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#FashionTrends – 5 Amazing Fulani Braids For Women Of All Ages

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If you’re not old enough to have heard of actress Bo Derek, you’re probably at least old enough to know who singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is. Aside from being stately, beautiful, and successful women, these gorgeous celebrities have something else in common: they’re both known for their classic Fulani braids.

Fulani braids are usually styled with unique patterns of thin-to-medium tightly plaited braids that are close to the head and taper into hair extensions of all lengths. It’s associated with an African ethnic group known as the Fula.

1. Youthful Fulani Crown with Horizontal Braids
You’re probably looking for a complete change of routine, after trying the same old braids. The beautiful plaiting in the top section of the head gives it a beautiful and elegant touch. It’s a break from the norm and a unique twist that will have you feeling like a new woman!

Youthful Fulani Crown with Horizontal

Youthful Fulani Crown with Horizontal

2. Top-Knot Bun with Cascade of Thin Braids
A signature hairstyle that shows off your graceful neck line, the top-knot bun with a cascade of braids offers you the best of both worlds. A classic half updo with jet-black extensions that fall to the waist are all that’s needed for a romantic dinner and drinks with that special friend.

Top Knot Bun with Cascade of Thin Braids

Top Knot Bun with Cascade of Thin Braids

3. Classic Fulani Braids with Massive Ivory Beads
One of the most traditional ways to wear Fulani braids is choosing a splash of subtle color. The copper red extensions are weaved throughout the entire length of the super-long braids. As if that weren’t enough, bright ivory-colored “tusk” beads bring the sepia tone down to a level that matches with every item of clothing in your closet.

Classic Fulani Braids with Massive Ivory Beads

Classic Fulani Braids with Massive Ivory Beads

4. Wrapped Ponytail with In-Front-Of-the-Ear Braids
Strategically-placed bronze hair cuffs near the cheekbones are the way to go. Combine them with symmetrical curved head braids and extra-long golden blonde extensions that pop out of the wrapped ponytail. It’s like your hair is saying: “Check me out! Here I am!”

Wrapped Ponytail with In-Front-Of-the-Ear Braids

Wrapped Ponytail with In-Front-Of-the-Ear Braids

5. Shoulder-Length Loose Curls with Beaded Mini-Fulani Braids
Can’t you just picture Oprah Winfrey wearing such a sumptuous Fulani hairstyle? It’s an elegant showstopper that works like a charm for the woman who has the facial features to pull it off. It’s exotic and feminine, while at the same time showing off your bold and courageous side.

Shoulder-Length Loose Curls with Beaded Mini-Fulani Braids

Shoulder-Length Loose Curls with Beaded Mini-Fulani Braids

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Vogue Unofficial Focuses On Blackness In September

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Vogue Magazine

Blackness has evolved into a symbol of power, boldness, and sophistication, from when being black meant playing second fiddle, being inadequate and being captured in one’s self. Voices of all kinds through every channel of arts have particularly been loud on the seriousness of Black issues across the world. From A-List musicians to movies stars, from big-budget movies to music videos, from magazine covers to social media campaigns, etc…, blackness has taken the forefront in arts and entertainments as a subject to ensure equal opportunities and rights for black people across the world.

As September issues are the most prestigious in the magazine world, @Vogue took Black matters to a more serious level by handing over control to the biggest female artists in the world. With @Beyonce covering US @vogue and being shot by a black photographer and Rihanna @badgalriri fronting the cover of @BritishVogue, Black Excellence just reached another peak.

“Vogue Unofficial” is our recreation of the iconic and historic September 2018 issues of US Vogue and British Vogue. Our take on the covers is our way of paying homage and tribute to two Ghanaian born creative geniuses, @KwasiFordjour, the creative director for @Beyonce ’s September issue for US @Vogue and @Edward_Enninful, the Editor-in-Chief of @BritishVogue, as they take charge of the world of arts and are breaking color barriers.

Through our themes “UNAPOLOGETIC. BLACK.” “INGENUITY. BLACK.”, we re-echo all the messages and values carried by these powerful black women on the cover of these magazines and what it means to all young black women in Ghana and Africa.

Our shoot further explores Blackness as a symbol of INTELLECT, INGENUITY, and SELF-LOVE.

Evogue Magazine Cover

Evogue Magazine Cover

Photography @phloshop @iamjunie07
Art director @coffee_session.art
Stylist @sey_culture Designer @lakopue
Mua @jaedollhouse
Model @_keylah @penny_yeboaa
Videography @itscharkie

UNAPOLOGETIC.
BLACK.

