Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Wizkid talks about using the genre's rise to the mainstream to change global perceptions of Africa. 17/4/17

Here is this weeks edition of Factory78 weekly news featuring: Wizkid talks about using the genre's rise to the mainstream to change global perceptions of Africa,
Making Heaven Will Be My Biggest Achievement In Life — Olamide, Janet Jackson shares a Picture of Baby Eissa for the First Time Since his Delivery &
estranged husband pens sweet note to her, Anti-fur Protesters Posing as Fans Crash Kelly Rowland’s Book signing in New Jersey & Ghanian rapper
Fancy Gadam Won 2017 VGMAs Best New Artiste Over Medikal.

Nigerian developers to take part in Facebook's annual F8 conference

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Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference takes place in San Jose, California on April 18 and 19, 2017 with some of Africa’s top Facebook developers and partners set to showcase products and solutions to the global market. Nigerian developers are taking part in the experience by joining Facebook for a live stream of the F8 opening keynote at Co-Creation Hub in Lagos.

F8 hosts more than 4,000 people in person and hundreds of thousands of people watching via Facebook Live for two days of new products, tools, interactive demos and speakers to help developers build, grow and monetize their apps. You can register here to watch the keynotes streamed live and videos of the sessions.
 “We are looking forward to hosting our developers who could not be in California for F8 to join us for the live stream viewing. We will show what the future holds for developers and businesses alike as we explore new tools, features, and possibilities,” said Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa. “More importantly, we will have the opportunity to listen to their feedback, in line with our commitment to helping partners across the continent to build products and businesses that meet the needs of their communities and customers.”

The conference is also expected to feature some new product announcements during which some African developers will be featured.

ED launches church communication agency, Church Culture

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Church Culture, a church communication company under RED launched on Sunday, April 16, 2017 with a Rubbin' Minds Easter special on Channels Television themed 'Discussions on the Media and the Church'.

Church Culture will provide communication solutions to churches towards achieving its core mandate of propagating the gospel of Christ in a digitally connected age.
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One of a kind! Life Continental Beer brings Hi-Life Fest to South East Nigeria

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Life Continental Beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc., has launched Hi-Life Music Fest, a musical competition aimed at celebrating and promoting highlife music in South East Nigeria.

The music competition which kicked off with the first set of auditions in Owerri on April 10 - 11, 2017, held its first regional finals on Friday, April 14 at Cubana Lounge. Auditions and regional finals will later hold in Port Harcourt, Enugu and Aba with the grand finale set to hold in Onitsha.

Speaking at the media launch, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream and Stout, Nigerian Breweries Plc., described the initiative as one of the various ways the brand seeks to ensure that its consumers live a progressive life filled with opportunities, and are conversant with the iconic sound of their environment.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniel K. Daniel, and others give rousing performance in movie, Hell or High Water]

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The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS), a sexual health organization, on Monday released the critically acclaimed movie, Hell or High Water.

Directed by AMVCA winner Asurf Oluseyi, Hell of High Water tells a gripping story of a much-beloved pastor who comes to terms with his sexuality but faces opposition from his family, church, and the society. It is a story of sexual orientation and how it is often misunderstood.
The movie, which was premiered in April 2016, stars award-winning actors, Enyinnaya Nwigwe, as the lead act, Daniel K. Daniel, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, Adebayo Davies, and others.

Watch trailer of the movie below:

Union Bank, Aramex Nigeria, Avon HMO, others, support Leading Ladies Africa 100 Women Gala

Displaying LLA 100 Women - Press Photo 1.jpgIn recognition of Nigerian women who’ve made strides in Leadership, Enterprise, Advocacy and Business, Leading Ladies Africa recognized Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring women at the LLA 100 Women celebrated 100 Most Inspiring Women at a special gala and awards night tagged the LLA 100 Women Gala.

The LLA 100 Women Gala is a follow up to the 100 Most Inspiring Women In Nigeria list published on March 8, this year in commemoration of the International Women’s Day. Themed “Celebrating Leadership, Diversity & Impact,” the #100 Women Gala recognizes and spotlights the achievements of Nigerian women who have made tangible impact and contributions in four unique spheres of the society.

“At Leading Ladies Africa, our key objective is to promote leadership, diversity and inclusion for African women – a call to have them participate in activities that ensure they lead better, fulfilling, and ultimately more productive lives,” says Francesca Uriri, Founder, Leading Ladies Africa.

