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THE FIRST EVER WORLD FASHION WEEK TO HOLD IN NEW YORK

46 countries have been billed to attend the first ever World Fashion Week which will take place in New York in year 2012. As a prelude, a World Fashion Week Welcoming Gala will hold in New York on November 2011. Organized by World Fashion organization in partnership with International Trade Organization, Global Enterpreneurship Week, the Art of Living Foundation and fashion organizations from all over the world, the epochal event will attract fashionistas, models, influential leaders and internet media from developed and underdeveloped countries. One nominated fashion designer from each participating country will showcase one specially crafted couture garment which will be taken on a world tour in partnership with museums and fashion weeks around the world then all the way to World Fashion Week 2012 inaugural ceremony. "From manufacturing, to the runway, the handling of fashion goes through the hands of the poorest of the poor as well as the ones most fortunate collectively we can work to make the different dimensions of the fashion process more sustainable and fair. Hence fashion will make a nice deeper impact for the betterment of the world." Paco De Jaimes, Founder, World Fashion...

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“SIASIA WAS SABOTAGED BY PLAYERS”-SHUAIBU GARA-GOMBE

A former member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shuaibu Gara-Gombe in an interview revealed that some key players sabotaged recently-sacked Eagles coach Samson Siasia as he was having problems with them. Shuaibu also explained that sacking the ex-coach is not the end of the nation's football woes adding that SiaSia was just a victim of the system he worked for. Though it was clearly stated in his contract that he had to qualify the country in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, Shuaibu explained that there is something wrong with the technical committee of Nigeria football federation, according to him, the most important job of the committee is to sit down with national team coaches and discuss their match plans, team formation&players to be used, "Nigerians have to understand that if the coach fails the committee has failed too. The technical committee lacks a sound qualified head. It is difficult to believe that Osaze Odemwingie who scores from 25yards when playing for his team and Emmanuel Emenike could not score from 6 yards in a match as vital as that. The kind of goals they failed to score in that match was inexplicable." He...

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NEXT MOVIE STAR&SUPERMOM BOSS FLOATS BAR

Sola Fajobi Sola Fajobi, a successful media content provider who is known for exuding a reputation anchored on creativity has added hospitality business to his rich repertoire. Fajobi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Interactive Media, producers of Next Movie Star and Supermom reality television shows has named his new project TROY. A one-stop entertainment &networking centre located at Oladele Kadiri street, behind Excellence hotel Ogba, TROY is to primarily cater for the needs of upwardly mobile young men and women who desire good relaxation, fitness and beauty therapy, it boasts of well-appointed lounges, exquisite bar and gymnasium, classy spa&beauty shop and accessories store. Fajobi further explained the motive behind the name TROY, “the historical TROY city was strong and couldn’t be acquired despite the tough war waged against it; by incorporating the beauty, good organization, formidability, strength and resilience features of TROY into our business, we hope to set a second-to-none standard and give our customers the best of services”. Now that he’s diversified into hospitality business, Fajobi affirms his committment to entertainment “everything around me is centred on entertainment, TROY is an entertainment centre&by God’s grace, I will continue to create more interesting avenues to add value to the Nigerian entertainment industry.” He...

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HERE COMES MR NIGERIA 2011

Deji Bakare has emerged Mr Nigeria 2011 while Chuks Obichukwu and Melvin Oduah came first and second runner ups. By virtue of his victory, he is N1million richer, owns a brand new car, going on a trip to Sao Tome and Principe including 5 nights at the Pestana Hotels, wins an Ipad 2 and Blackberry Bold 9900. He is also to compete in the Mr World 2011 pageant.The event which saw Bandele Adebule and Joseph Agossa come third and fourth runner ups were made up of few sessions, such as the costume display and Question &Answer sessions.Held at the Silverbird Galleria on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and anchored by Munachi Abii, ex Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), there were great musical performances by JJC, Eva and ChidinmaOther categories which awards were given include Mr Photogenic, Mr Sports, Mr Amenity, Strongest Man, Mr Smart, Mr Talented, Mr Physique, and Mr...

