Friday, March 28, 2014


TeKay Designs is proud to announce our glamorous new collection of Fashion Jewelry, featuring exclusive hand-made pieces befitting the modern bride, yet also ideal for pageants, prom and other black tie occasions. This collection maintains inspiration from current statement jewelry trends, which are fiercely vogue this season. Our Fashion Supremacy jewelry collection speaks to today's trendy females as our necklaces, bracelets and earrings radiate high-fashion while making a breathtaking entrance.

Enchanting Dream Necklace
With the Enchanting Dream Necklace, every bride can feel proud to walk down the aisle. This piece features gorgeous white glass pearls, bright Swarovski crystals and a stunning central crystal snowflake for added sparkle and drama.

Enchanted Dream Head Pieces
The Enchanted Dream Head Pieces also provide a treasured addition to a bridal gown. These beaded headpieces have gorgeous white glass
pearls on a crocheted wire bed.

Tennis Star Serena Williams wearing Tekay Designs
Coral Goddess Necklace

Coral Goddess Necklace

To order your signature piece from Tekay Designs log on to:

Thursday, March 27, 2014


With the growing awareness of Liberian Koloqua Style Music, DSP has decided to release two new singles on April 1, 2014.
The first single is an Afro Pop Classic titled "Carolina".  Carolina is a true story from DSP's life experience. His inspiration for this this song is a mix between Zouk Music and Afro Pop.

The second single is a dedication to his Liberian roots, the song is titiled "She Nah Easy". This song is a high tempo club banger. It will keep you on the dance floor none stop.

DSP on the rooftop of the old Ducor Palace Hotel - Monrovia, Liberia
So join us on April 1, 2014 on at 11:00 A.M. for the highly anticipated release of DSP's two new singles and the announcement of the big DSP international collaboration.

Both singles will be available on ITUNES AND ALL ONLINE MUSIC STORES.

About DSP

DSP music is the newest breed of modern Afro Pop/Rnb which sprung from the mixture of various musical experiences from several West African countries including; Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, all of which he lived in during his life as Refugee. He now puts together all these different cultural feelings, stories, instruments and styles into one unique package wrapped with international standard that appeals to everybody.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Accessory Review: Dannijo Reveals Africa-Inspired Jewellery Collection Lookbook featuring Selita Ebanks

Top Model British model, Selita Ebanks is feature in the high-end jewelery line from American Jewelery brand – Dannijo‘s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook.
DANNIJO Brands advocates on creating sustainable economic opportunity for women in underdeveloped areas of the world. All packaging is handmade in Rwanda as part of their women's empowerment initiative.
The brand is known for to work with celebrity clients like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Natalie Portman and Oprah.
Check out this stunning 2014 Lookbook. Enjoy!


See behind the scene video
Photo Credit:
Stylist: Kelly Framel
Hair: Bethany Brill
Makeup Artist: Porsche Cooper
Manicurist: Jacqueline Saulsbery
Video Director: Christian  Huguenot
Editor: David Keller
Model: Selita Ebanks

Photo Credit:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Liberian Owned Fashion Brand Suakoko Betty Arrives in Belk Stores

After month of waiting, its finally here! Suakoko Betty makes its way on the floors of department store Belk.

Suakoko Betty won the 2013 Belk Southern Designer Showcase.

Launched in 2007, suakoko betty (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) transforms authentic West African wax and resist-dye prints into dresses and separates that are flattering and current. suakoko betty is available at the beehive co-op in Atlanta, Georgia.

Get your "betty" look from our in-stock inventory (S to XL) or by selecting fabric from our design room and providing your measurements. Our tie-dye fabrics are hand-dyed in Liberia and limited quantities of each print means you'll get a unique garment. All garments are hand-made in the USA.

Bravo to Mrs. Charlene Dunbar
Please go out and show support for Suakoko Betty

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tekay Designs To Showcase at the African Bridal Affair in Dallas, Texas

Luxury bridal company Tekay Designs will showcase her award winning "Queen of the Bride" collection this April 6, 2014 at the African Bridal Affair in Dallas, Texas.

The African Bridal Affair & Expo is a wedding exhibition aimed at brides-to-be, wedding planners and wedding fans. African Bridal Affair will showcase the beauty and uniqueness of the African culture by highlighting traditional aspects of an African wedding. The event will include Gele’ (head wrap) workshops, food tasting, giveaways and much more.

The show will be filled with fun, excitement, on stage entertainment, and the finale will feature a West African traditional marriage. This is a must attend event for brides and other people that will entertain you throughout the day as you visit all the exhibits. No matter where you are tying the knot, you will find what you are looking for at the African Bridal Affair & Expo. Where else can you see, hear, taste, touch and smell everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams? All in one place, all in one day!

Tekay Designs Bridal

For more information on The African Bridal Affair or To purchase Tickets Click Here

For all you Bridal & Bridal Party Need contact Tekay Designs

Sierra Leone Hip-Hop Star Kao Denero Wins Best Hip Hop Artist at Universal Achievement Awards

Sierra Leone king of hip hop, Kao Denero has won the Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year at this year's UNIVERSAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD which held Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Northland Performing Center in Columbus, Ohio. Also nominated in the Best Hip Hop category were ICE PRINCE, MI, WALE and SARKODIE.

THE UNIVERSAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (UAA) is an annual Award Ceremony intended to celebrate and reward distinguished dignitaries around the globe. It is an avenue where outstanding individuals will be recognized for their hard work, dedication, touching and impacting so many lives through the means of their services.

