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The CEO’s Bible, the over 800-page 2-volume compendium written by Azuh Arinze, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, was presented to the public days back at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos in grand style.

Chaired by former APCON Chairman and GMD of SO&U Advertising, Mr. Udeme Ufot, the book reviewer was Dr. Tunji Olugbodi of Verdant Zeal while the Special Guest of Honour was the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, ably represented by NIMASA DG, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.

Other notable faces at the well-attended book presentation were Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly; Bishop Isaac Idahosa of Illumination Assembly; Dr. Larry Izamoje of Brila FM; Prince Bisi Olatilo of Biscon Communications; Mr. Steve Babaeko of X3M Ideas; Mr. Emeka Oparah of Airtel; Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya of CMC Connect; Mr. Tokunbo Modupe of TPT International; Mr. Mudi Enajemo of Mudi Africa; Mr. Kachi Onubogu of Promasidor; Mr. Kunle Onime of MPC International; Mr. Charles Aigbe of Fidelity Bank; Sir Gbenga Badejo of GBC Consulting; property merchant, Eunice Efole and other renowned businesswomen like Dr. (Mrs.) Quincy Ayodele of Quincy Herbals, Alhaja Tai Elemesho-Okesanjo of Montai and Deaconess Bolanle Oginni of Blessed Water.

From the media came Mrs. Funke Egbemode, President, Nigerian Guild of Editors and MD, New Telegraph; Mr. Steve Nwosu, DMD of The Sun Newspapers; Mr. Kunle Bakare, CEO of Encomium Weekly; Mr. Mayor Akinpelu, Publisher, Global Excellence; Mr. Loye Amzat, Publisher, News of the People; Mr. Mike Effiong, Editor, Ovation, among many others. Chief Tony Onyima and Mr. Aniekan Umanah, both former Commissioners for Information in Anambra and Akwa Ibom States respectively, equally attended.

Showbiz stars were, of course, not left out. Among those that were around to celebrate with the author who began his journalism career covering that sector were the Elegant Stallion and songster, Lady Onyeka Onwenu; Bonsue fuji maestro, Adewale Ayuba; king of comedy, Ali Baba; alongside five of his colleagues, Okey Bakassi, Tee A, Koffi, Teju Baby Face and Gbenga Adeyinka, who also anchored the event. Then, dashing star actor cum producer, Saint Obi as well as fellow actor and model, Arinze Okonkwo, Mama Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and Ngozi Zack-Orji. Top film makers and Ejiro brothers, Zeb and Chico, were equally there. Likewise the organizer of the popular Abuja Film Festival, Fidelis Duker and Teco Benson.

Kicking off right on time, the book presentation, which was spiced up with so much fun and fanfare, also attracted legal giant and National Legal Adviser, All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN; human rights lawyers, Barristers Monday Ubani, Richard Akinola and Adindu Ugwuzor as well as Hon. Funmi Tejuosho, former Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Hon. Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Media, Lagos State House of Assembly.

The CEO’s Bible is a compendium of sorts; an inspiring expose with 90 incisive and exclusive interviews with major players across professions.

It took the author, Azuh Arinze, 5 years to put together and so far has continued to garner wide acclaim. According to Mr. Biodun Shobanjo of Troyka Holdings who wrote the Foreward, “It is a book whose time has come”.

And for Dr. Dakuku Peterside of NIMASA, “The CEO’s Bible is one of the most treasured reference books in our recent history”. Mr. Simon Kolawole, Publisher, The Cable, described it as “A business school on its own” while former MD of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Mike Awoyinfa summed it up as “A great compendium, a reference book for any one that wants to acquire wisdom”.

Mr. Emeka Oparah of Airtel was, however, dramatic in his description. Hear him: “Forget that MBA programme…grab The CEO’s Bible”.

Now on sale throughout the country, a set, comprising Volumes 1 & 2, goes for N5000.

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Style By Zenith: Zenith Bank Calls For Model Auditions [APPLY WITHIN]

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The audition for male and female models that will participate in the much-anticipated Style by Zenith 2.0 fashion shows is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: 15th of November, 2019

Time: 9am prompt

Venue: Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Find out more details in the accompanying fliers.

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GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience [VIDEO]

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This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs, and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the fashion space.

Since 2016, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has been at the forefront of promoting enterprise in Africa’s rapidly growing fashion industry. Over the years, the event has brought together renowned fashion experts and personalities to interact with hundreds of thousands of young Africans passionate about fashion and entrepreneurship. This year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend, which is free to attend, will feature over 30 distinguished fashion leaders, designers, and industry experts, whilst providing more than 130 indigenous small businesses with free stalls to showcase and sell Africa’s finest ensemble of apparel and fashion accessories.

Attendees at the 2019 GTBank Fashion Weekend will be treated to an exciting repertoire of fashion moments, from fashion and entrepreneurial masterclasses facilitated by internationally renowned fashion experts to enthralling runway shows that will present the latest in fashion styles and design trends. There will also be pop-up stands where talented indigenous designers will display their works and interact with some of Africa’s most passionate fashionistas, an Arts & Crafts Village that showcases the beauty and dexterity of traditional African design.

