Friday, 20 May 2016

RED Co-Founder, Adebola Williams announced as Globacom brand ambassador]

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Media personality and co-founder of Red Media Africa, Adebola Williams, has joined the list of brand ambassadors of the national
telecommunications operator, Globacom. He is the first non-entertainment ambassador for a major Nigerian telecoms company.

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A statement released in Lagos by Globacom on Thursday said Williams is among the new set of ambassadors signed on recently by the firm.

AFRICA FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM 2016 CALLING ON DESIGNERS BUYERS AND RETAILERS



CALLING

Designers, Exhibitors, Buyers, and Retailers, If you wish to be part history contact: info@afwamsterdam.com 

OPPORTUNITIES

To become a partner or sponsor please contact support@afwamsterdam.com

WHEN
24/08/16 - PRESS CONFERENCE  
25/08/16 - EMERGING DESIGNERS SHOW.  Exhibitions from 12.30H shows from 15.00H 
26/08/16 - MENS DAY | CATWALK SHOW. Exhibitions from 12.30H shows from 15.00H
27/08/16 - FINALÉ SHOW Exhibitions from 12.30H and shows from 15.00H

THEME
TOUCH OF ANKARA (TOA)

DRESSCODE
Strictly Black Tie/Full glamour with a touch of ankara
Men: Black Tuxedos or Black Suits with a touch of ankara 

Kim K and Kanye rocking same ripped jeans


AFROCENTRIC EDITORIAL SHOOT FOR AFWA2016 IN ACCRA, GHANA





The annual editorial shoot for this edition will be shot in Accra, Ghana this week. Miss Dapaah, who is recently won the Face Of AFWA2016 will hence represent Ghana, promoting its luxury culture and rich heritage on our platforms in Amsterdam. 

2016 Pan-African Weekend Presented by Prudential



THE YEAR OF GOLD
Dear Face2Face Africa Family:

We are excited to officially announce the dates for  the 2016 Pan-African Weekend and the 5th anniversary celebration of Face2face Africa.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

British Council hosts Creative Industries Conference and Expo in Abuja

The Nigerian creative industry held the 5th edition of the British Council led Creative Industries Conference and Expo at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The two day event which is part of the UK/Nigeria 2015 – 16 season activities was designed as a platform for Nigerian and UK public and private sector stakeholders to discuss and explore areas of potential policy and practice level collaborations and exchange. This year’s edition also featured a trade exhibition where businesses and organisations in the creative industry showcased their products and services.

Dabota Lawson's looking Fabulous In Faceprint ShirtDress

We loving her face-print Shirtdress...Simplicity

Monday, 2 May 2016

MEET THE FACE OF AFRICA FASHION WEEK AMSTERDAM - WINNER

CHANTELL DAPAAH


She is the last born of 4 kids and a graduate of Knustford University College. She hosted Next Level (an entertainment TV show) on Ghana Television for 3 years and was a finalist for Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant.

Fashion Forward Seminar /Black Models Matters visiting Nigeria

 Modeling seminar organised by the (FCDA) Fashion for Change and Development in Africa in conjunction with (IBCNL) International Business Consortium Nigeria Limited, and JACOBS. “Fashion Forward Seminar – Black Models Matter” will focus on an extensive talk show on sensitizing the use of black models on the international runway, as well as how black models can make themselves the favorites of local and international modeling runways, among st other intuitive topics.

Police offer N5m reward for information on kidnapped ex-Minister

Iyabo Anisulowo.
The victim was on her way from her farm in Sawonjo in Yewa South local government area of the state when she was whisked away by armed men alongside her security aide.

According to Premium Times, the abductors had demanded N200 million ransom.
However, in a statement issued on Monday, May 2, by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Command made the cash reward offer to accelerate Mrs. Anisulowo’s rescue.
“The Ogun State Police Command has offered N5m (Five million naira only) reward to any informant(s) who has useful information for the police on the kidnapping of the former senator and minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped recently at Sawonjo/Iganokoto area of Ogun State,” the Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, made the declaration after a security meeting with officers of the command, and other security chiefs in the state.
Those at the meeting included the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala, Abeokuta, S. Danwalis, and the Director of Department of State Security Ogun State, Kabir Sanni.
“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State therefore appeals to the general public to support the police and give useful information that can assist in the rescue operation of the kidnapped victim,” the statement said.
The command also gave out dedicated phone numbers for the public to reach the police, with the assurance that informants would enjoy adequate security as their information would be made confidential.
The numbers are: 09020911911, 08081774631 and 08081766937.
Anisulowo, who served as Minister in the military regime of Sani Abacha, has been held by her captors for six days.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

SAVE THE DATE: Lee Paton AW16 Launch and Press Day at The Dorchester



SAVE THE DATE: Lee Paton AW16 Launch and Press Day at The Dorchester

Lee Paton requests the pleasure of your company to meet the label and exclusively present his AW16 collection.