“As Nigerian women and Africans, it is important that we begin to tell our own stories. We need to begin to craft the narrative that we want the world to know about us – that we are successful, courageous, determined and bold! At LLA, we have a clear intent of inspiring a new wave of Nigerian female change makers, leaders and entrepreneurs, and recognizing these 100 Women is an important way to achieve that objective” she emphasized.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

[Chude Jideonwo named 2017 World Fellow at Yale University

Displaying Chude Jideonwo.jpgChude Jideonwo, co-founder and managing partner of Nigerian media group, RED [redafrica.xyz], has been named a 2017 World Fellow. He is one of only 16 people chosen for this prestigious global leadership development program at Yale University, a private ivy league institution in the U.S.

Jideonwo joins a network of 309 Fellows representing 87 countries.

“The 2017 World Fellows are extraordinary individuals who share a commitment to open society and a belief that what unites us is far greater than what divides us,” said Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program. “They join our network of over 300 World Fellows, working to make our world a better place for all,” she said.

World Fellows is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalization. Each year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

“I am honored and delighted to welcome these leaders and innovators to campus,” said Yale President Peter Salovey. “World Fellows have improved people’s lives, and their contributions have far reaching influence on society. They enrich our learning environment by sharing their expertise and experiences with our students and faculty. They have the opportunity to grow academically and personally as they interact with our community. This program is an example of Yale’s commitment to developing globally engaged leaders.”

Red Media Africa wins at the Communication for the Future Awards in Switzerland

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Red Media Africa, a leading African PR and communication agency, has been announced winner of the ‘Evangelist of the Future’ category at the Communication for the Future Awards. This award was announced during a gala event in Geneva, Switzerland on 14 March, 2017.

The prize was given in the name of its chief executive officer, Adebola Williams.

The C4F Awards, which was launched in 2011, recognizes highly professional and globally remarkable organisations and individuals with a creative approach and unique vision of the future of the communications industry worldwide.

Currently in its seventh edition, the 2017 C4F awards had representatives from 30 countries on 5 continents.

Red Media Africa is the communication outfit under RED, a network of four companies including Generation Y!, a media content outfit with TV and online components; StateCraft Inc, a nation-building company with expertise in elections and policy; and The Future Project, a social enterprise which hosts Africa’s biggest youth social change event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA). Congrats to them


The House of Twitch have announced Juliet Ibrahim as the recipient of this year's IDEAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR at the Mr Ideal Nigeria 2017 to be held on the 16th of April , 2017 at the Bespoke Center Lekki. 

'Juliet embodies everything an ideal woman should be , hard-work , passion and a heart for others and we had no second thoughts on who this year's recipient should be' 
Juliet Ibrahim is a  Ghanaian actress, film producer,singer and humanitarian. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the  2010 Ghana movie awards for her role in 4 play. She has been referred to as the "Most Beautiful West African Woman" according to A-liters Magazine.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Facebook Celebrates International Women’s Day

celebration of International Women’s Day, Facebook will host the first of its ongoing series of Boost Your Business trainings for an exclusive group of female entrepreneurs. During the event, guests will take part in a three-hour training that covers everything from brand building and understanding key audiences, to content best practices. The event will conclude with a speed pitch competition airing Live on Facebook where three female entrepreneurs will present their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win a prize.

YNaija.com and Leading Ladies Africa unveil 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria list 

YNaija.com and Leading Ladies Africa are excited to unveil the 2017 edition of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria.
In commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day, YNaija.com, and Leading Ladies Africa are proud to present this selection of incredible Nigerian women, celebrating and publicizing their achievements, with the clear intent of inspiring a new wave of Nigerian female change makers, leaders and entrepreneurs.
For the 3rd year in a row, the #100Women celebrates Nigerian women from different spheres and in different stages of work and life, all of whom are constantly leading lives of excellence and breaking new ground in their unique ways.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Soma (Big Brother) - One plus One (Video)

                        Ariiya Tickets puts out Soma's video (Of Big Brother Naija fame)


Displaying week 3.jpgPulse Nigeria will be hosting two masterclass sessions at this year’s Social Media Week Lagos. The events, “How Digital video is changing us” which is scheduled for the 28th of February by 1:30 PM, and “The Rise of Podcasts: The New FM” which is scheduled for 27th by 4:30 PM will hold at SMW Studio and The innovation stage respectively.

