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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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First Anniversary As Mayegun: K1 Preaches Peace And Safety In Nigeria

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Exactly this date last year, quintessential Fuji Lord, King Wasiu Olasunkanmi Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate was bestowed with the honour of the first Mayegun of Yorubaland by His Imperial Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, OBA LAMIDI ADEYEMI, CON.

As the symbol of peace in Yorubaland, the versatile and prolific artiste took the opportunity to canvass the need to maintain peaceful coexistence among the people of the Yoruba race, Nigerians, and people all over the world.

In a message signed by his Media Aide, Mr. Kunle Rasheed, the music icon said the world and indeed Nigeria, fervently need peace in this New Year which is a catalyst for growth and development in any society.

K1 in his message, also took time out to preach safety with regards to mankind’s new enemy; Covid-19 which had invaded the world since December 2019.

He urged Nigerians to obey the safety protocols imposed by the government. According to him, “if we observe the safety measures, the unwanted enemy will be defeated in no time”.

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SAD: Orisabunmi’s Younger Sister Dies, Three Days After Brother’s Death

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Three days after the death of popular Yoruba actress, Mrs. Folake Aremu, widely known as Orisabunmi, her younger sister Mrs. Janet Ademola, has reportedly passed on.

News of the demise of Ademola, the last child of the family, was broken on Saturday by Gbenga Onisola, her nephew.

It will be recalled that Orisabunmi’s brother, Steve Onisola, had died on Thursday, barely 24hours after the death of the popular actress.

Onisola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, Ilorin, passed on at age 71 after a brief illness.

Ademola, who was mourning her sister’s death described her elder sister as her best friend, a caring sister, and a mother with a rare heart of love.

She had said, “The death of my elder sister, Mrs. Folake Aremu, is very painful because of what she stood for in our lives as family members. She was very friendly and caring; she never left her siblings untended. We are pained because she stood in as a good mother for all of us.

“As the last child of the family, she took very good care of me. We were very close and used to each other. She gave her best to ensure that I was well catered for. She was a selfless fellow. She was very humane and she persevered a lot. She would not underrate anyone.”

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Veteran Actress Orisabunmi Dies At 60

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Veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, is dead.

The news of her demise was broken by the President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Baba Latin.

According to Baba Latin, the late Orisabunmi died on late Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

She was aged 60.

Her death came four months after the demise of her ex-husband, Jimoh Aliu popularly called Aworo, under whose tutelage she rose to prominence in the film industry.

Another senior TAMPAN member Tunde Ola-Yusuff also announced the death in a Facebook post.

“She left without goodbye. The sudden death of Mrs. Folake Aremu (ORISABUNMI) has been announced.

“Really a shock on everyone. Iya Oosa, may God rest your Soul among the righteous,” Ola Yusuff wrote.

Born on October 10, 1960, in Ilu Ola, Kwara State, she became popular in the 80s TV series Arelu starring her husband and others like Fadeyi Oloro.

Jimoh and Folake Aliu had a very rocky marriage.

The two were separated long before Aworo died in September 2020.

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