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Why Sasha Obama Missed Her Father’s Farewell Address


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A white house official confirmed to CBS News that Sasha Obama stayed behind in DC because she has an exam at school on Wednesday morning, hence could not be at her father’s farewell address.

It was quite obvious that Sasha Obama, 15, was not in attendance at her father President Obama‘s Farewell Address last night, Tuesday – January 10, and observers were wondering where she was.

Sasha’s elder sister Malia, 18, was sitting by their mom Michelle during their father’s speech as the president said some touching things about them towards the end of the address.

The outgoing first family traveled from Washington, D.C. to their hometown of Chicago for the farewell address which is still trending on social media.

Photos From The Press Party Of Cocktails And Dresses


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In anticipation of the much-anticipated largest gathering of Made in Africa fashion, Cocktails & Dresses; DressMeOulet.com held a press party for their media friends.

The event took place on 29 November 2016 at Hard Rock Café at Oniru, Lagos.

The event was attended by top fashionistas, socialites and media personalities including Olatorera Oniru, the CEO of DressMeOulet.com, Kayla Oniwo of Cool Fm, Bolanle Olukani, Mimi Onalaja among others.

It was truly a fun gathering where everyone let their hair down and had loads of fun. It was also a great opportunity to mingle and network.

According to Olatorera, she can’t wait for the 11th of December, when she will be hosting the largest gathering of fashion lovers to a night to remember.

Cocktails and dresses will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, with His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria leading the pack of highly distinguished dignitaries expected.

Cocktails & Dresses expects to gather over 2,000 attendees of fashion enthusiasts, shoppers, leaders, celebrities and designers for a full-day black-carpet shopping Rave. “Cocktails and Dresses champions the revolution of the fashion and beauty industries in Nigeria and Africa.

See some of the pictures from the event below:

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All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2016 – Recap Of Event + Full List Of Winners


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The third Annual All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, took place last night, November 6 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. AFRIMA is tailored to recognize and reward African stars who have given the continent the most creative competitive edge in the global market music wise.

Held in partnership with the African Union, the awards night was witnessed by thousands of guests from across Africa. Over 154 artistes were nominated, but only 30 made the final cut.

3 hosts were drawn from across the African continent: Ahmed Soultan leader of the Moroccan music group, Nayda, Bonang Matheba South African TV host who anchors the popular SABC 1 Music Live Show and Ika Jang TV broadcaster from Congo.

Some notable moments from the night were when King Sunny Ade was given a Special Recognition award for his immense contribution to African sounds and also when Late Congolese artiste, Papa Wemba’s widow was called upon to receive his award on his behalf. It was a really emotional moment as the woman could hardly speak and was on the verge of shedding tears.

Nigerian artists did not fail to do the country proud, as a number of them came out victorious in their respective categories. Flavour Nabania won in two categories: Best Artiste/Duo/Group/Band in African contemporary and the Best Male Artiste, Western Africa while Wizkid capped a rewarding year emerging winner of the Artiste of the Year category after he also won two awards at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and the MTV EMA Europe awards.

Other winners from Nigeria included; Olamide, Phyno, Patoranking, Niniola and Aramide.

Check Out The Full List Of Winners At AFRIMA:

Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco)
Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)
Pictures coming soon..

AFRIMA Holds Africa Music Business Round-Table 2016


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The Africa Music Business Round-table took place today, November 4, 2016, at the Africa/Asia Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event which was put together by organizers of AFRIMA was themed – Economic Power of Music For A new Africa.

The keynote speakers for the event were Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Honourable  Minister Of Information, Angela Martins Head Of Culture Division A.U Ethiopia, Nachilala Nkombo Director African One Campaign and Anastacia Ndhlovu the Deputy Minister of Tourism & Hospitality, Zimbabwe.

Also on the panel were Nigerian artiste Sound Sultan, music director Omar Essaidi and Ghanaian Artiste Reggie Rockstone.

The summit was moderated by Olisa Adibua of Beat FM and Cameroonian TV host Pamela Hapi, who thrilled attendees with her fluent and eloquent delivery of the French language.

The event was well attended by the crop of the entertainment industry as well as foreign delegates.

