29 February, 2012

6 New winners emerge on the Live your Life like an Idol reward competition

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The Judges

After several days of the exciting new reward promo by the globally popular music reality show: Nigerian Idol, 6 lucky fans have already won amazing cash prizes on the Live your life like an Idol promotion. In a draw taken from entries all over the country, the last show has unveiled winners from Lagos, Enugu, Ebonyi State, Abeokuta, Imo and Kaduna.

“We are pleased that Nigerian Idol fans have responded to this promo, we will continue to ensure that we reward our loyal fans with this promo and with the quality of entertainment we provide on Nigerian Idol,” commented Project Manager, Tiwa Medubi.

The promo, which lasts for 90 days, was launched 14 days ago. Every day, from Monday to Saturday, one participant can win up to ₦2 million in cash through a lucky draw. For the weekly prize, there is a Sunday

They’re taking over! Introducing the YNaija Frontpage Columnists – Tolu Ogunlesi, Akintunde Oyebode, Kathleen Ndongmo, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Temie Giwa, Japheth Omojuwa & Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Temie Giwa

Y!, the influential youth culture brand strung across TV, radio, print and online, has announced a brand new project on its popular portal www.ynaija.com – the YNaija Frontpage.
The YNaija Frontpage is a daily op-ed series on the sites front-end that will present exciting voices on national issues, from the perspective of young leaders. Taking direct inspiration from the wildly popular Thisday BackPage, it will provide informed, authoritative opinions on current issues in a way that guides and/or influences a generation interested in a Nigeria that works.

“On January 1, the YNaija.com brand made a crucial pivot to deepen its brand essence and align it with the Y! core vision already expressed by Y! Magazine and Y! TV’s ‘Rubbin’ Minds – which is to focus on issues that affect and concern the informed and engaged young Nigerian,” said its editor, Rachel Ogbu. “While focused on its vision to be the most influential contemporary culture force in Nigeria, especially for the

Tonto Dikeh Refutes Top Enquirer story

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The Attention of Top Nollywood Star Tonto Dikeh has been drawn to a malicious story about her being the cause of the seperation of a Nollywood Couple. The said story is on the cover of the current Edition of Enquirer.

Tonto is sad and above all extremely disappointed with the level of un-professionalism of the writer who didnt bother to cross check with her before going to press and appeals not to be dragged into anyone issues.

Tonto who has been busy in Owerri,Asaba and Enugu since January declared that at no point has she been in and out of abuja this year and Mr Daniel is not a friend of hers in any level. Not meaning to disrespect him as they have only met once on the set of her very good friend Rukky Sanda where she went to morally support the effort of a great friend.

28 February, 2012

Asake Oge Couture 2012 Autumn Collection Giveaway

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Asake Oge will be giving out freebies to one of our readers on Olorisupergal blog. Read the information below and see how you can win a Dress from Asake Oge.

The animal dress is from the yet unreleased Autumn 2012 collection. So the winner gets to wear a dress from a yet unreleased collection before it goes mainstream.

Terms of competition

1. What is your favorite dress from the Spring 2012 collection?

2. View it on our facebook fanpage [www.facebook.com/asakeoge] or tweet at the handle @asakeoge and write the name of your favourite dress from the collection on the wall.

Ladies, Buy One Get one FREE.. Ldivaa Cosmetic Line by Lara Odumosu

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Sarah Ofili
Ldivaa Cosmetics is a make-up and beauty line owned by Nigerian, Lara Odumosu Adegbenro, which exists to cater to everyone who wants to look, classy and retro! Levres Lipstick is the first product to come out and is already making its way all over the world!

Levres lipsticks for now come in two retro colours; Candy pink and Coral red.
SYESHA MERCADO - American Idol
Looking at a picture of anyone wearing any of the colours makes you want it. We have celebrities who see pictures and place their orders.

Some are Sarah Ofili, rap artist Kel, Liz Yemoja, Hollywood actress Shondrella Avery, American Idol's

Meet the Lady behind ASAKE OGE Collections

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Àsàké is a 3rd generation seamstress, she grew up around the creative energy in a couture household where she was taught the importance of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. She had a toy sewing machine aged seven and was always making clothes for her dolls. This enabled her to design and make garments for herself from the age of 15. She honed an innate skill by producing one-off pieces that soon drew the attention of those around her who requested to have garments made for them. The garments are handmade by Asake or manufactured using mostly silk, cotton and linen which are natural fabrics.

