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Friday 30th of September 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

The Bole Festival In Port Harcourt In 2022 Will Feature Food, Entertainment, And Thrills.

A month ago, Port Harcourt’s largest food and music festival, the Bolè Festival, was held. The sixth iteration of the festival took place in August and filled Yakubu Gowon Stadium with thousands of spectators. For many people, the dynamic city’s thrill, experience, and memories are still very fresh.

The sixth iteration of the food festival, Bolé Festival 2022, with the theme Level up, was started in 2016 to honor the renowned Port Harcourt street food. The festival draws food lovers and chefs from all over the world to celebrate the rich culture and variety of popular food with a focus on Southern heritage. Bolé Festival had an increase in attendance from 300 guests in 2016 to a record-breaking 25,000 attendees in 2021.

The festival featured kid-friendly activities including musical performances and the visually magnificent bamboo Bolè village, where people lined up until three in the morning to enjoy the famed Bolè booths’ bole and fish. There were also dance competitions, culinary stalls, comedic performances, and games.

Nonso Iwuh started the Bolè festival in 2016 out of a love for showcasing a southern history and way of life. Despite the bad weather, over 28,000 people came to the Bolè festival 2022 over the course of two days, and there were over 100 vendors from all over Nigeria. We Pin!, a common Port Harcourt slang expression that implies “we are immovable,” was used in this situation.

The founder and creative director of Bolè, Nonso Iwuh, stated that the 2022 event would be the festival’s sixth and largest iteration. I am grateful to my team of smart, committed young brains who never fail to deliver, and I am astounded by the Bolè Festival’s evolution throughout the years.
Our Bolè BFFs (attendees and well-wishers) are our biggest inspiration, and we appreciate their confidence in us and their assistance.

The festival’s theme for this year was “Level Up,” which represents how, despite the pandemic’s setbacks, we increased our standards, resilience, and festival experience.

“Our identity and message at Bolè Festival are firmly founded in food, culture, and community. We are now able to draw thousands of foodies, brands, and companies every year to celebrate our unique street food culture.” Bolè Festival marketing and communication lead, Elsie Alasia.

The audience were treated to fascinating musical performances by Ruger, Cavemen, and a range of Port Harcourt’s greatest acts in addition to the food fair and games during the festival. Nedu Wazobia, Nas Boi, and Mr. Funny were among the other famous people and influences who performed.

Regarding the upcoming Bolè Festival, Iwuh said: “We anticipate that our 2023 edition will be even more thrilling. We are always searching for fresh approaches to improve the festival experience for our partners and visitors.”

Nigeria Breweries (Tiger Beer), Chipper Cash, La Casera, Bolt, Tecno, Imperial Blue, Chateau Varterly Winery, Bulzano Wine, Red Bull, Sun Ville Group, Fan Ice, Marie Stopes, Fire Condom, Trash Coin, Ceemore Global, YEO Foundation, Starchaser Wine, and Odibola Properties provided financial support for and sponsorship of the Bolè Festival 2022.

Content courtesy of The Bole Festival & NFH

African Fashion Model: African Supermodels Iman, Adut Akech, Anok Yai, and Alek Wek Have Been Selected for W Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Issue

Top models have officially taken over W Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Issue. In honor of the occasion, the magazine unveiled 17 captivating stars ranging from the world’s most famous names to women on the verge of total fashion dominance. Among them are four of Africa’s top models: Iman, Adut Akech, Anok Yai, and Alek Wek.

Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Iman, Kendall Jenner, Precious Lee, Cindy Crawford, Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Christy Turlington Burns, Shalom Harlow, He Cong, Loli Bahia, Sora Choi, and Binx Walton are also on the list.

The covers were photographed by a team of photographers. Models wore a variety of stunning looks for the issue and discussed the industry’s past, present, and future.

Naomi Campbell Gives Back

First and foremost, I enjoy what I do. To have a career that actually lasts, you must. Although I don’t have a specific professional plan, I now enjoy using my platform to support up-and-coming designers.

The children I work with are not only in the well-known markets, but also in places like Africa, the Middle East, and India. Because of my reputation and my in-depth familiarity with the fashion industry, I am able to bring these children the recognition they merit. I’ve been given so much by the fashion industry, and I believe in spreading that.

