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MAYA Awards Africa Set For 6th Edition, Releases Nominees List

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Here are the nominees for the 6th edition of MAYA AWARDS AFRICA.

This list, however, is subject to addition and deduction before voting commences.
Being on this list doesn’t guarantee winning. Fans Vote decides.
Any suggestions, complaints and all Enquiries should be directed to 080-6673-5583 between now and Monday, the 17th of September, 2018.

FASHION BRAND, MALE

D’Ace Tailoring

Swankky Signatures

Rogue By Tayo

McCoy Clothings

LOLU

Bankole Thomas

Phaj Overalls

 

FASHION BRAND, FEMALE

FlintHeart

Luminee Styles

Versatile Bay

Makioba

Teez Luxury

MK Designs

ZEE Stitches

URBAN CLOTHING BRAND

On Point Clothing

Bciti Clothing

Jeff Urban Clothing

StillBroke Clothing

9ja Urban Clothing

GT Stitches’

Raccoon Apparel

 

FOOTWEAR BRAND

D David Shoes

Piola Footwear

Mow Apparels

Threads & Feet

Kokose Footwear

Zubair Footwear

De Grandeur

JEWELRY BRAND

Just Bead It

GeeBalo

BDKween

Elesho Jewelry

AyonLedi Jewelry

Tavin Beads

Bisi Oge Crafts

 

FASHION STYLIST

KieKie

Sexy Steel

SwankkyJerry

Jekwu the Stylist

DeAngelistic

Moashy Stylist

LaPearl NYC

 

FASHION STYLIST (N. B. T)

Ceecee Fleek

Style Infidel

Styled by Seun

Rogue by Tayo

Eichie Moses MO6

Shaun Stylist

Ellax Styling

 

PR MANAGEMENT BRAND

BBB Media

Emiralty Africa

StefiKOKO

Sesema PR

PRite Agency

Media Panache

R & B PR

 

INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND

UG Interiors

Forte Imperial Interiors

Andre Zini

Midas Interiors

BanksNana Interior

Design Tactics Interior

 

CATERING SERVICES BRAND

Hephzibah Taste Konsult

Sauce Factory

Delicasi Catering

HoneyBols Catering

Grandeur Catering

Phantee’s Kitchen

Chef BII Catering

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND

SC George

Lypix

Royal Images

Laphy

Diko

HB Pixels

Emmanuel Oyeleke

 

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND

Osbalt

Teefal Studio

Sniper Ajix

Peppertin

Ayo Alasi

Exclusive Shot (Rare Magic)

Ore007

 

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

Paul Alasiri

Ibadan Media

Shewenzi

IbTrends

BMax

Dat Guy Kofo

Girlish Lava

 

BRAND INFLUENCER, DIGITAL

Olorisupergal

Cute Kimani

Porsche Classy

Penzaarville Africa

Unilag Olodo

Bhadoosky

Expoze Nigeria

 

ONLINE FASHION STORE

Keisha Wesley Collections

DivazLaGreen

Sterry’s Collections

Gifted Clothinz

Lola’s Nest

Adorables Wardrobe

MD Dopewears

 

BRAND INFLUENCER (Beauty & Fashion)

Laura Ikeji

Fanti Gabriel

Yomi Phillips

Rhonkefella

Awesome Irish

Christiana Kayode

Abidemi Awolale

 

HAIR BRAND

Shaddash Hairs

Mrz B Hairport

SL Hairs

Adols Hairs

Figures Luxury Hair

JMK Hairs

JBronze Hairs

 

HAIR STYLING BRAND

Hairssence

Hair by Salvador

Ayinke Oge

Hair by Sleame

HarllyMart

Hairess World

Marie Ghold

DareJay

 

FASHION BRAND (N. B. T)

Tesh Apparels

1411 Designs

Clean Stitches

SGTC Clothing

RTW by Apeke

Misty Shay Couture

Davey Shapes

 

