Makho Ndlovu

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kevin Prince Boateng weds in lavish ceremony- see the stunning pics from the bride's personal stash!

Huge congrats are in order for Mr. & Mrs. Boateng!



Soccer player Kevin Prince Boateng got married a few weeks ago to his long time love Melissa Satta in a beautiful ceremony in her native home of Italy. Thankfully, Melissa posted a few pictures on her website and they are just beyond stunning.



In a blog post on her site, Melissa described the set up for the dinner and party location after the church ceremony. "Everything was taken care of in detail; we wanted to preserve the Sardinian taste ... white wood boardwalks, white curtains, candles lanterns and flowers created a magical atmosphere."

 Gorgeous!

After a four year long engagement, the couple exchanged vows in front of their loved at Stella Maris church in Porto Cervo.



The Ghana-born player and his wife Melissa are said to have postponed their wedding several times so their son could be old enough to participate in the big day. It was worth the wait because their now two year old son Maddox was the page boy - bringing his parents their Tiffany wedding rings.


The groom looked so handsome wearing a tux by D Squared. I can just hear the hearts breaking all over the world! LOL!


Emotions always run high during a wedding and Melissa was no exception.  "When I reached the church the emotion was incredible, everyone was there waiting for me to witness this beautiful moment together."

"Getting married in Sardinia was a very important choice that we took together."



"Of course I am very affectionate to its land because it's where I grew up, but also Kevin was fascinated right away by the magic of this Island."


"It was really beautiful and touching to have all our family close to us but also our dearest friends that joined us"

Congrats to the Boatengs!

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Exclusive Interview: Details on the music deals Roc Nation is signing with African talent

"Building the bridge between black America and Africa"

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending an intimate panel discussion and mixer held at Spotify. The goal? For industry insiders to get familiar with some of the top artists from the continent. While I was there, I got the chance to chat frankly with Jay-Z's cousin & Roc Nation executive Briant 'Bee-High' Biggs about the label's big leap into Africa.
This 2015 tweet from Tidal boss Jay-Z was a sign of things to come

Are you ready? I'm about to clue you in on Roc Nation's historic business approach to the continent.

To amplify impact, Nigeria had to be first. "For us, going to South Africa was basically useless because the majors were there. It made more sense to go to Nigeria because that's where film and music and everything else is happening" Bee High says.

He added on "Nigeria controls 75% of the music that's being played on the continent so going to into Nigeria made more logical sense."

Ice Prince with Jay Z


Getting scooped by a major is awesome but I think it's far more important that our African artists get the right kinda deals. Bee-High agrees. "Going there trying to sign up artists to Roc Nation one by one made no sense. I don't have the ear to know what's hot."

From left to right - Jay Z, Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy

"It made more sense for us to partner up with the individual artists and their labels out there and work out distribution deals with them. To give them proper distribution in the States and make sure they are getting proper publishing dollars and royalties. So by using our platform that we already built, we are giving them access to everything we have at our office to help them do the same. Build their brands and their companies like we did ours." 


After her performance last night in Brooklyn, Tiwa Savage threw up the Roc sign and the crowd erupted into applause.


The relationship between Roc Nation and Tiwa has brewing for some time but I was curious to know when Bee-High first met the captivating songstress? "The funny thing is I met Tiwa and Don Jazzy a couple of years ago when I first started coming up {to Nigeria.}We always talked. Every time I came to the country, I was going back and forth to their studio - hanging out with them. They reminded us of what we first did at Rock-a-fellla Records. When the time came and Jay was like 'yeah we could do these things' - they were the first people I went after."


So what's next? "We are going country by country. I am already talking to Sarkodie in Ghana to do something with him. I got something in Gambia, Gabon and Senegal. We have it all spread out. Even in South Africa I am grabbing one artist out of there."
Could it be one of these two? Who got next on Roc Nation- Cassper or AKA?

