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YW COVERSTAR: THE MANY FACES OF LUCIE MEMBA BOS.

  THE MANY FACES OF LUCIE MEMBA BOS. In an industry where foundations are still being built, she has already established herself as a passionate and hardworking actress, producer and entrepreneur.That’s how we have all come to know and love Lucie Memba Bos. Penjo Baba had posted some pictures of Lucie on Facebook with a brief introduction of who she was. My initial reaction was the same reaction I had when I first saw Lupita Nyong’o on MTV shuga. Lucie possessed that same world class, world dominating presence. I was so excited, excited to find out more about this actress. So when the time came to kickstart YW Coverstar in 2011, Lucie was one of the first celebrities I contacted for an exclusive interview. She was gracious, friendly and very cooperative. We went as far as creating the cover for the interview but you know what they say, you’re ready only when you’re ready. Fast forward to 2018…guess we’re finally ready. Lucie Memba Bos hails from Nchang, in the Western Province. Growing up in Bafoussam(still in the Western Province), the actress always knew she wanted to be great. At an early age of seven, she trained and performed as a contemporary, traditional and classic dancer. While in secondary school, Lucie wanted to do more so she took part in music and also joined the gymnastics team. Being so good at it, Lucie was chosen to represent her school at the regional championship and she won. She was then chosen to represent the Western region at the national championship where she came fifth. With that under her belt, Lucie went...

YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KRYSMAR…PART TWO.

YW Your caption on Instagram states ‘Attitude is everything.’ What’s your definition of Attitude?   KRYSMAR Yes! for me, attitude is the position one chooses to take in the face of the different situations of life. for example, if you see a glass of unfilled water lying on a table, then you have the choice to see it either half empty or half full depending on your current state of mind. the right attitude would like you to see it half full to encourage you to make a little more effort to fill it. this principle applies to all the situations of the world we are facing. In conclusion, always choosing to adopt a positive attitude is the key to cross all the obstacles that will be in our path. French version  Yes! pour moi, l’attitude est la position qu’on choisi de prendre face aux differentes dituations de la vie. par exemple, si vous voyez un verre d’eau non rempli posé sur une table, vous avez alors le choix de le voir soit à moitié vide, soit à moitié plein selon votre etat d’esprit du moment. la bonne attitude voudrais que vous le voyez à moitié plein pour vous encourager à faire encore un peu d’effort pour la remplir. ce principe s’applique à toutes les situtions de la bie dont nous devons faire face. en conclusion, choisir toujours d’adopter une attitude positive est la clé pour traverser tous les obstacles qu’il y aura sur notre chemin.   YW The month of March is women’s month and we just celebrated International Women’s Day with a powerful theme ‘Push For Progress.’...

YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KRYSMAR…PART ONE.

I sat down with my notebook in hand, ready to make that call to Krysmar. I had been thinking about this day for a while. Though I had never spoken to Krysmar, through her work, we had forged an acquaintanceship or should I say fanship on my part, full of admiration for her talent. Come on! She sings like a Nightingale, what’s there not to admire? And I was ready to dig into the core of her talent. Krysmar whose full name is Christelle-Mirielle Menekeu, is an Afropop/soul artist from Cameroon. She hails from Nchang, West Cameroon but was born in Douala, the Economic Capital of Cameroon. At a very young age, the singer moved with her family to Libreville, Gabon where she attended primary school. Krysmar was always surrounded by music. By the age of nine,she was already singing anything that sounded like a tune, be it musical adverts or news or series soundtracks. Her parents quickly noticed her talent. Little Christelle possessed such a big voice and she knew she wanted to sing like her idol, the legendary Whitney Houston but her parents wanted her to sing for God and so they took her straight to church where she joined the Children’s choir, just like her idol. After her primary education, her family moved back to Cameroon where she contined her education in Douala. They later on relocated to the North where she continued her secondary school education at the Lycee Technique, Ngaoundere. While there, Krysmar joined the school choir and was made the President of the Music Club. After her BAC( Baccalareat), Krysmar made the decision...

