Wednesday, August 3, 2011


On the 24th of July 2011, The Sahara Group Co-founder and MD Tonye Cole launched  THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT - a project very close to his heart. Like Nehemiah (in the bible) who was known as the nation rebuilder, Mr Tonye Cole is doggedly on the path to building Nigeria (alongsides other well-meaning individuals) starting from the youth of the nation. The project which is targeted at young adults between the ages of 18-30 aims to empower and inspire Nigerian youths to discover, explore and realize their full potential.

The event  was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites and was hosted by Kate Henshaw-Nuttall and Tee A.  In attendance also were  youth leaders, celebs and role models with exemplary records of success in their chosen careers, such as Fashion Designer, Mai Atafo and Lanre Dasilva-Ajayi,  Photographer TY Bello, Musician Dbanj, Omowunmi Elizabeth Elohor Aisen of Beth Models, Motivational speaker  Fela Durotoye and others who shared and inspired the young attendees with their own unique life stories...

With an aim of rebuilding the lives of the nations youths by promoting their God given talent from zero to hero The Nehemaih Project certainly stands out for purpose and social responsibility and it boldly stands as a laudable achievement of Tonye Cole, who also lined up fashion on the runway featuring Kinabuti and fabulous artist performances, featuring Dbanj, MI  etc
Checkout some pictures from the event....
Fela Durotoye, Tonye Cole, Alibabab

Basketmouth and Tee A

Cobhams Asuquo 

Da Prince and Dbanj

Mr and Mrs Tonye Cole with Dbanj

TY Bello and Azuka

Caterina Bortolussi
Dbanj with Sahara Staff

Dr Sid
Interactive session were special guests spoke on their career and life experience

This is what happens when Dbanj hits the stage..the phones show up too as you can see blackberries rule...

Dbanj actually said a lot more than "I'm Dbanj.."

Then he fraternized with the youth

OMG! It's tooo bright I can't see without my sunglasses...
(no he didn't say that am just playing..hee hee)

DBANJ without the BONES  (as in '80's speak' for sunglasses...yes o am dat old...hee hee!!).. Fresh boi!

Sahara 'Rockaholic' Staff....Oseeee
I see you Acharu...*wink!wink!

Fela Durotoye and Tonye Cole

Fela Durotoye  

Tolu Oniru AKA Tooolz, Tee A, Basketmouth, Funke Akindele

Gideon Okeke of BBA

Holy Mallam with Tee A

Holy Mallam

Ibidun Ighodalo and Brother

Ireti Doyle, Tonye Cole and Kate Henshaw

TY Bello sharing success nuggets...

Ireti Doyle

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall and Mai Atafo

Lanre Dasilva-Ajayi the youth motivator..*wink!

Mai Atafo


They call me MI...
Dbanj with Miss Cole

Mrs Duke, Tunde Obileye (my in-law I dey hail o..LOL) and friends..

Pastor Itua Ighodalo

Tonye Cole, Basket Mouth and Sahara staff 

Tee A

Tara Durotoye 

Meen it's nice to be young oh...Eclipse doing some hand moves and fings....

Toolz and Tonye Cole

Elohor and Tonye Cole

TY Bello

Mr and Mrs Cobhams Asuquo

TY Bello with Holy Mallam

Yewande Zaccheus and Funke Buknor-Obruthe
Congratulations Mr Tonye Cole and 'Rockaholic' Sahara Staff who supported their Boss' vision from the heart...
Sahara peeps please hail Abiks and Acharu for me ohhhh ...LOL!!!


  1. You know Acharu
    Small world
    Thats my girl ij babe
    Chief rocker lol

  2. OMG!! Please can Naija chicks all go Natural like TY!! We fall more in love with her everyday! her style is sooo refreshing.

    Nice pics.

    Ur blog is so Delish! :)

  3. it is delish. im always looking forward to more posts. thanks Bola xx


  4. @MyHairmyBeauty...........seems like u are the only person in this whole wide world who does not know that TY Bello is not all Natural......She has Sleek Afro Hair weave on her head and Tara range of make up on her face.......SMH!!!!!

  5. TY Bello's hair indeed. Thanks Anon 820pm for clarifying it yet again.

    Are you sure that's Tonye's wife (Sylvia?)

    D'Banj should not take off his glasses. He looks stoned all the time.

    For a change, someone is wearing a belt that isn't Hermes or Gucci. Thanks MI for rocking a Valentino belt.

    Elohor; almost back to her beautiful self.

  6. I guess its safe to say Naija babes should go easy on the scary makeup,
    get foundations that match their skins
    and easy with the fake horse hair lools

  7. Hi Bola, I am getting more addicted to your blog. Lovely pics and lovely work. I am a great admirer of Tonye Cole & his heart to help. Now for some unsolicited assistance on the name front
    a) The lady on the left in the first picture next to Fela Durotoye is Toyosi Akerele, CEO of Rise Networks & lady just mentioned by Michele Obama in her speech in SA.
    b) Ibidun Ighodalo's older brother's name is Dare Ajayi.
    c) In your last picture, its Yewande and Funke. Lady on the left is Yewande Zaccheus, CEO of Eventful Ltd & Owner of Harbour Point event centre.

    Keep up the good work & I will always be here to assist you with names.

  8. All I can say is dat I'm impressed, if young men that have been blessed such as Tonye Cole remember the well being of Nigerian youths. This is open heavens.

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