Naija Artist Laolu Senbanjo Brings Yoruba Culture To Beyoncé’s LEMONADE Visual Album Through His Body Art

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Did you see the body art in one of the videos off of Beyoncé’s just released LEMONADE visual album.

Well it’s the work of Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo! Laolu is a New York based Nigerian artist, who generally uses the female body as his canvas. His work is deeply rooted in Yoruba culture, calling his body painting art – The Sacred Art of the Ori, which he says is derived from a spiritual Yoruba ritual. He explains it better saying,

In my language, Yoruba ‘Ori’ literally means your essence, your soul, your destiny. When I work with a muse, the muse, their Ori, and I become one. It’s the deepest, most spiritual experience I’ve ever had with my art as an artist.

Laolu recently teamed up with Nike to create a collection that draws inspiration from his Yoruba heritage and he also made a pair of customized sneakers for Blue Ivy Carter!

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Exclusive: The 3 Times Beyoncé Rocked Ankara Fashion In Her Lemonade Visual Album 

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On Saturday night/Sunday morning Beyoncé released her highly anticipated visual album Lemonade on HBO and subsequently Tidal, as expected the Internet broke due to the sheer awesomeness of what is said to be her best work to date.

Lemonade is no ordinary music video, it’s an almost hour long collection which covers several emotional themes: Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, Hope, and Redemption.

Aside the story line we can’t get enough of the fashion which was just as fierce & artistic as the lyrics and storyline. Bey rocks everything from Roberto Cavalli to Yeezy Season 2 and she also shows love for African print in 3 videos – Sorry, Daddy Lessons & Forward.

 

Check on the imagery after the jump

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Watch Lupita Nyong’o Vibing To Lil Kesh’s, “Efejoku”

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Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o is feeling Lil Kesh’s music! The Kenyan actress who won a Best Actress Academy Award in 2014 for her role in “12 Years A Slave” yesterday shared a video of herself and some friends vibing in their car to Lil Kesh’s, “Efejoku”.

West African Jammin’ on the West Side Highway. @eclipsedbway day off, here we come! #ridealong Lil Kesh’s Efejoku with @ladyzjah @vintagepopsoul @pascale_armand and @katiecm (Wife #5)

Watch the video after the jump

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“The King Is Back”, RMD Is Just Too Fine In Brand New Photos!

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Veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo keeps showing that like fine wine he just keeps getting better with age! The 54 year old actor is our Man Crush Monday with these brand new promo photos showing him rocking just a pair of jeans, blue t-shirt & red loafers.

The former politician shared some of the images on his Instagram page writing,

The king is back:

If a man consistently rules over a terrain for over 3 decades and is still waxing strong then only one title is befitting#KingThe toast of #producers and #directors. The dream co-cast of #actors, the delight of#viewersRMD is unarguably king at what he does.#TheKingIsBack??#RMDIsKing??#RespectTheCrown?#RMDIsBack#RMDOnHush#RMDSaysSo 

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Papa Wemba Collapses On Stage & Dies…Watch Tragic Moment It Happened. 


We haven’t even had time to process the death of Prince only to be hit by the death of Congolese music star – Papa Wemba.

The Soukous music star was performing on stage Abidjan, Ivory Coast last night when he collapsed mid-way through a song and later died

Footage from the shocking moment show he has collapsed on stage unknown to his dancers, who later rushed to help him along with his band members.

Watch the video below

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Sexy Couple! Joseph & Adaeze Yobo Step Out In Black For Date Night! Are You Feelin’ Their Look?

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I love how footballer Joseph Yobo & his wifey 26 year old Adaeze coordinate their outfits! They are definitely a couple that slays together! Last night the couple left the kids at home while they stepped out for a grown and sexy date.

The hot mommy of two showed off her cleavage in a slinky black top paired with wide leg pants,a natural bun and silver accessories completed her look while Joseph rocked a black shirt & brown khakis.

Adaeze shared a pic of the couple even hinting that they might be making baby number 3 that night…hmmmm…husband & wifey things! Check out a video of the couple after the jump

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With New Album Lemonade, Beyoncé Proves She Was Really Pregnant With Blue Ivy [Photos & Video]

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The Beyhive has been waiting on Beyonce‘s new album  and a few hours ago the Queen Bey debuted what is her sixth studio album – Lemonade exclusively for streaming on Todal after the HBO premiere of an hourlong, conceptual short film based around the music from the visual album.

According to Tidal, “Lemonade is “based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing,” covering topics like grief, pain, joy, infidelity and forgiveness, she even goes political by giving listeners & viewers a raw glimpse at her views on what it’s like to be a black woman in America.

In one of the videos Beyonce once and for all silences conspiracy theorists who have long said she did not carry her child Blue Ivy, who is now 4 years old. In the video which shows a lot of personal family memories with her child & husband Jay Z (who is a co-owner of Tidal), the singer shows her bare baby bump alongside home videos of clips of personal moments with her husband Jay Z and daughter

Catch a clip after the jump

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Kim Kardashian Looks A Hot Azz Mess In Ridiculously Low Cut Top

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The way Kim Kardashian has been dressing of late is worrisome! Between the ugly catsuit in Iceland, the long coats in the middle summer and this white mess, we can’t even believe this was the same Kim K that was snatching edges & slaying sidewalks with her fashion before she married Kanye West.

Yesterday the reality star was spotted out in Miami with her daughter North and sister Kourtney, she was rocking a VERY low cut white top which put her post baby boobs on display. Anymore lower and we will definitely be seeing some nip.

Well, we have seen her naked quite a lot so no one would’ve been moved by some nip action for the paparazzi!

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Tiwa Savage Surprises Die Hard Fan at Her Wedding [Watch]


Awww Tiwa Savage definitely knows how to make her fans feel loved. Today the pop diva surprised one of her most loyal fans who got married today in Lagos.

The Mavin First Lady popped up to the wedding of one of her #SavageSoldiers, even rearranging her tight schedule to surprise the fan – Folakemi Olowu at her wedding reception.

The way the bride rushed to hug her when she walked into the hall with her security was mad!

About the experience Tiwa wrote,

Somethings in life are priceless. I love my supporters and always try to do everything in my power to show how much I appreciate them. I have some very loyal ones, my #SavageSoldiers and today one of them got married. When I found out I actually re-arranged my schedule to accommodate the wedding. She had no idea I was coming and the expression on her face was worth any money lost because sometimes you have to appreciate those that support day and night with all their heart, they become family because you can’t explain why they love you so much. Congratulations @pweetyblack May your marriage be fruitful and even more beautiful than your wedding day. To the rest of my sisters “the savage soldiers” I was so shy seeing you all today but believe me inside I was over excited. I love each and everyone of you all. God bless you

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Toke Makinwa, Omawumi, Lala Akindoju & More At Omoni Oboli’s 38th Birthday Soiree! [Photos]

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Omoni Oboli turned 38, yesterday [Apr. 22] and the actress celebrated with cocktails and screening of her movie – Wives On Strike at Genesis Cinemas Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

In attendance were Toke Makinwa, Omawunmi, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Debola Williams and many more.

See more photos after the jump

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