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HEALTHY HABITS YOUR KIDS SHOULD LEARN

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Children are super active especially at the toddler stage and the energy to keep up with them requires a whole lot. The numerous activities they engage in cannot all be monitored by the parents. Some may be harmful and can pose a serious threat to their health. Therefore, it is expedient that one must teach them healthy habits and the repercussions that can occur if not adhered to in order to prevent health challenges. Below are listings of health habit you need to teach your child/children.

 

HAND HYGIENE

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This is a basic hygiene habit that every child must embrace especially after a bathroom break, before and after meals and playground activities and more. Ensure your little ones learn and practice this daily. Also, making the process fun and interesting should help their retention.

STAYING HYDRATED

Kids expel a lot of energy during several activities especially in school, during playgroup time with their friends and others. It would be wise to teach them the habit of having water breaks in order to prevent dehydration due to their low body weight. Ensure that they always have their water bottles with them and make the idea of drinking water interesting and it’s value.

SHARING OF PERSONAL ITEMS

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This is a rather tricky situation because you want to teach your child to be liberal and cautious at the same time. Therefore explaining to your little ones the dangers of sharing personal items from utensils, toothbrushes to cups, soap bars and water bottles is essential for their own good.

BODY HYGIENE

The practice of taking a bath twice a day is one that a percentage of people (especially adults) fall short of which eventually develops into body odour. In order to develop the habit of body hygiene, children should be made to take their bath in the morning, before bedtime or after a rigorous exercise.

BATHROOM MANNERS

The proper use of the washroom cannot be overemphasized in ensuring a  good state of  health for the kids. Simple instructions such as flushing the toilet after use and hand washing will go a long way in keeping the youngsters safe from contracting diseases and the spread of it. The use of door or wall signs can also be employed to always keep them in check.

 

CONCLUSION

Parenting can be tough sometimes but the joy of it is to have healthy kids and moreso children that can take care of themselves.

HEALTH IS WEALTH!

 

 

Author

Liora Bassey

 

Beauty, Fashion & Style

SUMMER HAIRSTYLES FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR

SUMMER HAIRSTYLES FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR

Hey Naturalistas!!! Deciding on a particular hairstyle for any good day could be hectic sometimes. Adding the whole pressure to get your natural hair looking snazzy all through summer could increase anxiety levels. You can put your mind at ease now because I’ve got you covered. Here is a rundown of selected hairstyles to match your queen status with your natural hair. LET’S GO!

BUNDLED UP

This is a common hairstyle for most naturalistas. But, you can switch it up for summer by tucking in pretty flowers like the look

above. It will definitely raise your “summer sass” level by a 100 percent!

POMPADOUR RELOADED

This is the edgy hairstyle for the edgy naturalista. It is super dressy, chic, sophisticated and perfect for your summer parties.

You can also wear a hat to channel your inner classic vibes or scarf for that African touch.

FREE THE FRO

The afro look is not just a hairstyle. It is a movement and one that we are very proud of. Whether your hair volume is full or not, you can still rock it just fine. Add a pair of statement earrings and you will be putting the “A” (which stands for Africa in the “Afro”.

If you are a summer bride, don’t hesitate to show off your afro with the ideal glamorous touch by adding statement accessories to your hair like the looks below. All eyes are sure to remain glued to the bride!

BRAID BEHAVIOUR

When it comes to braided hairstyles, the list is almost endless. There are different styles to explore and summer might just be the perfect time to rock them. There are also various hair accessories you can add (such as hair cuffs, rings, beads and spirals) to add that summer flair.

Also, if you are a 6 to 6 working lady with limited time to prepare, you might want to go for braids like the looks below. It only requires you to smoothen your edges and spray your hair (to add that extra shine) every morning and you are ready to go.

A good hairstyle naturally boosts your confidence. So, go for it and don’t forget to step out with a smile.

 

 

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 Stylish little baby goes viral in 1st birthday photo!

