Thisday Fashion & Music 'Africa Rising' Festival Coverage

Interesting theme.....what they mean here is Africa is no longer becoming a place of aid but a place of investment :o)

It all happened in Abuja and Lagos last weekend (11th and 13th July respectively). The Nigeria line-up of stars included: Tyson Beckford, Jay-Z, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Chris Aire, Naomi Campbell, Oluchi, Alek Wek, Ozwald Boateng, Deola Sagoe, 9ice, Basketmouth, Shank, Ikechukwu, D'banj, Wande Coal, 2Face, Don Jazzy, Jay Jay Okocha.

In pictures....

(a) The man himself, Thisday's CEO Nduka Obaigbena with Fat Joe in Lagos

(b) Naomi planting a tree in Abuja

(c) Mary J. Blige in Lagos - Polo club (dont know about that outfit gurll) (d) Usher performing in Abuja (we thought he was not returning to Lagos??)

(e) Tyson Beckford visiting an orphanage in Lagos

(f) Jay-Z and Rihanna performing in Abuja

We are guessing Beyonce couldn't make it because of her BUMP?!

Nduka, Naomi and Ozwald Boateng promoting the festival in the states

In words...

The star-studded lineup of performing artists and stars, this world-class festival is designed to communicate positive images of Africa by showcasing the renaissance of Africa's music, fashion and the arts. The continent's culture will be on full display as patrons will live the true African experience.


July 11 - THISDAY Dome - Abuja, Nigeria
July 13 - THISDAY Center - Lagos, Nigeria
Oct. 14 - Royal Albert Hall - London, England

CONFIRMED DC HEADLINERS: Seal, Tyson Beckford, Naomi Campbell

In video...


Naomi launches the festival tour

In reference - Thisday news, Facebook and Bella Naija

Stephie in Hollywood!

Stephanie Okereke now helps raise awareness about vesico vaginal fistula – an increasingly prevalent and traumatic medical condition among females on the African continent, particularly in places like The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia. She is also face of L'Maj cosmetics Hollywood/Beverly Hills based L'Maj!

Nigerian football conmen exposed (watch video)

Jobs n Stuff.....

Group Company SecretaryCompany Secretary/ Legal AdviserManager, Legal ServicesAssistant Manager, Legal Services. The person must have at least 7years Post Bar Experience (Manufacturing Background, is an added advantage). If you know anyone who is interested in a career move and fits the description above, kindly forward your CV to Ms. Obembe at

Broadcasting Professionals

Aimed at senior broadcasters from developing countries working in both the public and private sectors, the scheme will bring a select group of broadcast professionals to the UK for 2 weeks from 20th - 31st October 2008. This will be the 13th such group we have brought to the UK since 1996. During this time a highly intensive and varied programme is set up, tailored to meet the interests of those selected to participate. It is a unique opportunity for the fellows to share ideas and experiences with each other and their UK counterparts, and to develop new goals. This is also a rare occasion for senior people in the UK media to learn about broadcasting issues and experiences from around the world.
More information at:

The deadline for receipt of applications in London is Friday 22nd August 2008 at noon (GMT).


Anonymous said...

i jus want to know- did usher take off his shirt?????

Anonymous said...

Omo, Nigerians don run o! Too proud of Deola Sagoe. And it's now the norm to have these huge urban music starts visiting Nigeria more than once. Good stuff, good stuff.

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