Thursday, February 24, 2011

African Beauties

John B. Marine | 2/24/2011 08:27:00 PM | | |
(UPDATED: March 16, 2014)

Lovely ladies of Africa and of African descent are on the menu for this blog post. This blog post features only a fraction of some of Africa's loveliest of ladies. For some reason, I have somewhat recently become fascinated with Africa. Having an international audience is something I always try to establish and maintain. I do [regularly] get blog hits from various African nations such as South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algiers, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and even Mauritius. One way I can try to get more support is to post blog entries that I think my African readers can appreciate. And so, I figured I'd extend my "Beauties" label to include some lovely ladies from Africa and/or of African descent. This is kind of like a blog post to show appreciation for my blog readers/subscribers in and from Africa.


MAR 16 2014 - extensive and multiple updates and edits; added note


(March 16, 2014)
Thanks to everyone for making this post so popular! On another note, however, I may consider re-doing this blog post by deleting this original post and separating the post into individual regions, as I've done with some future blog posts. This is just to make editing easier and to better sort out the individuals I make mention to here. I have not made a decision as of yet. However, it is something I am considering. If you wouldn't mind seeing this topic re-done, contact me online and let me know if I should break this up into individual parts (for example: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, etc.).

Thank you for your cooperation. I hope you enjoy this blog post.

--- African Beauties at a Glance ---

Hailing from Houston, we are a diverse people with many people of many cultures. I have known many people from Nigeria and/or of Nigerian descent. I have become quite a bit indulged in African culture.

The main point of this blog post is to make mmention to some of Africa's beautiful women as well as to enhance the scope of my international audience. The hope of this blog post is to perhaps get more worldwide blog hits by focusing on some of Africa's loveliest ladies. This blog post features either ladies of African descent or have some part descent of Africa. The main criteria for the most part involves African-born ladies.

To help express African beauties, I will divide my blog post into five regions: Northern Africa, Western Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, and Southern Africa. Each section will feature at least three ladies from each sector of Africa. I will try to introduce you to each beauty as best as I can. I would like to salute and welcome all of the various represented African nations that I make mention to in this blog post as well as every African nation who finds and reads this blog post.

How This Blog Post Works.

If you see hypertext headings for any of the ladies mentioned in this blog post, it means they have a website or something that you can visit to learn more about each featured lady. The different regions are established by the individual regions of Africa. I have included the countries to each region of Africa just to categorize the five different regions I will try to showcase in this blog post. The models featured are not be featured in any specific order. The ones you see here are some of the many lovely ladies of and from Africa or of African descent. These may be full-blooded African ladies, or some part-African ladies. I won't feature everyone from every country, but I will do my best to include as many as possible. The nationalities represented by each beauty are expressed in parentheses.

More may be featured in future edits. Here is the order for which I will feature each region of Africa:

Order of Featured Locations:
1.) Western Africa
2.) Eastern Africa
3.) Central Africa
4.) Northern Africa
5.) Southern Africa

I will try to find other pictures if I can not use any of the ones I was able to find. Having said this, let's begin!

--- African Beauties: Western Africa ---

THIS REGION: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

The first region for lovely ladies I want to focus on is Western Africa.

Oluchi Onweagba (Nigeria).

Oluchi Onweagba
^ from: - Oluchi Onweagba of Nigeria.

Nigerian beauty Oluchi Onweagba is a (born August 1, 1980)-year old from the Nigerian capital of Lagos. She has appeared as a model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition magazine as well as being a Victoria's Secret model. Oluchi has an exceptional body. Oluchi is NO petite- she is two inches taller than me as she stands 6'2".


(ADDED: April 9, 2012) Sazi is a Nigerian blogger based in South Africa. Her unique sense of style is exhibited in her many blog posts. Her styles range from casual to chic. All outfits of hers are complimented by her warm and inviting smile and lovely hair. Have a visit to SAZI'S TOP SECRET to gauge her style.

Nina Keita (Ivory Coast).

Nina Keita
^ from: - This is Ivorian beauty Nina Keita.

Nina Keita is a lady from the Ivory Coast (or Côte d'Ivoire). The 5'8" model from Abidjan, Ivory Coast has pictures range from fashionable to cute. She is a lovely model with a sweet face. Nina also has a cute voice and a cute accent. Here is how most people know of the Ivorian beauty... this is a short video called "Pattern Play" for Old Navy:

Pearl Amoah (Ghana).

Pearl Amoah
^ from: - Pearl Amoah of Ghana.

Not only is Pearl Amoah a beautiful native of Ghana, she is also someone who is influential in establishing Fashion Week in Accra as well as a humanitarian supporting her native people. So someone like Pearl is beautiful both in looks and in heart.

Awurama Simpson (Ghana).

