Fashion Designer Linda Bezuidenhout to be honored as “Fashion Designer of the Year” at the 4th WOW GLOBAL SUMMIT http://wowglobalsummit.com/ which will be held at the elegant Château Élan Winery & Resort – May 30th to 31st 2014. http://www.chateauelan.com/
The WOW Global Women Mentoring and Philanthropy Summit is the brain child of Women Of Wealth Magazine. http://www.womenofwealthmagazine.com/ .It was created for the purpose of connecting women around the world with each other. It is a platform where women in business can meet wealthy women with influence and assets that are willing to meet; consult; coach; mentor and sponsor women who are on the cutting edge of success but without proper resources to enable them to turn the corner. WOW Global Women Summit is a platform where women from all over the world come into Atlanta yearly to meet, connect, play, share knowledge and resources
Linda Bezuidenhout (LB) is a fashion designer who is originally from Tanzania and is now based in Atlanta, USA. The LB Line is for the modern, elegant, confident and fashion forward woman who wants to have a unique look.
Nigerian artist, Davido, is known to be an amid lover of fancy and expensive cars. Men’s toys..yes that’s right. If that is a tradition for this Aye’ hit song, he wants everyone to know that he gonna keep it alive. He recently acquired a new toy and posted the pics on his Instagram account for everyone to see.
This time he added Mercedes Benz 2014 S63 AMG to his fleet that already include a silver 2012 Honda Accord, red 2012 Hyundai Sonata, a white 2012 Audi Q7 and a white Chevrolet Camaro.
His new toy is said to be worth $ 155,000 which is over 250 Million TZS.
With just few more days before the kick-off of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, here at BC we want to start kicking our own types of events. Call it the BC Road to Brazil. First is music. Here is the Coca Cola world cup anthem [Africa Version] that was released few days ago by Coca Cola.It features our very own Lady JayDee and Diamond Platinumz[ Coca Boy]
Titled ‘The World is Ours’, it’s a song by former X-Factor contestant David Correy. It also features Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda), Octopizzo(Kenya), M.I and Waje (Nigeria) and Fally Ipupa (DRC). WATCH
If anyone had cared to look at it carefully, they could have seen this coming. David Moyes’s days at Manchester were numbered. Everyone was frustrated and patience wasn’t an option anymore even when Moyes[in his letter to fans] had calmly asked to be given more time before judgment day. It was time. The American owners of Man U had had enough just like how the fans expected and wanted. Therefore, after just 10 months, Moyes is gone.
But let’s face it, it is/was a giant task to replace Sir Alex Ferguson who is considered to be the Britain’s greatest manager/coach ever. His record at Manchester United is almost above excellent. As I am writing this and even with so many names mentioned as possible successors, I know whoever is going to take Moyes’ position will have more than tough task to convince the Man U die-hard fans that he is not another Moyes.
Moyes firing came after one of the most disastrous season for Manchester United, a club that once upon a time, during Sir Alex’s reign had become allergic to loosing and addicted to winning. Unfortunately for him, he has had to learn a hard way that Everton isn’t Manchester. Before joining Manchester United, he had had 11 relatively successfully years at Everton. Everton beat Manchester 2-0 last week. That loss, apparently, was probably the last breath for Moyes. I am sure he also knew it was time to pack the bags. The train was on the platform.
Under Moyes, for the first time in 19 years, Man U will not be on draws for Champions League qualification. Now, that for sure is painful for the team that has won so many trophies in the last almost three decades under Sir Alex. To make matters worse, Man U is currently Number 7 in the Premier League table 23 points behind league leaders, Liverpool.
While the questions about possible successor are now in every Manchester United fan mind, Ryan Giggs who was on Moyes’s coaching staff will steer the ship. The 40 years old player has been at the club for 23 years now. He surely knows what winning means for Manchester.
Let’s see what’s next for Manchester United…most likely in the next season. I am waiting to see them at they tour North America this summer.
The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations were revealed few days ago. The nominees announcing party was held at The Sands in Sandton-South Africa hosted by MTV Base VJs Nomuzi Mabena and Sizwe Dhlomo.
For Tanzania or Tanzanians,it wasn’t just the party. It was a good start of the celebration. Of course it all depends on how you look at it. Diamond, who is without a doubt the current flag bearer of whatever music is coming out of Tanzania right now, got the well deserved nomination. He is up for Best Male and Best Collaboration from My Number One which was re-done with Nigeria’s Davido. Apparently Davido is one of the leaders among nominees alongside Mafikizolo who were recently in Tanzania for a concert.
In case you were left out for whatever reasons, here are the nominees and their categories.
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Donald (South Africa)
Arielle T (Gabon)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best New Act:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)
If life was like a straight line, it would probably be very boring. I believe, as human beings, we are made to see and cope with upsides and downs. The downs can be painful. I know. But to go up you must be down first. It’s like wanting to go to heaven without dying first. It is impossible. You must die first. Therefore, sufferings are part of life. It is never a smooth road. An off road of some sort and you have no 4 wheel drive. You will get stuck and have to unstuck yourself.
Those are thoughts that came through my mind as I was listening to the lyrics of Lady Jay Dee’s new official video for her song Nasimama[I Am Standing-Up]. Here is the video
The story of her life is now one of the most inspiring. She was once upon a time one of the most sought,loved and paid female artist in Tanzania. Then fame and probably money, got best of her. She fell and fell real hard. Drugs almost cost her life.
What makes her story interesting is the fact that when fell, she got courage and assistance to rise up again. Her foundation, Ray C Foundation, is now trying to help a lot of folks [especially youths] get back on their feet after making the same kind of fall.
But she is who she is because of music. She hasn’t forgotten. She is set to make a come back in music. Here is the teaser of what she is “cooking” with Legendary Music.Stay tuned.
After an on and off lengthy illness, Tanzanian veteran musician,Maalim ,Gurumo passed away yesterday in Dar es Salaam. Maalim Gurumo died at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where he was admitted.
He will be remembered as one of the top and talented musicians to have ever emerged from Tanzania. He was one of the greatest songwriter with almost all his songs telling a tale of caution towards life and how we view the world. Gurumo, an ardent Simba Sports Club fan, was a member of the Msondo Ngoma Music Band for over ten years.
May God rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen
I predict this interview will create some buzz…in good and probably not so good vibes[it all depend on the mindset]. Mzungu Kichaa talks about Tanzanian artists’[including himself] struggles,challenges and suggestions.WATCH
“I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.”-Lupita Nyong’o talking about Fashion