For several months, MAVIN first lady, Tiwa Savage, had been economical with the truth about what she had shared with her manager, Tunji Balogun otherwise known as TeeBillz. But bubble burst last Tuesday when the guy, on her birthday rubbed an engagement ring in her face and went ahead to decorate her finger with it. The development had been greeted with goodwill messages from her management, fans and family members just as it swiftly swayed pundits to asking; “what were they doing in secret romance for this long?” Ironically, TW’s hit single, kele-kele Love (secret romance) wherein she echoed her disgust for clandestine romance is still hot on the music shelves. Understandably so, the discerning public may as well not believe that the lovers have not gone a step ahead earlier to tie the knots legally as tale bearers already insist that they’ve secretly been to the registry. To be or not to, time will reveal all as the duo has no business at the registry the second time. When the wedding period approaches, people will ask when they’re going to the registry among other questions.
NNENA & FRIENDS ANNOUNCE SUPER VALENTINE SHOW
If you are one looking for a family-friendly atmosphere to spend the Valentine Season, Wale Adenuga Productions is nipping your worries in the bud with the 2013 edition of the popular Nnena & Friends Valentine Show. Following the huge success of the Nnena & Friends End-of-Year Show 2012, this event promises to be even bigger and better. The sponsors of the show, Indomie Noodles, Afrab-Chem Ltd, Toasties Bread Chips, Fumman Fruit Juice, McVities Happy Faces and others have guaranteed that all kids and adults attending the show will leave with several gifts, prizes and souvenirs.
Billed to perform at the upcoming event are Nnena, the multitalented, favourite performer of kids and teens alike; Papa Ajasco & Company, Nigeria’s Number One Comedy Troupe; master entertainer DJ Zeez, hilarious comic act, Seyi Law, MC Prince and Big Mickey, exciting dance groups like; Gentle Explosion and Point X as well as the young and versatile N-Stars who will be delivering a variety of exhilarating performances.
VLISCO BE YOUR DREAM AWARDS GET NOMINATIONS
The Chairperson, National House of Assembly Committee on the Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Nigerian writer and winner of the Common Wealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Chimamanda Adichie and ace broadcaster, Eugenia Abu have been nominated for the Vlisco Women’s Month – BE YOUR DREAM award.
Also nominated for the awards put together by Vlisco Nigeria as part of the global company’s celebrations of the International Women’s Day on March 8 are Nollywood actor, Mrs. Joke Silva Jacobs and the founder/CEO, Centre for Development Policy Solutions, Mrs. Amina Az- Zubair.
SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK DEBUTS IN LAGOS
For the first time, come February 18 to 22, Africa will partake in the global conversation that examines the cultural and economic impact of social media in our lives as Lagos joins nine other cities to participate in the 2013 Social Media Week. With the global theme Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World, the Social Media Week 2013 will be taking place simultaneously in ten cities around the world including Copenhagen, Hamburg, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington DC.
After a 5-year run, Social Media Week will make its debut in Africa courtesy the vision of co-producing firms, Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21. “I am truly excited to have succeeded in bringing this event home to Lagos, the largest black city in the world. I believe that we Nigerians are viral in social media and this event will showcase all the innovative ways we are using social media to impact our daily lives. It is only proper that this event should be coming to Lagos as its first African destination”, states Obi Asika, founder of Dragon Africa and SMW Lagos chairman. This year’s ground-breaking sees over 90 SMW-affiliated events distributed between 3 official hubs. An additional 500 plus connected events will also be happening in various locations all over Lagos. With exciting events such as the SMW Lagos Live concert series which will showcase the finest Nigerian musical talent at an Evening with Leaders featuring former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Billboard Music Conference; it is clear that the organizers aim to make this an experience of a lifetime. “By programming keynotes and panels that look at how Africans and Nigerians in particular are incorporating social media in their unique social, political and creative landscapes, the Social Media Week Lagos will explore just how important being connected to the world is for 21st century Africans”, Ngozi Odita, Executive Director of SMW Lagos explains.