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 to hold discussion conference on human rights

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The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/ 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.