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Insight into the world of African Men Living in Asia



Children in Malaysia .(Experiences)

Brief Interview with omar tee

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Africano Restaurant and bar /Hair salon


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himself gives a brief introduction to the cause and meaning of AfroAsia Connect magazine.

BRIEF INTERVIEW with Mr Tunde R. Adeyemi . Africa’s top business pioonier in Malaysia.

GRACE ELEGANCE Hair Salon (the best African Hair Stylist in K.L)

FASHION BUSINESS Get to know more about the business aspect of the fashion

SHOPPING ADVENTURE Tips on how to shop wisely and more efficiently at mega city malls

Know more about Omoba reliable ventures.

OMAR TEE Read more about Malaysian based,Nigerian star artiste “Omar tee”.

KUALA LUMPUR The fastest rising economy in Asia.

RAISING AFRICAN Children in malaysia (Real life experiences African parents go through)












The Future of Business in Asia

Grocery Cafe. Dine in a secure and comfortable environment with all exclusive African cusine.

RESTAURANT MINT All new and Exclusive African Restaurant.


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KINGSLEY&ESTHER WEDDING The Latest newly weds in town(EVENT PICS)

MALAYSIAN GETAWAY Tourist Islands and Places.


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we compile a list of the best universities in malaysia for international students to study.

PLANNING AHEAD to build a foundation for success

WHERE ARE the eligible African men (What it takes to be an eligible African Man)

GADGETS 2013 new gadgets we are all excited about this year 2013

DIVINE VISITATION Pastor E.A Adeboye divine visitation to Malaysia.

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“Empowering Africans Living in Asia”



Follow us as we take you to places in uganda you will love to visit

INTRODUCTION Afro Asia Connect is a International magazine dedicated to providing indepth coverage of African Lifestyle in Asia, health and wellbeing, parenting and family, and much more.Afro Asia Connect magazine is a celebration of African Culture in Asia with a unique indigenous twist, we offer an insight into the life of Africans Living in Asia in an intelligent, meaningful and inspirational manner.




Kingsley Chimeke


Oluwaseun Odu

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INVEST IN Nigeria ,the future of development in West-Africa.



Mercy Mulaki


Richard B. Agbor(Flycity Multimedia) PHOTO COORDINATOR

Fred Photography COPY EDITORS

John / Lai Boon yee

your favourite Gadget Collections


Bello Aliero, fabian ,David, Francis,

ALPHA BLESS Hari Raya celebration at alpha bless Cafe.

CLINIC PAKAR Best place to get all your medical needs attented to.


KEN HOWARD Thanksgiving service at reconciliation embassy Global.

WHY AFROASIA? 10 reasons to advertise with us.


Invest Massively in East Africa




Malaysia (list of all African Embassies in Malaysia with address and telephone)







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in his Own words


have always believed in the power of the media and publicity, and I make no apologies for it. There is no point in building a better mousetrap if nobody knows it. ~Billy Butlin (1899-1980), from the Billy Butlin Story.


AfroAsia Stay Positive

These words has been around for decades, and hold their relevance still in a much transformed And to you our readers from Malaysia, world. It remains to be verified if any valid opposing Nigeria and the world over, we apprecaite you. argument holds sway. We hold this endearment to heart. The magazine AfroAsia Connect has emerged with a somewhat stalwart, self-assigned task of projecting business with the sole aim of placing them in the public eyes and consciousness. In a way, if you pay it enough mind, advertisement guarantee business boom; and this is the driving force from which AfroAsia Connect took flight. We strongly believe business would be a lot more self-sustaining and viable with the right projection, this projection is an art, not science and we at AfroAsia Connect have got it mastered.

Afro-Asia Connects the window to a world of possibilities

It’s our very first edition! Did you just scream “Hurray” with us? Thanks. This project has taken a lot to come by. Without the ever-stay-afloat attitude of The Team: Kingsley Chiemeke, Oluyemi Fredrick B, Mercy Kokushubira Mulaki, Joshua O. Dawodu, Odu Oluwaseun, we’d still be in our embryonic state of idea and vision. I’m just here smiling, the aficionado, feeling privileged to present to you the magazine, AfroAsia Connect the window to a world of possibilities. We’re here. We’re special. We know. Merci! It is our hope that the pages fascinate you. Turn the pages with us even as we with I specially appreciate, though! words are time, turn onto our next episode. overtly lacking here, the immense contribution of the Managing Director, Joshua O.Dawodu. His contributions are indescribable. The team holds you in high esteem, Sir. PAGE





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What you should know about Africans Living in Asia. Asian Companies are Known to flow in substandard products to Africa,especially Nigeria and it has become a great concern to our governments. BY Mr Joshua O.Dawodu The African population is of about 1.8 million, 70% of this population are business men while the rest are students and few of them are travellers. From the Malaysian forum magazine Harian Metro said “Africans are no longer just customers at brothels and Bukit Bintang part of kuala lumpur, now many of them are the one running the business. In Malaysian yellow page today, there are lots of Africans listed who operate restaurants, bars and also they have a list of customers and patronage, this exclude other business which i have not included in this survey. On the other side some Malaysians are interested in doing business with Nigerians and this has become a mass following. The interview below was between Mrs. Norhaliza Halid, Malaysian Trade Commissioner, with Stanley Ihedigbo on her mission to Nigeria to find a new market for her home country products and other related issues, on January 19th 2013. Excerpts: What brought you and your team to Nigeria? We came to Nigeria because Malaysian manufacturers are looking for new marketers for their products. We are one of the biggest economies in South East Asia, as we have moved from agriculture to manufacturing country so our people are so eager to find a new market. We want to be competitive, we want our presence in Africa especially Nigeria as it is one of the fastest growing economy country in Africa. So we are here to expose Malaysian business people to the African market and establish relationship with Nigerians. There are huge opportunities for Malaysians in this country. Apart from your visit, what is the relationship between Malaysia and Nigeria before now? Nigeria is a new market for the Malaysian manufactures, mostly we export our products to other countries such as USA, Europe, Asia and for Nigeria exportation is very low. But we really need relationship with Africa, as for Nigeria and my country has similar histories from British independent, we are both English speakers and also our products are the same, whatever we produce in Malaysia has its market here in Nigeria.



What other plans do the Malaysian business people have for the country after introducing their products to Nigeria market? I believe this is the initial stage; we want to find a right partner first, build a trust and also find the right supplier. Once we have a good relationship, any of the companies will have interest to start little investment in terms of technology, knowledge transfer and supply raw materials. Asian countries are known to flow in substandard products to Africa, especially Nigeria and it has become a great concern to our government. What should we expect from your manufacturers in terms of standard and quality? We are here to share with your country Malaysian products which are of very high quality, we produce good quality products affordable to lower, middle and high class earner. We produce high quality products because we have the technology and manpower. And I know Nigeria will benefit alot from our country. What is the trade relationship between your country and Nigeria, in terms of volume? Malaysia’s bilateral trade with Nigeria valued $167.53million in 2012 as of January to September, according to the department of Statistics of Malaysia, the major exports to your country are palm oil, chemical and chemical products, machinery, appliance and parts, transport equipment and processed food. While our major imports from Nigeria are metalliferous ores and metal scraps, crude rubber, manufactures of metal and others. What can Nigeria Learn from Malaysia economy? Well, to develop your local manufacturing industries, provide various incentives to attract more investment into the country. Create conducive and enabling environment. Are you aware that there are infrastructure challenges in the country and how are you going to cope with it? For us to convince Malaysians to invest here, we believe Nigeria will improve in infrastructure facilities, mainly in adequate power supply and water supply. The labour force that will attract foreigners to come, should be resolved by the government authority in the country.


