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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.

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.

Tiwa Savage slams Editors of TW Magazine on Twitter

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Na wa o. Beautiful Cover Photo Sha.

Ventures Magazine Identifies 55 Billionaires In Africa, And 20 Are Nigerians!

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A Nigerian-based financial magazine, Ventures
financial magazine has made an updated list of
the billionaires in Africa, bringing the count to a
current 55.
They include three women – the mother of
Kenya’s president, a daughter of Angola’s
president and a Nigerian oil tycoon and fashion
designer.
The richest man is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, with
a fortune of $20.2bn (£12.5bn), Ventures said.
The list is likely to reignite debate about
inequality between rich and poor people in
Africa, correspondents say.
In April, the World Bank said the number of
people living in extreme poverty in Africa had
risen in the past three decades from 205 million
to 414 million.
The 55 billionaires it has identified are more
numerous than the 16 listed by US financial
magazine Forbes last year.
It was able to identify dozens more billionaires
by using “on-the-ground knowledge” to
overcome hurdles that may have “hampered”
other researchers, Ventures said.
The magazine estimated the 55 billionaires’
combined fortunes at $143.88bn, an average of
a $2.6bn per person.
Of the 55, 20 are Nigerian, 9 are South
African and 8 are Egyptian.
The richest woman is Nigeria’s Folorunsho
Alakija, who made her $7.3bn fortune mainly in
the country’s oil industry, while
Isabel Dos Santos, an Angolan investor and the
eldest daughter of Angolan President Jose
Eduardo dos Santos, together with Ngina
Kenyatta, the mother of Kenya’s President
Uhuru Kenyatta, also made the cut.
Ventures listed Harvard-trained businessman
Allan Gray as South Africa’s richest man, with a
fortune of $8.5bn.
“This media-shy South African moneyman
controls two investment companies that
collectively manage over $50bn in assets,”
Ventures said.
Nathan Kirsh, a property tycoon in the tiny
kingdom of Swaziland, also made it on the list.
He is worth $3.6bn, and has business interests
in London and New York, Ventures said.
Ventures editor-in-chief Oozo Eewala told the
BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme that its
estimate of 50 billionaires was probably
conservative.
“There is this culture where people don’t necessarily
want to show their wealth, considering the gap
between the rich and poor,” he said.
“If you have a lot of money, there are a lot of
people that you have to support so we think
people may be a little reluctant to be all splashy
about what they have and what their assets
are.”

HELLO! Nigeria Magazine: The Launch With Mrs Fashola, Mo Abudu, Agbani Darego, Dolapo Oni & More (Photos)

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In an attempt to keep my promise to post photos from the Launch of Hello! Nigeria Magazine’s Debut issue, despite the headache my wordpress for blackberry app has been giving me all day, please follow this link to view the amazing photos of the star studded event http://www.360nobs.com/2013/10/hello-magazine-nigeria-the-launch-with-mrs-fashola-mo-abudu-agbani-darego-dolapo-oni-morephotos/ FYI, its a must see, esp cos of how stunning former Miss World Agbani Darego looked in a Purple Strapless, knee length Hervé Léger dress. Former Mr. Nigeria Brian Okpara who has kinda being missing for sometime from the Naija social scene also made and appearance…… Including Ebuka Obii-Uchendu, Frank Oshodi, Agbani Darego, Bola Balogun, Stephanie Coker, Dolapo Oni, Desmond Elliot, Mai Atafo in a Mai Atafo suit, Mo Abudu in Givenchy and a host of others. Enjoy.

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
Nigeria.
HELLO! Nigeria magazine will cover lifestyle,
celebrities, royalties and every trending story on
the African continent and beyond.
HELLO! Nigeria in addition to Hints
International
magazine, Complete Fashion magazine and
Beauty Box magazine is a publication
under True Tales Publications (TTP), a
leading publisher of lifestyle magazines in West
Africa.
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.

