Models

The Rise of Adwoa Aboah

Smouldering red lipstick, the headscarf, the bleached eye brows, the shimmering metallic eyeshadow in transcending shades of blue – anybody would be forgiven to think they’ve stumbled across a special collector’s issue of a vintage Italian Vogue, but the model in question is Adwoa Aboah and the decision to grace …

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PFM Showcase 2016 Catwalk Models Selected

On 20th August, the 4th Passion For Motherland Showcase event will take place in London. Alongside internationally acclaimed musicians like Gasandji Rever and Mulele Matondo Afrika, there will be powerful poetry from Mell Nyoko and Christina Fonthes. The event itself will be hosted by BBC Africa’s Nora Fakim and the money raised …

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Nigerian Mayowa Nicholas takes centre stage for Benetton

With 10,000 employees, revenues of more than €1.6 billion and a reputation for creating memorable visuals around their ‘United Colors of’ campaigns, Benetton is celebrating its 51st spring/summer season with ‘A Collection of Us’ that has Nigerian model Mayowa Nicholas at its heart. There are few things we like better …

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Ivorian model Aya Jones chosen as Vogue cover girl

Regular Africa Fashion readers will have been following our recent articles on how Ivory Coast is really starting to make a splash in the global fashion market. First, President Ouattara laid out his ambitious plans for the country. Then headline fashion news for the work of talented designer Loza Maléombho, was given a …

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AfNTM Where are they now – Cheandre van Blerk

Where did it all start? Within the modelling industry, competition is stiff. Africa’s Next top model is a great competition as it assists in bringing in new models wishing to break into the industry. Cheandre van Blerk was originally from Johannesburg, and was one of three South African girls to …

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Africa’s Next Top Model – Where are they now?

Regular readers will already know that Africa is a striking continent, full of talent and uniquely beautiful faces. For a wider audience, Season One of Africa’s Next Top Model (AfNTM) brought that beauty to a global, mainstream audience for the first time. Much has happened since 2013 and we are now …

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Model Focus: Edwina from Osun State in Nigeria

Born in Osun State in 1996 and moved to the UK in 2013, Edwina has been building her modelling portfolio while laying the foundations for a business career in later life. We caught up with her at a recent catwalk training session and had the chance to find out more …

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Model Focus – Jainaba Fofana from Gambia

It’s been a long journey from the market town of Farafenni, near the Gambian border with Senegal, to the London catwalk, but that is the kind of journey that Jainaba Fofana has successfully completed. Africa Fashion managed to catch up with her at a recent charity event, courtesy of the Black Afro …

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Model Focus – Violet Gacenia from Kenya

Not every model you meet will have a degree in economics from Royal Holloway, but then every model you meet is not like Violet Gacenia. Now a teacher specialising in maths-related subjects, she visited the Africa Fashion studio for a charity shoot recently – so we took the opportunity to …

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Who is Maggie Smith – The face of AFWL 2015

With Africa Fashion Week London looming large, we turn our attention to the face of the show – Maggie Smith. Africa Fashion take a quick look at how she went from being a receptionist to being the stunning face of #AFWL2015 – in a matter of weeks. Until recently, Maggie Smith was …

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