Wines of South Africa Grand tasting show

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing Wines of South Africa Grand tasting tour in Lagos at Four points Sheraton Oniru on the 14th of July.

This year, wines of South Africa Grand tasting tour started out in Nigeria and then Ghana. This was their 2nd year of hosting in the West African region.

The one-day event is designed to showcase quality wines from wine producers from different regions in the Cape Wineland.

The grand tasting event aims to create awareness for the South African wine category in the Nigerian market.

Some of the finest South African wines were on parade. WOSA showcased wines from the leading family owned Wine Estates in South Africa such as Accolade Wines, Cape Classics, lathitha wines, Jan harmsgat, Ridgeback wines, M’hudi wines, Libby’s pride wines, Tamasa wines, Kabb wines among others.

The Regal First lady of South Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Gloria Bongi Zuma attended the event.

l had a great experience tasting the wines. The wine producers were friendly and warm. They entertained questions making us all better informed about South African Wines.

I tasted Cape Classics wines (Jam Jar sweet white, Jam Jar sweet shiraz and Indaba merlot). I am so in love with the Jam Jar sweet white 2016. This white wine is fresh, fruity and fun. It is perfection. My best wine ever. It contains 9.5% alcohol.

I also tasted Lathitha pinotage 2013 bush wine which contains a slight hint of cocoa, raspberry, soft tannins. It was enticing . It contains 14.14% alcohol.

I also tried the Ridgeback Lion hound red 2015. It is a red blend of dark cherries, plum, and liquorice with a hint of cigar box and wood spice. It contains 14.0% alcohol. It has a savoury finish.

I also tasted the Jan Harmsgat Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. It contains 14.5% alcohol.

Finger food was served at the event.

It was a fun event and my first time tasting South African wine. I am looking forward to next year’s grand tasting. Thanks to this event I have found my favourite and staple wine.😀

Uke’s Reveal Today : Wines of South Africa Grand tasting show

Rating: *****

 

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Movie Review: 10 days in Sun City

Hello Lovelies,

Today I will be reviewing 10 Days in Sun City produced by talented Nigerian comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun, aka AY.

I have seen his other award-winning movies, a Trip to Jamaica and 30 Days in Atlanta. So I was really excited to watch 10 days in Sun City.

10 Days in Sun City is another Akpos franchise and one of the series of his adventure. This time around Akpos decides to go to Sun city in South Africa to have some fun. This movie was shot in Sun City, Johannesburg and Nigeria.

10 Days in Sun City tells the generic grass to grace story of Bianca (played by Adesua Etomi). Bianca, as the story unfolds, is aspiring to compete in a Nigerian beauty Pageant, representing Delta State.

10 Days in Sun City’ is a potpourri of love, drama, passion and culture combined with generous portions of comedy. The movie is a feature-length comedy-drama that sees Akpos on another “adventure”, this time, to South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca.

Bianca is a campus beauty queen who Akpos has sacrificed his livelihood to make successful. After successfully winning a national beauty pageant, BIANCA, ever loyal to Akpos, is now an international celebrity rolling with society’s ‘high and mighty’. She is, amongst several mouth-watering corporate endorsements, global ambassador to, and the face of multi-national cosmetics conglomerate ‘OTAWI’ which is owned by Nigeria’s richest man, Otunba Ayoola Williams, aka ‘The Old Fox’. To Otunba, Bianca represents more than the face of his company, he has plans for her to play a bigger role in the business as well as in his ‘life’. So Otunba decides to embark on the same journey to South Africa. Bianca has no idea what lies in store neither does Akpos. But will Akpos give up his love with all the sweat he has invested or will Otunba loose this time with the use of his wit and charm as the ‘old fox’ which he has used to conquer like he has done, time and again, in the world of business?

The hilarious star-studded comedy movie features A-list movie cast from Nigeria such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ayo Makun, Adesua Etomi, Mercy Johnson, Falz (The Bahd Guy), 2Baba Idibia, Gbenro Ajibade, Juliet Ibrahim, Uti Nwachukwu, Annie Idibia and Freeze to name a few.

The movie also features Miguel Nunez Jr. from Hollywood and hilarious South Africa cast that includes the sensational Amanda Du Pont, comedienne Thenjiwe Moseley, Celeste Ntuli and lots more.

