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Pictures: Stephanie Okereke Celebrates Kanekalon’s 2nd Night of 1,000 Braids Special Event in Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria— As part of its effort to reward consumers, Kaneka Corporation Japan, makers of the world’s finest fibre held the second edition of the glamorous Kanekalon Night of thousand braids on Friday, November 25, with the brand ambassador Ms. Stephanie Okereke in attendance amongst industry leaders’, high society and celebrities at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites Victoria Island.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate the many women in Nigeria who have made Kanekalon a part of their lives over the years, and created fashionable hair styles using the product to make beautiful hair statements. Last year, the launch of Kanekalon Night of thousand braids was enthusiastically embraced by the Nigerian women, it was imperative to plan a follow up event. Kaneka Corporation has strived to evolve the Kanekalon 1000 Braids event for the satisfaction and inspiration of our consumers. In its effort to develop a more effective relationship with its customers, the 1,000 braids special event helps bridge the gap between Kaneka Corporation and the women of Nigeria. It is rewarding and entertaining for Kanekalon customers and Kaneka Corporation is proud to be playing this important role in the Nigerian economy.’

“We have always held our consumers close to our heart by bringing out their true beauty and we feel this event is the best platform where we can demonstrate our appreciation towards them. That is, our 1000 braids event is designed to thank customers for their patronage of Kanekalon products during the year”.- Executive Officer, Kaneka Corporation, Mr. Hidesuki Amachi,

Major highlights of the event include a performance by the sensational Mo’Hits artiste Dr. Sid, a fashion show by reputable fashion designers from the stable of Regalia, Modela and Richlooks fashion houses, a hair show segment managed by Salon de Eve the winner of last year’s Kanekalon Braids Parade. Other attractions were hair clinic presentation by the CEO of Studio One Plus and makeup tips by Bayo Adeagbe, an outstanding dance drama choreographed by Black Image dance group and live band entertainment was provided by Terrymore International which made the event extremely enjoyable and full of fun. The show was anchored by popular comedian Koffi and on-air radio personality, Matse. Guests were also charmed by Kanekalon brand ambassador, Stephanie Okereke, who, in her speech told the audience of how it was a great privilege to represent something a lot of African beauties can relate to.

“I am very happy to endorse 100% Kanekalon hair extension. Kaneka Corporation operates to the highest standards of hair extensions…”.- Stephanie Okereke

Kaneka Corporation has been actively participating in the hair industry/market starting from last year’s regional hair competition which was initiated to reward hairstylists across Nigeria: ‘Kanekalon Naija Hair Parade’, an initiative celebrating Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary through a hair competition followed by the Initial version of Kanekalon Night of thousand braids. This year, 2011 saw yet another success with the just concluded salon storm which reached over 30,000 salon guests’, and this second edition of Kanekalon Night of thousand braids.

About Stephanie
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 (second) largest film (producing) 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). 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. Stephanie was recently honoured with the Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) award by the Nigerian National Merits Award (NNMA).

About Kanekalon
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 and dominant raw material in Nigeria and worldwide. Kanekalon has a truly stunning effect on women as it is suitable for all types of braiding from dreads, thick braids to the finest braids that can be fit to desired length and braid style, 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.

For more information on Stephanie Okereke, press materials can be requested at [email protected] or visit www.stephanieokereke.NET …

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