Exhibit A – The lovely sepicmen above! A testament and proof to the reports that Ghanaian designer Mimi Plange is collaborating with famed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik to produce ethnic-themed footwear that not only celebrates the spirit of Africa, but also boasts a sexy look that any fashionista will be drawn to. Read more
Nonso Anozie has been quietly moving under the radar but with his recent role in the summer blockbuster, Conan the Barbarian, this 32 year-old thespian and graduate of Central School of Speech and Drama in London is on his way to being recognized and respected in the Hollywood community. At 6ft 6inches, it’s not surprising that he was eagerly cast in the role of Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the 2nd season of HBO’s hit Game of Thrones. So far his roster of films are quite impressive, Atonement, RockNRolla and The Grey, an upcoming thriller also starring Liam Neeson. Not bad for a British actor of Nigerian decent who clearly doesn’t embody the leading man qualities but still manages to catch the attention of all the sheriffs that run the town where dreams are made. There are also rumblings that British director Mike Leigh of Secret and Lies fame may consider him for a role in his new film.
The sky is the limit for Nonso Anozie. And we can’t wait to see him soar!
Being African is in! According to budding filmmaker Nikiyatu Jusu who has amassed quite an impressive resume, including her acclaimed short film Say Grace Before Drowning, which made its feature debut on HBO this past February. Not a bad way for this recent NYU Film School grad to make her entre into the competitive world of filmmaking. Read more
Heritage1960 seems poised to make anything African the hottest trend to be associated with. The thriving “blogazine” is the brainchild of Enyinne Owunwanne, who got the unique name from the year that 17 African nations gained their independence. She is dedicated to filling the gaping hole that was neglected for so long when it came to uplifting the beauty and rich African culture. Read more
Oh the good old days! When ignorance was bliss and we basked in the glory of the riches and drama that propelled the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills above the ranks to the most successful show in the series. Oh how the mighty have fallen! The tragic suicide of Russell Armstrong, the insecure and troubled husband of Taylor Armstrong, has undoubtedly cast a large black cloud over the future of the show and perhaps the series as a whole. Read more
Kim Kardashian finally made it official Saturday night when she tied the knot with Kris Humpheries in a ceremony that lived up to all the hype. Read more