February, 2010

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The influence of African culture on the global scene keeps rising.
From Ndebele tribe print Louboutins to Beyonce & Alicia Keys rocking ankara outfits (by Boxing Kitten) in their new video.
Now the inspiration is moving from clothing and accessories…

BN Contributor Temitayo Olofinlua named as WLP Youth Essay Contest Finalist – Let’s Support!

BN Contributor Temitayo Olofinlua named as WLP Youth Essay Contest Finalist – Let’s Support!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

You know her as the Bookaholic but Temitayo Olofinlua writes about a variety of subjects. Her essay “Fear — The Enemy of Gender Equality” has been chosen as one of the finalist picks for the WLP Youth Essay contest.
A …

Funmi Iyanda explores village life on this week’s episode of Talk With Funmi

Funmi Iyanda explores village life on this week’s episode of Talk With Funmi

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

We’ve been loving Funmi Iyanda‘s new show “Talk With Funmi…” ever since it started a few weeks ago. Last week’s episode was titled “9ja Hip & Hopping”. Funmi chatted with ID Cabasa and 9ice. It was really engaging

Funfere Koroye: Fun,Fresh and FUSION KELVAR!

Funfere Koroye: Fun,Fresh and FUSION KELVAR!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Upcoming brand Fusion Kelvar is out with its dual debut collection; The Diaspora Collection which fuses traditional textures with concrete cuts and The Prestige Collection which features graphic urban designs.
Head Designer Funfere Koroye…, captures the essence of youthful

FRIDAY TRACK: No No No No No No No No…..There’s No Limit!

FRIDAY TRACK: No No No No No No No No…..There’s No Limit!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Kilon Sparkles Bella peeps!
I don’t know if you own a blackberry, if you do, perhaps like me you too are fond of the red light flashes. Traditionally, it means one of the following – a reminder, a missed call…

Temple Muse Valentine’s Event

Temple Muse Valentine’s Event

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We had so much fun with the Temple Muse Christmas Event – BN Red Carpet Fab post that now we are back for more. Temple Muse held a Valentine’s season event on earlier this month. Photos from the event below.…

Cougar…Naija Style!

Cougar…Naija Style!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A friend asked for my help on this matter and I felt I needed to ask you guys to help out.
As a single girl living and working in Lagos, life can be tough. You finish school, got a job,…

Helping Hands Benefit Concert for Jos & Haiti

Helping Hands Benefit Concert for Jos & Haiti

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Jos, Nigeria is currently being destroyed by the religious violence and unnecessary killings which have affected the living conditions as well as the safety of the people who have lost possessions, family members as well as a sense of well…

Duro Olowu Fall 2010 RTW @ London Fashion Week

Duro Olowu Fall 2010 RTW @ London Fashion Week

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Duro Olowu’s …fall 2010 ready-to-wear collection features deliberate haphazard combinations of vibrant colours in eccentric prints. The collection engages with sombre tones of grey and black while also entertaining an eclectic desire for colour with wool pieces with intriguing geometric

Africa’s Design Stars including Tiffany Amber, Christie Brown & David Tlale to show at ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Event during Paris Fashion Week

Africa’s Design Stars including Tiffany Amber, Christie Brown & David Tlale to show at ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Event during Paris Fashion Week

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Paris is going to get a taste of the finest in African fashion on the 5th of March when the ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Fall 2010/2011 Event will be taking place during Paris Fashion Week….
With its rich history, Paris

New Video: Eva – Na So

New Video: Eva – Na So

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

We might just get an F for our music coverage this month. We promise to bounce back in March.
Here is a brand new video for the song – “Na So“. Eva… is an up-and-coming vocalist and she

February’s Hot Covers – Oluchi, Omotola, Munachi, John Fashanu; see the celebs heating up the Feb covers for MADE, Family, MODE, ARISE & TW

February’s Hot Covers – Oluchi, Omotola, Munachi, John Fashanu; see the celebs heating up the Feb covers for MADE, Family, MODE, ARISE & TW

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

February has been such a fabulous month. The news stands have been brighter than usual with lots of love themed issues and sexy covers.
Agbani was on the cover of Genevieve while Lami was on the cover of True Love.…

Womb – For – Rent

Womb – For – Rent

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I did not want to disappoint him again, he had been trying to have lunch with me for about a week. We ate, gossiped about our respective co-workers and rambled through several topics. Then it came up.  “I am not…

