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THE FIRST EVER WORLD FASHION WEEK TO HOLD IN NEW YORK

46 countries have been billed to attend the first ever World Fashion Week which will take place in New York in year 2012. As a prelude, a World Fashion Week Welcoming Gala will hold in New York on November 2011.
Organized by World Fashion organization in partnership with International Trade Organization, Global Enterpreneurship Week, the Art of Living Foundation and fashion organizations from all over the world, the epochal event will attract fashionistas, models, influential leaders and internet media from developed and underdeveloped countries.
One nominated fashion designer from each participating country will showcase one specially crafted couture garment which will be taken on a world tour in partnership with museums and fashion weeks around the world then all the way to World Fashion Week 2012 inaugural ceremony.
"From manufacturing, to the runway, the handling of fashion goes through the hands of the poorest of the poor as well as the ones most fortunate collectively we can work to make the different dimensions of the fashion process more sustainable and fair. Hence fashion will make a nice deeper impact for the betterment of the world." Paco De Jaimes, Founder, World Fashion Week.

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"SIASIA WAS SABOTAGED BY PLAYERS"-SHUAIBU GARA-GOMBE

A former member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shuaibu Gara-Gombe in an interview revealed that some key players sabotaged recently-sacked Eagles coach Samson Siasia as he was having problems with them.
Shuaibu also explained that sacking the ex-coach is not the end of the nation's football woes adding that SiaSia was just a victim of the system he worked for.
Though it was clearly stated in his contract that he had to qualify the country in the 2012 African Cup of Nations, Shuaibu explained that there is something wrong with the technical committee of Nigeria football federation, according to him, the most important job of the committee is to sit down with national team coaches and discuss their match plans, team formation&players to be used, "Nigerians have to understand that if the coach fails the committee has failed too. The technical committee lacks a sound qualified head. It is difficult to believe that Osaze Odemwingie who scores from 25yards when playing for his team and Emmanuel Emenike could not score from 6 yards in a match as vital as that. The kind of goals they failed to score in that match was inexplicable." He concluded.

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NEXT MOVIE STAR&SUPERMOM BOSS FLOATS BAR

Sola Fajobi
Sola Fajobi, a successful media content provider who is known for exuding a reputation anchored on creativity has added hospitality business to his rich repertoire.
Fajobi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Interactive Media, producers of Next Movie Star and Supermom reality television shows has named his new project TROY.
A one-stop entertainment &networking centre located at Oladele Kadiri street, behind Excellence hotel Ogba, TROY is to primarily cater for the needs of upwardly mobile young men and women who desire good relaxation, fitness and beauty therapy, it boasts of well-appointed lounges, exquisite bar and gymnasium, classy spa&beauty shop and accessories store.
Fajobi further explained the motive behind the name TROY, "the historical TROY city was strong and couldn't be acquired despite the tough war waged against it; by incorporating the beauty, good organization, formidability, strength and resilience features of TROY into our business, we hope to set a second-to-none standard and give our customers the best of services".
Now that he's diversified into hospitality business, Fajobi affirms his committment to entertainment "everything around me is centred on entertainment, TROY is an entertainment centre&by God's grace, I will continue to create more interesting avenues to add value to the Nigerian entertainment industry." He concluded.

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HERE COMES MR NIGERIA 2011

Deji Bakare has emerged Mr Nigeria 2011 while Chuks Obichukwu and Melvin Oduah came first and second runner ups.
By virtue of his victory, he is N1million richer, owns a brand new car, going on a trip to Sao Tome and Principe including 5 nights at the Pestana Hotels, wins an Ipad 2 and Blackberry Bold 9900. He is also to compete in the Mr World 2011 pageant.
The event which saw Bandele Adebule and Joseph Agossa come third and fourth runner ups were made up of few sessions, such as the costume display and Question &Answer sessions.
Held at the Silverbird Galleria on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and anchored by Munachi Abii, ex Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), there were great musical performances by JJC, Eva and Chidinma
Other categories which awards were given include Mr Photogenic, Mr Sports, Mr Amenity, Strongest Man, Mr Smart, Mr Talented, Mr Physique, and Mr Personality.

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GENEVIEVE INI EDO, OTHERS SHINE AT THE 2011 ZULU AFRICAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS

Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and others clinched some awards at the 2011 Zulu African Film Academy Awards took place in London. Here is a list of nominees and winners.

