30 June, 2012

Supergal Fashion: Segi Couture's Online Blog Sale Starts on July 1st.

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A year has gone by since the inception of the brand; SEGI's: an african fashion and accessory label! As
part of the activities to celebrate one year, we will be having a blog sale on Sunday, 1st of July, 2012 at
2pm!

Items for sale include ankara/aso-oke/kente bags, belts, tops, skirts, foot wear and many more will be
given away at discounted prices with bags starting as low as 2,000 naira only on that day! With 500
naira, you can get an item!!! The items for sale are going to be displayed in an editorial manner for

29 June, 2012

Sasha P becomes the First Female Rapper to Carry the Olympic Torch

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 As the London Olympic games 2012 draws closer Storm 360 is happy to announce the naming of Sasha P as an Olympic Torch bearer, The young lady will make history once again on July 1, 2012 the 44th day of the 80 day ongoing Olympic relay ,when she will carry the torch in Birmingham UK for the stipulated 300 meters .

This is another feather in the well-decorated hat of Africa’s foremost female Hip Hop artiste, a feat that we are indeed very proud of. The Samsung mobile ambassador was chosen through an extensive selection process by the LOCOG moment to shine public nominations which began in 2011, the process provided 2,012 torch bearers of the total 8,ooo from all over the world and apart from athletes and celebrities the selected few were chosen for their impact and contribution to the society and personal achievements.

Samsung Dinner Torch Bearers with Yaw, Funke Akindele and Sasha P
 As one of nine Nigerian representatives which include Kanu Nwankwo (ex-Nigerian International footballer), Banky W (musician), FunkeAkindeleOloyede (actress) and Steve ‘Yaw’ Onu (On Air Personality) Sasha enthuses “ I am so excited to be a part of this history, when I was

Singer Adele Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Simon Konecki

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It's been a big year for Adele and life is about to get even more exciting as the singer announced that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are expecting their first child together.

The 24-year-old British singer made the announcement on her website on Friday:

    Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx

The Grammy winner met Konecki, 36, last summer in the U.K. and have been dating ever since, but the

28 June, 2012

New Music: 'Gray Theory' By Gray Jon'z (@pxc_gray)

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Jones Ossai A.K.A Gray Jon'z, hails from Delta State, Nigeria. Currently based in Lagos Nigeria, the Producer/Rapper/Vocalist/Song Writer, currently signed under PXC Records is dedicated to bringing 'The Next Gen Sound' to the Nigerian music scene.
As a producer, Gray Jon’z has worked on a couple of projects for underground artistes and also ‘The GIGO EP’ by Eva. He released his official debut music video titled 'Mi O Ran Yan' January 2012 featuring his co-signee 'Hayo Niel' with cameo appearances by M.I., Djinee, Ice Prince, Dipp, Eva,

Super Story: Step Mom Pours Hot Water on 18 year old Stepson while Asleep

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The increasing rate of home abuse, wife battery, especially child molestation, maltreating, and abuse now is very alarming and calls for serious and quick intervention by all. I got this story from a friend and though it’s worth sharing.
Ola is in a critical condition as I write. He is under serious intensive care in a hospital around Igando area of Lagos. His step-mum who works with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service took laws into and hands and punished him for beating her little daughter by pouring hot water on him while asleep.
“The argument that led to the sad incident started when my step-mum saw me beat my sister” recalls Ola, she got very angry and wanted to harm me back in anger, she reached for and did all she could physically, I tried to defend myself but she overpowered me. She got more furious after my father and some neighbors tried to stop her, and she started scattering the house and even broke bottles. My uncle who also lives around was able to drag her away from the house, and she slept

UN Envoy on Climate Change, Aganga, Nta, Imoke, Otti, Phillips, others to Participate at continent-wide Conference on CSR

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All is now set to host the United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change; Dr. Gro Brundtland when she visits Nigeria to headline the 2012 Africa CEO Round-table & Conference on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™) scheduled to take place at the Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, Cross River State from June 28-29, 2012, as Keynote Speaker.

The youngest ever, Two-time, First & Only Female Prime Minister of Norway, Former Director General, World Health Organisation, Chairman, UN World Commission on the Environment and Development (aka Brundtland Commission) will be joined by Graham Sinclair, President, Africa Sustainable Investment Forum and Principal, SinCo. In a statement by the conveners, ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited; the speaker line up ranges from international and continental experts on various fields relating to sustainable development.

