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#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.
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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
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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
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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

PHOTO: Check Out Mr And Miss 2go 2013

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Laff wan kill me die (Lwkmd)….. I am so curious about the criteria used to crown the duo, that is assuming they didn’t just decide to snap a photo proclaiming themselves “Mr and Miss 2go”…..ijs. What do you think?

Emeka Anyaoku To Lead Nigeria Leadership Summit 2013 in discussions and deliberations on the future of youth, development and empowerment in Nigeria.

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The former Secretary General of the Common
Wealth of Nations Chief Emeka Anyaoku is the
Chairman of the Nigeria Leadership Summit 2013
which has been announced to be held on 11th and
12th of December 2013, at the prestigious
Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos.
Chief Anyaoku who is one of Nigeria’s most
respected Statesmen is expected to lead the
discussions and deliberations on the future of youth,
development and empowerment in Nigeria.
This year’s Summit is focused on Job creation and
its theme is “LETS GET TO WORK”.
The choice of Chief Anyaoku is therefore most
appropriate as he is one Nigerian whose reputation
for National Development and youth Empowerment
is without question. Chief Anyaoku’s recognition is
truly global having received the highest national
civilian honours of several Nations including but not
limited to Cameroon, Lesotho, Madagascar,
Namibia, Republic of South Africa and Trinidad &
Tobago’s Trinity Cross (TC) as well as one of the
highest honours in Britain the Grand Cross of the
Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) from Her Majesty The
Queen of the United Kingdom in 2000.
He has also received hundreds of awards, degrees
and recognition for outstanding service to humanity
from over 55 universities, institutions and
organizations all over the World. He is currently,
Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council on
International Relations in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Leadership Summit 2012 was termed by
the media as one of the most successful
conferences ever held in the history of Nigeria. The
event recorded over 3000 delegates, over 35 high
quality speakers, and it was the very first Summit,
Conference or seminar in Nigeria to be streamed
live to an audience of over 35,000 people in
different parts of the World.
“I am very excited about the Nigeria Leadership
Summit 2013 because the Conveners have a unique
focus and that is Youth Empowerment and Inclusion,
and I am totally committed to getting our Youths
into the work place using innovative strategies like
the ones promoted by the Anabel Leadership
Academy,”said Chief Anayaoku when asked about
his role in the Summit.
Chief Anyaoku’s participation at the helm of affairs
for the Nigeria Leadership Summit shows
tremendous promise for the future of the Nigeria
Leadership Summit and its entry into a class of its
own as one of the few World Class events being
held in Nigeria. In addition to Chief Anyaoku there
will be key note addresses from His Excellency
Chief Ernest Shonekan the former Head of State, Mrs
Oby Ezekwesili former World Bank Vice President
and a host of others.
According to Nicholas Okoye President of the
ANABEL GROUP and convener of the Nigeria
Leadership Summit, this year’s Summit will also
include three special focus panels. The first one is
on Women in Business, and the strategic role of
women in Job creation for Nigeria, some of the
Nation’s most successful women in Business have
signed up to participate in this panel.
A second panel will focus exclusively on
Entrepreneurship in Nigeria and using the path to
entrepreneurship as a solution for Jobs creation, this
panel will review the challenges as well as the
opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and how
we as a Nation can use Entrepreneurship to tackle
the unemployment crisis that is ravaging Nigeria.
The third special focus panel will be on Power; an
industry in Transition, providing for the Nigerian
People a deep insight into the recently privatized
Power Generation, and Distribution Companies and
a sneak preview of the regulatory environment, the
opportunities for Entrepreneurs and the strategic
role the industry will play in national development
in the months and years ahead. “ ……we are
focused on youth empowerment because we
strongly believe that Nigeria’s future lays almost
exclusively with our ability to empower our youths,”
said Nicholas Okoye Anabel Group President.
This year’s Leadership Summit is receiving support
from the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission,
NEST Oil Group, Heritage Bank and a host of others.
Nigerians have been advised to monitor the web
site for further announcements of speakers and
participants at http://www.nigerialeadershipsummit.com

