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Saturday, November 30, 2013

AKEEM SHODEINDE REOPENS MOVIDA TO A LOUD BANG!!!


Finally after a long time in limbo, owing to the promoter's ill health Movida night club reopened last night to a very loud bang, showing that Akeem still holds a few aces in his hands when it comes to running a bar/night club/lounge.  His club reopened last night Friday, November 29, 2013 and the place was jam-packed!


The club located on Adeola Hopewell in Victoria Island, Lagos had been shutdown for several months now, mainly because Akeem had had to fight one of the greatest battles of his life to stay alive owing to diabetes and some other add-ons. At a the height of the health battle, he had lost so much weight and was so weak that many had thought secretly that it was the end for the formerly very big and bubbly dude. 

Not wanting to fall into the hands of very sharp boys who could have been running/managing the club in his absence all through when he was very ill, he apparently decided then to shutdown temporarily to nurse himself back to health and face his business back squarely.

According to some of those that were at the opening or that have gone to the fun-spot, they said Movida's new bar area is awesomely beautiful and big, much bigger than how it used to before. Another new addition to the place is the new cigar bar, which we hear is been manned by the gorgeous Carline, the ex-Caribbean model who  is a cigar connoisseur and supplies lovers of cigars in Lagos, Abuja & Accra.  

Although we also hear that Akeem is on the move presently looking for investors to support him in his effort to take the club back to the height it used to enjoy before, this is mainly because he is said to have spent a colossal amount of money to nurse himself back to health; funds unavailability not withstanding he has reopened Movida to show all and sundry he still possesses the Midas touch in the business. 

So back on the grind for Akeem 'Mr. Movida' Shodeinde all over again.

N20MILLION ENDORSEMENT DEAL FOR SEYI SHAY FROM ETISALAT






Coming back home now by hindsight must surely be one of the very best decisions Seyi Shay must have made in her life existence till date. After trying all this while in the UK to make a head way as an artiste, being signed on with others by Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's Dad), it wasn't until she returned to Nigeria, that her fortune seemingly changed for the best. Now all she had always ever wanted and more are just falling over themselves for her. The clouds have seemingly arranged together and the rain of blessings have begun to pore. 

Since landing in Naija, goodwill and good fortune has seemingly surrounded this sonorously blessed but very humble one. Now we truly understand why when she's singing her hit single- Irawo, she always does so with so much gusto and heart.Truly her star has begun to shine ever so brightly.

The delectably gorgeous one we hear has just put pen to paper on a deal said to be worth N20 million? with communication's company- Etisalat. (Amount of deal not confirmed by the parties involved yet).
 
Is this not a fantastic way of ending the year? Etisalat too seems to have joined bandwagon in the frenzy to sign up stars like their other counterparts MTN & GLO. So who is next?

OUT AND ABOUT AT THE SHUGA PREMIERE IN LAGOS

TJ & TIWA

The premiere of the 3rd series of SHUGA the award winning series held in Lagos last week at the Silverbird Galleria on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. This 3rd series is directed by the very gifted Biyi Bandele and has a largely Nigerian cast, many of  who prior to this experience, had never acted before. 


This 3rd series of #Shuga is a Nigerian-based sex and relationship drama that is planned to reach the largest audience ever yet in the history of the drama series. The drama was first aired in 2009 on MTV Base as part of the initiative of MTV Staying Alive Ignite. The main aim of this initiative is to have a multimedia campaign that would help spread the message about responsible sexual behavior and tolerance, especially now in the days of the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Series 1 and 2 were filmed in Kenya and used to air weekly on MTV Base and one of the now more famous cast that featured in the past season is the incredibly talented Lupita Nyong'O.

The invite only event was attended by the cast Tiwa Savage who came to the event with her fiance TJ Billz, other cast members at the event were Maria Okanrende, Okezie Morro, Chris Attoh, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Timini Egbuson, Leonora Okine, Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu, Nick Mutuma, Sharon Ezaamaka, Kachi Nnochiri, Olumide Oworu, Owumi Ugbeye and very many others.

