.

“Sometimes you apply for certain courses in the university, and when you don’t meet the cut-off mark, they put you in the fine arts class. That’s not how it’s supposed to be. That alone shows how we regard the arts as a country,” Mr Mahama said.

Mahama Ibrahim

Mahama Ibrahim says how art is perceived has left the impression that the profession is not a “serious” one.

He explained that in other parts of the world, art courses are as important as the others, and thus applicants need to prove why they deserve to be given that field of study.

“It’s not every artist that is interested in the same thing. For example, an artist might be interested in using engineering, poetry, painting as a means of making art.”

Ibrahim Mahama urged artists to work together to help push their craft and change some of the perceptions people have attached to it.

He added, “the system has somehow taught us that we compete with one another, but we’re not in competition with one another; we need to build the society together.”

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