August, 2009

Nneka – The New Postergirl of the Afropean Music Movement

Nneka – The New Postergirl of the Afropean Music Movement

Monday, August 31st, 2009

She is at the forefront of the renaissance of the Afropean movement. Alongside the likes of Bantu, Ayo and even Zap Mama; Nneka…’s love for reggae, soul, hip-hop plus a huge dose of consciousness led to the creation of

A Love Story Against All Odds: Seun & Akin Wed

A Love Story Against All Odds: Seun & Akin Wed

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Akin and Seun… first met in 2000 when Seun, on holiday from University in England, went to the University of Lagos to visit a friend. They became friends and kept in touch after Seun returned to England. They called each

New Video: P-Square – Danger

New Video: P-Square – Danger

Monday, August 31st, 2009

That was fast….
P-Square has released the video for their new single – ‘Danger…

The Countdown is ON! Big Brother Africa ‘The Revolution’ kicks off in September

The Countdown is ON! Big Brother Africa ‘The Revolution’ kicks off in September

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Big Brother Africa… is gearing up for a new season. The show that keeps Africans glued to our TVs is back for a new season of frolicking and drama. The new season of Big Brother Africa has been tagged ‘The

Internet Love: To Google or not to Google (Part 2) – The Dates

Internet Love: To Google or not to Google (Part 2) – The Dates

Friday, August 28th, 2009

As promised BN readers, here is an update on the Internet dating article published two weeks ago. In case you missed the first part of the article, click HERE. Then go ahead and read all about what happened next below.…

New Music: P-Square – Danger

New Music: P-Square – Danger

Friday, August 28th, 2009

As promised, P-Square has started releasing music from their new album. The first song that has hit the net is ‘Danger…‘.
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Shout out to NotJustOK

New Video: Paul ‘Play’ Dairo – Delicious

New Video: Paul ‘Play’ Dairo – Delicious

Friday, August 28th, 2009

New video from Nigeria’s Paul Play Dairo…. After so many hit love songs, Paul is now a veteran in that genre. There were some rumours about Paul having some health problems some weeks ago, we are wishing him all

BN Exclusive: Nollywood’s brightest & Ghana’s best Glo with pride in Johannesburg

BN Exclusive: Nollywood’s brightest & Ghana’s best Glo with pride in Johannesburg

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Yesterday we featured photos of the Glo Ambassadors in Johannesburg gearing up for the filming of a Glo TV commercial. Today, we take you behind the scenes, backstage and on-set at the taping in Johannesburg.
To highlight each of the…

BN Style Spotlight: Omowunmi Akinnifesi

BN Style Spotlight: Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

It’s BN Style Spotlight…; this is a periodical feature on the style page that will provide detailed analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star. We kicked off our premiere feature with Ifeoma Williams – View post

Join the Revolution: Light Up Nigeria

Join the Revolution: Light Up Nigeria

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

“Are you tired of the constant excuses being given for the incompetence of PHCN, we are forming this group as a voice for our generation. It is time for something to be done,the 7th oil producing nation is one of…

Where my girls at?

Where my girls at?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Lately I have been thinking about the power of girlfriends. Every now and again I meet a woman who says I don’t really get on with other women. Now I can’t speak for all of such women but those I…

South African Royalty Weds: Zulu Princess Bukhosibemvelo marries her Sweetheart in Durban

South African Royalty Weds: Zulu Princess Bukhosibemvelo marries her Sweetheart in Durban

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Growing up, we would see photos from weddings of European aristocrats and royalty in issues of Hello. Well, as you know, we have our African royals from various tribes in countries across Africa. You might or might not agree with…

New Music: Phizzle – Love Letter

New Music: Phizzle – Love Letter

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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New music from fast rising musician Phizzle. This one is called ‘Love Letter…‘. The song was written by Phizzle and beats produced by Kid Konnect. Phizzle is signed to Sturvs

BN Exclusive: Glo brings Nollywood together as Stars bond in Jozi

BN Exclusive: Glo brings Nollywood together as Stars bond in Jozi

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Johannesburg set the scene for some poignant moments  as Nollywood, Gollywood and Ghanaian music stars bonded as they arrived in South Africa to film an advertisement for African telecommunications company – Globacom. After months of intense speculation on the identitities…

Kel, MI & OC – There’s ‘LOVE’ in the air

Kel, MI & OC – There’s ‘LOVE’ in the air

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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Great song titled ‘Love‘ from Kel’s debut album – The Investment. Kel leads the track with MI and OC Ukeje… on the vocals. Very reminiscent of old school hip-hop with

Who is going home with the MAMAs? 2Face, D’Banj, Amani, Lizha James, MI and others clinch nominations

Who is going home with the MAMAs? 2Face, D’Banj, Amani, Lizha James, MI and others clinch nominations

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

MTV Africa has announced the nominees for the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards…. 2Face leads the way with 4 nominations while SA’s HHP, Nigeria’s D’Banj and Kenya’s Nameless follow with 3 nominations each. As seems to be the trend

BN Trend Alert: Summer Whites!

BN Trend Alert: Summer Whites!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

At the Thisday ARISE Africa Fashion Week, designers Ade Bakare, Tina Atiemo, David Tlale and Samantha Cole… embraced the colour white to create elegant pieces, and some with a dramatic edge to them!
In Nigeria, the rainy season

BN Hitlist: Chelle | Darey ft. 9ice, Password and Jesse Jags | Sliq Mettaliqa ft. Pype | David Evans

BN Hitlist: Chelle | Darey ft. 9ice, Password and Jesse Jags | Sliq Mettaliqa ft. Pype | David Evans

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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

Chelle – Opon Ti Sun…
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This song has been

Naija Reads: New Online Service brings Pages from Home to Diaspora

Naija Reads: New Online Service brings Pages from Home to Diaspora

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

As Bella Naija… continues in our drive to encourage young Nigerian entrepreneurs, we are spotlighting the online magazine/book store known as ‘Naija Reads’
www.naijareads.com is a website where African magazines and books can be bought by readers from all around

P-Square prepared to release ‘Danger’ as Peter unleashes his new look

P-Square prepared to release ‘Danger’ as Peter unleashes his new look

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Peter & Paul Okoye, the dynamic duo better known as P-Square are gearing up for the release of their new album tentatively titled ‘Danger…‘. P-Square is arguably Africa’s most popular contemporary music group with a catalog of hits

How to Choose your Wedding Dress

How to Choose your Wedding Dress

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The perfect train

Glory Edozien speaks to the master of Couture bridal fashion Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations on the top tips for choosing your wedding dress
It’s the dress every woman wants to wear… The dress we pray we

Touch Of Sculpture: A Universe of Sensations by Vlisco

Touch Of Sculpture: A Universe of Sensations by Vlisco

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The new ‘Touch of Sculpture’ fabric collection from Vlisco… teases the senses. Blink and look again – you’ll see the same thing twice, buton a different level. A double layer, seemingly rigid, flows in sync with the rapid

My Style: Chika Uwazie

My Style: Chika Uwazie

Monday, August 24th, 2009

It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short…

New Video: Nyore – Rodeo

New Video: Nyore – Rodeo

Monday, August 24th, 2009

New video from Nigeria’s reggae queen – Nyore….

A Rosy Union: Ibiso Briggs & Timi Giwa Wed

A Rosy Union: Ibiso Briggs & Timi Giwa Wed

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Ibiso Briggs & Timi Giwa… met in the UK about 4 years ago and it was there that their love story started and then on a sunny August day, the couple tied the knot in Lagos, Nigeria. Pink was the