I am really happy about the growth of Nigerian movie industry. This movie nailed all the action parts. It was refreshing to watch. I love that Akpos and Bianca love conquered all obstacles. (Otunba succeeds in splitting Akpos and Bianca but his success does not last long enough for him to reap the fruits. AY pairs up with Miguel Nunez Jr who has scores to settle with Otunba to rescue Bianca from the influential Otunba who holds her hostage.)

My most outstanding characters are Gbenro Ajibade (Otunba’s bodyguard) and RMD (Otunba). I loved Gbenro’s action scenes. He was a total bad ass.😀 RMD also slayed his part. He gave the confident rendition of his character.

What are you waiting for? Get to the nearest cinema to watch this movie. You will love it.

Have you watched 10 Days in Sun City ? Comment below and share your experience.

Uke’s Reveal Today :  10 Days in Sun City 

Rating: *****

AfroRiri Hibiscus mask

Hello Lovelies,

Recently,  I got AfroRiri hibiscus powder to treat my natural hair because it was breaking.

I learnt if you are suffering from weak roots and porous hair then Hibiscus can be the most ideal remedy . Its essential elements strengthen weak roots and treats pore clogging by stimulating blood circulation to scalp . It encourages hair growth by supplying essential nutrients to follicles.

I have tried other AfroRiri products so I was sure I was getting the best. I decided to mix the hibiscus with AfroRiri Luxe coconut oil ( Coconut oil promotes shine, helps to detangle hair, seals in moisture and softens hair.

When mixed in a bowl, I applied the mixture on my hair. I covered my hair with shower cap and let it stay on my hair for  4 hours.

After washing off the paste from my hair. I was amazed at the results. My hair had red highlights😀. My hair was so soft and shiny.  Also, after combing my hair I noticed no hair was on the comb.

Have you ever tried any hibiscus homemade recipe on your hair? Please share your experience?

Uke’s Reveal Today : AfroRiri Hibiscus mask treatment

Website: http://www.afroriri.wordpress.com

Rating: *****

Askdamz sneakers launch

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will  be reviewing  Askdamz sneakers launch event which was on the 16th of July at Nakenohs boulevard in Ikoyi.

Askdamz is a premium weight-loss consulting company to take your weight where it needs to be.

The CEO Damola Ladejobi has expanded her business from fitness tips, meal plans to sneakers.😀

The launch was a fun and relaxing event with a lot of games. There were vendors at the event like Nellies, Maychills, Twelve03 meals, Wild juice, Farahs hair and beauty, Veritas caterers amongst others.

The sneakers were sold at discount price at the launch. Active by Askdamz are for small and big feet. The sneakers can be worn to different occasions depending on the outfit.  The sneakers are very comfortable.

It was an interesting day and a perfect way to spend a sunday. Kudos to the Askdamz team.

Uke’s Reveal Today : Active by Askdamz 

Website: http://www.askcoachdamz.com

Rating: *****

 

 

 

Instant Pickup Launch

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing the Instant pickup launch which was on the 20th of July  at the Landmark event centre.

Instant Pickup is a Nigerian online laundry mart. Instant pickup makes lives easier by providing top class laundry service. They pick up your dirty clothes from your doorstep and deliver fresh, clean clothes back at your doorstep. It is an easy, convenient, time-saving and affordable way to take care of all your laundry.

Another unique feature introduced by Instant Pickup is their mobile app. The app helps customers get their laundry done with a few clicks, rather than long phone calls.

The app is available to download free on Google play and App store.

The event host was Frank Edoho. A large number of guests consisting of A-list celebrities, key press members, media houses, prestigious dignitaries in attendance.

Instant Pick up CEO, Ubi Franklin introduced the Brand ambassadors at the event.

The brand ambassadors include: Ex Big brother housemate , Tokunbo Idowu (Tboss), Actress Annie Idibia,  MMMG artiste Selebobo, Actor Gbenro Ajibade, Comedian Senator, Comedian Mr Jollof, Comedian Ushbebe and actress Damilola Adegbite Attoh.

During their official launch, guests were introduced to the app and were guided on how to download, register and use the app.

