Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Top [African] Models on the cover of Ebony.

Speaking of magazine covers...

Iman & Alek, joined Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee on the latest issue of Ebony.

This issue covers the history and success of Blacks in fashion.

Ghana U17 stun Brazil at World Cup

Ghana knocked tournament favourites Brazil out of the under-17 World Cup in South Korea with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Isaac Donkor scored the only goal of the game, played in Gwangyang, on 51 minutes.
The Black Starlets played the entire second half with ten men after Francis Boadi was sent off a minute before the break.

Ghana will play Peru in the quarter-finals on Saturday in Changwon.

Meanwhile, Tunisia suffered a 3-1 defeat in extra time against France. in another second-round tie.

France took the lead just before half-time with a free-kick from Henri Saivet, but Nour Hadhria gave the Carthage Eaglets the equaliser four minutes after the break with a stunning 25-metre drive.

It was still 1-1 after 90 minutes, but France scored twice in extra time through Damien Le Tallec.

Tunisia had been reduced to ten men after 76 minutes, when Mohamed Karoui was sent off for a foul.

The resultant penalty was saved by goalkeeper Habib Tounsi.
Nigeria play Colombia on Thursday in a second round match in Gwangyang.

Source: BBC Sports

Obama is...GQ!

GQ magazine followed us, and put Mr. Obama on the cover of their magazine.

Senator Barack Obama is conducting a determined and closely watched bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. And yet the candidate remains a citizen, son, husband, and father. In an in-depth cover story for the September issue, GQ correspondent Ryan Lizza reports on Obama's campaign trail life and the successes and challenges he's experienced as a presidential candidate in 2007.

Lizza interviewed Obama numerous times beginning in early 2004, just after his Senate primary win. In the same year, Obama delivered his history-making speech at the Democratic National Convention and went on to decisively capture the seat as the junior senator from Illinois. Since officially announcing his presidential candidacy on February 10, 2007.

In the whirlwind race for the White House, Obama tells GQ how he has worked to maintain the balance between the expectations placed upon him and the realities of waging a presidential run: "Finding that balance is hard," [says Obama], "because one of the criticisms in the national press of me is, 'Well, he may not be mean and tough enough for the rough-and-tumble of a presidential race.' Well, it turns out we've had some sharp elbows once in a while. But then people are shocked, and they say, 'Look, the guy's not who we thought he was!' "

Obama also speaks about the struggle to stay true to his core beliefs while communicating a meaningful political stance: "The danger," he goes on, "is that you start becoming so risk-averse that you become canned and scripted, and I'm resisting that, which means there's still gonna be some times when I want to push the boundaries a little bit, try to make a point...."

The story explores the impact of a presidential campaign on the candidate and his family. Obama's wife, Michelle, expresses a sense of how it feels inside the campaign bubble: "We'll joke," [Michelle Obama says], "when we're sitting at home watching TV, on the rare quiet night, and something will come on the news, and it's about Barack Obama. We'll say, 'Hmm, there goes that Barack Obama again. Sounds really pretty interesting.' I think there's an out-of-body kind of aspect to it."

Source: GQ Magazine

Vogue magazine also followed our footsteps :) in their last issue

Nelson Mandela statue is unveiled in London

Mr Mandela, his wife Graca Machel, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown were among those at the unveiling in Parliament Square.

Mr Brown hailed Mr Mandela as the "greatest and most courageous leader of our generation".
The late South African anti-apartheid activist Donald Woods had the idea for the 9ft-high (2.7m) bronze statue.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Here in D.C., African fashion will be showcased and celebrated.

4101 Reservoir RdWashington, DC, 20007

SEPTEMBER 15, 2007

RED CARPET RECEPTION – 6pm - designed for VIP ticket holders, sponsors and special guestsInvited to meet the designers and experience the life behind RUNWAY AFRICA, see our footage of special events leading up RUNWAY AFRICA, Light fare and drinks. EVENT hosted EXCLUSIVELY by Amarula Cream.

RUNWAY AFRICA FASHION SHOW – begins @ 8pm WATCH RUNWAY AFRICA’s five international couture designers: RUBY – SOUTH AFRICA, SIKA DESIGNS – GHANA, BEZEYMAILAN – TOGO-RUSSIAN and VIETNAM-FRENCH influenced, BLOKES N’ DIVAS – NIGERIA, HARRIET’S ALTER EGO – NIGERIA all representing different countries in Africa as they present Africhic fashions on the RUNWAY, featuring Miss GHANA 2006, Miss Angela Assare – THE FACE OF RUNWAY AFRICA 2007.

For tickets,
click here! This event will sell out!

After party details coming shortly...

Monday, August 20, 2007


Wale doing it big time...just heard a song featuring Jay Z & Freeway.
Personal opinion: best rapper in 2007!

Afrikan Boy...

We've been listening to dude's songs, quite often....


Friday, August 17, 2007

"Gimme Shelter" Angelique Kidjo and Joss Stone

Angelique Kidjo and Joss Stone remake The Rolling Stones hit with a universal message.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


We spent all weekend in the beautiful far off land of Baltimore city at the Naijafest. We had a blast. Good music...good food...good people....

Friday, August 10, 2007

CASRAM...Day 1

I was at the the CASRAM? grand opening event on Wednesdday. was hot!!

It continues tonight. Click here for details!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ruwayafrica's EGO Trippin' event.

not a whole lof of pics...

Ngozi Odita of Harriet's Alter Ego: