Monday, 21 May 2012

Mildred Ashong aka Eazzy and her beau Keita Osei are heating up African Television…

Africa is once again in the grip of ‘Big Brother Africa’ fever -and as always, -it involves a Ghanaian or two..

Popular Ghanaian musician, Mildred Ashong aka Eazzy and her beau Keita Osei, a model and fashion designer and the younger brother of Hip-Life rapper, Reggie Rockstone; entered the Big Brother Africa house as a couple but now there’s big drama involving -one Zainab, a beautiful model from Sierra Leone -who is seriously after Keita -and Africa can’t get enough…

You can read all about it via:

You can watch the highlights from the latest episodes via:


According to some media outlets, Keri Hilson & Bow Wow are playing at Stand Up Ghana -live at the DOME, Accra, Ghana on Saturday 26th -May-2012.…

As I’ve stated above a few Ghanaian media outlets are talking about uber hot Keri Hilson and Bow Wow -playing at the Domes Accra International Conference Centre this coming Saturday… As I don’t know much about said event the following comes via and offers more info….enjoy x

Organizers of the maiden Stand UP GH concert scheduled for May 26 at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre say all is about set for event that promises an unforgettable night.

To be headlined by sexy American songstress Keri Hilson and her compatriot Bow Wow, this will be the two artistes’ first ever performance in Ghana.

The concert is put together by Imajin Advertising, who also organizes the Legends and Legacy Ball, an annual event aimed at celebrating and honouring music legends. The maiden edition of that event celebrated and awarded the legendary Charles Kojo Fosu popularly known as Daddy Lumba.

The success of that concert has definitely inspired the young company to greater heights and give more to its Ghanaian audience.

The management of Imajin Advertising addressed the press in Accra and assured that, they are fully equipped and ready to give music lovers a concert that will linger on for generations to come.

The press conference was addressed by Mr. Arnold Kojo Asante, CEO of Imajin; Kwame Karikari, General Manager; Mrs. Boakyewaah Appiah, Managing Director; Kojo Rana, Events Manager and Upper Junior, Productions Manager.

They said they have learnt from similar concerts staged in Ghana over the years and promised to change the dynamics of concert organization in the country to give fans a treat worthy of their money. That also informed the choice of Keri Hilson and Bow Wow.

Keri Hilson, singer, songwriter and an actress, holds a perfect blend of classiness which is very appealing to both male and female audience. She has dazzled the world, since the release of her maiden album, In a Perfect World in 2009, with hit after hit.

Some of her well-known tunes that will definitely reverberate on the night include Knock You Down, Turning Me On, Energy and the smash hit Pretty Girl Rock.

Bow Wow, born Shad Gregory Moss, is no new customer to good music. He hit the limelight at an early age of 13 with the career name, Lil Bow Wow. Some of his early hits include Bounce with Me, Bow Wow (That’s My Name), Thank You and Take Ya Home.

Now a very refined artiste Bow Wow has upped his game over the years. He has hit music charts with tunes such as Let Me Hold You, Like You, Shortie Like Mine and Outta My System.

The Stand UP GH will not only be about Keri Hilson and Bow Wow, other seasoned Ghanaian acts, including Buk Bak, Guru, Rana, Kwaw Kese, Kaaki, Edem and Chemphe, will also be performing on the night.


Head to Il Cavaliere Pazzo, Accra, Ghana -for the best Italian meal in Africa..

Is it me or has Il Cavaliere Pazzo, the uber high-end Italian restaurant located at Accra’s Premier Polo Club had a facelift? Celebrated for its superb cuisine, ambience and customer service, it has joined the ranks of other must-visit superlative restaurants in Accra, Ghana including: Le Tandem, Osteria Michelangelo, La Chaumiere and The Venue -as the only restaurants to be seen at.. For more information about the Il Cavaliere Pazzo visit

Friday, 18 May 2012

Roberta Annan is interviewed on Vogue Black…

The ever fabulous Roberta Annan, project developer talks about fashion 4 Development ( and how fashion can be used for change in Africa via Vogue Black.. I’m truly loving the photograph of her looking glorious in a jacket and trouser suit by Dior Homme and shoes by Burberry Prorsum.. A big political player, Roberta Annan’s piece is a must read.. For the interview visit:
Credit: Nina Flohr, L'Uomo Vogue, May-June 2012 (n. 431)
Photo by David Needleman
Fashion editor Rushka Bergman
Source: Vogue Black

Also on Vogue Black are some of Ghana Rising’s favourite boys: architect
David Adjaye via:  and fab footballers: Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Ali Mundari -pictured here with Sierra Leonean, Rodney Strasser -and all looking good via:

"I’m interested in the various nuances of the continent. My family comes from the Ashanti tribe, which is very well known and has an extremely distinctive character, but they always pushed me to understand how diverse and multifaceted Africa’s cultures are. And since my father is a diplomat, we lived in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia. Then when I was 13 we moved to London. I feel absolutely connected to the spirit of globalism." David Adjaye

L'Uomo Vogue, may-june 2012 (n. 431)
Photo by Hugo Tillman
Fashion editor Cobbie Yates
Jacket Bottega Veneta; shirt and pants Ozwald Boateng; shoes Bottega Veneta
Source: Vogue Black

"Giving something back to Ghana is not an important thing for me. It is the most important thing for me.. I don’t want the kids who grow up there to have to face all the difficulties I faced to follow their dreams. They can become footballers, doctors, teachers, pilots, who knows, presidents. They can become important people. They can change the world." Sulley Ali Mundari

