Makho Ndlovu

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hosting the Taliah Waajid hair show in Atlanta!

This past weekend on April 27th, I had the pleasure of hosting the empowerment panel at the Taliah Waajid hair show in Atlanta.Taliah is the definition of a BOSS! She launched her own amazing natural hair care line and if you haven't tried all I have to say is.....oh no baby, what is you doing? lol! I promise you, her products are amazing for our hair!

 The goal of the panel to inspire all the ladies in the place to be and I think we accomplished that mission!

The first thing I did when I found out I was booked for this gig was to prep and do my research on the panelists. It's really important to know who are you speaking to and who the esteemed panelists are. Helps with the keeping the conversation flowing!

This was me backstage prepping minutes before the event - just going over notes and making sure I highlighted the key points I wanted to make!

For the occasion I worked with my friend stylist Clarence White! Love how he put these pieces together. The pants and dress are from Beatrice .b Italia, the shoes are from Nine West and rings/earrings from Jilani Jewels. The outfit makes a big difference when you are hosting - it's the cherry on top that keeps you feeling extra confident.

All in all, I had a great time as evidenced by this big ole smile on my face. The entire panel lasted about an hour and half and I hope attendees got insight into how to run their own businesses and how to thrive in the corporate environment!

Until next time...have a great weekend folks!

Pics by Cat Harper

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hosting the 10th annual WASH Gala!

Hi Fam!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of hosting the WASH Gala here in New York City! The organization behind the gala is called FACE Africa and what they have done over the past few years in Africa is nothing short of amazing.

Spearheaded by their fearless leader Saran Kaba Jones - they are tackling the water crisis head on by funding, supporting and advocating for community hence the term WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) By the way did I mention they are doing all this admirable work all across Sub-Saharan Africa?

Amazing right?

Because I was hosting the tenth annual gala, I looked to the Queen of Wakanda for inspiration..

My friend Tim did my makeup for the gala! We drew inspiration from Queen Mother Angela Bassett for the occasion and I think we came pretty close! Soft smoky eye, a pink ombre lip and a chiseled and contoured face! The cheekbones had to push througggghhhh!

I have to admit that I actually was NOT nervous to host the gala. Maybe because I knew we were all congregated together to raise money for such a great cause or maybe it's because the inspirational speeches and energy in the room my motto was simple....I just had fun onstage as the host!

Photo by @theoluwasye

Because I was hosting I knew I had to go ultra glam! I am so thrilled that this Jane Michael Ekanem gown arrived in time and fit the bill perfectly! 

I had a ball! What a wonderful night! To find out more about the WASH Gala and FACE Africa click here


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hi Guys!!!

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all doing great! Just dropping in to say hiiiiiiii!

Can you believe it's March already? I certainly cannot! This year is just breezing by! I am just working everyday and for that I am extremely grateful. Working in our industry is not always guaranteed so every day I wake up to host and share content with you is a great day!

I snapped some pics this week wearing a neon green sweater and I think this will be my go-to color this upcoming spring! Are you into neon colors? You can buy this sweater on amazon here

I promise to drop in more and update you on my life!


Monday, October 1, 2018

Black Girls Rock 2018 Recap!

Happy October Everybody! Hope you're having a great day. Can you believe we have just a few more months until the year is over? Time is flying!

Recently, I got the chance to host a television special for BET Africa and BET International for their Black Girls Rock All Access Special! It was a chance to go behind the scenes of the show and capture what dosen't make it on TV. I interviewed our fave celebrities backstage and got upclose and personal with a few stars on the red carpet. It was a very eventful and fulfilling two days. So much black girl magic!

For the occasion I wore a two piece from Queen E Collection  for day one of the special.

I love when a look comes together - my makeup and hair were bomb too so I felt super confident and ready to capture some magic!

Let's fast forward to the day of the show - as evidenced by my smile I was waaaaay too excited!

On the carpet I caught up with actress Amandla Sternberg. I have watched her grow over the years and it's always such a joy to chat with her. She was one of my first celebrity interviews so I am forever indebted to her and her mama.

Also caught up with gospel songstress Yolanda Adams and her daughter on the carpet! Like mother, like daughter...the beauty runs deep in that family!

