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November 2015

Access Bank: Standing Up For Women

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The head office of Access Bank located on Danmole Street, Victoria Island stood resplendent in the early Thursday morning sun. The gushing sound of the water fountain at the entrance could be heard a few metres away. The crystal clear colour of the water shines brilliantly in the…

Valextra’s New Smart Hand Luggage

If you need a light hand luggage bag, the new Valextra’s is the perfect one to have. This Italian made light navy Polyhedral holdall is an exciting new addition to the range.   Its corners feature the origami look of a fortune teller children’s game, and the use of scored…

Book Review: ‘Divinity in Humanity’

Title: Divinity in Humanity Author: Dayo Lomuwagun Publisher: Angulus Books Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown Pages: 139 The literature on motivational speaking is swelling in rank at the turn of the century. So many books have been written on the concept of self-discovery and living a purpose driven life. But Dayo Lomuwagun…

FirstBank, Eventful, Fiesta of Flavours

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings PLC and Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, has again reaffirmed its commitment to the development of the wellbeing of Nigerians through its support for the development of the agricultural value chain in our nation and beyond. Given the economic diversification…

The women are coming…

There is little doubt that exclusive circle of luxury watch enthusiasts and collectors in Nigeria is predominantly a man’s world. But according to insiders in the luxury watch business, all that is changing really fast writes LARA OLADUNN As a high flying executive Adeola loves to look different. She is…

Jide Ogunsanwo: The Data Chef

From financial analyst to data chef, JIDE OGUNSANWO  tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN the story of Mr. Grillz, in this interview. We agreed to meet at his office off Toyin Street Ikeja. The cloudy weather would not deter me. As I walked up the staircase to his office, it had started drizzling.…

Elegance redefined

Truly Rolls Royce Motor Cars Limited is at the apex of world’s luxury when it comes to automobile. FUNKE OSAE-BROWN, who was in Abu Dhabi recently to experience the cars, says they come with no ordinary power. Travelling on a business class ticket from Lagos to Doha, and from Doha…

Sabine G Ear Cuff

Make a statement with this uniquely designed Sabine G Ear Cuff that is made of white gold. This unique ear cuff is made with white diamonds and blue sapphires. Available at: Browns Fashion, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com). Price: N3, 909, 921.38 (£12,930)…

Kate Spade Carousel Watch

Step up your wrist with this great little watch. It will surely will a touch of colour to your outfit. It comes with a PVD gold-plated case and is powered by a quartz movement. It looks especially good coupled with gold bracelets. Available: www.goldsmiths.co.uk Price: N75, 597.86 (£250).…

Celebrating Steve Ayorinde

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The tables were well laid, the stage set as we all trooped into the meeting room at the top floor of one of the buildings at the Freedom Park, Marina, Lagos to celebrate the first man to change the game in the way arts writers and journalists are…

MIA launches Xiaomi smartphones on Jumia

MIA Group today announced that it is launching two of Xiaomi’s iconic smartphones in Nigeria, which will be made available on e-commerce website Jumia, its exclusive online partner for the launch.     Valued at $45 billion, Xiaomi has now positioned itself among the smartphone giants of this world, becoming…