Maki Oh & More African Designers to be Featured in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s exhibition

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has something exciting coming your way this April. They will be setting up a contemporary exhibition titled “Fashion Cities Africa", between April 2016 and January 2017. The show aims at exploring practices of dress, fashion & styling in 4 African cities – Casablanca (Morocco), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh would be among the amazing designers to be showcased. Amaka whose designs have been worn by a number of personalities & public figures including Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles has been added to the impressive list of designers that hold international stakes in the global fashion industry. The exhibition is the first major UK showcase that celebrates and examines the growing contemporary fashion scene on the continent. Among the designers to be showcased include Nairobi’s 2Many Siblings, Casablanca-based Zhor Rais,  South Africa’s The Sartists and many more. ...

Temitayo Ilesanmi of T.I Nathan explores Love & Heartbreak with A New Collection for 2016

Nigerian fashion label, T.I Nathan is giving us a glimpse of what to expect throughout the year. Presenting the “Soliloquy” collection which was showcased recently at the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week  2015, the collection is an art that preaches love and heart break.  the designer, describes his emotional journey throughout the collection. He portrayed the feeling of love with the use of roses and on the other hand he experienced the ripping of his heart through painful heartbreak. The collection is a beautiful adventure through the maze of heartbreak and love, and all the feelings derived from that experience. It is also a reflection of one’s true self – understanding oneself and emotions....

Late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh’s Family Distances Itself From the Movie “93 Day”

The Adadevoh and Cardoso family has distanced itself from the production of the movie on Ebola virus titled "93 Days" which is dedicated to late Dr.Ameyo. In a letter dated January 3, 2016, the family threatened to hold the filmmakers legally accountable for "any falsehoods and innuendos in the movie with regards to Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and her family." Read the letter after the cut...

Headies Organisers release statement over Olamide/Don Jazzy

Following the drama that ensued as a result of the Headies Awards that took place in the early hours of January 2nd, 2016, The Headies Awards have released an official statement to address the issue. Here is the statement: "We are proud of what we have achieved over the years. The Headies stage has birthed the careers of many artistes who are of A-list status today. We are also glad that we have reinstated pride and prestige into the winning of a locally organized music awards and, we have celebrated artistic ingenuity for 10 straight years; a feat no other group before us was able to achieve. Every year, the screening team collate all creative materials released in the year in review and screen for nomination. This tedious process goes on for at least three months before the screening team comes out with a final list. The voting categories, such as 'Song Of...

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

  Somalia's elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world. But now new housing estates are being built amid an economic boom as diaspora Somalis return and newly wealthy businessmen capitalise on the relative peace in the city. Some seven kilometres (four miles) outside Mogadishu in a formerly largely rural area, new homes are springing up, with almost 50 houses now ready on an estate, builders say. Mohamed Abdullahi Ali, from Salaam Somali Bank, said it was a "great honour" to back the estimated $20 million (18 million euro) project. Construction began in early 2015 and the project was touted as offering commercial returns and helping rebuild the nation. "It is a new neighbourhood for all Somalis to buy affordable homes, by leaving the densely populated neighbourhoods of Mogadishu, and to come and stay with...

‘Fifty’ Breaks Movie Box Office Records

The movie breaking all records at the Nigerian box office against all odds is Mo Abudu’s FIFTY, the new age drama chronicling the lives of four fifty year old women living in Lagos. Despite competition from about 8 films in the last 2 weeks, FIFTY has triumphed gallantly at the box office, consistently selling out shows in Ikeja, Abuja, Surulere, Lekki, Ibadan, Akure and other locations across the country. One of the strongest points for FIFTY is the film’s ability to attract a new type of audience, particularly middle-class women who have gone out in groups to catch the action. FIFTY, which earlier on premiered before a global audience in London at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, is set to go into the record books as the premiere of the century, one which attracted highly respected VIPS the likes of businessman and billionaire Aliko Dangote (GCON), Honorable Minister of Transport...

Tiwa Savage Finally Reveals Son’s Identity

Tiwa Savage and her manager husband, Teebills welcomed a baby boy in July 2015. But as time went on, the public got to understand that the very public couple had decided to go the "Kimye" way and keep the identity of their son a secret. But very recently, as the new year came into light, the couple decided to unveil the identity of their son, Jamil. Check out more photos of Jamil below;             ...

Mauritania seeks escaped militant linked to 2011 plot to kill president

Mauritanian authorities have said they are hunting for an Islamist militant who escaped from prison where he was awaiting execution for his part in a plot to assassinate President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.A statement released on public television late on Saturday urged residents to provide information on the militant, whom they named. It did not say when or how he escaped. He was arrested in 2011 over alleged links to three vehicles containing explosives heading for Mauritania's coastal capital, Nouakchott. One of the vehicles was said to have been targetting Abdel Aziz, who had ordered military strikes in Mali against jihadist bases in 2010 and 2011. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the plot in a statement released on jihadist forums, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Islamist groups hijacked a Tuareg rebellion in early 2012 to seize Mali's desert north. A French-led intervention scattered them a year later, but Islamist...

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