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Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand

ZAAF founder Abai Schulze is a woman with a vision. Despite leaving her homeland of Ethiopia as a child for the United States, Schulze never lost sight of …
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A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style
4 years ago

A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style

As someone who loves shopping, but can’t always afford to do so, I came up with the idea of being a Personal Shopper. I saw it as a …
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Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup
4 years ago

Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup

Sharmaine Oddoye is the Founder of Sharms Hair & Makeup, a makeup and beauty start-up that provides women with practical and useful beautify tips for everyday use. What …
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AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL STARTS SUNDAY | Watch Trailer
4 years ago

AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL STARTS SUNDAY | Watch Trailer

All is set for the Season One broadcast of the model search reality show, Africa’s Next Top Model on DSTV. Set in Cape Town, South Africa, the show …
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Ikiré Jones: Bespoke Men’s Fashion
4 years ago

Ikiré Jones: Bespoke Men’s Fashion

From being named by Esquire magazine as one of the five “Best Dressed Real Men,” to a recent accolade from Philadelphia magazine as one of the “Most Fashionable …
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Mina Danielle Designs by Dorothy Attakora
4 years ago

Mina Danielle Designs by Dorothy Attakora

Ayiba contributing writer, Akinyi Ochieng, interviewed Dorothy Attakora, founder of Mina Danielle Designs, a company that integrates traditional fabrics with Western accents for women of the African …
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From Pre-Med to Fashion Design: The Courage to Follow Our Dreams
4 years ago

From Pre-Med to Fashion Design: The Courage to Follow Our Dreams

At times following our passions can be difficult when we are raised in African households and we succumb to societal and familial expectations. Recently, I have noticed that …
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israella |KOBLA|
5 years ago

israella |KOBLA|

My name is Emefa Kuadey. I was born and raised in England. When I was about sixteen, I went to live in Ghana (my motherland) for two years. …
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Adunni Designs
5 years ago

Adunni Designs

Oye Atilade is the founder of Adunni Designs, an African accessories line she began two years ago. The name Adunni is from her oriki, which in Yoruba custom …
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