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER)

Mishena Collections

Mariolynns

Jedas Shoppers

Vanity Affair

Avril Le Seize

Wear It All

Indulgence Fashion

 

FASHION-PRENEUR (DESIGNER)

Vindictive Couture

Shawler Couture

House of Phills

Charisma Store

House of Rev

Sophie Couture

AY Stitches 1706

 

CONFECTIONARY BRAND

Deelipcious Cakes

Da Cakes Master

Trendy Cake Affairs

Coat of Indulgence

Lizzies Cakes n Crafts

Cakes by Lonpe

Fifi’s Cake Allure

 

GRAPHICS/VISUAL ART BRAND

AOG Graphics

Duxe Graphics

Smett Graphics

Yoms Graphics

Wunmi Eruaga

Vogue Printz

Hullmark Designs

 

MAKE UP BRAND

Tints Makeup

OteniAra

Layefa

LBV Makeovers

St. Jide

Lolade ML Pro

Bibyonce

 

MAKE UP BRAND (N. B. T)

Tdolls Makeovers

B Buttons Makeover

MacLowlah Makeup

House of Nesha

MT Makeovers

Browneyes

Abebi Oge Makeover

 

ASOOKE BRAND

Agbeke Alasooke

Asooke by DeeRoyal

Jenrewa Asooke

Bolsy Asooke

Bimmmms24

LandMark Asooke

Dainty Fabrics

 

FABRIC PURVEYOR

Arewa Artistry

House of MOH

Mobola Fabrics

Morkal Fabrics

Walex Fabrics

Fabrics by Tiwabola

Ona Fabrics

 

COSMETICS BRAND

Pop It Lippie

Yanga Beauty

BLOT Beauty

Ayinke Oge Cosmetics

Dabota Cosmetics

AngelNIKKY

Queenslyt Lippie

 

SKIN THERAPY BRAND

Her Majesty Cosmetics

Fairy Glam Skincare

Kachi Beauty

BPH Skincare

Beauty by Tamar

ArewaMilly Skincare

Xtreme Beauty Palace

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND

Events by SI

TrendyBE Events

SRC Events

Events by Claud

Highflyers Events

Lavish by Michelle

Strictly Events

 

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE

Olawale Ayilara – CEO, Landwey Inv. Ltd

Eyo Bassey – CEO, Payporte

Stanley Uzuchukwu – CEO, Stanley Group

– CEO, Zyolofon Media

Chima Anyaso – CEO, Le Paris Hotel

Abidemi Rufai – CEO, Ecobet Nigeria

Babatunde Rufai – CEO, Ruffy Realty

 

CEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE

Ololade Abuta – CEO, Gracias Global

Dabota Lawson – CEO, Dabota Cosmetics

CEO, YuteeRone

Lara Cole – CEO, Elanred Store

Odinamadu Chineze – CEO, Awesome Irish

Arinola Adeniyi – CEO, Venivici Spa

Kechi Richard Sheidu – CEO, KAHERA TRAVELS

 

CEO OF THE YEAR (CLUB/LOUNGE)

CEO, Club Joker

CEO, Sea Lounge

CEO, 100% Bar & Lounge

CEO, Mauve Lounge

CEO, Club DeRock

CEO, Club MOOD

CEO, Club Novonia

 

HUMANITARIAN, MALE

Otto Orondaam – Slum2School Africa

Seyi Adisa – 711 Foundation

Adepeju Olukokun – Kokun Foundation

Seyi Tinubu – Noella Foundation

Karo Wenu – Ambavile

Badmus Kola – Bakog Foundation.

