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Saturday 13th of July 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

The Brit Awards 2024 With Mastercard – Winners

The BRIT Awards 2024 ceremony is officially over, with many flocking into the O2 arena for the biggest night in British music.

This marks the show’s 44th year of celebrating British and international artistry live with celebrities and music fans. Hosted by British presenter icons Maya Jama, Clara Amfo, and Roman Kemp, the Mastercard-sponsored event was broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX and live-streamed on YouTube for international viewers.

This year, the two-hour show was populated with 17 awards, interspersed with eight jaw-dropping performances from some of the biggest names in music: Dua Lipa, RAYE, Rema, and Kylie Minogue, to name a few. Charli XCX, Green Day, Ben Kingsley-Adir, Joe Keery and Bimini were just a few of this year’s presenters, each of them showing support for their creative peers.

RAYE dominated the night with six wins out of a record-breaking seven. A BRIT school graduate, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter won some of the most prestigious awards of the night, including Mastercard Album of the Year. She was presented the award by her school principal, Stuart Worden, and brought her grandmother, Agatha, onto the stage during her acceptance speech. Tonight, RAYE made history for the most BRIT wins in one night, surpassing Harry Styles, Adele, and Blur, who had all received four in previous years.

Dua Lipa took home the Pop Act award, one of five fan-voted awards. Dua is now the recipient of seven BRIT awards since her first win in 2018. She opened the show with her most recent single, ‘Training Season’, which saw her leather-clad dancers flipping through the air.

Ahead of the main ceremony, The Last Dinner Party, winners of this year’s Rising Star award, were presented with their award by US musician St Vincent on ITV2’s The Brits Red Carpet show.

Producer of the Year was awarded to Chase & Status, who performed their song, ‘Disconnect’ with Becky Hill, who was nominated for BRITs Dance Act for a third consecutive year.
This year’s category changes saw the BRITs extend the number of nominees in the Artist of the Year category from five to ten and introduce the R&B genre award. This meant that the BRITs were able to showcase a diverse range of talent, including Mahalia, Jorja Smith, Salut, and Cleo Sol.

Additional performances came from nominees for the International Song of the Year, Tate McRae, who performed her pop hit, ‘Greedy’, and Rema, who performed ‘Calm Down’. The award went to Miley Cyrus for ‘Flowers’. Last month, ‘Flowers’ won a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance, making it Miley’s first Grammy award.

And the winners are…

AWARD: BRITS RISING STAR (presented on The BRITs’ Red Carpet show on ITV2)
Winner: The Last Dinner Party
AWARD: SONG OF THE YEAR WITH MASTERCARD
Winner: RAYE ft. 0207 SHAKE – ‘Escapism’
AWARD: GROUP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jungle
AWARD: R&B ACT
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK ACT
Winner: Bring Me The Horizon
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: SZA
AWARD: BEST NEW ARTIST
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Winner: – RAYE
AWARD: DANCE ACT
Winner: Calvin Harris
AWARD: HIP HOP/GRIME/RAP ACT
Winner: CASISDEAD
AWARD: POP ACT
Winner: Dua Lipa
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Boy Genius
AWARD: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Chase & Status
AWARD: ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER: RAYE
AWARD: INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Winner: Miley Cyrus

Content courtesy of BRITs & NFH

Black Panther: Inside Lupita Nyongo’s Stunning Beauty Tribute to Africa for the Black Panther at the Wakanda Forever Premiere

On October 26, Lupita Nyong’o showed out on the red carpet in a striking two-piece white outfit for the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Nyong’o chose Balmain to commemorate her part in the “Black Panther” prequel. The actress wore a floor-length, triangular-cutout matching skirt with a one-shoulder cropped keyhole shirt. The matching pieces had braided fabric running down the middle of the skirt and around the shoulder.
Diamond earrings, two bracelets, and a ring from De Beers, which just appointed her as a worldwide brand ambassador, served as her accessories.

To create the look, Nyong’o collaborated with her go-to stylist Micaela Erlanger. Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, and Diane Kruger are all clients of Erlanger’s styling services.

