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Top Socialites, Celebs Turn Up At Nigeria Fashion Show Unveiling In Abuja

Gbemileke Ajayi

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It was an evening of glamour and razmataz as Transcorp Hilton Abuja hosted the Nigeria Fashion Show reality Tv series’ unveiling event. In attendance were top deplomats, captains of industry, top government functionaries, Abuja socialites and fashionistas.

Guests arrived to the red carpet and networking cocktails from 5pm.

The event kicked off by 6.45pm by the hosts of the evening – Julius Agwu and Inya Ode. The 20 young designers that were being unveiled were introduced by Lexy Mojo-Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited, organizers of the Nigeria Fashion Show.

The fashion show started with the 20 designers showing a collection of 5 pieces each. They presented their collection in the following categories – casuals for a male and female, corporate for a male and female and 1 evening for a female.

There were goodwill messages by Mr Valatine Ozigbo, Managing Director of Transcorp Hilton, host partners of the event and His Excellency, the German Ambassador to Nigeria who were co-sponsors. There were also short remarks by 2 other partners – Tilahun Tadessa, traffic Manager of Ethiopian Airlines and Doyle Edeni, Managing Director of Blue Seal Group of Companies and Suso Initiative

The evening was spiced up with Music and comedy by Stainless, Attih Soul, Abbey Sax and Amuta Stone. Victoria Avemano Couture and Ogodor from Lagos and Abuja respectively presented their summer collections as guests designers

It could be recalled that the 20 designers were selected out of 200 young designers from zonal preliminaries held in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos in October 2018.

These designers are Perpetua Chukwukere – Perpzy Fashion (Imo State), Ogbo Sunday of Sundkings Clothing (Edo State), Annabel Chi – Bianel’s Clothing (Anambra State), Tega Obahor – TS Finery House of Fashion (Delta State), Akon Etim Asuquo – Fitted Affairs (Akwa Ibom State), Chinenye Nwasike Nenysty (Anambra State), Ibrahim Bunmi – Fabbody By Yeni (Kogi State), Umweni Ekhoowa – Ekosidentity (Edo State), Agada Love – Luvbucks – Benue State, Emenike Okereke (Abia State), Faith Utoro – Buraye (Delta State), Chienye James – Unusual Breed (Anambra State), Adedamola Oyelade – Adela Kiel (Oyo State), Austine Dibia – Plush Outfits By Dibiachy (Delta State), Nathaniel Gideon – Onyxgem Clothing (Oyo State), Adewole Olaide – Olis Collections (Ondo State), Alexander Nwoke – Xaint Xander (Abia State), Olegbenle Adegoke – Saints Calypso Couture (Osun State), Sheidi Owuza – Ow Couture (Kogi State) and Jide Anthony – J-Anthony Designs (Enugu State).

Partners for the Nigeria Fashion Show unveiling include Design Essentials, Ethiopian Airlines, Suso Initiative, Atunda Entertainmenet, Ebony Life Tv, Studio 24, AIT, Option A International, Alex Report and Blue Seal Group of Companies.

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Gbe Body E! Gbenga Adeyinka Drags 2Baba, Other Music And Comedy Legends Plus Sponsors To Ibadan For Easter

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Grand Comedian of Nigeria, Gbenga Adeyinka the ‘first’ GCON, is at it again with LAFFMATTAZZ Loud in Ibadan season 9…

The “Gbe Body e EDITION”. 
Confirmed Musical Megastars for Ibadan include the industries finest 
– Tuface “Tubaba” Idibia – Ruggedybaba – Small Doctor -Terry G – Phizzle- Chinko Ẹkùn – Bois Ọlọ́run – Keanzo- Danny S  -Jhybo Comedians-Gbenga Adeyinka 1st – Omobaba number 1 – Dr Smile- Helen Paul  – Lasisi Elenu  – Akpororo  – Chiyoung @ – Pétérù  – Wòlíì Agba  – Madiba of Comedy  – Funnybone  – Dr whiteberry  – Remote- Arkbishop  – Baba Alariya  – Shete  – Lizzyjay Ọmọ Ibadan  – Stillringing  
DJs-Legendary Premium cool DJ Jimmy Jatt  and – King DJ Secxy 

