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Music: Akeeb - #ADUNNI (Prod.Kizz Ernie)

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Akeeb who enjoyed a successful outing earlier this year with his cover to Laime's RED DOTS has come out with his original debut single titled ADUNNI as produced by Kizz Ernie, and mixed with BTL . Adunni is an afropop love tune with swift lyrical creativity and quality production. 
Download (Audio): Akeeb – “ADUNNI” 

Adekunle Gold, Tekno, Ini Dima Okojie, Akah Nnani, Nancy Isime, others clinch The Future Awards Africa 2017 nominations

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Adekunle Gold, Austin Miles ‘Tekno’ Kelechi, Ini Dinma Okojie, Akah Nnani, Nancy Isime  were among the young and inspiring personalities unveiled as nominees for 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa yesterday Friday, 24 November, 2017.


With a total of 105 nominees covering 21 categories including the highly-coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’ award, these young personalities were selected across different sectors such as Music, Advocacy, Media Enterprise, Comedy, Fashion and Design, Sports, Technology, New Media, Professional Service and more.



Selected from diverse backgrounds and affiliations, the nominees are set apart by their exceptional talent, commitment to hardwork and uncommon drive to impact the society and rewrite the African narrative.


Other nominees on the list include Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Eromo Egbejule, Mayowa Tijani, Olive Emodi, Adesewa Josh, Bidemi Kosoko and Simisola ‘Simi’ Ogunleye.


With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among Nigerians aged…

Media Panache CEO Timilehin Bello Nominated for 2017 The Future Awards Africa

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Young entrepreneur and Media Panache CEO Timilehin Bello, otherwise known as Big Timi has been nominated at The Future Awards Africa 2017, scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.

Announcement for the year's nominees was televised on Wednesday; November 22nd on Hip TV, Channels TV, Spice TV and OnTv; revealing a whopping 21 categories with five selected nominees in each. 

Timilehin has been nominated for the 'Prize for Media Enterprise' category; contending against four other estimable media personalities; namely Oluwagbeminiyi Osidipe, Ijeoma Ndekwu, Rick Nwaso and Tiwalola Olanubi.



Conspicuously being the youngest in his category, Timilehin Bello relayed the news of the nomination to his copious followers in a hearty post on Instagram that reads "Oh my! This year has really been a blessing. I'm honored to be nominated for Future Awards Africa, Prize for Media Enterprise. Thank you so much, everyone, for you…

NIGERIAN NEW WAVE TRAP ARTISTE, NAKIE RELEASES VISUALS TO HIS MIND BLOWING SINGLE, MARY JANE

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Nakie is one of Nigeria's finest emerging trap artiste with a blend of soft rocky traps detailed in the deliveries of his songs making him of a distinct kind and one to listen to.

Since inception to the scene he has dropped nothing but classic jams back to back making him a talent of new skool trap music.



Mary Jane is a song with details and a story which is expressly related in the visuals which has a different touch of video pattern. The video was shot in Lagos and directed by STRAFFITTI.

Enjoy below,

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UNIPORT was lit, up next UNN! Closeup Cool Breeze campus party continues with Reekado Banks, DJ Altims  

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Closeup Cool Breeze hosted the biggest campus party in UNIPORT as Reekado Banks, DJ Altims and other upcoming artistes shut down the Rivers state capital to provide students the ultimate music experience. The event was held on 10 November, 2017 at the UNIPORT School Gymnasium.




Guests at the highly anticipated party were treated to an evening of fine music, lots of amazing prizes and breath taking performances by finalists of the #CoolLikeThat challenge, a music competition organised by Closeup Cool Breeze to discover the next music star from the Garden City. 

Apart from the prize of an iPhone 7, the winner has also gotten an opportunity to perform with Mavin superstar Reekado Banks at the grand finale of the #CoolLikeThat in Lagos.




Speaking at the event, Closeup Brand Manager, George Umoh said “Closeup as a brand believes in the youth and possibilities, hence the brand gives you confidence to act on your desire to be physically close, be the next big music superstar, rap artiste, fash…

Heineken emerges ‘Brand of the Year’ at ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence 2017

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Heineken, the international premium beer brand under the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc., emerged as the ‘Brand of the Year, West Africa’ at the ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence on Saturday, 11 November, 2017.

The brand also took home the award for ‘Campaign of the Year’, while Obabiyi Fagade, Brand Manager, Heineken, got the much-coveted ‘Brand Manager of the Year’ award.

Held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Heineken won top prizes at the event for demonstrating strong leadership and innovation, excellent consumer perception, and most importantly, a seamless execution of the credential campaign ‘There’s More Behind The Star’ with international artiste, Jidenna.




Speaking shortly after the event, Mr. Fagade dedicated the awards to the Heineken team, describing it as a worthy recognition of its hard work and passion.

“We are really honoured to receive these awards, and coming off such as wonderful campaign with the Heineken global team, this serves as an inspiration to us in …

Lagos Schools Ready to go Digital after Smart School Workshop

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A number of schools in Lagos finally agree to go digital after gathering for Smart School workshop which took place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited Plot 15, Block J, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.




Put together by Indigenous IT Company Sidmach Technologies alongside web hosting company WhoGoHost and public relations agency Media Panache, the attendees were enlightened on the importance of proper and convenient record keeping, including the need to project their services via social media as well as owning a working website.




