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Meet Aevin Dugas, the lady with the longest Afro in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Her natural hair measures at 4ft 4ins… It has taken 14 years of growing for Aevin Dugas to have the largest afro in the world. Aevin says ‘When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don’t wear it like that because it looks weird.’ It it takes 2 days to wash and dry and then uses up to five conditioner

Novice Ovie Iroro joins Richardson Racing and will make his track debut at Donington Park. Nigerian novice Ovie Iroro is to join the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain next week. The 20-year-old from Lagos will make his racing debut at Donington Park over the Easter weekend (19/20 Apr) and is set to contest the rest of the season with Richardson Racing.
Ovie, a mechanical engineering student at University College London, moved to the UK two years ago not only to study but also to pursue his track career.
Join us in wishing him all the best!

BEAUTIFUL, SUCCESSFUL AND FAMOUS: SANDRA ANKOBIAH

Sandra Ankobiah is a Ghanaian celebrity whose star has been rising day by day. She is one of those celebrities who try out different fields of media and gain success in all of them.

Ankobiah was born in 1983 and bred in Accra in a family with three other siblings. She went to London in 2005 to study International and Commercial Law at the University of Buckingham. She pursued higher education at the Ghana School of Law and graduated in 2012. A year later, she attained a degree as a Barrister at Law.

Lawyer, TV host, Philanthropist And Entrepreneur

After completing her education, she took a break from her career and started to enroll in modeling projects. She already had a fair amount of fame due to her participation in Miss Ghana Beauty Contest in 2002. Then, she founded the TV production company called Emerald Paradise Enterprise as well as SN Media Learning Tree for media training.

It was perhaps her philanthropic work that made her stand out. She worked as a coordinator at The Legal Advocacy Foundation to educate citizens about legal rights and the constitution. She also took part in developing women’s football in the country.

 

She became the Ministry of Youth and Sports and organised many events to raise funds for football training for women. Working with the president Nana Akudo Addo, she organised fund-raising events for schools in rural areas.

She is extremely sensitive about women rights in Ghana. She organised and joined many summits in Ghana and around the world.

For instance, she was part of the organization team of Ghana’s Tertiary Women’s Network to discuss business opportunities for women in corporate.

She also regularly attended talks in Ghana Institute of Journalism to discuss the struggles women face in work-life and to encourage female students to seek career options.

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She also made strict remarks against the maternity leave system in Ghana, claiming that three months of leave is simply not enough for a mother. In April 2019, she admitted to having experience sexist behavior at workplace as a lawyer.

It is hard to blame her, especially when you look at how media is out there to track the female celebrities and violate their privacy. For instance, she was captured during a vacation and criticised for gaining a lot of curvature on her body, which implied that she was undergoing liposuction, which wasn’t true.

She denied the claims and stated that she just gained weight in a healthy way by exercising regularly. Nevertheless, the fact that a female celebrity owes an explanation every time her body goes through changes proves her point.

She has been ranked among the top 100 Most Influential Women in Ghana. She’s one of the Celebrities who inspire us all.

 

Join us in wishing this beauty with brains an amazing birthday 🎁 🍰 

 

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Youngest commercial pilot in Zambia Kalenga Kamwendo has won The Peer Rising Star Award in New York….

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Kalenga was just 19 years old when he became Zambia’s youngest pilot. In an exclusive interview African celebs, Kalenga Kamwendo told us about how it all started and some amazing events that he has coming up.

African celebs: Please introduce yourself?

KK: My name is Kalenga Kamwendo, I’m a 22 year old Zambian youth. I’m a commercial pilot working with Proflight Zambia on the British aerospace jetstream 3200 series.

African celebs: Where are you from and why did you start?

KK: I started because of passion; that should always be the driving force that encourages determination.

I never even knew that being the youngest commercial pilot of a certain country would be something that would be celebrated, but they say you’d be surprised how lucky you get when you work hard.

African celebs: What are your future goals and where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years time?

KK: So there’s two spheres to where I want to be in the future, there’s the flying ambitions and there’s the non-flying ambitions.

Flying wise I definitely see myself being a captain in 5 years, 10 at the most, God willing of course. Non flying-wise I wish to have started my own foundation aimed for those who are less privileged in the society and show them that there is a way to success regardless of how high the ladder you have to climb.

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African celebs: Who inspires you most ?

KK: I draw inspiration from each and every person who wakes up every day with a purpose and drive.

African celebs: What is your motivation?

KK: My motivation is to ensure that when God calls time on my life, that I would have left footprints that will be embedded in the beach and not blown away by the sea.

African celebs: Describe Kalenga in 3 words?

KK: Ground breaking tyrant.

African celebs: Where can we/people find you (social media/website)?

KK: People can get in touch with me on my

Facebook page: Kalenga Kamwendo 

Twitter: @kalengakamwendo

Instagram: Kalenga Kamwendo

Snapchat: @lyarist101 (don’t ask)

Catch Kalenga at the Mwape Peer Awards in New York, USA on the 24th September 2016. Also, Nairobi, I’m planning a little something special for you next month.

Such an inspiration, especially to the youth! Well done!

Credit: Kalenga Kamwendo

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