And the winner is! Mathilda Modupe Adeosun! Okay, I know what you are saying; yes there are two MISS NIGERIA USA competitions in the USA, one in DC and ONE IN ATLANTA. Please do not ask why. Congratulations Mathilda.





Did you go to the event ? Post your comments, I would like to know.

MISS NIGERIA USA! PART 2



First stop NDIDI NWUNELI for her vision and commitment to helping others! Read more about her story here

Next stop the winner of the schwabfoundation 2005 social enterprenuer of the year ISAAC DUROJAIYE for his vision in creating DMT TOILETS.


Portable toilets for events etc "Isaac Durojaiye conceived DMT Toilets as a for-profit enterprise that produces, hires out and maintains safe, sanitary, portable toilets. DMT is the first mobile toilet company in Nigeria and the first manufacturer of mobile toilets in the West African sub-region"
READ ABOUT HIM HERE

TRIBUTES TO SOCIAL ENTERPRENUERS IN NIGERIA!


Well ! we all love Akon, guess what now you might get a chance to view his home life with 3 supposed wives!!! via a reality show.

According to starblogs.net, "I'm a polygamist," Akon said. "I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives."

Hmmm AKON point of correction dear, NOT ALL AFRICANS believe in IT!

for more info on the show click the SOURCE contactmusic!

SAY IT AINT SO ! AKON TO POSSIBLY HAVE A REALITY SHOW!

Ok was this really necessary? Well guess what he travels with 200 female bodyguards who by the way are heavily armed! For a summit? Interesting! Apparently security officials refused to allow them keep the ammo!

According to BBC "As arguments raged, the Libyan leader angrily set off on foot, intending to walk some 40km (25 miles) to the capital, before he was persuaded to return to the airport lounge"

He was going to walk by foot to the capital???

What are your thougts? Read more about this incident via this bbc link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6192630.stm

GADAFFI NIGERIA AIRPORT DRAMA!


What do they say about me? I am Damilola Philips. I smile as I listen to my girl Shola talk about her upcoming wedding. However, there is pain in my heart. As they say good girls finish last and this is my story!
A year ago my friend introduced me to the love of my life, Debo! Or so I thought! After all she was dating the heir to the multi million Naira Ibrahim sugar factory, wrong! Apparently, Wunmi my buddy, my sister till the end or should I say the end of my relationship with Debo had always had eyes for Debo, but unfortunately, she was already dating his best pal. Then why in the hell did she agree to introduce him to me?
Well, I guess as they say, a man is never attractive until he is with another?

“Dami Are you here, “Shola asks bringing me back to reality.
“Yes Shola! Sorry hmm yes Fusia is a cool color for the wedding. Works well with your beach wedding in December”.
“Hmm yes, it will but did you hear what I just said? You were away in your dream world? Dami I am sorry to say I got this in the mail”.

What is it? What, an invitation! What am I seeing? Please view our wedding website? Whose?
www.Deboandwunmi.com! What the hell!
(to be continued, as always comments are welcome!)

Damilola Philips wedding saga Naija style

Well I love to write realize Damilola a new biweekly column on Naijagal is not someone in particular. Hope you enjoy reading. As always your comments are welcome!

Well let me introduce you to a weekly character

How was your weekend? Fabulous I hope. Check out the stylists at work!

Funmi Iyanda looking stunning! She is the queen of daytime TV in NAIJA. Well guess what the fashion industry in stepping up big in NAIJA.







Forget what you hear about people in NAIJA not dressing up! Forget what folks in the Diaspora (who have not been home in donkey years) say about how people dress in NAIJA. Check out the City People Style awards! People are doing it up big time. This is not your grandma's fashion house. This is the new NAIJA fashionistas. So what do you think?

HOT MONDAY! CITY PEOPLE STYLE AWARDS IN NAIJA


Ifeoma yolanda jones won the 2006 Nigeria Model Awards. She won a trip to New York where she is going to take part in the ford super model awards. She stands the chance to win $250000. Good luck GIRL!

NIGERIA MODEL AWARDS 2006

"The NEXT MOVIE STAR is a TV Reality Show aimed at discovering the future Nigerian home video stars. It is an interesting and educational show with lots of actions, excitement, training, losses & ejections, victories & continuity that will make TV viewers glued to their TV sets throughout the duration of the reality show. "

Nice to see NAIJAS are so into reality shows now.

