Personal hygiene is very important to you. So you shower daily, perhaps even twice a day. Great! But do you pay as much attention to your towel? How often do you wash your towel and more importantly, is it enough?
Most of us wash our towels once a week (after all, towels wipe clean bodies so they probably aren’t that dirty, right?) Wrong! Towels are among the leading carriers of harmful bacteria and fungi.
An experiment was recently conducted among randomly selected individuals. Each of these individuals revealed that they wash their towels once a week- and we’re confident about it too.
Each of their towels were swabbed for bacteria and sent to a lab for testing. The results were as disgusting as they were bewildering. In just a week, the towels were rife with bacteria and fungi.
Each towel harbored between four and eight different types of bacteria and a fungi. The types of bacteria identified after testing included E. coli and staph aureus. The bacteria are capable of causing all kinds of infections and illnesses. Staph aureus is among the most dangerous common bacteria and can cause serious illnesses like pneumonia and bone disease.
We’re not done yet. The bacteria population grew from several hundred thousand recorded on day one of use to 650 million by day seven. That is twice the population of the USA.
If your towel is as germy as the ones tested in the study, you seriously need to reconsider your personal hygiene. Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure you are using a hygienic and safe towel after each bath.
Experts recommend that you should wash your towel every three days, at least.
Use hot water to wash your towels
Throw your towel into the dryer between washes. The heat in the dryer helps kill bacteria or at least slow down their reproduction rate.
If you live in a sunny area you can hang it out to dry after each use to achieve the same effect as with the dryer.
Do not share your towel with other people to avoid transfer of gems and bacteria that can cause infections.
Therefore, as much as you shower daily, you are only as clean as your towel. What you can’t see is way more dangerous than what you can see. Wash your towel every three days for peace of mind; avoid nasty infections whose origin you can’t track and save money on anti-bacterial creams.
Everything is circling back to the cradle of mankind, from
music to fashion. Regarding fashion, the Kitenge fabric, once a preserve of the
lower class, especially in Kenya, is now making headway everywhere. You will
find the Kitenge designs on runways both in Africa, as well as in prestigious
fashion events like the New York Fashion Week. Kitenge designs 2019 are
quite versatile, from modest office wear to eccentric evening wear and
showstopper designs for weddings and parties. Men and women alike have embraced
the vibrant spirit of the Kitenge design. For some fashion inspiration, check
out the best Kitenge designs 2019.
Kitenge Designs 2019 Office Wear Gone are the days when working in an office meant boring ill-fitting separates in morbid black, gray, and dark blue colours. The cheery kitenge fabric has made entry into the office wear space. Chic kitenge designs can bring out the right balance between sassy and serious. You don’t have to look boring to be taken seriously anymore. A kitenge midi-skirt for instance accentuates your curves but is the right length. Another favorite kitenge design was the cape blazer. Pair it with a plain pencil skirt or pencil pants for a refined look. A bodycon dress with simple patterns is also a contender for the office
Kimono Kitenge Design
Another favorite in the list of Kitenge designs 2019 is the Kimono. Kimonos are a wardrobe staple for ladies. They are simple yet elegant, flowy, effortless, flattering on any body type, and can be paired with lots of outfits. Kimonos are great but kitenge design kimonos are marvelous. The pop of colour and array of beautiful prints as well as structure are quite attractive to any fashion savvy person. African print kimonos worn along with a pair of skinny jeans, a pencil skirt, a body contact dress, shorts, Palazzo pants… You get the picture. Kitenge design kimonos can also work as office wear.
Kitenge Design Tops
Kitenge Design Tops Tops are a wardrobe must have. Kitenge tops add a pop of color and cheer to your outfit. This year, kitenge designs tops were a hit. The wrap round top for one, is classy and timeless like it’s sister the peplum design. Kitenge designs crop tops were also a hit, pair them with a pair of tight jeans and you have yourself a fashion forward look for any casual event. The must have kitenge top for 2019 was the off shoulder design. The off shoulder top is flattering on most body shapes, and the array of sleeves, from simple cap sleeves to flamboyant balloon sleeves, you cannot go wrong with the kitenge design top.
