Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Looking very grown up and super gorgeous songstress Miley Cyrus

Looking very grown up and super gorgeous songstress Miley Cyrus made her way to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, sporting a Chanel Spring 2013 Blue and White Striped Jumpsuit, accented with her blond hair and apple red lips.

Celebrities were in attendance this past week for the 2013 Kids Choice Awards.

Celebrities were in attendance this past week for the 2013 Kids Choice Awards. Among them were Khloe Kardashian, who wore a skin tight white dress from Antonio Berardi dress and Giusseppe Zanotti pumps. In addition to Jessica Alba who went with a young and fun frock by designer Mary Katrantzou, paired with Christian Louboutin Love Me pumps in lilac glitter. Lastly, Katy Perry was super hot, showing off her fabulous figure in a Hervé Leger dress, and black heels!

Rocking two different looks from day to night, mommy-to-be, Kim Kardashian


Rocking two different looks from day to night, mommy-to-be, Kim Kardashian took to the LA streets in her first ensemble, which was a $495 3.1 Phillip Lim T-Shirt Dress, uplifted by a $1,985 Lanvin Maria Felix Line Eagle Necklace. Followed later on that evening on her way to LAX in a Valentino Techno Couture Coat, and a pair of $535 Balenciaga Arena Flats. '

WHO ROCKED IT BETTER KIM KARDASHIAN OR JENNIFER HUDSON

Jennifer Hudson graced us with her presence at the 50th Weight Watchers’ Anniversary this evening. For the event, the songtress and Weight Watchers' spokesperson, donned in a $1,095 Donna Karan Metallic Foldover Stretch Pencil Skirt simple black tee, and a pair of $995 Christian Louboutin Diptic Booties. 

Kim K wore this same skirt back in October, but styled hers with Tom Ford chain sandals...which I prefer. However, this is still a good look for J-Hud.

Singer Brandy took to Instagram, before making her way to Access Hollywood


Singer Brandy took to Instagram, before making her way to Access Hollywood, looking quite exquisite in a $995 pair of Valentino Noir Rockstud pumps, $245 10 Crosby Derek Lam floral printed shorts.

This look is adorable on her! I like.

SN: Beyonce rocked this same blouse a couple weeks back.

[The Future Awards Symposium]

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Governor Fayemi at the 2012 Symposium



                                           Participants at The symposium 2012

The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards has announced the speakers for the 2nd edition of The 
Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders. The event holds from April 5 - 7 at the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, Ekiti hosted by the State Government.

The committee has also announced the theme for this year's event - Project 2015: The Character of Our Involvement.

 "The theme is crucial as young people define the nature of their engagement as we countdown to the 2015 General Elections," said 'Yemi Adamolekun, who is Executive Director of EnoughisEnough Nigeria, partners for the event. "2015 is barely 2 years away, and politicians, civil society organisations, the media and citizens need to identify their activeroles within the process. We are glad to partner with The Future Project."

Keynote Speech:

The Cost of Involvement: Why Your Generation Must Get Involved

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy

Interactive Session:

It's over to you guys: A New Generation Must Take Responsibility

H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria

Panel I:

Getting Your Hands Dirty: A Practical Guide to Political Participation

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Executive Governor of Ekiti

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Executive Governor of Delta

Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Executive Governor of Rivers

Adams Oshiomhole, Executive Governor of Edo

Olusegun Mimiko, Executive Governor of Ondo

Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Minister of Sports/Chairman of the National Sports Commission

Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Former Minister of the FCT

Abdulmumuni Jibril, Chairman, House Committee on Finance

Tonye Cole, Executive Director, Sahara Group

Panel II:

This is Our Stand: Outlining the Steps for Engagement

Olusegun Dada (Y! Politico columnist)

Ohimai Godwin Amaize (Y! Politico columnist)

Michael Orodare (Y! Politico columnist)

Atom Lim (Y! Politico columnist)

Ife Adebayo (Y! Politico columnist)

Lai Labode (Y! Politico columnist)

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai (Y! Politico columnist)

Akintunde Oyebode (Y! FrontPage columnist)

Temie Giwa (Y! FrontPage columnist)

Japheth Omojuwa (Y! FrontPage columnist)

"We're encouraged by the excitement that young people across the country have expressed towards thisevent and look forward to Ekiti," said Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director of The Future Project. "This will be the event that formally kicks off the process of setting the agenda for young people in the 2015 elections, and it is important to get all sides into one room and chart a course for this generation. We are excited to be leading that."

The Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, a platform leading from The Future Awards, is the next stage of its involvement in building a new generation of leaders to engage the nation's governance and economy through knowledge exchange and building of networks. Registration for the 2013 event ended on 22 March, 2013.

