Life & Style
Wake Keeping of Mrs Adeline Nwene
It was a memorable night on Saturday, July 16 when all gathered in Carson, California to celebrate the life of Mrs. Adeline Nwene.
The Nwene family from Nibo, Akwa South Local Government, Anambra State was in great joy because their beloved Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother lived a long fulfilled life.
Mrs. Adeline a.k.a Nne Oma was born in 1932 and passed away in 2016. She lived a very noble life, was well-known and and well-liked. She is survived by: Children, Son In Laws, Daughter In Laws, Grand Children and Great Grand Children.
2015 Ankara Festival Los Angeles
The 2015 Ankara African Fashion and Music festival was on September 12, 2015. The 6th annual showcase was held at The Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, California and hosted by 'ever young and beautiful' Stella Damasus and Duain Richmond also known as FELA.
This year's event was quite different from last year's. The models were so much fun. With bold black and gold artistic makeup, they walked the runway, danced a little bit to African songs and also did some choreographed fashion moves which made the clothes look even more stylish. Stella Damasus and Duain Richmond did a great job. Thumbs up!
Artists Chibbz , Mon'aerie and Mobeatz nailed their performance. However, Eddy Kenzo of Uganda stole the show when he sang his hit song Sitya Loss. The hall shoke and the audience went bananas as they sang along with him.
Design by Nsa A
From Ghana: Design of Diapora
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The models taking a bow
Nigerian artist Chibzz. Artists Chibbz , Mon'aerie and Mobeatz nailed their performance. However, Eddy Kenzo of Uganda stole the show when he sang his hit song Sitya Loss. The hall shoke and the audience went bananas as they sang along with him.
Los Angeles based beauties from Sierra Leone.
From Ethiopia: Nubi Collections
The producers are always spicing things up. We wonder what plans they have for 2016? I have a little idea though. Let me spill the beans: NYC is going to be part of the 2016 package for sure, but there is always more.......... Wink!.
Nigerian artist, Meaku
Eddy Kenzo of Uganda, supporting his buddy, Meaku from Nigeria.
Peter "Lentini" Efezokhare has made us proud again. Each year, there is a new twist in AFLA because the mission of the showcase, is to connect communities, cultures and continents through talents and creativity of designers and musical acts.
One of my favorite photographers from back in my modeling days. Olayo of Today's CEO Photography. He is way bigger now, touring the world and covering events.
Finally got to meet Eddy Kenzo. I love his song 'Sitya Loss.' He is such a cool guy!
Check this out! Nice decoration.
PhoneFit Collection. So pretty….. all in Ankara fabric design.
NAFCA 2015 Photos
See photos from the 5th annual NAFCA also known as Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards that was held on the September 12th, 2015 at the iconic Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California.
The ENAW 2015 Convention Los Angeles
The Edo Association of Southern California Inc. also known as NEDOYE, 2015 convention is offically over. The three-day event which started on Friday September 4th and ended on Sunday the 6th, was held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in California. In the photo, from the right: Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole, wife, Lara, Mon's Pick & Nonye.
As usual, the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole was present on Saturday which was also the day of the Gala night. What was even more interesting about his presence, was his beautiful wife, Lara. It was her first time to attend the annual convention and she was received with warm hands by her people.
Honorable Patrick Obahiagbon, the governor's son, Adam, where some of the notable faces at the convention.
From the left: Edo State First Lady Lara Forte Oshiomole, her PA, Mon's Pick & Nonye. This non-profit 501(c) organization, is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Edo cultural heritage among all Edo indigenes in diaspora, particularly in Southern Califonia, and back home in Edo State Nigeria.
The Nedoye Women Cultural Dancers where also there to blow the minds of the already elated audience with Edo traditional songs and the signature 'graceful' dance moves. They all looked lovely in their navy blue Velvet wrapper and coral beads.
Mon's Pick herself representing her heritage.
Children and teenagers were not left out in the fun-filled environment. They kept busy with many activities ranging from art, talent show, fashion show, a beauty pageant and they all went home with lots of goodies.
Winner of the 2015 Mr ENAW contest
Models of the Fashion Show
The red carpet event was truly a classy one. The organizers really did their 'homework.' As a worldwide event, there was provision for an 'Oba Market' similar to the famous one in Benin City, Edo State. Having this luxury marketplace, gave the guests the opportunity to shop for anything they wanted from Nigeria.
