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The Game had Kenyan’s waving their hands Saturday night

Written by Lisa Amenya | November 17, 2008 | Leave a Comment

The Game performed to full house Saturday night. Concert goers were up on the dance floor, waving their hands, and singing along to hit after hit.

The Compton rapper — born Jayceon Taylor — gave a stellar performance at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi on Saturday night. Let me just put it out there to you, I didn’t know what to expect. I walked away impressed.

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Jamati.com Radio: Join The Conversation With Africa’s Sexiest Male & Female Alive!

Written by Saba Kennedy-Washington | November 13, 2008 | Leave a Comment

After winning our 1st annual African Heat Contest, Africa’s Sexiest Male & Female Alive join us for an exciting, enlightening and inspiring chat on Jamati Radio. The conversation lasted about an hour and what we found out about these two is that they are passionate about Mama Africa. They are both working on a number of projects and programs that go far beyond beauty and sexy. So, if you missed the conversation, listen to and download the podcast to find out how Nunu & Seward are contributing to the “African Entertainment Renaissance.” NuNu Wako – People’s Choice For Sexiest Female Alive nunuwako.jpg Seward Cooper – People’s Choice For Sexiest Male Alive! seward-cooper.jpg Note: Due To Technical Difficulties, please wait for Podcast to begin around the 3:35 minute mark. Enjoy the show! Listen to Jamati.com Radio on internet talk radio

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Jamelia – Soaring to new heights everyday

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 12, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Jamelia has been scorching the music scene since she impressed the Parlophone Records execs with self-written acappella songs.  Her three studio albums have produced eight UK top ten singles, garnered her four MOBO awards, a Q award, and six Brit award nominations. Her single, ‘I Do‘ tore up the charts, made the UK top forty, and held top twenty positions in France and Sweden. Subsequent songs have been chart successes, including ‘Money’, ‘Call Me‘, and ‘Boy Next Door‘.

JameliaJamelia was recently spotted at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards (she served as one of the panel judges along with Lemar) where fellow musician, Estelle won the Ultimate Believe In Yourself Award.  She won the 2007 Birmingham’s Most Stylish Personality award (this award is for folks born in Birmingham, her hometown).

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Weekend Buzz

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 11, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Ledisi helped Hal Jackson celebrate at the Apollo Theater in New York and Estelle and Kanye West were seen at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The World Music Awards saw several artists perform including Estelle (Best New R&B Act), MadCon (featuring South African, Tshawe Baqwa, and Ethiopian/Eritrean, Yosef Wolde-Mariam), Lemar, and Akon.

Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou were spotted at the premiere of ‘Defiance‘. Kwame Boateng and Kofi Siriboe lent their presence to the charity benefit for the Angels of East Africa.

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Mama Africa dies at 76

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Mirian MakebaSouth African music legend, Miriam Makeba has died at age 76 after taking ill in Italy following a concert. She died overnight after taking part in a concert for Roberto Saviano, a writer threatened with death by the Mafia. Miriam Makeba, known as “Mama Africa”, was the legendary voice of the African continent who became a symbol of the fight against apartheid in her home country. Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932. She made an international farewell tour in 2005.

Born from a Swazi mother and Xhosa father, Makeba captured international attention as vocalist for the South African group, The Manhattan Brothers, while they toured the United States in 1959. The following year, when she wanted to return home to bury her mother, the apartheid state revoked her citizenship and later also banned her music. As a result she spent 31 years in exile, living in the United States and later in Guinea.

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President Elect Barack Obama Celebrates at Grant Park

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment

The celebrities were at Grant Park in strength to  witness the historic event of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, president-elect Barack Obama.

Jesse Jackson and Oprah stood with tears flowing freely down his cheeks as he listened to Obama give his acceptance speech.  It was indeed an historic event, from the announcement of his candidacy, to the mobilization of everyday people into what has become, in essence, a movement. There were several tears shed in the crowd as the realization that a dream had become a reality, set in.

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Weekend Buzz

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 3, 2008 | Leave a Comment

With the U.S. elections just round the corner, the celebrities were busy running around creating a buzz by using their names to draw attention to different activities around the country.

