Saturday, 20 September 2014

Adeline Hair & Beauty opening in SURULERE LAGOS soon!!

We have a world renowned state of the arts SALON in London (UK) and we are proud and delighted to be opening a new branch in early October at 96 Ogunlana Drive which is in the centre of Surulere, a five minute drive from SHOPRITE and next to GATEGOLD GYM.

Our UK outstanding international experience will bring to Lagos a new concept in customer service.
We will be using the most valuable products of which we have considerable experience in our London Salon. The new salon replicates the UK standards of quality and is finished with furniture that speaks only of uniqueness. We shall be using our intimate academic understanding of natural hair and beauty on all our clients.
Our stylish unisex SPA is also a must for anyone visiting the Salon for relaxation and the ultimate LONDON experience.

We aim to give you the GOLD standard of education in both hair and beauty.
We offer free and confidential consultations to all our clients in a relaxed and professional atmosphere where they can take their time to discuss the matters that concern them the most.
We will teach our clients to manage their hair and nails and stay looking great!
We are offering a totally professional image across the whole spectrum of hair and beauty treatment. Our staff will be trained to the standards we operate internationally.
Our product range will include: Our exclusive range of hair - Adeline Hair and Adeline Hair+. This hair is the best obtainable in the globally but still very affordable. Also featuring will be products from L’Oreal, Mizani, Affirm, Moroccan Oil, Keracare, Aphogen and many more.
On the beauty side more quality products from Jessica, Olay, Essie and others.

The Salon will offer a Brazilian Blowout, Brazilian Knot, Bridal Hair, Micro rings and Bonding, Crochet, Highlights, Lowlights, Colour Technique, Curling Perm, Lace Weave, Nail Extensions, Nail Art, Pedicure and Manicure and many more.
Adeline Hair & Beauty UK is in full swing and continues to rise to phenomenal success.
The business was started with the intention of being the best Afro and European salon in London. Since we opened we have found that so many people have appreciated our courage and daring. With a rapidly expanding clientele, now nearly 1,700, we have also taken on the full range of European hair styling. Our aim was to promote a new level of professionalism in the hair and beauty industry locally and then further a field as the business continues to grow.  Now this has come to fruition.
Since our opening we have achieved great success and been involved in many prestigious projects

Honorary Judges at a high profile London college of Hair.

Profyle Magazine, Top Model of Colour,

African Fashion Week London, Dorchester Hotel.

Black Beauty& Hair

Adeline said when interviewed: ‘We are not just Hair Stylists we are Hair Specialists. What's the difference you say? 'I think it is the amount of information we have and the way in which we give our clients this advice specifically for their hair and with their personal wishes in mind'.

Adeline has been in the Hair & Beauty business for over 23 years and is highly qualified in both hair and beauty skills.

Adeline Hair and Beauty world renowned for quality grooming !!!

Vivacity PR for Adeline Hair and Beauty

Monday, 25 August 2014


The wife of the former Governor of Cross Rivers State, H.E. Onari Duke, daughter of Late Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 June 12 presidential election, Mrs Hafsat Abiola- Costello and the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale amongst others gathered at the GLEEHD Foundation’s women in business and Leadership Summit at the Dream Center in Lagos, advocating for more women in public office.

The Summit featured plenary sessions including Transforming Public Service through Women Participation, Women in Business: Transforming the Market Place, Emerging Women Leaders: Leadership through Influence, Media and Imaging Women as Transformers

The Summit also  address the importance of networking within professional fields and focus on the role of women in developing, transforming and sustaining Africa’s economies and communities.

Comrade Adewale in his address noted that summit like this bring about networking, which is healthy for the country to move forward. He also cautioned people not to leach on their network(s).

According to GLEEHD’s Africa Director, Mr. Dayo Israel; he stated that  GLEEHD Foundation is a not-for-profit international organization with headquartered in the United Kingdom and has its African Secretariat in Nigeria established to promote Africa’s Renaissance by fostering Good Governance and Democracy.


