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#MMR2013: Music Meets Runway Unveils ICONIC Designers

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Source: 360nobs. And the list we have all been waiting for –
Are you ready for the biggest Music Meets
Runway Event ever?
Music Meets Runway unveils the theme for
this year’s event as the ICON EDITION. This
years music meets runway will for the first time
ever, feature not only established designers but
Iconic designers as well.
Music Meets Runway (MMR) is a platform that
has successfully showcased Nigeria’s talent in
the fashion and music industry in the past years
and has also encouraged up and coming
designers by giving them a platform for
recognition.
For this 3rd edition we will feature our
established home designers who are trailblazers
and internationally recognized with several
awards, reputable brand partnerships and
participation in fashions shows (local &
international) to their credit.
MEET THE DESIGNERS
ITUEN BASI
In 2009, this remarkable woman was named
Africa’s most innovative designer after
showcasing one of her collections at that year’s
ARISE Fashion Week. In recent years, her
designs have also graced the cover of Elle South
Africa in 2012 and the runways of Dubai during
the 2013 Dubai Fashion Experience. High levels
of creativity, passion for all things African and
formal training from the prestigious London
College of Fashion have made feats like these
inevitable for Ituen as she continues to stand
out as one of Nigeria’s best. Collections like
Independence and Ankara & Beads have
certainly displayed this designer’s love for
colorful African print, a look that has captivated
the many followers of African fashion.
JEWEL BY LISA
Jewel by Lisa is a multi-faceted global
womenswear and accessories collection.
Designer Lisa Folawiyo perfected the art of
wearing Ankara (local West African fabric)
through the use of ornate embellishment.
Jewel by Lisa has been featured in several
publications such as The New York Times,
Drapers, Vogue.co.uk, Style.com, BBC.co.uk,
MTV.co.uk, Vogue.it, Dazeddigital.com,
ModaOperandi.com, Lucky, Women’s Wear
Daily, Harpersbazaar.co.uk, The Financial Times
Online (How To Spend It), Glamour Magazine
(South Africa), Essence, Arise, Ebony, Marie
Claire (Italia, Russia, & South Africa). The brand
has also been well received and worn by the
likes of Actresses, Lucy Liu, Thandie Newton;
and Singer, Solange Knowles.
Lisa Folawiyo is the creative genius behind
power fashion house, Jewel by Lisa. As an
innovator, she was able to take the simple
process of ankara design to a whole new level
with her expertly handcrafted embellishments.
This has led to the total transformation of
African fashion as we know it as well as its
promotion of global recognition. Her pieces have
been seen on different catwalks around the
world: New York (during NYFW SS10 and SS11),
Johannesburg, Paris, South Africa and Lagos.
Jewel by Lisa has collaborated with global
brands such as Blackberry and L’Oreal, to
create limited edition Blackberry Phone cases
and Lipstick & Nailpolish covers, respectively.
LANRE DASILVA AJAYI
The woman behind LDA, the label with a
reputation for delivering fabulous couture and
prét-a-porter productions. These have been
made from a combination of different prints,
patterns and traditional fabrics, creating
outstanding collections that have wowed the
fashion world consistently. Lanre has attended
several fashion week events in her decade-long
career: South Africa Fashion Week, Mercedes
Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012, Arise Fashion
Week, London Fashion Week 2012 and many
more. Her fashion house is said to produce an
average of eight collectiions every year, giving
fashionistas at home and abroad something to
appreciate every single moment.
DEOLA SAGOE
This fashion visionary/ haute couture designer
first showed up on the fashion scene in 1998,
introducing the world to her beautiful and
colorful designs. Using African fabrics, hand-
woven materials, and contemporizing almost-
lost traditional African techniques, Deola’s
designs present a unique vision and attitude for
the modern woman.
Several high- fashion events have been
attended ever since, with outstanding
collections like Ori Oke flooding the glamorous
runways of South Africa Fashion Week,
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York Fashion
Week, Arise Fashion Week in Lagos and many
more. This has helped in building her worldwide
fan-base consisting of many famous faces like
Anika Noni Rose and media moguls Oprah
Winfrey and Will Smith.
Sagoe, who will be making her film debut as the
legendary female activist, Funmilayo Ransome-
Kuti in the movie “October 1”, is a fashion
visionary with a unique approach to her craft
that has endeared her to fans and followers all
over the world.
This year’s event will also feature some notable
gentlemen such as:
OKUNOREN TWINS
Kehinde and Taiwo Okunoren have been in the
business of designing sophisticated African and
European styled suits for over a decade. The duo
launched their first line of suits at the very
young age of 19 and have continued to rise
steadily to prominence ever since. Their most
recent accomplishments include the showcasing
of their latest designs at the 2012 Arise Fashion
Week, an event that was flooded with the who’s
who of the African fashion and entertainment
industry. G.O.O.D. Music’s latest addition,
D’Banj, was also seen sporting a custom made
suit by the twins during his sold-out 2013 DKM
Concert. Over the years, DJ Caise, Naeto C and
Don Jazzy are a few of other celebrity clients the
twins have dressed up for red carpet events
(and in Naeto C’s case, his very own wedding).
MAI ATAFO
The fashion world was formally introduced to
the brilliant Mai Atafo in 2007, with the launch of
his clothing line, Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI). Fast-
forward six years later and this “fashion artist”
has undeniably succeeded in making a name for
himself and his brand in the African fashion
industry.
In 2010, Mai Atafo Introduced “Weddings by
Mai” a line tailored specifically to create every
element of clothing for the perfect dream
wedding. His made-to measure high end
clothing line for women and specially crafted
suit for men; MAI creates lavishly designed
dresses and clean cut suits.
Favoured immensely by a growing list of
celebrity clientele, Mai Atafo has gone forward
to cut across fashion borders and reached out to
a more accessible client base.
With many accolades under his belt, Mai Atafo
has truly evolved into a recognized fashion Icon
with his signature tailoring and glamour meets
outlandish designs. Mai Atafo continues to
create and most importantly inspire through his
lifestyle brand.
For more information on Music Meets
Runway please visit
http://www.musicmeetsrunway.com
Follow us on twitter @musicmeetrunway and
Instagram @musicmeetrunway for
opportunities to win tickets to this year’s event.
For all press matters please email
press@musicmeetsrunway.com

