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9 Ways To Maintain Your Braids

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If your hair is in braids make sure you follow these 9 essential maintenance guidelines.

1.Protect Your Hair At Night.

It is common practice to cover your hair when you sleep but people tend to neglect this when they braid. Covering your hair with a hair net or a satin scarf does not only make your edges stay dry but it also prevents your roots from drying out.

2.Keep Your Scalp Moist.

Get a spray bottle and put some water in it. Spray your hair with the water regularly. The hair needs moisture as any other part of the body

3.Apply moisturizing and sealing product to hair.

Make a point of applying your favorite sealing product to your roots at least once a week. Shea butter is preferably. The shea butter sooths the scalp.

4.Don’t pull too tightly when styling the hair. It weakens the hairline.

5.Avoid unnatural products when keeping hair moisturized. Do not use any unnatural oils. Opt for oils such as coconut oils etc. It soothes the scalp without clogging the pores.

6.Wash your braids once every two weeks. The buildup of sweat, dirt, others can be damaging to the hair. Dry wash your hair with shampoo.Part your hair and wash roots.No one likes braid that smell.

7.Avoid constant up-dos. Constantly styling your hair into high ponytails pulls at your hairline. This constant pulling weakens the hair along your hairline. Be gentle with your hairlines.

8.Extend your style time and redo your edges. When your roots have grown out look rather than rebraid your entire head, let your hair stylist rebraid your edges. After you take out the braids along your edges, take extra care to detangle and deep condition before reinstalling your braids again.

9.Don’t leave your braids in for too long. Protective styling is meant to be short-term temporary. Stylists recommend protective styling for a month at a time , 2 months maximum. Any longer than that and your new growth will stretch and damage.

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Top Designers Brought Innovation To Fashion Connect Africa 2019 Run Way

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The holiday season wasn't all about music shows and Concerts but also about fashion extravaganza on the runway. The much anticipated Super fashion event Fashion Connect Africa 2019 brought a never seen before style and innovation to the African fashion runway and showcased amazing collections from some of Africa’s best designers.

Indeed the designers have proven to the enthusiastic crowd at the event including former First Lady Her Excellency Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings that Africa indeed is one of the world’s most exciting fashion destinations.

Among them were Chocolate Clothing, Atto Tetteh, Alleluia, Afro Mod, Clatural, David Tlale, Emmy Kasbit and Akinko Lifestyle, all of whom received applauds for their works on the runway. The rest include Beam Bold, Duaba Serwaa, House Paon, Eugene D'wise, Jayjay, and ANKV among others.

The 2019 Fashion Connect Africa was held on Monday December 30 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra with international model Victoria Michaels as the brand ambassador.

It was part of events under the Year of Return calendar and was aimed at bridging the gap between the global fashion industry and the indigenous African fashion industry. It was hosted by Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) and Berla Mundi with unique performances from musicians; Irene Logan, M.anifest and Wiyaala.

In attendance were Mr Akwesi Agyeman- CEO Ghana Tourist Board, HE Pieter Smidt Deputy Head of Mission for the EU in Ghana, Mr Jonathan Tawiah of Ostec, Mr Kenneth Thompsom of Dalex Holdings, Mr & Mrs Vasnani - CEO of Conship, Dr & Dr Mrs Jehu Appiah, Mr Osita Oparaugo - CEO of Ogelle Africa, Dr Juliette Twumasi- Anokye, Penelope Jones Mensah, Sonya Sahdwani, Ghana Club 100 CEOs, Heads of Multinational Agencies, Diplomats, personalities from showbiz, corporate community Among them were KOD, Kiki Banson, Joselyn Dumas, Fred Nuamah, MzVee, Kojo Jones Mensah, Ama K Abebrese, Elikem Kumordji, Michelle Hammond, Dentaa Amoateng, Derbra Jane and many more.

