Funmi Hair, a product manufactured by Helena’s Haircare Centre Limited and owned by Princess Deborah Funmilayo Namabiri recently clocked 40! And the Osun state born entrepreneur celebrated it big time. Held at Landmark Village, Oniru, Lagos, it was attended by the who is who in the fashion and beauty industry.
In case you don’t know, the hard working Princess Namabiri has been in business professionally since 1974. Though she has vast global presence, especially in the UK, Funmi Hair is also a well-sought after brand here in Nigeria.
Funmi is blessed with four children, Helena, John, Spyro and Angela who are equally involved in the business.
CELEBS TAKE OVER VOODOO BEACH BAR
Voodoo Bar on Elegushi Beach, Lagos, is really a place to be. The fun spot is now where most music and movie stars hangout. For several weekends, Wizkid, Davido, Olamide and even D’Banj and many others have been spotted at this beach bar.
ANJOREEN COUTURE BOSS JETS OUT TO THE U.S AGAIN
Boss of Anjoreen Couture, Babatunde Anjorin has jetted out again to the United States of America. He left our shores on Monday, March 3, 2014. On his third trip to Uncle Sam’s land for business, he’s expected back later this month.
OLAMIDE, K-SWITCH ROCK AT D’PLACE, LEKKI
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, rave of the moment, Olamide and K-Switch stormed the hottest lounge on the Island, D’Place, Lekki, Lagos by Papas Entertainment.
D’Banj’s siblings (K-Switch) came in a silver Mercedes Benz, SL 500 with customized registration, D’Product, while Olamide cruised in his black tinted Range Rover jeep. Both had mad fun at the night club.
PRESTON AND PORTER OPENS ANOTHER OUTLET
An exclusive fashion house called Preston & Porter, with a showroom on Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, has opened another outlet in Lekki, Lagos. Business has taken off there.
TOYO BADMUS SHUTS DOWN JETTY
Big marine businessman, Toyo Badmus has shut down his jetty on Marina Waterway to give way for renovation. Work, we learnt, would be completed in one month.
MUTIAT A. SULAIMAN’S BUSINESS BOOMS
Mutiat A. Sulaimon is the lady behind MUTIH Ventures, dealers in textile and gold. As business has peaked for the entrepreneur, she is now into more fashion items and accessories.
BOVI AND FRANKEDOHO IN PARTNERSHIP DEAL
Popular comedian, Bovi and the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Frank Edoho have been meeting. And we have been told that both are working together to ensure the success of Bovi’s forthcoming concert!
PRINCESS ROMEO RESTOCKS!
Owner of G-MYT Couture, Princess Romeo who recently opened her fashion house has restocked. We spotted the model and former beauty queen driving into her outlet in Ikota Shopping Complex, Lekki, on Tuesday afternoon (March 4, 2014).
FRANCIS NJOKU IS SICK!
Francis, the last born of late Minister of Transport in the First Republic, Chief Raymond Njoku is sick. How did we know? We sighted the dude driving out of a private hospital in Lagos Island on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was accompanied by his wife, Jennifer Njoku.
SONI IRABOR SIGHTED!
Media personality, Soni Irabor was driving out of his office on Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, March 3, in his grey LR 3 jeep. We couldn’t, however, trace where he was headed.
THE REAL REASON JONATHAN FIRED SPORTS MINISTER, BOLAJI ABDULLAHI
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, President Goodluck Jonathan swore in 11 new ministers, but that was not the news of the day.
What shocked many was the sack of the Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi. Though Jonathan was silent on the reasons for the minister’s sack, insiders said he lost his job as a result of alleged breach of trust. Abdullahi was said to have allegedly remarked in a bus conveying dignitaries to the venue of a PDP rally in Kwara State on Monday, March 3, 2014, that “He has no business to be here if not because I am from this state and by reason of my position.”
His comment was said to have angered PDP stalwarts in the bus, who eventually leaked it to Jonathan. President Jonathan was on a one-day visit to Kwara State where he received former members of PDP including Senator Gbemisola Saraki, who returned to the ruling party.
Abdullahi, a minister since 2011, is believed to be Senator Bukola Saraki’s political godson. Saraki, former Kwara State governor and leader of the Saraki political family, is the arrow head of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
MR. CHEF REWARDS ROYAL DISTRIBUTORS WITH 11 CARS!
All of 11 brand new cars, cash and other consolation prizes were presented to loyal distributors of Mr. Chef across the country, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in appreciation of their patronage.
Baywaters Industries, makers of Mr. Chef seasoning cubes, while making the presentations through its Executive Director, Chief Reggi Uduhiri, said they instituted the Distributors Reward Scheme as a high value incentive to their dedicated distributors who have demonstrated commitment and loyalty to the brand. He further disclosed the secret success of Mr. Chef seasoning ingredients which give nutritional benefits to consumers.
One of Mr. Chef’s distributors who was presented a brand new Toyota Fortuner, Alhaji Alli Balarebe from Kano State told ENCOMIUM Weekly he appreciates the company’s gesture, while pledging to continue to patronize the brand. He was also presented with N500,000 cheque for his outstanding contributions to the growth of Mr. Chef across the country.
Another winner from the South East, Hon. Amb. Eddison Ukeh, owner of Ukedison Nigeria Limited, also smiled home with a Nissan X-Trail Classic.
The event held at the Grandeur Events, Billingsway, Oregun, Lagos, was the 5th anniversary of Mr. Chef. Anchored by Alariwo (Rotimi Martins), it was attended by Baywaters Industries officials including the company’s General Manager, Rojesh Kumar.