OGA BELLO: I shelved plans to study in my younger days so I could focus on theatre

Despite having been around for about five decades, the passion of Addbayo Salami, better known as Oga Bello, burn brighter still. The Ilorin, Kwara State icon, who now has children involved in acting, spoke to ADEDAYO ODULAJA and GHANIYAH OLOWOYO   Noting how difficult it was, at the time you started and how parents never wanted their children to do anything entertainment, how did your people take it? No doubt about the fact that in those days, parents didn’t want their children to go into acting, theatre or anything entertainment…

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UGO TINA NDIDI: HOW I SHELVED MY DREAM of BECOMing A MEDICAL DOCTOR

Ugo Tina Ndidi, the CEO and creative director for Didi Creations Limited, is a quintessential tycoon with fingers in many pies. The UK-based lady who sits atop a travel consultancy firm, interior decoration outfit while soaring as a business coach, life coach, photographer and avid blogger, spoke with LANRE ODUKOYA about her businesses, education and fond memories of her formative years.   Your lush handmade bags have finally been brought to Nigeria for customers who love what you do with the craft in the United Kingdom, how ready are you…

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PREYE SAMPSON BRAIBEBE: Musicians are collaborating with pirates these days to be popular

Preye Sampson Braibebe is the Governor of performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, Bayelsa State chapter. In this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE, Briabebe spoke on his efforts so far in reviving the nearly moribund association in the state, among other issues.   How long have you been involved with the Nigerian music industry? I have been in the music industry for twenty four years now. Which do you consider some of your hit songs? I did “Bluff Return which was released in 2006. After then I recorded “Pull off”, I think…

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Labour Party backs Senate on state police

The Labour party has thrown its weight behin the creation of State police. The chairman of Labour Party, Dr Mike Omotosho who made this call, pointed out that before and during the colonial era, Nigeria had more effective security bodies. Noting that as a Federation with component units empowered by the constitution to have equal status and relationship parity, the states should be allowed to have their own police force. This call according to the statement became necessary as the current security apparatus has not shown capacity in dealing with…

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CHINELO IKEME: NO REGRETS QUITTING BANK JOB TO SELL HAIRS

Chinelo Ikeme’s rising profile in the emerging hair enterprise is largely due to the satisfaction celebrities get from the hair she sources for them from different parts of the world. The unassuming lady, who owns the upscale hair outfit, My Hair Limited, spoke with LANRE ODUKOYA about all patrons need to know about wearing and maintaining original human hair as opposed sporting synthetic products.   Why did you quit your bank job to start selling hairs? My transition was borne out of the desire to do something different, the desire…

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Love for fashion, my major inspiration –Designer

Florence Akpakwu is the CEO of Floxy Collections; the stylish fashion enthusiast spoke with Deborah Ocheni about her love for fashion accessories, choice of outfits and sundry issues   How did you come up with your brand name and what is the message behind it? The brand name was taken from my name, “Florence” and the message behind it is all about my creativity in fashion designing and what I call mix-matching that popularly represents “Combination”. Fashion market seems saturated, how do you intend to keep afloat? As saturated as…

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Decency with a mix of class makes a woman well-dressed –Idris

Ramat Idris is the CEO of Sids Deluxe, an Abuja-based fashion outlet that caters for the need of fashion lovers whose fashion philosophy is classy and decent. The young CEO speaks with Deborah Ocheni about her sense of fashion, the need for women to dress decently and sundry issues.   How did you come up with your brand name and what is the message behind it? Sids is a combination of letters picked up from my son’s name and his dad’s, Sa’ad Idris. Deluxe means something comfortable, of high quality.…

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My hair extensions are indispensable –Akachukwu

Linda Akachukwu Paul is the CEO of PDF Hair and Accessories; she spoke with Deborah Ocheni about her fashion philosophy, the lucrative nature of hair business in Nigeria and sundry issues   What is your personal style? I love to keep it simple and comfortable. I love dresses made with our local fabric. On a regular day, I love my jeans and t-shirt. What is your views on African traditional wears? African traditional attires are unique. They represent our culture and identity and to let go of them will be…

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KUNLE SONAIKE: We’ve trained over 5,000 mechanics across Nigeria at Automedics

Initiating and leading a revolution as it concerns how Nigerians take care of their cars, Kunle Sonaike, along with his able lieutenants, is playing a immensely important role in the lives of Nigerians. With Automedics on Radio easily one of the most-followed programmes on radio and workshops dealing with thousands of cars monthly, Kunle Sonaike, in this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, said he fell in love with cars as far back as when he was in secondary school       Either as a company or a radio programme, Automedics…

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Sparkle in ball gown

The ball gown is a statement maker and attention-grabber. Be it a romantic date, birthday gig or wedding party, opting for an elegant ball dress will speak volumes about your unique and classy style sense. Ball gown is the outfit that most women of style will not reject because of its ability to hide all wrongs. The silhouette has a fitted bodice and is cinched at the natural waist. This dress style is best for women with boyish figures; the fullness of the dress will make you look curvier. It…

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