This little munchkin went viral for posing in the world’s most beautiful birthday photo as she turned one, her gorgeous African print outfits blend smoothly with the photo background, garnished with her amazing smile and very colorful bouquet of flowers, not leaving out her 2 wheels attractive bicycle ride. hmmm… Instagram went crazy for this stylish baby girl fashionista as her photo was shared and reposted several times, credits to her creative photographer @cuteninetys

 

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15 Beautiful African Country flags, their Facts and History

There are 54 African countries, each having different national symbols that speak volumes about its history, land, and people. Some of these national symbols include Flags, national anthems, coats of arm and so many other ones.

Basically, this post will be on some beautiful flags in Africa. Flags, as we know, are more than just pieces of clothing hoisted on poles. They carry the identity of a nation and its people. Some African contries flags have been changed from what they used to look like initially.

Did you know that a country’s flag is as powerful as the whole country itself? Therefore, they are respected and any insult on a country’s flag could lead to war. In the olden days, flags were referred to as banners and when a country went to war, the banner led the way. If the opposing country took the banner, it was as good as saying the country that lost its banner had lost the battle.

Now, let’s talk about the beautiful African flags and the history behind them.

1. South Africa

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South Africa gained independence on April 27, 1994. This was the first time the flag was hoisted and adopted; the same day Nelson Mandela was sworn-in as president. It is symbolic of the hope and freedom of the people of the country after the long period of oppression. There is a Y-shape on the flag which stands for the unity in diversity of the South African people.

2. Nigeria

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Michael Taiwo Akinwunmi, a 23-year-old Nigeria studying in faraway London, designed the green-white-green flag in 1959. The flag was adopted and hoisted for the first time on the day of Nigeria’s independence, October 1, 1960. The green color stands for the diverse natural and agricultural resources, while the white color signifies peace.

3. Ghana

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The Ghanaian flag is one of the first to adopt the Pan-African colors, which are red, green, and yellow. It was hoisted in 1957, the same day Ghana gained independence. The red-yellow-green colors are arranged parallel to each other and they stand for the lives lost in the struggle for independence, the mineral resources, and natural wealth respectively. The black star in the middle stands for the emancipation of Africa. The Black Star Shipping line owned by Marcus Garvey inspired it.

4. Rwanda

The current Rwandan flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo. It is not the original flag as it was adopted in 2001 to rid the country of the memories of the 1994 genocide. The new flag has four colors: blue, two shades of yellow, and green. The blue signifies peace and joy, the yellow speaks of the country’s economic potential, the green tells of the prosperity of the land, and the yellow sun signifies enlightenment.

5. Morocco

The Moroccan flag was adopted in 1955 even though the country gained independence in 1956. There is a predominantly red color which tells of the bravery of the people of the land. There is also the green pentagram (five-sided star) which is Solomon’s seal. The pentagram was incorporated into the flag in 1915 under the leadership of Mulay Yusuf.

6. Egypt

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This is the most modified flag in African history; it has been modified seven times. Each modification stands for a milestone in the nation’s history. They adopted the current flag in 1984 and it has three major colors: red, white, and black. At the middle of the flag is the country’s national emblem, the Eagle of Saladin. The red speaks of the struggle that brought revolution, the white signifies the non-violent revolution, while the black talks about the end to the reign of the Imperialist in Egypt.

7. Zimbabwe

This flag is one of the most colorful on the continent; it contains six colors: gold, green, yellow, black, red, and white. To the left side of the flag is a white triangle which stands for peace. Inside the triangle is a bird impressed on a red star.The bird is the national symbol of the country. On the other side of the triangle is a mix of colors arranged horizontally green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green. The green speaks of agriculture, yellow tells of mineral wealth, red depicts the lives lost to the struggle for independence, and black the African heritage.

The Zimbabwe flag was first hoisted on 18 April 1980, the same day the country gained independence from the United Kingdom.

