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All He Wants For Christmas Is You

All He Wants For Christmas Is You

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

I ran into a friend at the mall the other day and she was in despair over what to get for her man for Christmas. She had an armload of shopping bags and wasn’t sure he was going to like any of the choices she had made. I asked her if she had time for […]

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Betty Makoni: Turning Pain into Triumph

Betty Makoni: Turning Pain into Triumph

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Betty Makoni has lived a life worth writing about. She never had a childhood, and was surrounded by the oppression of women, poverty and missed opportunities, and yet her life today is not a reflection of her past. She has overcome what she calls a vicious cycle of poverty and misery, and today, she fights […]

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Africa loves to celebrate her entertainment icons. But, we love to celebrate those who fight selflessly for the masses even more. When Yvonne Chaka Chaka first burst onto the music scene in South Africa, she immediately became a star across the African continent. From hits like “Thank You Mr. DJ to “Umqombothi” she was heard, […]

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Kakenya Ntaiya: Making Dreams Reality for the Girls of Kenya

Kakenya Ntaiya: Making Dreams Reality for the Girls of Kenya

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Her life was determined before she was old enough to understand what life was all about, what it had to offer, its implications, possibilities and scope. Before she had the ability to choose and decide for herself, her life had been chosen and decided for her, like many girls before her. But, Kakenya Ntaiya is […]

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Afua Sam (Studio D’Maxsi): If Ever You Needed a Reason to Dream!

Afua Sam (Studio D’Maxsi): If Ever You Needed a Reason to Dream!

| January 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

By: N. Amma Twum-Baah; Published January 4, 2010 Imagine hearing the story of a little girl who survived the death of her father when she was barely a teenager, lived through two close encounters with death, grew up in a family that constantly struggled to survive each new day, a little girl shuffled back and […]

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Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo – Giving the Gift of Life at Christmas

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo – Giving the Gift of Life at Christmas

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Christmas, for many, is a time to expect and to receive. For many others, it’s a time to anticipate the joy of giving. Those in the latter category share the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. They are the ones who lend a helping hand when all other hands are outstretched ready to receive. When […]

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Noella Coursaris Musunka: The Model with a Heart for Humanity

Noella Coursaris Musunka: The Model with a Heart for Humanity

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Aside from her successful modeling career, Noella is also the founder of the Georges Malaika Foundation, a foundation established in honor of her father who passed away when she was only five years-old. At our request, Noella offered us a rare peek into her personal life, and the Georges Malaika Foundation. Born to a Congolese […]

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Elsie Owolo: Beauty and Brains Never Looked So Inspiring

Elsie Owolo: Beauty and Brains Never Looked So Inspiring

| February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sitting across from Elsie Owolo, she is every bit the title-holder that she is: beautiful, eloquent, poised, well-mannered and very easy to talk to. Her smile is reflective of the passion she holds inside, and each word she speaks brings a renewed meaning to the idea of drive and perseverance. Born to Nigerian parents in […]

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Renee Q. Boateng In Her Own Words

Renee Q. Boateng In Her Own Words

| January 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, a woman’s profitable trade was nothing more than trading merchandise at the market place, hawking goods at busy bus stations, in the streets, and anywhere in between where they could find selling space. Today’s modern, educated African women are setting new trends. Long gone are the semi-trendy boutiques filled with “hand […]

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