Author: Lady Kate Atabong Njeuma

ADUNAGOW Magazine is an online publication full of exciting African art and culture, information, photographs, celebrities interviews and much more, with the purpose of showcasing the positive contributions of Africans in the world.

Miss Africa USA Pageant – 7th Edition

The Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant Organization is proud and honored to announce plans for the 7th Edition of the flagship pageant. This National Pageant empowers young Women as Goodwill Ambassadors in the USA, Africa and around the world, in line with President Obama’s vision of Community Service above self. Volunteering for America and volunteering for the World.

Leila Lopes from Angola is crowned Miss Universe!

Born in Benguela, Angola, to parents of Cape Verdean background, Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010, the official representative of the Angolan community in the United Kingdom to the 2011 Miss Angola pageant.

2011 NAFCA AWARDS (AFRICAN OSCARS)

NAFCA 2011

The highly anticipated, long awaited historical moment for African Film industry is finally here.

The 2011 NAFCA Awards which has been dubbed 'the African OSCAR'. Get ready to meet some of the amazing Actors and Actresses who have become household names and heroes.

You can tweet, fb, or forward this message to your friends because this event is making history in America.  For More info on NAFCA AWARDS please visit www.nafcawards.com or www.nollywoodcritics.com

NAFCA AWARDS:

Date: Sept 17  2011

Time:  7pm - 10pm

After Party:  11pm to  2.30am

Tickets: $50 each

Location:

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center

4700 Emperor BLVD

Durham, North Carolina 2770

Room Reservations: call the hotel 1919 941 5050 or   1866 716 8106

For more Information about the entire event please call 919 806 9812 or email: info@nollywoodcritics.com

JUL/AUG 2011 Issue released

JUL/AUG 2011 issue of ADUNAGOW Magazine. SPECIAL REPORT on Africa impact after the 21st century. Exclusive interview with Actress Amelia Jackson-Gray from HBO Hit TV serie “Entourage.” Also on this issue: latest FIFA Rankings for African teams and coverage of the top 5 African vacation cities. Get your copy today!

Olatide Adéniyi – Exclusive Interview

Olatide (Tide) Adeniyi was born in Washington D.C. where she spent her childhood. She moved to Lagos, Nigeria during her teenage years and acquired an appreciation and passion for the arts while attending high school. In 2002, she returned to the Washington D.C. area to attend university. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and currently works as a full-time Analyst as she explore her creative side.
Her inspiration for Fashion Design came in 2007 as a sporatic thought to make her own dress for an event because she could not find a dress that had the perfect fit. The idea seemed laughable to her at the time as she had no prior design or sewing experience, until she purchased her first sewing machine and began bringin her first sketch to life. The garment was a success; so she began designing and sewing as a hobby, making it apparent that this should be her next business venture.
Syling hair is another natural trait that Tide possesses. In the early 90’s, her mother sought her own passion and graduated from the Dudley School of Cosmetology to become a part-time Esthetician and Hair Stylist. Although she did not directly train Tide, the exposure had an impact on her at such a young age.

Exclusive Interview with Emem Archibong

WHAT IS LOVE? is the exciting debut album from phenomenally talented Gospel and R&B singer Emem Archibong.
Steeped in the classic Soul of legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin and CeCe Winans and influenced by the modern R&B sounds of Alicia Keys, with ‘What is Love?’ Emem looks set to be 2011’s most hotly-tipped Gospel cross-over artist and her mini album heralds the arrival on the British black music scene of a special new talent. Born in Nigeria, Emem grew up in Bradford, England where her remarkably soulful and powerful singing voice was nurtured in her local church’s choir and Gospel music and her strong Christian faith underpin her unique sound. From rousing opener ‘Black and White’ and funky feel-good track ‘Trying to be myself’ to stand out debut single ‘what is Love?’ and deeply personal anthem ‘Not too Late’ the E.P showcases Emem’s truly outstanding vocal talent and ‘Angel,’ ‘Untold Story’ and ‘Trying to be Myself’ also announce Emem as a truly captivating new voice on the British music scene.

RACISM IN FOOTBALL: WILL IT EVER END?

BANANAS flying out of the stands, monkey chants being heard all over the place, unbelievable racial slurs being called out; it’s sad to tell you that these are what our African football brothers are experiencing in the European fields when playing for their professional teams. With blacks making up as much as 15 percent of the players in the top leagues, England has become the leader in the fight against racism in the football arena. Almost every country in Europe is guily of this sin, with racial signs and chants – even violence – that target blacks, Jews, and Muslims. It’s understandable to support one’s team against your opponent, but there ought to be limits on the actions taken against each other. Some demonstrators guilty of these stupidities confirm that they only do it to unsettle the opposing team, but there are evidence that this is not just team feud; this is full blown hate and racism. How else can you explain the fact that some of these racism acts have been even conducted by supporters against their own players? Italians fans have been racially taunting their own team’s players. When the French team on the World Cup, a politician openly branded the team “unworthy” due to the facts that they had more black payers than whites in the team.

MAY/JUN ’11 Issue released

Issue 21: MAY/JUN 2011 Issue

MAY/JUN 2011 Issue of ADUNAGOW Magazine. SPECIAL REPORT on Immigration and Race Relations. Exclusive Interviews with Meron Abebe (Model), Emem Archibong (Singer), and Olatide Adéniyi (Designer). Also on this issue: discussion about racism in Football (soccer), Surviving Infidelity, and Treating Arthritis. Special coverage of the upcoming 2011 Miss Congo UK. Get your copy today!