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Nicole Scherzinger looking stunning in pink for the cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa, Jan 2012!


The very sexy Nicole Scherzinger photographed by Pavel Havlicek for the cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa, issue of January 2012. The American singer talks about confidence, goofiness, Simon Cowell and her war with Cheryl Cole at X Factor.

LekkiHood Finest 2 Brand New Singles "I Want You 'Tonight' & Body Of A Goddess"


I Want You 'Tonight'
 

Body Of A Goddess
 

Rachel Bilson Covers Nylon Indonesia Dec 2011!


Image via Nylon Indonesia Facebook page.

Katy Perry Covers InStyle Indonesia December 2011!


Adorable Katy Perry was photographed by Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton for the December 2011 cover image of InStyle Indonesia.

Image via InStyle Indonesia Facebook.

Ramsey Noah & Matilda Obaseki "Tinsel" Star Cover Complete Fashion Magazine.

AY, Popular Comedian Gets N60 million Endorsement Deal With Haven Homes!


Popular Comedian, AY Comedian. has entered into a multimillion- dollar agreement with Haven Homes.

Synergy between comedic innovation and structural innovation was forged when Haven Homes unveiled multiple award-winning comedian AY as their brand ambassador.

The unveiling which held during the recent Haven Homes Expo at the Oriental Hotel was attended by the crème de la crème of the Nigeria society made up lovers of good house with perfect finishing coupled with wonderful after sales service and lovers of clean and wholesome comedy presented with intricate attention to detail.

It was evening of corporate networking as the guests celebrated the union between these two brands with much applause and celebration. The award winning comedian, who recently completed his 2011 comedic tour after visiting four cities with the year, was visibly excited about the union with the home builders whose qualitative finishing was fast becoming the toast of the nation.

According to AY "I have always strive for excellence in the implementation of my events and my performance to be singled out by a brand as unique as Haven Homes is indeed an honour."

The ambassadorial contract, which means the brand AY, would grace the various publicity campaigns of the Haven Homes brand within the next year including billboards, televisions, commercials and other press ads. In line with this, Haven Homes unveiled two of the Television commercials that will soon be hitting the airwaves.



 

Aamir Khan, Bollywood Actor Speaks About His New Born Baby, Azad Rao Khan!


Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao are overjoyed over their new born.

Aamir Khan said at an event in Mumbai to launch the DVDs of Dhobi Ghat, “It is a great joy to be a father. Both Kiran and I are really overjoyed about the baby being born. It’s a real joy…it’s a miracle. A baby being born is like a miracle and nothing comes close to it.”
The couple named their son Azad Rao Khan.

Aamir also revealed that he makes it a point to be in company with his son for at least 2-3 hours daily.
“I tickle up his little toes and then snuggle him…since he is very small so he does not know who I am. But he knows that somebody comes and troubles him every day for two-three hours,” Aamir said smilingly.

The actor added, “We can’t get enough of Azad. For the first time Kiran has stepped out of the house since the baby was born and we are keen on getting back home soon,” he said.
Aamir Khan’s next release will be Talaash directed by Reema Kagti.

Nelly Sued by American Express for an unpaid Credit Card Bill!


Nelly has been slapped with a lawsuit by American Express for a $20,403.64 credit card bill. The company claims the rapper made the charges but never paid up. They filed a lawsuit against Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr, in Missouri back in October to try and get their money back (plus $3,000 in attorney’s fees). He has refused to pay what he owes. A court hearing is scheduled for January 9. [Source]

Tayane Leão, Laís Ribeiro & Marcelia Freesz Cover Vogue Brazil Jan 2012!


Tayane Leão, Laís Ribeiro and Marcelia Freesz were photographed by JR Duran for the first 2012 cover image of their hometown Vogue.

Paula Patton For GQ Magazine!


Bombshell, Paula Patton, Robin Thicke’s wife flaunts her killer body in the upcoming January issue of GQ magazine. Inside, she opens up about her kick ass role in the upcoming film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and what it’s like to be Alan Thicke’s daughter-in-law.

On playing a female spy in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
I was doing physical stunts, feet in the mud, fingernails full of dirt, shooting and fighting for my life.

On Robin’s parents
Canadians are a lot like us, actually. I’ve figured out how to blend in.



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Julianne Hough Covers Prestige Hong Kong December 2011!


Julianne Hough photographed by Mark Liddell for the December 2011 cover of Prestige Hong Kong.

Image via Jessica Forum.

Kate Beckinsale Covers Flaunt Magazine Issue 118


Image via Jessica Forum.

Scarlett Johansson Covers Tatler Russia January 2012!


Image via TFS.

Monalisa Chinda Signs N30m Endorsement Deal!


No doubt multi million Naira endorsement deals are currently flying left, right and centre in Nollywood with most of the stars involved smiling heavily to the banks with mouth watering offers. Star actress and Glo ambassador, Monalisa Chinda recently landed a juicy endorsement deal as the face of Vita500, a new energy drink from South Korea that recently stormed Nigeria and all West African countries.

We gathered that sexy Chinda was paid a whopping N30 million, for her pretty and popular face to be associated with the wave making drink currently being marketed and distributed in the whole of West Africa by Mescon Industries limited.

Chinda, who's also the face of the ongoing Rivers State cultural fiesta, tagged CarniRiv 2011, happily confirmed the deal, but blatantly refused to disclose the amount involved.

"Yes, I'm the new face of Vita500 energy drink; we recently concluded all contractual agreements with both parties being very happy with the deal. I'm not denying the fact that I was handsomely paid, but the amount is what I cannot disclose, it's personal. My job for them as an ambassador is to basically use my face and goodwill to help promote the brand in Nigeria and other West African countries. This involves a lot of traveling and strategic public appearances", she disclosed.

The top actress who recently returned from Atlanta Georgia, US, where she shot a new film and equally participated in the annual new media Nollywood programme, which was hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

On her plans for 2012, Chinda added: "Now that I'm back, the next thing on my agenda is to conclude work on my soap, Catwalq, which I intend releasing early 2012. It is a soap that will change the face of programming on TV when it finally hits the airwaves. I have a lot to do and unveil in 2012 and my fans should be ready to see more of me, because I will be thrilling them nonstop."

Alexandra Burke poses in dress made from electrical cable


She's known for her saucy fashion tastes but singer Alexandra Burke took it to new levels with her latest ensemble.

Posing in nothing but lengths of bubblegum coloured electrical cable the 23-year-old threw a defiant look as she posed for the camera with a mic to hand.

But instead of gearing up for a provocative stage routine the former X Factor winner slipped into the unusual outfit to raise awareness for breast cancer.

The images have been unveiled to launch Asda's Tickled Pink 'Girls' Night Out' concert on January 12, which will mark its 15th Anniversary.

JOSEPH BENJAMIN'S PROFILE


PROFILE

NAME: JOSEPH BENJAMIN

STATE OF ORIGIN: KOGI STATE

WORK HISTORY

VOICE-OVER - I HAVE WORKED WITH ALL THE MAJOR BRANDS IN NIGERIA, BOTH FOR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS. 

> ALL THE GSM SERVICE PROVIDERS:
MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, ETISALAT, MULTILINKS.

> FOOD AND BEVERAGE:
GUINNESS, HEINEKEN, MALTA GUINNESS, NESTLE MILO.

> ELECTRONICS AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES:
SAMSUNG, LG, HAIER THERMOCOOL.

> ALL THE MAJOR BANKS:
UBA, DIAMOND BANK, STANBIC IBTC, FIRST BANK
UNION BANK, GTBANK, ACCESS BANK.

> CABLE/SATELITE TV:
MULTI CHOICE (AFRICA’S LARGEST SATELITE TV COMPANY)

> EDUCATIONAL/ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
BRITISH COUNCIL.


MODELLING - I STARTED IN 1995 WITH TV COMMERCIALS
I WORKED FOR MOST OF THE MAJOR BRANDS IN THE COUNTRY.

> COCO-COLA, MALTINA, INDOMIE, PEAK.
> NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (NEC), CRUSADER INSURANCE, STANBIC, 
AND FOR MOST OF THE BRANDS THAT USED MY VOCAL PROWESS.


HOST: 

HOSTED THE “YELLO” CARPET LIVE FOR THE HIP-HOP WORLD
AWARDS (2007)

MTN PROJECT FAME WEST AFRICA
(BIGEST MUSIC REALITY SHOW IN WEST AFRICA)
SPONSORED BY THE LARGEST GSM SERVICE PROVIDER
IN NIGERIA (MTN)


ACTING:

> STARTED FROM TALES BY MOONLIGHT
(A FOLK TALE SHOW FOR CHILDREN)

> MY FIRST MOVIE ROLE WAS IN 1991 (CROSS ROADS)

> DEADLY MISSION (MOVIE 2003)

> JUST ME (MOVIE 2005)

> TRAVAILS OF FAITH (MOVIE 2005)

> EDGE OF PARADISE (TV 2005 -2006)

> YOUNG, SINGLE AND FREE (TV 2005 -2006)

> SUPER STORY (TV 2007)

> BACHELORS (TV 2007)

> 168 A LOVE STORY (TV 2007)

> TINSEL (TV 2008 TILL DATE)

> JUNGLE RIDE (MOVIE 2009)

> SPELL BOUND (MOVIE 2009)

> KISS AND TELL MOVIE (MOVIE 2010)

> KIDNAP (MOVIE 2010)

> TANGO WITH ME (MOVIE 2010)

> MR AND MRS (MOVIE 2011)

> COURIER (MOVIE 2011)

> MARRIED BUT LIVING SINGLE (MOVIE 2012)

> STRIPPED (MOVIE 2012)


NOMINATIONS:

NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ACTOR CATEGORY (ENGLISH) FOR MY
ROLE IN THE MOVIE JUNGLE RIDE (BEST OF NOLLYWOOD AWARDS) 2010 

CURRENTLY NOMINATED FOR FOR THE BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE CATEGORY FOR MY ROLE IN THE MOVIE, KISS N' TELL (NOLLYWOOD MOVIES AWARDS) 2012

CURRENTLY NOMINATED FOR FOR THE BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE CATEGORY FOR MY ROLE IN THE MOVIE, TANGO WITH ME (NOLLYWOOD MOVIES AWARDS) 2012


AWARDS:

THE BEST ACTOR CATEGORY FOR MY ROLE IN THE MOVIE
JUNGLE RIDE (WAZOBIA AWARDS) 2010

THE BEST ACTOR CATEGORY FOR MY ROLE IN THE MOVIE
MR & MRS (NAFCAWAWARDS) 2011, NORTH CAROLINA.

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
(GOLDEN CITY AWARDS) 2011

BEST NEW ACTOR
(CITY PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT AWRDS) 2011

BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR
(MODE MEN MAGAZINE AWARDS) 2011

SEXIEST TV PERSONALITY
(NIGERIAN BROADCASTERS AWARDS) 2011

MOST STYLISH ACTOR
(CITY PEOPLE FASHION AWARDS) 2012

ASPIRATION: 

I ASPIRE TO BE ONE THE MOST HONOURABLE GOD
MOTIVATED ICONS IN ENTERTAINMENT.


Follow me on Twitter: @Joebennie
And please like my fan page on Facebook: Fans Of Joseph Benjamin

Kate Winslet Covers Glamour France Jan 2012!


Image via Store Mags.

Lindsay Lohan Covers Playboy US January/February 2012!


Lindsay Lohan, 25 year old Hollywood wild child, reportedly bagged $1 million for this photoshoot!

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Ice Queen – Winter Wonderland (End of Year Edition)


Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there

It’s finally here!! The seventh and final instalment of our Monthly Make-up Artistry Competition for 2011!!!
The theme as you can see is “Ice Queen – Winter Wonderland” – Now you may be scratching your head and thinking.. you’re all based in Nigeria, but makeup isn’t about boundaries, it’s not restricted to your location. Even if you’re sweltering in the heat, we want you to convince us that you’re in a magical “cold” fairytale!!
Feel free to use accessories and props and of course.. lashes!! :D

All photos must be raw unedited images and as always you can perform the makeup either on yourself or on a model.

Entries must be submitted by 27th December (we’re giving you a few days extra because of xmas). Results will be announced on Friday 30th December 2012 (what a way to end the year!!).
:)

New Rules
This month we’re doing things a little different.  As this is our GRAND FINALE i’m sure you won’t mind.

There are 6 entrants in our finals, each of the winners of our monthly competition are now going head to head against each other to rise to the top and be crowned as the Sacred Creative Artist of the Year!

There won’t be any public voting this month (sorry guys). The entries will be judged by a panel of experts who will be marking the work based on
1. Creative Concept
and
2. Quality of Makeup Technique
Our panel of experts will grade each of the entries from 1st down to 5th place. Who ever scores the highest number of Judges votes will win!

We are immensley honoured to have a fantastic panel of independant Judges who are all highly respected in the beauty industry and who have supported our competition throughout. We’re pleased to be able to offer our entrants the chance to be critiqued by the very best of hands and minds:
Banke Meshida Lawal (BM Pro)
Eni Lise Balogun (Lise Beauty)
Funke Tonye-Preghafi (Gifys Daughter)
Bola Fadina (Blush Cosmetics)
Egor Effik (E4 PR)

In the event of a tie breaker then our Creative Director Lola Maja-Okojevoh will make the final decision.

Prizes
Drumroll!!
Ok.. so here comes the big one.. this month the winner gets it all.. literally.  There aren’t any second or third prizes.. just the big one.. so I don’t want to see any dulling.. Time to pull out all the stops and dig deeper than you ever have before, push your creativity to the limits because the winner of our GRAND FINALE walks away with:
1. A beautiful 26 Brush Roll Set courtesy of Gifty’s Beauty worth N15k


2. A selection of professional makeup goodies worth £60 courtesy of  Mink Academy in London (www.thisismink.com)



 3. One NYX Professional “Makeup Artist Kit” worth £40 courtesey of The Sacred Academy”.


4. Lead Makeup Artist job on a photoshoot for the front cover of TW Magazine (in Lagos) with full credits given.


5. Interview in the newest hottest Beauty Magazine to be launched in Lagos “Beauty Overdose”!!!
(Check out the press release on the next page and get excited my beautiful goddesses! you’ll be featured in the second edition (feb 2012).. hmm I wonder if you’re still breathing at this point.. lol)


.6. A private mentoring class worth N50k with Lola Maja-Okojevoh.
The class is an intense one on one identifying strengths and weaknesses and focusing on areas which are most important to you as an artist. Training and focus will explore creative, beauty, fashion & editorial makeup and will also include the opportunity to “shadow” Lola on set to put your newley refined skills to the test.

and as if all of that wasn’t enough..


 7. A Limited Edition Set of Sacred Lashes will be named after the Winner!!!!
So what are you waiting for.. you’d better start primping and preening and getting ready to paint yourself up a Winder Wonderland!!

PRESS RELEASE: BEAUTY OVERDOZE MAGAZINE


  
B.O.M: The New Fashion and Beauty Magazine for the Young and Contemporary Woman
B.O.M is the brainchild of Award winning and New York certified makeup artist Eni Balogun. It is a publication which consists mainly on issues of beauty, health, hair, lifestyle, fashion, travel and entertainment. It’s a publication covering the most important things in the International scene and mostly the African beauty industry. B.O.M is every woman’s luxury beauty guide and happens to be the only Health & Beauty magazine in the Nigerian market today.

B.O.M speaks to the new Nigerian woman — urban, always cosmopolitan; as downtown as she is uptown; cultured and multi-cultural and always on the edge of fashion, culture and entertainment. The magazine represents a new, original voice on the news stand, a voice that speaks to a generation of women, old and young, from diverse cultures, upbringings and interests. It is an international & domestic home resource for all beauty professionals, beauty brands & companies, restaurant’s, hospitals and also to the general public. Serving establishments working in practically every industry cutting through from motion pictures to printing and publications, fashion, bridals, casuals, landscape beautification, stylists, advertising, entertainment, corporate, beauty parlours, health sectors, spas and more.

With featured articles on health & beauty of the industry’s upcoming beauty professional’s i.e. Hair stylists, makeup artists, health practitioners, cosmetic companies and manufacturers, B.O.M updates its readers on the most innovative beauty equipment’s. It’s the most reliable source which delivers invaluable information and news on current product.

Beauty Overdoze offers a diverse range of articles that combine artistic and business skills, personal and financial growth, health, beauty and creative thinking, entertainment and events and the latest beauty information and products. B.O.M also offers great opportunities designed for makeup & beauty professionals, beauty brands and consumers who share the passion for the love of everything glamorous and beautiful.

From high fashion makeup, health topics and hair to high fashion clothing & accessories.
Subscriptions are available at only N2880 for 1 year and the first 100 subscribers receive a free gift!

B.O.M Editorial Team:
* Editor: Eni I. Balogun
* Admin: admin@beautyoverdosemag.com
* Creative director: Lai Makanjuola
* Publicist: L.360 Ltd – Lowla360pr@gmail.com
* Publisher: Infinite plus Arts Publication – 08056116841
* Event Co-ordinator: Chantrelle Concepts – bebeakinboade@yahoo.com

Good Luck to all our Goddesses!!
xxx

Elle Slovenia January 2012 Cover


Image via TFS.

Elle Denmark December 2011 Cover


Image via TFS.

Hana Soukupova Covers Elle Argentina December 2011!


Image via TFS.

Sinem Kobal Covers Elle Turkey Dec 2011!


Model & actress Sinem Kobal looking stunning in Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011 sequin dress on the December 2011 issue of Elle Turkey.

Image via TFS.

Georgina Wilson Covers Rogue Magazine Dec 2011!


Georgina Wilson beautifully photographed by Mark Nicdao & styled by Pam Quinones for the December 2011 Issue of Rogue Mag.

Image via TFS.

Ming Xi Covers Vogue China Jan 2012


Ming Xi, 21 year old Chinese model is the first cover star for the 2012 edition of Vogue China as she’s photographed by Li Qi.

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Yuh Nelson Cover The Hollywood Reporter Issue 45 December 16th 2011


Angelina Jolie and her director of Kung Fu Panda 2, Jennifer Yuh Nelson are gracing the latest cover image of The Hollywood Reporter.

Image Via Hollywood Reporter

Ieva Laguna Covers "VELVET" Jan 2012!


Ieva Laguna, The Holiday 2011 campaign model of H by Halston, Is the cover girl for the January 2012 cover of Velvet magazine.

MODE MEN AWARDS: JOSEPH BENJAMIN HAS BEEN NOMINATED, FOR THE BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR "PLS VOTE FOR HIM"


JOSEPH BENJAMIN HAS BEEN NOMINATED, FOR THE BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR BY THE MODE MEN AWARDS. THE AWARD CEREMONY, IS ON THE 10TH OF THIS MONTH. PLEASE HE NEEDS YOUR VOTES, TO VOTE FOR HIM SIMPLY CLICK HERE. YOU CAN VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS POSSIBLE. THANKS A LOT FAMILY, WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL.

Stephanie Okereke For Exquisite 2011


Beautiful actress, Stephanie Okereke is the cover girl for exquisite magazine Nov/Dec 2011, She speaks to exquisite on what an exquisite year she’s had and what to watch out for in the coming year.