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But in the same situation of infrastructural challenges, do some of the Asian Countries like China and others come and invest in the country? The Chinese are everywhere; they have resources and connection with African countries including Nigeria. I Know my people are ready to establish a relationship with Nigeria and get the right partner that will help them or guide them on how to invest. As you are here in person to find out possible way to bring in your people to the country and establish relationship, what guidance will you give Nigerians that are interested to partner with the Malaysian business people? I don’t know if Nigerians are aware of what we can offer them, they should come to Malaysia and see for themselves the potential and opportunities we have as a country. We as an associate we can assist and arrange meetings with more people who are really interested to partner with Nigerians, and we can also help Nigerians to create ideas on what can be done in Nigeria. We are inviting Nigerians to partner with Malaysians, because there are lots of advantages both can share, and I am assuring you that the two



countries will benefit from each other as the fastest growing economy in the continents. COILED FROM THE DARTMOUTH BUSINESS JOURNAL FDI in Africa is predicted to reach $150 billion by 2015, compared to just $84 billion in 2010, the vastly underrealize productive potential of many of the Africans nations, coupled with an expected GDP growth rate of around 6%over the next couple of years, makes Africa a very attractive prospect for investment. Malaysia and India are also eagerly investing in Africa, primary in the natural resources sector but also increasingly in the manufacturing and services sectors. Most of the investors have set their sight on the Federal Republic of Nigeria as African most populous country. Nigeria is the second largest oil reserves and has a very promising growth outlook. By 2015 Nigeria will become worth recipient of foreign capital receiving anywhere from $10-$12 billion per year. Nigeria must improve its economic and political climate for them to take full advantage of what foreign investment has to offer. FDI permits the transfer of technology and

facilities improvements in productivity this can help alleviate Nigeria’s widespread poverty by increasing per capital income and elevating overall standards of living. SUMMARY The first banking will do well and even surpass its expectations. The information provided here is inexhustive as they are a constant and very active business transaction between Malaysia and Nigeria. The bank stand to gain a very high return on its investment.

and am assuring you that the two countries will benefit from each other as the fastest growing economy in the continents


By being disciplined, focused and honest in everything I do, God always fight for me.


r Tunde R Adeyemi is an ardent believer who has positively contributed to the development of the Nigerian communities in Malaysia in so many ways. He has a very beautiful home, married and blessed with a wife and two kids. As a top Entrepreneur & business owner here in Malaysia, he has earned alot of prestige and respect by Africans in Malaysia from his good work and honest business practices . He is also a philanthropist who doesn’t only think about himself but also about the well-being of everyone around him. He owns one of the best and famous African Restaurants in the city (Goody Foody) which focuses mainly on providing its customers with a great experience. we had the chance of asking him a few questions about himself and his business; you would love to read about.



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n running a successful business in East-Asia and also in any part of the world, you need two major things; firstly you need to be a honest and transparent person so people can trust you and secondly you need to be humble and straight forward. I promise you that with these qualities in life and most importantly putting God first in everything you do, the sky would be the begining of your limit. Thank you and God bless.


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“ the fashion market in Nigeria is big

The fashion business in Africa A world of many possibilities that is yet to be fully explored


resently, Fashion industry is international with designers, manufactures and consumers scattered around the globe. The fashion industry is divided into the creative and sales function i.e. production design like tailoring, fashion design, fashion institution and sales and distribution consisting of fashion retailers, fashion PR, advertisement agencies and marketers. The modeling agencies, models and fashion magazines also play an important role in the fashion industry. Fashion designing is the focus point and the most important in the structure of this industry, because they set the platform for every other fashion activities. Fifteen years ago, fashion designing in Nigeria was a vocational job like shoe making and tailoring. Anyone would be mocked at if taken as “A serious career”. Agriculture and Crude oil was the center point of the economy. Presently, the fashion market in Nigeria is big enough with over 150 million people with needs of clothing and diversity in style. Recently, Nigeria has over 5000 registered designers including the

international designers like Lisa Folawiyo, Deola Sagoe, Folake Coker and many more. Over the past 8 years, Nigeria has experienced tremendous growth in the fashion industry. Previously, the retail stores in Nigeria were only stocked with foreign design brands like Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and many more. Now, aside from the flagship stores, there are a few more retail stores like Leila fowler and Temple muse stocked with various local designs. Nigeria designer brands now display their collections on International runways and Patronized by celebrities all around the world. Fashion events are taking more serious outlook and glam has never looked better on the Nigerian red carpet. Big things are happening and the biggest is yet to come. Underneath the “fabulosity” and the result of achievement on the runway, there are difficulties and obstacles responsible for the pace we move in. Yes! It can move faster. For decades, the textile industry has been frowned on while the clothing industry assumes to be zooming off. Forgetting bread taste better with spread, fashion industry would perform

enough with over 150 million people with needs of clothing and diversity in style”

to a great deal with a good foundation of textile industry in Nigeria. Statistics show that Nigerian designers major in only two kinds of production which are Pre-ta-port(ready to wear) and Haute Couture while Mass production still remains an untapped mine. We often blame the Chinese for the downfall of our textile industry forgetting that we play a





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major role to its contribution. People often want to be styled by “professionals in the business”, fashion designers export their designs to the Chinese for finished production instead of utilizing the labor and textile factories in Nigeria. According to Local designers, Nigeria lacks reliable skilled workers and do not meet production deadlines. Who blames them! 80% of Nigerians involved in the fashion industry concentrate their forces in the creativity and are interested in “after produce”, show me 5 fashion related individuals, I would show you 3 designers, 2 models and 1 tailor or none. Aside from that, the government contributes a great deal as there are outdated equipments, poor power supply and bad infrastructure. These are the reasons why Chinese import and second-hand goods (bed down-select) are choices made by the typical Nigerian individual because of the high cost of purchasing finished goods. . visit for more Articles.



1. Avoid Direct Heat Styling (Blow drying, Curling/ Flat ironing, Hot Rollers, and Crimpers) 2. Use Gentle Cleansers 3. Gentle and Minimal Manipulation 4. Moisture & Conditioning 5. Cut Out Knots and Split Ends 6. Stop Coloring Your Hair and if you must,make sure its done professionally






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How to shop wisely . Mastering saving time & expenses Take a look at these little tips that might help you throughout your shopping experiences. said “ hectic life”, shopping is also called a therapy for some people, Therefore, nobody wants to shop together with a crowd. So, what do you do? You start early! Pick your time and start your shopping journey!

2.Look around

1.Start early In the 21st century, we all love shopping, irrespective of your gender. From time to time, we all want to pamper and indulge ourselves in some luxuries we could afford to make ourselves enjoy in this hectic life. I PAGE


If you set your eyes on the killer heels or this headturner pair of sunglasses. Don’t be an impulsive buyer! Shop smart and you will enjoy your shopping sessions more than ever! Take your time and look around! Go to at least another 2 or 3 stores to check the available items or look around for similar ones. You will always find a better

deal if you look around, says every experienced shopper!

and you definitely don’t want to miss it!

