Saturday, 15 February 2014

FOREO Announces Sponsorship of African Fashion Weeks in London & Nigeria

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Stockholm/Nigeria, February 2014: After launching across African markets late last month, Swedish brand FOREO announces they will be an official sponsor of two of the continent’s most celebrated events, African Fashion Week in London and African Fashion Week in Nigeria. Having already been successful in Europe, the US, Australia and Asia, FOREO is excited to support the growth of the beauty industry in Africa by sponsoring these key events.

From its Swedish roots to New York, London and Madrid, FOREO has established itself as a truly global brand by revolutionizing the skincare routines of millions of consumers regardless of their background. To further this commitment, the brand has aligned itself with AFWL, an event that praises diverse cultural heritages, as well as AFWN, which celebrates emerging talents in the region. The sponsorship of these two events coincides with FOREO’s entry into the fast-growing economies of Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, where the brand sees exciting possibilities. Continue...

Afua Antwi covers Zen Magazine February Issue

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In this month’s Zen Magazine look at a number of African models who have forged their own distinctive style on and off the catwalk. Nana Afua Antwi is arguably one of the most stylistically individual models of her age, while unarguably remaining one of Ghana’s hottest models.

She is the 1st Ghanaian model to win Britain’s Top Model of Colour and is a BEFFTA Awards Winner for Female Model of the Year in 2011 and Young Achiever of the year in 2013. Her look is seriously impossible to categorise – part fierce, part your girl next door; a glamorous and open-minded individual who loves to learn, create and support everyone around her. Photography by: Dami Oyetade  
Makeup by: Imelda Ladebo  HairStylist/Artist: Adeola Olasebikan

Easy Taxi partners with Samsung to give users a free ride

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Nigeria’s leading Taxi hailing app service, Easy Taxi have partnered with Samsung Nigeria to give customers free taxi rides on the 14th and 15th of February 2014. The taxi service barely six months ago and have risen to provide the safest means of transportation for Lagosians with plans to expand to other states within the forthcoming year.

According to Bankole Cardoso Managing Director of Easy Taxi, “The brand Easy Taxi is passionate about providing the safest, fastest and most convenient Taxi service to Nigerians and has put in place several customer interactive measures to ensure this is achieved. The Easy Taxi Samsung Free Day as the campaign is called is a targeted partnership with Samsung to boost customer service and appreciate our users”.

The strategic partnership with telecommunications giant Samsung will allow users of Samsung devices request a taxi within Lagos for free between 9:00pm on the 14th of February to 9:00pm on the 15th of February 2014.

The campaign is to be rounded off with an exclusive evening with Nigerian RnB superstar Banky W for fans to engage, network and socialise. Continue below to read about Easy Taxi...

K2O Entertainment Presents Dageo with singles 'Whine for Me' and 'Olorire'

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It's not just any Valentine’s Day...it's 14.2.14 as K2O Entertainment on Friday 14th February 2014 releases the brand's first singles titled 'Whine for Me' and 'Olorire' for massive air play on radio stations and social media channels. These singles  is available for downloads as it  rocks the airwave toooodaay!!! Continue...

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Ethiopian Supermodel Liya Kebede Face Of Fashion Brand- Prabal Gurung First-Ever Ad Campaign

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 Photographed by Dan Jackson, the ads feature Ethiopian born Actress, Supermodel, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Goodwill Ambassador Liya Kebede posing in the label's spring '14 looks.

Kebede wears our favorite looks: the heavy tweed cocoon bomber jackets and strapless gowns in raspberry red and vibrant blue, accessorized only with a silk head scarf. In each image, Kebede is shown opposite a burning metal rose. We can't say we're entirely sure of the symbolism, but Kebede's powerful stance and unsmiling face, combined with the low camera angle, make quite the impact all the same.

It's hard to believe, but despite having 10 seasons under his belt, Prabal Gurung's never actually had a print advertising campaign. The brand focuses on quality and innovation which has placed Gurung at the forefront of American fashion with designs worn by leading ladies including First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge, to name a few. Continue below to see more shots...

Mercy Johnson Rocks A Print Dress On Visit To Iroko TV

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 Nollywood Diva, Mercy Johnson channeled her star style in a red and black print wrap effect dresspaired with bright red patent Mary-Jane pumps. She finished her look with long straight hair and a black tote handbag. Love the dress but not feeling those red pumps and the hair needs to be styled properly, Check out more pics below...

African peacekeeping force recaptures rebel-held town

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The commander of the African peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic said on Saturday his troops had recaptured the town of Sibut after it was seized by rebel fighters.

"As I speak, MISCA has taken control of the town of Sibut," General Tumenta Chomud told Central African state radio, referring to the peacekeepers.

"A Gabonese contingent from MISCA is in place in the town. It is clear that the Seleka fighters can be contained and they will be disarmed."

Wande Coal Reveals His Best Kept Secret "His Son"

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 Former Mavin Records artistes, Wande Coal has revealed in an interview with P.M. News his best “kept secret”; a five year old son who he calls Coal Jnr.

Nobody is going to surprise me anymore. Let me then announce to the whole world that I already have a five-year old son. I had the boy since 2008 before I released my debut album,‘Mushin 2 Mo’Hits’. I have been keeping it secret ever since then but think it’s high time people should know.” he says

Wande decided to make the revelation because he rather not be subjected to crude speculations by some mischievous groups.

20 of Africa's coolest designers, the quotes they said & their fashion

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OK let's say you had a chance to document 20 of the most inspirational quotes from 20 of Africa's hottest designers, would you keep it at just 20 or add a few more?

Well, Zen Magazine are proud to announce that for the 1st time ever they have an article that documents inspirational quotes from African designers across the world. It was extremely difficult to keep the list at just 20 for so many reasons but they are happy to have finally gotten the list sorted and ready to be shared to the world. This post is meant to educate and inform, it's meant to be read, shared, appreciated, bookmarked, and whatever you do, please don't stop sharing it.

Visit Zen Magazine Website for each of the designers webpage  to check them out and buy a few items. Support the designers, support the fashion.

Kenyan Award winning Actress Maureen Koech set to debut song

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 With the teaser to her soon to be launched video already creating a major buzz on YouTube, Award winning 23 year old Kenyan born prolific actress, Maureen Koech, the Lies that Bind beauty, says she is excited about launching her singing career.

 “I just cannot wait to do it,” she told Pulse, revealing that the song and video will premiere next month. “The Be Afraid teaser has received great response, and I can’t wait to release the real thing.

 I recorded the song with Celsius Degree, and the video was shot by Prominent Cinemas, a production company with a lot of filming experience from the United States,” she told KTN, clearing questions as to if her announcement about entering the music scene was just hot air. “My acting career is still going strong. Towards the end of last year, I starred in a short film called Stick Ribbons. It will be released soon,” she added.

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