 Speakers at the events will include include Aniekan Etuhube, MD Pulse TV; Tunde Kara, Director of Sales & Business Development Pulse NG; and Sisi Yemmie, Vlogger & Media Personality with Princess Abumere moderating for “How Digital video is changing us”. Other speakers at the sessions will include Osagie Alonge, MD/Editor-in-Chief Pulse NG; Princess Abumere, Entertainment Editor Pulse NG; and Andre Blaze, Multimedia personality with Dami Elebe of Beat FM moderating for “The Rise of Podcasts: The New FM”.

Ifeanyi Dike Jnr to host Season 2 of Y! TV television series, 'eXploring'

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Y! TV, the television production arm of RED has announced‎ Ifeanyi Dike Jnr ‎as host of Season 2 of the television series ‘eXploring’ on ONTV.

‘eXploring’ is a compelling 30-minute series built on interesting interview topics and investigation that provides in-depth look into the sights, sounds and realities of living in Nigeria – with discussions on stories, issues, and events targeted at young Nigerians.

“The show is about educating young people about their environment,” said Seun Oluyemi, Senior Manager for Y! TV. “We want everyone to understand the different experiences that make us Nigerians, and when they know about their culture and foundation they can act better."‎



the new Mr Ideal Nigeria to emerge in 2017 will join other past winners as he lands a magazine cover with fore front youth magazine 9ineteen. http://9ineteenmagazine.com/

Prince Ehrim , Mr Ideal Nigeria 2016 covered 9ineteen magazine in April of 2016.  9ineteen magazine deals with life style, fashion sense, educational background and struggles of teenagers and young Nigerians. 

Friday, 27 January 2017


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Queen Jennifer Iferenta who is the Miss Goodwill Ambassador Western Nigeria Queen sends message out to the Buhari led government to deliver more on the CHANGE promised Nigerians.In her words, "Not that Nigerians believe in magic or are impatient or unrealistic ...it is simply taking the government word for it and expecting them to keep to their words and also improve on all they criticized the GEJ government about...Nigerians got the idea from campaign promises  that a positive revolutionary change was about to begin with a change of government and in their millions voted out the last government ...But for What?....Nigerians need to be reassured they didn't make a futile mistake,that they didn't get played,that the government will begin to deliver,that the government will look more into security threats and killngs....that the blame throwing will end and work begin,that the masses are not made to suffer anymore,that light will be constant as the admirable ex Governor Fashola now Minister of Power,works and housing promised....that workers get paid as at when due at least to reduce the crime rate.... That the values for which Nigerians came out to vote the current Government be met.....we are not giving up on the government and they should not give us reasons to....we understand the issues but that is why we have you to fix it ....let's us pray for President Buhari to remain in good ,sound health and lead us into a greater Nigeria as he promised Nigerians....let's sweep out political warfare and welcome burying the hatchet for the greater good of Nigeria"

The Ones is a group of individual, that consists of Petra, and Landan Balla as artists. They have released a new, feel good track entitled ”Original”. It’s their debut single under their new project “The Ones”.

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The Ones is a group of individual, that consists of Petra, and Landan Balla as artists. They have released a new, feel good track entitled ”Original”. It’s their debut single under their new project “The Ones”.

They have produced a catchy, sing along tune, which is infused with all types of genres such as Rap, R&B, Dancehall, and Jazz. This unique sound has captured the hearts, and minds of listeners.

WeCare4IDPs Initiative rallies Nigerians to raise support for Internally Displaced Persons

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The WeCare4IDPs Initiative, a campaign launched by private organisations and individuals in Nigeria, has continued to raise support among Nigerians for the Internally Displaced Persons in the north-eastern part of the country with the objective of raising N1 billion towards the implementation of key projects in the region.

The citizenship initiative is a campaign to raise at least N1,000 donation from 1 million Nigerians with funds raised to go directly to funding direct impact projects defined in the 2017 Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) developed by the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) with the support of the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning.

Facebook is introducing Privacy Basics to protect information]

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Today Facebook is introducing an all new Privacy Basics to make it easier for its users to find tools for controlling their information on Facebook.

Privacy Basics features improved functionality and top topics based on users most frequently asked questions about privacy and security. Built using user’s feedback, everything is organized so that information about protecting user’s privacy is easy to find. Privacy Basics puts Facebook users in the driver's seat with 32 interactive guides available in 44 languages. See a quick overview here.

