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Biola Adelowo Berths Makeup Academy, “Behollaz Place” In Ogba, Lagos



Having a vision is not enough to bring a dream to life, it has to be backed up with the right attitude, and this is the combo pack of passion and action. When these three are thrown into the mix, the end product or result as it is the case with Biola, is, resounding success.

This theory has truly worked for the bold, beautiful and sassy Biola Adelowo as she performed the official launch of her top-of-the-range well-equipped Make-Up School, Studio and Boutique, Behollaz Place, located at the popular Ogba Shopping Arcade directly opposite Kayode Street, Ogba area of Lagos.



The classy gathering had in attendance friends, family and colleagues of the highly friendly and very resourceful, yet humble CEO, Biola who graduated from House Tara a few years back before setting up the upscale Make-up artistry academy.

Behollaz Place is a mile apart from other Make-up schools that you come across on a daily basis; the cozy learning environment is a plus for anyone who is really interested in learning the rudiments of being a professional in the make-up world. Aside impacting to her students from her vast reservoir of knowledge and resources on this subject, she is also a stockiest of premium products and choice labels of other fashion accessories.



Hear her; “I am going to give all my students an attention, we will not hide anything from them unlike some people. Every student leaving here should be able to have the trademark of this place and it will be something they will be proud of. You see, House of Tara, where I had my professional training, has a name that even an embryo make-up artiste will easily reckon with. That’s the kind of brand we are building and we are looking at five years to be on top of the game, God help us.”



Biola Adelowo, a Computer Science undergraduate of the National Open University, did not just stumble on the idea of owing a Make-Up School or boutique; it has been something she grew up with. while growing up as a child she has often been fascinated by the way her mum dressed her and her other sisters up as young girls, and, ever since then, she has paid extra attention into how and what it takes to truly complement the natural beauty of the female gender.



“My journey started way back but I have always had the flair for good looks; on my quest for searching for how to make women or even men look good, I met a lady with a make-up kit, on our discussion, she told me about House of Tara, I didn’t waste much time in jumping into having my professional training there. It was there that my interest for the business became undeniable and I was thinking of nothing but to float an academy that would impact what I have learned into others, most especially, those who do not have the kind of opportunities that I have. Though, the talent had been there before going for professional training, House of Tara, no doubt, played a pivotal role in turning the dream into reality,” Biola said.



No doubt her childhood curiosity has definitely paved the way for the actualization of her dream in sparing no cost in bringing Behollaz Place to life with all it takes to teach others the act of beauty enhancement. Biola is here to stamp her authority on and take her rightful place within the industry. Welcome to the cool world of Behollaz Place.

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2023 Ogwashi-Uku Carnival Holds 25th Dec





The Ogwashi-Uku Carnival, the biggest carnival in Delta state is set to hold its 13th anniversary carnival on the 25th December 2023.


The Founder/Chief Host of the Carnival, Anthonia Oguah disclosed this in a press statement on Thursday.


Ogwashi-Uku Carnival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Ogwashi-Uku people in Delta State, a period to merry, bond and reunite with loved ones from Nigeria and the diaspora.

This season, the Carnival will feature road walk, Fashion Parade

Cultural Dance Troupes

Local Delicacies and lots more.


It is sponsored by Ogwashi-Uku Association USA Incorporated.


Oguah promised that this years carnival is going to be a special one with lots of varieties and great Ogwashi-Uku sons and daughters all over the world from far and near.


She said this year’s event will surpass other previous carnivals because she and her team have really worked hard to put the carnival together, studying the past Ogwashi-Uku Carnivals they have held and have planned excellently well to put this year’s event together.


“It’s going to be something big and different,very interesting, exciting and entertaining with lots and lots of fun,fully packed,” the statement said.

