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....
BIG HAIR DON’T CARE.

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.

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....
SPOTLIGHT: LA FÉE LUCIE.

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....
IT WAS A GLITZ AND GLAM AFFAIR AS THE EYANGO GIRLS SHOWCASE THEIR LATEST COLLECTION.

IT WAS A GLITZ AND GLAM AFFAIR AS THE EYANGO GIRLS SHOWCASE THEIR LATEST COLLECTION.

The Eyango girls were in town to showcase their latest collection. Mina and Kamala Eyango, founders of fashion brand Lavillenoire, held a pop-up shop for their latest collection. The collection was made up of fabulous, easy flowy and bold prints.   The event which was held at Topish Shop in Bastos, Yaounde, was attended by socialites and fashionistas alike. Also in attendance were the legendary Dedi Eyango(Mina and Kamala’s father) and Cameroonian MUA, Shaitou Cho, who was the make-up artist for the ladies. It was definitely a fabulous turnout at the half Cameroonian/ half Sri Lankan sisters’ fashion event. You glow girls!🖤🖤              ...

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