January, 2009

Project Fame West Africa Winner Inyanya rides high with ‘Love Truly’

Project Fame West Africa Winner Inyanya rides high with ‘Love Truly’

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Following his victory on the show Project Fame West Africa winner, Inyanya Mbuk… is riding high! The 22 Year Old Calabar Native is enjoying his prizes from the show including a Toyota RAV 4 SUV and 2.5 Million Naira. He

BN Nollywood Insider: Rita Dominic’s Holiday Party & Boat Cruise

BN Nollywood Insider: Rita Dominic’s Holiday Party & Boat Cruise

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Rita and Omawumi
Hiya, this is Nolita. I am officially your Nollywood Insider!
BN Nollywood Insider… takes you beyond the screen! Many love to watch Nollywood stars as they act in your fave Nollywood blockbusters but what happens when the

BN Tidbits: Ure & Soul E BreakUp | Yuguda weds Nafisa Yar’Adua | Jim Iyke’s New Album  | 2Face Marriage Plans + More

BN Tidbits: Ure & Soul E BreakUp | Yuguda weds Nafisa Yar’Adua | Jim Iyke’s New Album | 2Face Marriage Plans + More

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Its that time again! BN Tidbits
Queen Ure & Soul E
Celebrity couple, musician Soul E & banker Queen Ure… have reportedly broken up. The couple who caused a sensation when they announced that they were married recently separated. Ure

Life Through Our Eyes

Life Through Our Eyes

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.”…

New Video: Doing it for the Girls – Justina ‘Omo 2 Sexy’

New Video: Doing it for the Girls – Justina ‘Omo 2 Sexy’

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

It seems like 2009 is going to be the year of that the ‘Nigerian Diva’ emerges. Hot on the heels of Omawumi’s sassy ‘In the Music’, Justina has hit us with the video for her hit song ‘Omo 2 Sexy’.…

Circa 64 Store Opening

Circa 64 Store Opening

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Budding Nigerian jewelry design company, Circa 64 recently held their store opening. Circa 64 specializes in unique hand-crafted pieces which exude timeless elegance.
“All of Circa 64′s unique pieces of jewelry are designed and produced by Ayo Fanimokun…. Ayo

BN Red Carpet Fab: The Future Awards 2009

BN Red Carpet Fab: The Future Awards 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

You can never predict what you are going to see on the Future Awards… red carpet. Browsing through photos from most events, you can pretty much ascertain the dress code – Casual, Business Casual, Cocktail, Formal, Black Tie etc…The same

Inspiration Meets Glamour: The Future Awards 2009 – Winners & Photos

Inspiration Meets Glamour: The Future Awards 2009 – Winners & Photos

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The Future Awards 2009… have come and gone but the impact continues to resonate.
Months of planning and voting all culminated in a glamorous and exciting awards ceremony on the 18th of January 2009 at the Muson Centre in Lagos,

Kefee Sings ‘Kokoroko’ Through the Storm

Kefee Sings ‘Kokoroko’ Through the Storm

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Its been a tumultuous few months for ‘Branama’ crooner Kefee… (Irikefe Obareki), she went from media sweetheart to tabloid target. Her marriage to manager/record label exec Alec Godwin broke down amid various allegations. Yet through all this, Kefee has held

Suave Obama and stunning Michelle dance the night away with galaxy of stars

Suave Obama and stunning Michelle dance the night away with galaxy of stars

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

From the Daily Mail – By Liz Hazelton
It was the day he was sworn in as the first black president of the United States.
But despite being the man at the centre of an extraordinary day which made history,…

ThisDay Awards 2009 – Festival of Ideas: Speakers & Winners

ThisDay Awards 2009 – Festival of Ideas: Speakers & Winners

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The 2009 Edition of the ThisDay Awards had a very different aura. The annual event now in its 14th year has always been considered a ‘serious’ awards ceremony but this year, organizers took things up a notch.
- First up,…

Get Your Dream Body with Oluchi: First Look at O3 Pro Fitness from HiMag

Get Your Dream Body with Oluchi: First Look at O3 Pro Fitness from HiMag

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

HiTv’s Hi Magazine seems to be at the cutting-edge on what’s hot.
There has been buzz on Oluchi’s Fitness project: O3 ProFitness… for some months, now HiMag is bringing you an exclusive first look and details on the project. Oluchi

