May 12, 2019
Cold Feet :
On Stardom & Real Life Issues
Contents - 12/05
I am pretty sure the movie ‘Cold feet’ would
be a good one to watch. With the compelling cast
of talented actors, I do not expect anything less.
I am most impressed with Nollywood these daysa
far cry from the days of weak storylines and
ridiculous acting. Nollywood today can stand its
ground, side by side, Bollywood and the Mexican
movie industry. Notice, I didn’t dare mention
Hollywood, because that is the holy grail of
exceptional movies, storyline, acting, editing and
the world of make-believe; so, let’s not go there.
However, kudos to the 20billion naira Nollywood
The success of Nollywood directly impacts
fashion, which brings me to the vexing issue of
the government’s lack of interest in the fashion
industry. With the advancement in Nollywood, the
fashion industry feeds it, with its creative output,
and the only way to harness the immense
potential of the entertainment industry as a
whole is if structures are in place to ensure
Considering the Immensely successful hosting
of the Arise Fashion Week, and as we look
forward to the remaining three, wouldn’t it be
great if we had a fashion council or commission
to project the business of fashion to the local
and international market?
I have been calling for a fashion council, just
as the Diaspora Council has been established to
cater for diasporas, a fashion council is needed
to create more job and promote the highly
sophisticated Nigeria fashion industry. Let’s hope
that just as Nigerians abroad have their
commission, fashion would one day get its own
On our cover, we have the lead
actors of the movie’Cold Feet’
they share their moments, and
on fashion, YEMISI SULEIMAN
shows how to transition two
trends: Stripes from day to
night and the best way to rock
Have a great week!
Zizi Cardow’s Bold &
Beautiful S/S Collection
Two Ways With Stripes
How To Do Pleats
Here are 5 Ways To
Know Your Black Hair Is
15 • UBA Celebrates 70 Years
Services To Customers At
CEO Awards Gala
• Kotex Launches New Range
Of Sanitary Towels
“If you don’t build your
dream, someone else will
hire you to help them build
“And, in the end The love you
take is equal to the love you
- Paul McCartney
“You cannot be lonely if you
like the person you’re alone
- Dhirubhai Ambani - Wayne W. Dyer
On Stardom and
Bold & Beautiful
By - Jemi Ekunkunbor
Ace designer, Zizi Cardow, last weekend in Lagos,
presented her Spring Summer Collection to a
select audience at the Maison Fahrenheit in
The collection which can only be described as bold and
audacious saw Zizi’s 20 years experience as a creative
person packed into the work.
Her signature mini dresses and skirts, trains and black
gothic pieces dotted the collection that was so Zizi.
The collection was so summery and extremely feminine;
soft, flowing, and provocative with romantic details of
frills, flounces, neckties, exaggerated puff sleeves and
An interesting highpoint in the presentation was the
male collection that revealed a two piece regular
and asymetric agbada and tunic made from chiffon.
The employment of chiffon in crafting this old style
gave a new look and definition to agbada. It was
novel, it was soft, it was flowing.
Zizi clad in a green dress, and escorted by the
amazing models, closed the show as she danced
on the makeshift runway to tge admiration of her
Members of the audience which included
Senator Florence Ita Giwa, showed appreciation
for a collection that was all all fun, bold and
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By - Yemis Suleiman
Stripes are a classic fashion staple any
day. This year is no different, stripes
are everywhere now, and they were
prominent on the recently concluded
Arise Fashion Week runways. However,
pulling off this trend can be a little
tricky, as stripes come in horizontal and
vertical lines. So it is advisable to wear
according to your shape.
To help you get started, here are two
ways to rock today’s stripes.
Slim Fit Striped
If you want to conceal your body,
a loose horizontal striped jacket
or top can do the trick. Also, a
tailored jacket with the right fit is
the prettiest way to add a little
nautical charm to your wardrobe.
You can opt for stripes of other
colours too and go as bright or
clashing as you like. Complete
your look with a classy jean,
a sexy camisole and wedge
sandals, with simple jewellery for
a casual day out.