Iman recalls her favorite runway moments

The trajectory of my fashion moment would not exist if it weren’t for Thierry Mugler. Many of the designers at the time were very cautious about how they wanted to present me. Yves Saint Laurent is another favorite of mine. Thierry Mugler, on the other hand, was like an MGM director. His performances were cinematic. He let me play whatever character I wanted on stage. In a world full of trends, I was always the girl who looked classic. But Mugler flipped the script and let me be a wild, African glamour girl, and editors and other designers recognized me as such.

When I first arrived in the United States, there was a widespread belief that there could only be one Black model at a time, which fostered hostility and competition among us.
But my friends and I were able to change that. I never called myself a Black woman in Somalia, where I grew up, because there was no reason to.

The entire country is dark. My identity was based on my worth. On purpose, I began making friends with Black models.
They were going to tell me who was the best photographer for us, the best hairdresser for our hair, and the best makeup artist for our skin. So we formed a tribe, and we are still that tribe.

Adut Akech discusses what drew her to modeling.

I wanted to be a model because I was always inspired by models like Naomi Campbell. One thing that surprised me was how difficult this job is. I never expected it to be easy, but you never know until you try it.

Being the second Black woman to ever end a Chanel haute couture show as the bride in 2018 was one of many remarkable milestones in my career.
Karl Lagerfeld personally selected me.
Models now have a voice thanks to social media. We can criticize brands for lacking sufficient diversity.
Everyone is being compelled to abandon their outdated practices and adopt the proper behavior, which is to include models from various backgrounds.

Anok Yai on the recent changes in the modeling industry

I was unaware that I was the first Black model to launch a Prada show since Naomi Campbell until I did so. Even after everyone congratulated me as I stepped off the runway, I was still unaware. My agency didn’t call me till after that. That was a strange encounter, and it ranks among my most significant professional experiences.

Models have had more creative freedom since the Covid pandemic. I’ve had the opportunity to creative-direct a few shoots, and I’ve realized that at this point in my career, I can be more than just a model I can be an artist. A runway show is, at its core, a collaborative effort.
As a model, you may at times feel like nothing more than a hanger. But it feels like a performance when I’m on the runway. I’ve reached a point where if you don’t give me artistic freedom, I’ll just take it.

Alek Wek discusses how her modeling approach has evolved as she has gotten older.

Everyone has a story to tell, but I believe that mine is particularly insightful into the power of perseverance. I began when I was a little child, having fled a terrible conflict in South Sudan. Alek Wek now represents diversity when you look at him. Alek Wek is accompanied by the sound of doors opening.
I never imagined I would be employed at this age, and I am grateful to my mother every day for that. It is genetics. Similar to Benjamin Button, I am. Teenagers and young adults try to talk to me!

Now I make my own decisions. I don’t have to be in a place where people treat me badly. For the first time, I’m honoring not only my work, but also myself as a human being and a woman.

Credits

Naomi Campbell
Editor-in-Chief: @saramoonves
Photography: @MertAlas & @marcuspiggot
Styling: @mr_carlos_nazario
Hair: @rio_hair
Makeup: @anglomamakeup for Pat McGrath Labs
Manicure: @robbietomkins
Writer: @jennycomita
Casting: @emperor.lee
Production: @januaryproductions

Iman
Editor-in-Chief: @saramoonves
Photography: @inezandvinoodh
Styling: @kegrand
Hair: @hoshounkpatin
Makeup: @kilprity
Manicure: #BojirHasanov
Casting: @emperor.lee

Adut
Editor-in-Chief: @saramoonves
Photography: @rafaelpavarotti_
Styling: @ibkamara
Hair: @EugeneSouleiman
Braiding: @hairbybarbietm
Makeup: @ChiaoLiHsu
Manicure: @EriHandaNail
Writer: @JennyComita
Casting: @emperor.lee
Set Design: @mhs_artists
Studio: @hookstudiobk
Props: @hookprops

Anok
Editor-in-Chief: @saramoonves
Photography: @rafaelpavarotti_
Styling: @ibkamara
Hair: @EugeneSouleiman
Makeup: @ChiaoLiHsu
Manicure: @EriHandaNail
Casting: @emperor.lee
Set Design: @mhs_artists
Studio: @hookstudiobk
Props: @hookprops
Production: @prodn_artandcommerce

Alek
Editor-in-Chief: @saramoonves
Photography: @quillemons
Styling: @Rebeccarams
Hair: @Joeygeorge
Makeup: @MarceloGutierrez
Manicure: @JinSoonChoi
Casting: @emperor.lee

Content courtesy of W Magazine & NFH

Teaser Hoochie Dressing Is Not Appropriate for African American Women!

