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Join the Literary Community as Accomplish Press & Femy & Remy Ltd host the “African Literary Evening” in London

Presenting the African Literary Evening – an event dedicated to showcasing the best of established and emerging talented African writers in the UK.

Accomplish Press in conjunction with Femy and Remy Ltd, presents an evening of reading, conversation and inspiration with the best of new generation African Writers. The event will be a mixture of literature, poetry and spoken word performances, as well as a panel to discuss issues relevant to Nigerian/Black British writers in the UK. The panel will consist of well-known and emerging authors, publishers, journalists and poets.

Topics to be discussed include: “Making money from Writing: Is it possible to make a living as a writer?”, “The future of publishing in the UK: is it traditional publishing”, “Self-publishing and collaborative publishing or hybrid publishing”, “Beyond print; moving with the digital revolution: ebooks”, podcasts, audio books and short films and (iv) Genres: Moving beyond expectations placed on African writing

The evening…

Events Update for the Weekend

It’s the end of the month!

Another weekend is here and it is time to take a look at all the events that will be happening – from Lagos to Abuja, to South Africa, to New York and more.

Prince Dy LYCUS Blog has searched wide and far to compile a fantastic event list you’ll truly love.


Africa Fashion Trade Expo (AFTE)
AFTE 2014 will feature 25 exhibitors from all over Africa in four zones – Brands (for established designers), Designer Showcase (for emerging labels), Accessories (for designers of bags, jewellery and the like), and Lifestyle (for purveyors of items like homeware and beauty products) – and will also include workshops and an inspiring and informative business seminar.
Date: Wednesday, 29 October – Saturday, 1 November, 2014
Time: 4 PM
Venue: Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
Contact: 021 433 0347 | 072 242 2875

The National Universities’ Tax Debate 2014
The Tax Club, University of Lagos, cordially invites you to the first annual Nigerian National Universities’ Tax Debate Competition…

Art, Batik & a Brilliant Mind! Watch the Inspiring Video of Prolific Artist Yinka Shonibare MBE – ‘Fabric- ation’

Yinka Shonibare MBE is the epitome of art + brilliance. Born in London, and living in Nigeria till his teenage years, Yinka Shonibare has always had an inclination for the arts. He studied Fine Arts at Byam Shaw College of Art.

Shonibare uses Ankara fabric in his work, and he always uses his art to tell the story behind a story.

Watch ‘Fabric-ation’ for a peek into this beautiful mind:

He Is An East African Tourism Pioneer! Amos Wekesa Shares the Inspiring Story of His Career on African Voices | Watch

At the age of 10, and having only the prospect of becoming a smuggler, Amos Wekesa‘s destiny was turned around when The Salvation Army selected him as a beneficiary for education. He eventually became a tour guide and he believed that his life was finally on track.

Then he aspired for more!

He tells the inspiring story of his upward trajectory on CNN‘s African Voices. He talks of how he has risen against all the odds to become one of the foremost tourist organisation in Uganda.

Watch it here:
Part I

Part II

Part III

Attend the Remy Martin Halloween party at the haunted mansion this Friday

What other way to end a long working month than to attend the Halloween party hosted by fine champagne cognac - Rémy Martin.

This unique night of paranormal fun will feature vampires, pirates, nocturnal creatures, Celebrities, artiste performances and guest DJs: Jimmy Jatt and Baggio and more! Continue...

So get out your costumes, come with a group of friends, love the music, enjoy the cognac, entertainment, and tap into this mystery and spooky adventure in ONE night and under one roof. Things are getting interesting.

This event is supported by Trace TV and Beat FM. Strictly 18+
Date: Friday 31st October, 2014
Time: 9PM Venue: The Haunted Mansion. 1b Admiralty way, off Admiralty Road, Lekki

Diezani Madueke's sister rescued after 8 days in kidnapper's den

The sister of Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, Osiya Agama has been rescued by police in Port Harcourt eight days after she was kidnapped.

Mrs Agama was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on her way from an evening church on Tuesday October 21, at Leventis Bus-Stop along Port Harcourt-Aba Road, as she approached her car.

The police said yesterday that she has been rescued. A text message from the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, stated that she was rescued during a joint operation by the Police, Military And Operatives of the State Security Service.

The text reads;
“This is to inform you that Osiya Agama has been safely rescued during a joint operation by the Police, Military and the State Security Service. Two Suspects Were Arrested”.The text didn't say where she was rescued from

Is Flavour's ex-fiancee Beverly Heels pregnant or it's just too much? What Happen!!!

The lady in black is Flavour's ex-fiance Beverly Ngozi Ukegbu, popularly known as Beverly Heels. She was spotted with a suspicious baby bump at the GIAMA awards which held last Saturday in Houston, Texas. Don't know if the Texas-based beauty is expecting a child or that's just a belly full of food. Flavour recently welcomed a child with another beauty, Sandra Okagbue.

Introducing Mile12Plus online kitchen

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Photos: Burna Boy look-alike wins Mr University Africa contest

23 year old student of University of Port Harcourt beat 19 other guys to win the 2014 Mr University Africa contest which held last Friday October 24th in Lagos. He kinda looks like Burna, right? See another pic of him...

Photos from Governor Uduaghan's 60th birthday thanksgiving

Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan turned 60 on October 22nd and held a thanksgiving at the First Baptist Church Warri which was presided over by CAN President Ayo Oritsejafor. His wife, kids and friends gathered to celebrate the governor. See some pics from the event after the cut...

