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Thursday, March 5, 2015

GHANAIAN MUSICIAN, BECCA AND MANAGER, KIKI BANSON SPLIT!!!


For about 10 years, Kiki Banson has acted in multiple capacities as far as Ghanaian musician-Becca is concerned—and apart from famously being Becca’s manager, it was alleged at a point that they had more than an ordinary working relationship going on.

GhanaCelebrities has learnt Kiki Banson and Becca have ended their working relationship and whatever there was to it in the minds of people. We reached out to Kiki Banson who confirmed the split; saying, everything that has a beginning must come to an end—and it is one of those things.

UPFRONT AND PERSONAL TO BECOME COBHAMS ASUQUO’S OFFICIAL PR AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY


Internationally acclaimed and award-winning music producer and singer, Cobhams Asuquo, today agreed with Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants (UPGMC) in an arrangement that puts the media company solely in charge of his music career and image in Nigeria and Africa.
Cobhams who has been spending a lot time in the United States mainly to focus on his music, was at the Lagos office of Upfront and Personal today and he said:
‘I am so excited about this deal. When I met with Paul [Paul Okoye, MD/CEO Upfront and Personal], and he shared what his plans were for me and the Cobhams brand, it was though he was speaking my mind and my heart. I’m a fan of The Fuse and what Paul has built. I can’t wait for everything to start happening!”

DESTINY EKARAGHA AND WANGI MBA-UZOUKWU GRACE ANNIVERSARY COVER OF NOLLY SILVER SCREEN MAGAZINE


Award winning director, Destiny Ekaragha and Regional Director, MNET (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu are the cover stars for the anniversary edition of Nolly Silver Screen magazine.
According to the Editor, Isabella Akinseye, “This edition is testament to the vision we have for ourselves — to deliver quality and entertaining film journalism with an emphasis on Nollywood and Africa’s film industry. 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RMD IS NOW A GRAND-DAD!


Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD is now a grand dad as his son, Oghenekome Mofe and his wife Eniola Abiodun have just been delivered of a baby.
The couple got married two years ago at the Chapel of Christ The Light Church, Alausa, Ikeja with the reception at Grandeur Event Center, Oregun.
Congrats to the Mofe Damijo’s family!

5 POPULAR NEW MUSIC VIDEOS RELEASED IN FEBRUARY


Its season of hot new videos!!! Bebeakinboade.com presents to you 5 popular new music videos that was released in February.

OLOLUFE-FLAVOUR
Nigerian recording artist, Chinedu Okoli, known by his stage name, Flavour N’abania, released a beautiful music video for his song “Ololufe” featuring Chidinma. The duet, lifted off Flavour‘s fourth studio album, “Thankful“, is the third track from the album to receive the video treatment, following “Golibe” and the Wande Coal assisted “Wake Up“. The video, directed by Godfather Productions was shot in Capetown, South Africa.

COLLABO- PSQUARE FT DON JAZZY
P-square finally released the long awaited video “Collabo”,  arguably the biggest song off their recent album. Nothing short of a typical P-square video. The flick which also features Don Jazzy, is a classy pictorial with a brief comic story line about it. Shot in South Africa on different beautiful and crisp scenes, the Clarence Peters/Jude Okoye directed video is nothing but top notch.

ASA- SBG(SATAN BE GONE)
Nigerian Paris-based soul singer, Asa  also released her much anticipated video to the single Satan Be Gone off her third album, Bed Of Stone. Directed by filmmaker Meji Alabi, music and visuals come together to present an atmospheric video reminiscent of the American Deep South, as an intense Asa dances alone in a church to bring the song’s story to life. The JM-produced track features a reverberating drumbeat and a driving guitar riff that are a perfect foil for Asa’s husky vocals, with lyrics rendered in both Yoruba and English. She unveils another facet of her artistry with this new video.

THISDAY PUBLISHER, NDUKA OBAIGBENA IS BEREAVED


The Chairman & Editor-in- Chief , THISDAY Media Group / ARISE TV Networks, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, has lost his brother, Rotimi Azubuike Obaigbena – a Prince of Owa Kingdom , in San Diego, California, United States of America. The announcement of the passage of Rotimi Azubuike Obaigbena was officially made, Monday, in a statement issued by His Royal Highness, The Obi Of Owa, Efeizomor 11, and signed by Nduka Obaigbena.

DANGOTE CEMENT APPOINTS NEW CEO


 As part of strategies aimed at consolidating on its successes, the management of the leading cement manufacturing company, Dangote Cement, Monday, announced the appointment of new Managing Director for the company, Onne Van der Weijde. The new CEO will report to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dangote Cement. A statement from the company said the appointment is in furtherance of the implementation of strategies put in place to drive operational efficiency, support its ambitious growth strategies and delivering shareholder value.

Van der Weijde who joined with a wealth of experience working as the Managing Director of Ambuja Cement, India will ensure strategic, operational and brand synergies are maintained, whilst underlining renewed management focus on all customer segments. He efficiently worked to improve the profit and consolidation of the business. He was also responsible for the acquisition, growth in marketing and sales of Ambuja Cement.As a Director and Business Planning Manager in Holcim (Australia), he developed a business presence in the South East Region of Asia through Joint Ventures and Acquisitions, providing support in the management of existing operations in the Region.

