Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lagos Polo tournament 2016 ends in grand style: As top Nigerians thronged venue.

Adamu Attah with GTbank MD, Segun Agbaje.

photo credential: Klearpics

Millionaie Business, Aliko Dangote flanked by 5th chukka team.
The sprawling city of Lagos once again, lived up to its billings as mammoth crowd enveloped the Lagos Polo club, Ikoyi as the 2016 NPA Lagos international polo tournament was consummated on Sunday, 21st  February, 2014  after two weeks of exciting polo actions. It would be recalled that, the 2015 edition went moribund due to turnaround maintenances on the Ikoyi facility. However, the polo club resumed for action as Lagos socialites thronged into the Ikoyi facility to witness the 2016 edition of the tournament which was staged into 2 phase.
The first week of the tour saw polo teams from Lagos, Kaduna, Kano and nearby neighbour, Ibadan, all vying for Oba of Lagos cup, Dansa cup and Lagos open cup respectively.
Adamu Attah with Vauve Cliquot representative
The first stage of the 11-day tourney produced Kola Karim led shoreline as double champions as they clinged the Open Cup and Oba of Lagos Cup after beating Lagos Caverton and Lagos Ashbert respectively. In the Dansa Cup category, which produce fierce challenges, Lagos SAO Polo emerged the winner as they beat Lagos STL 5-41/2 in the finals. Ibadan Megamound and Lagos Ark Polo also win the Dansa and Open Subsidiary finals of the dual phase tournament sponsored mainly by GTBank and MTN.
The second phase which was the conclusive stage of the tourney came to an exciting end with Lagos Fifth Chukker winning the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup following a 15-7 victory over Lagos Ironclad/Trojan.
The day's other title clash in the 11-day tournament, mainly sonsored by MTN and GTBank, saw Lagos Aerovote defeated Lagos Zippy 5-3 to emerge champions of the Low Cup.
GTBank MD, Presenting an award
The Majek Cup played before a full crowd that include Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, GTBank Managing Director, Segun Agbaje, among other dignitaries, saw Fifth Chukker (Adamu Atta, Babao Lawal, Manuel Crespo and Julio Nolito) opening the score through Crespo and he doubled the lead with a 10 yarder to close the chukka.
The second chukka was identical to the initial as a combination of poor finishing and desperate defending prevented further goals but it was Crespo, an eight goaler, again, who scored the games next two goals for a 4-0 lead.
Eduardo Menendez got Ironclad (completed by Tobi Edun, Kunle Tinubu and Frankie Menendez) off the mark with a 40 yarder right at the start of the third chukka but Crespo responded with another goal for a 5-1 lead. It was soon 6-1 as Crespo who was later named the MVP for the Majek Cup, scored a reverse shot to punish an uncleared ball by Ironclad. 
Eduardo scored to make the score 6-2 but Crespo was on hand to make it 8-2 with two more goals and it was 8-3 by the end of the fourth chukka as Eduardo scored a goal to keep his team on the game. The scoreline was 10-5 as Crespo and Eduardo and Tinubu scored in the fifth chukker. The last chukka witnessed more fireworks from Crespo, who spearheaded a magnificent display for a 15-7 triumph for Fifth Chukker.
With all the players fired up for glory, it was equally a great battle in the Low Cup between Aerovote  and Zippy.
Yerima Yusuf almost scored inside the opening 10 seconds but his long shot was cleared as Zippy held on to their two-goal handicap advantage.
With no field goal recorded in the opening chukka, the second chukka got off lively with Leroux Hendriks scoring to extend Zippy's lead but Martin Juaregi hits back for Aerovote taking the scores to 3-1. 
Amodu Umar finished a team play to reduce the deficit before Juaregi puts the ball over the line but the goal was not given due to an infringement on the line by the Argentine four-goaler.
Umar tied the match picking a long grounded pass from Juaregi and the match was delicately poise into the final chukka.
Juaregi, named MVP of the Low Cup, scored to keep Aerovote's nose in front for the first time in the match and he was on hand to widen the advantage for a 5-3 final score.
The first game of the day saw Team A (Tade Oyinlola, Adamu Yaro, Kenny and Ade Laoye - substituted by Lolu Agoro) beat Team B ( Muyiwa Shonubi, Seyi Oyinlola, Femi Oladele and Jamilu Umar) 4-3 for the Chagouri Bowl exhibition game sponsored by IHS.
The cup sponsors are Union Bank, Chapelhill Denhams, IHS, Arbico and Dansa.
The two-stage tournament was co sponsored by Interswitch, CS Clobal Partners, Eko Atlantic, Old Mutual, Samsung, Southern Sun, Veuve Cliquot, W8 Advisory, Lagos State Government, Pepsi, Brand Communication and Blowfish. Ebony TV and Hello Magazine are the media sponsors.