The winner PORRTIA YAMAHAN won a brand new Kia Rio car, N300,000 and cool movie contracts! Thanks to SMS text from viewers

Well, NEXT MOVIE STAR is definitely an intriquing concept. What are your thoughts on this event? Check out some of the RUNNER UPS!

BABARA OKOJIE

Name:
Okojie Barbara
Age:
26 years
Marital Status:
Single
Occupation:
Artiste
Acting Experience:
Home Videos
Hobbies:
Hanging out and cinema
Passion:
Film making
Interests:
Discovering new restaurants and local joints
Favourite holiday location:
London
Favourite Drink:
For the moment (Guiness Extra Smooth)
Based in Lagos:
Yes
Ideal day:
Wake up at about 8am, drink coffee and take it from there
Favourite Colour:
None
Most embarassing moment:
Can't remember
Impression about Movie Industry:
Needs an overhaul and an infusion of the right minds
Favourite Meal:
Garri and any kind of soup
Turn On:
Great food
Turn Off:
Hypocrites
Happiest Day:
Day I was called to the Nigerian bar
Saddest Moment:
Can't remember, I'm always bordering between depression and sadness
Wildest imagination:
Winning an Academy Award
Role Model:
Haven't picked one yet, but ideally it should be my mother
Favourite Actor:
For now, it's Clive Owen
Favourite Dress Code:
Tomboy
Leisure time activities:
Drink
Any unfulfilled dream?
Lots and lots of them
All time Best Movie:
Forest Gump
Night Crawler:
Not anymore
Idea about fun:
When I go out dancing
The Ambitious type:
Not as much as I would like
How far would you go to achieve your dreams:
You have no idea
Motto:
Because I can
Craziest Moment:
Lots of crazy ones
Nursery School attended:
University of Benin Staff School
Primary School attended:
University of Benin Staff School
Secondary School attended:
Presentation National High School
Tertiary Institution attended:
University of Benin
Movies acted in:
Magic moments, Christmas passion, Making of the King
Can you play a lead role?
Yup
Like Politics?
No
Favourite Football Team:
Depends on which guy I'm dating
Grew up where?
Benin City

AND A GUY CALLED PAM?





Name:
Chuwang Pam Kevin
Age:
24 years
Marital Status:
Single
Occupation:
Corper
Acting Experience:
Stage shows (Drama) Dance
Hobbies:
Cracking jokes, dancing, mawing, making friends and football
Passion:
Entertainment
Interests:
Social events
Favourite holiday location:
Yankari Game Reserve
Favourite Drink:
Pinapple Punch
Based in Lagos:
No, Plateau State (Jos)
Ideal day:
A pay day ends with a lot of achievement
Favourite Colour:
Brown
Most embarassing moment:
The day I lost an election
Impression about Movie Industry:
The movie industry needs to wake up to more efforts. Thanks to stuffs like The Next Movie Star
Favourite Meal:
Pounded yam & Egusi
Turn On:
Social gatherings
Turn Off:
Unfriendly people or environments
Happiest Day:
The day I won an election as director of socials
Saddest Moment:
The day my mama died
Wildest imagination:
Chilling with P.Diddy on a yatch
Role Model:
My Father
Favourite Actor:
Martin Lawrence
Favourite Dress Code:
T-Shirt on jeans and boots
Leisure time activities:
Dance and make friends
Any unfulfilled dream?
Yes. Being a star
All time Best Movie:
Coming to America
Night Crawler:
Sometimes
Idea about fun:
Lots of friends, hanging out
The Ambitious type:
Of course
How far would you go to achieve your dreams:
As far as my strength can take me
Motto:
Never give up!
Craziest Moment:
When I try to get acquinted at all cost
Nursery School attended:
Nagide Nursery School, Jos
Primary School attended:
Mafeng Private School, Jos
Secondary School attended:
Federal Government College, Kwali Abuja
Tertiary Institution attended:
Uni-Jos
Movies acted in:
None
Can you play a lead role?
Yes
Like Politics?
Yes
Favourite Football Team:
Manchester United
Grew up where?
Jos, Plateau State
Ever worked before?
No
hmm! nice to see our NAIJA PARENTS are finally letting their kids follow dreams! I had a funny incident once when a family friend of my dad, who happens to be a top LAWYER in NAIJA commented:

"I hope she is not studying theather arts oh! my son has been trying to convince me about going into theather arts! Oh"

To say I was livid is an under statement! What are your thoughts?