Maayor Lucky Igbokwe – Don Lulu Foundation

 

HUMANITARIAN, FEMALE

Uloma Nwosu – EF Open Shelter

Mariam Onikijipa Belgore – MOB Foundation

Nimat Siaka – Evergreen Initiatives

Chinyere Nwabueze – WINDI

Kenny Gbadamosi – MGBG

Adediwura Adesegha – Giving Is Fun Initiative

Annie Idibia – Annie Idibia Care Foundation

 

INNOVATIVE YOUTH

Chioma Okpalugo – TEKTRON Plus Engineering

Chris Kwekowe – SlateCube

Boluwatife Akinbuwa – The Surprise Factory

Jimi Coker – Scream Awards / Scream Magazine

Faith Osas – Fish Arena NG

Olanrewaju Abiola – BankOlemoh Designer’s Rice

Rere Obaisi – Reohob Nig. Ltd

Olaitan Alabi – Coat of Indulgence

 

ENTERPRISING YOUTH

Shade Abimbola – Petmeeyz Closet & Petmeeyz Glam

Linda Isika – Interior Designer & Event Planner

Duke of Spades – YAGAA! & Escape Lagos

Ebby Cassidy – Ebbys Hairs & Ebbys Outfit

Ayokunmi Emoruwa – AY Stitches & Errand Girl

Halima Ishola – Indulgence Fashion

Daniel Mansa Cole – Achievers Ent. / Ocean Glory Commodities LTD

Yinka Dairo – Yinka Oge Perfumes

 

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Laura Ikeji

Nkechi Sunday

Femi Bakre (Kraks)

Lasisi Elenu

Olorisupergal

Ayobami Ladipo (Porsche)

The Pamilerin

 

YOUNG PERSON 2018

ASP Pearl Chidinma Ogbulu – Ranking Police Officer & Fashion Stylist

Sophia Omotola Omidiji – Footballer & Nike Ambassador

Venmark Agboola (DJ Venum) – World Record Breaker

Stephanie Busari – CNN Africa

Tobi Bakare – Banker & Brand Ambassador

Sam Adegoke – Award Winning International Actor

Seun Shogbamu – National Career Fair

 

YOUTH IN DIASPORA

Abisoye Michael ‘Oyemykke’

Williams Uchemba

Larry Ekundayo

Manuel Obafemi Akanji

Yetunde Seun Alawiye

Kelechi Anyikude

Derick Mudiaga

MUSIC ACT

Falz

Small Doctor

Kiss Daniel

Niniola

Reekado Banks

Mayorkun

Simi

 

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MUSIC

Tenie

Mr. Real

Johnny Drille

Demmie Vee

Perruzzi

SlimCase

Nonso Amadi

ACTOR

Mike Godson

Sambasa Nzeribe

Nino B

Frankincense Eche Ben

Kenneth Okolie

Lateef Adedimeji

Gabriel Afolayan

 

ACTRESS

Lota Chukwu

Nuella Njuigbo

Mary Lazarus

Tana Adelana

Toyin Abraham

Nana Akua Addo

Zainab Balogun

 

COMEDIAN, STAND UP

Kenny Blaq

Bash

Funny Bone

Pencesil

Ushbebe

Acapella

Ajebo

BREAK OUT ACT, 2018 (music)

Naira Marley

TIDO

Danny S

T Classic

Victor Adere

King Bernard

Sheun Natural

 

COMEDIAN, ONLINE

Oluwadolarz

BrodaShaggi

Woli Agba & Dele

Xploit Comedy

Maraji

Lasisi Elenu

MC Lively

 

MUSIC PRODUCER

Fresh VDM

Philkeyz

KillerTunes

Sarz

KrizBeats

Kosoko

Antras

 

LIVE BAND

Awesome Band

Femi Odewole Band

SB Live Band

ISegun Johnson Band

Femi Solar Band

Wale Zion Band

Rockers Band

 

DEEJAY

DJ ECool

DJ Consequence

DJ Cuppy

DJ Obi

DJ Kaywise

DJ Charlieshee

DJ Real

 

