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Thursday, August 25, 2011

MEET NEW ISLAND BIG BABES






Lagos Island has always been a high point for a lot of activities, like high profile parties, clubbing and other social events. Year in year out, there has been influx of babes who throng these events. They are of always the cynosure of all eyes, they make parties tick. Even though they are very sociable, they are also well grounded in their chosen career. Most actually runs some of the hottest outfit on the Island, while some of them work with top notch company. While most of them live on the island, others build the island as a converging point, where they meet with people who are relevant in their everyday life be it business or pleasure. In this report, BOLA AKINBOADE brings to the new island big babes that runs things there.

JASMINE MURRAY BRUCE
Jasmine Murray Bruce is the only daughter of Ben Murray Bruce, founder and chairman of the Silverbird Group, a big name in the Nigeria entertainment industry. She is also the CEO of Monae Spa, located inside the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island. Though the spa is relatively new, it’s fast becoming one of the hottest spas on the Island presently as it now attracts a lot of celebrities. Her beauty outfit, Monae salon and spa is a special kind of spa, it’s a sanctuary of luxury designed to rejuvenate the body, strengthen spirit and gently eliminate stress. Apart from running a spa on the island, she is also currently working with the Silverbird TV. No doubt, she had been influenced by her father’s success in broadcasting and the entertainment industry, and that might explain where she is also towing the path of her father. Jasmine is a graduate of Chapman University in Orange Country with a B.A in Communication. She also aspired to work in a broadcast media as a host/presenter and look forward to a successful career in entertainment. And this epitome of beauty made her first showbiz appearance last year when she compered the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, which took place at the Concorde Hotel in Owerri, Imo State with the popular TV presenter, IK Osakioduwa. Though it was first time, more of an experimental one, she however registered her presence with her stunning look and lovely figure.

ELFREDA EDEWOR
Stunning looking Elfreda Edewor, runs a PR outfit, ORCHARD. She is known for her high network clients and has also handled a lot of high profile job. She also sells luxury wrist watches to her high net worth male clients.
She is one of the most influential babes on the Island, as she is also highly connected.
Recently, she joined forces with her friend, Louise Priddy to launch the Kristos brand, which is also a luxury accessory line. Freda, has she is fondly called, is not only about business, as she always love to have fun by hanging out on the Island where she also resides, though she is always in the company of her friends most of the time.

FUNKE FOWLER
Funke Fowler runs one of the hottest fashion boutiques on the Island, Leila Fowler. She is from the popular Fowler family as her mum, Vivian Fowler also runs one of the hottest primary and secondary school in Lagos. Funke, who had an Econonics degree from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from the American Intercontinental University, Atlanta, actually started her boutique two years ago upon her return to Nigeria. The boutique has grown to become a household name even within the short period of time. She clothes a lot of the Island big babes. And because of her amiable personality, she is always invited to a lot of high profile events in town.

GEORGINA EKU EDEWOR
Georgina Eku Edewor’s profile has been on the rise ever since she was introduced into the Nigerian scene as one of Studio 53 Extra presenter. Eku who is a graduate of New York Film Academy hosts a new show on Studio 53 Extra, the new exciting African entertainment show, which focuses on bringing all the hottest gossip and entertainment news from African continent and abroad. It's all about glitz, glam and gist. And ever since then, this light skinned complexion babes has also become one of the regular faces at some of the high profile events on the Island.

ENE LAWANI
Ene Maya Lawani is the longest Miss Nigeria in the country, having won in 2004. She reigned until 2010 when a new queen was crowned.
Though she has been off the scene for years, she has been back and has also become the toast of a lot of A-Class events. Apart from her stunning look, Ene is also very stylish, easy going and down-to-heart personality. Few months ago, she clinched a deal with Ruth Obih, a lawyer turned designer and the brain behind Tunics by Ruru, as she became the Face of the brand. She is now the principal model for the brand as well as brand ambassador.