8. Seychelles

The country gained independence on June 29, 1976, and since then it has had three modifications to its flag. The country adopted this current design in 1996. It has five colors arranged diagonally. These colors represent the country’s different political parties. They also represent the country’s prospects and dynamics from the struggle for independence into the future.

9. Kenya

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The Kenyan flag was adopted on December 12, 1963, and it has three major colors: red, green, and black. The red stands for the fight for independence, the green tells of natural wealth and beautiful landscape, and the black represents the people of Kenya. There is a white fimbriation which stands for peace and honesty. There is a traditional Maasai shield with spears at the middle of the flag which talks about defense.

10. Tanzania

The flag is made up of green, yellow, black, and blue colors. The green symbolizes natural wealth, the black tells of the native Swahili people, the blue describes the Indian Ocean and the other water bodies, and the yellow talks about the mineral wealth of Tanzania.

11. Uganda

The flag is made of six horizontal bands of different colors; They include red, yellow, and black. In the middle is a white disc with a grey-crowned crane. The black speaks of African people, the yellow talks about the sun, the red depicts the brotherhood of the people (blood), and the crane used to be the colonial badge of the Ugandan military.

The ugandan flag has passed through several stages of evolution from the period of colonialism(1914) till the day of gaining independence in 1962.

12. Cameroon

This country is the second to adopt the Pan-African colors red, yellow, and green. This time, the red stands for unity, the yellow for the sun and savanna, green for natural wealth, and the star in the middle for unity too.

13. The Gambia

Gambia adopted this flag on February 18, 1965, and it has red, blue, and green colors arranged horizontally. These bands are separated by two thin white bands, one on each side of blue to signify peace and unity. Red stands for the sun and savanna as well as the country’s proximity to the equator. The green stands for natural wealth and vegetation, and the blue stands for River Gambia.

14. Somalia

This is the simplest flag on the continent. It is a plain blue flag with a white star, known as the ‘Star of Unity,” in the middle. The flag was designed by Mohammed AwaleLiban and on October 12, 1954, the country adopted it. The UN flag inspired the blue color while the white stands for all the places where the Somali race can be found, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, as well as the former Italian and British colonies.

15. Cote d’Ivoire

The flag was adopted on December 3, 1959, even though it had been designed a year earlier. However, it was until the country gained full independence from France in 1960 that the flag went into full use. The French Tricolore inspired the flag. The orange color speaks of fertility and the savanna grasslands, green represents hope and the coastal forests, and white tells of peace as well as the countries water bodies.

We believe you must have gained some knowledge about the different African flags, their meanings, and a bit about their history from this article. Drop your comments in the comments section as we would like to know what you feel.

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Top 5 African Countries with the best national anthems

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For several years there has been a debate about which country in Africa has the best national anthem. If you gather ten Africans from ten different countries, you are likely to hear each of them rate their country’s anthem above the others. It is normal and shouldn’t be surprising.

This article is not going to answer the question about the country with the best national anthem on the continent. Rather, we will be looking at the top five African countries with the best national anthems. To do this we have listened to rhythm and went through the lyrics of different national anthems. It was from the many we listened to that we drew the conclusion that we present you in this article.

What is a national anthem?

Before discussing the different national anthems, it is only right to briefly describe what a national anthem is. According to Wikipedia, a national anthem is a musical composition which is patriotic in nature which eulogizes the tradition, struggles, and history of the people of a country. A national anthem could also be referred to as a national hymn, state anthem, or national song.

This song is usually endorsed by the government of the country as the official song. In some other cases, the song becomes very among the people by convention and thus by default becomes the national song. It is usually composed and song in the most common language in the country. In Africa, most national anthems are sung in the lingua franca of the country which is mostly the language of the colonial masters over that region.

These national songs are sung to honor the country and its heroes and can be used in different contexts. What is common to all national hymns is the fact that there is always an etiquette employed while they are sung. In some countries people have to stand at attention, in others, they are required to remove headgear, and yet in others, they are required to salute. What do you do in your country?