Monday, 11 August 2014

A Vivacious perspective on October 1 - A Kunle Afolayan Movie

October 1 is an upcoming Nigerian dark psychological thriller film written by Tunde Babalola, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan.

On Tuesday 5/7/14 we had the opportunity to attend a media screening of the movie.

Kunle’s movies have always done it for me, but we must look at each one through a microscopic eye.
Before delving into the actual synopsis of the movie or the plot and message it was trying to convey. Let me first talk on the things that stood out for me personally.

The use of language was exceptional. Not understanding too much of Yoruba myself. There was the use of a deep indigenous Yoruba language as well as the good use of the Queen’s English; in the manner we know old men speak it.

When you hear the movie name “October 1” you will be expecting some political battle or talk about the torture of our country Nigeria but this had all that with a cute infusion of romance.

We saw the characters show us how to fall in love or probably lust, whatever it was for me I saw affection.
It truly wasn’t what I expected but well it never is with Mr Afolayan. He keeps you on the edge of your seat and constantly thinking throughout the movie. That’s my kind of film

As far as costumes and styling goes, spot on. The beauty of the actors came out through the gentleness in their attire. There was no need to excessively accessorize. The beauty spoke through the simplicity of that time.

Tunde Babalola says he wrote the script based on how we saw independence.  He spoke of the number of cries and stories that were swept under the rug. He spoke of how metaphors in the story were metaphors of what happened to the Nation during colonisation.

Kunle says October 1st is a film shot to educate and entertain. It’s a film that brings everyone together regardless age or tribe, it’s something that affected us all as well as generations to come.
The difference is how it affected each person differently. My opinion an awesome watch but that’s my opinion.
“Good or bad it’s our country now”.

Plot Outline
It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, a northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed, and with local tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.

Set against the backdrop of the national celebratory mood of the impending independence, Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to the climatic end in which the life of a popular local female teacher and village belle, TAWA, is held in the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian flag raised on Independence Day… October 1.

Sadiq Daba – Inspector Waziri
Aderupoko – Sergeant Afonja
Fabian Lojede – Corporal Omolodun
Demola Adedoyin – Prince Aderopo
Kehinde Bankole - Miss Tawa
Nick Rhys – Winterbottom
Lawrence Stubbings – Tomkins
Colin David Reese – Rev Dowling

Issues raised in this movie were not to create tribal sentiment or political unrest

H.E Onari Duke, Hafsat Abiola, H.E Sarah Sosan and others to speak at GLEEHD Foundation’s Women in Business & Leadership Summit in Lagos

Lagos Nigeria, 06 August 2014 - Eminent women drawn from various sectors of Nigeria and the United States are billed to speak at GLEEHD Foundation’s Women in Business and Leadership Summit (WIBLES) coming up on the 20th of August, 2014 at The Dream Center in Lagos.

Under the theme Women - Transforming Societies, Developing Economies, the Summit would feature various plenary sessions including Transforming Public Service through Women Participation, Women in Business: Transforming the Market Place, Emerging Women Leaders: Leadership through Influence, Media and Imaging Women as Transformers and a Mayor’s forum featuring local government chairpersons with the plenary theme - Women Transforming Communities.

The Summit will address the importance of networking within professional fields and focus on the role of women in developing, transforming and sustaining Africa’s economies and communities.

According to GLEEHD’s Africa Director, Dayo Israel, “participants at the Women in Business and Leadership Summit will connect with other leading women, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics they can use their lives and vision. No one should miss out on this transformative one day event”.

Confirmed speakers include Former First Lady of Cross River State and a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Board – H.E Mrs Onari Duke; Special Assistant to the Governor of Ogun State on MDG’s and a Trustee of the Foundation – Dr. Hafsat Abiola; Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Princess Sarah Bisi Sosan; Former UNICEF Nigeria Librarian and Director of The Dream Center – Dupe Irele; Award Winning Actress Omoni Oboli, CEO of Vivacity PR Kemi Areola; On Air Personality Toke Makinwa; CEO of 234Give Sola Fatoba; Celebrity Blogger Linda Ikeji; CEO of AfterSchoolGraduateCenter Detoun Ogwo and more.

