Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Betty Adewole is Hotter Than Summer

Betty Adewole. This super model has been more active and currently making more buzz than Adaora Akubilo, Oluchi Onweagba or any other Nigerian super model in the world.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Magdalina Masha, Nigerian Beauty of Month

Photo: Magdalina Masha, Nigerian actress and model and member of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color

Discovered when she was a university student in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1975 by photographer Peter Beard, Iman went on to become an international supermodel. To address the needs of women of color, she launched a line of cosmetics, Iman, in 1994, and with this beautifully illustrated coffee-table book geared to black, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian women, and timed to coincide with the debut of her second cosmetic line, she's poised to become the voice of beauty for this underrepresented group of women. In a conversational tone, Iman shares solutions to basic makeup and skin care quandaries (how to use blush, test foundation and choose tools) and debunks myths (dark skinned women don't need sunblock, ethnicity determines skin color). Other sections show how to "get the look" from "Ghetto Fab" to "So Fresh So Clean." Gorgeous photographs of well-known faces (Salma Hayek, Tyra Banks, Ling) with personal tidbits of advice and real women makeovers, from teens to women over 50, round out the offerings. Fun and flirty, with a confidential, insider feel, this combination of celebrity and self-improvement, capped with artistic portraits of women famous and not, indicate another success for Iman.
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About the Author

Iman, the daughter of an African diplomat, was born in Somalia. She was raised speaking five languages, and was studying political science at the University of Nairobi when she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, who arranged for her to seek a modeling career in the United States. She quickly became the most successful black model and an international star on runways and in magazines. Iman remained at the top of her field for fourteen years, appearing in countless publications and advertising campaigns. In 1994 she started Iman Cosmetics for skin of color and in 2000 launched a second line, I-Iman Makeup. She is the author of I Am Iman, an autobiographical sketchbook of her working life. The mother of two daughters, she is married to musician/actor David Bowie.

Epitome of African Beauty

Model: Queen Inih Ebong.

Her dark skin shines in the sunrise
And glows in the moonlight
You can see the glints in her brown eyes as she smiles
Her sparkling white teeth can be seen from miles.

Their heads turn as she walks queenly on the street
They gaze from her crown to the toes of her feet.

I have seen her!
The golden maiden of Africa!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Who Will Win the First Nollywood Diva of the Year Award?

To Vote Text Genevieve Nnaji to 33967

Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) presents the first ever Nollywood Divas Awards. to be unveiled at the 3rd Eko International Film Festival which opens on November 5, 2012, in the coastal mega city of Lagos in south western Nigeria.

To vote your favorite diva, text the name of your diva to 33967

You can vote on all the mobile phone networks in Nigeria.

…And the 20 nominees are the following Nollywood divas in no particular order.

  • Rita Dominic,
  • .Genevieve Nnaji
  • Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
  • Stephine Okereke Linus.
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Funke Akindele.
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Omoli Oboli,
  • Stella Damasus.
  • Lillian Bach
  • Joke Silva-Jacobs
  • Ngozi Ezeonu
  • Clarion Chukwura.
  •  Ini Edo
  •  Uche Jumbo
  • Bimbo Akinbola.
  • Tonto Dike
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Nse Ikpe Esim
  • Fathia Balogun

       Each text is N50
You stand a chance to win VIP Ticket to the Gala Night of the 3rd Eko International Film Festival/Nollywood Divas Awards Night.

To Vote Text Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to 33967

To Vote Text Clarion Chukwura to 33967

To Vote Text Stephanie Okereke to 33967

To Vote Text Kate Henshaw to 33967

To Vote Text Funke Akindele to 33967

To Vote Text Mercy Johnson to 33967

To Vote Text Rita Dominic to 33967

To Vote Text Fathia Balogun to 33967

To Vote Text Monalisa Chinda to 33967

To Vote Text Tonto Dike to 33967

To Vote Text Bimbo Akintola to 33967

To Vote Text Omoni Oboli to 33967

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To Vote Text Stella Damasus to 33967

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Jourdan Dunn On Prada Runway

Jourdan Dunn (born 3 August 1990 in London, England) is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Management in London shortly thereafter. In 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nyasha Matonhodze: The Most Wanted African Supermodel in the World

16 year old Zimbabwean Nyasha Matonhodze is one of the youngest supermodels in the world. She is currently the most sought after African model. You can see her on the supplement cover of the May edition of British Vogue. She was discovered by Elite International Model Look 2009 (won by Julia Saner) as a contestant for Zimbabwe.

Nyasha Matonhodze has made heads to turn on the runway for Clements Ribeiro, Jonathan Saunders, Loewe, Emanuel Ungaro and Louis Vuitton. She has been featured in Wonderland, V Magazine and Teen Vogue.

She's currently signed with Marilyn Management in New York, and Elite Models in Milan, Paris and London.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Supple Magazine’s Sexiest Black Woman Alive Challenges Esquire’s Sex Symbols

Tracy Obonna, Supple Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive.

