Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Married Life for Felix and Ritamary!

Mother of the groom, Mrs. Jegede Omokagbo, the handsome groom Felix Omokagbo and his beautiful bride, Miss. Ritamary OdinakaChukwu and the elder brother of Felix, Mr. Johnson Omokagbo.

Happy wedding day to my great buddy, Program Manager of Screen Naija, Mr. Felix Omokagbo and his beautiful God sent bride Ritamary Odinakachukwu! HALLELUJAH! WOOOOOW! I wish you a happy married life and may our Almighty Father JEHOVAH God bless you with beautiful sons and daughters who will shine for His glory as our Lord, Saviour and Messiah Jesus CHRIST continues to tarry!

The wedding ceremony was at St. Dominic's Parish, Yaba, Lagos and red carpet reception at the Federal College of Education, (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

Iyanuoluwa the beautiful one on the red carpet of the wedding reception of the Program Manager of Screen Naija, Mr. Felix Omokagbo and Miss Ritamary Odinakachukwu on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Federal College of Education, (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, after the wedding ceremony at St. Dominic's Parish, Yaba, Lagos.

Ms. Yetunde Bello, General Manager of Screen Naija at the wedding reception.


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Friday, October 30, 2015

Desmond Elliot and the Conspiracy of Lagos


Popular Nollywood actor and promising director Desmond Elliot, who is now a politician and an elected member of the Lagos State House of Assembly is on the cover of "Conspiracy of Lagos", a sociopolitical crime thriller on the challenges, temptations and trials of living and working in Lagos, the most populated state in Nigeria. It is written by Bisi Daniels, the leading adventure novelist in Africa's most populous country..

"Conspiracy of Lagos" Chronicles the Vicious Circle of Lagos Life
“You don’t want the Hitler effect, do you?”
“No! The Bill Clinton effect,” she said, and shot him a knowing wink.
What is the Hitler effect in contrast to the Bill Clinton effect?
You have to read the "Conspiracy of Lagos" to find out.
This novel is a clear departure from Bisi Daniels' thrilling novels on Peter Abel, the daring investigative journalist whose adventures have been chronicled in his previous novels."Conspiracy of Lagos" is a romantic thriller, a political thriller and social documentary of Lagos rolled into one narrative novel.
Bisi Daniels’ novel, Conspiracy of Lagos is perhaps the first truly picaresque novel on the adventurous, dangerous and mysterious lives of those living in the mega city of Lagos, the New York of Nigeria.
It is a sociopolitical romantic thriller that keeps you reading until the last word.Reading "Conspiracy of Lagos" is like watching a movie of the agonies and ironies of Lagos as experienced by Thomas Katta, the brilliant graduate of Sociology from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), who left his humble life as a teacher in his hometown of Moso in search of better financial prospects in Lagos. But Lagos would change the life of the Johnny Just Come (JJC) as we call every newcomer in this awesome city.

Thomas Katta’s 350 mile ride from the idyllic hinterland of his hometown Moso to the boisterous city of Lagos was not a smooth one as the bus he had taken broke down thrice on the way until he finally arrived Oshodi, the most dreaded motor park in Lagos at nightfall and thus began the nightmarish journey of his worst fears of the city that never sleeps. He was nearly lynched by a ferocious mob as he was mistakenly accused of stealing his own bag as he attempted to retrieve it from the thief. He ended up in a police cell that was like being cast in hell on earth as he was left at the mercy of the huge and terrifying thug, Kenny, a ruthless criminal with an existentialist philosophy of life. Kenny who was his terror later became his boss and mentor in political thuggery and robbery.

