January, 2010

FRIDAY TRACK: The Tequila Texter

FRIDAY TRACK: The Tequila Texter

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Kilon Sparkles!
I spent my entire adolescent years as a spendthrift – no respect for the little I had and a big appetite for American-type capitalism. I later figured that on an average night out, its best to take a…

Events This Weekend: Seven (point) Zero (SpZ) Fundraiser for Haiti | Nike Oshinowo DVD Signing

Events This Weekend: Seven (point) Zero (SpZ) Fundraiser for Haiti | Nike Oshinowo DVD Signing

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Seven (point) Zero
Date: 30 January 2010
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Venue: Bubbles (Jades Palace)
Admission: N3000
Alternative Means, DoJoes and LopeSidedWorks in collaboration with
AIPA (Against Illiteracy Poverty & AIDS) Nigeria and Hope Haiti
present Seven (point) Zero (SpZ).…

The Look: Ruffled Pink

The Look: Ruffled Pink

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Its been a while since we hit you with “The Look…“. Nigerians are supposed to be amongst the best dressed people in the world so why is it so difficult for us to find looks we love?
Maybe

Check out the trailer for IJE: The Journey starring Genevieve Nnaji & Omotola Ekeinde

Check out the trailer for IJE: The Journey starring Genevieve Nnaji & Omotola Ekeinde

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

We buzzed about the movie “IJE” last year. Now the trailer is here for all to experience.
Shot on locations spanning Jos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, California, IJE… tells the tale of two sisters Chioma and Anya, the

New Music: Soul E – Why I Love You So

New Music: Soul E – Why I Love You So

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It is great to see that Soul E… still believes in love!
Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away and now Soul E has released a brand new love song “Why I Love You So”. Its been a year since

New Video: D’Banj – Fall in Love

New Video: D’Banj – Fall in Love

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Ok, here is the deal – D’Banj’s “Fall in Love” is one of our favourite songs from his last album “The Entertainer…” so forgive us if we are a bit nit-picky when it comes to

Naeto C heads to Harvard

Naeto C heads to Harvard

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Naeto C is the headline performer at the 2010 Annual Harvard Business School Africa Conference concert and fashion show. He will also be a speaker on the entertainment panel at the Main Conference. …
The Annual Harvard Business Conference has become

Lights, Cameras, Models, Lagos: International Celebs including Iman head to Lagos for glittering Face of Africa 2010 Finale

Lights, Cameras, Models, Lagos: International Celebs including Iman head to Lagos for glittering Face of Africa 2010 Finale

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This season, MNet decided to do things a bit differently. Their new formula worked! Viewers have been hooked to the Face of Africa… TV series which has taken us from the auditions and all through the girls’ journey towards the

BN Exclusive: Listen to the Guinness “Power of Naija” song set to inspire the Super Eagles to Victory

BN Exclusive: Listen to the Guinness “Power of Naija” song set to inspire the Super Eagles to Victory

Monday, January 25th, 2010

It seems as though everyone is feeling a certain level of despondency regarding Nigeria these days. The excitement and patriotism that thrived in the last few years seems to be waning.
No matter how bad things may be, there are…

BN Celebrity Weddings: Obi Asika & Yets Bakare Wed

BN Celebrity Weddings: Obi Asika & Yets Bakare Wed

Monday, January 25th, 2010

On the 23rd of December 2009, one of Nigeria’s top entertainment entrepreneurs, Obi Asika celebrated his wedding to his longtime love, Yets Bakare…. The beautiful ceremony was a intimate and beautiful affair with only close friends and family on

FRIDAY TRACK: Baby Mi Show Colour Re

FRIDAY TRACK: Baby Mi Show Colour Re

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Sigh!
Dear Rice,
Its 9.02 on this musty Thursday evening, The Jubaili Bros are having their nightly concert in my neighbourhood. There’s nothing to watch on TV and nil in my fast expanding belly.
On these incredibly dull work nights,…

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya finds love after loss as he weds Rosemary Simangele Zulu

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya finds love after loss as he weds Rosemary Simangele Zulu

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Pastor Bimbo Odukoya… was a source of inspiration to so many people around the world. Her “Single & Married” ministry changed lives, helped heal and build relationships.
The nation mourned when the Sosoliso crash occurred on the 10th of December

New Video: Timi Dakolo Feat. Jesse Jagz – I Love U

New Video: Timi Dakolo Feat. Jesse Jagz – I Love U

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Everyone acknowledges that Timi Dakolo… is a great vocalist. Ever since he won West African Idol some years ago, we’ve been rooting for his career to fly.
Timi is ready to shine in 2010 and now he has released his

Events This Weekend: Asa On The Green | bebeGrafiti | The Waiting Room

Events This Weekend: Asa On The Green | bebeGrafiti | The Waiting Room

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

All the holidaymakers have left and it seemed like the buzz had left Lagos for a bit. Not to worry, this weekend, our beloved city is BACK!
There are lots of great outing options this weekend. Check on it below!…

R is for Recession, Resilience and CANOE’s RARE Issue

R is for Recession, Resilience and CANOE’s RARE Issue

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

CANOE Quarterly Magazine… finds something to be cheerful about despite the state of the economy. Its new edition, titled the RARE Issue, continues in the publication’s mission to celebrate Africa.
CANOE has become quite famous for both its articles and

After weeks of voting, The Future Awards releases shortlist for 2010 Edition

After weeks of voting, The Future Awards releases shortlist for 2010 Edition

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Nominee, Osaze Odemwingie
After more than 4 weeks of voting as well as the first stage of judging, the Central Working Committee for The Future Awards 2010…, known as Nigeria’s biggest youth event, has released its shortlist.
The Nominees

Who Will Win Season II of Celebrity Takes 2? Fred Amata, Stella Damasus & Yemi Blaq battle it out!

Who Will Win Season II of Celebrity Takes 2? Fred Amata, Stella Damasus & Yemi Blaq battle it out!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

In a few days, the winner of the 2nd Season of Celebrity Takes 2… will emerge!
For the last couple of weeks, a group of celebrities along with their dance partners having been pulling all the stops to ensure that

Photos from No Surprises’ Metro Mix

Photos from No Surprises’ Metro Mix

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Ain’t no party like a Lagos party…
There were so many events this past December that we are going to need to whole extra month to get through featuring all of them!
One of the major December events was Metro …

BN Red Carpet Fab: Nike Oshinowo “Fit, Forty and Fabulous” DVD Launch

BN Red Carpet Fab: Nike Oshinowo “Fit, Forty and Fabulous” DVD Launch

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Its the first BN Red Carpet Fab of 2010 and we are totally excited to be kicking off with this!
On Sunday 17th of January 2010, Ex-Beauty Queen Nike Oshinowo launched her fitness DVD “Fit, Forty and Fabulous”….
The

Help Haiti Now!

Help Haiti Now!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We’ve been so heartbroken about the situation in Haiti.
It has been absolute pandemonium ever since the earthquake hit.
The people of Haiti need out help.
Please donate whatever you can.
If you are based in Nigeria…, you can

Deola Sagoe, Black Coffee and Loin Cloth & Ashes set to dazzle via ARISE Africa show at New York Fashion Week

Deola Sagoe, Black Coffee and Loin Cloth & Ashes set to dazzle via ARISE Africa show at New York Fashion Week

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Its that time again.
African fashion is migrating to New York for the New York Fashion Week.
Last year, ARISE… broke new ground with the ARISE Collective at the Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week in February 2009 and maintained

Rihanna Reaches Out to Nigerian Winter Olympics  Hopeful

Rihanna Reaches Out to Nigerian Winter Olympics Hopeful

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

After graduating from Yale Law School in 2009, Seun Adebiyi… is attempting to compete as Nigeria’s first Winter Olympics delegate as a skeleton sledder. Seun swam competitively for years, but missed qualifying for the 2004 Summer Games by a tenth

BN Prose: The Kindling by Abby Beckley

BN Prose: The Kindling by Abby Beckley

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Adunni caressed her belly with a deep satisfaction. After bearing six children her abdomen was still remarkably flat and even now with a brand new life beating away inside it gave nothing away. She had no need to visit her…

Guinness launches Super Eagles Man of Greatness Award Scheme

Guinness launches Super Eagles Man of Greatness Award Scheme

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Austin Jay Jay Okocha – Guinness Greatness Ambassador
Guinness®, the Official Beer of The Super Eagles announced a Man of Greatness Award scheme… to recognise the Greatness of the players during their forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations games and

What’s it like to be FABULOUS, AFRICAN & BLACK? New Mag FAB launches in February

What’s it like to be FABULOUS, AFRICAN & BLACK? New Mag FAB launches in February

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

A brand new glossy has just joined the African magazine market. FAB Magazine is a high-end Quarterly Fashion and Lifestyle print magazine with 80% African Content. The first issue of FAB Magazine – the “Music meets Fashion” issue will be…