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Sunday, March 31, 2013

WEEKEND GETAWAY BY INI EDO PREMIERED


Congratulations to one of Nigeria's most hardworking actresses, in the person of Ini Edo. On the occasion of the premiere of her new film production titled- Weekend Getaway. We weren't around to see the new film at the premiere, but we heard that the turn out was great and that the film was a good one and that it was very well produced. That's another gong up the sleeve of the gorgeous actress.

We would just want to commend her and wish her the best in her future endeavours, we believe there's still more great things to come from her. However, we would love to confirm from the hardworking actress and now film producer, the truth about the rumour in town that the new production that was shot in its entirety in her home state Akwa Ibom, cost her a whooping 60 Million Naira. And also, if it is true that a certain State Government gave the full financial support.

If it is true, it must mean that certain State Government(s) are really doing their best in support of industry, which is a good sign.  

Thanks, as we hear the truth.

HIGHLIFE AUTHOR LANRE ALFRED LIVING THE LIFE





Writing about the people that makes the world go round, allows one the opportunity(es) to wine and dine with those that count. You can't be writing about the high and mighty and not get allowed the perks of association. 

We caught up with the Group Society Editor of ThisDay very recently in Dubai (where he is putting finishing touches to a book, that means the whole world to him), he was just stepping out of this awesomely gorgeous, blood red Rolls Royce Phantom, we just had to pause and admire, and had to take a picture. His other revelers came in other machines that were equally very stunning, 2 Ferraris and a Lamborghini. Cool one, we dare say. Nothing as good as enjoying the life!!!

BEATING YOUR SPOUSE- another view. BULL'S EYE BY JOSEPH EDGAR

It's another edition of Bull's Eye by our now regular columnist-Joseph Edgar. Just like we promised, his no holds barred write-up would be coming up every week. Readers are free to comment and make their views known on the subject matter. However, the views presented in each write-up are strictly his own. And like we have come to understand, we are all entitled to our views. Remember, first and foremost that it's a free world. For this particular edition, he has chosen a very touchy topic- BEATING YOUR SPOUSE- another view.

Please read.

I plead for a high level of maturity as you read this article. I know this is an emotive issue but I beg to look at the other side, the man's side of this issue. I know I will be literally killed for this article and labelled Satan, but the need for us to flip the other side has become imperative.

I have been made to realise that women are the weaker sex and as such all they have is their 'mouth' hence their inability to fight. We as men are expected to just 'walk away and be a man in the face of severe provocation and taunting.

We are expected to control our 'power' which is brute force, while women are not expected to control their own power which is their mouth and ability to taunt you to death.

This is definitely not a justification for brutality against women. Far from it. I feel it is despicable and barbaric. I hate it and in fact I have been on anger management classes to enable me control my temper. But what needs to be said, is that to help in reducing this matter to the barest minimum, our women folk would just have to do their part. Which is to remain logical in the face of anger, cut the taunting and abuse and also lay off on the provocation.

We are expected to just walk away in the face of severe verbal assault. I tell you by walking away, you would just be building up rage and resentment and the eventual explosion is usually more devastating than, if he had sent a slap at the first instance.

Very few men can walk away or be patient in the face of these verbal assaults. Assaults that have no limits. I have witnessed very severe ones where mothers, sexual orientation, financial status have been clear subjects from the women and I have seen full-grown men wimper and cry and the woman walks away triumphant because the man has been a man by crying.


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

GREY VELVET SET FOR 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY & OPENING A NEW STORE





It was only a year ago that Grey Velvet first opened up its doors, inviting Lagos into a realm of fashion and a world of style predisposed to the Nigerian designer. Fast-forwarding a year on and the concession is set to celebrate its first anniversary with the launch of yet another store, in the affluent and vibrant heart of Lekki Phase 1.

Showcasing exclusive African designers with cutting edge pieces, the new store is set to feature couture and accessories from the likes of Odio Mimonet, Nkwo, Eki Orleans, Nikki Khiran, Kiki Kamanu, CLAN, Re Bahia, Alter Ego, Isi Brown, Mak Nisy, Ariaba and Emisara. This extension of creativity is aimed to fit right into the modishly inclined island and its “upper east-side” life style. The new store is set to open on Saturday,April 6, 2013.

