July, 2011

Cha-Ching! Nigeria’s Karen Igho & Zimbabwe’s Wendall Parson win Big Brother Amplified – $200,000 Each

Cha-Ching! Nigeria’s Karen Igho & Zimbabwe’s Wendall Parson win Big Brother Amplified – $200,000 Each

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Aspiring actress and model, Karen Igho from Nigeria and Zimbabwean pilot, Wendall Parson have won the 2011 edition of Africa’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Amplified.
The finale show kicked off with Big Brother Amplified host, Ik …

Tunics by ruru – Summer 2011 Collection & Giveaway

Tunics by ruru – Summer 2011 Collection & Giveaway

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Tunics by ruru, a retail brand owned by Ruth Obih… sells a variety of tunics for men and women.
Tunics by ruru ranges from casual tunic tops to special wedding outfits.
Tunics by ruru will have a sale exhibition

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

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

Saturday, July 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

YNaija + Choc City = #Hashtag – Photos from debut #Hashtag event

YNaija + Choc City = #Hashtag – Photos from debut #Hashtag event

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

YNaija hosted the debut edition of its #Hashtag party last weekend at the Swe Bar in Onikan, Lagos.
Guests got to interact with their “tweetpeeps” and meet some of their favourite celebrities.
Oreka “Rhecks” Godis… of the Beat 99.9FM and

Disturbing Tha Peace in Lagos! Ludacris & Chaka Zulu en-route to Lagos to find the next African Superstar

Disturbing Tha Peace in Lagos! Ludacris & Chaka Zulu en-route to Lagos to find the next African Superstar

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Rap superstar Ludacris and his business partner, Chaka Zulu are currently in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where Luda is performing at a concert on Saturday night. Preparations are in top gear to receive the Ludacris-led Disturbing Tha Peace… Records in

New Video: Beazy – Over N Over

New Video: Beazy – Over N Over

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The second video for rapper, Beazy‘s second single — Over ‘N Over has finally arrived. The video features cameos from Dokta Frabz, Shank and upcoming Nollywood actress KC Ejelonu….
The video was directed by Clarence Peters.

BN Prose: Ogbanje by Ada Arinze

BN Prose: Ogbanje by Ada Arinze

Friday, July 29th, 2011

It was midday; the sun was right above the village of Chiolu. Mazi Oge sat in front of his obi, cracking palm nuts with a sizeable rock and throwing the prize morsels into his mouth. Kpa, kpa, kpa, he went,…

BN Hot Topic: My WORST Date

BN Hot Topic: My WORST Date

Friday, July 29th, 2011

With all the “serious” topics creating buzz on BellaNaija this week, I have decided to bring my own.
This is a very serious matter that needs to be discussed!
Bad Dates…
There I said it.
There are few things worse…

Le Petit Marché presents LPM JULY – Sunday 31st July 2011

Le Petit Marché presents LPM JULY – Sunday 31st July 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011


We are oh-so-excited about this weekend’s Marché! We know it’s been a long month – or feels that way – so what better way to end the month than with the shopping extravaganza that is Le Petit Marché…!
This

A Place For Number 2?

A Place For Number 2?

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Yah, Yah, Yah (Cane slashes)
Yah! Yah! Yah!
Father:  Junior, why did you get the second position in class?
Son:  I’m sorry Papa, the boy only passed me with one mark!
Yah, Yah, Yah! (cane slashes continue)…
Son… (crying): I’m

So Glam, So Festive! Tinsel celebrates its 500th episode with a grand event

So Glam, So Festive! Tinsel celebrates its 500th episode with a grand event

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Tinsel, the Nigeria-based M-Net Soap Opera celebrated its 500th episode with a grand event at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
The Tinsel cast joined various Nigerian celebrities including Funke Akindele, Denrele, Julius Agwu and Monalisa Chinda… and

Heineken introduces ‘The Entrance’ – A 90-second Cinematic Masterpiece

Heineken introduces ‘The Entrance’ – A 90-second Cinematic Masterpiece

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Dust off your tuxedo and get ready to make your entrance in style. Heineken’s new film serves up some inspiration.
The Entrance…, a 90-second cinematic masterpiece, kicks off Heineken’s latest global brand campaign. The film’s hero demonstrates the

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

BellaNaija is giving you the scoop on the hottest Events This Weekend. In this edition, we’re offering you that international flavour with events from Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos and the U.S. Don’t dull!
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Reel Life Screens White And Black: …