The 2013 edition is presented by The Future Project, in partnership with EnoughisEnough Nigeria. It is sponsored by Etisalat and First Bank, with support from Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

Media partners are Channels Television, Silverbird TV, Cool FM, BellaNaija, NigeriaNewsdesk and LASAA. Official media partner is Y!/YNaija.com.

For more information about this event, please visit www.thefuturenigeria.com or follow The Future Project on Twitter @TFANigeria and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureAwards.

Cassie took a stroll down the streets of West Hollywood in a $118 Brian Lichtenberg Homies White-Black Graffiti Sweatshirt and black leather pants paired with $720


While out in Cali to work on the vid to her upcoming single, Cassie took a stroll down the streets of West Hollywood in a $118 Brian Lichtenberg Homies White-Black Graffiti Sweatshirt and black leather pants paired with $720 Givenchy 20MM Grained Leather High Top Sneakers.

12 Things You Don’t Know About Peter Okoye Of Psquare

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Nigerian super star singer,  Peter Okoye of Psquare shares an insight into his life that his fans are probably not aware of.
Check out the 12 things below
Which is your favorite state in america?
ATL.
What is your favorite football club?
Chelsea FC.
When last you had a real fight?
2 years ago with Paul.
What is your favorite music of all time?
MJ thriller.
Who is your best player in football?
Messi and C Ronaldo.
What is your favorite city in Nigeria?
FCT (Abuja).
Who is your mentor/role model?
Late MJ.
Who is your Chelsea’s favorite player? 
Juan Manuel Mata.
Your favorite Nigerian home made food?
Pounded yam and Egusi with goat meat.
If you weren’t an artist what else would you have been?
International soccer player.
Are you a goodfootballer…?
Yup.
Do you sometimes wish you can just get away from the spotlight and live a normal life?
Always.

DEOLA SAGOE LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF JEANS

LOOKBOOK: DEOLA SAGOE LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF JEANS
Renowned eponymous fashion label Deola Sagoe recently launched a new line of jean aimed at fashion forward people of both sexes. Featuring hues of white, yellow, midnightblue, red and chocolate, the jean are made to fit the wearer. Shot by Obi Somto at Deola Sagoe’s studio with models Bunmi Ademokoya and Kingsley Ushie, this new line of jean undoubtedly sits well on ladies (and gents) with refreshing style sense!

MODELS..BUNMI  ADEMOKOYA AND KINGSLEY USHIE FROM ISISI MODELS

Brandy's fashion game has been nothing less than amazing

Brandy's fashion game has been nothing less than amazing! These past few days the songstress has been slaying us with some fabulous pieces, and from the looks of it, I don't see her leading up.

For her recent appearance on The Wendy Williams show, the star rocked a $583 Kenzo Embellished Cardigan and $645 Printed Skirt.
Her colorful leopard look was paired with matching sandals, completed with curly tresses.

Vibrant Colours And Versatile Fabrics In Sasha’s New “Freedom” Collection LookBook


The fashion line owned by one of Nigeria’s top Female MCees’ ‘Eclectic By Sasha’ has released the lookbook photos of the 2013 collection which is being themed “Freedom”. The collection is modeled by Nigerian TV Presenter Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere and uses vibrant and bright colours to depict a free and bohemian lifestyle.







The collection, which is the second collection by the rapper-designer since the line’s launch in 2011, is a breezy collection with signature pieces that are flexible for an average woman regardless of the destination. The looks are available for work atmosphere, beach, a casual Friday and more.







With the use of several versatile fabrics, the designer was able to project a look of simplicity that would be easy going for the everyday woman. The shoot was done at the Vantage Beach hotel in Oniru Estate, Lagos and was styled by the designer herself.







For more information on the Eclectic Label Please visit www.eclecticbysasha.com or e-mail:info@eclecticbysasha.com or eclecticbysasha@gmail.com
Credit
Photography: ShotsByFemo
Model: Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere
Make up: Omobola Bolaji (Glam O’Sphere)
Jewelry: Maria Mcloy SA
Styling: Sasha for EclecticBySasha

JOAN OKORODUDU INTERVIEWED ON BROAD STREET JOURNAL

FEATURES: JOAN OKORODUDU INTERVIEWED ON BROAD STREET JOURNAL
We recently stumbled on the latest edition of  TELL Magazine (April 2013 Issue) and what we found out is an interview granted Mrs. Joan Okorodudu, franchisee of Nigeria’s Next Super ModelECOWAS Fashion Week and FTV. Inside the magazine is a business journal, where Mrs Okorodudu fielded questions ranging from the state of Nigerian fashion industry, the designers, the seething challenges of the industry, the business of fashion and why the Federal Government need to invest in the epileptic industry. She also discussed extensively on the marketability of Ankara (African print) in the Western world and why Africans, particularly West Africans should tap into the fabric.
Below are a few snapshots from the magazine.
The full interview is available on TELL Magazine, April 1, 2013 Edition at pp 35-37.
Interview by: Stella Sawyerr and Eunice Nze-Peters
Photography by: Adewale Adelola

MISS EXCLUSIVE NIGERIA REGISTRATION IN PROGRESS


MEN 2013 Registration: Miss Exclusive Nigeria
The search is on for the exclusive Nigerian woman with outstanding and unique attributes and interests for Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.