#LFDW2013: Fashion Business Series (24.10.2013) – A Must For All Fashion Entrepreneurs

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This month Lagos will play host to the
Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and
Design Week from the 23rd of October to
the 26th October; at the Ocean View
Grounds by Eko Hotel, Ademola
Adetokubo, Victoria Island Lagos.
As part of the activities to culminate the week,
Guaranty Trust Bank has teamed up with the
founders of Lagos Fashion and Design Week,
Style House Files to host the Fashion Business
Series on October 24th by 9am at Ocean
View.
The Fashion Business Series is 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.
To launch the series the keynote Speakers will
be Mr Olusegun Aganga (CON) Minister of
Industry, Trade and Investment Nigeria, Mr JK
Olusegun Agbaje Managing Director / Chief
Executive Officer Guaranty Trust Bank. Some of
the other speakers include Bernice Kannor
Balli from WIPO, Simdul Shagaya CEO Konga,
Sarah Maino Editor of Vogue Talent and Simon
Burnstien CEO of Browns, London.
The round table will focus on:
• E Commerce and Retail: A reliable option
for bridging the gap between fashion
demand and its supply across Africa
• Funding Options For Your Fashion
Business: SME Loans, Bank loans, Crowd
Funding?
• Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) &
Fashion: A detailed analysis on the need
for IPR for Fashion.
• Fashion’s Rising Stars: The Role of
Fashion Talents in Building A Sustainable
Fashion Industry
Registration is N10,000
For more information, email info@stylehousefiles.com or call
08065559164

Bang and Kosher presents the 3rd Edition of “Mente de Moda” (3.11.2013)

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Mente de Moda was created to give new brands
a rare opportunity to get their products onto the
fashion High Street.
Back for the 3rd edition in 2013 Bang and
Kosher are proud to present to you “Mente de
Moda”, a fashion and art exhibition/mini
market event to be held on the 3rd of November
at Ntyce, Victoria Island Lagos.
“Our main goal is to expose young designers ,
fashion entrepreneurs , digital/traditional artist
and fashion/art lovers alike using live retail as
an effective tool.
This edition will feature the usual mouth
watering bites for our shoppers who enjoy
snacking and picking out fresh African pieces
and spoken word sets from the finest poets in
the city.
To be part of this event as a vendor please
call 08188537906 or 08090631449
Expect an environment not just for buying and
selling, but for networking among the best
fashion and art minds lagos has to offer, time
is 2pm for more information please email us
at bangnkosher@gmail.com also feel free to
follow us on twitter @bangkosher our tumblr
page http://www.bang-kosher.tumblr.comand our
facebook page http://www.facebook.com/
mentedemoda”
Supported by:
le Bang
360nobs.com
P-RITE Agency
olekubuzz.com
SINCITY Lagos
thecrackbox.com
Word on the Street and Blogoshere is that the debut and sophomore events were beyond dope, so don’t miss out peeps. Pray I’ll be in Lag by the time the next event comes around…..ijs.

African icon, Deola Sagoe and Mai Atafo are official clothiers for The Future Awards Africa 2013

