April, 2010

Initial Gra Gra

Initial Gra Gra

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The other day I was standing by the side of the road looking for an okada… (i.e. a commercial motorbike to the uninitiated). Then came along this beautiful Nubian princess, a young girl who was just blossoming into delectable womanhood,

BN Exclusive: Nollywood Star Mike Ezuruonye is Engaged!

BN Exclusive: Nollywood Star Mike Ezuruonye is Engaged!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

BellaNaija has received exclusive and confirmed word that Nollywood superstar Mike Ezuruonye… is engaged to his girlfriend of 2 years.
Since he began acting several years ago, ex-banker, Mike has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame. In addition to winning

BN Wedding Glam: The Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu Wedding

BN Wedding Glam: The Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu Wedding

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

BN Wedding Glam is our periodic wedding feature which focuses on the guests!
Basically photos of the guests looking uber glam and stylish.
At the beautiful wedding of Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu…, the trend was bright primary colours.

On Set with eLDee: Behind the scenes at the video shoot for “U Blow My Mind”

On Set with eLDee: Behind the scenes at the video shoot for “U Blow My Mind”

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

eLDee shot the video for the first single from the “Is It Your Money Vol 1″ …mixtape on the 28th of April 2010 and BN has photos from the video shoot.
From the photos, it seems as though the video

Fighting for Love

Fighting for Love

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I had an amazing weekend! My friends and I had a major cook out, just for the sake of it! Peppered chicken, jollof and fried rice, cat fish pepper soup, honeyed barbequed ribs and all the ‘medemedes’ you can think…

Rock the Runway like Tracy, Strike A Pose Like Annette! Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010

Rock the Runway like Tracy, Strike A Pose Like Annette! Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The search has begun to find the next Elite Supermodel…
Elite Model Management… is organizing a nationwide search in Nigeria. It is an essential platform of scouting for Elite’s 37 worldwide agencies.
Elite Model Look Nigeria 2008 Winner – Tracy

Designer Amechi Ihenacho sets out to give “beauty a pristine new frame” with the perfected art of old school tailoring

Designer Amechi Ihenacho sets out to give “beauty a pristine new frame” with the perfected art of old school tailoring

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Amechi Ihenacho is most commoly known as the Fashion Editor for Flux Magazine UK. However it is his relatively new label- Amechi… that  has captured BN’s attention.
Inspired by 50′s village Haitian girls, Cuba and Yoruba land, his Spring/Summer debut

BN Online Exclusive: Mr. Fine Boy – Proudly Naija

BN Online Exclusive: Mr. Fine Boy – Proudly Naija

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

When I learned that my girl Bella was the guest editor for this issue, I said I must write something for una my people o. She’s a good friend and I’m so proud of her, especially after seeing her on…

Da Grin lives on through Music – Tragically Prophetic “If I Die”, Tribute Mixtapes, Songs & Events

Da Grin lives on through Music – Tragically Prophetic “If I Die”, Tribute Mixtapes, Songs & Events

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Almost a week after his death, we are still trying to come to terms with Da Grin…‘s untimely passing.
He was the most promising Nigerian musical talent to emerge in this decade. His music and story resonated with the

Introducing the Farafina Book Club Program

Introducing the Farafina Book Club Program

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Have you ever read a great book and wished you could talk to someone about it? Or maybe you’ve thought about starting a book club before? We’ve got news for you!
If you or anyone you know are interested in…

“Preen, Pose and Action!!!” Makeover session by Banke Meshida Lawal for BM Pro

“Preen, Pose and Action!!!” Makeover session by Banke Meshida Lawal for BM Pro

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Ever wondered what it feels like to have your very own makeover? To choose a picture from a magazine or TV and make it all yours? Well, Uber creative make-up artist, Banke Meshida-Lawal… had an organized and interactive makeover

Discover JOHARI – The Kenyan fashion house advocating “beauty with a reason”

Discover JOHARI – The Kenyan fashion house advocating “beauty with a reason”

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

It’s nice to explore Fashion Houses across the continent as we all know Africa’s packed with talent!  BN spotlights one of Kenya’s Top Designers: JOHARI; a label with a cause!
Johari was set up by the Johari foundation… as

On Set with Nigeria’s rap princess Mo’Cheddah: Behind the Scenes at the video shoot for “If You Want Me”

On Set with Nigeria’s rap princess Mo’Cheddah: Behind the Scenes at the video shoot for “If You Want Me”

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

BellaNaija brought you the exclusive first listen of Mo’Cheddah‘s official debut single “If You Want Me…” in 2009. Mo’Cheddah has built her rap credibility via scene stealing features on Knighthouse tracks. She also excelled during last year’s

Shirley Frimpong-Manso delivers another megahit with “Checkmate” starring Nadia Buari

Shirley Frimpong-Manso delivers another megahit with “Checkmate” starring Nadia Buari

