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Get Inspired! Check out the latest trend and create your style. A number of designs take on a different appearance when viewed from the left or right, resulting in infinite ways to wear it. A range of bold blue shades and overpowering earthy tones are highlighted by bright accents of yellow and pink. What's hot at the moment? COLOUR BLOCKING!

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Hello bride-to-be! Forever is not a word…rather a place where two lovers go when true love takes them there. CHECK OUT OUR WEDDING PLAYLIST.


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Celebrating the leaders of today

After setting the pace last year in her maiden edition as an award exclusively designed to spur on young, energetic and vibrant Nigerian entrepreneurs to continue the hard work by rewarding them, the momentum is still on, as this year’s edition of The Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2013, tagged a night of glamour and entertainment’ bags two new sponsors.


Olamild Ent. has partnered with IBAKA TV to bring you the hottest African movies. Beginning May 2013, you may watch and share free movies right here on Olamild Entertainment. We are delighted to partner with IBAKA TV as they have the largest top quality collection of African Movies.


Paris-based soul singer, Asa has released the much anticipated video to the single "Satan be Gone" off her third album, Bed of Stone. Currently on a concert tour in Europe promoting the album, Asa unveils another facet of her artistry with this new video.

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 adriving guitar riff that are a perfect foil for Asa's husky vocals, with lyrics sung in both Yoruba and English.

Released in August 2014, the singer performed songs from her third album, "Bed Of Stone" for the first time in Nigeria at the prestigious youth event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), for which she received a standing ovation. She has received international acclaim for the album as well, with reviewer Anna-Bianca Krause calling the album "beautiful, sensual and mature."


Although best known for churning out gospel tracks, IBK's love for Hiphop is evident in this new single. #Duology is IBK Spaceshipboi's first production in 2015. Silky smooth vocals spread over inspirational rap verses - this one is for real hiphop heads only.

If you are not a fan of Hiphop, you will be after you press the play button.


P-Square finally release the long awaited video to arguably the biggest song off their recent album, “Collabo“. Nothing short of an arche typical P-Square video, the flick which also features Don Jazzy, is a classy pictorial with a brief comic storyline about it. Shot in SA on different beautiful and crisp scenes, the Jude Okoye and Clarence Peters directed video is nothing but top notch.


Noble Igwe, Arese Ugwu, Mfon Ekpo, Seun Onigbinde and Oluwatobi Soyombo to speak at Red Media Africa & The Future Project's SME-Support Clinic for Social Media Week LagosRed Media Africa (RMA) and The Future Project (TFP) are pleased to present the SME-Support Clinic, "Technology—The Fulcrum of New Age SMEs in Africa", as part of Social Media Week 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Designed to educate owners of small businesses and budding entrepreneurs on  positive impact of leveraging digital technology on business productivity, the SME Clinic is set to demonstrate visionary business solutions to pioneering entrepreneurs and small-medium enterprises, inspiring them to create the next generation of global brands.The selected speakers have been involved in social enterprise and innovation across the continent and they will be sharing their experiences and giving insights on how participants can find their own niche and enjoy success.

The speakers are: Noble Igwe, CEO 360Nobs.com; Seun Onigbinde, Co-Founder Budgit; Arese Ugwu. Founder Smart Money with Arese; and Mfon Ekpo, ED TFP and Oluwatobi Soyombo Head of Technology Red Media Africa.As part of TFP's quest to contribute significantly to youth development in the rapidly evolving digital age, these speakers will explore the essential relationship between social media and entrepreneurship. The clinic is targeted at young Nigerians to broaden their knowledge and inspire new thought.

Date: Wednesday 25, February 2015
Venue:  Red Media Africa office, 59 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.
Time: 11am-3pm

To attend register here: http://socialmediaweek.org/lagos/events/red-media-future-project-presents-sme-support-clinics/


We hereby specially invite to our annual Walk Against Rape Campaign on the 10th of March in commiseration of the International Women's Day. We also use this medium to make a compassionate plea to you for support . We need donations for the following items for the successful hosting of the campaign :

- White Tshirts (Branded for the Walk)

- Face towel / Handkerchiefs

- Banners (For the Walk)

- Cardboard paper, Placards and markers

- Rape Information handbooks (For secondary and primary school students and other participants at the Walk

- Mobilisation - Inviting your friends and Family to come out and lend their voice to the cause

- Publicity - Help us use your social media platforms (BBM, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, LinkedIn etc) to help create awareness and ff us on twitter @walk_rapeng and Facebook : Walk Against Rape

If you are interested in supporting us with any of these items kindly send us a mail : walkagainstrapengr@gmail.com or call Esther - 08068653263 or
 Kola - 08056012327

Let's come together and say NO to RAPE!

Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye
National Coordinator
Walk Against Rape Campaign Nigeria.


After the release of the hit single, ‘Looku Looku’, Mavin Records crew 'THE MAVINS', are still keeping strong.

They are back with a stunning video for the  Doro Mega Super Hit single titled 'LOOKU LOOKU' featuring Don Jazzy, D'prince, Dr Sid, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Di'ja, and Korede Bello produced by Don Jazzy.


A man who couldn't find a black doll in the shops as a gift for his niece decided to take matters into his own hands.In 2007, Taofick Okoya, 43, created his own doll that Nigerian girls could identify with by recreating their skin colour and style - and it is now so successful that it is outselling Barbie. The doll, which is called Queens of Africa, comes with traditional outfits and accessories and costs around £4.50.

The dolls' look is modelled on three of the country's biggest tribes and aims to promote strong feminine ideals, like love, peace and endurance.The doll is now so popular that, according to Reuters, it is selling up to 9,000 units a month - a staggering 15 per cent of the country's toy market.

But the Queens of Africa aren't just selling in their home country.Thanks to the doll's online presence, customers are coming from as far as America, Brazil and Europe.

Speaking to ELLE about his dolls out-selling Barbie in his native Nigeria, Okoya said: 'My mission is to make the Queens of Africa a symbol of hope, trust, and confidence by promoting African history, culture, and fashion.'One person that Okoya really hopes the dolls will have a positive impact on is his daughter, who, he explains, once wished she was white.

He explained that even though they live in Nigeria, there was a lot of Western influence. He said: '[This] might have been responsible for her wishing she was white. It made me aware that I needed to make her proud and happy being a black African girl, and not limit it to her alone as this was a common trend among the younger generation. The Queens of Africa became a platform to achieve this.'Unfortunately, Okoya has been told that he won't be able to sell the dolls on the shelves of mainline stores in America and will have to limit his business to specialist stores. But he is determined to see the decision overturned, he said: 'I am looking to prove them wrong.'

Source: Daily Mail


Beauty Business on the Go (BBOG) is an initiative by Africa's leading make up brand, House of Tara in partnership with FCMB. This initiative is aimed at recruiting and empowering 5,000 women to become beauty representatives and as such create job opportunities for themselves.Attendees will be offered financial advisory, trainings, marketing support and other skills necessary to grow their business.This seminar is targeted at men and women who would want to start their own Businesses as Beauty Experts and will inspired and mentally equip reps on how to start their own Beauty Business on the Go.As Beauty Representatives, they will get to sell multiple beauty brands as either a part time or full business.

Free weekly trainings and seminars for interested persons which has already commenced will span through 9 states including Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Enugu, Ilorin, Ibadan, Kano, and Kaduna.At a press conference held recently at the House of Tara International HQ, the CEO, House of Tara International Tara Fela-Durotoye said that "Beauty Business On-the-Go is very important to me, even if we didn't make money [which we do], I would still do it because we are empowering people and making them entrepreneurs". She continued as she laid emphasis on the financial importance of being a rep “In a tough economy, people would still buy food and cosmetics because makeup makes us feel good. So what better product is there to invest in?"

Speaking about the job creation opportunity, Ada Iwugo, Commercial Director of House of Tara also said, "This model will potentially create 20, 000 jobs across the country in a relatively short space of time"To become a House of Tara beauty rep and enjoy financial independence, go to http://beauty-reps.houseoftara.com/ to sign up now.

About House of Tara

Set up in 1998, House of Tara is a pioneer in the beauty and makeup industry in Nigeria and Africa as a whole and a trailblazer in the areas of retail, distribution channel management and education. Known also as an industry enabler, the brand; being the first to set up a beauty school in Nigeria has over 3,000 reps spread across the country and 20 stores to its name.


Did you know that the original word for wife in Yoruba language is AYA and not IYAWO? The latter is quite commonly used nowadays than the former.

I would take you through how Iyawo came about;Wura who was at the phase of choosing a spouse was faced with the task of selecting the most suitable one for herself, she was the first child and the daughter of the King of Iwo (A Yoruba town)Yoruba deities like Sango, Ogun, and other known male deities went to Iwo to seek her hand in marriage.