The very impressive line-up of speakers include: Dr. Deogratias Brakamfitiye, Country Director for Senegal, Institute for Security Studies; Barr. Ekpo Nta, Acting Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices & other related offences Commission (ICPC); Ms. Chantal Uwimana, Regional Director for Africa, Transparency

Microsoft Announces Availability of Office 365 in Nigeria

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Microsoft’s newest cloud service, Office 365, brings the latest in productivity to thousands of businesses
Lagos, Nigeria— June 27, 2012 —Microsoft Corp. yesterday announced the commercial launch of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service for businesses of all sizes in Nigeria. 
Previously available on a trial basis in markets across Africa, Office 365 is now commercially available in Nigeria. Businesses can try it for free for 30 days by signing up at www.office365.com or from Microsoft’s 31 leading local Nigerian service providers, which will integrate Office 365 with other offerings and market the service to the hundreds of thousands of small and midsize business customers in Nigeria. 
Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date service, at a predictable monthly cost. The service was introduced in limited beta last year with enthusiastic response, particularly among small

THE FUTURE AWARDS IS LOOKING FOR SCIENCE INNOVATORS & INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT

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Ify Aniebo won the award for Best Use of Science for her ground breaking work in Malaria research in 2010
 NOMINATIONS FOR 2012 END IN 2 DAYS (JUNE 30)
For the third year in a row, The Future Awards, referred to by the World Bank as 'The Nobel Prize for Young Africans', is searching for the most brilliant young minds in Science, in addition to its yearly search for
the brightest minds in Technology.

"For many years, what we have done is try to mirror the breakthroughs that young people have made in different fields and to sustain them," said Chude Jideonwo, who is Executive Director of The Future Project. "In keeping with our _'Tear down these walls!'_ campaign this year, we are looking for the brightest young minds driving innovation and impact in science and/or technology with innovation or invention - through the
category Innovator of the Year - Science and Technology.

The awards website explains the broad criteria for this category: We are searching for young people across

Glo Presents The Big Friday Show Episode 2

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 On an all new episode of Glo presents The Big Friday show hosted by BASKET MOUTH and the studio guest was the beautiful GLO ambassador and Nollywood actress UCHE JUMBO who enlightened us on her career and her recent wedding. 

We introduce our new Glo presents The Friday Show Vlog segment brought to you by our hot new Vlogger Stephanie. Stephanie will give us the weekly news on what is going on in the entertainment world.

We also have on the show an upcoming artist, M-FLOW who was given a

Banky W Interviews Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola [Photos]

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola and singer Bankole Wellington of Empire Mates Entertainment when Banky W interviewed the Governor at the State House in Lagos for a USAID documentary
 Last week, the International Republican Institute (IRI) & US Agency for International Development (USAID) visited the Governor of Lagos with R & B Power House Banky W for a documentary hosted by Banky W.
Banky who is presently on set for MNET TV series “Jacob Cross” in South Africa tells us “The documentary is about promoting democracy in Nigeria through the youths of
Nigeria, and it included an interview with Governor Fashola, I had a nice time”

The song "Change" featuring Skales, Wiz, Niyola, Banky W and Shaydee on the Empire Mates 
 State of Mind album will also be used in the documentary
The Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola, R&B singer Banky W of Empire Mates Entertainment with IRI and USAID Crew members when Banky W interviewed the Governor at the State House in Lagos for a USAID

Super Sun Star, Bez Idakula Signs Music and Publishing Deal with Universal

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 Nigeria’s Bez Idakula recently inked a music and publishing deal with Universal. Bez who has been on a U.S. tour for his debut album “Super Sun” has gained critical acclaim in major media outlets including BBC world which described him recently as “The next big talent out of Nigeria.” Earlier in the year, The Boston Globe listed his Super Sun album as one of World music’s top albums of 2011. In March of this year, he performed live at SXSW courtesy of an All Africa showcase organized by media distribution platform, Spinlet.

Bez recently featured in Essence Magazine’s “New and Next” column which spotlights the brightest new

Ego Omalicha Changes name to, SAFARIE as she parts ways with QuestionMark Records

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Ego omalicha formerly known as the first lady of Questionmark Entertainment has decided to take a walk from the label and is now official known as SAFARIE.

She broke into the scene as Ego and scored back hits with tracks Omalicha. Omalicha  nwa remix and Thinking about you as an artist signed to Questionmark Entertainment.

She has parted ways with the label and her agreement was terminated agreeable following conflicts over her image, brand and style of music.

