GISTVILLE- Tonto, Toolz& Whizkid shine @ the Future Awards, Ituen Basi Celebrates , TAE flaunts Color this summer ......and many more

Designer extraordinaire and a trend setter, Ituen Basi is well known for her out of the box concepts and designs. Till date, her "Ankara embellishing Ankara" trend has inspired designers around the globe. Here is wishing the brilliant designer many more colorful years ahead and we look forward to more mind blowing eye popping designs. Cheers  

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards 2012 has announced the winners of this year’s awards in an elaborate event that held in the Garden City of Port Harcourton August 26, 2012.

The event held after a Saturday Governor's reception in the state, and a Sunday extensive tour of paths of Rivers led by the commissioner for information and award-winning journalist, Ibim Semenitari.
The Keynote Speech was delivered by former group CEO of UBA and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu, MFR. Guests included the former president of the World Bank, Obiageli Ezekwesili, the deputy
governor of the state, founder of the Rainbow Book Club Koko Kalango, entertainment lawyer Efere Ozako, blogger Linda Ikeji, on-air personality Denrele Edun, actors OC Ukeje and Tonto Dike, designers Ohimai Atafo, amongst others.

Tonto Dikeh with her award 

There were performances by Bez, Chidinma, the daughter of Port Harcourt Muma Gee, and national anthem by Nene, Ruby and Shaydee. Timi Dakolo ended the show with a spectacular performance of Great Nation. There was also a documentary playing tribute to January's fuel subsidy protests and The Corpers who lost their lives in the 2011 elections.

Profile of the winners of The 2012 Future Awards are available on

Idris Akinbanjo, Young Person of th Year 2012

The Winners:
Best Use of Advocacy-Babafemi Oyediran (Project Red)
Best Use of New Media-Gidi-Traffic
Creative Artist of the Year-Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer)
Designer of the Year-Toju Foyeh
Excellence in Service – Government-Hadizah Abdullahi (MDGs Office)
Excellence in Service – Journalism-Alkasim Abdulkadir (CNN)
Excellence in Service – Corporate-Ngozi Nkwoji (Senior Brand Manager, NB Plc)
Innovator of the Year – Science & Technology-Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)
Innovator of the Year – Education-Otto Orondaam (SLUM2School Project)
Actor of the Year-Tonto Dikeh
Musician of the Year-Wizkid
Producer of the Year – Music-J. Sleek
Producer of the Year – Screen-Clarence Peters
On-Air Personality – Radio-Tolu "Toolz" Oniru (Beat FM)
On-Air Personality – Television-Denrele Edun (Channel O)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Entertainment-Micheal Ajere (Don Jazzy)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology-Njoku (Iroko TV)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Media/Communication-Uyi Omokaro (DM2)
Entrepreneur of the Year – General-Ola Orekunrin (Flying Doctors Nigeria)
Young Person of the Year-Idris Akinbanjo (Journalist)

Shortly after the debut of  the collection- Shades of Summer by TAE,  is currently made up, almost entirely of the more traditional, ankara print. Best referred  as vintage ankara. The colours of this collection comprise of  strong and vivid shades without being gaudy. The cuts are timeless and sophisticated – pencil dresses that slip easily from day to nighttime looks, their  bestselling 14pc skirts with a quirky twist and drainpipe trousers are also a must have from this collection .

The Exquisite magazine against cancer walk 2012

On Saturday 1st September 2012, Nigerian lifestyle publication, Exquisite Magazine, would hold its quarterly event – The Exquisite Magazine against Cancer Walk, a gathering in Lagos formally called the Exquisite Fashion Party, to help increase the awareness for cervical, breast and prostrate cancer.
Every year, Exquisite Magazine has been able to screen a number of people free of charge at the exquisite fashion party. Instead of a party, the Exquisite Magazine Against Cancer Walk has been created with the aim of screening even more people. In the last 2 years, 25% of people screened had early stages of cervical cancer and EM aims to help raise more awareness for cancer and highlight the importance of early detection.
According to Exquisite Magazine’s rep, the aim of this walk is to continue to increase awareness for cervical cancer which kills a woman every hour in Nigeria, breast cancer which kills a woman every minute and prostrate cancer which affects 8 in 10 black men.
Joining you to walk on that day are the publisher of Exquisite Magazine Tewa Onasanya, BBA 2010 Winner Uti Nwachukwu, Pop Sensation Goldie, Rising Nigerian actress Uru Eke, On air personalitiesMatse and Toolz, and Nigerian producer/artsite Don Jazzy.
To partake in the Exquisite Magazine against Cancer Walk, you have to register at the following locations;
  • Tastee Fried Chicken Outlets in Surulere, Ikoyi, Opebi, Lekki, Victoria Island, Agege, Ogba and Festac
  • Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Surulere, Lagos
  • The Hub Media Store, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos
  • On the day of the walk by 7 AM
This event is supported by LASAA, Mavin Records, Tastee Fried Chicken, Eva Water, Power Horse, LASTMA, Lise Make-Up, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, Encomium, Beat FM, Bella Naija, MaestromediaThe Palms Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Emoire Events, Linda Ikeji and Standard Alliance.