Author: Staff Writer

VimbaiMutinhiri opens up about Everything as she Covers Blanck Lite | Talks Losing her Fiancé, Moving on from “StarGist” & More

Zimbabwean model and media personality VimbaiMutinhiri is the cover star for the second issue of Blanck Lite. The gorgeous Vimbai is described as the “ultimate celebrity-model muse” because she understands her body and knows just how to work her features to produce some of the best editorial shots of herself. This is something we definitely see in her editorial spread for Blanck Lite as she plays in front of the camera looking very much in control. While answering the magazine’s “100 Questions” segment, she describes the death of her fiance as the saddest event that shocked her world. See...

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US Based Nigerian Shoe Designer Shola Yusuf talks Expansion into the African Market & much more

Nigerian born shoe designer, Shola Yusuf arrived in the U.S. in 1989 with only $100 in her pocket. She worked her way through pharmacy school and continued to work at a breakneck pace to support herself and her daughter and to one day realize a dream of owning her own business. Shola’s designs are beautifully shaped, elegant and quite well-made in vivid hues and luxury materials (some with patterns) adding to their appeal. Take a bold step with Shola Designs and you’ll find the latest, newest, freshest styles of their shoes in a wide variety of heels, pumps, flats,...

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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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