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‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ Backlash….H&M Temporarily Closes All Stores In South Africa After Racist Ads Protests

Fashion retail giant H&M have closed all stores in South Africa following protests in the stores locations.The protesters were reacting to an ad in which a black child wore a sweatshirt that bore the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle.” It appeared on the British version of the Swedish retailer’s online store.Some social media users shared footage claiming…

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‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ Backlash….South Africans Trashes And Destroys H&M Shops

The furore surrounding the “coolest monkey in the jungle” seem to be escalating, as some South Africans this morning vandalised H&M shops.Dressed in the party’s signature red, members of the Julius Malema-led Economic Freedom Fighters protested the H&M advertisement featuring a black boy wearing a hoodie with the words, “coolest monkey in the jungle.”The image, featured in the Swedish retailer’s…

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Two Men Arrested Over The Death Of Nigerian Model, Harry Uzoka….Who Was Stabbed To Death On The Streets Of London

Two men were arrested after the 25-year-old British-Nigerian Model, Harry Uzoka was discovered fatally wounded in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday.Harry Uzoka was stabbed to death in a street yards from a school in a suspected “robbery gone wrong”, according to media reports. Harry Uzoka, collapsed on a pavement suffering a…

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KOKOnista Of The Day: Millicent Arebun’s Style Has All Shades Of Excellence

Our KOKOnista of the day, Millicent Arebun Onuoha, is a fashion practitioner with over 8-years experience in the fashion industry. She was the Fashion Editor of the National Daily Newspaper for over five years. Her creativity and ingenuity guided her to successfully create a fashion-based media brand, Millare Fashion Tv. Millicent has successfully found a…

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TBT: Old Household Items That Only Children Of The 90’s Can Relate To

The progressive nature of global civilization has removed some things from every house on earth. Some extremely mechanical gadgets have been replaced with easy to operate electrical tools. Some forgotten household items in Nigerian homes include: VHS (Video Cassette): This extremely old edifice that once contained our favorite movies has now been been completely removed…

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Style Stalking: Nollywood Actress, Chika Ike Slays In Stunning Little White Dress

Beautiful and stylish Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, China ike, has stepped out in a stunning white dress looking more gorgeous than ever; sharing this adorable photos on her Instagram page, she wrote: “Can I crush on myself today??#wcw. She is a reflection of God’s grace . She isn’t looking for anyone’s validation because she knows…

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Sun, Sea And Swimwear: Karrueche Tran Shows Her Pert Posterior And Toned Curves In Bikini On Picturesque Cabo San Lucas Holiday

Model and actress, Karrueche Tran, showed off her enviable body and peachy behind as she soaks up the sun in Mexico.Karrueche, 29,  showed off her pert posterior and toned curves as she slipped into a purple silk bikini with cheeky thong-style bottoms while soaking up the sun on the beach in Cabo San Lucas.Karrueche showed she has…

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Lookbook: Lucky Enemuo Afrika Taps Beats by Sarz In Its New Collection Tagged “La Nécessité”

Menswear brand Lucky Enemuo Afrika recently unveiled its holiday campaign photos and it features music producer and artiste Beats by Sarz. The title of the campaign is “La Nécessité” a French word for “The Necessity” which simply means a requirement or an indispensable thing. Beats by Sarz modelled the uniquely created pieces in a distinctive…

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No More Monkey Business! The Weeknd Ends H&M Partnership Over ‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ Ad

Singer The Weeknd has parted ways with fashion retailer H&M over the label’s offensive ‘racist’ ad.The Swedish fashion chain has received backlash for using an image of a black child wearing a $10.99 green hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ on it’s UK and US websites.The Weeknd, whose real name is…

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‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’…Fashion Retailer H&M Apologises For ‘Racist’ Swearshirt

Fashion giant H&M has been accused of racism over an advert showing a young black child modelling a hoodie bearing the words: “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”The advert shows the model, aged around eight, wearing a green hoodie carrying the controversial slogan. H&M have since removed the image and apologised for any offence caused. A…

