Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GISTVILLE -NIGERIA FASHION WEEKS SET TO HOLD , GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK REVEALS SELECTED DESIGNERS , KARO IN SOUTH AFRICA, NGT AUDITIONS LANDS IN THE CITY OF LAGOS & many more

NIGERIA FASHION WEEKS SET TO HOLD


Preparations for yet another anual fashion event in Lagos is on as the organizers of the Nigeria fashion week 2012 have set the ball rolling . the event like previous years,  is open to 
* Textile, Garment & leather products manufacturers
* Makers of wedding garments and accessories , cakes etc
* Producers of lingerie/under wears, Jewelries, wrist watches, shoes, bags, hats etc
* Manufacturers of cosmetics, make-up, hair and skin care products
* Producers of Zips, buttons, threads, tape rule etc
* Manufacturers of various industrial sewing, embroidery, pressing and cutting machines.
* Producers/dealers of Champaign, wine & spirit
* Pharmaceutical companies i.e. tooth paste producers etc
* Car & Telephone manufacturers and dealers
* Telecommunication companies
* Financial institutions
For more details please call 08122559920 or email julian@legendarygold.tv or visit www.nigeriafashionweek.com
Wow isnt this just cool ?  Pretty and Witty, with a signature look of Black and White suit that can not be missed, Janelle Monáe has a new feather added to her au naturel coif . here a re a few images from the ad campaign . 



Here is what the Grammy nominated artist had today about becoming the new face of covergirl:

"I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them," said Monáe in a statement. "One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique.Becoming a CoverGirl is truly an honor and a gift. It opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out."


We say - Welldone

IT’S A WRAP AS NGT AUDITIONS LANDS IN THE MAJESTIC CITY OF LAGOS!!!

 It was the turn of Lagos to showcase its talents on Saturday and Sunday August 18 and 19, in the on-going auditions for Season 1 of Nigeria’s Got Talent, reality TV show. As expected, the Mega-city of Lagos, had the highest turnout of hopefuls, coming on the heels of, after impressive outings in Abuja.

Yet again, some of Nigeria’s hottest undiscovered acts, as well as some bizarre ones, dazzled and displayed at 1, Bamako Street, Ojodu, venue of the auditions.

The high hopes and expectation the competitors had could be felt and seen as the first to audition was Freda Francis, a singer and
guitarist, who actually arrived at the audition venue by 5:30am. Present there, were also, Harry Blaq and Sparko Brown, singers. Harry used to be a militant with warlord Tompolo, but accepted the Federal Government’s Amnesty program and is now a student of Lead University studying Mass Communications. Sparko Brown on the other hand used to be a member of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). They both sang beautifully and skillfully.

There were those who were also quite spectacular like Gabrial Ayankojo and Ofenga Fireman, both of whom are acrobats/magicians. The former eats bottles and and washes it down with water, while the latter eats razor blades. They are expert fire handlers – swallowing, wearing it, and so much more. They simply stunned and amazed the judges!

The Diadems of Liberty (DOL) dance group had one of the most
impressive dances showcased. They were a group of seven that fused contemporary dance and ballet in a sublime manner that really excited the judges. In addition to the talents showcased, there were rappers, comedians, and many more talents all in the race for grand prize of N10 million.

The judges were impressed with the quality of the Lagos auditions
over the two days. The manner in which the Nigeria’s Got Talent Show was embraced in Lagos greatly pleased the organizers who were not expecting such a turnout and reception in only the first year of the show.

Lagos is the last stop for the Nigeria’s Got Talent auditions. Successful contestants from all the states visited will now be called to Lagos for the final audition. The Airtel sponsored show will air on TV stations across the country from September to December 2012'.

The Got Talent franchise worldwide, which is in its sixth year, has
produced many notable performers in the last couple of years including Diversity, Bianca Ryan and Britain’s Got Talent’s 2009 1st runner up Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the U.S.

GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK REVEALS SELECTED DESIGNERS

Accra, Ghana (20th August 2012) — Ghana Fashion & Design Week (#GFDW) is thrilled to reveal
selected designers scheduled for its SS13 catwalk showcase. This season’s event will deliver an
exciting selection of creative designer’s collection during the catwalk shows, a variety of exhibitors
hosted at the contemporarily styled PopUp Exhibition Salon during the anticipated GFDW® event,
principally sponsored by BlackBerry®. Click to view selected designers here.
Heading the Backstage GFDW® team are international celebrity Make-Up Artist Claire De-Graft, and
renowned Hairstylist Bianca Simone Scott, two highly skilled creative fashion experts, who will lead the
team to create the desired looks for the shows.

The much-anticipated event that has garnered international press and buyer’s interest alongside
numerous media features will officially launch in Accra this October. The event will kick off with a line up
of interesting contemporary designers, revealing recently  scouted fresh talents with innovative ideas,
selected to showcase their work to a global audience for the first time on GFDW® platform in Ghana.
The catwalk show is scheduled to  take place over  two days from the 5-6th October 2012, also scheduled to take place over the two days are the trade exhibitions and educative seminars  at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, followed by an invite only VIP event on the third day exclusively sponsored by MOET & CHANDON.

In addition to the line up of activities, selected designers will have the opportunity to be part of GFDW®
Pop-Up Showroom, where potential buyers and press will have the opportunity to view and engage
directly with catwalk designers.

Leading the seminar are a selection of industry experts of various backgrounds, bringing with them to
share on the panel invaluable knowledge and skills beneficial to the development of both existing and
future creative business practitioners.This first-of-a-kind event in Ghana will see the launch of GFDW ETHIKHA™, an ethical fashion platform which aims to give ethical fashion designers an opening for exposure, and further bringing awareness to their efforts in sourcing and producing in Ghana and other African countries, whilst highlighting both the aesthetics and social value elements ethically produced fashion and products holds in raising social standards in Ghana and Africa as whole.

A wide range of guest will be in attendance including, press, buyers, industry bloggers, celebrities
creative students and fashion enthusiast from around the globe to witness a remarkable event that will
place Ghana’s fashion and creative industry on the global map. The event will be broadcasted from the
heart of the capital to a global audience from TV, Magazines, Radio and Social Media platforms.
GFDW® boasts a list of renowned sponsors including, BLACKBERRY, L’OREAL, SO AESTHETIC, 
PORSCHE, MOET & CHANDON, VIRGIN ATLANTIC, LARGESS AFFAIR, with international media support from VOGUE ITALIA, alongside NEW AFRICAN WOMAN, FAB MAGAZINE, SHADDERS AFRICA, AFRICAN FASHION GUIDE, AFRICA STYLE DAILY and list of international press coverage.

THE ANTICIPATED DESIGNERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE CAN BE FOUND HERE
www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule/
For Information relating to Press Accreditation, Ticket purchase and general inquiries Email:
info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
GFDW │Public Relations
W : www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com:
F: www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
T: www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk  (#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com


Nigerian designer-  Karo AkpokiereGympie Street Mural in South Africa 


Naija are just very colorful people , and we tend to stand out everywhere we go . Recently karo Akpokiere who was a resident artist at A word of Art Residency in Cape Town, South Africa from June 18 - July 17 2012,  painted a mural while in Cape Town. 
Today the mural stands proudly in Gympie Street, Woodstock. Process images of the mural from start to finish can be seen by clicking the link right here 




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