Awurama Simpson
^ from: - Miss Ghana 2010, Awurama Simpson.
Representing Ghana in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant, young Awurama Simpson is a beautiful lady from Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. The Ghanian beauty is an ambassador to her country as she supported her native land's fishers.

Telena Cassell (Liberia).

Telena Cassell
^ from: - Telena Cassell is a young beauty from the western Africa nation of Liberia.
Telena Cassell is a lovely Liberian lady who has wonderful heart and loads of experience modeling internationally. Here is a video featuring Telena Cassell:

Mulika (or Milly) (Nigeria - Honorable Mention!).

Mulika of the blog "My Capacious Bottega" is a Nigerian lady whom I follow here on Blogger/Blogspot. I've made mention to her in a few blog posts of mine. Remember that this blog post is about lovely African ladies, and Milly is certainly lovely in looks and in her many fabulous blog posts.

--- African Beauties: Eastern Africa ---

THIS REGION: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

From Western Africa, the focus shifts to Eastern Africa. These are ladies either from East African nations or of East African descent. East Africa is often seen as the birthplace of humanity with some of the first noted human fossils being spotted in this part of Africa many years before common era. This part of Africa is also the origins of why Africa is called the Motherland.

Deliah (Kenya).

^ from: (best I could find; this or nothing) - Deliah is a fashion model from Kenya.

Deliah is a lovely lady from Kenya. She used to be a model for Dasani water. She was featured as a Rising Star from fashionjunkii. The young model is a Kenyan model based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Flaviana Matata (Tanzania).

Flaviana Matata
^ from: - Tanzanian model Flaviana Matata.

Flaviana is a beautiful lady from Tanzania. The (born in 1987)-year old was the first to win Miss Universe Tanzania with the inaugural pageant in 2007. She would go on to finish 5th in Miss Universe 2007. Flaviana has long been aligned with Russell Simmons since last year for modeling opportunities here in the United States. After seeing pictures of her, the 5'9" model is a really beautiful lady. Flaviana was the first Miss Universe contestant from Tanzania to compete with a shaved head.

Alice Musukwa (Zambia).

Alice Musukwa competed in Miss Universe representing her native nation of Zambia. Infamously, she called out Miss Haiti from the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in an interview, calling her fake. Have a look at this video:

Meseret Mebrate (Ethiopia).

Meseret Mebrate
^ from: - From Ethiopia, meet Meseret Mebrate.

Ethiopia is the birthplace of one Meseret Mebrate. She is an up-and-coming actress who is very glamourous and beautiful. Her hair and smile are both sweet and lovely. Meseret also has a lovely sense of style. The link takes you to Meseret's Facebook fan page.

Sera Lubowa (Uganda).

Sera Lubowa is a model from Uganda who is beautiful both outside and within. She has helped to raise awareness for various charities. Sera also is a singer. You can see more of the Ugandan diva by checking out Sera's Model Mayhem page.

Aysha Salma Nassanga Cisse (Uganda).

Aysha Salma Nassanga Cisse
^ from: (best I could find) - Aysha is a beautiful young Ugandan model.

With a deliciously sweet body, Aysha Salma Nassanga Cisse is a lovely model from Uganda. She was once Miss Uganda and has played a big role working with the World Food Programme. Uganda is often called the Pearl of Africa for its natural resources. Uganda may be the Pearl of Africa, but Salma is definitely one beautiful pearl from the Pearl of Africa.

enLaPink (Uganda - Honorable Mention!).

(ADDED: April 9, 2012; EDITED: June 24, 2012)
This young blogger was born in Uganda and has been in the United States since childhood. This is a very cute girl with a nice fashion blog. You are invited to visit "enLaPink" if you like fashion.

I give Honorable Mention because this lady discontinued her blog. So I pay tribute to this lovely lady with her blog.

Anieszka (Mauritius - Honorable Mention!).

Anieszka is a beautiful young singer of Mauritian descent born in Papua New Guinea and based in Australia. Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island nation 560 miles east of Madagascar. Anieszka has a beautiful singing voice and really can be the next big star in music. All you have to do is listen to her sing and become attached to each note and verse of her singing to be convinced. This was her cover song of Justin Bieber's "Baby" below:

That only consists of two of the five regions. Want to see more African beauties? Make sure you're reading the full blog post if you are not reading the full post. If you are not reading the full post, click "Read More" to see the rest of this blog post. A very famous actress and a Victoria's Secret model will be featured later in this blog post. Which two ladies am I referring to? Read the full post to find out! Or if you are reading the full post, please keep reading! :)

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--- African Beauties: Central Africa ---

THIS REGION: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

This section relates to lovely African ladies from Central Africa. I have found some ladies from some of the featured countries in this section. Remember- click on any hypertext headings to visit either their official websites or some sort of fan site (if offered). My goal is to showcase these ladies to you for you to check out.

