This week is a huge week in the fashion calendar. Such a design is impossible of realization, even though former colonies continue to honor the tongue of the mother country as the prime foreign language in high school curricula. We are not at all talking of a radical cultural severance. Because of the huge difficulties to be overcome in mastering the African linguistic mosaic, some observers in Europe are convinced that we will not be up to the challenge, that we will be unable to undertake a change requiring so much human energy, so much intellectual lucidity, so much creative thinking. It is worth noting why attention grabbing companies use celebrities to advertise their products. All age groups are attracted to television, films and radio personalities and like to be identified with them. The truth is when it comes to skin care and age spot removal neither the advertising companies … Read the rest

Today, you don’t have to be a princess or a multi millionaire to be able to dress up nicely. The missionary turned academic C. M. Doke proposed to the conference participants the establishing of An Academy of African Arts; a proposal that was to be re-discovered anew in the 1940s by Jordan Ngubane and Anton Lembede (1914-1947) in Inkundla ya Bantu (Bantu Forum) newspaper, the intellectual forum of the African nationalism of the ANC Youth League. This innovative idea of the Academy was in all probability related to the extraordinary linguistic work Clement Martyn Doke had undertaken in the study of African languages in Southern Africa which he anticipated could inspire African literature(s) in the African languages into creating a renaissance or renascences. Even so, in the midst of multicultural reading it can be a difficult task to find those universal characteristics for some readers. This is a major problem … Read the rest

Men rarely shop for shoes. Concerning the matter on Wole Soyinka, in a recent letter to the Editor of The Times Literary Supplement , Chinweizu has effectively put that charge to waste, even winning the accent of a later English contributor. Concerning the matter in relation to Diop, Fage has been unable to dislodge the historical finds of Cheikh Anta Diop, precisely because they are irrefutable scientific findings. One thing is absolutely certain, and that is, contemporary European liberal historiography on Africa, at least large portions of it, is merely a continuation, though subtle and hidden, of imperial colonial historiography on Africa. This point needs to be paid attention to. We see a culture that is diverse and colorful, not a tribalized backward peoples. We have the same cultural or whatever practices, same language(Some of these were worked on some of my blogs now), the music, dances, traditional dresses and … Read the rest

Moroccan argan oil (also known as nut oils) is a valuable natural oil, which is rich in vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids, argan oil can be used as beauty products, face massage, nails, hair and body, can also be used as food. 1956 Minister of the Interior, T. E. Donges, articulates the first apartheid sport South African Football Association (SAFA) changes its name to the Football Association of Southern Africa (FASA) and, due to pressure from FIFA, deletes the racist exclusionary clause from its constitution. Stephen Kalamazoo” Mokone and David Julius become the first Black South Africans to sign professional contracts in Europe, with Cardiff City and Sporting Lisbon respectively. It would be laughable really, if Cindy Crawford’s Skin Care range was a load of rubbish, but the truth is, it’s not. The products are well thought out, cheap in comparison to other skin … Read the rest

How much do you know about airbrush cosmetics? “The ‘Pitch Black Follies,’ and ‘Merry Blackbirds’ followed suit with Snowy Radebe and Marjorie Pretorius. By the end f the 1940s, Sophiatown’s Dolly Rather and Bulawayo’s Dorothy Masuku were most popular than most Male vocal quartets and specialized in African cover versions of American Jazz favorites. African men readily adopted ‘foot suits’ and American African American Slang, and English-speaking SophiatownWith a tinge of Afrikaans and local palaver to go with, whose residents referred to their community as “Little Harlem”. In 1998 Bafana Bafana participated in the World Cup finals for the first time. By 2003-04 there were 1,8 million registered players and corporate sponsorships reached more than R640 million. Without question, football in the ‘new’ South Africa is a powerful economic, cultural, and political force. This has been happening over and over in historical time and in our existential realities. This works … Read the rest

Looking after your skin is one of the most important things you can do for your body, and this becomes truer the older you become. Performance Arts. Music is not just entertainment in Brazil, it has been called the “soundtrack” of national life. Brazil gave the world samba and bossa nova, but other musical traditions—batuque, forró, maxixe—are less well known outside the country. Like so much of Brazilian culture, the country’s music borrows from its three cultural elements, although in the musical realm it is the African tradition that has the largest influence. While Brazil’s musical energies are mostly focused on popular, not classical, music, the country was also home to one of the world’s most esteemed neoclassical composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, who made imaginative use of folk themes in his best known composition, Bachianas Brasileiras. The fact is that it still remains a language that is spoken today by the … Read the rest