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Speed Mentoring Night for Creatives in Lagos? Apply Now to Attend Level Up

We came across the terminology “Level Up” when this year singer Ciara made a reference to her ex beau Future. But wait, that’s not what this all about. How do you grow, scale your business and learn? LEVEL UP is just 3 days away and it would be a shame to miss out on an experience and of course opportunity to chat with trailblazers, seasoned pros and senior creatives in the fashion/arts industry.

Have you heard about our Mentoring Scheme? Great! We’re holding our second Speed Mentoring Night in Lagos to once again get you up close and personal with the very best in the business. So whether or not you are part of our mentoring cohort you still get a chance to be mentored in a fun and relaxed setting. This is organised by The Assembly Hub.

Level Up will have individuals within Fashion, Visual Arts, TV, Publishing, PR, Advertising or Creative Direction. Despite the stage you are in your career or business, don’t miss this opportunity to build on the progress you’ve made so far. See who is attending below.

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WHO IS ATTENDING?

 

Adenike Ogunlesi – Founder & CRO Ruff n Tumble 
Michael Ugwu – GM Sony Music Africa / Founder, FreeMe Digital Ltd
Fade Ogunro – Executive TV Producer / Founder, Bookings Africa
Reze Bonna – Photographer, Founder ReZsolution
Banke Alawaye  – CEO Rock Salt Services Ltd 
Papa Omotayo – Founder, AWCA / Creative Director Moe+ art Architecture 
Lekan Oladunwo – Group Head Art, Insight Communications 
Simisola Esiri – Founder & E-I-C Schick Magazine 

Learn more about our Guest Mentors and apply here.

Date: 28th April 2018 | Time: 4PM
Venue: The Freeme Space
*Spaces are Limited*

FashionXTech: From Adebayo Oke-Lawal to Sharon Ojong Check Out our Top Looks from the Event

FashionXTech event hosted by Spice TV brought together a panel of the finest in the fashion and technology industry for a networking event as part of its happy Hour Series.

FashionXTech brought five innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs using technology to redefine the fashion industry as they presented their products and services. There was also a panel session with brands operating in the fashion and technology industries which included Damilola Jegede from NairaBox, Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture, Ikenna Okonkwo of Heels.com.ng, and Bisola Adeniyi of Lady Biba.

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The panel session was moderated by TechCabal and succeeded in delivering forward thinking conversations on how to develop products in the fashion and technology industries.

Guests mingled and networked as they sipped on drinks provided by Chivas and were gifted with special discounts from Nairabox and Privinto.

Check out our favourite looks from the networking event.

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RELE GALLERY & COINTREAU PROUDLY PRESENT, ‘SELENSE’

Dressing up Nigerian has finally come full circle. Rele Gallery, leading contemporary art gallery made sure of that this past weekend.

From being allotted glossy pages of lifestyle magazines, to black and white ones in soft sells, to being touted in online media, and Instagram pages of fashion tastemakers, dressing up Nigerian has for the first time gotten its due in artistic form, in a career-defining exhibition, by illustrator and visual artist, Ibe Ananaba.

The exhibition, titled “Selense” opened last weekend at Rele Gallery.

Selense is a collection of 30-odd pieces that capture the bombastic Nigerian spirit of dressing. In generous strokes, oils and colour, the artist brings to life, women from runways, dandies from the street, show-offs and statement makers for whom extravagance is a statement to be made.

Selense, literally means to show off.

The artist also captures how we as a people perform this extravagance in the midst of Nigeria’s problems and quite often, in spite of it.

Guests also enjoyed Cointreau’s selection of Cointreau Fizz cocktails, while they fed their eyes and minds with works on display.

You will be well advised to come see it yourself, if you haven’t. The exhibition is open until September 26th 2016.

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PHOTOS! FALZ, SIKA OSEI, SIMI, LYNXXX, OREKA GODIS & UBER COOL GUESTS AT THE MUSIC+ X 24 EVENT

Two weeks ago musicplus24 officially launched at Civic Centre. The event was a fusion of music and fashion – 24 apparel unveiled their new collection of snapbacks and Falz and Simi shut the house down with their performances.

Noble Igwe, Paul O, Oreka Godis, Sika Osei, Lynxxx, Ariyike Akingbola, Praize and Sound Sultan were some of the celebrity guests that stepped out for the event.

The event was supported by Laurent-Perrier Champagne and the uber cool guests of course!

See all the fun photos below.

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Preloved! Shop From Stylish Wardrobes On discount and Bid For Good At NFB Yard Sale

Ever wished you could raid the wardrobes of those people whose style you love? Here’s the chance to. NFB yard sale is a shopping project that seeks to bring quality and stylish items from the wardrobes of style-savvy individuals to buyers at a fraction of the original prices.

If you’ve been looking for a way to de-clutter your wardrobe, NFB Yard Sale is for you then.The platform founded with the aim to foster a community-driven approach to shopping, helps individuals to release unwanted fashionable pieces from their closets and yet make some money out of it. In the same manner, consumers can access these fashionable pieces through the yard sale at a discounted affordable price instead of the full retail price.

