Monday, 4 February 2013

Gold Earrings, Calabashes & Cowries! Inspiration for Jewel By Lisa’s Spring/ Summer “Fula” 2013 Collection Campaign

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Wear your earrings on your body” this statement captioned to the image of one of the Jewel By Lisa pieces on Instagram was put into literal translation in their Spring/Summer 2013 “Fula” collection.
The collection campaign showcases a labyrinth of patterns and colors that are typical of the Fulani culture of Nigeria using calabashes, earrings, cowries, wooden spoons, the traditional native cap of the Fulani male and even the stick used to herd their cattle  artistically represented on the fabric. The model used in the campaign had her hair weaved like that of a typical maiden from the North, with a braid running along the center of her hair, complete with gold hoop earrings and dark eyeliner.
Made from silk fabric, the collection was showcased at the Lagos fashion and Design Week 2012, in which the models wore themed shoes with gold embellishments and shoes made from cowrie-patterned fabric.
The collection campaign employed eccentric graphics that clearly show the artistic and detailed pattern and how the designs were derived for this collection. Chic and pleasant, the Jewel by Lisa Spring 2013 collection has embodied the African culture fusing it with modern design that stands out.
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Shopper wins N100,000 in Ikeja City Mall Scavenger Hunt

A Lagos-based marketer, Mr. Anyanwu Collins, yesterday, 3rd February, emerged as the winner in the first ever Ikeja City Mall Scavenger Hunt and went home with N100, 000 and other gifts. Mr. Anyanwu beat nine other contestants – which included a corp member based in Oshogbo, Osun State, and a grandfather from Ibadan, Oyo State – in the keenly-contested game to emerge victorious.
The game was simple: each contestant was given a bag and asked to visit all the stores in the Mall in search of letters of the alphabet. However, only ten stores of the 94 in the modern facility had the letters they were looking for and they had to use clues provided them to know which stores to enter. The first person to return to the start point and spell out the words, ‘Ikeja City Mall’ was declared the winner. Mr. Anyanwu did this in less than 10 minutes, huffing and puffing his way to the grand prize.
The contestants were picked from the over 5,000 entries received from shoppers over the course of three weeks. To enter, ICM customers only had to write their names and phone numbers behind their receipts and drop them off in designated boxes placed around the Mall. On Friday, 2nd February, 10 lucky shoppers were drawn and invited, at an occasion witnessed by reporters.
The man of the day was elated to win, given that he almost chose to give up even before the game started.
“My car broke down this morning,” Mr. Anyanwu said. “I was almost going to call them and say I’m not going to make it, but my friend just encouraged me to come. Now, I have N100, 000 to spend just for shopping at the Ikeja City Mall. I’m so grateful to them.”
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for the winner on the Mall’s official social media accounts (www.facebook/ikejacitymall and @ikejacitymall). Other contestants went home with N15, 000 each, along with branded items and gift certificates from all the participating stores.
Before leaving the Mall, Mr. Anyanwu was spotted shopping at the LG Shop for a big screen tv and a car stereo.
In a parallel contest organized for reporters, Mr. Henry Ojelu of PM News won and went home with N30, 000.
The management of the ICM also announced that it had extended the Shopaholic Promo to cover the the Valentine Season as well and 10 couples will be selected to enjoy a candlelit dinner in the spirit of love. We hope it will be just as exciting as the Scavenger Hunt.

Actress Omoni Oboli Reveals The Many Men In Her Life


Kim’s Gotta Watch It …Her Hips Is About To Become A Problem…

We love her hips…but now that it’s getting kinda WIDER, we scared Kanye may just be having a new headache… the men won’t stop FANTASISING!!! 

“I cannot marry Denrele and I was never a stripper” – Karen Igho

Karen-Igho-2In an exclusive interview with the NET, winner of Big Brother Africa Amplified, Karen Igho, opened up on a lot of issues, including the reality show, her relationship with Denrele Edun and the infamous squabble at a Smirnoff gig.

