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Africa Connected Success Story - Eseoghene Odiete (Nigeria)

Eseoghene started her own accessories business right out of university. She used Google Search and YouTube to learn how to create handbags, and via Search found contacts for blogs and magazines to feature her products. Her bags, which she now sells through her business website, have been featured in over 100 blogs. Helping others create a source of income, Eseoghene also conducts training classes for other women who want to learn her trade and build a similar business for themselves. Her dream is to build her business into an international brand that promotes African designs. Eseoghene Odiete the brain behindHesey Designs for more info log on to: http://www.africaconnected.com/be-inspired/107170997201853728367-sme-en/

NEWS RELEASE: LEGEND IN THE MAKING AWARDS 2014: Set to reward the Legendary struggle of Upcoming Acts in Nigeria + Release of New Photos.

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Are you Single? Then Head Down to “The Red Soiree Valentine’s Singles Mingle” | Saturday 15th February 2014

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Are you single and ready to mingle? Then this event might be for you.

August Events & Co are holding an exclusive mixer for single, upwardly mobile individuals in Abuja tagged the Red Soiree.

Single? Young? Upwardly Mobile? Come to to the “Red Soiree – A Valentine’s Single’s Mingle”

Tickets Price: N7,500 which includes a three course meal.
Tickets must be booked in advance.

Be ready for a an evening of fun, comedy, dinner and games and who knows.

Date: Saturday 15th February 2014
Time: 7PM
Venue: Charcoal Grill, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
To RSVP please call 08035473861 or 08172140631.

Fayrouz to host American Music Superstar Kelly Rowland for “Love Like A Movie 2″ | Saturday 15th February 2014

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Official Love Like A Movie (LLAM) Season 2 Sponsor, Fayrouz, is set to host multiple award winning American singer and headline act for LLAM, Kelly Rowland at its 2nd Edition “The Love Roller Coaster“.

Fayrouz has been a part of the Love Like A Movie project since its maiden edition last year 2013 which featured Kim Kardashian.

Speaking on hosting Kelly, the Senior Brand manager, Fayrouz, Nnenna Ifebigh-Hemson said ”The concepts behind “Love Like a Movie” which combines music and cirque du soleil type theatrics is an original initiative within the Nigerian music scene and this represents what Fayrouz stands for, which is unconventional and open-minded…We can’t wait to host Kelly Rowland and have her taste our unique cocktails“.

Kelly Rowland will be hosted at the Fayrouz turquoise carpet by the Fayrouz team before the Love concert commences. Other performers at this year’s edition of LLAM include D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay,Mo ‘Eazy, Zaina, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Muna, JJC, Eva among othe…

Music Superstars Brandy & UB40 heading to Lagos for the Classic FM Valentine’s Event | Sunday 16th February 2014

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Just in case you’re just hearing about it, yes, Brandy & UB40 will be live in Lagos for the “Classic FM Valentines with Brandy and UB40” event.


Courtesy of Classic FM 97.3, its annual Valentine’s Concert is here again. Last year they had soulful Grammy award winning R’n'B singer Maxwell but for this year, they will be presenting Reggae/Pop icons UB40 and American recording artist Brandy Norwood.


Speaking on the event, Classic FM Programmes Director, Chico Aligwekwe noted that the show could not have come at a better time. “This year we’ve made sure there’s something for everyone. We are excited about the 16th of February. There’s no better way to celebrate your Valentine’s day than this”.


Home grown talents will also be on the stage and that list will be revealed soon by Classic FM.


Tickets come in Regular, VIP and Tables and are available at www.Afri-tickets.com and Adibba.com.


Date: Sunday 16th February 2014

Time: Red Carpet: 6PM | Main Show: 7PM

Venue: Eko Hotel Expo Centre, Victo…

Singer Sefiya releases new promo photos

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Stunningly pretty model, video vixen and singer Sefiya, whose last single Love Me Jeje is currently rocking the dancefloor across the country, releases new promo photos, ahead of her next single titled Lollipop dropping soon. See more photos after the cut...



Warri Again? set to hold February 14th @Brown Hill event centre

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Brownhill Event Centre, is set to rekindle the fire of love and entertainment in Warri with The Valentine Edition of ‘Warri Again?’

