Author: Staff Writer

The 12 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa

Civil wars, corruption, poverty, and refugees. Throughout the past decades, Western media have played a pivotal role in the one-sided portrayal of the African continent. Then Lupita Nyong’O happened. A sophisticated, eloquent, dark-skinned East African, suddenly dominating the red carpets of Hollywood, and celebrated for her style and unconventional beauty by designers across the pond. Oscar-worthy. Lupita showed the West a different type of African. Which in the end, is not so different after all. More than ever before, the motherland is boasting a pool of young bright talents under the age of 35, whose creative skills reach an...

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Africa’s Best and Worst Leaders

Upon the conviction of Charles Taylor for war crimes, we take a look at some of Africa’s best and worst political minds. Best: Nelson Mandela One of the most internationally recognized African leaders, Nelson Mandela is best known for his involvement in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and his subsequent election as the country’s first Black president in 1994. Best: Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah served as the first president of the West African nation of Ghana and was one of the founding members of the Organization of African Unity (predecessor of the African Union). Nkrumah was an outspoken proponent of Pan-Africanism. Best:...

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Exclusive interview with Mama G, Patience Ozokwor

This is an exclusive interview she granted to Pleasures Magazine in Accra, back in 2014, except below: When your name was mentioned that day , the crowd gave an ovation in your honor, how exactly did you feel at that point? I feel elated, I feel excited. It’s unbelievable the way people appreciate me. I think it is not ordinary, it is divine. So I feel happy, knowing that God is behind whatever I’m doing. Otherwise people won’t appreciate me the way are doing. Even they wrote “The Most Popular Woman in Africa” on my award citation. And from...

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At home with Elo Obokia Igbiwu and hubby Tony

In a recent interview with Pleasures Magazine, Nollywood actress and producer Elo Igbiwu and her handsome businessman husband talked about their family , what most people don’t know about their undying love for each other, why they are succeeding as couple and lots more. The Most Beautiful Girl in Delta State in 2007 and movie producer and her husband gave beautiful answers to all the questions but when asked to talk about the nicest things they ever done for each other, their answers were kind of hilarious but beautiful. This interview was granted in 2014 at their Accra residence....

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Aide Offers to Resign After Melania Trump Plagiarism Incident; Donald Trump Rejects Resignation

A speechwriter working for Donald Trump’s company identified herself on Wednesday as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania’s Trump convention speech and offered her resignation. Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said Donald and Melania Trump did not accept her resignation. McIver explained that she included the passages from Michelle Obama’s speech after listening to Melania Trump read passages from the 2008 speech. “Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that...

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