Malala donates $50,000 to reconstruction of schools in Gaza

Nobel Prize winner and Pakistani education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, has donated $50,000 towards the reconstruction of schools in war-torn Gaza in Palestine. Many public buildings and schools in the Gaza Strip were destroyed by Israeli warplanes and tanks during Gaza's recent conflict with Israel.

Malala made the donation yesterday Wednesday October 29th after receiving the World Children’s Prize for the rights of the child in Marienfred, Sweden. Speaking at the event, Malala said the money will be channeled through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA to help rebuild 65 schools in the Palestinian territory.

Cute pic of Obafemi Martins and son having a father-son moment

See little Ken paying rapt attention like he knows what's going on... He's so cute! The football star shared the photo on his instagram page. That's his son.

US Stores offer 30-65% off at MicoStar Mall for customers in Africa

Several US stores at are offering between 30-65% OFF for customers in Africa. Below are some of the deals from the various US stores.

Macy's at is offering 30-65% OFF on men, women and children clothing. Kohl's at is offering 50% OFF on men, women and children clothing and their sale ends on October 30th.

Amazon (for everything), DSW (for shoes) and Payless Shoes (for shoes) at all have over 30% OFF their items.

You can check the other US stores at for their great deals.


Victor Obinna Anokwuru, a promising 35 years old young man is currently fighting for his life after been diagnosed with a chronic kidney infection.

He has started dialysis session which costs him close to N50,000 per session, and he is required to carry out at least two sessions every week, to keep him alive, which has drained the finances of the family.
The family is appealing to all kind-hearted citizens of the world, and able Nigerians to come to their aid by assisting them with funds for a kidney transplant abroad, which cost has been estimated to be within the range of Seven and Eight million naira.

And if the members of his family does not share compatibility with him, an additional fund of Three to Four Million Naira will be needed to provide a compatible donor.
He was born into the family of late Comrade Billy Bright Anokwuru a former national auditor of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) and Mrs. Celine Chika Anokwuru.
Please help to keep him alive, as the life of their mother …

Aina Fadipe Chats with Furniture Designer Yinka Ilori on ‘IofAfrica’ | Watch

There’s something so hot about creative people, and London based furniture designer, Yinka Ilori is no exception. Aina Fadipe turns her spotlight on this young creative to find out what makes him tick!

Find out about Yinka’s background, what inspires him and his plans for the future.

Watch on IofAfrica!

“Believe In Yourself!” Watch D’Banj’s Motivational TEDx Speech about the Future of African Youths

A couple of weeks ago D’Banj was at the TEDxWBG conference to deliver a speech (click here if you missed the first details) where he shared the stage with President of the World Bank – Jim Yong Kim and Eleni Gabre-Madhin, the Co-founder and CEO of Eleni LLC.

The Nigerian artiste delivered quite a motivational speech on change and the future of African youths. The video for the speech is finally available and we can’t wait to share it with our BN readers.

In the video, D’Banj shares his view of the role young people can play in transforming their societies. According him, if Africa’s youths are the future of Africa, then Africa is the future of the world.

He also sang his hit single, ‘Top of the World’.


Another Entertainer in Politics! Actor Jim Iyke Joins Young Democratic Party

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has joined a number of his colleagues by entering political world in Nigeria.

According to Daily Independent, Jim Iyke recently joined the newly registered Young Democratic Party as its Director General in the Diaspora.Talking to the magazine, Jim Iyke explains that he is not joining politics for the money (or a political post) but for the change that he can bring to the country.

The newspaper quotes Jim Iyke as saying:

We just want to say enough is enough. It is time power and our policies shift hands to fresher minds, to stronger fortes, to people that are ready to move with the momentum of time, tide and changes. But it cannot be conceivable if you are saddled in that position for over two decades? How can you grow? How can you go with the tide of time? Biologically too, time will catch up with you because you are growing old in that position. Look at advanced countries of the world, and take a close look at people that have moved forward, these are people wh…

Sodas & Popcorn Movie Review: Gone Girl

For a lot of cinephiles, they probably admitted this ages ago, so apologies for arriving at the party a bit late. So here it goes… DAVID FINCHER IS A MOVIE MAKING GOD!!!

Gone girl is a loud film, Surprisingly for a low-beat psychological thriller.This is amazingly so because large part of the movie revolves, not around things as they are, but things as they appear to be. It is bolstered even more by the severely biased minds of its main characters (But really, isn’t that how humans really are?) It is a film grounded in so much surrealism, Fincher has led us into a world where we live the characters’ lives as it is in their heads, so much so the reality becomes very displeasing for both Nick and Amy Dunne. Amy justifiably more unbalanced and crazy than Nick, but who is really at fault here?

Very early in the movie, Nick Dunne returns home from the bar to find Amy, his wife of five years gone and a table overturned and broken with signs of struggle. Naturally, he calls the police and the…

You’re Invited to the 4th Annual Nigeria International Wine & Spirit Fair this October in Lagos

Dear Wine & Spirit Lover, you are officially invited to the 4th edition Nigeria International Wine & Spirit Fair.

Holding in Lagos this October, the fair promises to be an experience like no other. From opportunities for distributors, wholesalers, local distributors/importers and more looking to expand their portfolio, to category buyers, purchasing managers and supermarket, restaurant and bar owners looking to increase your product line – there’s something for everyone!

Let’s not forget the esteemed consumer. With a large line up of products to intrigue your pallet you should get your taste buds ready. There will also be a champagne and cigar lounge sponsored by Louis Roederer Champagne.

This year, visitors would be required to pay for tasting glasses which they will own after the event. Guests are advised to retain the glass all through the tour of the tasting floor. Exhibitors will have water and spittoons available for you to rinse your glass after use if you so desire. Glass…