Monday, June 30, 2008
Looking through her portfolio I was surprised to see some photography work on men in Senegal , beautiful pics actually...
Saturday, June 28, 2008
She reminds me of JanelleM.
Estelle reppin for Senegal
Amel Bent reppin for both Algeria & Maroc
Nadiya reppin for Algeria
Djaa France knows how 2 celebrate Music:)
Friday, June 27, 2008
Kinda like Tiger, Serena , & Venus, Wilfried has the chance to have 1 father who's very supportive of his career, indeed Wilfried states on his personal webbie that one of his greatest joy was to have his father and mother with him when he played the US Open in 2003.It's important to add that as 1 junior he was Numero 2 & has played 3 major grand slam events.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Despite her first hesitations, Atim is attending the Robinson College of Business where she is studying Real Estate Management. Miss Atim has been named the Face of Miss Africa, those of u who read Upscale Magazine (American mag) may have seen her pretty face in the May issue... She's worked w/MAC, Proactive,Pantene...and has appeared in Exodus mag as well She hopes to be a positive representation of Ugandan youth out there, since she left her homeland rather young she doesn't remenber much about the language Kiswahili..but she's teaching herself so next time she goes..she'll be all set:) Nice 2 see such a positive African young lady, pursuing her dreams...
Here's her webbie:
Djaa my Ugandan sistas sont dedans aussi:)
"I put a spell on you" (great adaptation of that song) Her music is a fusion btw electronics and Arabic music, maybe the fact that her mother is British and her dad Egyptian can explain the modernity of her sound..
She grew up in the Maroccan side of Bruxelles, after her parent's divorce she moved to Sussex England.Through her various trips to Turquey, Greece, & the Middle East she perfected her sound and little by little made a name of herself w/her local appearances in clubs.
After working w/various producers, she finally got a break w/her hit
"Mon Amie La Rose"
She's quite popular in Egypt, they get to listen to her voice on various local soap operas
Through her various albums, her music evolves, she goes from classical, to pop Hindi, reggae, quite interesting artist , I'm wondering I never took the time to listen to her before.
At 44 years old married to Syrian musican Abdullah Chhadeh, Natacha is a woman who knows herself, she's proud of her dual heritage . When she was younger, she was trying to repress her belonging to the Arabic world , but as she grew she realized that it made her who she was..
She's been appointer UN Ambassador against racism..
Here's her webbie:
Here's Natcha cover of "I Put a spell on you" (love it):
Here's her song "You only live twice":
Here she is belly dancing (watch out Shakira):
Djaa my sistas from Egypt are doin it:)
Angele and some of her models!
Ahh sexy dee!
She works w/a lot of African fabric; pagne wax, raphia,ect... her style is very feminine She works w/her association OWALI which helps new young designers, offer them classes, also give them the opportunity to show their designs... I listened to one of her interviews, she was insisting on the fact that in Africa a lot of our tailors disdon't focus on finishing touches (I would have to agree w/that) so she advises them to study their craft, go to school..good advice:)
Here's her webbie:
Here's the webbie for the association OWALI:
Djaa my ladies from Gabon sont dedans aussi:)
Yamina made knight of the legion of Honor by Sarkozi
Yamina and Rama Yade @ an event
Yamina and her hubby!
very elegant woman I gotta say:)
French order of the Legion of Honor last february.
Her documentary "Memoires d'Immigres" remains one of her most notable work, on that piece she focuses on Immigrant families from North Africa (Algerie, Tunisia, Maroc) the documentary is divided in 3 parts, the fathers, the mothers, & the children's testimonies...
What I learnt is that a lot of North African women didn't know much about their husband's past in France before they joined them on the path of immigration.. That's also Yamina's story, her father was a militant and was even jailed because of his political views...She knew very early on that she wanted to become a director despite her father's reluctance...
In her movie "Inch'Allah Dimanche" she pursues the theme of immigration and identity ....I heard great things about this movie actually. While fighting against discrmination on the political scene, she's also busy working on a movie called "Le Paradis c'est complet" w/ the delicious
This married mother of 2 is def'a North African sista who's doing the damn thing.
Here's a scene from Inch'Allah Dimanche: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCtfmXzCwLY Here's a little interview of Yamina Benguigui: (interesting lady) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf3YGcQKODE
And here's a bit of Memoires d'Immigres: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac-aaOX2Vns&feature=related
Djaa my sistas from Algeria are doing the damn thing :)
Such a cutie
& Techniques de Commercialisation, he's into sports, has modeled for the brand Unkut, Ahmed Bel A., done editorial work for black frenchie mags...
If you didn't know in France a lot of our African sistas and brothas who are models are fortunate to have ethnik designers and mags that give them work..
Anywhoo here's his online book:
http://www.juan.book.fr (There's a little video clip of him )
Djaa my African brothas sont dedans koi:)