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The New Generation Women! Yemi Alade, Fade Ogunro, DJ Cuppy, Stephanie Coker & More Cover Guardian Life



Guardian Life - Yemi Alade [Cover]Six beautiful ladies – Yemi Alade, Fade Ogunro, DJ Cuppy, Stephanie Coker, Yagazie Emezi and Ronke Bamisedun – are the cover stars for Guardian Life magazine’s latest issue.

The Sunday lifestyle magazine celebrates these six women and called them the ‘new generation women’.

Dressed in all white ensembles created by Nigerian designer Sally Bawa, Yemi Alade, Fade Ogunro, DJ Cuppy, Stephanie Coker, Yagazie Emezi and Ronke Bamisedun talk to the magazine about how they have worked hard to create a niche in their various careers.

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The issue is scheduled to hit stores on Sunday, the 4th of January 2015.

Creative Direction and Styling: Myles Igwe
Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke
Make Up: Leylarh Cadne
Hair: Toye of Vavavoom Hair
Location: Intercontinental Hotels, Lagos City
Cover Graphics: Toby Emmanuel


  1. tee

    January 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Yemi Alade please take this stylish home…. and be kind to share with Seyi Shey … Lovely pic Happy new year

  2. tee

    January 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    oh >>>that was stylist i meant

  3. Lanre Damsel Bizgold

    January 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm


  4. Jide

    January 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    DJ cuppy all the way. She slayed. Fade always trying too hard

  5. bruno

    January 3, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    my first question, apart from yemi alade,who are all these daddy’s girls.

    dj cuppy is just like gwyneth paltrow, daddy and mummy paid for everything. didn’t have to work for anything in her life.

    “talk to the
    magazine about how they have worked hard to
    create a niche in their various careers”

    which one of these ladies actually know what “hard work” is? maybe yemi alade

    pls these women are not success stories at all. (especially dj cuppy).

    someone like nicki minaj who hustled her way from working as a waiter is a success story, ed sheeran who was homeless and used his voice and talent to sing his way out of poverty is a success story, that is what a success story is

    dj cuppy, tell us the story about the hardest day in ur life. im sure it will be about washing plates. how u washed 2 dirty plates with sponge and soapy water. lmfao

    • Tee

      January 4, 2015 at 1:53 am

      I 100% agree with you ! If you don’t understand the struggle. You have no success story. It was handed to you by daddy. Is it a bad thing ? No! But it would be more worthy to give credit to someone who worked hard to get where they are without any influence from family. Also not discrediting dj cuppy n other daddy’s money kids out there. They always trying to prove that they are more than daddy’s money! All fingers are not equal

    • ms.b

      January 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Aren’t they other rich kids that haven’t done anything worthwhile for demselves despite “daddy’s money”?? And who told u hard work is all about physical labour like washing plates? There is mental hard work, like passing exams, creating a business plan, learnin a skill etc. Stop attacking rich kids, YES, she worked hard n it non of her fault she was born into a wealthy home, dsame way it’s not your fault u r GAY!

    • bruno

      January 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      @ms.b clicking the love this button numerous on ur own comment is so weak and pathetic of you. we are talking about hard work and success, you are talking about gay. are u okay up stairs

    • soso

      January 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

      I am actually sick of your rants about this girl on every post. A success story doesn’t have to start from rock bottom. The fact that she has her own thing going on and has been able to build a formidable brand is what celebrating regardless of her background. Give her some credit, at least she is not a nuisance to society like a lit of rich kids.

    • Anon

      January 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Ms b and soso: ignore the riff raff who lives in a cave. The jealousy is so glaring. If you ever see wealth you will be worse than DJ Cuppy because your poverty of mind and soul won’t allow you to breathe. May you choke on your hate on people you know nothing about.

    • hilda

      January 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      70% of pple wud be a success story if they had everything easy and handed down by mommy or daddy.. come on

    • Dr Kevwe

      January 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm


    • Dadadad

      January 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      so many haters! Yagazie Emezi is not a daddy’s girl. Google is your friend you know. You could have easily just googled this women. And what if they are daddy’s girls? Dunno why some people just like to be spiteful. It is 2015. Change your ways

  6. polished crown

    January 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Omg Yagazie Emechi I’m so proud of her I’ve watch her journey and she is truly inspirational I’m grinning as I write this. Ok back to this essay it’s not going to write it self.

    • anwuli

      January 4, 2015 at 10:24 am

      I know right? I’m excited for her. I’ve followed her since her “I won’t cook for you video days”, and she’s come such a long way.

    • Pat

      January 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      oh is that Yagazie. I was looking at her saying she looks familiar. I have missed her YouTube videos. wow! good for her.

  7. Canadian igbo

    January 4, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Popularity don’t put food on the table. All this hype for wha?!

  8. ATL's finest

    January 4, 2015 at 1:21 am

    God forgive me but this DJ cuppy just don’t do nothing for my spirit. Cute I get it but hmmmm

  9. Femi

    January 4, 2015 at 3:41 am

    The inclusion of cuppy in that cover is an insult to the other women. They’ve all worked hard to get to the pinnacle of their careers while cuppys only claim to fame is her fathers millions (otedola is a millionaire not a billionaire according to Forbes).
    Besides that, the girl’s lust for attention just Irritates the hell outta me!

    • Radiant

      January 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Wow. Just wow!

  10. ms.b

    January 4, 2015 at 6:17 am

    It’s really annoying when ppl attack rich kids and call them “privileged” so therefore looking down on thier achievements. From gwyneth to davido down to cuppy n lynxxx. We don’t choose our parents, and if we happen to have rich parents doesn’t mean bcos we’ve carved a niche for ourself in business or career we shudnt be appreciated. Its not thier fault u have to go bed hungry, despite dia filled tummy n rosy beds, der still had enuff sense to create and think of sumtin doing and not just depend on daddy’s money. With your hard life how has it motivated you to do something good with it?? Enuff rich kid bashing abeg.