Diana Tambe Blackpearl (Cameroon).

Diana Tambe, better known as "Diana Tambe Blackpearl," is a Netherlands-based model originally born in Cameroon. The link takes you to the Cameroonian beauty's Model Mayhem page.

Stiviandra Oliveira (Angola).

The honor of "Miss Angola" was won by Stiviandra Oliveira in 2006. The sweet-faced Angolan beauty was born in 1989 and also won Miss World Africa in 2006. She briefly introduces herself to you all in this 2006 video (when she was 18):

Stiviandra would be succeeded as Miss Angola by the next beauty...

Micaela Reis (Angola).

Though born in Portugal, Angolan-Portugese model Micaela Reis was Miss Angola in the 2007 Miss Universe pageant. The (born 1988)-year old was the offspring of her Angolan mother and her Portuguese father. As I've learned about Angola, Angola was under Portuguese rule for a long time until gaining its independence from Portugal on November 11, 1975. Micaela Reis is a beautiful young model who is immensely lovely and has a pretty nice voice and accent. She won the Miss Angola pageant in 2007. Visit her Facebook fan page by clicking on this section's heading. Or, you can visit Micaela Reis' YouTube channel.

Joëlle Kayembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Joëlle Kayembe is a Congolese model from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With the turmoil in her native land, she had moved to South Africa initially as a vacation. That was a greatly extended vacation for her and her family. Joëlle would become a bit famous in the United States as a model. The 5'10" model was in the music video to "Pimpin' All Over the World" by Ludacris as well as being a suitcase model for "Deal or No Deal." She is a goddess with immense beauty. Her Facebook fan page is where the link provided in the hypertext heading leads to.

--- African Beauties: Northern Africa ---

(THIS REGION: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia)

For this section, I turn my attention over to lovely ladies from Northern Africa. Here are some to fit the bill for North African beauties...

Yara Naoum (Egypt - Facebook fan page).

Yara Naoum
^ from: - Super-cute Yara Naoum from Cairo, Egypt.

Yara Naoum is a glamourous Egyptian model and actress. In addition to modeling and acting, the (born in 1987)-year old is also an interior designer. The native of Cairo, Egypt represented Miss Egypt in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant. Yara Naoum won Pantene Miss Egypt in 2008 and was a finalist of Miss Earth 2008. She is VERY cute!

Nada, of "stylista0fashionista" (Egypt).

(ADDED: August 29, 2013)
From a small city in Egypt, this lovely young Egyptian fashion blogger has very charming style expressed in her blog posts. Feel free to drop by her blog to see her many wonderful fashion styles.

Amina Kaddur (Algeria).

Amina Kaddur
^ from: - Algerian fashion model Amina Kaddur.

Born on May 16, 1988; Amina Kaddur is a beautiful young fashion model from Algeria. She represents Elite Model Management, a Paris-based modeling agency.

Angelique "Ajak" Deng (Sudan).

Angelique Ajak Deng
^ from: - Angelique Deng is a model of Sudanese descent.

(born December 7, 1989)-year old Angelique "Ajak" Deng is a Sudanese fashion model. She is a fashion model who stands 6'0" (which is my height). Get to meet Angelique "Ajak" Deng by seeing this video:

This concludes the Northern African ladies. The final section is coming up!

--- African Beauties: Southern Africa ---

THIS REGION: Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.

The final section pertains to beautiful ladies from Southern Africa. Now please note... Southern Africa and South Africa are two different places.

Since I know South Africa best, I'll start with some South African ladies. I'll start with a VERY famous one whom you might have heard of before...

Charlize Theron (South Africa).

Charlize Theron
^ from: - the beautiful actress Charlize Theron, proudly putting South Africa on the map.
Charlize Theron surely fits the bill as an African beauty. Charlize was born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. She was the first African to win an Academy Award in any major acting category. She stands 5'10" in height- only an inch shorter than Taylor Swift and Wendy Williams, who are both 5'11".

(ADDED: October 19, 2011) Want to know how to properly pronounce "Charlize Theron?" If so, and if you want to hear her speak in Afrikaans, check out this video:

Now you know! :)

Candice Swanepoel (South Africa).

Candice Swanepoel
^ from: - Get a taste of this delicious South African candy girl- it's Victoria's Secret Angel (though she claims to be no angel) Candice Swanepoel.

Candy-sweet Candice Swanepoel is a South African beauty who is best known as a Victoria's Secret model. The (born October 20, 1988)-year old was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Candice Swanepoel is absolutely gorgeous! She has golden hair and blue eyes like sapphires. Even her body has some candy-sweet curves! She even has a lovely speaking voice. I read on Wikipedia that Candice speaks Portuguese fluently. This is candy you can't eat, but she's definitely a candy-sweet African beauty.

