She was also spokesperson for HIV/AIDS awareness campaign for her home country Ghana. Jackie could have made the major list without stress as the fact that she is powerful and respected is not in doubt but she did not meet some of the criteria. Have no doubt that this lady is making some really cool cash even though she likes to be on the down low and private side of life, she’s probably making more than a lot of people.
She was the only female nominated this year for a BET award alongside other top African acts in the Best African Act category. Toya Delazy has had a few guest TV appearances also and boasts of a huge following on the social media scene. Toya has some new music out that are enjoying good airplay and she also gets to perform at high profile gigs and concerts. Toya Delazy recieved three awards at this year’s South Africa Music Awards(SAMA) and was also nominated for the just concluded ChannelOawards.
She has gotten some awards and high profile nominations like best international act at this year’s MOBO awards. Tiwa gets the very big gigs in Nigeria and has shared the stage with a lot of big names. All she needs are continuity and more global popularity, this 1st lady of Mavin Records is taking the entertainment industry by storm you better watch out.
Not just a pretty face, she holds a BSc and PGD in Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Programming respectively.
We must mention that from 2012 till now, she has been making mega strides to cement her name in the music industry. Waje was made a Globacom ambassador in a deal rumoured to be in the range of 15-20 million naira. Add the money she gets paid for all the “good gigs” she does, Waje seems to be making some cool cash and is gradually becoming a household name in Nigeria and across the continent. The singer whose vocal range is said to cover three octaves, released her debut album to rave reviews in the mid part of this year.
She now endorses health company, USN and is also an ambassador of Sandton’s Sweat 1000 Gym. The Rockville (TV series) actress is also a goodwill ambassador for a non-profit organization called “Thusa a girl child”.
8. Seyi Shay (Nigeria). Singer and Song Writer
No album yet, but Seyi plays the big shows in Nigeria and was a performer at the Big Brother eviction show during this year’s edition some months back. Seyi, who recently got signed to Telecoms brand Etisalat as an ambassador, shared the stage with International rap act Wale where she performed his song Bad to the delight of fans. Armed with her international experience from the UK and US; if Seyi Shay continues with this gusto and expertise, she may just get Africa wrapped around her finger.
Of all the BBA alumni, Karen is the most talked about, most written about and the one with the highest following on Twitter. Karen endorses a couple of brands including being an ambassador for GoTV and the Face of Esquisite Magazine. The star who has won a couple of awards says she will be starting her reality show sometime soon. Karen lends her support to a couple of charity organizations and works closely with them.
Having a well placed boyfriend who buys her what she wants is so good, she said she hasn’t spent any of her $300k (we don’t know if that status has changed now though). Along with her BFF Maria (also a BBA Contestant) Dillish walked the South African fashion week runway. Alongside the Mayor of Windhoek, Dillish helped put on the Christmas lights of the City on Wednesday. With the platform she already has, the sky seems to be the starting point for Dillish who has being doing a lot of travels and guest appearances too. Dillish is set to feature as the lead in Nigerian singer, Flavour Nabania’s soon to be released music video Ikwokrikwo. She also just announced her beauty line of lip-gloss and lipstick “Dillish Duet”, 2013 couldn’t get any better for this lady! Let us see how fast she will get on our main list.
Pokello was awarded the best dressed in Zimbabwe some months back. Her clothing range (Queen of Swagger line)was released in Ghana not long ago. This half of the POLIKEM clan endorses a couple of brands including make-up line, Vault Cosmetics which honoured her with her own lip colour: the Pokello lip-gloss (how cool is that?)
After the reality show, Beverly has travelled to several places to make celebrity appearances and from what we hear, there is more in the pipeline. She is currently in South Africa where she attended the ChannelO awards with fellow “listee” Maria and a few other BBA The Chase contestants. The Black beauty was hosted on Friday (6th Nov) at the Chez Ntemba VIP Lounge tagged “South African Invasion”. Way to stamp your territory girl!
What do you think of the list? Congratulations to all who were recognized. No one knows how soon these ones would make it to the major list but it is quite an achievement to have been noticed and put on the list. There are some people who may be perceived as doing better than some of the listed ones but we are going with our guts and based on potential sensed. It is possible that some people who were not even listed will make the major list before these ones but for now, we wish every one of them the best of luck in their endeavours