The yard sale also comes with an auction for a charitable cause. The aim is to support the vision of educating more young girls in the field of Hospitality by contributing to the expansion project of Iroto School of Catering.

“People sometimes buy things they never wear, own things they love that no longer fits, or just simply arrive at a stage in their lives that calls for a change of style; new job, new resolutions, or new tastes. These are few reasons why clothes end up unused or as clutter in most wardrobes.”

*Old treasures find new homes.*

At the yard sale, you’ll get to shop from a diverse collection of styles, sizes, and price points. Whether you are shopping from the Budget Booth which offers items at N3500 and below, or from the Bargain Booth which lets you negotiate on must-have pieces sold  above 3500, you’ll definitely score something spankin’ new or pre-loved pieces from different wardrobes at a fraction of the original price.

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The Yard Sale team is currently in correspondence with a representative of the Women’s Board Educational Cooperation Society, a not-for-profit NGO set up to contribute to the development of the Nigerian woman through various educational activities. The mission of the school is to continuously equip young women from impoverished backgrounds with skills and a better chance of sustaining themselves and their families.

The auction will be hosted by fashion and lifestyle blogger, Cassandra Ikegbune of cassiedaves(dot)com. The auction will feature a variety of gorgeous and rare/valued wardrobe pieces donated by fashionable personalities and entrepreneurs like Bidemi Zakariyau of LSF PR, Sharon Ojong, Sika Osei, Bola Balogun, and Temi Dollface.

Date:  July 24th, 2016  

Booths Open: 12pm

Auction starts:  3pm

Venue: 35A Ethnic Heritage Center, Raymond Njoku. Ikoyi, Lagos

Will you like to support the local community by bidding for good?Contact: nfbyardsale@gmail.com or 07060530274 to RSVP for the auction.  

Stay updated on Instagram @nfbyardsale and Facebook @n.yardsale

NFB Yard Sale is in partnership Spice TV

Media Partner for AuctionTW Magazine 

Media Sponsors: Pulse Nigeria, The Other Style

Supported by: Cassie Daves, The Blogger Point NG, Nigerian Fashion Bloggers , Africanism Cosmopolitan, The CU Student, Fashion Unilag, Style Monument, Princess Audu, Kacheetee, Funke Olotu, Fashionitaz By Buiti, In Fashion Rehab, Tega Enai, Lhurve Davies, Eclectic Style, Aby Purpleheart, The Style Cheapskate, Epiphany Twenty Nine, Unilag Fashion

Shea Moisture Launch Was Fun! See All The Photos

SHEA MOISTURE, a globally known brand for personal care, established 1912 officially launched in Lagos June 6th 2016 at the Oriental Hotel with its foremost distributor & partner in Nigeria, Chisuf Ventures LTD.

Shea Moisture has worked tirelessly for generations to offer true organic, natural, cruelty free personal care that give best results for many customers worldwide believing that everyone gets love for themselves truly with every Shea Moisture experience.

Lagos was ready for every Shea Moisture goodness it could get and it sure did!

The POP UP shop set up for all guests offered the most amazing deals and price offers on all Shea Moisture products ranging hair, bath, body, men, mommy & baby, face, gift collections and specials.

The amazing work of TasalaHQ was showcased with beautiful hair created with Shea moisture products. The very insightful interactive session anchored by Shannon Skipper-Green, Shea Moisture Professional & Bukky Fatusin from the UK led all the beautiful guests to get more education on hair care together, as well as individual one on one sessions with Shannon Skipper-Green.

We spotted a few familiar faces like Tewa Onasanya of Exquisite Magazine and vlogger Ezinne of Beauty in Lagos

Cointreau had all guests having the time of their lives with the most delicious cocktails and entertainment by FEMI LEYE & DJ NANA crowned this event as the most amazing beauty party in Lagos.

Check out some of the fabulous guests who attended the launch in the gallery below:

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How to Register to Bid for Olumide Oresegun ArtHouse Contemporary Auction | June 23-26

Arthouse Contemporary launches first online auction of the works of Nigerian artist Olumide Oresegun. Set to go live from June 23 – June 26 2016 on the art advisory company’s website www.arthouse-ng.com, the auction will feature prominent works of the artist.

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Tiring, 2015, Oil on canvas, 35 x 27 inches, Estimate: ₦ 600,000-900,000 

Olumide Oresegun, a figurative artist who is best known for his hyperrealistic and emotional oil paintings is said to be inspired by his surrounding environment, people and his local community. He also drives inspiration from solitary moments of his childhood which the artist transmits into his art works. Whether reading, writing letters, or sleeping, Oresegun’s subjects are caught off guard in a tranquil moment of reflection.

A graduate of distinction at the Yaba College of Technology, Oresegun received international media attention with a recent CNN article that lauded the hyperrealism of his art which transformed his art into an internet sensation. Causing quite a stare with his art technique and detailed painting, a video which featured his work went viral attracting over 3.2 million views on You Tube and over 44,000 followers on Instagram.

