Thursday, December 29, 2011

SD Video: Cobhams Asuquo on CNN African Voices


Blind Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Cobhams Asuquo is credited with helping find Nigeria's 'New Sound' and his contribution to the music industry cannot be over-estimated . Watch his interview with CNN and savour the talent of a man who dared to listen to the beat of his heart..









Not even blindness could hold him down..

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finally A Treat For Bloggers...GET BLUSHED!!!


 Neks2u and Beauty Salon and Retailer, Blush have joined forces to bring bloggers and online writers a fabulous beauty party with complimentary champagne, discounted beauty treatments, fancy Mani/Pedi and mini makeovers. There will be free hair and beauty consultations, PLUS one lucky guest will win a beauty basket filled with lovely Blush goodies!


So come and enjoy champagne, canapés and cupcakes as we kick off the year on a beautiful note!
We hope to see you there.
Date: 5th January 2011Venue: 1388 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island Lagos
Time: 4pm – 8pm
RSVP: +234 7060685590 | info@neks2u.com

P.S. This event is open to bloggers and online writers. If you are not a blogger and wish to attend the event, kindly RSVP: info@neks2u.com



Errrm...Lynxx Utunu!!!!


Oginni on that t-shirt? Choi!!!
Pic Credit: Lumi Morgan



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING (ABE) 2011 - THE LAGOS CHRISTMAS PARTY

If you managed to get on Twitter on Christmas Day, you would have noticed that  lots of 'Lagos Tweeps' were headed only one way -  The All black Everything Party (ABE) at Harbour Point, Lagos.  ABE has kinda found it's feet as a regular fixture within the Lagos party scene with this year's party being the 4th installation by its organiser, TiwaWorks. The 'black theme' was apparently  enforced: No Black, No Entry. 
So 'awon rockers' got their blacks on paying up to N10,000 per head entry fee at the door and guess what? It was super packed and although a few announced performances didn't happen, the party still went on down.
Seriously Doughnut's Lumi Morgan was there to capture how the 'young and funky' partied Christmas 2011 night away...

Lynxx and Moet



















Just so you get a feel of what happens at the ABE, here is a video teaser from last year's event which took place at Get Arena...



The way Lagos peeps party is almost a sin....!!!
Anyhooo, we're still living and loving Lagos...!!
We are still Seriously Doughnuts Y'all!!!



Photocredit:
Lumi Morgan
for SeriouslyDoughnuts

The Lagos Fuel Subsidy Debate - Full Video



I watched the Lagos fuel subsidy debate over the weekend on Channels TV. Watch it,listen and think, you just might find your position on the matter changes...


iREP BOSS, SEUN 'SYNTILLATE' GAFAR CONFIRMED DEAD



iRep TShirts Boss, Seun Gafar AKA Syntillate has been confirmed dead by close friends following a car  accident at Elegushi Beach on Boxing Day. According to  an account by  Mayowa Ilesanmi, Syntillate had been hanging on to the side of a jeep when it fell into a ditch and overturned, with Syntillate under the Jeep. Read his account below;



This is indeed sad, sad news. May his soul rest in perfect peace.


Monday, December 26, 2011

iREP BOSS REPORTED DEAD, OTHERS SAY HE IS IN COMA...

Young Nigerian C.E.O  of iREP T-Shirts popularly known as 'Syntillate' is reported to have died today. At this time we do not have clear info as to the cause of death or the authenticity of the news however, twitter messages from friends and followers paying tribute to the young business man continue to flood his twitter handle (@Syntillate)
iREP customised T-shirt promotional shoot
 Twitter Tributes

Some  Twitter followers insist he is  only in coma and not dead.



We certainly hope he is alive and wish him speedy recovery. It would be truly sad to lose such a young talent and especially painful at this time of the year as everyone looks forward to the New Year. 
We will aim to keep you posted as further details emerge. 


Saffron Restaurant and Bar Opens at Silverbird Galleria, VI



The official opening of the Saffron Restaurant & bar located at the  Silverbird Galleria, VI took place on the 15th of December 2011The event featured a photo party by MATTSON CREATION, alongsides performances by a popular poet, Chinedu Ifeozo. Also, crooners- Ibiyemi and Dipo got the invited guests in a sing along mood. The restaurant and bar which is chiefly managed by “Obummere Irondi” had quite a gathering as guests from all works of life graced the opening....

The Saffron


The Bar..


Ben Murray-Bruce and Chibuke Jonas






Ben Murray-Bruce and Ufoma Ejenobor

Ikhane Akhigbe, Sade King, Zeal

Ibiyemi
Taofik Longe, Obije Oru,Augusta, Bimbo Olagbemi

Omo
 
Chiedu Ifeozo, Samuel Mpamugo

Moriam of Morsi PR, Obum, Bella Clemy
Do check Saffron out next time you're at the Silverbird Galleria!



SD NOTICE: THE DILLY ISSUE

Our attention has been drawn to an article quoting a recent post on SD (which has since been deleted) regarding a "Mr Dilly" who was featured in the post.The facts of the matter are as follows; Seriously Doughnuts went to an event and spotted a gentleman who we thought was a Model and innocently shot his picture as we have done with other subjects at several events to be featured here on Seriously Doughnuts as part of our fashion and entertainment content. We didn't know who he was or his history but we were curious as to why he didn't want his picture taken. We had a small conversation and managed to convince him to take a single shot.
The event coverage including the rather peculiar conversation that ensued and our observation on the night was posted but we were shocked to receive an anonymous comment  regarding Mr Dilly's background. We therefore took the decision to immediately delete the post as Seriously Doughnuts positions itself as a 'Fashion and Entertainment Blog Only'.
Our reporting is light-hearted  in line with our ethos as Nigerian lifestyle observers.We are NOT detectives or investigators, neither do we have a crystal ball to see into people's lives. We work hard to create original content that we hope our readers will find fun and entertaining (which ironically, has often been plagiarised / duplicated  by the writers of the article on several occasions)  and we cannot realistically be expected to investigate into peoples lives in the cause of our work .