Wura mistreated them, Wura was very rude and uncouth. She meted the worst behaviour one can think of onto her suitors.Everyone of them failed to accomplish the prospect of marrying her because they could not withstand her behaviour, they all abandoned their mission on their first day, that was how tough Wura was. However, when it was Orunmila's turn, before he set for Iwo, he sought wisdom from Olodumare through Ifa. He was duly informed that no matter the treatment Wura might subject him to, he must not react accordingly, he should have patience and lots of endurance. He was highly warned to expect humiliation from Wura but must not be provoked.When Orunmila got to Iwo, Wura looked at him scornfully, she did not welcome him, she hissed at him, called Orunmila all sorts of name, she did not even give Orunmila any food or entertained him. Orunmila just ignored her attitudes. The first day, second day, till about the seventh day.

 To cap it all, Wura took Orunmila's Opon-Ifa [divination board] and used it as firewood, she took Orunmila's Pouch [Apo Ominijekun] from him. This angered Orunmila greatly but he still conducted himself alright. he refused to react to her behaviour having been warned the consequences of not heeding advice.In the long run, the King noticed that Orunmila was humble and well behaved, he was amazed that Orunmila did not react or show any sign of anger towards his daughter despite the humiliation. Orunmila's behaviour gave him the assurance that he would take good care of Wura his daughter if she became his wife.

All along, unknowingly, Wura's behaviour had been a test for all the prospective suitors. The King eventually summoned Orunmila and handed Wura over to him as his wife and he divided his property into two. He gave Orunmila half of it, Orunmila thus became rich and had Wura as his wifeUpon Orunmila's arrival back home, his people welcomed him enthusiastically for his accomplished task, they asked for some details of his new wife, his answer was direct: Iya-ti-mo-je- ni-Iwo (the result of my indignation at Iwo town). This eight syllable word, "Iya-ti-mo-je- ni-Iwo" became known as Iya-Iwo, and now Iyawo.

By: Bola Olalekan

**As Oral History Specifies**

Photo credit: Oluwasparkle


Ahead of the forthcoming Nigerian elections, MTV Base and STV have teamed up to produce a special pre-election programme with President Goodluck Jonathan and a few young Nigerian voters to discuss the some burning issues facing youth in Nigeria.

The programme, “Choose or Lose: President Goodluck Jonathan” was recorded at the Presidential villa, Aso Rock, Abuja. It premieres on Friday February 13, 2015 at 6pm on MTV Base and STV with Oreka Godis as host.

The panelists are a Barrister, Anu Hundeyin, a Student, Yagana Bukar, TV Producer/
Director, Jackleen Nnely and HR Consultant, Aniekan Nya-Etok. Others are Lawyer, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh and Healthcare Professional, Fadekemi Akinfaderin Agarau, all of who engaged the President on matters including Education, Power, Leadership, Healthcare, Security and Popular Culture. 

The programme is part of MTV Base’s “Choose or Lose” campaign which encourages youth to be politically active.

Personalities like Ben Murray-Bruce, 2Face, Banky W, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Sound Sultan, Omojuwa, Yemi Alade, Stanley Azuakola and a few others have in the past lent their voices to the campaign. 


By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Last week, Victor, a carpenter, came to my agos home to fix a broken chair. I asked him whom he preferred as Nigeria’s next president: the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, or his challenger, Muhammadu Buhari.

“I don’t have a voter’s card, but if I did, I would vote for somebody I don’t like,” he said. “I don’t like Buhari. But Jonathan is not performing.”

Victor sounded like many people I know: utterly unenthusiastic about the two major candidates in our upcoming election.

Were Nigerians to vote on likeability alone, Jonathan would win. He is mild-mannered and genially unsophisticated, with a conventional sense of humor. Buhari has a severe, ascetic air about him, a rigid uprightness; it is easy to imagine him in 1984, leading a military government whose soldiers routinely beat up civil servants. Neither candidate is articulate. Jonathan is given to rambling; his unscripted speeches leave listeners vaguely confused. Buhari is thick-tongued, his words difficult to decipher. In public appearances, he seems uncomfortable not only with the melodrama of campaigning but also with the very idea of it. To be a democratic candidate is to implore and persuade, and his demeanor suggests a man who is not at ease with amiable consensus. Still, he is no stranger to campaigns. This is his third run as a presidential candidate; the last time, in 2011, he lost to Jonathan.

This time, Buhari’s prospects are better. Jonathan is widely perceived as ineffectual, and the clearest example, which has eclipsed his entire presidency, is his response to Boko Haram. Such a barbaric Islamist insurgency would challenge any government. But while Boko Haram bombed and butchered, Jonathan seemed frozen in a confused, tone-deaf inaction. Conflicting stories emerged of an ill-equipped army, of a corrupt military leadership, of northern elites sponsoring Boko Haram, and even of the government itself sponsoring Boko Haram.

