Did you see the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics? If you did, and you’re a longtime Afrobella reader, you may have instantly recognize Canadian opera singer and former Afrobella of the Week, Measha Bruggersgosman.


I interviewed Measha back in 2007 when she was touring with the Cleveland Orchestra. It was such a pleasure to see her on NBC, singing before an audience of 3.2 BILLION people!!

In case you missed her performance, click here to see the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and to hear Measha’s Olympic hymn. Her hair, her makeup, her dress — all looked AMAZING. Click here to visit her official website, and click here to read my interview from 2007!

Measha, you continue to make Afrobellas everywhere very proud! Keep shining!



J.Adia says:
February 15, 2010, 8:29 pm
My mother was just talking about how beautiful her hair was. She's gorgeous!
Amneris says:
February 15, 2010, 8:44 pm
Thanks so much for posting the info. As an opera singer I am always proud of her...and her beautiful natural hair!!
Nia says:
February 15, 2010, 8:47 pm
I was hoping you would post about her performance. Thank you! OMG! She was amazing!Did you notice Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada? I actually had tears seeing two elegant black women wear their hair natural before a global audience. I felt liberated and empowered.
LBell says:
February 15, 2010, 10:26 pm
I have no words except...WOW! And um...I want her hairstylist. ;)
CoilsnKinks says:
February 16, 2010, 9:10 pm
OMG she sounded and looked amazing! Thanks for posting the link
maria says:
February 16, 2010, 9:59 pm
OMG her hair is just GAWGEOUS!!!!
Niki says:
February 17, 2010, 11:11 am
I knew she looked familiar then I remembered that you featured her here on Afrobella! She looked like a GODDESS and sounded like an ANGEL! I don't give much thought to looking like someone other than myself, but if I did, she would go to the top of the list!
Kweenie says:
February 17, 2010, 9:37 pm
Love her and that voice of hers! AND I want that fierce mane! :)
Dineen says:
February 18, 2010, 11:09 am
Her voice was beatiful and her hair was beautiful and AWESOME!!! I'm glad to see this post. Many of my friends were not as excited as I was, glad to see the excitement here.
Brittni says:
February 18, 2010, 12:32 pm
WOW, she has lost an amazing amount of weight. She looks great!
Mochasiren says:
February 19, 2010, 1:36 pm
First, let me say I also think Measha is super talented and very beautiful. I'm sure all of you long-time Afrobell readers noticed Measha has lost quite a bit of weight. As much I admire her I was very disappointed to read in the Canadian press that she pulled a "Star Jones". Initially she told the press her weight loss was from taking up yoga. Months later she finally admitted that in addition to her yoga regimen she also had gastric bypass surgery. There is NO SHAME in having weight loss surgery! I don't why women feel the need to lie about how they lost weight. I am plus size and though I don't know if surgery is for me, I would certainly find it inspirational to hear the truth the FIRST time. Measha is gorgeous at ANY size, but I just brought this up for some good discussion. Weight is definitely a touchy topic for most women.


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