We also saw the likes of Encomium's publisher Mr Kunle Bakare, Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Tee A, Lolo,  iLLbliss, Lola Okojevoh and others.

The event's MC was none other than MTV vj Ehis Okoeguale.

We were shown about 4 of the episodes of the series. And truth be told it is one of the best productions we have ever come across coming out of Nigeria. The cast and production crew headed by Biyi Bandele must be commended for a very good job well done. The production fused sexual health messaging with gripping storylines. The idea to raise awareness among young people about HIV prevention  and reproductive health in Nigeria was very obvious and the message was loud. 

We are too sure that this series would be a winner by many miles. The producers are estimating a viewing audience of about 550 million around the world. 

For more info on #Shuga, please go to www.Shuga.TV, you can follow Shuga on Twitter @MTVShuga using the hashtag #ShugaNaija. 

To view episode 1 of Shuga series 3 & promos for episodes 1 and 2 please go to http://vimeo.com/album/2620058, using the password Shuga3!


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OUT & ABOUT AT THE NMVA 2013. STYLE ACCORDING TO THE STARS & CELEBS

VIDEO VIXEN VENITA AKPOFURE
ADUNNI ADE
SAEON

One of the premier music awards in Nigeria, the Nigeria Music Video Awards 2013, the 7th in the series held a few weeks back at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos. We do not know why the coverage wasn't loud enough. 


We heard it had a massive turnout of those in the industry the likes of Dayo D1 Adeneye, Sean Tizzle, Waje, Venita Akpofure, May D, Flavour Ice Prince and the likes. 

One of the biggest winners on the night was Flavour Nabania who carted home 4 awards. Another big winner was ace music video producer Clarence Peters who won 2 awards. Other winners were Sean Tizzle, Chidinma, Orezi, BlackMagic, Banky W, Olamide, Dr Victor Olaiya, Sound Sultan, 2 Face, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Mat Max, X-Project, Ozzybosco and Amaray Oke Nbagi.

The biggest award of the night 'Video of the Year' was won by Flavour.

We got a few pictures of those who attended and their style considerations for your viewing pleasure.

Video vixen Venita Akpofure dazzled in her see through outfit, most probably was the best dressed babe at the event.

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AFRICA MAGIC IS 10- HIP HIP HOORAY!!!& AMVCA'S NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT


Wow wow wow!!!, So the incredible AfricaMagic is 10? Hip Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Time sure flies ooooo!!! One of the most favourite channels on DSTV that has made them the bride of all would be a decade old on Thursday, December 5, 2013 and to celebrate the birthday, Mnet is rolling out the carpet.


Come Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Landmark Event Center, 3-4, Water Corporation Road, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The cream of the Lagos society and others (that have gotten their invites) would gather together to celebrate the birthday of a most popular channel that has helped in no small measure to help to expose Nollywood to the world, while also helping to make Nollywood one of the fastest growing film industry in the world. The beauty of AfricaMagic is that its not only about Nollywood (The Nigerian film industry) alone, it has helped in giving the growing Africa film industry in Ghana, South Africa etc a massive dose of boost.

Even if one is totally and insanely bored there's is most definitely something of interest to catch on AfricaMagic and its always a diverse mix (Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo, Ghana, South Africa etc). The mother brand Multichoice itself celebrated her 2 decades of existence only a few weeks ago, with a massive party and a show of the best of Nigerian cultural heritage, so how fitting it is now that, one of the best stations on digital television in Nigeria, Africa is celebrating 10.

On the same date, Mnet would be announcing the nominees and categories for the 2nd edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards 2014 AMVCA 2014. The inaugural edition was a colossal success and one of the biggest and best shows of 2013 which celebrated Africa's best & finest in the industry, so everyone is expecting that the 2014 edition would be much bigger, far better and more fantastic than the first. Making it Africa's true & most authentic Oscars.