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ONDEA Unveiled as Headline Sponsor For 2023 Lead Awards





Project Lead Africa is thrilled to announce Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) as the official sponsor for the 2023 Leadership Excellence and Dignity Awards. According to the organizers, the 2023 Lead Awards ceremony promises to be bigger and better, with the support of leading organizations driving innovation and growth within and outside Ondo State.


In a press statement made available to journalists in Lagos, the Principal Consultant and Executive Director, Project Lead Africa, Mr. Abiola Alaba Peters said “We are glad of this collaboration, having Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) as our headline sponsor for this year, is such a honor, the aim is to inspire more these generations to keep doing more for our dear Sunshine state”.


Also referred to as “Ondo State Most Prestigious” Leadership Excellence and Dignity Awards is an annual award ceremony that celebrates individuals and organizations that are proudly Ondo State indigenes.


Themed, ‘Celebrating High Achievers”, “the 2023 Lead Awards aims to unearth the giants of the Sunshine state that are yet to be celebrated” says the Project Director, Adebukola Oba, who also confirmed that the event will showcase a new wave of super creative and talented individuals, including organizations that are eager to take Ondo State to the next level.


On his part, the Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Dr. Summy Smart Francis (hc) stated that the ONDEA’s decision to sponsor the 2023 Lead Awards was borne out of the desire to inform, educate and encourage creative’s and other professionals, particularly young people in Ondo State.


Mr. Smart who is also the founder and President Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) while thinking His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ondo State, for providing the platform for young people to thrive in the state, express his enthusiasm to speak and interact with fellow compatriots at this year Lead Awards.


While Lead Awards aim to drive collaboration, foster partnerships, and provide a platform for quality leaders to share insights that can shape future generations, Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) which is an initiative of Akeredolu led administration, aimed at providing professional guidance to local entrepreneurs, empowers SMEs and MSMEs in Ondo State.


Associate sponsors for the 2023 Lead Awards include Dejavu Hotels, AutoProbe, Shaunze Royal and Aristo Games & Bristrol among others.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday 28 November arraigned a couple, Oriyomi Idowu and Ruth Idowu, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on 20-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering, stealing, retention of stolen property, and forgery to the tune of N2,757,188,000.00 only.

The couple were arraigned alongside Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Limited, Samee Idowu Company Limited and Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, which all belong to Ruth Idowu.

One of the counts reads: “Ruth Sameeha Idowu, aka Loiry Ventures, Oriyomi Kabeer Idowu, aka Yocli Ventures, Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Ltd, Samee Idowu Company Limited, Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, sometime in 2023 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, converted the sum of N10,000,000 to purchase a GLK Benz, purchase sum derived from converting the sum of N500,000,000 belonging to Creditpro Business Support Services with the aim of disguising the illegal origin of the funds.”

Another count reads: “Ruth Sameeha Idowu, aka Loiry Ventures, Oriyomi Kabeer Idowu, aka Yocli Ventures, Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway Food Processing Company Ltd., Samee Idowu Company Limited, Farmex Integrated Companies Limited, sometime in 2023 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, dishonestly retained the sum of N936,619,876 in your UBA bank account, property of Creditpro Business Support services knowing same to be funds fraudulently obtained from Creditpro Business Support Services.”

The defendants pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to  them.

In view of their pleas, prosecution counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, prayed the court for a trial date and the remand of the defendants  at a Correctional Facility.

Counsel to the first defendant, G. Onwubuya, informed the court of the bail application of his client, which had yet to be served on the prosecution.

He prayed the court to remand the defendants in the EFCC custody and also sought a short adjournment for the hearing and determination of the bail application.

In her objection, Buhari informed the court that the holding facility of the EFCC was already overstretched.

She also told the court that the appropriate place, following arraignment, was a Correctional Centre.

The Judge held that there was no bail application before the court for the second defendant, whose counsel, J.J. Ogunyemi, had yet to file.

Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned the matter till December 15, 2023 and ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Correctional Centre “pending hearing and determination of their bail applications”.

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