Monday, September 20, 2010

New York Fashion Week Recap

Obaasema Magazine's recap of New York Fashion Week with designs by Edwing D'Angelo, Zizi Cardow and more!Click HERE for more!

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Come on, Guinea, Come on!

Mamadou Bah Baadikko, spokesman for the Alliance Cellou for President, a group for the leading presidential candidate, took the words out of my mouth when, according to the Associated Press, he said: "Is there such a thing as a place that is more secure than Camp Samory, which houses the chief of staff of the army? And you tell me that in this highly secure site, it is only the voting materials that caught fire? And you want me to believe that this is an accident? That's especially hard to do given that they have done everything in their power to once again push back the vote."


Cellou Dalein Diallo, the leading presidential candidate supported by the quoted man above, has accused the government of attempting to derail the elections after several postponements since June. Who can blame his followers from viewing this as another attempt by the government to sabotage his bid for the presidency?

What other derailment attempts are they talking about? On thursday, Ceydou Bayo, head of communications of the National Independent Electoral Commission announced that voting set for Sunday (9/19/10) had to be postponed because - listen to this - voter ID cards ordered from a printer in South Africa had not yet arrived.


And there's the other interesting announcement that followed: that the vote will be delayed for another two to three weeks.

Thanks Guinea for, once again, putting Africa on the "progressive" train. Watch how I placed progressive in parenthesis.

So we're led to believe that an entire functioning government couldn't ensure the timely delivery of some of the most important materials needed for an election?

Pure shame.

Just remember political leaders, we are an intelligent group of people. Make an effort to help the world see that!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Obaasema Magazine to Cover This Week's New York Fashion Week


PHILADELPHIA, September 11, 2010 – In mid-July Obaasema brought you an exciting live coverage of the first-ever Africa Fashion Week, NY. Well, this week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week begins and we will be bringing you similar coverage of this thrilling event!

Designers participating in New York City’s biggest week-long fashion event include Donna Karen New York, BCBG Max Azria, Michael Kors, Vera Wang and many more! Spend the rest of your week with us at for a recap of the runway shows!

ABOUT OBAASEMA MAGAZINE: Obaasema magazine, a subsidiary of Obaasema, Inc., is an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the modern African woman. Established in 2006 in Philadelphia, PA, Obaasema is dedicated to celebrating, empowering and inspiring the African woman through constructive channels of health, financial literacy, fashion, entertainment, spirituality and more. The crux of the magazine lies in its mission to encourage every woman to reach deep inside of herself to connect with the ideal woman within her.