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TOMMY HILFIGER CELEBRATES SPRING ’18 IN NIGERIA WITH COCKTAIL PARTY

Tommy Hilfiger is pleased to announce an exclusive event at the TOMMY HILFIGER store in Lagos, Nigeria on June 21, 2018.

Press, influencers, and fans of the brand will attend the cocktail event that celebrates the arrival of the Spring 2018 menswear, womenswear, TOMMY JEANS, footwear and accessories collections in the store.

The Spring 2018 collection celebrates Tommy Hilfiger’s love of motor sports, where speed and immediacy fuse with a touch of vintage nostalgia and will be sold in-store during the event. The store also carries Summer Pre-Fall 2018 collections that are inspired by Tommy’s love of travel and adventure and celebrates freedom and exploration.

For the Spring 2018 season, British Formula One racing driver and four-time Formula One® World Champion Lewis Hamilton is the new global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER men’s. International supermodel Gigi Hadid is the global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER womenswear.

Tommy Hilfiger stores can also be located at The Ikeja City Mall, Lagos (ICM) and Port Harcourt shopping mall in Port Harcourt.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfigerNigeria and

ALL SHADES OF GLAM AT THE ACCESS BANK’S CEO AWARDS

Access Bank held its prestigious annual Chief Executive Officer  Awards some days ago. to celebrate the achievement and commitment of its staff members.

The Afro-infused black tie event which held at the Landmark Event Center in Lagos  is designed to celebrate the achievement and commitment of staff members of the financial institution and it turned out setting the usual standard as it showcased great performances from the staff , fun set pieces with palm wine cocktails, Pan-African Cuisines and traditional performers with talking drums and men on stilts.

The Bank’s Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe  commended  his staff for their zealous work throughout the year while he congratulated recipients of the various awards in different categories.

Commending and inspiring all present at the event, Wigwe said, “We do it by all of us here today playing individual and collective roles towards the achievement of the Bank’s goal as well as ensuring our customers’ expectations are constantly surpassed. We must all continue to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence.”

The awards ceremony was witnessed by many of the country’s industry leaders, public servants and politicians including President of Dangote Industries, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, Tunde Folawiyo among many others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love In The Air! Lawmaker, Femi Gbajabiamila Buys Wife N36M G-Wagon On 50th Birthday

Federal lawmaker, Femi Gbajabiamila knows the way to a woman’s heart.

The House of Reps member representing the good people of Surulere Federal constituency, Lagos recently surprised his wife, Salamatu with a brand new G-wagon on her 50th birthday.

The lawyer organised a surprised dinner for his wife and some of her friends in Lagos, the event had in attendance a handful of friends and associates of the couple.

Femi took his wife by surprise when he led her outside where he had stationed the G-Wagon painted in pink with a rose decoration and handed her the keys.

An insider claimed Femi had consulted some of his friends on the idea of a suitable gift for his wife for over two months and they directed him to an auto-mart where he made the purchase believed to have cost him about N36M.

 

INFUSION CAKES HOSTS BBNAIJA EX-HOUSEMATES

 

Infusion Cakes & Cafe, a Lagos-based confectionery firm, has hosted ex-housemates of the reality TV show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija), in a meet and greet session in Lagos recently.

Founder and chief executive of Infusion Cakes & Cafe, Mrs. Ibigbeye Okobi said the company decided to host the BBNaija ex-housemates because “We really enjoyed the free spirit they exhibited, how natural they were and how they were able to get Nigerians to actually get engaged in everything they did while in the house.”

Okobi said the management of Infusion Cakes & Cafe also felt that the location of the company in the highbrow Lekki area of Lagos would serve as an excellent platform for Nigerians who were keen to meet the ex-housemates, get to know and interact with them in a friendly and hospitable environment to really appreciate them.

Infusion Cakes & Cafe is a modern bakery and cafe where customers can get a combination of international and locally made cakes, coffee, pastries and desserts for refreshment, weddings and special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, among others.

The highlight of the event was a competition for the decoration of cakes. Participants in the competition included the reigning Miss Nigeria, Miss Mildred Peace Ehiguese; one of the BBNaija ex-housemates, Anto; and a representative of Team Definition, a band of musical artistes which entertained guests at the session.

At the end of the competition which created a lot of buzz and excitement, Anto’s cake was adjudged as the best. The winning cake was then auctioned for N20, 000 and the amount donated to charity.

An elated Okobi expressed the company’s delight at hosting the BBNaija ex-housemates. She disclosed that Infusion Cakes & Cafe which had been in the business of making high-quality cakes and other confectionery products in the last two years is making steady progress. “Since we started, people have been patronising us and we are growing steadily,” she said.

