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Full list of awardees at Divas of colour 2015 in association with Lebara Mobile and Dr Kem

25 Mar

Divas of colour International women’s award is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour. A special day to celebrate, recognise and reward the best of women of colour from around the globe.  The second edition was held on Saturday 21st of March 2015. The day unleashed a glorious night of luxury entertainment, fashion and awards ceremony. Bringing together high profile and prominent women, Hollywood star Winston Ellis and Nollywood stars , HRH Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade , Rita Nzelu and a host of many others.  17 women went home with a diamond  shaped glittering awards as  tears of joy and excitement run .

Kwame Koranteng collections at Divas of colour 2015

Models for Designer Kwame Koranteng bespoke Tailoring with Faustina Anyanwu Founder Divas of colour (middle).

 

Full lists of Awardees

Lifetime Achiever recipient    – Prof Elizabeth Anionwu

Lifetime Achiever recipient  –   Sherry Ann Dixon

Women of Honour Award    –   Cllr Ann Mbachu (Also the keynote speaker)

Women of Honour Award     –   Cllr Kate Anolue

Women of Honour Award  –      Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler (USA state of Georgia Representative.

Diva Ambassador Award   – Sandra Nelson – Founder Lift Effects

Inspirational Diva Award     –     Parmi Dheensa (Founder Include me too , Charity for the disabled.)

Entrepreneur Diva              –      Vanessa Oluwole – Founder IWOP (International Women of power )

Outstanding Diva Award    –       HRH Queen Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade.

Diva Author                        – Ibitola Ojoye

Diva Artist   Award             –       Roucheon Iloyi

Diva Makeup artist           –         Joy Adenuga

Diva Presenter                 –      Marjorie Fielder

Diva Designer                  –     Rose Perkins of Fashionsistas label.

Diva Face won by                 Vashtina Johnson

Diva Brand of the year –      Afrodeity – makers of Joliette luxury beauty brand.

Facebook Diva Face     – Aisha Sagnia

Top Model Victoria Michaels named brand Ambassador for AFWL 2015.

25 Mar

AFWL Ambassador 3Top Model extraordinaire, she is the true definition of beauty and brains combined; multi-talented, intelligent and focused, she is exceptional as a runway and a commercial model.

An enthusiastic social change advocate, Victoria’s passion for Women and Children’s Education led to the establishment of the Victoria Michaels Foundation – a non-profit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Ghana.   It is a vehicle to drive various philanthropic and charity projects in Ghana, including support for various children’s homes, orphanages, destitute women and anti-poverty campaigns; and she hopes to make the Foundation’s work a pan-African project by 2017.

Groomed by the late legendary statesman designer, Kofi Ansah, Victoria Michaels’ international modeling career has seen her participating as a runway model at the AU Summit GOLD Show, BBC Fashion Show, Dubai Fashion Week, FIMA International Fashion Show and Dark & Lovely Fashion Show. Victoria has also been invited as a guest to some of the most prestigious fashion shows in the globe including the London and New York fashion weeks.  She has also been featured in major publications like Vogue Italia.

She is one of the most sought-after models to be brand ambassador and lead commercial model for leading businesses in Africa.  She has played major roles in commercials for Hertz Rent-a-Car, Vodafone, MTN, Nescafe, Da-Viva, and Bela-Aqua mineral water.  Charitable institutions also see Victoria as a powerful brand ambassador; she was chosen by the British Council as one of two representatives from Ghana at the All African Youth Summit in Johannesburg, SA.

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Victoria has won many awards for her work, in 2014 alone; she came out with four outstanding awards including being honoured by Ovation International as its first Angel of Hope Award recipient. This award recognizes celebrities in Africa whose image and positive contribution continues to inspire hope across the continent. She was honoured that evening alongside Ghanaian former leader – President Jerry Rawlings and her late mentor, Kofi Ansah who was awarded post-humorously.

