Category: Showbiz

THE BEAUTY OF ASO-OKE AND TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT

The colors of aso-oke you choose for your traditional engagement wedding day set the style
and tone for your entire event. Like we know, traditional engagement ceremonies are usually
colorful and full of life and activites. There are several ways you can implement your choice of
colors, from the decorations, cake, favors, accessories, table linens and even the invitations!
One tip: make sure you choose the colors you love, typically, you want a maximum of three to
five colors in your palette.THE BEAUTY OF ASO-OKE AND TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT

EZINNE AKUDO WINS MISS NIGERIA 2013.

Beauty and brains rained down in Lagos at the Intercontinental
hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos where The
Miss Nigeria Beauty pageant was held
and we have a winner!

miss Nigeria
Ezinne Akudo, 22, clinched the crown;
beating 32 other contestants to take
home the star prize of a brand new car,
a trip to California and three million
naira.

DAVIDO, JUDE OKOYE FLAUNT STACKS OF DOLLAR BILLS

They are both artist and producer in their prime; they work hard
and love to show off the result; huge dollar bills.
Gobe cronner Davido and elder brother of PSquare pop twins Jude
Engees Okoye posted photographs on their Instagram page
displaying their prized possessions. Jude and Papy J (Dancer

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Kaffy’s hubby) looked to be shopping for a car on the web while
Davido all dressed up for the Club Dreams gig in Houston Texas
which held at the weekend cuddled bundles of dollars. PSquare at
the weekend rocked Congo Brazzaville with an explosive
performance that left the mammoth crowd reeling. The twins and
their entourage flew to Congo for the Fespa Pan African Music
Concert which held at the Brazzaville Stadium

OBA EREDIAUWA OF BENIN KINGDOM CELEBRATES 90TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE.

The 22nd of June 2013, the capital city of Edo state, Benin received thousands of dignitaries from all over the country including Edo
state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom celebrated his 90th birthday in style. Though the king
was absent from his birthday due to health issues, his son Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa represented him through out the event.
Benin palace walls and some popular streets in the city were decorated with beautiful banners by corporate body and individuals
wishing the king well. As part of the celebration, a children’s party was held. It featured dancing competition and cultural troupes.Publication oba birthday showbiz-page-001 Publication oba birthday showbiz-page-002

There was a re-launch of a book written by the monarch, I Remain Sir, Your Loyal
Servant. Oba Erediauwa was not present, but his presence was felt. The cake was
white and adorned with beads which symbolise purity of the monarch. The Oba is
the only authority to present beads to individuals. His queens who are rarely
seen in public were led by Olori Esther Erediauwa.

Benin women dressing and there traditional wedding

A lady is beautiful not only because of the makeup but also her dress up. In this edition we look at the Benin women dressing and there traditional wedding. It’s mostly says that they dress up like the oba wife. They dressed up with a crown on their head which is known as OKUKU , neck beads know as LVIE-URU , hand beads know as LVIE-OBO , earring know as EMI-OHORIVIE handbag know as EMPA-IVIE and the blouse which is called EWU-IVIE. It also said the coral beads were sourced from deep rivers and therefore were scarce and experience , so it’s not surprising that its nobles that got decked in them in all its full glory. The ones we see around today are not the real things , the real ones are still quite scarce and expensive

Beach Wear

Europeans have been enjoying beach vacations in Africa for decades and Americans are starting to discover the joys of combining a beach holiday with a safari and a dash of African culture.

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When you go for a beach holiday, the last thing you want is to tug around bags of clothes. Travel light when you go anywhere warm by choosing pieces that work for day and night.
For an effortless beach look, wear light comfortable clothing like a sundress, flip flops, shorts, skirts and wrap-arounds such as kikoys and lesos.
Wear key accessories for a look that is chic yet functional. Don’t forget to carry a beach bag and a pair of sunglasses.
Take very little make-up. A moisturiser and waterproof mascara will be enough. Add sunscreen, some face powder and lip balm and you are ready for a fun and stylish holiday.

 

Beach Wear

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THE BEAUTY OF HEAD WRAP BY AFRICAN WOMEN AND MEN

According to Danya London, the head wrap has now become a staple of traditional black
dress; arrays of wonderful head wraps, fashionably worn at special events, have now
become a fashion statement for the black woman. In history, the head wrap was hard to
come by and therefore usually worn by wealthier black men and women. Now the head wrap
is an available garment for men and women of all statuses to wear.

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African head wraps come in many bright bold colors that animate the face. According to
Africa Imports African Business, in West Africa, head wraps are referred to as “gele” in
Yoruba or “ichafu” in Ibo. Some African American women continue to wear head wraps to
boast their spiritual strength.

THE BEAUTY OF HEAD WRAP BY AFRICAN WOMEN AND MEN

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The head wrap typically covers the hair completely. One cultural significance about the
African head wrap is that African women typically secure the wrap using a knot at the base
of the crown which leaves the neck and forehead exposed. Part of the reason for this is to
make the facial features appear striking so that anyone that wishes to look upon an African
American woman would look up at her face rather than down at her body

The beauty Tushness of Ankara

The Tushness of Ankara
Kai! To think that there was a time i used to think Ankara was razz, I most humbly swallow my words!. There is so much beauty to be derived from this beautiful fabric if only we know how to twist and turn things. Lets dig out more on Ankara. Hope you get inspired, because i am so rocking it this season! Here are important celebrity who show case Ankara..

 

The “Tushness of Ankara” Compiled by Josephine Owen-isied Aguebor.

 

The beauty of Tushness of Ankara

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CORAL BEADS AN INSIGNIA OF ROYALTY

With an appeal that exudes Royalty, elegance, Class and Style and passing through centuries, Coral Beads still stand as the No. 1 symbol of Royalty in contemporary Africa traditional representations.

On this edition we shall be looking at Coral Beads as An Ideal Bridal Costume in the Benin tradition. The Benins, Urhobo’s and some other parts of the edo/Delta have a common name for coral bead, they call it ivie. Coral bead as ornament, is held in high esteem and valued like diamond among the people of this region and the country at large especially during traditional marriage. Even the Yoruba’s and Ibos uses coral beads as insignia of royalty too. The extent of its value gave rise to the parable in Benin “Aiye Ivie rhuemwin oya”. This simply means, beads are not used as instrument of dishonour.

Compiled by Faith Sonia Amosa

Correspondent editor, Dortmund Region, Germany.

 

 

 

The Tushness of Ankara

The Tushness of Ankara
Kai! To think that there was a time i used to think Ankara was razz, I most humbly swallow my words!. There is so much beauty to be derived from this beautiful fabric if only we know how to twist and turn things. Lets dig out more on Ankara. Hope you get inspired, because i am so rocking it this season! Here are important celebrity who show case Ankara..

Tushness of Ankara

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