Along with a strong, ruby-red lip, blush, mascara, and shimmery eyeshadow from Lancôme’s holiday beauty box eye palette, Nyong’o used makeup artist Nick Barose.

She worked with Vernon Francois on her hair and opted for a bold look that included a cowrie shell-lined hairline and big locs braided with rope and string in the back to resemble a chandelier.

The follow-up to “Black Panther,” a popular movie from Marvel Studios released in 2018, is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The follow-up to “Black Panther,” a popular movie from Marvel Studios released in 2018, is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Alongside newcomers, Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira return for the sequel.

The actor, who played the lead, King T’Challa, in the 2018 original, died in 2020 after a four-year battle with colon ca he had kept private. He was 43.

“It was definitely tough to go back to a space that you hold so dearly in your heart and are so attached to T’Challa, so attached to Chad,” actress Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s younger sister Princess Shuri, said.

“But we had to just be strong, to follow through on the story and it got emotional at times. It still is, but one that we came together, we worked on. We made him proud.”

“Black Panther”, in which Boseman played the king of the fictional African land of Wakanda, became a global hit and was hailed as a milestone for racial diversity in Hollywood.

Its sequel had been in the works when Boseman died.

“I dreaded it because I couldn’t imagine moving forward without Chadwick,” said Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who reprises her role as T’Challa’s former lover Nakia.

“But then when Ryan Coogler, our director and writer, walked me through his idea to carry on with the story, I breathed a breath of relief because what he did was he incorporated the loss into the story,” Nyong’o said. “And so as a person and as an actor, I didn’t have to pretend like I hadn’t experienced such a loss, such grief. And it very much makes use of that.”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” sees the protagonists working once again with the Dora Milaje, an elite group of female warriors, as they fight to protect their nation following the king’s death.

On November 11, the movie premieres in theaters.

Content courtesy of WWD & NFH

Oscars 2021: Viola Davis most nominated Black actress with ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ nod

Viola Davis says Black stories ‘deserve to be told’

LOS ANGELES – This year, Viola Davis became the Oscars’ most nominated Black female actor ever when she landed her fourth nomination, this one for her lead role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Who is Viola Davis?

Davis won an Academy Award for her appearance in the 2016 film “Fences,” a role she originated in a 2001 Broadway revival that landed her a Tony Award. The Oscar win made her the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for acting.

She won her Emmy in 2015 for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder,” and she has another Tony win for her role in “King Hedley II.”

Along the way, her impassioned acceptance speeches have been some of the most potent thunderbolts of inspiration in the wider fight for diversity, beamed out to the unrepresented and the overlooked everywhere.

The 55-year-old actress has been a mainstay on screens big and small and is more often getting cast front and center, with her roles in “How to Get Away With Murder” and the 2018 film “Widows.”

Davis also has a production company, JuVee Productions, with her husband, the actor Julius Tennon. She told the Associated Press in 2019 her goal is to normalize people of color on the screen.

“We’re not social statements. We’re not mythical creatures all the time … you can literally put pen to paper and write a great story that includes people of color, and it could actually sell,” she said.

Davis the most nominated Black woman in Oscars history along with her “Fences” nod, she was also nominated for best actress for 2011’s “The Help” and best-supporting actress for 2008’s “Doubt.”

If she won Sunday, she would have been the second Black woman crowned the best actress in Oscars history. Just once before has a Black woman (Halle Berry in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball”) won the best actress?

What is “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” about?
The film, based on an August Wilson play, is set around a recording session in 1920’s Chicago as a blues band awaits the arrival of Ma Rainey. The movie also includes the final performance from actor Chadwick Boseman, who died last year of cancer.