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PHOTO: Olamide And Victor Ikpeba Spotted In Dubai

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Olamide who was in Dubai where he had a show last night was spotted with Ex-Nigerian international and 1993 African footballer of the year now turned sports analyst, Victor Ikpeba.

Battle For Print Media Dominance; Magazine Cover Rumble

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The Print Media Industry of Nigeria is kinda flourishing @ a commendable rate if I am as a nigerian permitted to say so myself….. View recent magazine covers and links below. Drop your comments and don’t forget to pick/vote a favourite Mag cover. Fashion, Entertainment, Print Media and Photography Enthusiasts can check out the links below for the features, cover story, celeb interviews and/or photo, make-up and designer/stylist credits. http://www.naijaofofo.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/first-look-hello-nigeria-magazines-first-cover-with-rmd-ali-baba-olu-jacobs-mai-atafo-2face-jackie-appiah-mo-abudu-agbani-darego-more/ http://www.360nobs.com/2013/10/emdiva-eic-tewa-onasanya-is-the-cover-star-for-her-exquisite-magazine-anniversary-issue-new-look/ http://www.360nobs.com/2013/10/the-relentless-j-martins-is-the-cover-star-of-mystreetz-magazine/ http://www.360nobs.com/2013/10/gorgeous-dolapo-oni-is-totally-wow-as-wow-magazines-cover-girl-love-love/ http://www.360nobs.com/2013/10/exclusive-nollywood-actress-ini-edo-and-modelactor-ik-ogbonna-covers-house-of-maliq-exclusive-online-magazine-november-edition-2013/ Enjoy.

