Friday, 15 August 2014

If you build it: Kanye West is apparently planning to construct a cathedral for Kim Kardashian

Extravagant: Kanye is a big fan of the grand gesture, having married Kim in front of a giant wall of flowers in Florence, Italy

.According to The National Enquirer, the rapper wants to build Kim a cathedral as dramatic as Barcelona’s famed La Sagrada Familia.

I have no time for Sh**t since I married Kanye-Kim Kardashian

If you build it: Kanye West is apparently planning to construct a cathedral for Kim Kardashian, pictured together with baby North last month
Kim has opened up on being outspoken since she had a daughter and got married to probably the most outspoken man in showbiz.She told People magazine
'I think when you have a baby there's like no time for any like shit. 'Excuse my language. You don't have time for it and sometimes I see things and I'm like, "I'm not gonna let that slide. This person was wrong" or whatever.

Gbemi Olateru and Fred Amata,To Host 2014 BON Awards

•Gbemi•Fred Amata
Fred Amata and BEAT FM On-air-personality, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi have been unveiled as the comperes for this year’s edition of the Best of Nollyw“It’s an honour to have been found worthy of compering the 2014 BON Awards ceremony alongside a delectable OAP, Gbemi. I look forward to putting in my best at the ceremony,” an excited Amata said.Amata and Gbemi were announced at the unveiling of the 2014 nominees of the awards in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

F.A.M.E Concert, Fashion & Music Show, Debuts

•Bukola Smart
Bukola Smart, a 17-year-old Nigerian student based in the United Kingdom, is set to make a big impact in Nigeria’s fashion and music scene with the establishment of The Fashion and Music Entertainment, FAME 2014 concert, a creative initiative designed to encourage the continuous growth and development of the Nigerian entertainment and fashion industry.Set to debut in December 2014in Lagos, FAME is a blend of fashion and music on the runway and it is designed to showcase and encourage the abundant talent and human resources in the country’s music and fashion industry and more importantly, to discover the next generation of stars in the music and fashion business

Nigeria’s fashion industry worth over $10bn

Kuddus KolawoleKuddus Kolawole, Lagos State Coordinator of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), says the nation’s fashion industry is worth about 10 billion dollars (About N1.55 trillion) and should attract investors “because it is juicy”.
Speaking with NAN in Lagos on Friday, he said Nigeria’s fashion industry was striving hard to grow because of challenges such as erratic power supply and other overhead costs.
“Our population in Nigeria, I must say, is one of the advantages we have in the fashion industry because it provides the platform for our works.
“I can boldly say that Nigeria’s fashion industry is worth over 10 billion dollars, but we are yet to tap into all the potential because of the cost of production which is aggravated by poor power supply.


 ARIK AIR is joining as an OFFICIAL sponsor of ECOWAS Fashion Week 2014. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, ARIK AIR serves as one of Nigeria’s biggest airlines, operating domestic, regional and international flight network. Currently the largest airline operator in Nigeria with virtually every route available, ARIK AIR will be lending its support for the epoch-making fashion event starting 22nd -24th August, 2014.

Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide serves as Chief Executive Officer at Arik Air International Ltd and as Group Chief Executive Officer and President at Arik Air Limited.

MEDIA RELEASE: [25 years & still rocking it! Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt takes the lead on the new cover of Red Sheet (LOOK)]

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25 years & still rocking it! Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt takes the lead on the new cover of Red Sheet (LOOK)

As he counts down to this weekend's celebration of 25 years in the industry, renowned DJ and music producer, DJ Jimmy Jatt is the cover star on the new issue of Red Sheet magazine.

Red Sheet magazine which is a lifestyle magazine has had notable celebrities on its cover, in this issue, JimmyJatt looks dapper with his fashion style, a three-piece blue suit, a white shirt, a striped tie, a brown hat and his signature dark shades expressing a captivating smile.

He opens up on family, his career, how his passion for music as a child led him to a highly accomplished 25 years career in the African music industry, and why he's still one of planet's best DJ's.

"Being a disc jockey is my voice of choice" said JimmyJatt

Lagos Ebola fears hit sex workers, traders

File Photo: Sex workers protesting against discrimination
     Kate, Bright and Happiness sat on the lawn of a Lagos brothel, sipping lager and chatting with men in      groups of two or four. Business had been good, they said, until Ebola arrived.

“I have been in this business for two years but business has never been this slow,” said Kate.
“I used to have an average of seven customers per day but I can hardly see four now since this Ebola disease came to town,” the 25-year-old told AFP.
“Many of our customers are afraid to come to us for fear of contracting the disease. This Ebola wahala (problem) is really bad business. The government should do something about it.”
With Ebola spread through the bodily fluids of an infected person, including sweat, the sex workers say they’ve been particularly badly hit by public fears.
“This disease is bad-o!” said 23-year-old Bright. “It is worse than HIV/AIDS. You can prevent HIV by using condoms but you can’t do the same with Ebola.
“If care is not taken we will soon be driven out of business because nobody wants to die.”
Sex workers aren’t the only ones in the informal economy — in which an estimated three-quarters of Nigerians work — who are feeling the effects of Ebola. Three people have died of the disease in Lagos, and more are expected.
Sellers of bushmeat, a popular delicacy in Nigeria and elsewhere in the region, also complain of fewer customers.
The hunters, who catch animals such as antelope, porcupine and bush rats, fear for their livelihoods if the trend continues.
Fruit bats and monkeys are both thought to transmit the virus.