Notwithstanding, the Ikeja store will be celebrating its first year anniversary treating customers to drinks courtesy of Baileys. A raffle draw will also be featured, automatically entering every purchaser with the chance to win goody bags of up to N100,000.00. As expected, sales will also be on inviting customers to shop the trends available in store with up to 50% discount off items. Join Grey Velvet in their Ikeja store every day from Good Friday the 29th of March to the 6th of April 2013 for the opportunity to win one of the goody bags.

Contact Details
Ikeja: L34 Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja
Lekki: Centro Lekki Shopping Plaza, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
M: 08091461658, 08100830894
T: @greyvelvet
I: greyvelvetfashionretail

Thursday, March 28, 2013

EVA'S PHOTOSHOOT@ AFWL CONCESSION STORE STUDIO 29



Studio 29 boutique, an extension of the highly successful Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) brand is set to open its doors to Lagos fashionistas from Sunday 14th April 2013. The first of a series of concession stores in Lagos, African Fashion Week London, the biggest African themed fashion event in Europe launches Studio 29 as a response to demand for the exclusive pieces featured in its runway events.
Eva Alordiah smoulders in a series of playful and sultry poses in pieces from award winning AsakeOge brand stocked at Studio 29. Wearing limited edition pieces from casual to evening to occasion the gorgeous rapper embodies the spirit of the AFWL brand: fabulous, black and beautiful. Working with bold colors that matched her vibrant personality, the styling team at Studio 29 found Eva’s funky sense of style and easy humor a refreshing choice as fashion ambassador for the first campaign.
 
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TUFACE & ANNIE by Edgar Joseph in our Bull's Eye series


Now when I was just starting life, I used to know Annie as a small girl who shared a room at the BQ in the house where I used to go play games in a suburb in Lagos. I did not really know her then, but when she gained celebrity status, my then friend pointed it out.

Tuface has over the years ruled my heart. His humility, passion and talent all have combined to create an artiste that has achieved what I would call the artistic trinity. By this I mean you will find in his works, inspiration from the great Fela, the inspirational Bob Marley and the genius of Majek Fashek.

I first had a taste of his raw talent at the defunct French Cultural Centre. As a poor young man, I used to go with my wife Mofoluwake to go watch free shows. This particular evening, a young good looking boy snuck on stage and did one Bob Marley number and disappeared into the night. The performance was mesmerising and I told my wife to watch out for that guy.

The next time I saw him was at my Egbon's studio. The world famous Keke Ogungbe and I remember telling Egbon to sign this guy o.

But today, my story is on his courage. His ability to choose one out of the three or is it 4 women who have children for him. I cannot wait for his return from his fairytale wedding to ask him the following questions:

Was it the cooking, was it the sex, was it the colour, was it ayiri or was it Governor Akpabio that gave Annie the edge over the others.

These are very pertinent questions that could save our democracy and Tuface owes us the answers.

Finally, I am in strong support of Governor Akpabio's kind gesture towards the couple. Annie by this action has shown that Akwa Ibom women are not only beautiful, but are very patient. They would in every circumstance eagerly share their hubby with the rest of the world because of the innate confidence they have in their love making abilities. The men, once they taste Calabar and Akwa Ibom soup, always come back no matter the amount of stew our Yoruba sisters feed them with. They come rushing back with pile. Ask Alibaba.

My only grouse is that, Our wonderful Governor should have at least repaired the road leading to Annie's village and rename it after her as part of the wedding largess.

