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INTRODUCTION Dollschino Magazine

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06 SONG QUOTE CARD ”Daddy Cool” - Single by Boney M

07 NEON SFX - FITNESS SNAP Maizie Williams

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ALL ABOUT 'MAIZIE WILLIAMS' Get to know more about Maizie Williams, read all about her background, music, health and more

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Q&A SESSION / MAIZIE WILLIAMS

Excess Makeup Remover Mascara Brush LashBase Travel To Germany - Modelling (Part 1)

MAIZIE WILLLIAMS - "BONEY M"

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Q&A SESSION / MAIZIE WILLIAMS Meeting Frank Farian, Forming of 'Boney M' (Part 2)

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Q&A SESSION / MAIZIE WILLIAMS

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Q&A SESSION / MAIZIE WILLIAMS

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SONG QUOTE CARD

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Tours, Favourite Artists, The Affects Of Lockdown

Fanbase, Sports & Fitness, Whats Next For Maizie

“Rivers Of Babylon” - Single by Boney M

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Read All About Tamara, The Founder of The 'DAFTAS' Film Awards, Sad Loss Of Partner - The Late Joe Alvarez (PART 2)

TAMARA ORLOVA-ALVAREZ

Read All About Tamara, The Founder of The 'DAFTAS' Film Awards, The Idea Of The 'DAFTAS' Awards (PART 3)

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Dollschino Magazine was founded in November 2020, and is motivated with a passion to do something positive for the Entertainment, Hair & Beauty, Small to Medium sized Businesses and the Music & Film Industry. We are doing things differently in the world of Magazines, and when you are featured, you really are featured, and the best part is that you do not have to be famous to appear on our front cover. Covid-19 has changed the face of Live Music, the Entertainment Industry, the Sports Industry and so many other live events, and has caused a slump in sales for businesses, causing many to close down, but with the power of the internet and social media, we aim to provide a platform in which sadness can be turned to, Excitement, Joy and Hope into the lives of those that appear in our Magazine. Included within the content, every 3 months, we like to select and offer one or two independent businesses the opportunity to share their business information, photo's and promotional details as an article in our Magazines, this will be non chargeable to those selected. Each business can gain extra promotion, as well as increased online social media presence and exposure to the public, which may then possibly help lead to additional sales, networking or collaboration opportunities. We are selling our Magazine at an affordable price, and with each Magazine purchased, you become part of the mission to put a smile on somebody's face, and who knows, the next person in our magazine could be you!!!

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[SONG TITLE // DADDY COOL] PERFORMED BY: BONEY M

DADDY, DADDY COOL DADDY, DADDY COOL, DADDY, DADDY COOL DADDY, DADDY COOL

WRTTEN BY: FRANK FARIAN & GEORGE REYAM

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Maizie Williams // Singer + Songwriter

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MAIZIE WILLIAMS 1975 'BONEY M' MEMBER One of the biggest groups to stand out in the 70s and 80s fanatical disco-era and truly make their mark, was 'BONEY M'. Their career was comet-like in that they seemed to blast out of nowhere. Their sound - a mix of reggae, disco, funk, gospel, soul and rock - hit the charts around the world in a flash. Within moments, it seemed, everyone knew the Boney M name and their sensational array of musical hits. The overnight success which went on to manifest itself with over 40 hit singles, at least 30 albums (many more if we include the regional variations and ongoing compilations), up to 250 million units sold, plus numerous live tours and tv appearances spanning four decades. From the day Maizie Williams, a classic high-cheekboned, long-legged, fashion model and dancer, was discovered in 1975 by impresario Katja Wolf and selected as the very first member of a brand new band.

ABOUT // MAIZIE WILLIAMS

The carousel took off and the legendary phenomenon band 'Boney M' was born.

“By The Rivers Of Babylon”

Maizie Williams is not only the longest surviving member of the original 'Boney M' band but, probably the most influential in deciding the long term line-up since it was she who vetted the subsequent members to make sure they would all share a certain chemistry.

Singer/Songwriter

The initial line-up had been without question a visual front for a record that was already a radio hit, while the follow-up combo was selected more for its broader talent and potential longevity.

