Monday, February 8, 2010

EVENT: Face of Africa//Lukundo Nalungwe

We caught the MNET Face of Africa finale this weekend [thanks to a brief  stopover in Lagos] and very happily tweeted through the show. The finale took place at Eko Hotel in Lagos where Zambia's Lukundo Nalungwe was declared the new Face of Africa -- big congratulations to her! 


[Watch Lukundo as she takes you on a journey through her hometown, Lusaka]

The 22-year old Zambian beauty is currently studying Business Administration in Kabwe, Zambia and she tried her luck with this competition three other times before this win! Persistence pays! Her prize includes 50,000 USD, a contract with Oluchi Onweagba's O Model Africa, a trip to New York where she'll participate in the Arise Magazine African Collective III show this Saturday, shopping money, and other gifts! Lucky girl :-) The sky is truly the limit from here on out and we wish her the very best.


As we watched the show on MNET and read updates from our fellow twitterers, here's what stood out for us -

*Seeing David Tlale's designs on the runway was AMAZING. Several designs [see below] were reminiscent of his recent Audi Joburg Presentation:

*Several of our fellow twitterers had already crowned 17-year-old Zimbabwe's Rosanna Hall in their minds and attributed her loss to her light skin?!?! [Is a light-skinned African girl inconceivable?]

*Seeing the finalists in Little Black Dresses designed by notable African designers was particularly exciting:

*And finally, while we missed seeing our favorite Nigerian designers's pieces on the runway, Nigeria's D'banj performed, Oluchi Onweagba announced the winner [and looked stunning as she did!] and Lukundo wept as her name was called :-) Godspeed to her as she embarks on this amazing journey.

See more photos, courtesy of Trendy Africa here.


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