Every year, Women4Africa chooses a charity to support whose aims and objectives are similar to our causes. This year, the charity of choice is AMREF UK of whom we are already huge supporters of their 'Stand Up For African Mothers' campaign.
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X Factor Winner 2012 James Arthur tops 1 million UK sales with debut single 'Impossible' and signs with Syco Music.
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Rightmove has identified a 'TOWIE Effect' on places where reality shows are based, so-called as The Only Way Is Essex has tarnished its filming location the most.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012 19:07

Les Miserables - The Story

Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012 18:49

The Hobbit

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Sunday, 09 December 2012 11:01

Music Soul...My Style Countdown

Unique in both music genre and style, these ladies have truly made black beautiful. There was a short period between my pre-teens and early teens when I would have done anything to keep my hair as flat and straight as possible. My worst decision was using the electric hot come day after day until may hair became undesirably whispy and uneven. But the topic on hair is only one of several things that many women have found hard to embrace in its natural state. Looking back, I ask myself, where were all the black African/American celebrities who could have inspired and encouraged so many young girls to embrace their features and characters, making it desirable even to non-African/black females? Whilst family plays a key role in bringing love and assurance, the music industry has (maybe unfortunately so) made direct impact on identity. Unfortunately coming up with results and conclusions is outside the scope of this post.

Take a look at my compilation of (what I have called) soul-style which we can celebrate to date; artists who have brought solidarity to embracing identity and ancestral pride. Encore.

Lauryn Hill

The first on my list of soul-style beauties is Lauryn Hill, whose eminence is largely based on her avant-garde style and genre. Her commitment to the Afro, braids and dreads while showing off African-inspired jewellery, is one reason soul-style has become influential in music and in any other influential industry. 

Jenelle Monae

At number 2 is Jenelle Monae. Her signature suit-piece takes me back to the jazz era and the soul music of its time. She also makes grooming the Afro hair effortlessly achievable and consistently on-point. Beautiful! 

Esperanza Spalding

I was recently introduced to her music and was captivated by her voice, and-of-course, her hair and style. The African-American jazz bassist is nothing short of emulating ancestral pride (no matter how diverse her background is). 

 India Arie

...the soul that lives within India is beautiful, carefree and striking. Her Acoustic Soul album was a source of inspiration for many individuals, stylists and designers by the uplifting message of embracing inherited beauty while letting go of any false identity. Deep.

Jill Scott
A lot of us know her from star performance on Tyler Perry's 'Why did I get Married (1&2)', and many of us love her for her alternative style in spoken word, poetry and music. Her hair, makeup and smile is always flawless.


Between soul, jazz and funkadelia, Asa has remained unique and brazen about her heritage. I admire how she combines her African roots with her European upbringing in her choice of style and motifs.

Who would be on your list for Soul-style?
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:25

British Fashion Awards 2012

The British Fashion Council announces that Stella McCartney has been named Designer of the Year, receiving the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards 2012.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 01:12

Fashions Finest Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Interviews

A celebration of emerging and exceptionally outstanding talent.

Dashing presenter Antonio Castaldo interviews the nominees and winners on the red carpet at the Fashions Finest Awards 2012, City of Westminster College London.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012 19:03

Fashion Finest Awards 2012 - The Reception

Sola Oyebade aka Mr Mahogany is the Creative Director and Show Producer of this year's Fashion Finest Awards which was held at the City Of Westminster College, London W2. Here are the highlights of the guests as they arrive before the main ceremony.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:01

First Major UK Jazz Festival In Over 20 Years

Tickets On Sale Today. Jools Holland, Branford Marsalis And More...
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