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GENEVIEVE INI EDO, OTHERS SHINE AT THE 2011 ZULU AFRICAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS

Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and others clinched some awards at the 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards took place in London. Here is a list of nominees and winners.1) BEST AFRICAN TV IN UKObe TVVox AfricaBen TVOh TV- (WINNER)HI Nolly2) BEST WEST AFRICAN TVTV3 GhanaTV Africa, Ghana-(WINNER)GTV GhanaJoy TV GhanaNTA Nigeria-(WINNER)AIT NigeriaSilverbird TV NigeriaChannels TV NigeriaLagos TV Nigeria3) BEST TV SOUTH AFRICAETV South AfricaSABC South Africa-(WINNER)Top TV South Africa ZTV ZimbabweMABC TV Botswana NBC Namibia4) ZAFAA ENTERTAINMENT FRIENDLY AIRLINES 2011Arik Air-(WINNER)Quatar AirlineEmirates AirlineAir NigeriaAtlantic Airline5) BEST FILM Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye-(WINNER) (Nigeria)Somewhere In Africa–Kwame Boadu (Ghana)Save Our Soul-Oby Edozie (Nigeria)Fulani–IfeanyiOnyeabor (Nigeria)6) BEST FILM EDITINGMirror Boy-Andrew Webber/Anchew Linton-(WINNER)Bed of Roses-Okey Benson (Nigeria)Marriage Planner –Odinaka Edeh (Nigeria)Somewhere in Africa –Afra Marley7) BEST STORYBed of Roses–Odika Michael (Ghana)Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye (London)Somewhere in Africa –Pascal Amafo(WINNER) (Ghana)Save our Soul–Oby Edozie (Nigeria)8) BEST SOUND EDITHINGThorns–Cam BinamsMirror Boy-Chigozie Ezeh/Sermon WareSomewhere In Africa –Chucks-(WINNER)Save Our Souls-Kingsley Eigbokham9) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE MALEMirror boy- Edward Kagutuzi-(WINNER) (Gambia)Master of Game-Rahim BandaCarbib Kwai (Ghana) –Ali Nuhu (Nigeria)10) BEST UPCOMING MALEThorns –Zim Demetria KarongahObsession– Camnchifor Valery-(WINNER)Natasha De Prodigal–Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)The CEO–James Gardner (Ghana)11) BEST SCREENPLAYSomewhere in Africa- Pascal Amanfo (Ghana)Bed of Roses–Folke Nissi Amafo (Ghana)The Mardens–Emeka Amakaeze-(WINNER) (Nigeria)Mirror Boy-Obi Emelonye (London)12) BEST UPCOMING FEMALEThorns-Zim Julie Boton-(WINNER)Obsession – Cam Ruth NkwetiNatssha De Prodigal –Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)The CEO-Selasse Ibrahim (Ghana)13) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE FEMALEEdikan–Sophiana Jones (Nigeria)From Within-Promise Nsima (WINNER) (Nigeria)Widow's Tears-Salimi Akili (Nigeria)14) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYFulani- NigeriaSomewhere in AfricaThornsMirror Boy-(WINNER)15) BEST...

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TUNDE KELANI TO SET UP FILM SCHOOL

Foremost cinematographer Tunde Kelani in partnership with a veteran Irish filmmaker Cashell Horgan is setting up a new film training school called AFTTA, I.e Advanced film and Television training Africa.He disclosed in a press conference that the aim of establishing AFTTA however is to offer an advanced training for Nigerian film and Television professionals."Training of professionals had been an adhoc exercise over the last decade in Nigeria because just a few have the time, resources or inclination to plan for longer-term training". He...

