A Nigerian blogger, vlogger and web designer has interpreted the #vogue cover as a racist-picture. According to him, he is so happy about the star's accomplishments but she is not in any way satisfied with the way she looks in the picture.
Oluwatosin Silverdam asserts that Adesua looked more like a slave than a star. He argues that Adesua is very pretty but the same cannot be said about the picture used for the cover of the magazine.
He took to his IG page to share his thoughts:
This cover is quite disappointing
Honestly, I am not surprised this @adesuaetomi’s vogue magazine cover didn’t the break the internet. Although, this is a great feat and deserve somewhat celebration but sincerely speaking, this cover is quite disappointing. I’m not a hater, she looks like a slave on this cover. She looks so inferior compared to the other ladies on the cover, what did they do to her skin tone? She looks so bad and almost unrecognizable, when I first saw the cover, I didn’t even know she’s the one. @adesuaetomi is extremely beautiful but then again, she looks so odd and more like a slave to the other girls. She should have complained about the cover, this is not impressive at all. No wonder it didn’t break the internet. Anyway, some argued she doesn’t deserve this space, oh well, also the magazine regarded her as one of the biggest actresses in Africa. Seriously? Well, the likes of @genevievennaji, @realomosexy @ritadominic or even @funkejenifaakindele are veterans and they are too big for this type of cover, especially sharing space with other actresses. I would be disappointed if any of these big actresses accept this offer. But come to think of it, if @genevievennaji is actually on this cover, damn those melanin will be popping out gracefully…
The latest issue of Vogue celebrates 14 superstar women from 14 countries.Read More
Maybelline New York, the world’s leading cosmetics brand, is excited to announce Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as ‘DJ Cuppy’ as ‘Maybelline It Girl’ for Nigeria and for Ghana.
Cuppy is an international DJ, Musician, and Philanthropist with a rapidly increasing fan base, she is well known around the continent and recognized for her skills on the turntable, her philanthropic work, and warm personality.
“As a young African female, it is an honor for me to be able to represent and join the Maybelline New York family! As a teenager, Maybelline was my first ever makeup purchase.
It is exciting to be a voice for not only myself but for every other young girl who wants to feel appreciated and valued in their various communities. We are strong, beautiful and capable of exceeding expectations and that to me is what Maybelline stands for. I could not be prouder to represent them and make it happen.”
Cuppy joins an impressive lineup of international ‘IT GIRLS’ who have helped shape the identity of the iconic Maybelline New York brand. “Cuppy embodies the determination, passion, and dream of making it happen in New York City,” said Sekou Coulibaly, Managing Director, L’Oréal West Africa.
Maybelline New York launched in Nigeria in 2013 and in Ghana in 2015, taking West Africa as the fastest growing makeup brand in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2018, Maybelline New York in Ghana was named the Makeup Brand of Year during the annual Ghana Makeup Awards. In Nigeria, the brand continues to activate consumers through experiential activations. The brand continues to inspire urban women in West Africa to beauty and takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk.Read More
One of the lawyers representing the women who claim they were abused by R&B star R. Kelly said Sunday a new videotape had emerged which showed the singer “sexually abusing children.”
Kelly is currently on bail after being accused of sexually abusing four women, including three teenagers, between May 1998 and January 2010.
The new evidence was announced by lawyer Gloria Allred at a press conference where she told journalists it was found by a couple from Pennsylvanian Gary and Sallie Dennis in a box of old VHS cassettes at their home.
The man said he does not know R. Kelly, but claims he found an old VHS tape from the 1990s that is evidence Kelly abused girls. He said he had a “moral duty” to give the tape to law enforcement and contacted Allred.
Gary Dennis and his wife, Sally, spoke out over a tape that Gary said he discovered while cleaning out a box of sports games. One tape also had R. Kelly’s name on it.
“I watched the sports on the tape and then continued to watch what I thought would be an R. Kelly concert. To my shock and surprise, R. Kelly appeared to be on the tape, but not in concert. Instead, he was sexually abusing underage African-American girls,” Dennis said.
That’s when Dennis said he contacted attorney Allred, who represents women who say they were abused by Kelly.
“This is not just child sexual abuse, which is bad enough, but it is also child pornography,” Allred said.
Allred wouldn’t discuss specifics on the tape but said it appears to show a separate incident from the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Chicago, involving four women. Prosecutors said three of them were underage at the time of the alleged abuse.
Last month, Kelly, a three-time Grammy-winning artist, pleaded not guilty.
Kelly's attorney told the Associated Press Kelly denies that he is on tape with any underage girls.