So get your outfits dusted or buy a new one and head to the venue on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6pm. Doors would be closed precisely at 6.30pm for the live broadcast.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

THE VERY GORGEOUS WAJE COVERS THE NEW EDITION OF ZEN MAGAZINE


This is Waje at her most gorgeous best on the cover of Zen. The sonorously gifted one has never looked more gorgeous and full of life. We were so mesmerized by her smile we just had to use the cover here. 

This November 2013 edition of Zen Magazine is a must read banger. It also has all other very interesting and entertaining features inside. Very loaded we must say.

THE INCOMPARABLE DENRELE EDUN CHANNELS HIS FEMINITY FOR TIWA & TEEBILLZ WEDDING



 It was another showcase in madness from the incomparable #Denrele at the occasion of #Tiwa & Tunji Balogun's wedding on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Ark Vicinity in Lagos. 

The now much lighter Denrele not wanting to just blend with the crowd, wore a white kaftan with gold coloured embroidery, the bespectacled Denrele finished off his outfit with a pair of gold coloured shoes.  He sure got everyone's attention. 

Everyone has come to expect something shocking from Denrele whenever he comes out, So this didn't shock too much!!!.

TIWA & TEEBILLZ WEDDING CARNIVAL (300 PLUS PICTURES)

THE COUPLE AFTER A CHANGE OF CLOTHES
TEEBILLZ & MO ABUDU
TIWA AND MO
THE COUPLE

TIWA IN HER FIRST OUTFIT FOR THE DAY
COLLAGE OF GUESTS AT THE OCCASION
 How do we describe this wedding ceremony? What superlatives can one afford to use? Which is the best way to describe it that would not diminish or take away from the event? Let's just safely describe it as 'a carnival of fun, excitement and enjoyment' at a point it became a 'mini concert sort of'. Even the heavens opened up in apparent blessing, that many had to tagged it the 'showers of blessings' and which stopped afterwards to allow the event go on without any hitch or disruption whatsoever.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

POLO LTD SET TO UNVEIL THE ULTRA SNAZZY THE AVENUE


Most likely before the middle of next month, that is December 2013, Polo Ltd one of the top luxury outfits in Nigeria would add another feather to its already over filled luxury feathered body. The first class brand would be launching/unveiling/opening a new baby as an arm of their luxury business that would be called-The Avenue. 


The Avenue which is a super luxury lifestyle store, the likes of those you see at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges etc would be opening on the first floor at the famous Polo Towers, at 166, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

This new initiative we hear is the baby of the very hardworking executive director of the company in the person of Jennifer Obayuwana, the famous first child of the owner of the business. Jennifer over the last few months had been traversing the world signing many deals and strategic relationships with some of the biggest and renowned brands from the best capitals of the world and we are all about to see the fruits of all this trips. 

According to our findings The Avenue would be stocking brands like Gucci, D&G, Jimmy Choo and Balenciaga. Not only are they going to be stocking these brands, they have apparently signed franchise agreements with the brands stated above, so the way it goes is that as soon as the new collections of this brands are released abroad, you can bet you will see them in store at The Avenue. One other famous brand we hear you will see loads of at the lifestyle store is that of Sophie Hulme, the British Fashion Designer made famous for her bag collection.

So fashionistas, style cognoscenti, collectors et al should get ready for a fantastic time of shopping. We recently had a glimpse of the new store and all we could exclaim was WOW! The decor is unbelievably world class, we are so sure that no expense was spared in putting the place together;The lightnings, the shelves, the sits etc speaks  only of class and distinction.

Work is ongoing at a high pace at the location as we speak, so that the store can be declared open in December to take advantage of the Christmas season sales that most store owners believes is always very good.

Kudos to Jennifer for another winner.

DR DOYIN ABIOLA ARRESTED ON ALLEGATION OF FRAUD

DR DOYIN ABIOLA

This is not the best of times for this very quiet and most humble wife of the late Aare Onakakanfo, Basorun MKO Abiola, in the person of Dr Doyin Abiola. The former MD of defunct Concord Newspapers, that used to be owned by her late husband has been arraigned in court on allegation of fraud. 

