Soulful Afro-Pop Singer/Songwriter TolumiDE has dropped another cool single from her musical stables. TolumiDE emerges with ‘For Me’, an easy listening soulful single that tells a ‘girl meets boy’ story, a dreamy expectation of a girl and her musings with lyrics that reflect the anticipation of finding that right partner with divine help. It is a song many women can relate to about the search for the ideal partner. It’s the new girl anthem for finding and looking forward to love.
TolumiDE is also excited to announce the launch of her brand new website www.TolumiDEmusic.com to showcase her work and her new image. Styled by Project Runways Season 3 contestant Johnathan Kayne, TolumiDE’s new campaign shots were orchestrated by International Public Relations firm, ICY Public Relations with lead photographer Melissa Hart-Cosper.
The new website provides the media and fans with a place to read, see and hear current news about TolumiDE, from her music videos; brand new editorial images; a blog/news page; and an events page to see performance images.
Following the rave reviews and positive response to her previous title track ‘My Love’ from her 2010 album release; ‘For me’ is produced by Erik “EZee” Dennis, Mark Baker & TolumiDE, guitar by John Bashengezi and mixed and mastered by Blaise Tangelo. ‘For Me’ is on the “My Love album and is available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. To listen to ‘For Me’, log on to www.TolumiDEmusic.com.
TolumiDE is an award winning RnB/Soul Afro-Pop Singer-Songwriter. She was born in Canada, raised in Nigeria and resides in Washington DC,USA.HerDebut album, “My Love” is a sonic collage of music genres: Soul, RnB, Afro-pop, Contemporary Gospel with sprinklings of Jazz, Reggae & Hip-Hop Music. ‘My Love’, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. The soulful vocalist offers songs in English lyrics, with the occasional interjection of African languages showcasing inflections of her African heritage.
And what better way than with a splash of culture. IJORERE brings this holiday season, exotic Ankara Note Cards.
Pronounced E-Jaw-Ray-Ray and derived from a Yoruba-Nigerian meaning, Ijo Rere is actually two words made one. ‘Ijo’ means Day and ‘Rere’ means Grand. IJORERE sums up how your special occasion should be… A day that is Grand.
Pascal House of Bling is now blinging (with 300 Swaroski stones) Dr. Dre Beats headphones.
“Bling in the Holidays“
Pascale’s “bling” creations range from computers, custom ordered branded shirts, cell phones, cameras more. Inspiration for Pascale’s exceptional jewelry and pattern designs comes from beautiful colors, various moods and interesting shapes. She incorporates these elements with both current trends and her own ideas to convey glamour, sophistication and fun. This season’s collection will have the addition of new “Swarovski Elements” colors; Citrine, Purple Velvet, Capri Blue, Topaz, Peridot, Jet hematite, Olivine, Sun and Fuchsia.
Celebrities such as actress Lauren London, music artist Lil kim, The Queen of Comedy Sommore and reality T.V. Star, multi-hyphenate, Khloe Kardashian, have been seen in signature “Pascale” Swarovski crystal bangles and custom order “Bling Bamboo” earrings in an array of colors and styles. Pieces from her collection are also sold in the Dash boutique in Calabasas, CA.
Our very own Ola Morin-Muhammed’s of Ijorere and Ijorere.com is mentioned in Entrepreneur (page 54 to be exact for when you get your hands on this issue.)
Ola discusses some of the bumps and bruises (and there were some stinging bruises) of her online store and how she overcame them. She shares secrets about hiring contractors outside the country and recommends sites and tips that every business that operates online (which is, well, nearly every business) should know.
“I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my site” -Ola Morin-Muhammed
In a couple of months, her web traffic was up 150%.
“I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my site” and it paid off indeed.
What is Ijorere?
Based in Chicago IJORERE (E-Jaw-Ray-Ray) The Invitation is translated as “a day that is grand” in the Yoraba language of Nigeria. IJORERE is renewing the apperciation of revieceing an “Invitation” and WOWing a crowd.
ICY is wowed at her perseverance and accomplishments. This has been an ICY report.
Hello everyone. Yes, we’ve been busy. We’ll give you the updates as soon as possible. But for now, we would like you to join us in congratulating our client on her Kanekalon hair endorsement.
