Saturday, 20 October 2012

Fashion Police Speaks to Sexy Amie

>1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?
Hi, my name is Ms Amie Joof. I am  from the smiling coast of Africa, the Gambia. I am a mother of one and from  very large family.  What's so unique about me is i love everyone as a person don't matter who they are...and what they do

>2)What words best describe you as a person?
Sexy, humble, grateful, and easy going.   Simple
>3)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman?
Yes i am a true representative  of  today's woman. Looking at myself i feel very lucky to have such mentality and believe, working with people living with HIV/AIDS virus.  Its a very easy task looking at the way the West does it.  But being an African, knowing that its a no go area as long as talking about the virusis concern.

>4)What perfume are you wearing as we speak? I am wearing Jimmy Choo. my favourite is Lola

>5)What made you compete in Ms Black Africa UK 2012?
Miss Black UK, what they do is turn princesses into queen. I know that i am not the same person now compared to before i entered the competition. In a positive way. I entered the competition aiming to use it as a media platform to create a younger generation free from HIV/AIDS
>6)I f you had the power to change pageantry world wide what would you change?

>7)Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
There are lots of things i will want to do and achieve within five years.  But the main one is to set up my own charity to for community out reach sensitization on the three ZEROS. Zeronew infection, Zero stigma and discrimination, Zero HIV/AIDS deaths.
>8)What do you think of the fashion police news blog?
Its hot and fierce.

>9)If we was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shock to see?
A vibr***r on my bedside. Sorry but thats the way forward. Lol

>10)What are 4 things you love about a man?
Smell good, dress good, looking good and generous. I love getting spoil.

>11)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
Ted Baker. Being a size 6, i love the perfect fitting on their clothes.

>12)If you was given 2 tickets to fly any where in the world where would you fly to and why?
First i will fly to the Gambia, got loads of catching up to do, lol. and second to Vegas, so that whatever i do, it will stay there.

>13)How was the experience in the Ms Black Africa UK 2012 pageant?
The experience was unbeatable. I loved every bit of it. It has tought me how to have a thicker skin and tell the bitches to fu#k off my back. I will encourage anyone who wants to do it, to go ahead, It made me realise my potentials.

>14)Describe your fashion sense?
I love class and will always spend my last penny to buy things that will make me standout from the crowd.

>15)If the fashion police was to have dinner at your home what would you prepare them?
Lamb 'yassa'. Its a Gambian dish. I have got a secret receipe form my mum. Am not sharing it but all i can say it's Very yummy.

>16)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?
Omg, can't believe you asking me that.  First thing i would like to say is am not that snail anymore. But hey knowing that the man knows what he is doing by transforming some girls into ladies, teaching them how to walk, i take my hat off for him. All we can do is accept, that's the reality.

>17)What do you think is your best assets?
My waist hmmm love it, long legs and beautiful smile. Did i mention my babylons ''boobs''? No, ok. They are not part of the list.

>18)What do you enjoy doing when your free?
Doing research on on new ideas about anything that's useful.  It can be anything, just as to be a rounded person. I also do 30 - 45 mins meditation just to reflect on things.

>19)Now that the pageant is over what's next for you?
Working with Positive Runway Global Catwalk to help and stop the spread.

>20)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
I would say ya amie and suki, they listen to all my crap, mum and dad. These two people always stood by me no matter what the situation is.  'I feel like crying now'

>21)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?
Oh you play me any African music, i will shake it really well.

>22)What was your reaction when ask for this interview?
Could not believe it, i kept asking myself if its for real.

>23)Any last words for our many blog readers?
Be who you are, keep pushing and the rest will follow. Thanks to Mr. FIERCE for bringing the best out of me. Thanks to Dele, CEO of MBA and the whole team. Could not have ever do it without you guys.

Friday, 19 October 2012

CEO/Founder of Ms Black Africa UK Mr Dele Onabowu Speaks to the Fashion Police News

CEO/FOUNDER Ms Black Africa UK pageant Mr Dele
1) Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
I am a software developer, PR Consultant, Entertainment blogger and a beauty pageant director.  When I’m not doing any of the afore mentioned, I am at home writing code.

2) What 3 words best describe you as a person?
Modest Self-confessed workaholic

3) What cologne are you wearing as we speak?
Leau Dissey by Issey Miyake. Sweet smelling but yet masculine!

4) Do you think you’re a true representation of a today's man?
Not exactly. I bear mannerisms of the Modern man but still maintain a bit of the old school traditional values. I still believe in values like opening the car door and pulling a ladies chair out before we eat.

