April, 2011

Inner Circle presents Underground V – 30th April 2011

Inner Circle presents Underground V – 30th April 2011

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Today, 30th April 2011, the BN team will be at the Underground….
The Underground is an “Open Mic” night for upcoming artists. There are many undiscovered talented musicians, and the Underground aims to showcase these various talents to a

With(out) This Ring…

With(out) This Ring…

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Today, I was glued to the television during the live broadcast of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding extravaganza. Finally, all the meticulously planned details came together in full view. While most people might remain transfixed on Kate’s wedding gown…

‘Confessions of a High Bohemian’: S/S 2011 Collection by Loin Cloth & Ashes- The LookBook

‘Confessions of a High Bohemian’: S/S 2011 Collection by Loin Cloth & Ashes- The LookBook

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Tanzanian designer Anisa Mpungwe is the creative force behind Loin Cloth & Ashes. Her most recent collection titled;  ‘Confessions of a High Bohemian‘ was released a while back. The collection features floral dresses, ethnic prints, quite a variety of

BN Hot Topic: Death by Beauty – The Darker Side of Plastic Surgery

BN Hot Topic: Death by Beauty – The Darker Side of Plastic Surgery

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Who doesn’t want to be beautiful? The face of Halle Berry and the body of Beyonce matched with the all round charm and charisma of Michelle Obama! Every woman wants heads to turn and remain fixed on her as soon…

The Royal Wedding: Will & Kate’s Magical Day – See the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress & the Stylish Guests

The Royal Wedding: Will & Kate’s Magical Day – See the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress & the Stylish Guests

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The most watched wedding on the planet EVER!
Prince William wed Catherine Middleton… at Westminster Abbey in London.
Kate wore a stunning dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Kate’s dress had long lace sleeves and a sweetheart neckline with

A Mother’s Love – Nollywood Star Monalisa Chinda & her beautiful daughter grace the cover of MotherHood InStyle Magazine

A Mother’s Love – Nollywood Star Monalisa Chinda & her beautiful daughter grace the cover of MotherHood InStyle Magazine

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Motherhood InStyle Magazine has consistently delivered with their cover subjects – From Omoni Oboli and her 3 sons to IK & Olohi Osakioduwa and their cute son.
For Issue 5 of Motherhood InStyle Magazine, Nollywood star Monalisa Chinda… appears on

“What You Need is the Passion, Determination and Commitment to Excel in any Profession You Love” – Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, The Future Awards 2011 Young Person of the Year

“What You Need is the Passion, Determination and Commitment to Excel in any Profession You Love” – Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, The Future Awards 2011 Young Person of the Year

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Born on 29 May 1982, Nnaemeka Chidiebere Ikegwuonu, has risen from obscurity to become one of the most decorated young Nigerians his age. A 2007 Fellow, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and 2008 Fellow, Ashoka – Innovators for …

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Check out BN’s special listing of this weekend’s events! Happy Royal Wedding Weekend Everyone!

Introductory Nutrition & Fitness Session with Adura Odesanya – 30th April 2011

Introductory Nutrition & Fitness Session with Adura Odesanya – 30th April 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Remember Adura (‘From Chocolate to Kettlebells’ – Click to view the article)
Adura is in Lagos and will be running a short but very informative Nutrition and Fitness session this weekend. This hopefully will be the beginning of regular workshops…

Elan presents its 2011 Swimsuit Issue featuring Arabella Waterwear

Elan presents its 2011 Swimsuit Issue featuring Arabella Waterwear

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Elan, the magazine insert of Next on Sunday Newspaper is released images from their annual swimsuit issue. For 2011, new swimwear label – Arabella Waterwear… is in the spotlight.
Pieces from Arabella are featured in the fashion spread which

Who will be a voice for the Youth Corps members? #ProtectTheCorpers

Who will be a voice for the Youth Corps members? #ProtectTheCorpers

Friday, April 29th, 2011

In light of the recent tragedy in Northern Nigeria, here is a special call to action driven by the Future Project.
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We all know that at the moment, almost everyone is upset at the spate of avoidable deaths of…

African-Inspired Designs by naKIMuli

African-Inspired Designs by naKIMuli

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Over the past few years, we have witnessed mainstream fashion embrace African prints, Gwen Stefani’s fashion label,  L.A.M.B and Suno featured  African-inspired pieces in its Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs… also sought to Africa for inspiration for its

Watch 2Face Idibia’s BET International “Welcome to America” Interview with Lola Ogunnaike

Watch 2Face Idibia’s BET International “Welcome to America” Interview with Lola Ogunnaike

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

In February 2011, 2Face Idibia was interviewed by Lola Ogunnaike for BET International’s special interview series – “Welcome to America…“.
The interview aired last night and one of our favourite blogs, That1960Chick has uploaded the video! Check

“Goddess/Hustler” Muna & “Super Dapper” Naeto C pop the cover of Complete Fashion Magazine

“Goddess/Hustler” Muna & “Super Dapper” Naeto C pop the cover of Complete Fashion Magazine

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The new issue of Complete Fashion Magazine features the talented rappers Naeto C and Muna… on the double covers.
The “Colour Mania” issue is packed with lots of fashion inspiration especially focused on the season’s hottest trend – colour blocking.

