Monday, May 30, 2016
The world premiere of the much talked about Lagos love story movie "Gidi Blues" is on Saturday, June 4, at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos. It's fully sponsored by M-Net's Africa Magic channel.
"We are indeed excited to premiere Gidi Blues and cannot wait for movie lovers in Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world to see it," said Mrs. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the Regional Director, M-Net West Africa.
The star studded romantic drama of popular Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi started trending online with the hashtag buzz What's your #GidiBlues? on Twitter and circulating in several conversations in the social media, highlighted by the leading stars, including the popular M-Net's "Tinsel" soap opera sex symbol, Gideon Okeke, celebrated singer Banky W, fast rising female musician Ayobamidele Aladekomo, aka "Aduke", Hauwa Allahbura, Lepacious Bose, Daniel Lloyd, Nancy Isime, Bukky Wright, Tina Mba, Segun Obadare-Akpata, Toyin Oshinaike, William Ekpo and other actors in Nollywood and from abroad.
Akin (Gideon Okeke) is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place.
Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum.
Their encounter drags Akin into a whirlwind experience that unravels his world.
“Gidi Blues is also a love story which seeks to inspire young people to give back through community volunteer work," said Femi Odugbemi.
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Dylan Scott Announces August 12th Album Release
Launches New Single and Marries "My Girl" This Weekend
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dylan Scott – the strong-voiced Louisiana native whose talent earned him an opening slot on Lee Brice's Life Off My Years Tour has just announced an August 12th street date for his debut, self-titled album. Through a clever social media campaign, he not only teased up his brand new single, "My Girl", but also announced his impending marriage this weekend.
Bollywood diva and L'Oreal Paris ambassador Sonam Kapoor and Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga were really dazzling in their awesome dresses on the red carpet of 69th annual Cannes Film Festival that ended last Sunday May 22, 2016.
The silver screen divas wowed the paparazzi as they all competed for the best angles to capture them in their photographs.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
How beautiful for your birthday to be on Children's Day!
Happy birthday Celina!
I wish you many happier returns of the day with all the glory and thanksgiving to our Almighty God!
Cheers to your success! @CelinaIdeh
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Rihanna covers the April 2016 cover of Vogue.Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue.
It's Rihanna again on the cover of VOGUE for the fourth time.
She sashaying on the shores of a lake in multi-colored sequin Tom Ford dress.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Karlie Kloss Shines As Swarovski's New Brand Ambassador
NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Swarovski, synonymous with brilliance and glamour, has selected Karlie Kloss to embody its signature sparkle throughout the world.
Creative Director Nathalie Colin commented: "We are so excited to have Karlie as our new brand ambassador. Besides her amazing beauty, she stands for modernity, freshness, self-confidence, elegance and spontaneity. Everything that we convey through our collections."
OTTAWA, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Starting May 27 until September 25, 2016, the National Gallery of Canada presents, as part of its Masterpiece in Focus program, The White Dress, an exhibition that highlights the evolution of the chemise dress and the drastic transformation in fashion around the turn of the nineteenth century. Complementing the Gallery's major summer retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842), the Portraitist to Marie Antoinette opening on June 10, The White Dress offers a rich exploration of the trends and artistic movements of the time.
“Her operatic personal life would rival that of any pop star.”
The Wall Street Journal
POND'S® also discovered differing generational viewpoints when it comes to aging and its perceived limitations:
- Millennials claim to see signs of aging starting from age 18 – 29 – earlier than Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers
- 83% of Baby Boomers feel you are never too old or young to fall in love
- Only 1% of Baby Boomers felt you can be too old to use the internet
- 40% of Gen X-ers were most comfortable with themselves in their 30's while 31% of Baby Boomers were most comfortable in their 50's
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Eunice Omole, Hello Africa Host.
EbonyLife TV's 'Hello Africa' Set to Premier June 11, 2016
This all-new show will feature host Eunice Omole and interviews with some of Africa's most inspirational and successful celebrities.
LAGOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EbonyLife TV is thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new feature show, Hello Africa.
Hello Africa is the latest addition to EbonyLife TV's selection of black entertainment and lifestyle programming. It will offer interviews with inspirational, successful African celebrities. Hello Africa is produced and hosted by Eunice Omole, who is herself an African in the diaspora and alumna of the prestigious ivy-league Columbia University, School of Journalism. She recently joined EbonyLife TV as Chief Strategy Officer, following in the footsteps of Mo Abudu, who hosts Moments with Mo and is the Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV. During the first season of Hello Africa, Omole is slated to interview guests such as AKON, Marcus Samuelsson, Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim, Femi Kuti, Florence 'DJ Cuppy' Otedola, Ivan Kagame, Kevin Olusola, Peres Owino, and more.
Araya A. Hargate's awesome gown by Ralph & Russo was one of the most spectacular dresses on the red carpet at the premiere of Woody Allen's "Cafe Society", opening film of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. This was the grandest!
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Fast rising young Nollywood actresses Celina Ideh and Nunnsi Ojong look hotter than summer in short pants and tights having fun at the popular Elegushi Beach, at The Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki and at the University of Lagos on Friday, May 20, 2016.
They are scenes from "It's Always Summer in Lagos" in "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" tourist documentary film of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima to be released worldwide next month.
Celina and Nunnsi horse riding after Celina was shouting "Jeremiah! Jeremiah!! Jeremiah!!", because she was scared of falling off the horse until she relaxed and later twerking her booty is better seen in the film.
