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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

EX-BEAUTY QUEEN MUNACHI ABII CHANNELS MARILYN MONROE FOR HOUSE OF MALIQ NEW COVER


The new cover personality on the new edition of House of Maliq magazine is none other than ex-beauty queen turn rapstress Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo, MBGN 2007. It's no more news that her choice of career after dropping the crown is music, rap to be more precise. 


The gorgeous ex-queen whose blue eyes can turn most things into ice and whose ''chestiscles'' are a vision to behold is still as gorgeous as they come, we think she would be one of the few queens who later in their years would still possess enduring gorgeousness and beauty. 

Here in the shoot for what House of Maliq publishers tagged 'vintage edition', she seem to be channeling Hollywood's icon Marilyn Monroe.  MM seem to be the icon everyone is channeling of late, check out the bare breasted ''Beyonce'' on the cover and shoot for Out Magazine. 

Supporting Munachi on the double cover is a stylist, publicist & entrepreneur- Ifan Ifeanyi Micheal.  According to the publishers of House of Maliq-We call this sophistication and sexiness. Ex-beauty queen turned rap artist Munachi Abii and trailblazing media creative fashion stylist, Publicist and Entrepreneur Ifan Ifeanyi Micheal Covers April 2014 edition of HOUSE OF MALIQ.

 This issue takes us into "The luxe World of Munachi Abii" who look flawless in a white Suchille jumpsuit, styled with a fed ful to top off her "diva" look.And, for those of us whose attention wasn't diverted elsewhere, it was her killer well styled signature blond hair  that really set our pulses racing . Just like a goddess ,her look was polished  off  and styled with classy dark makeup. 
 
Meanwhile on the reverse cover, Ifan Ifeanyi Michael who styled himself, along side Munachi's, look carefree and dapper in a luxury black suit by Mcmeka to give us the "mob boss" look!!
 
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UNPRECEDENTED PIZZAZZ & ZEST PERVADES AS KINABUTI HOSTS ALMI BESPOKE MILANO IN LAGOS

LADI BALOGUN & CATERINA OF KINABUTI
FRANCESCA, KOLA KARIM, CATERINA & GUEST
The venue of the exclusive shindig was the residence of the Italian Consul General in Lagos, Nigeria on the Island. Date was Friday, April, 2014 and it was the hosting of Almi Bespoke Milano, a renowned men's fashion brand to a networking business cocktail by Kinabuti, one of Nigeria's fastest growing fashion brand.

It was a black tie event that had distinguished personalities, Captains of industries, fashion exponents and the likes in attendance; Some of those seen at the event were Ladi Balogun, the MD/CEO of FCMB, the day's host Stefano De Leo, the Italian Consul, Kola Karim, Nonna Ugboma of MTN Foundation and so many more. 

According to the feelers we got, the event was A-class all the way, but in a very relaxed atmosphere that had music provided by Tunde Sousan of Muson Center. Sumptuous hors d' oeuvres was provided also and a classic fashion show was one of the highlights of the night, that had some of the brands best apparels on display. 

Almi Bespoke Milano is an Italian Clothing Company of the best Sicilian fashion heritage. They specialize in offering the best of the bespoke art. Using high-end, luxury cashmere and Merino Wool with fabrics of Loro Piana imbued with timeless elegance. 

The Italian entourage had 2 of their designers in tow for this first of many presentations. Kinabuti would be representing the interest of the Italian Brand in Nigeria, henceforth. 


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Access Bank Grows Deposit to N1.33 Trillion for 2013




One of Africa’s largest banking groups, Access Bank Plc, has announced its audited result for the financial year ended December, 2013. An analysis of the results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange today validated the Bank’s capacity for sustainable growth.  


The results showed an increase in the Bank’s deposit base from N1.201 trillion N1.33 trillion, an 11% growth over last year’s figure while its loan book rose impressively by 33%, from N609bn in 2012 to N810bn in 2013, demonstrating the Bank’s resolve to empowering critical sectors of the economy. The performance for the financial year under review is strong testament to Access Bank’s positioning as one of Nigeria’s Tier 1 Banks. 


