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By: Rachael Nsofor
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Our resident Fab Doll talks us through her eventful year

Hello Fab Dolls, first of all I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Can you believe it, we are already in 2012? 2011 went by so fast!

The late summer early winter of 2011 was just fantastic and really action packed for me. A family friend of mine whose brother happens to play for England got married and guess who I was seated with? Yes The Beckhams, Joanne Beckham as pictured below became my BFF for the night and after a few glasses of wine I found out who she really has a crush on, and what they [family] really think of Victoria - however, my lips are sealed.

I also had the BEFFTA awards in November where I met up with Akai, the winner of Got To Dance 2009, who also won the Young Black Achievers Award 2011. I was invited to attend the launch of ‘See Africa Different’ which took place in the heart of London and had more than 1000 guests. It’s a new charity funded by the Bill Gates Foundation which helps promotes Africans and Africa in a positive light. The hilarious comedian and friend Eddie Kadi was there that night to entertain us.

The Uber Africa search is still on to find a top African Inspired designer. I am not only the presenter of this show but also co-producer. It’s been great working with huge names in the fashion industry such as Yemi Kosibah who late last year celebrated 20 years in bridal couture. I have really enjoyed working with Yemi on Uber Africa and the winner will announced early this year.

Finally my year closed judging at the annual UK event of Top Model Colour. The competition was slightly controversial this year, however, there were defiantly some gems of sheer Black Beauty fit for the runways of New York, Milan and London. Many congratulations to the winner Janita Francis.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I won an award! I want to thank Mumpreneur for recognising me. Apparently my name is in a list of 100 Best Business Mothers in the UK. Fantastic!

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