3.Take a break

4.The last stop

When you are enjoying your shopping time alone or with your tag along bff’s, don’t forget to take a break in the middle of your shopping! Indulge yourself with a mug of rich hot chocolate or iced tea to refresh your mind and calm your nerves of all the craziness in the mall!, Grab a magazine, sit back and relax. Flip through the magazine, you never know what you miss out and which of your favourite store might have some mega sales coming up

Every shopaholic has this habit of entering one of their favourite stores before they put the shopping session of the day to an end. Don’t be guilty! Absolutely smart and chic of you to do that! Step in! We all usually buy the most interesting piece at the very last minute. Hence, the last step is actually essential for every smart shopper to make a wonderful ending!



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When it comes to comparing Kuala Lumpur with other Asian cities, KL triumphs head on! Here’s why I love Kuala Lumpur: I can get on to the KL mono-rail and get off at any place that fascinates me, then hop back on once I’m done exploring! This is how I get to see the different facets of the city, even those not visible to tourists. I love trying out the local cuisine at street stalls (my favorite is Satay) and making friends!



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‘I’ve really “appreciated the level of services in Malaysia, in particular the healthcare and interpreting services

Raising an African Family in Malaysia. Interview with Mr & Mrs Adewumi From Nigeria Most Important Things You need To Know when setting up an African Family In Malaysia. << INTERVIEW >>


dewumi and Elizabeth are parents of a  baby girl called Precious, aged one year old from Oyo State, Nigeria. The family migrated to Malaysia from Nigeria. They faced several problems with language and finances. Adewumi Akanwo ‘I arrived in Malaysia in December, 2010 and I went back to Nigeria to do my marriage . We are from Nigeria. We left our home country so I could further my studies here in Malaysia and to embark on a part time business ‘Because we are here on a tertiary studies/student visa, we have found it very difficult financially. We also had to have private health insurance for all the



family that makes life more expensive here in Malaysia than Nigeria. ‘Compared to Nigeria, living in Malaysia has been very difficult because it’s so expensive. We are not eligible for any government support or Medicare, so going to the doctor and education is very expensive. To get an affordable house you need to move a long way from the city. But then you need a car because Malaysia is such a big country.

own part time business. When we first arrived Malaysia, my wife had a very hard time with the language because Nigeria is an English speaking country. It took her six months to be able to understand the way the Malaysian speak their own English. Now she can understand them very well. However, taking care of our daughter here in Malaysia is much better compared to Nigeria because they have good and standard hospitals and well trained medical experts .

‘My wife, Elizabeth, was a stylist in Nigeria – she works in her own saloon and she is an expert in braiding ,weaving and all kind of African hair style ,but she cannot get a job here in Malaysia because Malaysia don’t give job to foreigners so she works part-time as a housekeeper and I do my

‘I’ve really appreciated the level of services in Malaysia, in particular the health and interpreting services. The health services are much better than that of the one they can offer in Nigeria. Once a week I visit the local maternal health centre where midwives teach


us about parenting. I really enjoy this and seeing other mothers from the local area but is just that health care here is more expensive compare to Nigeria. Another advantage of living in Malaysia compared to Nigeria is availability of good infrastructures, like basic amenities of life, such as constant electricity supply, water , good and clean environment.

The challenges Starting a new life in another country is one of the biggest challenges that can take place in a person’s life. When this challenge is overcome as a family, each member can experience changes. Challenges comes in different ways, especially when a family is new in a country. Once a family has been in a new country for some time; it’s likely that at least some of their customs will be continued by future generations.

Culture The main ways culture influences family life is through beliefs, values and actual parenting practices. Within the home environment, this might mean speaking in a language other than English, following a religious belief, cooking and eating in traditional styles, and raising children with traditional parenting styles, stories and values. Yet regardless of culture,  parents throughout the world share the same basic goals  for their children. They want their children to be healthy, develop skills for surviving financially, and to possess the positive values respected by their own culture. Studies have shown that in the long-term, parents from a range of cultures share the same goals for their children. These include marriage, tertiary education and having a successful occupation, as well as developing the values of self-respect, respect for others, honesty and caring.

Overall, Malaysia is a very multicultural country, and these days there are many services to help parents with cultural challenges they may face in achieving their goals for their family.

necessary supports to become capable and mature adults, then all differences in cultural approaches to parenting are to be respected and encouraged. Parenting young children while migrating to another county can be very hard. Parents must deal with caring for

Starting a new life in another country is one of the biggest challenges that can take place in a person’s life”

Language One of the most difficult things a person must face when living in a different country is  speaking the language. Not being able to speak English in Malaysia can make life very difficult, and can leave people feeling very lonely and frustrated. This can make finding work difficult, as well as making everyday events harder, such as accessing community services, shopping and just being able to talk to people.

Parenting Differences between cultures in hands-on parenting practices may be observed in  the way babies are soothed, the  amount of physical affection  shown by parents and  attitudes towards physical punishment. Around the home, differences may involve the sorts of play and learning materials provided to the child and the amount of time parents spend with children reading books and teaching skills. As a child becomes older, parenting differences may appear in the way parents communicate. As long as children feel safe, loved and are given the

children and the children’s experience of migration, as well as their own difficulties and experiences. These experiences may be both physical and emotional and may include: 1. dealing with language difficulties and feeling isolated because it’s hard to communicate 2. experiencing grief and a sense of loss from being separated from family, friends, culture and identity within a familiar community 3. feeling frustrated at not being able to find employment or a job to utilise their qualifications or skills 4. finding it difficult to find assistance, support and services within the new community 5.

struggling to cope financially

6. feeling lonely, hopeless or overwhelmed at such an enormous life change, to the point where it becomes too much and they develop a mental illness






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Interview with Mr & Mrs Adewumi From Nigeria 7. feeling alone because they don’t feel like part of the community or that they do not belong. A parent’s ability to deal with these challenges affects how well they’re able to care for their children. A parent who is suffering emotionally and who is depressed and unhappy will be less able to respond to their child’s needs or emotional difficulties.

Children Young children don’t have much say in whether they migrate – it’s usually  a decision made by their parents. In some instances, the experience can be very unsettling as the child adjusts to her new PAGE


life and deals with the loss of the old home while missing her friends, familiar sights, sounds and smells. The most important factor for a child’s emotional wellbeing during this period is having a stable home environment  while the family adjusts to the change. Children’s experience of migration also depends on their age. Younger children and babies may not understand what’s going on. However, as they’re completely dependent on their parents, their emotional experience will reflect their parents’ experience in many ways. Toddlers, busy testing out their independence, need parents to provide a secure environment for exploration.

If parents are anxious or there’s major disruption, the child might have behaviour problems. Older children’s experience of migration also depends on their sense of self and how secure they feel in their new environment. Adjusting to a new school and meeting new friends can play a big role in a child’s ability to deal with migration. Many children cope very well, particularly if they have some language skills.As children become older, they often play a central role in the whole family’s experience of migration. Children often pick up language skills faster than adults, and parents can come to rely on children to communicate for them.



