Congrats are in order to Nigerian top model, Oluchi. She recently purchased the right to bring Tyra Banks’ Top Model franchise to Africa through her company, LuLu Productions. Oluchi will host and executive produce the project which is set to be based in South Africa. Productions are scheduled to begin in August.
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Moctar Dembele from Burkina Faso and Gerard Niyondiko were the first non American born/citizens to win the grand prize at The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). (Watch their video pitch below) READ MORE
The people of Boston can breathe easy again as the second Boston Marathon bomber was caught last night after a day-long manhunt. 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was taken alive after a gunfight. According to a Massachusetts State Police Spokesman, he was bleeding and in serious condition, and admitted to a Boston hospital. Tsarnaev had been hiding out in a boat in the backyard of a WatertownREAD MORE
(CNN) – Police sealed off densely populated portions of the Boston metro area early Friday after a violent night of chasing the Boston Marathon terror suspects left one of the men and a police officer dead. READ MORE
‘Dark Skinned Girls Are Never the Babes’–Chimamanda Addresses Thandie Newton Being Cast in ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Film
Chimamanda is still hard at work promoting her upcoming novel, Americanah. While speaking to The Independent, she talked about race and how she didn’t discover she was black until she moved to the United States. She also addressed the controversial casting of Thandie Newton to play the leading role in the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun, despite the fact that the characterREAD MORE
The two American acts will be joined by Nigerian entertainers like Waje, Praiz and Immodesty Blaize at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites venue of the event.
Nigeria’s very own Omotola Jalade is a part of the esteemed 2013 Time 100 Icons list. The magazine describes her as the “Queen of Nollywood.” Other names on the list include Jay Z, President Barack Obama, and Beyonce. View the full list HERE. Congrats to Omotola!
According to Forbes, Beyonce and Jay Z will soon reach a combined wealth that would make them music’s first billion dollar couple. READ MORE