Fashion Feature: BORN2C

Today’s spotlight is on a fashionista I found on Chictopia by the profile name of BORN2C. Check out some of my favorite looks and visit her official page and fashion blog BORN2C.com for lots more.   Images credt: Chictopia BORN2C + BORN2C.com   Continue reading Fashion Feature: BORN2C

You Should Read: ‘Honeysuckle and Jasmine’ by Liz Grace Davis

Release date: September 30th 2013 Synopsis via Goodreads: The past is never far behind.   Senia Loato’s life has been needled by disappointment, and the wounds that fester go beyond skin deep. She is certain if she puts miles between her and her tainted past, she will somehow outrun it. When she’s offered the chance to leave her island home of Mintang to become an au pair … Continue reading You Should Read: ‘Honeysuckle and Jasmine’ by Liz Grace Davis

[Feature] MH the Verb: The Multifaceted MC

PS: Our dear lovely readers, there is an EY Giveaway.

A USB  with MH the Verb music that also serves as an armband

How to win:  Follow EY Mag on twitter and facebook. Secondly, guess what my favorite song is from his Waffles & Whiskies mixtape.

Two weeks ago, on my way to the Shrine  (A popular multimedia arts and cultural venue located in Harlem, NYC which music lovers patronize throughout the week, especially because of the live performances) to vibe out to some dancehall reggae and African music, I stumbled upon a live performance that was absolutely electric. M.H. the Verb, a multi-talented artiste who is also a producer, songwriter and DJ, was on stage literally killing it, with his energy and a fantastic live production band. In the words of phrase forward kids, the place was liiiiiiiiiiiiit! According to his publicist, he  is an experience you don’t want to miss. With a unique sound that merges different genres together, this Philly/NYC based artiste, whose rhymes are more likely to be about student loans than “spinnaz” is one to definitely watch. Continue reading “[Feature] MH the Verb: The Multifaceted MC”

Introducing Meklit Hadero

Who is Meklit Hadero? She’s a stunning beauty, a lover of the arts, a songwriter, and a soulful singer. This talented lady is widely influenced by jazz, hip hop, soul, r&b, folk music, to the traditional sounds from her East African home of Ethiopia. Her unique musical style has no limits. Meklit continues to evolve as an artist taking inspiration from any and everything. Continue reading “Introducing Meklit Hadero”

Spotlight – Angélique Kidjo

Meet Angélique Kidjo, a Benin born Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and activist. This internationally acclaimed entertainer is known for her creative music videos, and diverse musical influences ranging from Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Latin, Jazz, to Gospel. She is fluent in Fon (belongs to the Niger-Congo languages), French, Yoruba, and English, and sings in all four.

Angélique moved to Paris in 1983 to pursue music. She worked in various day jobs to pay her tuition for CIM, the Jazz school she was attending while living in Paris. By the 1980’s, she was known as the most popular live performers in Paris; now ten albums later, all her hard work has truly paid off.

Her latest album, “Õÿö”, pays tribute to the music she listened to while living in her home country of Benin. Õÿö is nominated for Best Contemporary World Music Album for the 53rd Grammy Awards.

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