On moving to London to be with family and pursue a Masters degree in International Business Relations, she

Zen Magazine Exclusive Interview with the Amazing Bisila Bokoko

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Zen Magazine Interviews Bisila Bokoko....

Video Teaser: DIPP 'Fly Away'

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Following a brief hiatus, former half man, half amazing returns to the music with a brand new sound, and brand new imagery as usual from Dangerous (2008), Pop Off Selecta (2009), Which Is The Way (2010), to Kosorombe (2011). Dipp has brought something refreshing to the game, with admirable consistency.
And all thru this hiatus period, he's re-engineered his brand to arrive at an all new re-branded, re-loaded, not-the-same-old Dipp, he's done it again with good music and a new video to follow up. Turn this up and stay glued to to your screen, this new entry, "Fly Away" is the song you've been waiting for.

The song takes the listener on a cruise of sorts with suggestive lyrics like; "good music is enough to make me

Photos from Kolawole Oyeyemi Book Launch and 45th Birthday Celebration

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Mr and Mrs Tunji Isarinade, Kolawole Oyeyemi and kids

Mrs. Kolawole Oyeyemi

It was to a cheering crowd that Kolawole Oyeyemi, GM Consumer Marketing; MTN Nigeria launched his new book, “Wealth without Theft” at the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Guests included top bosses from the telecommunications, advertising, marketing and PR industries.

Starting out with a lush cocktail session, guests were treated to an impressive recitation by the poet, Sage and a performance by popular saxophonist; Sax Dude. There was also a surprise documentary on the celebrant made by friends and family.
Poet  - SAGE
After the book was launched, it was reviewed by Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi (Chairman, APCON and Prima

Banky W, Omawumi, Eldee, Duncan Mighty set to perform LIVE with the New Edition

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The show – “Live in Concert with the New Edition” will feature Grammy award winner Robert Barisford Brown a.k.a Bobby Brown. Bobby will perform both in Lagos and Port Harcourt alongside his pop musical group New Edition and a crew of 50 band members and associates for the very first time in Nigeria.

This show for all New Edition fans is being organized by Lagos based events solutions company – R28Events will also see some of Nigeria’s most sought after musical acts – 2Face, Banky W, Duncan Mighty, Omawumi, eLDee, Burna Boy and Modenine perform on the same stage as the pop group made up of Ronnie Devoe,

Pictures from Kid Konnect Studio Launch in Lagos

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So on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 Kidkonnect hosted friends, family, well wishers, entertainment personnel’s and the media to the launch of his Rade Gold Studio in Gbagada Estate, Lagos. Here are a few pictures from the launch…
Andre Blaze
Beazy
The Grip Boiz (J Milla, Chopstix, Endia amd Yung L

OYANJ Lingerie Present ONE DAY MEGA SALE this Sunday

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                          OYANJ Lingerie presents a ONE DAY MEGA SALE will take place on
Date: Sunday the 4th March 2012
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Venue: The Life House No. 33,  Sinari Daranijo St, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island.

Many items up to 50% off. - Bras, Knickers, Nighties, Tights, Basques and more.

Brands include Elle Macpherson, Calvin Klein, La Senza, Ann Summers, Ultimo, Wonderbra and

Video: Factory 78 Interview with Danny Young

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Danny Young from Nigeria came into the Factory78tv studios during his recent visit in the UK. Graced F78 Microphones and gives you Naija Afrobeats freestyle. Enjoy!

