First Look: HELLO! NIGERIA Magazine’s First Cover With RMD, Ali Baba, Olu Jacobs, Mai Atafo, 2Face, Jackie Appiah, Mo Abudu, Agbani Darego & More

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here is the
first up-close look of the actual first cover
spread featuring 15 top personalities from
Music, Film, Fashion, Culture and Style in
HELLO! Nigeria magazine will cover lifestyle,
celebrities, royalties and every trending story on
the African continent and beyond.
HELLO! Nigeria in addition to Hints
magazine, Complete Fashion magazine and
Beauty Box magazine is a publication
under True Tales Publications (TTP), a
leading publisher of lifestyle magazines in West
Since its founding in 1989, True Tales
Publications has pioneered engaging
storytelling, dynamic photography and
informative journalism. In 2013, TTP became
the official publisher of Hello! Nigeria, the first
Sub-Saharan African edition of HOLA! the world
wide brand. Hello! Nigeria joins HOLA!’s family
of thirty three franchises across the world.
The Hello! Nigeria magazine is proudly
sponsored by the United Bank of Africa and
Moet and Chandon. The Fifteen personalities of Arts and Power featured in the Maiden edition of the Hello! Nigeria magazine, are:
1. Richard Mofe Damijo
2. Jackie Appiah
3. Femi Kuti
4. Mo Abudu
5. 2Face Idibia
6. Folake Folarin Coker
7. Olu Jacobs
8. Nike Davies-Okundaye
9. Newton Jibunoh
10. Lisa Folawiyo
11. Agbani Darego
12. Aisha Obuobi
13. Ali Baba
14. Stephanie Okereke
15. Mai Atafo
Photography by Moussa Moussa
I promise to post photos from the unveiling/launch of the first
HELLO! Nigeria magazine by Mrs Abimbola Fashola later…..winks.


Tweetpic by Annie Idibia- A Very Hungry Tuface Eating

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The hot couple, Tuface and Annie Idibia have already started their vacation,
apparently in South Africa.
Though Annie is calling it a ‘mini vacation’.

Channel O + Forbes Africa’s Top 10 Most Bankable African Artists.

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Channel O, in association with Forbes Africa, presented a list of the Top 10 Most Bankable African Artists.
Their list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, Sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presense, Influence and so many other factors.
Here’s who they say is making bank and who is talking smack!
1. AKON – CEO of Konvict Music, opened doors with other African artiste
2. DON JAZZY – Producer. CEO Mavin
Records, Influential producer, MTN, Samsung and Loyal Milk endorsements. D’Banj, Kanye West,
Beyonce and Jay Z on production credit
3. P SQUARE – Music Duo. Featured on Forbes Africa twice, sold out concert, presidential guest in at least 5 African countries.…
4. D’BANJ – Music Artiste. International music brand, GOOD Music and Sony Entertainment deal
5. WIZKID – Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, several international collaboration, highest paid Pepsi
ambassador in Africa, ambassador of MTN
6. 2FACE IDIBIA – Music Artiste. 10million discand at least 7million digital sale, multiple ambassador, one
campaign… associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philantropist – 2face
7. ANSELMO RALPH – Sony Music Artiste, Samsung and Coca Cola ambassador, Angola prince, Perfume line, clothing label….
8. SARKODIE – Rapper. Presidential youth ambassador of Ghana, Sark clothing, Samsung ambassador, fan milk Ghana
9. ICE PRINCE – Music Artiste. Six million downloads, 2 studio owner, one foundation member, Plug N Play
ambassador, Zamani foundation
10. BANKY W – Music Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple
award winner and Speaker at Oxford University’s Pan African Conference.

2face Idibia and Don Jazzy Donated a total of 2.5 million naira for OJB’s Kidney Transplant!!!

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Naija’s very own 2Face Idibia and Don Jazzy in a show of brotherhood donated a totalled 2.5 million naira (1.5 mil from 2face and 1 mil from Don Jazzy) for the Kidney Transplant required to save the life of fellow singer
OJB Jazreel who having found a donor needed 16 million naira ($100,000) for the transplant surgery. Although it is speculated that a group of Nigerian
musicians are currently organizing a Fund Raiser/ charity concert for OJB, individuals interested in helping OJB can pay their widow’s mite (or the opposite) anonymously (or not) into
his UBA account detailed below….
1015075120 #HelpSaveOJBJezreel
Here is a day old fan’s comment on the matter prior to 2face and Don Jazzy’s donation. And I quote “If Wizkid can damage a #50Million Porche Panamera
car in less than 2 months, If D’Banj can wear a #3Million suit just for a show, If Davido can refer to a #10Million endorsement deal as chicken
change, If P-Square can buy just a property for #400 Million, If Don Jazzy can pop a $1.5Million champagne
And the many others…
Why can’t they put heads together and donate just $100,000 (#15Million) in just 24 hours?
Its obvious there’s beef in the industry.
If all these big artistes don’t save OJB JEZREEL with their money, God
punish anyone who goes to studio to produce “Tribute to OJB’.
Of course the celebs have a choice to do whatever they like with
their money. However, coming on twitter and making cheap “we pray and
support u” publicity is totally insulting! Is it we that we are hustling to make a living that would donate 16 million naira? We are talking of a life here! This OJB is someone i have never met in my life but when I heard that he produced the mega-hit, “African Queen”by Tuface, I was shocked! What would it take anyone of them to stand up and
take up the challenge and get people to donate for his surgery (even if you
have industry beefs)! Hundreds of thousands of entertainment
lovers will want to support with 500 or 1000 naira.
We keep complaining of government all the time (of course most
of the leaders are outright political robbers cos there should be medical plan in place like its done in other countries without u and I or even any celeb dropping a dime…that’s an issue
for another day)
What a life!”

Latest on D’banj aka Koko Master aka Mr Endowed…..

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Naija entertainer extraordinaire; D’banj, who only recently hired 1805 Entertainment‘s Tony Nwakalor popularly called Mr T currently managing Tonto Dikeh and rumored DKM member Olamide is set to paint Lagos red with a 5-star DKM concert celebrating his recent globally felt achievements in the entertainment industry with his Naija fans and to herald the launching of his DKM album set for release later this year.
Venue- Eko Hotel and Suites Date 23rd of June, 2013 Featuring appearances from Fally Ipupa (DRC), 2face Idibia (Nigeria), Olamide (Nigeria), 2Chainz (USA) and DB Records acts KaySwitch, JSol, JSleek and a host of other scintillating Artists.

aging sucks, get use to it…..

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Ever wondered what you would look like in say 40 years time? I do and it scares the living day light out of me (I know a lot of you get worried also) cos I can’t help but wonder if wrinkles and gray hair would look good on me or if I would be able to rock my “pot belly” while wearing whatever fashion ensemble is in vogue by then. But whatever the case, aging is a must so get ready for it or better still embrace it like I hope 2face would as seen in d pic above. FYI, the pic wasn’t photoshopped #hiding my hand behind me, crossing my fingers(HMHBMCMF)# watch out for d next feature about the lengths people (including nigerians) go to to stall or slow down the natural course of aging.