Naomi Campbell Headlines ARISE Fashion Week In Lagos (Pics)

Not too long ago, we had a hash tag trending in Kenya that alluded to the mismanagement of modeling talent #PayModelsKe.

Well, while our fashion and modeling industry continues to grow and evolve, the one in Nigeria continues to blaze a path for us to follow only just hosting a massive fashion week, the ARISE fashion week, which even featured iconic model Naomi Campbell.

The star who wears even more hats than just being a model was the event’s headlining act who did not disappoint, if the photos we were able to see online are anything to go by.

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Naomi Campbell spent her Easter weekend in Lagos and had quite a blast, even getting to hang out with Nigerian president Buhari.

 

Diplo Details One Of His Most Difficult DJing Gig

He is one third of iconic crew Major Lazer. 

Diplo is a name synonymous to big hits and this beat maestro recently opened up about a gig he and fellow Major Lazer crew members had to host in Lagos Nigeria.

As reported on MTV Base, Diplo’s recent interview on GQ magazine has him detailing an outdoor festival in Lagos where the sound reportedly blew during a thunderstorm forcing him to banter with the crowd for a good hour while they attempted to kickstart the sound again. 

The deejay and producer who’ has pretty much gigged in most of the world, described that gig as one of the hardest yet, recalling explaining to Walshy fire (fellow Major Lazer member) that Nigeria is where you live for die as a deejay, likening it to a ‘deejay Olympics’. 

Diplo was recently starred as a male video vixen in the now viral video to Charlie XCX’s ‘Boys’ alongside industry heavy weights Charlie Push, Ty Dollar $ign, Wiz Khalifa, Mark Ronson among others. 

Here’s the exclusive one on one G Money had with Walshy Fire on HBR weekday breakfast show GMITM (G Money in the morning).

African Union Declares Lagos As The Official Host City Of AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of The All Africa Music Awards. The announcement ceremony took place at Protea Hotel, GRA, Ikeja  in Lagos on Monday August 15, 2016. It was attended by officials of the African Union; members of the international committee of AFRIMA; AFRIMA 2015 winners; top government functionaries; stakeholders in the creative/ entertainment industry in Africa, media executives and musical artistes. Other ciies that were n the consideraton list were: Calabar (Cross River State), Lagos (Lagos State), Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Uyo (Akwa Ibom State).

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Mrs. Angela Martins, the Executive governor of Lagos state stated that,“Also, in choosing the host city, we considered factors such as the willingness to create value and deep brand equity not only for Nigerians but Africans. Also, there was the consideration of which state has the most motivation to host AFRIMA in line with its values; which has the strongest vision in tourism, culture and entertainment. Then, the state must have the most adequate facilities, surrounding infrastructure, security and tourist attraction to host the event and should have hosted successful events in the past that attracted both national and or global audiences as well as government’s responsiveness. It was discovered Lagos possesses all these factors and we arrived at our decision.”

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Coming Soon: Are You Ready For MTV Shuga Series 4?

Lovers of MTV Shuga can now breathe a sigh of relief because guess what! Series 4 will be airing on our screens pretty soon.

What’s more, if you loved Nick Mutuma’s character Leo, you can expect to see more of him on this series playing a major role. What however you may not expect is that they have changed up Leo a little bit. In stead of the “Mr. Nice Guy” that he was in series 1-3, we are going to be shown a totally “new” and “disturbing” side to him.

One Nigerian star that will be on MTV Shuga Series 4 is Emmanuel Ikubese, the reigning Mr. Nigeria who will continue to play the unlucky-in-love music promoter, Femi. In series 4, Femi who has been HIV positive for several years is more successful in his quest of love albeit with some difficulties.

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Nick Mutuma coming back to the series is a way of maintaining the Kenyan heritage of MTV Shuga. The film will be shot in Lagos, Nigeria this March before hitting our screens in June.