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Prêt-À-Poundo: Model Gallery — Iman [NSFW]

All about Top Model Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, her fashion career, cosmetic lines and humanitarian work.

Somali-born Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, better known as Iman, initially got scouted by American photographer Peter Beard. She was a perfect find at a time when models of color were barely visible in the fashion industry, Beard had a great vision; lo and behold it did not take long Iman long to end up becoming a fashion icon. Her features, face, natural beauty, tall stature, grace and elegance aided her in taking the fashion world by storm.


A muse for many designers and photographers, Iman was there at the right time and opened a path to black models and models from the continent. She worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Halston, Gianni Versace, Donna Karan, Yves Saint-Laurent, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. Designer Yves Saint-Laurent once said, "My dream woman is Iman."

No doubt, she has a quality you can't really teach: charisma. Iman achieved a lot for herself and the community. She started a cosmetics company that facilitates access to make-up and foundations, with a focus on dark-skinned women. After being approached by Home Shopping Network's (HSN) CEO, she created a clothing line inspired by her childhood in Egypt and modeling time with designer Halston. Her first collection Global Chic had tremendous success and is one of the best-selling of over 200 brands featured on HSN.

Iman was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with the "Fashion Icon Award." She partakes in humanitarian work as a spokesperson for the Keep A Child Alive program and is involved in others organizations including the Children's Defense Fund, Save the Children, and Enougha Project.

A top model, actress, fashion designer, and business woman, Iman will always be an inspiration. See some of her best shots above. WARNING SOME ARE NSFW.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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