Wedding Ceremony


e must say we’ve been really impressed by the number of people that came together to help us in preparation for today, if you’re not mentioned by name, please be assured that Esther and I are very grateful. Mrs. Felicia and Mr. Jerry thank you not only for your hospitality this evening and your kindness, but for also giving me your very beautiful daughter. I promise I’ll take good care of her. I also want to say thank you to my parents who put up with me for all these years, you have both been there for me when I’ve needed you and given me a wonderful start in life and I’m very fortunate and proud to have you as my mum and dad. I’ve a present for you here Mum, as a thank you. I am absolutely delighted to be able to stand here today with Esther, I never knew what was missing in my life before I met her. Esther has been at source of friendship, support and love. Of course I’ve no doubt that she is going to tell me afterwards that


the only thing missing in my life officials and Ask me group for at the moment is singing like her. being there for us, I appreciate your great job for us today. You And finally, the bridesmaids have taken a lot of the worry out Blessing, thanks for calming of the jobs that needed doing Esther nerves and helping in her and have done everything that preparation today. I’d also like to we need. thank you for getting her to the The Best Man church in one piece and on time, I am going to struggle to put you’ve done a brilliant job. We this next part of my speech into have a small gift for each of you words. There is someone else in as a token of our appreciation. this room that I love as dearly as my wife and that is Michael. I am so proud of you and love The officials I want to say thanks to the you so much. I cannot thank you enough for agreeing to be

one of my Best Men today. You have given me so much joy and happiness and I want to reassure you that both of us will be there for you whenever you need us. I would like to bring my speech to conclusion by saying a very special thanks to AfroAsia Connect, DAT SDN Holding, the entire staff of the company and my honorable CEO Mr. Dawodu Joshua and the managing Director Mr. H Ken




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Style• Fashion • Media • Entertainment

2013 African Designer Collections Africa Fashion Week London was held to promote African Designers & Culture.

“ Nigerians like

By Teo.k for CNN

Africa Fashion Week in London, promoting emerging and established Africa-inspired Fashion designers.


oud music pumps through huge speakers, front row guests cheer and a parade of stunning models electrifies the gleaming catwalk -- welcome to Africa Fashion Week London.Currently in its third year, the glamorous event saw dozens of big names and up-and-coming designers from across the continent descending on the UK capital’s hip district of Shoreditch to unveil their latest stylish creations. “Our platform is about



promoting emerging and established Africa-inspired designers,” said Ronke Ademiluyi, founder of the event, held from August 1 to 3.“The main thing is to bring attention to them, to showcase their creativity to the world so they get more global recognition for what they do and more appreciations for their brands as well .The runways featured designs from countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya and Morocco -- but also from

the diaspora, including Britain and the Caribbean.A fashion show to inspire Africa. African immigrant moves to fashion world Fashion magazine targets ‘Afropolitans’. In many ways, the event reaffirmed why Africa-inspired designs are fast catching the eye of the fashion world. Mixing current trends with traditional patterns, more than 60 designers graced the catwalk with a wide array of colorful creations -- everything from showstopping evening gowns and modern urban casualwear to

to dress up and a lot of people in Nigeria are now wearing their own fabrics ”

bold textured prints and chic accessory lines.Glorious colors in the desert: Darfur’s fashionable womenAdemiluyi says the continent’s fashion today “represents a fusion of contemporary and African designs” awash with “a lot of vibrant colors and tribal trends.” Amongst those giving a modern twist to traditional styles is Nigerian designer Fashola Olayinka with her Lagos-based label “MOOFA


Interior Decoration The Future... Amaridian Gallery and Design Africa have formed a pioneering partnership to present ethnic furniture which consist of furnishing, lighting and decor items at ICFF 2010 in New York. These furniture is selected portfolio of studios from across Africa. The venture assists rising design stars to achieve critical and commercial success by connecting private enterprise with progressive development and their creative coordinates with

Designs.” Her latest collection, “Ashake” is celebrating the “very powerful and strong women” who “turn heads wherever they go to.” “That’s basically what’s the collection is about,” says Olayinka, who started the label about four years ago. “Women who are very feminine and sexy.”Congo’s designer dandies says that despite the existing challenges, such as frequent power cuts, it’s very exciting being part of Nigeria’s fashion scene right now.

Truly African... African furniture has a distinct style of colors and patterns that create the image we have of the continent. These chairs feature a combination animal and graphic print using rich browns, black, and subdued orange. This particular piece comes from Blue Girl Art where they take in old furniture and refurbish it into a new piece altogether. The history of the chair is an important element in its overall statement. African furniture prints can add a lot of color to room such as in this example. Price: $1,800.

“We work hard and we party hard, so it’s been really fun and it’s a growing process in Nigeria,” she says. “Nigerians like to dress up and a lot of people in Nigeria are now wearing their own fabrics.” Our platform is about promoting emerging and established Africa-inspired designers.


African Inspired Furniture The Binta Armchair by Moroso is clad in African fabrics and colors, taking you back to nature and culture. The actual chair itself is made from the traditional baobab tree and the shape of the Binta Armchair is very traditional to the African culture.

simple but elegant designs which carries the african traditional patterns and designs can be really expensive and hard to find at times, most priceless work of art like this can only be gotten from african art centres and showrooms.




Top 10

The best universities Malaysia has to offer for international

Universities IN MALAYSIA

for African International students With its world-class education system and strong international reputation, Malaysia is an increasingly popular study destination for international students interested in education abroad. There are about 70,000 international students from more than 120 different countries studying in Malaysia.

01 Taylor’s University Consisting of Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College, Taylor’s has evolved into one of Malaysia’s oldest, most successful and reputable private education institutions. The Pre-University Centre of Taylor’s has also prepared students for admission to some of the world’s finest universities.

03 Monash University The quality and diversity of staff, and their ability to provide an inspiring, international teaching environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

02 Sunway University The University is one of Malaysia’s leading and recognised institution of higher learning backed by outstanding academic achievements. The campus is among the largest and most modern of any private institutions in Malaysia.

04 Limkokwing The winner of the Highest Enrolment of Foreign Students Award and Special Award for Globalising Malaysian Education from the Malaysian Ministry of Education and the Export Excellence Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the trail-blazing university has won honours in its own right.

05 IUKL Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) was established in 1998 to provide quality education in the various fields of infrastructure. The campus is located conveniently between Kuala Lumpur, the commercial capital of Malaysia, and Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia. IUKL is recognized for its quality management system.

06 APIIT University The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels, as well as an excellent track record in producing highly employable graduates who are able to immediately contribute to industry upon graduation.


09 MMU

07 SEGI College SEGi College has a proud tradition of enriching students with the best skills and knowledge. SEGi College KL strives to produce quality graduates who meet industry demands Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the campus is easily accessible through public transportation.

08 Swinburne University Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is the foreign branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Swinburne Sarawak campus operates as a full-fledged branch campus, joining five other Swinburne campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and is under the academic control of Swinburneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Higher Education Division in Australia. Courses offered are identical to those available in Melbourne and graduates are awarded Australian testamurs.

Multimedia University (MMU) Welcome International Students from all over the world because we believe that a multicultural and multinational campus will enrich studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experiences in terms of social and cultural diversity. Students have the opportunity to meet people from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds and develop a cross cultural understanding among themselves. MMU enjoys the company of students from over 66 countries from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

10 IMU International Medical University is the first university in Malaysia that offers conventional and complementary medicine, all under one roof. Established in 1992 where its programmes consist of both local tracks (IMU degree), as well as international partner tracks (partner university degree).




