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Exclusive Interview With King of Bling Chris Aire

Interview by Mwabi Kaira-Murdock | February 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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They call Chris Aire the ‘King of Bling’ with good reason. Chris dreams BIG! He saw how neglected the urban demographic was and designed styles that helped lead the urban jewelry market into a multibillion dollar industry. Chris keeps his collection fresh and exciting, and always a step or two ahead of the rest. He is responsible for key jewelry trends from his diamond dog tags that were worn in Bad Boys starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, tri-tags, and the oversized Aire traveler timepiece series.

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Black Models: Is There a Divide Between African and African-American Models?

Written by Mwabi Kaira-Murdock | February 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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“My goal is to show the industry that you don’t have to be from Africa and be exotic to be beautiful. You can be a ’round-the-way girl from Brooklyn or Arkansas.” -Tyra Banks-

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Our Favorite African Models at Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Week 2008

Written by Mwabi Murdock | February 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Marie Fuema

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Liya Kebede in Cookie Magazine

Written by Mwabi Murdock | January 30, 2008 | Leave a Comment


It was such a pleasant surprise to see supermodel Liya Kebede on the cover of Cookie Magazine with her daughter Raee.

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Angel Does Movies

Written by Mwabi Murdock | January 28, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Miss Angel if you’re nasty said she wanted her name in Hollywood lights last year.  Her name was already pretty well known since was the video It girl of 2007 but she was not satisfied.  The girl’s got dreams….not Beyonce dreams as she told King Magazine but Jay-Z dreams.

Angel wrapped up a role as Big Kev’s (Wendy’s husband) mistress in the upcoming Wendy Williams movie.  And in the independent movie Crazy Like A Fox Angel plays Angelique, a stunning 23 year old ex-model from Paris and her rich Middle-aged husband (played by David Twil from “Money Train” and “Spin City” alongside Michael J. Fox) hire a handsome African immigrant as chauffeur (played by Karibi Fubara star of “American Dream”.) Soon, passions ignite and emotions flare resulting in brutal murder in this classic suspense packed, erotic thriller sizzling with passion, seduction and greed. Enter relentless, N.Y.P.D. hard-nosed detective and the case cracks wide open, revealing shady pasts, greedy motives and diabolic intentions.

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The Love That Goes into Jamhuri Wear

Written by Mwabi Murdock | January 17, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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We told you all about Jamhuri Wear in this interview with Jeffrey Kimathi.

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Crimson Carpet

Written by Mwabi Murdock | January 14, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Akon & his brother BuLemarNana BoatengPhina OrucheOvie MughelliChris Aire & Oris Erhuero

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Afrokicks – Taking Footwear to the Next African Level

Interview by Roxana Bangura | January 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Afrokicks founders came up with the brilliant idea to let people proud of their country rep it on their shoes. So far the response has been so positive that more countries will be added to the company. NFL player Visanthe Shiancoe is the first of many celebrities that will surely show their African pride with Afrokicks. Jamati caught up with G.King for this exclusive interview.

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Sierra Leone’s Kadiatu

Written by Roxana Bangura | January 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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She is the darling of the UK fashion scene because of her striking features and gorgeous physique. This super model in the making is simply known as Kadiatu. She immigrated to London from Sierra Leone and has since been seen on the catwalk of such designers as Maame Baryeh, Erzumah Ackerson, Kei and Dollface to name a few.

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Sylvia Owori – East African Elegance

Written by Grace Yama | January 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Being very passionate and strong willed in everything that she does has helped carve a niche in the fashion industry for Sylvia Owori. Becoming a successful fashion designer (among other things) did not happen overnight for this multi-talented African lady.

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Designer Matthew Williamson Takes Ethiopian Inspired Designs Too Far

Written by Mwabi Kaira-Murdock | January 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Matthew Williamson’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection was met with applause and criticism. Two dresses from the collection were so similar to Ethiopia’s traditional dress that the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs investigated the matter. Abdurazak Omer of the Intellectual Property Office in Addis Ababa said, “We are vey unhappy with the actions of Mr. Williamson. These are the dresses of our mothers and grandmothers. They symbolize our identity, faith and national pride. Nobody has the right to claim these designs as their own.”

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