October, 2008

Entering the Kweendom with ‘Jowo Biko’

Entering the Kweendom with ‘Jowo Biko’

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

After years on the Nigerian and UK scene, Kween… (Queen Chinyere Onokala) caught her big break last year with her hit song ‘Jebele’, the Don-Jazzy produced song was a firm fan favourite. She won a major music award and the

Talents Unite For Felabration 2008

Talents Unite For Felabration 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The 2008 edition of Felabration held between 14 and 18 October 2008. At least 40 international and 50 Nigerian artistes performed at the week-long event which had as its slogan “Baba 70 at 70.” The 2008 edition of Felabration was…

Cultures Merge as Maria Ayodele Weds Trevor Keeney

Cultures Merge as Maria Ayodele Weds Trevor Keeney

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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Nollywood’s Rising Screen Divas

Nollywood’s Rising Screen Divas

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Nigeria’s movie industry popularly known as Nollywood has seen its fair share of screen divas. Who can forget when Regina Askia, Liz Benson, Eucharia Anunobi and others ruled the screen. Then came Omotola and Genevieve… then more recently,

Everything Changed After That Phonecall…NK Inspires

Everything Changed After That Phonecall…NK Inspires

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

In times of tragedy, God gives strength, NK Aniebo shares her story with Bella Naija Contributing Editor, Wana Udobang
It was 12am on the 12th of November 2005, I had just woken up. I was supposed to call George (Papi)…

‘Lazy’ TK Evicted from Big Brother Africa House

‘Lazy’ TK Evicted from Big Brother Africa House

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Fans of Big Brother Africa III breathed a collective sigh of relief as ‘lazy and boring’ housemate Zambia’s TK (Takondwa Nkonjera) was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house on Sunday. He was up for eviction along with popular housemate, …

Jahdiel’s ‘Heritage’

Jahdiel’s ‘Heritage’

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Jahdiel …is an emerging gospel artiste and her career is definitely on the rise.
Her hit song ‘Heritage’ is simply soul-stirring. Check out the video and download below. Hope it inspires you today!

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‘Style Me’ Making Nigeria Over

‘Style Me’ Making Nigeria Over

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

With the international success of ‘What Not To Wear’, ‘How To Look Good Naked’, ‘How Do I Look’ and numerous other makeover shows, there have been many attempts to recreate this formula in Nigeria. To be blunt, most have been…

Oluchi – From Supermodel to Superwoman!

Oluchi – From Supermodel to Superwoman!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

There is no better way to state this, Oluchi… is taking over!
The supermodel has had a consistent career over the years. Yes, she’s been on major magazine covers, she’s walked the international runways, she’s done Victoria’s Secret, she’s graced

Frank Osodi Dazzles the Runway

Frank Osodi Dazzles the Runway

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The name Frank Osodi… is synonymous with style and creativity. For over a decade, The House of Bunor Creazioni has dazzled us! Here are some photos from a recent showing at the Johannesburg Fashion Week
Later this year, Frank will

Omawumi gets ‘In The Music’

Omawumi gets ‘In The Music’

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Omawumi is a powerhouse singer! From Idols West Africa, you could tell that she had the voice and sass to make an impact in the music industry. I saw Omawumi… perform live a couple of months ago and was completely

BN HitList – J Martins, Amplifyd, Asa & Jeremiah Gyang, Freewindz & Shoboi

BN HitList – J Martins, Amplifyd, Asa & Jeremiah Gyang, Freewindz & Shoboi

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

There are so many hot songs out right now! Its hard to pick my favourites. From the party tracks to the ballads. Nigerian artistes are bringing it!
J Martins featuring P Square & Timaya – Good or Bad…
This song

TY Bello celebrates Mama Ekundayo in new Music Video

TY Bello celebrates Mama Ekundayo in new Music Video

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Mama Ekundayo
TY Bello…‘s new video is more than a visual representation of her song ‘Ekundayo’. It is a much more than that. It tells the story of Mama Ekundayo. The story is best told in TY’s words.
“Hello

