Mr and Miss Nigeria
International is one event that has taken over the internet space for the past month, as count down to the grand finale has begun. It is no news that the event in its 5th edition has created a niche for itself. A lot of buzz surrounds such a great annual event as many people are anticipating what this year’s event might have to offer.
Mr and Miss Nigeria Intl (MMNI) started in 2012, produced by Brendance and Crusader Limited which is a fully integrated event management company privately owned by Ambassador Bredan Nsikak. It is ranked among the top 10 projects in the list of projects that the company which was formed in 2005 in handling. Its focus is to capitalize on the emerging growth opportunities with poise and pageantry, artist management and even planning/management industry by developing and operating a portfolio of high impact unique events with state of the art stage sets and lighting in all projects handled, to promote Nigeria’s rich culture to the world.
Speaking to the CEO of the pageant, Ambassador Brendan Nsikak about how far the event has come he said, “It has been fruitful. There is still much to be achieved, and with our partners like Africa ways airline, Rwanda airline, Jodela Integrated Service Ltd and so many others we can say we are the biggest mixed pageant in Africa in general, God has been merciful”.
Ambassador Brendan, who is the CEO of Brendance and Crusaders Limited, owners of Mr and Miss Nigeria International is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo and drama from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, he later studied poise and etiquette in South Africa, modeling and catwalk in France and the U.K Event planning and Management in UK.
He is a talent manager, life and modeling coach and an event producer. He has led, or have been a major team player of some major events to include Mr and Miss Nigeria International Miss Nigeria (2003 – 2010), Miss Tourism (2004 – 2010), Prettiest girl in Nigeria 2006, Sisi Oge Pride of Africa 2005 – 2013, Mr and Miss Glo Rock and Rule 2008 – 2009, Naija at 50 national fashion show, Abuja Carnival 2009, Miss Lagos Carnival 2010. Miss FCT 2010 – 2013, Glo Pageant festival 2010 till date F.A.M.E concert 2014. The younger judge ever in Abuja National Carnival 2007 – 2013 just to mention a few.
When asked what the achievements of the pageant have been, Ambassador Brendan said: “To God be the glory, the success so far has been through the help of the Almighty God. For four years we have produced entrepreneurs , role models, fashion designers starting from our first King, Mr James Idowu, who is a bespoke designer and the most sought after compere in Nigeria. The first runner up, Mr Michael Anaga has gone from a top model from Glo Adverts to logistic manager, Nigeria Ports Authority. Miss Mso Verishma has become the most sought after top model, ambassador for fair and white gold product.
She currently runs as NGO for female education. 2013 winner Adebiyi Adetola has become one of the ruling faces in Nigeria soap Operas, he is also a body fitness instructor.
“Miss Saadat Bibire, the first ever Muslim queen in Nigeria, founder SAAB foundation, brand ambassador lady soft, leading top model for a lot of blogs and fashion, Pope Henry, fashion stylist of repute. Queenmercy Atang, face of Kanu Heart Foundation. She has been rated the most proactive queen in Nigeria because of her humanitarian service in Nigeria and beyond.
Mr Monday Matthew, the first national king from Kogi State, he is a youth ambassador for Dangote group and youth ambassador of Kogi State. Mr Abraham Ibang, director 084TV program and a presenter, Gerald, Mr East International who is a popular blogger to mention a few.
Reno Omokri Writes Open Letter To BBNaija Enthusiasts
Reno Omokri has written an open letter to BBNaija enthusiasts.
In his letter, the former presidential aide asked ardent followers of the reality TV show to campaign for their businesses as much as they campaign for housemates who do not know them.
His letter reads
‘’Dear #BBNaija enthusiasts,
You see how you campaign for that housemate? Good. Campaign for your success like that. Instead of selling a housemate you don’t know and who does not know you, to me, use that time and energy to sell a product you can profit from to me. Do not be afraid of business or think that it is wrong to make a profit. It is not wickedness for lions to kill and eat antelopes. It is life’s natural order. Don’t be sentimental in business. Set your price competitively. Make your profit. Don’t exploit customers. But dont cheat yourself. A lion that does not kill will itself be killed!’’