Daughter of legendary Football player publishes one of a kind beauty book

London, UK - 13 August 2014 - Beauty entrepreneur, Funmi Odegbami, daughter of one of Nigeria’s football Legends, Mr Segun Odegbami aka Mathematics releases a revolutionary eye makeup book aptly titled Mastering Eyes.

Filled with colourful photos, illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, Mastering Eyes reveals age-old techniques, tips and tricks that empower readers with all the information and guidance needed to enhance any makeup look.  Gleaning from over a decade worth of experience as a celebrity makeup artist, educator and beauty entrepreneur, Funmi Odegbami divulges all of her precious secrets.

VIDEO SUBMISSION: BRAIN Drops “Lubadi” video

BRAIN Drops “Lubadi” video
Here is the highly anticipated visual to the club banger“LUBADI” from MAGiKAL Entertainment’s fast rising hip hop act, BRAIN (he just bagged the Most Promising Act To Watch nomination at the forthcoming Nigerian Entertainment Awards, New York).  

The crisp and hip video was shot and directed by a new entrant into the African music video industry, AdamsGUD


News reaching us some moments ago has it that Lagos State Government has given its full nod to ECOWAS Fashion Week 2014. The much-buzzed event will be taking place at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. In our recent PRESS RELEASE on ECOWAS Fashion Week, we mentioned the Objectives of the epoch-making event will include helping to:

•revive the African culture through fashion;
•promote the dignity of womanhood;
•open new windows of business opportunities;
•encourage indigenous fashion designers;
•redefine fashion shows by showcasing other fashion accessories; and to
•encourage the exportation of local designs in the region.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Miss Intercontinental Nigeria Pageant 2014 Grand Screening

Are you a girl from age 19 to 26, 5'9' and above? Then this is the opportunity for you. Grand Screening forSaturday 16th August at Tetrazzini Building 2, Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island Lagos. Time:10am.

Forms are available at the screening centre. Participants are to come along with 2 piece swimsuit, 5/7 full and portrait photographs. 

Plus Size Ladies Take Over Instagram In Bikini Wears To Prove Fat Is Sexy


The Sexy Fat ladies have been posting pictures of themselves in their swimsuits with the hashtag #Fatkini to gain more acceptance and prove a lady can still be sexy even if she's fat.



The National Health Research Ethics Committee, Nigeria, has approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, for treatment of patients infected with the virus.

The National Health Research Ethics Committee, Nigeria, has approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, for treatment of patients infected with the virus.  

The decision by the committee is coming on the heels of yesterday’s approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the use of Zmapp for treatment of Ebola patients



The Make It Happen Productions is set for another beautiful edition of Open Mic Theatre tagged DIALOGUE  edition to hold on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos.

To celebrate the 3rd year of its consistent running, this edition is focused on DIALOGUE. Performers will be pairing up and doing justice to pieces from all genres in twos.

On the list of performers are: Tina MBA, Ufuoma McDermott, Najite Dede, Lala Akindoju, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi, Toju and Zara Ejoh, Adesua Etomi, Deyemi Okanlawon, Titi Sonuga, Abiodun Kassim, Lily Byoma and a host if many other talented actors.

Top 12 Fashion Industry Newcomers in Nigeria

“Emerging Designers in Nigeria series”is an initiative of Uk/Nigeria
based fashion promoting company; BlackNBold Fashion House organisers
of Nigerian
Student Fashion and Design Week, Botswana Culture And Design Week, Ife
Runway Fashion Show, The Black Gold Entrepreneurship Talk Show and Project
Cloth The Orphans. The emerging designers series was developed to create
a platform to encourage, promote and celebrate young fashion designers in
Nigeria. This year’s edition will focus on the Top 12 industry newcomers,
these are young designers who are new in the Nigerian fashion industry but
have been able to distinguish themselves from their peers in terms of
their achievements, marketing approach, packaging and delivery. This
selection was made by a panel of fashion judges who looked into the
hundreds of entries sent in by various designers. Below are the top 12
fashion industry newcomers in Nigeria for the year 2014.
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                                          1) Temitayo Ilesanmi Nathan
                 Temitayo is a student of the University of Lagos and the creative director
                    behind the label T.I. NATHAN. He was the head designer of the team that
                      won the Fayrouz L’original competition 2014; "Team Elan", walking home
                with the cash prize of $20,000. His first collection "The Modern Man" was
                    released in 2013 and it enjoyed massive online promotion. Temitayo has
                            three collections to his credit, but the first part of his 2014 collective,
               themed "SOLACE" was his defining moment as a designer, the reviews were so
                      humbling it encouraged him to want to do more. His approach to life is
                      “minimalist with a sporty twist, a mix of subtleness and fun”. He
                discovered his love for fashion at a young age like most designers but made
                         it different by pursuing a career in it. He launched himself fully into
                 fashion when he interned at Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2012 which later
                             propelled him to starting his own brand. His creative designs has been
                    featured on, Blanc, Guardian Newspaper, Punch Newspaper,
                   Ynaija, One Nigerian Boy,,,, just
                    to mention a few. His stronghold as that designer in pursuit of passion has
                               been never to divorce himself from
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                                                                  2) Vovwe Omoko

