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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alexander Amosu + Mr and Mrs Julius Agwu's Birthday Pix

I read an article some days ago about a designer who created the world's most expensive suit...and actually sold the suit to a mystery buyer for the mentioned $101,860 price tag.

Here's the article below...

Recession. What recession? By Catey Hill, Daily News staff writer

There doesn't appear to be one affecting designer Alexander Amosu, who has created the world's most expensive suit.
The suit is valued at $103,000.
It took more than 80 hours and 5,000 stitches to produce, according to LuxuryLaunches.com.
OK, but what makes the price tag leap over the six-figure mark?
The suit includes nine 18-carat gold and pave diamond buttons.
It is made from vicuna, which is a South American camel-like animal, that produces a very rare wool, BornRich.com says.
Oh, and its one-of-a-kind (of course).

Y'all know what caught my attention? The designer is a Nigerian! Can't believe I'd never heard of him until some days ago...Check out Alexander Amosu's achievements to Date:

• At the age of 12 earned £10 a week doing paper round

• Started his first business at age 15 holding school football, basket ball and table tournaments.

• Started Promotion, a Sound system and PA hire company hosting and playing at house parties and nights clubs called Shadow King Crew, earning £250 per show.

• Promoted 37 parties in total averaging £2,000 per night

• Started a cleaning company called HomeCare Cleaning Agency at age 19 turning over £4,000 p/m with a total of 12 clients.

• The first person to start urban ringtones in Europe at age 24 after he sold his cleaning company.• Made his first million at the age 25

• At the age of 26 started his own magazine called ICON

• Started a new company selling off line mobile phones

• Holds five wards starting from “Entrepreneur of the year award”

• Created the first ringtones book and software Polywap 2.1 that allows you to send ringtones around the world from your PC.

• Had my first TV show at 28 called Rich & Famous• Started inspirational speaking at schools, colleges and business seminars

• The first to start the world first mobile video community site Mobsvideo.com, here you can upload, download and share content.

• Launched Mobsworld 2005, mobile playground for your phone

• Partner and Investor in Screen Nation Awards, the first Black film and television awards in the UK



Alexander’s ambition seems endless with his DJ career launching and his freelance writing for magazine and other newspapers, TV presenting career presenting his own show called Rich n Famous on Ben TV Sky 238 and a chain of Insprational Speaking around the world, Partner in Screen Nation Awards, he also intends to launch his own branded mobile handset company. This drive has propelled him to his current position, and will keep people guessing as to what the next two years will bring.
Amazing profile huh? Kudos to the guy!
You can read more about him here...http://www.alexanderamosu.com/profile.asp

Mr and Mrs Julius Agwu's Birthday Pictures
Mr and Mrs Agwu

Kenny Ogungbe and ID Ogungbe


Julius and the event planner


AY and wife Mabel


Frank Papas


Pix thanks to Richard Nnadi

Joke of the day
Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day
In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days.
The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."
The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."
The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

LOL
Peace out!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey linda, i think u made a mistake with Richards surname, its not Nnaji, its Nnadi

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, Alexander Amosu is Ghanian and not Nigerian....yes he was the first to start the ringtone thing on mobile phones...how ingenious!
Look where he is now...this is the attitude we need to encourage in our young ones, to believe in themselves, to create and to see the sky as their limit!
Well done to him.

Lady A said...

Brother got it going on! I never heard of him either! He got mad skills....joke is comical!

Anonymous said...

Alex is not Ghanian o. He is Nigerian although has spent most of his life in the UK. He was one of the Judges on tv show Dragon's Den Nigeria last year.

YankeeNaijaGurl said...

It makes me so proud to see Africans doing big things......the joke is hilarious...lol take care hun!

1 + The One said...

I actually first read about Alexandra Amosu when he first launched the mobile ringtone thing and then didn't hear about him after that....But his achievements are truly inspirational and like YNG said, it's oh soo good to see young black men making it big through legitimate means..Kudos to Mr Amosu, whether Ghanian or Nigerian, we are sure proud of you!

Anonymous said...

How come we never heard about him, he's talented. Whether Nigerian or Ghanaian, we are all Africans, and let's support one another. Africans have too much talent, we need innovative minds to come together and make the continent better.

Linda Ikeji said...

@anon 12:24. Amosu is 100% Nigerian, from the western part. why don't u read more about him on the web?

truth said...

You all are stale.lol he was featured on Ovation waaayyy back back in the days!!