ICY Public Relations
For Immediate Release
Stephanie Okereke is the new Brand Ambassador for Kanekalon hair in Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria— Kaneka Corporation of Japan, maker of renowned hair fibre, Kanekalon, has signed an endorsement deal with Nollywood’s A-list actress, Stephanie Okereke, as its brand ambassador in Nigeria.
The endorsement will see the award winning actress promoting the company’s product and participating in the marketing campaigns which include Kanekalon’s Brand Building campaign, Kanekalon ‘Salon Storm’ Activation, Kanekalon ‘Night of a Thousand Braids’ event and other brand promotional activities.
Stephanie will be the major face of Kanekalon in Nigeria, visiting some selected salons (VIP Beauty Centre, Cynosures Salon, dsalon Downtown and Salon d’eve) in Lagos during the Kanekalon ‘Salon Storm’ project, towards educating consumers and hairstylists on the benefits of the brand. Her presence in Kanekalon Salon Storm print adverts, currently running in the media is unique and distinct. She is an ideal fit for the brand.
Stephanie has just concluded Kanekalon’s brand building television commercial that is engaging and effective, the 100% Kanekalon way with her hairstyles showing sophistication, class and glam on television screens. She will also be the star celebrity at the Kanekalon annual party designed to thank its customers for their patronage, coming up in November this year.
Speaking on the endorsement deal, Hideaki Nakamura, Manager Marketing Kanekalon Division for Kaneka Corporation, noted that the agreement between Kaneka and Stephanie was an indication of the Company’s commitment to expand business interests in Nigeria. According to him, “In line with Kaneka Corporation’s corporate philosophy and strategic direction to promote the beauty of the African woman through the provision of high quality hair products, Kaneka desires to play a more prominent role in the economy by investing more in the Nigerian market.” Hideaki Nakamura further stated that “the deal with Stephanie is consistent with Kaneka’s policy of using the best talents everywhere the company has presence, to promote our product and Stephanie came highly recommended in this area.”
In reaction, Stephanie promised to deliver on the confidence reposed in her, not just as a star actress but one that would preserve the African heritage.
“The African woman is legendary for her beauty and her strength, her style and grace; she is an epitome of beauty, and unmatched quality and a style icon. All this I hope to promote as Kanekalon ambassador.”- Stephanie Okereke
The endorsement is coming on the heels of the successes recorded by Kaneka in Nigeria in 2010 which include the ‘Braids Parade’, an initiative celebrating Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary through a hair competition; the ‘Night of 1000 Braids’, A Kanekalon braids event designed to thank its customers for their patronage during the year.
A-List Nollywood Actress, Stephanie Okereke’s tenacity, wit, intelligence, grace and natural acting abilities have earned her a reputation as Africa’s foremost actress, especially in Nollywood, now reputed to being the third largest film industry in the world.
Stephanie Okereke came into the Nollywood scene in 1997. After graduating from the University of Calabar, her thirst for an acting career propelled her into Nollywood full-time. In 2002, she became a household name in Nigeria for her sterling performance in the movie Emotional Crack, which earned eight awards and was screened in 2004 at the African Film Festival in New York. Stephanie Okereke went on to win the 2003 Reel Awards for Best Actress English and Best Actress of the year. Since Emotional Crack, Stephanie has never looked back, starring in over 100 films so far. In 2006, she won the Afro-Hollywood Award, and the Film Makers USA Award for Excellence, followed by the Miriam Makeba Award for Excellence in 2007, and the Beyond the Tears Humanitarian Award in 2008 for her work against rape and Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).
Stephanie Okereke is continually building her brand in the movie industry. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Stephanie has expanded her title to include director, producer and writer with the introduction of her latest movie: Through the Glass which premiered at the Silver Screen Theater of the Pacific Design Center on October 18th 2008 in Hollywood, California, and premiered across theaters in Nigeria on September 16th 2009 to record topping viewings and now at the Cannes Festival. In 2010 Stephanie joined 7 exceptional women including Hollywood A-list star Meryl Streep on stage for the play SEVEN. The play was introduced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kanekalon is the world’s finest fibre used to produce high quality braids, beautiful wigs, weave-ons and hair extensions, cherished by women globally and thus enjoys the position of being the leading & dominant raw material in Nigeria and worldwide. Kanekalon has a truly stunning effect on women. Take for example, Kanekalon braids. They are suitable for all types of braiding from dreads, thick braids to the finest braids that can be fit to desired length and braid styles, giving you a true resemblance of natural hair. The tips of 100% Kanekalon braids can be sealed when dipped in hot water as it is hot water friendly which makes it respond positively to desired hair style and it can also be curled or left with no seal. Moreover, it is soft to touch thus tender to the fingers when braiding. This makes braiding faster and smoother.