I thank you

Gambian/Senegalese Regina Manneh Emerges as the Face of Africa Fashion Week London 2013

REGINA MANNEH


 
The organisers of Africa Fashion Week London 2013 are delighted to announce the winner of the Face of AFWL 2013 competition as the Gambian/Senegalese model Regina Manneh. After a fierce competition on Facebook, with Nasai Forna and Vanessa Simpson taking the second and third places respectively.
Raised in Denmark, Sweden, Ivory Coast and lived in Dubai, the UK-based 24-year-old model and Interior Design student speaks English, French, Danish, Swedish and Wolof. Modelling since 2009, Regina has walked at Los Angeles Fashion Week and Dubai Fashion Week.
Regina’s role as Face of Africa Fashion Week London will see the model represent the event on all promotional material and social platforms. She will also have the opportunity to represent the organization at major African fashion and entertainment events in the UK as well as model on the runway at AFWL 2013 taking place 1-3 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London.
“I cannot thank enough all the well wishers who voted for me around the world. I am lucky to win because all the other contestants are all very beautiful young men and women who can represent Africa very well. I am honored to compete with them and wish them all the best and continued success in their modeling careers. I am happy to be part of young aspiring African models to make a breakthrough in the industry. 
Thank you Africa Fashion Week London for providing us a platform to showcase our beauty and modelling ambitions,” said Regina of her win.
“We are very delighted to have another deserving young woman to represent this year’s event and we do hope AFWL will provide Regina Manneh an equally fruitful platform for her career as it did for last year’s winner Edith. We look forward to Regina representing Africa Fashion Week London in the UK and beyond,” said Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder and CEO of Africa Fashion Week London.
Following the unprecedented success of their sophomore event in August 2012 which attracted over 20,000 visitors over two days, in a bid to grow bigger, AFWL has not only expanded to three days but also moved to a bigger venue, Old Truman Brewery F Block.
With Mrs. Fifi Ejindu, the Nigeria-based architect and businesswoman and Yinka Shonibare MBE, the London-based globally celebrated Nigerian fine artist as patrons, this year's event is set to see 100 designers on the runway and over 100 exhibitors spread across Old Truman Brewery’s massive indoor space. Once again, Africa Fashion Week London is set to be the biggest fashion event across Europe showcasing African and African-inspired fashion.
Africa Fashion Week London 2013 is also accepting applications from designers who wish to showcase on the runway and/or exhibit their merchandise over the three-day exhibition. To participate in AFWL 2013 as a designer or support the event as a sponsor, please email info@africafashionweeklondonuk.com
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

CHECK OUT THE PROUD IDIBIA'S

HYCINTH,DAD & ANOTHER BROTHER
Dad in the middle flanked on both sides by 2 of his adorable son's. Twas his eldest son's wedding to his sweetheart in Dubai, U.A.E & we can bet that must be one of his happiest days on Earth as at yet. 

Flying to Dubai in luxury in the first class cabin of Emirates Airline most likely, luxuriating in one of the best rooms available at one of the few 6-stars hotels in the world. Having as son, one of the best musicians to come out of Nigeria and by extension Africa. And that son marrying at one of the 7-wonders of the world destinations. 

If na you nko? You no go PROUD!!!

BRITISH/NIGERIAN IS THE STRONGEST MAN IN WORLD FOOTBALL




His full name is Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa and he is 30 years old and plays for Northampton Town in the English League 2. At 5ft 10(1.80m) and weighing 16 stone , that's about 86 kg, he has gotten the nickname 'Beast' maybe because of his bulk. But he is said to be the strongest footballer in the world, at least according to the video game FIFA 13. . 

He has bench pressed 120kg,140kg,175kg & 180 kg like it is nothing. This season alone till date, he has scored 16 goals for his league 2 team. His preferred nos is 10. From the age of 18 till now he has gone through many clubs.  In the past 8 years he has played for 10 clubs, in one year alone he changed club 4 times. 

Meet Abebayo Akinfenwa. 

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BULL'S EYE- IS A NEW SERIES, THAT IS WRITTEN FOR US BY EDGAR JOSEPH

JOSEPH SAMPSON EDGAR

We have a guest columnist on board now, his name is Joseph Sampson Edgar. Na Naija guy oooo, just go pack English name full for bodi. His page on our platform is titled Bull's eye and it is, his own view on many subject matters that would arise over the weeks. In his 1st outing with us, he has titled this particular piece- Kanu Nwankwo in a Gam. An unpalatable mess has been rearing it head in the relationship between erstwhile brothers and partners. Leading to accusations and counter accusations and even threat of arrest. So this is what this particular write-up is about......read on

Kanu Nwankwo in a Gam

On my last trip from Abuja, I was confronted with a dilemma. Pay N32,000 and seat at the back of the Arik flight or pay the same amount and fly business class on Dana. My brother I took the seat nearest the toilet on Arik o. My mama is still alive o.