AFWL Ambassador 1

“It feels really great to be chosen as the Brand Ambassador for a globally acclaimed proudly African event like the African Fashion Week London. I am particularly excited to be part of this grand platform that showcases the original African creativity, style and talent. We have a very rich fashion culture and I look forward to working with inspiring African designers from both within the continent and the Diaspora as we thrill and dazzle the world with authentic mind blowing designs that speaks only of our incredible creativeness”  Victoria Michaels

We are excited to have Victoria on board as our brand Ambassador for Africa Fashion Week London 2015. We see her as someone who represents our brand in many ways, and  we believe she can use  her knowledge to encourage the young & upcoming  models. We look forward to working with her and to creating a fantastic event  this year.
Ronke Ademiluyi
Founder, Africa Fashion Week London.

 

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DEVIEHL London launches a collection of handpainted master piece perfect coffee cups.

19 Oct

Each Arusha cup is individually painted by internationally renowned London jewellery designer Gail Klevan.  The cups feature highly distinctive patterns combining hand engravings , paints as well as gold and silver leaf. Designs are applied to optical-quality acrylic, creating a shimmering, ever changing iridescence.

via DEVIEHL London launches a collection of handpainted master piece perfect coffee cups..

THE DICKENS SANOMI ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION 2014 HAS ONLY TWO WEEKS REMAINING

17 Oct

Now in its 4th year the DSF Essay Competition is a national competition open to all Nigerian students of secondary school age. The competition is organized by The Dickens Sanomi Foundation, an independent non-governmental organization set up to promote the importance of education in particular writing skills amongst our youth.

via THE DICKENS SANOMI ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION 2014 HAS ONLY TWO WEEKS REMAINING.

Charlie-sloth-hood-heat-vol-1RELEASED 24TH NOVEMBER 2014 BY NAUGHTY BOY RECORDS/VIRGIN

15 Oct

Britain’s premier hip hop and grime tastemaker DJ Charlie Sloth launches his first compilation instalment. Hood Heat Vol. 1 is set for release on 24th November 2014 through Naughty Boy’s imprint on Virgin Records.Celebrating Charlie’s first year heading up Radio 1’s seminal Saturday Night Rap show, alongside his legendary BBC 1xtra shows, Hood Heat Vol. 1 features his authoritative selection of this year’s finest hip hop and grime cuts. Essential listening for 2014 the compilation will be split across 2 discs and brings together an eclectic mix of this year’s biggest tracks alongside specially commissioned exclusive cuts.

via Charlie-sloth-hood-heat-vol-1RELEASED 24TH NOVEMBER 2014 BY NAUGHTY BOY RECORDS/VIRGIN.

Kalango book launch 15th November 2014

23 Sep

Kalango book launchYou’re  invited to the book launch and signing of  the  novel Kalango (The personified story of Nigeria)  written by Emeka Anyanwu.  ISBN: 978-0-9930417-0-9

Date : Saturday 15th November 2014
Time : 2pm – 6pm

Venue : University College London
Room G22 LT Pearson.
(North East Entrance)
Gower Street – London – WC1E 6BT
RSVP : MBW PR – 02035321354
Info@mbwpr.com
Bookings@fauntee.com

Book sale will be held at £5.00 only. Pre orders are welcomed. There will be free refreshments, meeting and greeting with the Author and book signing. All are invited.
To attend please register below.

Kalango digs into the fabric of the realities on ground in a typical Nigerian  society. It weaves together the true story of Nigeria ; the good, the bad, the ugly and the political hijack that has brought the country to its knees for so long.  Centred on a hospital as the  ‘project Nigeria’ ,exploring different angles different sectors are playing in the management of resources. Totally fictional but satirically telling it as it is. Tipped to be a best selling title to be ranked with Chinua Achebes ‘Things Fall Apart’ .

Host:  Dr Ben Page of UCL

Reviews and excerpt:   will be read by various academics including Faustina Anyanwu Chief Editor of C. Hub magazine.

Come and discover Nigeria from this Novel. Kalango (The Personified Story of Nigeria) .

Register click on the link below.