LIIBER LONDON COMES ALIVE WITH THE ‘REAWAKENING’ COLLECTION.

My spirit has been captured and teleported to the glamorous closets of Judy Garland and Dorothy Dandridge. That’s how I felt when I first saw the ‘Reawakening’ collection by Liiber London. The fabulous, bold coloured pieces beautifully unite the old and new without missing a beat or should I say an era? What Liiber London has reinforced in this collection is the fact that glamour never goes out of style. For that movie premiere, gala or even if you just want to reignite the diva in you, Reawakening collection has it all. Welldone to Anrette Ngafor. May you continue to be fabulously inspired.   Read the press release from the Cameroonian designer below. It’s Finally here The big Launch of our New Collection When being creative on this collection I thought of how it should be worn and used, music and lights are major factors of my work. The idea of fashion is truly what reflects beauty around and within us. It is a state of mind that is really deep beyond our imagination even during the darkest moments of our lives we can find true beauty. Re awakening will make every woman of any shape feel sexy. It will ‘re awaken every piece of beauty within… For more details Liiberlondon@gmail.com 00237 674428340 Our Facebook...

WOMAN WORK BY MAYA ANGELOU.

I’ve got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I’ve got shirts to press The tots to dress The can to be cut I gotta clean up this hut Then see about the sick And the cotton to pick. Shine on me, sunshine Rain on me, rain Fall softly, dewdrops And cool my brow again. Storm, blow me from here With your fiercest wind Let me float across the sky ‘Til I can rest again. Fall gently, snowflakes Cover me with white Cold icy kisses and Let me rest tonight. Sun, rain, curving sky Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone Star shine, moon glow You’re all that I can call my...

YENIHSDELITES: FISH AND CHIPS WITH MUSHY PEAS AND AFRICAN STYLE GRAVY.

It was a cook-anything-you-can-find-in-your-kitchen kinda day again. It had been snowing non-stop since the start of the week. UK was under the white attack my people. They said it was the aftermath of a dry, frigid air from Siberia and they named it ‘The Beast From The East’ and it really showed up and showed out. Mr Beast from the East brought some chilling friends along for the snowy ride…the rain, the wind, the cold, the White Walkers and Jon Snow…mscheeeew!!! Anywhooo, what I’m trying to say is, because of the snow, we were stuck at home with only some few food items here and there….frozen fish here…frozen peas there…so what do you do? I psyched myself and finally got out of bed, got ready and walked into the kitchen feeling like a lifesaver on Survival Island. I whipped out the ingredients and food items from the cupboards and freezer and before I knew it, this beauty was staring back at me, looking all yummy and ready to be eaten. Fried Fish(in batter and coated with cornflakes crumbs), using coconut oil and chips with mushy peas and gravy(black beans and chickpeas in shito peppered stew). That’s how this concoction came about last Wednesday....

BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D: SILKY GIFTY.

When I started the Blackenicious Glow campaign, my goal was to showcase and celebrate the beauty of the black skin through my social media platforms. Through the platforms, I’ve been able to celebrate black beauties from around the world. It gives me so much joy to continue to celebrate and take it further with BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D, where we’ll not only celebrate our black beauties but also get to know them better.  That being said, we kick off  BGU with Silky Gifty, the sassy, crazy, fun and just all round badass baldie, boldie blackenicous glow from Lagos, Nigeria.   Eno-Obong Etim Effiong, who goes by the name Silky Gifty, is a vibrant personality who follows her own rules and is not afraid to express herself whether on social media or off. Silky hails from Akwa Ibom State and was born and raised in Cross River State, Nigeria. She’s the fourth of six children and lost her father at a very tender age. She and her siblings were raised by a strong mother who was always about love and discipline. “I was a very stubborn child. I didn’t make the job easier for her but she didn’t spare the rod.” She taught them the importance of education but most importantly, the importance of hard work. The latter has been her principle till this day so it’s no surprise that she has hands dipped in numerous pots. Silky Gifty is not only a filmmaker(Actor, Producer and Script Writer), this talented lady is also a model, dressmaker(still learning) and a caterer. In fact, during our first chat, I caught her at a...

