Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Apart from the balms, you can also find salts, scrubs & body sprays. Once again it's the same exact concept, each salt, scrub & spray is given a name and the appropriate ingredients are used to evoke those sensations...
This Nigerian girl who conquers daily the concrete jungle of NY where she attended one of the most prestigious local art high school, has been making her way on American airwaves and on the internet with a bang. Her sound is poppish meets electro dance with a dash of soul, hip hop and even a bit of country...
The 21 years old singer/songwriter is proud of her Nigerian roots, even better even though she grew up in the states she has travelled to her home country a few times over the years. Nenna has appeared in some editorial and ads for urban fashion brands such as Akademics and Rocawear.
A star on myspace already, Nenna was selected as 1 of the 10 final finalists for the Toyota/Myspace contest.
With the help of her musical partner & bestie D-Tox Wisniewski, she was smart to reach out to her fans directly on the internet , it is obvious that the future of the music industry lays there. I myself discovered her on YouTube so upcoming singers out there, do not sleep on the power of the viral media:)
Her EP is def' full of club -bangers, word on the street was that one of her songs would be used on MTV show "The City". With her sexy and avant-gardiste sense of fashion, her fun and catchy lyrics of women empowerment and freedom, the productions by D Tox, her writing skills in French Italian & German I know that this is just the beginning for this fabulafricana. Dance and pop music will never die therefore she's welcome to bring something new to the musical scene. If you are still unsure about this pretty and talented young thang, know that she even graced the stages of Canargie Hall and the Julliard Institute, not bad hun:)
Here's her YouTube channel address:
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
So here I am back on my personal space on the web facing my fears, wondering if what I'm doing is relevant with the birth of so many blogs (which is a great thing by the way), wondering if I will still be able to write about you fabulafricanas...but I'm in love with y'all so I guess I can't stop:)
So I'm challenging myself to 365 days of straight discovery and sharing with you guys on this spot...nervous as hell but excited at the same , this shall be an interesting journey:)
Today I hope that you'll be inspired by the journeys of photographer Leila Ghandi, social activist Rokhaya Diallo, entrepreneurAnn Kihengu, writer Dinaw Mengestu, singers Coco Van M & Sade to challenge yourselves to great work ethics and a life of passion.
Ready set go!!..have an awesome day and if things are a bit difficult remenber that
It is What It Is & Tomorrow is another day:)
A demain Inch'Allah:)
PS: Special shout out to you reader Boy Pullo, thanks for the sweet & encouraging email brotha, diaramaaa a 1000***
Coco Van M is a 25 years old Togolese fabulafricana with a passion for music, a young woman who despite living in the maritime climate of Netherlands hasn’t forgotten the warmth of Terre Africa.
I listened and watched her video for her first single “Blewu” and was impressed by the Togolese cultural touch in her video through the styling, the scenery, accessories ect. It’s clear with her choice of African rhythm and language that Togo is heavy on her mind. If you are more of an up-tempo type of music- lover her second single: Bye Bye with Ek Ayo might just do it for you.
Def’ give it a try, I’m sure that we’ll hear more from and about this ambitious young lady
Here are the various places where you can keep in touch with our Togolese sis:
Djaa my Togolese sistas sont dedans:)
Each year, the Cartier Women’s Initiative salutes the courage of worldwide sistas, offering them the chance to 20 000 $, great mentorship program by seasoned business veterans, media exposure.
Check out part of the Award ceremony 2009,HERE
This could be the perfect trip to Timbiktu without physically travelling there. It’s inspired by a trip to Timbuktu by the perfumer in chef Mr.B.Duchaufour.
Honoring the traditional method of African encess that Malians are famous for, this perfume is made up of a mix of woodsy ,spicy and fruity scents. Some of the elements are mangoes scents,
Karoe Karounde flower scent, pink pepper scent, vetivier, patchouli balsam scent.
Don’t know about y’all, haven’t tried it but just the name of this pefume and some of these dreamy ingredients make me wanna get Timbuktu crazy.