– See more at: http://www.mbwpr.com/kalango-book-launch-15th-november-2014/#sthash.3AamSIAi.dpuf

C. Hub magazine issue 7 out now on free digital download

19 Jul

In the past  month over 20,000 people have read and downloaded the current issue of C. Hub magazine . If you haven’t yet, you can also get it right here.

 

C.Hub magazine issue 7 Vol.2

By C-Hub Magazine in C.Hub magazine

80 pages, published 6/21/2014

C.hub magazine is the first and only Afro-creative magazine in the UK based on a number of shared values which include authenticity, originality, creativity, intergrity and African Heritage.
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C.Hub issue 4 – the sounds and beats special anniversary issue.

30 Sep

C.Hub issue 4 - the sounds and beats special anniversary issue.

C.Hub issue 4 -The sounds and beats of Africa.

Tropics magazine launches a live twitter interview sessions this August, join in with #Tropicsandfriends.

16 Aug

#TropicsAndFriends

Our media friends and partner Tropics magazine launches an innovative approach to new edge journalism using the social media platform . The interview session will go live on twitter on the 24th of August at 4pm.

This session  will see the media group interview entrepreneurs and personalities worldwide on twitter with individuals joining in with their questions directly sent to their heroes and icons.

First to showcase for this session is –  Multiple Award-Winning and highly sought after Ghanaian Fashion Designer, AFUA SAM, is the Founder and brain behind STUDIO D’MAXSI, one of the fastest growing fashion houses based in the Washington, DC. Unique, innovative, and edgy AFUA SAM of STUDIO D’MAXSI creates masterpieces for the chic and funky modern woman. Born to a family of six, remarkably self-taught, AFUA SAM draws her creative inspiration from her late musician father and determination from her mother. She attributes her Ghanaian roots and rich culture as one of her many inspirations for the creation of her designs. On Saturday, August 24th, 2013 and will knock this session out of the park on a variety of topics around Design, Fashion, Style and Entrepreneurship. Official website: www.studiodmaxsi.com ;Twitter: @dmaxsi.

 How to Join the Discussion

To participate, the public should sign into their Twitter accounts and submit a question @TropicsMagazine or @c_hubmagazine for the special guest using the hashtag #TropicsAndFriends. The interview will take place from 3:30pm – 4:30pm (GMT+1) and the special guest will respond to as many tweets and questions as possible. Questions can also be submitted in advance. Individuals who do not have account on Twitter can still follow the interview by visiting any of the following pages:

Tropics Magazinehttp://www.facebook.com/TropicsMagazineWorld  

C.Hub Magazine: http://www.facebook.com/CHubMagazine

 PR and publicists who wish to have their clients interviewed on this live interviews should contact us or tropics.info@gmail.com 

C.Hub issue 3 The review.

12 Jun

C.hub magazine as the first and only Afro caribbean creative magazine continues to create epic issues after issues. On this 3rd issue “Africa through the screen” we have tried to compare all that has been said of Africa in the media and charity campaigns with what’s on ground. we spoke to actors and best of African movie industry – T.Chidi Chikere, Obi Emelonye and the rest. Radi Aid also tells of how they are challenging the poverty porn on the African child.

We went also to this years Grand designs bringing you the latest designs with African tint on them, we were at Top model of colour and we had a whatsapp chat with the winner, our fashion has never been so banged on before, with our amazing fashion editor Gayle Thompson doing her thing snooping around for the very latest on trend for you this summer, as always jokes jokes jokes from our Nonso. And you can’t miss our SDO’s review of the latest Automobile tech innovations, or our Lissa’s take on socialmedia “Are you #tagged”? . There is alot you must see this time. Our Frankie took a world tour and she came up with her very best 5 city hide away.

And for the best reader you are, we are giving one lucky winner a chance to spend a luxury night with the partner in a London 5 star hotel. The details of how to enter is also inside. Discover also how our finance editor is helping you to make your money work for you. Oh and what about 82 year old Mary Yeates who still walks the walk at the London Moonwalk. What is her secret? All for sure inside C.Hub issue 3.

You don’t wanna miss any bit of it. So here you can now preview and see for yourself.

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