Pictures & News
Happy new month. May this month bring you more blessings than you thought possible.
Today is world’s AIDS Day. Please keep yourself safe.
Let’s begin with one of my favourite designers…Kosibah…
This is the way some of us dress in Naija when going out…
British teacher sentenced in Sudan
A British teacher found guilty of insulting Islam in Sudan, where she allowed her young students to name a teddy bear after the Prophet, has been sentenced to jail and deportation. The British government has urged Sudan to release her early.
Madeleine McCann is probably dead, Portugal’s attorney general has said.
Fernando Jose Pinto Monteiro said it would have been “natural” for an abductor to have killed the girl after she became the world’s most famous missing child.
In a brutally frank assessment of the case, Portugal’s most senior lawyer said the publicity campaign launched by Madeleine’s parents had probably sealed her fate.
Mr Monteiro also revealed that the Madeleine investigation was the most expensive in Portuguese history, but admitted that he did not know if there would ever be arrests.
He insisted all lines of inquiry are still open, and that police will continue to throw resources at the case.
But he said: “There is a greater degree of probability of the little girl being dead than of her being alive.
I hope he’s wrong.
Young Britain is cocaine capital of the world with more abuse than U.S. for first time
‘Fashionable’: Nearly one in 20 young Britons took cocaine last year
The proportion of young Britons who take cocaine is now the highest in the developed world, a report revealed recentlu.
For the first time, the percentage of 15 to 34-year-olds trying the drug has overtaken that in America.
Nearly one in 20 young Britons took cocaine last year, as it replaced cannabis, ecstasy and amphetamines as the most fashionable drug among the young.
For decades, Americans have been the chief users of the drug, which has been cheaply and easily available in cities there.
Until the last decade, cocaine was usually seen in Britain as the preserve of pop stars and City traders.
But low prices, an increasing supply and the unpopularity of other drugs has meant that Britain – together with Spain – now has the highest levels of cocaine consumption among the young here.
Figures showed that 4.9 per cent of men and women aged between 15 and 34 used the drug in Britain last year – around 800,000 young people.
In America, the percentage was slightly lower, at 4.8 per cent.
Lover boy of America…lol
This is so freaky right? Sadly, that’s a child…
The weirdest of them all…probably disgusting…
Chichi of Africa set to wed
How many of you know or remember her? She was a child star…singer. She sang that very popular song ‘Free Mandela’ in the early ’90’s. Anyway, she’s set to wed her sweetheart, Ajibola Idowu. Their wedding will take place on Friday Dec 14th 2007 at the millenium mixed housing scheme. Congrats to her!
Basorge Tariah off to UK for treatment
Actor and comedian, Basorge Tariah left the shores of Nigeria for the UK to see his doctors. Remember he was hospitalised some months back? They say he will be undergoing two operations while there. Wishing him speedy recovery. Pls put him in your prayers.
MTV African Music Awards 2008
A top-level source in the organisation told ournalist that the ceremony would take the shape of existing ones such as the MTV Europe Awards and the Video Music Awards. Although the he did not reveal the venue of the event, the source said, “Everything has been finalised, we’re just waiting to go,” and adds that the company was convinced that the awards, which would be rivalling others such as the Channel O Video Music Awards and the Kora Awards, would “further promote African music.”Noting the possible difficulties in grouping the largely divergent genres of the continent’s music, the source explained MTV had learnt to tag the music from its experiences with MTV base.
African Diaspora Film Festival
The 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) kicks off in New York City November 23 and goes until December 9. The festival features over 100 films from 37 different countries and tells a variety of stories relating to the African experience. The following are blogs written by African studies students reflecting on five of the films to be featured at the festival: Sia, the Dream of the Python (Burkina Faso/France), Daratt (France/Chad), The Other World (France/Algeria), Dollars and Dreams – West Africans in New-York (USA), and Faraw! Mother of the Dunes (Mali).
A Passion for Fashion. Held at the Raphael gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum on Sat 17th and sun 18th Nov with the VIP launch night held on Fri 16th. The event was supported by the Mayor of London’s Office and the V&A Museum. It was to offer emerging and established African and Caribbean designers an opportunity to showcase their talent, set new trends and inspire others. Guests on the launch night included Damon Dash, Naomi Campbell and Ozwald Boateng.
Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label used the event as a platform to launch his new ‘Affordable couture’ line called Yemi O by KOSIBAH which comprises of shorter, contemporary and more directional dresses aimed at a younger audience from the main Kosibah Creations label. The new line was received with great applause. Amongst the other 16 designers showing at the event were Adebayo Jones, Deola Sagoe and Ituen Basi.
Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label used the event as a platform to launch his new ‘Affordable couture’ line called Yemi O by KOSIBAH which comprises of shorter, contemporary and more directional dresses aimed at a younger audience from the main Kosibah Creations label.
The new line was received with great applause. Amongst the other 16 designers showing at the event were Adebayo Jones, Deola Sagoe and Ituen Basi.
Ruggedman’s clothing line
Just saw pix of Ruggedman’s 20th Sept Clothing line. I don’t know what to think of this clothes. They’re really cool, just that I expected the designs to be a little different from the norm…more of hip hop or Sean John style..
Check them out…