Nigerian Warri born comedian, I Go Die recently celebrated his 18th anniversary as a ‘Stand Up Act’.
To celebrate this event his own way, I Go Die acquired a brand new white Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2012 Model for himself and equally went on to surprise his girlfriend Sharon, with a brand new Range Rover Evoque.
People might be quick to condemn this extravagant display of spending money but we should all bare in mind that I Go Die is one comedian who has wasted no time in revealing to everyone that he has tasted poverty in its entirety and will not hesitate to spend money in any way he deems fit!
BellaNaija caught this first:
GLAMSQUAD is a reality talk show inspired by E! Entertainment Television’s hit series – Fashion Police, but adapted and made culturally relevant to our society here in Nigeria.
Just like E!’s Fashion Police, the show will have 4 regular co-hosts with surprise guest appearances once in a while to keep viewers on their toes and will see them critique and discuss the dos and don’ts of the fashion in the country. The show will not only focus on celebrities, but also on socialites and wannabes.
Air Bags – In this segment, the panelists guess a celebrity based solely on the amount of cleavage revealed by their outfit.
Who Wore it Better -This time, the panelists spotlight two or more stars wearing the same outfit on different occasions or even at the same event. They discuss the individuals in question and select who they think looked best in the outfit. Warning: Both the loser and the winner may be subjected to ridicule with the winner chosen as the lesser of two evils.
Hit or Miss – In this slot, the photograph of a person with their face obscured is presented, often the individual will sport a revealing or disheveled clothing. The hosts and each of the guests have a paddle with “Beginner” written on one side and “Interm+ediary” written on the other. The person’s outfit is ridiculed, before the anchor and each of the guest hold up their paddle to declare whether they think, the individual in question is a beginner or an intermediary, before the mystery person’s identity is revealed to all. If they turn out to be a starlet, they are ridiculed more.
Senior/Senorita – Here the celebrity being analysed is not revealed and accurate given to those who got the sex right.
O.T.T (Over the Top) – The panelists x-ray and bring down the celebrities who overdress all in a bid to make fashion statement but have unconsciously committed “tautology”
Be Weave it or Not – The panelists x-ray celebrities adornment of weave on and make a pronouncement on who’s hot and who’s not.
Style Vigilante – This is the out and about segment where images from events are analysed. The hosts make comments on the style saviness of the celebrity being revealed.
Meet the Anchors:
Latasha is one of Nigeria’s top beauty, fashion, social and lifestyle correspondents. She has profiled some of the most prominent Nigerians chosen to be the cover personalities of the week when she was with This Day’s Style Magazine, won two awards in 2010 as Fashion Writer of the Year and was also nominated by the prestigious Future Awards committee in the “Writer of the Year” Category.
Having reported from the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, South African Fashion Week and Grand Opening of Tinapa to mention a few, she is one of the known faces in the Nigerian fashion industry. She is now a contributing editor at Vanguard’s Allure Magazine.
On GlamSquad, Latasha will be brash in her approach , she is assertive and commands a strong presence. According to her, she is on the BIG side and is not ashamed to poke fun at herself and other celebrities. Her criticism is objective and will be a wake-up call to order for fashion offenders.
After returning to Nigeria from a career in hospital pharmacy abroad, Odun, indulged her passion for all things fashion and girly. Currently a fashion editor at TW Magazine as well as a blogger and PR specialist.
She loves to work out and on GlamSquad, her overview would probably skew towards her professional competence as a pharmacist as she would be prescribing the right fashion dosage expected for celebrities. To judge her based on her charming looks would be courting an alliance with a cup of hemlock. Any celebrity she picks on would be surgically dissected and made better at the end of the day.
Megha Joshi a.k.a Ms Pearl of Wisdom
Pearl is a fictional character with a weekly column in Sunday’s Vanguard Allure. With a sarcastic humor, Pearl who has become famous for her totally unsympathetic advice to her readers problems, will on GlamSquad introduce a fun, sharp, sassy view on fashion.
Pearl, played by her creator Megha Joshi, is an entrepreneur, PR whiz kid, international socialite and writer, music and style lover.
