Friday, June 26, 2009

How to Tie a Gele on Youtube

For the ladies who struggle with tying your head-ties for your Owambes aka parties, here is a useful video on Gele Tying.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Else is On?

R.I.P Michael Jackson - a true legend. What is happening to the music industry? :(



Like a friend said --



  • Who else could have sold over 700m copies (total album/singles sales)?
  • Who else could have their album spend over 80 weeks in theUS Top 10?
  • Who else could sell 500,000 concert seats in just 4 hrs?
  • Who else could have an album sell 5million copies & be said to have flopped?

"Micheal, last nite felt like 9/11 Why? Because the whole world collectively mourned again. WE LOVE YOU" --

I guess Michael' Jackson's time had come to achieve his purpose and live for 50 years. Read more about the death of Michael Jackson here and his bio here R.I.P



MADE presents Charity Event - Celebrities on the Runway (26th June)



A night of celebrities, fashion and music courtesy Made Magazine.


A host of Nollywoood celebrities will be modelling styles from popular designers. They include Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, musical artists D'Banj, Banky W, MI, Shank, Tosin Martins, GT and many more.

Outfits modelled will be from Nigerian designers Dakova, Jewel By Lisa, MAI, Exclamations, Zebra , House of Divasand Phunk Afrique.


Regular Tickets are available at Chicken Republic outlets (VI, Ikoyi, Lekki) from Sunday 21st June 2009


VIP table seats N30,000 - For VIP table seats please Call 08033029708
Front row seats N15,000
Regular seats N5,000


The aim of this event is to identify with the less privileged and proceeds will go to Bethseda Homes



D'Banj's Unusual 29th Birthday Celebration.

The Koko Master took a philanthropic turn on his birthday which was on the 9th of June, visiting a children's hopsice and donating food items, toys and a lump sum of money. He also gave out scholarship grants to three top students at Dowen College. D'Banj, whose original name isDapo Oyebanjo also stunned the students at Dowen College with a five star performance! His birthday ended at Koko Lounge, top hot spot in Lagos. Happy Birthday D'banj.




Watch out for the first Koko Mansion showing on June 28th at 3pm! Exclusive to HiTV



Goldman Sachs Women's Enterprise & Leadership (WEL) Program



Zain Africa Challenge



The Zain Africa Challenge is a fast-paced question and answer programme featuring outstanding students from across continental Africa. For Season 3, thirty-two universities from eight countries will compete for the prestigious Zain Trophy and prizes for their universities and themselves.

Zain grants to the universities and participants from the National Qualifying Tournaments through the International Championship total nearly $1,000,000 USD. Grants include cash sums, educational materials and travel.

In Nigeria, during the program, watch out for the viewer questions and send your answer to 33996 for NTA and 33971 for AIT to stand a chance to win Zain USB Data Cards with N1000 worth of internet usage, ipods and N3,000 free airtime.

The more entries you submit the more your chances of winning! Visit http://www.zainafricachallenge.com/




Nigeria's Next Super Model

The First Screening for the 3rd Edition of NNSM with 30 hot models picked for the first round. There will be a further eviction exercise in August where all 30 girls would be camped and engaged in different types of activities. They will be further shortlisted to 16 girls who will then go into the grand finale in October at Tinapa in Calabar.

More info at
http://nigeriasnextsupermodel.com/about.html


Kel's Long Awaited Debut



Up and Coming Female Rapper Kel has completed her long overdue album and as I mentioned last week she launched it on Friday June 19th, 2009.

The album features contributions from Shank, Dare, M.I., Jesse Jags, Ill Bliss and several others. It hit stores on the 22nd of June and contains 19 tracks. According to Kel, it is a reflection of passion and sacrifice.


Charles Novia's Unusual Reality Show

Famous Nollywood Writer and Producer, Charles Novia returns to the centre stage with a new reality show that will have 25 winners. It is tagged, Charles Novia Screen Test and is aimed at discovering star actors and actresses and giving them fantastic opportunities. Charles is the man behind The Bridesmaid, Caught In The Middle, Real Love, When Love Dies and many others.

Forms for the reality show are on sale at all Zenith Bank brances across the country for N5000. The stamped teller must be presented on the day of audition at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. The audtion process will last three days.


Le Petit Marche - click here for more details and check out the June Sale info on Facebook!



Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa - Lagos Finals 09





A competition where street dance groups are selected and shortlisted to the finals (in a few words than one) across the country. The Finals will be held at

Venue: The Aquatic Hotel, Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos

Date: Sunday, June 28th 2009

Time: 4pm

Visit: www.mgstreetdanceafrica.com/


Other Events Coming Up.........
  • ReBirth Collection Launch 2009

  • D'banjs "KokoConcert"

  • BasketMouth LIVE!! O2 ARENA LONDON FRI 10 JULY!! HILARIOUS!! WILD & RAW!!!

