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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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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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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 is upon us

The weekend is coming and most people are starting to make plans. Do you love fashion and shopping? Are you totally up for the idea of getting lost in inspiration? Then consider heading down to Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) which is on at Kensington Olympia this Friday and Saturday – 7th & 8th …

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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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Meen street fashion with a Ghanaian twist

Much of what the fashion industry reports on is to do with major exhibitions and famous brands. That ignores the vast number of designers that are taking their first steps on the retail runway. We caught up with Meen, a graduate of the University of Arts London, who is creating hand …

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Dynamic looks that really pop in every shade

With shows like Africa’s Next Top Model being prepared to air later this year and AFWL 2015 almost upon us, the spotlight will once again be on the important role that make-up plays in bringing a creative look together. At one of our recent Africa Fashion shoots, we spent time discussing modern make …

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Facebook targets a billion subscribers in Africa

In October 2012, Facebook passed the ‘one billion users a month’ mark. While that is a phenomenal number, Facebook is also a listed company with shares trading on the stock exchange. As such, it has a duty to its shareholders to do its best, expand its business and increase revenues. …

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Miss Black Africa UK auditions – London 20th June

Pageants can be seen as glamorous or exploitative, depending on their organisation and purpose. With a strong dedication to helping the ‘I am able’ charity, the Miss Black Africa UK event promises to do good through the attention garnered by the winner – so maybe you know someone who might …

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Dawn of major internet fashion shopping in Africa?

Over the past 20 years, travelling to Africa gave you the distinct impression that northern trade centered on the Emirates, West African commerce with Nigeria as its hub and that Sub Saharan trade emanated out from South Africa. Yet, until recently, internet commerce in these countries was relatively low compared to …

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31 billion dollars spending in sub-Saharan Africa

How hard a company or group of organisations will push into a market, depends mostly on something called the TAM. The Total Available/Addressable Market. In other words, “How much spending money is there in this new area?” is a question that needs to be answered, accurately, before a sales push …

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Kenya prepares for 2nd International Fashion Fair

The Republic of Kenya is home to a population of more than 44 million people and, from 13th to 16th August, it will host the 2nd International Fashion Fair at the Kenyatta Centre in Nairobi. Thousands of visitors will attend, Africa Fashion takes a sneak peak at what they will see. With …

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Africa at Spitalfields Bank Holiday Monday

Here at Africa Fashion, we believe in immersion. You can only understand so much by reading and discussion. At some point you need to get hands on – and there’s no better way to do that in London than by joining the Africa at Spitalfields event on Monday 25th May. …

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