June, 2010

‘Her Sexiest & Most Glamorous Collection Ever’ – Deola Sagoe presents ‘Vintage’ for Spring/ Summer 2010-11 at Africa Fashion Week

‘Her Sexiest & Most Glamorous Collection Ever’ – Deola Sagoe presents ‘Vintage’ for Spring/ Summer 2010-11 at Africa Fashion Week

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Africa Fashion Week 2010 kicked off with a lavish launch party in Sandton last night. The party was attended by Africa’s fashion stars, international sports stars such as recent NBA Championship ring winner, Kobe Bryant and being that the World…

The Glitz, The Glam, The Gossip! Studio 53 Extra debuts on MNet

The Glitz, The Glam, The Gossip! Studio 53 Extra debuts on MNet

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

After years of adventures and profiles all around the African continent, MNet’s magazine show Studio 53 has wrapped for good.
A new show will be debuting this week and this one is all about the glitz, glam and gist. Studio …

New Video: Falz – Transform Ya

New Video: Falz – Transform Ya

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Falz… better known as Falz the bad guy has been bubbling under for quite a bit now. He has a funny edge to his drawl, bringing that light hearted feel to whatever he’s rapping about. In the last 12 months

Emmy Collins Finally Calls Home and Breaks His Silence on BN!

Emmy Collins Finally Calls Home and Breaks His Silence on BN!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

When avant-garde Nigerian designer Emmy Collins… shutdown his flagship store on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, he said goodbye to Nigerian Media and the Fashion Industry. And for the first time, since his decision to live in London full-time, soaking up the

Recession? I think NOT!

Recession? I think NOT!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

We humans have this bad habit where we blame other people/things for our mistakes/errors/shortcomings. Recession has taken the blame for a lot of these shortcomings. I’m sure the poor word is tired. Breathe, this is not a piece about the…

So 2059! Nigerian Cinema goes Sci-Fi as futuristic movie KAJOLA gets set to premiere in July

So 2059! Nigerian Cinema goes Sci-Fi as futuristic movie KAJOLA gets set to premiere in July

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

We first heard about “Kajola…” in late 2009 and the first thing we though was “hmm, different!”. Creating a Nigerian Sci-Fi movie is not an easy task, we have seen a few attempts in the past and though

New Music: Onome Ovwori aka Mr. O – Naija Man

New Music: Onome Ovwori aka Mr. O – Naija Man

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Naija Man‘ is a brand new single from Mr. O…‘s (aka Onome Ovwori) upcoming EP titled Mon Jade’. Naija Man which is a fusion of Hip hop and contemporary Afro jazz talks about the country Nigeria, her

Nneka explores her Nigerian roots in the new issue of SoundCity Blast

Nneka explores her Nigerian roots in the new issue of SoundCity Blast

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

So far in 2010, SoundCity Blast has brought us some interesting covers. Last time, we had Terry G …exploring his ‘Free Madness’, this time, things are a little more serene, much prettier but still very feisty! The new edition is

Food Myths that May Destroy your Diet Routine

Food Myths that May Destroy your Diet Routine

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Over the years, some foods that were presumed to be healthy have been found to actually contain a lot of ingredients or components that could destroy your nutrition regimen. Sit back and read as we explore the food myths and could potentially destroy your diet routine, and without you knowing it!

New Video: Dr SID Feat. D’Banj – Pop Something

New Video: Dr SID Feat. D’Banj – Pop Something

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Dr SID spoke with us last week (link here), and his promise was that his video would be out soonest. And true to his word, “Pop Something…” is out.
The Video was shot exclusively in Lagos at Tribeca

Fashion as Art – Vlisco ‘Happy Street’ at the World Expo

Fashion as Art – Vlisco ‘Happy Street’ at the World Expo

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The grand opening of the World Expo 2010 took place some weeks ago and Vlisco, the Dutch brand leading in African fashion is showcasing at this big global event.
Vlisco was introduced as exhibitor to the Dutch government by John…

They didn’t win but they did us PROUD! MI & P-Square at the 2010 BET Awards

They didn’t win but they did us PROUD! MI & P-Square at the 2010 BET Awards

Monday, June 28th, 2010

African music fans were ecstatic when they learned that some of their top stars had been nominated for the BET Awards. Flying the flag for the Nigerian music industry were MI and P-Square….
Last week, Peter & Paul Okoye

New Video: Ikechukwu Feat. D’Banj – Critical

New Video: Ikechukwu Feat. D’Banj – Critical

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Brand spanking new video from Killz himself – Ikechukwu. The club banger ‘Critical’ produced by Don Jazzy… has been rocking the airwaves and clubs for quite a bit now. So it is safe to say that there’s a considerable