Confirmed US Speakers include Directors of some of GLEEHD Foundations international partner Organisations including Tonya McNeal Weary of the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneur and the Dr. Naomi Barber-King, Wife of Rev.  A.D King, (Brother to Dr. Martin Luther King) and Chairman of the A.D King Foundation, both who would speak via Live webcast.

The WIBLES’ curtain call will feature a cocktail reception and live musical performances by foremost Nigerian entertainers.

Registration is FREE on and at event venue. Spaces are limited and Priority seating requires online registration on GLEEHD’s website. For sponsorship and exhibition, please contact or call 08166765045.

  •   For over 10years, GLEEHD Sustainable Livelihood Programs have focused on empowering women and youths at all level as part of our vision of an Africa, in which everyone can achieve their potential with Government truly serving the needs of their people.

  •  GLEEHD Foundation has continued to work with other international organizations and donor agencies including the United Nations, ECOSOC, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The Government of Nigeria, The Government of Malawi, UKTI, British Council, UNICEF Nigeria, A.D King Foundation, Commonwealth Democracy Initiative, Save the Children, Rostra Consulting, Amandla Consulting and other international development partners in promoting development in Africa. 

  •  As part of GLEEHD’s International focus of promoting mutually benefiting bilateral partnership between Africa and the West , the Foundation recently hosted a chain of events in London featuring  a business roundtable at the UK Institute of Directors which had the participation of Nigerian and Commonwealth Government/Business Leaders; and a series of other High Level bilateral trade and  meetings between UK and Nigeria; including a Trade and Investment Meeting at Buckingham Palace with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (and former UK Ambassador for Global Trade and Investment), a Trade and Investment Lunch Meeting at the UK House of Lords, and participation at the Commonwealth Day Observance Service with Her Majesty, The Queen at the Westminster Abbey.

  •   As a follow up to the WIBLES Meeting, GLEEHD Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneur is hosting a Young Women in Business and Leadership Delegation to Michigan in October 2014. Registration and more information available on 

GLEEHD Foundation for Leadership and International Development is a not-for-profit international organization headquartered in the United Kingdom with an African Secretariat in Nigeria established to promote Africa’s Renaissance by fostering Good Governance and Democracy, Advancement of Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, Promotion of Human and Children’s Rights, and Advocacy for Youth Development and Participation in Africa through partnership with African public institutions, civil societies, regional and international development partners.,

The Dream Center is a lifestyle and resource center that serves as an exceptional meeting point for thought leaders and change-makers. It is a vibrant hub designed to advance learning, mentoring, innovation, networking and idea conceptualization. The center is a Hub and creative space for young upwardly mobile and vibrant entrepreneurs, social innovators, mid-level career professionals and emerging leaders. Through its learning center, Open Language Center, special interest groups such as the Women in Business and Leadership Group and various high profile events, the Foundation, through the center seeks to contribute to an Africa in which everyone can achieve their potential with Government truly serving the needs of their people.

For more information, contact: , Tel: +234-817-136-7479, +234-816-676-5045

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Branama Afrique drops Kefee’s latest single, ‘Be Strong’

Even in death, the Chorus Leader still sings and her label, Branama Afrique, is dropping her first posthumous single, titled, `Be Strong.’ It’s a Soft-Soul tune that dwells on the bible passage, “Weeping may endure for the night time but joy comes in the morning.’’

Speaking on the song, Kefee’s husband, Teddy Don-Momoh, revealed that Kefee also has many more songs and videos which would be released as time goes on.
“My wife worked really hard on her music while she lived and left a large number of unreleased songs and videos. I have been struggling with myself on how and when best to release then but I haven’t come up with any strategy yet. But `Stay Strong’ is a song she intended releasing after recording it in Los Angeles and it’s good we keep to her wishes. It’s a message to her fans to `Be Strong’.