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Conscious Coupling! Gwyneth Paltrow Confirms Engagement To Brad Falchuk

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed her engagement to Brad Falchuk. The GOOP founder and the TV producer shared a joint statement to Good Morning America on Monday.‘We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship,’ the note began.The…

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Style Stalking: Mary J. Blige Is The Refined Mermaid In Embroidered Elie Saab Gown

Award-winning singer and actress Mary J. Blige, showed her sartorial prowess as she attended the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.Mary J. Blige who recently stunned critics with her performance in acclaimed drama Mudbound, turned heads in an embroidered aquamarine gown by Elie Saab.The gown featured a demure bow, sculptural…

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Who What Wear: Tracee Ellis Ross Flaunts Her Enviable Curves In Figure-hugging Shimmery Balmain Jumpsuit

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is making some serious fashion statement. Tracee showed everyone how it’s done wearing shimmery silver after the party season, when she attended the W Magazine’s Best Performance Party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California.The 45-year-old actress attended the event rocking a figure-hugging shimmering double breasted silver jumpsuit from Balmain’s Pre-Fall…

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Sun, Sea And Swimwear: South African Actress Boity Thulo Is Simply Gorgeous On Holiday In Maputo, Mozambique

If you are still trying to drag yourselves out of the holiday mode, then look away now!South African actress Boitumelo Thulo is laying the gauntlet for all of us, as she is seriously serving sauce in abundance whilst holidaying with her family in Maputo, Mozambique.Boity and her cousin Thickleeyonce, jetted off to the stunning scenery beaches of Macaneta Holiday…

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Fashion Designer, Maryam Elisha Of Rikaotobyme, Responds And Apologises For Using Bride’s Fabric/Dress For Mercy Aigbe’s Birthday Shoot

Fashion designer Maryam Elisha of Rikato by Me has taken to social media to explain the circumstances surrounding the the allegation by a bride that the designer gave her wedding reception dress to Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe to use for her 40th birthday shoot. The designer in her statement also apologised to the bride and all…

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Who Wore It Best: Joan Smalls And Gigi Hadid In Pamella Roland

It is almost impossible to pick a winner in this week’s supermodel style showdown.Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid both showed their individually unique sartorial styles and highlight varied ways of how to work this three-piece Pamella Roland Pre-Fall 2018 ensemble complete with a blazer, trousers and a sheer corset.Joan Smalls made a vivacious statement in…

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Baby Bump Exercise! Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Hit The Gym With Sister Kourtney

Just days after she slammed critics of her workouts during pregnancy, Khloé Kardashian is back at the gym – and this time, with her older sister Kourtney Kardashian.The expectant Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 33, shared her exercise routine on Snapchat Thursday while inside of her home gym where she did workouts for her abs and lunges with bands.Earlier this week, Khloé was…

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“The Royal Family Loved Having Her… It’s The Family She’s Never Had” Prince Harry Opens Up On Meghan Markle’s First Royal Christmas

Prince Harry said his fiancée Meghan Markle “really enjoyed” spending Christmas with the Queen in Sandringham and described the Royals as the big family “she’s never had”.Prince Harry who was interviewed about his festive break during his guest editorship of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, said Ms Markle had coped with meeting the “in-laws”, to which he replied: “It was fantastic,…

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Chika Ike Celebrates Christmas With Stunning Photos

Gorgeous and outstanding Nollywood actress and sweet heart, Chika Ike has shared adorable photos on her social media page to celebrate and wish her followers and fans a merry Christmas. This beautiful actress posed for amazing pictures beside her well decorated Christmas tree and she look as stunning as ever. She captioned the picture, “Merry…

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Princess Michael of Kent Apologises For Wearing ‘Racist’ Brooch To Lunch With Meghan Markle And The Royals

Princess Michael of Kent has apologised for wearing a brooch that critics have called “racist”. The royal, who married the Queen’s first cousin, attended a Christmas banquet at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday wearing a blackamoor brooch.Prince Harry’s fiancée, Meghan Markle, who is mixed-race, was also a guest at the lunch. A spokesman said the princess “is very…