A glance through the numbers also revealed that the Bank’s earnings grew to N206.7bn from N206.4bn in 2012. Similarly, the Bank recorded an improvement in its cost of funds from 4.5% to 4.6% while Non-Performing Loans (NPL) ratio decreased to 2.7% from 5.0% which is owed to the Bank’s enhanced risk management framework. 


Also, the Bank posted a Profit Before Tax (BPT) of N44.9bn which is a 3.4% decrease compared to the N46.bn recorded for the corresponding period in 2012. This is however attributable to regulatory changes in the operating environment, some of which include raising of the cash reserve requirements (CRR) on public sector deposits to 50% from 12%, reduction and removal of a number of fee income lines such as ATM and CoT charges as well as the increase in AMCON levy from 0.3% to 0.5%  amongst others.

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ALIKO DANGOTE & FEMI OTEDOLA: ABIKE DABIRI & FUNMI AJILA-LADIPO-2 PEAS IN A POD

ALIKO DANGOTE & FEMI OTEDOLA
FUNMI AJILA-LADIPO & ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA
Our 4 personalities are very interesting people. 2 of them are billionaires without any doubt. In fact one of them is the richest black person on the face of the universe. That's Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who is on the top 20 on the Forbes richest list. His brother from another mother, Femi Otedola, who many call FO, is one of the biggest oil & gas tycoons in Nigeria. He owns Forte Oil.  In fact, he was rated by Forbes a few years ago too as one of Nigeria's richest; that was until he had some financial stress that he seem to have sorted out now, that took him off the list. 

A lot of times at social events/occasions you always see the 2 together, either arriving together or meeting each other at such occasions and thereafter are inseparable. Until sometime ago in the past that there was a slight hitch in their friendship, they were each others closest associates, friends, confidante etc. In fact their fight then got prominence in the papers and magazine for a short-while. But after sorting their hitch out, they are now back together as pals or better still brothers again. 

Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa is the female Federal House of Representatives member, representing her Ikorodu Constituency. The gorgeous, kind-hearted and hardworking former broadcaster (15 years as a broadcaster) is one of the most visible Federal House of Assembly member. She was formerly, the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity and now, the Chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affair and by virtue of her background has brought much attention on the activities of her committee. 

Some are speculating or are of the opinion,  that if she comes out to run for the Lagos State top job (Governor), that the twice elected house member, might most probably become the first ever female Governor of the State (fingers crossed). 

Her friend or better put, sister from another mother, Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, is no push over in her own right at all. She's a very well known and very well respected Fashion Designer. She's the Creative Director behind the very popular and award winning Regalia fashion brand. The FADAN (Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria) boss and her friend Abike have known each other now for what seems like eons and they have remained inseparable. We haven't heard of any spat (slight quarrel) with them.

Always at events together, even sometimes with their husbands, a lot of people even say they are like Siamese twins. Ever warm and approachable, their friendship has stood the test of time and still growing and glowing. 

Kudos to these 4 peas in a pod: though not the same pods sha ooooooooo.

TRUTH BE TOLD- RUKKY IS HOT!!!!!


Let's not lie, Rukky Sanda is Hot! Hot! The hot delicious candy thespian & producer, seem to love showing it off. 

And you can't really blame her, cos' if you have it, then please show it off or flaunt it like they say. She's got legs for miles. 

Don't you all think that Rukky could have done well as a model? Check out the unrepentant beach bunny, showing off in her bikinis.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

OUR PICTURE OF THE DAY: WEEKEND EDITION- KES AND SON BOND




Our 2 pictures representing our picture of the day shows Toyin Lawani's young husband Kes aka triggerkes cradling his son on his chest bonding with the little baby. We totally love this show of care and love.

ANITA ISEGHOHI'S FULL 30TH BIRTHDAY DINNER PICTURES

ANITA & TOM ISEGHOHI
BIBI ADEUJA, ANITA ISEGHOHI & VIVIARE
  
MODUPE, ANITA, BIBI & VIVIARE

Men some are so blessed with beauty that even age just helps in making them look better. Such seem to be the enduring beauty of the birthday celebrant, Anita Iseghohi. She sent out just about 25 invites in all to close friends and most of them came to celebrate with the very gorgeous and kind-hearted lady about 2 weeks ago. 