The event kicked off with a keynote address by Angela Martins, while Lai Mohammed delivered his speech on the evolution of music in Nigeria immediately after. It could be easily detected from his speech that honourable minister is a fan of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, as he made several references to him during his speech.

The panel summit consisted of three sessions, where all panellists did justice to the business side of music and how it has and will continue to affect our lives…

See some of the pictures from  the event below:

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Check Out Eloy Awards 2016 Official Video Ad Campaign


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The Eloy (Exquisite Lady of the Year) team has launched their official campaign video for ELOY Awards.
As you all know it’s our tradition to recognize exceptional women.
The award is aimed at  lauding excellence amongst women by encouraging, inspiring and above all motivating them.

You can be a part of this historical event by casting your votes, simply text “eloy” followed by “nominee fullname” to 35070 or vote online at www.exquisitemag.com

As well as voting, The ELOY Nomination board is calling in entries for the ELOY Recognition Awards tagged the LADIES WHO INSPIRE AWARDS. These awards will be recognising individuals who have made a difference and impacted their industry and or community. Send the name and brief about the ladies you would like nominated to [email protected]

Eloy invites you to be a part of this revolution by sponsoring or partnering with them to increase the economic visibility of women in Nigeria, to create a platform for networking hence enhance communication links to encourage women into businesses and to support the work being done by Nigerian women to improve themselves and Nigeria as a whole.

The sponsorship packages are designed to provide exclusive branding visibility for your investment.  To explore available sponsorship options in further detail and confirm availability, please contact [email protected]

See the promotional official video campaign below.

 

 

 

Oby Ezekwesili, Ego Boyo to speak at Essential Woman Magazine Launch


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Former Federal Minister of Education and former Vice-President of the World Bank (Africa division) Oby Ezekwesili has been confirmed as one of the speakers at the Essential Woman Magazine launch. Also on the panel is former Nollywood actress and producer who is also the founder of Temple Productions, Ego Boyo.
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Oby will also be the Cover Woman of the first edition of the magazine. Both women will be joined by founder of LEAP Africa Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli.

The launch will take place on the 9th of November 2016 at 9am. Essential Woman  magazine is aimed at promoting and showcasing businesswomen of diverse occupations, while providing opportunities that will encourage growth professionally, personally and resourcefully.

The mission is to support the women in business and public service by amplifying their voices, stories and achievements. It is also aimed at identifying role models in every facet and creating a new generation of leaders.
Essential Woman is supported by Diamond woman.

 

Dare To Mix Cocktail Festival – 2Baba, 9ice, Jimmy Jatt, Set To Thrill Fans


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Nigerian top entertainers 2Baba9ice, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Ycee and many more will be headlining the Dare To Mix cocktail festival coming up on November 5th at the Ikeja City Mall.

The cocktail festival is organised by Premium spirit brand, Campari.

The festival will feature various attractions including music, comedy, a mixology session with 2Baba who will make his signature cocktail, “Implication Shakerato” for fans, a DJ face off and other exciting activities.

Campari Endorses 2Baba As Brand Ambassador

The festival will wrap up with a music concert headlined by Campari ambassador, 2Baba as well as performances from others artistes.

2Baba was announced as the first African ambassador for Campari and has been doing the brand proud ever since.

Revealed! Why 2Baba Was Made Campari’s Brand Ambassador

The implication singer has also revealed that he will be premiering his new video for the track, “I hate what you do to me” exclusively to fans at the Dare To Mix concert.

We can’t wait to see what 2baba will be dishing out!

See 2baba at Campari Summer home in Milan, Italy mixing his signature drink.

Essential Woman Magazine Launches In November


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The Essential Interiors Group is proud to announce the premiere issue of Essential Woman Magazine, which will be released on the 9th November 2016.

Plans to have a distribution of 15,000 copies circulated to over 20 niche professional women organisations and women in business events nationwide are already in place: 10,000 copies printed per quarter and an online circulation of 50,000 women or more.

