How are things going?
How was your weekend? Mine was alright….I didnt do much really….I went to see Oceans 13 – Brad Pitt + George Clooney = Uber Hot…LOL…Y’all should check it out!
Anyways, I decided to do something a lil’ bit different today.
As much as I feel that Africans are underrepresented in the media, there are some African celebrities that get some airtime.
Here are some African celebs at recent events and in recent mags. I decided to throw in a couple of tidbits and family photos too. Sooo ENJOY!
Ethiopian model, Liya Kebede attended the CFDA Awards in New York recently. There she is pictured with designer Michael Kors, model Heidi Klum and actress, Debra Messing.
TIDBIT: Did you know that Liya was a contestant in the 1998 Face of Africa (the year Oluchi won) and she didn’t even place in the Top 5.
LA FAMILIA: Liya married Ethiopian hedge fund manager Kassy Kebede in 2000 and they have two children together; son Suhul, born in 2001) and daughter Raee born in August 2005.
Supermodel and Entrepreneur, Iman attended the CFDA Awards with her husband, music legend, David Bowie.
TIDBIT: David and Iman met on a blind date arranged by their mutual hairdresser friend Teddy Antolin at a dinner party in Los Angeles on October 14th 1990.
LA FAMILIA: They have a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones, born August 15, 2000 (Iman also has a child – Zulekha from a previous marriage while David also has a son from a previous marriage)
Academy Award nominated actor, Djimon Hounsou attended the CFDA Awards with his new girlfriend, Kimora Lee Simmons. They have been dating for a couple of months. Kimora is separated from her husband, Russell Simmons. She is the brains behind Baby Phat.
LA FAMILIA: Kimora’s children, Ming Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons are said to be fond of Djimon and recently hung out with him and their mum in Cannes.
Ghanaian/German Actor, Boris Kodjoe is on the cover of Ebony Magazine’s 2007 Father’s Day Edition.
LA FAMILIA: Boris is married to Nicole Ari Parker and they have 2 children, a girl named Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe and a boy named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe. For more Kodjoe family pics, click HERE
Grammy Award-winning Musician Seal and his wife, Model Heidi Klum are still going strong.
LA FAMILIA: Here are their 2 sons, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel. Heidi also has a daughter, Leni with Italian Billionaire Playboy, Flavio Briatore. Seal has always played the father role to Leni as he and Heidi began dating while she was pregnant.
Here are first post-baby photos of Oluchi. Oluchi walked the runway at the Luca Luca Resort Fashion Show.
LA FAMILIA: Oluchi gave birth to she and Luca Orlandi’s first child on the on 25th of April 2007. Oluchi is quoted to have said “The day I went for my sonogram, I called Luca immediately to tell him it was a boy. I knew he was overjoyed, but he tried to hide it because he was aware that I wanted a daughter” Their son is rumoured to be named Ugochukwu.
That’s it for today! Let us know what u think….
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