Immediately I boarded, I sported Kanu. My favourite player. I swore to talk to him if we landed Lagos safely. Immediately we landed, I rushed to his side and said hello. He politely responded and walked with me as we approached the terminal. As soon as I mentioned the Gam, his mood changed and almost strangled me with his eyes. The anger was muted but you could still see the fieriness in his mannerisms and tone of speech. He almost tripped on a bag in his quest to run from me before he did an Oscar Pisterious.

Now Gam is my friend and erstwhile business partner of Kanu. Gam held the forte business wise, while Kanu was out there making a name in the world of football. We heard all the wonderful things Gam was doing with the business empire all culminating in the ownership of the the Hardley Suites, which today is valued at over 2billion.

I do not know the details and would not want to be dragged into it. But from my discussions with mutual friends, Gam is being accused of all sort of atrocities which has led to his being kicked out in the cold despite his claims of being a part owner.

My position here, is for the two friends to lock themselves in a room and resolve this matter without hangers on and all sort of fair weather friends who are taking advantage of this situation to feather their own nests.

king Kanu should realise that his friendship with Gam has come a long way and should as a matter of urgency go beyond emotions and work with facts in a bid to resolving this embarrassing wahala. If Dangote and Otedola with much more at stake can resolve their  issues, why can't King Kanu and Gam do same.

I really blame Gam, cos if he had given me that Paul Smith shoe I begged of him last time I saw him, just maybe all this would not have happened. Anyways, I'm in prayers for an amicable solution so that these two close friends can resume their business partnership and much more importantly their friendship.

COUNTDOWN TO THE 4TH EDITION OF ENCOMIUM BLACK AND WHITE BALL



Encomium Weekly, Nigeria’s foremost lifestyle magazine has announced plans for its highly anticipated 4th edition of the Black and White Ball!

The Lagos based publication says it is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring The Black and White Ball is top-notch as every detail of the event will depict style and panache.

“The 6 hour extravaganza promises to surpass previous editions.” Kunle Bakare, publisher of Encomium says.

Although a date has not been disclosed yet, the event already boasts of a robust guest list of over a thousand people which will include Nigeria’s favourite celebs, captains of industries, entertainment aficionados etc in a majestic marquee situated in the heart of Lagos State.

Encomium’s Black and White Ball has hosted many stars over the years, including Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Otunba Gbenga Daniels, Dele Momodu, Genevieve Nnaji, Dayo Adeneye and Keke Ogungbe.

To highlight the event, there will be a showcase of fabulous pieces from some of Nigeria’s most gifted designers. Pioneers and forerunners in the fashion and style business who have made elegance desirable will be awarded by a select committee comprising a panel of Encomium Weekly readers and in house team members.

The 6-hour event will kick off with an elaborate red carpet reception and guests will also be treated to choice food and exquisite drinks.

Founded in May 1997, Encomium Weekly has steadily risen to become the celebrity journal to imitate and beat The magazine has become the most respected magazine in its niche and has morphed from a purely black and white magazine with only colour covers to a magazine with coloured multi pages.


Funmi Odegbami Honoured As One Of The 100 Most Inspirational Women In The World

Fresh from being nominated for two awards by the prestigious Women4Africa Awards 2013, the award-winning and internationally renowned makeup artist Funmi Odegbami – sister of Afrobeats queen May7ven and daughter of Nigerian football legend Segun Odegbami – has recently been honoured as one of the 100 Most Inspirational Women in the World.

Funmi Odegbami, who is the CEO of MiNK London, founder of Makeup Show Live and a member of the Black Women in Europe Power list, was honoured and placed at #25 on the list of 100 Most Inspirational Woman in the World which also included the likes of the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle ObamaUche Eze - the founder of Bella NaijaHon. Abike Dabiri and Oprah Winfrey among several hugely inspiring women.