1) BEST AFRICAN TV IN UK

Obe TV
Vox Africa
Ben TV
Oh TV- (WINNER)
HI Nolly

2) BEST WEST AFRICAN TV

TV3 Ghana
TV Africa, Ghana-(WINNER)
GTV Ghana
Joy TV Ghana
NTA Nigeria-(WINNER)
AIT Nigeria
Silverbird TV Nigeria
Channels TV Nigeria
Lagos TV Nigeria

3) BEST TV SOUTH AFRICA

ETV South Africa
SABC South Africa-(WINNER)
Top TV South Africa
ZTV Zimbabwe
MABC TV Botswana
NBC Namibia

4) ZAFAA ENTERTAINMENT FRIENDLY AIRLINES 2011

Arik Air-(WINNER)
Quatar Airline
Emirates Airline
Air Nigeria
Atlantic Airline

5) BEST FILM
Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye-(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Somewhere In Africa–Kwame Boadu (Ghana)
Save Our Soul-Oby Edozie (Nigeria)
Fulani–IfeanyiOnyeabor (Nigeria)

6) BEST FILM EDITING

Mirror Boy-Andrew Webber/Anchew Linton-(WINNER)
Bed of Roses-Okey Benson (Nigeria)
Marriage Planner –Odinaka Edeh (Nigeria)
Somewhere in Africa –Afra Marley

7) BEST STORY

Bed of Roses–Odika Michael (Ghana)
Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye (London)
Somewhere in Africa –Pascal Amafo(WINNER) (Ghana)
Save our Soul–Oby Edozie (Nigeria)

8) BEST SOUND EDITHING

Thorns–Cam Binams
Mirror Boy-Chigozie Ezeh/Sermon Ware
Somewhere In Africa –Chucks-(WINNER)
Save Our Souls-Kingsley Eigbokham

9) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE MALE

Mirror boy- Edward Kagutuzi-(WINNER) (Gambia)
Master of Game-Rahim Banda
Carbib Kwai (Ghana) –Ali Nuhu (Nigeria)

10) BEST UPCOMING MALE

Thorns –Zim Demetria Karongah
Obsession– Camnchifor Valery-(WINNER)
Natasha De Prodigal–Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)
The CEO–James Gardner (Ghana)

11) BEST SCREENPLAY

Somewhere in Africa- Pascal Amanfo (Ghana)
Bed of Roses–Folke Nissi Amafo (Ghana)
The Mardens–Emeka Amakaeze-(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Mirror Boy-Obi Emelonye (London)

12) BEST UPCOMING FEMALE

Thorns-Zim Julie Boton-(WINNER)
Obsession – Cam Ruth Nkweti
Natssha De Prodigal –Vanessa Adekola (Nigeria)
The CEO-Selasse Ibrahim (Ghana)

13) BEST CHILD PERFOMANCE FEMALE

Edikan–Sophiana Jones (Nigeria)
From Within-Promise Nsima (WINNER) (Nigeria)
Widow's Tears-Salimi Akili (Nigeria)

14) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Fulani- Nigeria
Somewhere in Africa
Thorns
Mirror Boy-(WINNER)

15) BEST COSTUMIER

Queens Pride–Samira Yakubu (WINNER)
Maidens–Ogoo Okechi (Nigeria)
Fulani– Nwangboso Chiemela

16) BEST CULTURAL EXPRESSION

Karan Zakara –Sani Mu'Azu (Nigeria)
Olasubomi-Bose Alao Omotoyosi(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Edikan–Uduka I. Uguamanam
Ama Ghana-Paul Adjei (Ghana)
Carbin Kwai –FKD Productions (Nigeria)

17) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY INDIGENOUS

Namijin-Nigeria
Edikan-Nigeria
Ama Ghana- Ghana
Carbin Kwai- Nigeria

18) BEST PRODUCER INDIGENOUS

Olasubomi-Bose Alao Omotoyosi (Nigeria)
Edikan–Uduka I. Uguamanam(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Namijin–Dahiru Moharmmed (Nigeria)
Ama Ghana-Paul Adjei (Ghana)

19) BEST INDIGENOUS DIRECTOR

Ama Ghana-Frank Gharbin (Ghana)
Olasubomi–Taiwo Oduala (Nigeria)
Carbin Kawi–Ali Nuhu (Nigeria)
Osu Kesan–Femi Fadeyi-(WINNER)

20) BEST COMEDY FILM

Cyphylis (Nigeria)
Okon Lagos-(WINNER) (Nigeria)

21) BEST COMEDY ACTRESS 

Okon Lagos –Vanessa Koko (WINNER) (Nigeria)
Okon Lagos–Monalisa Chinda (Nigeria)
Cyphylis –Uche Ogbodo(Nigeria)

