Friday, December 2, 2016

King Sunny Ade Has Become The First Nigerian Musician To Join Hard Rock’s Iconic Memorabilia Collection

King Sunny Ade Has Become The First Nigerian Musician To Join Hard Rock’s Iconic Memorabilia Collection



Grammy Award-nominated icon, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade, is now officially the first Nigerian musician to donate pieces from his personal reserve to Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Juju maestro donated a vintage Fender Guitar and other personal items including an album cover and a pair of shoes at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos.

“I’m thrilled to be the first Nigerian musician to donate personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection and to be showcased alongside other legendary artists,” said King Sunny Ade. “For me, this is more than just a ceremony; it’s an opportunity to pass on a cultural legacy and inspire new generations of musicians around the globe.”

King Sunny Ade’s donated personal items will join more than 81,000 pieces of music memorabilia that Hard Rock has acquired over its 45-year history. Other iconic pieces include Madonna’s wedding dress from “Like a Virgin,” John Lennon’s wireframe tinted glasses, Jim Morrison’s famous brown leather pants, and many more.

See more photos from the ceremony below...
Kate Henshaw & Omilola Oshikoya Star In Xclamations “We Love Her” Campaign

Kate Henshaw & Omilola Oshikoya Star In Xclamations “We Love Her” Campaign





Aesthetically sophisticated clothing brand, Xclamations has released the first in the series of its “We Love Her” campaign.

This campaign basically embraces the Personal Style of the Career and Family woman who has a lot of great things going in her personal and professional life, and maintains her imitable Fashionable & Stylish lifestyle through it all.

To kick off these exciting fashion series, Renowned Actress and fitness queen Kate Henshaw and Omilola Oshikoya who is referred to as Africa’s premiere wealth coach and is the Founder of Omilola Oshikoya International.

Check out more from the collection below...



Creative Credits

Clothing Brand – Xclamations Clothings I @xclamations
Celebrity Models – Kate Henshaw & Omilola Oshikoya I @k8henshaw @omilolaoshikoya
Photography – Paul Ukonu I @paulukonu
Creative Direction & Styling – Fierce and Modish Ltd I @msmodish @fierceandmodish
Make Up – Wemimo Ajibulu I @mua_weezy
Kate’s Hair Styling – O’naturals Hair Salon I @onaturals1
Omilola’s Hair Styling – Vaavavoom Styles I @vaavavoomstyles
Court Orders Release Of El-Zakzaky Within 45 days, Awards Him N50m As Damages

Court Orders Release Of El-Zakzaky Within 45 days, Awards Him N50m As Damages



The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the unconditional release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of Shiite sect in Nigeria, and his wife, Malama Zeatudden, from detention, within 45 days.

The court also ordered the Federal Government to provide a new accommodation for El-Zakzaky in Zaria or any northern town of his choice.

The court, presided by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, also awarded El-Zakzaky and his wife N50 million as general damages.

Shiite members had on Thursday at the National Assembly, protested against the detention of Zakzaky.
Editorial Inspired by Queen Amina of Zaria | Photography by Kefytee

Editorial Inspired by Queen Amina of Zaria | Photography by Kefytee




Nigerian Photographer, Kefytee releases a special editorial inspired by the Queen Amina of Zaria. The pictures which was styled by Emerging Stylist, Fayo of Sheels Urbane are one to love as the picture portray a fierce warrior.

According to the Photographer, ‘I was inspired by her tenacity and voraciousness as woman and as a Warrior Queen who was fearless and at the same time compassionate’.

Check out the images below...




Credits

Photopraghy: Kefytee Studios (@kefytee)
Styling: Fayo (@fayo_ths) for Sheels Urbane
Makeup: Ifeanyi (@iferibeauti)
Model: Funke (@funkie_bookie) of Zahara Model Management: (@zaharamodels)
 Face Of CandyCity Nigeria 2016,Queen Nneke Somto Stuns In Traditional Wedding Beauty Shots

Face Of CandyCity Nigeria 2016,Queen Nneke Somto Stuns In Traditional Wedding Beauty Shots


For all you budding brides out there, today we are sharing these gorgeous traditional wedding inspired makeup look modelled by Queen Nneke Somto.

Queen Nneke is the Imo State born reigning Face of CandyCity Nigeria 2016.
In the photos here, she is wearing gorgeous bridal makeup coupled with traditional attire a bride would wear on her traditional wedding day.

Check out more below...


Incumbent Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Loses In Presidential Election

Incumbent Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Loses In Presidential Election




The President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has lost the country’s presidential election to leading opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.

Mr. Barrow scored 263,515 votes to defeat Mr. Jammeh  who scored 212,099 votes, the electoral commission chief said.

The Gambia’s minister of external affairs and the head of the police addressed the nation country and called for calm, the BBC reports.

