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I love to see women doing their thing and leading from the front! After the furore over the loss of London’s main black music radio Choice FM I’m glad to see that aside from the inevitable complaints and loud sighs someone has gone out there and done something to fill the gap Choice FM left behind. Well done Jennifer;
Sidenote: Me and Jennifer are from the same stables so I’m giving extra love for this!!
#BeyondBougie xox

UPDATED

So apparently this press release was an “April fools” prank *blank stare*

Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of this particular prank? I thought April Fools Day jokes were supposed to be funny or humorous?? If anyone can tell me the point of this particular one I’d love to hear about it….until then *Kanye shrug*

Let me know when to laugh...I'll wait...

Let me know when to laugh…I’ll wait…

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MAD NEWS UK

Bang Radio Founder/CEO Jennifer Ogole Bang Radio Founder/CEO Jennifer Ogole

Founder and CEO of BANG Radio, Jennifer Ogole, officially launches Riddim Radio on 103.6 FM across London, and online via www.weareriddim.com, becoming the first legal reggae and dancehall music station in the capital.

April marks what would have been BANG Radio’s 5th birthday, yet with the saturation of urban music in the British market, the team behind the community station brand have been working on bringing Caribbean sister station Riddim Radio to the UK.

Jennifer Ogole confirms:

“We are proud to announce a change in what was BANG Radio’s licence. We have been granted permission by Ofcom to amend our remit and champion reggae and dancehall from our home in Harlesden, North West London, finally shining a light on and representing a worldwide culture which has been gradually disappearing from British radio and deserves to have its own media platform in the UK.”

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This is why I’ll always love Naomi.

She kept it classy whilst throwing first class supermodel shhhhhhhhade when asked by one of the host’s of Australia’s “This Morning” show what she thought of Kim and Kanye’s US Vogue cover.
I love that she also managed to point out that she’s been in the modelling game for 28 years…Hold on Kimye, I’m gonna let you finish but…Let me repeat that figure T W E N T Y – E I G H T Y E A R S!! *stamps foot like a preacher*

Oh and of course I also love her for this:

Naomi Campbell Vogue Paris 1990

Naomi Campbell – Vogue Paris 1990

And this:

Naomi Campbell Spanish Vogue 2004

Naomi Campbell Vogue Spain 2004

And this:

Naomi Campbell Vogue Brazil circa 2005

Naomi Campbell Vogue Brazil circa 2005

And this:

Naomi Campbell Vogue Russia 2008

Naomi Campbell Vogue Russia 2008

And this:

Naomi Campbell Vogue Japan 2011

Naomi Campbell Vogue Japan 2011

They don’t call Ms Campbell a SUPERmodel for nothing!!

I’m going to stop now… but not before I post this:

Anna did what??

Anna did what??

Which is the face I imagine Naomi had when she first heard of the Kimye cover lol!

Looking at all these covers I think Naomi definitely deserves a “Yes To All Of This” post… (coming soon 😉 )

Soooo…Do you think Kim or ‘Kimye’ deserved the coveted cover of Vogue Magazine? Did Anna Wintour drop the ball on this one or do you think the cover’s hashtag of ‘#WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE’ is accurate and rightly earned Kanye and Kim this prized position?

Have you cancelled your subscriptions for the fashion bible that is Vogue or did you run out and try to lay hands on a copy?

Let me know below.

Bisous xox


I absolutely love this refix of Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk in Love’ big band style!

A lot of commenters on YT are saying the song and Gatti’s voice reminds them of Amy Winehouse, style wise I have to agree but personally I think Amy’s voice had a richer, more soul-laden tone.
(Full disclosure: as an Amy “stan” and fellow North Londoner and I fully accept the possibility for bias in this opinion!)

What do you think of the refix? Gatti’s good no?

Funnily enough hearing it had me reaching for my ‘Back to Black’ album, deluxe edition obvs. (R.I.P. Amy)

xox



This, this and more of this!!
Inspiration literally personified.

The 7th annual Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood luncheon took place just over a week ago on Thursday 27th February at the Beverly Hills hotel in L.A.

I love that Essence Magazine created a platform / event such as this to celebrate black women’s achievements in the entertainment industry. Just watching the coverage on-line (the event is not televised) and also watching the speeches of the award winners of the day I feel supremely inspired and motivated as well as proud of my fellow black women and all they do and continue to do in their respective industries.

I know that some people still question why or whether we need colour specific platforms like this one when we are all apparently supposed to be “post-racial” and at a time when black people/women are apparently no longer being ignored by the merit-ascribing-ocracy; a case in point might be said to be the fact that Lupita Nyong’o was awarded the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for her role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 years a Slave at the Essence Luncheon; her performance in that film then won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards less than a week later. Continue reading



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