Author: Staff Writer

Stephanie Linus Gets Special Recognition for DRY at the Black History Month ahead of PAFF Screening

Dry, the film which was written, produced and directed by Stephanie Linus is in 2019 still making great impact around the world. The movie has been selected to screen for the second time at the highly coveted Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, USA this February, and as a prelude to the festival, Mrs Linus was recognized at the first ever Blacks In Cinema presentation. The event took place at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers yesterday. Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honoring the actors...

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How Yoco Successfully Secured Capital And The Importance Of A Pitch

Yoco entered the market in 2015. In 2018, the founders raised R248 million (USD$17 million) in Series B Funding. Here’s how they’ve built a business that funders will back. Vital Stats Players: Bradley Wattrus (chief financial officer), Katlego Maphai (CEO), Carl Wazen (chief business officer) and Lungisa Matshoba (chief technology officer). Company: Yoco What they do: Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their businesses better and grow. Visit: www.yoco.com From scrappy start-up to professional contender Yoco launched in 2015 as a Silicon Valley-type fintech start-up (above). Today,...

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Woman Marries Online Boyfriend Of 10 Months And Discovers He’s A Millionaire

Online relationships are getting more and more common nowadays. However, there are still a lot of people, especially family members and friends of the one involved, who are highly skeptical of the untraditional romance. Many wondered if the person on the other side of the screen is really being real and transparent, or do they keep a lot of secrets? For one Vietnamese woman, she discovered that her online boyfriend was keeping a huge secret and she only found out his true identity after they decided to get married. Just like the rest of us, Nguyen Van Anh also...

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I learnt about my husband’s death on WhatsApp – Wife of NAF pilot

Diepreye, the wife of the Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, who died in the January 2, 2019, Mi-35M helicopter crash, has said that she learnt of his death on a WhatsApp status update. The couple, who had their wedding on December 8, 2018, were married for three weeks before tragedy struck. In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, Diepreye said the WhatsApp status update was that of her husband’s colleague, who was unaware that she had his number. She added that the commander visited her later to inform her of the crash. Perowei was one of...

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South African Designer David Tlale Enters Untapped Market With Launch of Luxury Fragrances

Considered a fashion pioneer in his native South Africa and the African continent at large, designer David Tlale is gearing up for his namesake brand’s next chapter. In a move unprecedented by most of his peers based in the Motherland, Tlale is adding a line of fragrances to a portfolio which currently consists of high-end ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bridal wear. “Throughout the years I’ve always wanted to become a globally recognized fashion brand. We’ve showcased in Paris and New York City which is great, but I think to myself, ‘Can we just conquer the continent first?’” Tlale tells me...

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