Compiled as part of the commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day by Nigerian-based online tastemakers Olori Supergal and to celebrate “women who have driven a cause one way or the other…”, the list which is headed by none other than Michelle Obama, also honours Tosyn Bucknor (14), Ellen Degeneres (11), Betty Irabor (70) and the late great Mother Theresa (23) just to mention a few.

Speaking of the prestigious honour bestowed upon her, Funmi Odegbami said, “I would like to say a huge thank you to Olori Supergal for this honour. I feel extremely overwhelmed and blessed at the same time. I am not sure what’s happening in the world for someone like me to be recognised in this way, but I won’t fight it and I thank God for everything He is doing on my behalf. I started on this journey because I had a strong desire to make a real difference in the world and just like the MiNK motto, to encourage others to Dream Big too”.

Read the full list of 100 Most Inspiring Women here.

LEE MONTHLY CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY PARTY MARCH 2013 EDITION


It's going to rain stars and celebs at this month Lee's Monthly Celebrity Birthday Party, check out the roll call -Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwerre,Olamide,Terry G,Owen Gee,Sunkanmi Omobolanle,Praiz and Others.

In her usual fashion of playing host to celebs born in every month of the year,Lee Entertainment, the premium entertainment brand will play host to stars born in the month of March on Thursday, March 28, 2013. According to the CEO of the entertainment outfit, Lydia Babatunde: 'The March edition of the monthly celeb gig promises to be indelible and splendid. Part of the night's highlight, would see the duo of the vivacious Yvonne Vixen and the hilarious Igos of Wazobia Fm anchoring the event. It is sure going to be another night of unbridled fun and entertainment'.

The March born celebs expected to grace this event apart from those already mentioned above are the likes of Gabriel Afolayan, Funke Adesiyan, Koffi, Afolabi Oyekoya, Olu AIT, Wale Dizzy, DJ Atte, Tuale Wazobia FM,Slim Joe, Yemi Alade, Ajayi Brovas,Mc Oluomo.

Venue of the event is : Club Octopus, 29 Adebisi Street, Alagomeji behind Panti. Yaba. Red Carpet kicks off by 9pm. Lee Entertainment has hosted the likes of Bashorun Dele Momodu Gbenga Adeyinka,Bimbo Akintola,Wande Coal,Flowsick,LKT,Funsho Adeolu,Halima Abubakar,Denrele Edun,Adam Ibrahim,Omobaba 1,Kaffy,Chuddy K,Doris Simeon in the past and is fast becoming a reputable brand in the Nigerian entertainment circuit.

MARRIED THESPIAN WHO ENJOYS PLAYING AWAY GAMES.


One would have thought that after taking a vow to remain true to one person and one person alone, the jumping about would have stopped. But alas! it hasn't. Instead of just anyhow people like it used to be before, now by virtue of her status, it's the top people that gets to enjoy the Bermuda triangle now. 

Who are we talking about? It's none other than the role interpreter whose name sounds like entering a State in the South-south, where the State Chief Executive used to be a fire-brand protester. The lady herself is from the South-south axis-where the money seems to be flowing now like a river. Her beau and State Executive enjoys the notoriety of being the unrepentant sprinkler of seeds and largesse. Let's digress a bit and tell you about this big personality. He has his pimps permanently on call, looking for his specification, a famous hotel in his state and his guest houses all over are filled with delicious daughters of eve, waiting to be summoned. One of his current flame is that confluence, where many rivers come in to. This particular one is enjoying a place at the 'seaside parade' block of flats in Banana Island as we speak, all by the special grace of 'Oga at the top''.

Back to our dark and shapely role interpreter, she also at a point in time was like the apple of Oga's eyes. Mainly because she's a celeb, very recently at a function, she had tried all her possible best to get the attention of 'Oga at the Top' only to be rebuffed, apparently Oga had some new conquest to deal with, so didn't want what he could always get. Our babe was so sad, but not wanting to go away from the function alone and spend the night alone. The married lady, had to step down from her high horse and followed a Local Government Chairman, whose name corresponds with wires. 

Many have had to complain a bit about this brand ambassador, who loves to drink and smoke, but doesn't seem to know how to control her consumption. Once she's tipsy, we hear whoever is around at that time, might just be the lucky son of a gun. 