Kitenge Dresses and Skirts
Nothing screams effortless like a kitenge design dress or skirt. Kitenge dresses and skirts are also suited for an array of occasions. From work, to church, to a wedding party, dinner with the girls, meeting his parents for the first time, you name it. The best part is that you can float around all these events, meetings and gatherings in the same design dress. There are many contenders for top kitenge dresses and skirts designs 2019. The pleated kitenge skirt and the maxi skirt are flattering on any lady. With kitenge dresses, there are plenty of unique designs, from puffy sleeves, off-shoulder sleeves, ruffles, pleats, inserting sheer fabric, only a lack of imagination can limit your look.
We cannot exhaust the list of trending kitenge designs without mentioning jumpsuits. Jumpsuits are simple, classy, and, convenient; qualities most fashion savvy ladies look for in an outfit. Kitenge jumpsuits are also versatile in terms of where you can wear them. Whether you need to look professional or just relaxed, the kitenge design jumpsuit is a go to. It is the easiest way to make a statement without making noise. Palazzo kitenge design jumpsuits are the in thing today, they are comfy and pretty flattering on different shapes. If you prefer edgy, slim fitting kitenge jumpsuits can be your go to.
Pomp and flair is part of Nigerians’ DNA. When it comes to dressing up, they always make sure to go the extra mile. For them, every traditional weddings, white weddings, baby shower, bridal shower, church function, gala dinner, and so on requires a new outfit. They will show up adorning the kitenge fabric with pride. Nothing is left to chance when it comes to the craft and creativity put into making the dress. Here are some show stopper Nigerian Kitenge Designs 2019, to inspire you the next time you need a kitenge outfit with a healthy dose of glamour.
Kitenge designs for long dresses
Modesty has never looked as chicken and refined as it does when one adorns a kitenge design maxi dress or maxi skirt. In the past, younger ladies tended to shy away from ankle long skirts dresses for fear that these would make them look old and boring. The trend has however changed with many young girls wearing kitenge dresses and pulling it off too. In 2019, the kitenge waterfall dress was a favorite. Also top among kitenge designs for long dresses was the maxi dress. An off-shoulder maxi dress coupled with a knee long slit is definitely a must have. It’s naughty and nice wrapped nicely with a
designs for weddings
In the spirit of embracing our African roots, some couples opt to say “I do” in Kitenge design weddings. Whether it’s a traditional wedding, or a white wedding, kitenge design outfits are simply gorgeous and will live you admiring your wedding photos for days to come. Your bridal party will also look divine in kitenge dresses photos. I bet they will also appreciate having dresses they can still wear way after the wedding. The best thing about the Kitenge fabric is that it is strong, drapes beautifully and has plenty of character. Check out these beautiful matchy couple kitenge outfits and bridal outfits for some Kitenge wedding design inspiration.
Fashion evolves, and pretty quick too. One thing that stands true however is that kitenge designs are here to stay. The above styles are some of the best kitenge designs, 2019. Get one or two kitenge designs into your wardrobe soon. Trust me you will definitely rock the pieces for a long time and get valuable for your money.
Osinachi Kalu Joseph, better known as Sinach, is a Nigerian gospel music singer/songwriter and worship leader at Christ Embassy Church. The songstress is living proof of the belief that your talent will make you dine with kings and princes. With nine albums, over 200 songs, and several awards under her belt, Sinach is a musical powerhouse. Her mega-hit song “I Know Who I am” has been translated into multiple languages. Sinachtestimony is one of walking in faith, dedicating time and effort into what you love, and taking life’s big decisions at your own pace regardless of time limitations and norms set by society. Below is her bio:
born on March 30th 1973, in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The 46-year-old
singer is the second born in a family of seven children.
In 2014, 41-year-old
Sinach tied the knot with the love of her life, Pastor Joseph Egbu,
in a beautiful ceremony at Christ Embassy Church where Pastor Egbu ministers.