Google launches 100K Naija Project Documenting Nigeria’s past century with 100,000 photographs

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As Nigeria’s centenary anniversary approaches,
Google Nigeria has kicked off an initiative called
100k Naija in the bid to document Nigeria’s
history in the last one hundred years, through
iconic pictures.
The initiative kicked off on October 25, with a
Photo Day event attended by a group of
professional photographers from Lagos Photo
Walk, where they were encouraged by Google to
harness the power of the web to tell Nigeria’s
story through iconic photographs.
Speaking at the event at the Oriental hotel,
Victoria Island, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s
Communications and Public Affairs Manager,
Anglophone West Africa, said that the 100k
Naija project will help document Nigeria’s
history and story capture memorable and
characterful moments about Nigerian themes
such as Governance, Lifestyle, Fashion,
Nostalgia, Places of Interest, History, Only in
Naija Moments, and more.
He added that the centenary photographs have
to be “one hundred percent Nigerian” for them
to qualify for the 100k Naija project. “Our target
is to get 100,000 iconic pictures of Nigeria’s
history on a specially dedicated 100K Naija
Google+ page at the end of the project,” he
stated.
Kola-Ogunlade gave examples of iconic
photographs, stating that such pictures could
tell stories ranging from history and politics to
arts and culture, from important personalities to
everyday life. For example, photographs could
include those from pre- and post-colonial rule,
the Nigerian civil war, various coups that took
place, Independence, architecture, vehicles, old
currencies, musicians and celebrities, amongst
others.
Lanre Aina, from Google’s Business
Development team, said that with the evolution
of the web, Google products have created
opportunities for photographers to increase
awareness about their work locally and
internationally. “For instance, you can edit
photos on Google+ and influence your work
visibility on Google search,” he explained.
Also speaking at the event, a Commercial
Solicitor, Sogo Oyelami spoke about Intellectual
Rights, stating that it is important that
photographers file for copyright notification to
protect their works. He encouraged them to
seek legal counsel, and become familiar with
governing laws and jurisdiction of the country.
He stated: “All these will improve and
standardize the practice of the photography
profession in Nigeria.”
Reacting to Google’s 100k Naija project,
photographer Femi Coker commended the
initiative and stated that the project will help
Nigerians appreciate their own history. “I am
eager to be a part of this project and I’m
positive that the iconic pictures will remind
Nigerians of those memorable events in the last
100 years that has kept Nigerians united in
diversity,” he said.
All photos for the project are to be shared using
the #100k Naija hashtag, with a brief
description on the dedicated 100k Naija Google+ page.

Nigerian Girl, Saheela Ibraheem Ranked Among World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers

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A 16-year-old Nigerian girl, whose name has
been buzzing and setting headlines lately as a promising
talent, has reserved a place among “The World’s 50
Smartest Teenagers” list.
“If you are passionate about what you do, and I am
passionate about many things, especially math and
science, it will work out well,” Saheela Ibraheem,
who lived in Edison, New Jersey, was quoted as
saying in The Best Schools website, which
announced her title.
The young girl, only 16, made it to headlines earlier
this year when she was accepted into Harvard
University, making her one of the youngest students
ever to attend that school.
Making a record in the US, Saheela was accepted at
13 other colleges, including prestigious MIT, the
University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Brown,
Princeton, Columbia, and the University of Chicago.
In the end, Saheela chose Harvard, based on her
seven-year-old brother’s advice who also dreams of
being admitted to Harvard.
Saheela believes the key to success is knowing
what you love to learn as early as possible, a
knowledge she says she achieved at age five.
Known as polite and humble, the Muslim prodigy
said that her Nigerian parents, totally supportive of
the young scholar, sometimes taught her subjects
the schools didn’t offer.
The teen is also interested in languages, and knows
Yoruba, Arabic, Spanish, and Latin, in addition to
English.
Offering a role model to her colleagues, Saheela,
who dons the Islamic veil, or hijab, plays softball,
soccer, and the trombone.
She also sings in the school choir and serves as
president of the school’s investment club.
The promising girl plans to major in either
neurobiology or neuroscience, and hopes to become
a scientist in order to study how the brain works.
Despite her activities, she said her number one
priority was her family.
“I try my best in everything I do,”Saheela said,
confirming that there is nothing special about her
brain.
“Anyone who’s motivated can work wonders.”
Source: MetroNaija