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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) has announced the official clothiers for
the event, headlined by one of Africa’s most
respected designers and fashion brands, Deola
Sagoe.
“As a proudly African brand, we are inspired by
the work that The Future Awards Africa is doing
across the continent, empowering a generation
of young Africans in both the private and public
sector,” said Deola Sagoe, owner of the
eponymous label, and who will also be
presenting The Future Awards Africa prize in
Fashion & Style. “We are glad to partner with
this event, and are proud of the uplifting stories
of African innovation, entrepreneurship and
achievement that it brings to the fore.”
Ms Sagoe is the official design partner for
female guests while the Mai Atafo-led
fashion label MAI will be the official design
partner for the male guests. The dress code for
this year’s event is black tie, with guests
expected to dress in formal evening wear for the
awards. A more detailed guideline is available
on the website http://www.thefutureafrica.com/
awards.
“We are excited to work with Ms Sagoe, whose
drive and success has acted as a beacon for
generations of young Nigerian and African
designers and also pleased that she will have
the honour of announcing this year’s winner for
the Fashion & Style Prize,” said Adebola
Williams, the chief operating officer of TFAA.
“Along with Ohimai Atafo, who is an integral
part of our process as head of the Central
Working Committee, we look forward to an
evening of elegance with a distinguished cast of
guests from across the continent.”
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.
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. A mother of three who studied at the
University of Miami and University of Lagos, Ms
Sagoe began designing in 1998 and has
exhibited her work internationally including at
the New York Fashion Week, and has been cited
by international stars including Will Smith and
Oprah Winfrey.
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 .

Over 3000 Models Present As Casting Holds For Music Meets Runway 2013

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The 2013 model casting for the premier music
and fashion show, Music Meets Runway (MMR),
which held last Saturday 21st September, 2013,
was a tremendous success with a huge turnout
of over 3000 young aspiring female and male
models as against last year’s 1000 models.
The event was held in the Expo Hall at the Eko
Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. This is
the latest in a series of campaigns lined up for
the third edition of the Music Meets Runway,
which has been tagged, ‘The Icons Edition’.
What a way to start!
The Judges were said to have a hard time making up
their minds in selecting the finalists, as the
quality and quantity of the respondents to the
casting call announced earlier that week was so
high.
Speaking at the event, Jennifer Olize, the CEO of
Le Reve Events, the Creative Director behind the
show appreciated the models and informed
them to check their emails for notification of the
successful qualification for the show, Jennifer
continued. ‘We will get back to you to inform
you if you are selected and as for those who
where not successful this year, thank you for
attending and please do try again next.’
Miss Nkem Okorafor, the current “Face” of MMR
2012, who was in attendance said ” whoever
emerges the winner will have the course of her
life changed forever “. This year’s winner will go
on to become the new “Face” of MMR for a year
and will also participate in a major International
fashion week in 2014.
Speaking on passing her crown, Miss Okorafor
continued “being the Face of MMR has really
opened lots of doors for me, it took me four
years to be where I am today. The upcoming
models now look to me as a role model, which
feels good. I was recently cast as the lead
model “The Golden Girl” in this years campaign
shoot and video, later this year I will be
travelling out to participate in the Mercedes
Benz Fashion Week. I have mixed feelings on
passing the crown as the year has gone so fast,
but I’m happy that I’ve laid a good legacy for my
successor, I will be delighted to see who will
emerge the winner as the Face of MMR 2013 and
carry on where I left off in promoting the MMR
brand.”

Nigerian Emerged Second Best In 2013 World Research Competition

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A graduate of National Open University of
Nigeria (NOUN) and member of Congress of
Noun Students (CONS) Mr. Bayo Soneye has
emerged second best student in the world
research competition in Art category with his
enthusiastic participation in the Giap’s
Confluence v1.0 2013 International
Competition of Research Paper/Project/
Dissertation for UG/PG students held in
Mumbai, India.
With this feat, The National Open University
of Nigeria (NOUN) has again proven it’s
capacity to produce students capable of
competing and excelling among students
across the world.
Mr. Bayo Soneye graduated from National
Open University of Nigeria
(NOUN) in 2011/2012 session after claiming
M.Ed in Educational
Administration and Planning.
The event host, Gyandhara International
Academic Publication (GIAP) is a fast
emerging e-publication house in Mumbai,
Muscat and California, registered with
Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
GAIP helps students in preparing quality
manuscript form their data, by our experts’
feedback and assistance.
GIAP’S Confluence v1.0 competition was a
humble start by GIAP to provide a platform to
students to show case their research talent
to the world.
According to GIAP in their message of thanks
sent to the winners and participants on 14th
of September 2013, it noted that, all papers
presented at the event were of high quality
and upto mark.
‘’It was a tough time for our judges to decide
winner among these kind of papers.’’ The
organizers said.
After a long discussion, GIAP committee
announced Soneye Semiu Adebayo, A
Nigerian Student from National Open
University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the second
best in Art category of the competition with
his paper titled, ”The Impact Of Application Of
Information And Communications
Technology (Ict) In The Administration Of
Polytechnics In Ogun State, Nigeria”.
Cash prizes and merit certificates were being
issued to all winners.