5) When not working what do you enjoy doing?
Remember that I called myself a workaholic? I never stop working. Is it abnormal to find work relaxing? If it is then perhaps I am abnormal.

6) You’re the Founder/CEO of Ms Black Africa UK please tell us more about this pageant?
Miss Black Africa was founded in 2010. The term ‘Black Africa’ is used to describe the part of Africa that lies south of the Sahara desert. It encompasses West, East, Central and Southern Africa. It often gets misunderstood as a pageant for only dark skinned Africans but it is open to anyone of sub-Saharan origin such as a white South African or Zimbabwean.

7) There are so many pageants in the UK what makes yours any different from the rest?
The distinctive factor is our post pageant plan. With Miss Black Africa, work only starts after the crowning. We encourage our winner to engage in charitable activities throughout the year. Miss Black Africa isn’t just about wearing a crown and sash or attending red carpet events. For a queen to impress me, she will need to pull her own weight and show that she is a queen for a reason. Last year’s queen Ruvimbo Chinzou was a blessing. She is the embodiment of what a beauty queen should be.


8) If you were given 2 tickets to fly anywhere in the world where would you fly to and why?
My first choice would be Hollywood, California. I visited in 2010 but feel that I didn’t explore it as much as I would’ve loved to. I still have unfinished business there.
 My second choice will be Las Vegas which I visited in 2011. I lost some money on the slot machines and I promised that I would come back after a year or more of practice and try again. The city brought out the Gambler in me.

9) If you were to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
I am quite a simple guy and not really into labels and names. I am more concerned with the fit and not the label. I could be in a Gucci suit or one from he local Marks and spencer.

10) What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
It’s one of my favourite fashion blogs at the moment. There’s always some mouth-watering story to keep me coming back for more. Besides Mr Fierce is one of the most intriguing people that I’ve met. Fearless and Fierce!

11) What do you think of men who teach women to walk?
Awesome! Women often say ‘what a man can do, a woman can do better.’ Now we can say that ‘What a woman can do, a man can do better’.

12) If we were to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shocked to see?
You’ll be shocked to see how much I hate flies. You’ll be swatted and pulverised in seconds.

13) How can anyone from around the world learn more about you and what you do?
The easiest way would be to follow me on twitter @missblackafrica or from any of my websites (,,

14) If you had the power to change 2 things in pageantry worldwide what would you change?
The first will be to ensure that the girls are taught proper etiquette if time permits but most important of all is that a proper post pageant plan is in place.

15) If you were given 3 tickets to attend 3 events in the UK which 3 would you attend?
It would be the Brit Awards, the Technology Awards and the BEFFTA Awards.

16) Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
You are putting me on the spot here! My wife Liz, My son Jay, Kunle Lawani aka Luciano. I am still auditioning for the last position.

17) You have been nominated in the BEFFTA awards tell us all about that?
Great News! Miss Black Africa is up for 4 Awards ( Best Beauty Pageant, Best beauty Pageant Director, Best Beauty Queen and Best former Beauty Queen) and my Blog (Nollywood Uncut) has been nominated for Blog of the Year. It will be great to win an award as it is nice to know that you are being appreciated.

18) What are 4 things women do that makes you mad?
I hate it when a woman says ‘I can get any man I want’.
It puzzles me when a feminist that advocates for equality expects to be treated like a lady. Make up you minds please!
Another irritating thing is when a woman is being extra nice just because she is about to ask for a favour. Consistency is what I judge people by. Saying ‘Dele Dear’ just because you need a favour wouldn’t get you anywhere unless of course you say that all the time.
My fourth thing is that I hate gold diggers. I love a woman that makes her own money and holds her own. That is so sexy.

19) Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
In 5 years’ time and with God’s grace, I hope to be in a position where I see myself giving back to the community. Nothing beats the joy and satisfaction from giving. I want to be able to make a mark in other people’s lives.

20) If the fashion police was to come and have dinner at your home what would you prepare them?
It would have to be Pounded yam and egusi soup which is a traditional Nigerian dish. You might even like it. Let’s see how fierce you really are!

21) Is there anything people may say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?
I really don’t pay much attention to rumours and hearsay. My father once told me that people only talk about you because you are very important in their daily lives. You should be worried when no one is talking about you. People will try to put you down because you are above them.

22) Which other pageants (2) inspire you?
The Miss World pageant is of course my main inspiration. They do a hell of a great job. The second will be Miss Universe.