Nedoye women are Charlie's Angels too.
Nedoye women blowing kisses
Business men and women from Africa, Europe, The U.S. e.t.c came together to display african fabrics, jewelries - mostly coral beads-, artworks, and many more. For those who wanted to tie Gele (african headties), they didn't have to worry because there were professionals at the market who did justice with the headties.
Angels World of head ties
Angels World of Beads
Mon's Pick and her Boo.
And then, they saved the best for last, I would say when lengendary singer Osayomore Joseph and his crew took to the stage and wowed the crowd. At the mention of his name, the entire audience screamed and ran to the dance floor. Oh boy! He still gat it! Those old school songs brought back lots of memories. It was history in the making. Last time I saw Osayomore, I was probably 8 years old. So, seeing him was a big deal to me.
Billboard Music Awards 2015 Winners
The 2015 Billborads Music Awards which took place on Sunday night, May 17, was aired live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hosts Ludacris and Christine Tiegen looked amazing on stage. We must commend Tiegen for being a beautiful co-host. When we first heard she was going to be anchoring the show with Ludacris, we were kind of surprised. But, she did great! When it comes to the question, "Who dominated the entire night?," we would definitely say Taylor Swift did.
As a matter of fact, she owned the awards and she deserved it! There is something about Taylor that is so sweet, you just can't help loving her and listening to her songs over and over again. As the lead nominee with 14 nominations, she ended up nabbing the most trophies of the night. Taking home as many as 8 awards including top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Hot 100 artist and top streaming song.
English singer and songwriter, Sam Smith, who recently underwent a vocal surgery which made him skip this memorable event, was the second biggest winner. He racked a total of 13 nominations, winning 3 awards including top artist. His way of participating in the awesome event was by making a video message in which he expressed his gratitude with the aid of cue cards.
Australian female rapper, Iggy Azalea who performed 'Pretty Girls'' with Britney Spears for the very first time at the Billboard's awards, won a total of 3 awards in the following categories: top Streaming Artist, top Rap Artist and top Rap Song featuring Charli XCX, "Fancy". She got as many as 12 nominations for the night.
American singer-songwriter,rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharell Williams also nabbed 3 awards for top R&B Artist, top R&B Album "Girl" and top R & B Song "Happy".
English-Irish Pop boy band known as One Direction went home with 2 awards for top Touring Artists and top Duo/Group.
Irish musician, Hozier, also won 2 awards for top Rock Song and top Rock Artist.
Though American country music singer Jason Aldean was not at the Billboard's awards, he got 2 awards for top Country Song BMA “Burnin’ It Down” and top Country Album.
Spanish singer, songwriter and actor Enrique Iglesias got 2 awards for top Latin Song "Bailando" featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, and also for top Latin Album "Sex and Love."
John Legend also won 2 awards for both top Streaming Song and top Radio Song "All of Me." The Billboard Music Awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015. It was produced by Dick Clark Productions.
MET GALA 2015 RED CARPET
Photos of stars Who Wowed The Crowd At The Met Gala 2015 Red Carpet. On Monday, May 4, celebrities from all over the world gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York. The event which is a combination of art, fashion and entertainment is held annually for the purpose of raising funds to support the Museum's costume institute. This year's theme for the Met Gala or Met Ball was titled "China: Through The Looking Glass."
Jay Z & Queen B both wearing Givenchy
Rihanna stole the show with this very rich hand-made dress by Gup Pie. She said it took two years for the designer to finish making the outfit. Riri's body is just like that of Jennifer Lopez who makes everything look gorgeous and comfortable.
The "Bitch better have my money" singer also performed during the event. She blew the minds of the audience with the song.
Mrs. Kim Kardashian West walking in front of Kanye wearing a Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli
Alicia Keys & Jean Paul Gualtier. The singer is wearing Gualtier's design.
Miley Cyrus wearing Alexander Wang and an Ana Khouri ear cuff
Andre Belaze & Uma Thurman: Thurman wearing an Atelier Versace
Common in Prada.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend wearing Gucci.
Lady Gaga wearing Balenciaga.
Dwyane Wade in Versace and Buccellati jewelry and Gabrielle Union in Zac Posen.
Justin Bieber wearing Balmain.