AW15 and SS16 Ready-To-Wear collections will also be available to view.
Private appointments with Lee Paton are available upon request.

Wednesday 1st June 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm

The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

To RSVP for this event please email rsvp@ladycpr.com.

Runtown Unveiled As Africa's First Adidas Ambassador


 he multinational corporation “Adidas” that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories and is also the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest in the world has signed its first African Ambassador. It was kept private until all the deals were made final.

Runtown has now joined the likes of Kanye West, David Beckham, Lebron James, and more to partner with Adidas, Also New material is being expected from Runtown & Adidas Mid this Year. Here are some photos of @iRuntown rocking his Adidas Kit..more photos after the cut

Exotic Models Xiaspicez Releases New Photos

New and amazing exotic photo models in the block Xia Spicez are coursing a stare in the industry already pushing out mind blowing pictures from shoots done for clients and this is just one of them.
Managed by Chopper City Group, one of the biggest Music/Fashion Agency in the middle belt Nigeria, Xia Spicez promise to change the game with numerous trendy styles thats going to blow your mind.

Ringier announces partnership between Pulse and Dealdey

 The acquisition of the e-commerce platform was announced on March 23, 2016 by Ringier Africa Deals Group, a newly -­ founded joint venture between Swiss-owned Ringier Africa and South Africa's Silvertree Internet Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

The partnership aims to bring together both companies clients, business executives and other merchants together for the purpose of networking and forging better business relationships.

With the new partnership, both companies will look to creatie new business relationships, maintain old ones, and generally feed off each other as a means of solidifying each other's positions in their respective vertical.

DealDey, which is an online deals platform, was launched in 2011 by serial entrepreneur Sim Shagaya together with Investment AB Kinnevik.

Gov.'s wife visits ex-council boss' widow

Lagos State first lady, Bolanle Ambode and widow of ex-LG boss, Mrs Rachael AdepitanThe Lagos state first lady visited Adepitan's widow and family at the family's home situated on Alfred Garden Estate, Olusosun, Lagos, on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Mrs. Ambode also took out time to console the daughter of ex-council boss, Kanyisola Adepitan and her mother.
Olatunde Babatunde Adepitan was reported dead after suffering from kidney failure on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Hi guys i am back

I've missed you all SO much but life has been very hectic. Between Am a First Time MUM FTM  (MISSED BLOGGING), recently moving into my own place (Thank God!), unpacking (Not much getting done though) Attending to my Prince its been Awesome Thanks to My Beautiful Mum But now  I'll be sure to post more. Thank You And God bless.

Monday, 11 January 2016

We are RED, We inspire Africa's Youth. #REDisReady!

We crunched the numbers at the end of last year, and we were amazed: we had reached 242,452,741 people in 2015.
240 Million People, Wow!

You see,  2015 was a fantastic year for us at RED.
We crowned 10 years in the media and development spaces with the brief to run the winning campaign communication for the Presidency of Africa’s largest economy. We delivered across the field for governance candidates in Nigeria and Ghana, and achieved our goals in client acquisition for four of Nigeria’s top blue chips, as well as two foreign governments.
 