DJ MIGHTY WALEX He is one of the most talented African djs in Malaysia, Dj mighty walex also known as oracle finger or gila- dj(crazy dj) started playing from the streets of Lasgidi, and then moved on to private parties and then to top clubs in kuala lumpur. in 2012 he made one of his biggest marks so far in his career by winning the AfroBeatz Festival 2012 DJ competition, eversince he has proven to be the most promising and entertaining African Dj in Malaysia. Read more about DJ MIGHTY WALEX visit



Graham Sampson Dabbey also known as black Gs, started writing his own songs when he was 14years old but was unable to record at the time. Never the less in 2009 he began singing backups for a few artist and released his first single “Wanna be your man” accompanied by other great singles and Malaysia’s favorite “DJ pump it up”. Black Gs performed in house parties for starters before performing in clubs like Long Bar, Nectar Bar, Club 11:45, he has performed in concerts alongside Awilo, Durella, Olamide, WizKid, Banky W, Duncan Mighty and also performed alongside Ice-Prince during the Afro-Beat Festival in Malaysia, 2012. He was recognised and awarded BEST R&B artist at the GAMA AWARDS in 2012, best POP/R&B Act of the Year at the AEA AWARDS in 2012 and nominated for the BEST POP ACT” at “BITE MY MUSIC GLOBAL AWARDS in Malaysia. Black Gs is currently with D’Race Production and has released the new best single on everyone’s lips “Superman”. For more info visit:


NIGERIA: DON JAZZY, P SQUARE, D’BANJ TOPS FORBES RICHEST ARTISTS LISTS. Channel O and Forbes Africa presents the top 10 most bankable/richest artistes in Africa. This list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, Sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presense, Influence and so many other factors. The list shows the African artistes making the most money in Africa. READ MORE AT “BLACK GS” WAS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES FOR SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ACROSS MALAYSIA.




MOSES OBI ADIGWE Don’t you just love those dimples? Moses Obi-Adigwe is the 22 yearold winner of Nigerian Idol 2013, and he has just debuted three new singles, “Love In The Air”, “Number One” and “Love Letter” featuring Eva Alordiah. Moses is from Delta State and is first ever male winner of Nigerian Idol. Since his win, he had been working in the studio with producers DJ Klem



ELIKEM TRIED TO GET WITH FEZA IN THE BIG BROTHER AFRICA HOUSE BUT OPTED FOR POKELLO Elikem who is 24 year-old said Feza made a big deal about the fact that she was older than him “I tried to talk to her and her excuse was that I’m younger than her and that in her culture it wouldn’t be accepted”. He said he could sense the Tanzanian beauty liked him. “I told her she actually likes me but she just wanted me to push harder, and I wasn’t ready to sacrifice like that” Elikem added.When Elikem switched to talking about another former Big Brother Africa housemate Pokello, one can see that the Ghanaian has developed some affection for the Zimbabwean. Elikem said he will soon fly out to Zimbabwe to check on her and see how life is treating her there.


WANDE COAL EXITS MARVIN RECORDS FOR GOOD. It is with deep regret that we officially announce the departure of recording artist Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, from Mavin Records due to irreconcilable differences.Over the past few months, Mavin Records has made a concerted move to consolidate its position in the Nigerian music industry. Mavin has pursued a renewed ethos to raise its standards of quality and professionalism to a world-class level. Wande’s vision has not aligned with ours and a few months ago all parties mutually agreed that a separation would be the best course of action.Legal parties on both sides have spent the past six months trying to reach an amicable solution in terms of musical property rights. However the decision by Wande Coal to release “Baby Face” purportedly as his own material is a direct breach of intellectual property law and compelled an immediate clarification on our part.Both Mavin Records and Wande Coal have enjoyed a remarkable run in the course of their working relationship. It is unfortunate that conflicting priorities contributed to the premature curtailment of a hitherto fruitful accord. PAGE



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Trying to succeed without a plan is like trying to build a house with no foundation




Planning Ahead to Build a Foundation for Success Thinking ahead can help you achieve your goals faster


thletes do it. Chess players do it. Novelists, successful scientists and even sales people do it. These days, everyone who wants to make big things happen is planning ahead in order to succeed. What about you? When it comes to planning ahead to reach your goals, are you falling in line or falling behind? Thinking ahead can help you achieve your goals and, even more importantly, bounce back faster when you’re met with unexpected failures or setbacks. What can you do today to make sure your health and fitness goals are met tomorrow? Maybe you need to pack a lunch to avoid that daily fast food fix, stock your pantry with healthy snacks so you have something to munch on, make a new bedtime routine so you get all the shut-eye you need, or sleep in your workout clothes so you’ll have no excuse to miss a morning workout.Thinking “two steps ahead” means utilizing the present to make it easier to achieve your goals in the future. What are you waiting for? Here’s how to do it now, before you waste a few more minutes or lose your motivation altogether.

Think about Your Actions Take some time to envision yourself reaching your long-term goal, whether it’s losing 40 pounds, running a 5K, or reducing your cholesterol. All of these big goals can (and should!) be broken down into specific behaviors that will increase your health and wellness. Losing 40 pounds may involve reducing and tracking your calories while also starting a consistent fitness program. Running a 5K starts with your first step, then requires a plan to slowly build endurance over several weeks. And reducing your cholesterol can happen when you make heart-smart food choices and increase your daily activity. Taking it a step further, each of these action steps requires a plan or “mini goal” if you’re going to achieve it. Maybe you’ll aim for a specific number of exercise minutes per week, servings of fruits and vegetables per day, or miles per month. Achieving these goals is easier when you start thinking ahead and formulating a process that fits into your schedule. When you spell out exactly what you’re working on, it will be so much easier to track progress toward your mini-goals and stay on course toward your bigger goals. PAGE




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Head Off Potential Hurdles: Prepare Your Plan B You’ve planned to exercise three times a week and you’re sticking with your program really well. Your workout wardrobe is freshly laundered. You’ve commandeered a babysitter during your evening runs. Best of all, you’ve scheduled your exercise sessions like appointments in your calendar. You’re doing great. But all of a sudden, a giant work project is dropped in your lap and you realize you’ll need to work from home every night this week to meet the deadline. Sound familiar? Whether it’s a nasty flu virus, a change in your partner’s work schedule, or a car in the shop, there will always be obnoxious and unexpected hurdles that can spring up and ruin your best laid plans. You can either wait for them to derail you or you can think ahead about all the possible scenarios that might get in the way of your goals—and plan how to tackle them in advance. As soon as you’ve set mini goals for the week and put your commitments on the calendar, the next thing you should focus on is finding room for flexibility. Maybe you can pencil in a morning workout on the weekend as a backup plan, or make a list of healthy take-out options in case you find yourself in a dinnertime crunch. And if you have trouble resisting those donuts in the office break room, you’d better be sure to pack nutritious and delicious mid-morning snacks in your bag. Having a plan B in place before you need it means you’re thinking strategically and will be more likely to stay on track. Commit...and Don’t Quit Committing to any lifestyle change takes time and continued effort. If you’re having trouble implementing your strategic plan (and plan B’s), here are some strategies that will help you PAGE


sidestep obstacles that may arise. Make your commitments public so that everyone around you knows the goals you’re working toward. If your boss, partner and friends have all heard you profess your plan, they’ll be more likely to support you (or at least they’ll know what you’re up to)--and you’ll be more likely to stick with it to save face. Keep track of your achievements. Sometimes, when you’re working hard to fit healthy habits into your schedule, it can feel like the rest of the world is against you. Seeing the progress you make toward your own goals will help you notice change and stay true to your healthy self—even in the event that you mess up. Log your workouts online, track your calories and H2O intake, and draw smiley faces on your calendar when you finish each yoga class. Keeping track will remind you how far you’ve come, which can help you keep the faith when life gets in the way of your best intentions. Make friends with failure Even after you’ve set benchmarks for success, put a halt on potential hurdles, and prepared a plan B, you can still be sure that the road to health and fitness won’t always be smooth and straight. A storm will sweep in overnight and ruin your morning run. That family road trip will be wrought with tempting treats at truck stops. Though these problems may seem counterproductive, getting familiar with failure can be helpful in its own way. When you experience a succession of small setbacks or changes in course, it helps you hone your skills at dealing with issues that are outside of your control. Even the greatest athletes and strategic planners in the world fail—sometimes badly and sometimes publicly. But those who are great don’t let failure define them or stop them. They set goals, plan ahead to avoid or minimize mishaps, and get back up and keep going when things don’t go according to plan. They roll with the punches—and you can, too!