Summer in Miami just got hotter! Get ready for the sizzling Swim Week Miami July 16th & 17th presented by the legendary Nikki Beach Lifestyle, an international lifestyle and entertainment company renowned for its trendy, luxury venues where you will find a unique blend of gorgeous people from all parts of the globe sharing languid afternoons and endless nights.
The Sand.Play.Fashion (SPF) event kicks off July 16th with “What Women Want” the ultimate sexy, swimwear fashion show featuring collections some of Miami’s up and coming designers, Fashion by Azucar, Robert Graham, ICandy Swimwear, Adjanie, Nikkie Beach Lifestyle, BEDE Watches and Le Doux with music by Felipe Kaval. Guests can expect celebrity hosts, book signings and complimentary beauty treatments, sweets and cocktails.
Day two of the Swim Week features an all day sunday event jam packed with luxury fashion shows from legendary designers Betsey Johnson and Lila Nikole and a Risque Runway Presentation by Tahari Roque and Pascale’s House of Bling.
We are inviting all models for the NikkiBeach Lifestyle Swim Week casting call July 12th from 11am-2:30pm at One Ocean Drive., Miami Beach, FL 331339. The event is open to both male and female models. Female models need to be at least 5’8 and males at least 5’10. The NikkiBeach Lifestyle Swim Week event will be held July 16-17th, please visit www.nikkibeach.com for exclusive details or contact (305)538.1111
Wondering what to get mom or your wife for mother’s day? Our client Ijorere the Invitation has the perfect gift. How about LOVE notes
paired up with the best gourmet chocolates in Chicago? This mother’s day IJORERE The Invitation is going over & beyond to get you in the mood for those delightfully simple gestures in life certain to put a GRAND smile on mom’s face. Send mom LOVE notes or send your sweetie LOVE Letters in the signature IJORERE souvenir box.
For a limited time ONLY, enjoy up to $40 off our LOVE Letters or LOVE notes to mom with artisan chocolates by Anna Shea. SHOP ONLINE for our Mother’s day Special under our “ETC.” category!
LOVE Letters/Notes come with pre-cut ivory recycled writing paper or our signature red translucent (acid-free) paper. Choose from an option of cherry or maple wood, pink or red ribbon. Personalize your wooden box with inscription on inside lid. 7 words max. Shipping within the U.S. already included.
In this age of social media, texting and e-mails, this gift encourages an almost forgotten expression of love, form of communication; writing.
We are excited to announce that two of ICY’s clients, Pascale House of Bling and Lucas Mejia will be featured in the March and April issue of BG Magazine, one of the hottest Spanish based editorials covering urban fashion, design and lifestyle. Both Lucas and Pascale have been rocking the fashion scene with their eye catching designs and this feature is a tribute to their talent and growing popularity in the industry.
Hello Icy readers. Happy Thursday. We wanted to share this with our fellow fashionistas and lifestyle wellness lovers: a profile of the new kid on the block. Over the holidays ICY was secured to help re-brand an online magazine. OMONAIJA MAGAZINE . The name Omo means – Child in the Yoruba language and Naija – means Nigeria (street slang abbreviation).
From the shoot set up to the updated logo and cover design, THE ICY TEAM worked hard with re-branding our design client to create a new look, and give a new representation of the OMONAIJA image.
Special Thanks to Uduak Oduok who referred us to Adiat Disu who referred us to Shereefat Balogun.
We love referrals.
Editor– Shereefat Balogun
Omo Naija Online Magazine
Make up Artist
As a reader you have the chance to win a dress from the featured designer.
Hello Icy readers. We stepped out of our fashion and entertainment comfort zone to create a viral political branding image for a group called The United Nigeria Group. Their current major focus is the campaign run for the current President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan. He is running for the 2011 presidential office in Nigeria and The United Nigeria Group is proudly endorsing him.
The viral campaign includes:
Ad placements on various niche demographic sites
social media viral push
and Ad banner creations.
This is a unique project for ICY and we can’t wait to see the effect of our efforts.
Attached are some of the ADs we created.
We wish Nigeria well.
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