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Sun, Sea And Swimwear: Rachel Lindsay Flaunts Her Enviable Curves In Sizzling One Piece Suit

32-year-old Attorney and American television personality, who is best known for her in reality TV show The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, flaunted her incredible physique as she hit the beach in Miami.Rachel showed off their toned physiques while enjoying the sand and sun, rocking a white and gold thong bathing suit, which showed off her cleavage as well as…

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Who What Wear: Meghan Markle Is The Magnificent Fairytale Princess In Ralph & Russo $75,000 Sheer Gown

The royal engagement photographs have just been released an the bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, dazzled beside her prince in a show-stopping dress by luxury couture brand Ralph & Russo.The gorgeous gown which is from the brand’s autumn/winter 2016 couture collection, features a tiered tulle skirt complete with an entirely sheer bodice decorated with intricate leaf embellishment.…

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My Style: Meet Elizabeth Okoh AKA Sewa Folie Whose Taste In Fashion Is Incredibly Diverse

Lize Okoh, a twenty something years old millennial with the penchant for storytelling and wander-lusting. She was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and later relocated to England where she furthered her education and graduated with a joint honours degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sussex. Throughout the years, she pursued other…

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Muslimah Style: Mademoiselle Meme Has Got The Beauty, Style And Talent

Mademoiselle Meme is a California-bred fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger; she is the brain behind the incredible blog named ‘Mademoiselle Meme’. After graduating with an art history degree and relocating to the United Kingdom, Meme officially launched Mademoiselle Meme in early 2015. It remains an international lifestyle and fashion website, with content inspired by Meme’s…

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We Are The Groundbreakers! South African Actress Nomzamo Mbatha Talks Rihanna, Being UNHCR Ambassador And A Bright Future For Africans…As She Covers The KOKO Magazine

KOKO’S 2017 Woman Of The Year South African actress, Nomzamo Nonzwakazi Mbatha graces the cover star of The KOKO Magazine (International) Special Edition.The special issue which was lensed in London by award-winning Krish Nagari, and saw the beautiful African humanitarian and fashion icon draped in bespoke luxury jewellery and designs from Anita Quansah London, Toju…

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KOKOnisto Of The Day: Kuyet Bamai’s Fashion Whim Is An Ideal Blend Of Minimal And Besuited

Dapper fashion blogger, Kuyet Bamai was born and raised in Kaduna state, He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 2016 where he studied mass communications currently doing his National Youth Service (Nysc)in the city of Abuja and still working as a content creator and brand promoter with thousands of online following on Instagram ,wordpress, and…

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Queen of Afro-House Niniola & Award Winning Actor Enyinna Nwigwe Cover Latest Issue Of Tush Magazine

For its last issue of the year 2017, urban youth magazine, Tush Magazine features afro-house diva Niniola and Nollywood star Enyinna Nwigwe as its cover personalities. The issue chronicles Niniola’s growth from a talent show participant to having one of the biggest songs for a female Nigerian artiste, to releasing her widely accepted debut album.…

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Celebrity Ankara Style: 5 Times Ric Hassani Has Proven He Is A True African Gentleman

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu, is a singer and songwriter better known by his stage name Ric Hassani. The 27-year-old currently has two award nominations for the 2016 Headies: ‘Best Vocal Performance’ alongside the likes of Brymo, Darey, Shaydee and Wande Coal as well as ‘Best Alternative Song’ both for his 2015 single, ‘Gentleman’. Not only is…

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Fashion Trends: This Retro Item Is So Hot Right Now….And Back In Fashion

We all know that fashion trends come back around, and it looks like one retro fabric is having a major renaissance right now: Corduroy.It’s actually thick and unyielding. But, that’s its appeal. Whether it is coy attempt at irony, this rigid textile has become a by-word for sexy this season. Yep, it looks like the vintage material long associated…

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