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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.

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

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.

 

Dangote, Akin Oyebode, Kelechi Amadi Obi Auctioned Off 600,000 At EIE Light A Candle Dinner

Enough is Enough Nigeria held their fundraising event for the RSVP and Office of the Citizen program on Sunday, April 15 2018 at the Harbor Point, Victoria Island Lagos.

Hosted by Lala Akindoju and Richard Osuji, the evening saluted the organization’s growth and success for promoting good governance and public accountability in Nigeria.  2Baba, Timi Dakolo,Tamilore Ashika, Victoria Itodo,  who were also some of Nigeria’s best and brightest celebrities present at the fundraiser were honoured for their supportive role, dedication and cooperation in their service to EiE as well as the general public.

Members of civil society in attendance were the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, Gbenga Sesan and Founder of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Dr. Abiola Akiyode Afolabi amongst other special guests.

Entrepreneurs and professionals bidded to spend time with business mogul, Aliko Dangote, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, 2Baba, Banky W, Oby Ezekwesili, Tunde Bakare, Lanre Olusola, Leke Alder, The Adeyemis, Ibukun Awosika, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Jumoke Adenowo, Aisha Oyebode, Mai Atafo for as high as 600,000 naira.

Funds raised at The ‘Light A Candle’ dinner will be donated to EiE’s RSVP and office of the citizen programmes to help increase voters education and awareness campaign ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Street Journal Publisher, Wole Arisekola In Happy Mood

Businessman and the publisher of online publication, Street Journal Magazine, Bowale Wole Arisekola is in a gay mood.

Wole who doubles as the Chairman of the Association of Online Media Practitioners is telling all those who care to listen a good news, his first child, Segilola had just graduated from the City University, London where she studied Law.

The proud father could not contain himself with the joy as he took friends and family members to witness the graduation ceremony in the United Kingdom where a  dinner later held at a high brow city restaurant.

 

 

written by -Ayanda Ayotunde