Let me start by stating that anyone has the sociological (not legal) right to dress however they please. But in a real world, our women must understand that how they portray themselves will affect how they are seen, treated, and approached.
The same is true for us men as well, but we would all do well to understand that there is a double standard and that wearing whatever a woman wishes would not alter that standard.
Therefore, regardless of her intentions, regardless of right and wrong, and regardless of whether she is aware of or accepts this harsh, unforgiving truth, a woman who dresses like a “hoe” or hoochie will probably be perceived as one.

Additionally, she might draw in things or attention that she does not desire.
Other nations are aware of this. This is understood by other civilizations. Other racial groups are aware of this. And every religion in the world is aware of this. But for some reason, Americans have succumbed to the “everything goes” mentality.

The term “Teaser Hoochie Dressing Black Women” will now be defined (THDBWs).
You may claim that these are my thoughts, but whether you agree with them or not, you must admit that they are nonetheless facts.
THDBWs are women (or girls) that dress conspicuously in tight clothing to highlight certain bodily features. Many of them desire the eye contact, but they only desire particular kinds of guys to approach them.

However, if the man who approaches her piques her curiosity, she will flirt, smile, and enjoy the attention if he says the same things as the other man did.

Dressing To Impress Is Not The Same As Dressing To Tease

The Teaser Hoochie Dressing “Black” Woman does not simply dress in this manner because she enjoys looking in the mirror. She is in denial if she both admits to you that she is lying to you and if she also tells herself that.
She may not be aware of the signals she is giving by the way she dresses, but I would wager that she is quite aware of them most of the time.
She might dress that way to draw attention to herself by using “the booty,” which will make her feel better because she lacks confidence.

She may wear that clothing because she could genuinely be a “hoe,” often known as a chicken-head or a hoochie.
She might wear those clothing because her buddies do. Perhaps she doesn’t know the difference between sexy and hoochie, which is why she dresses that way.
She might dress that way since she seen her relatives doing so. She might even dress that way because she is determined to wear whatever she wants to wear, regardless of the signals that sends.
She might even dress that way because she is determined to wear whatever she wants to wear, regardless of the signals that sends. Perhaps she doesn’t value herself. She might be teasing. Or perhaps she’s a sweet girl who is sweet but illiterate.

I’ll say it again: Any woman, regardless of her ethnicity, is free to wear whatever she wants to wear, as long as it complies with the law. And I’m entitled to go alone through the worst parts of Chicago, Detroit, New York, or Atlanta at 3 in the morning while counting $100 dollars. However, if I do, we both know what will probably happen.
Was I a nuisance to anyone? No. Is anyone being injured by me? No.
But when the police arrive, they’re going to think I’m stupid and disconnected from reality.
Why? Because I ignored common sense in my surroundings and unintentionally exposed myself to the negative aspects of society.

For the ladies I discuss in this article, the same is true. Consequences of actions might be just or unfair, right or wrong.

Michael Jackson said the word “dangers.” Bell That chick is pooooiiissssssoooonnn, according to Biv Devoe. But today, so many brothers choose to reject the cautionary tales set to music in favor of being seduced by a huge butt and a grin, wallet and all. We men are constantly exposed to images of female body parts that tease and tempt us, whether it’s through magazines like Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, beauty contests, your neighborhood Hooters, Beyonce, or the anaconda-loving Nikki Mirage.

Therefore, what should a guy do when they are the spiders and our hormones cause us to fall into their webs?

If A Woman Does Not Respect Herself, She Will Not Respect Her Male Companion
Brothers, try your best to choose a woman with substance, character, and identity who respects and appreciates herself. She has so much more to give than just her physique, therefore she need not show off every curve.
While the other women frequently have an almost enticing appearance, resistance is not pointless. You might not be able to escape if you allow yourself to be teased and drawn into the web.
What I’m about to tell you requires self-control, high moral standards, moral integrity, and character.
But the more you take a stand, the more women will learn that you cannot be so easily deceived.