TYL Couture Serves Up A Vibrant Collection

TYL Couture Serves Up A Vibrant Collection

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Designer, Toyin Ladejobi has a great eye for fashion and this shines through in the clothes that she makes. With Toyin as the creative mind behind TY Couture, the label is one to watch.
At a recent showing at the…

Rita Dominic Sets the Pace as ‘Nollywood’s Best Dressed’

Rita Dominic Sets the Pace as ‘Nollywood’s Best Dressed’

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

When photographer-blogger, Niyi Tabiti announced on his blog that he was on a quest to crown ‘Nollywood’s Best Dressed Female’ not many could have anticipated that this declaration would result in a hotly contested competition. Votes were cast, opinions were…

WeWe Clothing – Little Ones Doing Big Things

WeWe Clothing – Little Ones Doing Big Things

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

WeWe Clothing's Founder, Folake Kuye and daughter, Zurhi rockin' WeWe dresses
Wewe, pronounced (weh-weh) means “little ones” in Yoruba. Wewe Clothing was born of our deep love for kids and the inspiration they provide.
Wewe’s founder and chief designer, …

Dealing with Traction Alopecia

Dealing with Traction Alopecia

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Naomi Campbell's Hairline
By Azara – Bella Naija Beauty & Wellness Editor
As a little girl I remember getting my hair done by this lady whose hair line was basically non existent. I remember being repulsed by it and thinking…

Experience Peridot & Ruby’s Rouse I Collection

Experience Peridot & Ruby’s Rouse I Collection

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Since inception, Peridot & Ruby …has consistently delivered – simple, figure flattering, vibrant and stylish feminine looks for every woman irrespective of age and size.
Their Rouse I collection illustrates this perfectly.

MBGN World Adaeze Igwe gears up to grab the crown at Miss World 2008

MBGN World Adaeze Igwe gears up to grab the crown at Miss World 2008

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Adaeze Igwe – MBGN World 2008
On the 13th of December 2008, the 58th edition of the Miss World Pageant… will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pageant historians will remember that South Africa was the site where Nigeria’s Agbani

9ice Captures 2008 MOBO Award

9ice Captures 2008 MOBO Award

Friday, October 17th, 2008

9ice – MOBO 2008 Best African Act
Rising Nigerian Superstar, 9ice… (Abolore Akande) has won the ‘Best African Act’ award at the 2008 edition of the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London. On the 15th of October 2008,

Nigerian-American Nominated for Cosmo Bachelor of the Year 2008

Nigerian-American Nominated for Cosmo Bachelor of the Year 2008

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Nigerian-American, Feyisayo Oshinkanlu has been chosen as one of the 50 contenders for the Cosmopolitan Magazine Bachelor of the Year 2008. Feyi is representing Rhode Island.
Name: Feyisayo Oshinkanlu
Age: 25
Hometown: West Warwick
Cosmo Username: RHODEISLAND08
Occupation:… Pharmaceutical-Sales Representative

BN Prose – SWEETHEART by Tolu Ogunlesi

BN Prose – SWEETHEART by Tolu Ogunlesi

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

BN Prose is one of features from the Bella Naija blog that we are glad to be carrying along to the website.
I am very honored that the inaugural BN Prose feature on www.bellanaija.com is from the very talented, Tolu…

Global Superstar Beyonce is Back with a Bang

Global Superstar Beyonce is Back with a Bang

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

International superstar Beyonce is an artiste that transcends global boundaries. After a brief hiatus and her marriage to rap superstar, Jay-Z – Beyonce is back with a new album. Ahead of her album launch, she has released 2 new singles:…

Tomi John – Shooting to the Top

Tomi John – Shooting to the Top

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

African models working IN Africa are on the rise. Gone are the days when you had to get to Milan, London, Paris or NYC to get your big break. Today, the runways in Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra and Dar es…

ThisDay Africa Rises to Loud Applause in London

ThisDay Africa Rises to Loud Applause in London

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The trek from Abuja to Lagos to Washington DC all led to a dazzling climax at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the ThisDay Africa Rising campaign for 2008 has come to a close. The London event took place on…