Techpoint ask me anything live session with Mark Essien (founder/CEO of Hotels.ng)

I was picked to be part of the audience on ” Techpoint ask me anything live session with Host Omotola Omolayo.ūüėÄ She was interviewing Mark Essien, the founder/CEO of Hotels.ng. The interview was on the 10th of August.

Hotels.ng is one of the first and most successful online hotel booking websites in Nigeria. In 2015, Mark Essien made the Forbes list of 30 youngest entrepreneurs in Africa.

It was inspiring and educative to hear how he started his business, the challenges he faced and advice for startups.

What I learnt from the Live session with Mark Essien is there is no superhuman, we all deal with difficult moments. But they key is solving only problem at a time.

Please watch the video and share your thoughts below.
Uke’s Reveal Today :  Techpoint ask me anything live session with Mark Essien

Website: http://www.techpoint.ng

Rating: *****

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Movie Review: Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G)

 

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing Banana Island Ghost which I watched on the 4th of August in the Cinema.

I have been anticipating this movie coming out so I had to watch it the day it premiered in cinemas. The most incredible thing about this movie is the graphics and how well they could depict the ghost and God scenes. It was so real and believable. This movie makes me proud to be associated with Nigeria because the growth of the Nollywood industry brings me so much joy.

This movie is definitely the best Nigerian visual and special effects movie ever.

B.I.G is a comedy movie about a ghost who is scared to go to heaven because he doesn‚Äôt have a soulmate, so he convinces God to give him three days to fall in love. He is then paired with the cantankerous firecracker Ijeoma¬†(Chioma ‚ÄėChigul‚Äô Omeruah), who will do anything to save her father‚Äôs house in Banana Island from the bank. Ijeoma has three days to raise 18 million Naira to save her late father‚Äôs Banana Island house from the bank reclaiming and selling it to Mr King (Ali Nuhu). The pair must first survive each other, then learn to work together, and eventually fall in love, to see their destinies unfold.

The outstanding cast in B.I.G are: Chioma ‚ÄėChigul‚Äô Omeruah, Patrick Diabuah, Adetomiwa Edun, Saidi Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Uche Jombo, Bimbo Manuel, Akah Nnani, Damilola Adegbite, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Dorcas Sola Fapson, DJ Obi, Biola Alabi, Uche Nwaefuna, Tina Mba and Abimbola Ademoye.

My most outstanding characters are Ijeoma (Chioma ‚ÄėChigul‚Äô Omeruah), Ghost (Patrick Diabuah), Sergeant (Akah Nnani), God (Bimbo Manuel).

My favourite part of the movie was when some people where laughing at Ijeoma’s car and she wanted to fight. The ghost whispered in her eye that he had a better idea. Since no one else could see him except HER. He decided to enter the car and she acted like the car could obey voice commands. So he played a song, answered Ijeoma’s commands and opened the door for her. Everyone was amazed. The ghost was her guardian angel.

Kudos to B.I.G writer, BB Sasore. The story-line was sweet, relatable and relevant.

The cast of this movie brought their A game. I loved that the actors were from different genres (Yoruba actors, Hausa actors and English-speaking actors).

Ijeoma (Chigul) performance was excellent. I was really pitying her. I fell in love with the Ghost’s (Patrick) character. I love all the mischief he got up to. All I wanted to do was slap the Sergeant (Akah Nnani). He was so annoying and funny.

It was an afternoon well spent. I laughed and cried during the movie. Kudos to the entire B.I.G team.

Have you watched Banana Island Ghost? Comment below and share your experience.

Uke’s Reveal Today :  Banana Island Ghost

Rating: *****

Dubai Series: Desert Safari Adventure

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing my trip to the desert safari in Dubai.

One of the places on my list to visit in Dubai was desert safari. I had heard so much about dune bashing  (rollercoaster ride through the sand) So I decided to go try it out.

I booked a trip with a tour bus and was told where I will be picked from the following day.

I took a train to my pickup location and waited for the bus. When the bus arrived, I paid for my trip before getting on the bus.

We picked up other people from different locations then headed out to Oman (desert safari) it was a 2 hours drive.