Agbani Darego To Host the International 2013 Port Harcourt Fashion Week

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It comes as no surprise as Agbani Darego, a former
world beauty queen and international super model
has been headlined as the host of the 2013 Port
Harcourt International Fashion Week tagged, “Native
& Vogue”.
Agbani won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria
pageant and Miss World pageant respectively in
2001. She said her nomination as the hostess of the
maiden edition of the Port Harcourt International
Fashion Week was a privilege and an honour.
“It was on the platform of Rivers State that I came
to win the MBGN title and thereafter the Miss World
pageant in 2001. So, an initiative of the state
government that seeks to promote, encourage
young and aspiring designers and models into the
professional world is one that I would gladly support
and, in fact, I see it as an honour to have been
considered for the role,” she said.
The three-day event is a Private-Public Partnership
initiative of the state government and it is aimed at
bringing together professional fashion designers
from Nigeria and around the world. It would also be
a wonderful opportunity for upcoming designers to
undergo tutelage under the mentorship of
professionals.
Young designers would showcase their works in a
competition that would have the winner go home
with a cash prize of N500, 000 and an all-expenses
paid six months scholarship to the reputable
Capecon Fashion School, South Africa.

PHOTOS – MBGN 2013 Anna Banner At Miss World 2013 Pageant In Indonesia

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The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2013, Anna Banner is now in Indonesia, and so set for the competition.
Wishing her all the best. Nigeria needs that crown one more time.
Or what do you think our chances are?

Enjoy Live Performances by Onyeka Onwenu, Femi Kuti, Shina Peters, Wasiu Ayinde K1 & More at the “Night with The Masters” Concert | Friday 13th September 2013

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Get ready Lagos! For the first time ever, six legends of the Nigerian music industry will gather on stage for a concert tagged “Night With The
Masters”. Ebenezer Obey, Femi Kuti, Bright Chimezie, Wasiu Ayinde, Shina Peters and Onyeka Owenu will perform, under one roof for a never before seen concert.
Taking a break from the hip hop scene, Over The Top Entertainment (the organizers) have described this concert as one aimed at those that love the music of the old masters of the game.
Announcing the concert, the Chief Executive Officer of Over The Top Entertainment, Otunba Akin Alabi
stated that a lot of Nigerian music lovers are being left out of the entertainment scene as a lot of
events are targeted to only lovers of hip hop music. He went on to say “Everywhere you turn to, you will
see events that target the lovers of hip hop music in Nigeria. While this is a positive sign that the Nigerian music industry is growing in leaps and
bounds everyday, there is no doubt that a lot of people, especially the lovers and followers of the music of the grand masters of Nigerian music, are
being left out. That is why we have put together six legends of Nigerian music to perform in a special concert…
to satisfy the yearnings of their fans.”
There is already of lot of frenzy and anticipation from fans on social media platforms as can be seen on the concert’s official fan page at http://www.facebook.com/nightwiththemasters.
Have love for the classics? Then don’t miss out.
Date: Friday 13th September 2013
Time: 6PM
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

LAGOS Gamers Get Ready As Top FM’s Kore Brown Hosts MGL™ Video Games Championship 2013’s VIP Challenge

