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New Era Newspaper Friday March 23, 2018

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Friday, March 23, 2018 | NEW ERA 20 entertainment BEAUTY • Pinehas Nakaziko London award-winning makeup artist and hair stylist, Ray Jeweled, also known as Rachel, will be in Namibia in May, to offer make-up training under the theme ‘Hair and Beauty Master Class Namibia’. The beauty master class training for upcoming and beauty expects in the make-up and hair industry will be in collaboration with the P&I Artistry brand, owned by local beautician, Penny Nangula, who is also hosting the event. The aim of the training is to share skills on women’s hair, make up, and personal hygiene, and enhance the training of upcoming make-up artists and hairstylists. “The event will help unite beauty experts who will get the opportunity to learn from each other, and promote entrepreneurship within the beauty industry,” says Nangula. Nangula says she asked Ray Jeweled to come and share her London experience in Namibia, and she proudly agreed. “Ray Jeweled inspired me with her amazing work, and her inspirational impact on me as I always looked at her work and felt this cannot end here but to try my luck by inviting her,” says Nangula, adding that as an upcoming make-up artist and hairstylist, her interest in Ray Jeweled’s work sparked a great passion to achieve great things in the beauty industry. The training will be taking place on May 12-13 in Oniipa, Oshikoto region and Ondangwa in the Oshana region, with the venues still to be announced at a later stage. Organisers says they Londoner… Award-winning makeup artist and hair stylist, Ray Jeweled who will be coming to Namibia to offer training to upcoming make-up artists and hair stylists. expect more than 40 trainees either in make-up or hair styling. Nangula’s career started way back in high school when she used to take care of herself, her friends and teachers’ hair. “I always cared for my hair, skin, nails, and hygiene. I turned my career into reality when I travel around the country spreading my love for hair and beauty, reaching out mostly to brides, bridesmaids and other women who are not only look beautiful, but also feel beautiful,” she says. Ray Jeweled’s career came into limelight after many years of experience within the beauty industry, alongside top beauty brands in her country. She found a great niche in the market. Her knowledge and expertise has allowed her to put together a range of beauty products which are extremely high quality and valuable for everyone. She launched her Ray Jeweled Beauty products that are for people who are in love with high quality beauty products looking and feeling good. After several years of exploration, last May she introduced her makeup and hair brands to the world with her master Host… Owner of P&I Artistry brand, Penny Nangula, who is organising the Hair and Beauty Master Class Namibia on May 12-13 class training. Her make-up brushes high quality. The brand’s products are made to stand out from the rest. Within the few next month, Ray Jeweled will expand her beauty products, ranging from highly pigmented eye shadow palettes to feather like eyelashes to a range of vital beauty tools. For those interested in the upcoming training in the country, different packages will be available ranging from N00 to N$ 6500, including goodies, make-up kits as per request of the trainees. FEATURE • Taa Wongbe The king of Wakanda Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o. As “Black Panther” nears a theaters, sporting traditional African attires with pride to watch their brothers and sisters portrayed as superheroes, a narrative that has been lacking in popular culture. With the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects reporting that three of the ten fastest growing economies are in Africa, “Black Panther” provides a vision of what African countries could look like if some things are done right. lessons that African leaders and promote sustainable economic growth, peace and prosperity to build their Wakanda. Here are Empower and elevate women, and ensure you surround yourself with them. There is no escaping the power of women in “Black Panther.” The newly crowned Prince T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, surrounds himself with powerful women, who he leaned on for guidance, wisdom and strength. Africa has seen many women leaders -- Winnie Mandela, Miriam Makeba, Lessons for African leaders from ‘Black Panther’ Wangari Maathai, former President Joyce Banda, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and my own former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-- who have played critical roles in shaping their countries’ destiny. When women are empowered, they promote the well-being of society by championing health, education and peace. To build Wakanda, African leaders must put more women in positions of leadership. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is key. For me, Princess Shuri was the coolest and most inspiring character in the movie; no one could resist her intellect. She reinforced the power of STEM success, Disney donated Million for STEM education for young boys and girls in the US. Education can change everything, and technology has the power to be the great equaliser. Because of this, African leaders should focus on STEM at an early age so Africa does not fall behind in the technology sector. Leading this charge for STEM education in Africa is Rwanda. The country has a strategic plan to transform its economy by 2020 and STEM education is at the nexus. Investing in STEM education will not only confront the rampant unemployment challenges we have, but it will also address the gaps in human resources in Africa to build infrastructure, manage natural resources, and control diseases. African leaders must take immediate steps to ensure STEM is included in national curricula. Use natural resources to develop your country, and keep them in the people’s hands for today and tomorrow. We have heard horror stories about the resource curse in Africa, but in Wakanda, Prince T’Challa and his late father fought to protect their natural resources. The Wakandans added value by developing technologies and did not export their resources hastily. Few countries in Africa have avoided the curse, but one success story is Botswana, one of the world’s largest producers of diamonds. The nation has

