December, 2008

How the Global Recession Will Affect Nigeria in 2009

How the Global Recession Will Affect Nigeria in 2009

Friday, December 26th, 2008

By Louisa Olubukola Kinoshi, BN International Scene Editor
CBN
When Merill Lynch declared Nigeria as one of the safest economies last  month, various economic scholars and commentators were quick to challenge the findings…. With claims that Merill Lynch skewed

XMAS EVENTS: Tiwaworks

XMAS EVENTS: Tiwaworks

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope you had a great day yesterday. As its the holiday season, there are loads of events taking place. There is a Tiwaworks event on saturday and we have 2 VIP tickets to give…

Weddings Mania

Weddings Mania

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

The holiday season comes with wedding pandemonium and its only natural that some talented entrepreneurs have capitalised on the wedding market and rightfully are making waves in the business. The Lagos based design company IWeddings Nigeria is at the forfront…

ARIETA MUJAY – Fashionista Rising

ARIETA MUJAY – Fashionista Rising

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Its always so inspiring to see African women relentlessly pursuing their passions and despite obstacles attaining success. We aim to put the spotlight on them, not just to celebrate their achievements but to encourage others. We kicked off our in-depth…

The Status Bag or The State of Your Mind

The Status Bag or The State of Your Mind

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

By Ekene Onu…
Let me not lie, I too have succumbed to the lure of the designer bag. The luxurious material, the stylish hardware and most of all, the strategic branding that has caused us to believe that when we

Nigerian & Ghanaian Film Stars Give Back in Liberia

Nigerian & Ghanaian Film Stars Give Back in Liberia

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Nigerian and Ghanaian film stars, Desmond Elliot, Jackie Appiah, Nonso Diobi, Majid Michel, Uche Jombo …embarked on a humanitarian trip to Monrovia, Liberia. The stars were led by Desmond Elliot who has established a non-profit foundation, one of the foundation’s

Banky W, Lara George, Mercy Johnson, Ouch, Others, Shine at The Future Awards Nominees Ball!

Banky W, Lara George, Mercy Johnson, Ouch, Others, Shine at The Future Awards Nominees Ball!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The Future Awards Nominees’ Party, where certificates were issues to all 160 nominees held on Wednesday, the 17th of December at the Swe Bar, City Mall, Onikan.
The star-studded event, which was hosted by Kunle Snatcha of the Rooftop MCs…

BN Exclusive: Tuface & R Kelly Duet on ‘Flex’

BN Exclusive: Tuface & R Kelly Duet on ‘Flex’

Friday, December 19th, 2008


2Face Idibia‘s new album, ‘The Unstoppable’… hit the shelves today and the track that everyone has been yearning to hear featuring international superstar R Kelly is one of the 19 tracks on the album. The release of this album

BOUQUI switches the beat with ‘Morile’

BOUQUI switches the beat with ‘Morile’

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Bukola Folayan also known as rapstress – BOUQUI… is back and she has switched things up! Bouqui’s talent was very evident on her eponymous debut album and from her feature on cool DJ Jimmy Jatt’s ladies anthem ‘Too Much’ .

Xmas Season Events: The 2008 Zebra Ball

Xmas Season Events: The 2008 Zebra Ball

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

BN will be letting you know about all the fab events coming up this xmas. One that we are looking forward to is the 2008 Zebra Ball…!!
I am really looking forward to the event, not only will it

Kate Henshaw, Stella Damasus and other Nollywood stars celebrate Coliseum @ 20

Kate Henshaw, Stella Damasus and other Nollywood stars celebrate Coliseum @ 20

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Landmark entertainment venue, Nite Shift Colisuem held an event to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Photos below.
Kate Henshaw-Nuttal looks so fab! cant believe she is in her 30s plus she’s a mum!
Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Stella Damasus
Muma Gee
Benita Nzeribe…

Timaya expresses his love for Empress Njamah on ‘Iyawo Mi’

Timaya expresses his love for Empress Njamah on ‘Iyawo Mi’

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

For months there has been endless speculation that Bayelsan hitmaker, Timaya and Nollywood actress Empress Njamah… were a couple. They have been spotted together on countless occasions and Empress had even starting managing some aspects of Timaya’s career but despite

