Readers’ Mail: Video + Photos-Hollywood Actress Nicole Ari Parker, Wife Of Boris Kodjoe Rocks A Made In Ghana Ankara Dress For 2011 BET Awards…

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Hollywood power couple Boris Kodjoe and actress Nicole Ari Parker
Hollywood power couple Boris Kodjoe and actress Nicole Ari Parker

I was not going to make a post on this simply because it makes me sick and it seems the prophecy adage ‘no prophet is accepted in his home town’ is manifesting vigorously in our Ghanaian society.

I felt a little bit ashamed when I came across the video and photos below of  Hollywood actress Nicole Ari Parker forgoing all the Oscar Dela Rentas and going for  a made in Ghana dress  to wear for the 2011 BET Awards.

From the video below, you can spot how proud the actress was to be styled in the Ghana made dress and mentioned it loudly that it was made in Ghana. However, some of our Ghanaian wannabe Hollywood stars will go every mile to lie about what they cannot even afford, neglecting and shaming our quality made in Ghana dresses.

Is it not ironic that, actress Nicole Ari Parker can afford Oscar Dela Renta and beyond, yet she went for our made in Ghana dress and the poor chicken head Ghanaians who cannot afford Oscar Dela Renta have vowed not to wear a local print but a fake Oscar and throw out lies to try and convince us that they are rocking Oscar Dela Renta….

Last night, a loyal reader from Sydney also came across the video & photos below and sent in an email….

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Hi Ghana celebrities!

Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

I enjoy visiting your website and love that I can keep up with all the entertainment news back home while abroad! Thanks to your site, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on news from back home.

I know Ghana celebrities likes to support Ghanaian businesses so when I came across the video below: I was excited to share it with you and your readers.

The video is an interview with Hollywood power couple Boris Kodjoe and actress Nicole Ari Parker at the recent BET awards.

In the video, Nicole talks about her dress, designed by Ghanaian designer, Titi Ademola, founder of Kiki clothing. You can visit her website at:http://kikiclothing.com/site/about.html .

Nicole and Boris are very well known actors in Hollywood who can pick and choose their outfits from an array of designers so it’s great that Nicole chose to show-case a designer from her Husband’s homeland – Boris is half Ghanaian.

I am sure yourself and your readers will be as proud as I am of Titi’s achievement. I’m always happy to see Ghanaians doing well especially on the world stage as it’s a positive reflection on Ghana and Ghanaians.

Thank you for taking the time to read my e-mail and keep up the great work!

Cheers,
Eugenia

Watch the video below…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKU2g9IyToU

Actress Nicole Ari Parker
Actress Nicole Ari Parker


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  1. I was looking at this dress on the net yesterday thinking this lady loves her African print! I’ve seen her wear it quite a lot. I guess she is showing her loyalty to her hubby’s tradition and culture, which is cul i think. I picturing myself in this dress by the way ‘wink wink’.

  2. Nice, representing the hubby’s culture, am not wowed by the dress but it looks pretty on her, and they are a nice couple too.

  3. I am loving the fact that she is wearing something from Africa and from where her hubby comes from.

    lol @ Is it not ironic that, actress Nicole Ari Parker can afford Oscar Dela Renta and beyond, yet she went for our made in Ghana dress and the poor chicken head Ghanaians who cannot afford Oscar Dela Renta have vowed not to wear a local print but a fake Oscar and throw out lies to try and convince us that they are rocking Oscar Dela Renta

    Chris, you will kill me but I won’t die. I pray Nadia Buari and co read and see this. SHAME

  4. this piece has come out so well to be an eye openner to our celebrities to portray our culture. thanks for that nicole

  5. This is why i love GC, when it comes to issues like this, they say it as it is without fear or favour. Indeed, chicken head celebrities like Nadia Buari who cannot afford Oscar should come and see someone you can afford it  letting it go and coming all the way to Africa to showcase the quality Ankara we got. 

  6. Aphrodisiac Nite Club owner, Confidence Haugen has said she is ready to lend support to women who are battling breast cancer with plastic surgery. This she believes will make them feel “whole”.