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Tomorrow, Kore “the voice” Brown will be hosting the MGL™ Video Games Championship 2013’s VIP Challenge taking place at Bheerhugz Café, Upper Floor, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja on Saturday 31st August, 2013 from 10:00am and Top Radio 90.9 Fm becomes official radio partner for MGL
2013.
The VIP Challenge is aimed at giving
opportunity for corporate executives who are gamers to be part of the tournament. Players will have the option of playing in the Pro
Evolution Soccer (PES 13) or FIFA 13
categories in order to be crowned champion in their preferred category.
With amazing Prizes supplied by CUE, a luxury and lifestyle company, to be won.
Akorede Ogunnaike popularly known as Kore Brown is an extra-ordinary OAP with Top Radio 90.9 Fm, catch him on ‘’Naija Rocks’’ show from Monday-Friday 4pm -9pm, you can get
information on traffic around Lagos to help you with routes to avoid on your way back from work. He is a model working with brands like PUSH, GUAPA CLOTHINGS, and ICE WATCH. He
was a guest judge on ‘’GloNaija Sings’’ in 2010. Kore brown is blunt, young, wild and free and he went out to achieve the only dream he had ‘’to be a radio presenter’’ with such voice
from a guy, it was not hard to get to the top. A gamer himself, his best is yet to come when it comes to radio in Nigeria and you can reach him on twitter @korebrown.
VIP players can reserve a spot in the competition by calling 08085961235 or sending a mail to majorgamingleagueng@gmail.com.
So Lagos, LET THE BIG BOYS PLAY!

“ASUU Must Not End Strike Unless Federal Government (FG) Meets Their Demands”

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The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar
Association has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) not to end its ongoing strike which started on July 1, 2013 unless its demands are met by the Federal Government(FG). Chairman of the branch, Mr. Monday Ubani, at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, said the union should stick to its demands to avoid the need
for embarking on another round of strike action in few months time.
The demands of the university teachers include the N87bn which the Federal Government agreed to pay
to them in 2009 as arrears of their earned allowances.
Ubani, while fielding questions from journalists, said, “I will like ASUU not to call off the strike for now so that this issue can be addressed once and
for all. They should not renege on the agreement and call off the strike only to embark on another one again
in the next few months.”
Ubani, who addressed the press alongside other members of his executive council, said the strike
was a blow to the educational system and that it was caused by the Federal Government’s misplaced priorities.
He said, “We are confused with the priorities of this government. While they said they have no money to
rescue our educational sector, they are busy buying another jet to add to the fleet already owned by the Presidency and organising jamboree of high
class women in Abuja with millions of naira.”
Drop your opinions in the comments section.

“Breaking Boundaries”! Media Mogul Mo Abudu covers StyleMania Magazine’s August 2013 Issue

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She is most certainly breaking boundaries.
Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu looks stunning on the cover of StyleMania Magazine‘s August 2013, Power Issue.
Apart from hosting and creating the famed “Moments with Mo”, she recently launched her highly anticipated network channel EbonyLife TV (ELTV) with a star studded affair in Lagos featuring International greats like Forbes Magazine’s Steve Forbes.
For the cover of the fashion publication, the media goddess (and mother of two), rocks a pretty dress made of a black chiffon bodice and lace black-and-red skirt as she shares her entrepreneurial journey so far.
Also featured in this edition are profiles of two formidable entrepreneurs Betty Irabor of Genevieve Magazine and Ruth Obih, CEO 3Invest Limited.
“Fashion takes an exaggerated twist in this edition and with daring attempts at showcasing the politics of power in Nigeria; they also stage a number of
bold luxurious accessories to splurge on this season”.
Cover
Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Hair: Ola Garuba
StyleMania
Photographer: Gbenga Akindele-Nelly
Fashion Editor: Godson Ukaegbu
Make-up: Bayo Haastrup
Hair: Bernard Smiles
Model: Imade @ Isis Models
BeautyMania
Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Hair: Ola Garuba
FashionMania
Photographer: Yetunde Baba-Eko
Stylist: Godson Ukaegbu
Make-up: Bayo Haastrup
Hair: Bernard Smiles
Model: Shalom Obi