She and about 3 other directors of Integrated Micro-finance Bank IMFB are alleged to have granted themselves unauthorized credit facilities to the tune of N327,566,000 Naira, without collateral and those loans granted are still  outstanding as we speak. 

Dr Doyin Abiola is particularly accused of granting herself loans totalling about N26,611,246.48 between 2006 & 2008 while she she was a director of the bank without approval from the management and even a collateral. 

The 4 directors namely Dr Doyin Abiola, Akinteye Simon Ademola, Dr. Jerry Orimovuohoma and Oladapo Bello were all arrested by the Special Fraud Unit and have already been charged to court.. 

The breakdown of the unauthorized loans are as follows- 

Akinteye Simon Ademola- N131, 176 Million
Dr. Jerry Orimovuohoma- N29,200,000  Million
Oladapo Bello-N3,200,000 Million
Dr. Doyin Abiola- N26,611,246.48Million

The case of fraud against the 4 would be coming up at the Federal High Court on December 10, 2013.

Monday, November 25, 2013

MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY 2013 IS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!!




The highly anticipated event of the year, Music Meets Runway announces its event show date as the 21st of December 2013.

For the third time in a row, MMR is scheduled to take place at the EKO HOTEL & SUITES at 6pm prompt.

This year’s event is tagged THE ICONS EDITION and will feature prominent Designers and Artists such as; Deola Sagoe,  Lanre Da Silva Ajayi,  Ituen Basi, Femi Kuti,  2Face and much more.

Tickets to the most talked about event this year is available right now on www.afritickets.com

TICKET PRICES

·         Standard Tickets: N5, 000,
·         Standard VIP Silver Tickets: N20, 000
·         VIP Gold Table: N350, 000
·         Platinum VIP Table: N1, 000,000

Music Meets Runway is offering a 20% discounts on all early bird ticket purchases on www.afritickets.com


TICKET LOCATIONS

·         Eko Hotel and Suites Reception - VI
·         Genesis Deluxe Cinemas  - Oniru
·         Ozone Cinemas - E- Centre - Yaba
·         Silverbird Cinemas VI & IKEJA
·         Get Arena  - Oniru
·         Le Reve Pieces – The Jewellery Store, 1b Niyi Okunubi street - Lekki

Follow us on Twitter @musicmeetsrunway, Instagram @musicmeetsrunway and our website-www.musicmeetsrunway.com for updates and more information.

This is an event you do not want to miss!


OUT & ABOUT AT THE 2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET

KYLIE KENDALL
 
NICOLE RICHIE FRONT


BACK
JORDIN SPARKS


The annual American Music Awards 2013 edition happened last night in Los Angeles, California, USA. Events like this are always what the stars and celebrities need to do dress-up. So this year's edition didn't disappoint on the style stake. 


Many wowed, either gorgeously sexy or they were just crazy sexy. Either way that's always part of the drama that makes events like this something to always look forward to.

Check out how the stars dazzled on the red carpet.


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OUT AND ABOUT AT THE SUPERLATIVE LAUNCH OF THE INCREDIBLE MONALISA MAGAZINE

JULIUS AGWU & MONALISA CHINDA
FLORENCE ITA-GIWA, BETTY IRABOR, MONALISA & HELEN AJAYI UNVEILING THE MAGAZINE
MONALISA CHINDA
EUNICE EFOLE
ELVINA IBRU

We were one of those who wanted to see what the whole hype about the Monalisa Magazine was all about. In our mind we had thought far and wide and concluded that, what can they do to better what was already on ground. And the truth be told at the end of the razzmatazz that was part of the unveiling of the maiden edition of the magazine that would most definitely win many awards, we saw why it was a project very close and dear to the heart of the publisher, Monalisa Chinda & her partner Lanre Nzeribe. 