People are sharing their most valued moments on Facebook, and the social media giant wants to make tips and tools clear and accessible, whenever users need them. Privacy Basics gives Facebook users tips for things like securing their account, understanding who can see posts, and knowing what their page looks like to others. This is part of Facebook's overall effort to make sure its users have all the information they need to share what they want with only the people they want to see it. 

Photos From Popular blogger Linda ikeji 'Selfmade Secondary School Tour for Girls'

This Secondary school tour, an offshoot of my 'I'd Rather Be Selfmade Project', so far, has been one of the single most amazing thing that's happened to me in a while. Just imagine 15, 16 year old girls who know who you are, running to hug you and tell you you inspire them. I can't describe the feeling. I've said it before and I'll say it again, success is not about acquiring wealth, and living the life, true success is the lives you that touch and change.

So I began my tour yesterday and went to two secondary schools. Yinkyem Schools in Mafoluku and Bosworth College also in Mafoluku to share my message with young girls in SS 2 and 3, as I believe this is the age when they need to be guided as they navigate through their various paths in life.


The House of Twitch have announced the search for MR IDEAL NIGERIA 2017.

The Mr Ideal Nigeria has over the years changed the lives of young Nigerian men and empowered them to be better citizens who in turn help others to succeed. Their winners have been featured on campaigns of some of the biggest brands including Pepsi, MTN, Airtel, Sterling Crusaders, Durex, Clicloc London Amongst others. Winners have also walked the biggest runway shows like Lagos Fashion Week , Ibadan Style and Fashion Week, Copa Lagos, African Fashion Week Nigeria, Menswear Fashion Week Nigeria, Music Meets runway, Ecowas Fashion Week amongst others.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Yemi Alade responds to those criticizing her lyrics, Davido, Burna Boy, Drake... 2/1/17

Here is this weeks edition of Factory78 weekly news featuring: Yemi Alade responds to those criticizing her lyrics, Bonang meeting AKA's family - grandparents and all, Drake and Jennifer Lopez GRIND and kiss in steamy first appearance after their romance goes public, Never compare me to anyone says Burna Boy & Dele Momodu Walks Out After Davido Called Him "My Boy" On Stage As He Performs Bad Baddo Baddest

“Bumi Thomas” in our F78 degrees segment.

Finishing with Factory78tvs top video picks of the week featuring

1. Sean tizzle - Thanks You
2. Burna Boy - Mandem Anthem
3. Minjin - Boogie
4. Patoranking - God Over Everything
5. Nasty_C - Pressure

Toolz shared a message she received from a female fan asking her for the dress she wore to Olamide's concert

Toolz shared a message she received from a female fan asking her for the dress she wore to Olamide's concert .. She asked other fans for their opinion and they said Toolz shouldn't give her the same dress.....

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Editorial Board of Y!/YNaija.com, has announced the 2016 edition of its annual list of the 100 most influential Nigerians in the past year.

The Editorial Board of Y!/YNaija.com, has announced the 2016 edition of its annual list of the 100 most influential Nigerians in the past year.

The carefully curated list is a perfect mix of individuals who have greatly impacted the Nigerian society in different fields of endeavour including entertainment, religion, governance, media, technology and more.

Heineken announces pop-up experience centres to replace Heineken House Lagos]

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Premium beer brand and sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken, has announced plans to extend its first-rate UCL viewing experience across major cities in Nigeria with pop-up experience centres for consumers. The brand made the announcement at the ‘One Last Time’ party, it held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to close the Heineken House Lagos.

“The Heineken House Lagos is widely known and well regarded. The House has over the years become a true evidence of the level of comfort Heineken offers to its consumers. However, the Heineken House Lagos will now be replaced by several Heineken pop-up experience centers in major cities in Nigeria,” says Ngozi Nkwoji, Senior Brand Manager, Heineken. The centres will be a mini-replication of the Heineken House Lagos.

Nkwoji further noted that the Heineken pop-up experience centers is an extension of Heineken’s desire to ensure that the premium Heineken experience is enjoyed by its consumers across Nigeria.

Tiwa Savage All Dolledup in Ankara

YummyMummy......We love it 

The Obamas and Harveys at White House Christmas Party

The Obamas and Harveys at White House Christmas Party....