                          Fashion should trend with comfort, style, class and not via religious or
                         societal judgment”. Words from the designer of Ovems Fashion. Vovwe
                            graduated from the Department of Textile art at Delta State University
                            after which she pursued training at OSC College of Fashion. Her brand
                         originated from her passion to make clothes that interpret aesthetics and
                                 speak class. Ovems collection brings out the uninhibited innocence,
                          alluring enchantment and exquisite self-esteem in our African women;
                       showing that beyond the physical, every lady’s beauty isn’t lost in the
                       color of our eyes. Vovwe Omoko emerged as the most creative designer at the
                        Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2014 which featured over
                              40 young designers from various states in Nigeria. Her designs has been
                               featured on Spice Tv, Television Continental (TVC), Galaxy Tv,Wow
                    magazine, Punch Newspaper, Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, Acada Magazine, City
                    People Magazine, Dynamix Magazine, Sun newspaper,,,
                ,, Ladunlaidi’s blog, Simplyglamorousfashion
                                                 uk,, ebonyworth, amongst others.
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3) Francis Sule
Francis is another student of the University of Lagos where he is presently
studying Urban and Regional Planning. He is the creative director behind
the 'Francis Sule' brand. He was the Head Designer of Team Loud Tribe,
the team that came second at the Fayrouz L’original competition 2014,
walking home with the cash prize of $4,000 . His designs cater for the
young and old who are fashion forward and stylishly unapologetic with
well-tailored, edgy but wearable pieces. Fashion designing was an
inevitable path for him because of his undying love for fashion, art,
beauty, and style. Fashion designing allows for the merging of these
elements. He said his inspiration comes from “any and everything depending
on what I’m most in tune with at the time”. His illustrations and designs
has been featured in WOW magazine an d This Day Style.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

BRAIN Set To Drop “Lubadi” video…

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 Releases Behind-The-Scene Pictures

“We Are In Love” Saeon and Uti Nwachukwu


 Saeon spoke with Punch about her career, love relationship with Uti Nwachukwu 

I don’t like to put my personal business out there. I have known Uti for a while and he was in my only video. I met him prior to shooting the video because he helped me to bring some of the things I used in the video from England. We started talking, hanging out and then this. We are in love and he is a very honest person and also genuine. People would always say things about him which obviously are not true but that would not stop him from being him. He is God-fearing, very funny and of course, good-looking. This affair is no publicity stunt; even though I know Uti is a big brand and I am only an emerging brand.

On competition in the industry
Competition is healthy; it makes you want to grow. I am carving a niche and creating a brand. When I first came into the industry, some people said that I sounded like Tiwa Savage even though I did not see the semblance. I took it as a compliment but I need people to understand that Saeon is Saeon.

Music can be rewarding
It gets more financially rewarding as you grow. As people get to know you, you get more shows, though as an up and coming artiste, you get to do some shows for free but that can still be counted as experience so you are not losing out in any way.

No album yet
I went professional in 2012 but I have been putting out music since 2009 to pave the way for me. I don’t have an album yet because if you understand the norm in Nigeria, you are expected to be known all over and have a hit single before you can put out an album. I just released a single, ‘Boogie down’ featuring Wizkid.  I am not with any music label. I have been funding my career by myself and with the help of my parents. I don’t think I want to join a label and have to wait on the line. Any record label that wants me to put pen to paper must be able to bring to the table much more than I can as an independent artiste.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Tinko Dance Competition

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[Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Jide Kosoko, Iretiola Doyle, Lala Akindoju and others all set to take the stage for The Wives in October

     The Wives, a play written by Professor Ahmed Yerima, will be showing at the Muson Centre in    Onikan, Lagos in October. It will show on 9, 1o and 11 October, 2014.

The play is presented by The Make it Happen Productions, the same company that produces Open Mic Theatre every other month and V-Monologues in May, 2013.

Tickets still available for Africa Fashion Week London and competitions to be won

Be passionate about Africa Fashion Week at Olympia and come strut your stuff in your finery and win the chance to be picked out of the crowd for exclusive prizes.