PHOTO :Mercy Johnson Okojie Tied & Dragged In Mud By A Pick-Up Truck

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Mercy Johnson Okojie is tied to a pickup truck in the picture below and dragged in the mud all for a movie she is working on. What baffles me is how she hopes her husband doesn’t get to see the pictures. If you don’t want your husband to see them, then don’t post
them on social media…..ijs.

Pierra Makena joins Jim Iyke in new movie

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Kenyan actress/DJ,Pierra Makena is presently in
Ghana where she will join a cast of Nollywood and
Ghollywood stars for a new movie.
In the film ‘When loves comes around’, Pierra will act alongside Nigerian ‘bad boy’ actor Jim Iyke, former
Ghanaian Big brother housemate Confidence
Haugen, 53 extra presenter,Eku Edewor, and actors
Mikki Osei and Eddie Watson.
Sources revealed that Pierra’s acting prowess and
performance on ‘Changes’ caught the attention of
the producers.
She left for the shoot on Sunday, October 13 and will
likely be in Ghana for over a month, according to
sources who spoke with NET.
The movie is produced and directed by Ghanaian actress, Zynnell Zuh’s production company Five Star
Pictures.

Photos: AY Makun Shoots New Movie With Richard Mofe-Damijo, Vivica Fox, Ramsey Nouah, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd and Others

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Popular comedian and host of The AY Show, Ayo Makun is venturing into movies now.
The comedian has announced his first movie will be titled “30 Days In Atlanta: The Adventures Of Akpors”, and will feature industry
heavyweights like Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ramsey Nouah, as well as some American acts like Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, and Karlie Redd.
The movie which will be shot in Nigeria and the United States is to be completed in by the end of
this month.
I so can’t wait…..

PHOTO: Olamide And Governor Fashola

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Olamide paid a visit to Governor Fashola yesterday and
put up this picture on his Instagram Page with the
Caption:
“His excellency #BestGovernor…Long live BRF ..
Atewo ati ariwo“
I can smell an “Ambassadorial role” in the air….ijs.

Nigerian Blackberry users launch “anti-android campaign”

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As we all know, Blackberry messenger has officially been launched on android. Some Blackberry users
think this recent development is not fair on Blackberry users, hence their show of disapproval.
I want to ask the Blackberry users in the house, have you gotten this message that is being sent to all BB
users by Anti-Android activists? Cos although I didn’t, word on the nigerian blogosphere says its bin circulating for some time now…..
“Attention Blackberry Users: If u receive any BBM request and d pin starts wit 7, pls dnt accept. We
dnt care if you use an iPhone, Techno Phantom or Samsung S4, if you want 2 ping, buy a Blackberry; b4 u guys will turn bbm to 2go.”

#DeadBonesShallRiseAgain – Funke Akindele

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It’s being 3 months now since Funke Akindele’s marriage to politician/businessman Alhaji Kehinde
Oloyede Almaroof ended with a very publicized breakup that completely
overwhelmed Funke, broke her down and almost
threatened her celebrity status (not to talk of the emotional pain that came from all the shocking and disturbing
tales of her ex-husband’s extra-marital relationships that led to not less than 10 love children).
Having survived the pain and hurt, Funke Akindele shared this picture of herself yesterday looking all prettied up and sexy on Instagram to celebrate her strength.
So happy for her really. She looks smashing!

