African Celebrities in the News

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Well, we are on the Forbes Top 10 Supermodel list…..well, maybe not us, but an African is! Candice Swanepoel of South Africa is featured on the top 10 Supermodel list. She was on the list as one of the models who has made the most from May 2010 to the present with a total of $3 million dollars.  Congratulations Candice, it is difficult to remain an important part of the scene in this cutthroat market so the recognition is well-deserved.

Pierre Kayitana, coordinator of the Rwanda Cinema Center was at a reception for ‘Films Without Borders‘ where he got an audience with a Prince…..Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. ‘Films without Borders’ aspires to inspire young people, between 15-18 years of age, to produce their own first subtitled “short” film by training them in the first stages of film production.

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Africa’s Original Supermodel Partners With Face of Africa

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 1, 2009 | Leave a Comment

IMAN COSMETICS 4Africa’s original supermodel, Iman, stunned the world with her undeniable fame and unforgettable face. Now M-Net has announced that it will partner with the company she founded for the new season of Face of Africa as IMAN Cosmetics becomes an official partner of the iconic search.

From her head office in New York, the Somali-born superstar and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics endorsed the project in a TV promo to be screened across the continent on M-Net.  In it she says, “Now is the time for you, the next generation of beautiful, talented, African women to make your mark on the modeling industry and the world. IMAN Cosmetics is proud to be associated with M-Net’s Face of Africa.”

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Weekend Buzz

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 18, 2008 | Leave a Comment

This weekend was full of the usual parties and celebrity sightings. There were also celebrities who were using their fame to make a difference for others.

Charlize Theron was named a U.N. Messenger of Peace at a U.N. Messenger of Peace induction ceremony. Iman looked fabulous when she showed up at the Save A Child charity event and Wale helped T.I. celebrate his new fashion line.

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Iman, Sade, and Stacey Dash Are Sizzling Over 40

Written by Laura Adibe | July 17, 2008 | Leave a Comment

AOL Black Voices posted a wonderful piece on “The 20 Sexiest Black Women Over 40,” and they really did their thing with this one!

To see which other ladies made the list, click here.

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Liya Kebede does Photo Shoot in Mali

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | May 23, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Liya Kebede Jourdan Dunn
Liya Kebede was spotted in Mali doing a spread for Vogue Magazine. Titled “From Here to Timbuktu”, the shoot seems to be opening up the discussions, once again, about using black models in the otherwise blandly pale landscape of modeling. It also raises the question about whether the people that are in the shoot with her will be getting paid for their part in the shoot, after all, Vogue will be making money off the pictures. My guess is that they don’t get a cent…..sigh!

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