Venue: Jogor center 

Time : 2:00pm 

Regular: 3,000 Naira Vip: 5,000 Naira Vvip: 10,000 NairaTables of 6:Silver :    150,000 NairaGold:       200,000 NairaDiamond: 300,000 Naira

Tickets go out on sale this weekend  and will be available at: – All Grandex Stores – All Ultima Restaurant outlets-  Filmhouse Cinema : Dugbe and Samonda- Viva Cinema Palms Mall- Taska Supermarket Akala Express- All Foodco Supermarket Outlets-Hairsense Palms Mall -Ace Supermarket Akoboand online at ariiyatickets.com

This year as never before you stand a chance to win a Toyota Corolla by simply buying a ticket from any of the ticket sales outlet or online
Laffmattazz is brought to fans by Maltina supported by FIRS, LIRS and Give Raffle

Radio Partners are IBADAN BROADCAST GIANTS… Beat FM @thebeat979fm, NAIJA FM @naija102ibadan, JAMZ FM @jamz1001fm, Thirtytwo FM  @thirtytwofm949, Inspiration FM @ifm1005ib, Fresh FM @freshfmibadan and R2FM @r2929fm.

While Television Partners are AFRICA MAGIC @africamagic, GOTV @gotvng, , VIEWS CHANNEL@viewschannel NIGBATI TV @nigbatitv, HIP TV @officialhiptv, ORISUN TV @orisuntv,  AMC TV @amctvnigeria, KraksMedia @krakstv, WAP TV @waptvchannel AND BCOS TV @bcostv.
Laffmattazz Loud in Ibadan 9… Oya! Gbe Body E!!!!

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K1 To Sponsor Kid Artist’s Education

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In what looks like a divine arrangement, Fuji Music Legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate has thrown his weight behind Oluwatobi Ilelolawa, the 12 year-old Primary Six pupil, who sketched President Muhammadu Buhari’s portrait with pen (Biro) without alteration few days ago.

Less than an hour after THISDAY Newspapers’ Brands and Marketing Editor, Raheem Akingbolu published the story of the boy on his Facebook page, K1, through his publicist, Kunle Rasheed, reached out to the writer. K1, the father of modern Fuji Music said he was touched by the story of the boy and offered to sponsor his post-primary education to the university level.

K1 described the boy as a raw talent that must be guided, supported and not allowed to waste.

“I was touched when the story was brought to my notice and I see it as one of those things one can do to impact the society. Education is key to success and who knows the boy we are talking about may be a governor or President in the making. He may become another Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakepya, Wole Soyinka or an international Artist of repute in the future. If the society fails to give him the needed support now, posterity will not forgive us. This is the time to lift a hand and groom a talent for posterity.”

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made to introduce the promising artist to his new benefactor and perfect ways through which his mentorship and sponsorship would be handled.

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Na Una Papa Get Stroke, No Be Me — Nollywood Actor Mr Ibu Blasts Rumor Peddlers

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Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has debunked trending social media reports that he has been plagued with stroke.

The new media was awash on Thursday with reports that the 57-year-old iconic actor was hit by a mysterious stroke shortly after he returned from a trip to Owerri, Imo State.

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, was even quoted as saying that “the actor was fast recovering”.

The sad news generated deep concerns from industry watchers, especially fans of the actor, calling for prayers and support for him.

However, in a latest video published on his Instagram Page, Mr Ibu, who is seen “loving up with his wife”, flayed the stroke report, saying he has handed those peddling the rumour to God.

He said: “Oh God! People are saying that I have stroke, that I am down with stroke. Why?

“How can you announce somebody’s sickness and you have many, you don’t even announce one.

“I don’t have any stroke please. This is my wife, my humble wife. Well, we hand over everything to God.

“I have been receiving calls from across the world, and I don’t know who is spreading this false news about me. I don’t know what they are saying. Na their papa get stroke.”

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