PHOTO: US Rapper, Wale Rocks His Nigerian Super Eagles Jersey

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The rapper shared this photo of himself wearing the Nigerian Super Eagles green and White jersey. It sure looks good on him.

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter pays tribute to Rasheed Yekini via Twitter

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to Nigeria’s
late football hero Rashidi Yekini Thursday.
The former Olympiacos and Vitoria Setubal striker
would have turned 50 on 23rd of October if he were
alive, and Blatter tweeted a tribute in honour of the
legend’s birthday.
“Rasheed Yekini would have been 50 today. His
name as scorer of Nigeria’s first World Cup goal
lives on,” the message on Blatter’s official twitter
handle read.
Yekini was top scorer in the 1994 Africa Cup of
Nations enroute to the Super Eagles winning the
competition which he was also adjudged to be the
Most Valuable Player.

#LetLoveReign: Share Some Love And Encouragement Campaign

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Take a few minutes of your day at regular intervals to mull over, reflect and internalize the words in this picture. Make it your phone wallpaper or laptop screen saver, share/send it to family, loved ones, friends, acquaintances or complete strangers by whatever medium necessary (via social media platforms or MMS) if you feel you should. Btw, I’ll be doing that too…..ijs, cos we ALL need some love and encouragement in our lives folks irrespective of when, why, in what form, how and from who…..share some love and encouragement people #LetLoveReign

#GTBLFDW: GTB Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2013 – The Full Schedule (23-26.10.13)

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Sorry for the belated info; GTB Lagos Fashion and Design Week is
scheduled from 23rd of October to the
26th October; at the Ocean View Grounds
by Eko Hotel, Ademola Adetokubo, Victoria
Island Lagos.
The anticipated GTBLagos Fashion and
Design Week kicks off to an amazing start
with the Fashion Business Series -a platform
created to facilitate conversations between key
stakeholders In the Nigerian and Pan-African
fashion industry as a useful tool for exchanging
ideas, networking and developing the industry –
A must attend for all budding and established
fashion entrepreneurs.
The catwalk shows would kick off at 5pm daily
with some of the biggest names in Nigerian
fashion showcasing on Friday and Saturday.
Ghanaian designer, Christie Brown who didn’t
show this year at the GFDW2013, would be
closing LFDW’s first day, followed by other well-
known Nigerian designers closing the show
daily. Jewel By Lisa would be closing GTB
LFDW on the 26th of October. Also included is
the presentation of MTN LFDW Young Designers
Competition and GTB LFDW Awards.
360NoBS would be on hand to capture all the
exciting moments day in, day out. All
in all, besides Arise Magazine Fashion Week, get
ready for the biggest fashion week in Nigeria organised by StyleHouseFiles with headline sponsor Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and other sponsors including MTN, Maybeline Cosmetics and British Council.
.
Here is the full schedule of the 2013 GTB
Lagos Fashion and Design Week.
GTBLagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 –
WEDNESDAY 23RD OCTOBER (Day1)
9:00am – 4:00pm: Fashion Business Series
5:00pm: Exhibition Opens
5:00pm: SAMSON SHOBOWE/ ELLA AND GABBY
5:40pm: BUSOLA BAMISILE / WANA SAMBO /
WISDOM FRANKLYN
6:23pm; XCLAMATIONS/ ALTER EGO
7:02pm: VALARIE DAVID
7:42pm: KINABUTI/ KOLA KUDDUS
8:20pm: SUNNY ROSE
9:00pm: CHRISTIE BROWN
********
GTBLagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 –
THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER (Day 2)
5:00pm: HOUSE OF MARIE/ BEATRICE BLACK
ATARI
5:40pm: MI- LE/ ORANGE CULTURE/ SHOLA AJAYI
6:23pm: ROF/ OBSIDIAN
7:02pm: TAE
7:42pm: HOUSE OF FORMS AND FUNCTIONS/ RE
BAHIA
8:20pm: MAI ATAFO
8:45pm: MAYBELLINE
9:00pm: TSEMAYE BINITE
********
GTBLagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 –
FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER (Day 3)
5:00pm: THERESA ONWUKA/ NKWO
5:40pm: EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI/ VIV LA
RESISTANCE/ YINKA BOLA OBEBE
6:23pm: GREY/WASHINGTON ROBERTS
7:02pm: ICONITY INVANITY
7:42pm: BRIDGET AWOSIKA/ UMI-1
8:20pm: ODIO MIMONET
8:45pm: TIFFANY AMBER
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GTBLagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 –
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER (Day 4)
4:00pm: MTN LFDW Young Designers
Competition
5:00pm: KIKI KAMANU/ AMEDE
5:35pm: JOSH SAMUELS/MEENA/IAMISIGO
6:30pm: MOSAQUE/ANITA QUANSAH
7:02pm: MAKI -OH
7:30pm: ITUEN BASI
8:02pm: OKUNOREN TWINS
8:30pm: LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI
9:00pm: JEWEL BY LISA
9:30pm: GTB LFDW Awards Presentation
LFDW is scheduled to take place
from October 23rd to 26th 2013.
For more information please
visit http://www.lagosfashionanddesignweek.com or Call: 0806 555 9164

