Thursday, May 9, 2013

Get Ready for the Second Edition of the Lagos Make Up Fair | Saturday 22nd June 2013

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Were you at the first edition of the Lagos Make Up Fair? If not, don’t fret as POPS Concepts is bringing to you its second edition tagged “The 2nd Lagos Makeup Fair (LMUF2)“.
This edition stands as the 6th in the series after the Abuja, Port Harcourt and Owerri editions. The Make Up fair is a make up and beauty shopping extravaganza which is intended to give make up and beauty professionals a great platform from which to conclude business with attendees/visitors by showcasing and demonstrating their products to potential customers.
Exhibitions would be from categories like make up products, wellness and spa, hair care products and accessories and more. LMUF2 will be a great place for finding your target audience, vendors and an avenue for you to demonstrate what your brand has to offer.
Date: Saturday 22nd June, 2013.
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Venue: Anchor Events Place No 2 Registration Close behind Union bank after LTV Agidingbi Ikeja Lagos
Contact: For Sponsorship, Registration and Participation call 08037862333 or 08188905667 | Email | Follow on Twitter | BBPin: 2638BBCC | Like Facebook
Admission is Free! For Space Bookings fill the exhibitor’s form on

In the Name of African Fashion! Presenting the 3rd Edition of FashionMist | Saturday 1st June 2013

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The event will take place in two parts; exhibitions during the day and fashion shows in the evening. Designers expected to exhibit on the date include Kizmet Designer Jewellery, Gita’s Portal, House of LouleeArhin Armah, Ayikai Couture, Heritage and lots more. Also Youtube sensation Chanel Boateng ( will be hosting a seminar where attendees would view her Youtube videos, beauty and style tips as well as share insight on how she got started in the industry. The proceeds of the event will be donated in support of the W.A.M (What About Me) Campaign (; an initiative aimed at providing for orphans and vulnerable children living in Ghana.
Entry is free for all exhibitions but the fashion show will be ticketed. It will feature a selection of designers showing their latest collections as well as entertainers. These designers include Wusuwaah’s Diary, Kolture Apparel, Sa4a, N’kya designs, Triballery, Sarfo, M.A.F.Couture, Ms Ray Couture, Afriqan Apeiron and A’Cote Collections. Entertainment will be provided by Twi Teacher as well as other talented acts. The event will also be hosted by Rachel Williams and A-Dot.
Before we get to see the fabulous designs in June, here are some photos from the events campaign.
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Date: Saturday 1st June 2013
Time: 12 NOON – 5PM (Exhibition)
Venue: Hotel Russell, London
Contact: For more information please visit: or |Email | Follow on Twitter | Call 0044-7799691752 or 0044-7931921232.
Tickets for the showcase can be purchased via
Our media partners include Bella Naija, Shadders, Nu People Magazine, Zen Magazine and Fashion Ghana.

And the Winner is! D. Sinatra Entertainment presents the Queen Globe Pageant | Saturday 27th July 2013

Queen Globe - BellaNaija - May2013D.Sinatra Entertainment presents to you the Queen Globe Pageant. The competition will crown 3 queens; each of whom will represent Nigeria at the Miss West Africa International Competition, the World Super Model Contest in Australia holding in November and the Teen Super Model Competition where the winner goes home with a brand new car.
Forms should be completed online at with a payment of a non refundable application fee of N5000. Fees should be paid to D.SinatraEnt at GTBank 0111536848 or D.SinatraEnt at Fidelity Bank 4010786177.
Date: Saturday 27th July 2013
For more information call 08085437008 or 08037646093.

Dramatic Ball Gowns, Dapper Studs & the Ankara Vibe! Photos from the GWB Ball in Washington DC

GWB Ball - BellaNaija - May20130022On Saturday 27th April 2013 the Sierra Leonean Diaspora in the USA celebrated their country’s 52nd Independence Anniversary. Hosted by The GWB Commission, the classy and patriotic 5th Annual Green. White. & Blue. Ball  was held at the Historic Howard Theatre, Washington DC. The ball was not only attended by Sierra Leoneans but by other African nations and friends of the Caribbean.
The night started with awards being presented by the host Farai Gundan, honoring  exceptional Sierra Leoneans making an impact in both abroad and in Sierra Leone. Awardees included Director General of UNIDO Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella (Lifetime Achievement Award), International Ballerina Michaela DePrince (Arts and Entertainment Award), Ola Dpt (Sports Award), and Liesel Renner (Humanitarian Award).
The theme was Hollywood inspired with cultured elegance. Performances included traditional and cultural music by Janka Nabay and Vicki Forna, while DJ Lebbie and DJ No Name kept the atmosphere going with great sounds throughout the night. Commemorating the event were delectable green, white, and blue cup cakes and cake pops provided by Kulture Kakes.
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The successful event was sponsored by Arik Air, Jabs Group, Face 2 Face Africa, and Miss Jessies. Partners included BellaNaija, Restycle, Prince Zamira Photography, Runaworks Studios, Applause Africa, Ms. Dunnie O. and African Limelight.
Partial proceeds will go to non-profit organization Throne Room Orphanage Educational Center.
For more information please visit or email or