And at that point, everyone’s circumstances will start to alter.

Writer: Trevo Craw

Content courtesy of Thy Blackman & NFH

Kyallo Kulture, Betty Kyallo’s Reality Show, Is Set To Premiere On Showmax Kenya.

On June 17, 2022, Showmax will launch Kyallo Kulture, a new Kenyan reality series about Betty Kyallo and her sisters Mercy and Gloria.

Betty Kyallo, one of Kenya’s most popular media personalities and a thriving entrepreneur, and her courageous sisters, Mercy and Gloria Kyallo, will be profiled in this 13-part reality series like you’ve never seen before.

The three sisters will give us a glimpse into the joys and hardships of sisterhood while also sharing more about their love lives, motherhood, developing into adulthood, and taking responsibility of their businesses, all while remaining modern, unapologetic, and diverse.

“The urban Kenyan lady is represented by Gloria, Mercy, and Betty,” says Eugene Mbugua, the show’s creator. “They’re hardworking entrepreneurs who enjoy having a good time, and they’re not held back by what society thinks of them in any manner.”

They’re unapologetic and strong. Our production firm, D&R Studios, was drawn to them because of these qualities.”

While Betty is the most well-known of the three sisters, Eugene believes that each one adds something special to Kyallo Kulture that the audience would enjoy.
“Each sister will reveal a significant life narrative that they’ve never shared before,” Eugene says.

“From Betty’s childhood injury to Mercy’s IVF experience to Gloria’s upbringing growing up without a father and so much more, these stories are highly personal to them and have shaped who they are now.”

Eugene had the idea for the show in 2021 after meeting the Kyallo sisters, but they “required a little convincing,” as Eugene puts it.

 

“We spent a lot of time shooting test footage to evaluate if our concept was viable,” Eugene explains. “We’ve had to rethink numerous pilots, and we’ve gone through a number of different plots before deciding on the season we have today.”

Eugene, one of Kenya’s most in-demand documentary-reality filmmakers, is also the creator of some of the country’s most popular docu-reality shows, including the 2021 Kalasha nominee Sol Family, the 2021 Kalasha nominee and 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) nominee This Love, the 2018 Kalasha nominee Stori Yangu, and the 2019 Kalasha winner Our Perfect Wedding.

In Kenya, Sol Family and This Love were among the top ten most-watched shows on Showmax in 2020 and 2021, respectively, but Eugene believes Kyallo Kulture stands out because it features an all-female lead cast.

He adds, “The show was likewise created by a mostly female staff.” Overall, Eugene defines Kyallo Kulture as “emotional, hilarious, and entertaining, even as it goes deep into issues that many women (and, by extension, men) will relate to and empathize with.”

Content Courtesy of Showmax, Betty Kyallo, Mercy, Gloria & NFH

Red Carpet Dresses: Best Dressed Kenyan Celebrities And Beauty Influencers At L’oréal Paris Launch 2022

Without saying anything, fashion is the only way to express yourself. It reflects your personal style, elegance, mood, and personality.
Celebrities play a large part in shaping our society when it comes to fashion inspiration.
Nairobi fashion hub compiled a list of the top 10 most fashionable Kenyan women who rocked the red carpet at the L’Oréal Paris Kenya Launch.
On Instagram and YouTube, the majority of the trendy Kenyan female celebs and beauty influencers included here have a sizable following.

Taking a look at the best and boldest ensembles from the L’Oréal Paris Kenya Launch gives you a good idea of where the red carpet stands right now. The winning looks were elegant yet unique, and they should continue to inspire fashionistas for years to come.

1 Catherine Kamau

Catherine Kamau Karanja, better known by her stage names “Celina” and “Kate Actress,” is a Kenyan actress who has won numerous awards.
She rose to prominence thanks to her portrayal as Celina in the Citizen TV drama Mother In-Law. Sue na Jonie, Plan B, and Disconnect are just a few of the films she has been in.

2. Maureen Bandari

The Funshion Mistress, Maureen Bandari, is a passionate fashion blogger who has expanded into hair and beauty care to become a household name in Kenya

3. Sarah Hassan

4. Joyce Maina

5. Shely Sophisticated

6. Pearls and Loaf

7. Maureen Lwanga

8. Lydia Karleen Mukami

9. Anita Nderu

10. Jackie Matubia

 

As the month of June approaches, the temperatures begin to increase, allowing us to break out our summer staples. There are plenty of style ideas to steal from the celebrity set when it comes to designing your summer wardrobe, whether you’re a fan of a summer maxi, simple slips, or classic white dresses.