NOLLYWOOD  VIEWER’S CHOICE

The Island

Judasi

The Ghost & the Tout

Back Up Wife

Banuso

Getting Over Him

Ajodun

 

MOVIE DIRECTOR (ENGLISH)

Tope Alake

Kayode Kasum

Charles Umeh

Smart Edikan

Sunkanmi Adebayo

Biodun Stephens

Tunde Olaoye

 

MOVIE DIRECTOR (NON-ENGLISH)

Damola Olatunji

Titi Jeje

Ibrahim Yekini

Sharafadeen Olabode

Seun Olaiya

Wale Rasaq

Okiki Afolayan

 

LISTENER’S CHOICE

Mind – DMW ft Davido, Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi

Wait – DJ Neptune ft Kiss Daniel

Baba – DJ Spinall ft Kiss Daniel

Diet – DJ Enimoney ft Reminisce, Tiwa Savage, Slimcase

Fine Bobo – Mayorkun ft Davido

Saro – Jaywon

Fake Love – Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid

 

TV PERSONALITY

Vj Adamz

Sam Walsh

Nancy Isime

Tope Olowoniyan

Asari Duke

Morayo Joseph

Dele Fagboyo

 

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY

Alex Ozone

King Cokes

Dami Adenuga

Kogbagidi

Ossy Achievers

Asa Asika

Soso Soberekon

 

RADIO PERSONALITY 2

Moet Abebe

Nana Abba

Ushbebe

OTB

Labbizzy

Mayowa Ekpo

Folake Mighty

 

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR

Aje Filmworks

MEX

Director Q

Unlimited LA

DAPS

Clarance Peters

Avalon Okpe

 

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES

Uzo Osimkpa – Hustle

Uche Nwaefuna – Hush

Wumi Toriola – Ileke

Charles Uba – Jenifas Diary

Mofe Jebutu – Awon Aladun De

Imi Dima Okolie – BattleGround

Wasiu Rafiu – Campus Life

 

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MOVIE

Adeola Folorunsho

Sandra Boateng

Etinosa Idemudia

Bukola Ojo

Hadiza Abubakar

Olasunkanmi Olohuniyo

Motunde Sogunle

 

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW BRIDE

Eloghosa Onaiwu

Bimpe Oyebade

Destiny Etiko

Sharon Ooja Egwurube

Bimbo Ademoye

Monica Friday

Imi Dima Okolie

 

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW HUNK

Abayomi Alvin

Debo Adedayo

Ayo Olaiya

Akah Nnani

Taiwo Adeyemi

Taiwo Ibrahim

Abiodun Shobanjo

Sunday Bankole

 

BREAK-OUT ACT, 2018 (movie)

Amoran Busayo

Uba Love

Fatai Titilope

Oluwashola Subair

Tobi Adekoya

Kiitan Bukola

Omotola Adebayo

 

MOST STYLISH MALE

SwankkyJerry

Tunde Wear It All

PrettyMike

Yomi Makun

Sexy Steel

Yomi Phillips

Ikuomola Juwonlo

 

MOST STYLISH FEMALE

Chioma Ngwolo

Medlin CEO

Althea Wamiru

Laura Ikeji

Oyindamola Olatunde

Linda Isika

Nina Ezelibe

 

VIDEO VIXEN

Dessy Coco – Fake Love (Duncan Mighty x Wizkid), Doe (Davido x Larry Gaga), Turkey Nla (Wande Coal)

Mary Umeh – Lakukulala (Oladips x Reminisce), Ji Masun (Idowest x Davido), Vibes (Tiwa Savage).

Dollippizle – Over Load (Eazi x Slimcase), Ele o (Harrysong), Silicon (Solidstar).

Elizabeth Agwe – Soft Work (Falz), Ma Lo (Tiwa Savage x Wizkid), Uju (B’Red).

Tara Gold – No Do (Kiss Daniel), Furkanizer (SKUKI),

Ada La Pinky –

Born Leader – Overload (Eazi x Slimcase).