After staging one of the best shows in Nigeria on Independence Day, Warri Again?’ Valention Edition will be featuring I Go Dye, Baba kome, Buchi, Emeka Smith, Mc Shakara, and Odogwu. Musical performances by: Sir Shina Peters, Mike Okri, Kcee, Timaya, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Sean Tizzle, Harrysong, Burna Boy, Joseph Benjamin, Ufuoma Ejenobor and lots more. Event hosts are AY and Omoni Oboli.

The event will be holding at the prestigious BrownHill Event Centre, Elf Road, Ogunu Warri, Delta State, onFeb 14 2014, Valentine’s Day by, 6pm (red carpet), show starts at 7pm.

Tickets: VIP 10,000 Naira, table for 10 at 300,000 Naira & 500,000 Naira respectively. Tickets are available at BrownHill Event Centre, The range, Brovo Hotels Ogunu, T Lounge bar and club.

See video and flyer for details or call 08067110771

Who Is Tracy?

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You may remember her from the controversial Mavin Records interview on Silverbird TV. It was the first in-depth interview, shortly after the birth of the record label. Well, Tracy Obiageli Nwapa was the co-producer of the said show as well as the beautiful anchor we all couldn’t stop talking about. It was one that definitely helped to create her first noticeable break in the Nigerian industry.

Tracy was born on August 27, 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in May 2009 with a background in Broadcast Journalism, TV and Film Production and Interior Design. Her first foray into TV occurred when she was 3rd pick out of 120 students from the Communications Department at the University to intern for Fox News Local Station in Detroit. Having excelled at that endeavor, she decided to challenge herself by returning to Lagos to penetrate the modern entertainment TV industry. Continue...



Upon her arrival to Nigeria in 2010, she immediately began …

The Place pre-Valentine party with Iyanya & other celebs this Friday

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Its going to be crazy fun with Iyanya and other Celebrities this Friday Feb 7th at The Place Lekki . They will be hosting Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Tekno and other celebrities. Venue remain Admiralty Way Lekki Phase I. Be there from 10pm.

Events This Weekend: Pre-Valentine’s Day 2014 Edition

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Hello PDLB_Official folks, it’s time for your Events This Weekend update.

Just before the 2014 Valentine’s day, check out the events you need to be spotted with friends and family.


An Evening of Wine Tasting
Treat yourself this Thursday evening to a day of fine wine tasting at the Prive Lounge in Lagos. Admission to the event is free for all.
Date: Thursday 6th February 2014
Time: 6 PM
Venue: Prive Lounge & Bar, 5B Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, Lagos
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The Love Chest presents The Love Hub
The Love Chest in collaboration with Lope Sided Works and a Whitespace presents The Love Hub this Valentine’s season. The Love Hub is a week long one stop centre for all things love. It includes dinner, movies and popcorn, an open mic session, speed dating with a twist and a mixer. The event today is free while others come with a fee.
Date: Thursday 6th February 2014 – Thursday 13th February 2014
Venue: Whitespace, 58 …

Ramsey, Kcee, Timaya, Iyanya, Sound Sultan storm The Place Bar

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Iyanya, Timaya, Sound Sultan, Ramsey Noah, Olisa of Beat FM, Dotun Cool FM, Toolz, Harrysong, Solidstar, Kayla, Larry Annetts (Chief Marketing Officer, MTN) and many more celebs stormed The Place on Adeola Odeku in VI on Friday 24th January to party. Continue to see more photos...

Wetin be Love? Konga Valentines Store Opens with Special Treats

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Wetin be love sef? Trip to Bahamas? Dinner in bed with Iyanya/Genevieve or a Tecno Phantom A3?
The love bug is in the air, it’s that time of the year again, the book of February 14 is about to be opened! Valentine’s Day is almost here again!
Now is the time to spice up your love story. You just have to make it memorable! What's your plan for your loved ones? Are you still thinking? Relax! In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we are opening our Valentines store with plenty of special treats for everyone. Continue...