The artist and label couldn't agree on her image and creative differences, after a long while it was mutually agreed that her contract be terminated.

'Nigeria's Got Talent' Show Debuts in Nigeria

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Airtel Group GM, Brand & Asset; Obinna Auiche, Director, Corporate Communications & CSR Airtel (CC & CSR, D); Emeka Oparah, Chief Marketing Officer Airtel (CMO); Olu Akamu, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director Airtel (COO/ED); Deepak Srivastava, CEO Optimum Media Group; Rotimi Pedro, Marketing Director OMG, Adeoye Roluga.
 Rapid Blue Format and Optima Media Group (OMG), the organizations behind the hugely successful Nigerian Idols TV show which has graced our TV screens with outstanding entertainment for two seasons, have brought the 6-year-long, globally popular “Got Talent” Franchise to Nigeria. The debut season of what will be known as the “Nigeria’s Got Talent” reality show will last from June to December 2012 whilst auditions begin from the 4th of July 2012. Thousands of talented Nigerians of all ages and sexes each bearing a unique talent will troop to audition centres located across the country, to audition for a chance to be the next Susan Boyles, Diversity, or Bianca Ryan – performers who have received worldwide acclaim and super star status courtesy of the “Got Talent” franchise.

Speaking about this new entrant into the Nigerian entertainment space, Mr. Rotimi Pedro, Managing Director of Optima Media Group enthused, “The group puts Nigeria on the world map again, side-by-side with countries like America, France, and India who have bought into the ‘Got Talent' franchise; which is one of the fastest growing in the world. Through the franchise, we are glad to be able to provide a worldwide platform for raw, unique, and dynamic talent in this country and at the same time present the worldclass entertainment which is our trademark. Amongst the significant features of the show is that it gives an

eLDee's UNDENIABLE Album drops July 1, 2012

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 The much anticipated fifth studio album of multiple award winning artist eLDee is set to drop on July 1, 2012. The producer, songwriter, and performing artist has a history and track record that speaks for itself. 15 years in the music business and still topping all relevant charts, eLDee has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he is a legend in the making.
The Undeniable album features hits such as "wash-wash", "higher", and "today-today", including features from artists such as k9, Wizkid, Sojay, BankyW and more.

"This album is different from my previous albums because I decided to take a fresh and truly original

27 June, 2012

Exquisite Paparrano Presents Its 2012 Summer Bonanza

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Get the best quality event décor with the most savings…. Exquisite Paparrano presents its 2012 Summer Bonanza

Exquisite Paparrano has announced its special Summer Bonanza for events in Nigeria. The bonanza will run from June 10, to September 31, 2012 and will give existing and new customers access to an exciting bouquet of premium décor and design services in the most cost-effective packages.

“Exquisite Paparrano was set up to provide exclusively designed décor service from floral arrangements to all the exquisite styling your event needs, therefore enabling your theme to match perfectly throughout your big day,” said its creative director, Yemi Olowu. “It’s about creating an

The June Edition of Fine Champagne Cognac, Remy Martin’s Monthly Gigs

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At The Club With Remy Martin goes to Moore Club  – At The Club With Remy Martin – goes down on Friday, 29 June, 2012 at Moore Club, Festac, Lagos with the promise of a fanfare to remember.

Named after the brand’s radio show every Saturday on The Beat 99.9 FM at 9pm, the
gig, according to Remy Martin Senior Brand Manager, Thibault Robert, is a fulfillment
of its promise to provide exclusive, premium and top class entertainment for its loyal
consumers. This is a gesture of the brand’s deep appreciation for the support received,

26 June, 2012

Affairs- The Untitled 'Boys! Boys! The Boy?' (3)

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 AFFAIRS: THE UNTITLED

Ayo had a confused look on his face, wondering what I had just said.

'Who?’

I looked at him. His face was still close to mine. With Tei at the door, my interest in him died rapidly and the distance between us became uncomfortable.

I think he could read it from the way my eyebrow curled up a few seconds after I moved my gaze from the door to him. I stood upright and adjusted my hair and outfit.

‘Expecting someone?’

I looked up from the floor and at him. I said nothing.

‘New boyfriend? Potential?’

I said nothing still. Tei knocked again.

‘I’m coming!’ I answered and looked to Ayo who was standing a few metres away from me.

‘He is a friend I just made and I think you should leave now’

He put his hands in his pocket and nodded in agreement.