NDOLOMIX: THE FACE OF LOVE WITHOUT SEX.

I was just thinking about this year’s valentine’s day and how much I enjoyed it. Celebrating this special day has evolved over the years and so have I. Like most people in a committed relationship, we want our love to grow along with everything; sexlife, success, and more family. So even though I am not particular about Vdays, I was pondering what love has been like on “non-holidays”.  There are so many days when we have shared overwhelming love for each other from just a moment together. For example, the other night he brought home a chocolate covered cake for me from Lila’s, a new bakery in bonapriso that I wanted to check out. I’ll say just the gesture itself opened me up and I spilled my love to him as I enjoyed the cake. The moment was just perfect, listening to music, eating the deliciously sweet cake and going deeper into our conversation. Later, I felt so thoroughly massaged inside that I slept off instantly. I woke up the next day certain I can choose that version of closeness over even sex. In terms of feeling, a moment  like that to me is way stronger, way deeper than sex. So what if sex was taken out? No problem, because I believe that love is a feeling and there are many other things that bring us a shared feeling of love for each other. We focus on the things that unify us with the same intensity. That feeling of not wanting to be with anyone else, of following our own hearts each day. Communication is key. The conversations in...

YENIHSDELITES! HAPPY PANCAKE DAY.

HAPPY PANCAKE DAY! Almost every household is filled with the aromas of delicious pancakes. Whether it’s lemon drizzled, honey drizzled or cinnamon flavoured, our mouths are enjoying the deliciousness that only Pancake Day brings. So…what do you do when you’re trying to be healthy but the foodie in you still wants to partake in Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday(Mardi Gras)? Oh well! I wanted to eat without feeling guilty so I came up a healthy option… Cauliflower and beetroot pancakes, topped with blueberries, raspberries and spicy wings and drizzled with honey and 82% Dark Chocolate. HAPPY YUMMY PANCAKE...

BLACK PANTHER HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE IS ROYALTY GOALS.

If Meghan and Harry needed inspiration with the dress code for their May wedding, then the Black Panther Los Angeles premiere got their back. The Black Panther movie, kicked off its first premiere in Los Angeles last night. The actors and actresses and some of the citizens of Wakanda(We’re all citizens of Wakanda) turned up in all their royal glory to celebrate, rejoice and make history. The venue for the most anticipated movie in Marvel history was laid out with a purple carpet and was  jampacked with Hollywood royalty, including Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Courtney B Vance, Chadwick Boseman, Florence Kasuumba, Michael B Jordan and many more.   Every black person and their mama have been waiting excitedly to see the movie and most especially the red carpet fashion. We were not disappointed. The designers from Deola Sagoe, Versace, Naeem Khan, Armani, Christian Siriano and many more brought vibrancy, prints, colours and flamboyance to truly capture the rich African fashion…African Royalty.   Photo credits: Dailymail. Getty Images. Randblove....

BIG HAIR DON’T CARE.