For the Love of Islam

For the Love of Islam

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

I was born Muslim, so automatically I was expected to follow Islam. I guess this is true for most Nigerians and as with all things that come easy you take it for granted. While at university, I decided to research…

Educating the Underprivileged: The Children of Haggai Foundation Launches 1-2-1 Initiative

Educating the Underprivileged: The Children of Haggai Foundation Launches 1-2-1 Initiative

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

In recent years, we have seen a raise in the social consciousness of many Nigerians. Various organizations, all seeking to better the lives of the less privileged through various forms of social entrepreneurship.
The Children of Haggai (COH) Foundation is…

Bez Thrills At The ‘Super Sun’ Release Concert

Bez Thrills At The ‘Super Sun’ Release Concert

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The album release concert for Bez…‘s Super Sun went well and hitch free. SS Lounge was packed to the rafters but no one complained for a second, as everyone was engrossed in the music. The evening started with a

BN Exclusive: Munachi Abii is “The Bride” – Weddings by MAI – The Dream Wedding

BN Exclusive: Munachi Abii is “The Bride” – Weddings by MAI – The Dream Wedding

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Ohimai Atafo‘s bridal and eveningwear label, MAI has been crafting bespoke wedding dresses for brides for the last few years. Beautiful brides including BN Bride, Omeyi Yangs… (See Wedding Post Here), glowed in MAI on their respective wedding days.

New Video: 2Shotz Feat Funbi – DAMN!

New Video: 2Shotz Feat Funbi – DAMN!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Nigerian Hip-hop veteran, 2-Shotz, has released a brand new video for his previously single DAMN! on which he features fast rising R&B act, Funbi. The video was directed by Otoide Ayemere….
Tune in

BN Bargains: Win Tickets To See P-Square Live at The Invasion Concert

BN Bargains: Win Tickets To See P-Square Live at The Invasion Concert

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

We are extremely excited to present BN Bargains.
In the quest to ensure that all our BellaNaija.com… readers obtain the best value for money, we will be publishing information on sales promotions, contests, giveaways and discounts from selected vendors.

The Nail Bar unveils The 21 Day Manicure, Shatter by OPI, Ours by Juliada, Bahiyah & Kanellia – 30th July 2011

The Nail Bar unveils The 21 Day Manicure, Shatter by OPI, Ours by Juliada, Bahiyah & Kanellia – 30th July 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Don’t miss the official launch of exclusive hair, nail and beauty products and treatments at The Nail Bar in Abuja this weekend!
The Nail Bar… guarantees unrivalled luxury nail care services that go beyond the classic manicure and pedicure. True

The Urban Marketplace (TUM) Presents its Premiere Showcase Edition

The Urban Marketplace (TUM) Presents its Premiere Showcase Edition

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Are you chic, fashionable and have an eye for style?
Searching for the perfect accessories to revamp your wardrobe?
Planning a signature celebration and want a departure from the same old party options for planning, photography, music and decor?
If

BN Exclusive: Big Brother Africa’s Sheila Kwamboka releases her debut single | Listen to “Video Girl” by Kwambox & Check Out the Video Trailer

BN Exclusive: Big Brother Africa’s Sheila Kwamboka releases her debut single | Listen to “Video Girl” by Kwambox & Check Out the Video Trailer

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Big Brother Africa reality TV star, Sheila Kwamboka is branched out into a new sphere. The former beauty queen has just released her first single “Video Girl…“.
Sheila has already shot her debut video and you can check

Le Petit Marché July 2011 Edition Beckons! Missed the Last One? View Photos from LPM June 2011

Le Petit Marché July 2011 Edition Beckons! Missed the Last One? View Photos from LPM June 2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The Le Petit Marché… team will like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has participated in previous editions of LPM, as your presence has been integral to the LPM success story. Your patronage and support is appreciated

American Rapper, Wale, Remixes P-Square’s ‘No One Be Like You’

American Rapper, Wale, Remixes P-Square’s ‘No One Be Like You’

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Wale is an American rapper of Nigerian parentage. He has previously been linked with Producer Mark Ronson‘s Allido Records; then Interscope Records for $1.3 million, and presently he is with Rick Ross…‘ Maybach Music Group. In a bid

New Video: Sossick Feat Dagrin – Jor Oh

New Video: Sossick Feat Dagrin – Jor Oh

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The award winning producer, Sossick produced most of the songs on Dagrin’s debut album. His debut video, after spending so long behind the scenes, comes with a large dose of nostalgia. It features cameos from GINO, Konga, YQ…,