Monday, 12 April 2010
It seems only yesterday i was bloggin about designers and musicians from Ghana, this Spring/Summer i cant help but notice the comeback of all things African, from music to fashion, to film, its a good time to soak up some culture from the motherland....these are my favouite images, sites and sounds...this entry im looking at music fashion and art in place of my usual spring wishlist..enjoy!
ok growing up with a African mother, you cant help being surrounded by colours textures and shapes. From stiff sleeves to bright beads, all things bright and wonderful! this season follows suite...
Essence April 2010
Nicole and Paris -hawt
Harpers Baazer article which perfectly highted braclets and rings...
Fashion bold and bright...
Alicia Backstage..i cant wait for the new video...B and Alicia..Put it a Love song...
B backstage..i love this woman without hesitation.
Alicia beautiful in blue
The magificent Agbani
Size is everything
u cant really get more African than a zebra and leopard skin? can u! ? ohgosh
speakin of leopard skin...its tres sexy!...Ms Kelly
COZ OF MONI
photos..Mike Schrieber Photography
We have the classis, Love Brewed In An African Pot, Kunte Kente, but we never had a musical, all in Pigeon English, (originally a trade jargon developed between the British and the Chinese in the 19th century, but now commonly and loosely used to mean any kind of ‘broken’ or ‘native’ version of the English language) quote btw.
Its called COS OV MONI! and i saw the premier last week in London, with the likes of Samini, DJ Edu, Deborah Vanessa, Bumi Thomas, Ndidi...”Coz Ov Moni”, produced by Panji Anoff & directed by King Luu
Eccentric mix ! love u ladies...!
Deborah Vanessa and Wanlov
Bumi Thomas and friend
Deborah Vanessa and I
Bumi and I
Already showing at film festivals around the world....
* Rio International Film Festival (Brazil)
* Pan African Film Festival (Los Angeles)
* Black Filmmaker International Film Festival (UK)
Im confident u'll love it!
Akon's latest signing i must say hes good...my favorite track thus far,Baby
sung in twi and English, i remember my husband playing this to me b4 we got married...aww baby! true love is working, cos i no dey feel no hurtin...;-) (i lorve u.ou yeh mi taste..;-)
It was love at first listening, Nigerian/French Artist Asa is a favouite, i love her!
Classic Wanlov tune...yes y'all some of u are doing Kokonsa (gossipin too much!)
Ima K'aana fan! Somialia represents!
Award winning Samini..Where my baby dey
Back to fashion...my a few of my favourite beautiful African sista's...
Oriyomi Abiola - model activist and journalist, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yomi-abiola
Liya Kebede - http://www.liyakebede.com/-check out her foundation
Kate Menson - Face Of Africa 2008
Alek Wek- model and designer www.alekwek1933.com
Stunning Menaye Donkor-www.menaye.com
One of my first shoots-Teiko Dornor Tagoe;-)
Art and Life
one of my role models, my sister, my best friend, we're kindered spirits, yes u Oyinda! i will actually be her friend forever, although she left me in London and re located off to Lagos, she was down for her birthday where we re connected! The other day we where havin a catch up chat and she sublty dropped news of her art exhibition..im like ok this is a big deal Oyinda!;-) ..if u are in Lagos, check it out!
Organised by Oyinda Fakeye, CCA,Lagos Art Project Co-Ordinator
Oyinda Fakeye exhibition organiser with artist Pinar Yolacan and CCA,Lagos director Bisi Silva.
bigger and better babe..i love u! (that gurl is fancy...).. yes ma gurl bloggs...
Bisi Sikva also has a informative and inspiring blog..
If u are in Europe , then there is a great event coming up in May...
The Africa Weekender (AW) is a live entertainment and networking experience, put together by The African Promoters Alliance who are a body of eclectic promoters and organisers whose main aim is to bring people together to experience and share differing cultural stimuli.
Our cultural diversity is what has inspired us to provide a body of Art, Artists, Theatre, Poetry, Live Performances, Culinary fusions and events with a commitment to enlighten, entertain and inspire.
The programme of events selected for the Africa weekender will provide a diverse yet intertwined fusion which enables a better understanding of the evolution of our cultural dynamic which has its essence steeped in community.
This is an opportunity to partake in a 21st Century African experience in contemporary Britain.
ok so u know i just copied and pasted , but sounds like a great weekend, for more info check out...
with every ticket you buy you get a free Fully Charged T-shirt! incentive enough for me...
im out! hugs and kisses x Teiko