Mr. Jammeh has ruled The Gambia for 22 years after taking power in a coup.
The controversial ruler of the small West African country is expected to concede defeat.
CNN's Zain Asher Spotlights Kene Mkparu,CEO Of Filhouse Cinemas On ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’

CNN's Zain Asher Spotlights Kene Mkparu,CEO Of Filhouse Cinemas On ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’




Following the launch of a new IMAX theatre in Lagos, ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’ host Zain Asher met Kene Mkparu, Managing Director and CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas, to learn how the cinema chain can compete with streaming and cable services.

Beginning his interview with ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’, Mkparu outlines his thoughts on the importance of cinema telling Asher: “The experience people can get in cinema cannot be replicated anywhere on a small screen of TV… The whole experience; the sound, the picture, the guest service, you can’t get it at home. But the way we see it, we see Netflix and the rest of them as complimentary. We don’t, personally, see them as competitors. Because the same audience that will come to a cinema to watch a film, then three months or so down the line.”

With Filmhouse Cinemas being the largest cinema chain in Nigeria, Asher asks Mkparu about the market as a whole and what genre of films are the most popular to Nigerian audiences.
Mkparu explains to Asher: “At the moment, it’s about 60-65 per cent Hollywood, the taste. And then about 35 per cent Nollywood… But what we’re finding is that Nollywood films are generating the kind of revenues that Hollywood films are generating in cinemas.”
Asher asks Mkparu whether he could present a unique characteristic about Nigerian audiences and their movie tastes.

Mkparu explains to ‘Marketplace Africa’: “I think the mistake people make is to look at Nigeria as one demographic. Nigeria is not. To us in the cinema business, Nigeria is three different kind of demographics of people… And it’s very important to understand this because their behaviour, their taste, their economic power – completely different. And where they live, completely different. We set up three different kinds of cinema. The cinema we’re sitting in now is our signature cinema, but we also have the regular multiplexes for the regular middle class and lower middle class folks.”
On the topic onto piracy and the film industry, Asher asks Mkparu where responsibility lies to combat it.

Mkparu tells Asher: “I think it’s everybody… There are only about 35 cinemas in Nigeria, and that’s not enough. People yearn and demand film entertainment in cinema, or film entertainment as a whole. They don’t get it, so pirates fill that gap.”

Continuing on the topic of piracy, Asher asks Mkparu on what could be done to stop the consumer accessing pirated materials.

Outlining his position to ‘Marketplace Africa’, Mkparu responds to Asher by saying: “By building them their own cinema… Once we have those in place, and Nigeria needs at least 500 of those, once we have those 500, I tell you piracy will reduce significantly.”

Concluding the ‘Marketplace Africa’ facetime interview, Asher asks Mkparu what he believes the future of Nigerian film is.

Mkparu tells ‘Marketplace Africa’: “Last year alone, the Nigerian theatrical box office value was $50 million. And that was only in about 20 cinemas. We expect this year for that value to jump 40 per cent… we expect the footprint to almost double or grow by 50% in Nigeria this year. So we expect year on year a minimum 15 percent growth in cinema business. There are probably about five cinemas open every single year and that’s been happening like that for the past three years.”​
Victoria Kimani's Debut Album ''Safari'' Drops On Dec.4th/ Preview Artwork

Victoria Kimani's Debut Album ''Safari'' Drops On Dec.4th/ Preview Artwork




Kenya's Victoria Kimani is set to release her highly anticipated Debut Album titled Safari on December 4th which is also her Mother's birthday.

Safari is swahili for "Journey" and is the perfect description to sum up Victoria's Life through travel, things she has learned along the way, inspirations she has carried throughout her life as a child to two Traveling Missionaries into her blooming music career that takes Victoria all around the world and back.

In a search for inspiration, success, love and a childlike longing to learn and share, Victoria finally owns her space, sound and brand and sums up who she is in one body of work that truly exudes her and her African story, her sound. Collaborating with friends from all over our beautiful Continent , join Victoria Kimani on Safari (journey).

 After several hit singles and collaborations.... Chocolate city & Victoria Kimani present Safari the Album cover and tracklist, available Dec 4th.

ELOY Awards 2016: Tiwa Savage,Omoni Oboli,Latasha Ngwube & More! See Photos & Full Winners List

ELOY Awards 2016: Tiwa Savage,Omoni Oboli,Latasha Ngwube & More! See Photos & Full Winners List



The ELOY Awards (Exquisite Ladies of the Year) 2016 was a mega hit. The awards event which took place on the 27th of November at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos was hosted by Media Personalities Mimi Onalaja and Layole Oyatogun

We now have the official Red Carpet, Inside photos and Full Winners List from this year’s event.

Check out the photos below!