Countries with the best national anthems in Africa

Africans are known to be a very passionate set of people and this is reflected in the kinds of songs we sing and virtually everything else we do. African countries are recognized as having some of the deepest and most inspiring anthems on the planet. This is probably because of the slave trade, colonial era, and the struggle for independence by most African countries.

These anthems are composed with very deep words which tell of the struggle of our past heroes, prayers to keep the countries together and hope for a brighter tomorrow. You definitely are itching to go through our list so here it is already, the top five African countries with the best national anthems. They are arranged in no particular order so just enjoy the beauty of the lyrics.

Kenya

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Kenya is a very large country in the Eastern part of Africa. The country is regarded as the eighth largest in the world by landmass and it has 47 semiautonomous counties. The country has a reputation for attracting loads of tourists yearly because of its diverse wildlife and beautiful nature parks. The Kenyan national anthem was composed by Kenyans in Kiswahili language in 1963. It is titled “Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu” which means “Oh God of all Creation.” It speaks of the deepest convictions of the Kenyan people and their high aspirations for their country. It has three stanzas which are translated to English below:

First stanza

O God of all creation
Bless this our land and nation
Justice be our shield and defender
May we dwell in unity
Peace and liberty
Plenty be found within our borders.

Second stanza

Let one and all arise
With hearts both strong and true
Service be our earnest endeavor
And our homeland of Kenya
Our Heritage of splendor
Firm may we stand to defend

Third stanza

Let all with one accord
In common bond united
Build this our nation together
And the glory of Kenya
The fruit of our labor
Fill every heart with thanksgiving.

South Africa

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South Africa is known to be one of the last countries on the African continent to gain independence. Despite this, the country had a national anthem in use since the 1930s titled “Die Stem van Suid-Afrika” written in Afrikaans. In 1997, a new anthem was composed which is a hybrid song that brings together English words with the previous anthem and extracts of “Nkosi SikeleliAfrika” a nineteenth-century hymn. The anthem has four verses which mix Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, and English languages. Check below for the translated version of the National Anthem of South Africa.

First stanza

Lord bless Africa
May His glory be lifted high,

Hear our prayers
Lord bless us, your children.

Second Stanza

Lord, we ask you to protect our nation,
Intervene and end all conflicts,
Protect us, protect our nation,
the nation of South Africa, South Africa.

Third Stanza

Ringing out from our blue heavens,
From the depths of our seas,
Over everlasting mountains,
Where the echoing crags resound.

Fourth Stanza

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa, our land.

For the original version click here.

Egypt

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Egypt is recognized as one of the oldest civilizations in history. In fact, most regard it as the oldest, little wonder it had a national anthem as early as 1869. The first anthem was composed to honor the monarch at the time and was used till 1952 when the monarchy was deposed. A new anthem was composed by Mohammed Younis al-Qady and was adopted in 1979. The anthem, titled, “Bilādī, laki Ḥubbī wa Fūʾādī,” was written in Arabic. Read the translated version below:

Chorus:
My homeland, my homeland, my homeland
You have my love and my heart.
My homeland, my homeland, my homeland
You have my love and my heart.

I
Egypt! O mother of all countries,
You are my hope and my ambition,
And above all people,
Your Nile has countless graces!

Chorus

II
Egypt! Most precious gem,
A blaze on the brow of eternity!
O my homeland, be forever free,
Safe from every enemy!

Chorus

III
Egypt, noble are thy children.
Loyal, and guardians of the reins.
Be we at war or peace
We will sacrifice ourselves for you, my country.

Chorus

Check out the Arabic version here.

Ghana

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Over the years Ghana has grown to be one of the most influential countries in Africa. Currently, Ghana sits at the top of the list of the fastest growing economies in Africa. The country gained independence from the British in 1957, which is when the anthem written by Phillip Gbeho was adopted. The anthem is titled “God Bless Our Homeland Ghana” and it has three stanzas. The anthem was originally written in English, read the lyrics below:

First stanza

God bless our homeland Ghana

And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend forever
The cause of Freedom and of Right;
Fill our hearts with true humility,
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
And help us to resist oppressors’ rule

With all our will and might evermore.