 

It never hurts to look to the stars for some fashion inspiration, whether you’re stuck in a style rut or simply want to treat yourself to some new investment purchases.

Content Courtesy of NFH Digital Team

L’Oréal Paris Launches in Kenya: Days After Rihanna’s Fenty Launched in Nairobi, a French Beauty Brand Debuts in Kenya 

L’Oréal Paris has officially entered the Kenyan market, expanding its reach in the beauty sector with the launch of a comprehensive range of products tailored exclusively for the Kenyan market.

Rising customer demand for luxury but affordable beauty and personal care products is driving the brand’s entry into Kenya, according to the company, which prides itself on being a pioneer in beauty science, Parisian, and a feminine brand that empowers women through its famous slogan “Because you’re worth it.”

“L’Oréal Paris provides quality, efficacy, and innovation to a market with a rising consumer base but a big number of potential consumers who are mostly untapped,” stated Serge Sacre, Managing Director of L’Oréal East Africa.

The brand has made its top-rated Revitalift Filler Range, which targets various skin types, available. The product was created to protect consumers’ skin from UV damage and fine wrinkles while also encouraging a healthy and young appearance.
L’Oréal is relying on its research and development center to generate products that cater to local tastes. L’Oréal spends 4% of its income on research & development at the moment.

Sacre noted that the business might grow from its current 30% penetration to a billion-dollar market in five years, up from its present estimated value of $200 million.
L’Oréal employs more than 85,400 people in 140 countries.

Sacre noted that the business might grow from its current 30% penetration to a billion-dollar market in five years, up from its present estimated value of $200 million.
L’Oréal employs more than 85,400 people in 140 countries.

According to a survey by research firm Grandsview, the global anti-aging products market, which was valued at $ 40.49 billion in 2020, is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4 percent from 2021 to $ 60.26 billion by 2028.

Consumer awareness of age-related skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness, combined with a rising willingness to pay on products that help them proclaim their skin youthfulness, will boost market demand during the projection period, according to the research organization.

Experts from the sector, including scientists, dermatologists, distributors, and celebrities, gathered in Nairobi for the debut.

Content Courtesy of L’Oreal East Africa, Nice and Lovely East Africa & NHF

Fenty Africa: Kenyans Are Dissatisfied With The List Of Influencers Invited To The Fenty Beauty Launch.

Kenyans were disappointed that the list lacked big makeup artists and skincare content creators and was flocked by our everyday influencers.

It was only after the event that many noticed the absence of a significant cog in the wheel of the industry, and that was the makeup artists and beauty gurus, whose proficiency in the field is greatly relied on by the majority of prospective consumers of the products, giving off a tone of favoritism that went into the organization.

The artists took to social media to ask the event’s organizers why they weren’t invited or why they didn’t get the PR packages that were given to influencers from various fields such as culinary arts, comedy, and lifestyle, among others, all of whom appealed to an audience that was vastly different from the brand’s target market.

Miss Universe Kenya 2019 and Miss Universe Kenya 2021 Miss Stacy Michuki expressed her dissatisfaction on Instagram stories.

She penned,

“Wait, so this was a beauty launch and we did not have beauty gurus like Muthoni Njoba, Eman Sallal, and Steve Koby just to mention a few. And so many other amazing upcoming MUA (Make-up artists) in attendance?? Hmmm!”

Rosina Sharon, a YouTuber with over 600,000 subscribers, was among the disgruntled makeup artists. She complained of being ignored by the organizers and the mistaken belief that the influencers at the event would persuade Kenyan consumers to buy the brand’s products because they, too, were beneficiaries of their artists’ services.

“You didn’t invite the only people who know what beauty product should work best to fit the needs of the consumer,” she wrote on her Instagram account.

Gaylyne Ayugi, a veteran Kenyan model and beauty pageant titleholder who was elected Miss Universe Kenya 2014 and represented Kenya at the Miss Universe 2014 contest, expressed her disappointment on social media.