Jonathan floated to power, unprepared, on a serendipitous cloud. He was a deputy governor of Bayelsa state who became governor when his corrupt boss was forced to quit. Chosen as vice president because powerbrokers considered him the most harmless option from southern Nigeria, he became president when his northern boss died in office. Nigerians gave him their goodwill—he seemed refreshingly unassuming—but there were powerful forces who wanted him out, largely because he was a southerner, and it was supposed to be the north’s ‘turn’ to occupy the presidential office.

And so the provincial outsider suddenly thrust onto the throne, blinking in the chaotic glare of competing interests, surrounded by a small band of sycophants, startled by the hostility of his traducers, became paranoid. He was slow to act, distrustful and diffident. His mildness came across as cluelessness. His response to criticism calcified to a single theme: His enemies were out to get him. When the Chibok girls were kidnapped, he and his team seemed at first to believe that it was a fraud organized by his enemies to embarrass him. His politics of defensiveness made it difficult to sell his genuine successes, such as his focus on the long-neglected agricultural sector and infrastructure projects. His spokespeople alleged endless conspiracy theories, compared him to Jesus Christ, and generally kept him entombed in his own sense of victimhood.

The delusions of Buhari’s spokespeople are better packaged, and obviously free of incumbency’s crippling weight. They blame Jonathan for everything that is wrong with Nigeria, even the most multifarious, ancient knots. They dismiss references to Buhari’s past military leadership, and couch their willful refusal in the language of ‘change,’ as though Buhari, by representing change from Jonathan, has also taken on an ahistorical saintliness.

I remember the Buhari years as a blur of bleakness. I remember my mother bringing home sad rations of tinned milk, otherwise known as “essential commodities”—the consequences of Buhari’s economic policy. I remember air thick with fear, civil servants made to do frog jumps for being late to work, journalists imprisoned, Nigerians flogged for not standing in line, a political vision that cast citizens as recalcitrant beasts to be whipped into shape.

Buhari’s greatest source of appeal is that he is widely perceived as non-corrupt. Nigerians have been told how little money he has, how spare his lifestyle is. But to sell the idea of an incorruptible candidate who will fight corruption is to rely on the disingenuous trope that Buhari is not his party. Like Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party, Buhari’s All Progressives Congress is stained with corruption, and its patrons have a checkered history of exploitative participation in governance. Buhari’s team is counting on the strength of his perceived personal integrity: his image as a good guy forced by realpolitik to hold hands with the bad guys, who will be shaken off after his victory.

In my ancestral home state of Anambra, where Jonathan is generally liked, the stronger force at play is a distrust of Buhari, partly borne of memories of his military rule, and partly borne of his reputation, among some Christians, as a Muslim fundamentalist. When I asked a relative whom she would vote for, she said, “Jonathan of course. Am I crazy to vote for Buhari so that Nigeria will become a sharia country?”

Nigeria has predictable voting patterns, as all democratic countries do. Buhari can expect support from large swaths of the core north, and Jonathan from southern states. Region and religion are potent forces here. Vice presidents are carefully picked with these factors in mind: Buhari’s is a southwestern Christian and Jonathan’s is a northern Muslim. But it is not so simple. There are non-northerners who would ordinarily balk at voting for a ‘northerner’ but who support Buhari because he can presumably fight corruption. There are northern supporters of Jonathan who are not part of the region’s Christian minorities.

Last week, I was indifferent about the elections, tired of television commercials and contrived controversies. There were rumors that the election, which was scheduled for February 14, would be postponed, but there always are; our political space is a lair of conspiracies. I was uninterested in the apocalyptic predictions. Nigeria was not imploding. We had crossed this crossroads before, we were merely electing a president in an election bereft of inspiration. And the existence of a real opposition party that might very well win was a sign of progress in our young democracy.

Then, on Saturday, the elections were delayed for six weeks. Nigeria’s security agencies, we were told, would not be available to secure the elections because they would be fighting Boko Haram and needed at least another month and a half to do so. (Nigeria has been fighting Boko Haram for five years, and military leaders recently claimed to be ready for the elections.)

Even if the reason were not so absurd, Nigerians are politically astute enough to know that the postponement has nothing to do with security. It is a flailing act of desperation from an incumbent terrified of losing. There are fears of further postponements, of ploys to illegally extend Jonathan’s term. In a country with the specter of a military coup always hanging over it, the consequences could be dangerous. My indifference has turned to anger. What a staggeringly self-serving act of contempt for Nigerians. It has cast, at least for the next six weeks, the darkest possible shroud over our democracy: uncertainty.

First published by The Atlantic


On Sunday, February 8 2015, Aje Butter, DJ Sose, Lola Maja and popular Nickelodeon character, SpongeBob SquarePants spent time with kids at the exclusive premiere of'SpongeBob The Movie: Sponge out of water'.

