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Friday 10 July 2009

Paris Fashion Week

Dany Atarache show at the Paris Fashion week on the 8th July 2009, featuring Nigerian model Bunmi Ademokoya

Bunmi Ademokoya

Photography by Tina Ezenma

I'm not feeling very well so I doubt if I will be blogging this weekend.
But I'll sure catch you guys next week.

Take care and God bless!

ICECAPADE – N4LIFE Entertainment supports SOS Childrens charity

The buzz has been going around in recent months about N4LIFE’s upcoming DAZZLING official launch party, set to be a unique and innovative red carpet event, with an ‘Ice & White’ theme to it.

The event will take on Saturday 18th July, 2009, aboard the Tereza Joanne Boat, Gate 14, King George V Dock, Woolwich Manor Way, London, E16 2QY, from 9pm to 3am.

N4LIFE Entertainment supports the ‘SOS Childrens charity’ http://www.soschildren.org/ and It raised £1,096.00 from ICECAPADE 2008 for the charity. This year they are going a step further and have made 30 limited edition Male & female T.shirts with their unique logo’s ‘NAIJA’ & ‘NAIJA4LIFE’ printed in trendy neon colours.
The Tees can be bought at the launch party for a minimum of just £10.00. All proceeds from the sales will go to ‘SOS Childrens charity’.

Besides the Tee shirts, 10 framed ICECAPADE artwork will also be sold on the night with proceeds all going to SOS Childrens charity. 5 of the pieces will feature the amazing ICECAPADE 2009 artwork, and 5 with the exclusive artwork to be revealed on the night by the illustrator himself Vince Fraser.
Vince Fraser has also signed each of the 10 framed pieces exclusively for N4LIFE Entertainment. They will be sold for a minimum of £45.00 each and all proceeds from the sales will go to the SOS Childrens charity.

Should you wish to donate to this worthy cause you can do so through the N4LIFE just-giving page at www.justgiving.com/n4life or visit the SOS Children Charity’s website at http://www.soschildren.org/ to find out ways you can help.

Tickets for ICECAPADE 2009 are being sold now online at http://www.naija4life.co.uk/ and http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/ or through the following N4LIFE team members: Ace 07944 344 288; Ayo 07710 503 027; Manuel 07951 654 394
Ace Adegoke
CEO, N4LIFE Entertainment

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Michael Jackson's Memorial Ceremony

Friends, family, and fans gathered yesterday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the King of Pop, or as Rev Al Sharpton aptly described him...The greatest Entertainer that ever lived.

Me, you and over a billion other people around the world tuned in to watch it.
Check out some pictures from the memorial...

The Jacksons

Carrying his casket

Usher singing Gone too soon

His children

Janet and Paris Jackson

Jennifer Hudson

Rev Al Sharpton

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Usher Raymond

Corey Feldman

Chris Brown

John Mayer

Queen Latifah

"Britain's Got Talent" star Shaheen Jafargholi
Stevie Wonder

Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz

Brooke Shields and Magic Johnson

The Kardashian sisters

Mike Tyson

Larry King and wife

Wesley Snipes

May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday 7 July 2009

Koko Mansion update + Nollywood Glo Ambassadors.

Here's the Koko Mansion press release, summarizing the activities of the first week on Koko Mansion by the show's publicist, James Amuta.

The Koko Master himself

Identifying the qualities to look out for in an ideal woman, up until one week ago had been a daunting task. But who could ever guess that this search for the acceptable definition of an ?Ideal Nigerian Woman? could be forged on the platform of reality TV; based on a 12-hour daily live observation of the activities and lifestyle of 12 dynamic young Nigerian women.Just going on its second week on live cable television; the concept of Koko Mansion has inspired a heated debate on what constitutes the qualities of the ideal Nigerian woman.

Nigerians and Nigerians in the Diaspora have become addictively involved in this debate ? contributing their views from all over the world ? using the Koko Mansion forum on the Koko Mansion website, Koko Mansion Facebook fan page, and the interactive SMS 2 TV platforms as the interface for the debate.
This debate continues, attracting more debaters, and will linger for the next 7 weeks until only one young lady emerges as the embodiment of the qualities that define the ideal woman.But which of the 12 young ladies in the Koko Mansion would emerge as the flesh and blood definition of the Ideal Nigerian woman?