"Rap right now in South Africa is crushing. I already know who I want from South Africa." So who is it? I have my guesses yet I still pressed Bee-High for more info. "I have been talking to him already. Trust me. They put it in the news out there lightly. Until I get him on paper, I won't say nothing cause the wolves are out there" LOL! That is hilarious and so true. He continued on "So if I say it and they try to make a bidding war, it won't make sense"

Who do you think it is?

"The goal is not to re-colonize our people by music, the goal is to help uplift them and get us working together, Cause they have a sound that is transmitting around the world. Why can't we do it together?

So much respect for what they are doing, it's so clever. This is a brilliant cultural movement and will help African artists reach the broadest possible audience. Can't wait to hear and see what they got lined up next!
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Monday, July 18, 2016

They came to slay: All the dazzling Looks from YOU Spectacular 2016

The weather maybe cooling down in South Africa but the celebrities brought the heat at the YOU Spectacular Awards.

Let's take a look at some of the eye-grabbing looks from the award show.

Media Personality Bonang Matheba owned the red carpet in her stunning Gert Johan Coetzee number.


Bonang just oozes confidence, she knows how to turn heads!

A photo posted by Bonang ''Adebimpe' Matheba (@bonang_m) on

Queen B* scooped up a slew of awards at the event including - Most Stylish Female Celeb - Favourite Radio Personality - Social Media Star Of The Year - Favourite SA Couple Ⓜ️๐Ÿ


Another one of my faves? Dineo Moeketsi was a standout.

A photo posted by Dineo Moeketsi (@dineomoeketsi) on

Look at those curves!

A photo posted by Dineo Moeketsi (@dineomoeketsi) on


And she brought her Bae with her!

A photo posted by Dineo Moeketsi (@dineomoeketsi) on

Slay Dineo

A photo posted by Dineo Moeketsi (@dineomoeketsi) on


Former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam sizzled in this flapper inspired dress


Amanda DuPont proved that covered up and demure can be sexy as well

A photo posted by Amanda du-Pont (@amandadupont) on

Gorgeous!


Boity's sexy gown perfectly hugged her amazing figure


We see you Boity



Minnie Dlamini kept it short and sweet

A photo posted by Minnie (@minniedlamini) on


Singer LeAnne Dlamini stunned in this two piece
A photo posted by LEANNE DLAMINI ๐Ÿ’‹ (@iamleannemusic) on


Actress Nomzamo Mbatha strutted her stuff her in a Warwick number
A photo posted by Nomzamo Mbatha ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (@nomzamo_m) on


Her face is perfection

A photo posted by Philly Mohlala (@philly_mohlala) on


Jessica Nkosi wore a dress fit for a princess

A photo posted by jessicankosi (@jessicankosi) on

Lorna, Boity, Thando & Dineoa in formation

A photo posted by Capacity Relations (@capacityrelations) on
Who had your favorite look of the night?
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Here Comes The Bride: Actress Tatyana Ali Is Married!


It's official folks, little Ashley Banks is all grown up :)

Tatyana wore an off-white Amsale gown
Congratulations are in order for actress for former Fresh Prince of Bel Air Tatyana Ali! She married Dr. Vaughn Rasberry in an intimate Beverly Hills ceremony yesterday.

According to People Magazine, the wedding was described as having an "upscale Caribbean vibe" and was kept relatively small.

"It's just a little over a hundred people. It's our closest friends and family and that obviously includes a lot of people that I have worked with over the years." Does that mean Will and Jada were there as well? I wonder what kind of wedding gifts they give? Their money is loooooooong!

The happy couple met on eHarmony a little less than two years ago and they are expecting their first child in March of 2017.

So excited for this lovely couple, wishing them all the best!




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Monday, July 11, 2016

Hey Naturalistas! Want to download a FREE hair e-book filled with tips from a natural hair expert? Here's where to get it....


