Showing posts from February, 2015

#SMWLagos – Innovate & Engage! See the Day 2 Schedule for #SMW2015

Day 1 of Social Media Week Lagos 2015 was so much fun!

Here’s the lowdown on activities for Day 2 at Landmark Centre!
If you thought Day 1 was amazing – wait until you get a load of today’s programming!
To register or find out more info, click HERE
Tech, Citizens and Elections: How Technology Supports Free, Fair and Credible Elections
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hosted by Enough is Enough Nigeria
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage
[Google Hangout] My Journey Interview Series with @EntCreativeNG
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hosted by Enterprise Creative
Google Hangout
Travel Bay’s #KeepOnMoving Photo Exhibition
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by Travel Bay
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage
The Digital Church
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosted by The Elevation Church
The Elevation Church
#SMWExecutive VIP Suite Powered by UBA – Tuesday
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Hosted by Social Media Week Lagos
UBA Executive Suite @ SMW Lagos Campus
SMW Lagos Executive Badge pass required
#SMWTravelAfrica: Capturing the Beauty- Documenting…

CIMA qualification aligns with Shell Group competencies for employees

Shell Group Plc carried out a survey of CIMA-trained staff, to understand how the qualification’s syllabus aligns with the company’s required competences in its growing business concerns.

In order to achieve this, Shell provided CIMA with the competences it needs for the various roles in its finance function. Out of 42 competences, the CIMA syllabus covered 27, at its basic level, which matched about 65 per cent of Shell’s expectations.

Key findings indicate that CIMA trained staff are more likely to be externally focused and quick acting. These are two of the five behaviours introduced in 2009 by Peter Vose, during his tenure as CEO of Shell.

In addition, CIMA trained staff are just as likely as the others to be commercially orientated. They also scored highly on ‘value simplicity’ and ‘goal orientated’.The Shell study therefore concluded that the CIMA syllabus could form a basis for delivering high value to its operations.

This is just one of the many case studies that have been c…

Get Ready to Wear Hemera! Emerging Nigerian Label unveils vibrant Debut Collection Campaign

There’s  new contemporary ready-to-wear brand in town! Featuring luxury fabrics and prints for men and women, the R-T-W collection by designer Adeosun Toluwalase, features staple pieces like bralets, male vintage print shirts, maxi skirts, mino jacket and skirt sets and more. The pieces for the campaign shoot were randomly selected from their debut collection, set to be released in May this year! The pieces are already available to shop, but before you pull out your wallet, check out the campaign below;

Dapper! Comedian Bovi Covers Vanguard Allure Magazine’s Latest Issue

He’s got jokes and he’s got style! Bovi Ugboma, ace Nigerian comedian, is the latest star to be tapped for the cover of Vanguard Allure magazine. Styled in a dapper blue blazer over a white shirt and black pants Bovi accessories his outfit for the cover of the magazine with the colour of the month, red. Inside the magazine’s new issue, the delta state born entertainer dishes on the business of making people laugh and have them pay for their own laughter, rising to become one of the most sought after comedians on the continent, his adorable family and much more. Other features include 6 trendy ways to rock the crop among others. This issue will be available on newsstands on Sunday 22 February, 2015. Credits
Creative Director – Nelly Mesik
Cover Photography – Bamiyo Emina
Make-Up Artist  – Oluchi Onuigbo for Zaron hair and makeup
Public Relations – MediawisePR
Location – VitaFoam Comfort Centre, Adeniyi Jones , Ikeja
Designers – David Wej and Josh Armor

2face & Annie Idibia Celebrate with Florence Ita-Giwa on Her Birthday

Music star 2face Idibia and his actress wife Annie Idibia were at a private birthday dinner last night to celebrate with Florence Ita-Giwa as she added a year. The couple was joined by other close friends and family who were on hand to wish the 69-year-old Senator a happy birthday. Annie shared a couple of pictures from the gathering and captioned one of them, ‘My sweet mama Senator Ita-Giwa birthday dinner… I’ve Got so much love and respect for this Woman with a beautiful Heart… God bless u sweet mom. . Happy birthday..’ Photo Credit: Instagram

Let the Countdown Begin! Be the First Millionaire in the Lucozade & Ribena #BigCashGiveaway Promo

Are you ready to be one of the people to win cash from this promo? The first millionaire in the Lucozade & Ribena #BigCashGiveAway promo will be chosen next week and we have the details on how you can participate as Lucozade and Ribena will be giving away 1 Million Naira to 1 winner every week for 8 weeks, and 75 people will also win 10,000 Naira cash prizes weekly. All you have to do – if you are in Lagos, Calabar, Enugu, Port-Harcourt & Uyo – is visit the designated stores near you. Winning is easy;
– From now till April 2015 buy either 1 case of Lucozade Boost/Ribena 150 ml, or 7 packs of 288ml or 3 packs of 500ml PET
– Look out for the Lucozade/Ribena brand ambassador in selected malls and you will receive an instant free gift and  a raffle ticket that qualifies you to win the cash prizes. You can join the conversation on social media with #BigCashGiveaway For more information about the Lucozade and Ribena promotion, please call the toll free line 0800-GSK-CARE (0800-475-22…

Gospel Singer Tope Alabi covers the New Issue of “The Celebrity Shoot”!