She stated that she was not surprised because she had anticipated the event to be a social gathering of our everyday influencers

“But didn’t we already say this event was gonna be a meetup for the kawaida influencers who go for everything but do not deliver. We expected looks to be served… so far I’ve seen some an wueh, just laughing. I don’t tire for this your influencers.”

Ayugi said she lacked words because that was clownery at its finest because in her own words,

“Who wrote that PR list, because who have to explain to us like little children how a food blogger, a man to be precise who does not do anything skin/beauty related received a PR package.”

Stephanie Cherono, a professional makeup artist, echoed her comments, expressing disappointment with the invitation list for failing to convey the inclusivity that the brand has long promoted in its marketing efforts.

“People who don’t even wear makeup, let alone Fenty,” she bemoaned.

Dennis Karuri, Creative Phil, Michelle Ngoje, Wachuka Thimba, and Mwaju Chaks, among others who have rattled the industry with their talent in the profession, were among those who missed their invitation.

Patience P, a fashion and lifestyle content producer, compared our debut to that of other nations, and here’s what she had to say:
“Having gone through Nigerian and South African Fenty launches, one thing is for sure, they have a proper distribution on how they invite their influencers. Not the same damn faces at every event. Let us have a proper filter on who goes and attends what.”

Mitchele Adhiambo, a burgeoning lifestyle digital content creator, also offered her thoughts on the lack of diversity and the same faces that were seen at Fenty’s premiere.

“I needed to look up other countries Fenty launch because I felt there was something wrong with this event on our side…. we need to pull all industries houses in order in our country.”  She stated.

We’ll probably spend the rest of our lives comparing ourselves to South Africa and Nigeria, as they continue to rise while we struggle and make such moves all the time.

Content Courtesy Capital FM Lifstyle, Mpasho of & NFH

Fenty Africa: Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Exclusive Launch in Nairobi, Kenya

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line debuted in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, with a grand reveal and launch at The Social House, 154 James Gichuru Road, Lavington.

Nairobi’s finest influencers and celebrities attended the dazzling evening invite-only event, dressed to the nines. The room was buzzing with excitement as Kenya joined the exclusive club of the brand’s other eight African countries where it now officially retails.

Kenya’s top influencers, media personalities, celebrities, makeup artists, screen sirens, and Instagram heavyweights descended on the Social House to celebrate famed Bajan singer Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty soft launch, which was studded with all things beautiful, exquisite, lush, and posh.

At 7 p.m., the celebs began to arrive, and the red carpet was a whirl of activity, with cameras flashing, bodies popping, and champagne flowing.

Janet Mbugua, Makena Njeri, Kendi Christine, Noni Muchiri, and Annette Gitau were among the many celebrities who attended the celebration, which continued until far past midnight.

Eugene Mbugua, a reality and documentary TV producer, as well as Crazy Kennar and Esther Kazungu, makers of internet entertainment, were among the other famous personalities.

Suzie Wokabi, a Kenyan beauty legend, and a slew of Instagram stars including Stephu Mulinge, Maureen Bandari, Yasmeen Saiedi, Joy Kendi, Shiksha Arora, and Lornzie Gatabaki were among the flashy audience.

The event, which included beautiful Fenty Beauty packages for all attendees, was also graced by seductive singer Nikita Kering, who put on a sizzling show as the guests fawned over her.

Nikita laid down a strong performance, topping it off with her huge single ‘Ex,’ dressed in a short newspaper-themed outfit and black designer thigh-high boots.

Fena Gitu and Kagwe Mungai, both musicians, attended the star-studded beauty pageant.

The gathering, known as the “Fenty Club,” was held to “celebrate the introduction of Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin in Kenya.”

The Social House meeting was also a totally private affair that would not be published on social media and would only be open to those who had been invited.

On Friday night, Fenty Beauty will formally launch in Kenya and Africa as a whole  with yet another glittering, all-star event at the Junction Mall.

Dr. Joyce Gikunda, founder of Lintons Beauty, also made an appearance and gave a lecture, dressed in an opulent Gele (Nigerian-style headwrap) and a flowing dark blue dress.
Lintons Beauty is Kenya’s official  and only  Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin retailer.

Content Courtesy of Capital Lifestyle Production & NFH 

 

Nikita Kering, A Singer, Will Be The Face Of The Fenty Beauty Campaign In Kenya.