I walked towards the door and unlocked it. He was standing behind me and that made me nervous. What if he becomes enraged and smashes my head into the door? I had seen that happen in the movies but the possibility of that occurring is very low. Ayo isn't a violent one, as far as I know.

I unlocked the door and opened it.

There he stood in all his glory. His lips as pink as a baby’s tongue,  that weakening smile; eyes glistening and skin so smooth and shiny like he had never been under the sunlight, ever.

‘Hi Gee, I know you weren’t expecting me but…surprise!’

He did jazz hands and we both burst out laughing.

‘Nice to see you again, Tei’

‘You remember my name? Nice’

‘Of course, I do’

He hugged me and yes, he smelt divine.

I had almost forgotten about Ayo while I was basking in Tei’s rays of sexiness until his voice broke me out of my trance.

‘I would be taking my leave now, Gee’

I turned around and looked at him.

‘Oh, I best not be rude. Ayo, this is Tei. He is a doctor friend of mine and we just met yesterday.’

 I looked at Tei.

‘Tei, this is Ayo. A…’ I looked back at Ayo while I introduced him to Tei. ‘…friend and colleague of mine’ 

Ayo smiled at me with a little hint of disappointment in the manner at which I had introduced him.

Tei shook his hand and they exchanged pleasantries.

‘Well, I should leave the two of you for the night. It is getting late.’ He looked at me. ‘It was nice catching up. Goodnight.’

He bowed slightly and walked away. I waved back at him and then to Tei.

‘Shall we?’ He held out his palm.

‘Yes, we shall but I have to lock my door first.’

‘Yes. The door. Important.’

I rushed into the room. Sprayed a bit perfume, applied some gloss, quick hair brush and cleavage adjustment; a smile to myself and I was out.

We went down through the elevator to the pool area. A few of my colleagues were still hanging around chatting. A live band had set up just across the pool and they were playing some old school disco songs so a few others were on the dance floor making some funny bodily movements that I’m sure they assumed to be dancing.

‘Do you like to dance?’ Tei asked me.

‘Like? I love it.’

‘Care to be my partner?’

‘Sure, kind sir’

He held my hand and we walked to the dance floor.

From Kool and the Gang to Lionel Ritchie to Whitney Houston back to Tina Turner, it was an evening of pure fun but it got even better when in the midst of everyone dancing, Tei stopped and planted a big one my lips.

Did I give in? With most of my colleagues dancing around us, and the slightly frustrating thought of being the topic of conversation at work or being called names again?

Yes, I did. Who cares? I felt like I was in a movie, in the scene where the actors felt like they were the only ones in the world and it felt good.

He was a great kisser. As soon as we pulled apart, we stood there looking at each other, smiling even though I could hear murmurs of my name but I didn’t give a care in the world.

‘Come with me’, he said and he took my hand. We ran off into the hotel, giggling and kissing in the elevator much to the irritation of the other passengers till we ended up on his floor then his room and his bed.

‘Are you lost in Wonderland?’ Tei called out from the bedroom. I wiped my face for the last time, hung the towel and walked out calmly.

He was in nothing but boxers, spreading butter on a slice of toast.

‘You took so long in there’ He walked up to me and gave me a polite kiss.

‘Yeah. I was washing my face’, I replied. ‘I see you started without me.’

‘On the contrary, I was preparing some tea and buttered toast for you’ He led me to the small make shift dining table and pulled out a chair for me. After breakfast, he ordered some ice cream and we cuddled up and watched some movies together till it was time for me to leave.

Nina kept pestering to tell her what I was up to because I didn’t look a bit like I had been having cramps. I maintained my story. Ayo was present at the conference and this time, we were making a lot of eye contact. Nina noticed.

‘Oh my! You bad child. You and Ayo got it on’, she said nudging me at every word.

‘No, Nina’ I looked at her. ‘We didn’t get… it… on’

‘So what happened?’ she asked enthusiastically.

‘Not now. Not here, Nina’, I pinched her.

‘Ouch! That hurt.’

‘I know. It was supposed to.’

An hour later, the conference was over and Nina dragged me upstairs to my room so we could get dressed and mainly, to hear the story of what happened between Ayo and me.

‘So, does this mean you guys are back together?’ she asked styling my hair.

‘No. It doesn’t. After everyone saw me kiss that guy last night? They will even have more reason to call me a whore. Besides, I don’t want to have anything serious for a while. I just want to be alone and free and you know…single. It hasn’t even been half a year since Kojo and I split.’