Who will emerge the winner of MEN 2013?
Contestants Requirements:
• Nigerian Citizen
• Age 18 – 24
• Minimum of Secondary School certificate
• 5.7ft and above
Star Prize: WINNER
• Official car
• 1year scholarship
• Fund to start own business
• One year wardrobe courtesy iXclusive (Fashion & Modelling)
• Brand Ambassador nationally and internationally

FIRST RUNNER UP
• 1year scholarship
• Brand representative
• General Contract
• Ipad
• Gifts

SECOND RUNNER UP
• Ipad
• Photo Portfolio
• Brand representative




The Miss Exclusive Nigeria forms are available for N3,500 only.
Just pay N3,500 into 
Bank: Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB)
Account Name: The Incredible Production, 
Account Number: 0122080981 
Then visit the site (www.missexclusivenigeria.com)and click on the “Register “tab to fill the on-line form.

MEN 2013 Audition States & Dates
Edo: May 10th
Delta: May 18th
Rivers: June 1st
Imo: June 15th
Bayelsa: June 28th
Abuja: July 6th
Ogun: July 13th
Lagos: July 20th
Cross-river: August 10th
Enugu: August 23rd

Rihanna has also been busy slaying us with her amazing designer pieces.


While staying hard at work during her world tour, Rihanna has also been busy slaying us with her amazing designer pieces.

Taking the stage for a recent performance, the star shined bright like a diamond in a custom-made Lanvin Swarovski Crystal Embellished Jumpsuitt, $2,590 Dedale Choker, a $2,985 Dedale Jewel Belt, a $2,190 Crystal Link Cuff, finished with long honey blond tresses.

WIZKID BORING AFTERNOON


The superstar is in SA where he's shooting a video.......BIGBOYTINZ

Yvonne Okoro’s Contract Returns To Silverbird and ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto

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Celebrated actress, Yvonne Okoro’s first produced award winning movie, The Contract will return to Silverbird Cinemas this Easter upon popular request by movie enthusiasts.
Myriads of movie fans have been demanding to see the movie and that has pushed Silverbird Ghana to bring it back into its Cinemas.
It will start showing, Friday March 29 throughout the Easter festival season.
Previous months, the movie garnered huge patronage at various centres it was screened including the Silver-bird Cinemas. Currently, it is the only Ghanaian movie that had multiple nominations for the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria.
It had six nominations in the following categories; AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director’, ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role’, ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role’, ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay’, ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing’ and ‘AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Production Design’.
Yvonne Okoro and South African actor Hlomla Dandala were nominated in the ‘Best Actress In A Leading Role’ and Best Actor In A Leading Role’ respectively while Shirley Frimpong Manso was nominated for Best Director’ category.
Contract tells the story of a successful businessman Peter Puplampo, the ultimate alpha male. He is 40 years old, rich and a staunch bachelor. Despite his mother’s persistent attempts to find him a woman, Peter sticks to his rule of non-committal casual dates, freedom and being in control of his life until the desire to have a child arises.
In his quest to find the woman who will take his money, have his child and disappear, Peter begins a roller-coaster, contracted relationship with Abena Boateng, a crude but clever local girl who is anything but impressed with Peter’s affluence.
With a clear definitive contract from his lawyer outlining the dos and don’ts of bearing Peter Puplampo’s child, these two opposites must exercise every ounce of willpower not to kill each other until the child is born.
The movie is an unsuspecting romantic comedy with unusual twists that expose the flaws in being in control of one’s life.also ReelWorld Film Festival, a five-day film festival held annually in downtown Toronto will kick off from April 10-14) and ,  ‘Contract’, which is produced by Yvonne Okoro and directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso has been announced as the opening film for the festival.
Founded by Tonya Lee Williams, the festival screens which “features, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos from the Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, South Asian and other multi-racial communities. For more on ReelWorld Film Festival visit: http://reelworld.ca



Kim Kardashian Lanvin Beige Dress

Kim Kardashian made her way the city that never sleeps to gear uo for her Live with Michael and Kelly yesterday. For the show the reality star wore a $2,995 Lanvin Beige Dress, paired her look with her favorite Christian Louboutin Unbout Illusion Pumps, finished with long flowy locks. I LOVE

handsome Idrs Elba was debonair in an Armani suit for The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards 2013 in London.

In other news, the very handsome Idrs Elba was debonair in an Armani suit for The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards 2013 in London.

And on all that note there's nothing else that needs to be said...pardon me while I bask in all this fineness!