“We would try to release as much of these as possible so that her fans can always listen to her songs and watch her videos. She wouldn’t have wished it any other way,’’ Teddy said.
Listen to and Download the song here:

FREE VENUE FOR NGOs, CSOs, Trainers etc in Lagos - Symposiums, Retreat, Seminars and other events

The conference and event spaces at The Dream Center are a great venue for symposiums, business meetings, company retreats, networking events, class reunions, workshops, movie premieres, etiquette classes and fairs.

From a Board Meeting for 15 to a Fundraising benefit for 300. The elegant rooms offer the rarity of a private venue setting besides other unique features. Technology at The Dream Center enables presentations and media events to run hitch-free and our event planners will provide essential service and support. for more information and to book any of the rooms from a board meeting for 20 to a conference for 300 in the Garden, its all free for you in August 2014 so book now. For more information, call or call 08171367479 or 08166765045

Saturday, 28 June 2014

How Ondo State has influenced who I am by Kemi Vivacity

If you have been reading my blog for a while or following me on some form of social media, you would know that from time to time I like to write a little something on how I see certain things in life.
So here goes
For those who don't know much about me, i'm actually an inquisitive young woman with an insatiable quest for knowledge.
Graduated as an electronic and communications engineer but somehow I've found myself in the world of PR and global business. OK! yes I agree that they are quite opposites

My quest for engineering was born out of my love for physics and further maths (maths mechanics). My thirst for PR was born out of my love to talk lol. If i'm going to spend  23hrs a day on the phone, I might as well make money from it. The rest: the love to create, to think, to express my quirkiness, to help and most of all to keep learning.
Learning in the classroom, on the street, church, internet newspapers board meetings forums.......Name it, this girl just wants to lap up as much of the world as she can.

The downside to my quest for life was: I learnt never to take off my rose tinted glasses as I might not like what I'm truly going to see. So I wore them always with my infectious vivacious smile and no matter how little the water in the glass was, I always considered  it somewhere along the way to being full.

Anyway enough of my babbling lets get to the point. Its a rare day when I can take off my rose tinted glasses and see the world for its real self not like butterflies in fairy land.
But I must say I recently took a trip to my homeland for a meeting with The Ondo State Directorate of Public Private Partnership. After my meetings I was taken on a tour around the capital and for once in a long time, I saw real butterflies.
I saw a state that was heading fast towards ultimate transformation.  A state with a governing body that cares about the indigenes and their personal development. A state that believes empowering one individual can change the lives of a thousand.  A state that believes every individual has a right to free education (the Awolowo way). A state that believes in quality healthcare. A state that believes in excellence and quality. A state that believes in engineering. Yipee!!!


 Ondo State Mega school and free school bus shuttle initiatives

 ―"We believe that for us to re-engineer education and reposition it, we must provide the best 
infrastructural facilities of global standard. We are happy that we dreamt about this and 
God has helped us to realise it".
  Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State


Ondo State Mother and Child initiatives

“We took up with a promise to free the mind and that means we must invest in human capital development. From the beginning we knew we have to make a lot of investment in health sector. We started with the most vulnerable in the society: the kids and pregnant women.”

 Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Akure Ultra Modern Mechanic Village

“Despite their critical role in the transportation industry and being a major part of the economy, mechanics have continued to litter the streets where they operate with inadequate space. “For so long, we have pretended that these people don’t matter whereas, they are much part of our everyday life. 
“If these mechanics are a very important aspect of our socio-economic life, why has 
government over the years pretended as if they don’t exist?” 