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Nunnsi, Adesina Mutiu Okediran and Celina at The Palms Shopping Mall.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Kendall Jenner's See Through Gown Dazzled at 2016 Cannes Red Carpet
The dress was more transparent than Kim Kardashian West’s at the 2015 MET Gala designed by the same Roberto Cavalli.
Jenner’s awesome dress raised more eyebrows with wows as Beyoncé’s Givenchy dress at the same MET Gala red carpet.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Kristen Stewart is the leading lady of Woody Allen's Cafe Society, the Opening Film of the 69th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on May 11, 2016.
Kristen is also the leading lady in Olivier Assayas' "Personal Shopper" which had it's world premiere at the Cannes on Tuesday May 17 and is in competition for the highly coveted Palme d'Or, the highest prize.
The Festival Director of Cannes Thierry Frémaux called Stewart "the queen of Cannes this year".
Kristen Stewart became the first American to win the César Award Award for best supporting actress at 2014 Cannes for Assayas' "The Clouds of Sils Maria".
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ihunanya Geneviève Nnaji
“I was a tomboy. I had three brothers right behind me. My sisters were too busy with themselves –you know how elder sisters are. I played football on the street,” Genevieve told me. She also used to engage in fistfights with the boys who lived in her compound. “I got into a fight with a neighbor of mine who was a boy and I beat him up… I was six years old. We were mates and he was fat. He definitely asked for it and he got it,” she saidClick here to read the Ventures Africa interview by Uzodinma Iweala.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Nigerian born Yasmin Belo-Osagie is the only Nigeria named among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, one of the world's leading business media brands.
See the full list in the following news release.
Fast Company Announces Annual List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business #FCMostCreative
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, CREATOR AND STAR OF BROADWAY SMASH HAMILTON, EARNS TOP RANK FOR "MAKING HISTORY"
B.J. Novak, Chance the Rapper, Lilly Singh, and the Crown Princess of Norway also make the list.
NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2016, honoring an influential and diverse group of leading thinkers around the globe. Earning the No. 1 spot on the list this year is Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer, lyricist, and star of Broadway's "cultural and financial force" Hamilton. Miranda also covers the issue.
Each year, the magazine's editors present an all-new list of 100 visionaries chosen according to a proprietary methodology (honorees can't repeat, and anyone previously profiled in the print magazine is excluded). The 2016 honorees hail from a vast range of industries and locales, from tech and design to entertainment, media, government and nonprofit, health care, and food, and they span the world from India to Costa Rica, Turkey, and Nigeria. Highlights on the list include:
- B.J. Novak, actor and cofounder, li.st, "for putting everything in order" (#66)
- Chance the Rapper, musician, "for generating music that's priceless" (#40)
- Dani Rylan, founder and commissioner, National Women's Hockey League, "for giving women a shot" (#42)
- HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, cofounder, The Maverick Collective, "for applying the VC model to philanthropy" (#92)
- Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors, Valentino, "for turning a storied fashion house into a $1 billion juggernaut" (#5-6)
- Cindy Holland, VP of original content, Netflix, "for offering viewers a lot more to binge on" (#7)
- Katie Nolan, host, Garbage Time With Katie Nolan, "for shaking up sports" (#12)
- Jean Liu, president, Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), "for building China's largest ride-sharing business at breathtaking speed" (#4)
- Divya Nag, health tech lead, Apple, "for moving Apple into the doctor's office" (#2)
- Virgil Abloh, founder and creative director, Off-White, "for expanding with style" (#75)
- Glenn E. Martin, founder and president, JustLeadershipUSA, "for empowering former prisoners" (#11)
- Jeff Turnas, president, 365 by Whole Foods Market, "for lowering the grocery bill" (#51)
- Jill Soloway, founder, Topple Productions, "for televising the revolution" (#3)
Introduced in 2009, the Most Creative People list was quickly established as one of Fast Company's most esteemed franchises. All 100 creative leaders recognized in the 2016 list join Fast Company's expanding Most Creative People in Business community of highly accomplished, dynamic individuals whose work and ideas are driving the world forward.
"Our goal is to discover and highlight the people around the world who are not just thinking differently, but also putting their ideas into action to create new opportunities, redefine the rules of modern business, and drive change within their own industries and beyond," says Fast Company editor Robert Safian. "In today's rapidly evolving world, it is creative and innovative leaders like these 100 who will continue to move the needle and inspire us all."
Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business issue (June 2016) is available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2016 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning May 24. Follow the launch on social media, using the hashtag #FCMostCreative.
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U BY KOTEX LAUNCHES “THE PERIOD PROJECTS”
Brand Partners with Women for Multi-Year Project Series Designed to Ignite Change
Opens World’s First-Ever, Period-Themed Pop-Up Shop
PR Newswire – DALLAS, May 13, 2016 – Women have a lot of passion for, and many ideas about, how to make things better when it comes to periods, period experiences and the feminine care category. The U by Kotex brand is partnering with some of these women, giving voice to and making their ideas a reality with The Period Projects – a multi-year program and project series designed to help create real change, both big and small. The first U by Kotex Period Project is The Period Shop – the world’s first and only pop-up shop dedicated to all things period – which opens today in New York City. The Period Shop is proof that change can be made about the way people think about, talk about and shop for periods.
Domestic Violence Survivors Receive A Day Of Beauty And Transformation In A United Effort Worldwide
ACM 'New Female Vocalist of the Year' Award Winner Kelsea Ballerini Lends Her Voice to Mary Kay's 'Global Day of Beauty'