Book Reading: Birds of Our Land - A Child’s Guide to West African Birds

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Author: Virginia Dike
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
Publication date: November 2011
Pages: 40 pp
Format: Soft cover/PaperbackISBN-13: 978-978-90609-0-0
Edition: Second

Subject: Children/Young Adult/Library/General Literature/ Environmental studies/Biology/ General Science

SYNOPSIS

When the author moved to Nigeria in the early 1970s with her young family, she discovered
that Nigeria has so many fascinated birds that she wanted to share with her children and
other children. But she couldn’t find books on Nigerian or West African birds. Instead, the
bookshops had lots of books about birds from the United States and Britain. This gave birth to
Birds of Our Land, a child’s guide to West African birds with the aim of introducing children to

New Video: Beanpole - Show me the way Feat. Gt tha Guitarman

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BEANPOLE is back with a new video for his song titled 'SHOW ME THE WAY' feat. GT DA GUITARMAN and produced by SARZ. Also a new single titled 'SANWO' produced by JOJO BEATS. Both songs are off his yet to be release album, to be titled 'R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.'. Please watch and share your views.


Shomex drops New Single 'Shoyaiya'

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The 16 years old talented J-town lyricist/rapper started his journey mid- 2011 where he was discovered on the street rapping by the management of Toosh Entertainment,He was later brought to LAGOS-The capital of music Dec-2011. The young lad with his venomous lyrics and unique combination of his hiphop/Patua rap has captivated music lovers around Lagos and has since won him Major Street carnivals and rap battle in Gidi.The young dude is
 now set to release his first HIT single Soyayia(which means love in Hausa) under the management of Toosh

Fathia Balogun Drags Oge Okoye to the street in New Yoruba Movie

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Bon Awards Yoruba Actress of the year Faithia Balogun is back after her last movie sunmisola Otelemuye which sold close to a million copies and was one of the highest selling Dvd of 2011 with a new movie STREET GIRLS.

Street Girls was shot late last year In ILORIN Where she Assembled the best of stars including top English Actress Oge Okoye to her set,the movie also has Femi Adebayo, Aishat Abimbola, Mercy AIGBE, Seun Akindele to mention a few and it was directed by Abbey Lanre and Tope Adebayo.

Commenting on the movie,Oge confessed that her impression of her collegues in the Yoruba sector changed

27 February, 2012

ZARA Opens First doors in Lagos at Silverbird Galleria

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This month of February, the ZARA Outlet opens at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria
Island, Lagos! What does this mean? Simply put, you can go to the ZARA Outlet, 1st floor,
Silverbird Galleria, any day to shop, shop & shop!

The 270 square foot store gives Lagosians and visitors the opportunity to fully experience
the high fashion culture of one of the leading fashion retail brands worldwide- ZARA.

Many people will ask “Do these products really come from the same ZARA we know and
love?” Funmilola Omoike, Marketing Exec. explains “The ZARA fashion line is exclusively
retailed in West Africa through the ZARA Outlet. We have an exclusive distribution

Chocolate City Records signs New Female Rapper PRYSE

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   The multi award winning record label, Chocolate City, is home to some of the music industry’s top house hold names, such as M.I, Jesse Jagz, Iceprince, and Brymo.
    With the rapid growth of the label and increasing success of artist management, Chocolate City has proven to be a hub of talent exploitation, and manifestation.  It is no surprise that a lot of youth, internationally and locally, have reached out to be signed to the label, in hopes of achieving their dreams.
    So far, Chocolate City has an all-male cast as its line up, and the general public have bugged the label to sign a female act.  Chocolate City, known for setting trends, decided to bide their time, and look out for the girl that possessed qualities of a Choc BOI – Bold, Original, Innovative.

Amaka Igwe Announces plans for BOBTV 2012

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 … “The Creative Industries: Nigeria’s Untapped Wealth”

 Lagos| Nigeria: Africa’s leading Film and Television Programmes Expo
 known as BOBTV which holds annually is back for its ninth edition.

 The international event which attracts over 5,000 delegates including
 content-makers, programme developers, and auxiliary industries
 practitioners from around the world will provide an all-round platform
 for business networking.

 Organisers say the expo will also attract top government
 personalities, policy influencers, opinion moulders as well as notable
 figures from the Nigerian movie and music scene.

 The three-day event which will showcase various exhibitions on the
 creative industries, provide master classes, market screening,
 capacity building and business networking will hold between Tuesday,

Video: MAYTRONOMY, WETIN YOU DEY FEEL LIKE?

