This blog is packed with inspiration.
Follow my journey as i am always enthusiastic about discovering new places and new faces. I am an expert in cosmetics and grooming. So discover everything I love and want to share. Here, You’ll learn how to enhance your natural beauty all year round.
Take a look at my recommendations for eyes, lips and perfect complexion. Last but not least "fab" hair. So get some food for your thoughts.
Rely on your own creativity and find your trendy look.
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This article is a little controversial, because I truly want to put a strong emphasis on learning about loving ourselves first, before seeking any plastic surgery interventions.
Ladies, Make sure you always check your motives before consulting a MedSpa and see a certified practitioner. Find true happiness, introspect to see if you have any self esteem issues. It is very important!
In my case, this is it! I am about to start a new chapter in my life. As you may know I am the mother of a 7 years old son from a previous relationship and now have met the love of my life to whom I just got engaged. I feel that I am at a good place psychologically. Carl G. Jung. said Life really does begin at forty.
Up until then, you are just doing research.
I totally agree with this quote, I never felt as good spiritually and physically. I just wish now to enhance some of my natural God given attributes ;). I mean why not? No shame! Be Youtiful! do it for you and only you.
Any 40, 50-something women who decides to eat well and find one exercise they like to do, often looks better than they did at 20 (#Jlo #GabrielleUnion #JanetJackson #SharonStone #Fergie #ElizabethHurley #KrisJenner #ChristieBrinkley #HeidiKlum #PadmaLakshmi and the list goes on). There is beauty in living a full life. You see yourself more kindly. You feel at home in your body, and it shows. Educate yourself on nutrition and Indulge moderately. I am a firm believer that age is just a number! Are you with me on this statement my soul sisters?
Nowadays if you don't feel good about yourself... hey! No need to feel down and insecure. There is a solution for everyone.
Mentally stay young, positive, feel thankful to be alive and healthy.
Nevertheless if it is not enough, then
Physically, you can boost your confidence with a new hair cut, wardrobe, some makeup sessions or some MedSpa treatments.
As we all know black "don't crack".
However, if you still feel that your age is robbing your happiness away. Then why not going one step further and search for the perfect dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon who could introduce you to all the benefits of fillers, Botox, injectables or simply a Mommy Makeover? Yes I am breaking the taboo, no women usually would share their secret desires for an external help.
Why? Well It may be because we are often judged by society, for being shallow, vain or simply cheating! Ladies dare going for what you like because happiness looks gorgeous in you. Forget what people say, do what pleases you. It is liberating especially for mothers.
Many plastic surgeons are now offering what they call the Mommy Makeover, which addresses a woman's post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines the following: Tummy Tuck, Breast Enhancement. Fat Removal with all new kinds of Liposuction.
I am myself considering getting a light enhancement. I have gained weight during pregnancy and never been able to lose the extra pounds. Blame the lack of exercise and a C section!
As of now, I am researching the most reputable practitioner, that would get me the waist I dream of. Good bye love handles and rolls! Hello flat esthetically pleasing tummy.
I have pick 4 out of many across country. Ladies! it is crucial to search for legitimate physicians.
I am ready for my first consultation, investigating thoroughly about a procedure called Smartlipo.
Smartlipo is a type of laser assisted liposuction device that first melts unwanted fat, making it far easier to suction out of your stubborn fat with a microcannula. The laser energy seals blood vessels in the area so that there’s less bleeding and bruising. Apparently you'll also experience a significant tightening of the overlying skin in the area as you recover because the gentle heat delivered to the area promotes collagen and elastin production.
The question on everybody' mind ...is it recommended for women of color? The answer is yes, it is safe for our skin.
You can enjoy the process of removing unwanted fat from areas of your body where fat accumulates at no risk.
a sleeker silhouette that you deserve without going “under” general anesthesia.
Just a local anesthesia therefore minimal lidocaine absorption, painless and minimizes blood loss, allowing you a quick recovery.
I think it would be a great idea to share this intimate experience with you guys and broadcast the before and after. I would need the approval of the Medical Doctor but no matter what I am going on a search for providing you the names of my top 4 preferred surgeons and their medical Spas.
I will try as much as I can, to get the most informations about all new procedures possible.
So you can just like me, improve anything you want to feel Amazing and age like wine! So stay connected.
