COVERSTAR: YW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND VIDEO WITH JOAN NGOMBA.

COVERSTAR: YW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND VIDEO WITH JOAN NGOMBA.

 PART ONE. I believe our subconscious minds take us where our conscious minds resist to go. She always loved writing so all she wanted to be was a Historian. She was determined to be just that so much so that she ended up studying History and Archaeology at the University of Buea. So what would actually change the course of a determined ‘Historian’ in the making? Here’s the story about the media journey of Joan Ngomba, a TV presenter, Producer, Writer,Blogger and a Fashionista. Just after university, Joan had found a job as a secretary for JENS production when a major tragedy stroke. Joan lost her last sister in a ghastly car accident, she was only 17. Having to deal with such devastating loss, Joan found herself completely lost, not knowing how to pull through with life. She had few friends in Nigeria who encouraged her to come over for a change. With the support from her friends and determination to pull through, Joan set off for Nigeria in 2007. When she got to Lagos, her friends again encouraged her to apply for a post graduate course which she agreed to. She applied waited for the entrance results. Still feeling down, Joan moved to Calabar to be with her cousin. It was while there that she had an ‘Aha!’ moment. There was this particular show on Rhythm FM that caught her attention . It was presented by Wild Child and when it came on, she was gripped instantly. He was so good and there and then Joan realised she wanted a career in radio, just like Wild Child’s.Despite having...
COVER STAR: YW INTERVIEW WITH TOOSHAI FACES.

COVER STAR: YW INTERVIEW WITH TOOSHAI FACES.

Meet the incredible Sinchang Cho. She’s the very talented MUA and beautician of Tooshai Faces. I’m a fan of Sinchang’s work. We had long hours of conversations over the phone in prep for this interview and each conversation left me feeling so empowered and proud. Proud of the woman she has become, the wife, the mother and most importantly the creative Makeup Artist and Beautician the nation and the rest of the world will soon get to know.Though she resisted several times, makeup always found a way to be front and centre in her life. With colleagues always complimenting her makeup, friends asking her to do their makeup and even working as the makeup artist on set of a Cameroonian movie and a music video as well gave Sinchang the boost to finally embrace her calling. Below is the interview we did with Tooshai Faces. Read, get to know her and spread the word.    YW: How and when did you get your start in makeup? TSF: I can’t exactly tell how I started, I happened to always have my makeup right or at least better than most other girls makeup. So I just remember as far back as when I was in Lower sixth in 1998, I started doing my brows, then others wanted me to do their brows, it wasn’t exactly what it is today but it looked good at the time. Then later on in University, I used to help my mom out at her hair Salon, she was a teacher but she owned a Hair salon and when we all got back from school, we’ll...
COVER STAR: YW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DUWA.

COVER STAR: YW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DUWA.

Whenever Tosin,Milounge boss, starts a conversation with “YO!”,I just know something is about to pop. I had been woken up by my ringtone on this particular morning. It was Tosin on the line, all excited like he just came face-to-face with a gold mine. He was about to send over a song by this incredible artist for me to listen. Once the audio came through, I pressed play and was transported into a delightful musical world and once her voice came on, my ears instantly did somersaults…my excitement levels went off the roof.   After that, I knew I had to get to know this superstar soundbox even more. Once I got her contact, we got talking on whatsapp. If ever you got talking to Duwa, you quickly realise why her sound is so dreamily beautiful. She’s soft-spoken, respectful and widely and finely skilled to know exactly how she wants to present herself and music to the world. Born Glory Ojoduwa on the 29th of August, 1988 to Nigerian parents in the United States of America. Growing up in Washington DC, Duwa always had an irresistible love for music. Her parents recognised her talent at a very early age and her dad would record home videos of little Duwa singing down a storm. That love propelled her to join the children’s choir and then youth choir where she did lead solos and also conducted the choir. Off to college where she studied Mass Communication and Media Integration, she also sang in a college band which helped ignite her love for music even more. Because of this irresistible love for...
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLOOM WITH CIARA ON THE COVER OF ESSENCE.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLOOM WITH CIARA ON THE COVER OF ESSENCE.

Regardless of the rainy spells and winds(to mess with our artificial mane), Essence Magazine still believes in the beauty of Spring. For its May issue, the lifestyle publication chose Ciara to grace their cover. Dressed in a sleeveless flowery jumpsuit, the singer can be seen sitting on a swing with the handles covered in red and pale pink flowers. This is such a gorgeous cover. How pretty is Ciara?…you bloom gurrl.      ...
DAKORE EGBUSON-AKANDE IS A STUNNER ON THE COVER OF BLANCK MAGAZINE.

DAKORE EGBUSON-AKANDE IS A STUNNER ON THE COVER OF BLANCK MAGAZINE.

She’s one of the faces and voices that makes my Nollywood experience meaningful, then she disappeared from our screens for five years and didn’t we all miss her? After becoming a wife and a mother of two gorgeous girls, Nigerian actress Dakore Ebguson-Akande made a big comeback to the industry with numerous movie roles and endorsements and did I mention looking finer and fitter? Anyway, check her out on the Spring/Summer cover of Blanck Magazine. In the body-themed issue, the Fifty actress talks candidly about her body issues and losing her baby weight. In an in-depth interview, Nigerian star actress Dakore Akande talks to Blanck about being very self-conscious and working really hard to change the things she didn’t like about her body, using realistic and level headed approaches. Attributing motivation and determination as elements that fueled her ability to shed all her baby weight and getting back into her filming business.  When we sat to talk about losing all the postpartum weight and fitting into the media’s idea of what a TV star should look like; she takes it to church “it’s about what rocks your boat” she says “but don’t let anyone dictate for you who you should be; skinny doesn’t mean beautiful.” Also in this issue are riveting fashion editorials, topical articles and a special interview feature with media personality and all round fabulous Wana Udobang, who schooled us on the importance of living our healthiest and most authentic lives on our terms, irrespective of our body shape, form or size.  This issue of the magazine is our most rewarding yet, as we seek to to celebrate the progressive nature of womanhood. The digital version will be available online,...
FOOTBALLER ALEX SONG AND WIFE DISPLAY THEIR LOVE ON THE COVER OF VAULT MAGAZINE.

FOOTBALLER ALEX SONG AND WIFE DISPLAY THEIR LOVE ON THE COVER OF VAULT MAGAZINE.

The couple who stay stylish together, must have tons of love for each other. With their love for each other and everything fashion, Vault Magazine couldn’t have picked a better couple for their 2nd issue. Cameroonian footballer Alex Song and entrepreneur wife Olivia Song spill the secrets to their happy marriage, children, fashion, business ventures and many more in Vault’s latest love-themed issue. My heart has just grown bigger for Alex after reading the article about the celebrity couple. The West Ham United footballer who can’t stop showering praises on his beautiful wife Olivia declared “As long as we are together we are happy”. You can certainly feel the love between these two. The second issue of VAULT magazine is finally here. The Valentine’s Day centred issue features on its cover the celebrity couple Alex and Olivia SONG as they share their life and love as well as their business ventures and their personal styles. On the issue, ex Barcelona and West Ham United player Alex Song declares the strong love him and his wife Olivia have for each other as well as portray how simple and unassuming their family life is with their 2 boys in London. He declares about Olivia “As long as we are together we are happy.” The issue also features fashion blogger Hayet Rida who blogs on That Hayet Rida and uses her personal life journey to inspire and promote the positive love of self, La Guga – a Cameroon culture lover and social media humorist as well as Nigerian stylist and entrepreneur Veronica Odeka. VAULT magazine is a quarterly bilingual fashion, beauty and...

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