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Wetin You Dey Feel Like? (WYDFL?) Music video now here
 Here's the link, Enjoy....



Shell Club Warri set to Host Kelly Hansome in Grand Style

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Shell club in Warri Delta state sets to hold its Maiden edition of its COUPLES NITE in grand style as the event will feature Red Carpet paparazzi, exclusive dinner and other activities such as artiste performance, couple games, comedy and lots more... This event is to be packaged and managed by a renowned Nigerian entertainment outfit (ZAIME MEDIA).

Ajayi Steven popularly known as (Teeboi) who is the CEO of the reputable entertainment outfit which has been consulted to package the event confirmed to us that the idea is to bring couples closer by getting them involved in basic nuggets and facts of each other and helping them grow their relationships . Also to create a

Radio Hit Show: Can 9ice Be Suffering From The Craig David Syndrome?

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Sup Folks.!

One of dumbest forms of criticism is to shout down an expert in one field . The theory is that people should stick to what they know and quietly sit by in all other situation ...please....of course, at one point, we all knew nothing. The only way you ever know anything, in fact is to speak up about it, outline argument, support it, listen and review it. Let's dig into business of the day, here is a list of song s we reviewed:

1)  M.I featuring Phenom - 6ft 7ft
2) Jodie - Under The Mango Tree
3) 9ice featuring Sound Sultan - Ghetto
4) Tillaman featuring Vector - Ko Ma Ro
5) Tony Touch - Good Loving 

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24 February, 2012

Let’s ‘Play’ Ibiyemi and Sound Sultan in ‘True Colour’

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Vocal powerhouse, Ibiyemi, proudly presents True Colour, her newest release featuring the "Naija Ninja" Sound Sultan.

True Colour, inspired by a conversation between both artistes, is an ideal fusion of Ibiyemi’s unmatched vocal ability and Sound Sultan’s undisputed street credibility. “Just like Sound Sultan,” she explains, “I’m very passionate about society and about music as a tool for change, so I thought it was time to make a song reflecting this.” The song, which premiered on Friday, Feb 17, 2012 on three different radio stations in Lagos - The Beat 99.9 FM, Rhythm 93.7 FM, and Inspiration 90.9 FM, was written by both artistes and talks

TOBI excites Muma Gee, other Nigerian stars

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If the buzz around the movie, TOBI (a Nigerian flick shot in New York) is anything to go
by, then the Nigerian movie industry might be on the verge of witnessing one of its most
exciting cinematic episodes since the days of Ije and Unwanted Guest.
It therefore hardly came as a surprise when Nigeria’s flamboyant singer, Muma Gee
recently expressed her unreserved anticipation and excitement towards watching the
movie.

The gorgeous singer and recently made this known in a chat with Simply Samad noting
that she was glad the countdown to the premiere had begun.
Previously, Mr. Nigeria 2007, Bryan Okwara had equally described the production of
the TOBI, a Nigerian movie shot on the streets of New York as a remarkable feat for the
producer, Emmanuel Ijeh and the nation as a whole.
Muma Gee’s marriage to Prince Eke finally took place in December 2011, after being
shifted for her music video shoot in November.
The drama in the movie, TOBI explores the consequences of what happens when 21-
year-old Tobi (Mark Williams) bows to the dark side of gang pressure. In a flash, a

Smoking Hot!!! Ameena drops Three New Singles

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Ameena is a singer, song writer and versatile performer producing a distinctive sound that is dynamic and refreshing. The sexy vocalist straight from the city of Jos which has produced so many musical talents both past and present has a definite sense of where she is heading to with her music. The Pop/Soul/R n B singer received remarkable attention from fans since she broke out from her group in D.I.Z founded by the dynamic duo we all know as P- Square in 2004.

Her first single title "I Dey Trip for You" hit the air waves and set her on a promising journey as she was quickly recognized as one of naija's hottest upcoming female artistes. She was on Girl Power Unleashed in

AFRICAN KIDS GET INVOLVED IN NICKELODEON’S 25TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS!

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…As Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and other top international stars receive nominations for awards hosted by mega-star Will Smith.