"I’m very proud to be half African. If I wasn’t I never would have chosen to play for Ghana instead of Germany. I’ve been to Africa – not often, but when I was there I really enjoyed it… The problem in Africa is that the potential is there – the whole world saw the excellent organization of the South African World Cup, where everything ran smoothly. All that’s missing is European infrastructure and organization." Kevin-Prince Boateng

Tim Small, L'Uomo Vogue, May-June 2012 (n. 431)
Photo by Pierpaolo Ferrari
Fashion editor Sarah Grittini
Fashion assistant Valeria di Renzo
Groomer Alemka Krupic@ Face to Face using Mac cosmetics
Groomer Assistant Lena Poerio@ HM Battaglia using Maroccanoil
Source: Vogue Black

***Its sooo lovely to see beautifully styled and shot images of Ghanaian movers and shakers.. After three years of mostly mediocre photographs coming out of Ghana -I’m truly loving this Re-Branding of Ghana -and seeing beautiful professional images some of our most esteemed (well my kind of) Ghanaian personas via Vogue Black.

Award-winning Italian IL Florilegio Circus' tour at Efua Sutherland Children’s Park, Accra, has been extended until the 22nd -May- 2012

If you needed any evidence that Ghana’s landed gentry, bourgeoning middle-class and expat community were having the time of their lives (whilst the rest of the world -economically speaking, -is in free-fall) -you need not look any further then the audiences at the IL Florilegio Circus -which has extended its stay in the Accra Metropolis until the 22nd -May- 2012…

I’m not a natural circus lover (sitting sooo close to tigers, snakes and crowns -I don’t know, I really don‘t know folks…) but my little man loves the idea, -kids do don’t they and I know a lot of you do -too. Anyway, I’ve been looking for photos of said show and troupe in Ghana for sometime, thus I’m ever sooo thankful to Ghana based photographer, Nana Kofi Acquah for these lovely images, he has truly captured its magic and the atmosphere looks great..  -I’m predicting that said troupe will be back in Ghana -soon, hopefully my little Jojo (and his father) will catch them -then…

For more info about the IL Florilegio Circus is in Ghana, visit:

For more info about Nana Kofi Acquah visit:

***All photographs are Copyright of Nana Kofi Acquah…

GFDW (Ghana Fashion & Design Week) and fashion house Korlekie join forces on Vogue Black…

I’m getting more and more excited about Ghana Fashion and Design Week -aren’t you? And with Italian Vogue as one of its main media partners -you know its going to be HOT-TO-TROT… The follow is about a hot collaboration between GFDW (Ghana Fashion & Design Week) and fashion label Korlekie who joined forces to present said brand’s latest collection titled Licorice, “a photo campaign with dark tones” featuring Ghana Rising fave model, Soraya Akua Khalil and new comer Phyllis Tekyi-Berto for Vogue Black… To read all about it visit:

Designs: Beatrice Korlekie Newman for Korlekie
Photographs: Kyoko Munakata
Styling: Daryl Rita Osekreh
Source: Vogue Black

Jackie Appiah wears a JiL dress to the 65th Cannes Film Festival…

I’ve been doing my utmost to find the original photographs of popular Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah (Aygemang), as the ones (also above) doing their rounds on the internet look a bit grainy.. I’ve tired Zimbio -to no avail -so I’m wondering if it was taken by her own personal photographer??

I then tried to locate her own website -also to no avail, -her is inactive; then I visited her official face book(s) pages -but quality photographs from said event were not yet uploaded, -so sorry folks but after a couple of days of looking for better copies of actress Jackie Appiah wearing a Kente maxi dress by JiL to this year’s Cannes Film Festival -I’m going to have to give you the same ole, same ole grainy pictures that been paraded round Blogland..

***I would have loved the dress to have been longer on her, anyway she looks her Jackie Appiah best, and her smile says it all, -she had a ball…

Jackie Appiah’s a big fan of the JiL fashion label and is often photographed wearing their lovely dresses. The picture below is of the actress wearing another one of their designs. For more info about JiL Boutique visit:

For more info about Jackie Appiah visit: (The best)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Niobe Salon & Spa, -number one for pampering in Accra, Ghana….

I’ve been researching a piece about high-end weddings in Accra -forever, and ever in need of the hottest services available in Ghana; -I got asking some of the cities most fashionable for much needed info with regards to services/venues/stuff etc and apart from the usual suspects (places I’ve already written about), -Niobe Salon & Spa came up trumps on the beauty front and I’m not surprised.

A home from home for the nations chicest ladies, the newly opened Niobe Salon & Spa, -situated at the very centre of chichi Accra’s Lizzy Sports Complex, and The African Regent Hotel, -offers the very latest in all things wellbeing. Touted for its chemical peel facials, microdermabrasion, anti-ageing facials and body wrap, hot stone massage and much more, -Niobe Salon & Spa’s therapists are extensively trained in all facets of the beauty industry and understand our pampering needs.

Facials, body scrubs, body wraps, massages, nail extensions, spa manicure and pedicure, youth nurturing facials and waxing -and all the pampering you need is on offer at Niobe Salon & Spa…

Using the finest products on the market including: Mizani, OPI, CND (Creative Nail Design) Shellac, Supercover Professional Make Up, Murad, Australian Body Wax, Universal Contour Wrap, The Carlton Group, Pure Fiji and much more, -Niobe Salon & Spa is now officially, Accra’s number one go-to spa and salon of choice.

For more information or to book an appointment visit:

Niobe Salon & Spa
Lizzy Sports Complex:
Cotton Street (Behind A&C Shopping Mall)
East legon
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Tel: +233 (0) 302 765 180-2 / +233 (0) 302 766 500