New Music: Young Bobby & Lexeye - Prodigy

Robert Albert Akpan (Young Bobby) is a prolific song writer, composer, rapper and singer who is currently in Senior Secondary school  in Akwa Ibom state. He had his first single out at the age 10 without any prior music training and has gone on to drop more than 20 song collectively with two video which were all shot by the well known producer Mattmax. His first Single Famous was nominated for Nigerian music VIdeo award (NMVA) for his category which earn them a performance slot at the awards. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Niger Delta Resurgency, Ijaws declare war on books

“A book must stir you up to do something. To be, we have to think.” ~ Ken Saro-Wiwa"

For decades, the Niger Delta has been engaged in agitations over the exploitation and neglect of the region by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The region is responsible for over 90% of the revenue that accrues to the Nigerian State. 
Isaac Boro, an Ijaw Nationalist is a forerunner of the Niger Delta struggle. Being a man of conviction, youthful passion and exuberance, he led the region into an historic declaration of the Niger Delta Republic characterized by arms bearing which has since defined the Niger Delta struggle. 
But things are changing in the Niger Delta, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, an Ijaw man became President of Nigeria and the zone was pacified. 
The former President who launched a National bring back the books campaign and oversaw a Niger Delta amnesty programme that witnessed a lot of emphasis on education and training seems to have set an agenda for his people unsuspectingly.

Airport cleaner, Josephine Ugwu receives her award as YNaija ‎Person of the Year 2015


Josephine Ugwu, the airport cleaner who returned the sum of N12 million to its rightful owner has been presented with her award as Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2015.

She was on December 31, 2015 selected among a shortlist of nominees including ‎former president Goodluck Jonathan, Sen. Bola Tinubu, Attahiru Jega, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, Bishop David Oyedepo and others.

Winter Amadin a contemporary gospel rap artiste under the BLW family drops the video to his smash Hit “Diye-Diye”


Winter Amadin a contemporary gospel rap artiste under the BLW family drops the video to his smash Hit “Diye-Diye” directed by popular cinematographer Lawrence Omo-Iyare @lawwinx.

Monday, 4 January 2016

One Philippine priest had been suspended for riding hover board during mass On December 24, 2015,

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One Philippine priest had been suspended for riding hoverboard during mass On December 24, 2015, before the final blessing of the Christmas Eve mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hover board.

The following is a Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines statement released on Facebook on the ‘hoverboard-riding priest’ issue.The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.

‎From TheOtherStyle.com, these are the 50 fashion names you must look out for in 2016

TheOtherStyle, a fashion-focused platform which aims to provide smart fashion and lifestyle related content for mass audiences, has released the definitive list of 50 fashion names to look out for this year.

Featuring fashion industry fast climbers including Meena, Nikki Anyasi, Queen Onyemaechi, and industry mainstay such as Ituen Basi, Maki Oh, Omoyemi Akerele, and others, the list is a diverse assortment of names that will chart the course of the fashion and lifestyle industry in Nigeria through the course of the new year.

TheOtherStyle, an insightful site with exquisite taste, is part of a network of three websites under the newly formed Redux Digital which also includes PartyJollof.com and Sounds.ng.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Harrysong Gets Endorsement Deal From GALA

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 Kcee  shared a photo app, Instagram to share the great news with his followers.He wrote: “Congratulations and a happy new year to my brother and my friend @iamharrysong on your endorsement as the first ever official ambassador of GALA . This is just the beginning of good news to come for us all in the year 2016 . If you believe it’s gonna be a year of positive testimony for you too say amen . #sharethegalawithaboo”

MR IDEAL NIGERIA 2016 : the search for the business icon is back!

Ever heard of a male pageant that produces a winner with a unique combination of A fit body tone and an entrepreneurial mind ? Welcome to the world of the Mr Ideal Nigeria. 

The House of Twitch presents the 7th Edition of the Mr Ideal Nigeria, the pageant that selects Nigeria's representatives to the MISTER AFRICA INTERNATIONAL , London 2016 (fastest growing male pageant in the world), Mr Model Africa and Mr United Nations.

Aside representing the country in international pageants and fashion shows , the Mr Ideal Nigeria pride itself in Business start ups , the notable ones being Ayotunde Ajiboye , 2011 winner who owns the famous Whispers Restaurant in Surulere , Stanley Igwilo 2014 who owns the St Crown Fashion label and John Iwueke , 2015 who owns a perfume line. 

20 COUNTRIES : 1 WINNER. MISTER AFRICA INTERNATIONAL to be held in LAGOS

After three successful editions in London, the Mister Africa International pageant comes to Africa!

On the 24th of January , 2016 ,over 20 country representatives will converge at the prestigious Bespoke Event Centre to compete for the ultimate title of Mister Africa International 2015. The event which has been held in London since 2012 will be hosted in Africa for the first time in the cities of Accra , Ibadan with a grand finale in Lagos.