Content courtesy of ABC 7Chicago & Nairobi fashion hub 

Lupita Nyong’o , Danai Gurira , Ruth Negga and Halima Aden Are Part of Vogue’s 2019 Best Dressed List

American Vogue has launched its finest dressed listing of 2019 and African actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are element of it. In accordance to the fashion magazine, the listing delivers an overview of 2019’s top tendencies as effectively as the appears all the stars and their stylists were interested in. The publication also provides that the record was compiled from additional than 700 distinct red carpet looks from the previous 12 months.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27: Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira show up at the 25th Annual Display screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Photos)
Compiled from a lot more than 700 distinctive pink carpet appears to be, this information features an interesting photo of the moment’s current style obsessions. Whether or not it’s performers ditching their mini-skirts in favor of demure prolonged-sleeved attire or pastels usurping the Pantone-authorized Living Coral as the statement color of the yr, the success are astonishing.

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 29: Ruth Negga attends “Ad Astra” photocall during the 76th Venice Movie Competition at Sala Grande on August 29, 2019 in Venice, Italy.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Halima Aden attends the CFDA Style Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Artwork on June 03, 2019 in New York Metropolis. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Content courtesy of Vogues Magazine

Met Gala 2019 Pink Carpet

No one can completely agree on what the aesthetic sensibility of “camp” means, but at this year’s camp-themed Met Gala, everyone seemed to agree on one thing: Camp is pink.

The pinkening started from the top. Every year, the Met Gala takes its theme from the annual show put on by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and in 2019, that show is “Camp: Notes on Fashion” a nod to Susan Sontag’s famous essay on an aesthetic she described as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”

And the Met made it clear that the way to advertise an exhibit on camp is with pink. The exhibit’s poster features the title superimposed on a pink background, next to a mannequin wearing a pink flamingo mask and a pink shirt printed with more pink flamingos.

At the gala itself, the red carpet was pink, surrounded by pink roses. The Twitter hashtag #MetGala came with a little pink flamingo emoji attached. Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief and the host of the event, wore pink feathers.

Lady Gaga wore two pink dresses (plus a black one and some sparkly lingerie). Vogue declared pink “the color that won the 2019 Met Gala,” noting, “What else but a penchant for pink could link Louis XVI and Barbie?”

How did this happen? When and why did fashion’s elite decide that our biggest cultural signifier of camp is just … pink?

Bounce Trumpet Awards 2018

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The Red Carpet Pre-Show, featuring arrival interviews with the honorees, performers, presenters and stars, will air immediately beforehand at 8:30 p.m. ET; Ed Gordon, Demetria McKinney and Juhuan Jones host.

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards is hosted by actors Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash(“Survivor’s Remorse”) and the spectacular show includes powerful performances, moving tributes and appearances by many entertainers, politicians, activists, thought leaders and more.
Memorable moments from the show include:

A rousing musical tribute to So So Def Recordings Founder and honoree Jermaine Dupriwhich included performances by Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Xscape and a surprise appearance by Ludacris that brought the house down. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined for the presentation.

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub & Bounce Tv

SAGA Awards 2018 Red Carpet Fashion Best Dressed 

There were intricate beaded elements and beautiful moments, but the ladies of the red carpet looked fierce,it was a stylish night to remember! we give you some highlight from last night Saga Awards 2018 Red Carpet best moments.
Lupita Nyong’o
Wearing shimmering and feathered Ralph & Russo.
Yara Shahidi
Wearing a black strapless Ralph Lauren Collection jumpsuit with a bow train.
Halle Berry
In beaded Pamella Roland.
Mary J. Blige
Wearing a black and white Jean Louis Sabaj gown accessorized with David Webb earrings and rings
Uzo Aduba
Wearing an ethereal one-shouldered white gown with Chopard earrings and rings.
Adrienne C. Moore
In a structured navy gown.
Selenis Leyva
Wearing a nude beaded gown.
Niecy Nash
Wearing a green gown with embellishment at the arms.
Susan Kelechi Watson
Wearing a blue sateen Rubin Singer gown.
Marsai Martin
Wearing a belted wine gown with a full bodice and sheer neckline.
Danielle Brooks
Wearing red and black sequined Marc Bouwer.
Samira Wiley
In a celestial Tadashi Shoji.
Sydelle Noel
Wearing a yellow gown with structured detailing.
Ryan Michelle Bathe
Wearing an ivory Gemy Maalouf gown with a beaded bodice.

 

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