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‘Style By Zenith’ Debuts In Lagos

Zenith Bank Plc is set to light up the social and entertainment scene this December with the launch of “Style by Zenith”.

“Style by Zenith”, a flagship Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Accessories and Entertainment fair, powered by Zenith bank in conjunction with Fashion One, a foremost international lifestyle and entertainment company, would hold in Lagos on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The two-day fair is a potpourri ofLifestyle activities featuring runway modelling by leading Nigerian and international models accessorized by top designers, beauticians, beauty and lifestyle products manufacturers, accessory makers, food and confectionary, entertainment for adults and children as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes, amongst other activities.

Speaking on the launch of the platform, the General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. and Coordinator of the event, Mrs. Adobi Nwapa, noted that: “‘Style by Zenith’ is a unique platform through which the bank will connect with and create value for its customers by focusing on various aspects of their lifestyle. It is an all-inclusive fair that seeks to engage and entertain both the young and old during this festive period ’”.

“Style by Zenith” is geared towards engaging the Lifestyle ecosystem and connecting the consumers to every aspect of quality and affordable living, thereby helping them live their best lives in their own interest.

It is a holistic eventaimed at connecting the SMEs and retail segment to a multiplicity of clientele through multiple factors which dictate and direct their everyday lifestyle choices ie;beauty, fashion, entertainment, food and general lifestyle (Travel, automobile, houses) thus facilitating the growth of the individual retail and SME businesses.

The crux of the ‘Style by Zenith’ campaign is the by-line… Live your best life. It is an aspirational call to people on all socio-economic strata of society, telling them they deserve and can indeed get, not just more, but the BEST QUALITY, out of life at affordable prices.

The fair will be multi-media and experiential as well,covering as much of human lifestyle existence as possible by taking advantage of all the product offerings by the exhibitors.

Established in 1990, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank by tier-1 capital, provides corporate, business retail and personal banking products through its network of over 500 branches and business offices, serving millions of customers.

The Zenith brand, which centres on “People, Service and Technology”, proudly identifies with the ‘Style by Zenith’ Fair, which offers the retail space quality and affordable lifestyle, enabling us all to live our best lives.


Something big is coming soon.

And it is all about style, everything about style.

It will redefine style and elegance.


Big players in the style industry home and abroad have signed up for the event.

It promises to be a never seen before

And when it will happen?…very soon

‘I never said I would sue Tunde Kelani’ – Baba Wande

For Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, the sobriquet ‘Baba Wande’ stuck after one of the episodes of ‘Kootu Asipa’, a TV series made popular by the Oyin Adejobi Group decades ago.
Though he is well over 70, Baba Wande has shown no signs of wanting to retire; rather, he keeps waxing strong.
In this interview with AYOTUNDE AYANDA, Alhaji Adepoju spoke on his journey into acting, why he hasn’t been featuring in movies lately and why he believes it is a harebrained opinion to assume he is fighting ace film maker, Tunde Kelani.


As far as I’m concerned I don’t want to say anything about myself and Tunde Kelani again. A man came to me for an interview, he asked me a question where he said ‘you have become a millionaire as far as Ti Oluwa Ni Ile is concerned’ and I told him it’s not like that because the man we teamed up to do the movie is the only person who is selling it. That was exactly what I said, but I read it in the paper that I said I wanted to sue the Chairman of Mainframe, Tunde Kelani who is a good friend of mine. Kelani and I started on a friendship basis and it’s only when it becomes a matter of money that we don’t understand ourselves again. That’s why I don’t want to say anything concerning the issue again. I told someone that I’m not in any position to sue Kelani, he is my friend.


How can the matter between two friends become the matter of a court?


Instead of him calling me, he said in the papers that I am a poor man and that is why I was saying nonsense.


I’m a poor man as you can see, I don’t have money (laughs)

Ayefele Thanks Ajimobi For Rebuilding Fresh FM

Popular musician and Chairman of foremost radio station-Fresh 105.9FM, Ibadan Dr. Yinka Ayefele, MON has showered encomiums on the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for fulfilling his promise to rebuild the Music House.

In a statement personally signed by him and made available to journalists, Ayefele said the Governor has a choice to ask him to go and rebuild the Music House but he was magnanimous and compassionate to have promised to rebuild the Music House Complex. “It is not common to find government doing that, anything near that is to allow you to rebuild it yourself but here the Governor promised and he has fulfilled his promise”, said Ayefele in the release.