Thank you for your attention
Seriously Doughnuts

Inspire 101 – Wedding & Special Events Workshop by Cedar Events UK


Are you or someone you know involved in the wedding industry or considering starting a successful career in wedding and events planning? Would you like to attract high end clientele?
You can now learn the secrets of how to provide luxury service to high end clients by becoming an expert wedding planner in the sumptuous and luxurious surroundings of the exclusive Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

The Inspire 101 wedding and events workshop promises to be an insightful 3 days of candid discussions about the opportunities available to today’s wedding & events professional.
This is a 3 days Inspirational, Educational and Experiential program (IEE Program)
Attendees will leave with real skills to enable them grow their business and take things up to another level.
Numbers of participants will be restricted in order to ensure that each person receives the one to one attention they truly deserve.
Providing a practical, hands on learning experience, Award Winning Seyi Olusanya will be supported by her dream team of award winning industry experts such as multi award winning Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, Award winning Queen Of Cake, Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, BAFTA Award Winning Photographer Pippa Mackenzie of Pippa Mackenzie Photography

BRIEF OUTLINE SCHEDULE
Day 1 – 24th February 2012 (9am – 5pm)
Business Day – Full day of business presentation
Champagne & Canapés Reception at the Champagne Bar, Harrods with our VIP dream team of award winning industry experts
Show around event space in Harrods to include points of interest for wedding: Pronovias dresses, Smythson Stationary and the Gift Bureau, Wedding gift list area.

Day 2 – Saturday 25th February 2012 (9am – 5pm)
CREATIVITY & VENDOR RELATION DAY – Full day of presentations from our Award Winning Industry Experts giving insight into their craft, business stories & success 
Private Dinner Party for attendees at The Conservatory with our VIP dream team of award winning industry experts

Day 3 – Sunday 26th February 2012 (10am – 5pm)
Developing design concepts for venue styling
Practical & Interactive Group Task
For more information visit our website: http://www.cedar-events.co.uk/wedding-workshop/
Or call Mob: 07958 527 176

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hey peeps,
It's my very first Christmas in Nigeria in yonks and although in comparison it doesn't feel like Christmas at all with not much fancy decorations or fanfare in town but still, I'm grateful to be here at this time with family and people I really love.I'm especially happy to be spending christmas with my father who is now pretty old and as much as it's tiring to care for him, I feel fulfilled for the opportunity to be here with him. To him this Christmas, I am an answered prayer!

Looking at my dad though, I have summed up that life is such a precious gift, you've just got to get up and make the most of the present as a time will quickly come when you can't do much. We all must find something to do to make our lives fulfilling. Enjoy the love of family (often times they are the only ones that will stick their neck out for you).Celebrate and live Your life to the fullest, choose your friends wisely and trust God only!
Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas...

Today, like everyone else I intend to have a 'food-filled', 'merry-drinks downing' time celebrating the birth of the 'Biggest Gift' to mankind - The Birth of Jesus. I will also be taking time out to reflect on how I lived my life this year and drafting some resolutions on how I can live my life better as the New Year approaches. If you will be doing similar, remember to be kind to yourself whilst being brutally honest. Listen to your inner voice. Don't let dogma get you down.Shake the dust off your shoulder,follow your heart and ask God for direction on your next steps...

I'm trusting that by God's Grace we will all be moved from glory to glory in 2012. I see a new exciting direction Seriously Doughnuts in 2012 and I want to thank you all very much for your continued support, comments and contribution here.

Readers in Nigeria, UK, USA, Dubai, Ghana, Canada, Ireland, France, Kenya... wherever you are, we see you on our stats..Thank you! Thank you !Thank you!! Your readership is much appreciated. Here is wishing you all a blessed Christmas, God's protection and a bountiful and prosperous New Year!


Lots of Love,
B.


NB: If you have aged parents in Nigeria, don't forget to send much love their way, now is the time they need you most- Choose to be an answered prayer!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: L'ESPACE PRIVATE PREVIEW EVENING....

The much anticipated Fashion and Lifestyle Concept  Store - L'ESPACE by  Le Petit Marche held a private preview evening in celebration of  its opening at 19 Olosa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 18th of Dec and  as expected LPM and Fashion lovers came to support this trail blazing concept.
I'm really impressed at all the work the organisers put into this project and there is no doubt in my mind that L'ESPACE will be a huge success, as it opens its doors to upcoming labels like mine (TÓTÉ) as a brick and mortar outlet to stock and market their products.
I'm particularly excited that TÓTÉ is on board @ L'ESPACE so all I have to worry about for now is focusing on design and production and buyers can just pop into L'ESPACE to buy...! FANTASTIC!
Other brands such as Akpos Okudu, Cam Cam Sweets and  Eclectic by Sasha (the rappers) clothing label, Motara Thomas, Ejiro Amos Tafiri and many more are also stocked there...
Here are a few pictures from the private viewing evening...










































A huge congratulations to LPM on the successful opening of L'ESPACE. Here's wishing L'ESPACE (and brands they stock) great success !!! OK people its shopping time!!!! Once again L'ESPACE is at 19 Olosa Street (Opposite Eko Hotel), VI...go check it out!!!