Merry Christmas

Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Naija to the Core!!

Seeing as there is a time and a season for everything, the time has now come for me to admit that blogging isn't the same as it used to be. As a result, I had thoughts of shutting it down but after a couple of conversations, I have decided to limit this to a monthly, lengthy post.

I look forward to interesting news and updates in 2009....

Hope you have had a lovely year so far and are looking forward to an even better new year.

It's the season to give gifts.......currently, I don't have anything special but speaking of gifts, check out Tyra's unique gift to Beyonce here:

Also, Beyonce premieres her new videos for the second two singles from her albu, I Am… Sasha Fierece. Check out HALO

While some stars are in the studio, some are holiday-ing up in Aspen.....the likes of newlyweds, Mariah and Nick.

My last post will be on or around the 31st....See flyers below for events in Lagos this Christmas. Have fun! Joyeux Noel!!! xx

December: What's Up?

Next Top Model™ Comes To West Africa

First there was America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks’ brainchild, a reality show in which a number of women compete for the title - America's Next Top Model. Soon after, a myriad of other versions followed including Afghanistan's Next Top Model, China's Next Top Model, Britain's Next Top Model, Australia's Next Top Model and Scandinavia's Next Top Model.

The first African Franchise was in Ghana - GNTM and Nigeria followed shortly with spin-off, Nigeria's Next Top Model which aired on HiTV with Olabimitan Adeyinka.

Cycle after cycle, with the Next Top Model brand getting stronger and stronger and more patents being bought, Tope Esan, professional and president of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) - was busy lobbying for the third African Franchise of NTM - West Africa's Next Top Model. He has purchased the rights and hosting the show will be Supermodel and Entrepreneur, Oluchi Onewagba-Orlandi.

Tope Esan, NEA

The show will start airing in January 2009 and will follow the same format as the original American’s Next Top Model. The format will be produced every season by region on the African continent with the initial start up being in West Africa.

Scouting for contestsants will soon commence in the following countries - Cote D'ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia & Nigeria. Like many other revolutions, the era of African Supermodels has evolved. Stay tuned….

Theatre @ Terra
Theatre @ Terra, which is playwright Wole Oguntokun's pet-project, is growing and gaining popularity ever-increasingly. It is an unprecedented project in collaboration with cultural centre, Terra Kulture. Top-rate stage productions are produced weekly, showing twice daily on Sundays every month. The project is playing a major part in the renaissance of Arts & Culture in Nigeria and shows one production per month.

Last month, the famous production - "The lion and the Jewel" by renowned writer, Wole Soyinka was showing.

For more information, visit
Photos: Courtesy Wole Oguntokun

The Experience
Celebrating God and His music like never before.

Friday, December 5th at TBS, Onikan Lagos 7pm till 6am!!! Be There!

Freedom Card, Nigeria

Freedom Gift Card is a customizable preloaded gift plastic card that can be redeemed at any retail outlet where Interswitch debit cards are accepted. It acts as the ideal gift because it gives the recipient the freedom to choose the ideal gift at various discount outlets in Lagos.


MAMA: The Mtv Africa Music Awards

This is a run down in pictures while Don Chi Chi has provided the hottest coverage of the awards on the Internet. Check out his full diary of the event at

Sasha Presenting..




Ikechukwu & Naeto C

Dbanj receiving his award...



Trevor Nelson

Ikechukwu receiving his award...

The Koko Master

Nkechi & JJ Okocha

Seun Kuti


Naeto Performing


Closing Performance by D'banj & Kelly Rowland

Pictures courtesy of Sola Odeinde.

Don't forget the Run Down of the event and also visit for more pictures! xxx