…Show holds on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lagos| Nigeria, Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA), helmed by international superstar Will Smith and taking place in  Los Angeles' Galen Center on Saturday, 31 March 2012.  The show premieres on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 3rd April at 18:00 CAT.

A star-studded line-up will be vying for the coveted Kids’ Choice Blimps at this year’s show, as kids honour their favourites spanning the worlds of film, music, TV and sports, including Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Tom Cruise, Johnny

Photos from Dencia 'Super Girl' Video

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Artist: DENCIA
Song; SUPER GIRL
Video Concept: Dencia
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, California USA and  Encino California
Directed by" Ali Zamani of Az productions,
Camera: RED
Assistant Director: Dencia
Lead man in Dinner Scene:  Ronnie Cash
Choreographer for Dance Scene: Angel B
lamborgini Scene Guy: Marcus Foy
Makeup Artist: Joyce ifeoma Jacobs
Hair stylist: Trevor Kioni Ben



FIRST SCENE IS THE LAMBORGINI SCENE: Girls in first scene : Lisa yaro,Damaris, Kara
Guys in the first scene : Marcel Foy , Prince
Wardrobe : Designed by Dencia  and Shawnte Chicks,

AFFAIRS: The CoWorker 'If the S is good, he just might...

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Gbenga Adeyinka and Friends return to Ibadan

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I'm sure you don't want to miss this .. Watch the Teaser here

                         

Joseph Benjamin & Nse Ikpe Etim Team up for the Movie “Mr. and Mrs.”movie set to be released around March

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When fast rising actor Joseph Benjamin starred in that N32 million naira block buster, ‘’Tango With Me’’, many industry people and the general public thought his best has come, little did they envisage that they were far from the truth as he shows more versatility, style and panache in this new romantic drama, Mr & Mrs., where he starred alongside the delectable Nse Ikpe Etim.

Produced by Chinwe Egwuagu and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, Mr & Mrs tells the story of couples whose marriages are constantly threatened by economic and social divisions in the society they find themselves. Joseph Benjamin and Nse Ikpe connected well in this movie as they brought their emotions into their roles. Joseph Benjamin plays Kenneth who is ashamed of his wife’s (Nse Ikpe Etim) background and

I’ll Take My Chances Movie by Ini Edo Premieres in Lagos February 24

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After enjoying a talk of the town reception when it premiered in the city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, the movie I’ll Take My Chances is now set for a Lagos premiere on Friday 24th February, 2102 at the Silverbird Cinemas, Lagos.

This is the first movie that the United Nations Youth Envoy on Environment will be producing, this she did in style with Emem Isong, one of the most respected hands in the Nollywood.

Having enjoyed a grand premiere in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital at the banquet hall of the Meridien hotel to be precise on Saturday 24th September, 2011, the movie is now expected to draw a larger crowd to it than it did at the Uyo premiere. The dance themed movie boasts of an impressive cast of Ini Edo, Bryan

MP3: Harrysong scores another hit? 'Taiye, kehinde' [prod. by Shizzi - Dami duro]

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Harrysong is set to follow up on the success of his series of hit singles - 'I'm in love', 'I want you [Gyptian's cover]', 'Obu Ego', 'Obu ego' remix and 'Baby Don't cry', with another catchy track. Employing the services of the man behind Davido's dami duro, Harrysong brings Shizzi on board to mould a sure-hit and official first single of his sophomore album titled 'Taiye, Kehinde'.

'I'll find you, anywhere you enter, kpata kpata me suffer... i'm Taiye, where's my Kehinde?' the artiste referred to many as the new King of Melody sings as the chorus of the song where touches on the subject of going

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO BE RECOGNISED AT ABUJA AWARDS

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Concerned about the marginalization and relegation of youths to the background at major awards ceremony and the lack of motivation and zeal in the life of the average youth in the country today, a group of goal and focus driven youths have taken it upon themselves to break this cycle of obscurity within the youths of today by organizing for the first time, an awards ceremony to honor young entrepreneurs in the nation’s capital, Abuja tagged ‘’Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards (AYE).