Hey guys i am coming back from New Orleans, yes dear Louisiana.
The Afropolitain magazine creator "Keziah Makoundou", our travel agent "Jocelyn Hunter" and "Myself" the beauty editor have decided to attend the wonderful 2017 NBA All-Star Basketball Game played on February 19, 2017 at the
Smoothie King Center. It was the 66th edition of the event.
The industry finest were all there!
We have attended some great events, dinners and witnessed the preparation of "Mardi-Gras".
For the fans of basketball, like "Keziah Makoundou" Afropolitain magazine creator. It was a full incredible experience to live and sit front row.
The West won
the game 192-182.
The MVP of the game was Anthony Davis, who scored 52 points, the most ever scored by a player in an All-Star Game.
In my opinion, the best event that we have attended was not the game itself, neither Michael Jordan's birthday party, nor the NBA legend brunch but instead the NBA Africa ALL-Star lunch on.
We were kindly invited by my long time friend Will M'biakop.
Will and i met in Paris, over 17 years ago, he is always very discreet about what he does, I name him "La force tranquille" in case you never heard from him, he does not make a lot of noise but he moves mountains. Please allow me to introduce you the man himself!
Will Mbiakop founded the AMW group to deliver solutions to a
diverse clientele in three ways: business strategy, sports
marketing and sports tourism. After providing business value in three
regions, Europe, the Middle East and Africa for major organizations such
as the NCAA, ESPN, Redbull, BNP Paribas, and Africa 24 TV, Will
was recruited by the National Basketball Association (NBA Africa) to
develop global marketing partnerships and corporate social
responsibility (CSR) initiatives across Africa. Will has a special
interest in how sports can positively impact communities through
business, infrastructure, education and health, while empowering youth
and generating revenues for corporations. He has developed creative
marketing strategies and activation plans targeting both retail and
So you can imagine how proud I am of his achievements and career choices.
Thanks to him, we also were able to have on our new Afropolitain magazine second issue, Masai Ujiri (Raptors) American sports executive, Nigerian professional basketball executive, former scout and
former player, currently serving as the president of the Toronto
Raptors in the National Basketball Association.
This "All Star" was truly a success, feeling very blessed to have been able to meet and greet wonderful men and women ( like our favorite girl "JokatemWegelo" aka Miss Tanzania),
As well my friend the one and only Hammadoun Sidibe, founder of the Quai 54, the only streetball tournament worldwide sponsored by Jordan Brand. It has historically been held every summer in Paris since 2002.
20,000 fans are granted free entry and watch the two-day basketball tournament, including a slam dunk contest.
The venue each year is the Place de la Concorde, Paris which is very
close to the Eiffel Tower in the city's eighth arrondissement.
We are all sons and daughters of Africa sharing one common goal! "Africa 2.0" as my brother in law would say loud and clear!
Mamadou Kwidjim Toure is the Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0
Foundation, an initiative-driven advocacy group that brings together
emerging leaders representing African countries and the Diaspora, who
share a common vision of the continent’s future. Shout out to all of you, straight from my heart.
Last but not least, we also had the pleasure to meet as well my fellow Senegalese native, Amadou Gallo Fall currently holding the position of NBA
Vice President and Managing Director – Africa.
Amadou Gallo-Fall oversees the NBA’s
grassroots basketball development initiatives and its partnerships with
marketing, media and consumer product companies in Africa. Amadou has been
working in this capacity since January 2010 and is currently based at
the NBA Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
are doing for the continent is amazing. The lunch was so informative, the
panel and discussion were very interesting. I hope you will enjoy the
little videos and photos I am attaching to this article. Amadou through his dedication and
leadership at the NBA is increasing basketball's popularity in our
motherland. Giving opportunities to African young Men and Women. He is
empowering them using sport as a tool to shape the new generation of
leaders and future champions.
Team Africa, comprised of players born in Africa and
second-generation African players, team captain and
two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng (Miami Heat; Great Britain; born in South Sudan), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece; parents from Nigeria), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets; France; parent from Cameroon), Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Boris Diaw (San Antonio Spurs; France; parent from Senegal), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal), Festus Ezeli (Golden State Warriors; Nigeria), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder; Congo), and Luc Mbah a Moute (Sacramento Kings; Cameroon).