2018 saw the premiere of Love and Hip-Hop Miami and everyone is still going on about the Afrolicious queen, Amara La Negra. Her beauty, her body and that haurrrrr gurrrl! Speaking of the hair, Amara was mocked by one of her cast mate on LHHM,  Young Hollywood, because of her big  luscious Afro hair. In order to break the American music market, he asked her to be ‘more Beyonce and less Macy Gray.’ He explained that the sleek look is more appealing and suitable than the big afro…whaaat? Anywhooo, we can’t blame him. He’s only following in the footsteps of a society where anything black, from hair to skin tone, has ignorantly pushed to the back…always. They see the black skin as unappealing and the Afro hair as untamed. We’re not here for it. Yenihsworld promotes the beauty of the black skin and the afroliciousness of the our hair texture, short, big and untamed. Afro hair/Big hair/Lion mane has always been sexy. It symbolises strength, confidence, freedom and most especially beauty. Today on our platform, we’re celebrating Amara and many of our sisters in media/entertainment who are influencing the world while rocking their afros with so much sassiness  and class. Amara La Negra, Afro-Latina singer and Love and Hip Hop Miami cast member.   Sahndra Fon Dufe, Cameroonian actress, author and activist.   Joan Ngomba, Cameroonian presenter, producer, blogger and founder of Dcoded TV.   Lydia Epangue, Cameroonian Fashion Blogger.   Frédérique Harrel, Cameroonian/French Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder of SHE unleashed and Big Hair No Care.   Mimi Mbah, Cameroonian model and glorious clapbacker(LOL)   Funmilola Akande, Nigerian...

OMAWUMI WOWS IN ‘SOMTIN’ VIDEO.

This is some grown folk swag and we’re here for it. Omawumi is on a love PSA. The Nigerian soulful singer, who recently got married, happily lets us know the meaning of true love in her latest single ‘somtin.’ She’s letting the world knows she loves her man and it doesn’t matter what you…you…and you think. Preach on sis! Oooouuuu…the uptempo song is so satisfying, my soul is on some back flips activities right now. Anywhoo, she has just released the video and it’s just as beautuiful as the song. In the video, we see Owawumi and a bunch of her friends and colleagues in the Nigerian entertainment industry just party and have a good time. The cameo list is lit. I have a feeling this song would be our African version of ‘Candy’ by Cameo. I see everyone dancing to it at weddings, with full choreography. Enjoy the video below....

10 YEARS IN MEDIA…10 LESSONS FROM JOAN NGOMBA.

We’ve all watched Joan Ngomba grow, glow and strive from strength to strength. In our exclusive interview with the Cameroonian media personality in July, 2017, she gave us an in-depth journey into her media career, a rich career which brought about many opportunities. Through her journey, she mastered the art of  producing, presenting, writing, editing and many more. She became the red carpet  hostess with the mostest, whose fashion sense and natural journalistic skills captured the hearts of many. As a former editor of Pulse Nigeria, Joan played a major role in its formation and used her experience to create her own platform, DcodedTV, one of the leading entertainment news platforms in Cameroon. Joan Ngomba is celebrating 10 years in the media industry and she marked the milestone with a fairytale-themed photoshoot…gooorgeous!!! YenihsWorld caught up with the media darling and she had 10 lessons from her journey to share with us; To be phenomenal at what I do. To be patient. To always improve on my craft. to be in the know or alert at all times. No one is my friend when it comes to doing my job. To hope for better things. Nothing is wrong with hope but always match with actions to achieve goals. Life is too short so work hard and play harder. Team work is always a major key to success. I don’t expect everybody to understand me, the few that can are the ones I’m happy to work with. But in all, I do my best to understand people and situations. I have learnt to choose love anytime. It’s easy to hate, insult and...

SOPHY AIIDA BRINGS THE GLAM ON THE COVER OF SA MAJESTÉ MAGAZINE.

Who’s that lady in red? Sophy Aiida brings the heat on the cover of Sa Majesté azine’s second issue. Donning a gorgeous red sleeveless dress, the media personality and fashionista, gives an insight into her successful media career which spans over 10 years. The second edition is also packed with fitness and fashion tips to start your year right. It’s captivating editorial that would definitely leave you entertained and certainly inspired. Click on the link below and enjoy the...

SPOTLIGHT: LA FÉE LUCIE.

