I do not care what any one says!! Milli Vanili Rocked!



BLAME IT ON THAT DARN RAIN!



Jon Secada hmmm I had a huge crush back in the day!



any thoughts?
Who is she? She is Carol, one of Nollywood's hottest stars. Here is an except from an interview culled from Naijas own famous enquirer!


Question: Can you give us an insight into your background?

Carol: We are three in the family. I am the first born, the only girl. I have two younger ones,boys.That is all

Question: Tell us about them

Carol: They are my half brothers. They are not half-caste like me. I have a step father

Question:Tell us about your mum

Carol: My mum is Mrs Afolabi. Though she is single now. She is in the USA. She is a fashion designer she has her own boutique.

And your dad?
My dad is a disciplined white man.

Question:Where is he based?
Carol: He is in France right now

Question:Where is he from
Carol: He is from Scotland.

question: Who was your last date?
Carol: it was TUFACE

Question What went wrong?
Carol: we were both in the public eyes. We have doubts against each other. This one believes this one is flirting around.The other believes this one is flirting around. So many girls and guys around him.

hmm...With all that is going around I guess it was hard to keep tuface down? What are your thoughts?
Hi everyone I wanted to post my favorite videos of all time

Enya! You can never go wrong with her music. I loved her songs and still do will be listening to it tonight


I saw THE SIGN yes ace of base! who can ever forget?


BIZ MARKIE! LOL you say he is just a friend


Got any favorites?
Natalie Imbruglia vists Naija on a Campaign to End Fistula -



"Natalie Imbruglia returned to Nigeria in August 2005 to meet with patients, surgeons, government officials and religious leaders in Nigeria.
"For some people, fistula is a difficult issue to talk about. But that discomfort pales in comparison to what women living with fistula face every day," Imbruglia explains. "I don't want to be part of the silence. I want to do everything I can to make a difference in these women's lives."

Fistula is a big problem in Naija that needs to be checked asap. for more on the issue click HERE
THE GULDER ULTIMATE SEARCH




Finally came to an end with HECTOR WINNING A FORD EXPLORER! BRAND NEW ! 5 MILLION NAIRA AND ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE.

Who is HECTOR?

According to the gulder ultimate search



He hails from the State of Ondo, Ishua Akoko, he is a 27yr old Systems Administrator who was born on the 7th of Sep. 1979. He has a great liking for Rice and Groundnut Stew, and loves to Travel, doing a lot of Sight Seeing along the way. He also loves to Read and he is a Christian.

Other Info:
A Reflectively quiet person by Nature, he is prone to Playing a lot of Mind Games, and this mostly is to prove his critics wrong. He has a great love for Challenges, and presently has no disclosed Phobia for anything.

hmm and cute too I say!

Well some interesting points to note the competition was held in NIFOR in Edo State

Below are a couple of the other contestants from the show.





To learn more about the gulder ultimate search
CLICK HERE
I hope you are having a great Sunday! What did you do this morning? I woke up and thanked GOD for another day and prayed for my parents, family, friends and readers of this blog. Thanks to an inspiring blog post by Bellanaija. I felt inspired listening to the music by Resonance, my favorite video is LEE LEE shown in the video below.



Here is my goal, God help me I want to transform the hospital built by my father back home (NAIJA) to a non profit one taking care of people who cannot afford health care. How do I get this done? If you have ideas on how to set up a non profit let me know.

God bless you all today and what ever you do, say a prayer each day! Believe you me it works wonders.

and remember
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. (BAZ LURMAN)

And no matter what you may be going through remember, you are loved. Have a blessed Sunday.
Felt creative today!



Okay I came up with two outfits. what do you all think?
What a cool find!!

Hey visitors ! Yes I have noticed I have had a lot of visitors recently. Would you be so kind as to leave a comment. I would like to know who you are. HERE IS A COOL CONCEPT I DISCOVERED!

