Showing posts from May 22, 2015

Tolu Falode launches book 'Gift of Grace' on 21st posthumous birthday of Toba Falode

Tolu Falode marked her late brother Toba Falode's 21st posthumous birthday with the launch of book 'Gift of Grace: A Sibling Bond'. The book is available online now on and from the 22nd of May at Laterna Ventures Bookstores, 13 Oko Awo Close,Off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, VI, Lagos.

More photos from the book launch below...

Gov. Fashola Says Jonathan’s Act of Conceding Defeat Was Courageous

President Goodluck Jonathan’s act of conceding defeat is still a hot topic.
In an interview with Punch, Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola, shared his perspective on the matter:
“I won’t join the debate because it is a raging debate; some say he is now a statesman, some say he is now a hero, others say he is not a hero as he did what he was expected to do. I will just say that first you must understand what we have become. All of us are looking at an election. Do we normally, as a people, accept that we have been defeated? Let us ask ourselves that question. Let me animate it a little: can you remember how many times in football that we lost – we can’t qualify – and some people will still be saying ‘no, if somebody beats somebody by 20-0, we will qualify?’ And they will continue to raise hope where, clearly, hope is gone. Logic says to you ‘this is over.’ That is us. We don’t accept that it is over. It can be a positive energy somewhere else, to fight to the last. But …

U.S Embassy Lists “Lack of Economic & Social Ties” as Major Reason why Nigerians are Denied Visa

Consul General of the US embassy, William Laidlaw, has expressed that contrary to popular opinion, US visa application processes are not as stringent as people think. Speaking with Punch, he stated that efforts are being made to improve visa processes better for Nigerians by decentralizing the process. He also revealed that one of the most common reasons why Nigerians are refused visa, is because of failure to show evidence of social and economic ties. Laidlaw stated: To really qualify for a visit to the US, you have to show you have social and economic ties sufficient to meet the immigration terms we have in our laws. To have those social and economic ties usually means somebody who has developed a career, developed a household and has done something to develop himself within Nigeria… If you can establish your social and economic ties and we understand who you are in Nigerian context, that allows us to make an evaluation judgment; It’s very hard for very young people, I’m s…

They Call Her Queen Dencia! Check out More Photos from House of Maliq Magazine’s Luxury Issue + Her Interview

House of Maliq has released some photos from the editorial spread, shot by Scott Herbert, as well as her interview with the magazine.
Read excerpts from her feature below. On her projects: I’ve been chasing my dreams and living life.I’m working hard and having lots of fun doing it. I’m currently on the road promoting my new single, “African energy” . This week alone, I just left Las Vegas, where I attended the billboard awards for Los Angeles to kiss my beautiful dogs and now headed to Lagos to premier the video for my new single, “African energy” and then Europe for more promotion. On her inspirations: I’m a goal driven person who is relentless in pursuing my dreams. I’m inspired by not just one person. I draw inspiration from everything and everyone around me. I’m inspired by powerful & successful women like Folurunsho Alakija, historical greats like the Queen of Matamba, Madam CJ Walker( okay let me not get too deep lol) and of course my grandmother who raised me to …

Photos from Miss United Nations, Nigeria pageant, organized by Precious Chikwendu

Miss Vivian Adaeze Nnamani, who represented the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has emerged as Miss United Nations (Nigeria) while Miss Kessy Isong, representing Akwa Ibom state, emerged as her first runner up. The event was held last Saturday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. 
There were five categories. Madueke Jaclyn emerged Miss Teen, Nigeria, United Nations; Kessy Isong was Miss Tourism Nigeria, United Nations; Tubosoye C. Dokubo, emerged Miss MS (Single Mum) United Nations; and the Mrs Nigeria, United Nations is Emem Chukwu Ebelechukwu. 
Each winner got a brand new car and $10,000 cash. They will represent Nigeria in July in Kingston, Jamaica. 

See more photos below...

Organizer of the pageant,  Miss United Nations Nigeria,  2014, Precious Chikwendu,  said using  her Snow White Foundation NGO,  she adopted a lifecycle approach of development, focusing its interventions on children, their families and the larger community with emphasis on the less privileg…