BN PROSE: When Love Hurts by Glory Edozien

BN PROSE: When Love Hurts by Glory Edozien

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I have often wondered how you realise you are in love. Is it the gentle smile that creeps up your lips when you see that certain someone? Or the sharp pain that jolts through your heart when you see their…

Lion Heart – The Kanu Story: Nigerian Football Legend Kanu Nwankwo set to tell all in new book and movie

Lion Heart – The Kanu Story: Nigerian Football Legend Kanu Nwankwo set to tell all in new book and movie

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Africa’s most decorated football player, Kanu Nwankwo… has joined the ranks of global figures whose compelling stories have been immortalized on the silver screen. Kanu takes it a notch further as his feature is to be released simultaneously with his

BN Red Carpet Fab: Face of Africa 2010 Finale

BN Red Carpet Fab: Face of Africa 2010 Finale

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Its just February but this might just be the BN Red Carpet Fab to beat this year! Its our red carpet picks from the Face of Africa 2010 Finale… which was held in Lagos on the 6th of February 2010.

New Video: JJC feat. Femi Kuti, Dagrin, Eldee, DJ Zeez, Kel, Ay.com, Moe Money & Ragga Remi – We Are Africans (Naija Remix)

New Video: JJC feat. Femi Kuti, Dagrin, Eldee, DJ Zeez, Kel, Ay.com, Moe Money & Ragga Remi – We Are Africans (Naija Remix)

Friday, February 19th, 2010

JJC has been a consistent force on the international music scene for over a decade. Last year, he released his track “We Are Africans”, now the video for the remix is out.
The track features musical royalty Femi Kuti…

Kingsley Okonkwo of KC Presh’s Spectacular Engagement

Kingsley Okonkwo of KC Presh’s Spectacular Engagement

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Nigerian celebrities are really going all out with their weddings and celebrations this year! Next on the list is Kingsley Okonkwo of KC Presh. The musician proposed to his girlfriend, Cynthia Ijeoma Oduah… during the weekend of the 6th of

“Party Hard” Tonight at The Beat 99.9FM Launch Party

“Party Hard” Tonight at The Beat 99.9FM Launch Party

Friday, February 19th, 2010

For all you party lovers in Lagos, there is only one place to be tonight and that is The Beat 99.9FM Launch Party… which is taking place tonight at the GET Arena in Lagos.
The party will feature lots of

Events This Weekend: Fractures | Victoria Oruwari @ MUSON |

Events This Weekend: Fractures | Victoria Oruwari @ MUSON |

Friday, February 19th, 2010

This weekend, forget about fashion and indulge in some enriching experiences. Details below:
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From the team that brought you OLURONBI, there is a brand new production launching this weekend and its called FRACTURES…. See flyer for details.

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Reckless Abandonment

Reckless Abandonment

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Normally every Valentines Day brings with it some form of excitement. But, Sunday was different. I stood looking at the huge bouquet of flowers which had been delivered at my address at exactly 11:15am with somber reflection. The card attached…

Our Wedding Story: Oyinlola Sawyerr & Tagbo Azubike

Our Wedding Story: Oyinlola Sawyerr & Tagbo Azubike

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Our Wedding Story is Bella Naija’s special wedding feature that delves a little bit deeper. Our very special couple is Oyinlola Sawyerr & Tagbo Azubike….
Oyinlola and Tagbo both reside in Lagos, Nigeria where she’s a banker and he

BN Features: Livinia Accessories

BN Features: Livinia Accessories

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It is the small businesses that make a buoyant economy, and here at BN we make it our responsibility to encourage individuals who have taken the bold step to set up their own businesses.
Chiamaka Iwunze …is young and doing

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Loin Cloth & Ashes

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Loin Cloth & Ashes

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Loin Cloth & Ashes designer Anisa Mpungwe… took her inspiration from her father’s hometown of Ifakara,  Tanzania but contrary to preconceived notions, her Fall 2010 collection is not about bright, flirty prints.

The designer’s obsession with structure has dictated a

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Deola Sagoe Fall 2010

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Deola Sagoe Fall 2010

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Nigerian Designer, Deola Sagoe also showcased her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the ARISE Magazine Africa Collective III runway.
Deola Sagoe… in this collection combines the fierce cuts of military inspired garments with a feel for texture. Opting for a dark