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The magazine is targeted at promoting and showcasing business women of diverse occupations and providing opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally, resourcefully and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

According to Ekua Abudu the Magazine’s Editor-in- Chief:

“Our mission is to amplify the voices of women in business and public service; to share their stories of risk and achievements; to narrate their growing political, economic and social influence and power, to celebrate their triumphs, to provide solutions to their problems and to identify role models and mentors to promote a new generation of leaders.

By providing business-focused editorial content designed for women business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Nigeria; we will be able to inspire, celebrate & educate women in business and public service every quarter through print and online versions.”

To commemorate the magazine launch, a special event sponsored by Diamond Bank will be held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos on the 9th November 2016 at 10am.

Women in business organisations, career women and entrepreneurs are invited to come celebrate the birth of something much needed in our society.

Events Schedule For AFRIMA 2016 Released


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The schedule for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2016 has been released. Below is the event itinerary for the action-packed three day event:

Day 1 Friday November 4

AFRIMA Music Village: The one-day AFRIMA Music Village is a festival style open Music concert with performances by top African artistes and AFRIMA 2016 nominees. This event is free entry with AFRIMA T-shirts as gate pass.

Africa Music Business Roundtable: The roundtable with the theme “Economic Power of Music for a New Africa” will be a discussion platform to interrogate and strategise on the structure of the music industry in Africa while charting a synergistic way forward for development and economic empowerment. It is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, media and financial sectors of Africa and of the world.

Day 2 Saturday November 5

Media Interviews/Meet & Greet: The one-day opportunity to reinforce music artistes’ connection with the public in a dedicated media room and on select radio/TV stations in Nigeria. Some foreign media partners will also be participating.

Nominees’ Reception/Party: An event to fete all the 2016 AFRIMA Nominees in the evening.

Day 3 – Sunday November 6

AFRIMA Grand Awards Ceremony

Awards ‘After Party’ A throw-down to celebrate the night with winners, music stars, select guests and followers of the music industry.

 

Interesting Recaps From The MAMA 2016


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The MAMA 2016 has come and gone but talks about the prestigious event will still be going on for a while.

Apart from musical performances and awards given out to winners, there are some interesting activities from that night that are noteworthy.

See a recap below.

[See full list of MAMA 2016 winners here].

Korede Bello’s Plumber/Maintenance Worker/Mechanic/Astronaut…… (You Name It) Outfit.

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The Godwin singer made an unconventional appearance on the red carpet, choosing to ditch the tux and other smart trendy outfits that make young men dapper. He sported an oversized denim overall, with boots to match.

Fans came for him with hilarious comments:

“Korede bello looking like he’s about to fix NIGERIA with uninterrupted power supply”

“Korede Bello and what he left in the hilux”

“Engineer Korede bello Korede, I hope the AC is working”

“Korede Bello looks like he’s about to tell you what’s wrong with your car”

Korede has replied saying the look was intentional and meant to gain attention. Well Korede, you won!

 

The Lesbian That Outstaged Wizkid And Linda Ikeji

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South African Olympic gold medallist, Caster Semenya took home the award for 2016 MAMAs Personality of the Year. She was chosen ahead of singer Wizkid and Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji. Wizkid has been exonerated, as he won three awards in other categories but Nigerians came for Linda, saying she couldn’t even beat a lesbian to it.

Caster who married her long time girlfriend in 2015 said the following during her acceptance speech, ‘I will like to thank God for this precious talent, and my lovely wife. It’s been a fantastic year for me winning the Olympics. ‘The haters are still coming.’ Other personalities nominated in the category include Gabon striker and 2015 African Player of the Year Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, and TV personality Pearl Thusi.

Future’s torn T-shirt

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Whether it is fashion, fad or he just couldn’t care less because he was coming to Africa, the American rapper’s look was nothing to write home about. But, whatever rocks his boat.

A Guest’s Massive Display Of Boobs

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An unknown pretty lady stormed the red carpet in a very revealing outfit that left very little to the imagination. Though the lady was unknown, she sure made a statement.

Finally, Wizkid’s Big Win

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Nigerian singer Wizzy will remain the king of the 2016 MAMA awards. He took home awards for Artiste of the year, best male artiste and best collaboration (alongside Dj Maphorsia and  Dj Buckz)

 

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