The issue of black exclusion may seem like a western problem, however within Africa, there is a more vicious issue of blackness. Lead movie roles are given to light skin people as its assumed they are more commercial. This has resulted in skin bleaching amongst celebrities and stars to push up their market value.

Can we see beauty in the darkest shade of black, can we embrace strength in our melanin, as there is a place for every shade of black.

As depicted, our cover embodies the dark shades of blackness an African can be and the glory that runs through her blackness. She is Graceful, she’s Intelligent and she portrays Self-Love.

The beauty of being African is in the layers and tones of the black complexion. This is for us as Africans to embrace and appreciate our darkest tones and see beauty, power, grace and sophistication in the way we look.

Vogue Magazine

Vogue Magazine

INGENUITY.
BLACK.

There’s been millions of messages, writings, movies, speeches, music and various works of art pushing women’s agenda. Have all these efforts been enough??? Well… Not enough to fully curb the marginalization of women, especially women of Color and portraying them as weaklings.

Equally there’s been millions of women who are changing the world with their ingenuity in their own small or massive ways. INGENUITY. BLACK. is a recreation of Beyonce’s US Vogue cover as an embodiment of such finesse, creativity, originality, inclusiveness and inspiration.

We portray black women with our model holding a golden egg to symbolize the birth of unique and innovative ideas. Before great things are birth, we believe a touch of the industriousness, creativity and brilliance makes the difference.

Vogue Magazine

Vogue Magazine

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Art X Ink

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Join us at #artxink this weekend at the Berj Gallery in Labone and enjoy our art, music, endless grill, free drinks, free henna/temp tattoos and more! Check out www.artxink.website for more information. Tickets available at the Airport Shell pharmacy and Vida E, East Legon (contact the manager, Kennedy-0247078830). You can also buy at the gate or send us a whatsapp message to get yours. Free delivery for two or more tickets.

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The Jollof Festival (Ghana)

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The Jollof Festival

Celebrating the awesomeness of food and finally settling the international feud about which country has the finest jollof and its’ recipe. This variation in recipes is perhaps at the root cause of this debate, which is a popular topic not only social media, but also street conversations.

Well, I present to you Ghana’s first and finest leading Jollof and Grill Event “THE JOLLOF FESTIVAL”. Which is run by the Pan African Culinary Entrepreneur Jay Gyebi also known as Mukasechic who also runs a food vlog on YouTube @mukasechic.

“The event is a continuous celebration around world jollof day which happens on the 22nd of August worldwide. For us as Ghanaian, we aim to celebrate the authenticity of our recipe.”- Jay said.

The event boast of genuine cooks who are known for their delicious Jollof, Grills and Drinks. With a vendor list boost of Gourmet Kim(an amazing food vlogger), menscook, instayum by lawrencia, foodbank, chillijunkie, the famous Auntie mansa, firerooster, teabaa, bottles and bones, juis Guy, I quench, Preyman sobolo etc.

Not overlooking the side attractions – with games curated by Jameson Whiskey, lots of music from one of Ghana’s best female DJ Nyce, the unbeatable DJ Adom and iPhone DJ etc. And a special performance by the authentic Ga band Wolomei and other exciting activities.

The event happens at Memory Lane Park opposite Silver Star on the 1st of September this year and starts at 11am to 11pm, absolutely FREE and mced by official Kwame of YFM, also powered by TFEC and sponsored by Tasty Tom.

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Beyoncé Collaborates With Balmain

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Just before Coachella was rechristened Beychella, Beyoncé Knowles and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing had an idea. It happened in a rehearsal, while Beyoncé and her dancers were practicing in their Balmain-made looks inspired by the marching band uniforms of America’s historically black colleges and universities. It clicked: Why not make a Beyoncé x Balmain collaboration that could make those poignant graphics available to all of Bey’s fans clamoring for a piece of history?

On Friday, July 13, Balmain will launch a three-piece Balmain x Beyoncé collection in its Paris flagship, with the items going on sale on balmain.com and beyonce.com the following day. Comprised of the yellow and pink sweatshirts Beyoncé wore on stage at Coachella, the collection also includes a black tee with the same sorority-inspired graphic.

Proceeds from the collaboration will benefit the United Negro College Fund, following Beyoncé’s $100,000 donation to four historically black colleges after her Coachella set. “The donation was the main goal of this collaboration,” says Rousteing. “We don’t forget where we come from. This is really, really important – I come from an orphanage, you know. I think there is something really emotional about our collaboration.”

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