  • Le Petit Marche- ABUJA

  • NNENNA OKORE - “OF EARTH... BARKS AND TOPOGRAPHY”

  • Banky W

  • Le Petit Marche in Abuja

  • Careers in Africa

  • Hunch

  • Celeb News - Johnny Depp and R. Kelly


Hmmmmmmmmm Watch This Space........


Friday, June 19, 2009

What's On: Nnenna Okore and so on.....

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Nnenna Okore Exhibition at Goethe Institut




Nnenna Okore, the talented and internationally acclaimed sculptor and installation artist, returns to Nigeria to hold her first major art exhibition beginning June 20th, 4pm, at the Goethe Institut in Lagos.



Nnenna often uses materials found in urban environments. Her artworks reflect the way that natural and man-made materials evolve, decay and transform, while other pieces can take on the character and flowing shape of traditional woven cloths or elements of nature. She has received several awards and residencies worldwide, and has been exhibited in several prestigious galleries and museums including the Museum of Art and Design, New York and the October Gallery, London.



The German Cultural center, the Goethe Institut are her hosts for this show presented by Kachifo Limited, publishers of Farafina Books. The show runs at the Goethe Institut from June 20th until July 10th. Learn more about this artist by logging on to www.nnennaokore.com, or by contacting the organisers at info@kachifo.com.. Venue is the Goethe Institut


Designer Launch Showcase at Temple Muse

Temple Muse is a Luxury Lifestyle Store in Lagos, Nigeria. It prides itself on being ahead of trends and having a multitude of luxury brands.


Tomorrow, it will be hosting a designer showcase with new lines from designers such as Zebra and Jewel by Lisa. Venue - Temple Muse, 8 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Opp. Toyota Showroom, Victoria Island


Kel's Album Launch



Female rap artist, Kel will be launching her album tonight here in Lagos. Look out for more info on Kel's Album

Theatre @ Terra this Sunday

.....Showing Death and The King's Horseman
(Venue - Terra Kulture)





RISE - World International Youth Day 2009





Visit Risenetworks.org

Rise is a network which aims to revitalize values by inculcating positive behaviour in the representatives of the future and also to create a springboard for young, unsung, uncelebrated heroes to explore their talents and express their creative voices. There will be a National Event starting with Lagos on Saturday 20th June 2009 to celebrate the World International Youth Day.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

From One of Our Sponsors: Free Makeovers!!


If you are in the UK, call Ola now for your free makeover!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

What's On: Storm to Mohits?

Strictly Entertainment



Ikechukwu moves to MoHits Records

Stories about famous rapper/singer Ikechukwu leaving record label, Storm Records have been circulating the entertainment industry. It has now been confirmed that he has moved to MoHits Records. It is very surprising as he just released an album under the Storm Record label a couple of weeks ago - Killz zone.

Killz, as he is commonly known, said the decision to leave Storm was mutual and both parties came to a common ground on the decision. Here's wishing Ikechukwu more success in his career from this big move.




R. Kelly to perform at July's ThisDay Music Festival 2009

R. Kelly will be perfoming in Lagos for the ThisDay Concert on the 3rd of July (read more here).

This is very interesting, considering R. Kelly refused to fly by plane since Aaliyah's death. Guess he's overcome that fear. Looking forward Kells!




Salsa Saturdays at Opium

Opium (formerly known as Jazz Sessions) is hosting The Latin Dance Club (TLDC)'s salsa night. This is open to everyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa.

The Venue is Opium, 871 Ozumba Mbadiwe str. Victora Island, Lagos

Date: Saturday, 13th June, 2009. Time - 7pm to 12pm

Try not to miss this steamy salsa experience.

Swe Bar @ 5



There will be a line up of guest artists performing at Swe Bar tonight to celebrate its 5th year anniversary. Starts such as Wande Coal, Banky W., Lami Phillips, El Dee and Jessy Jacks will be part of the line up tomorrow night from 6pm.

Venue: Swe Bar and Lounge, 2nd Floor, City Mall, Onikan Lagos

Date: Saturday, 13th June, 2009
Time: 6pm till late
Dress: Black OR White

Happy 5th Birthday Swe!!


Nigeria Heritage Concert



A concert hosting a line up of underground artists TONIGHT! At Oniru Private Beach. Featuring the likes of Terry G, Sound Sultan, Igho and Danagaog.

More information here

GATE FEE: N1500



Banky W out and about



Apart from performing at Swe tomorrow, Banky will also be hosting a launch party at Bacchus later on at night, tomorrow. This is all in a bid to launch his new album. He is launching two singles tonight - Strong Thing and Lagos Party. His Official launch party took place last Saturday at Caliente and was said to be a blast.

If you're a fan of Banky W's don't miss this Naija for Life artist tonight alongside Omawumi, El Dee and Shank!!



Fashion Auction House hosts CHICONOMICS





Date: Sunday 14th June 2009
Time: 3pm to 6pm (live auction begins at 4.30pm)
Venue: Saipan now Buddha Bar, 7 Bishop Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island

In February, the Fashion Auction House was launched at ‘Mint Condition - Saipan’ with a debut collection of 150 luxury and vintage items for auction. This time around, at ‘Chiconomics’, a free, cocktail-assisted, invaluable lesson in the art of shopping with the brain and budget of an economist will be offered.

