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Thieves Return Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscars Dress ‘After Realising the Pearls on it Were Fake’

Lupita Nyong’o wore the gown to the Oscars last weekend Thieves have returned a dress worn by the actress Lupita Nyong’o after apparently realising the pearls adorning it were fake. When Ms Nyong’o wore the gown to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony it was reported that the dress had 6,000 real Akoya cultured pearls sewn into […]

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars Dress Has Been Stolen!

Pearl-adorned gown worth £100k was half-inched from hotel room… Lupita Nyong’o had one of the most-distinctive gowns on the red carpet at The Oscars this year, but sadly the £100,000 dress was stolen in the aftermath of the big event. TMZ reports that the frock – decorated with 6,000 Akoya pearls – was stolen at […]

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Lupita Nyong’o is Wearing Custom Calvin Klein On The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet

Lupita Nyong’o walks the red carpet in a plunging custom Calvin Klein gown featuring a pearl-embellished bodice at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (Feb. 22) in Hollywood. Lupita may be an Oscar winning actress, but she is still a newcomer to Hollywood. Only scored her first major film role […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fena Gitu – African King

The title “African King” can be thrust upon or claimed by anyone, but who is best to thrust it upon someone than an African Queen. Songstress Fena Gitu from Kenya is one such individual and she is singing her praises for her “African King” in her song by the same name. Her king seems to […]

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Experience Music Project (EMP) to Debut Fruits of Kenya-Seattle Arts Collaboration

Almost 9,000 miles away from Seattle lies the Young Generation Centre located in Kisumu, Kenya. This part orphanage, part music and arts center for youth is acting as a catalyst for conversation between videographers, photographers, musicians and humanitarians in the two cities, demonstrating the immense power of human connection through the arts. On February 21, […]

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D’Banj, Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Samini, R2Bees, Victoria Kimani and others fto rock SXSW Music Festival 2015 in Texas, USA

According to several sources Afrobeats are going to be a major feature at the world famous SXSW (South By South West) Musical Festival of 2015 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas, USA. One source reported that “Sounds from Africa and Sounds from the Caribbean” will take over Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Serah Sarah – Dance With Me

If the music does not come to Africa to enjoy its music, African musicians better take the music to the world. This is the approach that was taken by one Serah, Krom kenya, on the video of her song “Dance With Me”. The video starts up with Serah entering Dubai’s first Afro fusion restaurant KIZA, […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Orchestra Super Mazembe – Shauri Yako

“Shauri Yako” was originally performed by Nguashi Ntimbo and Festival Du Zaire, but it was made an international hit in the 80’s by Orchestra Super Mazembe, a then Kenya based band with roots in Zaire’s (now the DRC) Super Vox band. The Lingala (Soukous) music outfit, refixed the song in such a way that its sound did […]

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BBC Compares Lipala Dance by Kenyan Quartert Sauti Sol To Psy’s Gangnam Style

What a way to start a new year, for a musical group that has already left the previous year on positive trajectory. Before calling Sauti Sol “the hottest band in Kenya right now“, writers at the BBC made the following remarks. One of Kenya’s best-known bands are on a mission to reclaim the country’s dance […]

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PHOTO ALERT: Lupita Nyong’o-Inspired Glasses To Wear With Fancy Dresses

So what if Lupita Nyong’o wasn’t nominated for any Golden Globes this year? The actress still managed to shut down the show last night with a single accessory moment — for the second year in a row. At last year’s Oscar ceremony, the 12 Years A Slave actress single-handedly dethroned Blair Waldorf as headband queen […]

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Africa’s Top Talent Facing Forward In London

2014 TEDx Euston event to host array of continent’s pioneering figures from arts, sports, politics and business SOME OF Africa’s leading talent in performing arts, literature, business and sport are lined up for an annual show in central London this weekend. The continent’s high-fliers will be attending the 2014 TEDx Euston on Saturday (Dec 6) […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Delasi and MC Kah – Accra Nairobi

Have you ever heard of a rap song called “London New York”, “Paris Berlin” or “Tokyo Beijing” we can’t say the same here at diasporaw.net, maybe it’s out there somewhere, but the point we would like to raise is that Africa is indeed coming together big time. A good example of this is the song […]

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