Meet Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech who was bullied for her dark skin growing up, but now she’s become an international sensation thanks to her stunning look and teachings about self-love.
The 24-year-old first made headlines back in March after she revealed an Uber driver offered her $10,000 to bleach her skin, insinuating that her complexion was something to be ashamed of. While most would be enraged by this, Gatwech simply laughed it off.
“Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with,” she shared on Instagram. “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”
In a post, she shared on Instagram, she said: “We’ve come a long way but we still have a long way to go. My hope is that this post can remind you everyday of why you should be proud of your melanin. Why you should be proud of your heritage regardless of how light or dark your skin is. Stop comparing your skin [to] anyone. Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion.”
See more photos of the stunning beauty below;
Comedian ogusbaba shows off is new home in lekki.
Nigerian comedian, Ogusbaba has joined the growing list of Nigerian entertainers that own houses in Lekki, Lagos state.
The overjoyed entertainer who shared photos of his new house in Lekki, also shared a photo of his old apartment in Enugu where he lived for 2 years. Ogusbaba said God made him go through that experience so he can appreciate all he has today.
“How can ogusbaba forget this house?this was the first rent I paid, a local warri boy on a mission to survive, I stayed in this house for 2years in Enugu, a roof made with carton, foundation made with wood,the room was so small you cant stretch ,the toilet no go area ,but staying in this house not just as a student but also as a comedian.it was very inspiring because I know it was just a temporary room, and God made me to pass through this house so I can tell my story and appreciate today. LORD IS GIVE U ALL THE GLORY”
Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival
Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.
Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.
But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.
“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.
The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.
Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.
The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.
That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.
Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.
“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.
He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.
“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”
24 Hours Across Africa1 week ago
Nigeria: FG approves $5.3bn Ibadan-Kano rail project
24 Hours Across Africa1 week ago
Apple unveils new iPhone 11 with a triple-camera
24 Hours Across Africa5 days ago
Post Xenophobia, South Africans ask Nigerians for forgiveness
24 Hours Across Africa6 days ago
18 Carat gold toilet stolen at Blenheim palace