Nikita Kering, a 20-year-old award-winning musician, has signed a deal with Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty cosmetics line. The ‘Ex’ hitmaker will be the face of Fenty’s ads, which will kick off on May 27th, 2022.
The model announced that she will be wearing Fenty products like ‘Killawat,’ a fluid, non-greasy solution that is lightweight and non-sticky, in a social media post.

Nikita will also promote the gloss bomb universal lip luminizer in eight hues, as well as the lightweight full frontal volume mascara.

She wrote in a Twitter post,

“It’s going to happen! This Friday, the 27th, @fentybeauty and @fentyskin will be here. I’m very excited to be kicking off our campaign in Kenya while wearing my Fenty favorites #glossbomb #killawat…”

The collaboration comes only days after Fenty Beauty announced that their products would be available in Africa. They wrote on their social media platform,

“Finally, the wait is over. We’re pulling up in AFRICA! Who’s up for it?! We’ve been putting in a lot of effort to make this happen. Starting May 27, we’ll be accessible at local stores in Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.”

Elsa Majimbo, a Kenyan comedienne, joined Fenty Beauty as a brand ambassador in 2020. Majimbo filmed videos of people wearing the brand’s eyewear.

Content Courtesy of Nikita Kering & NFH 

Glenmorangie Hosts A Cocktail Experience To Commemorate World Whisky Day.

Whisky enthusiasts all across the world celebrate World Whiskey Day with tastings, events, and gatherings. On the day of the event, participants are urged to raise one glass to commemorate the occasion.

Every year on the third Saturday in May, World Whisky Day was observed on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

At the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Moet Hennessy Eastern Africa Marketing Manager Alexandre Helaine took advantage of the chance to give whiskey fans to a ‘full course’ Single Malt Scotch Whiskey tasting experience.

To commemorate World Whisky Day, Glenmorangie presented a cocktail experience at the Bar Next Door for top influencers and Single Malt Whisky enthusiasts.
The event featured the creation of unique Glenmorangie drinks in a unique location, creating an unforgettable celebrating experience.

Glenmorangie is always welcoming visitors to sample and enjoy the whisky in sensory playgrounds inspired by the brand’s delectable beverages.
Glenmorangie welcomes you to enjoy Scotland’s smoothest and most beautiful single malt whisky on World Whisky Day.

Whiskey connoisseurs will concur that if you are unfamiliar with the aroma and flavor of a particular whiskey brand, you will be sipping backstreet whiskeys accessible in the market, believing you are drinking that brand.

Perhaps this is why Glenmorangie’s Alexandre Helaine decided to provide special instruction to guests on how to identify the whiskey they are tasting.

This is a simple way to taste your whisky. Examine the appearance – is it what you’re used to?

Swirl the glass and look for streaks of liquid running down the inside.
Watch as the glass shakes. How long do the bubbles last? The stronger the alcoholic strength, the longer it takes.

Sniffing – Place your nose close to the glass, but not so close that the alcohol burns your nose. Short, sharp sniffs are recommended.
Take a deep swig of your whisky. The tongue produces taste, but the nose produces flavor.

About Glenmorangie

Since 1843, Glenmorangie has been lovingly distilled. William Matheson, our company’s founder, was a visionary and perfectionist. He developed a single malt whisky that is unparalleled in terms of delicacy, smoothness, and flavor complexity.
The dish is deceptively easy, but the level of attention to detail is incredible. We make an excellent mash by combining the pure mineral-rich waters of the Tarlogie Springs with local golden Scottish barley, which we then distill in Scotland’s tallest malt whiskey stills to create a purer, smoother whisky.

The necks alone are taller than a fully grown adult male giraffe, standing at 5.24 meters (nearly 16 feet). What is the advantage of this height obsession?

Only the lightest and cleanest vapors condense into our spirit, which is then aged in Missouri White Oak barrels. (It will take at least ten years.) These carefully selected casks, made from 100-year-old trees and seasoned for another two years after felling, provide a hue and a creamy smoothness of flavor that is complete perfection.

There are, of course, simpler and faster ways to produce whisky. There are many other single malts. But after tasting Glenmorangie, you’ll never want to try anything else since we are unwavering in our belief in the way our whisky is made, regardless of the effort or cost.

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