Monthly Archives: September 2014

Native & Vogue Port Harcourt International Fashion Week

30th Sep 2014 What’s good people!?

EL Now was live at the second edition of Native and Vogue Port Harcourt International Fashion Week which took place in Presidential Hotel Port Harcourt last week.

The event brought together the best local and international designers in Africa, such as Nigeria’s Ade Bakera, House of Bunor, South Africa’s Nake Ape, Kluck CDGT and many more.

The Fashion week was hosted by Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw and TV Personality and BBA winner Uti Nwachukwu.

Great performances were made by top musicians such as TuFace Idibia, KCEE, Chidinma AKA Miss Kedike and Cobhams Asuquo.

Other personalities present include Rivers State Governor Rotimi Ameachi, legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt and a host of others.

Tomorrow we bring you the red carpet fashion of the event with Ekeng Bassey.

 

Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation Holds Breast Cancer Awareness Program

30th Sep 2014 So, preparations are in top gear for the 3rd edition of Genevieve Pink Ball event set to take place on 18th of October.

The purpose of the event is to support women towards prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

In line with this, the Genevieve Pink Ball Ambassador Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has released a song titled “Because We Care” in effort to give hope and courage to breast cancer patients.

The Genevieve Pink Ball event has set out on a “100 Patient Challenge”, which has the mission to treat over 100 breast cancer patients.

 

New music alert: D’banj – “Omini”

30th Sep 2014 Still on new songs, renowned Nigerian afro-pop singer D’banj aka koko master is back with a new single after having gone quiet for a little bit.

The “Oliver Twist” singer who seemed busier with business lately has proved that he is still in the music scene with the release of the song titled “Omini”.

Produced by ace music producer Deevee, the song seems like what would be another viral slang in the country. Could this be a competition for Dorobucci of the Mavins?

 

New video alert: Sean Tizzle Ft 9ce – “Loke Loke”

30th Sep 2014 And fast-rising afro-pop singer Sean Tizzle keeps it coming as he releases the video to his song “Loke Loke” featuring world fusion signer cum politician 9ce.

The video shows the struggles of an upcoming artist before making it to the big league.

In related news, 9ce, who recently declared his intention to go into politics states that he made this choice because he is too old to be a musician at 35 years old. 35! Seriously?

 

Romantic pictures of Davido and Ghanaian beauty Queen spark curiosity

30th Sep 2014 Now pictures of multiple award winning African pop star of the moment Davido getting lovey dovey with Miss Supranational Ghana Habiba Sinare cropped up online recently, getting their fans curious as to what is going on between the two of them.

However, Habiba recently posted on her twitter saying “There are so many things am thinking about connecting to my life NOT davido”.

Is this enough to convince the fans that there is nothing going on between these two? Time will tell.

 

Nigerian Government set to Address Gas Debts and Revenue Shortfall in the Power Sector.

25th Sep 2014 Nigeria’s government has announced a two hundred and thirteen billion naira facility to help offset gas debts and address the revenue shortfall in the power sector. The announcement was made during an inter-agency initiative aimed at ensuring efficient gas supply for power generation, and finding a lasting solution to power supply challenges. A statement from the spokesman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, said the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, made the announcement at a joint press conference held in Abuja. Some other attendees at the conference were the Minister of Power, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

 

United Nations Set to Revolutionize Africa’s Energy Sector.

25th Sep 2014 The United Nation’s top official on Sustainable Energy says they are seeking a revolution in the energy sector similar to what was achieved in telecommunications on the African continent.
The UN’s global initiative, Sustainable Energy for All, has signed a cooperation agreement with the United States initiative Power Africa to tackle the vast power deficits across the African continent. The UN Secretary General for Energy for All, Kandeh Yumkella is quoted as saying: “We want to do for the energy sector what happened for the mobile sector”

Energy is definitely a high priority for the UN as they announced a new initiative at the United Nations Climate Summit. The initiative will see a drop in dependence on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa. 19 ministers from the continent have endorsed the initiative, called the Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC). The aim is to see renewable energy projects used by the Eastern Africa Power Pool and Southern African Power Pool jump from its current level of  12 per cent to at least 40 per cent by 2030.

 

Obenewa Amponsah Urges South African to Embrace Steve Biko’s Legacies.

25th Sep 2014 Steve Biko Foundation Director of International Partnerships, Obenewa Amponsah of the Biko Foundation has urged South Africans and the world to preserve the legacy of the late leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko who was killed by apartheid police in Port Elizabeth 37 years ago.
Amponsah was speaking at the official launch of the Steve Biko Heritage Exhibition hosted by the Ditsong Museum and National Heritage Foundation in Pretoria. The exhibition is titled Biko: A Quest for True Humanity”. She described Biko as an inspiration and expressed the Foundation’s appreciation for the honour by saying, “We know that Steve Biko’s legacy was about many things and was also about heritage issues, cultural identity and how we should see ourselves and how that in turn informs things like development. So, we are very pleased to be here for the exhibition of the anti-apartheid leader and we are very honored that they chose to honor Steve Biko in this particular way.”

 

Somalian Pirates Frees Michael Scott Moore After Two and a Half Years of Captivity.

25th Sep 2014 Good news as Somali pirates free German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, two and a half years after he was kidnapped in the country. The journalist was released and handed over to Puntland authorities. 45-year-old Michael Moore, had worked for Spiegel Online in Berlin years before he travelled to Somalia to work on a book on piracy. He was met by German officials and has been taken to a safe place where he will receive a medical examination and counseling. In the years since his kidnapping, his captors frequently posted photos of him on the Internet and negotiations for his release have been on for the past two and a half years. Pirate attacks off Somalia have been radically reduced in recent years, with international fleets patrolling the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, as well as armed guards being posted aboard many vessels.

 

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde to bag Member Of The Order Of Federal Republic Award

23rd Sep 2014 Greetings EL Now peeps!

Nollywood’s finest, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka Omosexy is about to add yet another feather to her hat as Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is about to honour her with the prestigious “Member of the Order of Federal Republic” award on the 29th of September at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The award, which can only be given by the President, is a symbol of Omotola’s great achievement in the growth of the country’s entertainment industry.

Other celebrities who will be honoured with the award include veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva, Silverbird mogul Ben Murray Bruce and others. Congratulations guys!