Founded in 2014, the Miss Nigeria USA was established with the aim of celebrating the Nigerian woman while appreciating their beauty, talent, skills and other unique attributes and goals she exhibits. The organization plans to achieve their goal through the Miss Nigeria USA Pageant event where contestants will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their physical, cultural and intellectual attributes as they choose a goodwill ambassador who will represent Miss Nigeria USA Pageant and Nigeria as a whole on a positive light.
They aim to be recognized as a leading world organization that empowers young women and supports them towards achieving their individual goals as they promote their culture.
LagosPhoto Festival is the first and only International Photography Festival in Nigeria. LagosPhoto is on the lookout for photographers working in Africa and from the African Diaspora telling unique and interesting stories.
send 5 low res images (preferably from one project), project synopsis, your CV+ bio + date of birth to: firstname.lastname@example.org The subject line: Talent Call_your name
Submission policy: Due to the high volume of submissions, they will contact you if they are interested in working with you. They are interested in all genres of photography. Get in touch!
Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa. LagosPhoto aims to establish a community for contemporary photography which will unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. LagosPhoto presents and educates about photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social programmes.
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This a reblog via Hutchin’s Center
Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the black world and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate. Now, in an age that demands ceaseless improvisation, we aim to be both an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world. Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Alejandro de la Fuente is the Editor.
Transition aims to speak to the broader intelligentsia and the educated lay public through jargon-free, readable prose that provides both insight and pleasure.
We accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis. We generally respond to all submissions within four months. Due to volume, we are unable to provide updates on the status of submissions unless more than four months have passed.
Transition publishes writing by and about Africa and the African diaspora, with an eye towards a global perspective. Please familiarize yourself with our Archive and read a recent issue to gain a sense of both the content and style that we seek.
Transition does accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us immediately if you need to withdraw a piece because it has been accepted elsewhere.
Transition does not accept multiple submissions within a four-month period. Within a season, an author may submit one packet of 5-7 poems, 1 short story, 1 essay, or 1 interview. Multiple submissions will result in all submissions being rejected.
Transition now only accepts electronic submissions through Submittable. Submissions sent by physical mail will be recycled unread.
Expect to revise. With the exception of poetry, Transition almost never publishes work in the form it was originally submitted. Authors of work under consideration may receive editorial feedback and requests to revise prior to final acceptance.
All submissions should include a brief cover letter that includes a short author bio.
For all submissions, please include the following information in your cover letter and in the top left corner of the first page of all documents:
Title of the work
Word count (or page count, for poetry)
Pages should be numbered and include the author’s name on every page.
All text submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format. Images may be submitted in .jpg, .tiff, .gif, or .png.
Use 12pt. Times New Roman font unless there is a stylistic reason to do otherwise.
Transition pays contributors with one print copy of the issue in which their work appears, and the opportunity to reach a broad, international audience. For more info visit – https://transition.submittable.com. Submit here and all the best….
I had previously spotlighted Siji when he released his single ‘Lagos Lullabye’ – see here and it’s a delight to see him get some mainstream press attention with the release of his latest single ‘Children of the sun’
Watch the video below of the Essence ‘New & Next’ interview and the unplugged performance with @jahstix on the acoustic guitar.
In the coming days, I will be shinning the spotlight on two intelligent and beautiful contestants in African pageantry in the USA. First up is Miss Ghana USA – Whitney Osei who I met a few years ago. At our first meeting, I loved her personality, she has a very enthusiastic and warm energy. I was also intrigued by her passion for entrepreneurship and impressed by her intelligence. Over time, her wisdom and compassion shone through the projects she took on and she continues to be an inspiration as she selflessly supports others. So I was very excited to learn of her being a Miss Ghana USA 2014 finalist. I know she will represent well.
Whitney Appeanimaa Osei hails from the Akyim-Abuakwah capital Kibi located in the southern part of the eastern region of Ghana. Growing up, Whitney was always outspoken and ambitious, proving herself to be a leader at a very young age. After spending the first six years of her youth in Ghana, Whitney migrated to the United States where she lived in Maryland briefly before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia where she currently resides. As a young adult, Whitney faced many obstacles which only fueled her hunger to achieve success. She relied on her ambition and determination for inspiring creativity and innovation across the African diaspora to persevere through her toughest challenges.
In 2011, Whitney represented Ghana in the Miss West Africa USA scholastic beauty pageant and was crowned First Runner-Up. During her reign, Whitney developed Influence Africa: a social media platform that allows young Africans across the diaspora to shed light on current projects and innovative achievements as well as network and share information in the hopes of inspiring and motivating the next generation of African leaders and decision-makers. Read more about her here
Whitney is also a great hostess and radio personality. She was my undisputed choice to emcee my concert project last year at Afrodreamfest Atlanta
The Miss Ghana USA organization was founded on a very clear set of goals and aspirations.
Vision: To be recognized as a world class organization that consistently brings amazing women to the forefront and supports them as they work to achieve their individual goals in the context of their cultural roots.
Mission Statement:The Miss Ghana USA’s mission is to find and promote exceptional women with a strong interest in education, humanitarian issues and the Ghanaian culture. The 2014 pageant takes place on July 12th at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York. More info at www.missghanausa.org
Whiteny Osei tagged her platform as the “3 E’s” – EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
“I’m 23 and I am the founder of a fashion start-up company Julie A. which I am using to create job opportunities for Ghanaians and one of my goals is to build a garment manufacturing company in Ghana to provide jobs. I will be developing programs to educate business owners and give them the tools to build strong businesses so that they can hire their fellow Ghanaians that are right out of college. This also comes with empowering women to become entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.”