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Love, Fame, Style & Life! Nigerian TV Stars Oreka Godis & Yvonne Ekwere Cover Urban Royale Magazine’s 2nd Edition



For its second edition, bi-monthly publication – Urban Royale Magazine which focuses on the 6 South-South Nigerian states (Edo, Delta, Cross-River, Rivers, Bayelsa & Akwa-Ibom), showcases two delectable Nigerian TV stars – Oreka Godis and Yvonne Vixen Ekwere like never before in its new issue.

The magazine surely knows how to keep its readers loving every new issue more and more after featuring top Nollywood actress – Stella Damasus on its first edition.

From life to love to success and the future, these ladies tell it all.

It seems just like yesterday when Beat FM Morning Rush radio presenter – Oreka Godis left the Lagos based radio station. Few months after her shocking exit, the Clinical Science degree holder has still managed to be in the public eye. She tells the mag that she is quite the dreamer, one who likes to explore her mind and build on her imaginations ” I am somebody who articulates things in a way that is slightly different from how people are used to hearing certain things. I say this and I borrow this from a TV show; I am victim of my own imagination”. She also talks about her roots and how she has lived in almost all Nigerian states including Benin, Oyo, Zaria, Lagos, Ogun and Kogi.

STV’s Entertainment Weekly TV presenter – Yvonne Ekwere  dishes out never before heard details about herself in this tell-all interview. When asked what makes her stand out, the 25 year old said “The fact that I am multi-talented, definitely. People know there is something else to me but they don’t know what it is. I am a singer, rapper, a TV presenter, an actress… I used to write poetry, though I don’t know if I could still do that. You could also say I am a model”.

The screen diva also speaks about growing up, her family, work, coping with the fame and the future. When it came to the topic called love, Yvonne who is currently in a relationship said her ideal man is someone spiritual ” I am a spiritual person as well. I am not a church going, tongue-speaking person but I have a spiritual side. So, he has to have that connection to God somehow”

Newly wedded West Bromwich Albion striker – Osaze Odemwingie, also makes the pages of the magazine. The soviet born Nigerian International footballer speaks to Urban Royale about his life, setbacks in the past and his strings of successes. When asked to talk about himself, the ever smiley Super Eagles said “Uhm.. I would say that I am stubborn, headstrong….an easy flow but not simplistic” I guess fair play and team play has always been my style! I am always humble, friendly and straight but I can be stubborn when not understood and taken for a ride”. He also called Kanu Nwankwo his hero after Nigeria won the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rivers state born former Miss Nigeria UK – Dabota Lawson reveals exclusively to Nuella Iyoha, her budget beauty secrets. The 25 year old said due to her acne prone sensitive skin, she simple uses face wipes to help her remove water proof mascara and eyeliners without irritating her skin. Her budget beauty secrets also include baby wipes and oil, johnson’s baby powder, lip gloss, Mary Kay liquid foundation and lots more.

Port Harcourt born model, actor and recording artiste – Alex Ekubo is Urban Royale’s 2nd edition Style Star. The mag gives us detailed analysis of his education. He went to Federal Government College, Kaduna for his secondary education and gained a diploma in Mass Communication from Calabar Polytechnic and went on to improve himself by studying Law at the University of Calabar. Speaking on his style, the model whose mother – Jane Ekubo is a fashion designer based in Lagos and designed Kanu Nwankwo wife’s (Amarachi) traditional wedding dress said “Growing up, I’ve always been conscious of how I looked and was raised to know that your appearance in public and how people perceive you means a lot, so I always try to keep it together”

Also in the pages of the magazine is UR’s review of the just concluded Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos with red carpet photos and spotlight on Top Nigerian designer – Mai Atafo, a spread celebrating the Igue Festival and a guide to the city of Asaba, Delta State.

Making the Cover
From start to finish, the mag shows us how the two TV stars got ready for their shoot.

Clothes: April by Kunbi
Accessories: Diva House of Accessories
Make-Up: Zaron
Photography: Litehouse Photography


  1. achu ushang

    May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    first wow !!!!

  2. Sandra

    May 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm


  3. ejogene

    May 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    good looking girls

  4. TobechiD

    May 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Lovely looking ladies. To the photography, good work. You might also want to increase flash for a darker subject(bounce it off something). It brings the subject sharply into focus. In photography, lighting is everything.

