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Creating A Fresh Runway: Native And Vogue PH International Fashion Week 2014



Native and Vogue Port Harcourt international Fashion Week is the most creative and innovative fashion event in West Africa. It is an assembly of top designers and models across Africa, to celebrate the totality of African Fashion.

Designed as a dual platform to groom emerging designers and showcase established designers, Native and Vogue is positioned to drive and grow the local fashion industry into sustainable globally competitive brands.

On a wider perspective, Native and Vogue equally serve as a medium to further develop and influence tourism as more African designers now infuse African inspired themes and fabrics into their designs. This has expanded the fashion industry tremendously; making it a highly exportable sector.

From the 19th – 21st of September 2014,Port Harcourt will host distinguished guest from the local and international fashion scene in a three day affair of incredible spectacle and an awesome display of the vibrant Nigerian and African fashion style.

Native and Vogue can birth your dreams!

We believe everyone is endowed with a creative wealth of limitless possibilities, hence the theme for Native and Vogue season 2 – “Possibilities live here’’ We know that you have the innate ability to be what you dare to dream, hence two platforms have been created to foster emerging designers and models namely:


  • The “Young Designers Competition”


  • “Face of Native & Vogue” 


The “Face of Native and vogue” and the “Young Designers Competition” act as a definitive forum to encourage, inspire and strengthen emerging designers through mentorship initiatives scholarships and cash prices. Each year, aspiring models and designers send in their entries for the competitions. Entries are judged based uniqueness in style, originality and creativity.


The Young Designers Competition:


This year, at the young designer’s competition, we challenge upcoming designers to dare to design! The terrain will be tougher; creativity will be let loose and original and truly unique designs will be inspired- all things are possible!


To Participate:


o   You must be a designer between ages 18 and 30

o   You must be from River State or reside in Rivers State

If you meet the requirements above, then forward the details below to –

  1. Five (5) different pictures showcasing your work
  2. Your profile
  3. Your name and photograph

Prizes to be won include –

  1. Scholarship to an international fashion school
  2. One year mentorship with a renowned fashion designers
  3. Automatic FADAN membership
  4. Fashion designs in notable fashion magazines


The Face of Native and Vogue:

As an emerging model, Face of Native and Vogue provide you a rare opportunity to walk the ramp alongside international and renowned models. As the Face of Native and Vogue you have the opportunity to model designs of frontline designers and be the face on all our communication materials for the fashion week!


To Participate:


o   You must be an upcoming model between ages 15 and 25

o   You must be an indigene Rivers State

o   Minimum height requirement:

Male: 5’11

Female: 5’9

If you meet the requirements above, then forward the details below to –

  1. Five (5) of your pictures
  2. Your profile, and contact details
  3. Upload your pictures on our the Native and Vogue facebook page and get your friends to like the page.


Native and Vogue is organized by Neo Mantra,an intellectual property firm specialized in branded entertainment, sponsorships, talent and event management, Together with Vanguard Allure and BunorCreazioni.


For more information please call – 08037857037 or 07066722722. Also visit and our facebook page –

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Health and Food

Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)



Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.


2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)



Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba



Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.


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