There were also parties to attend and Halloween gave people an excuse to put on a costume and be someone else, for fun, for a day.

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OmniPeace For Africa!

Written by Prudence Chauke | November 3, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Aniston, David Becham, Naomi Campbell, Jesica Elba, Zac Efrom, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Common, Shaun and Marlon Wayans, Gabrielle Union, and Kimmora Lee Simmons. These are some of the celebrities rocking the OmniPeace wear, a clothing line with a profound movement behind it, created by Mary Fanaro. It aims to address vital humanitarian needs through the distribution and sale of branded consumer products.

OmniPeace For Africa with Eva Longoria

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Celebrity Sightings

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 31, 2008 | Leave a Comment

African celebrities were running around town doing their thing.  Here are some of the things they got into.


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Jamati.com: Lists Africa’s Sexiest, Power Brokers, Money Elites & Influential People!

Written by Saba Kennedy-Washington | October 28, 2008 | Leave a Comment


It’s been a year since we published our first list entitled; “Top 10 Sexiest African Men & Women.”  That list generated major  internet buzz and is still among our most popular piece. There was so much discussion about these lists that we decided to open it up to our readers – giving birth to African Heat -The “People’s Choice For Sexiest African Male/Female Alive.” Subsequently with so many other arenas led by prominent Africans around the world, we  also decided to compile a list of  “African Power Brokers, Money Elites & Influential People.”

Continent of Africa

With the results of the world’s most hotly contested Presidential race  – starring Barack Obama and John McCain only days away, we wanted to unveil our 2008 list of Sexy, Powerful and Influential people impacting Africa, the Diaspora and World just in time for Election Day.  As one reviews these lists, it is quite evident that the overlap of African Power, Influence and Sexy cannot  be overlooked in a Global Economy.

As Jamati.com (parent company Diaspora Interactive Media) continues to fulfill our promise of bringing up-to –the minute content  that “showcases  Mama Africa’s Finest,” it is our extreme pleasure to share these movers and shakers with you.  Our Sexiest and Power Broker Lists have been compiled with help from our Readers, Entourage, Editorial and Management teams, as well as respected members of the African Entertainment Industry.

Here you will find Africa represents in every sphere. Our powerful, sexy and money elites – illustrate that Africans as a one-dimensional group is truly a myth.  The group of talented  and beautiful folks showcased here represent various disciplines including Business, Politics and of course, Entertainment .

So for the second year and without further Ado, we present the faces shaping  a 21st Century African Renaissance!

Top Ten Sexiest Women

Top Ten Sexiest Men

Power Brokers, Money Elites & Influential People

About Jamati
The Jamati Online experience brings Africa’s best and brightest stars ranging from the latest Zouk King to Nollywood’s hottest actors-to the Diaspora’s growing audience worldwide. At Jamati Online we are on the pulse of Africa’s burgeoning entertainment industry. We strive to support the artistic endeavors of Africans world wide. Now more than ever we are witnesses to African talent becoming a part of popular culture in Europe and the United States. The time is now ripe for African entertainment to be at the forefront of popular culture. Jamati.com is the first content product launched by DIM Corp.

About DIM Corp.
Diaspora Interactive Media Corporation (DIM Corp.) is Africa’s newest content provider. DIM Corp is an Online, Print, Audio, Television and Mobile content producer for African and African Diaspora audiences. The company produces content on multiple platforms, for the continent of Africa and for providers in the Diaspora interested in adding value for their users and viewers. The company launched its first portal, Jamati Online, and has plans to launch other new brands in 2008. The new brands are expected to bring DIM Corp. full circle, producing a menu of content for platform owners to consider for syndication as well as compelling and cutting edge content for African and African Diaspora Audiences. www.dimcorporation.com

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Power Brokers, Money Elites, and Influential People

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 28, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Africans have always been a part of the fabric of the world’s entertainment. They don’t always get recognized, even when their contributions are glossed over by the mainstream media that doesn’t always recognize the full import of what they have done.

Nonetheless, here are some notable moments in African entertainment history. We are proud to have these folks represent the best of who we are. The list is in no particular order.

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