Gifted journalist, Rita Okoye of The Sun Newspaper Nigeria emerged Entertainment Writer of the Year at the just concluded 13th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA).
The enterprising writer clinched the award alongside Ayo Alonge, and Funsho Arogundade of the aforementioned Newspaper who won the ‘Business writer and Society writer of the year’ awards respectively.
The event which was held at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on Sunday, and themed: “The Nigerian Economy and Political Development: Finding the Missing Piece,” had the keynote address delivered by a former presidential aspirant, John Onche Shaibu, with Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, who was special guest of honour, recognized as the Most Security-Conscious Governor of the Year.
Rita Okoye popular for her weekly entertainment page, Inside Nollywood, is a seasoned entertainment and lifestyle writer who is has become one of the nation’s most sought after entertainment correspondents. Okoye’s knack for unique story angles makes her page a must-read.
The Anambra Stare born sought after media gal has worked and made a visible impact in reputable media houses in and out of Nigeria.
This includes the likes of Complete Fashion, Beauty Box, Hints, Nigeria Films, Entertainment Express, Kemi Filani News, Vanguard Allure Magazine, Dailypost, Al Jazeera, defunct National Life and more.
Rita Okoye also owns and manages her personal blog; pearlsnews.com
Expressing her excitement, Ms Okoye stated that her joy knows no bounds as she looks forward to bigger achievements.
“I’m happy to say that indeed hard work pays. I appreciate the organizers for putting this together to encourage all media practitioners out there. We need to celebrate ourselves, this job is not an easy one. I also hope and pray for more recognition home and abroad,” she said.
Over the last 13 years of its existence, the NMNA has been acknowledged as a platform which seeks to recognise the sterling performances of journalists and all media professionals across the country. Organisers, at the event, said all awardees deserved their respective laurels, as adjudged by the jury, having played their parts in the development of their careers and the profession of journalism in general.
One of the high points of the event was the posthumous recognition of Late Precious Owolabi, the corps member with Channels Television who was killed in Abuja, during the clash between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, and the police.
Late Owolabi was honoured with the award of the Reporter of the Year. A property development agency, Revolution Plus, also gifted a plot of land in Lagos to his parents who could not hold their tears, while receiving both the plague and gift.
Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant 2019 Opens Registration Portal, To Focus On Beauty, Brain And Culture
Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant.
The beauty pageant which started on a very modest note in 2009 is a yearly youth/family-oriented activity that holds during the period of the annual Ekimogun festival in Ondo city of Ondo state.
Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant aptly called MEBP or Miss Ekimogun is a pageantry designed for young females between ages 17 to 27 from different parts of the country to exhibit their beauty and unique embrace of the heritage of various cultures across Nigeria.
The pageant which has as part of its objectives, “to encourage among the young females, appreciation of good moral standard which the African culture embodies”, symbolises the chastity, joy, beauty, and splendour which the annual Ekimogun festival exemplifies. And owing to the importance attached to the Ekimogun festival by people of Ondo with their well-wishers from far and wide, it is no doubt that Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is a huge platform not only to showcase and celebrate African Beauty and Culture but to give opportunities to young females.
The theme for this year’s edition is BEAUTY, BRAIN, and CULTURE.
Registration (1st of October to 9th of November 2019)
Interested females between ages 17 to 27 from different parts of the country are to register by paying the sum of Five Thousand Naira only (#5,000) to UBA, 1017634440 02 Entertainments, and use the teller no to register on www.missekimogun.com.ng. This will last for a period of five weeks from 1st of October to November 9.
Audition (14th and 16th of November 2019)
After the registration comes to audition, which is, LIVE (or physical) assessment of all applicants. The announcement would be made of audition holding at Lagos state and Ondo state on November 14 and 16 respectively, and all registrants must attend audition at either of the two locations depending on their choice or convenience.
At the end of the audition, 24 contestants would be selected and notified of the camp arrival date and venue.
EKIMOGUN House (29th of November to 6th of December 2019)
The EKIMOGUN House is a seven days camping of all contestants at a luxurious apartment in Ondo city where they are taken through various exercises of psychological and emotional training in mentoring, catwalking, etiquette, etc. Professionals/Veterans in modeling and other creative arts are also invited to interact with them and educate them on general issues in relation to their careers.
At the end of the 3rd day in camp, all contestants will be tasked to do a minute video each and tell the world why they want to be the next Miss Ekimogun. The video would be posted on the Miss Ekimogun Instagram platform for followers to vote for the best twenty by commenting and liking the videos. The least voted Four (4) contestants are eventually evicted at the end of 4th day in camp.
GRAND FINALE (6th of December 2019)
The 6th of December 2019 is the Grand finale where 20 Finalists slug it out with various performances ranging from catwalk, interviews etc to win the coveted Miss Ekimogun crown.
The Judges drafted from different professional backgrounds assess the contestants’ performances, rate them and merge each contestant’s scores at the grand finale with the existing record collated from the camp to arrive at who emerges the winner, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up, and Miss Popularity Ekimogun 2019 award.
The Winners are to receive various prizes as provided for the project and endorsement/signing with supporting brands/partners.
Star prizes for the Queen include #250k cash prize, ambassadorial deal, wardrobe & makeup contract, official MEBP car, and other consolatory prizes. The 1st runner-up: takes #100k with other consolatory prizes, the 2nd runner-up receives #50k with other consolatory prizes while Miss Popularity Ekimogun 2019 receives consolatory gifts and award/certification.
The project Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is the brainchild of 02 Entertainments.