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‘Maizie Williams’

A Member Of The Iconic Chart Topping Band 'Boney M' “Brown Girl In The Ring, Tra, La, La, La, La” Discovered In 1975, 40 Hit Singles, 250 Million Albums Sold


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Q&A: GET TO KNOW AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIZIE WILLIAMS

Q 1): What year and how did your career begin with Boney M? In the year 1975, I traveled from London, UK to Germany, to take part in a fashion show booked by my Modelling Agent at that time, as I was pursuing a Modelling career and I traveled to Germany with a friend. We loved Germany, and became very friendly with the owner of a restaurant that we used to visit on a daily basis, it was here that we were approached by a man and a lady who walked up to our table. The lady could not speak english, but said Maizie? The lady was unknown to us, so we were very curious to know how she knew my name, and why she wanted to speak to me. However, the man that was with her, started to interpret what she was saying to us, and told us that a successful music producer by the name of Frank Farian was looking for 4 black singers in order to establish a band for a music recording project, and touring live shows. After giving us some information about this music project, the lady said that if we were interested, we could meet with Frank Farian, everything sounded very interesting, and we thought, well, we had nothing to lose, so we agreed to go ahead and meet with Frank to validate everything, and then decide from there.

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Q&A: GET TO KNOW AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIZIE WILLIAMS

At this time, the contract for our modeling

The next step was to find the remaining 3

assignment was coming to a close, and although

singers needed to make up the group, so after

we both loved being in Germany, and was

several auditions with other singers, and some

interested in the proposal offered to us, we had to

going back and forth, we finally managed to

consider that staying in Germany would mean

get the final 3 singers with the personalities

that we would need to extend our stay, and we

that Frank was looking for, this was, Myself

were due to leave for London in a few days,

Maizie Williams, Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett,

we would also need accommodation,

and (the late) Bobby Farrell. Then a photo

as well as living expenses.

shoot of the group took place, and a new band called ‘BONEY M’ was born, put together in

The only option that we believed we had, was to

1975.

face reality, and make use of our return tickets paid by our Agent and return back to London.

Our very first live show was at a showcase in Germany, Frank had put together an

We explained our situation to the interpreter, who explained this to the lady, she then said that she

instrumental backing track together for us to

would mention what we had said to the producer

perform to, and after that very first show we

(Frank Farian) and get back to us. The next day,

exploded, we were booked back to back all

we all met up again in the restaurant, and the

over Germany, and performing daily,

lady’s interpreter told us that Frank was happy to

sometimes twice per day.

see us. She also mentioned that there was accommodation available for us near to their

After this, Frank Ferian said it was time to

office in which we could stay should we decide to

record and release songs, which we did, and

take on the offer. All in all, we would be looked

our first ‘Boney M’ song release was ‘Daddy

after, and there was also the possibility of work

Cool’ which went straight to No.1 in

and a recording contract.

Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France and Austria, our second No.1 hit was ‘Sunny’

The following day, we traveled down to Frankfurt

and our Album ‘Take The Heat Off Me’ followed

(Germany) to meet with Frank in his recording

in the same footsteps of success, from this, we

studio, he already had a name and vision for the

were invited to perform on

group, as well as the songs recorded in demo

‘Top Of The Pops’ in London, we were then

form for us to try out, we tried out some of the

signed up to BMG-Ariola (now Sony Music) and

songs, and Frank loved it.

the rest is history.

Unfortunately, my friend was a bit sceptical to go ahead with everything, so she left to go back to London, but I stayed on to see the opportunity through.

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Q&A: GET TO KNOW AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIZIE WILLIAMS

Q5) If you had an opportunity, which current

Q2) What is your favourite Boney M song?

artists would you like to collaborate with? I love all our songs to be honest, as they all have

List your top 3:

different characters, and tell different stories, however, if I really have to choose, it would have

- Bob Dylan (I love the sound of his voice, and

to be ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ it’s very spiritual, and

the way that he expresses his songs)

the amazing thing is that I had a premonition that we were going to release this song, even

- Tom Jones (Someone that I have met

before we were told by our producer.

personally, it would be nice to sing with him)

‘Rivers Of Babylon’ went straight to No.1 and stayed there for over 10 weeks. I believe that

- Jennifer Hudson (She has an amazing voice,

God had a plan to get these songs heard.

and can sing anything)

The B side was ‘Brown Girl In The Ring’ which gave us two No.1s at the same time, only God

Q6) Covid-19 has currently stopped Musicians

could have made this happen.

from touring, how have you been coping with this?

