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Fiercely Beyonce

She is one of the greatest entertainers of this generation. And is also one of the strongest role models to women around the world. Beyoncé Knowles began her career as part of the trio known as Destiny’s Child and, since then, has emerged as an independent powerhouse of an artist and an inspired media mogul….

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The Red Carpet Girl

It all began with an impromptu slap almost four years ago. One that had Leonardo DiCaprio on the receiving end with Martin Scorsese in the room. The reaction? Resounding laughter and a breakthrough role in the Hollywood film industry as Jordan Belfort’s second wife, Naomi Lapaglia. At 26, Margot Robbie has stormed onto the silver…

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The Love in Music

At 47, Gwen Stefani probably didn’t think she’d be where she is now. But instead of letting the breakdown of her 13-year marriage devastate her, she threw herself back into work and emerged victorious. With a new album under her belt, a cosmetic collaboration with Urban Decay and as a voice in the upcoming animated…

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The Kenyan Queen of the Silver Screen

It began in 2013, with 12 Years a Slave, a performance that blew the critics away. As Patsey, a slave who worked alongside lead character, Solomon Northup, in Steve McQueen’s historical drama, Lupita Nyong’o’s breakthrough role met rave reviews. In the three years since, the talented actress, who has a self-proclaimed competitive streak, has not…

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Live, Love Laugh

Ruling the Bollyood marquee and on her way to make a Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Deepika Padukone is not just a pretty actress but a powerhouse of talent. She’s been one of the few in her league to have opened up about issues usually swept under the carpet – mental…

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As Real as Rihanna

The odds against her would have discouraged a lesser woman. Channeling the emotion that came with a childhood full of struggle, pain, abuse, poverty and illness, it was impossible to look away from the young Barbadian when she sang. Her image veered between that of a club-hopping wild child to being the poster child for…

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Acing up the Game

Standing in a packed room full of the world’s press, a slightly flushed yet ecstatic Leonardo Dicaprio clutched his Oscar firmly in his hand as he admitted that this had been his dream. For 25 years now, DiCaprio has appeared in many films and depicted so many roles that it seemed impossible that he had not won…

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Love in the 21st Century

Everyone swoons over a goodlove story, even the cynics. Oh, they will protest and scoff! But at the end of it all, people want the man and the woman who seem to be a perfect fit to end up together and live happily ever after. So, when you hear about the gorgeous, Victoria’s Secret Angel…

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The Corporate Act

For those that enjoyed the variety of television shows that came out during the 90s, you may have realised that a common thread flowed through them all. The ideal around nullifying the stereotype of the heroine in the tower, waiting for their prince to come, was one that was steadily taking a back seat. Women…

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