Former Akure Nepa Market now A Caring Heart Shopping Mall


 Isikan market




The Caring Heart Neighborhood Recreational Park, Ilula, Akure is one of the places for relaxation after work or during holidays. Facilities include a basketball court, volleyball, table-tennis, bar etc. It is located in the down-town area of the town and built with the purpose of quelling restiveness by dissipating energy in meaningful activities.

Above are just some of  developments taking place in Ondo state. To read more click on the links at the bottom of this article.

Ondo State, although a microcosm of the Nigerian nation, is blessed with resourceful, industrious and hospitable people. Her crop of educated elite has led to its being classified as one of the most educationally advanced states in Nigeria.

So in conclusion I learnt more about the blood that flows through my veins.

Why engineering?  Check
Why inquisitiveness? Check
Quest for learning? Check
Wanting to help make others stand? Check

In my opinion, beauty, brains and a great heart can only mean a sunshine state of mind. So here goes. Her Vivaciousness solemnly declares she is a full fledged Ondo babe. I rep the sunshine state. Ise loogun ise.

Wishing you Vivacious sunshine always
Miss Vivacity
NB: Yeah l'm half Benin too but I will tell you that story another day.

Ondo State Goverment:

VISION: “To make Ondo State the best administered state in Nigeria and the cynosure of all eyes; of which all its citizens shall be proud; where equity, justice and fairness shall be the driving forces of Government action”

MISSION: “To mobilize the people of Ondo State to harness all our God-given resources, create and use wealth for the ends of individual happiness, collective fulfilment, and peaceful cohabitation in an environment of transparent and honest leadership”

POLICY THRUST: To accelerate the pace of industrial development through efficient distribution and development of human, mineral, water, agricultural and forest resources in the state.

Read more Ondo State A CARING HEART agenda here
Read more on  The Magical transformation of Ondo State here

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Astounding Omawumi releases another classic video titled ‘Megbele’

Astounding Omawumi releases another classic. The song titled ‘Megbele’ comes with a great video that is performed in honour of Chief Dr. Frank Amirejotitse Megbele. Directed by AJE Filmworks. An awesome vid. Watch below!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you Until we meet again!

Some of Kefee's achievements

Best African Video - Today’s Music Awards (2006)
Best Female Vocalist - Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2005)
Female Performer Of The Year - Niger Delta Advancement Awards 2007
United Nations Young Ambassador For Peace 2008
Best Vocalist - Women In Entertainment & Arts Awards, UK (2009)
Best Female Video - Dokubo Asari Foundation (2009)
Best Collaboration Video – South-South Awards (2009)
Best Gospel Video - Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2009)
Best Collaboration Video – Hip Hop World Awards (2010) 
Best Female Vocalist - Tava Awards (2010)
Female Artist Of The Year - City People Awards (2010)
Best Collaboration - City People Awards (2010)
Best Vocalist - Women In Entertainment & Arts Awards, UK (2010)
Best Indigenous Concept - Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2010)
Best Collaboration Video - Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010 USA 

The first time I caught glimpse of her performing on TV, I stopped in my tracks and exclaimed  at what beautiful talent and confidence she possessed on the stage. I never knew we would one day work together.

Kefee to me was not just a client, she was more than a sister, more than a friend. When I faced hard times she taught me how to hand it all over to God and how He could heal every pain.

She shared my dream for Women in Entertainment and Arts. She ensured the awards were successful each year.
There was something unique about her that drew people closer and closer, she was selfless to a fault. Had to always make sure she took care of everyone else before herself. Whether I was in Sapele or in Lagos, Kefee could always get me a phone number for anything I needed from hair to make up and on.

One of the things I loved most about her was her ability to talk and to listen, so many nights we stayed up and nattered away till the wee hours. The good thing was our nattering was always constructive and we each went to bed learning something new or with a new outlook for the next day.

If anything ever upset me she would always be the first person I would ping and she always helped me manage the situation.

I remember our crazy dancing sessions. We once parked the car in the middle of a street, we got out and began dancing "No be Sapele Water" passersby would have thought we were high on something.

