BGM Bulletin


The Black Girl Magic Bulletin is a weekly catch-up on all things black girl news around the world.

Hereith Paul is the new face of Maybelline NY


The Tanzanian model made the announcement of her signing with Maybelline via her Instagram page saying, “This has been the hardest-kept secret of my entire life AND the highlight of my career, I am so honored & excited to announce that I am joining the Maybelline family!!!! I’m so grateful to be named a global spokesmodel for the world’s #1 cosmetics brand.” Congratulations to Hereith and we are going to love seeing an African face rocking a short afro on all those campaign images!

MAC collabs with Tinashe, Dj Loaf and Lion Babe


It was announced a few weeks ago that MAC Cosmetics will be doing a collaboration series with four young women musicians, namely Tinashe, Halsey, Dej Loaf and Lion Babe. Each artist has their own product, Tinashe on Eye Shadow, Halsey on a Lipstick, Dej Loaf on a Lip Gloss and Lion Babe on a Glitter Eye-Shadow.  The products are set to launch concurrently from March 17th. Let’s hope they will be launching in SA at the same time.

20 Students arrested at Wits University 

Writer and Student, Panashe Chigumadzi  live tweeted the arrest of black Wits students this past Friday. Paneshe was one of the students arrested by SAPS on the university campus while the group was sitting peacefully on the side of a road. It was reported that the students were arrested for violating a court order that was obtained by the University last year. The students were sent to Hilbrow Police Station where they were detained until they were released without bail the same night – the students are ordered to appear in court on Monday. Despite what the University claims, it seems to be that these students were arrested for having a gathering of more than two black people – something reminiscent of Apartheid laws.

Nomzamo Mbatha attends #NYFW as the face of PUMA SA




Nomzamo had us in envy this week as she grammed her time at New York Fashion Week as the official ambassador of PUMA South Africa. From meeting Rih’s mom backstage at the Fenty x PUMA show, to selfies with Chris Rock and seats at Kanye’s Madison Sqaure Garden Yeezy S3 show and album listening party, she was everywhere we wanted to be. Nomzamo is fast growing her international name with the caliber of brands that she signs with, we are so here to see her in the next global Puma or Neutorgena campaign!

Happiness is  a Four Letter Word is in cinema


This movie adaption of Cynthia Jele’s novel is finally out in cinemas and has been receiving great support and reviews. Starring Mmabatho Montsho, Khanyi Mbau and Renate Stuurman, the movie chronicles the lives of  Nandi ,who is on the fast track to being made partner at her law firm and is engaged to emerging entrepreneur, Thomas. Zaza, the trophy wife to the wealthy and successful property developer, Bheki. And Princess who is the celebrated owner of one of the trendiest art gallery in town, and is living with her sexy and talented boyfriend, Leo. But things aren’t what they seem.

We haven’t seen the movie yet but come pay day, it is the first priority on our MUST WATCH list.

Lulama Wolf is the face of adidas South Africa’s Tubular Defiant Campaign


Visual blogger and influencer, Lulama Wolf, has been made the face of the adidas ZA Tubular Defiant campaign with musician, Petite Noir. The campaign launched this week with the campaign images being released across social media and an exclusive event at the Area 3 studio in Braam. Congratulations Lulama and slay on!