The screening held at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki, featured un activities including games, face painting as well as a photo session with SpongeBob.  Head Marketing and Communications, Viacom Africa, Colette Otusheso confirmed Nickelodeon’s interest in bringing smiles to the faces of kids and creating happy moments for families too. Also present at the screening were GM Megaletrics Limited, Deji Awokoya, OAPs, Temmy, Oscar and Titi Oyinsan among many others.

Spongebob Squaepants has won the hearts of many kids across Africa and the movie, 'Sponge out of water' is now showing at the cinemas. See exciting photos from the event.



Not long after dropping the gospel classic - Jesu N'Abba, which was widely accepted by all lovers of music, The Woman of God and Gospel Music Diva - BENITA OKOJIE makes a swift follow up by dropping this very beautiful masterpiece in collaboration with acclaimed Gospel singer -Kenny K'ore.

This one is titled "KABIYESI" Kabiyesi shows the massive God-given talent that Benita Okojie possess and Kenny K'ore as always, came through with that assuring signature voice.

HulkShare: http://hu.lk/wp022dnk5j40

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/benita-okojie/kabiyesi
Twitter: @Benita_Okojie


The civil rights drama "Selma" took home top film honors, while ABC's Black-ish and How to Get Away With Murder won top television awards at The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards."We did this movie because we wanted to tell their story — our story," Selma producer Oprah Winfrey said accepting the honor for her film.

"Selma," which dramatizes events surrounding the 1965 Alabama voting rights marches led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also captured best actor honors for David Oyelowo, who played King."I want to take this opportunity to say I thank the Lord I was able to play one of the most transcendent human beings who ever walked the planet," Oyelowo said.

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (born 1 April 1976) is a British actor, who hails from the yoruba tribe in Nigeria. He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013). On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks (2002–04), and as of 2014, provided the voice of Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus on the animated series Star Wars Rebels. In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama).

He is married to actress Jessica Oyelowo,with whom he has four children. They live in Los Angeles. A devout Christian, Oyelowo stated that he believes God called him to play Rev. Martin Luther King. Reflecting on his portrayal of King in the film Selma, Oyelowo has asserted that “I always knew that in order to play Dr. King, I had to have God flow through me because when you see Dr. King giving those speeches, you see that he is moving in his anointing."

The Image Awards aired live on TV One last Friday.


The new year has been off to a great start for world-renowned singer, songwriter and activist, Angelique Kidjo. Ms. Kidjo who first won a Grammy back in 2008 for her eighth studio album ‘Djin Djin’ which included a star-studded list of guest artists ranging from Branford Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana to Peter Gabriel, won the 2015 Crystal Award in a ceremony opening the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forumin Davos, Switzerland on January 21st.

Along with two other exceptional artists, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Ms. Kidjo who was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2002, received the Crystal Awards for “not only being world famous artists but also concerned with humanitarian issues and committed to using their time and energy to make a difference,” said Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Entrepreneurship. “I want to dedicate this crystal award to the women of my continent. They are the backbone of Africa. I cannot be who I am without them. To all the women of the world, what you do is priceless; it is not a matter of color, of language, of nationality,” said Ms. Kidjo receiving the 2015 Crystal Award.

Continuing with her winning streak, last night at the 57th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the revered musician who was born in Cotonou, Benin, won her second Grammy for her 2014 album ‘EVE’ in the ‘World Music’ category that included Brazilian bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes and sitar player and composer, Anoushka Shankar. Receiving her Grammy award during a pre-telecast ceremony, Ms. Kidjo the first woman to be listed on FORBES’ 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa, said, “this album is dedicated to the women of Africa, to their beauty and resilience. Women of Africa, you rock! For me, music is a weapon of peace and today more than ever, as artists we have a role to play in the stability of this world.”

Source: Forbes


Here it is... The heavily anticipated remix to Skuki's 2014 super-hit track 'Gbemileke' featuring Mavin Records' first lady Tiwa Savage. Produced By the platinum hit-making Shizzi & Video directed by Unlimited LA!

Skuki have been very consistent over the last couple of months; churning out very radio friendly tunes not forgetting their recent collaboration with Olamide - PETERUEnjoy the remix for 'Gbemileke'  & Follow The Conversation On Social Media - #GbemilekeRemix

SONG LINK -- http://www.sharebeast.com/oazod1fat3eb- https://soundcloud.com/skukiofficial/skuki-ft-tiwa-savage-gbemileke-remix-mp3‎- https://my.notjustok.com/track/11419/skuki-feat-tiwa-savage-gbemileke-remix

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