After such a great event done in 2015, NBA Africa is doing it again this summer 2017 in South Africa!! I can not wait to share with you all the footage and photos.
I believe this time team Africa will win!!! it is our time to shine!
Don't forget to leave any comments if you enjoyed the article. Don't forget to check out www.afropolitain-magazine.com.
you can purchase the new issue at Barnes and Nobles across the USA, Relays in Europe or simply online.
check out this wonderful video courtesy to NBA:
The best romantic love story, i have not seen in a long time...I was kindly invited by my loving date "oh yes! BTW i am seriously being courted by an amazing guy". I am enjoying the romance and the efforts he puts to show and prove.
Ladies if you are practicing celibacy like i do. Take the time to rediscover yourself, keep your legs closed and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
This movie will move you, it is deeper than just an interracial love story.
The film is based on a true story. Seretse Khama
(David Oyelowo) is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now called Botswana, a place i wish to visit and feel the legacy of the Khama family). In 1948
he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams
(Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of
by either of their families, nor by the British and South African
governments. Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom, and assume power after independence.
This is it! the winter issue is out! Afropolitain did it again!
I am very proud to introduce you Mr Ujuri the giant of Africa and Miss Bonang!
As the beauty editor of the magazine, i have for you some little surprises as far as Grooming and Cosmetics. Don't wait to long to purchase your copy.
Don't forget to leave your feedback.
FYI the magazine will be distributed in every Barnes and Nobles across America.
Ladies and Gents have you met someone that inspires you just like I have, to be in a God created marriage and become a powerful institution.
The kind of union where each individuals know and respect their roles but also nurture and add to the power already within yourself.
I wanted to remind you that you don’t have to be a celeb in order to be a power couple.
Let me introduce you to my new favorite Afro-American top list. A new generation of black powerful leaders, entertainers, actors, business men, athletes etc...... the new influential, unstoppable
and unbreakable. They are here to help and give back to others less fortunate. The truth is! to be a great couple, we need to teamwork to make the dream work.
The commitment to drive towards the same direction is key! Marriage is a partnership, not only to
build a family but also to impact lives.
So boyfriends and girlfriends go tie the knot and for the ones already married, keep on inspiring us.
When you think about power couples, people like President Barack and
First Lady Michelle Obama most likely come to mind. Farewell 1st family!
Other power couples
Isabel Dos Santos and Sindika Dokolo
Isabel dos Santos (born 20 April 1973) is an Angolan investor considered by Forbes to be the richest woman not only in Angola, but the whole of Africa. In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa’s first billionaire woman. She is the daughter of Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled the country since 1979.
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage nameAlicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor,
was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She
became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of
2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, becoming the second American singer to win five Grammys in one night. It produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" which won Song of the Year. Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The duet song "My Boo" with Usher, scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.
Keys has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show and most recently on season 2 of Empire. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am,
was released in the same year and sold five million copies worldwide,
earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. It produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One". The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys' first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind" as a featuring vocalist, winning a Grammy Award as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. It became her fourth number-one single on the Hot 100. She released her fifth album, Girl on Fire, in November 2012, which became Keys' fifth chart-topping album on the Billboard 200, spawning the successful single "Girl On Fire." Keys released her second live album, VH1 Storytellers, in June 2013.
Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards, and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Billboard
magazine named her the top R&B songs artist of the 2000s decade. In
2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All
Time. Billboard magazine placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. In February 2012, Keys was ranked 14th on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list.Keys was ranked at number thirty-three on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list and number 10 on their "100 Sexiest Artists" list.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter ( born September 4, 1981)is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston,
Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a
child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".
Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls (2006) and starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul. Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé
(2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental
production and exploration of darker themes. With the release of Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé became the first artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Throughout a career spanning 19 years, she has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s (decade). In 2009, Billboard
named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female
Artist of the 2000s (decade) and handed their Millennium Award in 2011. In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time's 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row. Forbes listed her as the most powerful female in entertainment of 2015,and in 2016 she occupied the sixth place for Person of the Year.
Naseeb Abdul Juma (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz (or simply Diamond), is a Bongo Flava recording artist and singer from Tanzania.