Hellen Mirren wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
Madonna wearing Moschino.
Karen Elson looks adorable like a queen in Dolce & Gabbana. Loving the head piece.
Karolina Kurkova wearing Tommy Hilfiger.
Jessica Parker & Andy Cohen. Parker is wearing a custom made H&M and Philip Treacy hat while Cohen looks smooth in Ralph Lauren.
Julianne Moore looks simple and classy in her Givenchy dress.
Jennifer Lawrence looks simple in Dior.
Cassie & P. Diddy both stunning in Zuhair Murad
Taraji P. Henson & Alexander Wang in Balenciaga.
Solange is wearing Giles. An artistic outfit that makes her look like a Swan Princess.
Actress, singer and dancer, Zendaya is so chic in Fausto Puglisi.
Rita Ora wearing Tom Ford
Miguel wearing Michael Kors
Zoe Kravitz wearing custom made Alexander Wang
Kerry Washington looks very bold in this embriodered pink satin Prada dress.
Jennifer Lopez never fails to impress us. She is one of the best dressed hollywood celebrities and she is wearing Versace.
Michael Kors & Kate Hudson. The actress is wearing a Michael Kors.
Katy Perry & Jeremy Scott both wearing Moschino.
Kris Jenner looks cute in Balmain.
Lee Daniel & Naomi Campbell. The model is wearing Burberry.
Hailey Baldin wearing Topshop.
Actress Anne Hathaway is wearing Ralph Lauren.
Dakota Johnson in Chanel couture.
Cher and Marc Jacob.
Gong Li in Roberto Cavalli and Piaget jewelry.
Kelller Jenner in Calvin Klein.
Shupei Qin in Tommy Hilfiger.
Selena Gomez & Vera Wang. The former Disney actress is wearing a Vera Wang.
Tabitha Simmons is wearing Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda.
Mrs. Clooney is wearing Maison Margiela and her hubby, George is wearing Armani.
The 2015 Grammy Awards Red Carpet
See photos from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet that was held on Sunday February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. We all love Sam Smith and he shined so bright at the awards, taking 4 grammys home.
Big Sean and Ariana Grande
Amir 'Questlove' Thompson
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Smokey Robinson and Frances Glandney
Nico & Vinz
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Pharrell Williams with Helen Lasichanh
Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay
Mary J. Blige
Maddie Ziegler & Sia
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The AMAs 2014 Red Carpet
The 42nd American Music Awards (AMAs) was held on November 23, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognizes the most popular artists and albums of 2014. The nominations were announced on October 13, 2014, by Jason Derulo and Charli XCX. Australian recording artist, Iggy Azalea leads the nominees with six nominations.
The event was broadcast live on ABC. Pitbull was announced as a host on October 20, 2014 while Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Frankie Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker were all announced co-hosts of the pre-show on November 7, 2014. Here are some photos from the AMAs 2014 Red Carpet. Enjoy!!!
Kandi Burruss and hubby, Todd Tucker
Mary J. Blige
Anthony Anderson & Nathan Anderson
Internet personality Lele Pons
Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
Tracee Ellis Ross
Model Gigi Hadid
Singer Rita Ora
Singer Meghan Trainor
Singer Sam Smith
TV Personality Giuliana Rancic
Grand Finale MIA Queen Chizoba Ejike
Beautiful Chizoba Ejike becomes the new crowned queen of the maiden edition of the 2014 Miss Independence Anambra (MIA) Pageant. Representing the Millenium, she beat 19 other contestant to the title.
The grand finale of the pageant was held on Saturday, October 31 in Anambra with many notable faces in attendance such as: Mr Nworah (Creator of the pageant), Nwando Okwuosa (former Miss Nigeria), Chinenye Ochuba Akinlade (former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria), Actor - turned- politician Bob Manuel, Commission Obi Nwakwo (Science and Technology),
Mr Tony Onyima (Commissioner of Information, Culture & Tourism Anambra State), Nigerian radio personality Olisa Adibua, Okey Bakassi (Nigerian actor-comedian), to mention a few. The event kicked off at the stated time, witnesses at the pageant said the show went well as they were promised and there was a huge turnout of people.
To spice things up, the organizers of the pageant, added some side attractions to the event. With the likes of DJINEE, Slow Dod and Omega-inspired gracing the stage and setting the audience ablaze. This was very important because the beauty pageant itself was a stiff competition.