This noble project is being put together by Fusion Lifestyle Limited in partnership with The Connector Limited. The main objective of this award is to reward young business owners who are doing well by way of managing their businesses by themselves as the present economy is a very harsh one where only the strong

Uche Jombo’s movie 'Damage' to stream online

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Following the cinema success of her movie Damage, A-list Nollywood actress Uche Jombo has raised the stakes in the industry by taking her highly rated movie to the internet for the viewing pleasure of the internet community.

The concept behind is that of ‘’buy and watch’ and it is open to the people here in Nigeria those who live outside our shores. Payment for this service is by credit cards or by PayPal and the link for this online streaming is www.damagemovie.com or www.uchejombotv.com
The movie Damage centers on a vivid crusade against physical and domestic violence either in relationships or in marriage. It boasts of an impressive cast of Uche Jombo herself, Tonto Dike, Kalu IKeagwu, Basorge

ARISE Magazine announces 77 designers for 2012 Fashion Week

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The 2012 edition of the Arise Magazine Fashion Week is almost set to kick off as organizers of the event announce that this year's edition will feature 77 designers from six continents which include Europe, Africa, the United States, the Caribbean and India. The ARISE Magazine Fashion Week – Lagos 2012 is set to take place between March 6 and 11 which will hold in three tents on the grounds of the 5-Star Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

  This year's edition proves to be a considerable improvement on last year's edition which had 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models, 5 musical acts over a period of three days. The 2012 edition has however been extended by the organizers from three to six days due to the response to the phenomenal awakening the previous edition brought following its huge success. At the 2011 edition, seven designers were given a golden ticket invitation to showcase their designs as part of the Made in Africa by ARISE Magazine Collective at the Avery Fisher Hall, New York. The seven designers include; Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, Jewel by Lisa, Asibelua, Bunmi Koko, Tsemaye Binitie, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello and KlûK CGDT.

 

The designers chosen to be a part of this year's event include:

  NIGERIA AND (NIGERIA/UK)

HOUSE of DIVAS, House of Farrah, House of Nwocha, ICONIC INVANITY, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Eki Orleans, Frank Osodi, Funlayo Déri, Davida, CLAN, Be-Grey , Bridget Awosika , Buki Akib, Jewel by Lisa , Lanre Da Silva Ajayi , Mai Atafo , Maki-Oh , Meena , NKWO, Odio Mimonet , Okunoren Twins, Re Bahia, Sunny Rose, Tiffany Amber, Tsemaye Binitie, U.Mi-1, Virgos Lounge, Viv La Resistance , William Okpo.

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

CHICHIA (UK/Tanzania), Christie Brown (Ghana), David David London (UK), Duaba Serwa (Ghana), Gavin Rajah (South Africa), Gloria Wavamuno (Uganda), Imane Ayissi (France/Cameroon), Jacob Kimmie (UK/South Africa),

  Kastle Designs & Treasure Chest (USA/Ghana), Kaveke (Kenya/UK), Kevan Hall (USA), Kezia Frederick (UK/St.Lucia), Kiki Clothing (Ghana), Kinabuti (Italy), Klûk-CGDT (South Africa), Koke (Botswana/India), Korto Momolu (USA/Liberia), LaQuan Smith (USA), Laurenceairline (France/Ivory Coast), Loza Maléomsho (USA/Ivory Coast), Madam Wokie's Couture (Sierra Leone),

  Mataano (USA/Somalia), Mustafa Hassanali (Tanzania), Osman (UK), Paul Hervé ELISABETH (Martinique), Poisa (Kenya), Sandra Kennedy (Jamaica), Sandra Muendane (Mozambique/Portugal), Taibo Bacar (Mozambique), the Vessel. By Lois (USA/Jamaica), Timo Welland (USA/South Africa), and Zekaryas Solomon (Eritrea/UK). Adama-Paris (Senegal/France), Amine Bendriouich Couture and BS (Germany/Morocco), Amrapali (India), Angelo Van Mol (Belgium/Ghana), Bestow Elan (UK/Ghana).