When we got off the tour bus. We entered a Land Cruiser. I was puzzled on what was going on (we didn’t know our dune bashing adventure had started). We were driven round the desert with high-speed. It was scary. We will go on high sand hills then come down with speed. Then climb again. Some people were screaming, crying and laughing. It was terrifying.

When we got off the jeep. I took some minutes to slow down my beating heart. Then got on a camel. It was a slow and short ride. I was scared the camel will gallop off but it did not. I had a lovely camel ride.

Then I spotted a henna artist and went to get henna on my hands. I got a beautiful design with glitters. You can read my desert safari henna experience here.

I found a section to play dress up. So I dressed up as a Arab woman and took pictures.

There were other vendors. I bought roasted sweet corn. It was too too sweet. I also bought a beautiful scarf because the weather was cold.

Another section had free snacks, hot tea, drinks being served. I got some to eat.

We all took our seats and waited for the show to begin. Some dancers performed, magicians performed tricks and other acts performed on the stage.

After the show, we all queued for free buffet meals. It was delicious. Then we all got back on our buses and were dropped off at our pickup location.

My whole desert safari experience was fun and I had alot of first. It was a beautiful day well spent. Dubai is the best in hospitality and they know to give a good show.

Have you ever been to the desert safari? Please share your experience.

Uke’s Reveal Today : Desert safari in Dubai

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 highlightsūüėÄ. 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: *****

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: *****

Embrace your curls brunch with Cantu

 

 

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing the Embrace your curls brunch with cantu which was on the 1st of July 2017 at the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel .

The key speakers were Anastasia Chikezie and Wunmi Akinlagun.

Anastasia Chikezie Is a Cantu brand ambassador and owner of Purely Natural hair saloon in the UK.

Wunmi Akinlagun is the founder of Woman in the jungle, a UK-based natural hair community and lifestyle brand.

The event started with us queuing for refreshment (soft drinks and small chops). Then the hair segment started.

Anastasia had two models, one with dread locs and the other without. She told us how she achieved the styles on the models and cantu products she used.

Anastasia answered everyones natural hair question and when we answered hers she gave out prizes.

At the corner a nail artist was painting nails for free. At the back of the hall a cantu vendor was selling cantu products.

Zara Simon-Ogan (aka @EfikZara) came at the end of the hair talk. Zara is a natural hair vlogger based in the Eastern United States. She gave a short speech.

After the hair talk, the Dj played music while we took pictures and made friends.

Everyone went home with a goody bag from Cantu. It was a fun event with hair stylist, hair vloggers, hair bloggers and natural hair ladies.

Have you ever been for a hair event? please share your experience?

Uke’s Reveal Today :   Embrace your curls brunch with Cantu

Rating: *****

EbonyLife¬†Film and TV Festival

 

Hello Lovelies,

Today, I will be reviewing EbonyLife¬†Film and TV festival which was held at ¬†Filmhouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, Lagos¬†to mark EbonyLife’s 4th anniversary.

The festival was on the 30th of June and it started at 4pm. It was a star-studded event. The films shown were free and we were all served popcorn and drink too.

There was a selfie booth at the event. Pictures were taken with fun photo props and printed instantly.

That night only EbonyLife Film production was shown in the screening rooms.

EbonyLife Film and TV Festival movies screened were Dere, Life 101, Sons of the Caliphate, On the Real, Fifty (movie), Wedding party, The governor and Fifty (series). The red carpet was graced by actors of the movies.

Also, Season 2 of EbonyLife TV series On The Real and Sons of the Caliphate was premiered which will air on dstv channel 165 later this year.

On the real will air on the 2nd August 2017 while Sons of the Caliphate will air on the 5th of October 2017.

The highlight of the occasion was the debut of Fifty (the series), a spin-off from the hit movie, featuring the original lead actresses, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim. This will air on the 27th of July 2017 on EbonyLife TV.

I was interviewed by EbonyLife TV presenters  Tosin Odunfa and Mimi Onalaja.

I watched Wedding party and On the real. After the screenings, there was an after party.

It was a fun event and a lovely way of celebrating four years of broadcasting. Kudos to the CEO and the EbonyLife team.

Uke’s Reveal Today :   EbonyLife Film and TV festival

Website: http://www.ebonylifetv.com

Rating: *****