He is best known for his hit song "Number One". Diamond has won
numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPHop Music Awards. He performed
at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012.Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the
most loved and decorated Tanzanian artist at the moment. He was believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in the African Great Lakes region's music industry.
Zari (Zarinah Hassan) is a Ugandan musician.
heritage involves many countries, her grandfather on her moms’ side is
Indian and her grandmother Ugandan, her grandfather on her dads’ side is
Somalian and her grandmother a Burundian.
Adewale Ogunleye (born August 9, 1977) is a former Former NFLAmerican footballdefensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at Indiana.
Adewale Ogunleye, from Emure, Ekiti State, has been involved with several
female celebrities - Sanaa Lathan and Kelis during his football
prime. But now he is happily married. He also holds a Masters in Business
Administration, while his wife, Amira owns few dental practice in Miami
that is frequented by celebrities.
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr. (born September 15, 1968) is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood".Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for six seasons (1990–96) on NBC
and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then.
After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film, and
ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films.
He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100
million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over
$150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he
starred open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally.
Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes.As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have
accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five
taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of
2016, his films have grossed $7.5 billion at the global box office. For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Bonang Matheba (born June 25, 1987) is a South African business woman, television & radio personality. She is well known for being the host of the popular SABC 1 music show Live. She also hosts SABC3's premium lifestyle and travel magazine series, Top Billing and its sister show, Afternoon Express. Bonang is currently the host on "The Front Row" a radio show on SABC's Metro FM. She will be on the next cover of our beloved 2nd issue of Afropolitain Magazine (www.afropolitain-magazine.com) go get your copy and don't forget to participate and leave comments.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop
recording artist and record producer. He is a multiple award nominee
and winner, both internationally and locally. His break through came
after the release of his single, Victory Lap, followed by its remix, with features such as Khuli Chana. On the back of this, he released his first album, Altar Ego,
which became a great success. He has grown to become one of the most
significant hip hop artists in Africa. He is respected for his
contribution to the growth of hip hop and the foundation of a legacy in
Africa. He has influenced many and even stirred controversies with his
intimidating and unique skill. His rise has been rapid, and he is
popularly considered a young living legend. He recently started dating Bonang Matheba,
the South African TV and radio personality, entrepreneur and model.
Since their relationship became public, the couple have received
widespread media attention. This has led to a synergistic relationship,
and the two are often perceived as one of Africa's power couples.
DeVon Franklin (born April 13, 1978) is an American
is an award-winning Film & TV producer, best-selling author,
internationally-known preacher and motivational speaker. A recognized
authority on spirituality, faith and the entertainment business, DeVon
is committed to using the power of media as an inspirational tool.
Beliefnet calls him one of the "Most Influential Christians Under 40,"
Variety Magazine named him one of the "Top 10 Producers to Watch," and
Ebony Magazine has named him one of the "Top 100 Influential
African-Americans in America."
Through his production company, Franklin Entertainment, DeVon
recently signed a new multi-year first-look film deal with 20th Century
Fox. In 2016, he produced the film MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN starring
Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah, which has grossed $73 million at the
world-wide box office, making it one of the top-grossing faith-based
films of all-time. Prior to starting Franklin Entertainment, DeVon was
the Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and a studio executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
He is also the author of two best-selling books, including the New York
Times best-selleing THE WAIT, which he co-wrote with his wife actress
Aryn Drake-Lee is a real estate broker. Many Grey's Anatomy stars eschew romance with other entertainers in favor of people with more "normal" jobs, and Jesse is no exception. Jesse and Aryn met when he was still a teacher in Philadelphia.
Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe (born October 7, 1970), also known as Nikki Kodjoe, is an American actress. She is known for her role as Becky Barnett in the 1997 film Boogie Nights and as the attorney Teri Joseph on the Showtime series Soul Food, which ran from 2000 to 2004. Additionally, Nicole co-starred on the short-lived UPN romantic comedy Second Time Around that lasted for one season and appeared in the 2008 film, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
Parker was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the only child of her divorced parents, health care professional Susan Parker and dentist Donald Parker.After briefly attending the Montessori School, Parker entered Roland Park Country School where she stayed through high school. At the age of 17, she won Best Actress in the state of Maryland's high school competition and then moved to The Washington Ballet Company before applying to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated with an acting degree in 1993.
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