Monday, September 8, 2008

Africa's Top 10 Sexiest Men

Hi people, hope your week is going very well. People have been sending me emails asking for permission to take articles and pictures from my blog. Let me officially say here that it's OK to take anything you want from my blog. You don't have to send me emails or text messages, just take it, take it, take it. You have my permission and blessings. And you don't have to credit it to me, I don't care about such things. If it's useful to you, then I'm glad to be of help.
I'm such a nice girl ain't I?
Lol

Anyway, there's a project Shirlene Alusa-Brown of Diaspora Interactive Media Corporation is working on. Its a project on Top 10 Sexiest African Men.

African men are good looking and accomplished. Jamati looks at the ones we think exemplify all that is fine about African men. It certainly wasn’t an easy choice.

Please they'd like to know what you think about this year's selection.
Here they are from 1 to 10

1. Ngo Okafor
Nigeria

Ngo Okafor is a multifaceted player. With a strong modeling career in his resume, this handsome brother also has movie and television credits, a workout video, and modeling teaching aids on his website. He is probably the most downloaded brother in the myspace universe, but looking at him, we understand why. What do you think? Agree with our choices? Have others you would have added to the list? Please let us know. Also stay tuned for our next publication when we feature the top 10 sexiest women!

2. Boris Kodjoe
Ghana/Germany

Boris Kodjoe played tennis professionally in Germany, modeled, and has acted in several movies. We have seen him in The Gospel, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and on the television series, Soul Food. He is unveiling a new line of clothing for the discriminating man of good taste, and has graced the cover of Ebony Magazine's celebration of the Black Father. All this and he still has time to look good!

3. Idris Elba
Sierra Leone/Ghana

Idris Elba is a great actor who has made us feel the pain and horror of the Rwandese genocide, the agony of a father, and the powerful, hypnotic, sexual charisma of a FINE brother! He can also get you to dance as he spins records in his gigs as a deejay. Watching him play Stringer Bell in the televisions series, “The Wire”, we had to overcome our guilt as we thought about how we wouldn’t mind being a drug dealer’s lady. He overcame his fear of bugs to act in the movie “The Reaper” and continues to enthrall us in his movies. Thank you Idris for being a strong African brother with talent AND brains (and so handsome).

4. Lemar Obika
Nigeria
This Londonbased crooner is a sexy R&B singer that is burning up the charts with his rich voice and silky tunes. 27 year old Lemar Obika has a new album out called The Truth About Love, that has collaborations with Mica Paris, Styles P, and a duet with Joss Stone. His debut album and second album together have sold over 1.5 million records and he doesn’t look like he is going to stop soon. He has won two Brits and three MOBOs. Definitely a brother to watch, and so very fine! We are sure to be hearing more from this talented young man.

5. Djimon Hounsou
Benin

His acting career began with bits parts in TV series and Pop Videos including Janet Jackson's 'Love Will Never Do Without You', Paula Abdul's 'Straight Up' and Madonna's 'Express Yourself'. His real breakthrough came in the movie Stargate in 1994 where he starred as Horus. This opened the pipe line to other projects and ultimately in 1997 to the Oscar winning film Amistad, where he gave a phenomenal performance as Sengbe Pieh (Cinque), a tale of an African sold in slavery and fighting for justice. Djimon co-starred in Gladiator as Juba, the Numidian Gladiator. He was nominated in 2004 for an Oscar for the best supporting actor in the Film In America for his role as Mateo, an AIDS victim.

6. Chiwetel Ejiofor
Nigeria

Chiwetel Ekofor has a rugged handsomeness that leaves us begging for more. A versatile actor, he has enthralled us with his singing, and with his shirt off. An award winning actor, his credits include Amistad, Dirty Pretty Things, Children of Men, and Kinky Boots. He was Alex Mpondo in the movie Red Dust and we were launched into the tortured memories of a politician. He is the prime candidate for the character of T’challa in the proposed Black Panther movies, and is in the new movie, American Gangster. How exciting! We can’t wait to see more of him.

7. Fally Ipupa
Congo
This young bright Usher look-alike has worked with Koffi Olomide who helped him hone his musical skills. He mixes R&B and Congolese music to generate a fever pitched response to his singing. Fans are never disappointed in his concerts which are well organized and incorporate great dancing and singing. His show in New York brought the audience to their feet, and looking at him, we understand why.This chocolate brother is so hot he might just melt (or melt us!).

8.Oris Erhuero
Nigeria
Nigerian model-slash-actor who has made a huge splash on this side of the world from his campaigns for Armani, Versace, and Ferre. He started his career after getting shot in New York City. "I moved to Miami to recover and there I met a Colombian photographer called Azabra from Colombia who said to me that I should be acting. He decided to shoot me a portfolio. Next thing you know I am in London, Milan, South Africa doing covers for magazines, TV commercials and all that. It was a bizarre trip because I came from being in a coma and being in and out of the hospital to killing and destroying the cat walks." We are certainly glad you survived. He was seen opposite Idris Elba in the movie, Sometimes in April where he starred as the brother to Elba.

9. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
South Africa

Award winning Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is one of South Africa’s most esteemed actors having performed in The United States, Britain, Canada and Europe. Films in which he has appeared include A Dry White Season with Donald Sutherland, Bopha with Danny Glover, Dark City for Channel 4, A Woman of Colour with Vanessa Williams and the award winning Taxi to Soweto. Apart from his prestige film and stage work, Sello is one of South Africa’s most popular television stars from his lead role in the long running television series of Generations. He is also a highly respected director.

10. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Nigeria

This man is a talented actor, fluent in four languages (English, Italian, Yoruba, and Swahili), and a practicing Buddhist with a Master in Laws from the University of London. He has modeled and garnered a following with his appearance on the HBO series, OZ, and then on the series, Lost.

Sincerely, I think Boris should be number 1 and Idris Elba number 2. Everybody else I'm fine with. What do you guys think of this list? Any names you think should be INCLUDED? Any name that shouldn't be there?
Please let us know.

Meanwhile here are some of the winners of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards that took place yesterday.

_ Video of the year: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Female video: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Male video: Chris Brown, "With You."
_ Rock video: Linkin Park, "Shadow of the Day."
_ Hip-hop video: Lil Wayne, "Lollipop."
_ Pop video: Britney Spears, "Piece of Me."
_ Dancing in a video: The Pussycat Dolls, "When I Grow Up."
_ New artist: Tokio Hotel

Oh by the way, for those who care, Sheila, Tawana and Latoya are up for eviction next week. I'm talking about Big Brother Africa 3...
And Roger Federer just won a record breaking 5th consecutive US Open . He beat Andy Murray this night, just finished watching it. Five straight wimbledon, five straight US Open win. What an incredibly talented guy.
Ok, I'm done, going to bed.
Love you all
Kisses.

33 comments:

Bookie19 said...

first time commenting on your blog..I think you should have included Adewale Ogunleye on your list, he plays for the Chicago Bears

Anonymous said...

the post should have been sexiest African men who do not live in Africa!!or sexiest men with African heritage..cos half of those people didnt grow up in Africa and do not claim to be African

oya commenters bite me!!LOL

Mamarita said...

THIS IS ME SCREAMINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! I love Chiwetel Ejiofor...AHHHHHHH I think he should have been number 1 because he is so HANDSOME and he puts the S in SEXY!

Kpakpando said...

One of these sexy men, is into your brother not you ladies... but this list is missing some hotties like Ovie Mughelli, Osi Umenyiora, Kaysha (i had the biggest crush on him forever) Mfundo Morrison, Ime Udoka, Van Vicker (his talent is looking good)... in fact they need to go back and redo the list

Anonymous said...

i'm just wondering.....
how come all these men are africans in diaspora? does this mean we don't have home based sexy men living in africa? hmmmm

Free-flowing Florida said...

girl! daz some serious eye candy u r showing us dis early morning! dang!!!!!! i've got a husband girl, & he sure won't like 2 see me salivating over these dudes. & boy, am i doing just dat & more!!!!! OMG u've made my day! hehehehehehehehehehe

been watching BBA3 (surprise surprise) & thoroughly enjoying it. am not happy sheila was nominated. i mean, she's ma girl! i love her 2 bits. i liked ricco too, till i saw him weeping cos his gf was nominated. jeez! wot a wimp!

Red Sapphire said...

Hot, Hot,Hot.....Had to quickly switch on the split.Used to have a crush on agbaje for his role in lost, but now that i know he's a practicing buddhist....am runnning.Chiwetel made my heart melt...
Anyways they are all so hot...

Yewande Atanda said...

Dis is my selection-
1.Lemar
2.Idris Elba
3.Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Anonymous said...

linda u the best, u just brightened my morning. what will i do without linda's blog maybe i will be dead of boredom. keep doing what u doing girl i got your back

Temi said...

I agree a lil with the list but what is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje doing up there? I don’t think he is sexy.
VMA Awards my report.
The 25th VMA awards hosted by Russell Brand are the worst yet, is there another word for FLOP? Brittney opened the show with a very businesslike attitude and Brand's jokes were Bland. He get going on and on about Jonas Brother's purity ring. Rihanna's performance for me oo oo ooo , jst me o oo oo I thought was weird but am guessing Chris Brown loved it. Lil Wayne and T-Pain brought down the roof, their performance was amazing (maybe not so much for people who are not in love with them, but those two will soon take over the world).
T.I, despite his 1000 hrs community service, (plus he will be resting his ass off in jail for a year) performed really well. Those are the highlights.
Did Brittany really deserve those awards or were “they” trying to resurrect her career that she single handedly killed and buried?
Finally, Linda I understand the kindness of your heart but people need to give credit for works that is not theirs. Plagiarism is a crime in college and everywhere (I hope). This is jst me talking.
AstaLa'Vista!