The complete story will be available in the fifth edition of poloplus magazine come April, 2016.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Shoreline win Oba of Lagos Cup ...STL, Sao Polo clash for Dansa Cup

Lagos Shoreline defeated Lagos Ashbert 7-4 to win the Oba of Lagos Cup as the 2016 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament hots up at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi. Also on Saturday, Lagos Caverton defeated Kano YY Sublime in the day's other Open Cup semifinal and there are also semifinal wins for Lagos STL and Lagos Sao Polo in the Dansa Cup after triumphs over Kano Titans and Kano Akasma respectively.
The match which was also a semifinal of the Open Cup saw Santiago "Chino" de Estrada puting up a star-man display by scoring four of Shoreline goals and setting up two others. Tunde and Kola Karim were also in the spotlight by playing one of their best games on recent years. The ageless Prince Albert Esiri and Habib Fasinro also put up courageous performance for Ashbert but the efficiency of their opponents proved to be the difference.
Earlier, Caverton secured an 8-5 win over Kano YY to set up a final match with Shoreline.
Parading Rotimi and Bode Makanjuola alongside Leroux Hendriks and Jack Richardson, the Lagos side trailed 2-1 going into the second chukka with goals by Manuel Crespo and Sulaiman Bello coming on either side of Leroux's goal.
Martin Juaregui extended YY' lead but Richardson converted a 30yard kick for 3-2. Crespo and Hendrik then traded goals to.end the third chukka 4-3 to the away team's advantage.
Jiaregui made it 5-3 but sooner, Hendriks was on hand to keep the deficit to a single goal after Richardson had fluffed a 60-yard shot.
The Makanjoula brothers scored within minutes of each other to give Caverton a 6-5 lead in the final chukka and by the time Hendriks picked up a long ball from Richardson which he converted majestically, the game has been won and lost. Bode then made the victory more colourful by scoring a back hand just before the bell.
A perfect day for Lagos which in turn was a one to forget in a hurry by Kano saw  STL defeated Titans 6-5 1/2 while Sao Polo edged Akasma 4-2.
The final of the Dansa Cup and Open Cup will hold on Sunday alongside the Dansa Subsidiary and Open Subsidiary finals.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Liberian/American Woman Turns Her Love For Tennis Shoes Into A Million Dollar Business

The Premier High End Tennis Shoe Boutique

Owned by Liberian native Mazoe Anderson a collegiate Basketball Athlete and a former U.S. Army Soilder. Anderson love for basketball and nice tennis shoe drove her to start the business.

She played AAU Basketball through high school and went on to Lynchburg College with scholarship for basketball. Left college early got married , started a family, and entered military where once again was given leadership roles a chance to play basketball on the Army team which was cut short by an ambush exercise while serving active duty.

She left military as a young, single mother with every intention to 1 day own her own business. She started the journey by going back to school. Earning various degrees to include AA in Computer Science, BS Technical Management, MS Project Management and International Business. After 25 years in IT retired and wanted to focus on hobbies.
Ended up going to a sneaker trade show where she sold all sneakers before show started and had a Eureka moment. And hence KICKZABLAZE was born.

About Kickablaze
We Buy•Sell•Trade•Consignment•New Releases•Retro Sneakers•Accessories•Ship Global
Our selection is like no other. We look for the sneakers that are high on demand and find the most reasonable prices to offer the best after-market price to our clients. Authentication is our First•Middle•Last Name. There is nothing that doesn’t go through our quality control unit. As an extra bonus: we offer a receipt with purchases of dead stock and a 3 day/No Wear Money Back Guarantee!


