Tag Archives: African

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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United Nations Endorses World Afro Day!

World Afro Day 15 September 2017 is endorsed by the United Nations and is a pioneering event, educating and celebrating Afro hair globally. The inaugural day is centred around a RecordSetter World Record “Largest Hair Education Lesson,” involving 500 children/youth, from all backgrounds. Afro hair has been overlooked, undervalued and excluded for centuries but we can all help to challenge this by celebrating hair together.

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AFROPUNK – A Carnival of Consciousness

AFROPUNK’S UK debut arrived on a warm September Saturday afternoon at Alexandra Palace in North London. From the initial announcement of the event it had everyone talking in the music industry and beyond. From the original headline act M.I.A being dropped, [following the outrage caused by her comments on the Black Lives Matter …

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Shantel shares her MamMaw fashion journey

At 14, Shantel MamMaw got her first sewing machine and began making outfits for her friends to wear at Carnival. Shantel’s brand, MAM-MAW, now offers a range of stylish and unique designs with a strong African theme – including Ankara, Kente and other traditional fabrics. Everything she sells is envisioned …

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Ujima Presents HairStories 2016

Let’s Create History Through Our HairStories! HairStories will coincide with Black History Month, and will take place on Saturday 29th October 2016 at the City of Westminster College, Paddington Green, London. HairStories seeks to celebrate African hair through the ages and the importance of African heritage. The event is designed …

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Goldsmiths University course will help change the future

Anyone of African descent living in the UK, will know that African heritage has a variety of different identities  – and they all have stories that need to be told. Goldsmiths University has recognised that fact by launching the world’s first degree in Black British Writing. Africa Fashion examines at the importance …

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Mosob – Eritrean restaurant reviewed

Listed by Trip Advisor as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for 2014, Mosob has been serving up traditional Eritrean dishes to a West London audience for more than 10 years. Taking advantage of a break in the London rain this summer, Africa Fashion decided to see what all the fuss was …

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OPEN THE GATE FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015

The 6th of June 2015, cultural organisation Open The Gate celebrates its 6th Anniversary with a whole day of cultural entertainment, alongside their renowned African Market.  Open The Gate Festival welcomes an array of live music & story telling acts from Ghana, Somalia, Mozambique Sierra Leone, Mexico and beyond. Take part in …

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