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

At the 2010 AMAA Awards held on the 10th of April 1010 in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Ghanaian movie director/writer, Shirley Frimpong-Manso stood triumphant as her movies ‘The Perfect Picture‘ and ‘A Sting in a Tale…‘ won

Leo Leo presents GARMENTS GALORE

Leo Leo presents GARMENTS GALORE

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Leo Leo presents GARMENTS GALORE.
at the Rehab – 228b Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island Lagos
Date: 2nd & 9th of May
Time: 10am to 7 pm daily…
It will be 2 days of dresses of all types; sun

“Superwoman” Stephanie Okereke covers the new issue of TW Magazine & helps retrain ex-militants

“Superwoman” Stephanie Okereke covers the new issue of TW Magazine & helps retrain ex-militants

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Over the last 2 years, Stephanie Okereke… has repositioned and rebranded herself as a star with international pedigree. From her early days as a beauty queen and Nollywood actress, Stephanie has evolved to a movie producer/writer and entrepreneur.
2010 has

Kelly Rowland Ft. 2Face, Awadi, Chameleone, Crotale, Jozi, Kwesta, Rola, Samini, Slikour and Zuluboy – “Everywhere You Go” (2010 FIFA World Cup Theme Song)

Kelly Rowland Ft. 2Face, Awadi, Chameleone, Crotale, Jozi, Kwesta, Rola, Samini, Slikour and Zuluboy – “Everywhere You Go” (2010 FIFA World Cup Theme Song)

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup… is fast approaching. For the first time in history, the World Cup is being held in Africa. The World Cup along with the Olympics is one of the very few truly global events. People from

A Fairytale Come True: Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu Wed

A Fairytale Come True: Bella Adenuga & Jameel Disu Wed

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Love is so beautiful! It is what dreams are made of. Every woman wishes to find her Prince Charming while every man prays to find his better half. When this happens, it’s simply magical. For Belinda Ajoke Adenuga and Jameel …

Gearing towards the New and Exciting: Jewel By Lisa presents their Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Lookbook & Introduce “Studio 11″

Gearing towards the New and Exciting: Jewel By Lisa presents their Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Lookbook & Introduce “Studio 11″

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Jewel By Lisa …is one of the most recognised Nigerian fashion brands and their new Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 lookbook is a reminder of why their pieces remain a desirable choice.
Click to read our review of this collection
At the moment,

Starlets in Bloom! Adaeze Yobo & Ashionye show off their bumps

Starlets in Bloom! Adaeze Yobo & Ashionye show off their bumps

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

This is so beautiful! The miracle of pregnancy and birth.
Ex-beauty queen Adaeze Igwe-Yobo has reportedly given birth to her first child. She and her husband, Super Eagle Joseph Yobo… got married earlier this year. Before the birth, Adaeze took

A shining star dimmed too soon – Rising Nigerian Musician Da Grin has passed away

A shining star dimmed too soon – Rising Nigerian Musician Da Grin has passed away

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

This is the sort of story that you never want to report.
A rising star cut short in his prime.
Today, 22nd of April 2010, Nigerian rapper, Da Grin – real name – Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun… passed away at the

Cobhams, Lami, CaxtonAlile, MAI, Rita Dominic & CupCake Couture – April 2010 Issue of Naija Times Rocks!

Cobhams, Lami, CaxtonAlile, MAI, Rita Dominic & CupCake Couture – April 2010 Issue of Naija Times Rocks!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Naija Times… is a free monthly magazine which is distributed all around Nigeria.
The magazine has the highest circulation of any glossy magazine in the country and is a delightful read.
In the April issue of the magazine was guest-edited

Who Wins? You Decide. Vote for Your Fave Musicians for the Museke Africa Music Awards

Who Wins? You Decide. Vote for Your Fave Musicians for the Museke Africa Music Awards

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Wande Coal, Lizha James, Barbara Kanam, AY, HHP, Bracket, Blu3, Radio & Weasel, Alikiba, Black Coffee, and Cheb Khaled… lead the nominees for the Museke Online Africa Music Awards. The

BN Exclusive: D’Banj “signs million dollar international record deal” & is set to play Fela

BN Exclusive: D’Banj “signs million dollar international record deal” & is set to play Fela

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Bella Naija has just received exclusive news from a reliable source. According to the source, Nigerian musical superstar, D’Banj… is in the process of finalizing a major international record contract.
The source is a staff of one of the major

A Shopping Haven Not To Be Missed! Le Petit Marché on the 25th of April 2010 at GET Arena

A Shopping Haven Not To Be Missed! Le Petit Marché on the 25th of April 2010 at GET Arena

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

‘A piece of the famous London Portobello Market in Lagos’ – Le Petit Marché…
Lagos’ favorite fashion & lifestyle market is back with a BANG this month, LPM has moved house to the uber-fab GET Arena, Lekki! To celebrate they