  5. ogie

    May 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  6. kaz

    May 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    first yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Rhoda

    May 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Lovely magazine. Who’s the publisher?

  8. tee

    May 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    1st yay!

  9. anon

    May 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    There is just something about Yvonne that just doesnt seem right, with all the spotlight something is missing still

  10. Janded

    May 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Nice. Pretty girls

  11. i no send

    May 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    yaaaaawn……..whats with this recycling of celebrities on mag covers..if its not genny,omotola,uti,karen. gbenro…etc etc…..lazy journalism??? i beg we need fresh faces

    • allen

      May 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      thank you!

  12. Dianne

    May 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    the photography is wack too much photo shop

  13. Zee

    May 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Nice cover. I love the dresses especially the ones with sequins.
    Check out my vintage blog store

  14. Brittle Paper

    May 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Awww. Igue Festival. Brings back memories.

  15. Nwak

    May 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t want to be nit-picky, but are Benin and Zaria states in Nigeria?

    • Busy Sade

      May 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Benin is in Eco state and zaria is in kaduna state, but they have been seats of great kingdoms before we started having states.

  16. hmm

    May 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Oreka is a black goddess – Very pretty. As for yvonne.. well, they say if u got nothing good to say then dont say nothing..therefore, i wont.

  17. faith

    May 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    This edition ȋ̊§ so rich!…

  18. UsaveOne

    May 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    *Yaaaaawn* So tired!


  19. lips sealed

    May 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    bella if i see yvonne ekwere on our site one more time,i will screammmmmmm, enough already!!!!!!!!

  20. TTG

    May 31, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Didn’t know Alex Ekubo was a recording artiste. Looking forward to hearing his work.

  21. iamfascinating

    May 31, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Alex Ekubo. I like.

  22. Gidi

    May 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

    It should be a crime punishable by stoning for anyone to photoshop Oreka. The girl is effortlessly pretty. A black goddess indeed.

  23. LPS

    May 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

  24. burnt

    May 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I don’t like dis “Vixen”…..she’s too arrogant

  25. popis

    May 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This is a very beautiful magazine, finally, a magazine devoted to just the south-south and with such class as well! i got the first edition, awesome and this one is even more outstanding. Kudos to the editorial team man!

  26. mma

    May 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    firstly loving vixen dress, oreka killed in her blue gown too, nice edition no choice but to go get mine…

  27. as myself

    May 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    viixen if u mention beautiful in ref to urself,i will slap u.

  28. sassycassie

    May 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    ”i am spiritual not religious/church going” takes the award for the most cliché sentence of our generation.

  29. Busy Sade

    May 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Benin is in edo state and zaria is in kaduna state, but they have been seats of great kingdoms before we started having states.

  30. show some love

    June 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

    i love the dresses. welldone April by Kunbi

  31. nuff said

    June 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Hmm Yvonne Ekwere, this girl is a good presenter but very ARROGANT, GOSSIPS about everyone, very ENVIUOS and VINDICTIVE, God help her.

  32. yep

    June 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    i will buy this mag becos of Oreka and not Vixen, Vixen’s face cant even sell bic biro, urban royale are you sure you really want to sell?

  33. chick for life

    June 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    memo to yvonne, this is how you should look all the time, don’t look good on the red carpet and look unkempt on a normal day okay, learn from Eku who is an alrounder, its not beans to be called a fashionista

  34. eclectic

    June 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Bella please more of Eku and less of Yvonne vixen abeg.

  35. Loi

    June 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  36. Sunflower

    June 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Vixen is so arrogant and full of herself, you are not beautiful oh,you ugly thing. I have met you before and your output was trashy. you lack personality. Fame is not everything

  37. I see

    June 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Nice outfits, Oreka my darling you look great lets talk later today but the vindictive, envious, ultra lame, egocentric, jealous, no good, wicked, pompous, aggressive, childish, asthmatic yet smoking excessively, drunken mistress, loose pants better yet no pants at all VIXEN; i dont get it what are you doing here again the more you struggle to be on top the harder your fall to the bottom cos that’s where you are heading. you have too many enemies for one who has been on the face of the earth for only 25 years. what’s even more amazing are the publishers who keep giving her undue attention, don’t you guys carry out any research before choosing who features on your mag.

  38. msadesuwa

    June 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

    yepa!!!!!!!!!!!all this for Yvonne? if u dont know her personally, its unfair to say such tins o….

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