WHEN ANNIE & TUFACE TOOK OVER DUBAI.....MARCH 23, 2013...


MR & MRS INNOCENT IDIBIA.........

ENE MAYA-LAWANI EX-MISS NIGERIA

RITA DOMINIC


It has been tagged the wedding of the year already and truth be told, we agree 200%. The couple and their support system really went a long mile to make sure, many who made it to Dubai would remember the event for a long time to come. 

Now any star or celebrity that wants to wed, had better get their acts right. It's either to do a quiet wedding 'delibrately' or go all out by looking for sponsors to go all the way. The ante has been raised and it would take very much to meet or match now. The only other wedding on this caliber would be the Stephanie weds Linus Idahosa in Paris, France. 

We were able to source some more pictures of those at the wedding for your viewing delight. Our visa for Dubai only just arrived this morning. So we missed out on all the fun and excitement. Nevertheless, here are a few more pictures. Sorry about that the pictures are not the best, that's because we weren't on ground to take the pictures. 

Anyway, Enjoy!!!



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Saturday, March 23, 2013

HERE COMES THE BRIDE....ANNIE!


The bride has finally stepped out and the nuptial ceremony is presently going on......... 


ANNIE WEDS INNOCENT- PART 3. PICTURES OF SOME OF THE GUESTS

RITA DOMINIC & SUSAN PETERS

GUEST,ELDEE,DON JAZZY, DR SID & GUEST

AZUKA
 Truly this is panning out to be the wedding of the moment ooooo. It's like Nigeria has moved to Dubai, U.A.E to celebrate one of her own. Check out everyone looking fly on their way to the wedding venue. 

Check out the dapper dudes and the gorgeous ladies in their glamourous outfits. All looking fly!!!

Never knew Don Jazzy could look that good in a suit. Dr Sid also. The Mavin duo both rocked Christian Louboutin shoes, while Jazzy wore a grey, one-buttoned suit, Sid wore a black one-buttoned suit and rocked a bow-tie. Rita Dominic always so delicious, rocked a white trouser suit ensemble, with a sky blue jacket and that gorgeous hat to finish the look. Susan Peters was virginal in that short, white outfit, really rocked and we loved to high heavens the cat frames. 

Ini Edo rocked a royal blue outfit, while Kate Henshaw, like Susan Peters rocked a white dress and had on a summer straw hat. Eldee the Don, looked every inch a mafia don, in his suit and the dark shades, looking menacing. Davido for once wore a suit and had on a bow-tie.

Some stars like Mike Ezuruonye, had on a nice suit sans tie, so also Mr Capable, Banky W in a 3-piece ensemble, no tie also. 


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COUNTDOWN TO MISS NIGERIA 2013 FINAL AUDITONS- LAGOS


The Miss Nigeria casting team has been touring around cities across the country in search of the next queen.

Created in 1957 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant has discovered and made beauty queens such as Grace Oyelude, Julie Coker, Helen Prest Ajayi, Binta Sukai, Vien Tetsola, Sylva Edem, Ene Lawani and Damilola Agbajor into household names.Now in its 38th year, African Telecommunications Network has brought this epitome of African culture and tradition. The contestants will not only carry a worthy title but will also serve our great nation by becoming ambassadors and positive role models to Nigerian women and Nigerians in the Diaspora.
At the end of the casting tour, 36 contestants will be selected to part-take in the two-week reality TV show 'THE MAKING OF A QUEEN", in which eliminations will take place leaving 21 ladies to compete for one crown at the Grand finale.
Our ultimate goal is to choose a queen based on elegance, poise, talent, intelligence and beauty.

LAGOS AUDITIONS
DATE: MARCH 30TH 2013
VENUE: CIVIC CENTER
ADDRESS: OZUMBA MBADIWE STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS NIGERIA
TIME: 11am-3pm
CRITERIA:
- All participants must be between the ages of 18 and 26 years old.-
- All participants must be Nigerian citizens.
- -Participants must not be married, must not be mothers or pregnant.-Participants must be of good health & moral character.- Participants must speak fluent English.