6 WAYS TO KEEP A POSTIVE MINDSET 1. Smile. You can bounce back from negative emotions with a simple smile because putting on a happy face influences your brain. When you feel sad your brain automatically responds by turning the muscles of your face down. If you consciously smile when you feel down, it can actually change the way you feel. 2. It’s not what happens, but how you frame it. In life, it’s not what happens that matters, but rather, how you respond to it. Frame a situation, even a difficult one, in a positive light. If you have a difficult task ahead, focus on the portion of it that you enjoy. 3. Have gratitude. People who are thankful for what they have rather than always wanting more, tend to be more optimistic. Reframe your sentence from “If I were this...” to “I’m glad I’m this...” Gratitude for what you have leads to optimism. 4. Take control. People that blame others and blame situations in life tend to be less optimistic. Feeling like you have control over your life outcome is a great place to start. Set attainable goals on a regular basis and outline a specific time period to assess where you are. 5. Don’t compare and if you do, frame it differently. Comparing yourself to others can make you see what you don’t have rather than what you do have. But sometimes envy kicks in and you can’t seem to quiet it. When you’re comparing yourself to others, allow it to bounce you into action, rather than making you feel debilitated by what you haven’t yet accomplished. 6. Start fresh everyday. Take the perspective that what has happened in the past doesn’t necessarily mean that your present moment will be any certain way. You can alter who you are and start over every single day.


EAT CLEAN STAY HEALTHY Your body needs the right vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to stay healthy. E

ating Clean is treating your body right. It is eating the way nature intended. You eat the foods our bodies evolved to function best on, and that makes you feel and look fantastic. When you Eat Clean you eat more often. You will eat lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. These practices keep your blood-sugar levels stable and keep you satisfied. The best part is that if you need to lose weight it will happen almost without you having to try. And yes, you can have a treat now and again. Best of all,Eating Clean keeps you feeling great and full of energy. In fact, you can forget all about the days when “dieting” meant feelings of hunger, lethargy or deprivation. Eating Clean is not a fad; it’s a way of life. When you Eat Clean your body will react by losing weight if you need to lose, maintaining a healthy weight if that’s where you are, and even gaining weight if you are too skinny. But regardless of whether you want to lose,

maintain or gain, you will feel better than you ever have before. Never worry about counting calories again. You will never have to diet. Eating Clean will keep you lean and healthy for the rest of your long life. Eating Clean guarantees results! A healthy diet means that you are eating: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products Seafood, poultry, lean meats, eggs, beans, peas, seeds, and nuts Limit foods high in: Cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars Trans fats – Trans fats may be in foods like cakes, cookies, stick margarines, and fried foods. Saturated fats – These fats come from animal products like cheese, fatty meats, whole milk, and butter. Refined grains – Food products with refined grains include white bread, noodles, white rice, and flour tortillas.




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ELIGIBLE AFRICAN MEN? If we can show the world where Africans are successful, we can change the way in which Africa is perceived.


t seems like the female society has a problem: they can’t seem to find Mr. Nice Guy. This droughts of good black men have prompted some in the community to say they don’t even exist.

This is one question that many people across south east asia always ask, where are the well groomed responsible & educated African Men Living Overseas.


he definition of “eligible” includes many middle class characteristics, such as having high education attainment and income and no record of incarceration. This definition essentially deems huge chunks of the population as un-datable based on demographic characteristics alone. Very rarely do these studies include an analysis of why there is a sex ratio imbalance in the first place. If we look at the sex ratio between African men and women—the total number of unmarried African men and women 0-28 years old—there is no imbalance. However, as we age, African men begin to severely reduce in numbers. The impact of poor educational resources, racial residential segregation, neighborhood violence, high unemployment, heavy police surveillance and racial profiling, and the criminalization of African bodies all have a significant influence on the reduction of “eligible” African male partners. Scholars should take into consideration other factors that make people “eligible” for dating. Many women choose to date or marry men with less income, education, and an incarceration record—not because they are settling, but because they choose to look beyond what society says is an “eligible” mate to get to know the person. Above all, most women want a partner who is nice, caring, open-minded, honest, reliable, and a good human being. Additionally, singlehood can be just as desirable an end for women. Women have the right to agency and self-determination in all domains of their lives, from career choices and reproductive health to relationships… We want to show the world the achievements of Africans, to inspire and encourage young Africans across the world to realise that great lawyers, scientists, bankers, journalists, artists, writers, in fact Africans from all walks of life have come out of the poorest conditions to achieve Universal success and recogition. The personalities featured is not a limitative list, they need to have achieved international recognition, they can be dead or alive and visitors should feel free to put up onto the site anyone whose achievements they admire or feel worthy of a place on the site.


he more I advance with age, the less I accept this representation of Africa as a victim, land of the hungry and thirsty, object of compassion, where only the children draw pity whilst the adults are held to be responsible for their suffering.Of course, there is suffering in Africa, it is not to be denied. However if this continent has its lot of misery and drama, it is also incredibly diverse. Full of exceptional successes, great human wealth, amazing natural resources, a fantastic and spectacular economy, towns PAGE




with rapid growth, investments from all over the world, all of that but first in the context of contemporary Africa. One would never imagine representing Asia with the traits of a poor child, dehydrated and relieving her thirst by drinking from a dirty bottle top from a helper. And yet, the greatest number of cases of malnutrition are found on the Asian continent. It is that Asia has managed to show off the value of its diversity and success. It seems like the female society has a problem: they can’t seem to find Mr. Nice Guy. This drought of good black men have prompted some in the community to say they don’t even exist. It all starts from girls talk, “how is your boyfriend? How are you guys doing?” well from the reply I get when the topic is brought up., all I can hear out from them there are no elligible men and they give me a range of 1 out of every 10 men as being eligible. Well girls, they do exist; You’ll find out just how many good black guys there actually are out there. They are around we eat with them, walk with them, talk and do different things together. Here is what can help you to notice your eligible African man

no vision, the people perish.” Consider this sound advice for romantic relationships as well. How can someone who is going nowhere and doing nothing inspire you to be anything? Usually those men are only professionals at destroying confidence.

4. He’s Confident in Who He Is .

You don’t want a man that constantly needs encouragement or is preoccupied with proving himself to everyone he knows. By this point he should have resolved the major issues (if any) of his past. If he’s still “complicated,” wait until you find something simple, because your relationship deserves peace! A good guy knew who he was before he met you. You’re Happy! I saved the best for last. One of the greatest indicators that we often ignore is our happiness and our peace. If you argue all the time, or you feel like things will get better in time, he isn’t the right guy for you. This is a hard pill to swallow, but it’s good medicine! Besides, what’s the point if you’re not happy? There are a lot of things in your life that you can’t control, but when it comes to a relationship this should not be one of them. Do yourself a favour and not only find yourself 1. He Feels Honoured to Be with You . a good guy, but find the good guy that makes you So many men attempt to make women feel that they happy. are lucky to be with them, but this should definitely It’s never too late to elevate your standards. For the be the other way around. Honour me and I will one in the relationship make your eligible man to feel honour you. When two good people get together, no he has the best woman in the world. one’s needs are unmet; you both reciprocate equally. His manhood isn’t diminished by telling you how beautiful, intelligent and strong you are that’s what he loves about you.

