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Strong and Scrumptious; Onyiaka covers Simple Magazine’s Latest Digital Edition

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Afro-fusion diva; Onyiaka who is putting the Los Angeles Afro scene on the map covers the latest issue of Simple Magazine. In an interview with Edun Adedamola of Simple Magazine, Onyiaka the gifted hands talks about her EP project “TRBL” and says “I am my ancestors wildest dream and I intend to take full advantage of the position they’ve placed me in.”

 

Read the full interview here; 

 

https://bit.ly/onyiaka-thegifted-hands

 

CREDITS:
Photography – Kalynn “Nnylak” Youngblood

Make Up – Beat by Starrza

 

Creative Director- Rayo Kasali

 

Executive Director- Adedamola Edun

 

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Media Tank Hosts Grill Fest Gidi, Features A-list Artist, targets 5,000 Youths

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One of the foremost entertainment companies in Nigeria, MediaTank Limited is set to thrill Lagos youths with its annual event tagged  ‘GrillFest Gidi’ which will be its third edition theme ‘The Outsiders’ after a miss from last year due to the global pandemic. This edition will be in collaboration with the office of The executive chairman Ifako Ijaiye Local Government, Prince Usman Akanbi Hamzat

The media head of the company Adesina Kasali, revealed the features of the event which include a Physical and Mental health awareness and a Novelty Match which will take place at the African Church Primary School JB Coker Road Ifako Ijaiye on the 10th of December 2021. The main event will come up on December 11th, 2021 with Trade Fair and Carnival. It will be a gathering of SMEs products exhibition. The Trade Fair will take place in the morning of the event starting from 8 am to help expose SMEs to new and existing audiences as there is an expectation for a large audience.

According to a statement by Ayokunle Okuneye the founder Media Tank Entertainment, the collaboration with the office of the executive chairman of Ijaiye Local Ifako Ijaiye Local Government under its executive chairman Prince Usman Akanbi Hamzat is a welcome development, cos it will give the event a new face and a bigger platform to celebrate the youths and SMEs. It will promote love and confidence above all participants. It will give rise to SMEs to promote and get their products exposed to a larger audience. 

Due to the large venue, the event is targeted at over 5000 youths. Some of the entertainers listed to feature in this years edition includes Reminisce (Alaga Ibile), Oxlade, Dai Verse, Eljay, MoGevson, Shorae Moore, JaidoP, JordanStyls, TerryApala, Beambo Taylor Hardvantage and many more. It also have some Nollywood stars such as Shoneye Olamilekan, Esther Agunbiade, Olaide Almaroof, Habibat Jinad and many more.

The tickets for the show can be purchased at the following sites: 

http://www.naijaticketshop.com/details.php?id=3032

https://www.dualtix.com/event-details/grill-fest-gidi-season-3

https://event.flutterwave.com/1298-grill-fest-gidi

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Bodex Media Hangout Awards Queen of TikTok, Iyabo Ojo 

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With the emerging trend in making social media a tool for marketing, communications, wealth creation thereby reaching targeting audience, the convener of Social Media Hangout; Florence Bodex Hungbo has taken giant strides in constantly bringing media enthusiasts, social media influencers and tech-savvy individuals under one roof to discuss salient issues affecting the negative use of social media and thereby discussing the use of social media as a tool for wealth creation among other opportunities. 

For Bodex, who is a media and events executive, the idea of the hangout was conceived out of the quest to ensure that stakeholders in the new media world converge together and rub minds on how to make sure social media platforms are used positively and also open the minds of young chaps on the opportunities that needed to be unlocked so as to generate bogus wealth for sustainability also decrease the surge in cyberstalking, blackmailing and other heinous crimes associated with social media. The annual event which holds every June during world social media week had in attendance top media executives, celebrities and stakeholders.

In a bid to celebrate ingenuity, creativity and originality in concepts, the Social Media Hangout organizers carved an award to appreciate and celebrate deserving social media influencers in Nigeria. At the just concluded Social Media Hangout, Governor Sanwo-Olu was awarded as he was ably represented by the Commissioner for Information Mr. Gbenga Omotoso. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso was also awarded alongside Mr. Charles Kalu, Mr. Macaroni, Kiekie and a host of others.