    • aisha

      January 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I was with you until you wrote “sumtin doing”


  11. @edDREAMZ

    January 4, 2015 at 7:17 am

    They killed it no doubt….

  12. sasha

    January 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I still stand on Dj cuppy’s hair style.pls Next.

  13. nene

    January 4, 2015 at 10:42 am


  14. bruno

    January 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    u speak the truth they start to say u are jealous. I dont even like nigerian music. the only nigerian musician I have in my music library is sade.

    what inspirational story about hard work can dj cuppy share with us. I have no problem with her but she dare not say she worked hard to get to where she is. hell no.

    im not jealous, I dont even know her personally, the only way I can be jealous of someone is if I know them personally. thats how jealousy works for me.

    some of u are taking it personal, its not personal its bellanaija.

    most of dj cuppy fans are people who are looking for job, they always drop their CV on her page begging her to tell her father to give them job. LOL

    • Nonso

      January 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      @Bruno: you’re jealous of Cuppy… U don’t even know how jealousy works to start with. And whether u admit it or not, u know cuppy, she doesn’t know u, that’s success story number 1. Cuppy is from a rich family, there are a lot of people from rich families that have lived under the shadow of their family name all their lives, then there are people like Cuppy who made their own name; that’s success story number 2. I don’t know cuppy personally, nor have I even ever seen her in person, all I knew about her was she some cute female dj who’s making waves in Nigeria, before I found out her dad was loaded. She is a female making waves in a male dominated profession, that’s success story number 3. I heard, tho I haven’t witnessed that she’s actually pretty good dj.

      Now the only problem u have with her is that she is rich and u say ur not jealous? You sir/madam are living in denial. She didn’t get to where she is right now by sitting around and throwing about money, admittedly some money must have been thrown somewhere… But she is dj cuppy now, she’s not just some rich guys kid… That’s success story number 4.

  15. Demmy

    January 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    To the people who say DJ Cuppy’ doesn’t deserve any of the hype she’s getting, you want to say that if any of you had access to someone who could help you you would turn it down and say no thank you, I want to suffer before I succeed. So it’s not DJ Cuppy’s fault that her father is wealthy and she could kickoff her career faster, some rich kids just spend and shop and party. But she’s clearly trying to do something for herself. It’s really sickening when people hate on her here, there’s nothing wrong with your parents assisting you. It’s as if there’s a general bitterness when it comes to rich kids and it’s quite sad. Anyways, they all look beautiful. Love their outfits and the makeup. xx

  16. Dr Kevwe

    January 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Lool; funny comments. Well ,whoever paid for the whatever, talent is talent and all 6 of these ladies got it overflowing. Creativity is not easy, especially if it is innovative. If you’ve tried at any venture before, you will know better than to bad mouth anyone. Awesome photo shots here. Rock on girls.

  17. Amh

    January 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Bruno the fowl. Piss off. Your next coming. Go to otedolas house instead of otupko. leave the girl alone. She’s hardworking. Beautiful pictures.

  18. Anonymous

    January 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Nigerians are so funny! So you see successful women and you automatically assume it’s because of daddy’s wealth! I don’t even comment on these things but I went to school with Ronke and she is probably one of the hardest working people you will know.
    The girl has been working since she was 16! You need to see her CV! She would always tell you how her first job was in a butchers in London because she wanted more pocket money! The girl would work part time, intern at the same time and still study full time! Every thing she has is because this girl was always working when we were in school, from one record label to working with some of the biggest designers.
    She only just moved back a year ago and she is the head of Communications for InterContinental hotel. So before you people condemn, you need to actually give people a chance.
    I don’t know the other girls but I am sure they didn’t all get to where they are because of their parents. Let them be!

    • Annomm

      January 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Erm no one in the above comments said anything about Ronke, truth is no one knows her. Thanks for giving us her life info. Weldon Ronke if this is you above commenting on your own behalf, wish you all the best.
      And as for everyone bashing Cuppy, you do realize all this will just make you see more of her so hate all you want, her team is probably like ‘oh more hate, shove Cuppy down their throat, more posts’, Lol. Working hard or being a creative or building a name for yourself has absolutely nothing to do with wealth, you don’t have to come from nothing to something before people appreciate your work. Let the girl be. Intact don’t, she will still continue to be valuable and she will continue to have more going for her, Biko BN, keep up with the Cuppy posts, do you realize how much traffic this brings for you? Lol.
      Fade please stop trying to hard, you are already good at what you do, its quite obvious you are trying to hard to be accepted.
      Stephanie STOP FAMZING CUPPY!!! Ahn Ahn, your whole instagram is of Cuppy, when did you guys become bestie? Please stick to your Lola Oj, the 2 of you fit each other. Don’t stain Cuppy with yourself.
      Yagazie, dunno the chick but my gash i love her style.
      Weldon Yemi toh baddest.

    • aisha

      January 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      LOL who is Stephanie? *grabs popcorn*

  19. Mimi

    January 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    This mb.s sef, pls clear jare make we see road. Is your type that follows the rich kids about looking for favours. Follow follow olojei. Go and carve your own niche ewu hausa.

  20. Chi

    January 5, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Yemi Alade. She is the only familiar person here…I see too many unknown people being used as magazine covers in nigeria, it defeats the purpose of the whole exercise. It think it could even affect sales because I stopped buying magazines talking bout a hitherto unknown person and her interests. .boring.and they do in depth feature it’s more like praise singing.

  21. Chi

    January 5, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    *don’t do

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