2. He Inspires You to Be a Better You .

His goals, achievements, and motivations encourage you to stay on track with your God-given destiny. He doesn’t hesitate to encourage you when you are down. He makes you to be proud of yourself and what you do. He challenges you to overcome your insecurities instead of giving more reasons for you to be insecure.

3. He Has Personal Ambition .

It’s far too easy to get distracted by income when looking for a good man. Many men have become pros at the illusion of security. The truth is, a wealthy man can lose his money and a poor man can stumble across a fortune. The best way to avoid superficiality and navigate these choppy waters is to make sure the guy has passion and a plan. You also may want to check his motivations; a good man will feel his destiny driving him, and will know that God has given him that vision. The proverb tells us, “Where there is

PRIORITIES Most men want to get their affairs in order before they get married: college, career advancement, etc. There are simply certain accomplishments men prefer to achieve before marriage.




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Gadgets2013 Collection of Top Gadgets To advertise HERE, please contact: AfroAsiaConnect Marketing Staff Telephone:603-56116343 Fax: 603-56126342 Email:

The PlayStation 4 will go on sale in November this year and it’ll be cheaper than the Xbox One. The PS4 itself was shown off for the first time at E3 and it’s black, just like the Xbox One. However, it has an angular design and appears to be constructed of a similar plastic to the original PS3.

Samsung NX300

The public release was for later this year, but Google since pushed it to 2014

With a large touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and an APS-C sized sensor and more.

As a system, it’s both highly flexible and strictly controlled. You could feasibly push a card to Glass from anything – a website, an iOS app, your DVR – and services like Facebook and Twitter could add Glass support without the user even realizing it. Glass owners will log in

The Samsung NX300 Smart Compact System Camera combines performance, connectivity, and convenience in a small package that lets you take your video and photography to a new level. The camera’s 20.3-megapixel sensor captures incredible color rendition


Bang and Olufsen

The Pebble is a smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology in 2013.

Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H3 Earphones

Control your Apple or Android device’s functions from your wrist with this Pebble 301BL smart watch, which features Bluetooth technology for easy pairing and an E-paper display that promotes visibility. The waterproof design ensures longlasting use.

B&O’s new gorgeous and sonically powerful in-ears are so great, it’ll encourage you to break bank. Sporting an aluminum unibody frame storing a 10.8mm driver and new Micro Bass Port to create a dynamic sound design, plus 23 air holes on the side of each ear bud for ventilation

Bose SoundLink Mini

personal fitness tracker to easily keep track of your fitness made by Nike.

Bose steps into the portable bluetooth speaker octagon.

The Fitbit Flex wristband tracks the number and speed of steps you take throughout the day and when you set it to sleep mode, it monitors your wakefulness and movement during sleep. The Flex synchronizes this data with your Fitbit account via Bluetooth. A wireless Bluetooth USB

On top of packaging the mobile speaker with the same full-range audio and rugged ergonomics, the company built two custom highpowered transducers to promote an efficient soundstage capable of handling strong bass and mid-range.


Razer Edge Pro

The Xbox One is a revolution in entertainment that is sure to be on everyone’s holiday

Razer went as far as to fullfill a gamers dream by unleashing the world’s most powerful tablet.

This isn’t simply a games console, but the centrepiece of Microsoft’s living-room ecosystem, bringing games, sports, TV, music and movies together in one device, working seamlessly with tablets through Xbox Smartglass and with voice and gesture controls through the second-


The PlayStation®4 system has been one of the most anticipated games this year


FitBit Flex (Nike)



Housing a 1.9GHz Intel Core i7 CPU with 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 640 LE GPU, and 256GB SSD under a stylish, bulky frame—the slate bears the processing firepower to handle high-powered titles like BioShock Infinite and Crysis 3 with ease. Optional peripherals like the Gamepad and docking station bring








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* Red Carpet (Live!) -----------

# AMVCA 2013

2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards


The anticipated inaugural edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards took place in style at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. www.AfroAsiaConnect .my


Bimbo Akintola


Hosts IK and Vimbai Here


Genevieve Nnaji


Maureen Koech


Ng’endo Mukii


Olu Jacobs


Saint Obi


Chinedu Ikedieze


Ebuka Obi


Zach Orji & Son


Richard Mofedamijo


Jim Iyke



As expected the awards ceremony drew the attendance of some of the biggest names in the African movie and music industry. The show hosted by Nigerian media personality/BBA host IK Osakioduwa and Zimbabewean TV star/former BBA contestant Vimbai Mutinhiri, kicked off at 7 PM. From Jackie Appiah and OC Ukeje taking home top honours as the best actress and actor respectively to electric on-stage performances by Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Efya and Iyanya, the show lived up to critical expectations. READ MORE AT AFROASIACONNECT.COM.MY

















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Now is the time, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait anymore for slow investors who make no effort to keep their businesses afloat.


igeria is one of the leading petroleum producer and exporter, also its one of the largest proven natural gas and petroleum reserves. Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy is strong and growing stronger... Invest in Nigeria now! Make your choice now and start a business in Nigeria. You will make profits by investing in a sector of your interest and with any amount of capital you have.

Investment opportunity exist much in a solid minerals sector, there are minerals which are not fully exploited in Nigeria like coal and tin. The rest are iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc and arable land which are exploited. Like other the African countries Nigeria also engage in agricultural products such as groundnuts, coconut, cocoa, citrus fruits, maize, millet, cassava, yams, and sugar cane. Not only Nigeria owning a booming leather and textile industry, which are located at Kano, Abeokuta, Kaduna, Onitsha and Lagos but also it has significant production and manufacturing facilities such as Peugeot (French), Bedford (English truck manufacturer, General Motors and also they deal with processed foods.



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We make your business work for you. Free Market Economy. The Government has created a favourable climate for business and industrial ventures. Administrative and bureaucratic procedures have been greatly streamlined. The Government has put in place policies and programmes that guarantee a free market economy. Free Flow of Investment Exchange control regulations have been liberalized to ensure free flow of international finance. There is now unrestricted movement of investment capital. Skilled and Low Cost Labour, there is an abundance of skilled labour at an economic cost, resulting in production costs, which are among the lowest in Africa. Nigeria government offers stable political environment. In terms of infrastructure Nigeria is having a


Nigeria is having a rapid development of physical and industrial infrastructure, like transportation,

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development of physical and industrial infrastructure, like transportation, communications, electricity and water supply.

The geographic condition of Nigeria is within three climatic conditions: in the southern it is equatorial, central area is tropical and arid in the northern giving rise to rainforest, savannah and desert vegetation respectively. Labour in Nigeria is very cheap due to large amount of unemployed

individuals ,therefore you pay less for about the same services rendered anywere in the world. Nigerians are also very friendly and welcoming to foreign investors and will go to any extent to see that your company is stable and doing good business. Next time you are looking for where and what to invest in,kindly contact us as we offer free consultancy services on Lucrative businesses in West Africa. PAGE



HARI RAYA CELEBRATION On 8th of August 2013- Alpha Bless Restaurant hosted Hari Raya (Aidilfitri) for the Nigerian Muslim in Malaysia and other Malaysian friends in which more than 90 people turned up for the event. The season of Hari Raya is an opportunity for Muslim families to come together and celebrate with their love ones, relatives and friends, Through this celebration and other activities Alpha Bless, manifested itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solidarity with his Muslim Brothers, Sisters and Malaysian friends. However, local residents women from all corners of Malaysia were also invited to attend the event.