D’Banj’s 1 Million Naira Jacket To Hennesy 2013 Finale – Cool Or Not?

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D’Banj showed off his swag in this uniquely
designed sequined two-piece jacket said to be worth
over a whooping one million naira!
He wore it the 2013 Hennessy Finale which took
place on Saturday 19th October 2013 at the Federal
Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
A lot of people are criticizing both the outfit and its price. What’s your take folks?

PHOTOS : Onyeka Onwenu Covers Iconic New Issue Of Genevieve Magazine

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In this October iconic edition,Nigeria’s living music icon Onyeka Onwenu, ‘The elegant stallion’ as she is popularly called, speaks with Genevieve on her
early years, family and new mission. She was a one time chairman of Imo State Arts Council and currently the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja.

WonderWoman: Omawumi’s Fierce Look On the Cover Of Bubbles Magazine’s new Edition

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In line with delivering top notch entertainment
and urban lifestyle content, Bubbles Magazine
announces the release of their October edition,
covered by none other than the wonderful
wonder woman, Omawumi.
In this issue she wears a beautiful gold grecian
piece by ALABI couture on the cover, and on the
inside feature, she is seen wearing a black
snake skin leather dress by Kubechi Conceptz
and embellished peplum piece by Ahdookeh.
The gorgeous diva is in a class of her own, her
talent the only thing superior to her famed
looks. Her second album came out earlier in the
year and only took her career right beyond what
was assumed to be the pinnacle.
Omawnmi took time out of her busy schedule to
share with us her thoughts, hopes and
aspirations for the future.
She was styled by Maryanne Alabi and
photographed by Moussa Moussa.
Also in this edition we celebrate the man many
refer to as a pioneer and trendsetter, DJ Jimmy
Jatt. With his successful career and uncommon
longevity, he shows us that nothing is
impossible with a little ambition, dedication and
a lot of hard work.
Along with spotlight features on Seyi Shay,
Naeto C, Drake, Maleek Berry, OC Ukeje
among others, this edition promises to be a
worthwhile coverage of urban entertainment
and lifestyle.
Bubbles is available on newsstand and,
vendors nationwide as well as Patabah
Bookshops Surulere, Glendora Ikeja Mall and
Ozone Cinemas.

