“Mystery” Billionaire Who Owns $50M Penthouse Facing Foreclosure Revealed as Nigerian Businessman

For the past few weeks, much of the New York City media has been focused on the luxury high-rise apartment complex known as One57, which is set to be the scene for the biggest residential real-estate foreclosure in the city’s long and storied history. Speculation was rampant about who actually owned the 79th-floor penthouse condo,…

Dakar Fashion Week Puts a Spotlight on Adama Paris

Adama Paris is a stunning Senegalese fashion designer, and by the way, her real name is Adama Amanda Ndiaye. The founder of Dakar Fashion Week told CNN that she had established the annual event in Senegal’s seaside capital because she believed that talented black models and designers were being ignored by the industry. The globally…

African Architect Creates Stunning Summer Pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery

London’s Kensington Gardens has hosted an architectural exhibition every year since 2000, but this year’s installation is a landmark occasion. It marks the first time that an African architect has designed a structure for the Serpentine Pavilion. Considered a centerpiece of London’s cultural summer season, being selected for the Serpentine Pavilion exhibition is a rare…

Mo Abudu: The Face of Modern African Media

In July of 2013, British-born Nigerian talk show host Mo Abudu debuted EbonyLife Television, a multi-media venture into modern African entertainment and news. After spending years working in talk television, Abudu expanded her horizons to create a media platform that showcases “Africa at it’s best,” or, as Abudu herself describes it, “Africa’s Africa.” Little did…