Q3) What has your favourite tour been so far with Boney M?

Yes, unfortunately, Covid-19 has affected everyone in the Entertainment industry,

Although we have travelled worldwide to

especially touring musicians, as most of us

perform, I have to say that our invitation to

make our living mostly from touring so it’s

perform in Russia is my best memory and

tough for many. I’m using my time in

favourite tour. We did 10 concerts in 5 days, and

Lockdown, to do things around the house, go

we also filmed a video for our song

for long walks to clear my mind, and I’m

‘Mary's Boy Child’ on the Red Square,

currently learning to play the guitar.

surrounded by pure white snow, and drinking lots of Vodka to keep warm.

Q7) Do Boney M plan to do any online concerts?

Q4) Name 1 of your favourite artists, dead or alive?

We would be happy to do shows online, if there was a great demand for this from our

This is a difficult question to answer, as I have so

fans, however, once the lockdown has been

many favourites I would like to mention,

eased, we will return back to doing live shows

however, as I can only choose one, my favourite

again.

Dead is Michael Jackson, and my favourite still alive is Jennifer Hudson, she is amazing.

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Q&A: GET TO KNOW AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIZIE WILLIAMS

Q8) As everything seems to be going virtual,

Q13) Where does the name ‘Boney M’ come from?

what are your thoughts on hologram The name ‘Boney M’ stems from an Australian

concerts?

detective series, the detective who was an Aborigini, would come on, and his body would be

I do hope that live shows are not heading in

a silhouette, outlined in chalk like a skeleton.

this direction, as it’s something that I would not really like to do given the choice.

As the name of the show was called Boney, Frank Farian decided to use the name ‘Boney’

Q9) When Boney M starts to tour again,

then added the M to represent 4 strokes, as there

which country would you love to visit first?

were four of us in the group, then putting the two together, he created ‘Boney M’ meaning the ‘penetrating four.

At this point, I am happy to travel to any country (within reason), we just want

Q14) Name two of your favourite films ever?

to tour lol

My favourite films ever has to be 'Ben Hur', and

Q10) Do you know which countries hold your

‘Coming To America’

biggest fanbase?

Q15) What’s next for Maizie Williams?

Currently, Russia and Australia hold our largest fan base.

I’m planning to write an Autobiography, my life story, going back to my childhood,

Q11) You always look very young and fit,

I believe it will be an inspirational book for those

how do you maintain this?

that read it, and I would also like to release a Jazz Album.

I eat healthy, I exercise, and I think youth comes from within of us. Q12) What are your favourite sports? I like to do Kickboxing, Martial Arts, and anything to do with physical sports that will keep me healthy. My favourite sport to watch is Tennis and I also have a Fitness DVD Out.

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[SONG TITLE //RIVERS OF BABYLON] PERFORMED BY: BONEY M

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON, THERE WE SAT DOWN, YEAH WE WEPT, WHEN WE REMEMBERED ZION

WRTTEN BY: BRENT DOWE, FRANK FARIAN, GEORGE REYAM & T. MCNAUGHTON

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TAMARA ORLOVAALVAREZ London Fashion Week Photo By © Joe Alvarez

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Tamara Orlova-Alvarez is the founder of new London-based annual film awards – DAFTAS. The history behind the award is one of overcoming grief and coming to terms with loss. The “DAFTAS” was Tamara’s attempt to hold on to her partner’s memory, but it became so much more than that. It became a place for creative and entrepreneurial filmmakers to meet and grow through overcoming challenges; a melting pot of ideas, and a source of positive emotions for so many. She believes that this venture, would make her partner very proud. Her partner was none other than celebrity, media photographer and publisher The late ‘Joe Alvarez’

Tamara founded her new film awards The 'DAFTAS' in January 2020, in memory of Joe Alverez, who sadly passed away on 15th October 2019 after an 18 months battle with cancer. The DAFTAS celebrates the best spoof of BAFTA-nominated films, and, according to the founder, is the best way to embody Joe’s love for the film industry, and his unmistakable sense of humour. With only just under one month to come up with the rules, secure sponsorships and enroll filmmakers, Tamara admits the task wasn’t an easy one, but it helped her to deal with her bereavement.

