Sunday, 29 May 2016

Ten most influential Nigerians for May 2016

The high price of tomatoes and the increase in fuel price seem to have made a lotta people forget how to be in the news. A lot of people even forgot how to follow up on the life of the news makers. *sips zobo* This really made making this list a bit of challenge, but with you eager to read, I am sure covered. So, check out the ten people who rocked their influence game real hard this month. Leave your comments.   

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Incomparable Jewel by Rosevita Nwoko

Jewels are never easy to come by 
Notwithstanding, it's class it costs 
One a fortune, commonly known ones 
are called precious stones or ornaments. 
They are always treasured due to how beautiful and valuable they are. 
But, they're jewels and there are jewels 
There exist a kind of jewel 
that's incomparable. It's unique 
amongst all. It's a kind, one will ever wish for 
A type that will be treasured to a fault 
cos it might cost one death. 
They're like pearl found inside the shells 
of oysters, valued asI gem 
Can't describe what it looks like; Nor 
diamond that's the most valuable gem ever 
existence can't compete with it's worth. 
This gem is made of my image. It's a bit 
different from what I look like; 
but we're of the same kind.


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Kenneth Nwache on life as a film maker

Kenneth Nwache is one of those young person's taking Nollywood by storm. Regardless of the fact that the industry doesn't seem to provide young and upcoming film makers with much opportunity. Kenneth, a graduate of Theatre and Film Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka started his career in 2012, with the aim of correcting certain issues in the industry and to tell those untold stories about Nigeria. One of his movies, Crime and Justice' proves it all. Succubus is a must watch. Kenneth combines film making with artiste management, and philanthropy. In this exclusive interview, he revealed his inspirations, his plans and the challenges of being a film maker. Have a nice read through...

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Info on how to vote your favourite contestant for Miss Tourism Oyo 2016


It's time to Fish Out Nigeria Hotties as we Bring to you the Voting Pictures of the Maiden Edition: Miss Tourism Oyo 2016 Contestants...
Vote For your Favourite Contestant(s) by Liking their Voting Pictures via our Social Media Platforms.
Twitter: @misstourismoyo1.
Instagram: #MissTourismOyoOrganization.

Monday, 16 May 2016

How to succeed as a model in Nigeria (3)

This is the last part of the 'How to succeed as a model' posts. Starting from general tips on modelling, to list if too modelling agencies. As promised, I am delivering the suggestions of experts on the topic. The opinion expressed in this post is that of the few experts, I sought their opinions. Qalina George who took his timtime to provide tips on being a successful model is a makeup artiste and the CEO of MDJNSQ, a Port Harcourt based modelling agency. Emmanuel Ifegwu is a Fashion stylist and a designer. He had a peep into the modelling profession contesting for Mr. Tourism Nigeria 2015. And of course, models work with designers and stylists. Redwine Eccentric is a music artiste with some modelling experience. And Prince John Onyeme is the Face of Delta State Pageant and he is one stunner on the runway.

Qalina George, Maison De Je Ne Sais Quoi (MDJNSQ)

Few formulas for success in life are not actually that complicated if you think about it. On a serious note, although no one has taken the time to explain it, the formula to becoming a successful model in Nigeria is quite simple. -IT SHOULDN'T BE A SECRET, TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL MODEL IN NIGERIA.     

The formula is quite simple but the process could be complicated. Lets break it down.   

(A) YOUR MODELING PORTFOLIO (BOOK) : One of the reasons why the modeling industry is hard to break into is because the first step is the hardest step. A Model's portfolio is the single most important asset in his/her possession because it determines a model's value. It proves to everyone that you are photogenic and marketable. In a cut-throat in Port Harcourt, it's not good enough to be attractive, you must be attractive on paper. Because it is so important, only the best photos that represent you will do. Get the best photos by booking for quality print jobs and by working with the right agencies.   

(B) WORKING WITH THE RIGHT AGENCIES (MDJNSQ- PORT HARCOURT) : There are some models out there that live with what I call the "I can do it myself" syndrome. Some agencies in Asia call this "Freelancing". Whether it's because of their ego or their desire to keep all the profits for themselves, they refuse to work with agencies. From a professional standpoint, this behavior is silly. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for people who put in the effort and do everything themselves. I started out like that. However, it is just not possible to consistently book reputable and quality jobs without working with an agency.   

(C) IMPROVING YOUR CRAFT : Let's face it, part of being a model is working with an ego and using it to help bring out attributes and personalities that are required for the job. There is nothing wrong with having an ego, as long as its controlled. Unfortunately, it is a problem for some, many models i have worked with have egos the size of mount Everest and flaunt their arrogance everywhere they go. This is not only an issue for their profession but their personal life as well. The reason being, if you think you are the best, then you obviously don't see the need to improve, which is extremely harzadous to your career. Modeling is an art form that is built on skills. In order to get at it, you must be humble and keep an open mind.

Emmanuel Ifegwu 

The Nigeria modelling industry is a tough one and in order to survive you need to get your acts together .  