With Nwando Okwuosa as the pageant consultant, the contestant were carefully selected based on their intellects, good will, their ability to articulate their thoughts (inner beauty), as well as their physical attributes (outward beauty).
Today has been a fun filled day for the kids in America including the young at heart (adults). Almost all the schools in the United States had their halloween parade today, which is an avenue for students and staff of the school to showcase their fun and creative side by wearing 'fancy' costumes.
The world was blessed today with thousands of Super Heroes, Divas, Nerds, Angels, etc. While some costumes were very creative and appealing, some costumes were very dramatic and scary. I wondered what those kids were thinking in their minds? Lol!!! But, they all looked amazing and happy.
The Halloween parade is something that everyone look forward to and it's always a great experience, almost like what you would see at Disney .
The good thing about Halloween is that it makes people especially kids happy. Children get to decide the character they want to be and then shop for the exact costume worn by that character. They also get to go trick or treating during the night under the supervision of an adult- who is normally standing about 15-25 feet away from the kids. Have a wickedly spooky Friday!!! Posted October 31, 2014
MIA 2014 Pageant Contestant's Tour
Top 20 finalists of the Miss Independence Anambra (MIA) pageant today visited the Awka office of Telecom giants and Co-sponsors of the pageant. The contestants were treated to a wonderful reception and each went home with choice items in their goodie bags. Airtel also redeemed their sponsorship pledge with a cheque. Posted October 29, 2014
The 20 Miss Independence Contestants also visited ANSIPPA.
Mr Nworah, Former Miss Nigeria and the Contestants pay a visit to Mrs Henrieta C. Uche (SSA TO THE ANAMBRA STATE GOV. ON CULTURE AND TOURISM)
The Contestants and Tour Team live at the Ogbunike Cave.
The Miss Independence Anambra Pageant team also visited the palace of Igwe Peter Anugwu, (Igwe Mbaukwu) who having got wind of the visit invited his friend and fellow Igwe, Romanus Iloh (Igwe of Nise) to join him at his palace to welcome the ABS team. Welcoming them, Igwe Anugwu praised ABS for the initiative and pledged his full support to the organisation.
The Igwe who is also the Chairman of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Director of Sab Miller Intafact Beverages PLC (brewers of Hero beer etc) and Director of several companies promised to award scholarships to the final Top 7 contestants. Igwe Anugwu also promised all the contestants that upon graduation, he will assist them with job opportunities in any of his associated companies.
At Mr Kairos Anyaocha (Kairos electronics),
The Principal of St Monica Secondary School, Ogbunike, Addressing the Students along side Nwando Okwuosa Former Miss Nigeria 2003, who was once a student of the school
Nwando Okwuosa speaking to the Students, telling them the reason for her visit.
Staff and Students with the Contestants and Nwando Okwuosa Former Miss Nigeria 2003.
The 20 Contestants also visited CBN Awka Branch.
The Contestants also visited the Aguleri forest.
Photo News: GIAMA Awards 2014
Julius Agwu was the host of the 2014 GIAMA Awards that was held in Houston, Texas on October 25th. Posted October 28, 2014
Tana Egbo-Adelana - Best Supporting Actress (Nominee)
Richard N. with Anita Chris
Robert and Deborah Peters
Moses Inwang and wife
Emma Emerson -The red carpet host.
Belinda Effah - Best Supporting Actress (Winner)
Anthony Monjaro with guest
Belinda and Moses
Daniel Ademinoka and Stella Damacus
Majid, Ini Edo and Uche
Gbenro, Pascal and Majid
Esther and Beverly
Miss Independence Anambra 2014
Nigerian Independence Party 2014
Here are photos from Nigeria's 2014 Independence party A.K.A October 1st. The party was organized by Nigerian popular DJ Lentini in Los Angeles, California. Enjoy!!! Posted: October 2, 2014
Photos From The African Oscars 2014
The Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) aka the African Oscars is an annual award that rewards film practitioners in the african continent. It has been held in the United States since its maiden edition on September 17, 2011. The 4th edition was held on Sunday, 13 September 2014 at Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, California.