22) BEST COMEDY ACTOR 

Cyphylis–Victor Osuagwu (Nigeria
Okon Lagos–Ime Bishop Umoh-(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Cyphylis-KingsleyOgbonna (Dauda) (Nigeria)

23) BEST ACTOR INDIGENOUS

Edikan-Moses Armstrong
Olasubomi–Yinka Quadri (Nigeria)
Carbin Kwai- Ali Nuhu (WINNER) (Nigeria)
Ama Ghana –Agya Koo (Ghana)

24) BEST ACTRESS INDIGENOUS

Olasubomi-Shola Sobowale (Nigeria)
Edikan-Ini Edo (WINNER) (Nigeria)
Imala –Faithia Balogun (Nigeria)
Ama Ghana-Vivian Jill Lawrence (Ghana)

25) BEST PRODUCER

Mirror Boy –Obi Emelonye/Patrick Cambell (London)
Memories of my Heart–Emem Isong(WINNER) (Nigeria)
Save Our Souls –Oby Edozieh (Nigeria)
Somewhere in Africa–Kwame Boadu (Ghana)

26) BEST DIRECTOR

Mirror Boy–Obi Emelonye (London)
Somewhere in Africa–Frank Raja Arase-(WINNER) (Ghana)
Memories of my Heart- Desmond Elliot (Nigeria)
Bed of Roses –Pascal Kelechi Amanfo (Ghana)

27) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Memories of my heart_Uche Jombo (Nigeria)
Mirror Boy–Fatima Jabi-(WINNER)
Haaja –Rekiya Atta Ibrahim (Nigeria)
Fulani –Oge Okoye (Nigeria)
Anathema– Ebele Okaro(Nigeria)

28) BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Mirror Boy-Genevieve Nnaji (WINNER) (London)
4 Play Reloaded–Jackie Appiah (Ghana)
Somewhere in Africa –Martha Ankomah (Ghana)
Memories of my Heart–Ini Edo(Nigeria)
Fulani– Rita Dominic(Nigeria)

29)BEST LEAD ACTOR

Somwhere in Africa–Majid Michael (Ghana)
Save our Souls -Kenneth Okonkwo(Winner) (Nigeria)
Memories of My Heart–Ramsey Nouah(Nigeria)
Mirror Boy –Osita Iheme (Nigeria)
 

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TUNDE KELANI TO SET UP FILM SCHOOL

Foremost cinematographer Tunde Kelani in partnership with a veteran Irish filmmaker Cashell Horgan is setting up a new film training school called AFTTA, I.e Advanced film and Television training Africa.
He disclosed in a press conference that the aim of establishing AFTTA however is to offer an advanced training for Nigerian film and Television professionals.
"Training of professionals had been an adhoc exercise over the last decade in Nigeria because just a few have the time, resources or inclination to plan for longer-term training". He explained.

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"MY MARRIAGE HAS NOT BEEN IDEAL"- KIM KARDASHIAN

Two months after tying the knots, the tale making rounds is that Kim kardashian and Kris Humphries's marriage is on the rocks. Speaking on the issue, khloe Odom, Kim's younger sister claims they can overcome the rough start, "its a work in progress". She said.
The couple's schedules since they signed the dotted lines have been tight, moreso, sharing their hotel with their family is not an ideal honeymoon.
Kim while celebrating her 31st bday in Las Vegas with her family and hubby reacted to the speculations, "we have to find our home base, it's not been ideal because you are newly weds and you want privacy". She concluded.

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NFF'S VERDICT DIFAVOURS SIASIA

Samson Siasia after an emergency meeting by members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja has been relieved of his job as the coach of Nigeria's national team.
This decision came after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Appointed as head coach of the Nigeria national football team on November 4 ahead of former Togo coach, Stephen Keshi. Siasia who played 51 times for Nigeria's Super Eagles between 1984 and 1999 scoring 16 goals resumed officially as Nigeria head coach on December, 1 2010 and did not lose any game during his time in charge of the national team.
His only defeat came on October 11 in an international friendly against Argentina in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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MTN LAGOS FASHION&DESIGN WEEK 2011. (DAY 2)

Rose, Maki Oh and Exclamation flaunt their dazzling collections on Day 2 of the MTN Lagos Fashion&Design Week 2011.

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A-LIST NOLLYWOOD STARS TO BE CONFERRED MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (MFR) HONOUR

Five top A-list Nollywood actors; Olu Jacobs, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Osita Iheme have joined the list of 364 Nigerians who are to be conferred the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
The award is a further recognition of the immense contribution of the Nigerian Entertainment industry, also called Nollywood to the country.

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