Month: October 2013

Tumisola Ladega-the youngest finalists for GTBank British Council Lagos Fashion & Design Week Awards 2013.

Tumisola is the youngest of the finalists, 15 years old and studying for her GCSE in the United Kingdom.

Tumiila is a womenswear clothing and accessory label with a wide range of clothes from ready to wear couture to avante guard, and competed in the Celebration of Young Designer Awards organized by the FDC (Fashion Design and Craftmakers) UK in 2011 where she came in 2nd with her garment inspired by the works of the Artist Wassily Kandinsky.

In 2012, her collection was inspired by Alexander McQueen and the life under sea. Sptly titled ‘Midnight Aqua Marine’ it was showcased in Miami, at the FDE( Fashion Design Expo).

In the year 2013 she created her second collection ‘Monochain’ which was showed at Maryland Fashion Week Baltimore USA.

She would be presenting along side other finalists on the 26th of october by 4:00pm

From Representeens teams, we wish you the best.

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18 year old teen forced to drink acid by jilted boyfriend

A teenage girl suffered severe burns after her jilted ex-boyfriend allegedly tricked her into meeting, forced her to drink acid and pushed her into the sea.

Reports in India claim the girl was previously dating Jitendra Sakhpal, 21, who had proposed, but she refused to marry him and ended the relationship because her family did not approve of the unemployed man. The girl’s father reportedly told police the boy was harassing them, and one female relative claimed that Sakhpal had threatened to kill the girl’s father, according to

Sakhpal has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

The attack happened on Saturday at Gorai Beach in the western suburbs of Mumbai. Both residents of Dahisar in Mumbai. The 18-year-old girl, an HSC student who comes from Borivali, was met by Sakhpal as she left college on Saturday, according to police.

‘On Saturday, Sakpal met the girl outside her college in Gorai and asked her to accompany him for a stroll. The duo took a boat and reached Gorai village,’ senior inspector Deepak Bagwe told  the Times of India. The inspector said Sakhpal tried to convince his ex to rekindle their relationship, but when she refused he allegedly pulled out the acid.

According to police, he allegedly held the girl’s mouth and tried to pour it in. Some of it spilled on her face and she suffered 10-15 per cent burns. Doctors are now trying to assess how much internal damage she as sustained.

Jitendra Sakpal is escorted to court after allegedly forcing his ex-girlfriend to drink toilet cleaner

‘Sakhpal seems to have planned it in advance as he was carrying the acid with him,’ deputy commissioner of police Mahesh Patil, told the Times of India.

The news service says that after the girl’s father complained to police about the boy, the two attended the police station and ‘gave in writing that they will not meet again and the issue was sorted,’ said Deepak Bagawe, senior inspector at Gorai police.

One of the girl’s relatives told local news service ‘We had earlier lodged a complaint about him. He used to torture her and beat her up in public. He had even threatened to kill her and her father.

The girl’s condition is improving but she is still not able to give a statement, according to police quoted in

Source: Dailymail

T-Recommend: Become a better you by joel osteen

In Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day, Joel Osteen, will inspire and motivate you to live with more joy, hope and peace. Joel will help you look deep inside yourself to become a better spouse and parent, a better boss or employee, a better community leader, a better teenager, a better friend-in short, a better person!

In a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, he explains seven key biblical values; each of the seven keys has its own section, complete with a set of practical action points. Become a Better You will encourage you to reach your unique God-given potential, and help you to enjoy everyday of your life, despite your circumstances. As you incorporate Joel’s easy-to-grasp principles into your life, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much more God has in store for you, and how quickly you become a better you!

You can get a copy at book stores around you. Remember to share this with friends too.

2013 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition- 15 days to go.

Students in secondary schools across the country have been invited to submit entries in the 2013 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. 
The essay competition for secondary students is organized by UBA Foundation; the corporate social responsibility arm of UBA to encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria.

All senior secondary schools students across the country are eligible to participate in the competition. The 3 best essayists are selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition. 
The first, second and third prize winners will receive N1,000,000.00, N750,000.00 and N500,000.00 in educational grants respectively

The Essay competition is meant to complement UBA Foundation’s ‘Read Africa Initiative’ which is also part of the Foundation’s efforts in arresting the falling standard of education on the continent.

To participate in the competition, eligible senior secondary students are expected to send in handwritten entries on the topic:

‘How Reading has Impacted my Knowledge’

to the UBA Foundation’s office in Lagos ( UBA House, 57 Marina, P.O. Box 2406, Lagos, Nigeria.)

At the end of October, 2013 when entries close, four renowned Nigerian Professors will review the entries and select an initial shortlist of 12 for further assessment until the overall 3 best candidates emerge.

Entries close by November 1, 2013 and no late entry will be accepted.

The new you: HUMILITY by Babalola Olusegun

Humility is best defined as the quality of being modest and respectful. It is a priceless virtue and basically needed for anybody who wants to get to the top and maintain that shot in any sphere of life.

Humility is not the absence of weakness; it is the acknowledgement of your weakness as what you can work on. It is not the absence of achievement; it is seeing your achievements as what you should put under you and not over you as you strive for more. It is the exact opposite of pride and does not rub you off yourself esteem. Rather, it brings honour. This fact is evident in the lives of the most humble teachers the world has ever known like the Lord Jesus Christ, Moses, Mother Theresa and Gandhi. Here are the highlights about humility as taught by them.

-Teach others the principles of humility by your lifestyle.

-Recognise someone somewhere is better than you, if not on earth, at least God in heaven.

-Don’t always boast about your achievements; let others do that for you.

-Acknowledge that no matter what you have achieved, something is still more challenging. So focus your energy on overcoming it.

-Admit you can learn from anybody, anything at anytime

-Develop a teachable spirit.

-Learn to serve others first.

-Always commend people for their time and energy and make an effort to compliment those around you.

-Develop a forgiving spirit for those who hurt you no matter their offence.

-Learn to take to correction and always admit you are wrong when you are.

With constant practice and consciousness of these simple facts, your name could one day join the shortlist of world’s true humble teacher. As you aspire for greatness, never forget the key that unlocks the door which is humility.
From today, glow with the new you.

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18 Year Old Nneoma Anosike Wins the Aquafina Elite Model Look 2013 Competition

On the 29th of september, 2013, at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island Lagos, the grand finale of the ELITE Model Look Nigeria 2013 sponsored by AQUAFINA took place.

It was a rigorous selection process with 1,853 applications and castings all over Nigeria, and only 14 girls made it to the final.

Models who were placed in the top 5 included Princess, Mayever, Chinwendu, Tope and Nneoma; with 18 year old Nneoma Anosike emerging the winner beating 13 other finalists.

Elite Model Look Nigeria through Elohor, has discovered some of Nigeria’s most natural and talented models- Tracy Onyekachukwu (2008), Annette Begg (2009), Chika Emmanuella (2010), Chinwe Ejere (2011), Moyinoluwa Arowoshola and Alvin Dayaffin (2012), all of which have regularly graced catwalks, magazine editorials and advertising campaigns both within and outside the African continent.

Nneoma Anosike will go on to represent Nigeria at the Elite Model Look International competition taking place in 2014

Congratulations Miss Nneoma Anosike!

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