New Video: Darey – Ba Ni Kidi

New Video: Darey – Ba Ni Kidi

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Brand new video from Darey. It is the quirky circus-themed video for his track “Ba Ni Kidi…“. Check on it!

Watch Channel 4′s Unreported World Documentary – “Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic”

Watch Channel 4′s Unreported World Documentary – “Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic”

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

With tragedies such as the massacre of innocent people (including young corpers who had been posted to serve our country) in Northern Nigeria after the presidential elections. Another stark reminder is the rampant human trafficking that many young girls and women fall prey to.

BN Bytes: Keeping Up With The Yobos – Adaeze’s 21st Birthday, Baby Joey’s 1st Birthday & Joseph Yobo on the pitch for Fenerbahçe

BN Bytes: Keeping Up With The Yobos – Adaeze’s 21st Birthday, Baby Joey’s 1st Birthday & Joseph Yobo on the pitch for Fenerbahçe

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Renowned celebrity journalist Abiola Aloba of Maestro Media recently visited Turkey to celebrate with his friend, Joseph Yobo. Abiola was in Turkey for three major Yobo milestones. The celebration of Joey Yobo‘s first birthday, Adaeze Igwe-Yobo…‘s 21st

Moguls, Movie Stars & Changemakers: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Blake Lively, Harvey Weinstein, Martha Stewart and a host of stars at the 2011 TIME100 Gala

Moguls, Movie Stars & Changemakers: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Blake Lively, Harvey Weinstein, Martha Stewart and a host of stars at the 2011 TIME100 Gala

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

As we announced a few days ago, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was chosen as one of the most influential people in the world for 2011 Edition of TIME Magazine‘s annual TIME100… issue.
To celebrate the

New Video: Jah-Bless feat. Ice Prince, eLDee, Ruggedman, Durella & Reminisce – JOOR OH (Remix)

New Video: Jah-Bless feat. Ice Prince, eLDee, Ruggedman, Durella & Reminisce – JOOR OH (Remix)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

We get so excited when a song we totally love gets the video treatment! The remix for Jah-Bless‘ track “JOOR OH…” was a hit in 2010 and now we get to see the song interpreted visually.
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European lingerie & swimwear brand Etam opens its first Nigeria-based store in Lagos

European lingerie & swimwear brand Etam opens its first Nigeria-based store in Lagos

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Nigerian retail sector is expanding and with the buying power of the Nigerian populace on the rise, the foreign fashion conglomerates are taking note and seeking to enter our potentially lucrative market. Mango has successfully operated in Nigeria for…

BN Bytes: Stella Damasus’ “Hot” Double Birthday Celebration

BN Bytes: Stella Damasus’ “Hot” Double Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Nigerian actress Stella Damasus…‘ birthday falls on the 24th of April. This year, she celebrated her birthday in  style, surrounded by her close friends in two fun ways! On Sunday, 24th of April 2011, she was the VGC Easter

New Video: LKT feat. P-Square – Follow Follow

New Video: LKT feat. P-Square – Follow Follow

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Brand new video from Edlyne Records artiste LKT featuring P-Square. The video is for the track “Follow Follow” and was directed by Clarence Peters….
Check on it.

New Video: Sound Sultan feat. Banky W – Very Good Bad Guy

New Video: Sound Sultan feat. Banky W – Very Good Bad Guy

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Sound Sultan‘s latest album, “Mission 2010” is definitely a must have for any Nigerian music fan. One of the hits from the album is Sound Sultan’s collaboration with Banky WVery Good Bad Guy…“.
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Zali Debut Collection – The Lookbook

Zali Debut Collection – The Lookbook

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Oh how I adore styling lookbooks! I love tying a collection together by simply picking a theme and making it run cohesively through the collection.
Uchechi Chidinma Ilodianya is the creative director behind Zali…. Her pieces can be casual

BN Prose: A Brother Lost, A Wife Found by Myne Whitman

BN Prose: A Brother Lost, A Wife Found by Myne Whitman

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I buttoned my tuxedo, and looked back with a tight smile at the man who stood behind me. The wedding was in an hour, but it wasn’t nerves at seeing my lovely bride that choked my throat. Painful memories swamped…