Tag Archives: Africa

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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AFRO ARCHIVES – A PERFORMERS WORLD – Episodes 1-3

Our hair, we are born with it yet there is so much we do to try and change our natural hair texture, and our hair’s appearance. Antonia Opiah’s Huffington Post article  “The Changing Business of Black Hair”  reported that the black haircare industry is estimated to be worth half a trillion dollars, as …

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Wrap up in style with mille collines

Brand Focus: mille collines While on a trip to Rwanda in 2008, an introduction to local dressmaker Antoinette, inspired fashion designers Marc Oliver and Ines Cuatrecasas to move to Kigali. It was there that they developed their first collection, in partnership with Antoinette. A year later, mille collines was born …

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Africa On Silk with Eki Orlean’s London

Silk, a sensuous fabric not just for valentines, and although Feb the 14th was the inspiration for today’s ‘Threads Around the Web’, the real focus is brand Eki Orlean’s. Eki means the centre of attraction, and if it’s attraction you’re after, then award winning designer Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans can help you with that!

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An Homage to Michelle

For the last eight years we’ve watched how Michelle Obama’s style and taste can shape a presidency – and one of the most interesting articles I’ve read to date about Michelle’s impact on the fashion industry is by Vanessa Friedman of the NY Times.  ‘There is simply no ignoring the …

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Blushing in Vibrant Pink Style, featuring Chen Burkett NY

Brand Focus: The label Chen Burkett New York, founded by Chen Burkett in 2013, a fashion label that showcases its own unique brand of cultural couture. Combing versatility and comfort with style and cultural significance. Born in St. Johns, Antigua, with family hailing from Ghana and UK, Chen’s mother encouraged her …

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African Hits – Exclusive Winter 2016 Mix

AFRICAN HITS: Winter 2016 Mix by FELIX NASHITO Listen,Watch & Share SOUNDS OF AFRICA RADIO|#SOAR|#Mixcloud   You can follow Nashito on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram PLUS MixCloud and read our exclusive interview over here. Justine Skye ft Wizkid – U Don’t Know Victoria Kimani – My Money Vanessa Mdee – Cash Madame   Dj henry ft. …

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Just Blazing through the holidays with Kente trim

Brand Focus: RuvaAfricWear – A brand that’s blossomed since 2015, with a range of products to wear & cherish. ‘Ruva’ means Flower, deriving from the Bantu languages, native to the Shona people from Zimbabwe – but for those of you from or familiar with Zimbabwe, of course you’ll already know …

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Sporty autumn looks – light and fun

Brand Focus: RolaReefa is combines comfort and casual clothing for men & women. Describing themselves as the ‘lifestyle destination for conscious consumers’, each piece in the collection represents the hard work of talented young people in Nairobi’s impoverished areas. RolaReefa provides opportunities that allows young people to improve the livelihood …

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Bayyani Theatre presents With You Always

A South African proverb says: “Money can’t talk, but it can make lies look true.” First performed in May 2015 at the Simpkins Lee Theatre in Oxford, With You Always looks at western development investment in the African continent. Inspired by the book entitled ‘Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives: A Perfect …

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African Hits – Exclusive Autumn 2016 Mix by Felix Nashito

AFRICAN HITS: Autumn 2016 Mix by FELIX NASHITO 40 minutes of good music ~ #MusicIsLife Listen,Watch & Share #SOAR! SOUNDS OF AFRICA RADIO  || #SOAR || w/ AFRICA FASHION     You can follow Nashito on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram PLUS MixCloud and read our exclusive interview over here. Watch #SOAR Mix Victoria Kimani – All …

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