LA FÉE LUCIE is modern chic boutique for the modern day woman. Located in Douala, Cameroon, the shop caters for the modern day woman who understands the importance of fashion in everyday life.   We had a chat with the CEO, Cameroonian actress/entrepreneur Lucie Memba, and this is what she had to say; “LA FÉE LUCIE is a shop where any modern African lady can shop for beautiful  chic African pieces, accessories etc..” The shop is located at Bonapriso, Street Paul Monthe, Near Maza Plaza, in Douala, Cameroon. Congrats Lucie Memba.  Ladies and gents, let’s get our shopping on. View more pictures of the CEO modelling pieces from the boutique....

YW COVERSTAR: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ADELINE NTOH.

She loves love and she loves people. It’s no surprise Adeline Azah Ntoh, founder of The Liiwir Method, passionately chose a career path that combines both so well. In this article/interview, the certified Yoga instructor takes us on an exciting Yoga journey, The Liiwir Method. So how did it all begin? It all began for Adeline in 2006 when she was working in corporate. It was the first time of having consistent internet access and being the curious one, Adeline dived straight into internet haven, exploring and discovering. She had always been fascinated by the possibility of people creating ideal lifestyles for themselves. It was through exploring and discovering that she came across numerous fitness and lifestyle blogs which opened her up to her own ideal world . She fell in love immediately.During her spare time, Adeline would enjoy reading through fitness and lifestyle blogs. What intrigued her the most was the fact that the people behind these blogs were living their best lives from the comfort of their homes. She wanted that too. At that point in her life, Adeline was very determined to create an ideal lifestyle for herself, one which she could follow through for the rest of her life. Going through all the fitness blogs, yoga stood out the most. It resonated with her because she wanted to create something that she could do even on her laziest day. Adeline became even more interested in yoga after stumbling on a particular video on youtube . That changed her life. “I instantly fell in love with the poetic explanation. It shook my core. I instantly knew...

VAULT MAGAZINE IS BACK WITH WITH ISSUE 5.

The Business Edit is the latest offering from Vault Magazine and it’s packed with plenty of business tips to carry you through 2018. On the cover of Issue 5, is none other than the co-founder and CEO of IrokoTV, Jason Njoku.   DISCOVER THESE BUSINESS STORIES ON VAULT 5 AND BEGIN YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS NOW! VAULT magazine is a small, stylishly compact digital magazine jam packed with positively curated content for the forward thinking, style loving, bold millennials and Generation Xers. The fifth issue is now available to read online. With this new issue, we’re unveiling a “Business Edit” filled with stories from different business backgrounds and perspectives to inspire all our readers. African tech, film entrepreneur and start up investor Jason Njoku as our cover boy was only apt “because for such a young man, his business journey is incredible and a huge inspiration for us all. His experience teaches us that no matter what, resolve never to give up, to never quit and to try try harder one more time” states Cynthia editor at Vault. “With every story we share in our magazine, with every issue, we’re committed to inspire and to provide a place where our readers could escape and dream positively. May the stories inspire you, may the business tips help you.” Cynthia also added. VAULT magazine is a quarterly bilingual fashion, beauty and lifestyle online magazine from a Cameroonian and an African perspective by Douala/London based creative PR consultancy ModeMaison PR. For fun fashionable edutaining reads, VAULT is the place to go! Happy reading and do not forget to hashtag #IamVaulting !  ...

YENIH’S DELITES: A CAMEROON JELLOF(JOLLOF) FEAST.

On this particular day, I was craving Cameroon Jellof rice but I really didn’t feel like cooking. I just wanted to stay in bed and catch up on 24: Legacy(I’m still pissed the show got cancelled…mscheeew!) Anyway, back to the matter. So I told myself “I’ll just go in, prepare a quick jellof rice and roasted chicken and I’m out of the kitchen.” So how did I end up with a feast? How Sway? Anywhooo, by now, I should know I don’t just get in and out…I get in and feast out. So that’s how yours truly came up with all of these. What’s on the menu? 1.) Cameroon Jellof Rice. 2.)Plantain cups filled with sautéed mixed peppers, prawns and kidney beans. 3.) Spicy Roasted Chicken. 4.)Potato Salad. ✌✌✌✌...

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