August 10, 2017
His Excellency, Mr. Obed Mlaba was born in 1943. From a young age, Obed always displayed a keen interest in the discourse towards the attainment of freedom for all in South Africa thus culminating in his active participation in grassroots civic movement activities.
At first, Obed participated in the struggle as a member of the Umlazi Resident Association from which he then moved on to the United Democratic Front (UDF).
After South Africa’s historic transition to multiparty politics, Obed became the first Mayor of Durban in 1996. Simultaneously, he held the titles of Chairman of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Local Government Association and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). At the end of his tenure as Mayor, Obed had become one of South Africa’s longest serving Mayor with a mayoral term spanning more than 15 years.
He is currently South Africa’s sixth High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since 1994.
July 9, 2017
Obi Obadike is a celebrity trainer and world-renowned fitness expert and TV personality.
He is an internationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional.
He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut known for his role in the movie the best man and tv series Rosewood. The book is called "The Cut – Lose up to 10 pounds in 10days and sculpt your best body."
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Website: www.obiobadike.com and www.thecutbook.com
June 26, 2017
Denrele Edun is a Nigerian television host, whose work has been recognized with 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career
He is known for his fashion style and eccentric personality. He started his television career as an actor at eleven when he played a presenter/producer on Kiddievision 101 on the NTA Network. He has previously worked with SoundCity and moved on to become one of Channel O's VJs and recently became one of the hosts of lip sync battle Africa.
June 5, 2017
The beautiful Dakore Egbuson-Akande is an award winning Nigerian actress. She’s known for her role in the Nollywood movies Fifty, Journey to Self and the new movie Isoken which is now showing in theatres in the UK.
She’s also one of the Ambassadors for Amnesty International, Action Aid Nigeria and Oxfam of America.
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June 1, 2017
Iyanya is an award winning singer, songwriter, and performer. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single "Kukere". He released his debut studio album, My Story, in 2011 which had singles such as "No Time" and "Love Truly".
His second album Desire, had hit singles such as "Kukere", "Ur Waist", "Flavour, "Sexy Mama", and "Jombolo". The 19-track album featured guest appearances from M.I, Wizkid, D'banj, Emma Nyra, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, May D, Tekno Miles, and Yung L.
In 2013, He won the Artist of the Year award at The Headies and Ghana Music Awards. He was also nominated for best international performance at the soul train music awards and in 2014 received 4 nominations at the world music awards which include world’s best song, video, male artist, live act and entertainer of the year. In October 2016, Iyanya announced on his Instagram that he signed a record deal with Mavin Records.
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May 27, 2017
Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is one of the founders of the catering company Eat Jollof London and also The Ghana Supper Club based in Kent.
Eat Jollof London is a high end professional catering company, which was founded with the aim of pushing West African food forward and adding a little spice to the industry. The Ghana Supper Club is a more intimate affair. 12-15 lucky diners book to sit together to experience Ghanaian hospitality, 5 course Ghanaian inspired meal in the comfort of her home.
Adwoa has participated in numerous TV programmes including BBC's The Restaurant hosted by Raymond Blanc and Sarah Willingham (Dragons Den), Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and more recently the BBC cooking competition The Box with James Martin where she was a winner.
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May 22, 2017
Yemi Osunkoya is the award winning director and creative genius behind the brand Kosibah.
Kosibah specialises in contemporary and elegant couture bridal and evening wear using luxurious fabrics and grand embellishments. His designs are simply divine.
Yemi is celebrating 25years in the wedding industry as he established the Kosibah brand in London in 1991. He named the company kosibah in honour of his mother. The name Kosibah comes from the Republic of Benin and is the day name of a female child born on a Sunday.
His Celebrated clients include Louise Rose, the leading actress of Universal film Life & Lyrics, Alesha Harvey, Miss World Agbani Darego, Sheila Ferguson, and singer Stephanie Benson. Kosibah’s clientele is truly worldwide and is particularly represented in the UK, Nigeria and USA.
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May 13, 2017
Gloria Halim is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and the author of “Healing Foods Healthy Foods”. She guides and supports people on the journey to relieving their stress, balancing hormones, improving their diet and working on their mind-set making them more relaxed. She trained and became qualified as a holistic health coach in New York, and is certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. She is also a member of the International Association for Health Coaches and sits on the board of the charity TPOT (The Power Of Touch).
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May 2, 2017
Tewa Onasanya is a Pharmacology graduate from the University of Portsmouth, UK and the founder and editor of Exquisite magazine - a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Magazine for today’s woman. She talks about her passion for female empowerment, her cancer foundation and why she made the switch to publishing.
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April 17, 2017
Former CNN correspondent, Christian Purefoy is passionate about translating ideas into engaging video and digital platform content and has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most talented teams and a diverse range of international organisations; with a particular interest in personal human-interest stories and impactful social commentary.