The workshop was aided by Brand Communications Executive Sidmach Technologies Akintunde Opawole, Whogohost CEO Toba Obaniyi and Media Panache CEO Timilehin Bello. Mr Akintunde Opawole introduced attendees to the perfect tool for school management after which Timilehin gave his two cent on the need to tell compelling stories about their brands and the unique ways to reach target audience. T…

Obiageli Ezekwesili to chair Women in Leadership Conference

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Former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and newly-appointed International Institute for Electoral Assistance’s Democracy Ambassador, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, will chair the Women in Leadership Conference set to hold on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at the Golden Gate, Ikoyi, Lagos.




Themed ‘Revolutionary Thinking: Shaping the future for Nigeria’, the event features a Power Breakfast with season leaders, networking lunch, interactive panel sessions, and expert commentaries through anecdotal case studies, workshops, with a line-up of exceptional women will provide the insight, advice, inspiration, and support required for new heights.

Organised by Savvy Women’s Circle, a social enterprise that focuses on fostering a community of successful women leaders, highlights from the event includes strategies to leverage women as key agents in driving the nation-building agenda - an issue spearheaded by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osibanjo - and exploration of opportuniti…

Photos: Chairman of First Bank; Mrs Ibukun Awosika; Deputy Managing Director of First Bank Gbenga Shobo; Osayi Alile; Chukwuka Monye and others attend Tara National Beauty Entrepreneur Summit

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Nigeria’s leading beauty summit hosted by House of Tara International tagged ‘1000 Voices’ held on November 8, 2017, at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.




The Creative Director and CEO of House of Tara International, Tara Fela-Durotoye during her welcome address said “House of Tara International represents the possibilities that can be accomplished when you stick to a vision. I started this business with N15,000 and over the years it has helped empower thousands of Nigerians. It is more than just a business.”




The summit hosted almost 1,000 beauty entrepreneurs from all parts of the country. The day featured several masterclasses and a spectacular panel discussion on the beauty business titled ‘’Growing my Tara business’’ and moderated by Bukola Akinmboni.

The panellists shared insight about how they have leveraged on House of Tara’s platform to grow their businesses. They also shared stories of their successes and how they have been able to overcome challenges.




Several make up com…

World Premiere ; Zuby Melody - I Love You

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Soft rock maestro, Zubby Melody has just finished recording a musical classic of its own kind that's exceptional and blissful to the ears.


The music genius presents to you all his debut single , I LOVE YOU which has a blend of soft rocky intro that will be thrilling your ears before the content finally drops in that makes you appreciate the economy of talent in Zubby.
I Love You is written and performed by Zubby Melody who aside being a song writer and Singer is also an entertainment enthusiast. DOWNLOAD

Tizeti and Facebook partner to expand Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Nigeria

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Tizeti has announced a partnership to expand Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Nigeria, with plans to roll out hundreds of hotspots over the coming months. Announced at AfricaCom 2017, this initiative supports Facebook’s and Tizeti’s shared goal of connecting more people to the internet in a cost-efficient way.

A fast and affordable public wi-fi hotspot service, Express Wi-Fi in Nigeria is focused in areas where people gather and work, including markets, cafes and public outdoor spaces. Using affordable internet through Tizeti’s wi-fi technology, anyone with a wi-fi capable device and the ability to receive a one-time SMS will be able to use Express Wi-Fi without switching SIM cards or having a data plan. People can connect through Express Wi-Fi on most Android and iOS phones, tablets, and laptops.

Commenting on the announcement, Kendall Ananyi, CEO of Tizeti, said: “We look forward to launching this partnership with Express Wi-Fi which allows us to continue our mission to bring affordable…

VIDEO: Fally Ipupa ft. Keblack & Naza – Mannequin

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Congolese Musical Legend, Fally Ipupa is out with the visual of his hit single, Mannequin featuring Keblack and Naza on the track.


The video has the set up of a fashion show with Fally Ipupa in his usual style surrounded by beautiful models who lights up the vibe of the video and gives it the beat illustration of the song title.
Watch below and download for your visual pleasure ; DOWNLOAD

Entrepreneurs in Awka receive business grants from Life Lager Beer

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Ten entrepreneurs over the weekend in Awka received business grants of N300, 000 each to grow their businesses, from Life Continental Lager Beer at its Life Progress Hour. The event in the Anambra state capital brings the total number of entrepreneurs who have benefited from the Life Progress Booster in 2017 to 160.

One of the beneficiaries, Ugwu Anthony, 26, expressed his joy as his dream to own a barbing salon has become a reality. “Since I graduated in 2012, I have worked for several private companies here in Awka, but I have always wanted to own a business of my own no matter how small. I am grateful to Life Lager Beer for this grant and I hope they continue to give life to people through this initiative.”

Since the start of the year, the Life Progress Booster train has also stopped in Aba, Asaba and Nsukka where entrepreneurs received business grants in like of N300, 000 each.

Moses, 24, a textile printer in Asaba received the business grant during the Life Progress Hour show in …

House of Tara to host national beauty entrepreneur summit ‘’1000 Voices’’

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Leading cosmetics brand, House of Tara International is set to host '1000 Voices', a national beauty entrepreneur summit on the 8th of November, 2017 at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

The event, which brings together beauty entrepreneurs, retailers, re-sellers, make-up artists, investors and other stakeholders to celebrate entrepreneurial excellence within Nigeria’s beauty space, builds on House of Tara’s 2013 '100 Voices' campaign, which focused on celebrating individuals contributing to the development of the ecosystem, despite the odds.

Over the years, the industry has experienced tremendous growth amidst economic fluctuations due to efforts of pioneers such as House of Tara, leading to an increase in demand and supply of beauty products House of Tara currently works with over 10,000 beauty entrepreneurs annually, with these individuals massively contributing to the growth of the cosmetics industry. 

Speaking during the announcement, Tara Fela-Durotoye,…