Bespoke Centre has played host to some of the biggest pageants in Nigeria but on the 24th of January 2016 , Bespoke Centre will not only play host but is the presenting Sponsor of the World's fastest growing male pageant , MISTER AFRICA INTERNATIONAL 2015. Bespoke Centre won the bid to host the event in Nigeria after an emergency cancellation in Botswana.

Headlining this year's event is Angola's biggest female group Afrikanas. Performances include Errol from Namibia , Nana from Ghana. Other performances drawn from five countries will be revealed the week before the event. The contestants who will arrive Nigeria a week before the event will be housed in Owu Crown Hotel , Ibadan,and Citilodge Lekki and they get to tour different cities in Nigeria

HAPPY NEW YEAR

That you are reading this means you are alive and not only that. It means you are in 2016 already.
Congratulations!!!
But let's learn from our mistakes last year and we should not repeat those mistakes.
Have new vision and back it up with action.
Once again...
Happy New year and Happy Sunday
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

ALI BABA JANUARY 1ST 2016 CONCERT, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Ticket Xtra New
Legendary entertainer, Ali Baba will be hosting his annual Ali Baba January 1stConcert on January 1, 2016 at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

Billed to perform alongside Ali Baba are Basketmouth, 2Face Idibia, MI, Okay Bakassi, Darey, Iyanya, Wande Coal, Basorge Tariah, AY, Sound Sultan, Patoraking, Gordons, Ice Prince, Orezi and many more

Gospel Star Frank Edwards shares his Testimony

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just shared a testimony on his social media pages, he said;

GOD PASS THEM!!!! I had over half thank of fuel , my car was snatched last night @ lekki 2nd round about before they cld get to Ajah d fuel dried up !!. . Fuel that cld last 4day dried up in less than an hour !!!!!!!!!! Well d baby is back & taking a shower!! ##IFGODBEFORME”



Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Buhari hosts first media chat on Wednesday At 7PM

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will host his first Presidential Media Chat on Wednesday.

During the programme, which, would be broadcasted live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Buhari is expected to field questions from a panel of journalists on a broad range of current national issues.

A statement by the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the chat is scheduled to start at 7 pm.

The statement advised other television and radio stations in the country to hook-up to Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN) to relay the program me to their viewers and listeners.

Kaliné will be Today in Lagos | justKaliné concert – 30th Dec

Kaline Event
Today  Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, Kaliné will be performing LIVE with her band as part of her ‘justKaliné concert series’. This is the 4th concert of the series that was created by Kaliné in 2013 to cater to a fast growing audience that hungers for live music. It is an intimate and unique live music experience. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7pm

COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON AND APOLOGY TO MY READERS

Hello everyone and Compliments of the season and sure we all had a swell one ,please on behalf of myself and my  team i want to apologize for the long break but trust me we are back and better and we  also have a Good news my Humble self i just put bed to a Bouncing baby-boy that was my own special gift from GOD I wish you all my Readers and Followers A HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE......

Thursday, 27 August 2015

500 DAYS OFF CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS AND WE STILL COUNTING, EMSTAR PRESENTS TRIBUTE SONG TO THE CHIBOK GIRLS TITLED “WHICH WAY”

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EMSTAR – WHICH WAY (#ChibokGirls500DaysGone)


Emstar; real name Emeka Samson Ndokwa; drops this emotional thrilling and heart touching rap single titled "WHICH WAY".
The song is in memory of the abducted Chibok School girls who have been missing for over a year.
 The lyrics of this song would make you struggle to hold back tears as he imagines what it could be like for the girls and their parents.
Its been 500days, yet he maintains that we must never forget them. In the wake of the killings and voices in the land. One question begging answer is "Which Way" are we headed?
 Listen, comment and never forget, because they could have been somebody you knew.

DOWNLOAD LINKS
HULKSHARE: http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/1dlfugu3djlk/hulkshare.mp3?d=1

MYNOTJUSTOK: https://my.notjustok.com/track/download/id/31772

The Castle Lounge Kaduna Host Winners City People Awards 2015

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After the just concluded City People Awards 2015 held in Lagos - Nigeria, The Castle Promotions, an entertainment/promotional company based in the northern part of Nigeria (Kaduna State) hosted some of the winners of the award, the likes of C.E.O House of Productions (H.O.P Abuja) FatSony, Dan Hausawa (DH), Sam Akpan (Head of Station of LoveFM) and also top Deejays like Dj Adex Dee of LoveFM Abuja, Dj MagicFingerz of RayPower Abuja, Dj Trigga, AOPs like, KapitalBigBoss of RaypowerFM/AIT, Victor Velmo Kiss FM and entrepreneurs in the state at “The Castle Lounge”.