Anonymous said...

babasuwe shld be on the list .

Dulce said...

Ok, good choices but why are there 5 Nigerian men in it?
If they are going to say Africa's Sexiest men, then we need a more varied representation!!!
Thanks and keep up the good work Linda.

Anonymous said...

u r such a darling Linda!...awwww...lol

ummm..Fally Ipupa is ten times better looking than Usher biko.
That is a horrible pic of my Idris o...and he should be numero uno!
I think the list is complete tho

Nma

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making my day with 10 handsome and dark eye candies!! hmmm, hmmm, hmmmmm. After seeing these men, nothing can go wrong today!!!

1 + The One said...

Oh I'm loving the idea of "Sexiest African men"!
The list is quite good but I don't think very comprehensive.. Besides who is considered African, are African American men who can't really trace their origin counted as well?? IF yes, what happened to Morris Chestnut?? Taye Diggs?? or the very very FINE duo of Shemar Moore and Dondre T Whitfield?
Besides that, I totally agree that Boris should be no 1! Lemar should go up the list and that no 7 whom I don't really know but wouldn't mind getting better acquainted with lol should be promoted :-)...and what is no 10 doing on the list, oh hell no...I'd rather have even Akon sef...

1 + The One said...

I am loving the idea of "sexiest African men" but I don't think it's quite comprehensive. Also who is considered as African? Are African American men who cannot trace their original roots also counted? If so then what happened to Morris Chestnut?? or Taye Diggs? Not forgetting the very very FINE duo of Shemar Moore and Dondre T Whitfield..
Besides that, I totally agree that Boris should be no 1! Lemar at no 6 should be taking higher, I don't know No 7 but I wouldn't mind getting better acquainted lol and he should most def be promoted! :-) As for No 10..Oh hell no , what is he doing on the list?? I'd actually take Akon over him!

Eb the Celeb said...

Thx for the eye candy... I love me some Idris

TWayne said...

I think your No 9 guy, the South African, is actually on the TV soapie Scandal, not Generations. He may have been in Generations, I'm not sure but he now features in Scandal on eTV.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH ANON 3:15, MOST OF THESE MEN DO NOT CONSIDER THEMSELVES AFRICANS. THE HAVE TRACES OF AFRICAN HERITAGE WHICH TECHNICALLY MOST BLACK PEOPLE DO. HOW ABOUT OUR FULL BLOODED, BORN AND BRED AFRICAN BROTHERS? THOSE ARE NOT SEXY ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Kpakpando said...

Which of these men do not claim to be African? Abeg stop yarning dust. They all claim their roots, they just happen to live and work abroad like millions of other Africans in the diaspora.

Simon SEEZ said...

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world?Is he really the fastest...but he is the fastest we can all see... i guess its the same with the African Brothers...it might not mean that a dude workin out in a GYM in oshodi with some dashin looks that would send some oshodi chicks runnin crazy aint the sexiest dude in Africa, but with the guys put up there we all kinda know most of them...

if i put my hot photoshop edited picture here..ow many of u would agree with me that i'm hot...anyways, different strokes for different folks...i think sherman moore should be on that list....if i had that guys looks ehh.if i had that guys look ehhh....let me rest my case

wienna said...

Hmmmm....Linda you and these your top ten lists. I'm not so sure about this one o. Why didn't you add Yemi to the list? ;)

Simon SEEZ said...

hi linda and all the ladies in the house help me here..after looking at all those pics it got me thinkin..

Does a guy need to have a six pack and look all macho to be sexy?

I am not sayin one should be pot bellied or somethin but??

Hunter girl said...

FIRST TIME HERE....i like...
Please does anyone have Dijumon contact details...i think i have to change my christmas wish .....gosh dat man...o' steamy!!!(my feeble attempt at yoruba)!!!

Anonymous said...

oris erhuero is just nigerian by name. if you look at his facebook pictures, you'd notice also that almost all his friends and ex girlfriends are foreign. he is also a buddhist lol.

linda please nominate some real african brothers like van vicker, michael okon etc...

your friend in london (you know who).

Afrobabe said...

I NEED me some of that Idris Elba!!!!

lindabela said...

may i no where dey got doose guys 4rom?
jesus christ dere are more dan. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm muaka!

lindabela said...

may i no where dey got doose guys 4rom?
jesus christ dere are more dan. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm muaka!

lindabela said...

may i no where dey got doose guys 4rom?
jesus christ dere are more dan. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm muaka!

Anonymous said...

hola Linda:

well my personal vote:
1.my husband
2.chiwetel O
3.shawn Wayans

Good Luck

Bombchell said...

Boris!!!!!!!!!

hmm never heard of oris.

& i really dont get the last guy as sexy. oh well beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder

reader said...

hmm i think it was Shemar Moore and not Boris in Diary of a Mad black woman

Anonymous said...

please add my husband to the list, he is da bomb. love ur blog, keep it up gal!