CBN To Reprint N5, N10, N20 & N50 On Paper By September 2013

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Deputy Director, Operations of The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Tunde Lemo, has said the
bank will take delivery of new Naira notes
before the end of September for circulation.
The News Agency Of Nigeria reports that The Apex bank had earlier said that new Naira notes would be in circulation by June, and that
the smaller denomination notes (N5, N10, N20, and N50) would be reprinted on paper.
“The public will get a large quantity of the new notes to replace the old and mutilated notes, particularly the higher denomination notes in the first instance, then later the lower
denominations,’’ he said.
On the scarcity of the lower denomination notes, Lemo blamed commercial banks for what he called “poor circulation’’.
“For the lower denomination; well, I think the banks are really the ones that are not allowing the lower denomination in circulation, largely, because of the carrying value. Most people don’t require small
denomination. But for buying things in the market, if you look at the veracity, you find out that the N50 circulate more than the smaller ones,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Lemo has urged law enforcement agencies to arrest all illegal hawkers of new Naira notes.
He also called on commercial banks to keep watchful eyes on their staff to avoid being used as conduit for illegal transfer of new notes to unauthorised hands. Lemo said this should be done to ensure effective protection of the currency from abuse.
“We have done all we can do in the sense that we have criminalised this in the 2007 Act. It is clear that if you hawk notes, if you abuse the currency, it is a criminal offence and it is
punishable. Hence, we expect law enforcement agencies to do
the arrest. We don’t have power to arrest. We know it is going on,’’ he said. Lemo said commercial banks should “dispense and pay their customers with new notes’’.
He said the apex bank had carried out
sensitisation campaigns to inform the public and warn them about the dangers of patronising hawkers. “I think that is the limit the central bank can go,’’ the deputy governor
said.
Naira notes are reportedly sold at Dei Dei along Kubwa Express Road, Abuja, as well as other locations across the country.

Ice Prince Covers Bubbles Magazine

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Covering the 30th edition of iconic
entertainment magazine Bubbles is Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince.
“This edition is made more special as it comes only weeks after Ice’s win at the 2013 BET Awards. He shares with us his story and his motivation as he swiftly ascends the pinnacle of international hip-hop made in Nigeria.
Also in this edition is the CEO of YBNL, the current rave of the moment, Olamide. We spend three hours getting to know about the man, his music and what drives him. Furthermore, there are in depth analyses of the music scene and spotlight on artistes with potential to become huge stars in the near future.”
Jesse Jagz, Boj and DJ Jam Jam aka Oyinbo Swagga also make the cut of our special issue.

#NEAAwards2013: Basketmouth Revealed as the Host for the 8th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA)

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The Nigerian Entertainment Awards is a few weeks away, and all the nominees, members of the entertainment industry and the fans are looking forward to a great night of celebration anchored by a great host.
It was with great excitement that the producers announce that the host of the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards is non-other than the incomparable comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha. BasketMouth a well-known and respected comedian who has won numerous awards, and hosted lots of shows just recently concluded a US Tour titled “Basketmouth Uncensored”. The awards are scheduled to take place on
September 1, at the NYU Skirball Performing Art Center in New York City (wondering why a Nigerian Award won’t be held in Nigeria? So am i). So far the line up of confirmed artists, actors, actresses and entertainers expected to attend include;
Timaya, Wande Coal, Davido, Omawunmi, Sean Tizzle, KCee, Iyanya, Chidinma, Burna Boy, Jaywon, and Olamide . Also in attendance are Denrele Edun and Bovi amongst others. Representing Nollywood are
Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Ramsey
Nouah, Uti, Ali Nuhu and OC Ukeje. With more names being confirmed and added to the list, this year’s award show is on track to be another fun-filled, star-studded show for the memory books.
Red carpet begins at 5pm, and the award show begins at 6pm prompt. To avoid last minute scrambling, all attendees are encouraged to get
their tickets as soon as possible on the website:
http://www.nigeriaentawards.com and also, to arrive on time.
The NEA is sponsored and supported by Arik Air, CoolFM, MTech, BeatFM, YSGHubs, Mayven PR, Bella Naija, 360Nobs, Jaguda, Firematic, and a host of others.
Follow the NEAs on Twitter @NEAAwards, ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘NEA Awards’ and visit the website http://www.nigeriaentawards.com to vote.