    Speaking on Multi TV’s PM EXPRESS programme, Confidence explained that she underwent plastic surgery in the year 2000 to have her breasts enlarged because she did not feel “whole” with her breasts at the time which she referred to as “little fellows”.

    “I used to have very little ‘underchester’ and my self esteem was really down and I noticed it when I did Miss Ghana. I was very uncomfortable. I couldn’t fit into those sexy clothes without putting on this bra aid. I didn’t feel whole” she told show host Nii Arday Clegg.

    “I remember somebody gave an advice saying ‘you know you’re a pretty girl and it doesn’t matter how intelligent you are or whatever comes out of your mouth or the kind of business you are in, people are just gonna look at you because you’re pretty. So just walk into the door with what they want to see and hit them with your intelligence’ and that’s what I did and it worked” she recounted.

    Having had her breast implants 11 years ago, Confidence believes women who have survived the scourge of breast cancer should not walk about with just one breast or none at all depending on the outcome of their surgery. She is hopeful if survivors agree to have a plastic surgery as she has had, they would feel more comfortable.

    “I hope this doesn’t come off badly, but it’s like a male having some part of his organ off, boobs, that’s part of womanhood. Imagine when you don’t have one because of a disease” she said.

    According to her, she is going to take up the task of supporting breast cancer patients with plastic surgery through her charity called “Project Smile” which currently focuses on children with birth deformities like cleft.

    “I love plastic surgery and there’s a lot of good that plastic surgery can do in Ghana … I do have a charity called project smile and what we do is we do plastic surgery for deformities from birth because I believe kids do heal properly and have a better life but now we’re going to add breast cancer to it because they’re all plastic surgery anyway. I want to put a smile on people’s faces” she said.

    Confidence says she is comfortable with her plastic surgery for now but would not hesitate to go for another surgery if need be. Although she would not say how many surgeries she has already had, she pointed out that the breast implant is the only plastic surgery she has ever had.

    Nii Akrofi Smart-Abbey/ Multi TV

    1. @Emmanuel, as much as this is off topic to the post I felt that it was interesting enough for me to respond. Plastic surgery has nothing to do with breast cancer unless the person with breast cancer is having RECONSTRUCTIVE surgery. My friend, a mother of two young girls, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She had both her breasts removed and as such had to have (she is still going through the process) reconstructive surgery.

      That doesn’t mean that she is getting bigger breasts, she will still have her original breast size. Reconstructive surgery goes beyond a basic plastic (breast enhancement) surgery. They have to graft skin and even reconstruct your nipples. It’s not just about putting in implants. I don’t know what the interviewee means by aiding people with breast cancer and highlighting her own insecurities. Is she a breast cancer survivor?

      Some people are so ignorant they need to have someone write what they will say in public. It is either she, the interviewee, is going to help breast cancer survivors with reconstructive surgery (if they’ve had a mastectomy), or is she just thinking that breast cancer survivors wants to get breast enhancement? The interviewee may want to do some research on mastectomy and breast reconstruction before jumping on to this bandwagon. Everybody has a charity but very few seek to fully understand the ’cause’ they are undertaking.

    1. Where did I refer to Nadia Buari as a chicken head? Did I mention any name in my post? if you want to call her that, be bold enough to and don’t push me into what I did not say.

      If I in my opinion Nadia Buari is a chicken head, I would have said that so where are you dragging this to?

    2. @Joseph Midnight, I agree! He didn’t say chicken head per se but you know that’s what he really meant lol 🙂

  7. so kool thats y i love them. they r the most passionate hollywood couples. i can’t wait to visit ghana and get me more africa prints.

  8. I’ve just been on the site…the website isn’t anything special but the dresses…yes I need some of those dresses in my life! Nice on Titi very fab. 

  9. The dress was designed by kiki, a NIGERIAN OWNED outfit…funny that part of the artcle was left out….

  10. The dress was designed by kiki, a NIGERIAN OWNED outfit…funny that part of the artcle was left out….

    well obviously u ain’t hear her say the designer was from Ghana

  11. why we the Ghanaians are not proud of our culture, and we want white peiople to do it for us? i think is better we stand on our toes and do the the best that we can do. big ups to GC.