November, 2008

Battle on the Court: Banky W, Kel, Tuface, Sound Sultan, Sasha & Co ‘FACE OFF’

Battle on the Court: Banky W, Kel, Tuface, Sound Sultan, Sasha & Co ‘FACE OFF’

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Soundcity hosted a celebrity basketball event earlier this month titled ‘Face Off’. Celebrities from the music industry including Banky W, Tuface Idibia, Kel, Kaffy, Don Jazzy, Sasha, KC Presh ‘faced off’ against the Lagos Islanders basketball team.
Banky W
Comedian,…

African Textiles: Art of the People

African Textiles: Art of the People

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

By Louisa Olubukola Kinoshi…
Her hips switch as the DJ cranks the base, Kemi walks slowly yet gracefully to the end table and excitedly picks up a piece of Suya, carefully making sure that the open sleeves from her cream

Oluchi & her adorable son Ugo grace the pages of Vogue

Oluchi & her adorable son Ugo grace the pages of Vogue

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The December 2008 issue of Vogue… (USA) has been unofficially christened ‘the Oluchi Issue’!
Anna Wintour must LOVE Oluchi because she appears in 3 separate features and a whopping total of 8 pages are devoted to the Nigerian supermodel.
The

BN TREND ALERT: Romance Is In The Air!

BN TREND ALERT: Romance Is In The Air!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

by Ijeoma Ndekwu- Bella Naija Style Editor
From all indications, it’s the reign of the fashion romantics. This soft feminine look of spring 2008 which never fails to display the attractiveness, luxury and beauty of the wearer, is being embraced

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2008: Winners & Photos

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2008: Winners & Photos

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The 1st Edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) …has come and gone.
It was an exciting show and its seemed as though the theme was FUSION.
Acts from different musical genres and backgrounds came together to light up

A Sneak Peek Inside ThisDay’s ‘ARISE’

A Sneak Peek Inside ThisDay’s ‘ARISE’

Friday, November 21st, 2008

For the past few years, there have been whispers about ThisDay Media Group launching an international style magazine. There were world renowned photographers flown into Nigeria, photoshoots featuring African supermodels all over the world and finally the series of ThisDay…

Road to MAMAs – Gearing Up for the 1st MTV Africa Music Awards

Road to MAMAs – Gearing Up for the 1st MTV Africa Music Awards

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Its only a few days until the 1st ever MTV Africa Music Awards aka the MAMAs….
As we gear up to the event, a slew of pre-event concerts are being held all around Africa.
Here are the photos from

BN Hitlist: Sauce Kid feat. Banky W | Amplifyd | Arafada feat. Gino | Djinee Feat. MI

BN Hitlist: Sauce Kid feat. Banky W | Amplifyd | Arafada feat. Gino | Djinee Feat. MI

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Its the BN Hitlist. Songs blowing up, songs about to blow or songs we just love especially from up-coming artistes. Check on it!

Sauce Kid featuring Banky W – Nobody…

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So many people seem to LOVE this song. I’ve

Saving Nigeria’s ‘Witch’ Children

Saving Nigeria’s ‘Witch’ Children

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I believe the first time I read about this story was on NaijaBlog and I just couldn’t believe what I was reading. I tried to put together an article on this topic last week but found myself breaking down. This…

New Video: Dare Art-Alade shows us why she’s ‘Not D Girl’

New Video: Dare Art-Alade shows us why she’s ‘Not D Girl’

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

After the heated debate! The video is OUT. Check on it!…

Your Colon, Your Health

Your Colon, Your Health

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

By Azara – Bella Naija Beauty & Wellness Editor…
For those of us that are health conscious, as well as those that are working towards becoming more health conscious, one of the easiest ways to monitor one’s progress is by

A Modern Day Love Story: Anita Uwagbale Weds Tom Iseghohi

A Modern Day Love Story: Anita Uwagbale Weds Tom Iseghohi

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The Couple
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2004 & Miss World 2004 ‘African Continental Queen of Beauty’, Anita Uwagbale and Transcorp Nigeria Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Iseghohi.