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Exclusive Behind The Scene Photos From Scientific "Rotate" ft. Quincy B Music Video

We present an exclusive look of the official music video shot of Liberian/International Award winning artist Scientific for his hit single "Rotate" ft. Liberian soulful sensation Quincy B.

The video was shot at the exquisite LIBASSA Resort in Marshall, Liberia. With major sponsors African Entertainment and West Point Smoov.
Liberian Owned Brand WestPoint Smoov was Official Beverage Sponsor for Music Video Shoot
Photos #ROTATE
Images by Carlos Willie

The Beauty of LIBASSA Resort

Liberian Musical Sensation Quincy B getting it on

Be on the look out for Scientific official "Rotate" Music video on major music channels all over the world.
#Africori #WondaWorld #JMKPublicist #LiberianMusic

Monday, February 1, 2016

JMK Publicist Teams Up With Africori To Help Give A Boost To Liberian Music Industry

You're a talented Liberian artist looking to get your music head on the African music scene and internationally? The Liberia Music Contest is for you.....
JMK Publicist a subsidiary of JMK Production LLC a leading Liberian owned PR/Marketing and Branding firm has teamed up with Africori - Africa's top online music licensing platform to give a needed boost to a deserving Liberian artist. With the boom of African Music going global, the Liberia Music Contest goal is to position Liberian Music Industry and its amazing talents right in the for front of all the amazing creativity Africa has to offer.
Before Liberia got hit with the Civil War, Liberian music was on the fore front with any other African muisc. There were artists like musical legend Miatta Fahnbulleh, Tecumseh Roberts, musical group Zach &Gebbah, and song bird Hawah Diasey Moore who were waving the Liberian Musical flag on the international scene and across Africa. Liberia Music Contest looks to identify a Liberian Music Star that will carry the touch and wave the Liberia flag all across Africa and promote quality Liberian Music to a boarder audience.

*Submit An Original Music – Non Released

  Between February 7 -29 2016 to africoriliberia@gmail.com

-Name of Artist(s)

-Title of Single

-Producer of Single

*Music Industry Jury will review all music

*Winner will be announced on March 10, 2016


Prize Package:

*Digital Distribution Deal Sponsor by Africori

*Marketing/PR of Single by JMK Publicist

*Professional International Quality Mix & Mastering of Single

*Professional Designed Single Cover by OladexGrafix

*Professional Photoshoot for Single by The Liberian Social Market

*Press Release of Single to be distributed to JMK Publicist Mailing List of 10,000 plus subcribers
About Africori
Africori is an online music licensing platform, a new kind of agent for independent musicians, composers and music producers, digitally connecting them with buyers in the mainstream media. It enables independent content owners to reach hundreds of outlets around the world with a comprehensive and unique technology platform that provides distribution and marketing services with efficiency, transparency and control.

AfriCori has extensive and varied knowledge of the music industry in its many incarnations, both with the independents and the majors, along with experience in brand building, marketing, advertising, film and the digital and mobile worlds. The company is based in Africa and has worked across the continent. They love African music but also know how difficult it can be to access the songs you are after. In making this music accessible internationally, they can empower artists and producers across the continent.

They have an ever-expanding catalogue of pre-cleared tracks along with a network of partners around the world. Should they not have the track you are after, they can get it for you! Working with Africori is easy, transparent and hassle free, and their technology is robust. They license music 'Made in Africa' to the world.

About JMK Publicist
JMK Publicist is an International public relations boutique agency with a focus on fashion, entertainment and lifestyle brands PR. Our company’s media and network marketing extends to Africa, Europe, China and North America. We focus on emerging brand owners who are intent build national and global publicity. With over 14 years of experience, JMK Publicist can help you promote your products, services and events locally, nationally and internationally, ensuring that you get the right message to the right audience and media at the right time.
We work to establish the brand’s voice, create brand recognition and increase brand visibility among the public through interactive mediums. From developing unique stories to implementing results- oriented PR campaigns, JMK Publicist participates in every facet of your brand’s growth.
We aim to become an integral part of your company’s success. We apply our passion to your business; whether it is in creating buzz worthy content for your brand, securing a product placement in select media or conceptualizing an event that allows the media and target consumers to intimately connect with your brand.
JMK Publicist provides personalised attention and tailored campaigns; we are your partner in publicity as we help create value-focused packages for the various groups your brand hopes to reach and inspire.