The show started on Monday morning with a Master Class session with South African designer; David Tlale who took some fashion industry' players through various fashion lessons at Isser Hall at the University of Ghana. There were also different segments on the main show including a dialogue on the way forward for African Fashion with a star studded panelist led by Ayesha Bedwei - Tax Partner PWC, Abrima Erwiah, Nora Bannerman and Kweku Bediako.

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Adidas Yeezy Unveils Preview For 2020

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2020 is here, and in addition to the commencement of a new decade, it also marks the 5th year anniversary of Kanye West’s first Yeezy sneaker release since signing with adidas. After raking in record-breaking numbers in terms of units sold in 2018, and ramping up the volume of new colorways and silhouettes in 2019, this historical partnership still shows clear signs of strength and longevity as the high demand from the mainstream audience only continues to roll over from one release to the next.

In 2020, we fully expect more Yeezys than ever before, and several are already confirmed for the new year. Get a rundown of adidas Yeezy releases in 2020 and check back regularly for the latest updates.

The adidas Yeezy line is a line of footwear created by Kanye West and adidas. After leaving a contract with Nike in 2013, West then partnered with adidas and released his first shoe — the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 — in February of 2015, followed by the original adidas Yeezy 350 in June of 2015. Quickly becoming one of the most desired lines on the market thanks to its limited quantities and West's A-list celebrity status, the line then expanded with models like the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in 2016, the Yeezy Boost 700 in 2017, and the Yeezy 500 in 2018.

The sub-brand has wrought many a release in the past few years — some models more frequent than others — with 2019 closing out by way of colorful Yeezy Boost 350 v2s. 2020’s set of releases include much more in the same vein with colorways of the 700 v3, 500, and other series staples joining along with much more of their own.

adidas Yeezy shoes release on adidas.com and at the following recommended retailers: SSENSE, Sneakersnstuff and Offspring. The after market is the only way you’ll be able to get a pair and we recommend buying from Stadium Goods which has a wide selection in styles and sizes. See below for the latest updates on adidas Yeezy footwear.

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“THINGS FALL APART: Novel Considered Amongst The 12 Greatest Book Ever Written

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

One of Africa’s literary giants Albert Chinualumogu Achebe passed away in 2013 aged 82 but his works continue to make headlines. Achebe’s first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) which is widely considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature has been named as one of the 12 greatest books ever written. The honour comes just months after the 60th anniversary of the publication of the novel.

Things Fall Apart is regarded as an important novel and one of the greatest classics of our time. The story chronicles the pre-colonial life in Nigeria and the arrival of the Europeans during the late nineteenth century. The novel interrogates the clash of cultures, traditional values and belief systems.

You can check out the full list here.

To celebrate the selection of the novel as one of the 12 greatest books ever written we give you our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

  1. “The white man is very clever. He came quietly with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart”.

2. Eneke the bird: “Men have learned to shoot without missing their mark and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig”.

3. “Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life”.

4. “An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb. Okonkwo remembered his own father”.

5. “There is no story that is not true, […] The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others”.

6. “A man who calls his kinsmen to a feast does not do so to save them from starving. They all have food in their own homes. When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so”.

7. ”Living fire begets cold, impotent ash”.

8. “Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten”.

9. “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk”.

10. “Okonkwo stood looking at the dead man. He knew that Umuofia would not go to war. He knew because they had let the other messengers escape. They had broken into tumult instead of action. He discerned fright in that tumult. He heard voices asking: “Why did he do it?”

(Source: thisisafrica.me)

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Jonah Hill And Adidas To Drop First Sneaker Collaboration This Year

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In late 2018, Jonah Hill confirmed the buzz surrounding his potential partnership with adidas with a simple Instagram post – a mirror selfie with a pair of the LXCON. No fruits of that bond were produced in 2019, but things will change in the new year as reports of a first shoe collaboration between the multi-faceted film and fashion talent have surfaced.

@py_rates reveals that Hill and the Stripes have two pairs of the Samba and on Superstar on the way, a fitting package considering the former is a regular in his rotation and the latter is a major focal point for the brand in 2020. We’ll update you when we learn more information, but expect the Samba to be priced at $110 and the Superstar at $140.

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