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Baileys Unveiled Funke Akindele, Mai Atafo, Waje, Alex Ekubo In Bakefest Competition

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A-List celebrities Funke Akindele, Waje, Alex Ekubo and Mai Atafo were all unveiled as one half of teams of two competing in the Baileys Bakefest taking place on the 26th of June, 2017 at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos. The other half of the teams comprised upcoming bakers selected on social media.

The four pairs were finally made public with Funke Akindele and Olusegun Adeyemi making up the first pair. Oluwayemisi Ariyo and Waje were the next pair to be announced while Tolu Samaiye and Alex Ekubo followed. Fimisade Osiyemi and Mai Atafo completed the fourth pair.

“This is only a tip of the iceberg” Baileys Brand Manager, Ufuoma Udjoh said. “Our aim is to demonstrate how indulgence can be enjoyed in more ways than one. The Bakefest is going to titillate your taste buds and leave you craving more”, she added.

The Baileys Bakefest is aimed at showcasing the different ways Baileys can be enjoyed in delicious treats such as cakes and cocktails. It also seeks to spread the warmth & unapologetic pleasure the brand stands for while suggesting the need to seize the day and be unafraid to live in the moment.

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Halima, the beautiful and last daughter of former head of state Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is set to wed her fiance, Auwal Lawal, “Sarkin Sudan Gombe”.

Their wedding is slated to hold in Minna beginning today and will end on Friday with the wedding Fatiha…

Their Wedding Invitation card which covers wedding dinner is a swipe automated key.

Zenith Basketball League Dunks Off April 10 In Abuja

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The 2017 Zenith Bank Basketball League has been scheduled to start on April 10 in Abuja with the financial institution committing N35m to the sponsorship of the competition.

The Deputy Managing Director of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on Tuesday at the Zenith Corporate headquarters in Lagos told newsmen that contributing to the development of the basketball game over the years was a delight to the organization.

Onyeagwu said: “We take sports seriously and that is why we have been with basketball for this long period. It is a delight that many of the players have developed to represent Nigeria at international competitions and that is a success story for us.

“There have been testimonies of players discovered through the league who are now playing abroad. This has given us joy that the initiative we started from humble beginning has grown to become a very big league.

“We will continue to support the initiative, we have already signed on for the next three years, for as long as we see the continued professionalism there, we don’t see reason why we will stop the relationship because you don’t stop a winning team. We believe our collaboration is a winning one and our youths have now got commitment and we can only but make it bigger.”

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijani Umar, however thanked the sponsors for having faith in the federation.

“It is not very easy for partnership to be together for so long, I really want to thank Zenith Bank for standing by us for the past 13 years till this moment. I was privileged to be a board member when it all started in 2005 and remarkably, it has been moving from strength to strength.

“In the eight years God has given me the opportunity to lead the board, it has blossomed, and today, I am part of the success story of the Zenith Bank’s sponsorship of the national women basketball league.

When we started, we have five teams competing, but after 13 years, we now have 18 teams competing which shows how far we have gone.”

Oando Topshot’s Wife, Ego Boyo Becomes IWS President

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On Tuesday, 14th of March 2017, the Lagos Preparatory School in Ikoyi, Lagos, the International Women’s Society (IWS) held its 60th Investiture and conferment of Mrs. Ego Boyo as President.

The investiture ceremony which was compered by Jasmine Tukur (IWS Programmes Secretary) and Ifeoma Williams (Image Consultant), celebrated women who are doing extraordinary work and changing lives through a photography series that was displayed around the venue. The event was a “call to arms” to young women to embrace charitable service whilst pursuing their careers.

The new president Mrs. Boyo in her acceptance speech talked about the importance of women, children and youth affairs, “this year, our focus is strengthening existing partnerships with individuals or organisations that have a focus on women, children and youth affairs, as well as building new alliances. Therefore, we are planning to open our event calendar to allow for more meaningful collaborations.” she said.