Veteran gospel singer Tope Alabi is the new cover girl for season 8 of ‘The Celebrity Shoot‘! Commonly called “Oore ti o common“, the multi platinum singer & actress looks pretty in a bright turban, prints and bold colours. Tope first burst into the lime light as a member of the Jesters International comedy group, after which she went into gospel music and the rest is history. Tope is loved for her contemporary vibes and ability to infuse traditional and moderns beats. She is also known for creating soundtracks for Yoruba movies in the Nollywood industry; and who doesn’t love those?! See more photos of her shoot below;

“Just Believe & Work Hard” – MC Galaxy Thanks God as He Hits it Big Recently! From a Cash-Filled Val’s Day to a Brand New House

MC Galaxy has been killing the airwaves for the past few years with recent hits likes Sekem and Nek Unek and it seems to be paying off. A few days ago on Valentine’s Day, he posted a photo of himself lying on his bed next to a pile of money, and jovially asked fans if they wanted ‘his Val’. Then this morning, the musician thanked God and his fans for supporting him, as he shared a pic of his new house. He also encouraged them to work hard and believe in themselves, and prayed for God to provide for them. Photo Credit:

Calling all Shakespeare Lovers! The ‘Hamlet Globe to Globe’ Tour is Coming to Lagos | March 4th 2015

Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Then this is for you! The Hamlet Globe to Globetour is coming to Lagos. The tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on Thursday, April 23rd 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and is scheduled to tour every country in the world over a span of 2 years. So far, the tour has been performed in almost 80 countries across the Americas, Europe and Africa to over 70,000 people. Directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, this UK theatre production is presenting Nigerian actor, Ladi Emeruwa, in the shared role of Hamlet, together with an eclectic international cast and crew of seventeen. Date: Wednesday, 4th March, 2015
Time: Matinee performance – 2 PM | Evening performance – 6:30 PM
Venue: The Muson Centre, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos
Tickets: N10,000 (Tickets are available at and Muson Centre)
Contact: For further information, please visit | call:+2348098016994 | email:bunmi@rb-pr.comnkech…

Rapper Wale Talks to Fans on Why He Wants to Move Back to Nigeria | Announces a Collaboration with Don Jazzy & Reekado Banks

American rapper of Nigerian descent, Wale, expressed yesterday that he is interested in moving back to Nigeria for a while. Irrespective of Boko Haram, the falling value of Naira, the upcoming elections and more, Wale is determined to come to Nigeria in a bid to bridge a gap between the American music scene and the Nigerian music scene. Wale, who has been in Nigeria briefly in the past few months, first shared a tweet that got a lot of reactions:
His fans and followers were quick to jump on it and offer their opinions while also asking questions. He took his time to answer a number of them:
What do you think? Is his decision to come back to Nigeria a good move? Photo Credit: Getty Images

Super Cute! Shells Belles Kidz presents the ‘Mommy & Me’ Campaign’s ‘Pony’ & ‘Periwinkle’ Collections

Are you ready to ‘awww’ at these cutesy little girls?! US-based design label Shells Naija‘s kids’ line Shells Belles Kidz has released 2 sets of adorable photos for their “Pony” and “Periwinkle” collections, and it has got us having baby girl wishes. The line’s Summer 2014 collection was debuted here last year, and we are excited to unveil their Summer 2015 collection campaign – “Mommy and Me“. The collection recently launched in the US, and it features a mix of silk, sequins and chiffon fabrics as well as ankara in ballerina styles and gowns. We love how the little girls’and their moms are paired – perfect for a mommy and me day. Check out the collections below; Periwinkle Blu Collection

Davido hits the Mall with CloseUp Cupid Games!

This was one way Davido spent his Valentine’s Day! CloseUp toothpaste recently rewarded young lovers on Valentine’s Day with itsCupid Games campaign at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. They got to use fun and creative ways to show love to their crushes and loved ones. During the event, weekly winners of the competition were rewarded with great instant prizes and a star studded moment when music artist Davido showed up at the mall. The buzz and star attendance attracted mall-goers as people came along to get in on the fun. Young lovers were able to serenade their partners through music, dance and other displays of affection. Did you miss out on all the fun and demonstrations of love? You can still participate by visiting and get one step closer to attending the CloseUp Cupid Games Grand Ball at the Eko Hotels & Suites this Saturday 21st February 2015. Remember you also stand the chance to win any of their grand prizes such as an MV Agusta Brutale…