We live in a world where women are hardly given equal opportunities as men, but when you have a few good women who already have the platform and stretch out their hands to other women so they can also join them at the top, then you know the world isn’t bad after all.
Diamond Michelle Gbagonah a.k.a Shatta Michy has proven to the world that she believes in empowering her fellow young women. She put together a program dubbed ‘Shatta Michy Hairstyling Masterclass in collaboration with Kush By Taylar’ that gave young women the opportunity to learn a skill which they can benefit from financially for life.
On Saturday, about 20 young women converged at the Airport View hotel to attend an exclusive hair styling master class hosted by Shatta Michy. She partnered with renowned and celebrity hairstylist Kush by Taylar who is behind some of the most iconic hairstyles seen and rocked on the red carpet by celebrities like Selly Galley, Yvonne Okoro, Zynell Zuh, Serwaa Amihere, Berla Mundi and even Shatta Michy.
The hairstyling master class was divided into four segments and spanned over 7 hours.
Speaking to Kush by Taylar, he reiterated that everybody expected to be at the program was available and those targeted were the ones who were already into hairstyling but still needed guidelines and a few tips to become professionals.
She also said ‘this is something that has never really happened before, especially when it’s a good way of empowering women and helping them acquire a skill that will fetch them money. Even a 9 year old girl was there. She could style hair already, but wasn’t a professional so the program helped her acquire the needed skill to better her trade and also get her a certificate’.
Shatta Michy also gave the ladies tips on how to be successful entrepreneurs and how they could successfully run their own business.
Shatta Michy and Kush by Taylar plan to extend the hairstyling masterclass to other regions and even add other skills like ‘making up’ to it so women across Ghana can be empowered.
The event was also supported by 4Reall Beauty products.
By; Ewura Esi Adda
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Rihanna & Meghan Markle Have Developed A Secret Friendship.
Meghan Markle has a ton of super famous friends. Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra and Amal Clooney are just three of the Duchess of Sussex's close confidants. Though Meghan does her best to keep her private life, well, private, inevitably some things get leaked to the press. Her blossoming friendship with Rihanna is just one of those things.
Rihanna and Meghan reportedly grew closer when the Umbrella singer relocated to U.K. in order to be closer to her Fenty business and team. "They actually have a lot in common in terms of style and a shared need for total privacy in their lives," a source told Radar Online. "They’ve bumped into each other a few times before Meghan was super famous and have a few mutual acquaintances on the Hollywood social scene who’ve put them in touch again recently."
While Meghan and Rihanna are both busy these days, a (secret) hang out between the two is reportedly imminent. "Meghan is with her baby right now but once she’s back from maternity leave hanging out with Rihanna is high on her list," the source revealed.
It's actually not surprising that Meghan and Rihanna have hit it off, either. Rihanna bonded with Meghan's husband, Prince Harry, when he visited Barbados on official royal business back in 2016. His trip took place right after he started dating Meghan.
Who knows...maybe Rihanna will be invited to baby Archie's christening next month? Maybe she'll even be named as godmother, though many suspect Serena already has that position locked down.
Wiyaala; the unmatched Lioness of Africa.
Wiyaala, which means “the doer” in her local Sissala dialect, is from Funsi, an African village in the Upper West Region of Ghana close to the borders of Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire.
Also known as the “Lioness of Africa”, her music is a fusion of West African folk songs and contemporary Afro-pop informed by traditional West African storytelling.
The second of four sisters and thanks to a musical mother, Wiyaala “dodged” FGM and child marriage, whilst attracting attention as a child entertainer, dancer, artist and athlete, despite growing up in a patriarchal society frequently hostile to artistic growth.
In 2012, she made the long journey to the capital city, Accra, and won the Vodafone Icons Reality Show.
After being “spotted” by Rita Ray of BBC’s Global Beats in 2014, Wiyaala has emerged as one of Ghana’s leading international touring artists performing at top events and festivals all over the world, including the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia, WOMAD UK and the Timitar Festival in Morocco.
In 2018 Wiyaala was celebrated by the BBC as one of their African Women of the year.
She has been decorated with a number of awards over the years including: Most Promising Artist on the African Continent (2014), Video of the Year for “Africa” (2015) All Africa Music Awards (Afrima.org), Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (2015) – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Wiyaala designs her own unique stage costumes and has released two albums, “Wiyaala” (2014) and “Sissala Goddess” (December 2018).
She is a committed supporter of the arts in Northern Ghana having created and organized the The Djimba World Music Festival now in its
Wiyaala is an influencer for UNICEF Ghana and fights for the abolition of FGM, Early Child Marriage and the rights of children. She also campaigns against HIV in her community and around the world.
(Source: Ghana Music)
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Nigerian Afropop star, Teni records with Ghanaian music producer, Streetbeatz. The connection made possible by Stonebwoy’s Bhimnation is expected to churn out a huge song for Ghana and Africa in the months ahead.
This is definitely not her first time in Ghana but first time working with the prolific producer. The “Case” hits maker was in Ghana days ago for the 2019 edition of the Ghana meets Naija concert put together by Empire entertainment.
According to Streetbeatz, the session wasn’t plan, “Teni started calling some melodies during a discussion and i quickly set up my gadget and we recorded a masterpiece on the spot”. He also confirmed Teni had a studio session with Stonebwoy the next day before her departure.
Born Tenio Apa, Teni is not just a huge name in Nigeria but Africa and beyond. Streetbeatz on the other hand, has a tall history of producing for Sarkodie, R2bees, Edem, Donzy and the latest one for Stonebwoy, “Shuga” featuring Jamaican Dancehall musician, Beenieman.
(Source: Jonilar Laryea)
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