If you want to make a
real fashion statement
at your office, then
a striped dress is a
perfect choice. You can
compliment your look
with fun accessories,
sexy heels, blazers,
or keep it simple and
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How to do
By - Yemis Suleiman
From bold to tiny pleats, designers got
every form of the sophisticated pleats
imaginable to add an on-trend touch of
class to your new season style. You
definitely should try pleats this year; it’s
going to be very popular, as shown at
various Fashion Week runways.
Pleat dres for
a Night out
Pleated skirts are often
appropriate for office
attire. If you want to wear
a pleated skirt to work,
or a formal event, you
should wear a structured
top. Your top will give the
outfit a formal feel. Tuck
in a button-down top into
a pleated skirt or wear
a dressy blouse with a
pleated skirt and complete
the look with heels for a
formal feel. You can also go
for a floral pleat dress as
worn by Chic Ama.
Night / Red Carpet
If you want to wear a pleated dress for
evening or a red carpet event, choose a
dress that flatters your body type. Grab
a light, flowing fabric, lighter fabric that
streams more efficiently will not bunch up at
your hips. Pair with a sky-high metallic heel
and elegant jewellery for a dashing look.
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Words By - Yemisi Suleiman
Nollywood Stars Enyinnaya Wigwe,
Beverly Naya and Ghana’s hottie Joslyn
Dumas amongst others lead actors, star
in a new romantic movie ‘Cold Feet’. The film
is in the world of love, romance, deceit,
forgiveness and more; produced by the duo of
Darlington Anyiam Osigwe and Prince Uche
Anyiam Osigwe, two new generation producers
bent on changing the industry’s narrative.
As ‘Cold feet’ the movie, premier’s today, at
the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos, and makes a
debut at the cinemas on the 17th of this month,
the casts and producers explain how the film
reflects real-life issues and experiences. They
also give us a peep into their lives as actors,
challenges, plans for the future, and more.
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How did you get into acting and which
was your breakthrough movie?
My entry into acting was purely
unanticipated. I was on a film set to see
the director for something and ended up
being in the film as cast, the bug bit hard,
and now we are here.
I kind of find that every role has pushed
me a few notches further, but most
recently would be Nonso Onwuka in “The
In all the movies you have done, which
has been your favourite character that
you have performed?
That will be between a recently
completed project where I played
President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in
his biopic by Director Obi Emelonye
“BADAMASI: Portrait Of A General” and
my role as “Tamuno” in Jeta Amata’s
You are currently part of the movie
‘ColdFeet.’ Tell us about your
My character is the catalyst of the plot. I
played the role of a very conflicted young
man called Tare. I wouldn’t want to give
away too much; you have to see the movie
to know more about the character.
Living Life on His Terms
Enyinnaya Wigwe launched himself into the movie industry
with the movie ‘Wheel of Change’ in 2004, but it was his lead
character in the blockbuster film “The Wedding Party’ that
shot him to the limelight: and since then, it has been a
rollercoaster ride for the actor. Here, Enyinnaya brings his charm
on the set of ColdFeet, taking on the catalyst of the plot as he
plays the role of a very conflicted young man called Tare. He tells
What attracted you to the script cold
feet and what lessons do you want
people to take away from it?
The director attached to the project
Moses Inwang has a good track record, so
that made it easy to want to know more
when I first got the call to come onboard.
Also, there is the part of the co-cast
chosen, and it is always a pleasure
working with them, as this would not be
our first time working together — the film
set on a resort, more like a working
vacation that made it fun-work. With Cold
Feet, the ultimate lessons for me would be
forgiveness and love conquering all.
What is the hardest part of being a
I learnt to live life on my terms right
before the status, so it all just plays out as
healthy living to me. It’s only all work,
adventure and generally living.
Give me a few tips to being a
Always follow your heart; it’ll lead you
What has been your most significant
achievement in the field of acting?