Their Story
In Anita’s words
How

BN Style Spotlight: Ifeoma Williams

BN Style Spotlight: Ifeoma Williams

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Hey! And welcome to BN Style Spotlight; a periodical feature on the Bella Naija Style page providing detailed fashion analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star.
For our premiere feature, we chose Ifeoma Williams. This fashion

Nigerian Model Doyin Haastrup Weds Live on Big Brother Africa

Nigerian Model Doyin Haastrup Weds Live on Big Brother Africa

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

SA Based Nigerian Model, Doyin Haastrup made history today as she tied the knot in the Big Brother Africa III house and the ceremony was broadcast LIVE on TV. Doyin and her now-husband, Ayodeji Olatokunbo… are both huge fans of

Taking Africa from Promise to Power

Taking Africa from Promise to Power

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

By Louisa Olubukola Kinoshi…
As the United States and the global economy continues to tank, Nigerians abroad are beginning to consider opportunities back home. A strong contrast to the “developed world,” the African economy is expected to expand at more

‘Next Top Model’ sashays into Africa with Oluchi

‘Next Top Model’ sashays into Africa with Oluchi

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I have watched every single episode of Tyra Banks’, ‘America’s Next Top Model’… since the first cycle so you can imagine my level of excitement when I opened this month’s issue of True Love West Africa and found out that

Uber Cool, Captivating, Cutting-Edge, Bold! Its Pop’Africana

Uber Cool, Captivating, Cutting-Edge, Bold! Its Pop’Africana

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

When I first came across Pop’Africana, my first instinct was to say ‘WOW’
Pop’Africana is way beyond your run-of-the-mill fashion offering
It is a project aimed at redefining African fashion and style media.

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Let me introduce Pop’Africana

BN Tidbits: Ini Edo’s Wedding | Caroline Ekanem Danjuma, Uche Elendu & Jennifer Eliogu Expecting | Nadia Buari & Michael Essien | Jim Iyke | Plus More

BN Tidbits: Ini Edo’s Wedding | Caroline Ekanem Danjuma, Uche Elendu & Jennifer Eliogu Expecting | Nadia Buari & Michael Essien | Jim Iyke | Plus More

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Its that time again! BN Tidbits.
Ini & Philip
After months of speculation, the date has finally been set. Actress Ini Edo and her boyfriend, Philip Ehiagwina… will be celebrating their traditional wedding on Saturday, November 29 2008. All the

Superstar 2Face Idibia croons ‘Swallow Your Pride’

Superstar 2Face Idibia croons ‘Swallow Your Pride’

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

On the heels of his World Music Award win over the weekend, 2Face Idibia has hit us with a new release. This is a brand new track and all signs indicate that this is a track from is eagerly anticipated…

Hi Magazine & HiTV Blaze the Trail

Hi Magazine & HiTV Blaze the Trail

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Exceptional Covers featuring the inspirational Mama Ekundayo, Songstress Asa, Football Legend Jay Jay Okocha & Nollywood legend Nkem Owoh…
Stunning Photography by TY Bello…
Stylish layout…
Indepth articles…
Not what you would expect from your TV Mag.

BN Exclusive: eLDee Weds Dolapo

BN Exclusive: eLDee Weds Dolapo

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The Couple
Multi-talented Nigerian music star, eLDee (Lanre Dabiri) and his long-term sweetie, Dolapo Latinwo-Belo

Their Story…
The couple have been together for about a decade. They started dating during their days as students of the University of Lagos. Eldee

TuFace, Sasha & Others represent Nigeria at the World Music Awards in Monaco

TuFace, Sasha & Others represent Nigeria at the World Music Awards in Monaco

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Nigerian music industry personalities Tuface Idibia, Sasha Alabi, Kelly Hansome, Keke Ogungbe, Dayo Adeneye & Tola Odunsi… represented Nigeria at the World Music Awards this weekend in Monaco. The World Music Awards recognize the best selling musical artists

Justice For Uzoma Okere

Justice For Uzoma Okere

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

On my way home from work on Monday 3rd November 2008, I sat listening to the radio while in trafiic. Suddenly, the radio presenter started describing an ongoing assault on a young lady on Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island…

On Set With Dare Art-Alade – ‘Not D Girl’

On Set With Dare Art-Alade – ‘Not D Girl’

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Dare Art-Alade… recently shot the video for his new song, ‘Not D Girl’ in stunning Cape Town, South Africa. According to Deola Art-Alade, the video is said to be a ‘simple, stylish and beautifully shot mini-drama’. The song is taken

With Love From Lagos – Phunk Afrique

With Love From Lagos – Phunk Afrique

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Funke Ogunde of Phunk Afrique… draws her inspiration from ‘A Woman’s Body’. Phunk Afrique aims to ensure that every woman who wears one of their pieces ‘gets noticed’ and is rest assured that her best features are being accentuated. For