This year’s experience will showcase the diverse talents of Toronto’s Black Creative Community

Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its second annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto. This year, Ayiba’s multi-sensorial event is curated to give guests a taste and feel for what the Black Creative Community in Toronto has to offer. The event will take place over two days, September 26th & 28th, highlighting the vocal, visual, culinary, and creative talents of our black community. 

On September 26th, we will feature The Infinite Body, a panel highlighting the black image in art through the work of contemporary artists Jessica Karuhanga and Kosisochukwu Nnebe. Next up will be a one-one-one conversation with Celestina Aleobua, Director of the movie Finch; moderated by Danica Samuel. 

On September 28th, we will feature an art showcase from Kofi’s Art, Grace Miah, and duo Ayo and Disu; with culinary tastings from Twins in the Kitchen and Beko, the Food Mixologist. A fashion showcase featuring the work of Afro-Canadian designers Zoba Martin, Ibuchi, and Prince Pearl will also take place. If guests are interested they can visit the ’Mystique Market’ at the venue to shop the designers. The night will end with a dance showcase by choreographer Kenechi Chidolue who will lead an interactive workshop to teach guests the most viral afrobeats dance moves of the year. 

Toronto singer-songwriter Tracey Kayy will be the feature musical performer for both days. 

Join Ayiba Magazine for an intimate evening of music, authentic bites, art, fashion, and culture within a creatively immersive experience for one magical night as you network with Toronto’s creative community. And come ready to buy local art and fashion! 

Event partners include, Toronto Media Arts Center, AFRICA SALON UK, The Kscope, Manyatta Network, Curleshoppe, and Vlisco Netherlands B.V.

Tickets can be purchased now at