That would be playing the lead in
Nollywood’s highest grossing film of all
time “The Wedding Party 2” Destination
Also, the opportunity to work alongside
Oscar award-winning actor Kim Basinger
and nominee Mickey Rourke in Black
November was a career high for me; it
opened my mind to the possibilities that
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Excelling in the
Beverly Naya was born
and raised in London,
England, where she
studied film making and
script writing at Roehampton
University, England. Her
return to the country some
years back has been quite
rewarding for the young
actress. She has participated
in several movies, depicting
different characters at
different times, some
emotionally and mentally
challenging to the strong or
Beverley talks about her
character Tina, and a sweet
young girl caught in the web
would pop the question while there, but things did not go according to
What attracted you to the script and what lessons do you want
people to take away from it?
It is an exciting and relatable story; I love the twists and the
suspense. The cast is solid too. In regards to lessons; all that glitters is
not gold. That is all I’ll say, for now; I
don’t want to give the whole story away accidentally.
What kind of roles have you performed throughout your career?
Are you satisfied with them?
I have been fortunate enough to play a variety of roles from
emotionally and mentally challenging to intense or seductive. I have
played a lot of compelling characters, and I am curious to see what the
How long have you been an actor? From where did you get started?
I started acting when I was about 17, I studied acting like an A-Level
student, while in college in London. I took a break for my University, but I have
not looked back since I graduated.
How many plays have you done so far?
Two in England and two in Nigeria
Describe your character in the movie ColdFeet?
Teni is a sweet girl, she loves life, and she loves her boyfriend as well. In the
story, he surprises her with a romantic getaway, and she was hoping that he
Do you ever think that you could have done better in any other
profession if you were not an actor?
I think I am in the right business, but if I weren’t an actress then I
probably would have been a psychologist or a music video director, I
used to be passionate about that when I was younger.
One fact we should know about you?
I am from Ibusa, Delta state. I am an only child so that I can be a bit
of an introvert at times but, I am an extrovert once I am comfortable.
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Horning Her Craft At
Ghanaian actress Joslyn Dumas started her career as a
TV host, but later found herself in the movies through
an act of fate Her first significant role as Jennifer
Adams in Sparrow Production Series; Adams Apples, was
all the push she needed and the rest like they say is history.
She takes on the lead character as Omoye in ‘Cold Feet’ a
happily married woman who made one decision in her past
that may have come back to haunt her as she tells us more.
What are some of the challenges you face as an actress?
Growing up in a Christian home, I spent a lot of my
weekends in the church. As a little girl, I was in a lot of the
church plays, which contributed to my confidence, attributing to
me then wanting to be part of school plays as well. As far back
as I can remember, I have always found myself acting, so it has
become the central part of me. But obviously, with it came
challenges just like everything else in life. Apart from spending
a lot of time away from home, missing out on important family
moments, one of the main challenges I would say is having to
take risks and put myself at the mercy of the unknown, when
accepting roles outside of my comfort zone. Just as Denzel
Washington rightfully said, “you pray for rain, you have got to
deal with the mud too.”
Tell us about your character in this movie ColdFeet?
Omoye is the character I played in Coldfeet, a happily
married woman who made one decision in her past that may
have come back to haunt her. There were many layers to her,
and her determination and strength to save her relationship are
some of the many things I admire about her.
What attracted you to the script and what lessons do you
want people to take away from it?
I read the entire script in just under 3 hours of receiving it,
and it was such a beautiful love story. Its many twists got me
engrossed. The point of view the story, made it extremely
interesting. Without giving it all away, the little I would say is,
everyone at a point in their lives would find themselves at a
juncture where they have to face the prerequisites of where
they are trying to go, forcing them to make decisions that may
be uncomfortable, painful, but it’s all part of the process. One
should embrace it; the right decision made and the battle faced.
Tell me about an area in which you would like to improve
as an actress?
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is. I have
never stopped learning to allow me to be a better actress than I
was yesterday. It is imperative for me to know that with each
next role, I will deliver a more appealing version of the actor
that I am. That for me means honing your craft at every
chance you get.
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What advice would you give to an aspiring actor?
One advice that I would give is: make sure you are in it for
all the right reasons, passion, talent and the love of the craft
and not for likes and followers on social media. That is serious
business, and one must make a lot of sacrifices to succeed.
However hard it may be, don’t give up because God sees and
God knows, and in due time your break will come. Do not
become an actor because you want to be famous but, become
famous because you are pretty awesome at acting.