Mode Men Magazine’s Best Dressed Male Celebrities of 2013 (Full List)

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MODE MEN Magazine 2013 Best Dressed List
1. Richard Vedelago
2. Gerald Azonobo
3. D’banj
4. Yemi Isola
5. Fola Ogunlesi
6. Jimi Moh’d
7. Dr. Ernest Azudialu
8. Seyi Fasoranti
9. Olukorede Roberts
10. Dayo Adeneye
11. Olatunji Brothers
12. Ohimai Atafo
13. Ifeanyi Okonkwo
14. Victor Osibodu
15. Prince Albert Esiri
16. Governor Rotimi Ameachi
17. Darey Art Alade
18. Emmy Collins
19. DJ Xclusive
20. Pastor Tony Rapu
21. Adeyeye Adetayo (Taryor Gabriels)
22. Tonye Princewill
23. Uti Nwachukwu
24. Julius Agwu
25. Lynxxx Ladies and Gentlemen, does this list ring true? Pls, drop ur opinions in the comment section.

PHOTO – Tiwa Savage covers Bubbles Magazine

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Tiwa Savage has covered the September edition of Urban music and culture publication,Bubbles
Magazine.
It’s been a busy year for Miss Savage who is unarguably one of Nigeria’s biggest female pop stars; she
released her highly anticipated debut album‘Once Upon a Time’ in July 22 and bagged an endorsement deal with telecoms giant MTN also in July and two months later was nominated for the Channel O and MOBO Awards.
‘The album is opening doors for Tiwa, we anticipated this’, said Tee-Billz, Tiwa’s manager and fiance.

Media Maven Mo Abudu Covers TW Magazine (September Edition)

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The September edition cover girl for TW
(Today’s Woman) Magazine is none other than
Mo Abudu, a lady who has proven that
passion and a clear-headed focus can get you
anything you want. From HR practitioner to
Media mogul, Mo’ is indeed an inspiration to all
African women, and with the recent launch of
her Television station Mosunmola Abudu is
set to change forever, the world’s perception
of Africa.
For the first time, this ‘mover and shaker’
speaks CANDIDLY of her fears, challenges &
managing naysayers, while proclaiming with a
trust in God “If you can see it, you can do it”
Also catch hunky Ghanaian heartthrob Chris
Attoh is this month’s celebrity feature. This
talented actor speaks about starting his own
family, moving from Ghana to Nigeria to
pursue his acting dreams & his successful
transition from actor to director/screen writer,
with the recently aired made for TV movie
“Devoted” on Ebony Life TV.
Also you don’t want to miss the magazine’s
sit-down with singer/song writer Ese Peters
whose mission is to change the world one song
at a time. Also featured is Dolapo
Ogunwole, spoken-word poet, singer/
songwriter & actor, as well as renowned
gynaecologist, Dr. Bosede Afolabi who along
with other gynaecologists, sheds some light on
gynecological cancers; as TW joins the world
this September on a Globeathon to fight
women’s below the belt cancers.
The fashion loom has spun again & it’s time to
look forward to a new fashion season with 20
pages of drool worthy fall fashion, starting
with super colourful editorial spotlighting the
season’s major looks. A Practical Girl’s Guide
sums up how to wear this season’s skirt, which
every woman should invest in, alongside the
stunning statement bags you need to complete
the picture, all on the magazine’s Accessorized
page!
This edition also includes regular features on
relationships, health, finance & beauty, plus
articles to help you live your best, most
authentic life. It’s definitely one not to be
missed!
Issue out now & available at newsstands
nationwide.
For more visit http://www.twmagazine.net
Cover Credits:
Cover story: Chinedu Iroche | Photographer:
Moussa Moussa | Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya |
Hair: Ola Garuba | Dress: Iconic Invanity

PHOTOS – 2001 Miss World Agbani Darego covers the September issue of Genevieve Magazine

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The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)and 2001 Miss World made it on the cover of the September Iconic Edition of Genevieve magazine. Check out Photos below….