What has changed about you since you won the show in 2011?
I am still Karen Igho, but a mature one. A lot has changed. I am older and wiser now. You will not catch me doing certain things. I have seen life in a different way and I know a lot more now.
How does it feel being the reigning Nigerian with the Big Brother crown?
I feel very honoured and privileged that I still have the position as the last Nigerian winner of the show. However, I must add that to win the BBA is not a joke, whoever will, has to be a lot more entertaining than myself, Uti and Kevin Pam put together. I just think it is not time yet for a Nigerian. It’s just the right person needed.
What do you think was responsible for your victory?
I would say God. While I was preparing for the show, the last thing on my mind was how to win. I just wanted to have fun and learn as much as I could. I was lucky to understand that the best strategy for such games is to have no strategy to avoid unnecessary surprises.
What do you mean by unnecessary surprises?
Unnecessary surprises can be anything. You can wake up one day and realise you have been betrayed by a fellow housemate. We were young individuals locked in a room with cameras and constantly watched by millions of people. It was psychologically draining. We all had to fight for attention, respect and win games too. We needed to shout, be crazy or cause trouble to get all these.
What is your take on Nigeria’s performance at the last edition?
Let me first congratulate all of them for going there. I cannot blame any of them or say exactly what went wrong. Ola and Chris left on health grounds, which is a cogent reason. One’s health is a lot more important than money, but if they both had remained in that house, they would have won. Goldie too did her best. They are all cool people but I guess it was not time for a Nigerian.
 Do you think Goldie was being true or was playing a game?
I cannot say anything about that because I am not Goldie. I don’t know if she was being real or fake. I can only speak for myself. I was real and I did my thing but we are different.
Do you still feel hurt about the stories wriiten about you while in the house?
Not any more  I have forgiven everybody involved. The things written about me were not only false and untrue but slanderous too. I was locked up in the house and could not defend myself. People believed these untrue stories, about me and it continued to spread but I thank God I won the show and I have been able to win the hearts.
 Which of the stories got you most?
The one about me being a stripper was untrue. It still baffles me till date. I was locked up for 90 days with a sum of money at stake and as crazy as I was, I didn’t kiss or have sex with any guy and people could still write that I was a stripper.
Were you a stripper?
I was never a stripper. People don’t even know anything about me but are quick to believe the terrible things they heard. My mom is a very strong Christian and she built my spirituality. People who saw me like a wild card girl do not understand what it is being locked in a room with lots of alcohol and nothing to do. It is impossible not to misbehave but once you are back into the normal world, things change. How many times have I being caught smoking in public?
What then were you doing while in the UK?
My uncle helped with my trip to the UK and I went there to study. I studied Business Administration in Southwark College during which I took a summer class in Theatre Arts. All through my stay there, I survived in a legit way. I joined the UNICEF and other charity organisations, which had African countries in mind. I was also a sales girl for Karen Millen.
Which of the stories were true?
My having a rough childhood was true. My being a stripper wasn’t true. The breast story was true. I genuinely did the implant because I had breast lumps and two of my sisters have done the same (operations).
Tell us about your growing up
I am the first born of ten siblings. My family is a loving and caring one. They stood by me during the Big Brother days. My mother fought severally to defend me. I am from the Urhobo in Delta state, but I was born in Plateau state. I schooled in Jos and Warri. My growing up was not easy. My parents were separated and I had to live with my grand mum. It was not easy at all but I thank God.
What did you do with the money?
I built a house for my mum, another for my grand mum and I invested the rest. I am still hustling to make more money.
What is happening to your clothing line?
Karenified is still there. I rushed the first collection to meet with my birthday last year and because I wanted to raise some money for an orphanage, I planned to visit. It was successful but I want it bigger, so now I am taking my time and getting to understand the creative side of me better because I want it to reflect in the designs.
How did acting come into the picture?
While I was in the UK, studying business administration, I took a summer course in acting and tried my hands on some Shakespearian works. That and many other experiences I gathered improved my confidence in acting and presenting which are some of the things I now do.
What is your relationship with Denrele?
God brought Denrele into my life in a funny way in 2008. I just came back for a holiday (from UK) and my cousins invited me to his birthday party. There we met and exchanged contacts and became friends. He has been instrumental to where I am today and I am very grateful.
How true is the story that you both are dating?
Somebody started the joke on twitter recently and it went viral. Denrele is my brother and he knows the kind of guys I like.
Can you marry Denrele?
I don’t know the future but Denrele and I cannot get married. We have become one family.
Why are you yet to be married?
No be man go come first? Let’s just say I am waiting for God’s time but I am still working on my career and build the brand.
What kind of man do you like?
I want a God fearing and down to earth man and there must be strong chemistry.
Which Nigerian male celebrity will you date?
I know quite a few and would not want to call names. Besides most of them are married. If I mention anybody, you people (press) will be on my neck and once you see me with the person, another story begins. Nigerian acts are all wonderful people.
How did you get the Naija FM job?
I got the Naija FM job through Collete Otusheso (MTV). She encouraged me and introduced me to my boss, Gbemi (Olateru Olagbegi), Deji Awokoya (Beat FM) and since then, its been fun for me. I love the Naija FM family.
How was your first day on air?
I was nervous. I almost peed in my pant. I was confused and didn’t know what to do, but thanks to Ifektive and my other colleagues, they made it very easy for me and now I am loving it.
What project are you working at the moment?
At the moment, I am working on a Rukky Sanda movie and I have also gotten an invitation to be a part of a soap opera that will be aired across Africa.
What is the update on your assault case with Simrnoff gig?
We agreed to settle out of court because at the end of the day, the deed has been done and the lesson learnt. I also hope that with this the government stands up and ensure that our force men are properly trained on how to relate with the citizen

Music & Comedy for Lovers in Abuja! Experience Julius Agwu, Wizkid, Chidinma, Burna Boy, Chigul, Bovi & More LIVE at the Festival of Love Show – Saturday 16th February 2013