Want more Candice? Check out Candice Swanepoel's YouTube Channel or even Become a Fan/Like Candice Swanepoel's Facebook Fan Page.

Whoever said too much candy (or Candice) is bad for you? ;) Candice Swanepoel introduces herself to you in this video, as well as how to pronounce "Swanepoel":

Bonang Matheba (South Africa).

Bonang Matheba
^ from: - South African beauty Bonang Matheba.

The delicious Bonang Matheba hails from South Africa, and she brings loads of talent as an entertainment powerhouse. You can visit the young lady's website to see what all she specializes in. She has been a model, been in television, been in radio, has been an emcee for live events, and even has been in the fashion realm. There is seemingly no realm she can not enter and excel at.

Hlelo Masina and Ntando Masina (South Africa).

Ntando and Hlelo Masina
^ from: - Hlelo (left) and Ntando (right) Masina- twin South African sisters.
This one highlights on twin sisters Hlelo and Ntando Masina. These South African twins are DJs as well as promoters for the show "Young, Gifted, and African." Hlelo is the older sister (by one minute!) as well as the bigger sister.

Lucky Loves (South Africa).

(ADDED: November 16, 2011)
Formerly "Lucky Packet," here is a very cute South African fashion blogger named Laiqah (pronounced: lah-ee-kah). She is a sweet petite from Cape Town, South Africa who has great style. You can visit her blog, "Lucky Loves," by clicking on the header to this section.

Leanne, of "Arum Lilea" (South Africa)

(ADDED: August 29, 2013)
Leanne is a beautiful South African fashion blogger. Leanne blog expresses her tastes in fashion. I was blown away by her beautiful looks that I instantly became a fan of her style. You probably will be too if you visit her fine blog.

Tirelo Ramasedi (Botswana).

Tirelo Ramasedi
^ from: - Botswanan beauty Tirelo Ramasedi.
Botsanwa was represented in Miss Universe 2010 by young Tirelo Ramasedi. This Botswana beauty has a lovely body and seems quite well-natured.

Anna Svetlana Nashandi (Namibia).

Anna Svetlana Nashandi
^ from: - The Republic of Namibia presents their beautiful Nambian princess, Anna Svetlana Nashandi.

Nambian beauty Anna Svetlana Nashandi won Miss Namibia in 2006 and was in the Top 17 of Miss World 2006.


(ADDED: November 27, 2011) The blog called "QhuleQue" is the blog of a young African beauty named Nomaqhule. She is a South Africa-based African beauty born in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Her blog is fairly young with her first post being made back in July 2011. If you want to see a Swazi beauty, feel free to visit this young lady's blog.

Zendaya (???).

(ADDED: December 30, 2012) If you are a fan of Disney's "Shake It Up!," you may know of the name Zendaya. The (born: September 1, 1996) Zendaya Coleman was born from an African-American father and a Dutch mother. I read that Zendaya means "to give thanks" in Shona. Zendaya more than qualifies for inclusion among African beauties despite the fact she was born in Oakland, CA, USA. Here is a look at Zendaya:

^ "Swag It Out"

Zendaya's a very pretty girl to me. After all, you can't make the "Beauties" posts of mine without being lovely.

Tiffany Simelane (Swaziland - Honorable Mention!).

Tiffany Sibongakonkhe Simelane is a young lady representing the Kingdom of Swaziland. Swaziland is a small African nation east of southernmost Mozambique and somewhat northeast of South Africa. The Swazi sweetie will introduce herself to you in this brief video:

Unfortunately, Tiffany Simelane is no longer with us. She committed suicide a year ago or so. Tiffany is still a beautiful lady. It's just sad she took her own life.

--- If You Are Any of my African Readers/Subscribers... ---

I want to say hello to all of you. I do everything I can try to get more readers and subscribers. My audience from Africa is sometimes here-and-there. In an effort to get more readers worldwide, I've expanded my efforts to get more readers from more places.

More ladies may be featured in future edits.

That concludes this blog post! Want to see some more African beauties? Here are some other sites you can visit (more will/could be added in future edits):

FHM Africa hot women from South Africa from FHM Africa (WARNING: may not be safe for work!)
Kenyan Models (includes some male models)
Uganda Models on

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John B. Marine said...

What a fantastic post!! I truly enjoyed reading about each and every one of these ladies who are all stunning in their own way. I appreciate how you broke down each country from each region especially because all too often, people say "Africa" and never seem to realize that there are hundreds of nations within the beautiful continent. I also appreciate the fact that you shouted out the beauty queens, actresses, models, singers and DJ's because people from African nations are usually portrayed as hungry, poor, flea-bitten souls and such is not the case, as evidenced by your post! Thank you, great job, John!

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