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MTV’s New Series “In Bloom” Sheds Light On Global Gender Equity

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In partnership with Paramount Global and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this initiative aims to promote new voices and discussions to address systemic injustices, supporting the United Nations’ gender equality goal. Tope Oshin, a Nigerian TV and film director and UN Live board member, led the project creatively.

The films were directed by female filmmakers from Nigeria, Kenya, India, the US, and Brazil, covering various issues like period poverty, child marriage, gender-based violence, HIV and AIDS stigma, family planning, and women’s economic empowerment.

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Folu Storms stars in the Nigerian episode “Aféfé,” written and directed by Adeleke, which follows the story of a beautician whose life changes dramatically when her elderly and ailing mother-in-law unexpectedly moves in.

Additionally, there’s a comedy-drama called “Period,” written and directed by Nicole Teeny from the US, portraying Fay’s journey to obtain menstrual products when she cannot afford them.

“In the Bengali drama “Alta,” written and directed by Priyanka Banerjee from India, a rebellious teenager (Mazel Vyas) who refuses to leave the bathroom prompts her desperate father to seek assistance, leading to a revealing twist in their relationship.

In the Portuguese social realist drama “Maré,” written and directed by Giuliana Monteiro from Brazil, a mother (Vanessa Giácomo) on the brink of despair seeks refuge from her tumultuous life circumstances.

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Lastly, in the Swahili psychological horror “Kifungo,” written and directed by Voline Ogutu from Kenya, an ambitious romantic (Brenda Wairimu) grapples with self-acceptance after discovering her HIV-positive status.

The series will premiere on Paramount+ on March 1, 2024, in various countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, and South Korea, coinciding with Women’s History Month.

Furthermore, it will debut on Pluto TV globally and air on MTV international channels. On March 8, 2024, International Women’s Day, it will premiere on BET in Africa.

Following this, the series will have premieres in India and Africa on YouTube, followed by distribution by a global content distributor.

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Grammy Winning Tyla Hits A Fashion Milestone

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When South Africa’s rising pop star, Tyla, chooses her clothes, there are two essential qualities she looks for: the ability to allow her to dance freely and the ability to move comfortably.

While describing her personal style, the young and talented artist who brought us the hit song “Water” emphasized the importance of feeling comfortable. However, her definition of comfort does not extend to casual attire like sweatpants and jerseys, particularly when she is in the public eye.

Additionally, the rise of her online presence on TikTok, which now boasts over 7.2 million followers, has seen “comfortable” translate to performing her own dance routines in unique outfits like macramé tube tops and very short miniskirts.

Just weeks ago, “comfortable” meant a glamorous, seafoam green Versace gown shimmering with fishnet overlays—a dazzling costume fit for a modern Venus. Tyla wore this as she proudly accepted the first-ever Grammy for Best African Music Performance for her chart-topping R&B hit, “Water.” Today, “comfortable” has a whole new meaning: a stylish linen set as she dances effortlessly in Gap’s Spring 2024 campaign, marking her debut with a major global fashion brand.

The video showcases Tyla and a group of dancers performing Shay Latukolan’s energetic choreography to “Back On 74,” a catchy, genre-blending song by the British group Jungle, which has amassed over one billion views on TikTok.

Each dancer is adorned in comfortable and flowing pieces from Gap’s spring collection, crafted from breathable linen fabric. Tyla’s outfit features a stylish cropped top and relaxed-fit cargo pants, accented by a swaying chain-link belt. The video not only highlights the comfortable nature of the clothing but also demonstrates how it can convey confidence and a touch of elegance, making it perfect for both movement and style.

“I love marrying my music and the way I look, I feel like it goes hand in hand,” Tyla explains. “I see that also sonically with my album that’s coming out, and with the Gap campaign.”

As Tyla embarks on her first major tour and showcases her characteristic drive and ambition, the artist is infusing her on-stage style with even more personal expression.

