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Alicia Keys is Belle of the ARISE October issue as mag sponsors 2009 ‘Keep a Child Alive’ Black Ball

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ARISE Alicia Keys Keep A Child Alive Bella Naija023As she was unveiled as the ARISE October covergirl, last night, superstar musician Alicia Keys hosted the 6th annual ‘Keep A Child Alive’ Black Ball. The event is an annual benefit to raise funds dedicated to providing life-saving treatment and support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Stars at the event including Halle Berry accompanied by partner Gabriel Aubry, Iman, Robin Thicke with wife Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, Estelle, Mary J Blige with hubby Kendu Isaacs, Usher, Samuel L Jackson, Alicia’s beau Swizz Beatz, Tyson Beckford, Richard Branson, Angelique Kidjo, Tyler Perry, John Mayer and many others! ARISE mag was a proud media partner of the event, according to Nduka Obaigbena, chairman and publisher of ARISE Magazine “As a chronicle of African achievement, ARISE is proud to support Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball…Keep a Child Alive provides HIV treatment, surrounding care and support all of which empower families and communities to achieve their full potential. ARISE’s support of Keep a Child Alive reflects the magazine’s promotion of Africa as a region on the path of great growth.”

Leigh Blake, co-founder and president, Keep a Child Alive said “We are thrilled to have ARISE as a sponsor…We believe fully in what they stand for, breaking the old stereotypical imagery of Africans and instead showing what amazing talent and artistry comes from that extraordinary continent.”

The event was co-hosted by Alicia Keys and Padma Lakshmi. Former president Bill Clinton was to be honored for his foundation’s work, alongside Sir Richard Branson and Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour. See photos below.

Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring 2010 black fishtail gown with large white corsage

Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring 2010 black fishtail gown with large white corsage

Halle Berry with beau Gabriel Aubry. Halle rocked a knee length black sequined Kaufman Franco gown with a red clutch

Halle Berry with beau Gabriel Aubry. Halle rocked a knee length black sequined Kaufman Franco gown with a red clutch

The always beautiful Iman in a striking black Thakoon Fall 2009 mini dress

The always beautiful Iman in a striking black Thakoon Fall 2009 mini dress

Usher looking oh so dapper in the 3 piece black suit with the bow-tie. Love the cut!

Usher looking oh so dapper in the 3 piece black suit with the bow-tie. Love the cut!

Tyson Beckford - after all these years.....still HOT

Tyson Beckford - after all these years.....still HOT

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton - such a beautiful couple!

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton - such a beautiful couple!

Swizz Beatz with Gayle King

Swizz Beatz with Gayle King

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Alicia Keys performs with Coldplay's Chris Martin

Alicia Keys performs with Coldplay's Chris Martin

7 Comments

  1. Juno

    October 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Nice! and very inspiring. I love that they are relating to Africa’s development and co-creators of value and not just as giving handouts. Everyone rocked that black outfits. Thicke and his wife are so beautiful…kindda reminds me of the movie with Simon Baker and Sanaa Lathan.

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  3. Vicki

    October 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    @Juno Yeah! Loved that movie, “Something new.” Kudos to Nduka Obaigbena, he’s an excellent business man.

  4. Bee

    October 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    too proud of arise and alicia keys.

  5. Kemchi

    October 18, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Hats off to Nduka Obaigbena!

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    March 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Alicia Keys is beautiful. I love her.

  7. Clement Waston

    September 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hey Alicia I think that you are great and that we belong together where NO ONE can stop us baby

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