A new month is here ,November, so happy to have you. Sniff, Sniff, I can smell Christmas already!. Can you? . In the month of October, here are top events that made waves and generated lots of conversation on the social media.
1. Heineken Lagos Fashion Designers week (#lfdw2015) :
The most anticipated fashion event of the year and judging by the participation of models, style editors, fashion designers, fashion critics, celebrity stylists, makeup artists and observers, the most successful too was held at the Federal palace hotel,Victoria Lagos from 28th to 31st October 2015 . Fashion Designers that showcased their latest styles and newest fashion trends included, Mai Atafo, Toju Foyeh, April by Kunbi, Andrea Iyamah (swimwear),MakiOh, Bridget Awosika, DZYN,McMeka, Iconic Invanity, EkiOrleans, Wshington Roberts, Orange Cultureng, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Iamisigo and more. The Maybelline Ng company, led by Bimpe Onakoya was on hand to glam and beat up the faces of the models.
And the winners from the fashion week announced at an after party are:
Ejiro Amos Tafiri- Emerging designer of the year
Kelvin Godson-Model of the year
Mai Atafo- Menswear designer of the year
Amaka Osakwe (Maki oh)- Women's wear designer of the year
|Toju Foyeh bridal outfits|
|Headgear by Abeke makeovers|
|Makeup artists were not left out too. Bimpe Onakoya, Lola Maja, Nsure|
|Fierce looking models, see the halloween makeup effect|
2. Silverbird Most beautiful girl in Nigeria 2015 (#Mbgn2015):
Mbgn is an annual beauty pageant organised by the Silverbird group , an entertainment company owned by the Murray Bruce brothers. This year's event was held in Cross Rivers state and hosted by the Governor, Ben Ayade , at the grand finale, musical performances by McGalaxy, Kiss Daniel and the state's cultural troupe kept the guests entertained throughout.
To determine the most beautiful girl in Nigeria is a tasking exercise that involves, calls for applications, selection of different girls from various parts of the country and the final contestants are chosen though an online poll on social media to represent the 36 sates and the Federal capital territory. The aspiring beauty queens are then screened and rated based on their performance in camp, communication skills, poise, beauty,current affairs knowledge , public relations and other criteria where 15 finalists emerges, three of whom are finally selected by the panel of judges and one declared the overall winner.
2015 finalists are pictured below :
|Debbie Collins (l), Unoaku Anyadike (c),Damilola Hassan (r)|
Unoaku Anyadike : Mbgn World 2015 (Miss Anambra)- Winner
Debbie Collins : Mbgn Universe (Miss Ebonyi)- 1st runner up
Damilola Hassan : Mbgn Model (Miss Abuja) - 2nd runner up
Mbgn has produced so many beauty queens who are great models, peace ambassadors, entrepreneurs, business magnates such as Anna Banner (Mbgn 2013), Dabota Lawson, Chinyere Adogu, Iheoma Nnadi (Mbgn2014), The most successful being Agbani Darego (Miss World 2001). The Mbgn beauty contest apart from selcting the most beautiful girl also showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria.
|Unoaka Anyadike, winner Mbgn 2015|
|Joyous mood after the announcements were made|
3. Arise women conference 2015 (#arise2015): Theme - "The set time"
A gathering of women who are set to lead in their generation and make an impact in their society. The event held the The Redeemed Christian Centre, City of David, Victoria Island on October 31st.
Guest speakers included; Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice president of Nigeria, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Lagos state governor, Mrs Omolara Ahmed, wife of the Kwara state governor, and host, Pastor Mrs Siju Iluyomade.
|Prayer for Nigeria by the vice president wife|
|Mrs Ambode, Mrs Osibajo and Mrs Iluyomade|
|Mrs Dolapo Osibajo giving her speech|
|Cross section of participants at Arise 2015|
|Health checks at Arise 2015|
|More Health checks at Arise 2015|
4. Breast cancer awareness (2015):
Breast cancer is one of the killer diseases of women , its rate especially among women of color is increasingly becoming alarming because with the right knowledge and early detection, it does not have to kill. Women are advised to do morning checks in front of their bathroom mirrors each morning before bath so as detect any suspicious lump by feeling underside and around the breasts. Also routine visits to a medical clinic to do a complete health check can help detect breast cancer early, isolate it from spreading, cure it and help save lives. October has been slated as the breast awareness month, various Ngos,health workers, celebrities organised awareness programs, walks against cancer and free medical check ups to inform and educate women about the dangers of breast cancers.
|How to check for breast cancer|
5. Nigerian October weddings
Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro's wedding (#lilianubi2015):
The boss of Triple MG, Made Men music Group and Lilian,Nigerian actress famous for her role in the popular soap opera Doctor matters finally tied the knot. Big congrats to them.
|The Traditional marriage|
The traditional marriage held on 30th October and white wedding on November 1st . Am sure the one day gap is because of Inyanya's birthday held on 31st October. Inyanya was the officail best man on duty while Osas Ighodaro Ajibade the bridesmaid.
|Lilian Esoro ,Lovely bride, makeup and gown on point.|
|Couple with attendants|
|Cross river attire for the reception|
Inyanya, over to you. When is the big day?
J'odie and David Nnaji 's wedding:
J'odie , Joy Odiete is the popular Kuchi Kuchi crooner , proud naturalista and famous for making the remark that "I will remain virgin till my wedding day", dont know if that still holds true. She sure looks lovely in her traditional and wedding outfits. Her groom and manager is a Nigerian actor.
|Jodie and David|
David Onyendi and Maureen's wedding:
David is a foremost Nigerian model and is now married to a beautiful wife
6. October 31st Birthdays (31stoctoberbirthdays):
These are the people that set the internet agog on October 31st as they celebrated a year more of fulfilness and long life. Special birthday shout outs to them.
|Lara, Matesun and Inyanya|
Inyanya: Nigerian Musician
Immaculate sings: Singer of Project Fame West Africa
Titi Matesun: Jci Senator , Financial adviser
Lara Kudayisi Emeralds: Relationship coach
|Inyanya's exclusive all white lavish party has got more than few tongues wagging.|
The not so good news that trended in October was the Russian plane crash that occurred over Mount Sinai, Egypt where more than 240 passengers and crew lost their lives. May the souls of the victims rest in peace.
Looking forward to November, its a month to remember.