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“MY MARRIAGE HAS NOT BEEN IDEAL”- KIM KARDASHIAN

Two months after tying the knots, the tale making rounds is that Kim kardashian and Kris Humphries's marriage is on the rocks. Speaking on the issue, khloe Odom, Kim's younger sister claims they can overcome the rough start, "its a work in progress". She said.The couple's schedules since they signed the dotted lines have been tight, moreso, sharing their hotel with their family is not an ideal honeymoon.Kim while celebrating her 31st bday in Las Vegas with her family and hubby reacted to the speculations, "we have to find our home base, it's not been ideal because you are newly weds and you want privacy". She...

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NFF’S VERDICT DIFAVOURS SIASIA

Samson Siasia after an emergency meeting by members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja has been relieved of his job as the coach of Nigeria's national team. This decision came after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Appointed as head coach of the Nigeria national football team on November 4 ahead of former Togo coach, Stephen Keshi. Siasia who played 51 times for Nigeria's Super Eagles between 1984 and 1999 scoring 16 goals resumed officially as Nigeria head coach on December, 1 2010 and did not lose any game during his time in charge of the national team. His only defeat came on October 11 in an international friendly against Argentina in Dhaka,...

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A-LIST NOLLYWOOD STARS TO BE CONFERRED MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (MFR) HONOUR

Five top A-list Nollywood actors; Olu Jacobs, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Osita Iheme have joined the list of 364 Nigerians who are to be conferred the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. The award is a further recognition of the immense contribution of the Nigerian Entertainment industry, also called Nollywood to the...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SUPERMOM SEASON 2 WINNER

Mrs Folajogun Adesona Mrs Folajogun, a 61-year old trader became the winner of the just concluded Supermom reality TV show season 2. She opens up on how the programme has changed her life for good and many more. INTERVIEW 1) Let’s meet you. I’m Mrs Folajogun Adesona. I’m from Ondo town in Ondo State. I am a trader with six children. I was a timber merchant for so many years and also delved into other trades. 2) How did you get to know about the programme? I didn’t hear about it at all. Infact, I hardly watch television. My second born’s wife who is very close to me learnt about it through the internet. She told her husband who is my son that I deserve to be on the programme, I wasn’t informed until my son came back from the interview. 3) How did you feel when he informed you that you will be on the show? I laughed and laughed. Though I had been praying to God to reward my efforts bountifully, I was so excited to receive the Supermom crew when they came for the initial interview. 4)Your story was aired on the 11th episode, as at the time the programme was about rounding up. Did you think you were going to win or you had lost hope? I was really praying for God to reward me...

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MEET THE 2011 NEXT MOVIE STAR CONTESTANTS

The 'I's have been dotted, the 't's crossed, the 2011 edition of the Next Movie Star reality TV show promises to add some spice to your television stations soon. 24 shortlisted contestants passed through thorough training and grooming for 10 days, lo and behold, the required 16 candidates have emerged.Speaking about this year's edition, Sola Fajobi, Executive Producer, Next Movie Star said "the 2011 edition promises to be an awesome package, the 16 contestants are great and I'm sure can't wait to unleash fantastic performances." The Next Movie Star reality show which is now in its seventh edition is reputed to be one of the most consistent reality shows in Nigeria. As usual, it will be broadcast for 30 days on all major television stations across the country. This year's edition themed "Galaxy of Stars" would spread its reach all over Africa, selecting housemates from all the different regions of Africa and broadcasting to these countriesMeet the 2011 contestants1) Aishat Alli-Balogun hails from Lagos State. She is a Lagos State University graduate of English Language. She is 23 years old.2)Alexa Ehi is from Edo State. She is a french graduate of Ambrose Ali University. She is 28 years old. 3)Anita Obodo is a Delta State indigene. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. She is 22 years old.4)Beddie Memberr is from Rivers State. He studied Information technology...