Actress Mercy Aigbe gets sexy for House of Maliq magazine

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Check out Mercy Aigbe Gentry’s beautiful photos in the new issue of House of Maliq magazine.

On Genevieve and the “big” Elle.com Mention

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Having gotten email updates on Genevieve’s “next big crossover
International superstar” mention on elle.com (online website of Elle Magazine US) that has nigerian bloggers going on overdrive yesterday, I just sat to comb the web to see how well the news is being eaten up when I stumbled on a highly peculiar post that conveyed my thoughts titled; “Is Elle Magazine Naming Genevieve Nnaji ‘The Next Big Crossover’
Supposed to Be a Compliment??”
Earlier today doing my morning routine i.e. reading my newsfeed, I saw a latest news that Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji had been named ‘The Next Big Crossover’ international act by Elle Magazine. “Next big crossover?” What is that? I subsequently got to read the news story and all I can think to say is “crossover to where?” The Elle team seemed like they just cut and pasted headlines about Nnaji.
“America might have created the
blueprint for the modern world of
entertainment, but our stars are far
from the only ones in the galaxy.
Around the world, countries clamor
for luminaries from their own
hometowns. While some are content
to remain big fish in slightly smaller
ponds, every so often one takes off
and goes from star to supernova—a
true international superstar.” -Elle
The article goes on to name Nnaji as one of the 7 “true international stars.”
Elle editorial team, you guys, seriously? I am confused. I thought Nnaji was already a “true international star.” Didn’t Oprah identify her as an international star with her feature four years ago on the Oprah show?
Folks, if I had any doubt this article was
weird, at best, Elle had to lump Bollywood’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in
the mix. Former Ms. World, hello? Face of L’Oreal, Coca Cola and the list goes on, I think she already made the cut as a “true international star” like decades now, and has carried that till present. I mean the world knew when she got married and her having Abhishek’s baby was like the drama we saw with Beyonce and Jay-z and Prince William.
Unlike Nnaji’s, the part on Aishwarya at least says Rai has never attempted the US market. Weird because she has and when she gets on our red carpets, at least from prior film award events, it seems our tabloids, magazines et al go buzzing. Weird people at Elle.
Such rubbishing of Nnaji’s reputation, all in the name of a so called compliment and poorly written editorial.
Elle’s editorial barely even received any notice online BUT Nigerian bloggers have gone crazy with the Nnaji profile, thankfully on their platforms not Elle’s.
Elle does not deserve such pageviews, at all.
-Uduak
Ms. Uduak Oduok is an
Attorney and Partner at
Ebitu Law Group, P.C,
ebitulawgrp.com. She’s also a Publisher, Journalist,
Writer & Speaker; her
practice areas include
Business Litigation and
Fashion & Entertainment Law. And she Admins http://www.africamusiclaw.com. Don’t forget to drop comments.

“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

WOW MAGAZINE FASHION ISSUE: MUNACHI ABII and VERONICA EBIE-ODEKA Wow As Cover Girls

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Wow Magazine presents its annual 160 page Big Fashion Issue featuring two beauties – a first from Wow Magazine – Ex-beauty Queen turned rapper, Munachi Abii who exudes confidence and charisma as well as Veronica Ebie-Odeka of Vane Style, one of the biggest names in fashion consulting business in Nigeria – with ten years of modelling and
celebrities like Alicia Keys and Carmen Electra under her belt, nobody does it like Veronica. This particular edition is packed with a bumper harvest of over 160 pages of exciting fashion, featuring prominent designers from within Nigeria and all over the world – amazing fashion, amazing styling – pick up your copy of WOW magazine now.

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.