Emmy Collins London Presents its Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear Collection

Emmy Collins London Presents its Spring/Summer 2011 Menswear Collection

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Nigerian Designer Emmy Collins …, for his Spring /Summer menswear 2011 collection was inspired by his childhood days of sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night to watch legendary Nigerian musician/activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti perform at the

Our Wedding Story: Rola Maurice-Diya & Yemi Adeboyejo

Our Wedding Story: Rola Maurice-Diya & Yemi Adeboyejo

Monday, June 28th, 2010

It’s so amazing how each wedding is truly special and unique in its own way. From the couple’s love story to the interpretation of their wedding vision on their special day. Marriage is such a beautiful and blessed institution.
Our…

Nike, Binta, Vien & Ene – Bevy of Ex-Beauty Queens launch Miss Nigeria 2010 pageant

Nike, Binta, Vien & Ene – Bevy of Ex-Beauty Queens launch Miss Nigeria 2010 pageant

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The Miss Nigeria pageant is back and revamped for a new generation of beauty queens. In honour of Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of independence, a special edition of the pageant has been rolled out by the Miss Nigeria organization.

A ‘Vane’ Affair: Photos from Vane Style’s Lagos Launch

A ‘Vane’ Affair: Photos from Vane Style’s Lagos Launch

Monday, June 28th, 2010

On the 13th of June 2010, stylist,  former model and a contributor at Thisday Style, Veronica Ebie-Odeka, launched her styling agency VANE STYLE… in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. The event was held at the Bishop’s Cottage in Victoria

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Gears Up For Casting

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 Gears Up For Casting

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The search for the next Elite Model… from Nigeria is on, and things are getting really exciting. The casting session for this year’s competition will be taking place at the Rehab Pool Lounge & Bar from July 9 to July

New Music: Teeto Ceemos – You’re Not My Girl Feat. Beazy

New Music: Teeto Ceemos – You’re Not My Girl Feat. Beazy

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Teeto Ceemos showed that he was an MC to watch, with his work on Channel O’s Emcee Africa. We heard from him again with songs like ‘Oshamo’ with Tha Suspekt, as well as ‘Feel Da Vibe’ with Wizkid…

New Video: Modenine – What You Want Feat. Mo’Cheddah

New Video: Modenine – What You Want Feat. Mo’Cheddah

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Modenine… is one icon that has stayed consistent with the genre called rap over the years. From a time when rap was not as popular culture as it is today, he stayed true to the core of Hip-Hop.
He paid

My Style: Olayemi David

My Style: Olayemi David

Friday, June 25th, 2010

It’s your regular dose of the BN reader favourite; My Style… back after a brief hiatus! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day…

BN Prose: A Temporary Arrangement

BN Prose: A Temporary Arrangement

Friday, June 25th, 2010

It was a Thursday evening and we were coming from the weekly Farmers’ market when I saw the car parked in front of our house; it was black and shiny. I turned to my younger brother Akpan, we exchanged looks…

ARISE catches the World Cup fever with Alek Wek for its 10th Issue

ARISE catches the World Cup fever with Alek Wek for its 10th Issue

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

“Africa’s global lifestyle magazine”, ARISE has released their 10th Issue just in time for the World Cup which is currently being held in South Africa.
The issue features Sudanese supermodel, Alek Wek… on the cover. Wek is garbed in a

After 3 Glorious Years, TV Personality Adaure Achumba exits Silverbird TV

After 3 Glorious Years, TV Personality Adaure Achumba exits Silverbird TV

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

It’s hard to believe that it has only been 3 years but in that short time, Adaure Achumba left an indelible mark at Silverbird Television. The Journalism graduate of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill joined Silverbird TV… in

Events This Weekend: Bez @ Flowerstalk | Farafina Review with Tosyn | BookJam @ Silverbird | TwiterRave | Le Petit Marché | Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka | Kemi Kings Makeup Masterclass

Events This Weekend: Bez @ Flowerstalk | Farafina Review with Tosyn | BookJam @ Silverbird | TwiterRave | Le Petit Marché | Who’s Afraid of Wole Soyinka | Kemi Kings Makeup Masterclass

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Wow! What a week, Nigeria is out of the World Cup; our legislators have decided to show us that indeed they have ‘power’, albeit for physical and verbal abuse. In the midst of all that, this week is ‘pay week’ for many so get out your chequebook and enjoy of play or a spot of shopping. Here are BN’s Events This Weekend .