Some of the celebrities who witnessed the official launch of Instant Pickup and unveiling of their app include Uche Nnaji, Ebuka, Tosin Martins, Payporte CEO Eyo Bassey, Gbenga Adeyinka, Uti Nwachukwu, Frank Edoho, Yomi Casual, Anslem Madubuko, Julius Agwu, Noble Igwe, AY Makun, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemen, Ajebo, Isaac Geralds, Acapella, MC Shakara, Karo Ekewenu, Peter Cole, amongst others.

Award winning musician Timi Dakolo performed. Chike of the Voice Nigeria also performed.

We were all given goody bags and free 3000 naira voucher to use for our laundry at Instant pickup. A variety of food  was served by Tilt Terrance.

It was a fun event and great innovation. I cant wait to try their services. Kudos to the CEO, Ubi Franklin.

Uke’s Reveal Today : Instant Pickup Launch

Website: http://www.instantpickupapp.com

Rating: *****

You fashion: A personal branding workshop

 

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing a fashion branding workshop organized by Damiloju Adeyina (CEO of You fashion) that I attended. The workshop was on July 8th at LCCI conference and exhibition centre Ikeja.

It was a very educative and life changing workshop with speakers from different fields to train on physical appearance , communication, make up, diet, self discovery, skin therapy and etiquette.

Oluwaseun Ayanfeoluwa (CEO Thots and Works) spoke on self discovery.
Damiloju Adeyina (CEO You Fashion) spoke on physical appearance and communication. How personal branding is communication.

Clara Kolade (CEO Exigo finishing school) spoke on social etiquette and relationship management.

Pastor Ope Okulaja (CEO Ola herbs and Greens) spoke on nutrition and healthy living (diet)

Adeogun Seun spoke on makeup.

Aderonke Oyem (CEO Phronelizz makeover) showed us how to apply everyday makeup on a model.

After each speaker, there was a question and answer section. Also, we had a break and were served snacks and drinks.

It was a very relevant workshop to learn to send the right signal to the world; to wear the right dress for your body type,  the right makeup for each occasion, the right words to use and the right food to eat. Because what you are communicating about yourself is either visual, vocal and verbal.

The speakers were all experts at their chosen fields. It was a lovely event.

Uke’s Reveal Today : You fashion: A personal branding workshop

Rating: *****

Book Review: Get U.G.L.Y

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Hello lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing Get U.G.L.Y (UNCONDITIONALLY GRATEFUL LOOKING LIKE YOU) by Adaeze Obiako. l have come across so many inspirational books but this book spoke to me and it is a book everyone can relate to. At some point in everyone’s life we all struggle with accepting our appearance like the author.

We all look up to celebrities. In our world, the way the celebrities look is the perfect and ideal way to look. Their thin figure, hair dolled up, their makeup always on point and the way they dress is what we all try to emulate and we forget who we are. We even go as far as doing plastic surgery, bleaching our skin and being so artificial to look like celebrities so we can be accepted and feel good about ourselves. We forget we are all uniquely special.

The author writes about her personal experience with low self-esteem and her struggle to accept herself. Her struggle started in high school she was not accepted and felt unpretty. This stage was on till she finished high school. When she got to College it was a different experience.  Some boys started noticing her, they complimented her and found her attractive. Still she was not satisfied. She even felt more insecure and did not understand why only some boys liked her and others did not. She did not understand the meaning of preference and she did not understand that there was more to life than being pretty and hot. She had not realized that it did not matter who finds you pretty.

She goes on to write about ten tips to begin living a great life. Teaching us how she overcame low self-esteem. U.G.L.Y is a must read book. I love the book because it teaches a lot. Most importantly it taught me your worth does not lie in your looks.

Ladies if you are finally ready to discover who you are, whose you are and what your purpose is , this book is for YOU. Do you think you deserve a great life? Read U.G.L.Y it gives you ten tips to begin living a great life. Download Get Ugly FREE

Have you read Get U.G.L.Y? Please share your thoughts?

Uke’s Reveal Today : Get U.G.L.Y (UNCONDITIONALLY GRATEFUL LOOKING LIKE YOU) by Adaeze Obiako.

Rating: *****