It was an awesome experience with total fun all thru the night.
The CASTLE Lounge:
No. 2, Garba Abbas Street, Barnawa GRA Kaduna.
Twitter/Instagram: @thecastlelounge

Below are more pictures:

Waconzy honored at the 6th Annual World Music & Independent Film Festival Hollywood







                         Waconzy and hollywood actress/model Shari Belafonte

Waconzy was recently honored with a humanitarian award at the 6th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival Holywood USA in recognition of his contribution to the fight against malaria in Africa via his Waconzy Versus Malaria Zero Tolerance campaign.
Waconzy launched his Anti-Malaria foundation in 2013 with the aim of eradicating malaria from the shores of Africa and has since touched so many lives.

"Words cannot express my gratitude and we won't stop until we touch a million lives. #RestInPeaceMalaria " ..Waconzy Tweets

The star studded event  attracted celebrities  from all over the world . Waconzy was also made friends with the world renowned Shari Belafonte during the awards and she assured him of her support to his cause. Congrats Waconzy.  More photos after the cut.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON TO PRODUCE FASHION SHOW FOR AFRICA ON THE SQUARE

An exclusive fashion show directed by Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) which will feature designers from the contemporary African UK fashion scene as well as new, up and coming designers.  AFWL will again be supported by Motions Hair UK andAbbie May Make Up Artist, providing the fiercest looks for our models on stage.

There will be an African market selling a range of African themed products, including fashion and arts and crafts, plus food stalls, and a host of activities for children and families to get involved in, such as hair braiding, face-painting, mosaics-making and batik-making. The event is programmed by Open the Gate.
ABOUT AFRICA ON THE SQUARE

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed more details of the African festival he is bringing to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 10 October, as part of the capital's Black History Month celebrations.

Everyone is invited to attend Africa on the Square, which has an exciting programme inspired by the traditions and cultures of the African continent. The free celebration follows on from the huge success of last year’s inaugural event and is sponsored by Lebara and Air France and supported by media partner The Voice.

Video of d All OF ME by KPEACE (Fuji Version By K-PEACE THE WINNER OF NIGERIAN IDOLS SEASON 5

After the INCREDIBLE performances at the recently concluded NIGERIAN IDOL Season 5, several Radio and TV interviews, several live performances, our very own K-PEACE decided to please the fans that kept requesting for the video of d All OF ME by KPEACE (Fuji Version). The young chap that just gave the Nigerian Music Industry a new Miusic Genre "Fuji n Blues"..

#WorkingForMyFans like he always say...

Here is d Download Link for Audio And Video.

Watch n Download Video here;
Http://www.facebook.com/iamkpeace

Download Audio here:
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/e7e9ldwjjlg60zx/All_of_me_John_Legend_cover_by_Kpeace%282%29.mp3

Youtube Video link;
https://youtu.be/IRV-FgL0bwo

Watch Out for the Official Single #Orire By FnB....
FF on Instagram,Twitter,Facebook: iamkpeace

British Council launches major season of UK and Nigerian Art

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The British Council has launched UK/Nigeria 2015–16, a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria.

The announcement, at the garden of the British Council office in Ikoyi, Lagos, brought together, the crème de la crème of the arts and creative industry in Nigeria.

With live poem recital from Wana Wana, popular on air personality, speeches from Simon Shercliff, Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria; Connie Price, Country Director Nigeria, British Council; Lola Shoneyin, Founder, author and founder of Ake Arts and Book Festival; and a night of delightful music featuring DJ Sose and a live performance from KPeace, Nigeria Idol season 5 winner known for his brand of Fuji infused music, the event was a beautiful experience.

Showcasing the collaboration that the season aims to achieve, the event was replete with several UK and Nigerian item like tea cups, palm wine gourds, and wine glasses.

The event also featured a tie and dye session where participants made tie and dye with Nike Arts Gallery.