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Get ready for the coolest party of the year as Heineken presents #OneLastTime party

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Premium beer brand, Heineken, will on Saturday, December 17, 2016, host celebrities, media personalities and industry leaders to an exclusive party at the Heineken House, Ikoyi, Lagos, to mark the end of an era.

Aptly themed; "One Last Time", the party is strictly by invitation and will be a celebration of the fun times and relationships built at the Heineken House. The party will also feature top Nigerian DJs, celebrities and also Heineken’s highly interactive music experience system – The Takeover.

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, AY, Odunlade Adekola, Kunle Afolayan, others make #Y100 – The 100 Most influential Nigerians in 2016


The Editorial Board of Y!/YNaija.com, has announced the 2016 edition of its annual list of the 100 most influential Nigerians in the past year.

The carefully curated list is a perfect mix of individuals who have greatly impacted the Nigerian society in different fields of endeavour including entertainment, religion, governance, media, technology and more.

“In our annual tradition, we take a look back at the 100 people who have defined, re-defined and moulded the days of our lives in 2016, as part of our mission to focus our largely youth audience on the issues and ideas that truly matter,” says Isime Esene, Managing Editor, YNaija.com. “Innovators, creators, political players, entertainers and activists of all ages - you won't find a more definitive list anywhere else.”

See full list of the #Y100 Most influential Nigerians HERE

Friday, 9 December 2016

[Get ready for the coolest party of the year as Heineken presents #OneLastTime party]

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Premium beer brand, Heineken, will on Saturday, December 17, 2016, host celebrities, media personalities and industry leaders to an exclusive party at the Heineken House, Ikoyi, Lagos, to mark the end of an era.

Aptly themed; "One Last Time", the party is strictly by invitation and will be a celebration of the fun times and relationships built at the Heineken House. The party will also feature top Nigerian DJs, celebrities and also Heineken’s highly interactive music experience system – The Takeover.

StateCraft works on third successful presidential campaign, congratulates President-elect Akufo-Addo]

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Accra, GHANA—StateCraft Inc., official communication agency on the Nana Addo Akufo-Addo presidential campaign, would like to congratulate New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his successful bid for president of the Republic of Ghana.

“It has been an enormously invigorating voting process for the Ghanaian people. These elections were about the Ghanaian people and choosing a leader for the future, and they chose Nana Addo Akufo-Addo as the man who will lead their country in a positive direction. We send our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Akufo-Addo on his victory and we celebrate with the people of Ghana on their successful election process,” said Adebola Williams, who is chief executive of the firm.

The Africa-focused governance communication firm consulted with the presidential campaign on communication, developing and executing strategy that delivered content that cut across social media, television and print. StateCraft was also official communication agency for the successful Muhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015, delivering a rebranding strategy that was delivered success to President Buhari’s fourth run.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016



Our PEACE & LOVE CONCERT 2016 Featuring Grammy Award Winning Producer Delly Ranx Along Side Daville, Prince Osito, Jesse Jagz, Mr Raw, Frank D’ Nero, Mz May, 10ten And Lots More..

TICKETS:Regular 3k
           Table 100k

Funke Akindele to join Sterling Bank for nationwide cleaning exercise; STEM

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Popular actress; Funke Akindele will join Sterling Bank this Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7am for the Bank’s quarterly national cleaning exercise under the “Sterling Environmental Makeover” (STEM) series. The lead actress is scheduled to lead the Lagos leg of the exercise at Oyingbo Market.

The exercise, which is in partnership with the officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), KPMG and Wecyclers will hold simultaneously in Oyo, Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Ekiti, Kaduna, Abia, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto, Kano, Kwara and Plateau states in collaboration with the relevant regulatory agencies on environmental management.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Di’ja Talks On Why She Had A Lowkey Wedding, Sneakbo attacks Septa & Krept & Konan + More 28/11/16

Here is this weeks edition of Factory78 weekly news featuring: Kanye west meltdown allegedly  caused by fight with wife Kim Kardashian,
Former Shatta Wales's Manager Bullhaus Fires Back At Ambolley After He Said Reggae/Dancehall Artists Can Never Win Grammy Awards, Grime Artist Sneakbo attacks Septa and Krept & Konan on twitter & Di’ja Talks On Why She Had A Lowkey Wedding And Mavin Signing Iyanya.


Re: BLW INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE 2016 – 3rd December 2016

On Saturday 3rd of December 2016, there will be smiles and grateful hearts with many turned to righteousness all around the world as they experience unexpected acts of generosity and love which are the hallmarks of the ministry of our Man of God.