DOCUMENTATION TO BE PRESENTED AT CASTING VENUE

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UPDATE ON ANNIE WEDS INNOCENT IDIBIA- KUDOS TO AYIRI EMAMI FOR BEING A ROCK!

RED DELICIOUS AZUKA ON HER WAY TO THE WEDDING
AYIRI EMAMI

You can't find many friends in the mould of Ayiri Emami. The young billionaire is the main shadow behind the whole package that is currently going on in Dubai, the U.A.E.  Where Nigeria's and Africa's number 1 crooner Innocent 'tuface'' Idibia is taking as wife, his jewel of inestimable value Annie Macaulay. 

Either it was deliberate on the side of the couple to mislead or it was just a printer's error, their gorgeous invitation card that was included in their invitation pack had said Friday, March 22, 2013. The venue like the whole world already know, is the imposing 6-stars wonder known to all as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. 

According to the whisperings that we have gotten, the main financial backbone behind the awesome celebrity wedding which has upped ante in terms of celebrity destination weddings is none other than ''Billionaire Warri Chief'' Ayiri Emami. As we speak, the financial colossus is presently in Dubai with his wife to make sure all goes as it is scripted. 

From very reliable sources, we hear that the conservative estimate of the Ayiri's spending could not have been less than 20 Million Naira. Some even claim that, that is small compared to what might have been spent. 

Let's give you a brief breakdown of some of those things, he is said to have bankrolled. This is apart from a one in town 'Bachelor's eve, he supposedly sponsored the night before. 


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Friday, March 22, 2013

ANNIE WEDS INNOCENT IDIBIA IN DUBAI....

INVITATION PACK

INVITATION CARD

JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL

By the time you are reading this, the wedding ceremony between Annie Macaulay and Innocent, would have concluded the first part. The wedding which is today, March 22, 2013, started at 3pm in the afternoon. And thereafter the reception.

The couple's very classy wedding Invitation pack, a black affair, like a booklet with the couple's initials surrounded by 2 rows of white and red stones, contains the following: a travel guide of Dubai, with all the information about the place and information about the wedding. It's a 12 page booklet . And it welcomes all the guests to Dubai, U.A.E and gives them the complete itinerary of the whole occasion or should we say event. The destination wedding was packaged by Oaken Events Limited-. The event venue itself is the picturesque 'Jumeirah  Beach Hotel, a superb 6-stars hotel with the unbelievable view of the awesome man-made beach. 

3 airlines were commissioned to transport guests and family members to Dubai, they are Qatar Airways- Business: 390,000 & Economy: 135,000, Etihad Airways- Business: 547,000 & Economy: 144,000 & Emirates- 607,100 & Economy: 147,000. Visas were also sorted out by a William Macaulay, that's for those who didn't use their own travel agents. 

The hotel of choice for the guests is the Fraser Suites Dubai, which is made up of 158 serviced apartments in Dubai's 45 storey Sidra Tower. Cost par night depending on the choice of apartment starts from AED 1500 or $409 dollars or 63,750 to AED 4000 or $1090 or 170,000. 

There are other hotel options apart from this one. Namely Golden Sands Hotel Apartment, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah , Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, & Golden Tulip Hotel Apartments. All this information and more are on the Travel Guide in the pack. 

Included in the pack is the invitation card which states as follows- Annie Macaulay & Innocent Idibia together with their parents. Mr & Mrs Edouk Macaulay and Mr & Mrs Michael Idibia, invite you to share in their celebration of love. Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Ceremony:Jumeirah beach Hotel, Dubai, U.A.E.  Time: 3 O'clock in the afternoon. Reception follows thereafter. Strictly by invitation. RSVP: 08098862536/08054536792/+971562544923.

