Friday, April 20, 2012

GISTVILLE: BBA Winner Karen Igho is engaged!, D'Banj Signs with Mercury Records UK and lots more...........

BBA Winner, Karen Igho is Engaged


The winner of the Big Brother Amplified Reality TV Show, Karen Igho is engaged. The upcoming TV star  took to her twitter page yesterday to make the announcement including tweeting a picture of her left hand with a sparkling engagement ring.

Congratulations girl!!!!




Dbanj Signs Deal With Mercury Records UK


African pop giant and former Mo’hits boss Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo has signed with Mercury Records, an imprint in the UK under the Mercury Records Group of Universal Music UK. Mercury Records is a record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the The Island Def Jam Music Group in the US; both are subsidiaries of Universal Music Group.


 Mercury Records lists D’banj on their official website as one of their acts alongside the likes of UK rock singer-songwriter Elton John, Soft Rock singer Taylor Swift Irish rock group U2, former The Beatles musician Paul McCartney and others. Mercury record handles the distribution of works produced by Island Def Jam Music Group, outside the US.

D’banj, recently signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, which is  also owned Island Def Jam. although he is not listed on the G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam official roaster on the label’s website. The Singer who recently parted ways with his former Mo’Hits label partner Don Jazzy has relocated to the US where he will continue to push his brand and music in the foreign music market. His Smash hit single Oliver Twist is set for release on May 14th




2Face Is Set To Launch His New Album



Nigeria’s most gifted musician – 2Face Idibia, is back with the 3rd edition of his concert series tagged “Buckwyld and Breathless: Away & Beyond”. The concert is slated to hold on the 30th of April


 This edition, will see 2Baba perform all his new singles that you and I can’t get enough of and also see the launch of his 5th studio album – “Away and Beyond”.

Organizers of Buckwyld and Breathless: Away & Beyond - Hypertek Entertainment in conjunction with Now Muzik, have pulled all necessary stops to make this edition an outstanding success and promises to be the talk of town long after it is gone.




Denrele Gets Transformed @ OUCH!!!

The Picture making hits online is the dashing transformation of eccentric TV presenter Denrele to Dapper gentleman. The presenter is spotted in a black tux with grey lapels and a bow-tie alongside Uche Nnaji the tie connoisseur and founder of Ouch!. If i must say these shows a more subdued side to the usually eclectic presenter(although i doubt it'll last).





Meet Oona Ehrlich



Onna Ehrlich burst on the fashion scene in 2004 with a unique accessory line inspired by her African roots. From handbags hand made with vibrant leathers to unbelievable snake skin belts, Ehrlich was able to take her Nigerian heritage and combine it with the laid back sophistication of California.

Her collection is constantly evolving, but it always includes handbags made from carefully chosen fabrics, innovative designs, the best quality leather and custom hand-done bead-work made in USA. Onna has quickly become a designer to watch, in addition to features in fashion and design magazines, she also has a growing bevy of fashionable celebrity clients like Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan, Marcia Cross, Sophia Bush, Eva Longoria,Cameron Diaz and many more.
For information  visit www.onnaehrlich.com












Lagos Aids Walk & Concert


Join Governor Babatunde Fashola, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kenneth Kaunda (Former President of Zambia), Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and many others to help raise awareness about HIV/Aids in Lagos state with a 10 km walkathon from Ebute Meta End of the Third Mainland Bridge through Carter/Adeniji Adele Bridge, Lagos. After the walk, attendees will then head to Freedom Park for the concert where artistes will advocate the need for people especially the Nigerian youth to live a safe and healthy life with regard to their sexuality. Also at this concert, there will be a free HIV testing and counselling and safe sex materials will also be distributed. To be a part of the Lagos Aids Walk, register at www.LagosAidsWalk.com

Date: Saturday 21st April 2012
Time: 9 AM
Venue: From Ebute Meta end of the Third Mainland Bridge to Freedom Park, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, Call 08031907516 | 08191633369 | 08120905667 | E-mail info@lagosaidswalk.org | chika@lagosaidswalk.org | support@lagosaidswalk.org






Pretaport Week 2012


Lagos will see the launch of a new concept – Pretaport this Friday. Pretaport will feature ready-to-wear pieces by leading African designers. All efforts have been made to ensure that all fashion brands featured in the Pretaport event produce high quality clothing sold in standardized sizes. 

This event is a must attend for fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas and media organizations. During the 2012 PretaPort Week, a fair featuring the best brands in automobile industry with quality representation of their latest models of cars - Ghini Auto Fair will run concurrently with PretaPort Week 2012.
 
Date: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2012
Venue: The Lamboghini Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, Call 08023038017 | 08095478699 | 07087476864 | E-mail info@pretaportweek.com | press@pretaportweek.com | Log on to the Official Website of Pre ta port Week 2012






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