Showing posts with label Nnenna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nnenna. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's To A Great 2009!

To my faithful FG2BH readers, bloggers, and lurkers, here's to a great 2009!

Best dressed females in 2008 - Thandie Newton, Lola Ogunnaike, Iman, and Estelle.



Best dressed male in 2008 - Idris Elba



Best dressed couples in 2008 - Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons


Best editorials in 2008 - Nnenna's Jil Sander Fashion mag shoot, Alek Wek & Liya Kebede for ARISE, Iman for Italia Vogue, Oluchi & Ugo's Vogue Moment.



Fashion designer of 2008 - Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu



Best TV Moment - 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards


Actress of the Year - Sophie Okonedo (Oscar nominee)


Actor of The Year - Chiwetel Ejifor (two-time Golden Globes nominee + OBE receipent)


Model of The Year - Oluchi Onweagaba-Orlandi


Political figure - President-Elect Barack Obama (January 20th is Inauguration Day!)


Writer of the Year - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Her Latest Short Story)



Male Eye Candy - Ngo Okafor


Athlete of The Year - Osi Umenyiora (NY Giants Defensive End)


Song of the Year - "If She Knew" by Lemar

Comeback of the Year - Seal's "Soul" album

Ones to Watch in 2009: Lady Gold, Dr. Ben Igwe's "Against The Odds, and Chasity Nwagabara. (Read the full blog post over at FG2BH WORDPRESS)
Photos: AP, Getty, Wireimage, Linda Ikeji Blog

Thursday, July 24, 2008

STYLE TIDBITS WITH NNENNA, ESTELLE AND FATIMA

Cate Blanchett and Nnenna were seen in this Jil Sander silk chiffon S/S 2008 dress.



A then pregnant Cate attended the Sydney premiere of her film "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" back in March while Nnenna wore the same dress for a recent fashion magazine spread.

This fashion faceoff may seem as slightly unfair because Nnenna wore her dress for a photoshoot whereas Cate wore her look at red carpet event. I couldn't resisted matching up Nnenna with Cate's look.



The Jil Sander Spring 2008 dress in question:



Photo credits: Just Jared. Nnenna's myspace

Estelle jumped right on the latest shoe trend when she attended the latest "Indiana Jones" film premiere in a pair of bronze Yves Saint Laurent Tribute platform sandals. Golden Brooks, Jenny McCarthy and Keri Hilson were all seen in this fashion forward footwear.



Shortly after, I noticed this particular shoe a whole lot on the red carpet. Case in point, Kelly Rowland, Heidi Klum, an Olsen twin, Mariah Carey, and two Danity Kane members all wore this popular shoe:



That YSL price tag ($770) is sort of steep, so try this Steven Madden Aileenn shoe for $99.95!!



ONTD posted up these recent photos of Fatima Siad...



Fatima best known for being a Cycle 10 finalist on "America's Next Top Model." As you can tell from the photos, Fatima switch up her hair from long to short. Check out loads of Fatima's fashion photos over at ALL-ANTM.NET.

Photo credits: Shameer Khan/DN Photography

Keeping Up with The Obamas.



photo credits: AP Photo. PEOPLE.COM

The Obama Family on the August 4th cover of "People" magazine. [BlackCelebrityKids]
And here's the entire "People" interview. [People]
Check out the many magazine covers Barack has done so far. [Tycooning 101]
Michelle Obama joins the blogging community. [BlogHer]
Get inside Barack's thoughts! [Twitter]
Barack's overseas. [Black Voices Blog]

Rants/thoughts:
1. I cannot get enough of this Lauryn Hill track. Press play:






2. Jess from Genuine Imitation wants a "Waiting to Exhale" sequel...and I couldn't agree more! I always hope that movie would be turn into a TV series but then "Girlfriend" and "Soul Food" came along to answer my wish. Speaking of TV, what's up with all the drama in "The Hills" season 4 trailer???



3. My blog, Urban-Hoopla, got a fab mention on "The Best of Black Blogs" via Tocarra's Vogue Italia magazine appearance.
Toccara Rocks Vogue

"Get it Toccara. Vogue? Now dats what's up. No other blog covered this but they wanna cover that Eva Pigford b&#$% who ain't ever been inside a reputable magazine and ain't really doing s@^%. Now this is sexy right here." By Tyrone Biggums on Urban Hoopla




Blog for Blog features the best user comments from around the Web. We search through the best black blogs and other great sites to bring you the hottest one-liners about African-American celebrity gossip and important social issues.
Thanks to Black Voices Blog, Tyrone, and Jawn Murray!

