In the spirit of this being the month of love, we’ve chosen the blog of Nigerian photographer Jide Odukoya, who among other things is known for his wedding photography. Jide reportedly bought his first camera – a Canon 550D from his graphic design and branding business. That was the start [...]
African Fashion is taking the world by storm with its colour vibrancy and fusion of traditional and western influences. As international designers and retailers draw inspiration from the textiles, beadwork and handiwork of the continent, now too are local artisans and couture designs designers alike, both on the continent and in the diaspora, beginning to take their rightful place in global fashion circles.
Funfere Koroye has a a thing for flowers. If its not on his shirt or jacket, the floral prints find its way to his cap. He says it reminds him of growing up and living in Nigeria. “There is so much color and plant life. We dress colorfully and we [...]
Our Video of the Week, Nigerian Men Tattoo Their Lips Pink! got us thinking about perceptions of physical beauty. In it, we’re taken to a parlor in Lagos, Nigeria and see a man getting his lower lip colored in light pink. He barely flinches as the tattoo gun buzzes on [...]
Allow us to introduce you to South African bloggers Justice Mukheli, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha – and the way they see things, differently. Born in Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, the three recall fond memories of their childhood. It was one where they use to “make cars with bricks” and [...]
When I meet David Tlale, it’s the day before what he describes as being bigger than anything he’s ever done in his life. He’s the first South African invited to have a stand-alone show during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.