Monthly Archives: December 2014

L'espace Launches at Leyi Ush Style House, Calabar

30th Dec 2014 How are you doing fun people!

So 2014 has seen an impressive increase in the acceptance of African labels and designs.

From Lanre Da Silva to Deola Sagoe, to Mai Atafo 2015 will see an even bigger influx of Afrodesign recognition around Nigeria.

This trend spreading to Calabar where last week Thursday fashion retail brand L’espace (pronounced La Spas) launched at Leyi Ush style house featuring 10 designers such as Toju Foyeh, Virgos Lounge, Obsidian, Iamisigo amongst others.

So style tip off for 2015 from EL Now, get your fashion research on.

Anyone who’s anyone would want to be seen in rocking pants, skirts or dresses off a hot Nigerian label. Get in!

 

Davido lists Wizkid’s, M.I’s and Olamide’s Albums as his favorite albums of 2014

30th Dec 2014 And, as the year gradually comes to an end with us reminiscing on our best moments of the year, Nigerian pop star Davido came out to list his favourite albums of the year, according to thenet.ng.

Making the list, to our surprise is Wizkid’s latest album “Ayo”.

Davido’s acknowledgement of the album as one of his favourite this year clearly leaves no doubt in our minds that the two previously beefing stars are in good terms once again.

Other albums that made Davido’s list of favorite albums of the year include M.I’s latest album “The Chairman” and rapper Olamide’s album “Street O.T”

 

New Video Alert: Sarkodie Ft Sonebwoy & Jupiter

30th Dec 2014 Over to Ghana, Ghanaian star rapper Sarkodie drops the video to his dancehall collabo with dancehall singers StoneBwoy and Jupitar, titled “Whine Fi Me”.

The video, directed by Nana Asihene has the stars singing and dancing in the midst of hot vixens who wind for them in provocative dance moves.

 

New video alert: Bracket Ft Diamond & Tiwa Savage – “Alive”

30th Dec 2014 And talking about International collabos, here comes a new video of Nigerian duo Bracket, featuring Tanzanian award winning bongo flava star Diamond and Mavin Records’ first lady Tiwa Savage.

The song, titled “Alive” is geared towards raising awareness about cancer.

The song and video are based on the non-fiction story of Vast undergoing cancer treatment in the hospital.

Also, we see Tiwa Savage singing and giving thanks to God in church.

Vast of the duo Bracket had survived cancer after a tough battle in 2013.

 

P-Square, Kate Henshaw and others grace Calabar Festival Street Party

29th Dec 2014 What’s up holidaymakers!

The climax of the on-going one month long Calabar Festival went down during the weekend with the biggest street party and parade.

Gracing the parade were a-list artists such as duo pop stars P-Square, celebrated Nollywood actress cum politician Kate Henshaw, Jim Iyke and many more.

The P-Square twin was dressed in pirate inspired costumes as they paraded the streets.

Also glamorously dressed up with the celebrities was the Governor of Cross Rivers State Liyel Imoke, the first lady Obioma and others.

 

Olamide gets himself a Range Rover and Mercedes Benz G Class for Christmas

29th Dec 2014 And superstar Yoruba rapper Olamide seems to be spoiling himself rotten this festive season as he gets himself a black Range Rover and a white Mercedes Benz G class.

Posting a picture of himself with his two new rides on his Instagram account, Olamide gives thanks to God and his fans for these Christmas presents.

 

Genevieve Nnaji honoured with Chieftaincy Title in her village

29th Dec 2014 And congratulations are in order as Nollywood’s dearest, Genevieve Nnaji, baggs chieftaincy title of Eze Ada of Amuzu Nweafor in her village of Aboh in Mbaise, Imo state during the weekend.

Hence on her Instagram page she reintroduces herself as Chief G.N (MFR) Eze Ada of Amuzu Nweafor. Well done chief!

 

Lupita Nyong’o to star in Chimamanda “Americanah” alongside British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo

24th Dec 2014 Compliments of the season everyone!

Let’s start off with the movie world where Oscar winning Mexican-Kenyan star, Lupita Nyong’o is confirmed to star in adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s latest novel, Americanah.

Lupita, who had gotten the rights to make a movie of the novel will be starring in it alongside British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo.

Lupita will be playing the lead role of Ifemelu, who migrates from Nigeria to America in search of greener pasture, only to be faced with the challenges of racism.

The movie will be produced by Lupita alongside American superstar Brad Pit and award-winning British producer Andrea Calderwood, who produced the movie Half of a Yellow Sun.

 

Femi Kuti is officially signed onto Chocolate City Entertainment Label

24th Dec 2014 In the music scene, afro-beat star Femi Kuti has finally been officially signed onto international entertainment label, Chocolate City for an exclusive management deal.

The 4-time Grammy award nominee sealed the deal in a breakfast meeting with Chocolate City officials on Friday.

Chocolate City boasts of being homes to other A-list artists such as M.I, Ice Prince, Victoria Kimani and others.

 

New music alert: Shiikane – “Christmas With You”

24th Dec 2014 And check out this new Christmas themed music and video freshly churned out to set the mood for the season, by UK based Nigerian female group Shiikane.

The group, made up of twins Shayshay and Princess Annamay and their sister Baby-K are in the habit of dropping a new Christmas tune every Christmas.

This year’s offering titled “Christmas with you” was produced by P2J.

The video, directed by Dego Visionz shows the sisters singing on Christmas decorated street on a winter night.