African soapies & telenovelas
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As kids, we would sit around the television with our older siblings, sisters, and mothers and watch American soapies. I’m talking about The Young and The Restless, Days of Our Lives, or if you did not mind sudden, unexpected intimate scenes: Sunset Beach. The western soapies came from a whole different place and culture. That cultural gap was the source of many awkward silences during family TV time. One had to be a renowned junior Houdini, in order to both anticipate, and escape the embarrassing grip of unforeseen family-time-TV “love” scenes…

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Top African Runway models talk about life, behind the dressing curtains and their personal solutions

Doing your own makeup and hair on YouTube, then having a photo-shoot done by your nine-year-old sibling is a far cry from becoming a world-renowned, supermodel. When you go pro, suddenly mainstream beauty and body, and complexion standards start getting imposed onto your body. Every grain, tone, and hair on your body goes under scrutiny. No wonder The New York Times did a news piece on how models are made to feel old at the age of 25…

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