1. Be humle, nobody wants to work with a model with the attitude of a lead singer. If you are not down to earth you can kiss your career goodbye.

2. You'll need to take your physical appearance very seriously. Don't let the country's harsh weather get to you, that way you get to have a great skin and stand out from the crowd.

3. Slay, not just on the runway. Dress like your life depend on it. I mean who wouldn't want to work with someone that can pull off just any look.

4. Your attitude towards photography matters alot. Embrace versatility, meaning you have to be able to interpret the photographers needs during a shoot this'll definitely get you more jobs  

5. When working, 'don't go and be forming shakara',  give it your all if not you'll be forming Tyra Banks and one ambitious bread seller will run you over career wise.

Aha most importantly will power. You'll need that to be able to wake up by in the morning to be made up or groomed for a show or shoot. Plus a lot of that is required for you to be able to travel from Awka to Lagos for a show or to overcome the humiliation of standing for long periods during an audition and not getting picked at the end.

Redwine Eccentric 

Models are born not made. Nature must have given you all the looks but it takes more than just looks to make it in an industry as fashion. You would therefore need :

1. Technical know how : For you to break into the fashion industry you must know the industry. The dos and don'ts. Without that it would be an aimless journey.

2. Know your niche :  There are various type of modeling and each type requires a particular body size and looks. Do a constructive criticism on your self and know where you fit in. N/B : Stupidly is  when u take a basket to the stream to fetch water. But don't forget the basket is not totally useless. If taken to the farm to fetch yams, it surly will come in handy. So know where your body fits and the type of modeling.

3. Continuous Practice they say makes perfect. you need continue learning from the best in the industry. Learn your act of photograph, catwalk and much more. Always look up to a great model.

4. Attitude : A bad attitude will destroy you even before you start. Respect people's time. And listen carefully don't be too dramatic.

5. Patience should be your watch words. People like working with those who are respectful and patient.

6. Intelligence : Try bring more to the table than just looks. Give ideas but be respectful while on it.

7. Health : When you look healthy and clean you book more jobs. Don't go to a casting smelling of alcohol and smoke.

Prince John Onyeme

Everyone wants to be successful even in the smallest facet of life but to achieve success as a model you would have to be hardworking, have good morals and believe in yourself enough to take risks and make sacrifices. Go online, there are a thousand and one articles and clips that you could use to improve yourself to become a better model. Having all the looks and charms doesn't out weigh your morality so you should always uphold your positive personal ethics and lastly, you should know that it wouldn't be all roses so you have got to believe in yourself and invest in yourself .

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Joel's Hold Hands Again lyrics

Upcoming artiste Joel makes his debut release, 'Hold Hands Again'. A song dedicated to his late father and a late friend. Below is the lyrics of the song. I can't help but share cos this song would leave you all emotional. Follow https://  to download. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Check out Trendy Johnson' Men of Many Colours Collection

Trendy Johnson' new collection, 'Men of Many Colours' is everything. And you can get any of the piece at a 30% discount. The see-thru collection is also available. Check them out and start ordering.

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Fashionista Me : Favour Sunday

Name ‬: Favour Sunday
Occupation : Model, Student
Fashion Icon : Endurance Akpoyibo
Preferred Designer : Nathan Slim 
Fashion piece : Stripes and silky materials

Monday, 9 May 2016

UNIZIK Fashion Show and Awards 2016 announces events date and venue

Finally!!! The Date for the Most Anticipated Event of the year has been set and we are damn ready... The Unizik Fashion Show and Awards 2016 tagged: RECONSTRUCTED is slated for 

Top Modelling Agencies in Nigeria

This is a follow up on the post, 'How to succeed as a model in Nigeria'. Check out I promised on that post to provide interested models with a list of available modelling agencies in Nigeria and this I have worked on.  The Nigeria modelling industry, though still growing has grown as such that there are a thousand and one modelling agencies in Nigeria. One would therefore not expect me to make a list of all the modelling agencies in Nigeria, so I provide information on fourteen modelling agencies in Nigeria. Some of these agencies have attained international standards, while others are limited to the Nigeria community or some states. This list does not try to say that the agencies mentioned are the best in Nigeria. This is only a list of modelling agencies that I can assure their existence and their operations. Partly, because I have followed the agency from far and over time seen their records and again, because some of my friends in the fashion industry and in the modelling industry have worked or is working with some agencies. Then, I happen to have an acqitance with an owner of one of the agencies, and the staff of one. These agencies in no particular order include :

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Win Free VIP Tickets for the Port Harcourt Jersey Carnival

Stand a chance to win a free VIP ticket for Port Harcourt Jersey Carnival coming up on 27 May 2016 at Silverbird Show time Lounge. It's simple. Just do the following :   

Monday, 2 May 2016

UNIZIK Fashion Show and Awards 2016 nominees


The UNIZIK Fashion Show and Awards 2016 Nominees List Drops...
Over the Last Few Months, free nominations were flagged off through all our social media platforms and we made close to 4000 entries across all categories,making some of the categories to have more than 10 Nominees.