MAKASHE IBRU
She is the eldest daughter of Olorogun Oscar Ibru, from the Ibru Dynasty. She is blessed with an adventurous spirit, dedicating her time to her work is topmost in her mind. The bevy of beauty, who runs Oskart LCC, an Atlanta-based entertainment company, is doing well in show biz and her father is happy with her. She is presently planning to host a show tagged ‘Sounds of Nigeria,’ which will feature top Nigerian artistes in Atlanta, Georgia. But as much as she loves good life, she has not been romantically linked with any guy. She has also become one of the regular faces on the Island in recent times as she is always stepping out at most of the A-class event looking gorgeous.

DOLAPO ONI
Pretty looking Dolapo Oni is one of the presenter at Studio 53, Victoria Island, Lagos. She was trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in the UK. Her profile has been on the rise, since she joined the studio 53 team. She is blessed with striking features that will make any man’s heart beat faster. She is also very stylish too. U

UGONNA OMERUO
Ugonna Omeruo is one of the new breed of Island big girls. She lives and run her fashion designing outfit, House of Nwocha on the Island. Ugonna Omeruo is known for her fierce red carpet style. Ugonna is just a darling and every of her collections has been a great scent of attraction to all lovers of high street fashion. She is also a living advertisement of her work as she is a cynosure of all eyes at any event she stepped into. She is always well on point. Ugonna launched her fashion business in 2006 and she has not done bad at all with her business.

ZARA OKPARA
Zara Okpara belongs to the league of the new Island big babes. Zara who is in her twenties acts as the public relation manager for Jewel by Lisa, the award winning outfit established by Lisa Folawiyo five years ago. One thing you cannot take away from Zara is her love for fashion and its intricacies. She is also a red carpet delight any day any time, as she evidently practices what she preaches, her style is simple and elegant . And her meek and humble nature has endeared her to a lot of celebrities who rely on her expertise.

BRIDGET AWOSIKA
Bridget Awosika was born in Washington DC. At the age of ten, it became apparent that she would purse a career in Fashion design as she displayed more appreciation towards sketching, collecting fabrics, art and hand sewing than anything else. Realizing that she would want to design womenswear/menswear professionally and ultimately run it as a successful business, Bridget attended Howard University in DC and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.She later proceeded on into New York City, where she attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design to work on her following degree in Fashion Design.. She came back into the country couple of years back to establish her fashion label which is making waves on the Island now. Bridget is also sociable and a living advertisement of her designs which are simply breathtaking.

ADAURE ACHUMBA
Adaure Achumba is another regular face on the Island. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina- School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has previously worked as an Intern Assignment Editor at the CNN bureau in Los Angeles. She also used to present the morning show on Silverbird TV, which gave her so much prominence on the Nigerian scene. She had since left to join the Studio 53 team as their presenter. Adaure is also very sociable, which might explain why she get invited to the major events on the Island.

NENA KALU OGBA
The light skinned complexion lady is the CEO of Nena Kal Hunter, one of the hottest milliner outfits on the island. She also has her hand in other things like interior decoration, home furnishing, hotel furnishing and corporate furnishing. She also launched her bags range last year which is also doing so well in the market

UGOMA ADEGOKE
Ugoma Adegoke , is a former London Financier, Economist and Lagos fashionista. She is one of the latest entrants in the fashion industry and within that short period of time, her label has become a household name. Zebra Living is more than just a fashion label, it's a stylish and sophisticated brand and a lifestyle choice. The Zebra fashion brand is creative mix of love, passion and afrocentricity and each item of Zebra Living clothing produced and sold triggers a unique and exquisite fashion experience for the discerning women who wear the label. Offering ethically produced and on-trend pieces, Zebra Living offers the closest thing to the West's high street culture right here in Nigeria. Proudly Nigerian, and with a growing clientele base in West Africa, Europe and North America, Zebra Living offers women of all sizes, races and ages unique and affordable readymade fashion pieces produced to the highest quality. Zebra Living has organically evolved to what most women consider the ultimate one-stop shop for all things stylish and sophisticated, from fashion to interior d├ęcor, from wellness to travel, from events to popular culture...and the new Zebra flagship boutique is positively bursting from the seams with the label's fashion treasures.

JENNIFER OBAYUWANA
Jennifer Obayuwana is the daughter of John Obayuwana, the Polo boss. She is one of the best dressed upwardly mobile ladies in this part of town. She has done so well for herself and having successfully steered the affairs of Polo, where she is an executive director. She is also one of the hot staple on the Lagos Island social scene, and she has always been a regular faces at most of these high profile events. She is also an expert in wooing people with her powerful dress sense.