It was an amazing event, performances were great, lovely people from parts of the world, including stars from Hollywood, Nollywood etc. Posted September 13th, 2014
Ankara Festival 2014 Los Angeles
The Ankara Festival (AFLA) 2014 was held on Saturday, September 6th at the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California. The annual event promotes African culture, entertainment and modern arts. It's also an outlet for people to show case their products, humanitarian services, talents and many more. A great avenue that attracts several young enterpreneurs and role models. Posted September 7, 2014
The event was hosted by Nigerian comedian, Yvonne Orji and Sierra Leonean, Duain Richmond best known as FELA! on Broadway.
The Festival is one of the largest celebrations of African fashion, culture, heritage, music, dance and art in Los Angeles, California. This year's event, marks the 5th anniversary of the amazing show that features fashion designers from different parts of the world. The mission of AFLA is also geared towards providing the community an all African experience; thus promoting goodwill.
As a result of AFLA popularity, it draws the interest of both local and international particpants which include: fashion designers, musicians, dancers, comedians and actors.
With Sierra Leonean, Duain Richmond best known as FELA! on Broadway and Nigerian comedian, Yvonne Orji as the hosts of the special course, it was a very colorful night with upscale attires, flaboyant style, colorful african print, fancy hairdos and makeup on the red carpet and the run-way. A true African theme indeed. The presenters, models and entertainers all looked amazing.
While the 4th annivery was held last year at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, this year's event was held at the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California. It was a memorable event with a huge turnout just like last year's.
There were many entertainers on the stage 'doing their thing' such as dancing, rapping and singing. But, Nigerian artist, Harry Song who came all the way from Nigeria, wowed the audience with his hit songs; 'Mandela', 'Beta Pikin','Kolombo and 'Fine Girl.'
Mr. Chike Nweke, leader of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' movement in Southern California reminded the audience about the Nigerian missing school girls and urged everyone to pray for their safe return.
The brain behind AFLA is Peter “Lentini” Efezohae (Founder and Creative Director) and his team Bimpe Efezohae (Wife to Lentini, Co-founder and Executive Director), Dunnie Onasanya (Events Producer and Public Relations), Demola Ogunnaike (Co-Director).
Toms and MUD were some of the major sponsors of AFLA 2014.
Nigerian comedian, Yvonne Orji.
This guy is one of the best dancers I have ever seen! From Nigerian Galala dance moves to Skelewu.
Female rapper doing her thing
Miss Linda Tenebe and I (Mon).
Ankara Festival 2014 Red Carpet
Founders of Ankara Festival, Peter Lentini Efezohae (Far right), wife Bimpe Efezohae (far left) with the AFLA team and Nigerian artist, Harry Song in clad in an all white outfit.
Founder of Ankara Festival (Far left) with Nigerian artist, Harry Song and friends.
Founder of Ankara Festival (Far left) with Nigerian artist, Harry Song and friends.
Founder of Ankara Festival (Far right) with his team and Nigerian artist, Harry Song.
My humble self, Mon with Nigerian superstar, Harry Song. Wearing matching outfits and that made us twins for the night. Yay!!! Lol!
Harry Song with buddy.
Miss Nigeria America 2014.
Miss Linda Tenebe.
Habiba, designer of Habiba Unique Jewelry line.
Actress and star of Nigerian Wives of Hollywood, Lola Taylor.
Miss Linda Tenebe.
Emmys 2014 Top 15 Best Dresses
The 66th Annual Emmy Awards which took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. on August 25, saw a host of beautiful stunners on the red carpet including Hollywood actresses, television presenters and a host of other public figures. In no particular other, enjoy Mon's Pick's 15 Best Dresses at the event!!! Halle Berry in Elie Saab Posted 26th August, 2014
Teyonah Parris in Christain Siriano
Sarah Hyland in Christain Siriano
Natalie Dormer in J. Mandel
Nancy Odell in O' Blanc by Olga Blanc
Melissa Rauch in Pamella Rowland
Keke Palmer in Ruby Singer
Kerry Washington in Prada
Laura Prepon in Gustavo Cadile
Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karen
Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier
Katherine Heigl in John Hayle
Kaley Cuoco in Monique Lhuillier Sweeting
Hayden Panettiere in Octavio Carolin
Alicia Quarles in Dany Atrache
Coming Soon! Kim K's Selfie Book
Wow!!! Kim Kadarshian has landed a big one. She is releasing a book of 'selfies.' The book which is titled Selfish, will be available in April 2015, will feature some of the reality star's best solo shots. And all 352 pages of Kim pics — published by Rizzoli's Universe imprint — can be yours for just $19.95!