23) If you were to stay home on valentines with your lover what would you wear and prepare for dinner?
I would be fibbing if I said I’d be dressed up at home. I’d probably spend the day in jeans and a T shirt.

24) What do you think are your best assets?
My best assets are my good heart and dashing good looks. J

25) Any last words for our many blog readers?    
Oh yes I do! Never give up on a dream! You will face obstacles, people will try to knock you down but get up and keep going. Keep your eye on the prize!

Monday, 15 October 2012

The True Fashion Trend Setter is Mr Fierce......Full Stop

Catwalk Professor Award winning Best Model Trainer in the uk  for 2009,2010 and 2011 known as the man who teaches all the women how to walk the runway a true fashion trend setter

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Fashion Police News Blog Speaks To The Queen

Queen Allen
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
Hey people! I'm Queen Allen and I'm an Actress that has performed on stage and film, Plus Size Model of print and catwalk and a full time foster carer. 

2)Which words best describe you as a person?
The words that best describe me as a person are determined, loyal, ambitious, loving and hard working. I love a good laugh as well!

3)What perfume are you wearing now as we speak?
I'm wearing The One by Dolce and Gabana. 

4)Your nominated for a BEFFTA award as Best Actress tell us all about that?
I had an amazing year, concentrating on my Acting, and it has been a really successful. I've been in a 3 time sell out play in London, a 4 star reviewed Edinburgh Fringe play as well acted on screen on an advert and short film. 
I feel so honoured that so many people and BEFFTA appreciate my work enough to nominate me for Best Actress. I'm blown away by my nomination.

5)Do you think you will win that award?
I'm in a great category with some really amazing, high profile Actresses so we will see on the night. Just to be in their company is such an experience.

6)How can people learn more about you and vote for you to win this award?
People can have a look at some of my work at either
or where you can view some filming of my work.
To vote on the BEFFTA Awards for me click on: Select Film 3 - Best Actress - Queen Allen. 

7)What was your reaction when you heard you was nominated?
You could have knocked me over with a feather! I was so pleasantly surprised and humbled by my nomination. It feels so good to have all your hard work recognised and be given the opportunity to reach a wider audience.

8)What advice do you have for aspiring actress/actor out there?
I have been Acting on and off for 19 years (9 years being the longest break) but I always came back to it as it is all that I wanted to do. My advice would be to always keep learning and practising your craft. Live and breathe your passion as it will give you so much joy. To quote David Ackert "Actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment--to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul."

9)Which British actor/actress aspires you most?
I am a big fan of Idris Elba and Marianne John Baptiste. Their film choices and careers are truly inspirational and attributed to their hard work. 

10)When not working what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my friends and family. I love cooking and entertaining. I also enjoy social media and graphic design. I'm always designing posters and pictures. 

11)Do you think your a true representation on a today's woman?
As a full time carer with many different roles to juggle, I feel that I do my best to be the best kind of woman I can be. I am a multi tasker, ambitious, caring, comfortable and confident in my skin and when I'm out and about, I like to look my best.

12)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear?
I really love Plus Size designers such as Igigi and Monif C but I'm also a big fan of Asos as well as vintage clothes. 

13)What makes a good actress?
A good actress should be versatile while knowing what their strengths are. I really love good character actresses like Miranda Hart, Michelle Williams, Angela Bassett and too many others to mention. I love watching an actress whose portrayal is so convincing that I get lost in their story. I strive to be of that standard.

14)Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I hope to continue be a successful actress as well as have my own media company. I also hope to enjoy my family life with all it's success.

15)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for
My friend Shantelle is also up for a Best Web Series BEFFTA Award for 'Before the Big Time'. My friend Layla whose has been there for me through thick and thin. My friend Michelle who I have so much admiration for as she juggles being a Mum to 3 young kids as well as being a teacher and, of course, my boyfriend Shawn.

16)What would winning this award mean to you?
Winning a BEFFTA would mean that I am recognised and appreciated not only by my peers but by the public as well, which would be a huge honour. I also think it may open some more doors for me as it will raise my profile enormously.

17)Why should people vote for you?
People should vote for me if they have seen and enjoyed my performances and to help me reach a wider audience. I love acting so much and I hope this shows in my performances. It would mean the world to me to be able to make my friends and family proud!

18)If we was a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shock to see?
My shockingly old fashioned curtains!

19)What are 4 things you love most about a man?
I love it when I can make a man laugh and we have a shared sense of humour. I love easy going men. I love the support you got from the right man, and you gotta love those man hugs!

