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When Hamptons meets African Hills at Skydance Villa
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When Hamptons meets African Hills at Skydance Villa

Skydance villa lays sprawled out in splendour on the highest hills of Bishopscourt, a wellto- do suburb next to Kirstenbosch Gardens. ‘In the day-time, you felt that you had got high up, near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful.’ These famous words by Karen Blixen perfectly describe that almost-in-thesky feeling one has when at Skydance. Private dancer Reminiscent of the Shingle-style holiday homes that accentuate the Long Island coastline, Skydance villa boasts generous social spaces with multiple large windows and porches that encourage residents to enjoy each others’ company and engage with the natural beauty of this lush estate. very much like its Hamptons’ cognates, this six-bedroom villa is opulently appointed with a sense of informality and ...
Creating Future Leaders
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Creating Future Leaders

Today, over 50 million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa are out of school. First opening its doors in 2011, the Malaika School provides a free primary and secondary education to 346 girls. With daily classes taught in French and English, our robust curriculum covers math, science, information technology, the arts, and much more. At Malaika, we equip our girls with the belief to envision a brighter tomorrow and the resources needed to get there. Noella Coursaris Musanka’s own diffiult childhood led her to found the non-profit organisation Malaika, which provides free schooling to girls in Africa. Noella Coursaris Musanka knows first hand the power of a good education. Today the model and philanthropist lives in London with her financier husband and two young children but like the hundreds ...
Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) Launches Search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”
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Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) Launches Search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”

• ANPI is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa, and aims to give entrepreneurs    across Africa a platform to develop their talent and business ideas, and inspire others to pursue   entrepreneurship • Now in its second year, the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition will open applications in   French and English, and award a pool of US$1.5 million in grant money to ten finalists • Open to entrepreneurs across all sectors and African countries, ABH has a special focus on those building   up their local communities and working to solve the most pressing problems The Jack Ma Foundation announced today it has officially launched the second edition of the “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition with applications now open to African...
Pleasures Magazine selects 30 of the Influential African Women in Business
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Pleasures Magazine selects 30 of the Influential African Women in Business

The days in which business success was contingent upon owning a Y chromosome are ending fast. Across the globe, powerful women everywhere are smashing the glass ceiling with greater force and determination. While we’ve not yet reached the stage of parity between men and women within the business world, it does seem to get closer with every passing year. Women aren’t just getting promoted to the top of big businesses, they’re creating their own - faster than ever before. While only 30% of all businesses around the world are led by women, female-run businesses are growing 1.5 times faster than any other new businesses, with some estimates suggesting that they are single-handedly providing over five million jobs. That’s big news! This list is a celebration of women, especially Africa...
Guerlain Muguet 2020 Millésime fragrance celebrates the rebirth of nature
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Guerlain Muguet 2020 Millésime fragrance celebrates the rebirth of nature

Spring is here! And in following its annual tradition of honoring the Lily of the Valley, Guerlain perfumers have unveiled the Muguet 2020 Millésime, an exotic new fragrance created in collaboration with Maison Massillon. This year’s limited and numbered edition captures the essence of the Muguet with zesty bergamot top notes, followed by lush green vegetal notes. At its heart, the perfume envelopes the floral lily of the valley character, accented with hints of rose and jasmine. The 2020 Millésime comes in a Bee- Bottle decorated with flowers: a floral and poetic rendition designed by French jewelers – Maison Massillon who specialize in porcelain and 24-carat gold-plated wire. Commenting on the creation, Alizée Méhats, founder of Maison Massillon said, “When Guerlain asked me to d...
Join Our Team – Hiring Sales Executives!
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Join Our Team – Hiring Sales Executives!

Embark on an inspirational and life changing journey with one of the world’s news distribution and luxury media Magazine. What sets us apart from other environments is our people! We are unique in our approach, and our culture and environment are founded on two basic concepts – hard work and fun. Pleasures Magazine, the leading luxury and entrepreneurial Magazine, is seeking Sales Executive in London, Dubai, Lagos, Abuja and Accra to join our dynamic and rapidly growing team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving company revenue through magazine advertising sales in their assigned territory. Our sales representatives manage our innovative sales process from initial contact to completion. This is a unique opportunity for a tenacious and motivated individual to become part o...
The Queen Rania Foundation Launches Award For Education Entrepreneurship In The Arab World
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The Queen Rania Foundation Launches Award For Education Entrepreneurship In The Arab World

The Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF) announced the launch of The Queen Rania Award for Education Entrepreneurship in the Arab World on Tuesday, a competition that recognizes the achievements and potential of home-grown education businesses in the Arab World that combine social impact with sustainable business models. Founded by Her Majesty Queen Rania in 2013, QRF aims to reform school education in the Arab World through an impact focused approach to learning, and nurture a vibrant ecosystem of education entrepreneurs in order to enhance the process of education reform. The Award is a grant totaling 200,000 USD, which will be given to the top three startups, allowing the winners to accelerate the growth plans of their businesses. Through this award, QRF hopes...
Ghanaian fashion accessories designer, Selina Bebaako-Mensah celebrates Birthday with New Photos & Inspiring Words
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Ghanaian fashion accessories designer, Selina Bebaako-Mensah celebrates Birthday with New Photos & Inspiring Words

Ghanaian fashion accessories designer extraordinaire, Selina Bebaako-Mensah turned plus one on Monday January 22. To celebrate her birthday she released a few new photos and shared a word of gratitude with fans on Facebook saying: "It's my birthday!!! Thank you Lord for preserving me to see this day. 🙏 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will forever praise you. I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. (Psalm 71:6-8)" For the first shoot, Selina who is the CEO of Selina Beb, wore a long Ivory and coloured orange silk gown by Rosemary Asibuo Gh. Themed with a statement headpiece by Velma’s accessories. Makeup by Lawrencia Owusu of Just Sparkle & S...
6 Top African Artists on What’s Behind Their New Work
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6 Top African Artists on What’s Behind Their New Work

We’re a week out from the third New York edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and we’re still processing the beautiful and complex art from the continent’s best visual artists. In the midst of the buzzy preview night, we caught up with six artists from Africa and the diaspora who talk about their new work they shared at the fair, along with intimate portraits by Ginny Suss. Serge Attukwei Clottey | Ghana “This is a series of work from My Mother’s Wardrobe, which basically explores stories from women’s wardrobes. In our tradition when a mother dies, they lock up her wardrobe for a year, and after a year they share her belongings. For me, because I’m the only child and the son of my mom, I couldn’t get any of her belongings. So, I question how tradition questions human r...
The Youth: The Next Inventors Sitting in the Pew by Ferdinard Senyo Lawson
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The Youth: The Next Inventors Sitting in the Pew by Ferdinard Senyo Lawson

I have it said before that, “the youth are our future leaders”. I stand to defer. The youth need to be encouraged to develop the “NOW” mentality to step into their potential and destiny. It is very important that the youth are encouraged in their leadership opportunities and position. They need to be empowered and motivated to make positive contributions to the church, society and community they found themselves in regardless of what knowledge they have. Every youth are wired and destined to be great in whatever they do. However, they need to be inspired to use their talents especially in the church so as to maximise their potentials to add value to the world in the right perspective. This can be done by creating opportunities for our youth to lead and have a positive experience and ...