Entries Open For LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK (LFDW) Young Creative Entrepreneur & Young Designer of the year Awards 2013

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is now accepting applications for the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) & Young Designer (YD) of the
year awards 2013. The YCE awards programme is unique in that it rewards the talent and initiative of young creative entrepreneurs from across the
creative fashion industry recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy.
The winner of the Fashion award will be invited to take part in a tour of the industry in the UK which will take place in September 2013.
LFDW usually chooses between 10 – 12 young designers who are then trained in Master Classes by British Council for a week to enhance their design skills
towards their competition during Lagos Fashion & Design Week, where one designer will be crowned the Young Designer of the Year.
Past winners include Isoken Ogiemwonyi (CO – CEO of Retail Store, L’Espace) for the Young Creative
Entrepreneur Award and Josh Samuels for Young Designer of the Year Award.
The screening sessions for the awards will kick off in Port Harcourt on the 26th of August, Abuja on the 28th of August and end in Lagos on the 30th of
August.
To enter please visit
http://www.LagosFashionAndDesignWeek.com for more details; prizes for the winners include:
* An LFDW Young Designer of The Year cash prize from MTN
* British Council facilitated networking
opportunities with creative entrepreneurs globally at London Fashion Week
* British Council facilitated Master classes. * Mentorship opportunities with leaders in the creative industry
* Retail opportunities with leading brands in the industry LFDW itself is is scheduled to take place from
October 23rd to 26th 2013.
Connect with LFDW:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheLFDW
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LFDW_NG
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/LFDW_NG
http://www.lagosfashionanddesignweek.com
Press@lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

“I’d die for Yvonne Nelson and Dust Off Tonto Dikey” says Iyanya

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Iyanya was a guest on Channel Tv’s Youth Program, “Rubbing Minds” yesterday afternoon where he stated to the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, “I would dine with Genevieve, die for Yvonne Nelson and dust off Tonto Dikeh”. 1st of all, what does ‘dust off’ mean? Secondly, seeing Yvonne Nelson’s picture @ the Premier of her 3rd self produced movie “House of Gold” held at Silverbird Cinemas in a beautiful Mai Atafo gown on Friday July 19th, I surely won’t doubt anyone who says he’ll die for this screen goddess.

Forbes: Highest Paid Hollywood Actors of 2013

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Few days ago, Forbes Magazine (created in 1917) released their annual ‘Highest Paid Hollywood Actors’ list for 2013. See what the top 10 actors earned between June 2012 & June 2013…..
1. Robert Downey Jr – $75million (Iron Man 3, The Avengers)
2. Channing Tatun – $60million (Magic Mike, White House Down)
3. Hugh Jackman – $55million (Les Miserables, X-Men)
4. Mark Wahlberg – $52 million (Ted)
5. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $42million (Fast & Furious 6, Pain and Gain, Journey 2: the Mysterious Island)
6. Leonardo DiCaprio – $39million (Great Gatsby)
7. Adam Sandler – $37million (Hotel Transylvania, Grown Ups 2)
8. Tom Cruise – $35million (Jack Reacher)
9. Denzel Washington – $33 (Flight)
10. Liam Neeson – $32million (Taken 2, The Grey)….. So can’t wait for the day Nigerian Actors will get to take home such huge paychecks (who knows, I just might consider a career switch then *winks*).