”Let me use this opportunity to register my heart-felt gratitude and sincere appreciation to my Governor, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi for his prompt positive response to our plight. It is not our right but the Governor only showed us mercy by offering to help us to rebuild the Music House. He, has, through this magnanimity help us to right our wrong and we’ll be eternally grateful to him.

“I was surprised to see some Engineers reportedly from the Governor’s office some weeks ago on the instruction of the state government to start work on the Music House. I had thought it would be the usual promise but our dear Governor proved us wrong and with this development he has demonstrated the qualities only found in true and exceptional leaders”, the statement added.

Recalled that Oyo State Government demolished some parts of the Music House Complex in the wee hours of Sunday, 19th August, 2018 after serving the management a three days demolition notice for allegedly contravening building plan.

story by Ayanda Ayotunde

As The Beard Gang Invades Ilorin This Weekend

The Beard Gang movement is set to hold another edition of its party in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The Beard Gang party started with a bang in Ibadan some months ago and since then the group have moved forward while spreading a message of love, anti-rape, humanity and selflessness during their parties for the young people all over Nigeria.
The next event tagged ‘the Ilorin invasion’ kick started with a visit by the Beard Gang to some selected orphanages and special homes where gifts and items were freely distributed.
The Beard Gang convener,Akintayo Akinade revealed his dreams to gather bearded and non-bearded people together with the mission of spreading love among the people irrespective of class, background, age and culture. His dream is to have the Beard Gang movement in all the states of the federation where they can reach out to the people and at the same time use entertainment and recreation to capture the hearts of the teeming youths.
He revealed that the group picked Ilorin as the next venue of its quarterly event based on the proximity and historical nature of the city.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

U.S. Promotes Cross-Cultural Collaboration as 13 American Writers Participate in Ake Festival

The United States Mission in Nigeria has renewed its support for Nigeria’s burgeoning community of creative writers and artists with its participation at the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival.
The U.S. Mission was one of the major sponsors of the 2018 Ake Arts and Book Festival, an annual event which showcases the best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film, and theatre.
In its sixth year, the Festival with the theme “Fantastical Futures” held from October 25 to 28, 2018.

Delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the Festival, the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Russell Brooks expressed admiration for the creative abilities of Nigerians across various forms of human endeavor.

“Nigerians definitely make things happen and they do so with ingenuity and resourcefulness. That creative quality is sure to generate a fantastic future! ” Brooks said at the event, attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along with several diplomats and a broad range of Nigeria’s creative community.

With the support of the U.S. Mission, thirteen leading American writers also participated in the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

The American authors included Elizabeth Bird, Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida; Mona Eltahawy, New York-based columnist and international public speaker; Nnedi Okorafor, award-winning novelist and professor at the University of Buffalo; and Tochi Onyebuchi, author of the widely-acclaimed fantasy “Beasts Made of Night.”

In addition to the participation of the American writers, visiting U.S. Arts Envoy Wanjiru Kamuyu performed a dance, “Portrait in Red,” for the Festival’s guests.

The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, in Abuja and Lagos, supports programs that bring American cultural leaders to Nigeria to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate with Nigerian cultural leaders. Through these people-to-people connections, the U.S. Mission hopes to foster a deeper relationship between the people of Nigeria and the United States.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde

Ashionye, Timi Dakolo, Denrele For ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Premiere

It was an assembly of celebrities some days ago in Lagos when The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) premiered the movie ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos.
Written by Noni Salma and directed by Tope Oshin, the movie is about two teenagers in a fictional Prominence High School who found themselves embroiled in a scandal that altered their future.
The screening was witnessed by industry players  like Denrele Edun, Timi Dakolo, Ashionye Racah, Uti Nwachukwu, Latasha Ngwube, Sade Ladipo and many others.
Speaking at the premiere, the Executive Producer, Olumide Makanjuola said ‘ the question is how we can make parents think and understand better for their children. When they do, they can create a good atmosphere for their children to live, thrive and be happy’.
The movie stars Funlola Aofiyebi, Katherine Obiang, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Francis Sule, Temidayo Akinboro and Omotunde David.
                                                                                                                story by- Ayanda Ayotunde