Though, she gave us a hint about the book during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I’m going to make some, like, super-racy. I mean, every girl takes, like, full like pictures of their ass in the mirror.” She told her step-brother Brody, that the inspiration for the photo book came from a Valentine's Day gift she presented to Kanye West. When she couldn't figure out what to give the rapper for the romantic holiday.
So, she decided to make him a book filled with Polaroid shots (of herself), because "all guys love it when a girl sends them sexy pics." "It ended up turning out so cool that we came up with this idea to do a book, a selfie book," she added. Kardashian first became famous for a sex tape that stormed the Internet, so there would seem to be little left to expose.
I have never seen anyone so blessed. While everyone is busy trying to get their Masters and Ph.D, Kim is making millions by simply living her normal life. Best believe it, this book will sell!!! Congrats Kim!!! Posted 8/8/2014
Nedoye's 2014 Picnic In Cerritos
Again, our ladies have made us proud, collaboratively organizing and hosting one of the most memorable Nedoye Annual Picnic this year at the famed County of Los Angeles Park in the city of Cerritos. There were lost of feasting, games, activities including racing (100meters dash race) by age groups. The youths had their saddle bag races from toddlers to college age. Medals were awarded to top two places.
The event took place at the famous Lake-view location with water falls overlooking the setting. BBQ prime ribs, chicken, meat pie, curry chicken, salad, hot dog, cake, hot wings, fried fish, cool aid drink, brownies, chips, salsa, artichoke spinach dip, goat meat, fried, jallof, white rice with stew, beef links were among the many specialties meticulously catered with love by our members were served. The kids had so much fun playing with toys, making new friends and running around.
Special thanks to our women, they were all great, especially Mrs. Marilyn, Mrs. Aregs, Mrs. Okundolor, and Mrs. Idahosa-Erese for taking the lead.
BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet
The 2014 BET Awards was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2014 and Chris Rock was unveiled as the host of the event. One of my favorite segments of the show is the red carpet because you never know who you will see and the outfits are always something to keep you captivated. I noticed that this year's red carpet was dominated by celebrities in white outfits? My initial thought was that it was the "dress code" for the event. Lol!!!
That would have been a nice concept though, but I still love the fact that there was a mix of colors to boost that glamorous effect. It was amazing to see Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage, Wiz Kid, American artist John Legend and actress, Gabriel, to mention a few that was looking lovely as they took that walk of pride on the red carpet. Here are some nice shots from the event. Enjoy!!!
Taye Diggs with new babe, Amanda Smith Brown.
Floyd Mayweather with girl
Ashanti. I love love love the back view of this dress and that's why I am only showing the lovely rear view.
Eddie Murphy's Bria and Shane
Kevin Hart and girlfriend, Eniko Parrish
Fawn and Fonzworth Bentley
Draya of Basketball Wives L.A. reality show.
Lil Mama. I saw this babe just a week ago at the WestField Mall close to my house. She has one of the most beautiful skin I have ever seen. Reminds me of that of Beyonce. Lil Mama is beautiful! Good things really do come in small packages!!!
Kerry Washington. Can anyone tell that she just had a baby about 2 months ago? Nah….
Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown's girl. Not looking bad at all.
Travis Barker and family
Eva Marcielle, Gugu MbathaRaw and Paris Hilton.
Charly Boy Buries Father
Many gathered with the residents of the historically significant town of Oguta in Imo State to celebrate the life and times of the late Legal Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa. Top Government officials and several other dignitaries including international envoys arrived the town at various times during the three day event which featured carnival styled concerts that was aired live by AIT and several other media houses.
A requiem mass, wake keeping, funeral service and the laying in state and burial at the Oputa family home constituted key aspects of the three-day activities. Source: Trendy Africa
Charly Boy consoles mother. How sweet….
Anyim Pius Anyim delivering a goodwill message on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan
Charly Boy's wife, Diane Oputa with daughter, Dominique Oputa
Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Executive Governor of Imo State, Nigeria
Attorney George Oputa and Niece
Mammoth crowd during the ceremony
Lupita Nyong'o First Vogue Cover
Wao! This is so amazing. Lupita Nyong'o has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. With a high intellect, humility and a well defined body tone, we are not surprise she made it to cover of Vogue Magazine's July issue. On the cover, she is wearing a Prada purple and red print dress from the designer's 2014 Fall RTW Collection. Enjoy the rest of the fashion spread! Click on photo for more.