One of the latest winners of the prestigious award is, award-winning actress and self-acclaimed ‘Queen of Ticktok’ in Nigeria, Iyabo Ojo. She was awarded on Sunday the 22nd of November at the Monarch Event Center in Ikate Elegushi, Lagos as the Best Creative TikTok Influencer of the year at the just concluded Social Media Hangout. The convener Florence Bodex Hungbo who presented the award to the sultry actress averred that; the choice to award Iyabo was engineered by her numerous followers and engagement on TikTok.  Iyabo has through her creative prowess dragging attention to herself thereby gaining global recognition. “As we speak Iyabo is the Queen of TikTok in Nigeria and by chance West Africa. Her videos are amazing and they will crack you up. She has a very wide milage which has attracted audiences from different walks of life. Social media hangout organizers are appreciating her for putting her craft on the world stage thereby encouraging upcoming influencers and social media users that Social media is a platform that can be used to create magic, not for negative vices.”

Bodex further disclosed that; the brand will award many more influencers, other stakeholders and social media enthusiasts who are worthy of emulation and have contributed to the growth of the industry before the next social media hangout in June 2022.

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THE FULL LIST OF MAYA AWARDS 2021 AWARDEES

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The much-talked-about 8th edition of the MAYA AWARDS AFRICA held penultimate Saturday, at the prestigious MUSON CENTRE, Onikan, Lagos. The 7 hours event had dignitaries from all works of life in attendance with well over 1,000 youths physically present with tens of thousands joining via the internet 

The awards event chaired by top entertainment investor and federal lawmaker, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller witnessed the public unveil of The Book of MoreKlue Stories, a 256 pages memoir written and published by the credible awards platform, ADEMOLA TITILOPEMI AJIBOLA .

Highlights of the event was the surprise appearance and performance of top comedians BASH & KENNYBLAQ who held the audience spellbound, a well-served musical performance by T CLASSICand the incredible synergy between host, MC STYLO & award-winning DJ GAVPOP that kept the audience in a frenzied state of mind while the event lasted.

With support from ECOBANK; HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA; AFRICA MAGIC; AS FARMS; SL GLOBAL VENTURES, TITAN FARMS and endorsement from the Lagos State Government, the MAYA AWARDS 8 is serving the motivational assignment of using success stories of new and rising industry owners to inspire and encourage more success stories.

MAYA AWARDS 2021

Some guests at the event are the Lagos State Commissioner for Youths & Social Development, Hon. Segun Dawodu; Hon. Commissioner for Youths & Sports, Oyo state, Hon. Seun Fakorede and His beautiful wife; Agege LGA Vice Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Abiola and his beautiful wife; Chairman & CEO , WESTGATE Homes, Amb. BabaTunde Oladejo (BabJah); Dr. Lola Dare of CHESTRAD Global; Engr. Kayode Adamolekun of Kayode Adamolekun Foundation; Comedian LafUP; Adeyinka Adeyeye (Senator Solar); Anne Nwaghodo of Channels TV; Lekan Ogunjobi of Siderz Group and many more top business owners, investors, political forces and personalities.

Saturday, the 12th of November 2022 has been announced as the date for the 9th edition of the epoch calendar event.

HON. Shina Abiola Peller At MAYA Awards 2021

Below is a full list of who won what at the 8th edition of the MAYA’s

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE 

DR. Muibi Kehinde – Founder/CEO, MKH Investment Group

TECH BRAND

Blackman Technologies

WEDDING/DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND

34SND Photography

FEMALE FASHION BRAND

RikaOtoByMe

FAST RISING FASHION BRAND 

Donna ShaShi Mao

SKINCARE BRAND

 

