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December 2014

Inside Etihad’s N4 million penthouse in the sky

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Etihad Airways has finally launched its N4 million (£14,000) ‘penthouse in the sky’ , The Residence, by flying a Miami-based businessman and aviation enthusiast , Gino Bertuccio, as the first passenger to fly in the private three-room cabin that has been dubbed the world’s most exclusive, and expensive…

Weight watches

‘Less is more’ is the new mantra of haute horlogerie as watchmakers focus on svelte silhouettes. FUNKE OSAE-BROWN says you can reward your hard work as a CEO as the year wraps up to a close with some of these limited edition pieces.   Franck Mullers’s Aeternitas Mega Franck Mullers’s…

12 restaurants of Christmas

Yellow Chilli  Yellow Chilli is a cool and classy restaurant located in a serene area of Victoria Island. The restaurant offers a range of Nigerian and continental dishes. Yellow Chilli also has a bar and it is located at 27 Oju Olobun Close off Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island and…

Bagging a gem this Christmas

Confident shoppers are plucking discreetly-styled and beautifully-crafted bags from the most unlikely shelves this season, writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Tomi Oni was at Selfridges London recently in search of bags that are not ubiquitous. As a very discerning woman, she has an extraordinary appetite for well-crafted pieces. She knows the brands…

Audu Maikori: Creating Room For Growth

Audu Maikori’s name is synonymous with entertainment. In recent time, he has been at the forefront of bridging the gap between unemployed youths and prospective employers. In this interview, he tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN how he is achieving his goals through Graduate Internship Scheme. Our meeting that Friday morning was not…

D’banj, Others Hit 1m Followers On Twitter

Award winning and multi talented singer, Dapo Oyebanji popularly known as “Koko Master”, or D’Banj @iamdbanj recently joined the league of Twitteratis with Highest numbers of followers in Nigeria. He had about 1,021,631 followers to his credit. The Nigerian award-winning singer, Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wiz Kid @wizkidayo was the first Nigerian artiste to reach one million…

A Luxurious Way To Travel

Many things are changing in the kind of services offered by airlines. There is a growing competition amongst top world airlines in terms of luxury travel. Today, business class passenger can shower on board and enjoy high end amenities on air. After more than a year of operation, Emirates Executive,…

Branch Furniture

In recent times, furniture designers are reuniting with nature’s willful verve by turning to trees for inspiration, while collectors are enticed by the prospect of bringing the forest indoors, writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. As an architect, Tunde Afonja was in London last Spring to witness the latest developments in the field…

Luxury Duvets

Bespoke bed sheets and duvets are considered exquisite from their high thread counts to their exquisite one-off finishes, they are like sleeping under a cloud says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Abioye Banire slides into her pyjamas as she prepares to go to bed but first she needs a glass of warm milk…

Olumide Osunyomi in Ruby’s World

The upwardly mobile and discerning woman is unique. Olumide Osunyomi, head, retail products division, United Bank for Africa plc, understands this perfectly. Hence she has led a team that is at the forefront of making women extra special. She takes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN into her world. The head office of the…

Why Not Shop On Twitter This Christmas?

The use of social media is taking a new turn with Twitter’s announcement to facilitate shopping for its teeming users for Christmas sales. The social media platform is giving retailers a platform to tweet on their timelines in order to state and showcase the availability and reach of their products.…