P Square’s “Alingo” Knocks 2face Off The Top Slot On MTV Base Official Naija Top 10


 MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 sees P Square replacing 2Face at the top of the definitive new music chart.


This week, P-Square’s “Alingo” swapped places with 2Face’s “Ihe Neme” which previously spent two weeks at the top of the chart, as revealed on The Official Naija Top 10.  The latest edition of the weekly chart run-down premi√®red on the MTV Base block on NTA on Friday 22 March.

Banky W remained solidly at number three with “Yes/No,” while “Ghostmode” by Phyno featuring Olamide jumped two places to number four.  Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Goldie, Lynxxx and Olamide all slipped one place, while “Bad Guy P” by LOS showed steady progress from eighth to seventh position.
The Official Naija Chart is decided by an elite judging panel of Nigerian broadcasters, music specialists and tastemakers put together by MTV Base including DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Xclusive, DJ Humility, Big Time, DJ Case, Toolz, Onos Ariyo and Osagie Alonge. 

Tune in to The Official Naija Chart, presented by MTV Base VJ Ehis (@SpecialSlim), and with special guest DJ Caise on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Tuesday 26 March at 22.00 WAT, to AIT on Tuesday 26 March at 21.30 WAT and STV: Thursday 28 March at 18.00 WAT.  Next week’s chart will be released on Friday 29 March on NTA at 23.30 WAT.
The full Official Naija Top 10 (22 March - 28 March 2013):
1.    P Square – Alingo
2.    2Face – Ihe Neme
3.    Banky W – Yes/No
4.    Phyno Ft Olamide – Ghostmode
5.    Ice Prince – More
6.    Burna Boy – Tonight
7.    LOS – Bad Guy P
8.    Goldie – Skibo
9.    Lynxxx – Ezioku
10.  Olamide – First of All
For further information about The Official Naija Top 10 go to MTV Base website , like on Facebook /MTVBaseVerified or follow on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica, using the hashtag #OfficialNaijaChart.

Globacom Brings X-Factor To Nigeria – Burna Boy, Niyola, Seyi Shay Set For Industry Night Big Announcement


Globacom is set to sponsor the Nigerian version of the British music reality TV series X-Factor.

After recording a great success in the UK, US and other parts of the world, initiators of the reality show have created a Nigerian franchise which will be sponsored by Globacom alongside Rotimi Pedro’s Optima Media Group (OMG).

The Glo/OMG partnership with X-Factor will be announced this Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the weekly music industry networking event, Industry Nite, with artistes Burna Boy, Niyola, Seyi Shay, Phyno and UK-based Nigerian singer, L Marshal to grace the stage.

Nse Ipke-Etim And Hubby Clifford Sule Heads To Akwa-Ibom For Traditional Wedding



Nollywood actress Nse Ipke-Etim  is next to take her groom to Akwa-Ibom 
Nse Ikpe-Etim and her hubby, Clifford Sule will be heading to her hometown for their traditional marriage which will hold on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Primary School, Ikot Etobo, Nsit-Ubium LGA, Akwa Ibom.
Nse and Clifford has been on and off since she was a teenager but the couple finally cemented their relationship when they got engaged last year December and wedded during this year’s valentine.A BIG CONGRATS TO THEM..

Keke Ogungbe, Audu Maikori, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Jimmy Jatt And Others For First-Ever Nigerian Entertainment Conference

Publishers of Nigerian Entertainment Today, NET Newspaper LTD have announced the inauguration of an annual umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment industry.

The conference, which will debut on Friday April 26, 2013, “is an invaluable initiative needed at this critical time in our industry, to steer the different sectors and associated elements, in the appropriate direction,” according to NET founder Ayeni Adekunle.

Nigerian Entertainment Conference, Ayeni says, will cover all the sectors associated with the Entertainment industry. These include Fashion, Music, Movies/Films, and Media. Others are Sports, Arts, IT, Comedy and Events.

This first of its kind conference is billed to hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Ayeni says it will feature sessions on Nollywood, Music, Media, and more, as well as the inaugural NET Honours to reward distinguished practitioners.
The theme of the conference is “building the industry of our dreams.”


Confirmed speakers include Kennis founder and CEO Keke Ogungbe, iconic writer and producer Amaka Igwe, GM Consumer Marketing MTN Nigeria Kola Oyeyemi, and Charterhouse Ghana founder Iyiola Ayoade while the likes of star actress Nse Ikpe-Etim, Headies founder Ayo Animashaun, filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, comedian Tee A, singer-songwriter Darey, entrepreneur Steve Babaeko, recording artiste Weird MC, the iconic DJ Jimmy JATT, National Mirror MD Steve Ayorinde, new media expert Elo Umeh, writer Tolu Ogunlesi, AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima and Chocolate City president Audu Maikori will serve on different panels. More speakers and panelists will be announced.