‘I know. Relationships are exhausting.’ I got up and helped her zip up her gown.

‘Does this mean that Tei is free for grabs? Because I’m not on a self discovery mission’

I tugged at her hair a little.

‘If you go near him, I will eat you’. We burst out laughing.

‘You can have him if you want, sugar’, I said.

‘Ok, I’m ready. You?’ she asked then flipped her hair and applied more gloss. I adjusted my gown.

‘Yes, I am. Urgh! Heels are a pain’

‘Beauty is a pain, Gee’

I turned out the lights and we left.

The dinner party was indoors. I spotted Ayo as soon as I walked into the hall. He was seated across the hall, chatting up a pretty lady from another company. He said something and then they both laughed. That used to be me or could have been me. Certainly not that fat, but I should have been the one laughing with him at his boring jokes.

As if he had sensed my presence, he suddenly stopped and looked in my direction. Our eyes met and I looked away from him almost instantly.

‘Guess who is walking towards you?’ said Nina.

‘Ayo?’

‘Psychic now. Aren’t we?’

‘I saw him as soon as we walked in. Cock block me, Nina. I don’t want to talk to him. Not here or now’

‘Why?’

‘Stop asking questions and go’ I pushed her a little towards his direction and walked off quickly.

My phone began ringing.

I took it out my pocket to see who it was.

Let us call him Mr. X for now.

I hurried to the pool side which was close by to receive the call.

‘Hello?’

The conversation lasted for a few minutes. I hung up, took off my heels, pulled up my gown and sat down with my feet in the pool.

I sighed in relief from the hurting shoes I had had on.

‘Boys’, I said to myself. ‘Exhausting and complicated’

I sat there for a few minutes enjoying the cool breeze on my face and cool water moving between my toes until I heard the sound of footsteps moving closer towards me, so I quickly turned around to see who it was.

And there he stood, smiling at me with a knife in his hands.

25 June, 2012

Azu Arinze, Chude Jideonwo and Ese Oraka lead June Creative Enterprise Sessions in Lagos

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Creative Enterprise Sessions (Lagos 5.0)


You are cordially invited to the Creative Enterprise Sessions, our monthly interactive mentoring and networking meetup in Lagos.

It features over 500 entrepreneurs, and would be entrepreneurs in the creative industry and beyond

Venue: British Council Conference Room, 20 Thompson Drive, Ikoyi.
Date: 27th June 2012 (last Wednesday of every month)
Time: 10am to 1pm

Speaker 1

Special Commemorative Edition to Celebrate Yes Magazines 1yr Anniversary
Azu Arinze: Founder, Yes Magazine
Case Study: Yes Magazine, I year after.

Speaker 2
Chude Jideonwo: Member, Editorial Board at NEXT Newspapers/234NEXT.com and 

From Zen Magazine: Spring Summer Collection 2012 by Lalesso

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Zen Magazine had a chat with fashion Designers Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser of Lalesso to discuss about  their Spring Summer 2012 collection & their plans for the future.


Introducing LOOK Republic

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  LOOK republic, a vision birthed from the dire need to embrace the diversification and unlimited opportunities in the world of fashion, is a multi – faceted brand designed to show fashion in its originality and creativity.

There is so much going on in the world of fashion today, ranging from new trends to new designs, to new models, new fashion concepts and a whole lot of stuff. The competition keeps getting fired up by the second that it becomes very impossible to notice anything short a high level of creativity and originality. In response to this, LOOK republic has been set on a course to showcase fashion through different eyes by creating an avenue for growing fashion enthusiasts such as fashion designers, make up artistes, shoe and bag makers, jewelers and accessory makers, etc.to stand out in this ever increasing world of fashion.

Look republic is divided into three major aspects; the publication of a quarterly released fashion magazine termed LOOK REPUBLIC QUARTERLY (LRQ) , trunk fashion shows hosted quarterly and an annual

Music Monday: International DJ Neptune Presents HOT South Africa Dance Mix #SADM

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Mondays are usually busy and we need some music to reduce the Stress. International DJ Neptune's Irresistible South Africa Dance non-stop mix is here for you to Enjoy and Share.

As usual, DJ Neptune went hard on this one.

