#AdenikeUnCut - My Dating Experience in Lagos (3 Steps That Worked)


#AdenikeUnCut - My Dating Experience in Lagos (3 Steps That Worked)

             

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16 Years and Counting! Actress & Producer Omoni Oboli and Hubby Nnamdi are celebrating their Anniversary Today


Nollywood actress and producer Omoni Oboli, and her husband Nnamdi are celebrating their 16th anniversary today and it is amazing to see how far they have come.
Talking about their journey together, Omoni Oboli wrote on Instagram
“Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary It’s been 16 years baby! About 17 from this picture when you came to see me on one of your many weekend trips to Uniben @nnamdioboli #MyForever. How can someone love so unconditionally and completely? With you, I can almost understand how much God loves us. I don’t even know if I love myself as much as you love me. Your loves completes me, it strengthens me and makes me believe in myself. Thank you for loving me for this long.
Ps: You asked for another child yesterday, I will consider it (I’m scared though lol)
I love you forever my voltron #16WeddingAnniversary #NnamdiOboli #Love #Family #OkaforsLaw”
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“You go just they see boys turn girls, see dudu turn to white” Ronke Oshodi-Oke talks about Preserving the Nigerian Culture and Tradition


Actor Ronke Oshodi-Oke made a video this morning talking about how the Nigerian culture and tradition needs to be preserved.
She talked about how some “boys turn to girls and “dudu turn to white” and how the media needs to stop promoting rubbish:
Watch the video here:


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Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo, Wale Ojo, Angelique Kidjo & More at the London Premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s “The CEO”


Featuring a stellar cast of heavy lifters, the movie starred Wale Ojo, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and featured the triple Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo in her debut role as a ruthless employment consultant.

The entire cast was present in London’s prestigious Leicester Square Vue Cinema The ladies sparkled and dazzled; Aurelie in mesmerising green, and (killer lady) in show stopping white. All eyes were on Angelique Kidjo as her tiny frame, draped in traditional African print, buzzed and captivated all in attendance.

The gentlemen were effortlessly elegant in suits, with Wale Ojo stealing the show in a matching shirt and blazer created from beautiful African print also.

See the photos below.













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Here Comes the Lady In Blue ... #OnTheJob


Hi Guys,

I got an opportunity to host the red carpet at a conference recently and I couldn't decide what to wear. 

I was already in church on Sunday morning when I received the invitation and I did not think what I wore to church was good enough. I had on a black dress with a pair of flats (It was a laid back Sunday).

I decided to go back home to change and ended up pairing a blue shirt with a blue skirt and a pink pair of shoes. I'm not a fashion blogger o, lol. But I think I looked good. 

What do you think?






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I Sat In Amanpour's Seat!!! - At CNN London


Every year, FBN Holdings sponsors select journalists to attend a 3-day training in the United Kingdom. This training is done in furtherance to support knowledge-based journalism among Nigerian practitioners under its Media Thought Leadership and Capacity Enhancement Initiative. UK-based media-training firm, EMF Consulting Limited, London organized it.  I work with YNaija as a Presenter, so I was very excited when I was selected to represent the company at this training. 

Day1 - Training with Dayo Olomu
The moment I stepped into the conference room, I received fresh energy because of who the facilitator was: Dr. Dayo Olomu. Dayo Olomu is an accomplished motivational speaker, addressing over 100,000 people each year - a coach, business transformation strategist, personal development trainer and best selling author.


Dayo brought life to a training that could otherwise have bored us to sleep (considering we just got off a very long flight). The workshop was on Strategic Digital Publishing & Marketing. Dayo talked about the changing nature of journalism (Print vs. Digital), personal branding, marketing, leadership, how to make money online, need for original and creative content amongst other subjects.

Day 2
Located somewhere in South London, The Voice Newspaper is the largest black print newspaper in the United Kingdom and it has been in existence.



They spoke to us about their history in the UK, their growth and the strategies they have applied over the years in an age where print is gradually going out of style and free distribution of newspapers. Since going digital, they have learned to go at the right pace that is fit for the organization.

Heading to CNN I was quite sure about what to expect but what I did want to know was how they have managed to remain number 1 over the years without compromising and giving in to pop-culture. On arrival we were handed visitors’ passes and lead through the building (which also houses cartoon network and others) into a conference room.


After a brief chat with the digital head of CNN London, I realized something: it is not negotiable for you to continually innovate yourself and your brand. He talked about how CNN has evolved over the years starting with news, to politics, travel and more. He further stressed the importance of creative thinking and staying ahead of the market such that before a need arises they already have supply for it.

Our visit ended with a tour of the CNN studios where I got to take lots of pictures and I even sat in Christina Amanpour’s chair!



That wrapped up my 3-day journalist training in London; I was on the first flight out of London the next day. As sponsored by FBN Holdings, this is a great initiative and I’m sure the journalism industry in Nigeria will greatly benefit from it.



