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CNN’s Stephanie Busari Turns 40 Today with gorgeous New Photos!



CNN Africa Editor and Gracie Award Winner, Stephanie Busari turns 40 today!

The award winning journalist, whose extensive coverage of the missing Chibok Girls, earned her the prestigious Gracie Awards had a portrait session, with celebrity photographer TY Bello, to mark her new age.

According to Stephanie’s team, she is particularly thankful for this new age, as she reassures her commitment social good and telling different stories about Nigeria and Africa. They have been some of the defining principles of her long-standing career and life.

To mark her special day,she will host a number of influential guests at a private dinner at her residence; she hopes to engage them on some of the issues closest to her heart.

Talking about her birthday, Stephanie posted on Instagram:

So here it is the BIG 40!!!! For a long time, I was apprehensive about turning 40. The weight of 40 felt so big and intimidating. But today, I embrace the fullness of this milestone age with grace, humility and gratitude knowing that I am privileged to be alive, to be surrounded with amazing friends and family. I will live each day with passion, striving always for excellence in what I do, to be a great mother to my beautiful daughter and all other children that God chooses to bless me with. I thank God for the special grace to be alive today, to live and love another day. For enormous blessings I cannot quantify and for life in abundance. Thank you to the forever excellent @tybello for these beautiful, jaw dropping pictures. You’re truly a master at what you do. You will be celebrated just as you have celebrated me. Happy born day to me! Now let’s PARTY!!!! #lifebeginsatforty #40isthenew20 #birthday #photoshoot #blessedbeyondmeasure

Photography: TY Bello
Make up: Meekness Ayafor at RavishinMakeovers
Styling: Jane Michael Ekanem
Hair: Adetunji Olofinlade at Haircraft



    August 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Happy birthday stephanie,wishing you more wisdom,blessings & strength to accomplish your dreams in life.

  2. capt. Jack

    August 12, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    dear TY Bello, biko variety is the spice of life…
    your lack of creative growth in executing portraits is creating the impression that you are a lazy artist with little or nothing more to offer to photography… HBD ms Busari

    • A

      August 12, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Before criticizing her work, have you stopped to ask if said clients request for her because they love her style of portrait and want exactly what they’ve seen?

  3. Lavanessie

    August 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Capt.Jack. Lazy artist. Are you being serious dude! Its called being unique and having a signature. You take a look at a potrait and you instantly know its her. She has a style. Its classy and people request it. Adele only sing slow songs and is one the world’s top recording artists. Changing that wouldn’t make her Adele. Michael Jackson has ‘hehe’ pretty much everysong and is the worlds greatest entertainer. If TY listens to you critics and opts for a style which may not work for her, you would be on the frontline critising her.

  4. capt. Jack

    August 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

    dear Lavanessie…there is a big difference between having a signature style and practicing copy and paste… while we may love adele for her slow sound, we would criticize her if her lyrics and composition were thesame. from the poses, make up, texture, and back ground of Bello’s work, it is obvious she is stuck in the olajumoke phase of her career..
    you can be unique and not have to be a cliche…her IDP photos suffered from thesame olajumoke red background fate…and lacked any form of reality and depth…we just want variety..shikena

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