A review Of Tiwa Savage’s Water & Garri EP
Nigerian multiple award-winning artist Tiwa Savage returns with a brand new extended play “Water & Garri. This comes less than a year after the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album “Celia”.
Water & Garri, a five-track body of work features Grammy Awards winner and veteran rapper, Nas, singer Brandy, the Nigerian underground artist Rich King and Alte singer and soul music stunner, Tay Iwar.
Since her return to Nigeria in 2012, Tiwa Savage has raised the bar for female artists. She embodied the almost frowned on sex symbol attribute in the music industry, her music is filled with flirting words and expressions. No wonder when she called herself African bad gyal, no one disputed the assertion.
Garri is a staple food among Nigerians, water is used to take or make Garri. The title as used in this context refers to her mashed style and global collaboration. She sticks to her heartfelt style in the course of making this album.
Tiwa Savage infused Rnb/Soul with Afro-fusion. The end product is a 19 minutes run of music with themes detailing heartbreak, love, hard work, perseverance, etc.
Nas and Rich King were on the opening track “Work Fada”, the pensive and reflective song preaches hard work and perseverance with Nas almost going preachy in his thought-provoking verse.
The six minutes long track is the perfect opener to the avarde garde album, who opens an EP with this type of lengthy play? Only Tiwa Savage could do such, the theme is distinct and it’s a well-calculated risk.
In 2016, Tiwa Savage’s marriage with talent manager Teebliz hit the rock. Five years later, she seems set to speak her truth. She reveals a little on the Interlude on her last album—Celia. On Water & Garri, Tiwa Savage dedicates two tracks to that ugly incident.
Ade Ori is a soft-light take on past relationships/marriage. She is now independent while she is hopeful about future handling. The lyrics drip with pain and regretful lines.
Tale by Moonlight was a popular weekly storied program on national television. Tiwa Savage details her fairy tale love expectations on this soulful 90s house music. Even though she flirts and gushing about the guy, she is cautious. Amaarae’s whispery vocals compliment Tiwa Savage’s flirt takes.
Seven years ago, American artist Brandy visited Nigeria. At a press conference before her performance at Classic FM Valentine show, she revealed she loved Tiwa Savage’s vocals, she liked it to a 14-year-old. Unknown to her, Tiwa Savage considered the Grammy Winner her role model and one of the reasons she is into music.
When they finally collaborate on “Somebody’s Son”, it is a perfect blend of two songstresses.
They complement one another, Brandy even sings in Yoruba. This track is one of the up-tempo songs on the EP. Its production is filled with Drums and mellow strings. Somebody’s son retains the themes of Ade Ori: it pleads for reciprocal love.
Tay Iwar and Tiwa Savage jointly closed the EP with a rollercoaster of deep expressive expressions. The horn-filled disco makes it sounds like a potential track for a Friday night out.
Veteran producer Pharell Williams called this project a classic but the fans failed to realize his caveat of it not becoming commercially viable. Tiwa Savage is unbothered if her recent promotional talks are anything to go by.
Water & Garri explores Tiwa Savage Rnb/Soul forte with an infusion of Afro-fusion, the EP is a dart between hope and despair. The production is pristine, however, the songwriting is underwhelming.
The featured artists almost overshadowed her. Although it’s obvious that this project is destined for the international market, the collaborations could have been lesser.
Wizkid Makes History As ‘Essence’ BeComes Most Shazam Song In US
Nigerian singer, Wizkid has made history in the United States.
The Grammy award-winning superstar made the history with his hit single ‘Essence.’
The 31-year-old father of three registered his name on the book of musical history when ‘Essence’ was announced the most Shazam song in the United States of America.
Apple-owned Shazam, through its Instagram account, announced Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ as the most Shazamed song in the country.
The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, posted a pictured Wizkid with the caption: ”Big Congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States.”
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