Friday, March 23, 2018 | NEW ERA entertainment 21 29 Emotional wellness Lifestyle studies are revealing that your subconscious emotions are astoundingly more powerful than your logical thinking. How you feel about yourself, others and life drives every decision that you make, which ultimately affects your wellbeing. Personality traits such as honesty, kindness and patience are either acquired during your upbringing as a child or learned purposefully as an adult. Negative emotions like envy, despair and resentment are usually indications of inner emotional wounds that are denied or neglected. People constantly evolving into wiser versions of themselves, by evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. Being self-assured is a vital component of emotional stability. devaluing others to feel better about oneself, which is basically a cover- policies to regulate diamond wealth and government spending. Botswana also invested diamond revenues for future generations using a sovereign wealth fund called the Pula Fund. Botswana is paving the way for their youth to become educated and empowered, and their society to prosper. Other nations must learn from this, it’s the Wakanda way. Democracy is essential for every country to aspire for. But it comes in many forms -- it is not a one size and traditions were important. The Wakandans followed them while evolving their country. They did not simply accept a new form of government because it worked for other societies. Africa has seen charismatic leaders elected democratically and celebrated by the West only for those Democracy can be manipulated. We saw that recently in Rwanda, and in Uganda for years. Wakanda seems to means that you happily express your uniqueness, devoid of feeling superior or inferior to anyone. Healthy selfesteem is being content with who you embrace and exhibit some of the basic tenets of democracy while respecting their culture and tradition. For example, while there were no elections, certain citizens could challenge the king to win the throne. This was their form of election and it was valued and respected. While we modernize and develop our society, we should remember the positive traditions and cultures that got us here and preserve them as we modernise. This is Embrace the natural habitat of the land while developing and building up. In Wakandan architecture, we saw red dirt and market places while alongside super railways and skyscrapers. Many roads in Africa are built with asphalt which is highly expensive and using the natural habitat, and fortunately, this is possible in Africa. For example, the Nubian Vault technique has been used since the ancient kingdom of Nubia, located in the Nile Valley in Egypt and Sudan. Environmentalists are, what you have and what you do without competing with others. It is your responsibility to set and maintain boundaries when it comes to relationships. People have different arise when boundaries are overstepped. Have authentic conversations with your intimate partner, family, friends and colleagues about which attributes and behaviours are acceptable and what you won’t tolerate. Those who are emotionally mature will respect your sincerity and individuality. Emotional wellness is a learning experiences that eventually yield valuable life lessons. Here is a lifestyle tip; make it a habit to regularly monitor and validate your feelings before they get out of hand. If you enjoy reading articles such as this one, it shows that you have an interest in your personal development, so kudos to you! laud this as environmentally friendly and sustainable, and can help mitigate the effects of climate change. African leaders must support architectural innovation with their natural habitat. “Black Panther” inspired me to imagine what Africa could be if our leaders take some bold and collective actions. It also inspired me that we should all be a part of this Wakandalike development journey by public service, that will passionately serve their people, protect their natural resources, embrace innovation and preserve cultures and traditions that are worth preserving. Taa is a Liberian Entrepreneur, Advocate and Philanthropist and the founder and CEO of the Khana Group, a leading social impact research and consulted with McKinsey, Deloitte and awarded the Business Leadership Excellence Award and inducted into the African Leadership Magazine’s CEO NSK Industry Loop Radio heads Shona and Paul Da Prince recently expressed dismay at people call them up requesting interviews but wouldn’t even know which stations they belong to and which shows they host. From a radio head’s perspective, I know and understand their frustration. Perhaps people who do these things do not understand why that would be a frustration, and why that is very disrespectful. I will try to contextualise it for these people who are guilty of doing that. When you need help, favour or anything from anyone…at least have the decency to know who you need help from, in what form and to what extent you need help from this person. I really think that it is common sense which I know can be a very foreign concept for many. How on earth do you blindly need “help” but you do not know in what form and to what extent you need help? How is possible you remember that NSK can help you but you don’t even know what NSK does?! It just does not make any sense! In this case, how do you know that you need some sort of assistance in the form of an interview from Paul Da Prince but you do not know which radio station he represents and which show he hosts? How on earth does that make sense? It boggles the mind that you can call Shona and ask for an interview and in the same breath ask “Etse, which radio station do you huka work for?” YOU need the help. YOU need the interview. If YOU need the assistance, why not make the effort to do a bit of research before annoying a radio dj and as a result end up severing ties? Personally, you will not get any assistance from me in any form if you attempt to pull that manure on me. It’s downright disrespectful to the important medium of radio. Most of the people that are guilty of doing this are artists. Majority of the artists DON’T listen to radio. The weird thing is, they will always be crying on social media about how radio does not playlist their music, but how would they know if that is the case IF THEY DO NOT LISTEN TO RADIO?! There is only a handful of artists that listen. If you think it’s useless to listen to radio, kindly consult greats like D-Jay, Mr Makoya, Adora etc., on how they are successful and why you’re not? Please consult on how they seem to be all over radio and you’re not? Please ask them WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO RADIO and hear what they say! If you want to piss off a radio head, call them up, ask for assistance and in the same breath ask which station they belong to. But if you want to keep harmonised ties to the advancement of your career…call them up and talk directly to their brand instead of being ignorant. Dammit, learn, read…for once use the advice that is being offered for free on many platforms including this one. Stop being ignorant! Until the next loop, we say “GMTM”! NSK provides sound & Dj services (weddings, corporate functions etc.). For bookings, email @naobebsekind (twitter)

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