In the Midst of December Mania Don’t Forget to Network

In the Midst of December Mania Don’t Forget to Network

Monday, December 15th, 2008

By Louisa Olubukola Kinoshi, BN International Scene Editor…

It’s that time of the year again—December when many Nigerians abroad flood back into the country to visit family and friends. The time period has become to Nigerians what summer at the

www.bellanaija.com

www.bellanaija.com

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Just checking in!I miss blogger but I hope you are loving the website
www.bellanaija.com…

BN RED CARPET FAB: Sleek Makeup Event

BN RED CARPET FAB: Sleek Makeup Event

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Sleek Makeup recently held an event in Lagos celebrating a successful year of business operations in Nigeria. The theme was BLACK. Loads of Sleek fans walked the red carpet. Many looked good but a select few were Bella Naija RED …

Burning Up the Charts…Its Wande Coal

Burning Up the Charts…Its Wande Coal

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

They call him Coal! Wande Coal…. According to that famous lyric from D’Banj he’s the ‘blackest of them all’ but his complexion is not his most striking feature, no that award goes to his voice. Mr Coal has talent

Meagan Good glams it up in Lagos for Anabel Mobile

Meagan Good glams it up in Lagos for Anabel Mobile

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Anabel Mobile, a new mobile device and telecoms content company recently launched at the Civic Centre in Lagos. The company used this opportunity to present their appointed brand ambassador African-American actress Meagan Good…. Photos from the launch afterparty

On Set With Omawumi ‘In The Music’ & Darey ‘More’

On Set With Omawumi ‘In The Music’ & Darey ‘More’

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

The new videos just keep coming!
The quality is getting higher!
The stakes are raised!
Here are photos of Omawumi on the set of her forthcoming video ‘In The Music’. We cant wait! She looking amazing.

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We’ve…

Hi Mag: Nollywood Stars’ Holiday Plans!

Hi Mag: Nollywood Stars’ Holiday Plans!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The December issue of Hi Magazine is out now. The issue features information on the 2008 Calabar Carnival, musical group Amplifyd… and others but the juiciest scoop is on Nollywood stars are spilling the beans on what they will

The Story Behind Human Hair

The Story Behind Human Hair

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I read this article some months ago and it gave me food for thought.
As a certified ‘weave-aholic’ who uses only human hair, I was taken aback when I read this.
Apparently, there is a ‘story’ behind the hair that…

They Call Her Ghana’s ‘Christie Brown’

They Call Her Ghana’s ‘Christie Brown’

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

It’s always been our tradition at Bella Naija to spotlight designers from various African countries. We did that we our Africa Fashion Week. Now that we have a platform we intend on doing even more!
Earlier this year, Aisha Obuobi …

Comedian AY Weds Heartthrob Mabel

Comedian AY Weds Heartthrob Mabel

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

The Couple: Fast-rising comedian AY (Ayo Makun) and fiance/mother of his daughter, Mabel
Their Story…: Ayo and Mabel have been a couple for several years and are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Michelle. The ever-jovial Ayo recently

Midnight Crew hails ‘Igwe’!

Midnight Crew hails ‘Igwe’!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

According to their myspace, “Midnight Crew (MNC) …is a five year old, God-spawned group with a vision to tear down the walls of false religion through music; to reach the destitute in soul and body, particularly the rejects of

Ini Edo & Phillip Ehiagwina Say Their Traditional ‘I DOs’

Ini Edo & Phillip Ehiagwina Say Their Traditional ‘I DOs’

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Saturday November 29 2008 was a very special day for Nollywood superstar, Iniobong Edo popularly known to fans as Ini Edo. The popular actress celebrated her ‘native laws and customs’ traditional marriage ceremony with her fiance, Phillip Ehiagwina….

9ice & Toni Payne welcome their baby boy, Zion Akande

9ice & Toni Payne welcome their baby boy, Zion Akande

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Rave-of-the-moment singer 9ice and his wife Toni have been blessed with their first baby!
The baby, already named Zion…, was delivered at 12:43am on Thursday December 4, at Presbytarian hospital, Southern California, United States of America.
9ice is currently