An African City

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So recently I came across a new show (maybe just new to me) named an African City.  An African City is a show about 5 women from different countries in African that have all returned from the US or London to start new lives in Ghana.  The show chronicles the lives, careers, relationships of these five friends who share their candid journeys on the show.

There are issues that come up in the show that many of us are faced with, buying real estate, natural hair, seeing the one that got away and contemporary issues that are faced on the continent.  The women are frank, fashionable friends and fabulous.  The show also showcases the wonderful fashion that the continent of Africa has to offer.

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I really enjoy the fact that the episodes highlight issues that happen in Africa and that are also happening in America.  There is an episode that addresses the AIDS epidemic on the continent and I feel that the way the writers dealt with the issue was excellent.  There were other issues that came up such as when you see your ex with his new boo, or when you first come back home and end up at your parent’s house.  While not as serious as the AIDS issue, definitely issues that some of us has faced as we come of age.

I binged watched Season 1 and cannot wait for Season 2 to come out.  The show is on You Tube or online at www.africancity.tv.

 

 

The Season for Black Girl Magic

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Summer is coming to an end and fall is fast approaching.  As we move into the fall season it is also a time to look at all of the wonderful collaborations and products being added to the market my African American females.  Here is just a snap shot of what is coming.  Check back this week as I go into more detailed on each of the items highlighted here.

Entertainment

I recently read an article about a new Sex and the Cityesque show by for an about African women.  The YouTube show An African City is just that.  A refreshing take on the adventures and misadventures of single professional African women navigating dating, relationships, careers and friendships.  Much like the Sex and the City series, all of the main characters are single, professional women and their collective experiences in the world of dating and relationships.  It is a show I would recommend.

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Fashion

On the fashion front, there is the company Nubian Skin, which specializes in underwear and hosiery in our colors of the rainbow.  Their shades are specifically geared toward skin tones for women of color which is refreshing since it can be difficult to find nudes or neutral shades that are a good match to ethnic skin-tones.  Their latest addition is sleepwear, another great addiction from this awesome and affordable line of hosiery and lingerie.

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If you enjoy makeup as much as I do and I loooove makeup then this next collaboration will be just as exciting for you as it was for me.  Taraji P. Henson has collaborated with MAC to create a line of makeup that will be on sale September 6, 2016 (just in time for my birthday).  This collaboration will be a six piece collection which will include mascara, skin finish and lipstick.

taraji-embed Finally, for all of the Scandal fans, Kerry Washington, has teamed up with OPI for a new fall line of nail polish that is just as dramatic as Scandal and Olivia Pope.  The 15 color collection was released this month and has colors that are as attention grabbing as the storylines on Scandal.  If you value your manicure and pedicures as much as I do, be on the lookout for these dynamic colors which are sure to be the highlight of your fall accessories.

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Stay tuned as I provide more detailed information on all of these exciting installments of Black Girl Magic.

 

Stay Blessed, Stay Fabulous

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