YW COVERSTAR: THE MANY FACES OF LUCIE MEMBA BOS.

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 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.

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.

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...
BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D: SILKY GIFTY.

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...
BLACK PANTHER HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE IS ROYALTY GOALS.

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....

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