From sweet daily timed deals to discount codes to help you enjoy amazing discounts to E-Gift vouchers your loved ones can use to pick gifts for themselves to amazing competitions to guarantee special surprises for you and your loved ones, Konga certainly knows how to show love. With the numerous discounts, giveaways...Valentine’s Day this year is definitely going to be special! No hassles! The perfect gift for your Val is just a click away.
@Shopkonga on Facebook, Instagr…

Oscar winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46

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Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. He was found dead at his New York home today Sunday February 2nd of an apparent drug overdose. He was just 46 years old.

Law enforcement officials said the acting veteran was discovered fully clothed in the bathroom on the 4th floor of his Manhattan apartment with a needle sticking out of his arm. He was discovered by his friend and screenwriter David Katz, who went to check on him when he failed to pick his children up.

Its being reported that five bags of used heroin were found around the late actor's body by police and a further two unused nearby.
Hoffman won a best actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 film Capote. He is survived by a partner of 14 years and three children. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Topdowndeals.com.ng XBOX 360 Must Go Promo!

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Topdowndeals.com.ng largest online retailer of video games & consoles in Nigeria has come up with a new "XBOX 360 Must Go Promo" to satisfy Nigeria's gaming needs. The promo is especially tailored to meet customers with a smaller budget. The Refurbished 20GB Xbox 360 consoles will sell at a rock bottom price of only N15,000. The consoles are tested & in good working condition, it will come with one controller, power adaptor, power cable, & AV cable, CD not included but are readily available for sale at minimal prices on Topdowndeals.com.ng. Continue...


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WAEC Introduces 39 new subjects in the Syllabus

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Plumbing and Fitting, Photography, Salesmanship, Upholstery, Painting and Interior decoration are amongst 39 subjects recently added to the examination syllabus of The West African Examination Council, WAEC by the examination body.

Of the 39 subjects, four of them, Computer Studies, Insurance, Store Management & Office Practice would serve as electives while the remaining 35 are for Trade-related courses.

Revealing this, the Council’s Acting Head, Test Development Division, Mrs. Olayinka Ajibade said the recent introductions were in line with the Nigerian Education Research & Development Council’s new secondary school curriculum.

Ajibade said the new syllabus would take effect from this year's May/June WASSCE Examinations and students would be required to take four core subjects which would include English Language, General Mathematics, Civic Education and Trade/ Entrepreneurial Studies.

PDLB Exclusive: Kay Switch and Liberian girlfriend expecting a baby

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DB Records artist and D'banj's younger brother Kay Switch is expecting a baby with his Liberian girlfriend Meenakshi Monica Subramani. The former miss Liberia 2011, who celebrated her one year anniversary with the music star recently, is said to be about five/six months pregnant. 

They are yet to announce it but well, now you all know...:-). Congrats to them.

Photos: 2face, Blackface and Faze re-unite on stage

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Last night former Plantashun Boiz members 2face, Blackface and Faze re-united on stage at a show in Festac organized by Nigerian Breweries. It was their first performance together since their reunion at 2face Idibia's album concert in April 2012. Another pic below

Lekki Astoria Event Centre 50/50

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We understand it takes a whole lot to put an event together, that's why at Lekki Astoria Event Center, our first major priority to bring smiles to your face.

Let's partner with you this season and make that event a memorable one. Lekki Astoria Event Center is the most proffered place to host your event this season. Located in the Lekki axis of Lagos, Lekki Astoria event center is regarded as the most preferred events center in Lagos. We go the extra mile to satisfy our clients, we put that extra touch to make your events memorable. Continue...

That's why just because of you, we are giving out our facility out to host your event with a 50percent discount off charge, yes! .just for you.. Now you can host your event in lekki astoria event center and enjoy unlimited discount up to 50percent. Our facilities include: Fully air conditioned state of the art "ceaser hall" with capacity to seat over 1,200 guest.  Mini conference hall known as "zebra hall" ca…

Forbes list of the 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa 2014

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Forbes magazine has released its 2014 list of The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa and 3 Nigerians made it. They are;

1. Simdul Shagaya: Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of Konga.com and DealDey.com (pictured right)
2. Chinedu Echeruo: Tech Entrepreneur & Founder of Hopstop.com and Tripology.com (pictured left)
3. Kola Karim, Nigeria, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International.

See the others after the cut...