It is the BLW International Day of Service in honor of our man of God Rev Dr. Chris Oyakhilome DSc; DD.

The BLW International Day of Service is your opportunity to Roll Up Your Sleeves in service and win souls by discharging a service of kindness that is tangible, and directed at a person, a group or an organization. It is your personal expression of gratitude our man of God and a celebration of the impact of his ministry in your life as an individual.

Categories of Service 
A service is an act of kindness, assistance, favor or benefit that would make great impact in the lives of those who need it the most. Your selected services must be specific, tangible and beneficial to a third party. Categories of individual service opportunities are listed below – you can log on to www.dec7.org/day-of-service for more Service Ideas.

Community Service and Rehabilitation Projects
Service to the Hungry and Homeless
Educational and School Services
Child Care and Safety Awareness Campaigns
Health and Safety Services
Care for Senior Citizens and the Elderly

How to Participate in four[4] Simple Steps
Register your Service Projects
Identify an individual, a family, group or organization within your sphere of contact with a need you want to meet then register your service in your local church or @www.dec7.org/day-of-service.
Promote the On-going Campaign
Follow @BLWDayofService SuperUser on KingsChat and invite others to do the same
Download graphic designs from www.dec7.org/day-of-service then boost awareness with your social media posts
Promote #BLWDayofService on KingsChat and other social media platforms as you share your plans, expectations and reports.
Don’t wait till D-day, start wearing branded t-shirts and caps now.
Execute your Service Projects
Execute your service and post videos and pictures on KingsChat and other social media platforms and also upload videos reports to www.dec7.org/day-of-service and we will post with the BLWIDS SuperUser.
Present Your Beneficiaries to God
Follow Up to ensure your beneficiaries are in Church the very next Sunday Service.

A Strategic Opportunity for Impact
You must be strategic in their choice of beneficiaries – they should be those that you have started to or intend to reach with the gospel; because through these specific acts of service, we want to make inroads with the propagation of the gospel in our environment.

LGBTs are human beings first’ says Olumide Makanjuola, watch the sixth episode of Untold Fact]

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Joining the host were Olumide Makanjuola, sexual health and rights advocate, who through his activism has engaged international policymakers and stakeholders, and Omolara Oriye, a lawyer, writer, human rights advocate and feminist.
Speaking on the constitutional rights of LGBTs in Nigeria to get legal justice, Olumide argued that "What the law says is human and if you are going to seek redress, you should seek redress from that perspective because, first, you're a human being - regardless of anything that comes with your identity, orientation - the court is going to see you as a human being not as a gay person or bisexual man/woman."
Omolara, on her part, pointed out that "The idea is that there is no protection for LGBTIs in Nigeria. But you don't have to seek redress in a Nigerian court. You can go to ECOWAS court. You can go as far as you like."

British Council in collaboration with GTBank launches Wind Sculpture VI Exhibition by Yinka Shonibare MBE(RA) in Lagos]

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British Council in collaboration with GTBank officially launched Wind Sculpture VI, a six metre high by three metre wide artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE(RA) on Thursday 24 November, 2016 at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Ikeja, Lagos.

The sculpture exhibition, which is Shonibare’s first public exhibition in Nigeria is also part of British Council’s UK/Nigeria 2015–16 season, which aims to build new audiences, create new collaborations and strengthen relationships between the two countries.

The Wind Sculpture VI, made from fibre-glass and steel by the UK-born Nigerian artist, Shonibare as part of his artistic inquiry into the motion of wind as it passes through fabric will remain on display at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Ikeja, Lagos till 17 January, 2017.

Thursday, 24 November 2016


Happy Thanksgiving. 
In the spirit of gratitude, the Official music Video to the song GRATEFUL by American based Actress/Singer, Stella Damasus is OUT NOW. 
The song is from her recently released album, THE ALTERNATIVE and it is the official soundtrack to the movie "BETWEEN", out in 2017, produced by Daniel Ademinokan & Stella Damasus for INDEX TWO STUDIOS.

The Video was also directed by Daniel Ademinokan.

Watch and Enjoy!!