Thomas was later released from the police cell and he found his way to the ghetto of Ajegunle to stay with Mani Datatta, his buddy from university days. Mani was a promising guitarist who played at night clubs after his day job and he made Thomas comfortable and optimistic of the future until Mani was killed in a botched bus robbery. Thomas became homeless and had to become a bus conductor on the Ojota-Yaba route and slept in the motor park until the HomeCare Agency in Ikeja got him a job as a gardener in the palatial home of Chief Sola Adekunle in Victoria Island Extension. Chief Adekunle was a leading politician who later became the National Secretary of The True Nigeria Party (TNP). But Thomas did not stay long there, because he had to flee when the pretty and sexy Mrs. Moji Adekunle, the temptress became furious when he cleverly refused to sleep with her. He was later recruited by Kenny who had been hired by Chief Adekunle to kill him for lies Mrs Moji Adekunle framed against him. Thomas soon became a political asset to Chief Adekuinle’s party as the author of The New Lagos Manifesto that was instrumental in the election of Tunji Taylor as the new Governor of Lagos. Thomas Katta had to overcome the vicissitudes of the vicious circle of survival in Lagos in the midst of criminals and by unforeseen circumstances. He was a reluctant stooge of Kenny who was later killed during a bank robbery and later favoured by Mrs. Moji Adekunle who had become repentant,

Thomas Katta’s most defining moment was when he returned the expensive wedding ring he had stolen to Mr. Ralph Mordy and broke down in repentance and then facing Mrs. Halle Mordy. He was now at the mercy of the couple he had joined Fanni to rob in Ikeja after the gruesome night of their botched heist in Ogba. Receiving the forgiveness of the Mordys marked the turning point for the redemption of Thomas Katta as they offered him a foreign scholarship to fulfill his academic ambition. And thank God for his rescue angel, Nancy Ojo whose commonsense and Christian faith reformed and transformed the life of Thomas Katta.
I have read Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel on sin and redemption, "Resurrection" and Bisi Daniels novel Conspiracy of Lagos has some precious moments of sublimity reminding me of the sober reflections invoked in Tolstoy’s last work.
The long testimonial sermon of the charismatic tall and handsome Pastor Peter Olutobi had echoes of the popular urbane and suave Lagos pastor, Paul Adefarasin.
I was wondering if a naturalistic depiction of Lagos would be realistic without the inclusion of the lingua franca of Pidgin English and the typical Yoruba lingo spoken by the Area Boys and fringe elements seen on the streets and motor parks in Lagos. It would be contradictory for them to speak good English as they were portrayed by the author of Conspiracy of Lagos. The author told me that he deliberately did not use Pidgin English and the typical Yoruba lingo, because most of his foreign readers do not understand Pidgin English or the Yoruba lingo.

"Conspiracy of Lagos" would be more appreciated when adapted for film production.

The novel is available at the following bookshops:
1. Books4Everyone, Ikeja. Lagos.
2. CSS Bookshops
3. THIS DAY Media Centres
4. Glendora Bookshops
5. Other major bookshops and hotels in Nigeria.

~ By Ekeyerengozi Michael Chima


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Hillary Clinton Meets Giovanni Gambino, Author of The Vindicators



Giovanni Gambino Spills Old Family Secrets in New Book
The Vindicators reveals Sicilian Mafia origins


NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Giovanni Gambino was born into one of the most fascinating families in one of the world's most infamous organizations. His father, former Sicilian mob boss Francesco "Ciccio" Gambino, passed away in federal prison on a 30-year sentence; Giovanni was 14 when Ciccio was convicted. His mother raised him with help from the Mafia "old guard" — the traditional bosses who wanted no part of the drug trade and prostitution the Mafia was becoming known for. As a result, Gambino's experiences with the Mafia were positive. He saw what he calls "the good side of the Mafia." Now Gambino has written The Vindicators (ISBN 1515018016, Club Light House Publishing) detailing the Mafia's rise in Sicily.




"Me writing books is like a Pope robbing banks," Gambino said. "It's very rare to have a guy like me write about the Sicilian secret society."

Based on stories passed down through the family over the generations and upon Gambino's own research, The Vindicators pulls back the curtain on the Mafia. Though the organization has been portrayed endlessly in popular media, most people don't know much about how the Mafia came to be. Gambino decided it was time to shed light on the real story.

