Erica Leshai

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This gorgeous sista is Erica Leshai.  Leshai is a beauty vlogger as well as a talented singer.  She has an amazing voice!

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Claire Ateku

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This gorgeous sun kissed beauty  is Claire Ateku.  Ateku is an aspiring model from Dallas,Texas. She attended Howard University and her family is from Kenya.  Here’s some more information about her.

On June 08, 1995 Claire Ateku was born in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya, to parents Ben and Purity Ateku. At the tender age of 1 year, she, her older brother Collins, and her parents came to the United States and found a home in Weymouth, Massachusetts. After six years, they moved to Texas, where she resided until she moved to Washington D.C in 2013 to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Howard University. She is currently a sophomore, and enjoys being heavily involved in campus activity.
Claire’s parents played a significatant role in her life. They instilled in her the importance of respecting others, working hard, and stressed the value of education to her. She draws personal strength from both parents and also from other family members.
In the summer of 2014, Claire visited Kenya, her country of origin. Amongst the many places she visited was the Kibagare Children’s Home & School, located in one of Nairobi’s poorest and fastest growing slums. Pupils in this school lack basic amenities that many in the Unites States take for granted. She hopes to go back to the school in future so as to make a difference in the community by inspiring young children to focus on their studies and aim for the skies so that they can get opportunity to exploit their talents to the fullest to the benefit of their families.

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Here’s what she said in an interview:

“I started modeling when I was 14. It kind of started there when I had to deal with the criticisms of being a petite model and being a black model and then being a dark skin model. So I had to deal with those three things against me. I like the fact that in DC there are so many women of color trying to do the same thing and I’ve also met a lot of petite models that have kind of encouraged me to be like ‘look this means nothing.’ With the age of Instagram, social networking is on 100, so I am able to connect with other petite, dark skin, natural models and just like encourage each other.”

 

 

Ja’Ni Banks

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This lovely lady is Ja’Ni Banks.  She is a stunning beauty.  She is from Pennsylvania. JaNi is an upcoming model.  She can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

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Amanda Uduka

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This stunning beauty is Amanda Uduka.  Although professionally she goes by the name Amanda Finesse. She is originally from Nigeria. Uduka is a model,stylist and fashion designer. She can be found on Instagram and her blog. Here’s what she says on her fashion blog:

I’m Amanda, and I’m addicted to fashion and all things fabulous! I began my addiction when I was younger, always looking at fashion magazines, and creating little outfits for my dolls. Some of my fondest moments as a teenager include being locked up in my room for hours, cutting up my clothes and sewing them back together in unconventional ways. I looked forward to the next day of school where I could express my individuality and show off my new creations to my friends. My creativity even won me the title of “Most Unique,” voted by my fellow senior classmates. Fast forward 10 years later and I now design clothes, model and I do personal shopping and styling. I’m always staying on top of current trends, and soon I became that one friend that everyone asks for fashion and shopping advice. Instead of compiling long Facebook posts, I decided to create this blog, The Finesse Life!

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Joia Talbott

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This stunning beauty is Joia Talbott.  She is gorgeous from head to toe.  She looks like an African goddess!  Be sure to show the sista some support on her Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/joiajohn/?hl=en

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