The crème de la crème of the Nigerian society graced the event, they were; Mr. Mofe Boyo -DGMD Oando and husband of the new president, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo- Alake of Egbaland, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu- Oba of Lagos, Omoba Abiola Dosunmu- The Erelu Kuti of Lagos, Mr. Wale Tinubu- CEO Oando Plc, Mrs. Toyin Saraki- Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and wife of the Senate President, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Ms. Mo Abudu- CEO EbonyLife TV, Mrs. Bola Adesola- MD Standard Chartered and chairperson of the event, Dame Abimbola Fashola- Former First Lady Lagos State, Princess Sarah Sosan- Former Deputy Governor Lagos State, Ms. Nike Osinowo- Former Beauty Queen, Mr. Supo Shasore- Former Attorney General, Lagos State, Mr. Asue Ighodalo of Banwo & Ighodalo and Chairman Sterling Bank and his wife Mrs. Ifeyinwa Ighodalo- MD/CEO DOii, Dr Jeff Nnamani- ED Total Fina Elf, Hon Justice C A R Momoh- Former Chief Judge Edo State, Chief Sena Anthony, Chris Ubosi- MD Classic FM & wife Ijeoma Ubosi, Actors Richard Mofe Damijo, Rita Dominic, Susan Peters, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Eucharia Anunobi, Fashion Designers Lanre DaSilva Ajayi and Deola Sagoe. IWS trustees Chief Mrs. Funke Arthur-Worrey, Mrs. Ekua Abudu, Mrs. Sicily Jacob, Mrs. Amina Ahmadu, Mrs. Sonja Ally as well as past presidents and members.

Other dignitaries included Mrs. Derin Agbaje, Mrs. Nkiru Anumudu, Ms. Grace Osime, Ms. Ruth Osime, Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenokwe and many more.

Fun highlights of the day included performances by Singers Chee who sang a powerful version of “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston and Emma Nyra who performed her new single title “Love Vs Money” and a spoken word performance by Bikiya Graham-Douglas titled “Wait”.

Sahara Boss, Tope Sonubi Celebrates Low Key 50th Birthday

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Sahara Boss, Tope Sonubi Celebrates Low Key 50th Birthday

exactly three months after a principal partner in Sahara Energy, Tonye Cole held Lagos spellbound with a 50th birthday celebration that people are still talking about, another Director of the oil company, Tope Sonubi also lighted up the Lagos scene some days ago as he threw a private party to also celebrate his golden age.

The Banana Island, Lagos home of the Sonubis was the location of the party where guests were thoroughly screened by stern looking security guards who were employed by the celebrant to maintain the private status of the gig.

A source that was present at the pool-party squealed to papermacheonline in a baffled gesture ‘these guys don’t know any recession, you need to see how much they spent’ that gave an insight to what guests witnessed at the party.

The party was handled by comedian, Koffi and planned by Ibidun Ighodalo’s Elizabeth R event management company

written by :Tunde Ayandatope sonubi

DOS Clothing Store Hosts Fab Fashionistas To Cocktails & Shopping With Pop-Up In Accra

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It was a gathering of stylish women and happy shoppers as Nigerian premium womenswear brand, DOS Clothing Store held a Pop-Up event at the Lionheart Event Center in Accra, Ghana on Sunday, 29th May, 2016.

DOS Clothing Store is known for its trendy, edgy and modern pieces.
The fashion brand which recently launched a website where pieces can be bought from and directly delivered to your door step, will be unveiling its 2016 Summer Collection in Lagos very soon with some interesting campaigns lined up… stay tuned! However, stylish guests in the city of Accra in Ghana were first treated to a fab day of cocktails, nibbles and shopping.

Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim Signposts Nichole By Haguanna’s Jewelry Campaign

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Nigeria’s handbags, leather goods and accessories label, Nichole By Haguanna just released a new lookbook with Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim to wow its clients.

Creative Director Aisha Ugah Igbinovia works tirelessly to make her bags and jewelry unique, with attention to detail, intricate materials and unseasoned style. Her handbags, leathers goods and bold necklace accessories are intricately cut out from real Crocodile, Alligator, Buffalo, Calf and Snake skin. They are further embellished with Swarovski crystals, Corals, Pearls and Precious stones.

This lookbook sees Nse model statement neckpieces featuring a multitude of colourful beads and crystals in different sizes and shapes. She has us transfixed as she gazes boldly into the camera, making us almost want to snatch one of those gorgeous neckpieces from her.