Wunika Mukan returned to Nigeria in 2010 and began working as Project Manager for the Miss Nigeria Competition under AOE Events and Entertainment while working to deliver a proudly Nigeria brand with professionalism innovation, elegance and restoring the Competition to once again becoming one the most sought after beauty titles and premier events in Nigeria.
Her duties with the Competition also included hosting the 2010 & 2011 Miss Nigeria Reality Show “Crowning of the Queen”. A 2-week Reality Program that aired on both local and terrestrial TV stations. On the GlamSquad show, she is set bring her best in critiquing celebrities in unfashionable outfits.
The crew behind the show consists of Remi Diagbare, Jide Omidiran (Director), Bayode Ojo (Script & Content Writer), Adeyinka Akingbade (Creative Design Consultant/Pro Photographer), Chalya Shagaya (Stylist) and Bola Fadina (Beauty Entrepreneur)
The GlamSquad show will be recorded live at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos and will air on DSTV, STV Network, Channels TV and Ben TV London.
Am sure most of you must have seen the TV Shows called America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, where various people come to showcase their various ‘weird’ talents! Nigeria is getting set to witness its very first Nigeria’s Got Talent TV show.
Popular telecommunication company, Airtel has announced the kick off of the Nigeria’s Got Talent show.
The announcement was made at a press briefing held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Protea hotel, Ikeja in Lagos.
Speaking about the show, Rotimi Pedro of Optima Media Group (same company that produces Nigerian Idol) said preparations have been going on since the popular franchise was acquired over a year ago. He added that the essence of the show is to bring back the culture of nurturing good talent, and since Nigerians are talented in several areas beyond music and movies, there is a need for a platform to encourage them.
The project co-ordinator, Tiwalola Medubi said the auditions will take place in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin, Warri, Calabar, Port Harcourt and Enugu.
According to her, the strictly-for-Nigerians show will air 18 episodes and reward the winner with a sum of N10 million. The show’s judges and hosts will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, the C.O.O of Airtel, Deepak Srivastava, added that the show has been packaged to give Nigerians an opportunity to behold the abundance of talent in the country and to provide a form of relaxation for their customers. He also said the company will support the show for the next three years.
Naija’s very own On Air Personality, YAW of Wazobia FM is also getting set to debut his own TV show.
YAW’s own show is titled ‘YAW’s n MYN’. He rounded up shooting in Omole, Lagos, over the weekend.
YAW’s n MYN will feature different characters, as well as celeb cameos, with Yaw acting as himself.
More details about this show to come your way soon.
South African born Avianca Bohm may lose her crown as Miss Universe New Zealand if her application for citizenship is not done as soon as possible.
Here’s how NET is reporting it:
Avianca, who was crowned on Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Wellington, has been informed that she will lose her crown and the right to represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant in December, unless she gains New Zealand citizenship. Avianca doesn’t have a New Zealand citizenship because although she’s from New Zealand, she was born in South Africa.
Speaking to TV ONE’s Breakfast on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the 22-year-old model said she didn’t know she was ineligible to compete for the crown. In her own words:
‘I knew that there would be some sort of discussion [about citizenship] but I didn’t think it would be blown out of proportion like this. I was told don’t worry about it when it comes to that situation, we will just deal with it at the time, but don’t worry about it beforehand.’ Bohm, who has been a permanent resident in New Zealand for four years, is expected to gain citizenship in March, four months after the pageant.
However, she hopes the process will be fast tracked. ‘I have heard of past situations where people are not citizens and they have represented New Zealand overseas, more sport based things like rugby or the Olympics, and I have heard they people have fast-tracked citizenship for them so I am staying positive and I am sure that it can be done for me as well because at the end of day I am trying to represent New Zealand not for my own benefits‘, she said.
20 year old student and model, Olivia Culpo has been crowned as the winner of Miss USA 2012 which took place in Las Vegas.
Olivia who was representing Rhode Island was crowned on sunday 3rd of June 2012 after beating 50 other contestants.
Olivia who is still a student of Boston University will take a year off from her studies to tackle her duties as Miss USA and represent the country in the 61st Miss Universe contest in December.
Congrats to her.