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‘SUNDAY OLISEH CAN REPLACE SIASIA’- BONFRERE JO

Former Super Eagles coach, Bonfrere Jo in a recent interview revealed that embattled Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia having failed to display his tactical ability in his team thus losing the Guinea game only shows that he cannot handle the national team well. The China-based ex-coach however suggested former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Olisey as a suitable replacement if the Nigeria Football Federation doesn't want to give him a second chance. "Nigeria is blessed with talented players but this current set of players lack discipline on and off the pitch and they need a coach that can handle them well. Siasia tried to do it off the pitch, but it backfired on the field of play. "In 2000 when I was in charge, I had a great team that paraded one of the best attacks at the Nations Cup, but we lost in the final match after coming back from two goals down. Nigerians saw the kind of efforts the team put in and they decided to give me a second chance, but these current Eagles did not play as if something was at stake. So they should decide on his fate...

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DAY 1 PICTURES OF THE MTN LAGOS FASHION&DESIGN WEEK 2011.

From eye-opening workshops, runway shows of jawdropping collections to exhibitions of fashion products and accessories, textiles, furniture design, photography and many more; fashion lovers and designers had a swell time at the Eko convention Centre, Eko Hotel&Suites yesterday as the Lagos MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week slated for October 26-29 kicked off in grand style with awesome designs from Koke, Xclamation, Phunk Afrique and Mango. The event which aims to bring together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the current collections of designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria was sponsored by...

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JULIUS AGWU, I GO DYE OTHERS WOO LAFFS N JAMZ

Hosted by one of Nigeria's best comedians, Basketmouth and with other comedy guns like I go dye, Bovi, Buchi, Julius Agwu, Gandoki, Accapella, Mr. Patrick, Senator, Aje Baba,Osam & many more on board, the Independence edition of Laffs n Jamz comedy show is certainly going to shake the roots of Lagos . Scheduled to hold on Saturday, 29th 0ctober, 2011 at the Ember Creek Ikoyi and with musical performances from eLDee The Don, Overdose, Terry Da Rapman, Idris Abdul Kareem, Kas, Mode 9, Solid Star, 6ft Plus,DJ Jimmy Jatt & others, the show promises to be exciting and...

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FIFA TO MAKE WORLD CUP TICKETS CHEAP

Come year 2014, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) will make half-price tickets available for Brazilians aged 65 and above as well as cheap tickets for fans from the host nation at the World Cup finals. Though Brazilian law states that people aged over 65 are entitled to half-price tickets but FIFA had initially refused to follow the policy, sparking anger in Brazilian political circles, before relenting. In a recent interview, Jerome Valcke, Secretary General, World Football's governing body affirmed that half-price tickets could not be made available to other specific groups, such as blood donors, students or former players. "We must work at ways of making tickets available at preferential prices for all Brazilians who cannot afford to pay large sums". He said. FIFA hopes to reach agreement on the matter before president Sepp Blatter meets Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff next...

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AIZE OBAYAN, JOKE SILVA FOR POST-INDEPENDENCE LECTURE

Joke Silva, a Nollywood veteran and Aize Obayan, Covenant University Vice Chancellor are among top women to speak at the second edition of 'The Great Women' post-independence lecture slated for October 29, 2011. The lecture which will be held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce&Industry (LCCI) Alausa will also honour women from all spheres.Bamidele Ariyo, President, Laurel Size Company, an advocate for. Women leadership and capacity building revealed that to move Nigeria forward, women ought to be allowed to exercise their God-given ability. The aim of the lecture however is to enable guests speakers who are great achievers in their disciplines to motivate and enable their fellow women to excel in their various fields irrespective of the gross misconduct of some men in...