Second stanza

Hail to thy name, O Ghana,

To thee we make our solemn vow:
Steadfast to build together
A nation strong in Unity;
With our gifts of mind and strength of arm,
Whether night or day, in the midst of storm,
In every need, whate’er the call may be,

To serve thee, Ghana, now and for evermore.

Third stanza

Raise high the flag of Ghana

and one with Africa advance;
Black star of hope and honor
To all who thirst for liberty;
Where the banner of Ghana freely flies,
May the way to freedom truly lie;
Arise, arise, O sons of Ghana land,

And under God march on for evermore!

Nigeria

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Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world and has been nicknamed the “Giant of Africa.” It has a very vast economy and is made of over 350 known tribes. The very cultural country gained independence from the British in 1960 and has had two national anthems since then. The first anthem was titled “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” but it was abandoned for the current one, “Arise, O Compatriots” in 1978. The anthem was composed of the lyrics of the top five in a competition organized for the purpose of writing a new anthem. These were put together and given rhythm by the Nigerian Police Band, directed by Benedict E. Odiase. The two-versed anthem was written in English, read the lyrics below.

First stanza

Arise, O compatriots

Nigeria’s call obey

to serve our fatherland

with love and strength and faith.

The labor of our heroes past

shall never be in vain,

to serve with heart and might

one nation bound in freedom

Peace and unity.

Second stanza

O God of creation,

direct our noble cause

Guide our leaders right

Help our youth the truth to know

In love and honesty to grow

And living just and true

Great lofty heights attain

To build a nation where peace

And justice shall reign

That is it for the top five African countries with the best national anthems. We love to read your comments, you can drop them in the comments section below.

 

Beauty, Fashion & Style, Travels and Tours

Top 11 African countries with the most curvaceous women

There are beautiful women all over the world but there is this exceptional attractiveness put on by African women endowed with the hourglass shape. Cool right? Yeah I know it’s cool.

Wait!! Before we proceed, it’s important to let our readers understand that we respect all body shape types. Also, the list given out here is base on our opinion. Therefore, your opinions and suggestions are highly anticipated.

Let’s ride on. There is a myth that says men are attracted to slim women and that they would prefer them to curvy shape women. Fortunately, this has been proven wrong over time because a larger percentage of men can hardly keep a straight face when they see an hourglass-shaped black woman pass by. Guess you thinking what am thinking?

Women in the Western world know the importance of this amazing body shape and that’s why most of them resort to surgical procedures in other to have that desired curvy shape. Surprisingly, this is not even necessary with African women as they are mostly very curvy naturally.

There are so many delectable women who have very stunning curvy shapes in different countries of the world but everyone knows how attractive African women are and this is why we are paying homage to them in this article. Before we proceed, check out this pictures of African women endowed with great African hips, butt and curvs.

In this article, we reveal our list of African countries with great women curvy shape. Without wasting much of our time, let’s get down to business.

  1. Angola

Curvaceous woman from Angola

Angola, a country bestowed with numerous mineral resources which includes oil and diamonds. The country is the 2nd largest oil and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa which attracts investors into the country every year. Asides the amazing natural resources at their disposal, another major visible natural endowment is the curvy Angola women. The Angolan women are curvy, beautiful and bold which could make any man run for his money.

  1. Ethiopia

Curvy woman from Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a beautiful country which attracts lots of tourists every year. Asides the amazing tourist attractions, a major talking point are the curvy women of Ethiopia. They are not just curvy but also beautiful and attractive. They will spin any man’s head and make them drool in the wonder of their curves.

  1. Zambia

Curvy woman from Zambia

Zambian women are among the most endowed in Africa. They are not just beautiful, they are curvy and endowed in the right places. They are really a sight to behold and that’s why they are often referred to as the epitome of African beauty.