 

SHOW PROMOTER

BillyQue – Nigeria/UK

Alex Ozone – Nigeria/Europe

Bizzle O – Nigeria

Kogbagidi – Nigeria/UK

Obie the Promoter – UK

Undisputed Owoo – TURKEY

Tai the Promoter – UK

 

ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR/CEO

Pastor YOMA – MSMG

King Owomabo – HND

Sunday Bankole – 100%

Asa Asika – The Plug

Kobi Mighty – KMR

Right Bright – GMG Records

Abayomi Oladoye – Skye9

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CCTV Footage Exposes Policemen Who Raided Lagos Night Club, Robbed Customers, Beat Them With Axe; Stole Club Drinks And Money

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The management of Lakers County, a popular night club in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, is seeking redress over an attack by men of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command, who allegedly invaded its premises on Sunday and seized from its customers and workers valuables worth several millions of naira.

Closed-circuit television footage provided to PUNCH Metro by the club’s management revealed how the officers perpetuated the act that sent shivers down the spines of the customers and workers on duty at the club at that time.

Some of the customers and workers have yet to recover their belongings, which were seized by the officers during the raid.

A customer of the club, Hassan Adebowale, said he had gone to Lakers County to buy shawarma, when the policemen, who shot into the air, invaded the premises.

The University of Lagos undergraduate said, “My friend and I came to the club to buy shawarma; we were at the bar waiting for it to be ready when we suddenly heard gunshots. The policemen rushed upstairs, ordered everyone to lie down. We initially thought they were robbers, because not all of them were in police uniform; it was when we saw some of them in uniform that we realised that they were policemen.

“While we were on the floor, we were told to submit our phones; as we did that, they also collected chains, car keys, and went to the bar to pack drinks and money. Thereafter, they told us to stand up and tied our clothes together and marched us into the bus they brought for the operation. The police officers in uniform were about 20, while the ones without uniform were about 10, with three female officers leading the squad.”

Another customer, Nifemi Solipo, said one of the officers, who allegedly collected her phone during the assault had refused to release it when she visited the Anti-Cultism Unit in the Gbagada area of Lagos despite acknowledging that he collected it.

The make-up artist said, “The officer searched my purse and brought out my phone and kept it in his pocket. I bought that phone for around N350,000. I have been sleeping at the club for two days now because the phone means everything to me. I use the phone to work and to advertise my business, and I will not let go of it.

“I saw the officer at their station in Gbagada and he confirmed that he collected my phone, but could not provide it when they were told to release what they collected from customers. I know that phone is there but they don’t want to release it, and I won’t give up on it.”

The Lakers County’s barman, Samuel Edeh, who was on duty during the police invasion, said the sales proceeds were taken by one of the police officers who was in mufti.

The 22-year-old stated, “We had a lot of customers that day. But when the officers entered the premises and started shooting, I hid under the counter of the bar and hoped that none of the officers would find me, but when one of the officers came into the bar, I was very scared.

“I saw him packing drinks, phones and other valuables; he also collected the sales proceeds for the day. The CCTV captured everything.”

The Chief Executive Officer, Lakers County, Oladimeji Ogunfolaju, who said the raid had cast a dent on the image of the club, stated that he initially thought that the attack was carried out by armed robbers and he informed the officer in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikorodu and the Divisional Police Officer, Ipakodo Police Station, who mobilised to engage the invaders before their identities were revealed.

He added that the inspector in charge of the case at the Anti-Cultism Unit in Gbagada was dumfounded when he presented footage of the assault that disrupted the activities of the club for the day and has also drastically affected activities there ever since.

Ogunfolaju said, “I was on the Island when I received a call that my club was being robbed and what I did immediately was to put a call through to the OC SARS, Mr Geoffrey, and the DPO, Ipakodo Police Station, Mr Salami, who both swung into action. They were prepared to have a gun battle with the invaders before signals were sent to them that they were men of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.