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RMD, FUNKE AKINDELE, TADE OGIDAN, OTHERS TO GRACE ‘FAMILY ON FIRE’ PREMIER IN UK

‘FAMILY ON FIRE’, a star-studded film from OGD PICTURES In conjunction with DJAMEDIA will have its celebrity premiere on friday, 4th November 2011 at The lighthouse, 262 Camberwell road, London.   The film which boasts of seasoned actors like Shola Sobowale, Saidi Balogun, Lanre Hassan, Sola Fosudo, Segun Arinze, Bukky Amos among others promises to be exciting and intriguing.The show which has billed comedian Teju Baby face as host will start its Red Carpet at exactly 6.30pm while movie screening kicks off at 8.30pm prompt.   Top-notch celebrities expected to grace the event are Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Sir Shina Peters, Ramsey Nouah, Teju Babyface, Kate Henshaw – Nuttall, Saheed Balogun, Sola Shobowale, Sola Fosudo, Lanre Hassan (Madam Awero), Funke Akindele (Jenifa), Stella Damasus, Tade Ogidan, Segun Arinze, Kenny St Brown, Bimbo Akintola, Lanre Hassan (Mama Awero), Kunle Afolayan, Bukky Amos, & many...

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DESMOND ELLIOT’S ‘IN THE CUPBOARD’ PREMIERS IN NEW YORK

Desmond Elliot and Caroline Danjuma will on November 12, 2011 premier a new movie titled ‘In the Cupboard’, a new film. The film whose premier will take place at Café Omar in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York was directed by Desmond Elliot. It features Ini Edo, Biola Segun-Williams, Uti Nwachukwu, Alexx Ekubo, and Lydia Forson amongst others. Prominent guests expected at the premiere include Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah and Monalisa Chinda. Music will be provided by DJ Cooly Boy and the queen of Jamrock Soul, Keisha Martin. In the Cupboard tells the story of the powerful Desouza family. The death of the family patriarch leads to a series of events, which threatens to tear the family apart. In the Cupboard is expected to hit Nigerian cinemas in...

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FORBES’ AFRICA’s MOST POWERFUL CELEBS: 11 NIGERIANS MAKE THE LIST

FORBES' AFRICA's MOST POWERFUL CELEBS: 11 NIGERIANS MAKE THE LISTNigerian celebrities certainly deserve a resounding applause and probably a standing ovation for this beautiful record. 11 out of 40 distinguished Africans from 14 countries having dominated Forbes' African most powerful celebrities'list is quite noteworthy. These are top-notch individuals who have made their mark in their chosen fields and thus earned the respect and admiration of many. Nigeria has the highest number of celebrities on the list, followed by Mali (5), Kenya (4), South Africa (4), Senegal (3), Cote D'voire (2), Ethopia (2), Algeria (2), Benin Republic (1), Somalia (1), Zimbabwe (1), Sudan (1) and Cameroon (1). 8 out of these Nigerians are artistes while the 3 are writers. They occupy position 1st, 6th, 10th, 19th, 32th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th on the list (1) Chinua Achebe- Nigeria (Novelist) (2) Youssou N'Dour-Senegal (Musician) (3) Didier Drogba-Cote D'voire (Footballer) (4)Angelique kidjo-Benin Republic(Musician) (5) Akon-Senegal (Musician) (6) Wole Soyinka-Nigeria (Playwright) (7) Salif keita-Mali (Musician) (8)Yvonne Chakachaka-South Africa (Musician) (9) Oumong Sang-Mali (Musician) (10) Femi Kuti-Nigeria (Musician) (11) Toumani Diabete- Mali (Musician) (12) Oliver Mtukudzi-Zimbabwe (Musician) (13) Haile Gebrselassie- Ethopia (Athlete) (14) Khaled Hadj ibrahim-Algeria (Musician) (15) Samuel Eto'o-Cameroon (Footballer) (16) Alek Wek- Sudan (Supermodel) (17) Liya Kebede- Ethiopia (Supermodel) (18)Dobet Gnahore- Cote D'voire (Musician) (19) Genevieve Nnaji- Nigeria (Actress) (20) Koffi Olomide-Congo (Musician) (21)Neill Blomkamp- South africa (Movie Producer) (22)Souad...

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