In attendance were 5 former beauty queens all on the stable of Silverbird, the organisers of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, they were Chief Ms. Nike Asabi Osinowo-Soleye-MBGN 1991, Chinenye Ochuba-Akinlade-MBGN 2002, Celia Omotu Bissong-MBGN 2003, Munachi Gail Abigail Abii-MBGN 2007 & birthday girl herself who is MBGN 2004. 

Apart from the queens there were other good friends of the birthday girl the likes of Bibi Adeuja, Lolade Majekodunmi of House of Dorcas, Anino Isewere, Viviare Oforiokuma, Toyin Bizzario, Tayo Omodia, Patricia Imafidon, Modupe Chidi & few others. Anita's husband Tom Iseghohi was also around to celebrate his wife.

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GOODLUCK JONATHAN'S DAUGHTER'S TRADITIONAL WEDDING

FAITH & GODSWILL
BRIDE'S PARENT- PRESIDENT GOODLUCK & PATIENCE JONATHAN
GOVERNOR SERIAKE DICKSON
IFEANYI UBAH

The appointed day for the full traditional wedding is today, Saturday, April 5, 2014. The venue being the expansive country home of the President in his hometown Otuoke, in Bayelsa State. Occasion is the traditional wedding ceremony between the daughter of the President, Faith Elizabeth Sakwe and her heartthrob Godswill Osim Edward from Cross River State. The couple we hear met while in school. Faith is a lawyer.

The traditional marriage journey began last night Friday, April 4, 2014 at about 7pm, with the payment of bride price and exchange of gifts between the 2 families, it's part of the rites that must be observed. Though, it wasn't the main event itself, in attendance were the family members on both sides and a sprinkling of friends, the likes of Hajia Bola Shagaya, Senator Ben Obi, Ifeanyi Uba, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Governor Liyel Imoke, some 1st ladies and many more.

The ceremony we heard started at about 7.30pm when the President and his beloved wife-Patience arrived at the venue of the event, which was a beautifully decorated marquee that had been erected in the President's compound. And things began in earnest. The groom's entourage from Cross Rivers State we heard was led by the Governor of his state Governor Liyel Imoke. As expected there was exchange of pleasantries between both families. The Edward's entourage was asked what their mission was and they stated it was about a beautiful flower in the Goodluck's vineyard that they had come to enquire about. Whom their son would love to have as wife forever. 

From the initial intro to the fun haggling on the bride price, which started from 1 million and was finally pegged and agreed to at N50,000. Thereafter the agreement, the groom and family then went on to present many gifts to the bride's family and community. 

The day's event was rounded off with the President speech inviting all and sundry to come back the next day (today) from 12 noon to finish what had begun the night before. And also so they the groom's family could come take away their wife, as it was too late on Friday for her to be released to them. 

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TIWA SAVAGE & PATORANKING TEAM UP IN LONDON FOR GIRLIE O REMIX &TIWA SAVAGE & THE AMAZING CEO VIDEO SHOOT

MOE MUSA & PATORANKING
TIWA SAVAGE & PATORANKING
TIWA SAVAGE & THE AMAZING CEO DANCERS
Tiwa Savage and one of Nigeria's fastest rising musicians Patoranking were both in the UK of recent, where they teamed up together to remix the very popular single ''Girlie O''. The video of the song features Patoranking, Tiwa, the CEO dancers & UK sensation Nizzy.

The Video was directed by the very amazing Moe Musa, produced by Phoenix Global Media. And it should be out soon. 

Still photos of the video shoot was supplied by www.syncphotosonline.com

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OC UKEJE, BEVERLY NAYA, EDDIE KADI, PATORANKING & DJ VC ON LIVE AT BATTERSEA

AYO SHONAIYA

Award winning actor OC Ukeje, upcoming acting bombshell, some say she's one of the future of Nollywood, Patoranking, comedy supremo Eddie Kadi and DJ VC were the star personality on Vox Africa's Hit show Live @ Battersea in London. 


Check their pictures out. 

Pictures supplied www.syncphotosonline.com

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TARAJI P. HENSON LOOKS HOT IN EMBELLISHED NOS


The hot American actress & singer Taraji P. Henson looks very hot as the cover personality on Upscale Magazine. Her embellished one piece outfit fitted her to a T. The 43 years old star still looks hot hot any day,


Picture was by Allen Coley.