Driven by Passion
Darlington Anyiam-Osigwe is the CEO of Danki Dynasty Group and producer
of the movie ‘ColdFeet’. Driven by his passion and love for the arts, shows
us that with curiosity and tenacity, and by surrounding yourself with
positivity and people you love, your odds can get a whole lot better.
What is the inspiration behind the movie Cold Feet?
There are many sources of inspiration, which is excellent news for
the continuing evolution of modern moviemaking.
From your point of view as a producer, what is the moral of the
Forgiveness, affection must at all time be 100% way greater than
perfection, because sometimes emotions can be fickle. Women
should learn to develop a thick skin when matters like this arise, they
should learn how to say No and not lose their-self value, getting help is
very important, visit a therapist for counselling! We live in a world of
possibilities and challenges; the same thing applies to men.
As an actor and a Producer, how different is it to act in a movie
and to produce it?
Well, acting has been my thing way backdating from 2003, when I
joined Actors Guild of Nigeria Aba chapter, along the line I quit acting
because I wasn’t getting the proper roles even after making first ten
lists.I produced my first Soap Opera in 2006 as a student at the
University of Calabar, on the 7th day of the shoot, we had to call off the
project because we lacked funding to push forward, so coming back
as a Producer is fascinating.
What does it take to be a movie producer?
To become a movie producer, you have to be responsible for
overseeing all aspects of the creation and production of a film, such as
the conception and getting a good story, the acquisition of funding, and
the artwork used for retail release. It is the film producer who makes
sure that all the production components are working together through
all phases of the filmmaking process.
What has been your most significant achievement in your chosen
My most significant achievement is Cold Feet the Movie and seeing
my passion and vision succeed in filmmaking, I also produced Turning
Tables last year, and it is also a great feat for me.
Tell me about yourself, growing up and childhood memories that
shaped your life today?
Growing up was tight, the struggles were real, I watched my parents
go through an eye of a needle to make sure we survived, and to the
glory of God, we are not where we used to be. Growing up I was not
good with books, but it took the grace of God for me to become a
better version of me, now I can read, write, speak and coordinates
Tell us one fact about you?
I am passionate about what I do, ambitious and driven am
organised, a people-person and a natural leader; above all I am
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Living His Vision
Prince Uchenna Anyiam-Osigwe is the CEO of Empire
House Entertainment and also Managing Director of
Danki Dynasty Ltd. Fascinated by the plot twist and its
literal context Prince Uchenna even doubles as assistant
producer of ‘cold feet’ the movie. He tells us more.
From your point of view as the
associate producer, what is the
lesson you want people to learn from
The most important takeaway from
the film should be forgiveness. Also, we
should not displace the importance of
due diligence before choosing a partner.
What does it take to be an associate
I daresay it predominantly takes
passion. Then the willingness to learn
the ropes; equip yourself about the
demands of the said title (Movie
Producer) and you will
be surprised at how amazing you
What has been your most significant
achievement in life?
Amidst my past achievements from
my other projects, I, however, maintain
that discovering my vision and being
able to work towards it has been my
One fact we should know about you?
I am a risk taker and a problem solver.
I love challenges as it helps bring out the
best of me. I wasn’t born with a silver
spoon, but I am grateful to have changed
the narrative for my family. We were not
any close to where we used to be.
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Here are 5 Ways
To Know Your
Black Hair Is
Doesn’t Break Easy
Hair is like a plant, and if you uproot plants,
something goes wrong with the root, just like
our hair breaks easy. You know a healthy black
hair when it does not break easily but shrinks
back after you tug it. Healthy black hair is
elastic; this elasticity is related to the keratin
in the nose. It does not break every time you
comb it or pass your hands through it but
stretches and shrinks back.
By - Linda Orajekwe
Although the current
trend of ultra-natural
hair has become very
popular, it is difficult to
know if it is healthy, or
not, because we are more
focused on the growth
than how healthy it is.
With the natural trend,
everyone is treating
hair for growth, instead
of health purpose.