Glow By YAS Skincare

REALTOR OF THE YEAR

Dlizz Properties

FARMS/AGRO ALLIED COMPANY

A & S Poultry

JEWELRY BRAND

Cutest Jeweler

FABRICS PURVEYOR

PJ’s Textiles

BEST SELLING REAL ESTATE BRAND 

Sheekenah Zelter Global

AUTO RETAIL BRAND

Opead Autos

HAIRSTYLING BRAND

Hair By Yusuf

FASHION-PRENEUR OF THE YEAR

BECCA Stitches

ACCESSORIES BRAND

Wow Accessories

EVENTS MANAGER 

Ideal Parties

EVENTS VENDOR

Ten10 Cocktails

BEAUTY THERAPY/ SPA BRAND

CubbyCays

THE DAVID AJIBOYE HONOUR FOR THE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Fatunmise Damilola

THE YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR

Gbenga Eyiolawi – Agriculture

SKIT MAKER OF THE YEAR (MALE)

Mr Macaroni

SKIT MAKER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

KieKie

INNOVATIVE YOUTH

Tosin Sanusi – Promoter, 5k Landlord

CREATIVE SURPRISES BRAND 

Royal Hugs Surprises

THE BOLA ODUBOTE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE 

Founder, Spedy Weight Loss

THE SHINA PELLER PRIZE FOR THE HUMANITARIAN SERVICES OF THE YEAR

KBK Foundation

HYPEMAN OF THE YEAR

Turnup Commissioner

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Deyemi Okanlawon

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Nkechi Blessing

 

NOLLYWOOD’s NEXT BIG THING

Esse Odometa

LIVE MUSIC BAND

SB Live Band

BEST SELLING FASHION-PRENUER OF THE YEAR

Endowed Fashion House

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Kolawole Omoboriowo (Scoop Universal)

FUN SPOT OF THE YEAR   

1401 Lounge

FAST RISING MUSIC BAND

Queen Madiva Band

FAST-RISING REAL ESTATE BRAND

PROPERTYFORALL REALTORS

LOGISTICS / DELIVERY SERVICES BRAND 

Flubber Logistics

INNOVATIVE REAL ESTATE BRAND

Classicview Realty

BEST SELLING FABRICS MERCHANT 2021

Bmaj Fabrics

DIGITAL ASSETS MANAGEMENT BRAND OF THE YEAR 

Snappy Exchange

FOOTWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR

MIKUN FOOTWEAR

BEST SELLING REAL ESTATE BRAND  OF THE YEAR 2021 (Led by a Female)

Abulesowo Landlords

THE BOLA ODUBOTE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE, Male

Akolade Olawoyin

ENTERPRISING YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2021

Rose Tinuola

HONORARY AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 

Amb. Babatunde Jonathan Oladejo (BabJah)

Chairman/CEO, WESTGATE Homes

Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon

Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF)

Otunba Segun Onifade

CEO, SAATB Entertainment Company Limited

Dr. Lola Dare

CEO, Chestrad Global

Engr. Kayode Adamolekun

Founder/CEO, Kayode Adamolekun Foundation

Olugbuyi Ogunnaike

CEO, ICEBOX Nigeria

Amb. Olabisi Akanbi

Chairman/CEO, LABO Group

Engr Idowu Lamidi

MD/CEO, Dollar Constructions

Miss Onome Odometa

Founder, Onome Aid Foundation

Mr. Omar Sini

Public Service Personality of the Year 

Mr. Olaide Alim

Innovative Business Personality of the Year 

Amb. Funke Kehinde, CEO, Brilliant Concepts

Real Estate Personality of the Year 

Evangelist Olaide Lawal – Founder, Marvelous Jehovah Evangelical Ministry

Mr Segun Dawodu

Distinguished Public Servant of the Year

HON. WASIU ESHILOKUN SANNI

Distinguished Political Officer of the Year

THE HIGHFLYING YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS

Owodunni Qasim

CEO, Owkaz Concepts

BASH (The Comedy King Kong)

Miss Jumoke Ajadi (Jumrose)

Mr. Oyekanmi Saheed (Xahido)

Abisola Olashile Babafemi (Savage Luxe)

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