June, 2011

Farewell to Our Lady of Songs: Christy Essien-Igbokwe has passed away

Farewell to Our Lady of Songs: Christy Essien-Igbokwe has passed away

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

BN received reports earlier today that Nigeria’s Lady of Songs Christy Essien-Igbokwe… had passed away after a brief illness.
We hoped for the best but we have received confirmation on this tragic news. According to newspapers including NEXT Newspapers, she

Boost Your Earning Potential – Find Out More at “Blings by PA” Discovery Day

Boost Your Earning Potential – Find Out More at “Blings by PA” Discovery Day

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Blings by PA is one of the Patrick Ayanski products which adds a new trendy look to your products using crystals, an essential accessory that gives you and your company a SPARKLE. You are invited to attend the Blings by …

Say I Do in 2 Wedding Dresses! – The Tale of the Second Dress

Say I Do in 2 Wedding Dresses! – The Tale of the Second Dress

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

We promise to have a new wedding feature up by tomorrow!
In the interim, we will like to talk about the new wedding trend that is gaining popularity amongst African bride.
The Second Dress…
In Western countries such

Photos from the Etam Nigeria Lingerie Party at Caliente

Photos from the Etam Nigeria Lingerie Party at Caliente

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Etam Nigeria recently hosted a special lingerie party at Caliente Night Club in Lagos.

The Nigerian Blog Awards 2011 – Check Out Nominees & Vote for your Faves!

The Nigerian Blog Awards 2011 – Check Out Nominees & Vote for your Faves!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The nominees for the 2011 Nigerian Blog Awards are:

Best Beauty Blog

Love Kiksy
Natural Saturdays
Pwetty Bambi
Sarah Ofili’s Blog
Stella’s Addiction

Best Blog by a Blogger based outside of Nigeria

Chantle White
Jaguda
My Style by Bike
Sisi…

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 Awards – Kenya’s Fatuma Noor wins the top prize | Nigeria’s Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye & Nnamdi Okosieme receive honours

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 Awards – Kenya’s Fatuma Noor wins the top prize | Nigeria’s Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye & Nnamdi Okosieme receive honours

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Winner Fatuma Noor and Collins Khumalo, President of MultiChoice Africa
Fatuma Noor from Kenya has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 Awards …Ceremony.
Fatuma Noor, who works for The Star Kenya, won for

Week II: Win 2 Tickets to the Afrobeats Festival 2011 featuring P-Square, Ice Prince & Wizkid at the hmvapollo

Week II: Win 2 Tickets to the Afrobeats Festival 2011 featuring P-Square, Ice Prince & Wizkid at the hmvapollo

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

On Saturday 28 August 2011, hmvapollo, Hammersmith, London, UK, will play host to Ice Prince, P-Square, Wizkid, DJ Abrantee at the 2011 Afrobeats Festival.
Win a FREE Ticket…
The organizers will be giving out two tickets this week. To

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Reel Life with iREP Presents “Pennies for the Boatman”
Set in North St. Louis during the summer of 1958, “Pennies for the Boatman” offers a dual profile of Helen, a stolid African-American seamstress, and Camilla, the tempestuous prodigal sister who …

The Freedom to be…

The Freedom to be…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A little while ago, I read an article online. A writer was discussing Mrs Nike Oshinowo – Soleye’s statement that she is not particularly interested in having children yet. What drew my attention however, was the writer’s vitriolic response to…

New Video: L-Tido Feat. Banky W – It Ain’t My Fault

New Video: L-Tido Feat. Banky W – It Ain’t My Fault

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

We love all the cross continent collabos we can get. Ghana/Nigeria (R2Bees & Wande Coal), Mozambique/Nigeria (Dama Do Bling & Sasha), Kenya/Nigeria (Wyre & M.I). And here again, we see South African rapper, L-Tido and our very own Banky W…

New Music: Tosin Martins feat. Tiwa Savage – Champion Love

New Music: Tosin Martins feat. Tiwa Savage – Champion Love

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Trust Tosin Martins and Tiwa Savage to deliver the new “wedding party” track.
Tosin Martins’ “Ololufe” is the quintessential Nigerian wedding song while Tiwa Savage’s “Ife Wa Gbona” is a new wedding favourite.
Listen to “Champion Love…” below.