A few weeks ago we sat in her living room and nattered away as usual. Bros Teddy was there nattering away with us and she and her husband shared this look that made her blush like a 15 yr old school girl. A tear almost dropped from my eye I felt "Dear Lord see strong love". It was just amazing.

I'm so happy she spent the last few years being truly happy. She went back to school and finally became that certified film producer she wanted to be.

 My only regret is we always believed we would see each other tomorrow

"Unfortunately sis tomorrow is never gonna come.

I know you're resting now with your bodyguard and I know He will take great care of you till I meet you on that side. In the meantime I will ensure I do everything to keep your legacy alive. You will never be forgotten. Adieu Sweet one"

Your loving sister
Ann-Melody Kemi Vivacity

About Kefee

Honored with the prestigious UN award as Young Ambassador for Peace Kefee was greatly armed with a warm spirit, a tender and thankful heart and a desire for everyone she comes in contact with to have the same experience. Kefee was a prolific song writer, a skilled dancer and a passionate singer. An artiste who's music is not only encouraging but inspiring and motivating. Born to Deacon and Mrs. Andrew Obareki in Sapele, Delta State. She started singing at an early age (8yrs) in the children choir, ever since, she has been transformed from one glory to another, She moved on to the adult choir when she was fifteen and at age eighteen she was made the choir Director. The choir released a couple of albums where she took lead vocals and backup vocals as well. Kefee, the Branama Queen studied Public Administration in the prestigious University of Benin, Edo State. By this time she had already written well over 20 songs and had a greater passion for music.

In 2000, she playfully composed and released an album titled “TRIP” with a friend; the album was a success and got them shows alongside artiste likes Tony Tetuila, Plantation boys and a long list of others. The album gained some recognition as the videos where the talk of the town in Benin, being the first female group to break off from the usual approach, the two friends parted after school but Kefee did not give up. In December 2003 she signed on with Alec Music and released her first solo album as a female artiste. Kefee’s “BRANAMA” sold nine thousand audio cassettes in just three weeks of the albums release and over two million copies of CDs/VCDs in a month. She became the hottest Nigerian female artiste and won a number of awards. Kefee's fan base increased all over Africa and also on the international scene, she was invited to perform in London and other parts of Europe and America.
Kefee's first album was a huge success which had her fans eagerly anticipating for her second album titled "BRANAMA 2".Her sophomore album was just as terrific as her first and also got her the respect of other well known Nigerian Artiste who worked with her for the album. The release of her latest effort titled “A Piece of Me” in January 2009, marked the unfolding of still a new era in the life and career of one of Africa’s most prolific music talents. “A Piece of Me” is almost notable for its tracking stylistic diversity, thread of modern Afro – Pop, R&B Classic and Traditional Africans etc. are all ingeniously woven together into a work that is cutting edge contemporarily but with a perfect touch of familiarity and tradition. “A Piece of Me” is irresistibly catchy.   She is the founder, CEO of BRANAMA AFRIQUE. An entertainment outfit known for excellent production, established in 2007. The company is responsible for the production, promotion and the entire packaging of Kefee’s  album titled “A Piece of Me”.

Her unique afro-centric music appeal received global recognition when she was selected as the poster African artiste for 2011 edition African music at The African Festival of the Arts in Chicago (AFA).

With her well lauded performance in Chicago, Kefee joined the hallowed list of other African music greats to mount the same platform such as Angelique Kidjo and Hugh Masekela.

That international exposure among numerous other tours to several parts of Africa, Europe and the rest of the world was a testament to her cross-cultural music appeal.

Her recognition as United Nation Ambassador for Peace is in recognition of her contribution towards bringing lasting peace to troubled regions in Nigeria such as the Niger Delta region where she hails of from and lately the Northern Nigerian city of Jos, Plateau State. Aside recently staging a concert and donating relief items to victims of violence in Jos, she also led over 20 artistes representing diverse cultures to record a peace song.

Read more about Kefee