The Vindicators
goes deep into Sicilian history, starting with the Easter 1282 uprising against the rule of French-born King Charles I, who had ruled Sicily since 1266. In the face of increasing oppression, the Mafia called upon the men of Palermo to rise against King Charles and his forces. Within six weeks, 3,000 French people had died at the hands of the Sicilians and King Charles had lost control of the island.

"The Vindicators is 'Game of Thrones' meets The Godfather," Gambino explains. "The Mafia was born of a desperate need to protect the families of Sicily in the face of horrific oppression. Those are the roots of today's Mafia, and what people often don't realize is that the organization continues to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. I hope readers will come away from The Vindicators with a better understanding of the Mafia's good points."

The Vindicators is available in paperback and e-book formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Moda Operandi Presents The 2015 Holiday Collection

Moda Operandi Launches The 2015 Holiday Collection
Expanded Range of Extravagant and Over-the-top Gifts for All Ages

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Moda Operandi, the first online luxury retailer to provide consumers access to the full collections of top designers directly from the runway, announces the launch of their 2015 Holiday Collection. Featuring one-of-a-kind items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the assortment of extraordinary gifts is curated to appease even those with the most discerning taste.
"Every holiday season, I look forward to selecting gifts for my nearest and dearest," said Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda Operandi Co-Founder. "One could argue the sentiment and sense of creativity that goes into a selecting a gift can be a chore. But between our stylists and our collection of gifts, Moda Operandi can make (almost) everyone's wish list a reality."

Harrods Presents: Destination Party

 Harrods Presents: Destination Party

LONDON, October 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

7 tastemakers celebrate party style the world over…

Seven of the world's top tastemakers, Adam Gallagher (I Am Galla), Patricia Otegwu (Patricia Bright), Zanita Whittington (Zanita.com), Melissa Koh (MelissaCKoh.com), Vanessa Hong (Haute Pursuit), Meric Kucuk (Maritsa.co) and fashion director Anya Ziourova, come together in the ultimate global gathering, exclusively with Harrods.
     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151027/280881 )
Celebrating party style from around the globe, from Australia to the Middle East, the USA to Singapore, Russia to the UK, each tastemaker showcases their individual take on the festive season, styling up their bespoke edits, and then coming together in a lavish and vibrant experiential shoot on location in Istanbul to capture the party as it plays out.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lionesse® Beauty Bar Relaunches with Female Empowerment Campaign



Lionesse® Beauty Bar Relaunches with Female Empowerment Campaign
"Fierce Femelle" Video Empowers Women to Feel Fierce, Strong and Beautiful


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionesse Beauty Bar, a one-stop luxury beauty boutique, unveiled today their official rebrand, featuring new store designs, innovative high-tech product offerings and a female empowerment campaign titled "Fierce Femelle." Since 2013 Lionesse Beauty Bar has aimed to provide customers with the opportunity to shop their high-end product offerings in a fun, uplifting atmosphere that provides "the ultimate beauty experience."

Lionesse's "Fierce Femelle" campaign features three strong and unique women representing female empowerment, individuality, and what it means to be a "Lionesse Woman." Jenna Talackova, an up-and-coming transgender model, Denise Duarte and Korrina Rico each have their own unique story, but all three embody the message of the campaign: that each and every woman deserves to feel fierce, strong and beautiful.

"As a transgender woman, I've dealt with a lot of rejection, in my modeling career and in society," says Jenna Talackova of her personal struggles. "I've wanted to give up on numerous occasions, but I didn't. I believe a Lionesse woman is just that: resilient to society's ideal of beauty, and confident in her own skin. I am a Lionesse woman."

Lionesse will also unveil two new advanced skincare lines to add to their high-end roster: Venofye and Celestolite. Venofye is based on the anti-aging powers of venom, while Celestolite is formulated with meteorite powder. These products will join existing product lines for face, body and hair available at Lionesse to create an all-encompassing beauty destination.