Only for Abuja Divas! Photos from the Divas Style Lounge/House of Silk Official Launch Party

Only for Abuja Divas! Photos from the Divas Style Lounge/House of Silk Official Launch Party

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Divas Style Lounge clients with DSL/HOS MD, Jennifer Adighije
On Sunday 19th June 2011, Abuja “divas” came out in style to celebrate the opening of the Divas Style Lounge (DSL)…. DJ Blend was on the decks and kept the

“We Likes Da Combinations” – Funke “Jenifa” Akindele joins Julius Agwu as co-host for the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA)

“We Likes Da Combinations” – Funke “Jenifa” Akindele joins Julius Agwu as co-host for the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) is proud to announce that Funke Akindele will be gracing the stage this year as a co-host alongside Nigerian top comedian Julius Agwu…. The 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards festivities will run from the 2nd to

The Biggest Maltina Dance All EVER! Ten “Dancing” Families Vie for 6.5 Million Naira in Cash Prizes & A Brand New SUV

The Biggest Maltina Dance All EVER! Ten “Dancing” Families Vie for 6.5 Million Naira in Cash Prizes & A Brand New SUV

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Ten Nigerian families will slug it out on the dance floor as they attempt to outwit one another as the popular family reality television show Maltina Dance All (MDA)… enters its fifth season. The MDA is a unique TV reality

M-Net’s Big Brother Amplified: Millicent Switches to Tails but Felicia’s game is over & Big Brother action gets AMPLIFIED as the two houses merge!

M-Net’s Big Brother Amplified: Millicent Switches to Tails but Felicia’s game is over & Big Brother action gets AMPLIFIED as the two houses merge!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Eight Heads Housemates were up for eviction on M-Net’s Big Brother Amplified last night (26 June 2011) – Millicent and Felicia …left the Heads House, but while Millicent lives to fight on in the Tails House, Felicia heads home.
After

New Music: Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners

New Music: Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

So far into the year, it’s been good news all the way for the Hip-Hop duo Chiddy Bang – the producer Xaphoon Jones (Noah Beresin) and Nigerian Rapper Chiddy …(Chidera Anamege a.k.a Proto. After entering into the Guinness Book of

Now Playing: IBK (Spaceship Boy) – I Have A Dream

Now Playing: IBK (Spaceship Boy) – I Have A Dream

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Ibk…‘s music is eclectic to the say the least. He is a Producer, rapper, singer and song-writer all rolled into one. What makes him unique is his ability to bring his music totally from left field. And he has

New Music: Rooftop MCs – Eromplaini

New Music: Rooftop MCs – Eromplaini

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Rooftop MCs worked with super producer, Cobhams and brought us the cross-over hit, Lagi Mo. They’ve returned (together) again, with Eromplaini…. The song plays on the old folk tune that some of us may be familiar with,

BN Download: Play Records All Stars – The Outsiders [Mixtape]

BN Download: Play Records All Stars – The Outsiders [Mixtape]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Jewel by Lisa endorses Pampers Premium Care – Photos from the Launch Soiree & Mini Fashion Showcase

Jewel by Lisa endorses Pampers Premium Care – Photos from the Launch Soiree & Mini Fashion Showcase

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

In their long standing pursuit to deliver innovative products to mothers with babies aged 0-24months old, Procter & Gamble unveiled the ‘best Pampers ever’ at a launch event in partnership with Nigerian fashion label Jewel by Lisa. Pampers Premium …

BN Bytes: Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe hits the 2011 BET Awards Pre-Event Red Carpet in a Stunning Ankara Dress by Ghanaian/Nigerian Label KIKI Clothing

BN Bytes: Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe hits the 2011 BET Awards Pre-Event Red Carpet in a Stunning Ankara Dress by Ghanaian/Nigerian Label KIKI Clothing

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

We are still buzzing about the “double whammy” award triumph by 2Face Idibia and D’banj at the 2011 BET Awards. Just a few hours before the main show, BET Networks Chairperson Debra L. Lee hosted the 5th Annual Pre-BET …

BN Bridal: Marchesa Bridal – Fall 2011

BN Bridal: Marchesa Bridal – Fall 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Famous brides Nicole Richie and Coleen Rooney chose Marchesa… for their big day for a clear reason – Marchesa makes amazing wedding dresses with a whimsical couture touch.
Based on feedback received from BN brides (& brides to-be), we are

Revealed! Find Out the 10 Musical Acts & 10 Designers that will rock “Music Meets Runway” – Hosted by Amber Rose & Banky W

Revealed! Find Out the 10 Musical Acts & 10 Designers that will rock “Music Meets Runway” – Hosted by Amber Rose & Banky W

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Last week, BellaNaija.com announced the launch of one of the most exciting events to hit the Nigerian social scene. Music Meets Runway… is an industry event fusing performances by some of the hottest artists and runway shows featuring some of

Making An Impact across the Oceans: Millions4One.Org Transforms Youthful Lives through Charity & Volunteerism

Making An Impact across the Oceans: Millions4One.Org Transforms Youthful Lives through Charity & Volunteerism

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Saddled with a plethora of socioeconomic burdens, yet with at least half of its population under 24 years old and largely unemployed, Africa is lagging behind the West in a lot of ways. However, it is often pleasing to hear …

Hurray for Nigeria! 2Face & D’banj win the Best International Act (Africa) award at the 2011 BET Awards – Photos

Hurray for Nigeria! 2Face & D’banj win the Best International Act (Africa) award at the 2011 BET Awards – Photos

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Nigerian nominees 2Face Idibia and D’banj… beat their counterparts from Ghana, South Africa, Congo DR and Benin to emerge as joint winners of the Best International Act (Africa) award at the 2011 BET Awards which took place at the Shrine