Mbong Amata, the star of an upcoming Hollywood meets Nollywood political suspense movie “Black Gold-The Struggle of the Niger Delta,” is Ladybrille Magazine’s Woman of the Month for its April 2011 Film Edition.
Black Gold, based on the true story of the infamous Niger Delta region in Nigeria, is about environmental justice and the fight over the control of the scarce oil resources that the world runs on. The line between good and evil is blurred as corrupt government officials, greedy oil companies and violent rebels go on a war path over oil spills and degradation of the land, caused by oil exploration.
“We are excited to celebrate Mbong Amata as Ladybrille Magazine’s Woman of the Month,” says Uduak Oduok Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the publication. “As the pioneer digital magazine bringing Africa’s fashion and entertainment industries to the Western masses; our focus is to tell and motivate our readers with timeless and inspiring stories of men and women doing extra ordinary things,” continued Oduok. “Mbong Amata’s perseverance and willingness to trailblaze a new path for others to follow in African cinema, which has attracted for her death threats and an escape out of Nigeria for fear of her safety, is a timeless and inspiring story we are humbled and privilege to share.”
“I feel very much on top of the world right now to be the April 2011 Woman of the Month for Ladybrille magazine; and to think me worthy enough of such an uncommon honor is indeed extremely inspiring,” exclaimed Mbong Amata. “Being a part of the brand “Ladybrille” has really gone a long way in boosting a lot of positive energy in me, in more ways than one, especially a brand that has had a lot of reputable and iconic women connected to it. It has further given me a colossal leap in my field as an actress from Nigeria and Nollywood that is being celebrated.”
Ladybrille Magazine was founded in 2007 to de-stigmatize the negative images of Africans by exposing its youthful, urban and explosive fashion and entertainment industries to the Western masses. The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the online digital magazine which celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.
Past Women of the Months include Supermodel IMAN, Face Africa’s Founder Saran Kaba Jones, South Korean-American prominent fashion designer Currie Lee and Former Goldman Sachs Executive & Founder of Africa.com Teresa Clarke, among many.
Mbong’s interview will be published on the magazine’s website at www.ladybrillemag.com on Wednesday April 6th, 2011.
About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® Magazine stands as the authority on African fashion and entertainment for the globally conscious style driven American and European woman.
Breaking the mold and trailblazing a path never traveled before, Ladybrille® Magazine is a fusion of WWD, Vogue and ESSENCE with a very distinct African perspective. The magazine has served as a platform for brilliant exclusive and/in-depth interviews for many brilliant personalities, worldwide.The Magazine’s recognition as a pioneer and relevant authority in its niche market has meant media powerhouse like CNN, consulting giant McKinsey and numerous high profile personalities and individuals have sought and/regularly seek it as the authority on all things “Africhic.”
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