Listen and Download South Africa Dance Mix Here: http://tinyurl.com/SouthAfricaDanceMix

 

Trey Songz (Heart Attack) Exclusive Interview with Lanre Davies

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Grammy award nominee and international R'N'B superstar Trey Songz came into the UK to promote his new single "Heart Attack" off his fifth studio album "chapter five". The hard-working singer songwriter sat with F78tv to talk about his new project, his exciting collaborations, trips to Africa and all things music.  Watch the full interview with the charming star right here on F78tv.

Elohor Elizabeth Aisien Becomes the New Creative Director for Miss Nigeria 2012

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Elohor Elizabeth Aisien
 Daily Times Nigeria and African Times Network (ATN), the franchise owner of Miss Nigeria Pageant, are proud to announce that the 38th Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant will be held this year. 

ATN is made up of a global brand of companies based in Nigeria with various other offices and operations around the world and specializes in delivering trusted and quality products and services in media and communications.

The Miss Nigeria Pageant is the premier beauty pageant in Nigeria and is a well sought after title with world-class standards. Taking part in Miss Nigeria Pageant is a life-changing experience as it is the most prestigious beauty competition in Nigeria and the oldest pageant of all time, dating back in history to 1957.

Empowering women is Miss Nigeria Pageant’s passion and opportunities arise on many different platforms within and outside Nigeria. The winner of the pageant works for the

Boxer, Floyd Mayweather ranks No 1. on Forbes World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes

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Floyd Mayweather
  Forbes Releases List of World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes
According to Forbes.com, Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Money" fought twice during the past 12 months, knocking out Victor Ortiz in September and winning a unanimous decision in May against Miguel Cotto. He spent less than one hour in the ring to dispatch his two foes.

His combined payday for the bouts: $85 million. Floyd Mayweather To-Do List: Fight, Collect $45 Million, Report To Jail Kurt Badenhausen Kurt Badenhausen Forbes Staff The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Kurt Badenhausen Kurt Badenhausen Forbes Staff Floyd Mayweather Joins List Of Famous Jailed Athletes Kurt Badenhausen Kurt Badenhausen Forbes Staff.




2nd place on the list is another boxer, Manny Pacquiao who earned $62 million in the last 12 months.  His earnings include $56 million from fighting Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley, and $6 million from

Where are the innovators and entrepreneurs? Taruwa, Conversations for Change and the Co-Creation Hub host The Future Awards Town Hall Meetings this June!

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The Central Working Committee (CWC) for The Future Awards has announced the three special-vehicle sector Town Hall Meetings this June, in the build up to The Future Awards 2012, holding on August 26, 2012.

The meetings will be hosted by popular culture event Taruwa, Conversations for Change, which is an organisation for young professionals committed to nation building, the British Council’s Creative Enterprise Series and Lagos’s Co-Creation Hub, which has become a model for involvement and convergence with technology.

This is yet another innovation from Nigeria’s most respected youth platform’, said Ohimai Atafo, who is chair of the CWC.
The idea is to have town hall meetings targeted at the broad sectors that the awards is interested in. You will remember that this year’s categories were segmented into Innovation, Creativity

Monalisa Chinda, Emem Isong Honoured by WOW Divas International

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 Delectable Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda and prominent producer Emem Isong have both been distinguished and specially honoured for their “outstanding contribution to raising awareness, understanding
and hope to those affected by autism spectrum disorder and advocating for them.”

The two major Nollywood players, who recently took part in the production of the first film on Autism ever produced in Nigeria, were awarded by WOW Divas, an international network of professional women,
at their second Autism Awareness Conference held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Four Point by Sheraton in
Lekki Lagos.
Monalisa Chinda
Speaking on the award, Monalisa Chinda and Emem Isong said: “It feels great to be honoured and encouraged to do more. Though we deal in different fields, we have something in common, and that is helping people to improve themselves and live a meaningful life.”

Speakers and special guests at the event included Dr. Abiodun Aluko, Dr. Bosede Askhia, Dr. Yinka Akindayomi, Adeola Holloway Oduyemi, Dotun Akande, Mrs. Udo Maryanne Okonjo and Honourable Jerry Alagbaosa, member of the Imo State House of Rep amongst others. Parents and

Audio: 'Ghen Ghen Love' by Yemi Alade

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Rising Nigerian Pop star and singing sensation Yemi Alade returns with her brand new single titled “Ghen Ghen Love” which is superbly produced by veteran producer OJB Jezreel. Collaborating amazingly on record, Yemi Alade and OJB Jezreel have created one of the songs of 2012!