A passionate supporter of South African designers, such as the talented LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize winner Thebe Magugu, she proudly weaves elements of her heritage into her fashion choices.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Tops The Billboard Hot 100 Chart

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Beyoncé has established herself as one of the most successful superstars of all time and is no stranger to topping the Billboard charts. However, this week, she has achieved a new milestone by reaching the highest position on a particular ranking that she has never been able to attain before. Beyoncé’s latest single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” has climbed to the top spot on the Country Streaming Songs chart, marking her first No. 1 on this particular ranking.

The upbeat track features twangy guitar riffs and a catchy chorus that showcases Beyoncé’s ability to seamlessly blend country and pop influences.

While Beyoncé’s song “Texas Hold ‘Em” has been climbing the Country Streaming Songs chart for a while, it has just reached the coveted top spot for the very first time. Last week, the track made its debut in second place, just behind the collaboration between Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything.” However, this week, “Texas Hold ‘Em” has surged ahead, claiming the number one position, while “I Remember Everything” takes a respectable second place.

Even though Beyoncé is incredibly popular and has tried out many different music styles, it is not altogether unexpected that she had not reached the top spot on the Country Streaming Songs chart before now. While she has experimented with country music on a few occasions in the past, these instances were rare, and her music is not generally recognized for its country influences.

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“Texas Hold ‘Em” has been well-received by fans and critics alike.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” has become a major hit on the country music charts, reaching the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Song Sales lists. This marks the first time Beyoncé has ever topped these charts. Her success extends even further, as “Texas Hold ‘Em” now also reigns supreme on the Country Streaming Songs chart.

Throughout her long career, Beyoncé has only had two songs appear on the Country Streaming Songs chart. “16 Carriages,” released alongside “Texas Hold ‘Em,” debuted at number eight on the chart but has since slipped to number ten. However, “Texas Hold ‘Em” has proven to be a true chart-topper across the board in the country music genre. Its success on the Country Streaming Songs chart is a testament to the song’s widespread appeal.

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Beyoncé Launches New Cécred Hair Brand

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Amidst the multitude of celebrities entering the beauty industry with their lines of cosmetics and skincare products, Beyoncé’s followers have been eagerly anticipating her debut with Cécred. For years, numerous stars have dabbled in this field, leaving many to wonder when Queen Bey herself would finally make her mark in the beauty aisle with her products.

Nine long months after hinting at something extraordinary on Instagram, Beyoncé’s highly anticipated brand, Cécred, has finally arrived. Back in May 2023, she sent her devoted fans, the BeyHive, abuzz with excitement by announcing the creation of “something special” that she was eager to unveil. And now, the wait is over!

Cécred has been launched and is ready to be explored and enjoyed by all.

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Arriving on the scene with a bang, the new haircare brand unveils its Foundation Collection, a powerful eight-product lineup dedicated to transforming hair tresses.

From gentle cleansing to deep conditioning, each formula has been promised to work its magic to visibly repair and revitalize hair, leaving it looking and feeling its absolute best.

The iconic singer behind the smash hit “Halo” has always held a deep love for haircare. Her passion blossomed while she was young, diligently sweeping floors in her mother’s bustling salon.

This early exposure to hairstyling undoubtedly sparked an enduring flame, making her involvement in this exciting project a perfect fit. Tina Knowles proudly steps into the role of vice chairwoman for Cécred, armed with four decades of valuable knowledge as a hairstylist, salon owner, and savvy entrepreneur.

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In a stunning cover feature for ESSENCE magazine’s March/April edition, superstar Beyoncé echoed the sentiment of self-discovery, delving deeper into her exciting new business venture.

She highlighted the profound impact her childhood spent in her mother’s salon had on her growth as both an individual and an artist.

This formative experience is beautifully captured in stunning photographs by renowned photographer Andre D. Wagner.

The photo shoot included a particularly touching image featuring her, her mother, Ms. Tina, and her daughters, Blue and Rumi.

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