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Monalisa Mag Rep: “Monalisa Chinda Had No Idea How to Run the Business”



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More drama surrounding Monalisa Chinda‘s split with Lanre Nzeribe and Monalisa Magazine.

On Wednesday 16th April 2014, BN received an official press release from the Nollywood actress’ representative Mediawise Networksread it here.

In the release, it was stated that Monalisa and her ex-boyfriend/business partner, have officially parted ways, “due to irreconcilable differences”.

Today, we received a statement from Monalisa Magazine on the issue. A rep for the company calls some parts of the release “baseless and utterly false”.


It has come to the notice of the company that a press release was made on Wednesday 16th of April 2014 to the media by one Media Wise Network concerning Monalisa Chinda, Monalisa Magazine and the chairman.

We would like to address some of the issues raised by that press release as we do not only think it is a misrepresentation of facts but also we believe it was done in bad faith which is set out to injure the face of the company.

There was no such thing as a “professional irreconcilable differences”. Both parties never had any professional differences as the party involved had little or no idea as to how to run the business. The chairman was the major shareholder of the company.

Also, there was no such thing as a “mutual agreement that a separation would be the best course of action”. The said Mediawise network does not work for the chairman nor represent Monalisa Magazine, nor does he have any mandate to do such. So, we are rather surprised to learn of a mutual agreement of some sort, when in truth, there was no such thing.

“Committed time, energy and resources into the project”. We can assure you that this claim is baseless and utterly false as the chairman started the business with his resources, without a dime or contribution from Ms Monalisa Chinda, who has claimed otherwise. The only money contributed by her was the salary paid to the members of staff this January (2014) and that is nothing compared to the amount of money put in by the chairman.

There is no such thing as a “Monalisa brand”. This is highly misleading to the public. People reading this would think Monalisa Chinda is Monalisa Magazine or that it is her name that runs the magazine, this is totally wrong. Monalisa Chinda was supposed to be the beneficiary of the magazine, a representative for the product, but she is definitely not the magazine.

Monalisa Magazine is a registered business name owned by Purple Moments Limited. It is a registered trademark which belongs to the company and gives the company a sole right and ownership over the name to trade with. Therefore, there is no such thing as a Monalisa brand; Monalisa Chinda is different and independent of monalisa magazine.

With respect to her resignation, it was of her own free will. However, the timing of this purported press release relating to her resignation is suspicious as we can confirm that Ms Chinda actually resigned from the company and magazine on 14th of March 2014 and not 16th April 2014 as wrongly insinuated by the immature mind behind the orchestration of the said press release.

Now, that all has been cleared, The Company will continue to grow and carry on its business.

On this note, we proudly present to you the second edition of Monalisa. Enjoy!

Anita Iseghohi - April 2014 - Monalisa Magazine - 01


Purple moments Limited

Monalisa Magazine.


  1. Cynthia

    May 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Wahala dey.

  2. nene

    May 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    trouble seems to follow this woman everywhere.

    • Commentrina

      May 3, 2014 at 5:53 am

      Nene. I prophecy positivity into your life. And so shall it be. Amen.

  3. Aragon

    May 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    The statement from d company is so full of contradictions. In one sentence you are saying she has no financial contributions in the company yet you also say she paid the entire January salary of the staff of the company. I don’t know when she became a philanthropist to magazine houses that can’t pay staff salaries. BN readers have also seen a couple of posts where the lady was promoting the mag. I clearly remember the one in Ghana where the first ever issue of the magazine had a horrid- in my opinion – picture of the woman adorning the front page while the name Monalisa was emblazoned above the image. I think it is very unfair to belittle her contributions in any way. She may not have d resources to fight Nzeribe but she should at least try to get some of her due resources back if she hasn’t recieved them already.
    BTW I don’t believe the name of d magazine was arrived at by accident.

  4. Monalisa

    May 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Mona you need to go see TB Joshua. Maybe na your spiritual husband de do you.

    • Idak

      May 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

      This one pass spiritual husband,more like supernatural husband controlling her destiny. This kin mumu no be ordinary one.

    • nene

      May 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

      spiritual husband ke? it’s river/port harcourt madness. many women from that state have issues e.g barbra soky, tondo dikeh, monalisa china and many more.

    • Ib

      May 4, 2014 at 3:34 am

      You just had to go there abi?Abeg have a million seats.

  5. Sexxie

    May 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Lanre! And another lagos big girl will soon fall in line…

  6. iba

    May 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I dont care who contributed a dime or not. It was quite clear from all the hullabaloo concerning this magazine that Lanre and Mona Lisa were a couple and this magazine was their shared business venture (whether she was providing you with financial, emotional, moral, introducing you to her business /Nollywood/celebrity contact or even allowing you use her name for the magazine). The ousted editor made sure to harp on that.

    All that i can see here is a scorned man. This is plain petty. What does this statement do for anybody? Monalisa was mature enough to break away and yet give nothing out but Mr Lanre has to make a small scene out of nothing. Dont bad mouth her, she didn’t bad mouth you. Her statement was professional enough even though it may have been to save face. Running her down that she has no knowledge of the industry or gave no dime changes nothing. Just move on, don’t be bitter Lanre.

    Monalisa please try and give men a wee break. All the best.


    May 3, 2014 at 12:08 am


  8. SS

    May 3, 2014 at 12:13 am

    lobatan, who are we going to believe?

  9. AW

    May 3, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Wind don blow, we don see fowl yansh! “Allegedly” as Wendy Williams would say.

  10. Idak

    May 3, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Lance Nzeribe,scamming gullible ladies since the year 199_. Another mugu would soon fall in line. Enough gullible ladies in Las Gidi.

  11. Idak

    May 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Are they really fighting over this moribund magazine that is dead on arrival?

    • Sunshine

      May 4, 2014 at 2:15 am

      1 zillion likes

  12. SuSHi

    May 3, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Another girl bites the dust!!!

  13. @edDREAMZ

    May 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Anything to be in the internet… Na them sabi shah…..

  14. ivie stephen

    May 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I kwn ds man Lare will dump Mona someday.He always feed on Big Girls

  15. i no send

    May 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

    monalisa seems to make bad choices in relationships…and why does lanre always having business dealings with his love interests who are mostly divorced,widows ,mature in age and popular or wealthy..hian

  16. Phoebe

    May 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This just proves that human beings can be very mean.
    If she really had (and has) nothing to do with the business, why on earth would ANYBODY want to name their magazine “Monalisa”? A person can still be a product representative even if the product does not bear their name.
    Ladies, let’s be wise!

  17. Marvel

    May 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    The ousted editor must be having the last laugh. Monalisa resigned before and went back when Lanre resumed his charm offensive. have stuck to her earlier. All this to-ing and fro-ing suggests an emotionally torn woman. Please stick to acting and leave business out of your love life.


    May 4, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Lol…these two are doing like children sha. They should get married already jor

  19. ada

    May 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I made a comment when she left last month that Lanre Nzeribe and any big babe he dates always ends up with a failed relationshio & business venture! I dont understand these big babes! Is he the only guy in town or is he that charming that even when he ends it with one babe, other babes including the friends of the one he just dumped are willing to date him? and besides, he has never married anyone of them. Done people see the handwriting on the wall? E be like say the guy do use something!

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