Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beauty is...

August 2012 in Nigeria: Internet heaven
Fast internet, even at 5pm on a Tuesday.

What is beauty to you?  

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Spend it!

The other day, FashionTV was on and on about de Grisogono.  It's a luxury brand for fashion jewelry, heavy on goods for the rich and aspirational.  Their parties and PR material are fun to watch.  Enjoy.

FashionTV just now played Oliver Twist, by Nigerian musician D'Banj.  All I have to say is follow your dream.  D'Banj is doing that.

If you are not (yet) in dG spending mode, it's cool:  last week I took my old watches to a shop down the street and got cool new straps and batteries.  Way to bring them back to new, improved, life.  It's like being my own watch designer :)

Obviously, Nigeria is doing design right, with big and growing international fashion shows sharing our stuff to the world.  Not that we need the world's approval.  Nigerians are just that fashionable.

Who loves FashionTV? (and why)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Every Saturday at 1pm

Business Hour is on Classic FM 97.3 (Nigeria) and also live online at classic97.net every Saturday at 1pm local time.

The host is Martin Udogie, founder and publisher of BottomLine newsletter.  From his blogger profile, Martin has a degree in business and is a certified professional accountant. He is the founder of BottomLINE, a research and survey-based monthly business and career newsletter. His career spans banking and consulting, beginning with Citibank Nigeria. He later held senior management positions in other banks. At Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, he was a senior strategy consultant delivering various enterprise transformation solutions.
Yeah, that's your host!

(Visit martin.udogie on facebook, @udogie on twitter)
BottomLINE, since the 90s

Previous guests on Business Hour:

Omobola Johnson: former Country Managing Director of Accenture and current Minister of ICT.

Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru: past Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

Bismarck Rewane: CEO at Financial Derivatives Company, Nigeria

Kayode Fahm: whizkid, former trader at Goldman Sachs, now motivational speaker, classical guitarist and martial artist.

Nwanze Okidegbe: Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria

Reuben Abati: Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity

Leo Stan Ekeh: Chairman of Zinox Technologies Group

Wale Goodluck: Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria

...did I miss anyone?  

This weekend, a double feature as Steven Evans, CEO Etisalat Nigeria AND Juliet Anammah, Director (Real Sector) Accenture, discuss mobile web etc.   

Previously on UpNaira