Cinema Africa Film Festival 2017

Last week, I was at the Cinema Africa Film festival in Stockholm. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to participate in the events but I’m happy that I took the time to see some of the movies during the festival.

Photo from Cinema Africa
Participants at the festival
From Cinema Africa

They showed many African films like The Queen of Katwe directed by Mira Nair and starring actors like David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o and others. White Colour Black directed by Joseph Adesunloye. The cast includes Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Waje Ojo, Sy Alassane and others. Joseph is from Nigeria but lives in the UK.

Joseph and Dudley

But I was able to see a documentary on South Africa, The Giant is Falling by Rehad Desai at Zita Cinema on Sunday. I think the film gave a good picture of the political situation in South Africa; the ANC, EFF and DA (all political parties in SA). After seeing the film, I got more information about South Africa and the way their government runs the country. I may not want to be political in this post but according to the director of the movie, Julius Malema may not be the messiah poor South Africans are looking for. I may agree with this but I’m not sure, only the future will tell.  If you want to know more about the contemporary South African government, corruption, harassment, syphoning of public funds for private use, killing of the mine workers, the fees must fall protest by university students, and the South African youths hope for democracy, you need to see this documentary.

I watched this movie which is a South African romantic film. Thabang Moleya directed the film; Happiness is A Four Letter Word. The cast starred Khanyi Mbau, Chris Attoh, Tongayi Chirisa, Renate Stuurman and others. This movie is the icing on the cake, mehn! It has been called the South African version of Sex and the City.  The movie is around three girlfriends and their life, the lies, cheating, lust, friendship, makeup and break up and sex escapades with men. I loved how the characters in the movie were portrayed. I couldn’t move an inch till the end.

I met with Onyeka Nwelue who was one of the juries at the film festival. He is a well-known Nigerian young man who teaches at different universities for free. You should see his TEDTalks on YouTube.

Onyeka Nwelue, Dudley, Joseph
Photo from Onyeka
Me at the Cinema enjoying the films

I am sorry that I have been away from my blogging, the good thing is that I’m back.
Imma 💜❤💜.


Mádara Ultra Purifying Mud Mask (Review).

Last week, I got this new mask from Åhlens City. I got this mask 60ml for 59 kronor (Sweden’s currency). Because I haven’t tried any organic detox mask, so I made up my mind to give it a try. I picked the Mádara Detox Ultra Purifying Mud Mask. The product is made in Latvia and an organic skincare product from Madara Cosmetics.

This mask is a deep-purifying detox mask. It helps to clean, tighten pores and leaves the skin fresh, matte and revitalized. So it basically does 4 main things:

1. Clarify by absorbing excess oil thereby reducing outbreaks.

2.Detoxify helps to eliminate toxins and heavy metals.

3. Rejuvenate to eliminate acne and any skin inflammation.

4. Recharges with trace elements and vitamins to give a revitalized and glowing look.

5. Hydrates.

It is made for all skin types; oily, combination, skin with large pores, acne, blemishes or inflammations. And is recommended for use once a week to prevent skin dullness and tiredness.

I usually spend my Saturdays and Sundays giving attention to my skin. So on these days, I wear my facial masks and body scrubs.  This mud mask comes in a greenish color but with a strong awful smell and takes few minutes to dry out on the face. But when it dries off, it sits very hard on the face and clings to the face very strong. I think this is how it works on tightening the pores, no doubt about that. You can wear it for 5 to 10 minutes or more.

I like this detox mask except for the smell but it vanishes when the mud dries off. It was easy to rinse off with a warm water. I noticed my face looked a little bit red when I dried my face. But I will be using this detox mask as I liked the effect on my skin. The first time I used it, I screamed for joy, like it tightens my pores immediately the mud dried off on my face and neck. This Mádara Ultra Purifying Mud Mask is a must buy, it is worth having in your bathroom. It is unisex (men and women can use it).

This mask is my new buddy. This is how it looks like when dry.

So are you including this mask in your skincare products? What other detox mud mask do you know? Have you used any detox mask? Please share below. You are welcome. 💜💜💜.

I love you.

Imma 💙❤💜.
Psalm 23.

Hotel ScandicKlara in Stockholm

One of my new year resolution for 2016 was travelling around different cities in Sweden and neighbouring countries. We started our travelling and vacation this January, but firstly, we stayed in Stockholm. One of the best hotels that provide best services to their customers is Scandic Hotels. Continue reading “Hotel ScandicKlara in Stockholm”