KEISHA COLE & ASA SET FOR CALABAR JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014


Top American singer-songwriter, record producer and TV personality, Keyshia Cole and our very own International music singing super star are 2 of the main stars that would feature at this year's Calabar International Jazz Festival set for around Easter period in beautiful Calabar, Cross Rivers State. 

Other top notch artistes that would show class at the event are as follows- Hugh Masekela, Kunle Ayo, Darey, Jimmy Dludlu, Yinka Davies and a few others. 


The Calabar International Jazz festival would span over 4 days- from Friday, April 18 till Monday, April 21, 2014. One of the artistes, is the award winning Kunle Ayo  who just had a fantastic showcase of talent at the live recording in London tagged ''Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London. So we are sure the master guitarist would have another superlative showcase in Calabar come 2 weeks time.

According to the Governor of Cross River, the invitation-only concert is an important one: "Having endured the horrors of Apartheid, we feel it is fitting to have Hugh Masekela help us to highlight this disturbing new trend in parts of our beloved country, even as we search for solutions. We must never forget the victims."
Calabar Jazz Festival is the backbone of a great Easter weekend break for Nigerians, looking forward to escaping hectic city life in Lagos, Aubuja and Port Harcourt. Calabar beckons with its reputation for being the cleanest, greenest and safest state capital in Nigeria. In addition to the concerts, there will be fun day-time activities and tours for all the family, fabulous VIP after-parties, and, of course, an opportunity to sample some of the local delicacies which have made Calabar famous with food lovers.

While the concerts will light up the night at Calabar's Cultural Centre, with a glittering array of music stars, the venue will play host to an intriguing range of daytime activities. Music Meets Photography brings together some of Nigeria's most promising creative photographers with an audience seemingly addicted to being 'snapped', against a backdrop of live jazz and local music. Art lovers will be able to visit a gallery of beautiful paintings and sculpture, curated by Terra Kulture, in the large and imposing lobby.

TIWA SAVAGE & TOKE MAKINWA SIGNED ON AS MAGGI AMBASSADOR

TIWA SAVAGE
TOKE MAKINWA
Tiwa Savage the soon to become Mrs. Tiwa Balogun female music star who is getting married very soon Saturday, April 26, 2014 to be more precise, in what many believe would be a carnival of stars has been earmarked to become the new face of Maggi cubes. But she's not the only one, Nigeria's own social media queen Toke Makinwa Ayida has also being signed on, on the same bill.


We found out about this information since last month, but we had to stay mute because the deal was still undergoing some fine-tuning. 

Now that we hear that the deal has finally sailed through it means another very lucrative deal coming in for Tiwa. She's already a brand ambassador for Pepsi, Forte Oil & MTN. From our little findings it is another multimillion Naira deal entering the songstress kitty.

In the case of Toke, her extraordinary presence & follower-ship on the social media is already counting very well for her. Some say she has one of the highest follower-ship in Nigeria. With this new big deal now in the kitty, we are so sure many others would come flying in.

A very big congratulations to both gorgeous ladies.  We hope both ladies are fantastic cooks, as it is likely we would be seeing them soon on our TV screens dishing out cooking instructions, much to the delight of all.

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM. JIDE OMOKORE IS A-CLASS OKAY

Contrary to the tales flying around about the health of the magnate that many have come to refer to as the leader, or most often the grandmaster, he is hale and hearty. 

The unfounded tale had it that the energy mogul had suffered a heart attack in Abuja, the FCT shortly after meeting with Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. 

But in apparent disgust and disbelief at the news and those carrying such tales, he is said to have spoken exclusively to The Will online at his Ikoyi home via a conference call dismissing the news as utter falsehood. 

The report was totally dismissed by the oil magnate. ''The report is utter nonsense'' ''I have never suffered a heart attack. I am in my house in Ikoyi. I am a normal person. I am hale and hearty. The last time I visited the hospital was for a pain in my back. I haven't been to Abuja in over a month, so I don't know where they are getting these lies from.

Jide Omokore is the Chairman of Atlantic Energy and one of the top top 10 richest Nigerians in the world. One of his companies is SPOG Petrochemicals Nigeria Limited, one of the companies or brands under the Energy Resources Group amongst several others. The group's annual turnover is said to be around $400 million.