  1. Uganda

Curvaceous woman from Uganda

It is no longer news that tourists wouldn’t just be visiting Uganda for the wildlife and nature parks, the curvy Ugandan women have been added to the list of reasons to visit the country. According to the country’s Minister for Tourism who announced the Miss Curvy pageant, they were grateful to God for the way they were created. To be factual, Ugandan women are bold, big, and very beautiful and this led to the introduction of the new pageant which is dedicated to celebrating curvy women in the country.

  1. Somalia

Curvy woman from Somalia

Somalia is recognized as one of the most dangerous countries to live in yet men find their way here for one major reason, the women. Somalian women are very beautiful and most are highly endowed and curvy. The women walk down the streets and men literally stop conversations because of their amazing hourglass shaped bodies. The women in this part of the continent typically describe to the world who a true African woman is, no wonder they were ranked the country with the most beautiful women in Africa.

  1. South Africa

Curvy woman from South Africa

South African men love very curvy women and they are blessed to have women who are among the curviest in Africa. In South Africa, being curvy is normal and these calls for the reason to visit the country and see for yourself the perfect meaning to the phrase “bold and beautiful.” There are numerous curvy South African celebrities among them includes Faith Nketsi and Londi London.

  1. Zimbabwe

Curvaceous woman from Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, women of every size are appreciated but curvy women are more appreciated. In short, they are greatly loved that a song was majorly written and recorded for them to appreciate their curvy bodies and booties. Women in this part of the continent are greatly endowed, from thick thighs to rounded bottoms and curvy hips. These Zimbabwean women have it all in abundance. Some of the curvy famous Zimbabwean women includes Candice and Misred.

  1. Liberia

Curvy woman from Liberia

Liberia is known for having very beautiful and curvy women who are among the curviest in Africa. These women are blessed with thick thighs and curves in all the right places. No wonder the country welcomes so many male visitors every year.

  1. Nigeria

Curvy woman from Nigeria

It is already an established fact that African women are very beautiful and curvy. In respect to this fact, the giant of Africa, Nigeria, has its own fair share of very curvy and beautiful women who adds to the list of numerous hourglass shape women in Africa. These women have beautiful hourglass shapes, making them head-spinners, anytime, any day. The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has a high number of curvy women including OmotolaJalade, Mercy Johnson, and Moyo Lawal.

  1. Ghana

Curvaceous woman from Ghana

This list won’t be complete without the inclusion of Ghana the gold coast of Africa. Some years back, Ghanaian women considered themselves attractive when they were round and adding weight. Fast forward to date, they now want to be referred to as curvy rather than plus size. Ghanaian women have a reputation for being very curvy, black and beautiful. When men see them, they want to do anything for them so as to gain their attention. Ghanaian women are endowed in all the right places and some of the famous ones include Jocelyn Dumas and Peace Hyde.

  1. Kenya

Curvy woman from Kenya

Once upon a time, rumor had it that Kenya was void of beautiful women. That tale has since been found to be false as Kenya doesn’t just have beautiful women, it has some of the curviest women on the continent. A large percentage of women in Kenya are heavily endowed and very curvy. This fact is evident everywhere you go in Kenya. In fact, Kenya is blessed with very beautiful socialites, one of the most famous of them is Vera Sidika, the video vixen, and social media influencer. Lastly, they have well-toned, elegant, and intelligent women any man will want to die for.

There you have the 10 African countries with great curvy shape. We want to know what you think, share your thoughts with us in the comments section. We will love to hear back from you.

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Cardi B’s Latest Fashion Nova collect

Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi B, had a Thom Browne moment at the Met Gala which held earlier this week. To cap that up, she has released a second fashion collection in collaboration with the second most googled fashion brand in the world, Fashion Nova.