The opening reception of the art auction is scheduled for  June 23rd, 6 PM  at the Renault Showroom (43B Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos)
From June 23-26, visitors to Arthouse Contemporary’s website will be able to access and bid online.

Find the instructions below on how to register to bid:
1. Sign Up on Arthouse’s website at www.arthouse-ng.com by following the “Sign Up” button on the top right corner of the homepage, or click here.

2. Once logged as a user on Arthouse’s website, you can Register to Bid under the “Arthouse Online” tab by clicking the “View Details” of the upcoming auction. Click on the “Register to Bid” button and fill out the registration details, or click here.

3. Once Arthouse has verified your information, you will receive an email confirmation that you are registered as a bidder.

4. You are now registered for the auction and can bid once the auction is live on 23 June 2016, 12 PM. You can View Lots here in anticipation of the auction.

5. To create an absentee bid, you can place an advance bid by clicking the “Place an Advance Bid” next to the lot once you are registered.

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Carving the Phenomenal Out of the Familiar: Photos from Interior Living’s Studio Launch

Interior Living™ is a new interior decor studio recently set up in Lagos. We’ve seen a rise in interest for events decor and interior is becoming even more popular.

Interior Living™ is being introduced as Nigeria’s leading minimalist interior design company, as it launched its studio in a serene creativity-enhancing environment within the bustling metropolis of Lagos. The space houses several offices, an exhibition space, an art shop, a workshop, and a kitchenette.

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According to Bakare, the business was inspired by a combination of passion, skill and the need to channel creative expression. Since then, it has been further boosted by a market demand for her elegant touch. After over two years of high level engagement with the industry amid launching top-notch interior design solutions from the virtual platform, the company has taken greater strides by setting up its stimulating space and is set to become the foremost culturally-aware interior design company in Africa, building visions, unlocking dreams, one door at a time.

A taste of the company’s mission was experienced at the launch with exhibitions of eras and civilizations, symbolically laid out like the transiting pages of a history book. From portraits of the visionary’s first artistic inspiration, her praying grandmother, to a minimalist depiction of age-long commonly used household items all sprayed in white, and a modern portrayal of comfort and class, the space retells a story through time. A gigantic caged lighting system, nicknamed Starburst, constructed by the Interior Living™ (IL) team, adorned the modern living space climaxing a fractal directional system. With this, IL announced its value proposition which is, to carve the phenomenal out of the familiar thereby optimizing identity and influencing civilization.

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Through their innovative design techniques, they are poised to surpass industry standards as they remodel culture, redesign space and redefine time within the built environment.

For more information, visit their Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/interior_living/ or email: hello@interiorliving.co

Get Ready for the Big Lagos Sale 2016

The Big Lagos Sale is a one of a kind discount shopping experience created to give fashion connoisseurs and the general public access to fantastic deals.

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Customers are assured unbeatable bargains on coveted pieces and a chance to meet and interact with their favourite designers/brands on a one-on-one basis.

Aside the thrill of shopping, The Big Lagos Sale aims to be a lifestyle experience for the fashion community. Our aim is to build a sustainable sales network bringing together, Fashion Enthusiasts, Celebrities, Designers and Press under a relaxed and fun environment where we hope to spark interesting conversations and provide a great opportunity for networking. There will be Interviews, music, food, street style and a lot more to look forward to.

We are THE BIG LAGOS SALE so expect impressive bargains.

The maiden event takes place on the 29th of May 2016, in the heart of Lagos at the Colonades Hotel, 21 Kingsway Road, Ikoyi.

Time: 2pm7pm

For more info, you can reach the Big Lagos Sale:

Phone: 07066508026 

Email: thebiglagossale@gmail.com 

Instagram: @thebiglagossale

Be there!

Lagos Most Fabulous Step Out for Cointreau Creative Crew Press Conference

Cointreau announced the launch of its new global philanthropic programme in Nigeria on Sunday 10th April 2016. The programme tagged; the Cointreau Creative Crew was launched last year in the UK and is curated by Laetitia Casta as the Creative Director. The objective of the Cointreau Creative Crew is to promote the development of women’s creative freedom and expression as well as encourage women to work towards taking their initial dream and extending it into a tangible creative reality. The programme will provide an entrepreneur with the opportunity to be awarded a grant of €20,000 to support their creative project and is also open to men.

Betty Irabor, Founder and Publisher of Genevieve Magazine is spearheading the programme as the Creative Curator of the Cointreau Creative Crew, Nigeria and enlisted a network of seasoned professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives including Lami Tumaka, Barbara Lawrence, Ituen Bassey, Denrele Sonariwo, Neku Atawodi, Afua Osei, Eku Edewor and Yagazie Emezi. These women form the jury and committee of the Cointreau

Creative Crew and were unveiled at the campaign launch. Guests were able to design Signature Cointreau Fizz cocktails to suit their tastes accompanied with delicious canapés. The Cointreau Creative Crew also created their own inspired cocktails. Temi Dollface entertained and thrilled attendees with her distinct sound.The campaign is intended to shape the marketing strategy of the brand for the next decade. Call for entries for the grant will be announced in a few weeks.

See all the photos from the event below.

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