Not only were we bowled over, we were and still are totally impressed by the whole package, 300 plus pages of sheer excellence and magnificence,all colour, all gloss, of the very best of international standards. It can stand side by side any magazine from any part of the world without flinching. Kudos to the publisher Monalisa Chinda for a very good or should we say an excellent job well done. The quality of this international lifestyle journal of note from Nigeria, Africa is unparallelled.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

WHERE WOULD THE INCREDIBLE KING SUNNY ADE BE PLAYING TOMORROW?

KSA
We are sure you have seen the question above, ASKING where where the incredible KSA, which is the acronym for the King of Juju music worldwide in the person of King Sunday Adegeye aka King Sunny Ade be playing tomorrow? And you all know that for KSA to play at any evnt/occasion/shindig/party it has to be A-CLASS.

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JIM OVIA SET TO BUILD THE BIGGEST MALL IN NIGERIA AND AFRICA



The man Jim Ovia needs no introduction whatsoever. He is one of the richest Nigerian ever, in fact he is one of the top 40 richest Africans. He is reportedly said to be worth conservatively close to a Billion dollars. With massive investments in real estate, banking, communications, recreational center etc. 

The astute business man from what we have just heard has major plans in the pipeline to increase is investments and worth incredibly in the next few years. On going as we speak is a multi-storey office building project where the former La Casa Lounge/cigar bar used to be, the imposing office building is at the Lagoon front on Ozumba Mbadiwe in-between the Civic center & Caverton Helicopter office opposite the Law School. 

According to the gist the next in line to be built on the same axis not far from one of his properties -the Civic center, is a 5-star hotel, the hotel is most likely going to be called the Lagos Marriot or Marriot Hotel, Lagos, which we hear would give all other hotels on the island and by extension Lagos a run for its money. One of the unique features of the upcoming Marriot Hotel from the gist we could gather is the super sized, super luxurious event center that would be built in it. The idea is that the Civic center is too small for some types of events, so the need to build a bigger more prestigious event venue.

The third project that we have heard that is uppermost in the heart of this great businessman and investor is the building of the biggest mall in Nigeria and most probably Africa. According to our bird in the air. This 3rd project is planned as a colossal one and it also planned to be built along the Ozumba Mbadiwe axis, where Mr. Ovia is said to own massive acres of land from where the office complex project is currently on going right now to somewhere close to where Cactus is right now, some even speculate that the landmass stretches further than we are thinking. 

All things been equal all of this projects are planned to be on ground in the next 5 years at most. See vision oooooo. Opportunity to employ thousands of people from the labour market. 

RED CARPET AT THE MULTICHOICE @ 20 & CHAIRMAN'S BALL PARTY AS COVERED BY MAESTRO'S MEDIA

MO ABUDU
BIOLA ALABI
FUNKE AKINDELE
EKU EDEWOR
YVONNE 'VIXEN' EKWERRE
We thought we should separate fashion and style on the red carpet at the event from the other business of the day. This report is just a focus on how the guests dressed for & to the event.

Remember from the other report that the event's dress-code was black-tie and formal African attire. 

Knowing many in Nigeria for always flouting the rules of engagement especially style-wise, we had thought we should focus just on the red carpet to see how the guest fared on the style stake and at being event style appropriate. 

Some of those we thought were on point were the likes of Mo Abudu, Yvonne 'Vixen' Ekwerre, Biola Alabi , Funke Akindele, Chinedu Ikedieze & a few others. 

Check em' out, just like we saw them too. 

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OUT & ABOUT AT THE MULTICHOICE NIGERIA AT 20 & CHAIRMAN'S BALL

JOHN UGBE & BIOLA ALABI
MARY & JOHN UGBE
DEWUNMI OGUNSANYA & ELIZABETH AMKPA

The number 1 digital TV station in Nigeria, MultiChoice Nigeria celebrated their 20th year anniversary in Nigeria on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Eko Hotel, Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. That was the same day Lola & Peter Okoye had their engagement ceremony. The event was tagged MultiChoice Nigeria @ 20 & the Chairman's ball. The chairman here representing the multimillionaire Chairman of the company in the person of Mr. Dewunmi Ogunsanya. 


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