“But before the police officers from the Ipakodo Police Station got there, the supposed men from the Anti-Cultism Unit had assaulted and arrested my workers and customers, and marched them into four commercial buses that they brought for the operation. I have 40 CCTV cameras that record everything happening here, and it was through the recorded footage that I saw the whole drama that the officers acted out.

“It showed the way they assaulted my workers and customers; how one of them broke into my bar to steal almost N1m in sales proceeds; how they took my drinks and drank them while they were operating; how they broke my tables and collected customers’ valuables like chains and mobile phones; everything was recorded.

“I can’t imagine police officers using axes to beat customers, including pregnant women; I learnt that one of the pregnant women, who was there during the operation, lost her pregnancy.”

Ogunfolaju, who said a press briefing on Monday had prevented him for presenting the CCTV footage to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, urged the police to apologise to him and the people assaulted during the invasion.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command were at the club to arrest a cultist.

Oti said, “There was information that a male cultist and his group were at the club at that particular time. The cultist was known for his violent activities in Ikorodu and its environs, and this prompted operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit to go there for his arrest.

“However, while making attempts to arrest the cultist, the operatives were violently resisted by his gang members, and to avoid casualties, the policemen retreated.”

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American Singer, Bobby V, Arrives Nigeria For ‘Style By Zenith’ Fashion Fair

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Bobby Wilson, an American singer better known as Bobby V, is in Nigeria to perform at a fashion fair tagged ‘Style by Zenith’.

Bobby V arrived Lagos on Thursday alongside members of his crew ahead of the fair scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The fair, which will take place at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, is a two-day lifestyle, beauty, fashion, accessories, and entertainment fair.

‘Style by Zenith’ is a collaboration between Virtual Xchange Limited and Zenith Bank Plc.

Speaking of the event, Kaycee Kennedy, CEO of Virtual Xchange Limited said: “The collaboration with Zenith Bank to develop the ‘Style by Zenith’ platform not only emphasizes our resolve to build and strengthen the fashion ecosystem but to drive the business of Fashion.

“We need to heed the call to focus on Fashion Trade, by making fashion Africa’s biggest export to the world.”

‘Style by Zenith’ will feature runway shows headlined by Nigerian and international models who will be accessorised by top designers and beauticians.

There will also be an exhibition of beauty and lifestyle products, food and confectioneries, as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes.

The Zenith model search, an initiative billed to unfurl in 2019, will also be launched at the fashion fair.

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Celebrities, Dignitaries To Storm Adron Homes Festival Of Lemon

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Nigeria’s leading homes merchant, Adron Homes and Properties is set to give its customers the best treatment this festive season with ‘ Festival of Lemon ‘, an ending of the year treat to loyal customers of the organisation which will be coming up on Sunday, 23rd Of December, 2018 at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Festival of Lemon isn’t just another end of the year party but one which promises to put the attendants in an atmosphere that has never been experienced.

This event has been tagged as the biggest party of the year and of course, it’s definitely the biggest so far with the inclusion of Africa’s biggest musicians and comedians, The likes of Davido, D’Banj, CDQ Gordons, Slim case, Frank Edwards, Kenny Blaq, to mention a few

Apart from the celebrities, it will also be a gathering of royalties and distinguished guests like the Lagos state Governorship Candidate of the APC, Babajide Sanwoolu, the Akarigbo of Remo Land, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Oluyomade Torungbuwa II, Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, The Bruce brothers.

Furthermore, it will also be an avenue to raise home owners. Adron Homes has stated that Prospective clients who come to the concert will have the rare opportunity to get landed properties with a 30percent discount.

It will be recalled that Adron Homes has always given surprises to their customers every festive period. The Easter season is always for Adron Happy Hour, Children’s day isn’t always an exception, the Muslim festive period isn’t exempted too while December is always dedicated for Lemon Friday.

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