Nduka Obaigbena, the founder of the ARISE Magazine says:

  "There has been a surge of interest from around the world including major UK and American brands this year, following our successful inaugural event last year, which is why we have decided to give even more designers an opportunity to participate. The world has recognized that Nigeria has much to offer in the way of vibrancy and extraordinary talent in abundance making it the cultural capital of Africa. Once more we are proud to be associated with nurturing new designers from the vast continent – and continuing our support of those who are more well-known in Nigeria and in the Diaspora."

 

The finale of the show will host the magnificent ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards. The very best designers picked at the awards will be invited to participate in the annual ARISE Magazine Fashion Gala at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2012. The show will be produced by New York-based producer, Kevin Krier & Associates and UK-based Inca Productions.

 

It must be noted that ARISE MAGAZINE was launched in 2008 and is Africa's first global style and culture title. Also, there had been a successful run of three seasons (in 2009, 2010 and 2011) of the ARISE AFRICA FASHION COLLECTIVES at New York Fashion Week's Bryant Park, New York, and the triumphant sponsorship of the inaugural ARISE AFRICA FASHION WEEK at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2009.

 

23 February, 2012

If Goodbye Doesn’t Hurt…

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If goodbye doesn't hurt, then the person waving away was never really
there in the first place. If goodbye feels like liberation, then the
person waving must have been your stern prison warden.

24 days into the year, and I'm writing my first heartfelt piece - finally
unblocked. I'm making myself a mug of hot chocolate at 4 in the morning,
as a tribute to the days gone by - a relic and maybe a reminder of she who
waved goodbye. Some people are victims of pain, but I choose to benefit
from it. 'Cause when you see life from the other side of pain, your untidy
kitchenette begins to outclass the Ballagio Penthouse suite as you make
that nostalgic mug of hot chocolate. People can offer you forgiveness for
your transgressions but if it's redemption you seek, you have to find that
for yourself - make one like a cup of hot beverage, 'cause no one can make
your redemption for you.

Somehow my voice is back, yelling with creative gusto. That it took this
time to return goes to prove I'm human after all, and must have done
something right by the gods this time. But this voice came with a price –
it came riding on the wings of guilt, pain, and an ounce of regret. It
charged in like a psychotic ex girlfriend, beating the rebound girlfriend
blue-black and tossing her out – it came saying, "don't worry baby, she
wasn't right for you, and now you've got me to care of you, and this time
I promise never to walk away if only you promise never to call her again".
Am I happy she's back? Hell, yeah. We're like Bonnie and Clyde – me
without her is like a classic Western without John Wayne – like a cowboy
without spurs on his boots.

But that doesn't indicate the absence of hurt as I wave goodbye to the
rebound. 'Cause inasmuch as I'm glad a distraction has been gutted out of
my life like an inflamed appendix, I'm worried that I'm not hurting as
humans are supposed to – I'm worried that the cycle is in motion – the
pattern – break up with your heart, and reunite with your mind. It kinda
hurts that the end of a human relationship for me usually marks the
beginning of a whirlwind romance with my muse. It seems like my creativity
is a psychotic, jealous, rage-filled lover who abhors my emotional
dalliances with females of the human species. Sometimes it seems like
she's all I've got – and sometimes in the ominous boulevards of my
thoughts, I think she's the only one that gets me.

Lovers and maybe friends will often leave you, but a soul-mate will always
find its way back to you. The word, whether written or performed has
always been my soul-mate; possessive she may be, but she's always there
for me – she bears no grudges no matter how often I mistreat her; yet
sometimes like a woman she flies into a rage at the slightest suspicion of
unfaithfulness, but one thing she never does is leave me when I need a
friend. She's my comforter, confidant, and most of all, my therapist.

But if goodbye doesn't hurt, why do I run to the couch of my trusted
therapist as soon as the train leaves the station?

--James Amuta

Storm 360 Announces The Arrival of Eden Lifestyle

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Storm 360 announces the arrival of Eden Lifestyle, if you want to get fit and you need to know how then look no further for the best in lifestyle tips

Eden Lifestyle launches blog focused on health, nutrition, sports and events.