If you are in the US DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN RECEIVE ADDRESS BOOK INFORMATION VIA TEXT MESSAGING AND NOT HAVE TO PAY $1.25 THROUGH YOUR CARRIER! SPRINT VODACOM VERIZON ETC

Here is how it works.

1 text what you are looking for say for example PIZZA TO US411

So you would text the following:

PIZZA

and simply send and it sends you a list of pizza restaurants and phone numbers back to you in your area! Learn more about the company 411SMS HERE
what do you think? Is it useful to you?
As a fashionista I find it useful.
We love Oluchi! HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICS WE CAME ACROSS OF HER




If there is a model or designer you want featured on naijagal! Send an email our way to naijagals@gmail.com
Check her out!

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Stella Felix a true Naijagal from the south-east was chosen from 400 Nigerian students who applied to go on a zero-gravity flight. She is going into space! all we can say is at 17 you go girl, read more about her HERE ON BBC
NICE
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If you are from Lagos have you been to benin lately? Check out this cool chinese resturant not bad!
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MY FAVORITE DESIGNER TRACEY REESE IS FEATURED INNEWSWEEK september 26th edition.
Here is what she said "there are a number of potiential things that you can let hold you back or you can persevere."
Hi all if you are a FELA fan here is a cool video for you!
WHO IS SHE?


She is Adama! She is a singer and she was featured in MIMIs magazine HOT 21 LIST
Check out mimagazine featured on the cool blog by bellanaija. Here is what she had to say on her website regarding being featured in thecool magazine.

MIMI Magazine have featured me this month as one of MIMI's HOT 21!!!! A HUGE thanks to MIMI for this honor!! Also, check out this link to Urban Curves Magazine for their feature last month, I really appreciate it.”

Her style is unique and soothing, I will say no more for more on ADAMA click
HERE
Here are a couple of videos for your weekend delight

1. LIONEL RICHIE WITH HIS DAUGHTER NICOLE



lagos scene definitely no city like lagos!

Hello how is your weekend going? How would you like to receive updates to this blog via wireless? Well that is something I am working on to add to your favorite blog, Naijagal. Yes hopefully soon you would be able to receive updates of this blog on your cell phone. Meanwhile, here are two pictures of our dear Oluchi! Looking wonderful in Tracy Reese


Naijagals always look stylish.


How much do you invest in lingerie? Is it a priority for Naijagals? I think so. What do you think?
QUEST FOR STYLE


I have been wondering, now that I have this quest to become a Private Label Designer. Where should I start? I mean it is easy to say drop every thing and just do it. Well I found a solution! It is not cheap but it is probably the best way to start. I am talking about VOCATION VACATIONS! Has anyone tried it out? You basically take a vacation and at the same time try out for your dream career!

Now it is not cheap but it should be worth it!

Here is one for a Fashion designer! $1299!!!

FASHION DESIGNER
Fashion: Global Purchasing Group, NYC, NY
Book this dream job vacation

Rather than search forever for that perfect outfit to wear to the big event do you head to the sewing machine or add those little touches that make any old garment the one special piece? Were you the one in school who was always on the cutting edge watching everyone’s style fall into line with yours? If you think you have what it takes to be a fashion designer, then you are ready for your very own VocationVacations® holiday at Global PurchasingGroup with fashionista, Mercedes Gonzalez!

Well what do you think Comments anyone?
USE YOUR BLOGS WISELY

Peace is all about being happy and having a good life. Simplicity is the best way to live. Enjoy each and every day and be good to others too! Why am I saying this? Blogging is an art that should be used wisely to share opinions and not to bring anyone down. Here are some words of wisdom; I would like to share with you today.



If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts.

Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters.

Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's. Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths:

Prices will rise.
Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth. But trust me on the sunscreen.

---BAZZ LURMAN

OK We disagree on the beauty magazines section because we love them on naijagal! Have a great day every one! Watch out for some more entertaining articles coming up soon.
Duro Olowu

You asked for it and here it goes! Well I blogged about DURO OLOWU in previous blogs, well here is a picture of him with a model wearing his design, what do you think? Love it? I do. It is simple yet elegant. Perhaps that is what earned him the british designer of the year?

Alex Okosi


You might not know him, perhaps this would help, "In 2004, when he was appointed the General Manager of the new Pan African music television channel, MTV base, Alex Okosi, who was pursuing his MBA at UCIA saw the offer as a dream come true". He left his MBA program at UCLA to follow his dream and are we glad he did.
Ok I must admit, it is hard to ignore the talent that comes out of Africa! I came across these cool designers from the African continent. If you have not checked out African Fashion week by bellanaija be sure to do so. Now that you all know my passion is fashion, check out these cool outfits by african designers!

Starting off the magical evening is Stoned Cherie.

"Stoned Cherrie, established in 2000, is an afro-urban lifestyle brand that is expressive of African urban culture in South Africa. Our vision is to become an African luxury lifestyle brand pioneering a fashion and Cultural Revolution in Africa. The brand was started in an effort to create a platform for self-expression, in a way that is truthful and that takes fashion out of the realm of pretence, emulation and frivolity." Can you say we love it?



Bongiwe Walaza ---Aziza



"Respected up-and-coming South African designer Bongiwe Walaza grew up in the small community of Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape. Her interest in arts & crafts and passion for making her own clothes was evident from an early age. She wanted to pursue a fashion career, but was limited by the lack of opportunities for black South Africans during Apartheid. She opted to study engineering instead, but eventually managed to study fashion at Natal Technikon. It was a dream come true, which was rewarded by a prize for her designs during her first year of studies."

We are glad bongiwe chose fashion? Thoughts?
MY PASSION FASHION!



Thanks everyone for your comments behind the one of a kind bag! Fashion is definitely my passion! It is my birthday week so I am doing a lot of soul searching.
Speaking of passion, Bellanaija asked in her daily blog, what is your passion?

Here is my passion!

Having my own fashion private label! Why is it hard to break the urge? I am pretty successful in my current career which I got into by chance; Software development. Yet my design dreams are still a big part of me.

Granted everyone would say I am lucky to have my career and especially in a place like Naija, fashion is not generally considered a career. However, in my opinion it is. I noticed people who follow what they are passionate about usually end up happier than those who are in a certain career for a six figure (or fourteen million Naira) income. So here is what I decided to do keep the income and take a couple of business classes, find sample makers and produce what I love and that is, design!

What is your passion? What are you doing to turn your dream to realty?

As the old saying goes, if you are going to be thinking, you may as well think big!
AU COUTURE NAIJA STYLE


How is your weekend going? I am having a good one thanks be to God. I decided to get creative this weekend and make an au couture purse! I love accessories etc. What do you think of my new au couture Ankara Purse? Have a blessed Sunday and give thanks for each day!
MODELING TRAINING TIME

You are a young model trying to break into the modeling world? What do you do? Where do you go in Lagos? Well have no fear my dear Fashionistas! The answer lies in CATWALK STUDIO. They claim they would train you my dear Fashionistas on how to show your feline grace on the catwalk be it Milan or Paris or New York or THE CREAM DE LA CREAM of the fashion world LAGOS!

In their own words

'God created cats with the ability to walk gracefully and with poise all the time. We humans have found this to be unique and thus go for the style and improve on it. The way you walk into an arena announces your presence and creates an impression on whoever is watching.

At Catwalk Studio, young ladies are taught the art of Cat walking, techniques of ushering, make-up, choreography, ethics and other facets of enhancement of beauty. At Catwalk, studio girls will not only discover and develop their talents and abilities; they will also acquire self confidence and be nurtured to become good models that will be an asset to companies requiring services in modeling/ushering’


What do you think about this idea? Would you pay for it? How much? And have you used their services?
Naijagal Bridal Tips!

Ok your wedding day is approaching what do you do? Where do you find the best gowns? Today I am going to profile cool tips for your wedding day. As every fashionista knows, weddings are big business especially for a naijagal!

First stop your wedding fashionista dress! Get your outfit fromKosibah


This guy works miracles! And I mean miracles! You would be amazed by your new hour glass shape thanks in part to his wonderful corset design (okay, I was not paid to say any of this. I am just stating my opinion)


Next Stop
The wedding cake!

Perhaps if you live in Victoria Island, you can have the cake shipped from the UK after all, it is only six hours flying time. But then why would you? Naijagals get their wedding cakes from Debby's Place Events Decorations, Outdoor/ Indoor Catering, Finger foods Phone 08033596599, 01- 7735067

Makeup Time
We all know Banke Meshida would do an excellent job for you. Make sure you have that


Favors Time.
How about your classy favors? This is the time to get simple yet stylish favors. You are creating an exquisite and stylish affair after all
Get your favors from ?DCSOIREE.

Other Items such as food for the day leave that to mummy and your darling aunties, they know what needs to be done!

For music be sure to contact Stylplus, then maybe just maybe your true love would sing 'runaway' to you that day! What are your thoughts?
Did you know Naija gals are representing on Myspace!



First off check out Oluchi! and she in her own words is also a Naija gal (ok Naija Girl) same difference. She is married with kids, ok no Kids well check out her cool space Here



And our very own Nollywood Superstar Genevieve! Nnaji
here

What do you think? Do you have your home on myspace? I do. Also Thanks for visiting my page, I enjoys your comments, so leave them or if you want to get in touch send me an email at naijagals@gmail.com not naijagal@gmail.com

Thanks



Nayo

Her voice is soulful and relaxing. Born in Lagos, "Her Nigerian culture traveled with her around the world as a girl, while she incorporated its rhythms into the new beats and sounds she found in England, the United States, and the rest of West Africa. At that young age of 10, Nayo began writing songs and found her influences in artists such as Madonna, Seal, Annie Lennox and Carole King. After a childhood on many continents, Nayo relocated to the US to further her education at Pepperdine University in Southern California, where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a serious passion and drive to further her musical aspirations. She was quickly performing shows in Los Angeles and New York City to crowds that warmed to her easy stage presence and the calm cool of her music".

Her voice resonates with that of Sade, soothing in the evening and cool in the morning. If you have not heard about her you definitely need to take a look at her myspace PAGE. I am sure you would be hooked like I am now.

Dejavu Entertainment in Atlanta had a COOL LABOR DAY naija party for pics of the party click
HERE
okay! What is up with these outfits??




Outfit number one blokes and divas! Ethnic Fashion? Love you guys but this....No comment.

number 2



Outfit by Frankelli during the Ethical fashion in Paris, FRANCE
An Oxford MBA team is spending 8 weeks in Lagos Nigeria on a consulting project with Access Bank. In the next 3.5 minutes, mcfaddenplace productions will take you to where the team, Jayne Thorpe, Lijun Jiang, Timothy Ojo, and Michael McFadden, are working diligently on their task at hand. Be on the watch out for a special guest appearance by Kelly McFadden.
Naijas first Apprentice show called the INTERN

Below are some of the contestants:






"The stage is set for the 10 finalists who emerged from The Intern boot camp after a rigorous selection process to jostle for the big prizes in the first ever reality TV show in the country in which everyone walks
away with prizes. The Intern is an enterprise focused reality TV show that plays the wits and genius of 10 graduate Nigerians against each other, given similar business opportunities and let the viewing public
decide who wins or who flunks out."Click here for the website
yippee! it is the weekend guys!! A long one too! Well how about we start it off with a hot dance number from MR KAYSHA! what do you have planned this weekend? Well have fun and remember do what you need to do with a passion!



also if you are a FELA fan be sure to check out the interesting blog from Mona and for younger pictures click here
Beautiful Wedding

Ok like bella said, we would leave the wedding stories to our dear Adaure. But I had to share this one with my dear readers. Hafsat,daughter of Chief MKO Abiola and founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy(KIND) got married to Nicholas Costello, a diplomat with the European Union.




She is looking radiant! as a true bride in love should. Wishing her the best.