"We're thrilled to bring the relaunch of the Lionesse brand to life," says Adi Oded, CEO of Lionesse Beauty Bar. "We feel that this new campaign perfectly describes what a 'Lionesse Woman' is, and we hope that every woman will feel empowered and beautiful when using our products."

Lionesse Beauty Bar will continue to be a destination for women to shop for their favorite beauty essentials all the while feeling relaxed, pampered and beautiful. Lionesse products are available at over 150 locations and counting nationwide. For more information or to shop, please visit www.Lionesse.com. Be sure to follow Lionesse on Twitter at @LionesseBeauty.

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CONTACT: Jenna Hreshko, JHreshko@5wpr.com, 646-452-6404
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R&B & Pop Legends The Commodores Are Back!



R&B & Pop Legends The Commodores Sign Worldwide Management Deal With 21st Century Artists, Inc.
"Brick House" group joins Grammy Awarded and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Client Roster

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Commodores, William A. King, Walter "Clyde" Orange, and J.D. Nicholas, announced signing to a worldwide management representation deal with 21st Century Artists, Inc., a New York City based firm. The platinum-selling Motown group is at the forefront of an already star-studded client roster.

GTBank CEO, Segun Agbaje Wins West Africa’s Business Leader of the Year Award


Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has once again reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand with the recent recognition of its Managing Director/CEO; Segun Agbaje as West Africa’s Business Leader of the Year during the 2015 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA).
The All Africa Business Leaders Awards in partnership with CNBC Africa recognizes individuals who have made profound impact in their respective areas by demonstrating innovation, integrity, accountability and adherence to global best standards. - See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/2015/10/gtbank-md-wins-west-africas-business.html.


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GTBank Makes Shareholders Richer as Assets Rise To N3Trillion and Shareholders Funds To N400Billion



GTBank Assets Rise To N3 Trillion And Shareholders Funds To N400 Billion


GTBank has reported a record quarterly profit of over N229 billion and an asset base of N3Trillion. Guaranty Trust Bank plc has just released its unaudited financial results for the 3rd quarter ended September 30, 2015, to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. - See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/2015/10/gtbank-assets-rise-to-n3-trillion-and.html#sthash.fBY1XFck.dpuf.


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Miss Anambra Wins Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2015

Miss Anambra, Anyadike Unoaku has won the 2015 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant held Saturday night October 24, at the International Convention Centre in Calabar, Cross River State.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

First in Nigeria, Apple iStore Offers 50% Trade-in On New iPhone 6!



Apple iStore Ikeja Offers 50% Trade-in on New iPhone 6
First of it's kind in Nigeria
Apple iStore has confirmed that it will offer up to 50% of the latest iPhone value when you trade in your older iPhone for a new one on any cash purchases at iStore in Ikeja Mall.

Most exciting about this offer is that, Apple loyalists can trade-in up to two Apple iPhones and use the total trade-in value towards a single new iPhone. Located at Shop L62 at the Ikeja Shopping Mall, the official Apple iStore is the home of absolutely everything Apple ranging from iPhones, iPads to the latest sleek MacBook.
This offering being first of its kind in Nigeria makes it easier for customers to trade in their working device and derive maximum benefit and product security of 1year warranty from Apple for every “buy official” rather than buying grey products from unauthorized resellers. To enjoy these deals, customers need to only register online and proceed to iStore with the confirmed receipt to trade their current iPhone for a brand new one.

- See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/2015/10/apple-istore-ikeja-offers-50-trade-in.html#sthash.iTVBrybV.dpuf.


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Join World Polio Day Livestream Event in New York City



Rotary Gives US$40.4 Million To End Polio Worldwide
Rotary funding announcement will be highlighted during its World Polio Day livestream event in New York City featuring top global health experts, UNICEF Executive Director and Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo - See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/#sthash.Zcy0aDbQ.dpuf.