The launch of Eden Lifestyle comes from a lifelong addiction to sports and fitness. I have been privileged to live an active lifestyle and i have found from personal experience that sports and fitness are invaluable tools to promote an wellness. In my world, if you're physically prepared then you're prepared to win. Eden Lifestyle focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and lifestyle, all key components to surviving this journey that is life. Looking good and the feeling of wellness are by-products, the aim is survival!  
To us at Eden, it is an abiding pity that sports is not compulsory in all schools. At Eden you will find a comfortable home to help you achieve your personal goals, we will seek to educate, entertain, to give knowledge and to be of assistance.  All of our columnists and contributors are recognized experts in their fields and we hope that you will find them knowledgeable, focused, educative and connected.

So people, lets get healthy, try life the Eden way.
Eden Lifestyle link: http://edenlifenigeria.com/Follow on:
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FAshion Promoter LEXY MOJO EYES to Address United Nations Seminar in New York

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Following his continuous contribution to the development and growth of global fashion, Lexy Mojo Eyes, President/CEO of Legendary Gold Limited has been invited as a VIP Guest Speaker at the United Nations – Commission session on the 2nd of March in New York. He will be addressing a seminar
on ‘Empowering Creative Rural Women through Enterprise Development and Global Fashion Opportunities’.

This is coming after the very successful hosting of the Nigeria Fashion Week November 16th – 19th, 2011. The event organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the World Fashion

Exclusive Interview: "Music is Extremely Personal to me " - Kid Konnect

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US returnee, Kid konnect is ready to take over! After spending about 10 years in the states studying and perfecting his craft, the prolific music producer is back in grand style to make a positive impact. In this Exclusive interview conducted at his recently launched Ultra modern “Rade Gold” Studio, he ushers us into his outlandish, witty and inane world; revealing how he intends to stay relevant. Enjoy….

1.      Who Is KidKonnect?
KidKonnect is a Yoruba boy. Real name is Kunle Oluwadiya, proud Ekiti man, born and raised in Lagos. And I just happen to be a music  producer.

2.      Why the name KidKonnect?
I had a bunch of horrible names before but they didn’t sound good. Kidkonnect just popped out of nowhere. That’s really it.

3.      Family Background?
I’m the only boy in the midst of three sisters. Then of course, I’ve got my dad and mum.

4.      Educational Background?
I have a Bachelors degree in Management and Information Technology obtained from Capitol College US in 2008. Then I have a Masters degree in Entertainment Business obtained from Full Sail University in 2010.

5.      You have a first degree in Management and Information Technology and a Masters in Entertainment Business? So how did you convince your parents you wanted to be a full time Music Producer?
There wasn’t so much convincing; it was showing them that I could do it. So when I started making a small living out of it, they were convinced.

6.      Before you became a producer, what was your childhood Ambition?
While growing up, I really didn’t want to be anything else; I wanted to be a rapper.

7.      So what led you to Music production?
When I was in school in the US, my roommate was making beats. So at the time I couldn’t find anyone who

Notice on misrepresentation of Asa's music

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It has come to our attention that a certain Nigerian Chronotech Limited (a CD factory) based in Lagos Nigeria is preparing to go into commercial production of a purported Asa music production titled ‘Down On Me’.

The music production was purportedly authorised by Question Mark entertainment in partnership with marketer/ distributor MacKings Limited.

We wish to state categorically that Asa was not involved in this production in any form and the artiste's team is very shocked by this misrepresentation from Question Mark entertainment or MacKings  Limited, two organisations with which she has no relationship whatsoever.

We also take this opportunity to notify individuals and organisations that this production and the associated

Pile it up or cut it short – Go from drab to fab with Sleek Hair!

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   Ready to refresh your look and stand out from the crowd? Blue lipstick should do the trick! Not quite that adventurous? Well, a fun beehive, up-do or bun, or a short, sharp cut will certainly still grab the eye.  Thanks to the stunning selection of weaves, wigs, hair pieces, etc. available from Sleek Hair (www.SleekNigeria.com), making that transition from drab to fab is soooooo easy!

Just visit any Sleek Studio shop for expert assistance on the perfect look to suit your face and personal style.  Could it be an eye-catching feathered look that frames your face? Or a jaw-dropping short, spiky mohawk? Which will help you grab the spotlight: big or tight curls? Or is it time for splashes of colour and highlights?

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