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Anticipate! Adesua Etomi, Majid Michel, Wale Ojo Star in Emem Isong’s New Movie ‘Ayamma’ | Trailer and BTS Photos


Royal Arts Academy in conjunction with Bank of Industry presents ‘Ayamma’ – a magical story of love, treachery, lust and revenge all entwined in the beauty of music & dance. 

The movie synopsis: Set in a fictitious village somewhere in Ibibio land in beautiful Akwa Ibom state, ‘Ayamma’ is the story of Ihuoma, (played Adesua Etomi) the poor but beautiful village maiden with the voice of an angel. Her voice coming out of the forest, so haunts Prince Daraima, (Wale Ojo) the handsome heir to the throne that he does all he can to reach her so as to claim her hand in marriage.




His efforts are however, constantly thwarted by the envious Princess Ama (Theresa Edem) a princess from a neighbouring village, betrothed to Prince Daraima and who will stop at nothing to secure her rightful place as his bride. All this is played out under the watchful gaze of his younger brother Ekong (Majid Michel) who harbours his own dark secret. Set in the lush, green fertile land of Akwa Ibom state, Ayamma is a sweeping epic that transports us into a magical world of music, dance and drama.






The movie stars some of Nollywood’s best such as Wale Ojo, Majid Michel, Adesua Etomi, Theresa Edem, Ime Bishop Umoh, Moses Armstrong, Ekere Ekanga and many more. It was produced by the award winning producer, Emem Isong and directed by ace director, Chris Eneaji, Assistant Director was Ansa Kpokpogiri, Associate Producer was Misodi Akama, story/screenplay was by Vivian Chiji, Director of Photography was Dawid Pietkiewicz, lighting and music by George Nathaniel & Evaezi. 

There will be a private viewing of the movie on the December 11th, 2016 while the film premieres on December 23rd, 2016.

 Watch the trailer:

          
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MUST WATCH NEW WEB SERIES TITLED "5IVE" (TRAILER)


Selhurst Media Entertainment, Anchor Digital Media in association with Fountain Pictures presents a new drama series “5IVE”.

5ive, which was written by Michael Osuji, Tosyn Bucknor and Jovi Babs, is about Kelvin Ebube, who moved away six years ago to start a new life in a Liberia. He had an opportunity to make something of himself but due to one thing or the other, it all fell apart. After a chance encounter with an old friend, Kelvin returns home to Lagos to take back his life and start again.



Kelvin tries to pick up the pieces of the life that he left behind but he never expected to fall in love… twice. Now Kelvin must decide whom he wants to be with but each choice brings on its own complications. Nobody said life was going to be easy, but for Kelvin, it just got more complicated.



The 13-epsisode webseries was created, produced and directed by OLA (Special Crimes Unit: Lasgidi Cops, Studio) shot by 2016 AMVCA nominee Adeyemi “Church” Olowoshagba and stars Asa’ah Samuel, Baaj Adebule, Ini Dima-Okojie, Udoka Oyeka and KC Ejelonu. The show takes drama series to a whole new level in Nigeria.


5ive premieres with Episode 1&2 on the 3rd of November, 8pm and every week on YouTube.

Get daily updates on the show via our social media handles:
Twitter: @5ivetvseries Instagram: @5ivetvseries Facebook/5ivetvseries

Watch Trailer Here:

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Owanbe Saturday, Naija Food & My Car Troubles

"All is well that ends well ... "
Photo: AkaraAyo

There's nothing more embarrassing (for a lady) than getting dressed, makeup on fleek, your satellite gele well done and then your car decides not to work.

I love my Saturdays, I cherish them. This is mostly because I work throughout the week. Though my job (I'll tell you about my job later) is not an 8am - 5pm job per se, my week days are almost always very busy. So you can't blame me when Saturday comes around and all I just want to do is lie in bed, eat and watch movies. 

But this particular Saturday, there was a wedding that I could not miss. I'm friends with the couple, they attend my church and so I just had to be there. That same day I had to attend a "Food is Art" fair by FirstBank that I was invited to; so it was going to be a busy day.

After spending 1hour on my makeup and gele, I was on top of the world and strutting down the stairs of my apartment (I live with my friends) in Surulere only for me to get to my car and realize that the engine oil was almost dry!!

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I had bought a new keg of engine oil during the week so I packed up my very long dress with one hand and proceeded to "top" the oil. I opened the car hood and tried to open the cover of the engine but it refused to open. I dropped the keg and dropped my dress; then I applied all the strength my thin arms could gather and yet the cover did not bulge. Frustration started to kick in. I was running late, my hands were dirty and I was starting to sweat under the hot Lagos sun. 

After a few more attempts, I gave up. I returned the unopened keg of engine oil to the boot (trunk) and sat in the car. After a few moments I decided to "risk it". I decided to drive to the wedding at Ikeja and hoped that my male friends would be able to help with the car.


To the glory of God, I made it safely to the wedding and just as I hoped, I was able to get help.


My second event went well. There were lots of food vendors who had interesting packaging and design of naija meals. Unfortunately I couldn't get enough pictures.


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