UPDATE: Check out these two snapshots of Alek Wek and Iman from "Vogue Italia"....



Be sure to visit JEZEBEL for additional photos from "Vogue Italia"!

4. Wendy Williams finally got back on TV. I met Wendy during her last book press tour and I have to say she's tall and witty. Check out her interviews with Vivica A Fox and Omarosa:


Watch Vivica talk about her ex 50 Cent...again. I love Wendy's Nicole Miller dress...and Vivica's red Herve Leger dress. Hmm...that dress like the one Oluchi wore earlier this month.
Watch Omarosa clip here (Wendy and Omarosa argue...and I am grateful for REDLASSO.)
disclaimer: all rants/thoughts are in good humor!
Afro/Naija links:
1. Djimon Hounsou lands a role as Thulsa Doom. [It's All Reel]
2. Ebbe Bassey on Nollywood and more film projects. [Ladybrille]
3. Vogue Italia All-Black Issue has to be printed due to high demand. [Hip Candy]
4. Keep Up with CNN coverage on "Black In America". [What About Our Daughters]
5. Lola Ogunnaike looks fab in purple. [NSC Fashion Network]
6. Get to know Bernos, a Ethiopia-based tee-shirt line. [I Like Her Style]

Sunday, July 13, 2008

UPDATES ON NNENNA, OVIE, AND SOPHIE

Nnenna Agba from "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 6 was seen at the 2nd Annual Illusions Cosmetics "Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine" last month. Nnenna covered the event with ZAIN - a leading mobile telecommunications company.



You gotta love Nnenna in those True Religion jeans...and her fierce hair cut!

Photos: PR Photos/EXPOSAY.COM

Long after Nnenna famously cut off her hair on "ANTM", she still maintains her low-cut hairstyle. The bald/buzz hair definitely fits Nnnena, don't you agree??? If you can't remember when Nnenna had hair, don't worry I got you covered...




Photos: THE CW/ANTMC6 BLOG

Not too long ago, Nnenna updated her myspace photo album with these fun photos taken from a Paris magazine July 2008 photo session. No the name of the magazine isn't "Paris" nor is it "Sring" apparently. All I do know is that photography was done by Stephane Gizard:




Nnenna rocked a few couture pieces and yummy shoes from Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2008 ready to wear collection. Anyhow, check out a few of Nnenna's looks straight from Jil Sander Spring 2008 ready to wear collection. Thanks Elle!






Summer is almost over. August is quickly creeping up and winter would be here all over again. Speaking of which, find out the latest Fall 2008 trends to have in your closet here.

Photos: Nnenna's myspace, ELLE.COM, Stephane Gizard

Ovie Mughelli was picked as one of Essence magazine's "Do Right Men 2008". Check out the behind the scenes video here and the shirtless photo of Ovie below...




That one was for Wienna! Check out Ovie's biography as credited on OVIE MUGHELLI'S DO RIGHT MAN 2008 PAGE:

OVIE MUGHELLI,28
HOME BASE: Atlanta
PROFESSION:Atlanta Falcons fullback
DOING RIGHT:When he’s not blocking defenders on the field, Mughelli helps 150 boys and girls win at life. His Ovie Mughelli Foundation uses summer football camps as a platform to support nutrition, education and health initiatives. “I wanted to impress upon these kids that working hard pays off, and I wanted to make sure other kids have what I did not.”
WHY HE LOVES BLACK WOMEN:“I love everything, from the fullness of their lips to the curves of their body.”
ROMANTIC MOVES:He’ll trade his playbook for a cookbook and work hard to captivate with five courses.
HERO:“Kess, my older sister. She’s like a second mother to me. As a doctor, she had to work so hard to get to where she is today and she always believed in me.”
MOTTO:“You are not your own. Any greatness you achieve you did not accomplish on your own. It’s your -responsibility to do what you can to bless someone else.”
E-MAIL OVIE: dorightovie@essence.com
So you read his bio, now vote for Ovie here!


Black Voices Blog recently revealed the first preview taken from Sophie Okonedo's upcoming film, "The Secret Life of Bees."




So I did a quick Google search to find out more about Sophie's film. She is Unique has additional details on the film. Check out the article as written by Wilson Moracles for AOL Black Voices Blog:


If you are looking to be among the first people to 'The Secret Life of Bees', which stars Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, and Sophie Okonedo, you will have to get a ticket at the Toronto Film Festival, where it will make its world premiere.

Also featured in the film are Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Paul Bettany, and Hilarie Burton.


The festival will run from September 4 through September 13. Also showing there will be Spike Lee's 'Miracle at St. Anna', and Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla' with Idris Elba and Thandie Newton.