Commenting on the 2019 GTBank Fashion Weekend, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “Africa is home to some of the most creative fashion talents on the planet, and we are delighted and proud to provide them with a global platform that connects them to the world. As we work towards the 4th edition of the biggest fashion showcase in Africa, our goal is to not only showcase the wealth of talent, innovation and enterprise that abound in Africa’s fashion space, but to also grow the continent’s contribution to the global fashion industry by empowering budding entrepreneurs at home with everything they need to thrive on the world stage.

He further stated that “At the heart of the GTBank Fashion Weekend is our vision of promoting enterprise in industries where we believe that we can help small businesses grow and dominate. In fashion, as well as in food and the creative industry, we see not just the amazing talents and passion of our people, but how, by championing their entrepreneurial spirit, we can enrich millions of lives, uplift communities and grow our economy.”

GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The Bank is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world-class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality, and innovation. The Bank is also going beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in key economic sectors through non-profit consumer-focused fairs and capacity building initiatives for small businesses.

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Fashion Your Way To Fame With Scissors Reality Show [PHOTOS]

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The Nigerian TV viewers and Fashion scenes are about to witness unprecedented action as the Africa Content Powerhouse, Digital Interactive Media, DIM producer of several award-winning reality shows like the most-watched reality show, Next Movie Star; the emotional captivating Supermom Reality Show; behavioral change advocacy drama, Mama Bomboy; among others has announced the debut of the Scissors Reality Show with the main objective of promoting creativities among young fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria, where viewers will be thrilled with Designs, Suspense and Showcase of Style Nigeria/Africa has to offer.

SCISSORS is a World Class Fashion, Style & Entrepreneurship Reality TV Show. An explosion and exploration of latent talents. A celebration of Youthfulness, Creativity, Hard /Smart work, Freshness and a Break from the Norm in the fashion value chain.

Giving the background into the idea of the Scissors Reality Show, The CEO of Digital Interactive Media, DIM, Mr. Sola Fajobi said, “Back in the days, the fashion industry was seen to be dominated by the uneducated. People who had failed in school were pushed by parents or guardians to learn a skill from tailoring to hairdressing, welding, and even auto-mechanics”.

“In the immediate recent past, fashion designing has moved away from such perception. Now we have University Graduates, Entrepreneurs, Top Corporate Players and other highly Educated and Experienced People holding sway in the fashion industry value chain. From Mudi to Dakova, Vivid Imaginations and Ethelbert’s amongst others. The fashion business has evolved.

In recent years we see young educated, trendy, savvy, ambitious, creative entrepreneurs who are changing the game in the fashion business. Thus, the new generation stakeholder in the fashion value chain must be creative, disciplined, digitally savvy, trendy, showy, and business-minded”, he concluded.

The Scissors is set to create an ultimate fashion experience, where the most promising and talented fashionista from Fashion Stylist, Tailors and Models will showcase the latest fashion trends and products to a large and diverse audience of consumers, fashion aficionados and industry professionals.

According to Sola Fajobi, the producer of the show, Scissors is a platform on the quest for the new digital fashion entrepreneurs.it is design to seek, discover and promote hidden talents in the fashion industry.

With World Class Production, The Best of Aesthetics, A Marriage of African Culture with Contemporary Styles. We are Showcasing the Most Youthful, Stylish and Fashionable Designers in Nigeria to the World. By the end of the show, we would have engaged the minds of participants towards endless creative opportunities, and served as a brand recall to made in Nigeria wears and products. The Most Outstanding Performers will leave the Show with a Fully Set Up Multi-Million Business Empire.

The show will have Eight Teams, each made up of four members: a stylist, a fashion designer, a male, and a female model. Teams will be paired to do battle, one against the other, in the quest to win a spot in the creative world of patterns and craft.

It will be 42 days of an Exciting and Engaging Show, Broadcast for 30mins Daily, with One Hour Omnibus show on Saturdays and Sundays on leading Terrestrial & Cable TV Stations in Nigeria and across Africa. The Production will be Shot by a Multi-National & World Class Production Crew using the latest Production Equipment and Technology.

One Mansion with Residences, Lounges, Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Styling & Design Room, Runway by the Seaside, Makeup & Costume Parlor, Judges Lounge, Interview Room, Props Room, and The Main Lounge for all the tasks. The Show will highlight the Lifestyle of the Contestants, Special Tasks [On Site & Off Site], The Pressure of Work, The Creative Process, The Production Process and loads of Entertainment.

N20m worth of Prizes on Offer for Winning Teams. This comes in Cash, Equipment, Business Set Up e.t.c.

It’s free for participants across Nigeria. To Apply, Log on www.scissors.ng and follow our social media pages @ngscissors on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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