And They Yelled ‘Surprise!!’ – 9ice’s Birthday Pary

And They Yelled ‘Surprise!!’ – 9ice’s Birthday Pary

Monday, January 19th, 2009

On the 17th of January 2009, Abolore Akande aka 9ice… celebrated his birthday. With his marriage, birth of his baby and immense career success, the past 365 days have been abolsutely amazing for 9ice and his family. So it was

The Look: Bondesque

The Look: Bondesque

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Kelechi Odu @ The Zebra Ball
We literally cannot count the number of people that have ‘requested’ that this look be featured. I’ve actually had people call me and say ‘Oh I love the new feature, why haven’t you featured…

U R B A N B E A T  b y  V l i s c o

U R B A N B E A T b y V l i s c o

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Last week, we showcased 3 past collections from Vlisco as well as information on the Vlisco Fashion Academy. Exclusively on Bella Naija, here is the latest collection from Vlisco and its named ‘Urban Beat’.
T h e c i t …

Shaped like an APPLE or a PEAR?

Shaped like an APPLE or a PEAR?

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This is the second part of the “New Year’s Resolution” series. Have you always struggled with weightloss? Have you watched your friends lose weight with the Atkins, or Southbeach diet, while you only gained or did not change …

Nigerians Get Ready for Obama’s Inauguration

Nigerians Get Ready for Obama’s Inauguration

Friday, January 16th, 2009

There’s inauguration fever in the USA as we countdown the days till Pres-Elect Barack Obama is sworn into the White House and President Bush is booted out. It has been estimated that over 5 million people will descend upon Washington…

M.I should be ARRESTED & JAILED

M.I should be ARRESTED & JAILED

Friday, January 16th, 2009

What is happening to this society?
Where are our values?
What is our nation turning into?
Why are adults watching things go bad?
What if we were to be judged by our actions?
Fellow Nigerians
I strongly suggest that Mr.…

BN Hot Topic: Single + Pregnant = Married ?

BN Hot Topic: Single + Pregnant = Married ?

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The pregnant bride is nothing new. Growing up, I remember many ‘aunties’ who had suspiciously large stomachs on their wedding days. Even closer to home, doing some simple arithmetic on your parent’s wedding anniversary and birth date of the first…

Nollywood Star, Uche Jombo’s Triple Birthday Celebration

Nollywood Star, Uche Jombo’s Triple Birthday Celebration

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Nollywood actress/screenwriter, Uche Jombo… is one of the most popular actresses out there. She not only has numerous fans but is incredibly well-liked by Nollywood peers and colleagues. The actresses recently celebrated her birthday with THREE parties over the course

New Video: 2Face releases ‘Enter the Place’

New Video: 2Face releases ‘Enter the Place’

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

2Face is hitting us hard with the promo for his new album ‘The Unstoppable’. As soon as the album was released, his song ‘Flex’ …feat R Kelly created hysteria on the internet and now he’s finally released a video

Bigiano invites us to ‘Shayo’

Bigiano invites us to ‘Shayo’

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There is no doubt that new music stars will be ‘born’ in 2009. One of the rising stars is Bigiano…. His hit song ‘Shayo’ is rising higher with the release of the SA-shot video. Bigiano is a former member

Wanna Be On Top? West Africa’s Next Top Model (WANTM) scouting in London & NYC

Wanna Be On Top? West Africa’s Next Top Model (WANTM) scouting in London & NYC

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The West Africa’s Next Top Model… show scheduled to begin production in Africa in March 2009 is scouting for models in London and New York City.
Scouting for London will be on Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at The Amadeus, 50

This Day/Arise Magazine to Put on a Show at the 2009 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

This Day/Arise Magazine to Put on a Show at the 2009 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

BN International Scene Editor

Nduka Obaigbena has done it again!  ThisDay Media Group’s new Arise Magazine… will be hosting the African Fashion Collective as part of the lineup for New York Fashion Week. Designers to be featured have not been

The Look: Black Sass

The Look: Black Sass

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Caroline Chikezie @ the MAMAs
It seems that ‘The Look’ featured  in yesterday’s edition was universally liked by our Bella Naija readers. Today we have UK/Nigerian actress, Caroline Chikezie …in a short black strapless dress at the MTV Africa Music