To answer this question: many have resorted to the ardent observation of the individual qualities of the 12 beautiful Kokolets presently living in the Koko Mansion, using them as case study to illustrate their various opinions on the issue.But then, a few activities, tasks, and training were given to these housemates in order to analyze their personalities, develop their individual and collective skills, and project their dynamic characteristics to the world for the sake of this debate.

The first training these ladies received was in elocution, poise, and etiquettes, delivered by the amiable finishing school instructor, Mrs. Grace Oforiokuma. The ladies? table manners and presentation skills improved tremendously after that encounter. Their first task was deemed relatively simple, but it turned out to have been more demanding that they actually thought. They were asked by D?banj to make a short presentation of themselves, using clippings from old photo albums, and other personal memorabilia to illustrate the highlights of their journey through life.

That task was judged by Dbanj, Ikechukwu, Dr (Mrs.) Jinadu, and the governess, Chika Anadu. In the end, Bolanle Okhiria emerged winner with 51 points, followed closely by Rita Isoken Igbinedion who scored 47 points. As a result of this, they (and Bidemi, whom Bolanle picked as the winner's plus-one?) were rewarded with a dinner date with Dbanj and the Mo Hits Crew at Jade Palace.
Dbanj also gave the ladies an assignment to put together a tribute to Michael Jackson, using the song We are the World? for the presentation. To get this assignment on the road, the ladies were tutored and groomed by the multi-talented instrumentalist, Yemi Sax, in the mansion.

The Nollywood star, Ramsey Noah was also a guest at the mansion. His visit paved way for a forum that highlighted some of the challenges experienced by the film industry in Nigeria. Julius the Genius Agwu was another celebrity guest in the mansion; he cracked the ladies up with an endless supply of his hilarious jokes.

However, the most remarkable celebrity visit occurred on Friday night, when Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Ikechukwu, Wande Coal, and Dr. Sid stormed the mansion with gravitating fanfare.

The ladies ended up being entertained briefly by Wande Coal who teased the ladies with his sonorous voice.The ladies were jarred from slumber on Sunday evening at the eviction show. At about 5PM, all the contestants were instructed to pack their bags and report downstairs for eviction. They were shocked, but then they remembered the in-house eviction-nomination exercise which they all participated in, a few days ago.
They all gladly nominated their fellow housemates for eviction, and in the end, four contestants had the highest number of nominations - voted by two contestants each. Shona, Bolanle, Victoria, and Mary faced possible eviction, but Dbanj's leniency came to play, and he exercised his lifeline in saving all the ladies from eviction.

But that?s where his lifeline was exhausted from this week, if two girls are up for eviction he only has the power to save just one of them.The voting lines will be open to the public this week, and only your votes can keep your favorite contestants in the Koko Mansion. And ultimately, only your votes can determine who emerges as the definition of an ideal Nigerian woman from the Koko Mansion.

1. SMS: KOKOVOTE (leave a SPACE) ( and type CONTESTANTS id #)
2. Viewers in: Nigeria = send text to 33126
UK = send text to 81696
USA = send text to 976053.

Bidemi = 1
MARY = 8
RITA = 10

SAMPLE VOTE: to vote Chidinma,text = KOKOVOTE (leave space)3

I watched a bit of Koko Mansion on STV last night and I couldn't stop laughing. That kokolette Rita (the girl in low cut), was she put deliberately in the show as comic relief or is she for real? LMAO.
I'm also thinking the concept of the show has changed. Why now?

Glo Ambassadors
Some Nollywood actors have been endorsed as ambassadors by Telecom giant Glo

In this pix: Funke Akindele, Uche Jumbo, Rita Dominic, Chioma Chukwuka and Monalisa Chinda with Glo reps.
Rumour has it that they are all getting between 10 to 15 million naira each.
If only models are accorded same recognition in Naija. We'll also be millionaires!
One day sha! lol
Congrats to all the ambassadors!
Pix thanks to Seun Oloketuyi

Joke of the day
For laughs :-)
Dollar bill dey feel the financial meltdown

The U.S. Treasury Department has just issued a new dollar bill to reflect the state of the economy....
Yes, the economy is that bad! lol

Photos of the day
Rihanna, spotted recently partying with Jay Z and co in Las Vegas. Her outfit caught my attention...most people think it's trashy...I kinda like it. She's 21 for goodness sake...
Check it out...

Good girl, gone bad :-)
You like?
Source: bossip.com


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