Issue 01 - December 2013

Health should be your First Priority Being sick in a foreign country at times can be a challenge, thinking of going to the hospital to get that contentment you intend to get like the way you will be attended to in your home country

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froAsia Connect met with one of the foreigners who had an experience wereby he fell ill and needed immediate medical treatment and here is what he had to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My name is Damian, I was very sick and I did not know where to go and what to do, I felt like going to the clinic but because I thought I will not get that exact treatment and the understanding with the doctor since I was not in my country, but it was totally different when I walked into the clinic, the way I was treated, i felt like I was in my home country, the caring and attention I got made me feel more at home. And to my surprise, there were no extra charges for my treatment, this made me to see Malaysia as a lovely country and a nice place to stay, thanks so much to Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak for helping the life of foreigners in Malaysia. Many of my friends has visited this Klinik and had a wonderful experience, that makes us always give out regards to Kliniks in Malaysia.



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DESTINATION UGANDA (THE PEARL OF AFRICA) There are hundreds of things to do and places to see in Uganda. From all of the major attractions such as the rare mountain gorillas to the hidden gems of the back country.


ocated astride the Equator, Uganda is one of the most captivating destinations in Africa. Also refered to as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a destination that has been visited by many travellers including explorers who came around the mid 1880s, seeking to find the Source of the Nile River! Up to today, Uganda attracts thousands of visitors who take different adventures in its countryside with the most popular being gorilla tracking in the ancient tropical rainforests of Western Uganda. Ugandan society is still predominantly rural with 80% of the population living in rural areas. Traditional customs and lifestyles are still alive in many parts of the country, which adds spice to the tourist experience. Ugandans generally have a reputation for openness, and a friendly attitude to visitors. There are various peoples that make up Uganda and each group have their own traditional customs and ways of life. These customs are kept alive by many colourful ceremonies marking specific historical events or celebrating the seasons of the year. Spontaneous dancing and music are typical of life in Uganda and visitors are often welcome to observe these PAGE


ceremonies – although as a courtesy, tourists should always seek permission before taking photographs. In addition to the rich cultural experiences, tourists can choose souvenirs from countless local traditional art pieces and handcrafts. These are sold in most villages, along the roadsides, and also at specific tourist curio shops within the capital.

“Also refered to as the pearl of Africa,Uganda is a destination that has been visited by many travellers including explorers ”

National Parks Most of Uganda’s wildlife is concentrated in its protected areas, of which there are three main categories: National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, and Forest Reserves. Uganda has established 10 National Parks, enabling tourists to enjoy the pristine wilderness environment.


#Tips Uganda is rightfully referred to as a country of many wonders from sparkling crater lakes, great wildlife, rolling hills and now endangered Mountain

Queen Elizabeth National Park The Queen Elizabeth National Park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. The park, in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, covers 2,056 sq. km and includes a remarkable variety of ecosystems, from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah and swamps. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species,

elephant, baboons, hippos, buffalo and chimpanzees. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. The bird species include the black bee-eater, 11 types of king fisher, Shoebill storks and several species of falcons, eagles and other raptors. In the crater lakes to the north, flocks of flamingos can be found. A favourite way to view the game is by launch trip on the Kazinga Channel between Lakes George and Edward.

Mgahinga Gorilla This is yet another haven for the persecuted mountain gorilla. Located on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains, in the extreme southwest corner of Uganda, the park has been set aside to provide a secure habitat for the gorillas. However, besides the gorillas, other wildlife may also be viewed including the leopard, giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo, and golden monkey. The summit of Mount Muhavura (4,127 m) has a small crater lake.

Above Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

LAKES AND RIVERS Uganda has been called a land of lakes because almost a third of the country is covered by water. Lake Victoria, the largest in Africa, dominates the southern border of the country while Lakes Edward and Albert lie to the west. Linked to Lake Edward is the Kazinga Channel, Lake Mburo, 230 km to the west of Kampala, is the only lake entirely within a National Park. In the centre of Uganda, Lakes Kwania and Kyoga are fed by the waters of the River Nile. Other lakes include Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale and Lake Bisina in the shadow of Mt. Elgon, as well as tiny crater lakes high in the mountains.Ugandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh water lakes offer opportunities for water activities and sports. An example is white water rafting, pioneered by Adrift, which has caught on as a popular tourist activity, especially on the River Nile. The country now attracts 500 rafters every month. Lake Victoria is now also being increasingly used for lake cruises. Other popular activities include sport fishing and sailing.








Dangote invest massively in East Africa


e all want wealth, but how do we achieve it?, It starts with a successful career which relies on your skills and talents. Invest in yourself through books and qualify job where you can acquire a quality skill set. Identify your talents and find a way to turn them into an income-generating vehicle. In doing so, you

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generation you keep it for” can truly leverage your career into an engine of your wealth. The Dangote Group which started as a small trading firm was established in the year 1977. Today, it is no longer small but now a multi-trillion naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. At present, Dangote has enlarged his line of businesses to also cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight. It is important to point out here that, Dangote Group also dominates the sugar market in Nigeria. It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generation you keep it for”.- Robert Kiyosaki

a lot of business people who owns Companies and who can help much to invest in different sectors in East Africa and the of whole Africa. Mr Alhaji Aliko Dangote has shown a way by Investing in Africa were he invest US $500millions which is about 8 Trillion SH in Mtwara Tanzania for the construction of Gas industry. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was born on 10th of April in 1957, Kano, Nigeria, he is a Nigerian selfmade businessman, with an estimated worth of $20.1 billion USD as of March 2013. Based in Nigeria, he is the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities with operations in his homeland and several other countries in Africa, including Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, South Africa and Why wait for the Americans, Chinese or Zambia. Dangote has been ranked by Forbes Europeans investors to invest in Africa while Magazine as the 43rd richest person in the we can start by cherishing our own. Africa has world and the richest man in Africa.




The Dangote industry is expected to produce 3million tons of cement, which are like 150,000 bags per day with 50kg and also giving full time job opportunity to 1000 people and part-time job for 9,000 people. Not only Tanzania but also Dangote has invested in 14 different other African Countries for the manufacturing infrastructures in Countries such as Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, etc. Dangote Cement Company has invested $5billion USD on the construction of cement industry.However the UNCTAD has confirm that investment from outside Africa has increase by 5%, also the international institution of Ernest & Young which deals with company advice and tax has report that African investors to Africa have

increase from 27 people in 2003 to 145 in 2011 for 17% to the foreign investors of last year. According to Ernest &Young â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nigerian Bank and Kenya Bank are the good example for the African investors so as the United Bank of Africa (UBA) OF Nigeria which has invested in 18 countries including Tanzania. For the East African Community, TIC, UIA and Ken lnvest are proudly about having good political stability also help them to have pulling factor for the investors in their countries.

>>>>>>>>WHY INVEST IN EAST AFRICA<<<<<<<<< 1. East African Community has market access to more than 130 million people. 2. Combined GDPP size of about US$75 Billion 3. High level of intra-regional trade and cross border investments 4. Abundant labour force â&#x20AC;&#x201C;educated, trained, mobile, skilled and enterprising 5. Insurance against non-commercial risk by Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATIA)








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