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Lagos Fashion Week Takes London

Lagos Fashion Week, in continuing our mission to raise the profile of African designers at home and beyond, will be presenting targeted activities aimed to give designers exposure to industry stakeholders in the city of London. The goal is to provide designers with access to new markets and simultaneously nurture partnerships internationally for future opportunities.

From the 2nd to the 5th of April, #LagosFW will host a series of events in London and Lagos, featuring a selection of African designers. Some of the participating brands, are beneficiaries of the International Trade Center’s SHETrades in Commonwealth program which aims to connect three million women to market by 2021.

BETWEEN US will represent the vibrant and dynamic facets of African design and community, with a focus on its diversity, from traditional handcraft and local production to cultural and political messaging through fashion. The pop-up recognises that each brand’s connection with Africa is proudly present yet fluid, unique, fresh and limitless.

For six weeks beginning on the 2nd of April, The Shop at Bluebird will welcome the versatile and effervescent spirits of Africa to its London flagship store; Carriage Hall with the first multi-brand pop-up since opening the Covent Garden space in May 2018. BETWEEN US honours over twenty unique designers, from womenswear and accessories to interiors and lifestyle, curated by the Founder and Executive Director of Lagos Fashion Week, Omoyemi Akerele and brand consultants Tammy Tinker Pudel and Katrina Macpherson, who are based out of Cape Town.

Claire Miles, the buying director of The Shop at Bluebird, says “BETWEEN US is the first collaborative installation of its kind, as well as the first that we are hosting in Carriage Hall. We are delighted to be able to showcase and support both new and established African talent.”

Participating brands include: AAKS | Anyango Mpinga | Aprelle Duany | Ardmore Design | Asha : Eleven | Chommies | Crystal Birch | Eki Orleans | Eclectic Chique | Galago | Iamsigo | Karu | Lisa Folawiyo | Lukhanyo Mdingi | Mami Wata | Maxhosa | Nina Bosch | Okapi | Orange Culture | Pop Caven | Studio 189 | Tilayo

Fashion Business Series
Fashion Business Series, a Lagos Fashion Week signature platform, which provides an avenue for industry thought leaders and collaborators to convene and exchange ideas, share information and educate an engaged audience will also be coming to London, continuing a global city tour that has included Accra, Nairobi and New York in 2018.

This edition, which will be held on April 2nd, 2019 will feature seasoned experts in their respective sectors who will contribute to conversations surrounding “Succeeding in Today’s Retail Market”.
New Season Presentation
On April 3rd 2019, Lagos Fashion Week will debut a live London showcase at The Shop at Bluebird, spotlighting a selection of African designers, who will present their new season collections exclusively in the UK to buyers, press and VIP customers. This approach allows invited guests to have a closer look at the pieces and interact with the designer and overall collection.

On April 5th 2019, in Lagos Nigeria, the 2018 Fashion Focus Africa finalists will present their business and marketing strategic plan to a panel of judges for the opportunity to be the recipient of the Fashion Focus Fund in partnership with FETSWallet – a cash grant of NGN5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) and year long mentorship.

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Chioma Hangs Out With Her Sister And Davido’s Lawyer

Davido’s girlfriend, Chioma shares cute photos as she hangs out with her sister and Davido’s lawyer.

Chioma said she loved meeting with davido’s lawyer because she would be able to spend his money. 

She wrote: “I love meetings with @prince_iicoz I get to spend his money right after” 

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Justin Bieber Begs Fans For Prayers

Pop star, Justin Bieber in a social media has cried out for help from his fans.

The multiple Grammy award-winning Canadian singer in a recent Instagram post urged fans to pray for him as he has been feeling disconnected lately.

Bieber who married his wife, Hailey Baldwin some few months ago has appeared to be struggling with emotions for some time now. On different sightings, he has been seen breaking down in tears or looking gloomy and thoughtful.

Although he didn’t reveal what the issues he is facing are, he emphasised on the need to be prayed for. He wrote,

Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on..”

It would be recalled that we reported earlier that the singer is currently receiving treatment for depression.

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Sinach Breaks Record On YouTube, As ‘Way Maker’ Hits 100 Million Views

Nigerian gospel singer, Osinachi Joseph popularly known by the mononym Sinach, has broken a record by being the first gospel artiste in the country to amass over 100 million views on YouTube.

As at the time of this report, “Way Maker” which was published 30th December 2015, had amassed exactly 100,166,641 views on YouTube.

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R. Kelly arrested again and taken to jail over unpaid child support

Embattled singer, R. Kelly was on Wednesday arrested for $161,663 in unpaid child support and was taken into custody.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Kelly will have to pay the full amount before he will be released from jail.  

According to TMZ,  the embattled singer who is also facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse hasn’t covered the $161,633 he owes to his ex-wife, Drea Kelly, and his deadline was Wednesday at 10 AM Central Time. 

It was also revealed that the D.A. could charge him criminally for failure to pay the support. Any amount over $20k is a felony.

Watch the video below.

JUST IN: Cook County Sheriff’s Office: R. Kelly taken into custody at a hearing over unpaid child support; he will be be transferred to county jail – @NBCChicago pic.twitter.com/Q2YNAMVnYc— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 6, 2019

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2face Idibia reacts to allegations of domestic violence

As Nigerians continue to try to wrap their heads around 2face Idibia’s recent Twitter meltdown about his home, a fan asked him today if it was because he laid his hands on his wiife, Annie.

2face replied saying, ‘I no fit try am’. He also denied using the said post as a form of publicity stunt to promote his new song.

See screenshots below….

2face Idibia reacts to allegations of domestic violence
2face Idibia reacts to allegations of domestic violence
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BBNaija 2019 auditions start across Nigeria

Auditions for the fourth season of the reality TV  show, Big Brother Naija kicked off on  Friday across different states of the federation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a large number of people had turned out at the different venues for the auditions as early as midnight.

Fans of the show had also taken to the social media to express amazement at the turnout of people.

@chi_derah tweeted, “the crowd is so massive. Abuja people are not here to play.”

@tosinolugbenga tweeted, “no jobs, ASUU  is on strike. BBNaija auditions got a high crowd at the venues as early as 4:45a.m. Apparently, some people slept at the venues.”

@madukaegbuonu tweeted, “Lagos auditions happening now at 12am (midnight). We are happy to sacrifice our night sleep.”

According to organisers of the show, the fourth edition would be held in Nigeria after the general elections as opposed to it holding in South Africa.

NAN reports that the last season of BBNaija tagged “Double Wahala” was won by 23-year-old Miracle Igbokwe.

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