The 2013 WIE Africa Power List! Find Out Which 60 Exceptional African Women Made the List

WIE 60 2013Earlier this week, hundreds of women converged in Cape Town, South Africa for the inaugural WIE Symposium hosted in Africa. The event featured powerful discussions and exciting panels featuring outstanding women from all over Africa and the globe.
According to WIE “Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world and women are playing a key role in that growth. The WIE Power Influencers showcases the women shaping Africa’s future.
60 Exceptional women have been recognized on the 2013 WIE Africa Power List. Find out who they are.
Dambisa Moyo – Writer, economist
Angelique Kidjo – Musician, Activist. Benin
Biola Alabi – Managing Director, MNET Africa
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Author
Isha Sesay - Anchor, CNN
Julie Gichuru - Journalist. Kenya
Khanyi Dhlomo - Founder, Destiny Magazine
Mariam Doumbia – Musician
Oumou SangarĂ© – Musician. Mali
Patricia Amira – Talk Show Host. Kenya
Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Musician. South Africa
Tsitsi Dangarembga – Novelist, screenwriter. Zimbabwe
Iman – Model, Philanthropist, Businesswoman
Alek Wek - Model, Philanthropist. South Sudan
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – Founder, Sole Rebels. Ethiopia
Charlize Theron – Actress, Philanthropist. US/South Africa
Folake Folarin-Coker – Founder, Tiffany Amber. Nigeria
Gabourey Sidibe - Actress. US/Senegal
Genevieve Nnaji – Actress. Nigeria
Lisa Folawiyo - Founder, Jewel by Lisa. Nigeria
Liya Kebede – Model, Philanthropist
Magatte Wade – Entrepreneur. Senegal
Thandie Newton – Actress. UK/Zimbabwe
Bridgette Radebe – Exec Chairperson, Mmakau Mining, SA
Divine Ndhlukula – Founder, Securico, Zimbabwe
Eva Muraya - Co-Founder, Color Creations Group. Kenya
Eleni Gabre-Madhin – Economist and CEO, Eleni LLC. Ethiopia
Isis Nyongo – Managing Director, InMobi Africa. Kenya
Julie Ehumian – Country Manager, Google Nigeria
Nonkululeko Nyembezi-heita – CEO, ArcelorMittal
Ory Okolloh – Policy Manager, Google Africa. Kenya
Precious Moloi-Motsepe – Chairperson, African Fashion Itnl
Rebecca Enonchong – Founder and CEO, AppsTech. Cameroon
Wendy Ackerman – Non-Exec Director, Pick n Pay Holdings
Wendy Luhabe – Entrepreneur. SA
Lisa Opoku-Busumbru - COO, Goldman Sachs
Cathy Echeozo – Managing Director, GT Bank
Bernadine Okeke – EVP / Head of Private Banking, First Bank
Bola Adesola – Managing Director/CEO, Standard Chartered
Genevieve Sangudi - Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa
Gugu Msibi – Senior Partner, Ernst & Young
Linah Mohohlo – Governor, Bank of Botswana
Maria Ramos – CEO, ABSA Group
Minoush Abdel-Meguid - Co-Founder, Union Capital
Ngozi Okonji-Iweala – Minister of Finance. Nigeria
Pearl Esua-Mensah – Deputy MD, UT Bank
Tsega Gebreyes - Managing Partner, Satya Capital
Yvonne Ike – CEO West Africa, Renaissance Capital
Graca Machel – Humanitarian, Mozambique
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – President of Liberia
Elsie Kanza – Head of Africa, WEF. Tanzania
Fatou Bensouda – Chief prosecutor, Intl Criminal Court. Gambia
Hadeel Ibrahim – Philanthropist
Jeanette Kagame – 1st Lady of Rwanda
Joy Phumaphi - VP, Human Development Network, World Bank
Joyce Banda – President of Malawi
Leymah Gbowee – Activist, Liberia
Dr Mamphela Ramphele – Activist, Academic, Businesswoman
Toyin Saraki - Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa. Nigeria
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma – Chair, African Union Commission

#Tinsel1000! M-Net’s ‘Tinsel’ is about to air its 1000th Episode | Check out the Promo Photos for the Celebration

As one of Africa’s favourite weekday soap operas, Tinsel will play out its 1000th episode on Thursday 23 May at 7:30pm WAT, to celebrate, a number of cast members held an Autograph Signing at Ikeja for fans of the show. But, that’s not all they did, to celebrate this awesome milestone, the cast and crew had a special edition photo shoot. BN has got you all the stunning photos of Iretin Doyle, Gideon Okeke, Linda Ejiofor, Chris Attoh and more at the shoot.
Promo Shoot
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Photos from the Autograph Signing
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For more photos from the autograph signing, {click here}
Photo Credit: | TalkMediaNigeria