Rihanna, Esquire's 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive.

Supple Magazine’s Sexiest Black Woman Alive Challenges Esquire’s Sex Symbols

Esquire’s celebrated Sexiest Woman Alive has defined the status quo of female sex symbols in entertainment for years without any critical objection to the selection process, because the chosen sexiest women have been based on the popular choice of millions of the readers and fans from a short list of nominees. But the selection of nominees who are always predominantly Caucasian sex symbols is warped by racial prejudice of the White controlled American news media. That is why most of their so called sexiest women alive in the world have been Caucasian bimbos with only few exceptions such as Halle Berry and Rihanna and this is what Supple magazine is challenging by naming Tracy Obonna, aka The Nigerian Bombshell as the Sexiest Black Woman Alive.

Tracy Obonna is hotter, prettier and sexier than Rihanna, 2011 Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive and 90 per cent of those on the list of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in The World 2012. The American born Nigerian sex symbol is the epitome of beauty with brains whose amazing voluptuous body makes Rihanna and every other Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive look ordinary from head to toe, because Tracy Obonna, aka the Nigerian Bombshell is actually sexier than them all. And it is also necessary to correct the erroneous notion of the narrow-minded selection of Esquire over the years, because it is generally wrong to name any woman sexiest woman alive without any consideration for the most eligible women outside America, which is what American tabloids have been doing in discrimination and disregard of other exotic beautiful and voluptuous women who are not recognized by the narrow-minded American news media. The American news media wants to dictate trends to the rest of us, but this is unacceptable, because the rest of the world is different from America and not inferior to America. What is hot or not in America is different from what is hot or not in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe.

~ Supple Magazine.

I agree with Supple’s point of view, because it is justified and long over due to dismiss the racial discrimination against non Caucasian sex symbols in the selection of the so called sexiest women or men in the world. The exclusion of Tracy Obonna from the nominees for Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive and FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World is questionable to say the least or she is not popular enough. By the way, how can white women with flabby buttocks be sexier than the voluptuous "Bootylicious" Beyoncé Knowles, Tracy Obonna and other sexy non-Caucasian beauties in the world? Please, let’s be honest and stop the racist attitude of these racy American tabloids promoting the superior feel good factor of Caucasians and their ritzy lifestyles to the detriment of blacks, Hispanics, Asians and others!

In the anatomy of beauty and the sexuality of femininity when compared to the sexiest women of Esquire and FHM, Tracy is prettier and sexier than most of them, thus making nonsense of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive and FHM’s hot list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World. But who is Tracy Obonna?

Tracy was born to Nigerian parents in Washington D.C.,USA. She has also lived in London and Lagos. When Tracy was six years old, her parents made the decision to move to Toronto, Canada. Growing up in Canada, Tracy grew a passion for the arts. She participated in numerous school plays and dance recitals. Somewhere in the midst of practicing ballet and tap moves, Tracy developed another passion for both watching and playing sports. In the the sixth grade, Tracy began playing volleyball very seriously…as a result of her hard work combined with dedication, she was able to receive a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball for Youngstown State University in Ohio.Her sister Vanessa Obonna is also an exotic beauty queen and model.

Some of Tracy's most prestigious work include the following:

Nollywood Movie "X-Class" - 2012
Featured in Flava Girl Mag - Aug 2011
Heineken Ad Campaign/Commercial-2010
P Diddy's 4th of July Dancer in Atlantic City – July 2010
Featured Dancer-Ne-Yo's 30th Birthday Celebrity Party in NYC - Oct 2009
Dancer in Belly ft. Snoop Dogg music video "Hot Girl" – Sept 2009

Music Videos//
Belly ft. Snoop Dogg "Hot Girl"
Masspike Miles ft. Rick Ross "Nasty"
Trilogy "Warning"
Jim Jones and Ron Browz ft. Juelz Santana "Pop Champagne"

ELM Magazine…Featured Model-Issue # 5 (December 2011)
FLAVA GIRL Magazine…Summer 2011 (Featured Model)
GORGEOUS Magazine...Dec. 2009-Special Holiday/1208Models Issue (Featured Model)
TEARSHEET Magazine...Spring 2009 (Featured Model)

Chancellor Award in Academics and Athletics
2011 NPA Award - Best Nigerian Model of the Year

Tracy currently resides in Florida, where she is pursuing an MBA degree in International Businessand Finance.
Follow Tracy: www.twitter.com/TracyObonna

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of African Beauty and other blogs and author of Children of Heaven, Sleepless Night, Scarlet Tears of London, Bye, Bye Mugabe, In the House of Dogs and other books.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Nigerian-American Model Adaora Akubilo Featured in Sports Illustrated's 2012 Swimsuit Issue.
Adaora was photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Swimsuit by Anna Kosturova.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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