NEXT MOVIE STAR WINNER NAIJA REALITY SHOW!

AISHA BABANGIDA looks stunning just like her fashionista mum. Okay I digress.


How has your thanksgiving been so far. Did you stand outside at 2 am ? Scratch that! I swore never to attempt such an event again after my previous fiasco! Got to the store at 4.30 am!!! Guess what the LAPTOP I wanted was sold out! The store was not even opened! They gave out tickets. Well never again.

What are the barriers to starting a magzine in Naija? Why is it the only main fashion magazine is Genevieve MAG? Yes we have true love but then that is based in South Africa. What would it take? Any thoughts? Is it me or did anyone notice Ovation mag's drop in print quality?

STARTING A MAGAZINE IN NAIJA; BLACK FRIDAY VENTING!

The most beautiful lady I ever met
Tola, she had a beauty about her
She made friends easily.
She looked out for her friends no matter the circumstances
When she walked into the room heads turned
She had a warm smile and an easy going personality
Thank God for creating a special wonderful lady!

dedicated to Tola Okoya Thomas

Tola Okoya-Thomas dedication



Cool groups to check out this weekend!

1. Join a meet up group!
Here are a couple of fashionista groups you may want to join and most are free!
1. LAGOS GROUP!

2.URBAN FASHIONISTAS

3.
METRO NEW YORK FASHION AND MODELLING

There are so many more! Oh and here is the latest from edris MR LECTURER PART 2



Recommended movie (a must see) is GAMES MEN PLAY!



NOLLYWOOD IS STEPPING UP!So what are you up to this week?

HAPPY FRIDAY! WELL WEDNESDAY AND THANKS GIVING! TO READERS IN THE USA


I am going to spend the thanksgiving holiday making my fashion haute bags! and also rhinestone tees depicting Naija! If you have not heard, there is the show of the decade coming up called RUNWAY AFRICA!
RUNWAY AFRICA! If you are a designer and want to feature in this event at the FRENCH EMBASSY IN DC promoting african fashion you need to let me know so I can forward your information on! Ruby and Peridot! Estella! I am calling on you. This is not going to be a simple fashion show but a high tech one too!

More information on the show coming up soon! Are you a designer? How much would you spend on a cool purse or outfit?

GUESS WHAT I WOULD BE DOING THIS THANKSGIVING? MAKING HAUTE ANKARA DESIGNER BAGS!



BLACK FRIDAY! for those in the USA black friday is the day after thanks giving and deals are everywhere, that is if you can stay up late at midnight waiting for a store to open at 6am

here are some cool deals

$189 desktop with LCD!

DESKTOP WITH LCD $189

5mp digitial camera for $79!!


HP LAPTOP
HP LAPTOP
FOR $379


so what would you be doing on black friday?

BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING! $189 DESKTOP WITH LCD!

Exquisite Model based in Lagos is model agency for established and up and coming models.
Here are a couple of models from the agency.




What are your thoughts?

NIGERIA'S NEXT TOP MODELS?

Music dance dance dance!!!

First question is dbanj! the next FELA? I am a huge fan.Now You know DBANJ



Awilo! karolina NAIJAS You all know this one so dance!



BANKY! Definitely feeling his style in this music video my REGRET!

ITS FRIDAY!!! AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! AWILO DBANJ BANKY!





Gozi looking through her portfolio!






I blogged about her in previous posts. Well here you go readers who want to see what she looks like.



Little fact! She has a masters degree in Engineering imperial College! She actually got a job at a fashion house! Did not study fashion design.



Nice...What are your thoughts readers? Is she an inspiration? She is certainly my inspiration!

GOZI NOW BASED IN TOKYO NIGERIAN DESIGNER!





Sorry I have not blogged in two days, I have been feeling a little down:) my preferred career choice is design and yet i feel stuck sometimes because of my experience in technology development. What to do? Well my escape is this blog talking about Naija fashion and entertainment; I am yet to get support but now I know, only you and you alone can push yourself to your dreams and no one else. Fashion is my passion. I am determined to do it regardless of what any one says! Let me know readers by posting your comments.

