Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faderera Mariah Omosowoeni is the Most Beautiful Girl in LASU

Walking tall beauty Miss Faderera Mariah Omosowoeni is the new Miss LASU as she emerged the most beautiful girl in the campus beauty pageant on 4th July 2013.

The colourful pageant was held at the New Auditorium of the Lagos State University (LASU) that was packed with excited students, performing artistes, comedians, special guests and other members of the LASU community.

The event, which was organized by MLK Events in conjunction with the Lagos State University Student
Union, paraded a number of beautiful contestants from different faculties of the university. At the end of the fun packed event, delectable and elegant Faderera Mariah Omosowoeni who represented Faculty of Education was crowned the new beauty queen of the Lagos State University. She got a cash prize and a brand new golf car.
A visibly elated Miss Omosowoeni has promised to reach out to fellow students during her one-year reign.
She also promised to be a good ambassador of the school even after her reign as queen.

Specifically, Queen Faderera promised to contribute in the current effort to re-brand the image of the university with a television programme, which she titled ‘LASU on Point’. She also intends to embark on a beautification of LASU by creating a recreational park with a fountain in front of the faculty of Education. There are also plans to donate educational materials to students. The queen also hopes to, before the end of her reign, host an alumni dinner to celebrate LASU products that have contributed and are still contributing to society.


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Meet Magdalene Masha, the Face of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema

Magdalene Masha, the fast rising young actress and model starring in the DBATS TV Reality Show on Silverbird TV has been chosen as the Face of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project of the Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema and Projection Foundation.

 Famous Afro hip hop singer D'banj who is the brand ambassador of the Bank of Industry is among the stars expected at the launching of the nationwide Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project at the popular Freedom Park on Lagos Island on Saturday June 22, 2013.

Highlights of the big event for over 500 guests are the outdoor cinema premiere of “Project Happiness”, public presentation of the new NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® magazine, special live rap music performance by the artiste known as 2MS and introduction of the Face of Screen Naija, Magdalene Masha, an upcoming actress and model.

D'Adshas of "50/50 (Give n Take)" fame are set to perform live at the launching of Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project @ 5pm on Saturday June 22, 2013, at the popular Freedom Park on Broad Street, Lagos.

The D'Ashas are the hottest female music duo of two lovely sisters born and raised in Calabar, Deo Kiki and Shosho Kiki and popularly known for their hit debut album "Ima (Love)" in 2008 which enjoyed massive airplay home and abroad. D'Adshas followed up with three fantastic singles; "Tinkinikinik" featuring Dammy Krane, "Omo Naija" and "Temptation" featuring General Pype.
Their latest hit single is “MONEY LOVE” Featuring O’black.



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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Screen Naija Beauty Meg Masha

Screen Naija beauty Magdalene Masha is the Programme Manager of Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema and one of the coordinators of the Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project in Nigeria. Magdalene is also an actress and model in Nigeria.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

African Fashion Beauty, Cynthia Agiande

Cynthia Agiande looking so beautiful last Saturday going for a wedding.

As far as I am concerned African haute couture remains the most beautiful in the world of fashion.
The beauty is not even lost in simplicity.
African women in African headscarves alone make heads to turn on the street, red carpet and runway 24/7.

African beauty comes with dignity and nobility of royalty like Cynthia Agiande looking like a true African Princess in her beautiful shinning yellow African head wrap/head-tie "Gele" and yellow gown as she stepped out gracefully last Saturday April 6, 2013, for the wedding of one of her friends in Lagos, Nigeria.

Photographer: Orikinla Osinachi.
© Orikinla Osinachi. 2013. No reproduction in any format of media without the authorization and permission of the copyright owner and publisher.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Increasing Cases of Open Racial Discrimination in Fashion and Modeling

Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi in Lancome advert.

Women of colour who have had a great experience in life need to share their experiences with others. The world is not made up of blonde hair and blue eyes. We need to share ourselves.
~ Naomi Campbell, Daily Mail, 13 November 2009.

Candice Swanepoel is the epitome of the classic Caucasian model.

The discrimination against non-Caucasian models has continued in the fashion capitals of New York, Milan and London, because the top modelling agencies run by white owners and managers are racially biased against young black and Asian models who have been turned down many times while their white counterparts and peers have been given special preference and chosen ahead of the black and Asian girls at casting calls and auditions even in cases where the black and Asian girls look better than the Caucasian girls by miles.

Models: (left to right) Elsa Benitez (Elite), Ling Tan (IMG), Jacquetta Wheeler (IMG) & Yasmin Warsame (IMG Paris).

Asian model.


Ling Tan and Ai Tominaga.

I have seen the biased opinions of white model scouts who look for a million and one excuses to reject very promising black and Asian girls who would have been accepted and celebrated if they were white in colour In fact, many of the leading fashion and beauty magazines like VOGUE, ELLE, Vanity Fair, Glamour and others have ignored this racial injustice against black and Asian girls.

Chanel Iman.

The list of the richest supermodels today is enough proof of this glaring racial discrimination in the Caucasian controlled fashion world. Only Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks made the list from the highest paid Gisele Bündchen to the richest Kathy Ireland who has made over $350 million so far. And currently no single black model is among the highest paid active super models in the world since 2012 to date.

Betty Adewole. Photographed by Seye Isikalu.

Having a few black or Asian models making covers of white oriented magazines is just consolatory and does not address this problem that we all know is doing more harm than good to the fashion and beauty industries and making millions of black and Asian consumers to snub white magazines and invariably affecting the general appreciation of the products of white fashion designers and distributors of general beauty products and thereby causing slumps in sales in the U.S, Europe, Asia and other countries where they are sold to the public.
Racial discrimination destroys lives, careers, businesses, cultures and also destroys democracy and governance.

The more cosmopolitan we are in the fashion and beauty industries the more we will grow the creative industries and increase the public appreciation of our products and services so that non-white people will not see them as products made only for white people and snub them.

Let us address this problem, because it getting worse by the day and will not secure the future of the fashion and beauty industries and the society.

~ By Orikinla Osinachi, author of Scarlet Tears of London, Diary of the Memory Keeper and other books.
© Orikinla Osinachi. 2013. No reproduction of any part of this content in any format of media without the authorization and permission of the author and copyrights owner.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

African Princess

This young African beauty is also an African Princess.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

F2FA Launch in NYC is Best Event of the New Year!

The historic launching of the pan African F2FA magazine on Friday January 11, 2013, at the Empire State Building in New York City is one of the best things celebrating Africans in America and others in the diaspora as Sandra Appiah and Isaac Boateng unveiled the much awaited Face2Face Africa print edition.

The launching of the high-end contemporary pan-African F2FA magazine attracted many dignitaries and media buffs at the awesome Empire State Building in New York City on Friday January 11, 2013.

“F2FA is a dream fulfilled. A dream stemmed from a desire to change the story for someone who is going through what I experienced as a teenager,” the 23-year-old Editor-in-Chief, Sandra Appiah said. The mission is to redefine Africa in the modern world and shape black culture.

“If you believe that our mission is important and you want to continue seeing subsequent issues, you simply have to support and spread the word,” said 28-year-old Publisher Isaac Boateng calling on the global community to support F2FA Magazine.

For more information, contact info@f2fafrica.com.

Photos By: Alex Borghi.

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