32 Makeup-Free Selfies Of Bold Women
Yes! I am calling out the ladies! Every woman is beautiful in her own unique way and God does not make junks. What baffles me is that, there are some "chics" you can never see without their makeup on. These days, it takes the grace of God to find a makeup-free photo of your girl friends on social media. Isn't that boring? Sometimes women should loosen up and rock that natural look. Mind you, "no amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart" Here are 32 makeup-free selfies of some bold women.
Yeah that's my humble self! People should lead by example right? This is me practicing what I preach. Lol!!!
Former Miss World, model and designer, Agbani Darego from Nigeria.
Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is also a singer, and philanthropist. Click center of photo for better view.
Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji is also a designer and singer. Click center of photo for better view
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter simply known as "Beyonce" is an American singer and actress.
Former model turned actress, Cameron Diaz is from the U.S.
Nigerian actress, Kate Henshaw.
Beautiful Jennifer Lopez is an American and Latina actress, businesswoman, dancer, and recording artist. She is best known as J.Lo.
Former Miss Ghana contestant, Yvonne Nelson is a actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur.
Tana Egbo-Adelana is a Nigerian On Air Personality and Actress.
Nigerian Actress, Rita Dominic.
Kim Kardashian West is an American television and social media personality, socialite, fashion designer, businesswoman, model, actress and a new mum.
Tonto Charity Dikeh, best known as Tonto Dike is a Nigerian actress and singer from ikwerre, Rivers State.
Chidinma Ekile, best known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, stage performer, and brand ambassador for MTN Nigeria.
Ciara, is an american recording artist, dancer, actress, fashion model and a new mum.
Brazilian model, Adriana Lima is also an actress who is popularly known as a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian film actress and model.
Ghanian actress, Nadia Buhari.
Oscar-wining Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong'o is also a film and music video director.
Rapper, Iggy Azalea, is an Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
Kandi Burruss is an American singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, and television personality. She is also a former member of the early 90s group, Xscape.
Former Miss Nigeria, Nwando Okwuosa is also a banker at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Barbadian Rihanna, is an award-wining recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.
American rapper, Nicki Minaj is a singer, songwriter and actress. She is the typical example of why we should rock our natural beauty sometimes. I never knew she was this beautiful until she decided to drop all her stage customs and be her normal self.
Miley Cyrus is an American actress and singer.
Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter and actress.
Alek Wek is a South Sudanese British model and designer.
Nigerian model, Tinu Ola, is a New York City based singer-songwriter, designer, photographer, publisher and philanthropist, who also dabbles in the world of yoga and fitness gymnastics.
Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian award-wining singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, and actress.
Dakore Akande is a Nigerian actress.
Former model, Tyra Banks is an American television personality, producer, author, actress.
Nigerian actress, Ini Edo.
J.Lo All Legs In Racy Leotard
Who would ever think Jennifer Lopez is 44-years-old? Not me! Just like Tina Turner, I think she ages well. The older she gets, the more beautiful she becomes. She has such a the nice body and a great sense of style, that makes everything look fabulous on her. With pride, she flaunts her beauty on Billboard Magazine. On the cover of the music magazine, she is seen perching on a silver stool, wearing a red-hot leotard and red Christain Luoboutins with a hot-red lipstick.
Inside the magazine, besides showing us more sexy shots of herself in leotards, she talks about life and love in the spread. She admits: "I’ve always strayed from embracing all these different parts of myself as a person and as an artist, but this time I was like, I am all these different things"
"I can be silly, I can make fun of myself, but I can also be deathly serious and way too deep and introspective sometimes. I think people have so many more sides to themselves than just one. We’re much more colourful than that."
On finding her voice, she says “I never put myself out there to show the world what I could do in the best way I could. And touring, you gain a lot when you go out there every night and sing when you feel good, or even when your voice is scratchy and you feel a little off. It made me want to get back into the studio without that cage I had put on myself. Once I let that beast loose, I was doing things I didn’t know I could do.”
She also aded that she wants to be compared to established icons such as Cher and Tina Turner “and all these people who came a generation before this one and showed us that you don’t have to, as a young woman, have an expiration date. You can go on, and you can do what you want into your 60s and 70s and you can be powerful and be vulnerable and be human. And I think we’re just carrying that on. I’d like to think I’m part of the generation that’s carrying that on.”
If you have it, flaunt it! I'd say. Enjoy….
Hot African-Inspired Plus Size Line
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Own Something Exclusive is a brand that embodies individuality. No one person is the same and no one product should be either. O.S.E also offers exclusive custom-made product for clients. Because this brand is developing new product categories every season, O.S.E stands by its motto of "We don't follow trends, we follow our voice." The photo shows the Gold Nugget Peplum Skirt.
In the picture, is the Ophelia Shift Dress with pocket. Own Something Exclusive right now! With sizes up to a 26, international shipping by REQUEST, and CUSTOM SIZING options available, OSE is definitely a brand to watch out for! Posted June 13, 2014
Jungle Vine Jacket
Forest Flower Crop Top
MTV Music Awards 2014 (MAMA)
The 2014 MAMA was held on June 7th at the Durban International Convention Center in South Africa. It was a gathering of both local and international celebrities from different parts of the world. The show which was hosted by American actor and comedian, Marlon Wayans, featured live performances by Davido, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, Flavour, Don Jazzy, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Trey Song, Mafikizolo, Miguel, French Montana, to mention a few. Nigerians shone again taking 6 awards home!!!
Best Female Award winner, Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Male Award winner, Davido (Nigeria)
Best Live Act winner, Flavour (Nigeria)
Actor, comedian and host of the 2014 MAMA Awards, Marlon Wayans
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Choreographer Nthayo Somisi
French Montana Photo credit: MTV/Al Nicoli
Tarzania Designer, Anita Mpungwe
Newlyweds, Tiwa Savage and Hubby
Actress Nomzana Mbatha
Trey Song (U.S.A)
Actress Zandile Tembe
Sauti Sol (Kenya) Photo Credit: Thuli Dlamini
Best Hip Hop Award winner, Sarkodie (Ghana) photo credit: MTV/Al Nicoli
Davido, Flavour and Buddy
Iye's 75th Birthday Bash
The Okundolor family are proud to announce that their grandmother, mother, wife, aunty and sister, Mrs Atiti Okundolor turned 75th on July 7th, 2014. The big celebration which was held in Norwalk, California, was organized by her immediate family and honored by most of the popular faces in California. The birthday lady was very pleased at the turnout and loved the attention she received. Here are some photos from the event. Posted June 8, 2014
Mrs Comfort with her immediate family cutting the cake.
Iye teaching us "how to dougie"
2014 CFDA Awards Red Carpet
The 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards was held today at the Lincoln Center, New York.The annual awards are considered as one of the biggest Fashion Awards in the world. CFDA is placed in the same category with the Golden Globe Awards in terms of not being overblown - like the Oscars. The event is all about acknowledging astounding designs. Here are some photos of the Fashion Award's Best Dressed. Posted June 2 2014
Rihanna in Adam Selman
Bold and beautiful Rihanna was honored with the Style Icon of the year award. She stole the show with a smokey eye makeup and a see through sequin dress with matching head scarf and gloves. Also, to get tongues wagging again, she let her "girls" peek at the camera. We last saw them on the cover of Lui Magazine. Riri's outfit would have been considered very provocative, but she carried the glamorous dress so elegantly that people did not focus on the fact that she was actually almost nude.
Solange in Calvin Klein
Photo credit: Getty Image
Lupita Nyong'o in Suno
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Karlie Kloss in Band of Outsiders
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Joan Smalls in Prabal Gurung
Photo credit: WireImage
Alessandra Ambrosio in Nonoo
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Blake Lively in Michael Kors
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Chanel Iman in Monique Lhuilier
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Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen
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Los Angeles Celebrates Igbo Day!!!
Umuadi Di Igbo Mma Joins Igbo Cultural Association To Celebrates Igbo Day. Here are pictures from the event.
Nigerian Title Holders
With Nnebuogor Rosemary Anofienem
Lola with Hubby, Daveon Terry
Ada Dollars and Jen. Nkeiru Onyia
Christy Onwuemelie and Amaka Nwguji
Lizzy Gold and