Sunday, March 27, 2011

Top ten hottest African ladies!!

Zimbabwe-Greatmore Chatya

Claim to fame: Finalist in 2005 Nokia Face of Africa finalist.  "I saw no reason after my good run in the competition (Face of Africa) to sit and stare at the world as it passed. I wanted to do great for myself but mostly for my country. I stood up and did the only thing I knew: modeling."She has appeared in SA Sports Illustrated, Shape magazine.Truworths, SoccerBabes magazine and has completed shoots for big companies, Drostdy Hof and Farenheit Clothing.

In 2008 the supermodel was selected to be the face of Nivea.

South Africa- Nonhle Thema

Claim to fame: Nonhle replaced US singer Kelly Rowland as the face of Dark & Lovely. She became the 1st African woman to represent the brand on a global level.

Yomi Abiola- Nigeria

Claim to Fame: Yomi is  the daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola and was featured in the ad campaigns for Maybelline. Yomi Abiola is a journalist who has written for the Huffington post. The activist and model is now living in Paris. I worked with Yomi a few years ago on the African television show and she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

Liya Kebede- Ethiopia

Claim to Fame: According to Forbes, Kebede was the eleventh highest-paid top model in the world in 2007Kebede has been featured in ad campaigns including those for Shiatzy ChenGapYves Saint-Laurent, Victoria's SecretEmanuel UngaroTommy Hilfiger,Revlon, Dolce & GabbanaEscada and Louis Vuitton. 

Agbani Darego- Nigeria

Claim to Fame: best known as the first black African Miss World. The beauty queen also placed in the top 10 at Miss Universe that same year - the only black semifinalist that year. After her Miss World, she was spotted in international publications including US Vogue and Essence. Abgani was also featured in international campaigns for cosmetic giant L’oreal. She is based in New York, signed to Ford Model Management and attends New York University.

Charlize Theron- South Africa

Charlize is actress, film producer and former fashion model. She received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster, for which she became the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for her performance in North Country.

Her father died on 21 June 1991, after he was shot by Theron's mother. Theron's father, who suffered from alcoholism, physically attacked her mother and threatened both women while being drunk. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defence and her mother faced no charges.

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Genevieve Nnaji - Nigeria

Claim to Fame: Genny who has been described as the Julia Roberts of Africa and Angelina Jolie of Nigeria by foreign media. Nigeria has one of the world’s biggest film industries and produces even more movies each year than the United States. She is generally considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Africa.”

Nadia Buari - Ghana 

Claim to fame: Her first major film was Mummy's Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President's Daughter. Her role as Beyonce was her major breakthrough. She has starred in over 20 movies. She received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009

Sade- Nigeria

Claim to fame: The  British singer-songwriter,composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade.

Her latest album 'Soldier of Love" released in 2010 also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 502,000 copies in the United States, making it Sade's first US number-one debut, and topped music charts in several other countries.

Sade is currently on tour with John Legend in the US so make sure you catch them when they come to your city.

Isha Sesay- Sierra Leone
The British born UK descendant hosts and reports for ‘Inside Africa’, CNN International’s award-winning, weekly program dedicated to providing viewers with an inside look at political, economic, social and cultural affairs and trends in Africa.
Sesay provides news updates for 'Anderson Cooper 360°', which is simulcast on CNNI.

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