Their close friend Pastor Chris
OyaKhilome officiated the wedding ceremony.
Sinach house recently grew from two to three members when she and her husband welcomed their first child, five years after they got married. Sinach baby‘s name and gender are yet to reveal to the public.
Sinach has always had
an interest in music since her childhood. She joined her church choir at the
age of 16 in 1989 but only began to pursue music as a career later on in 1994.
Her stage name, Sinach, is extracted from her first name Osinachi. She chose
Sinach as her stage name because she found it to be catchy and memorable.
Despite kicking off her
musical career in the 90s, it was only until 2008 that Sinach released her
first album called Chapter
one. “This is Your Season,” One of the
songs featured in Chapter One, was crowned song of the year in 2008.
In the course of her
thriving musical career, Sinach has received and continues to receive numerous
In 2016, the songstress
received the Love World International Music & Arts Awards (LIMA)
award for the songwriter of the decade. In the same year, she also received the
Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence. Still, in 2016,
she won the West African Artiste of the Year during Kenya’s Groove Awards
for the second time in a row, having scooped the same award in 2015.
Sinach has been listed
among the 100 most influential Christians in Nigeria. The entertainment website
also rated her the number one female artist in Nigeria ahead of household names
in the Nigerian music scene like Yemi Alade,
Tiwa Savage, and Omawumi. Her album, Way Maker, also qualified for Gold
Certification by the Recording
Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2018.
Sinach’s music has
earned her fans all over the world. She has performed in over 50 countries,
including Kenya, South Africa, the USA, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda,
Jamaica, Zambia, the UK, to name a few. She was the first African gospel
artiste to tour India in concert.
In the decade following the release of her first album, she went on to release eight more albums making it a total of 9 albums to date. Sinach albums are;
Shout it Out
From Glory to Glory
Sinach at Christmas
The name of Jesus
There’s an Overflow, and Great God.
She has also released
over 200 songs. Her most popular songs include; I know who I am, All I See Is
You, He Did It Again, Great Are You, Lord, Over Flow, The Name of Jesus, Sing
Alleluia, I Stand Amazed, Nothing Is Impossible, With All My Heart, and so many
Hit songs like Sinach The Name of Jesus, have been
translated to French, Spanish, and Hindu languages.
2019 was a great year
for Sinach, who, along with her husband, welcomed their firstborn baby
following five years of marriage. The news of their newborn child was announced
to the world by Pastor Chris OyaKhilome during the 2019 LIMA awards in Lagos,
where Sinach also scooped the song of the year award for her song “There
Is an Overflow.”
After Sinach gave her
acceptance speech, Pastor OyaKhilome, whom she regards as her spiritual father,
said, “Thank you for the song, we are all excited for what the Lord has
done in your life, of course, in the life of many others standing with you
here. We love you. And I told them, You just had a baby! so everybody got
Along with the
recognition, Sinach also received a cash price of 100,000 USD at the event.
And that is not all;
the songstress was also the first Gospel Artiste to have one of her songs hit
100 million views on YouTube. Sinach Way Maker
hit 100million views in September. In Africa, this achievement has only been
met by two other musical artistes, fellow compatriots Davido and Yemi Alade.
After the LIMA awards
ceremony in Lagos, Sinach took to Instagram,
brimming with gratitude to thank those who have supported her.
“Ohhh, what a night!! Thank you, my pastor, and Loveworld, my home church (your support is without measure)!! Incredible talents and every LIMA award winner!! What a year!!! Thank you, director, of music @evangkathy, Thank you, Jesus! Emma, I bless you! Thank you to my precious husband @joe_egbu and family and our team, which has been working so closely with me!! We love you!!” she wrote.
Sinach husband, Pastor Joseph Egbu, also took to Instagram and said, “When you have a special father, the sky becomes a stepping stone. There is nothing more than having someone believe in your dreams, even when you’re not sure. Thank you so much pastor Chris, Sir. You are one of a kind. Sinach and I love you dearly, Sir.
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