Directed by Gina Prince Bythewood, the film is based on a 2002 bestselling novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd.

Set in South Carolina in 1964, story centers on Lily Owens (Fanning), who escapes her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father by running away with her caregiver and only friend (Hudson) to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.Latifah, Okonedo and Keys play the three sisters. [BBV]


side note: Idris and Thandie in the same movie TOGETHER? In the words of Ashanti, "Yo, that bananas!"

"The Secret Life of Bees" trailer:



With that all-star cast, you can't go wrong. Hopefully JHud, Alicia or Queen contributed a song or two to the film's soundtrack. Anyhow the book was fabulous so I cannot wait to see how the movie turns out.

Rants/thoughts:
Ever gone to one Naija party and get tired of the same process over and over again? For instance, you sometimes feel the party/event is a repeat of what happened at the last. What happens when you're not tired of it but the folks throwing the occasion does! What do you do? Do you leave the party early or do you stay?

disclaimer: all rants/thoughts in good humor!

Afro/Naija news:
  • Snag denim for every figure! [Your Style Star]
  • Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson share a red carpet for charity. [Head Over Heels]
  • Check out behind the scenes info on the recent This Day event. [THIS DAY]
  • Akon joins Ashanti and Nelly on "Body On Me" video set. [Urban-Hoopla]
  • Sanaa Lathan calls boyfriend Wale her African prince. [Black Voices Blog]
  • Miss Universe 2008 dress rehearsals [Seattle PI]


    • And I'll leave you all with this Amy Winehouse jazzy-soul song that I absolutely enjoy. "Tears Dry On Their Own" samples my favorite Marvin Gaye-Tammi Terrell's 1967 Motown classic hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" which I placed under the video:



      Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


      Okay I couldn't resist adding this verison from "Sister Act 2"...



      Props to Ashford & Simpson! ;-)

      Tuesday, October 09, 2007

      AGBANI, OLUCHI, NNENNA & IMAN: TIMELESS STYLE


      Agbani Darego, Oluchi Onweagba, Nnenna Agba, and Iman are often praised for their fashion style right here on this blog. I read your comments and you simply can't get enough of what these four fashion forward African models wear on and off the catwalk. With this said, sit back and enjoy this picture overview proving this much.


      -Iman-

      -Oluchi-

      -Agbani-

      -Nnenna-

      [images via NYMAG, GI]

      Out of the four, which style do you like?

      [feels good 2 b home]

      Friday, May 04, 2007

      NNENNA DOES 'JEWEL' MAGAZINE

      "America's Next Top Model" alum Nnenna is featured in a photospread in the Spring 2007 issue of "Jewel" magazine:


      Nnenna is one of the models flaunting the new cosemtics trend---glamorous spider-like eyes.

      Wednesday, April 11, 2007

      NNENNA ON 'ANTM'


      In light of ANTM Naija takeover (re:Nigeria's Top Model event in London), here are snapshots of Nnenna Agba from Cycle 6 of "America's Next Top Model."

















      [pic credit: About]

      America's Next Top Model "Chat" with Nnenna & Vaughn Lowery:

      Cycle 6 slide show:

      Nnennas and Furondas HIV commercial:

      Nnenna Agba is the the 24 yr old Nigerian with the really thick Igbo accent that was on Cycle six of America's Next Top Model.The show comes on in the UK a few weeks from now on UKTV gold so i reckon you guys should look out for it.
      I've posted excerpts of an interview she did with bet just after getting eliminated from the show in week nine

      BET.com: What does Nnenna mean?
      Nnenna: It means father’s mother comes back from a different light. It’s Nigerian.

      BET : During one challenge, you got a little loose and ended up kissing a male model. What was that about?
      Nnenna: That was an effort to run from the stereotype. I didn’t want to get pinned as the boring girl. It was just a photo shoot, nothing more.

      BET.com: Were you surprised when you were sent home?
      Nnenna: Not really. I thought it might be me. I didn’t transform into a mermaid and that’s what modeling is about.

      When asked whether she was still withe her botfriend John after her shinanigans on the show
      Nnenna says:

      Yes, we’re working things out. I regret some of the things I said and the way I spoke to him on the show and he regrets some things too. And my leaving had nothing to do with him. I’m responsible.

      [spotted at Generation Nubian]

      QUICK FACTS ABOUT NNENNA:
      Nnenna, 24, is a chemist from Houston.
      Her last name is Agba.
      Nnenna and her constant phone calls to her boyfriend provide some friciton {re: tension} with other contestants
      .