Celebrity, Music & Events - From Nigeria to NYC
Celebrity, Music & Events - From Nigeria to NYC

January 2014

SNAPSHOTS: Angela Simmons Out and About in Virgos Lounge

Love love love the evolution of Angela Simmon’s style since her days on Runs House with the family.  She has yet to disappoint with her fresh outfits and what she wore to host the Smile Design Gallery event,  Harlem Street Art Fair, is at the top of the list as her best yet. Check out photos of her Virgo’s Lounge ‘fit after the click.

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With Rev. Jesse Jackson @ the event

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Everything Gorge.  The metallic jacket and leggings were by VirgosLounge, the clutch was by Yves Saint Laurent and the accessories were by Remix Clothing.  Styled by her personal stylist, Kanayo Ebi [kachmeifyoucan_]

NEW MANAGEMENT: Rocket Internet’s Jumia Announces New CEOs

A few weeks ago, rumors were milling that Jumia’s co-CEOs Raphael Afaedor and Tunde Kehinde were getting ready to depart from the company they helped grow.  Turns out the rumors were true – the company just announced, via an official statemet, that it has two brand new CEOs – Nicolas Martin and Jérémy Doutté. More after the click.

 

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Former Jumia co-CEOS – Raphel Afaedor & Tunde Kehinde
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New Co-CEO, Nicolas Martin
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New Co-CEO, Jeremy Doutte

As TechLoy reports:

Both CEOs are foreign. Martin, likely from France, is an MBA from INSEAD, France and joined JUMIA from McKinsey & Company where he previously worked as a senior engagement manager. While Doutté, 30, also likely from France and also an MBA, but from Harvard Business School has always been a Rocket guy, starting way back in May 2011 as an intern for Dafiti in Brazil. After his MBA in June of 2012, he has served as Managing Director for JUMIA operations in Morocco and Egypt. Before then, he worked at as an associate at McKinsey & Company.

As fas as we know, both entrepreneurs have not lived or worked in Nigeria before now and may have little or no knowledge of the Nigerian market, so it is not clear why the company has decided to bring in foreign expertise and talent to run its e-commerce operations in Nigeria.

However, it is possible that both CEOs are merely replacing Afaedor and Kehinde’s place, for the time being, until the company finds people with strong knowledge and experience of the local terrain, especially since major competitor, Konga with strong local knowledge, expertise and execution has posed a serious threat to the company.

Read the rest of the story, here.

 

NOMINATED!: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o BOTH Nominated for the 2014 Oscars! + Jimmy Kimmel & Ellen Clips

Afrriicaaaaaa! Big things happening in Hollywood this Awards season. Chiwetel Ejiofor and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o have just been announced as nominees for their roles in 12 Years a Slave (which just won best film at the Golden Globes). More on the nominations plus videos of recent appearances by the two after the click. Read more

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