Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cultural Remembrance: Donna Summer, You Will Be Missed!

The world just lost the queen of disco. Growing up, every Nigerian function wasn’t popping until Donna Summer’s classic cut, “Last Dance.” Even if you couldn’t feel your toes or you were so tired, everyone got up on their feet to boogie down to “Last Dance.” I spent many nights on top of my mom’s dresser as a kid jamming to this song thinking to myself “I’m Donna Summer!” Oh the memories this one song gave me. “On The Radio” was my second favorite Donna Summer cut. I enjoyed her last album, Crayons! The fact that she wasn’t inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame disgusts me but we wouldn’t dwell on that right now. So I’m extremely saddened to learn about her passing. She (born: LaDonna Adrian Gaines) will be missed!

Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from her previous marriage. source

Here’s are my favorite Donna Summer classics:

“Last Dance”

“On the Radio”

“Bad Girls”

“She Works Hard for the Money”

“Hot Stuff”

“I Feel Love”

“MacArthur Park”

With Barbra Streisand: No More Tears (Enough is Enough)

“Love To Love You Baby”

“TOOT TOOT, HEYYYYYYYY BEEP BEEP!” Get Your Donna Summer Fix on YouTubeVEVO!

Cultural Remembrance is a feature honoring the dearly departed.

Solange Knowles, Leelee Sobieski & Oroma Elewa Wears Maki Oh

Nigerian fashion designer Maki Oh’s designs gain a joyous Cultural Presence when fashionistas Solange Knowles, Leelee Sobieski and Oroma Elewa were photographed on the red carpet wearing her designs.

Solange wore Maki Oh twice recently for her two DJ gigs. Solange attended the Ferragamo store re-opening wearing a Maki Oh Autumn/Winter 2012 silk chiffon adire shirt which she paired with her signature curls, a satin purple Ferragamo jacket and red disco cigarette pants.

For her DJ gig at the Splendid store opening, Solange looked regal in a black Maki Oh Autumn Winter 2012 silk velvet and chantilly lace skirt.

Pop’Africana editor Oroma Elewa donned a Maki Oh design for a private dinner hosted by Dom Pérignon.

Actress Leelee Sobieski worked it in Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2012 silk charmeuse adire cutout shirt and skirt at NYC premiere of NYC 22.

Speaking of LeeLee, I love this skirt she wore at the Soho House And Cecconi’s At Frieze New York In Partnership With Bombay Sapphire Gin event.

Learn more about Maki Oh via her social media platforms: website//facebook//pintererst//twitter

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