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Salute to Nigerian Independence Day

Salute to Nigerian Independence Day 2015, which marks the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from British colonial rule, into the territories that form modern-day Nigeria.  So we all know Nigeria’s national colors are green, white and across the world there are a number of events taking place in celebration …

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Who makes the best Jollof Rice?

Every West African community believes that they make the best version of this rice dish, which has its origins in Senegal. This weekend, the best of the best will be bringing their recipes to Brixton Library for a two day competition to see whose Jollof is crowned supreme: One rice to …

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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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Designer Focus – José Hendo from Uganda

While the West only seemed to discover recycling and sustainable production over the last couple of decades, many Africans have been doing it naturally, since time began. When it comes to sustainability, there are few products in more abundance or as easy to access as tree bark. José Hendo has made a career from a caring approach to fashion design. We caught up with her at the opening of Sapelle 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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Designer Focus – Zimbabwe’s House of Mucha

LinDi Mucha is founder and creative director of  fashion label House of Mucha. Now based in Hertfordshire, Zimbabwe born LinDi has always had a passion for Afrocentric wear since her teen years. “I first got into art design whilst in law school”, she said. “Now I’m planning to study Fashion …

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