Kao Denero is currently planning for his album release concert for April 5, 2014 to be held in his homeland of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Jamaica's top dancehall artist "Busy Signal" will join him on stage for this mega concert. The expected crowd is anticipate to be  close to 30,000 plus people.

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Friday, March 21, 2014


With the Liberian Music Industry on the rise Cornelius Wright has been a big part of this emerging growth. He has worked with many of the big names in the industry. With awards season in full swing, Mr. Wright was nominated for producer of the year at 2014 Liberian Entertainment Awards. He is also nominated for Poducer of the Year at the prestigous Liberia Music Awards to be held this June 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cornelius Yahsuo Wright (born in Bong Mines, Bong County, Liberia), best known by his stage name Bennie Ox, is an incredible composer, arranger, singer and producer. Originally from West Africa Monrovia, Liberia, He has an exotic style with a unique sound. He was a member of the defunct Afro-Hipco group called “Judge Not”. Bennie Ox is currently one of the most popular artistes and producer on the... Liberia music scene. 

He attended the St. Philip Ecumenical High School in Montserrado County (Monrovia) where he got a High School Diploma, and later schooled at the Stella Maris Polytechnic (SMP), achieving his first Degree in Civil Engineering. While attending High School, Bennie Ox started composing and singing Demos at school talent shows in 1997. He used to be called “Ox Born”, but later changed his stage name to “Bennie Ox”. He moved to New Georgia Estate and started performing with fellow rappers, Paul Square and Slakers, forming Judge Not. He had met Paul Square and Slakers, while attending a show rehearsal. 

In 2005, the song “LIB Grow" was on the national radio top 10 program for weeks. Judge Not came together in 2004 to record an album which they titled So Sweet. 

 His influences include: R&B, Reggae, DanceHall, Highlife, and Hipco music. Working from a strong faith in God, and the passion he has for his music. He fills his songs with some of the most beautiful lyrics and rhythms. Bennie Ox does not forget his root and gives much thanks and respect to his fans and supporters as he would not be where he is today without them; God first.
He has worked with producer like: Thomas Frank Holder Jr (LNS studio), V- Garley (Famata Records) Chief Kume( Hit Records) and KY record from Liberia

Listen to some of the music Mr.Wright has produced:

MTV Africa Music Awards heading to Durban

Singer Wyclef Jean, who was one of the attendees of a previous MTV Africa Music Awards ceremony.
Image by: Gareth Cattermole

The ceremony will be held in the coastal city come June 7, at the ICC.
Eligible music videos must have been released between March 20 last year, to March 19 this year.
Alex Okosi, the MD of MTV Networks Africa, said: "We've been working at it for a while now [organising a follow-up to 2010's show].

"This is an incredible platform for our talent and an incredible opportunity for us- with all the networks we go out to- a billion people have a chance to see it."

It's another major fillip for the city, what with the Metro FM Awards and Royalty Soapie Awards recently being staged here, and the Top Gear Festival returning yet again to Moses Mabhida Stadium in June.

The music awards were started in 2008, with the inaugural ceremony held in Abuja, Nigeria. They were launched with an aim to celebrate contemporary African and international genres including Hip Hop, Hip Life, R&B, Afro Pop, Afro House, Kwaito, Boomba, Bongo Flava, Coupé Décalé, Dancehall, Soul and Rock.

The following year, the ceremony was moved to Nairobi, Kenya, with performances from musicia
ns including 2Face (Nigeria), Brickz (South Africa), Da LES (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), HHP (South Africa), and Lizha James (Mozambique), and even Wyclef Jean and Akon. cont

Sierra Leone Fashion Week announces the 2014 schedule

SL Fashion Week focuses on branding Sierra Leone's cultural creativity with today's leading fashion market while promoting designers /retailers/ businesses/ and models worldwide.

Fashion Week starts April 10 - 13 2014. See You There!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Hands in the air for the GREEN & WHITE!
Sierra Leone is going to be on fire April 5, 2014 at the National Stadium in Sierra Leone for the "KING OF FREETOWN" KAO DENERO Concert featuring Jamaician superstar "BUSY SIGNAL".



SAFARI LOOK                    

Feel the call of the jungle with these gloriously animal like prints. This inspired safari look comes alive with shorts and gilet with wonderfully big pockets. Perfect for every day trips.



Great for so many occasions, this abstract style is an assemble of many lovely ideas. The wrap skirt is wrinkled on one side, so it looks like a plisse skirt, however on the other side is an a-line skirt. Mix in the leather with Vlisco decadence and it will be powerfully alluring from every angle.

THE THE CENTRE STAGE                 

What better way to make a statement than with classic designs? Put a feminine twist on a men blazer without sleeves, combined with a wonderfully broad belt. And why not adorn your shoulders with a short parka to empower your spirit all the more.



Here classic designs blend seamlessly with new styles. On top sits a striking blouse with pockets and a skirt with pockets. The oblique zipper adds a dramatic and powerful line whilst the subtle belt in classic colours, provides a faultless finishing touch.



By creating a reversible jacket, you can express wildly different sides to your soul. The beautiful Limited Edition fabric adorning this silhouette shines with an alluring brilliance all of its own.


Lupita Nyong’o Sits Front Row at Miu Miu’s Fall 2014 Presentation in Paris - Photos


Photo Credits: Zimbio

DEALO & CLAN Debut at New York Fashion Week 2014 – Photos

Photo Credit: James Hercules