TAYO SHONEKAN
Tayo Shonekan belongs to the new league of the Island big babes. She owns a fashion label called Aimas that specializes in handmade customized t-shirts, bags and accessories. She also work as a fashion stylist for various publications and clients. b g CHIDYNMA OKEBALAMAChidynma Okebalama is another young, fresh, and vibrant female artiste in the music industry. She has performed at numerous high profile events around the country ranging from performing at Bella Adenuga’s wedding, to the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant 2010, Dele Momodu 50th Birthday party amongst others. Chidynma also referred to as D’Voice first made her presence known in the Nigerian entertainment industry in 2008 where she performed alongside multiple award winning recording artist, Banky W, during the Nigerian reunion in Maryland, USA. The graduate of Electrical Engineering, North Eastern University, America took a break after couple of years as a System Engineer in the USA to follow her heart and pursue her music career. She also recently relocated to Nigeria to continue her music career and has not done bad at all. Since she has been back, she has been hard at work recording with likes of Don Jazzy, Sam Klef, Hakym and others

TESSY OKENEBIRE
Delta born Tessy is a lawyer; she works with the Department of petroleum resources and is a single mother of one. The very stylish and intelligent lady just finished a Masters Degree Programme in Scotland and passed with distinctions. She is very vast in oil and gas. Tessy lives in Dolphin estate and drives a Sportage. The beautiful and classy babe is a friend to Quenn Ayua and Mimi Atedze and they rock the Island together.

QUEEN AYUA NWAHA
She is the daughter of Professor Ignatius Ayua, the former Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General of the federation. Her dad is also a lawyer and she works wit the Department of petroleum resources, the very beautiful Benue babe is married and looks like a model. Queen lives in Lekki Phase 1 and drives a C-Class Mercedes Benz.

MIMI ATEDZE
She is the information and protocol officer for Benue state government in Lagos; she is a journalist as well as a blogger of the Fabmimi fame. She once worked as the Permanent Assistant to the first female speaker in Benue State and was a power broker and was very popular in the state. She’s married to a Customs officer and is very close to influential people in the state. Her height stands her out amongst her peers. She’s blessed wit an amazing height and a killing figure. She drives a C-class Coupe.

SOLA LADITI
She is the daughter of Globacom topshot, Niyi Adewunmi. She also runs one of the hottest beauty parlor on the island, Touch of Glamour. The stunning looking ebony looking lady walk down last year with her beau, Tayo Laditi in a very superlative wedding ceremony. Sola steps out at most of the A-class events in the company of her sister and cousin. She is always on point when it comes to her dress sense and she has the perfect figure to compliment any thing she wears on her body.

FUNKE OGUNDE
Funke Ogunde is one of the designers creating a buzz in the Nigerian Fashion industry. Her outfit, Phunk Afrique is making waves on the Island right now as she clothes the new stylish babes on the island. Her clothes which are inspired by “A woman’s body” gives her a touch of simplicity with a little chic, retro and elegant feel to it complimented with Afro diffusion. She’s one of the stylish ladies who always ‘wow’ with her stunning outfits.

LARA RAWA
Lara Rawa was one of those who call the shot in the Anabel Mobile Company before she left to float her own event company also located at the Ikoyi axis of Lagos. The outfit that she started last year had handled a couple of high profile jobs even within that short time. She is also very sociable and have a lovable personality. She always rocks any event she is being sighted.

LADE FADOJU
The pretty lady with twinkling eyes and ever rosy cheeks is friends with Louise Priddy, the Bacchus nite club owner. Lade is a financial banker and has got men eating out of her hands and gap toothed smiles is always so endearing.

2 comments:

  1. Interesting, very interesting...

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  2. This is so so detailed. This personality profile is a masterpiece. Was thinking maybe u cud do somfin for the Big boys too. Ur ink no go finnish o. This is so so detailed. This personality profile is a masterpiece. Was thinking maybe u cud do somfin for the Big boys too. Ur ink no go finnish o.

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