Albertha Bell, the last speaker of Berbice Dutch Creole, is interviewed in March 2004. Berbice Dutch Creole was spoken in Guyana by enslaved Africans and their descendants until it went extinct with Bertha’s death in 2005. Based on Dutch and partly on Kalabari, an Eastern Ijo dialect from the Niger Delta of what is now Nigeria, basic words in the lect are around one third Kalabari Ijo.
Nigerian womenswear fashion label Nouva Couture is out with a new collection with gorgeous pieces perfectly tailored to suit the standard of a highly respected woman with awe, class and grace.
The collection is called “Lady Valentina” and the idea behind Lady Valentina, meaning “the Lady behind Valentine”, is a french dame who portrays her beauty, strength and confidence through love. She exemplifies her aura through roses and patterns, which depict her beauty, confidence, intelligence and royalty. Amidst these impeccable qualities, Lady Valentina is also playful, independent and supportive.