British Council and The Future Awards Africa announce Bella Naija’s Uche Pedro as winner of Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Prior to the official announcement of the date
and venue for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA)
2013, the project’s Central Working Committee
(CWC) and the British Council have announced
Uche Pedro as the winner of The International
Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
The award, presented in conjunction with the
British Council, aims to celebrate young people
working in the media, with entrepreneurial and
leadership abilities, potential to change their
sector, market awareness and understanding.
“It’s been an exciting four months we are very
pleased to announce Uche Pedro as the winner
of this new category – which was evolved from
our prize in entertainment and media
enterprise,” said Chude Jideonwo, Executive
Director of The Future Project.
Pedro, a new media entrepreneur, founded
popular Nigerian blog Bella Naija (www.bellanaija.com). She will
participate in a UK tour with finalists from up to
10 other countries and participate in activities
including:
– A visit to the UK in October where she gets the
chance to meet the winners from other
countries, make UK contacts, and attend the
leading UK industry event– The Cross Media
Forum.
– A week’s free membership to the exclusive
private member’s club – The Hospital Club
The Future Awards Africa 2013 – to be televised
exclusively for Africa Magic and broadcast live
online on Y! TV – will hold in October 2013 and
will be a week-long three-city celebration. The
host venue and date will be unveiled by the
CWC in the coming week. The event is being
held in partnership with the African Union
Commission and Microsoft.
Media Partners include Channels TV, Silverbird
TV, Nigeria Info, TW,Ventures Africa, and
Guardian Life. Online Partners are BellaNaija,
LindaIkejiBlog, Information Nigeria, Premium
Times, 360Nobs, NigeriaNewsDesk,
LadunLiadiBlog, and Jobberman. Official Media
Partners are Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Y!/
YNaija.com, and the official television partner is
Africa Magic. For more information, visit
@TFAAfrica on Twitter (the official hashtag for
the event is #TFAA2013), or the website
http://www.thefutureafrica.com/awards.

How to use BBM for Android By Adam Zeis

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“So you’re using an Android device and want to
chat with your BBM friends? No problem!
BlackBerry Messenger is now available for not only
BlackBerry users but Android and iOS as well. BBM
is totally free to use and is a great way to stay in
touch with your friends without the worry of text
messaging or other bulky messaging apps.
Getting up and running with BBM on your Android
device is easy, but if you’re having trouble we’re
here to help. Keep reading for a full walkthrough of
using BBM on your Android device.
*Please note that during the initial rollout not all
users will be able to access BBM immediately and
may have to sign up to be notified when access is
available*
Getting Started
First things first – you’ll need an Android device to
install BBM.
Head to the Google Play Store and download BBM
(free) to your device here.
Once installed, tap on the icon to start the BBM
service.
If you’re already a BBM user and want to use your
current BBID, enter your login details on the
screen. If you’re new to BBM or want to use
a different BBID, you can register here as well.
Adding Contacts
Tap the overflow icon (3 dots)
Tap Invite to BBM
Choose the method by which to invite a contact
Enter any info as needed.
When the contact accepts your request they will
be added to your contact list
Sending Messages
To start a new chat, tap the BBM icon in the top
right corner (the one with the + sign)
Search for or choose a contact from the list
Tap the contact, enter your message and choose
Send
Multiperson Chat
To start a multiperson chat with more than one
contact, tap the overflow icon (3 dots) then tap
Start Multiperson Chat
Enter the contacts to which you want to send your
message
Enter you message and tap Send
Settings
To access the settings menu, tap the overflow
icon (3 dots) then choose Settings
Here you can change things such as notification
tone, contact list layout, update options, chat
history and more
Broadcast Message
To send a broadcast message to all of your
contacts, tap the overflow icon (3 dots) then
choose Broadcast Message. Enter your message
and tap Send.
Quick Tips
To quickly view your contacts list, tap the
Contacts icon
To quickly view groups tap the Groups icon
The BBM service will stay running in the background
of your device. You’ll see a small BBM icon in your
notification bar so you know that the service is
active and ready to send or receive messages.
For more help and discussion be sure to hit up CrackBerry’s
BBM for Android forum.”