PHYNO’S MYSTREETZ MAGAZINE FEATURE

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According to Sesan Adeniji, Publisher of
Mystreetz Magazine, the most consistent
monthly music magazine in Nigeria.
“About a decade ago, I attended an emergency
music meeting with some of the most
respectable veterans and spokesmen of the
Nigerian music industry. They were concerned
about the infiltrated sound called Hip hop/ Rap
music. At the end of this meeting, these
veterans concluded that this genre was never
going to stand the test of time and they were
right as of that moment, because Rap music
had not found elements to connect with the
local music lovers all around Nigeria but they
were also wrong because the most constant
thing in life is change; most importantly, if it
driven by a young generation who are as
relevant as those of the Arab spring.
As Rap music continued its search for a wide
acceptance from the non conformist
generation to the pidgin english era, the
influence of those that defiled the odds to
infuse the Nigerian Northern, Western, Eastern/
southern language into the Hip/hop and Rap
music genre seem to be the reason why Rap
may have succeeded all around the nation.
With the success of Olamide, the final victory
for Rap music might be the PHYNO THESIS.
Has Rap music finally pulled down the walls of
language barrier? At Mystreetz magazine, we don’t just tell
stories, we share History with you.”
Here is the link to the making of the cover of this Amazing Magazine issue every die hard nigerian music lover should have…..ijs.

Cover photography by August Udoh-
@augustudoh, http://www.augustudoh.com

COMPLETE FASHION’s PRESENTER SEARCH: Lagos|Enugu|Abuja|Port- Harcourt|Calabar|Kaduna

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Complete Fashion magazine proudly presents
its first ever ’Presenter Search’, a
prelude to its October 1st ’WALK THE
RUNWAY, CATCH THE CONCERT’ event.
The presenter search/audition which will take place throughout September 2013, aims at selecting top three talented persons
who will eventually anchor the Complete
Fashion’s Independence event tagged: ‘Walk
the Runway, Catch the Concert’ event on
the 1st of October 2013.
The three winners will give fame a shot as
they will be featured in the November issue of
the Complete Fashion magazine, get a chance
of doing live stage presenting on the CF
platform on the day of the event and take
home lots of exciting prizes.
Toke Makinwa of Rhythm FM, Illrymz of
Nigerian Idol and Mercy ‘Omo London’
Ajisafe of Cool FM will be the judges to decide
the winners. If you’ve got what it takes, then get
a form for a thousand naira(1,000) at Silverbird Galleria and T.T.BALK clothing store.
Persons from ages fifteen and above are
eligible to apply.

Oprah Winfrey’s 3.5 Pound Wig on Cover of The Oprah Magazine

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Oprah Winfrey risked neck ache after she wore a hefty wig that weighing 3.5 pounds (1.6Kg). The talk-show host wanted an irregular look for the September 2013 cover of her magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine. “I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it’s borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head,”
Winfrey reveals. “My own hair is shorter, not quite so spherical, and a lot lighter. But that doesn’t mean it never gives me grief. When it comes to hair, I’m in the same boat as most
every other woman.” Oprah continues, ”The way we feel about our hair is universal: We love it when it looks great, we can’t stand it when it looks not so great, and we all want it to tell the world something about us.” I just hope the hair created by stylist Kim Kimble doesn’t become a trend (if it does, start stocking your wallets guys cos it sure costs more than brazillian hair)

10-Year Old Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole Makes History With Forbes Magazine Feature

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A 10-year old Nigerian girl Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be featured on Forbes Magazine.
The interview with the award winning
documentary film maker, conference speaker and writer is featured in the August 2013 edition of Forbes Africa.
Touted by some as the next Larry King, and ARISE News as the next Oprah Winfrey, Oduwole is reportedly committed to rebranding Africa by
showing the positive things in and about the continent, and making the case for educating the Girl Child in Africa and Emerging Markets.
As an invited guest to the recent African Union 50th anniversary celebrations in Ethiopia, she has in her quest of pursuing her goal interviewed leading African business, political,
and sports personalities, including eight current African Presidents, Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote and Tennis super stars Venus and
Serena Williams.
Zuriel (which is Hebrew for “God is my Rock”) believes if she can walk a mile, then other girls who see her work and progress would walk a mile and half believing that there is one simple way to inspire the African Girl Child, and show the world the need to educate the continents often forgotten Girl Child.