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Soavina is by trade an architect, having to study for his courses urbanism, he found himself playing with his camera around the under privileged neighberhoods of his hometown Antananarivo. People who have architectural background make interesting artists I find. Soavina has showcased his work in France, Berlin in Bamako where he took part @the Rencontres Photographique de Bamako (by the way with all the political tension I’m not sure what will become of that festival).I was checking out some of his work on his webbie & I really like the series he called ” Les Lutteurs” being that wrestling is HUGE in my country it’s nice to see that that even in Madagascar it’s a current sport. I also liked the series ” Ecole d’art au village” a series on local malgachy kids learning art @ school, do visit his webbie he has interesting work. Soavina also does video work,


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J’adore laissez moi le redire  j’adore cette marque:) ohh the colors are harmonious, the decor products are easy to look @. Former textile designer Anne Marie Chaoui opened her first showroom in Marrakech in 2000, today her son opened another “scenes de lin” showroom in Paris. The line include maroccan with a modern twist home furniture, house & bathroom linen, luminary & decorative items. Everything is pretty much locally made by embroiders,weavers ect.A lot of riads & hotels in Marocco use their services , well looking at the quality of the work no wonder rite? I like lots:)  http://www.scenesdelin.com J’adore ze soft pink atitude Yaye


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Both pictures reflect my state of mind today, passionate,on the go but physically a bit tired, I blame it on me staying up late at night on my computer.I have a problem sleeping seriously & it’s starting to worry me a bit:( …:) any solutions ? have a blessed day:) Yaye


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Beauty, Brains & Heart! Mari Malek is a succesful New York model & DJ who could have just chosen 2 living it up carefree. Hower raised by a giving mother, affected by  the South & North Sudan conflict ,once she was reunited with her cousin Dut Leek Deng (one of the “Lost boy of Sudan”) they decided to do something & created the Southern Sudan Initiatve. The goal of this organization is to help the southern sudane community through clean water, developing agriculture,promoting academic education,providing & training medical healthcare services, tout un bon programme! Part of Mari aka Dj Stilleto’s efforts revolve under fundraising cocktail parties or mini fashion shows.If you can’t attend her events, you can sponsor the building of a water well by donating money.Mari was honored for her work last year at the Black Girls Rock Bet Event. http://www.watercreateslife.blogspot.com/ & http://southernsudaninitiatives.org/site/ Yaye


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Estelle is one my fav’performer, she’s sassy, she has a unique sound, she’s a gifted songwriter and she’s half Senegalese, what’s there not to like?:)She recently teamed with Vibe Magazine & Rosa Regale to present her latest project “All of me” to lucky fans.If you live in the states, you can tweet to win a pair of tickets, why not? For more info go @ http://www.vibe.com/article/vibe-giveaway-tweet-win-tickets-estelles-rosa-regale-invite-only-tour or  http://www.estellemusic.com Yaye


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Selima Salaun comes out as  a succesful woman with a good sense of fun & a thirst for good living. She was born in Tunisia, lived in France where she studied and became an optometrist. She currently resides with her hubby & two children in the Big Apple.The North African born entrepreneur has 8 shops in between NY, Paris & LA. Selima got  New Yorker fever when she would travel there in the mid nineties while working for Alain Mikli. When she decided that she was ready to put her name behind glasses, she knew Ny would be the right fit, she’s in love with the spirit of the town, the creativity, the people, the events everything inspires her , Newwww York concrete jungle where dreams are made of there’s nothing you can’t do as Alicia Keys would say:). Today she’s a respected member of the Council of American Designers,


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Good afternoon you guyz, how was your weekend? Mine was filled with beautiful family time.I watched the Olympic games ceremony with my parents , wasn’t it nice. Saturday & sunday rebelotte we laughed, cut our fast together, bref it was a good weekend MashAllah.So today’s Surah I read is called Ta Ha. It’s about the journey of Moses, how he was chosen by the AllMighty to lead the people of Israel to the truth despite all the hurdles he encountered.What I get away from reading this Coranic chapter is that we , mankind need to have total faith in God whatever religion you may believe in. We , en tout cas I have to try to follow my personal convictions whether or not they set well with others, have a good week y’all. Yaye


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Just a few years ago , we Fabulafricanas were not really present in the high end shoe line game except for Togolese shoe designer Estelle Yomeda. Today the industry can count on Afua Dabanka. This shoealcoholic grew up in Germany where she started her career in finance. A few years ago she decided to go after her passion and get her Mosaique ‘on . Her shoes are manifactured in Italia home to great shoe makers & just like Christian Loubouttin had its red soles, Mosaique ‘s symbolic  Aya sign  which represents perseverance despite adversity is engraved on the sole of each shoe. The line is diverse, kitten heels a la FLOTUS, oxford shoes, suede sandals, glamorous pumps, sexy boots in all kinds of colorful tones. Coming back from a business background, Afua def’ understands the promotion work that involves a successful venture. She travelled back to Ghana this past june 


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My cousin gave me the highest honor of naming me his « ndieke » , let me explain in senegalese tradition when a man gets married,he chooses two woman ( usually in agreement with his mother) in both his maternal and paternal family to represent him at the bride’s house. This time  I was bestowed upon  this huge honor, was’nt sure I would be able to live up to it but it went well, of course i have to share with you the crispy details .So I was explained that I had to give  to Fity the bride a  symbolic sum of money, a golden ring & bed linen for housing ( that’s how it usually goes )  After paying my respect to my cousin Tapha and his mum, i made my way with my friend Yacine at the bides house, ohhh let me rewind … I made my way with yacine &


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So I’ve wanted to share about Zahara’s music ever since I heard her song “Lolliwe” tiens you may have heard it on my playlist.Her voice is gorgeous , her artistry pure and not tainted yet ..Because you know WE the public “make” the artists and sometimes by wanting more and more we destroy them and their initial innocent love for their own work. As of now Zahara is enjoying her new fame indeed she was just happy singing at various little gigs in London before being discovered by local south African management team. With her fro, her sense of fashion, playing her guitar a la India Arie, her conscious lyrics she brought a sense of fresh air on the Southie musical scene.  She comes from a modest Christian family of 6 and when her parents couldn’t afford to pay her studies she turned to music ..and as her success showed


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