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dont care what you say

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?

Carol economy

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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 flir

My favorite videos

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

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

AND THE GULDER ULTIMATE SEARCH WINNER IS!!

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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

MY DREAM TO MAKE THIS REALTY

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. (

got my creative juices flowing

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Felt creative today! Okay I came up with two outfits. what do you all think?

Money saving tips

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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 OLUCH TRIBUTE

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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

a true naija gal

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Check her out! 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

being to benin lately?

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NICE If you are from Lagos have you been to benin lately? Check out this cool chinese resturant not bad!

JUST THOUGHT I SHOULD SHARE

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MY FAVORITE DESIGNER TRACEY REESE IS FEATURED IN NEWSWEEK 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."

a little something for the FELA FANS

Hi all if you are a FELA fan here is a cool video for you!

ADAMA

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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 the cool 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

Enjoy your weekend with music videos

Here are a couple of videos for your weekend delight 1. LIONEL RICHIE WITH HIS DAUGHTER NICOLE lagos scene definitely no city like lagos!

Have a fun weekend!

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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?

my dream job on vacation!

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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 ow

USE BLOGS WISELY

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

People who followed their passions

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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.

Cool African styles

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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 int

my passion

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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! W

Hi all!

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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!

MODELS INC

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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 nurture

Wedding tips

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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 from Kosibah 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 c

did you know?? Naija gals

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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

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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 PAG

OK FASHION TIME!

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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

A Day in the Life in Lagos Nigeria

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

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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!

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

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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.