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MISS NIGERIA USA! PART 2

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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.

TRIBUTES TO SOCIAL ENTERPRENUERS IN NIGERIA!

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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

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

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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!

GADAFFI NIGERIA AIRPORT DRAMA!

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

Damilola Philips wedding saga Naija style

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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 sa

Well let me introduce you to a weekly character

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!

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HOT MONDAY! CITY PEOPLE STYLE AWARDS IN NAIJA

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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?

HAPPY SUNDAY ENJOY MY FAVORITE ARTIST DBANJ! WHY ME!!

I can listen to this song every minute of every day!

NIGERIA MODEL AWARDS 2006

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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!

NEXT MOVIE STAR WINNER NAIJA REALITY SHOW!

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"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

STARTING A MAGAZINE IN NAIJA; BLACK FRIDAY VENTING!

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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?

SEAL AND HEIDI HAVE A BABY! IT IS ANOTHER BOY!

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Heidi has given birth to Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel Congrats to SEAL and HEIDI muaah! we love you guys!

OMOTOLA ON FUNMI IYANDA'S SHOW! and THANKSGIVING VIDEO

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Free Video Hosting She always knew she was going to be a star! Now that is star power! Next I have to give thanks as always to the Lord! Happy thanksgiving enjoy Weird MC'S video

NOLLYWOOD FANS RAMSEY NOUAH'S WEBSITE

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Nice looking website. If you are a fan you should check it out! Ramsey's World

Tola Okoya-Thomas dedication

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

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

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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?

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

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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?

BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING! $189 DESKTOP WITH LCD!

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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?

NIGERIA'S NEXT TOP MODELS?

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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?

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

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!

GOZI NOW BASED IN TOKYO NIGERIAN DESIGNER!

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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!

DEAL OF THE DAY FASHIONISTAS IN THE USA

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One day left! Sorry Naija readers in the diaspora, I just came across this up to 70% off kates spade bags . Here is the link, hurry sale ends tommorow:) https://www.katespade.com/samplesale/login.jsp

Naijagal

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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.

A LADY PRAISING NAIJA MEN ON FUNMI IYANDA'S SHOW TODAY

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Free Video Hosting Do we see a cool pattern here. What are your thoughts? on this video?

INOLLYWOOD STREAMING VIDEO ONLINE

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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?

GLAM time durbanfashion week!

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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 .

The new realty Show THE ACADEMY

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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 AC ADEMY’S 8 female and 12 male students were chosen from over 50,000 applications CGP rec eived in response to its audition call. Our part icipants’ cul tural, 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

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

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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/

music videos for your saturday!

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!

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

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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.L

Nigerian Model Awards

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Nigerian Model Awards 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."