Unfortunately, long hair
doesn’t equate healthy
hair, and we all need
Below are five ways you
can tell if your hair is
either healthy or just long
Curls with no split ends
While we’ve stated Shrinkage is one way
to know your black hair is healthy, it is
essential for you also to understand that
the ends of your hair curls evenly, and not
straight because if it is straight, that part of
it is unhealthy, and needs to be chopped off.
Healthy black hair is curly to the tip of the
strand; a split end is just a sign that the part
is dead, and needs to go.
The African hair no matter the type shrinks. While we
all hate that, that’s the natural stage, and that’s one way
to know your hair is healthy. Of course, it straightens
under heat, but water takes it back to its natural
shrinking stage. Shrinkage means the curl structure of
your hair is still intact, which also means your hair is
properly hydrated. So learn to love those kinky when
you see them, it shows your curls are healthy.
Easy To Achieve Shine:
The ability for your hair to easily achieve shine is
another way to know your hair is indeed healthy.
Shiny hair is typically low in porosity and retains
hydration better. A dull and lifeless hair is an
unhealthy indicator, but a sure sign of healthy
hair is a hair you don’t have to work on so much to
make it shiny and smooth.
This is a great way to tell how healthy
your hair is, even with natural. Some
people have natural black hair that is
thin and lacks fullness. While others
think it is their hair type, you should
know it is a type that is uncared. To
understand how full your hair is, try to
check it without applying any product.
If it’s thinner on one side, and fuller on
another or not even in length, then your
hair is unhealthy, but if without any
product it has volume, also though not
as huge but is bouncy, then you have a
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UBA Celebrates 70
years Services to
customers at CEO
By Linda Orajekwe
Clients, friends, and well-wishers from all works of
life joined the UBA Group over the weekend, to celebrate
70 years of operations in an exciting and nostalgic event.
The celebration for The Pan African Bank with
operations in 20 African countries and the United
Kingdom, U.S, and Paris, was led by the Chairman Mr
Tony O. Elumelu, to commemorate 70 years of legacy
with the organization which has over the decades,
emerged as one of Africa’s topmost financial giants.
The event was a combination of the Bank’s platinum
anniversary of UBA and its annual CEO Awards
ceremony, which saw members of staff from all 23
countries of operations rewarded amid guests for their
outstanding input in the organization over the past year.
In attendance at the epic night of activities, were royal
fathers, captains of industry, political leaders, clients
and friends of the Bank. Some of the guests present
were the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi;
the Emir of Kano represented by the Sarkin Shanun of
Kano, Alhaji Shehu Mohammed; Former and Present
Governors of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke and
Prof Ben Ayade; Governors-elect of Lagos, Ogun and
Kwara States, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun and
Abdulrahman Abdul Razak
Also present were Pastor Tunde Bakare; Chief Emeka
Anyaoku; Otunba Gbenga Daniels; Chief Segun Osoba;
Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Dr Jim Ovia; Oba Otudeko;
Nnamdi Okonkwo; Rasheed Olaoluwa, amongst many
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr
Tony Elumelu, accompanied by his wife Dr Awele,
remarked that UBA remains a leading financial
institution on the continent, and hitting the 70th year
mark was a laudable achievement.
He said, “It is a time to celebrate UBA’s rich heritage
and legacy over 70 years, and to tell everyone who has
contributed to what UBA is today, that we appreciate all
they have been doing and how they have ensured that the
investment put into the bank over the past decades have
The night witnessed performances by A-list artists
such as ‘science students’ crooner, Olamide, Phyno,
Patoranking, Dbanj, recently signed Universal Music
Group artiste, Tiwa Savage and a surprise performance
from Wizkid, who entertained the audience of over 2500
Tony and Dr Awele Elumelu
Aderonke & Victor Osadolor
Alice Odum & Mr. Bili
Onari & Donald Duke
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KOTEX LAUNCHES NEW RANGE
OF SANITARY TOWELS
By Yemisi Suleiman
Vimbai Denola Grey
Martha, Tayo & Lola
Christopher, Kemi, Raffaella & Balaji
Faces at Zizi
By Jemi Ekunkunbor
It was an evening of style and celebration of comfortability
for women as Kimberly-Clark, makers of world’s most
excellent hygiene products, officially launched its new range
of sanitary pads and tampons brands into the Nigerian market
last Friday in Lagos.