Monday, March 2, 2015

OLOROGUN OSCAR AND WANDA IBRU PLAN 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


In a couple of weeks, billionaire businessman and scion of Ibru Dynasty,  Olorogun Oscar Ibru, would be celebrating 30 years of marital bliss with his lovely wife, Chief Wanda Ibru.
Oscar Ibru and his wife are gearing up to host a high octane shindig that is sure to cause a stir among Nigerian elite. Going by the parties the Ibru have thrown in the past, one can expect nothing less than a revelry that is bound to rock the social scene to the core.

With resilence, persistence, hard work and the backing of an iconic woman, Olorogun has become a business tycoon, with interests in shipping, oil and gas, real estate and many more. Last year, with the unwavering support of his philanthropic wife, Oscar was honoured with the award of the ‘Most Outstanding Niger Delta Personality of the Year’ by the National Association of Niger Delta Students, at the prestigious Apapa Boat Club, Lagos.
  

TIWA SAVAGE, DON JAZZY SIGN NEW DEAL


Mavin Records boss,  Don Jazzy and his artiste, Tiwa Savage have joined the list of ambassadors for Konga, a Nigerian online retail store.
Don Jazzy made this known when he shared a picture on Instagram of himself signing the new deal with the caption; “And as we sign the contract my brother #Godwin. Myself and the DoroDiva @Officialtiwasavage are the new ambassadors for KONGA. #SMD.”

SOLID STAR DROPS NEW SINGLE, ‘BE STRONG’


 Joshua Iniyezo fondly called Solidstar, has released a new song titled ‘Be Strong’. In his typical style and unique use of language, the artiste encourages Nigerians to believe in themselves and be strong.

“See Nigeria na my country, I no go lie my brother…..Plenty money but dem hide am for agbada. When plenty people are crying, dying, chai they gat no food to eat, no place to sleep. Everywhere dey hot, people no fit live in peace. No place to work. Me I must to talk. It is very obvious but still yet, I no send,” the artiste croons

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SKINCARE TALK WITH BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO: TIPS FOR HEALTHIER SKIN IN 2015


If you want to have soft, clear skin, follow the steps below.

CATCH MORE SLEEP:  Lack of sleep causes stress, which can lead to abnormalities in skin structure and function, worsening conditions like acne.

EAT LESS SUGAR:  Excess levels of insulin can lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells, as well as overactive oil gland activity.

EXERCISE MORE: Exercise increases circulation that delivers more oxygen to skin cells and carries cellular wastes away.

DRINK MORE WATER: Upping your water intake is a great way to flush internal toxins and hydrate your skin from inside out.

Friday, February 27, 2015

MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE WEEK: JENNIFER OLALEYE


Jennifer Olaleye of Jennifer Olae Makeover
Jennifer Olaé is your specialist Make-up artist for Weddings and special occasions. Jennifer Olaleye, the name behind the brand, strives to fulfill the needs of her clients. She is a specialist in bring out the best in her clients.  She specializes in Bridal and Bespoke Makeover for bithday parties, special occasions and everything in-between.



From makeup to head tie, Jennifer Olaé offers a range of packages to suit any budget or special requirements, and create the perfect look for you.


RISING STAR: OWUMI UGBEYE


Owumi Ugbeye was born and brought up in Lagos. She attended Pampers Private School, Queens College Lagos and RISS Maryland. She has a degree is in Foreign Languages from the University of Benin, Nigeria. In her teen years, Owumi took a shine to performance and she participated in drama sketches (television and stage) for her mother’s theatre company.



She has a passion for acting, singing, writing and cooking but hopes to devote the next few years exploring acting and writing. She is an avid reader, a huge lover of music, chocolate and shoes. She is best known for her role in 'Shuga' the series where she played Bikiya, her first professional acting job.

WHY MY HUSBAND SHOULD BE RE-ELECTED- DAME JONATHAN


The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Wednesday gave reasons why President Goodluck Jonathan deserves to be re-elected for a second term. The First Lady who was in Ikom, Cross River State, in continuation of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nationwide Women Rally to solicit votes for her husband, said President Jonathan has performed well to earn a second term in office.
Speaking shortly after inaugurating the 6,000 seating capacity ultra modern Ikom Township Stadium, Dame Jonathan said: “I came to thank you for keeping to your promise in 2011 to vote for my husband. And I want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to repeat the same thing in the March 28 presidential election.”

According to the First Lady, her husband, during his first tenure has performed tremendously and has impacted positively on the people especially women.

Dame Jonathan reminded the mammoth crowd of female politicians that in 2011, her husband promised to give women 35 percent appointment in line with the affirmative action which he did through political and elective offices, adding that “Now we are in 2015, and he will do more for the nation and women in particular.”

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE WEEK: DURO OLOWU


 Duro Olowu, Nigerian born London-based designer, is known for his flowy dresses and bold prints. He is a designer that one should become acquainted with because he makes boho look oh-so-chic. Drawing his inspirations from vintage cuts and fabrics as well as African prints, he creates the perfect silhouette.

Since arriving on the London fashion scene in 2004, Nigerian-born Duro Olowu has impressed the right people with his vibrant mix of African prints, seventies tailoring, and unlikely color combos. A high-waisted patchwork boho dress—known as the “Duro”—put the brand on the fashion map, and became a cult item in 2005 after being discovered by American Vogue editor Sally Singer and Julie Gilhart of Barneys.

He recently unveiled his Autumn/winter collection at the London Fashion Week 2015. The new collection is inspired by Fauvist avant-garde artist Kees van Dongen , he stated that his paintings were second to none. The new collections features bold prints, polka dots, grid checks, Signature cape, also Bringing great twist of Kimono style to Fall.
I love the colours and delicate florals reminiscent of thirties wallpaper used. What do you think about the collection?

Check out pictures below: