Monday, March 23, 2009


GLOBAL EXCELLENCE MAGAZINE is a weekly celebrity journal based in Lagos, Nigeria. It is in the same category with CITY PEOPLE, ENCOMIUM & others. Some people refer to publications in this genre as " JUNK", "SOFTSELL" or "GOSSIP MAGAZINES".
Anyway, Global Excellence Magazine, published by Mr Mayor Akinpelu staged its annual Excellence Awards yesterday(Sun 22/3/2009) at the Balmoral Event Center on Oregun Rd, Ikeja-Lagos. Below as some of the personalties at the event(Above): Actress Cossy Orjiako(left) & her elder sisiter, Nkoli Orjiako. Cossy is more popular in Nigeria for her penchant for flaunt her voluminous boobs without any qualms rather than her proficiency in acting..Nkoli, her elder sister seems to be trying to launch herself also into limelight of late. A talented fine-arstiste by profession, Nkoli has a 7-year old son called Daniel.
(Above): Actress Bukkie Wright looking really nice in her dress..She acted as co-presenter for some awards category at the event

(Above): Actresses Lola Alao(left) & Bisi Ibidapo-Obe
(Above): Actress Iyabo Ojo
(Above):Actress Iyabo Ojo

(Above): Actress Fathia Balogun looking sexy at the event..After her marriage to fellow artiste Saidi Balogun hit the rocks, Fathia appears to be moving ahead with her life

(Above): It's Boobs Cossy again...

(Above): Rotimi Martins ( aka) ALARIWO of AFRICA. He compered the event excellently

(Above) : Madam Kofo with her trademark "satelite" headgear
(Above) Actress Tayo Odueke ( aka SIKIRATU SINDODO) looking chic at the event. Talk is rife in town that her "marriage" to wealthy Lagos motor-park lord, MC OLUOMO has crashed like a pack of poorly arranged cards..Nevertheless, she looked calm and composed throughout the event.
(Above): Princess Lamoliate(left) & veteran broadcaster Dr Bisi Olatilo(BISCON TV)

(above):{left-right) Editor of Global Exc Mag, Kunle Rasheed, Dep Editor, Folorunso Hamzat, Admin Manager/Accountant, Taiwo Akinpelu-Sanni(Mrs) & a vendor, Ibrahim

(Above): Publisher, Encomium Magazine, Mr Kunle Bakare (left) & Singer Kenny St Brown(right)

(Above): Mr Kunle Bakare(left) & Iyalode Aduni Bankole co-presenting an award during the event..Iyalode is the step-mother of the SPEAKER of Nigeria's House of Representative, HON DIMEJI BANKOLE. She's preparing for her 50th birthday which comes up on Sun 29th March in Lagos.

(Above): Music acts XPROJECT performing their hit track, LORILE

(Above) Mrs Kemi Otegbade, the hardworking boss of Hearthlink Ventures Ltd, Lagos

(Above) : A stylish lady at the event. She stood-in for Mr Tayo Ayeni of Skymit Motors who won an award during the event
It was a very colourful event.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


The founder and Chairman of the FIRST CITY FINANCIAL GROUP, Otunba Subomi Balogun,GCON, attained the age of 75 recently. to celebrate the man who singlehandedly built of one Africa's biggest financial institution, an elaborate society party was put together in his honour. The event for Balogun's 75th birthday started with a well-attended book launch on Thur March 5th, at the Muson Centre in Lagos while the second phase started with an inspiring church service at the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina which was followed immediately by a colourful reception at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, all on Monday 9th March, 2009..The celebrant is one of the few Nigerian elites who have touched so many lives with their various acts of philantropy. When he clocked 70 in 2004, he donated a multimillion Naira Paediatric centre purposely built to offer free medicare to children and the less privileged in the society. This probably accounts for why there was a massive turn-out of distinguished Nigerians and eminent personalities at his 75th birthday yesterday..Below are the pictures of some of the guests at the event as captured by SOLA FOLOWOSELE.

(above)The celebrant, OTUNBA SUBOMI BALOGUN,GCON & his wife, Olori Abimbola

( above) Ladi Balogun & his wife, Banke..(Ladi is no 3 of the four all-boys children of the celebrant. He is the Managing Director of FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK, FCMB, a subsidiary of his father's FIRST CITY GROUP)

(above) Bolaji Balogun & his wife, Kemi.(Bolaji is the first born of the celebrant. He is also a topshot within his dad's FIRST CITY GROUP)

(above) This is gangling Jide Balogun & his wife, Uche( Jide, number 2 in the family, also calls the shots at The First City Group. Uche is the daughter of Asaba-born business mogul, Chief Sony Odogwu. She has two sons already for Jide) (above) This is Gboyega Balogun and his charming wife, Emma..Gboyega is the youngest of the Balogun boys..He also occupies a strategic position at the FCG HQ)

( Above) One of the two magnifient cakes for the event

(Above) MC of the event, Abuja-based Mrs Dayo Benjamin-Lawuyi, she did a great job at the event
(above) Funke Bucknor-Obrothe of ZAPPHIRE EVENTS (standing left) at the event admiring the work of her hand..Her firm handled the planning of the event including the massive decoration at the foreground, the supply of usherettes & other aspects. For doing just that, heavily pregnant Funke got a princely sum N5million Naira for herself.
(above) The ever-glamourous OKOYA couple, 70-year old Razak & 31-year old Shade..(He is the Chairman of the gigantic Eleganza Group while She is the Deputy Managing Director of Eleganza Fashion & Beauty Products, all based in Lagos Nigeria..They' ve been together as a couple for the past 10 years and they have 4 lovely kids (2 boys, 2 girls) together.

(above) The celebrant with Ex-Nigeria's Minster of Health, Prof. Adenike Grange..(the internationally recognized Paediatrician who lost her Ministerial appointment over an alleged N300million scam in her then Ministy of Health in Abuja, was recently appointed by Otunba Subomi Balogun as the new Head of his National Paediatric Centre, Ijebu., Ogun State Nigeria.
(above) Afenifere & NADECO veteran, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, still looking handsome and fresh at 81

(above) Former Head of State,Gen Yakubu Gowon(left) & The Alake of Egbaland,Oba Adedotun Gbadebo during the church service..In Nigeria, Kings and Bishops are permitted to wear their caps in the Church, others can't try it.

(above) (R-L) Uche Jide-Balogun,Lagos fashion designer, Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany Amber fame, with their friends Dolores Hart, & Yvonne Aleyideino

(above) Lagos High Society woman,Chief (Mrs) Joko Oni(right) and her sister..(when Joko Oni's son Niyi got married on 21st February,2009, Otunba Subomi Balogun was the Father of the day)

(above) The hardworking Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Raji Fashola(middle) flanked by The Alake of Egbalaend, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo(left) & the celebrant(right)

(above) Governor Fashola's Bullet proof Range Rover
(above) Mrs Mami Adeyemi(left) & Mrs Shade Oredugba(right)
(above) Impeached Deputy Gov of Lagos state, Femi Pedro(left) chatting with Air Marshal Anthony Okpere(rtd)
(above) (L-R) Jide Balogun, Sola Ojora, Onuorah Iyizoba & his wife

(above) (L-R) Tola Olagbegi, Toks Akerele& his brother Segun Akerele
(above) one of the many stlyes at the event
(above) Lady of Stlyes, Sade Okoya
(above) Erelu(DR) Abiola Dosunmu looking respledent in one of her unique white attires..(she doesnt wear any other colour apart from white)
(above & below)-THE CELEBRANT's customized ROLLS ROYCE