Day: November 11, 2011

VIDEO: ‘BLACK LIFESTYLE’ IN JAPAN / WOMAN VISITS TANNING SALON TO BECOME AS DARK AS AMERICAN HIP HOP ARTISTS

A pale skin resembles beauty in Japan, but that no longer doesn’t count for everyone. Hina lives her life according to the ‘B-style’, or the ‘black lifestyle’. This includes going to the tanning salon regularly to become as dark as American hip hop artists. [Thanks Lorraine] You have men/women foolishly bleaching their skin in a bid to look lighter and now this mess. Hina reads the The Source, XXL  Magazine, and watches Hip Hop videos and believes that is “black lifestyle”? We are seriously doomed. []

UK MUSIC: GFrsh – ‘GOT EM SAYIN’

Check out rapper GFrsh’s latest offering ‘Got Em Sayin’. … The Track – *Scratches head and rubs temples* The Video – GFrsh drives around London in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, stops at at £1.99 meal deal chicken shop, then stands and raps next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom in front of some run down council estate. I am still crying/shaking with laughter. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ACTOR JASON MAZA

I'm not gona preach about people illegally downloading films (I'm against obv) but its when i meet actors that do it & I'm baffled.. — Jason Maza (@JasonMaza) November 11, 2011 Surely all actors know the better films do the more that will be made and then more opportunities for all? #rantover — Jason Maza (@JasonMaza) November 11, 2011 British actor Jason Maza who stars in the recently released and much hyped film Demons Never Die, which has so far pulled in £51,269 at the []

NEW AFRICAN FASHION BOOK LAUNCH @ THE SOHO GALLERY (LONDON)

Photo Credit: ©JackieKing.net On the 7th November I attended the launch of Helen Jennings debut coffee table book, ‘New African Fashion’, c0-hosted by Bresi-Ando Consults.  Helen Jennings is one of Europe’s pre-eminent fashion journalists as well as the editor of ARISE, a magazine that celebrates African fashion, music and culture. On the night Jennings said, “I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to New African Fashion. This is the first coffee table book to celebrate the talented designers, models and image makers who are []