40 of the edgiest, chic-est designer handbags and shoes will be up for offer at wallet-friendly prices. Please visit www.fashionauctionhouse.com to see the catalogue which consists of - Chloe, Stella McCartney, Marni, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Bottega… The list goes on. *The live auction will begin at 4.30pm prompt. Pre-bids can be submitted from 3pm on the day.*






Friday, June 05, 2009

Naija To The Core is now 'Nigeria: What's On?!'


What's on in June!


E
ntertainment


The Koko Lounge Launch








The new Koko Lounge, commonly known as KL started up by D'banj, Cecil Hammond and Baba Ikazoboh at the Silbervird Cinemas and Mall, Yaba launches tonight. The new lounge is something to check out but I presume it's targeted at the kokolettes!


Koko Mansion




Koko Mansion is a reality TV show Exclusively aired on HiTV from the 1st of June. It comprises of12 girls who will reside in a state-of –the-art mansion in Lagos City, while living lavishly as any Kokolette should.

During these weeks, the young women will be groomed and tested in various Diva tasks and activities in order to determine the one with the greatest Koko Virtues. Don’t get it twisted! A Kokolette is a “Fully endowed woman with intellectual property” likened to the “Betty Irabors” and “Nike Oshinowos” of today. ~ hmmmmmm ~

The show will exclusively portray the true lifestyle of the principal character – D’Banj as a celebrity with a lot of razzmatazz. The Kokolette who emerges as the winner will win:

• A Chris Aire Diamond ring
• A brand new convertible car
N5million

Most importantly, the winner will be D’Banjs Kokolette for one full year and will be his companion at public events both within and outside Nigeria.


Visit the Koko mansion website @
http://www.kokomansion.tv


The GLO Lafftafest




The GLO Lafftafest is an entertainment and relaxation platform for Glo customers to ease off the stress of work and city life. It is a form of rewarding Glo's loyal customers and features acts such as Baketmouth, I Go Die, Klint Da Drunk, P Square, Durella, etc. It is a monthly event showcasing comedy, music and drama for Glo customers. This month's Lafftafest will be happening on Sunday the 7th of June at the Event Place, Planet 1, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos.

Entry criteria

Use a minimum of N2500 airtime in the last 30 days to qualify for a raffle draw.

  • Winners in the draw will receive an sms from Glo informing them once they have used the minimum airtime to qualify.
  • The winners will be asked to send ''GLO LAFFTA FEST'' followed by the customers phone make and model (e.g. Nokia E71) as a text message to 35001
  • Each text message costs N100
  • Customers are sent text messages once they have exceeded N2500 airtime usage and asked to respond to the text if they wish to enter for the raffle draw. Once the winners are selected, another text* is sent to the winners with the venue of the show, the entry code and the time the show would commence. *winners are advised not to delete the text message sent to their phones, containing their entry code.

    The experience is always thrilling! Read about last month's Glo Laffta Fest here


    Arts & Culture

    Theatre @ Terra





    Presents:

    The 3rd Annual Season of Wole Soyinka

    Every Sunday in June!

    Featuring-

    The Lion and The Jewel- June 7 & June 14

    Death and The King's Horsemen- June 21 & June 28

    Produced by Wole Oguntokun, every Sunday in June at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos.

    Time- 3pm & 6pm

    Tickets- N2000


    ISOKAN - Togetherness





    An exhibition of paintings, & sculptures.

    By Iponri Studios

    GRAND OPENING: 6th of June, 2009 at 4pm prompt

    Exhibition continues until Thursday 11th of June 2009

    VENUE: TERRA KULTURE

    PLOT 1376 TIAMIYU SAVAGE STREET , OFF AHMADU BELLO WAY

    VICTORIA ISLAND , LAGOS


    Specialist

    'Girl Talk'



    Let's Talk again
    On:
    6th June
    At: 10b Ikoya Avenue off Queens Drive off Macpherson, Ikoyi

    At: 2pm


    The girls are going to have a great time! Come prepared!

    STAY TUNED!


    It has been a long long time since I last updated. I presume I was burnt out by trying to blog with Nigerian Internet bandwidth, work balance, settling back in Nigeria, not having a keen interest for Nigerian news now that it is all around me, not really sure what it is ,but overall I think the blogging thing was for a season and it would be inadequate to just remain stagnant without trying to aim for the skies in whatever you do. So, as much as I enjoy sharing information, I have been looking for ways to take the whole thing to the NEXT LEVEL and all I can say is......STAY TUNED!


    There will no longer be blog entries but instead, this will be more like a What's On page, until I identify what exactly I want to do with this (other things in the pipeline). So to all the people who kept asking when I would update again or whatever happened to my blog! It's still here!

    Welcome to - Nigeria: What's On?!

    :o)