Festival of Love
This one is for all the love birds in the nation’s capital city.
Abuja, brace yourself for another fun edition of Festival of Love brought to you by Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu. Scheduled to take place at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Saturday 16th February 2013, the 3rd edition of the annual comedy and music show promises to capture the true moments of Valentine.
Festival of Love is an evening of romantic serenade for couples and lovers, couples’ games and great comedy for lovers.
The organizers revealed that Karaoke has been added to this year’s edition. Performing at the event  (comedy) include Julius Agwu, Bovi, Dan ‘D’ Humorous, Akpororo and Chigul while music stars Wizkid, Burna Boy and Chidinma will perform some of their hit tracks.
According to Julius Agwu (The host), he came up with the Festival of Love show as an an avenue to preach love as the only element that can unite and save our nation at this point. “This year’s event will be an electrifying evening that should not be missed by anyone. The couples games and karaoke will be exceptional. As usual, we leave other surprises for those that will make it to the event. Genuine lovers definitely can’t get a better place to be to celebrate this year’s valentine than Festival of Love.”
Julius Agwu is also expected to release his new song Rejuvenate on lover’s day as a gift to all his fans.
See you all there!
Date: Saturday 16th February 2013
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Transcorp Hilton, Aguiyi Ironsi St  Abuja
Ticket Prices: Regular N 5,000 | VIP N 10,000 | Table of 8 N 400,000
Ticket Locations: You can get the tickets from the following locations;
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive, By Musa Yar’adua Center, Ctral Business District, F.C.T, Abuja
  • Drumstix, 32 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse / Inside Maitama Amusement Park, IBB Way, Maitama II,, Abuja
  • Exclusive Stores, Plot 1202, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja
  • Jevinik Restaurant, Wuse II, Abuja
  • Ceddi Plaza, 264 Tafawa Balewa Way, Central Business Area, Abuja
  • Crystal Lounge
  • Cubana Lounge, Plot 130, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja
  • Shoprite, Plot 232 Murtala Mohammed Express, Along Apo Mechanic Village Rd, Before Kabusa junction, Dutse District, Apo
Contact: For more info and general inquiries, call 08033188985
The event is supported by Osmoserve Global LTD and Aero Contractors, the official career.

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Cancer Awareness Campaign with Toke, Vixen, Tosyn, and Shine

As January is cervical cancer month and World Cancer Day is February the 4th, the people at Brown Eyez wanted to use the power of radio and the influence of its female presenters to raise awareness of cervical cancer in a fun creative way.
The participating on air personalities (OAPs) from the radio stations decided to speak through a photo shoot with an emphasis on using the colour green which represents cervical cancer. 
It will be a chance to give back to the community, raise awareness about an important health issue and reach a wide demography of all ages that’s connected by fashion and socializing.

The OAPs are; Toke Makinwa and Yvonne Vixen from Rythym FM, Top Tosyn from Top radio and Shine from Cool FM.

                                                  NICE1 LADIES..KEEP IT UP...

All about that Special “Somebody”! Listen to Iyanya’s New Single Featuring Tiwa Savage

Iyanya & Tiwa Savage - Somebody
Another hot collaboration to kick off 2013!
Just before his sophomore album – Desire officially premieres this year, Kukere master Iyanya has released his new track Somebody featuring Mavins’ First Lady Tiwa Savage.
The up beat track is all about that special somebody. With Iyanya confessing he wants to spend his dollars on that somebody – is he telling us he is taken? Well Listen and make your guess.
Listen to Iyanya Feat. Tiwa Savage – Somebody

Your First Look at Iyanya’s Desire album
Iyanya - Desire


Via: Cathy Horyn of the New York Times
Here are a few details about BeyoncĂ© Knowles’s costume for her Super Bowl halftime performance at the Super Dome in New Orleans. The outfit, by the New York-based designer Rubin Singer, included a cropped black leather motorcycle jacket and a leather bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana, with insets of lace. Mr. Singer, who has worked with Ms. Knowles before, had a Valkyrie in mind. More warrior women. He also designed the costumes for Michelle Williams and 120 backup singers
Kelly Rowland wore a custom Emilio Pucci creation.
All the ladies wore Proenza Schouler leather booties.
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Beyonce Wearing Rubin Singer   Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
Credit: Getty, Rubin Singer, New York Times

“Ice Prince Demands 1 Million Dollars from Glo?” Not True! Rapper denies snubbing Glo offer

ice-prince Glo BellaNaijaThis weekend, news that Ice Prince (real name – Panshak Zamani) had turned down a 100 Million Naira contract offered by Glo to sign on as a Glo Ambassador went viral. According to the story which made the rounds, Ice Price demanded for 1 Million Dollars or No Deal. Now, the Award-winning rapper has dismissed media reports suggesting that he has turned down a lucrative endorsement deal.
Chocolate City’s management have moved quickly to deny the reports saying there is no truth in the matter.
“We were just as surprised as anybody when we read the news of Ice Prince purportedly turning down the offer especially since it isn’t true. Globacom is a multi-national company with an excellent track record of delivering quality. Any individual would be proud and honoured to be associated with them. However to say that we have turned down an endorsement deal is false and completely baseless.” said Tobi Sanni-Daniel, Ice Prince’s business manager.
Ice Prince has recently been busy in the studio as he gears towards a highly anticipated album later in the year. He has released a remix to the hugely successful ‘Aboki’ as well as released a video for ‘Truth’ which has already gone viral.....

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