Category Archives: Fashion

Rwanda: BBA Hotshots Jet in for Frankie Joe Concert

RWANDAFormer Big Brother Africa Hot Shots Tayo (Nigeria) and Ellah (Uganda) flew in today afternoon for tomorrow’s BBA Housemates Party, organized by Franke Joe Rukundo.

The pair, who were received by Frankie Joe at Kigali International Airport, join fellow ex-housemates Esther (Uganda), Nhlanhla (South Africa) and Permithias (Namibia) for tomorrow’s event organized by Franke ‘Joe’ Rukundo.

Tayo said he was happy to be in the country with Frankie Joe and some Rwandan friends he met in Johannesburg. He added he would be performing his single, ‘Caterpillar’. He says that he hopes to record a song with Frankie Joe.

Ellah who was surprised at the calm and relaxed airport that’s “nothing like Uganda” promised a surprise.

Source: New Times

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World Travel Awards 2015 could be staged in Seychelles

Graham E Cooke, President of the World Travel Group, the organizers of the World Travel Awards, has confirmed during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin that he would be staging the 2015 Awards in the sought-after holiday destination of Seychelles.

Mr. Cooke briefed press and industry players during ITB and also met formally with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. and Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. and their team at ITB which included Bernadette Willemin, the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Director for Europe, and Andre Ciseau, the CEO of the Seychelles Port Authority.

Minister St.Ange welcomed this news saying that this event would fall in the country’s 2015 National Day Celebrations that falls on June 29. “This is our country’s national theme – I Love Seychelles – and welcoming such a prestigious world event during our National Day Celebrations is but a bonus for every Seychellois,” the Minister said.

More information will be made available soon on this year’s World Travel Awards ceremony that will be held in the Seychelles for the first time.

Source: Eturbo News

Kigali Fashion Week to feature international models

It’s a busy week for aspiring models and fashionistas, as the fourth edition of Kigali Fashion Week (KFW) kicks off with the second round of auditions at tomorrow.

After the Kigali auditions, the KFW team will head to Rubavu District for another round of auditions.

John Bunyeshuri, the CEO of Kigali Fashion Week, (KFW), said, “This year’s event is going to be bigger and better. We are carrying out auditions early enough to allow the participants to get well prepared. We’re bringing fashion professionals from Belgium to train them with the models for the main show in July.”

Kigali Fashion Week is partnering with Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show (RCFS) to bring together contemporary and cultural designers.

Celestin Ntawirema, the CEO of RCFS, said, “We have new faces and we’re planning to hold a forum for designers so that they bring out the contemporary and cultural taste of fashion.”

He added that experienced fashion designers from Africa and Europe will come to train the local models and fashion designers.

The theme for this year’s edition is “The power of love”. It will include the Fashion Festival, Cocktail Fashion Show and the Kigali Fashion Week come July and the finale will be held at Kigali Serena Hotel in November.

The organisers said that this year’s fashion week will also feature regional and international models.

Source: New Times

Jumia Wins EMEA Channel Academy 2015 Awards

Jumia Nigeria has bagged Retailer of the Year Award under EMEA Channel Academy Award 2015.

Stuart J. Wilson, research & conference director, DISTREE Events, said in his letter addressed to Jumia Nigeria, “We are pleased to confirm that your company received Retailer of the Year Award at the EMEA Channel Academy: 2015 Awards. The EMEA Channel Academy Award recognises your company for the quality of its operation and its high standing and reputation with vendor executives”.

The EMEA Channel Academy Award is a global event that recognises organizations for their excellence.

Taking place for the seventh year in a row, the 2015 awards event was held at DISTREE EMEA in Monaco with notable representatives from major brands across Europe, Middle East and Africa in attendance.

It was an opportunity for the EMEA channel to recognise excellence in the supply and delivery of technology and CE products to consumers across the region.

The EMEA awards are particularly meaningful for retailers because vendors vote for the winners.

Vendors were instructed to assess retailers on the overall quality of service and their performance during the last 12 months, not just on volumes achieved.

Online voting for these prestigious awards closed on Monday, 23rd of February and the awards event was held on 26th of February, 2015.

Jumia, Nigeria’s number one online shopping mall, emerged as the winner of the biggest award of the event: Retailer of the Year, 2015.

Jonathan Doerr, MD of Marketing, Jumia Nigeria reiterated the quality service Jumia constantly offers the Nigerian shopper by proudly stating that “Jumia will stop at nothing to gain the trust of every shopper by implementing best practice across all channels, and by gaining the loyalty of every vendor and supplier with the highest level of professionalism and strategic partnership agreements. Jumia is well on its way to achieving its vision of becoming the Amazon + Wal-Mart of Africa”.

Jumia, maintains it leading role as online retailer in Nigeria.

The platform was established in May 2012 with the aim and vision to become the one-stop shop for retail in Nigeria with implementation of best practices both online and offline.

Jumia is the largest online retail store in Nigeria with deliveries to all 36 states including FCT.

Initially starting with 3 employees, Jumia presently has a staff strength of 1500 young and entrepreneurial Nigerians including our over 250-man strong customer service team available 7 days a week.

Jumia is a brainchild of the Africa Internet Group (AIG), notable for introducing and accelerating the online shift in Africa, for its people and its culture.

It is committed to running successful and vibrant internet companies which boost the evolution of African online culture. AIG is the parent group of nine successful and fast-growing companies in more than 25 African countries, accounting for over 3000 staff.

AIG cares about entrepreneurship and brings together all the key elements required to build great companies: team, concept, technology and capital. Its network of companies includes JUMIA, Kaymu, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, Zando, Jovago, Lendico and Easy Taxi.

Source: Nigeria Communications Week

Christopher to launch Agatima video

R&B singer Christopher Muneza has started shooting the video for the song, Agatima.

The video for the track which is off the singer’s second album is being shot in Kigali and is directed by KINA Music. The project started this week, on Monday, and it is expected to conclude next week.

Agatima is one of the most romantic songs by Christopher. This wonderful single contains soul touching lyrics and music—and it’s definitely the perfect song that you can dedicate to your lover and just feel the romance in the air.

On February 20, the 21-year-old released yet another song titled, Urubavu, which features a combination of romance and music.

“Urubavu has a deep and profound message for married couples, as they make vows never to separate until death,” he says.

Although he didn’t make it among the 25 nominees for this year’s Primus Guma Guma SuperStar singing competition, Christopher never considered it an issue and neither a discouragement.

“When I was entering my music journey, I never aimed at the PGGSS competitions and therefore having been not chosen wasn’t a big issue since I am still celebrating the success of my Valentine concert. So I have no reason to be discouraged,” he adds.

Christopher sings about love and his music helps people to feel the essence of romance. Some of his songs, such as, Iri Joro, Amahitamo, Byanze, Babyumva, among others, are described by fans as engaging and wonderful pieces of music which help them to appreciate love and feel its real meaning.

Source: New Times