Naijagal


I got this information from http://naijablog.blogspot.com; Great concept but you have to be kidding me for $4.99 I can buy a movie to own! Then again I could find some old and new movies right away. What are you thoughts on this service?

INOLLYWOOD STREAMING VIDEO ONLINE

Here are some pictures from various designers at the event.


According to durbanfashionweek.com "Ideally situated on the balmy East Coast of South Africa, the city of Durban is a fascinating tapestry of cultures and communities whose diversity has contributed to the incredible wealth of design talent that makes up the fabric of this unique society.
The vision of Durban-based fashionista and businesswoman, Vanashree Singh, MTN Durban Fashion Week is not only about glamour and glitz – it’s also about the serious business of growing the fashion industry specifically in KwaZulu-Natal. And, with MTN as it’s new partner, MTN Durban Fashion Week 2006 is set to take the fashion and design industry in Durban to a new high."

Naija was represented by Tiffany Amber and Ade Bakare!
who knows maybe some time in the future, yours truly, naijagal will be showing there.

For more info check out durbanfashionweek .

GLAM time durbanfashion week!


The Academy







Cool new reality show in Naija financed by NESTLE



"The series features 20 aspiring actors and actresses who put their performance skills to the test for the chance to win lead roles in THE STATION, CGP’s upcoming radio and television drama series. The cameras capture the drama and excitement as the participants undergo an intensive acting and conflict resolution 30 day training program aimed at transforming them into capable and skilled actors and ambassadors for problem solving, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding.
Showcasing some of the brightest up-and-coming talent in Nigeria, THE ACADEMY’S 8 female and 12 male students were chosen from over 50,000 applications CGP received in response to its audition call. Our participants’ cultural, educational, ethnic and occupational backgrounds reflect the rich diversity of Nigeria; moreover their selections were based on their potential and willingness to learn."


They even built a movie studio! Could this be the first of many in Naija? Perhaps Nolly wood will have its own movies studios as they have in Los Angeles? to learn more about the show and watch an episode click HERE

The new realty Show THE ACADEMY



Here is a picture of the spa talked about in the video clip by funmi Iyanda!

The website is NICE here it is!
VENIVICI




younasscollection by Soraya Adji!

Her fashion style is simply classy! Love the style what do you think?




HOT HOT! SHE GETS 5 STARS FROM NAIJAGAL
Contact her via her website http://younasscollection.com/

COOL SPOTS IN VICTORIA ISLAND! FOUND THE SPA FUNMI IYANDA SPOKE ABOUT!!

Enjoy Tosin from kjack records! nice video



AND BOLLYWOOD OK THIS IS FUNNY!INDIA'S MICHEAL JACKSON

On a more serious note for all bollywood fans Look out for this movie below!

music videos for your saturday!

TONY TETUILA'S LATEST VIDEO HOT HOT HOT!



JLO TO VISIT NAIJA?



Also heard from JLO.NET that jlo will supposedly be coming to NAIJA in december here is the quote "Information reaching Nigerian newspaper The Weekend Tide’s Entertainment desk indicates that come December, 2006, sensational singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez (J.LO) will be coming to Nigeria in December for a musical performance.

It was also gathered that an event promotion company in conjunction with a foremost bottling company in Nigeria is putting together this December show that will feature other American musical stars who are yet to be named.

The spokesperson for the event promotion company who spoke on condition of anonymity said “the loose ends of the deal have not been tied but as soon as that is done the whole thing will be made public”.

“What I can assure you now is that J.LO has agreed to come to Nigeria and if nothing happens along the line to change that decision, you will definitely have J.LO here in December, I cannot say precisely when in December, but all things being equal, she will be here”, he said."

Na Lie JO! What do you all think? how much will these concert be? $1000 dollars?

ITS FRIDAY!!! MUSIC LATEST VIDEOS! JLO COMING TO NAIJA?

Nigerian Model Awards


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19 year old Hilda Nevoh won the Nigerian model awards and represented Nigeria in the ford model awards where she stood a chance to win $250000.
The winner Katya Damenkova came from " Belarus. She is an 11th grader from Belarus's capital Minsk won the final of the annual contest held by Ford Models agency. The Belarussian girl was lucky to become the best of other contestants from 38 countries of the world."

Nigerian Model Awards

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