Toke Makinwa and Mocheddah in stunning photos


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Black Opal Nigeria Beauty Campaign: winner revealed

Over the last few weeks, Black Opal Nigeria has been searching for the next face to star in our Christmas beauty campaign shoot. From an application of thousands, 20 girls were selected to partake in a social media vote which resulted to 10 girls being picked to attend the casting day on Monday 7th November 2016 at Ayo Van Elmar Fashion Cafe, Oriental hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Casting day overview: 

On arrival, the beautiful ladies shared with us their definition of beauty and showed us a hint of their personality. The judges also let us know what they were looking for in the next face of Black Opal.

Before meeting the judges, the ladies were coached on model etiquette by Fashion walk consultant and Creative Director at Complete Fashion Magazine, Smart Courage. He reiterated the differences between editorial models and runway models and gave them tips on how to stand out from the crowd by having your own signature pose just like the top models of the world.

Our judges:

Emmanuel Oyeleke (@emmanueloyeleke) - Renowned Beauty photographer and Creative Director at EOP studios.
Lillian Paul (@lillianopaul) - Renowned Lagos based make up artist, beauty consultant and Black Opal Ambassador.

Lola Maja (@lolamaja) - One of Nigeria’s top special effects (SFX) make up artists and renowned beauty expert.

Isio Dela-vega (@isiodelavega) - Top model and interior designer.

Onah Nwachukwu (@onahlucia) –A seasoned journalist in the fashion and lifestyle industry is the Group Editor-in-Chief of True Tales Publications, whose mainstay magazines include, BeautyBox, Complete Fashion and HINTS. She has also been the Editor of International celebrity and lifestyle magazine, HELLO Nigeria.

Each of the ladies went on to meet the judges separately and were judged on 4 characteristics:
  • Confidence
  • Facial Structure
  • Definition of beauty, and
  • Poses
From these characteristics, the top 3 were selected - Oluwatosin Amoo, Amaka Oguike and Maryam Salam.

Tapadiaa Foods Opens In Uyo

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Tapadiaa is a new food delivery service that just launched in Uyo managed and operated by four young and vibrant Nigerians who are innovative in thoughts and actions.The focus of this company is to provide convenience to the people of Uyo. Food ordered is delivered in less than an hour and it’s fresh.Tapadiaa Foods will serve the people in the Uyo metropolis with well over 8,000,000 residents.

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#HumanRight2016: TIERs partners YNaija.com to hold discussion conference on human rights

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The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com will hold a discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law on December 14, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The conference which is organized to mark the 2016 International Human Rights Week will examine the local and international dimension of human rights and citizenship.

Speakers at the event will share perspectives on how citizens can be better positioned to engage the global perception on human rights and sexuality.

Korede Bello drops brand new video - 'Do Like That'

Mavin Mega Superstar and ‘Romantic’ crooner, Korede Bello has come through with the much-anticipated visuals of his new hit song, ‘Do Like That.’ Fans of Korede will no doubt be enthusiastic to see the colorful music video, which was shot in London. Directed by U.K based video director, Konstantin, the concept of the video is a trendy and classy expression of love.

The Godwin hit-maker did not disappoint in the visual by serving his fans his romantic side as he serenades a beautiful lady. Korede also shows his dancing dexterity in the video with a well choreographed dance steps.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

PMAN, AGN Collaborates for Joint Entertainment Conference/Investment Summit in Abuja

The Nigerian Entertainment industry is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy. In the Music industry alone, they produced an average of 2000 albums of different types of music annually. 

Record sales have more than tripled in the past recent years, averaging 10 million in 2005 and rising to an estimated 50 million in 2010. Combined total revenues from all sources are estimated atover $200 million.

The Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, produces about 50 movies per week, second only to India's Bollywood-more than  Hollywood in the United States. Although its revenues are not on par with Bollywood's and Hollywood's, Nollywood still generates an impressive $590 million annually. 

Thus, the PMAN and AGN joint entertainment Conference/Investment Summit presents "Unveiling the Entertainment Organised Front" in Abuja.

The conference and the investment Summit will take place on 25th of November 2016 in Sheraton Hotels & Towers Abuja.

: D'Banj failed to show up for postponed headlines uk tour, May D, Alicia Keys + More

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Here is this weeks edition of Factory78 weekly news featuring: D’Banj failed  to 
show up for postponed headlines uk tour, Alicia Keys on a Potential Wizkid Collaboration, Cassper Nyovest and AKA squash the beef & Nigerian Artist May D, Vents Anger On Instagram Users Who Linked Him To A Thief