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Two Hollywood Divas Announced As Celebrity Spokespersons for 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards


2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Celebrity Spokespersons Announced

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is delighted to announce that Sanaa Lathan and Alex Meneses have been engaged to headline this year's AGTA Spectrum Awards™ photoshoot. Taking place in Los Angeles, California in November, this industry-unique event follows the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition, North America's premier colored gemstone and cultured pearl jewelry design competition. "The stars are definitely coming out to take part in this amazing photo shoot. These talented women will beautifully showcase this year's winning designer jewelry pieces," stated AGTA CEO, Douglas K. Hucker. This year's photo shoot will once again be shot by renowned photographer, Andrew Macpherson. The photo shoot will be produced and styled by fashion expert, Tod Hallman of THPFashion, Inc.

Tony Award®-nominated actress, Sanaa Lathan was most recently seen starring in the hit thriller, The Perfect Guy, opposite Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut, which debuted at number 1 in the North American box office. She recently completed production on two other films, including the independent feature, Ad Inexplorata, in which Lathan plays Captain Emily Maddox, a captain making a one-way trip to Mars. The film also stars Mark Strong and Luke Wilson. Ms. Lathan is also featured in the highly anticipated sequel, Now You See Me 2, in which Sanaa plays FBI Agent Natalie Austin with an ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker Celebrates 10th Anniversary of LOVELY

Sarah Jessica Parker Celebrates 10th Anniversary of LOVELY
LOVELY Toasts Fans with Special Edition Bottle and Digital Memory Wall


NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After delighting fans for a decade with LOVELY, her classically modern and softly seductive fragrance, Sarah Jessica Parker announces the launch of a 10th Anniversary special edition, in stores now. To herald this anniversary, Sarah Jessica Parker is kicking off a campaign devoted to her fans that includes the creation of a digital LOVELY memory wall and a limited-edition LOVELY sweatshirt.

New Revlon Study Reveals Power of Daily Ritual to Enhance Women's Love Lives



New Revlon Study Reveals Power of Daily Ritual to Enhance Women's Love Lives
Effectiveness of "Love Test" Captured in Short Film by First Kiss Director Tatia Pilieva


NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A daily ritual can promote a woman's self-confidence, enliven her senses and enhance her energy, but can it actually improve her love life? A new study released today by Revlon and Fordham University proves that performing a simple daily makeup ritual can enhance a woman's emotional state and expand her openness to love and romance. The results of the ritual were so dramatic that Revlon commissioned award-winning Pulse Films director Tatia Pilieva ("First Kiss" and "Undress Me") to demonstrate the ritual's effectiveness in a short film, "Love Test," featuring nine women of all ages and walks of life.

Celebrity Couple of the Week: Mr. and Mrs. Okoye

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Celebrity Couple of the Week: Mr. and Mrs. Okoye


Nigerian born Mr.Lawrence Okoye, British Olympic discus thrower and defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers and his beautiful British wife, Philippa Okoye. They got married in August 2014.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Children Praying for Nigeria


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tommy John Launches the Lightest Men's Undergarments in the World



The Lightest Men's Undergarments in the World Debuts


The Lightest Men's Undergarments in the World Debuts
Tommy John Launches Air Innovation

New York, NY. (October 20, 2015) – Today, premium men-s undergarment brand Tommy John launches the lightest men-s underwear ever created, aptly called Air. On the heels of their recently launched viral film campaign “The Big Adjustment”, Tommy John is debuting this collection of underwear and undershirts made from some of the most advanced fabric technology in the world.

Fergie Launches Outspoken Party! Fragrance With Avon



FERGIE LAUNCHES OUTSPOKEN PARTY! FRAGRANCE WITH AVON
Fergie Joins Avon Representatives in Special Event to Introduce New Fragrance
Portion of the Proceeds Benefits the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade


Fergie launches new Avon fragrance.

PR Newswire – New York, NY (October 20, 2015)
Multiplatinum singer Fergie launches the next chapter in her partnership with Avon with Outspoken Party! by Fergie, an exhilarating new fragrance for women that captures the electric feel of a party that never stops through deliciously fruity and floral notes.