After bursting unto the scene in 2010 with the amazing debut single “Fi Mi Le” featuring eLDee and excelling on several stellar collaborations till date, Yemi Alade finally gives the fans and critics what we’ve been waiting for in this excellent Solo single. Over a sublimely crafted musical milieu provided for by OJB Jezreel, Yemi Alade beautifully professes her love for her leading man with some excellent songwriting prowess, catchy and infectious

24 June, 2012

Soul Snatcha Of Rooftop MCs Welcomes Baby Girl

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Kunle Adeyoola also known as Soul Snatcha, one half of popular Nigerian gospel group, Rooftop MCs has welcomed the arrival of his first child today, Sunday, June 24, 2012.

The joyous announced, "Yes yes yes finally dropped my new single '7'. Thank you Lord, after many sleepless nights many battles. Those that fight on their knees will have victory in the spirit"

The singer  already named his girl-child 'Seven Adeyoola'.

Some months ago, Kunle quietly married his wife, Abimbola in the United Kingdom.
His wife is reported to be the daughter of a popular Custom boss in Nigeria who owns an entertainment

VIDEO: D’Banj Performance At BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend Festival

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The BBC Hackney weekend kicked off by Singer Leona Lewis and stars like Jay Z, Trey Songz, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj  and others.


Watch D'Banj Perform at BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in London






23 June, 2012

Video: Lanre Davies Interviews Dj Zeez

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Factory78tv caught up with Afrobeats artiste/hit maker Dj Zeez at a Smade entertainment event held at Yager bar in central London. The "fokasibe and Bobbie FC" crooner is in the UK touring with SMG's Sauce kid. In this brief interview Dj Zeez talks about his current Vanilla records,album plans/directions and more importantly his latest single "fido dido" ft Eva.Watch the short but informative interview right here on F78 TV



Five Quick Questions For Naija's Newest Hip Hop Diva - CocoIce

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Prolific song writer, recording artiste and a performer Mojisola Serah Sowole aka “CocoIce” is a maverick in the rap music world.  This rhymester delved into the rap game by rapping and miming songs of popular international rap star such as Heavy D, 2pac, Nas, Puff Daddy, Mase, Missy Elliot, Erick Sermon and Lil kim. She’s not only an ordinary rapper but a lyricist who knows how to play around with words, metaphors and idioms as she has been exhibited in her songs. 

The highly talented rapper, who has been working so hard in the studio, cooking up hit songs, just stormed the Nigerian music scene with the official release of the song “If U Don’t Know” a remake of the late rap star, DaGrin’s hit song “Pon Pon Pon” which will be dropped few days ago. According to her, she did the song to pay tribute to the late rap star who she said taught her so much and also to show people her versatility. The video for the song which was produced by the young and talented director Aina Mathew aka Matt Max is already enjoying massive airplay both on the TV on all major music websites. 

CocoIce who is currently under the management of ‘Biodun Caston-Dada owned MAGiK Entertainment is been uncovered in this chit-chat. Enjoy.

1. How did you decide on the name "CocoIce"?
Well, many people have asked me this, and let me use this medium to clarify that it has nothing to do with the American couple Ice and Coco (she smiles). Though the name

Ozzy B, Muna and Phenom in Nokia Don't Break That Beat Video

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Watch the Spanking new video 'Nokia Don't Break That Beat' produced by Knighthouse Featuring Ozzy B, Muna and Phenom.



Patience Ozokwo, Matse Uwatse, Susan Eyo-Honesty and Jumai Shaba Cover June Edition of Beauty Overdose Magazine

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B.O.Magazine Your luxury guide on all things Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, Entertainment & Fashion Magazine for the Young and Contemporary Woman.

Since the first edition which came out in January 2012, B.O.M has been getting commendable reviews. It featured MBGN queen turned Rapper Muna on the cover as well as a 4 full page interview on her.

This time around, for its 2nd edition, B.O.M has more juicy contents for you. With 4 beautiful and powerful spotlight Diva’s in the entertainment industry on its cover (Patience Ozokwo-veteran Nollywood
actress, Susan Eyo honesty-former asst editor city people now editor of ‘glam & essence’, Matse Uwatse-On air personality of Nigeria Info Fm & Jumai Shaba of Jara. B.O.M is guaranteed to update its readers on the most innovative articles on Health, beauty, lifestyle brands and equipment's. It’s the most reliable source which delivers invaluable information.