Speaking at the event Head of Marketing, WECA,
Mrs Kemi Saliu stated that Introducing the new range
to the company’s existing products in Nigeria is part of
Kimberly-Clark’s mission to provide essentials for a better
life for its consumers. “Kotex pads and tampons have a
superior, cotton-like feel that gives women a comfortable
The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the
‘New Kotex Ultra Sanitary Pads and Tampons, amidst
fireworks’. For Mrs Saliu “This exemplifies Kotex
innovation in developing high-quality cotton-soft,
fast-absorbent pads that allow the period experience
to be discreet and comfortable. Now, with the
launch of these new sanitary pads and tampons, the
company has a comprehensive range fully available
in stores and outlets for women in Nigeria.”
The event, which held at Oriental Hotel,
Victoria Island Lagos, was attended by various
dignitaries and celebrities, including Ms Raffaella
De Medisi, Manufacturing Operations Director,
EMEA, Mr Crispin Achola, the GM, WECA,
It was a fun evening last
weekend in Lagos, when Zizi
Cardow presented the Spring
Summer collection of her
Close associates, and friends
of the brand, converged at
the Maison Fahrenheiht in
Victoria Island, for an evening
of fashion, comedy, music, food
It was an amazing collection
that was bold, beautiful and
delivered with superb tailoring.
Amongst those who watched
the show was Senator Florence
Akudo Nweke & Ibim
Chioma Okafor, Oluchi
Nwachukwu & Ifeoma Nwachukwu
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With Yemisi Suleiman
In case you missed, these were the most Interesting pictures and
stories on Instagram last week as posted by your favourite celebrities.
shows off boobs
Controversial crossdresser, Bobrisky who is always
buzzing on Instagram for one reason or another,
is trending again. The internet sensation who is
famous for stepping out in female dresses and
makeup, last week answered the call of those
requesting to see more of his new ‘full chest’
after the self-acclaimed Nigerian Barbie shared
this teaser picture on his Instagram handle, with
the caption “you asked for it , so, there you have
it.’’ I guess we do not need any more proof to
believe Bob is now a very ‘beautiful girl, just as
she addressed herself in another video asking her
followers and everyone who cares, to henceforth
see her as a ‘baby girl’ and not a ‘bro.’ He, sorry,
she (pun intended) further implored anyone who
comments on her page to do so with courtesy, ‘to
avoid any form of embarrassment.
The Met Gala Champ
The 2019 Met Gala which took place on Monday,
May 6, in New York City had created a lot of
buzz on social media. With the theme of the
Met’s 2019 Costume Exhibition as “Camp:
Notes on Fashion.” celebrities sure showcased
truly outrageous and over-the-top dresses on
the red carpet this year. For the Kardashian
sisters, it was another opportunity to go wild
and loud. From Kim’s dripping wet vibes,
by Thierry Mugler to Kendel and Kylie,
covered in feathers by Donatella Versace,
the sisters did justice to this year’s Champ
theme, as seen in this photo posted by Kim
Looking for a cocktail
outfit inspiration, look
to ex-Beauty Queen
and ambassador of
Awujo, as she gives us
a modern chic vibe in
this beautiful rainbow
coloured dress by DNA
by Iconicinvanity. And
like she noted on her
page, the dress is truly
a work of art, and we
love that she completed
the look with a classy
Global smartphone giant, OPPO Mobile
has officially announced its presence
in Nigeria with the launch of its 2019
flagship devices, the OPPO F11 Pro
and the OPPO F11 Pro Avengers limited
The limited edition is in line with Marvel
OPPO is famous for its stylish
smartphone designs, quality
photography experience and the status
symbol it provides to its users.
Speaking about the brand’s DNA and
philosophy, Nengi Akinola (Marketing
Manager, OPPO Mobile Nigeria), said
OPPO’s drive is to always deliver
products with superior quality, high
standard and ‘many firsts’.
“OPPO is a brand that is involved
in ‘many firsts’ globally and is
also expanding in not just making
smartphones but also providing superior
smartphone technology to every single
person all over the world.