Runsa Fashion Show !

On Tuesday 13 Nov 2012, Redeemers University students were buzzing with excitement for the RUNSA - Redeemers University Student Association's annual fashion show. 40 models were chosen to showcase the designs of RUN's finest designers - Maz couture, House of Becca, MDJ, Mistress, Switch, Outstanding clothing, Blaize clothiers. From the judges to the music to the amazing models, it turned out to be a really exciting event and there was no dull moment. o:)

Check out photos from the show below and even more in the next post!

Alicia Keys On Complex Mag.

Alicia Keys is the cover girl for the December/January 2013 issue of Complex Magazine. In it she speaks about motherhood and Frank Ocean. Nice concept, she looks flawless with her short hair.


Awesome photos of Yvonne Vixen Ekwere taken by Obi Somto and styled by Zebra Living. The pictures characterize her as one of Fela's fire dancers named "Rashida".

Photography: Obi Somto
Styling: Zebra

The Sexiest Man Alive Is...

CHANNING TATUM, according to People's Magazine of course. We totally agree! o:)


Omotola receiving her BEFFTA Film Icon award. She looks stunning.

Wiz live in concert.

Wizkid got to perform at the BBC 1xtra live concert with British and American acts Trey Songz, Angel, Kendrick Lamar and Tulisa on November 12, 2012 at the Brixton Academy in London.

Anne Hathaway on Vogue.

Tyra Banks On Arise Magazine

Tyra Banks covers the new issue of ARISE Magazine celebrating 100 women who are changing the world, from Nkosazana DlaminiZuma, Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Genevieve Nnaji, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Angélique Kidjo, Sophie Okonedo, Diezani Alison-Madueke to Waris Dirie, journalist Serkalem Fasil, actress Charlize Theron, Fatou Bensouda, Dambisa Moyo, etc.

Favourite EMA Looks.

Alicia Keys and Rita Ora stood out at the EMA's in Stella McCartney and Alexandre Vauthier respectively.

Thandie Newton in Jewel By Lisa.

British actress Thandie Newton attended a Hope Rising Concert in Toronto in a jumpsuit by Nigerian label Jewel by Lisa.
She paired the dress with Anouk – the silver pointy toed pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, BellaNaija, JBL.

Kola's Day

Hi there! We have a new guest writer with us today. The one, the only *drumroll* Mazeeeeee! ^_^ Here's a throwback piece of his. Read and enjoy.

The hour was close.

The night was conspicuously ominous. The stars nestled quite edgily in the black velvet blanket, and the moon hid itself behind thick cloud plumes – even the celestial bodies were scared for him. The silence was pristine enough for him to hear his heart beating in rapid rhythm.

He swallowed hard.

He stared at the sheet of paper for the umpteenth time. His palms were sweaty and the trickles of sweat began to muddle the red ink. “This can’t be right” He thought to himself. Again, he punched the figures into his calculator, shook his head and let out a sibilant sound. These grades couldn’t be right.
But they were.
He wiped the sweat from his brow with the hem of his sleeve. He was really going get it this time.

“Why am I cursed with a Nigerian Father?” Kola wondered. What would be his punishment today? “Most likely Ijoko Idera he thought to himself. His stomach started to churn. He re-enacted the punishment in his mind. He would have to sit on the floor, raise his two legs, making them parallel to the ground and he’d have to stretch his two arms forward, parallel to his legs. His father would pick a small wooden chair and just watch him as he served his punishment. If his legs ever touched the floor, he’d receive about ten strokes of his father’s leather belt. His back had grown so familiar to the taste of the skin of a dead cow. The last time he did this, he wasn’t able to walk properly for 2 days.

He heard the rumble of a car. He checked his watch. Daddy should be home anytime soon. The car’s light seeped through the creaks of his gate. Getting brighter and brighter. Compounding Kola’s fear.
Daddy was coming!
A shiver ran through his spine, weakening his legs.
He clenched his stomach and held bated breath….

The car passed his gate.
It wasn’t his Daddy’s.
He heaved a huge sigh of respite.

“Should I go and begin to read?” Kola asked himself “Perhaps if Daddy sees me reading, he’d see that I’m willing to change and forgive me.”

The thoughts haunted him again. What if his father told him to stool down? His body trembled at the mere thought of this punishment. One foot on the floor. One leg in the air. One finger on the floor. His body, arched at a demonic angle, and its full weight on that one finger on the floor. His dad would still sit on a chair and watch him suffer. If he changed legs, or changed fingers. He’d get a whooping.

He tried to swallow again, but this time a lump, the size of a grape, had built up in his throat.

At times like this, he wished he were American. He’d get a “grounding” or a threat for summer school. At least that’s what the Television said American kids got as punishment. “

His martinet of a father showed no mercy. His father was a professor at the local university and couldn’t fathom his son being a blockhead. He dealt with enough of those in his class. He had made Kola promise that the last time would be the last time Kola ever received any “red” on his report card. Kola had failed to keep his promise. He was going to get it.

The hour had come.

He heard his father’s car hoot all the way from the huge gate of the estate.
He knew judgment came in the dilapidated old Benz.
He knew there was no mercy.
The skies darkened further.
He looked down to his shorts.
He had just peed himself.

- Maze 

Waje On House Of MaliQ.

Waje is House of MaliQ's November cover girl. Pretty!

From The LFDW (3)

Ituen Basi

Ituen Basi

House of marie
Ituen Basi
House of marie
 More of our favourite designs from the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna,Bella Naija

Weekly Roundup

The weekend's here again! Whoop. ^_^ Here's what headlined the news this week.

  • The USA got hit by one of the Biggest Hurricanes in its History - 'Hurricane Sandy' leaving Cities Flooded & people dead. The ripple effect may hit lagos in a few days.

  • Boko Haram earlier this week said they were ready to ceasefire but gave conditions which included naming Muhammed Buhari as leader of the negotiating team. 

  • The federal government re-opened the3rd Mainland Bridge on Tuesday after four months.

  • Venus and Serena Williams were in Lagos this week on the platform of a Breaking The Mould (BTM) campaign empowering women

  • Lagos State may introduce bicycle lanes on major roads as an alternative to motorcycles. 

  • Storm Records' first lady Sasha dropped a new single - 'Authentic'
  • Davido released a remix to his hit song 'Dami Duro' featuring Akon.