“Being from Africa is part of my identity and it is something I take pride in. I love my culture, tradition, and language. This is something I want to keep and hopefully pass it to my children and their children and for many generations to come.”
– MERON ABEBE
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.
SUNDAY OMONY was born in the war-torn region of northern Uganda. Her family migrated to Canada in 1991. Through life altering situations Sunday has persevered to become a talented plus-size model and humanitarian. She is known for being diverse with regards to look, talent and content. Sunday is a vivacious woman, standing at 5 feet, 9 inches. She has been featured as one of the “Sexiest African Women” by Jamati.com. Her glowing and infectious personality has contributed to her success. Sunday is the new spokesperson for Hearts 4 Peace, an organization that offers services and courses in conflict transformation and social justice.
MARIANNE Ilunga’s love for fashion started at an early age. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she remembers spending valuable time with her godmother who was a dressmaker. She collected fashion magazines as a hobby and spent time sketching several styles she believed would eventually come to life. Her parents decided it would be a great idea to let her attend a fashion magnet high school. Shortly before graduation the Congo experienced some political turmoil, so Marianne accepted the great opportunity to move to the United States.
The Miss Africa USA Management team proudly presents the African Queen in America Miss Fatoumata (Fifi) Souma who will reign as Miss Africa USA 2010 – 2011. Miss Fifi was crowned at the beautiful Montgomery College Performing Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Saturday July 24 2010.
MONIK TENDAY is an artist-musician from Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo). She was born in Mbuji-Mayi, on July 20. Monik Tenday is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer. She owes this wealth of art from her paternal grandmother’s side, in which she is the heiress. EXCLUSIVE Interview
“You’ve never seen or heard creativity like this before…Lingala and English? Its history in the making…” says Hugo Million as he prepares to tour Kinshasa, Congo with his new album Muana Ya Amerique. Hugo Million is an Atlanta-based Hip-hop artist and producer with ties to Africa; he was born in the country of Angola but his family is from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Model, Entrepreneur, and Aspiring Actress Ruth Omanya shares her story to encourage, inspire, and empower others by sharing her childhood dreams, discouragements, and disappointments while pursuing her dreams in the United States.
Always a Congolese, married and a father, I am an entrepreneur in France, Africa and Malaysia.
Besides that, in addition to be the leader of opinions and future presidential candidate in 2011, he is the head of four local associations working actively for the development, non-alienation, peace and cultural mix, including the DRC , Rally Of Congolese registered in the prefecture of Tarn and Garonne in France May 15, 2002, the ADF registered under the prefecture of Morlaix May 25, 1998; DRC wake up call recorded in Austin Texas April 22, 2010.
Recently, Christiane had the opportunity to showcase her great fashion skills on the well-known show Project Runway Season 7, where she was among sixteen great fashion designers. unfortunately her stay was cut short when she was selected as the first designer to be eliminated on the competition.
In the following exclusive interview, Christiane discusses her presence on Project Runway and what she took out of this experience.