“I believe that there are other tapes in circulation and that individuals who possess them may be reluctant to admit they have possession of them,” Allred said.
Allred said the tape from Dennis was turned over to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She didn’t say why it went there. A spokesperson for that office told CBS2 it cannot comment on whether it is investigating or if it even has the tapeRead More
R .Kelly's ex-wife claims his abusive ways didn't end when they got divorced, she says he tried to control her by cutting her off from child support.
A rep for Andrea Kelly tells TMZ ... the embattled singer knew EXACTLY where to hit his ex-wife that would deliver the most pain after she spoke out in June 2018 -- on a show called "Sister Circle Live" -- and alleged he'd been physically and mentally abusive during their marriage.
The singer -- who has 3 kids with Drea -- had sporadically been paying child support, but the payments completely stopped after her interview aired on TV.
Drea's team says her career took a hard hit after she had her first kid -- Kelly wanted her to be a stay-at-home mom, set strict rules for her and insisted she only works for him. When the marriage hit rock bottom ... she was a single mother without a job.
That control didn't stop after they split -- Drea says Kelly's unwillingness to take care of his kids was a form of control because he knew damn well she needed his financial support.
She says sometimes he would pay in full, sometimes late and sometimes nothing at all. Bottom line ... she never knew how much, if any, money they'd have to live on.
As for Kelly dumping all his problems on Drea -- she says that's a load of crap.
Although he ranted to CBS that he can't make money because of her abuse allegations, Drea points out the #MuteRKelly movement started well over a year before she spoke out.Read More
R Kelly was hysterical while addressing the recent sexual allegations against him and pleading for people to be reasonable in their judgment. He is barely hanging on to his life as he yelled; "I'm fighting for my f***ing life!"
Kelly is rather upset that people would look down on him and believe such false rumor about him. He says the allegations are 'stupid' and unreasonable to begin to concur.
He sat down with Gayle King Tuesday in his first interview since he was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. King presses Kelly on the recent allegations and clearly hits a soft spot when asked if Kelly has ever held women against their will.
The singer explodes, looking directly into the camera and urging viewers to think clearly and discard such lies. Kelly points to his past -- cases in which he's been accused of inappropriate sexual acts -- as proof he'd never commit a crime again, knowing all eyes were on him.
At one point, Kelly begins to sob, saying, "I'm fighting for my f***ing life!"
Kelly was taken into custody February 22 in Chicago and spent several days behind bars before coming up with his $100,000 bail. Upon his release, the singer hit up a local McDonald's. He's also still on the hook for nearly $200,000 in child support.
The full interview will air Wednesday morning on "CBS This Morning."Read More
TMZ reported on Thursday, February 28, that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 21, accused the rapper, 26, of infidelity. The website claimed Jenner discovered “evidence” that her boyfriend of nearly two years, with whom she shares 13-month-old daughter Stormi, had cheated on her. They reportedly got into an argument, prompting Scott to cancel his scheduled concert in Buffalo, New York, at the last minute to stay behind in Los Angeles and remedy the situation.
Travis Scott says he postponed his AstroWorld concert in Buffalo Thursday night because of illness, but we're told it's more complicated than that ... because Kylie accused him of cheating and he's staying in L.A. to deal with it.
“Buffalo I’m so sorry I can’t perform tonight,” Scott tweeted on Thursday. “I’m under the weather and it f–king sucks! Can’t pull up without full rage. Show rescheduled to March 10 all tix are valid. See u soon.”
First of all, Travis' reps say the rapper absolutely denies he cheated on Kylie. But, according to reports, he flew back from the East Coast to surprise Kylie and Stormi. They were at her home in the evening, when she claimed to discover "evidence" he cheated on her. A major argument erupted and continued into Thursday.
In response to the TMZ report, the Grammy nominee’s rep released a statement to Entertainment Tonight: “Travis Scott vehemently denies he cheated on Kylie. It is not true. He did not cheat. He canceled one show tonight because he is under the weather.”Read More
- Popular Nigerian Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has announced plans to host 10 Nigerian women to some luxury come March 8.
- She intends to celebrate 10 Nigerian women from all sphere of life.
Tonto Dikeh, who goes by the nickname, king, shared the good news on her Instagram page on Thursday. According to her, the event would be in commemoration of the 2019 Women's Day celebration which is celebrated yearly on 8th March as International Women's day.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested a Women's Day be held annually.
The theme for the 2019 International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter.
Tonto, who has over three million followers on Instagram, has promised to make the day great for the chosen women.