The pack also has 9-bars of chocolate(5 Brown chocolates, 4 white ones), it also has 2 red access cards, which allows for entrance into the venue of event. We hear that without the access cards, there's no entrance. Loads of goodwill from friends and well-wishers has made this nuptial ceremony possible. 2 names that kept recurring from snippets we have gotten are those of Ayiri Emami, the Warri based young Billionaire, who unconfirmed sources said, paid for the bachelor's eve lastnite, he's also said to have paid for the venue of the reception at a cost of some hundreds of thousands of dollars and it is his brand spanking new yacht that supposedly transported the couple from the church wedding venue to where the reception is. The other name spoken about is that of Chima Anyanso. We hear that the 2 amongst several other very liquid friends have been strong backbones. A popular state chief executive even gave the boys 30 million to share.

As we speak, we hear that the likes of D banj, who is one of the groom's men & Bright Okpocha, Ugochukwu Igbokwe, Genevieve Nnaji, Gerald 'Dagogo' Azornobo, Scott Tommy, Rita Dominic, Timaya, Banky W  and several others are rocking Dubai to its foundation right now. 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

GUISEPPE ZANOTTI & MANOLO BLAHNIK HEAD TO NIGERIA

GUISEPPE ZANOTTI-THE MAN

GUISEPPE ZANOTTI

MANOLO BLAHNIK
Nigeria is gradually representing on the fashion map all over the world. Go to any of the top brands anywhere in the world and ask for some of their best customers, you can bet many Nigeria's are on the top of their lists, a serving minister........is so well respected she's on a first name basis with this stores, not forgetting a super rich oil and gas big dude, also a former Governor now serving jail time is known as a big spender. 

As a fall out of this our incursion into the real world of fashion, those incursions are beginning to yield good dividends. In the matter of a few weeks or months from now, 2 of the world's top shoe brands, namely Guiseppe Zanotti & Manolo Blahnik, would berth in Nigeria, precisely in Abuja, the FCT. 

Their place of choice, is none other than 'The Library'.......The Library? We can bet many are wondering? That's the brand name of one of the best fashion stores in Nigeria, located in Abuja, at the Silverbird Mall. According to the snippets we have gotten, the store seems to have gotten the franchise to stock the 2 brands in Nigeria, hence in the next few weeks, all shoecaholics, shoes addicts, aficionados can come pick up their choice from the 2013 collections. The Library stocks some of the most contemporary fashion brands in the world or should we just say some of the most avant garde fashion brands, the likes of Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, just to mention a few.

World over, the 2 shoe brands are the favourite brands of some of the most fashionable ladies in the world. Remember how Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica-Parker) made Manolo's the must-have for all fashion conscious ladies? Who has been seen wearing Guiseppe Zanotti?The likes of Beyonce, Tamar Braxton, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway..........just to mention a few. 

So Abuja/Lagos wait for it............it's about to land. 
  

DIVAS ROCK CONCERT UPDATE......EVA,SASHA,WEIRD MC & MISS JAIE JOINS SALT 'N' PEPA

Just like we told you some days back. We can now fully confirm to you all that , that late 80's/90's rap trio, Salt 'N' Pepa with or without Spinderella are most definitely heading to Lagos, Nigeria, come Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Concert is tagged ''Divas Rock Concert. 


They are, undoubtedly, the group that changed the face of hip-hop as we know it. They also gave females across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole. They are Salt- N-Pepa.
Twenty five years into their career, they continue to aspire to great heights with history making firsts.

 Not only were they the first female rappers to receive a Grammy, but they were one of the few select rappers to have the distinct honor to ever perform on a very special episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show titled, "Rock Goddesses of the 70s and 80s" during its history-making run.
And now for the first time ever on the African continent, this Iconic group that revolutionized, like none other, the hip-hop scene, will be in Nigeria come May 1st 2013 to perform at Rodizzio Entertainment Company’s “Divas Rock Concert.”

This concert like never before will feature an all-female ensemble. Our very own Vivacious Sasha P, Sexy Eva Alordiah, Talented Weird MC and Captivating Ms Jaie will be there to rock the house!

Come May-Day, all roads will lead to the Mainland Venue – 10 Degrees, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja! Tickets are already being sold on-line @ www.afritickets.com & www.eticketng.com.

This concert of concerts promises a live performance of the All Stars’ (Naija Remix) of “Push It”, a Salt n Pepa hit song. Look out for its release on iroking.com and other media within the coming weeks.

So, come May-Day 2013, Divas will Rock!!!