20)What was some of your best filming experience?
Filming the 'Southside' trailer was a blast as we were like a big family as most of us knew each other from before. Plus there were loads of fight and chase scenes which are always fun.

21)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?
If you are on top of your game, like Catwalk Professor, then teach on and share your experience.

22)What do you think of fashion police news blog?
I always love reading this blog as the interviews are a great read and it's always good to see what other creative people are up to.

23)Tell us all about you as an actress!!!
I've been acting since I was 16 when I went to the Brit School and did so for 8 years doing mostly stage and theatre in education. I stopped as I got disillusioned with the industry. I started back again 4 years ago as I missed it terribly and I wanted to be a good role model to my sisters, who I have fostered and cared for since 2005. It is much easier now to network and create more opportunities due to the Internet. 
This year has been amazing, especially going to the Edinburgh Fringe with Skyers Productions. I played a crazy Facebook stalker in a 4 star reviewed play called 'Words and Women'. It was a huge stretch to play that character... Honest...

24)How can people vote for you..when does voting start and end and when is the official nite?
To vote for me click on: Select Film 3 - Best Actress - Queen Allen. Thanks!
The voting started on Sunday 7 October and ends on Sunday 21 October. The BEFFTA Awards ceremony is on Saturday 27 October.

25)What will you be wearing on the red carpet?
Something spectacular, to say the least!

26)Any last words for our many blog readers.
I hope you enjoyed this interview and vote for me. Thanks for spending some time with me and don't forget to share this with your people!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fashion Police News Chit Chats with Mr Fierce

Mr Fierce will continue to reign as"Best Model Trainer"

1)Please tell us briefly who you are?
For those of you not familiar with me my name is Catwalk Professor also known as Mr Fierce was born in the caribbean attended modelling school in New York and since moving to UK i have been crowned in 2009,2010 and 2011 as"Best Model Trainer"in the UK...Known as the man who teaches all the women how to walk the runway.

2)Describe your fashion sense?
Well my fashion sense is confident,sexy and not giving a dam what the world plain English we called that"doing me".

3)This year your not in the Race to get that award once more tell us about that?
This year am not in the race to win any award as it's time to give others time to shine winning 3 years in a row is just a true representation of who i am and what i can do.Their are many model trainers out there but their is only 1 CATWALK PROFESSOR that's me.....FULL STOP

4)What's your relationship with the other trainers?
Everyone is doing their own thing and we don't really see face to face.In everything we do we will have people for and against others and that's the same here.Some of them have so much to say about me and my image but all i can say to them is keep hating......all i have for you is love

5)Any words for this years nominees?
Winning an award is great but if you don't have the passion and drive the award is is in no use,win an award and lets see the things that you are doing that represents why you won the award.

6)Not in the race moving to a next chapter how does it feel?
It's sad as i have been there since the BEFFTA first started in 2009 but as i have mentioned am moving on to new things and it's only fair to give the others a chance to show what they have and can do.........I do believe in the saying to be the best you have to beat the best but that's how i feel as i am over confident that if i was in the race once more with th fans base i have no doubt that award was coming back home simple as that.

7)Since winning the BEFFTA would you say it has open doors for you?
Yes it surely has, being able to look anyone in the face  and say yes i am the award winning..........Best gives you that edge over it all.

8)Will you be at this years BEFFTA awards?
Oh yes i will be attending the awards on October 27th 2012 wearing a stunning gown from top designer Aleah Leigh her gowns are so unique.Name of my gown this year is "See through explosion.

9)Any last words for our many blog readers?
I would like everyone to continue to support the BEFFTA awards and support the nominees in all categories show them love and true support like you would show me when i use to be in the race these people are all talented voting has begun please go to and vote and it's free.

10)How do you feel now that someone else is  carrying the same title like you?
I feel no way as i have mentioned winning the award is one thing but proving yourself to the world is another who ever wins this award needs to prove they have won this award for a reason and the public needs to see things's like when we select a president will he deliver that what we all are waiting to that person needs the drive and passion if not the value of the award is not valid.

11)My last words to everyone is never let someone tell you that you can't.....when i moved to the UK and wanted that starting drive i was told that i could never compete with the establish model trainers in the UK  look at me now.....once you have the drive,passion nothing can beat that so good luck to all and even if you don't win keep the faith,and believe in your dream.

Their are many model trainers........But their is only one Catwalk Professor just keep that in mind.