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Catholic Diocese of Helsinki in conjunction with the African Chaplaincy to conduct memorial mass for late Chief Cliff. Osuchukwu

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The Catholic Diocese of Helsinki in conjunction with the African Chaplaincy will conduct a burial mass for late Chief Cliff. Osuchukwu. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Igbo Union Finland.

Recall that Chief Clifford Osuchukwu died on June 26th, 2020 in Nigeria after a brief illness. https://diasporareporters.com/the-igbo-community-of-finland-mourns-the-shocking-death-of-chief-clifford-osuchukwu-ezeomenala/

Below is the statement from the Igbo Union Finland

Dear Members,
This is to inform you that the Catholic Diocese of Helsinki together with the African Chaplaincy will be conducting a Special Memorial Mass in honour of our brother, late Chief Cliff. Osuchukwu.

This will take place on Sunday, 26.7.2020 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church very close to Kaivopuisto.
Time: 13.00

We urge our members to endeavour to attend as we join the Catholic Community in prayers for a peaceful rest to his gentle soul.

Adieu EZEOMENALA !

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Finnish celebrity photographer “Nikita Tikka” to take photos of Face of African Queen Top 10 finalists

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Last Saturday, July 25th, Face of African Queen beauty pageant organizers had the much-anticipated casting to pick the top 10 finalists who will slug it out in the Grand Finale of the beauty contest opened for Afro-Finns. The finals and main event comes up on November 14th, 2020.

Group photo: Contestants, make-up artists and the founders
Photo credit: Jukka Luoma

Recall that about 45 ladies from all over Finland applied for the Face of African Queen beauty contest. This was made known by the founder,

Obi-west Utchaychukwu, the publisher of Diaspora Glitz Magazine https://www.foreigner.fi/articulo/news/diaspora-glitz-magazine-wins-best-media-at-the-afro-finns-achievement-awards/20191113155952003461.html

The founders addressing a section of the judges
Photo credit: Jukka Luoma

After the screening, 25 ladies made it to the semifinals and 21 showed up at the casting where the judges led by Sini Sabotage (Finnish top rapper) picked the Top 10 finalists.

Nikita Tikka
Photo credit: Instagram

The casting took place at SKOHAN, Helsinki.

Another section of the judges
Photo credit: Jukka Luoma

Find below the Top 10 finalists by country :

Ghana 🇬🇭, South Sudan🇸🇸, Angola🇦🇴, Nigeria 🇳🇬, Gambia 🇬🇲, Cameroon 🇨🇲, Sudan 🇸🇩, Rwanda 🇷🇼,
Sierra Leone 🇸🇱, Congo 🇨🇩

The Cofounder of Face of African Queen Finland Miss Kelly Kalonji ( Miss Helsinki winner, 2013) posted on her Instagram handle the partnership with Nikita Tikka, a celebrity photographer in Finland.

Nikita Tikka has been a Miss Helsinki 2013 tour photographer, Miss Finland as a photographer. He takes photos for TV commercials and modeling agencies.
He is one of the most respected photographers. He has done some works for We Women, Iltasanomat, Iltalehti, Seiska, Koti, and many other magazines.

The Face of African Queen casting was featured in Seiska magazine. https://www.seiska.fi/Uutiset/Missikaunotar-Kelly-Kalonji-toteutti-unelmansa-perusti-uuden-missikilpailun-Suomessa

Special beauty care products for all the contestants
Photo credit: Jukka Luoma




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Finland based Nigerian rap artist, “Mostwanted” releases new video-Welcome to Lagos ft, Lyn Brown

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Finland based Nigerian afro hip-hop artist, Mostwanted aka Mustardseed born (Victor Mudiaga Eghaghara) released his much awaited video over the weekend which talks about the life in Lagos.

The Nigerian international rapper serves you the official visual to his Lagos anthem Welcome to Lagos.  the hip hop/dance hall and afrobeat song, that talks about Lagos, one of the most populated and fastest growing  cities in the world. The rapper talked about some Lagos history, lifestyle, hustle, culture, major district and suburb of the city. How government has in recent years pays major focus on revitalizing the mechanical frame walk of the city into making it one of the top emerging city in the world, fully laced with metaphors, rhymes and fire lyrics, the rappers visualized the vibes ,hustle, living and the spirit the city brings to everyone and invites you to the city that never sleep.


The video was produced by Kuljay Kaplo.

Visual credit to Kingtula films, and Ludo lui. directed by Mustardseed for Brooklyn films presentation 
youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq–MmGQecI&feature=youtu.beaudio linki   : https://audiomack.com/mostwanted-mudiaga-mustardseed/song/welcome-to-lagoshttps://spinlet.com/music-and-genre-album/3069https://soundcloud.com/mostwantedmustardseed/mostwanted-welcome-to-lagos-ftlyn-brown

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A Cameroonian in Finland bags PhD in law from the University of Helsinki

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George Forji Amin, a Cameroonian was in a joyful mood on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 after the successful defense of his Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki. Family members and friends were also around to share in his happiness. George is the new kid on the block of Cameroonians in Finland with a Ph.D.

George Forji Amin defending his thesis

The topic for his Doctoral thesis is Encountering Underdevelopment: International Law, Capital Accumulation and the Integration of Sub-Saharan Africa into the World System (1492-1900) and you can download it on this site; https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/315286

George Forji Amin

Diaspora Reporters was in touch with him, to congratulated him for his resilience and doggedness towards accomplishing his dream. Find below the few questions we asked him:

George Forji Amin after the successful defense

Please introduce yourself?

My name is George Forji Amin (LL.D) from Cameroon, I’m a University of Helsinki graduate with a LL.Lic (Licentiate of Laws—Mphil equivalent), and an LLM (Master of Laws). I am also a Harvard Law School IGLP Alumni.

What motivated you to go for a PhD

I was motivated to undertake the PhD because of a number of reasons: I naturally have a strong passion for research and teaching. I also have a special interest in the socio-political problems of Africa and wanted to develop the necessary scientific skills and voice to champion these causes. 

From left: Dr Thomas, Josephine Atanga and George

Tell us about your journey throughout the doctoral level. Was there a time you wanted to give up

I faced several ups and downs while conducting my research, especially with regard to stable funding. I had to suspend my studies a couple of times, because I needed to work in order to make ends meet. However, my dedication to the cause kept my spirits up.

How were you able to defend your Doctoral thesis

I faced the most difficulties during the first 2 years into my doctoral studies. However after building a number of academic networks and collaborations, things naturally began to take shape, and it became evident to me that it was just a matter of time before i defend the project.

Tell us how you feel now

I feel fulfilled and elated to have come to the end of the tunnel with my philosophy officially validated into legal science.

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