The Journey of Loss “After Joe’s diagnosis, different things became a priority.” Tamara Orlova-Alvarez commented: “Joe had such an amazing sense of humour and he always provided the best commentary for glitzy redcarpet premieres and awards. The readers of his showbiz column in ‘Hot Gossip Magazine’ and viewers of BBC TV Series ‘Paparazzi’ would know his wit was uncapped. I always felt that his unique wit had to find an outlet. Before Joe was diagnosed with cancer, we were toying with the idea of setting up a parody awards ceremony".

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Joe even came up with the title ‘DAFTAS’ - as a parody of BAFTA awards. I drafted a rough idea and the timeline in my notepad, but it wasn’t meant to be.” Tamara continues: “After Joe’s diagnosis, different things became a priority. We were just focused on living, and completing the projects we had already started” up until Joe sadly passed away. “It clicked; all of a sudden it all made sense.” The idea of the DAFTAS awards, as we know it now, crystallised in Tamara’s mind in early December. As part of coming to terms with her loss, she decided to pay a visit to Joe’s dad in Tenerife. She went for a moment of solitude to Las Teresitas beach – she used to love going there with Joe. With her notepad, while watching the sunset and thinking of the amazing time they had spent on that beach over the past few years, Tamara was trying to reclaim herself, planning what she could do next, and how she could continue with Joe’s legacy in the best possible way. As if by magic, a gust of wind blew one page out of her notebook. This page read DAFTAS in all capitals. She felt an instant connection with this project. Racing Against Time She overcame her fear of failure and fear of success Tamara admits she felt an urge to establish DAFTAS as soon as possible. “Waiting until 2021 was not an option". By the time she overcame her fear of failure and fear of success, she had less than two months left until BAFTA 2020 awards. It was decided that DAFTAS should take place a few days before BAFTA to keep the momentum and intrigue. In a given timeframe, she had to enroll filmmakers, secure reputable judges, find sponsors, the host and a screening room. She knew that time was of the essence.” Tamara’s grief and desire to hold on to her late partner’s memory admittedly, was the main catalyst. “She remembers over the Christmas break, friends would invite her over as they wanted to look after her. She would turn up for drinks and restaurant dinners with the same tattered notepad. She was possessed by this project and it indeed carried her through the Christmas period.” When it comes to obstacles, there were many, admits Tamara. She knows It’s a cliché, but there were some individuals who, out of the best intentions, advised to delay DAFTAS by one year. I believe that when someone says something can’t be done, it’s more of a reflection of their resourcefulness not yours. "I knew that if anyone could make it happen, it was me.”

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“I believe that when someone says something can’t be done, it’s more of a reflection of their resourcefulness not yours.” She continues: “I’ve heard it all: “no one will take you seriously”, “you can’t find sponsors in such short notice”, “how are you going to find filmmakers to take part over the Christmas break?” she had only one answer: “It’s happening, and she had her reasons. Cynical as it sounds, she kept repeating that in one years time the world would have moved on and no one would care about her reasons, about Joe’s legacy. Tamara says: "Looking now at the state of the economy, and the filmmaking industry in particular, if she had not started then, she doesn't think launching DAFTAS would have been on her priority list. She is so happy that she started DAFTAS when she did." The DAFTAS was her attempt to hold on to Joe’s memory but it became so much more than that. It became a place for creative and entrepreneurial filmmakers to meet and grow through challenge; a melting pot of ideas, a mentorship program, and a source of positive emotions for so many. As DAFTAS is aligned with the BAFTA timeline, the teams will get on with their spoof 9th of March – the day of the BAFTA nominations’ announcement. The next DAFTAS awards will take place on the 29th of May 2021 – this is to allow filmmakers enough time to produce quality work without breaking the government restrictions. DAFTAS WEBSITE

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