One of my FAVE interviews of the night! The one and only Fantasia. Y'all she is so special, we are lucky to witness the talent that is Fanny. She greeted everyone when she walked in the room and you can immediately feel her positive energy. She is such a light!

I also got a chance to interview one of my fave singers EVER - Jazmine Sullivan. We kiki'd on the carpet and chopped it up about her performance at Black Girls Rock.

Overall I had a great time. I am so blessed to call this passion of mine a job. Here's a toast to the rest of 2018, can't wait to see where my next adventure takes me!

Photos by: Chy Studios

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday is feeling better than amazing!

Hi There! Hope you are doing well! Just checking in on this beautiful Monday...
I had a lovely weekend in Indiana with my family. On Saturday it was my Mama's birthday and we took her out for lunch. It was so relaxing and yet also invigorating! Nothing life family to fill me up with love and support.
It was great to celebrate beautiful moments with my family, I am so blessed! Hope you have a great week my friends! Sending you love! Makho

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Essence Festival Looks - Day One!


Over the past weekend, I traveled from New York City to New Orleans to attend one of the biggest festivals in the country - ESSENCE Festival! Y'all already know ESSENCE was gon' bring the funk! It was so lit being there, black women came out in record breaking droves to attend the three day fest!

For the first day - I wore a three piece ensemble from the brand Milly. I loved this outfit so much. I literally got complimented everywhere I went. The love was def in the air. Styled by @stylemonster, this green number was so seamless to transition from day to night. 

It was perfect for my busy schedule!

I was so happy to be at ESSENCE to do a bit of work (I hosted a chat on the Center Stage with late night host Robin Thede) but truthfully it wasn't all work and no play. I also trekked to NOLA specifically to see pop icon Janet Jackson. I love her!! She is the ultimate Queen, still performing and killing it at age 52. #GoalsAF

It was truly a beautiful weekend! If you want to see more head over to my Instagram to see more behind the scenes content!

Stay tuned for more of my weekend in NOLA!

Photos by @positivevibespositiveenergy

Monday, July 2, 2018

Red Carpet Rewind: My Experience at the 2018 BET Awards!

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you're doing great!

Last week Sunday, I was granted the opportunity of a lifetime - to host the BET International Glitz and Glam red carpet! Woo-hoo!! Can you tell I was excited?

Hysterics aside,  I was honestly  honored to be called to host the coveted carpet at the 2018 BET Awards! It's a huge responsibility but I love the excitement and spontaneity of the red carpet, so in the words of Tiffany Haddish #sheready

Additionally, BET International was celebrating their 10 year anniversary so it was definitely a milestone moment to celebrate. 

I chopped it up with a few of our fave celebrities - like our gorgeous gal pal Gracelle Beauvais! She's so nice and not to mention absolutely beautiful!

South Africa's own Cassper Nyovest was one of the Best International Act nominees and I gotta tell you - he deserves all the good things coming his way. He's so down to earth!

And shout out to Davido! The Nigerian singer won the award for Best International Act. His music was EVERYWHERE this year so this win was totally deserved! By the way, did you know that this was the first year the BET Awards announced the Best International Act onstage at the award ceremony? 

While I was talking to Davido, NBA superstar Victor Oladipo crashed our interview...well not really crashed..he saw Davido and stepped up to the podium and I invited him to stay. So Victor was more than welcome. Love to see our African peeps killing the game!

I also chopped it up with other celebs such as actress Storm Reid, singer Miguel and rapper T.I and a slew of other stars! All in all it was a great day! 

It was super hot day in Los Angeles but we still soldiered on. 

What an inspiring night, cheers to celebrating black excellence!

Photo credit: BET International via Jamie Winbush

See you next year at the 2019 BET Awards!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Heeey Everyone!! I'm back!!!!

Hi Guys!

It's been a while since I updated my blog. I bad! A loooooot has been happening!

Hopefully you are keeping up with me via Instagram? If not make sure you're following me, it's where I'm at 90% of the time! Drop me a message via DM and say hi!

Just wanted to share a bit of what I have been up to - work wise. Here's my 2018 reel! Hope you like it!!

 Until next time :)

© Makho Ndlovu

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