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

April 2015

Midget Giraffe Clothing

FASHION FIND: Stylish Looks from Midget Giraffe Clothing

Discovering designers who use African prints in a unique way is always fun. Today, the Fashion Bomb team shared new designers, Midget Giraffe, and the looks are on point. Aside from having a fresh name, I dig how they use the ankara in a fun, relaxed kind of way. Some of these outfits could def be worn to the office or out with friends.  Check ’em after the click. Read more

Engagement Ring Quiz

QUIZ TIME: What Type of Engagement Ring is Right For You?

Engagement rings are not all made equal. Some ladies like the classic square look, some like the opal shape, some want a simple band and others want a bling’d out band.  I took Glamour’s engagement ring quiz and the result was pretty spot on, I DO want a non traditional engagement ring.  Not green though. lol take the quiz to see if it matches what you want. Read more

Ice Prince, R2Bees, Sarkodie, Sxsw

OKAYAFRICA x SXSW: Ice Prince, Sarkodie and R2Bees Talk Biggie vs. Tupac, Rihanna vs. Beyonce, What’s Hot Right Now & More

OkayAfrica caught up with 3 of Africa’s biggest acts – Ice Prince out of Naij, and R2Bees and Sarkodie out of Ghana – while they were all in town to perform at this year’s South by South West music festival. The four guys chat about who’s hot in music right now, performing back home vs. the US, Fela Kuti and more. Watch the interview after the click. Read more

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Time 100 Gala

SNAPSHOTS: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Martha Stewart & More at the Time 100 Gala

Fresh off their Armenia + Paris trip, the Wests attended the Time 100 Gala last night at the Lincoln Center in New York City.  The pair looked great, with Kim donning a Sophie Theallet gown and Kanye in a velvet jacket and what-seems-to-be-becoming-his-signature-fashion-item, a torn white shirt. Photos of them, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Martha Stewart and more, after the click. Read more

Uzo Aduba Boston Marathion

MARATHONER: Uzo Aduba Completes the 2015 Boston Marathon; Raises Money for Cancer Institute

Kudos to Orange is the New Black actress, Uzo Aduba!  She completed the Boston Marathon yesterday, raising over $4,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  She get claps for raising money and for just completing the thing. 26 miles in 5 hours!  No be small tin. I don’t think I’ve ran 26 miles in my whole life. lol jk. More on Uzo’s feat, after the click.  Read more

Jay Electronica on The Beat

ON AIR: Jay Electronica Chops It Up with Olisa and Maria on Nigeria’s The Beat 99.9

Jay Electronica is currently in Nigeria, on a ‘bridge building misson on behalf of Roc Nation’ and to reconnect with family. He stopped by The Beat 99.9 with Olisa and Maria on the Morning Rush radio program. He talked about how he listened to Fela growing up, working with artists like Don Jazzy, and more. Check the details of the interview after the click (or go straight to the audio, here). Read more

Ice Prince Breakfast Club Interview

STAND UP: Ice Prince Stops Through the Breakfast Club, Teaches Charlamagne Some Pidgin English

Watching Ice Prince‘s interview on the Breakfast Club with DJ Envy, Charlagmagne and Angela Yee just put a big ‘ol smile on my face. He talked about coming up, life after his dad died, the Naija music industry, his mentors including MI Abaga, what he’s doing with Roc Nation and much more. Plus he got Charlamagne to speak some Pidgin English on the air. Dope things. Watch it after the click. Read more

Yvonne Orji First Gen Family Trailer

COMEDY: Watch the Official Trailer of Upcoming Sitcom, ‘First Gen’, Starring Yvonne Orji

I couldn’t help but crack up when I saw the trailer for this new show by Nigerian comedienne Yvonne Orji. The show is called “First Gen” and it’s starts with Joanna (the main character), telling her Nigerian immigrant parents she wants to quit medicine to become a comedienne. HA! #firstgen problems. Watch it after the click. Read more

Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

DEEPER ISSUES: CNN Explores the Causes Behind the Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

The photos coming of out South Africa right now are horrendous. Hundreds of foreigners – expats from Nigeria, Ethiopia and parts of Asia – are the objects of xenophobic violence in the country.  People are saying that it’s the Zulu king that started everything, but I agree with CNN’s findings – it’s a matter of economics. More on the click. Read more

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