We are proud to announce that B.O.M is now in Partnership with Mide’s Mane,a Top Virgin Hair Supply

Check out the Ground Breaking Feat Achieved by LNC 'Make I Yan You' Video on Youtube

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Most Viewed Video on Youtube as at June 22nd and LNC is number 3
Considering the fact that L.N.C [Lack No Concept] is a new artiste, it is a big deal.

In all categories on YouTube, he is the number 3 Most Viewed Video followed by Ay and Nadia Buari's Video and his rank on Popular Videos Around the web is Number 2 after Justin Beiber's Maria Lyrics

Stars Celebrate at LEE's Monthly Birthday Party

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In celebration of celebrities and achievers born in every month, LEE ENTERTAINMENT, the initiators of the acclaimed monthly birthday parties for celebs played host to individuals born in the month of May 2012.

The event which took place at Koga Lounge Ikeja , Lagos on 28th May 2012, in attendance actors, actresses, young entrepreneurs, media practitioners ,and of course some of Nigeria’s most loved socialites and celebrities including Gbenga Adeyinka, Bimbo Akintola, Funsho Adeolu, Denrele Edun, Adams

Competiton: Participate in the Cisum Mixtape Here

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The CISUM Mixtape by CISUM and PopOffCentral is aimed at crafting the future sound and discovering the untapped, creative, energetic and upcoming pop stars for the Nigeria music industry.

The purpose of this mixtape is to discover and expose potential pop stars, artistes who will become superstars.

The CISUM Mixtape kicks off with an online competition where five beats are uploaded on cisumonline.com and popoffcentral.com for upcoming acts to download and record on.

 How to enter:

 The CISUM Mixtape opens on  June 16, 2012, after which artistes have two weeks to submit their

THE FANTASTIC FIVE INDUCTION CEREMONY ’’ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD NEIGHBOR’’

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After the major success of their Children Day Celebration with the Challenged on May 27 2012 The Fun in Fundraising Initiative– The Charity Lounge Lagos is set to host its official Induction Ceremony tagged The Fantastic Five on Thursday 28th June at Troy Lounge.

According to Charity Lounge resident rep, the Fantastic Four Individuals and Initiatives have finally made an additional list of recognizing a young Philanthropist and its initiative for exemplifying all the attributes of a good neighbor and their contribution to humanity.

 Those nominated for the Hall of Fame now  Includes Nollywood star  Stella Damasus, Pop artiste Innocent ’2face’ Idibia, Comedian Julius Agwu ,Broadcaster Funmi Iyanda and Corporate Executive, Gerald Azobo.

Those shortlisted for the initiatives now includes: The Future Project, Lamboginny Say No to Crime, Save

Segun Obe Back and Better with 'Still Standing' Album

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Gospel Artiste Segun Obe just launched the album 'Still Standing'  in U.S. The Album 'Still Standing' contains 8 tracks which include singles he has released over the 18 years span of his musical career. Producers who worked on the project include Wole Oni, Cobams Asuquo and  Phillip George (US). It was launched with a concert tagged "An evening with Segun Obe' and was well attended by fans and friends.

He is currently on the road promoting the CD and will do a launch in Nigeria sometime in August. The album has such tracks as "alewilese", "plenty celebration" feat 9ice and a newly recorded track in Baltimore which tells a story of his life and is also the chosen name for the album tagged "Still Standing".

GidiCulture Tv Episode One Featuring Ice Prince, Terence Sambo of One Nigerian Boy and many more

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Welcome to Gidiculture TV - The Heart of Urban Africa!

 After teasing us for a good few months now with exciting previews of candid chats with African Music stars Ice Prince, Olu Maintain and R2Bees, Gidiculture TV finally unveils the very first episode in their all new online TV series which showcases the very best in Music, Fashion, TV, Film, Entertainment and everything in between for the discerning and urban African audience!
Episode ONE of this brand new series reveals more of Gidiculture TV's candid conversation with Chocolate City Superstar Ice Prince who is back in the UK this weekend to perform at the BBC Radio One Hackney Weekend. The Style and Beauty segment sees Terence Sambo of One

22 June, 2012

Event: Neon Nite with Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt

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iGlow Company/ Redrick presents:

On Friday the 29th of June, all the cars in Lagos State, ladies and gentlemen would convoy in one direction: The Prestigious GET arena.

This happens as 'COOL DJ JIMMY JATT' would be spinning and everyone would be decorated in UV neon items for Naija's greatest of all time and first ever 'NEON NITE'. Also gracing the event would be top

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