When it comes to my natural hair, I've learned everything I know from the experts. One of the best in the game is Nikki Walton also known as CurlyNikki. #SheHasTheAnswersSway

Nikki has teamed up with legendary hair care brand Dark and Lovely to share the secrets behind her gorgeous mane. So here's the scoop - her new electronic book When Good Hair Goes Bad: Tips and Tricks for Restoring Your Gorgeous, Healthy, Natural Hair was released on July 1st and guess what? It's totally free to download.

Yep you heard that right, you can download the book at www.DarkandLovely.com/NikkiWalton


From the press release:
For those seeking hair tips, When Good Hair Goes Bad is an easy to read e-book that provides responses to all of your natural hair questions from hair color and protective styles to straightening gorgeous curly locks.
"Women across the world have requested my advice on how to truly manage their natural hair. I am thrilled to work with Dark and Lovely to help share my experience and expertise in an attainable way," says When Good Hair Goes Bad author Nikki Walton. "I wanted my second book to be easy for people to get their hands on and Dark and Lovely is the driving force for making this happen."
Isn't this awesome? Let me know what you think after you've downloaded and read the book!
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

South African Actress Pearl Thusi joins the cast of ABC's hit show 'Quantico'

Update: ABC has confirmed the exciting news!






Ooooooooh this is good.

ABC's hit TV show Quantico is about to be lit. 

The show's leading lady Priyanka Chopra just broke the news that South African actress Pearl Thusi will be a part of the series in season 2. She uploaded a photo of the cast and you can clearly see Pearl dressed in red in the pic. You can't miss that bomb afro!







Woo-hoo!! I am soooooo happy for her. Love to see African women take over :)

While our girl Pearl has yet to release a statement, we have all the confirmation we need in that picture and the accompanying image from Priyanka (thanks for the tea girl)

In all seriousness, I expect a press release to drop soon. Make sure to tune in and support when the show returns to TV this September.




A photo posted by Pearl Thusi- Real Black Pearl (@pearlthusi) on


The US audience may not be familiar with the South African personality but she has been doing her thing for a moment. I know she will kill it!

Join me in congratulating Pearl, go girl!!!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

PICS: Ciara's fairytale wedding was stunning!

Y'all....this is so sweet! Ciara got her fairy tale ending after all. Don't let anyone tell you different, magic does exist.



In case you haven't heard singer Ciara and NFL player Russell Wilson's nuptials in Peckforton Castle in Cheshire U.K. were beyond fabulous. They nailed the whole "prince and princess thing", they went all out!

Russell looked dapper in a custom made Giorgio Armani suit while his groomsmen all wore classic Armani tuxedos.

So who was in the stunning bridal party? Ciara's makeup artist Yolonda Frederick-Thompson served as maid of honor in addition to beautiful bridesmaids LaLa Anthony and Kelly Rowland. Ciara's son served as a ringbearer and he wore an Armani tux as well.

Cici's dress is so stunning.
Here's the breakdown from People Magazine

Ciara’s one-of-a-kind Cavalli Couture gown features chantilly lace and floral appliquรฉ with a long train and veil, while her bridesmaids all wear custom black stretch stain dresses designed individually for them by Michael Costello, with input from the bride.

Post wedding, the couple had a bit of fun on Snapchat. As you may know, Ciara kept her "Goodies" under lock (Russell's suggestion) and per the Snap - all bets were off wedding night. It seems they consummated the wedding in style.

"So, baby, you know what we're doing tonight," Ciara shared in the video
Wilson slyly quips, "From what we did last night, I'm gonna do it multiple times."
"Sure wouldn't lie," Ciara added.

TMI guys, TMI! Check out their cheeky video:

Congrats to the happy couple!


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Quote of the Day - Tracee Ellis Ross

Via In Style Magazine If you could tell every girl in the world one thing, what would it be? First, I would say hi. Then I would whisper, “If anyone tells you there is a right way to do your life, they’re wrong.”
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