some of you remember “AfroBeats” hosted PSquare in Chicago this past August and yours truly was the MC..(I had to plug myself :). However, as I was selling tickets for the concert (yes I actually do help out) some of girls mentioned that they were not going to the concert because they did not want to see “married men” on stage because its takes the fun out it. They rather see the likes of Sarkodie, Lynxx, Wiz kid etc because they are single and (my interpretation) think they might have a “chance” of getting with the artist/celebrity.
Although the turn out for the concert was good, I wanted to pose this question to the street IS THIS TRUE???????????????????
When a celebrity, male/female get married do they lose some of their sex appeal, resulting in a lost of fans??
When you know the backstory of someone that realizes their dream, the excitement you feel for them is exponential. I met Kahindo Mateene a couple years ago when I was preparing to host the Afro Awards in Chicago and was looking for a modern African dress.
At that time she was at Macy’s designer incubator that Chicago Mayor Daley had commissioned for up and coming designers. Naturally, I was proud of her especially to be recognized for her talent on that level and that she was also African. Kahindo has an amazing presence and is very easy going but most of all you can see the passion and focus in her eyes.
After the award show, we stayed in contact which resulted in a couple purchases from her website www.Modahnik.com . If you were to visit Kahindo at home you can see someone who is truly passionate and focus about what they set their mind to. There are fabric scraps and sketches lying around in her work room. The ideas she has scrapped out and the ones that have been realized in images that are now on her website.
She is selfless and have even offered up some kind words of encouragement to up and coming young designer Akaylia TroiWarren. If someone deserves an opportunity it is Kahindo Mateene. In the short time that I have gotten to know her, it was easy to see that someday she would make it on the big stage.
#Doerscircle2013 Kahindo Mateene _Designer_ Congo Africa
CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU are in our Prayers.