Miss Ekimogun Beauty Pageant is managed by Kismet Kiddies Entertainment
Coordinated by Fanafillit Integrated Concepts with the support of Ondo Development Committee
Supporting brands includes Sunny Unique Int’l Hotel, Eki Faaji, , Tasty Cube, Knight Hotel, Ekimogun Diaspora Connect, Labim Hotel, Jewel Fashion House, Simmy Motors, Ekimogun Recreation Resort.
While media support are Eki FM, City Scape, PorscheClassy Media, GTV.ng, Global Excellence Magazine, YES! International Magazine, Lagostimes.com, Access Weekly Magazine, Hottestgistinnaija.com, Thebrokas Media, Theelites.ng
For enquiries on partnership/support/sponsorship, contact
07032312815, 07030333363, 08166364786
Head, Media & Publicity, MEBP 2019
Glowfux Charity Concert 2019: Giving Love With Fun 4 Xmas
We are pleased to announce that plans are being set in motion to host this year edition of our annual charity concert called Giving Love With Fun 4 Xmas (GLOWFUX Charity Concert).
The project GLOWFUX Charity Concert brings together folks from several less privileged homes, correctional centres, etc and gives them unique feel of the Christmas celebration with varieties of fun ranging from games, Christmas give-aways, performances by entertainment practitioners drafted from different field of the entertainment industry and others.
GLOWFUX is a unique atmosphere where you have the children of the haves and have-nots hanging out together, playing and sharing happiness without any discrimination. It is also an avenue for members of the general public specially invited as guests to present relief items to the orphanages there present.
Having experienced an impressive outing during its 2018 edition where a remarkable attendance was recorded, the need for hosting the event at more spacious venue became sacrosanct. Also, having put into consideration the challenge of attending the event on Christmas day poses to many who desires to attend and present relief items and gifts to the orphanages, a change in date became inevitable.
Hence, in view of the above, GLOWFUX is now scheduled to hold on every Boxing Day (26th of December). And this year edition of the event which is fast gaining prominence within Ikorodu division and evidently spreading across Lagos State due to its principle which is “sharing in the spirit of love”, is billed to hold at Labi Oasis Cinema, Labi Oasis B/Stop (Odo eran), Ikorodu Lagos.
In line with our vision as organizers to always have an improved edition of the previous edition, this year edition of GLOWFUX is posed to record an addition which is free film show for children (family movie), sponsored by Labi Oasis Cinema, bouncy castle, trampoline (sponsored by Headway Events), Santa Claus hamper and many more.
Also, this year will witness the induction of new GLOWFUX Young Ambassadors to serve as GLOWFUX ambassadors within their immediate communities (Schools, homes, worship/religious centres, etc) to propagate the GLOWFUX vision. The GLOWFUX Young Ambassadors was introduced as part of the annual event with the aims of giving children between ages 5 to 17 early life exposure to the beauty of caring for others and giving them early life exposure in championing worthy cause and building network of positive-minded people.
Another exciting activity to look forward to at GLOWFUX 2019 is the award of GLOWFUX Man & Woman of the year 2019. It is worthy of note that the first recipients of the annual award segment which berthed at GLOWFUX 2019 are the Ekiti-born resourceful banker and philanthropist Dr. Osinkolu Olusegun Ayodele and the successful herbal slimming expert Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele respectively.
Entertainment practitioners pencilled down to sooth the soul of both the children and adult with the GLOWFUX 2019 Carol includes Doyin Kukoyi, Da’Fresh Olorin, Sola Kosoko, King Fatai Akanbi Valentine, Nike Peller, Oluomo Coded Jokes, Yewande Adekoya-Abiodun, TQ Bello, Arewa, Phazehop, Olumix, Dharnniella, Richy Manny, Meyrah, Sniffy Fantasy, Ogbono Comedian, Talktalk, FKM Comedian, Hycon, Six Tigers Dancers, DJ MAP, DJ Slim Fatuga, Dom Sax, Evang. Dare Melody, Funsho Adeolu, Lateef Adedimeji and many others,
Admission to the event is strictly by invitation. For invites or other enquiries, please contact Blessing 08162056537, Debby 08131692117, or Sola 08139335141
For this year edition of GLOWFUX, we have onboard already as supporting brands the existing GLOWFUX ‘facilitators’ which includes ICare Foundation, Corsican brothers, Ice Chills, Malens Diagnostics, Quincy Herbals, 3z Fabrics, OPREM Studios (Official Photography company), Headway (Official Decorations/Kiddies games company), DJ MAP (Official Sound company) and new brands like Labi Oasis Cinema (Official Venue Sponsors), Beeth Concepts (Event planning company), Vcent Media (Official Audio-visual company), In-HD Pixels (Official Creatives Company), NSNF Foundation, Quiver Discovery coming on board. While we are in talks to have onboard other brands like OLUMIX, DOMF Foundation, Hypo, McDaniel Personal Care and a host of others.
Media supports are Impact Newspaper, Mega Xpression, Lagostimes.com, Access Weekly, YES! International Magazine, Hottestgistinnaija.com, Global Excellence Magazine, Porscheclassy.com, Citypulse.com, TheElites.ng
GLOWFUX Charity Concert is an initiative of FANAFILLIT.
Blessing T. Erivona
Coordinator, GLOWFUX 2019
Olamide, Mayorkun, Rema, Others To Thrill Customers At Zenith Bank Aspire Music Festival 2019
Zenith Bank Plc is set to treat its loyal customers to good music and maximum entertainment at the forthcoming ‘Aspire Music Festival’ which will hold on the 21st of September, 2019.
A-list artistes Olamide, Flavor, Mayorkun, Phyno alongside energetic singer Niniola and fast-rising Mavin Records Artiste, Rema, will be dishing out good music at the Aspire Music Festival.
The event is strictly for Zenith Bank customers who have an active account with the bank.
Visit www.zenithbank.com/style to register your attendance