Okobi is a graduate of International Culinary Centre New York, formerly known as French Culinary Institute where she studied cake techniques and designs under the tutelage of Ron Ben-Israel, an Israeli-American pastry chef renowned for his wedding and special occasion cakes and for his detail in sugar paste flowers.

GRANGE SCHOOL WINS ZENITH/IKOYI CLUB SWIMMING TOURNAMENT

Grange School, Ikeja on Saturday emerged overall winners of the Secondary School category of the 3rd Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Swimming Gala.
Grange, which had a week earlier also took first position in the Primary School category, was steered to victory by Kishi Deji-Roberts who amassed four gold medals to bag the MVP award for the girls.
American International School (AIS) placed second while British International School (BIS) came third out of nine schools/teams that featured.
Tosan Obatoyinbo of BIS also had a great impact on the tournament which had about 30 events as he was voted the MVP for the boys after scooping four gold and two silver medals.
The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, thanked Ikoyi Club for the opportunity to sponsor the tournament, saying it has helped to identify and nurture future swimming stars.
“Zenith Bank identifies sports as a very key component of our unity as a nation. We also acknowledge that Nigerians love sports and this formed our resolve to keep supporting sports as it helps to build a healthy society. This tournament is getting bigger and better by the year and we are happy to be part of this great project,” Amangbo said.
Section captain, Oloyede Obatoyinbo pledged that Ikoyi Club will continue to work towards the development of the sport noting that some of the talents discovered will be encouraged to move to the next level and help take Nigeria’s rightful place in the sport at continental and international stages.
He added: “At the primary event the standard was encouraging while the secondary category was equally fantastic. This goes to show that we have talents that can compete at the world stage. What is needed is the state, corporate and individual support and we are happy that Zenith Bank is investing in these kids who are going to be the stars of swimming in the nearest future.”

From Lagos To Paris; Lanre Da Silva Ajayi Stitches Up For The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange In France

The best of Nigerian Arts and Culture is set to take centre stage in Paris at the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange (NCAE) and justifiably, only the finest will represent the best of Nigerian culture on the global stage.

A celebrity, media and fashion lovers’ favourite, the multiple award-winning Lanre Da Silva (LDA) label has been selected to showcase Nigerian fashion in the festival of Nigerian art, cuisine, fashion, film & music. In nine years, the ‘haute couture’ house has racked up multiple international collaborations most notably with Dolce & Gabbana. LDA’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection specially tagged “Butterfly Kisses” can be purchased at the Dolce & Gabbana Spiga 2 Concept Store located in Milan, Italy. LDA’s selection comes as no surprise as it has carved a niche for its bold use of colour with an edgy twist. The brand also represents a relatively new style that is both refreshing and firmly rooted in Nigerian fashion practices and culture.

The Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange holds in Paris on Saturday 19th May at Le Pavilion Dauphine.

 

‘I Don’t Give A …’ Former Commissioner, Zach Adelabu Throws Lavish 40th Birthday Party Amidst EFCC Probe

Former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Zaccheus Adelabu truly does not give a damn! The prominent godson of the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi proved this some weeks ago when he threw a lavish party to celebrate his 40th years in Ibadan despite what insiders termed ‘heavy profiling from the EFCC’.

Zach was the man that handled the finances of the state for the first four years of the Ajimobi government and he was said to have been substituted due to his rising profiles and ambition, he was oiling some political machineries ahead 2019 and this did not go down well for his principal who quickly replaced him and made him a consultant to the State government on projects.

Such was his rising influence, he placed many monarchs in the state on salary and he was said to be a bigger spender that the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi.

His lifestyle and activities attracted the EFCC , coupled with the many petitions and fraudulent allegations about him and he became a regular at the commission’s Iyaganku, Ibadan office.

Many in the State did not know that Zaccheus played a major role in the case of the EFCC, Heritage bank and the arrest of Governor Ajimobi’s son-in-law.

Zaccheus was said to be far away in Dubai on vacation when Kolapo Daisi was arrested, he was called and notified by the governor and he took the next available flight home. The case which becomes dramatic everyday is already in court with the Heritage Bank Managing Director, Sekibo as one of the dramatis personae.

Zaccheus 40th birthday celebration was preceded by a heartfelt message in the dailies where Governor Ajimobi affirmed their closeness and wished a darling brother a Happy Birthday.

The celebration continues at the high class Casa Lucio in Ibadan where VIPs like the Oba Saheed Elegushi, Bisoye Fagade and many other prominent people were on hand to sing the man a tuneful birthday song.