The collection was released earlier today and it has been predicted that it will be sold out in less than no time. The release was held at the famous Hollywood Palladium Theatre and it began by an invite-only star-studded concert and party. Cardi hit the stage with a total of 12 back-up dancers and she performed some of her greatest hits. She was later joined on stage by Blueface, Young Miami of the City Girls, and YG.

The award-winning rapper streamed the event live to ensure that her fans all over the world were able to watch the whole event, including her performance.

According to her, the collection was birthed from a playful mix of rebellion and empowerment themes which had a touch of the 80s and 90s. The Palladium was transformed into an oasis and it was decked with little portraits of the 107-piece collection. You can check out some of the different pieces of the collection in the following pictures.

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Jamaica welcomes 1.7 million visitors already in 2019

Jamaica is definitely making great returns from its tourism sector as reported by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett said this year sees his country get the highest number of visitors it has seen in the first four months of the year. The figures stand at 1.7 million and together they spent a total of $1.25 billion.

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He said from the beginning of the year to April 30 they have experienced a double-digit increase in figures monthly. He also said the tourism sector had by far smashed the desired record of five percent growth per annum which was set three years ago.

He said the whole of last year, the country had 4.23 million visitors who together spent $3.3 billion. This figure was an increment of 8.6% of what was experienced in 2017.

This is a huge improvement on the figures obtained between 2013 and 2015 when the increment per year was just a meager 120,000 visitors.

You will recall that Jamaica made a series of investments in its tourism sector over the last three years as it sought to kick start a boom in the sector.

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Rwanda begins First Green City project

Rwanda seems to be doing everything right these days. Already the country is regarded as the third greenest country in the world, now it is taking it a step further to establish the first green city on African soil.

This city will have environmentally friendly factories, electric vehicles, integrated centers focusing on craft production, and environmentally sustainable housing. All of this will be sited on a 620-hectare land located in Kinyinya, Kigali. The project is expected to cost $5 billion dollars.

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The project has already commenced with two phases nearing completion. Phase 1 is a housing development area known as Green Park and it has 420 houses built on 13 hectares. The second phase is also a housing development scheme developed on 125 hectares of land. Commercial offices are next on the agenda.

The Deputy Team Leader of the Green City Pilot, the body in charge of the project, Eudes Kayumba, said everything in the city is aimed at being environmentally friendly. So we should expect electric cars and bikes, renewable energy, biogas plants, clean tech, and sustainable waste treatment. The idea was to reduce air pollution and environmental degradation to its barest minimum.

He further stated that the project is funded by different stakeholders from different parts of the world. Locally-sourced materials will be used in the construction of the houses so that they can be affordable to a large part of society.

Through this project, Rwanda is showing its commitment to having a pollution-free environment.

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Boxing legends pay homage to Muhammad Ali on black carpet

May 8 saw boxing greats walk the black carpet in honor of arguably the greatest boxer to fight in the ring, Muhammad Ali. It was indeed an amazing and inspirational sight last Wednesday at the LA Regal cinema as the legends trooped out for the screening of the movie, “What’s My Name Muhammad Ali.”

Some of the figures present at the event were Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Sugar Shane Mosley. They all spoke to EURweb about the impact of late boxer on their careers and personal lives. Check out what they said below:

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De La Hoya said, “When he tackled a situation, whether it was politically driven, whether it was defending humanity, he never quit in the middle, he fought it through until the end.”

Shane Mosley praised Ali by saying, “He has inspired me a lot throughout my career by just being who he was. He represented so much strength within himself. He was the type of person that believes in himself all the way to the end, even when people doubted him.”

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The documentary produced on the HBO platform is made of two parts directed by Antoine Faqua. The executive producers of this project are Maverick Carter and LeBron James Springhill Entertainment.

Faqua said it took him up to four years to gather all the audio and video footages to ensure that the story was told by the legend himself. He said, “Lonnie Ali helped us a lot. The family helped us a lot. But it was hard to find it and dig it up and audio as well. But about certain subjects, I wanted to cover. So you know I was editing, hoping I would find footage coverage about him talking about that moment.”

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