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“Africans have an amazing ability to achieve in the most unimaginable conditions" African Diaspora, Africans, Cuttings, News Stories, Journalism, Marketing, Amazing, Journaling, Plant Cuttings

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Celebrated British designer Ozwald Boateng OBE is known for crafting exquisite suits. A master of dynamic details, he turns his attention to his biggest project yet, the Made In Africa Foundation. Words Belinda Otas - Photography courtesy of Ozwald Boateng On a crisp New York day in September 2013, Ozwald Boateng, his partner, Nigerian ...

Ghanian-British actress Adjoa Andoh has created theatre history by co-directing and acting in the first major play as Shakespeare’s Richard II in London Richard Ii, Tower Block, Cuttings, British Actresses, Journalism, Shakespeare, Scandal, About Uk, Donald Trump

Adjoa Andoh is Shakespeare’s Richard II in all ‘women of colour’ cast

Ghanian-British actress Adjoa Andoh has created theatre history by co-directing and acting in the first major play as Shakespeare’s Richard II in London

Ghanian-British actress Adjoa Andoh has created theatre history by co-directing and acting in the first major play as Shakespeare’s Richard II in London Richard Ii, Tower Block, Cuttings, British Actresses, Journalism, Shakespeare, Scandal, About Uk, Donald Trump

Adjoa Andoh is Shakespeare’s Richard II in all ‘women of colour’ cast

Ghanian-British actress Adjoa Andoh has created theatre history by co-directing and acting in the first major play as Shakespeare’s Richard II in London

Wings is the award-winning quarterly inflight magazine for Arik Air, reaching… Cuttings, News Stories, Journalism, Wings, African, Magazine, Tops, Women, Fashion

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To kick off a new year for new ideas, Wings finds inspiration in the new wave of African innovators who are coming up with ingenious solutions to local challenges. Words Belinda Otas At a time when technology–driven development plays an increasingly significant role in shaping the economic outlook of the developing world, African innovators ...

“Healing will come with justice, but Nigeria isn’t ready”: the Biafra War, 50 years on Cuttings, News Stories, Journalism, Healing, African, War, Journaling, Plant Cuttings

“Healing will come with justice, but Nigeria isn't ready”: the Biafra War, 50 years on

Fanned by the embers of sectionalism, tribalism, corruption, misrule and mistrust, the Biafran War changed Nigeria irreversibly. It was the first civil war in post-independence Africa, one of the world's first televised conflicts and with the estimated number of fatalities ranging from 500,000 to two million people – mainly from the famine that followed Nigeria's land and sea blockade of the former Eastern Region – it was also one of the deadliest. When war broke out on 6 July 1967, it was…

Chess, Queen: A Grandmaster Emerges in Uganda in Mira Nair’s Disney Charmer Pixar Movies, Disney Movies, Chess Program, Mira Nair, Monsoon Wedding, Remember The Titans, Movie Reels, G Eazy, Disney S

Exclusive with the actual Queen of Katwe - meet Phiona Mutesi

As the movie Queen of Katwe goes on general release, we catch up with Phiona Mutesi - the actual 'Queen of Katwe on whose life the film is made.

The Audacious Angelique Kidjo: On music, feminism, gender equality and African culture Royce, West African Countries, African Culture, Paris, African Fashion, Feminism, Life Lessons, Female, Cuttings

The Audacious Angelique Kidjo: On music, feminism, gender equality and African culture

Audacious, daring, captivating and never one to stay silent in the face of injustice, Angelique Kidjo tells it like it is...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "We can unmake inequality, no one is born like that" Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cuttings, African Design, Journalism, Action, Art, Art Background, Journaling, Group Action

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "We can unmake inequality, no one is born like that"

Everyone is talking about: "Love and War - Half a Yellow, Sun Ten years on", we revisit our interview with the "happy feminist" Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Empowered women can empower other women, is one of the inspirations that drives one of Africa's lead female architects Jumoke Adenewo. Other Woman, Women Empowerment, Empowered Women, African, Canning, Female, Cuttings, News Stories, Journalism

"Empowered women can empower other women"

Empowered women can empower other women, is one of the inspirations that drives one of Africa's lead female architects Jumoke Adenewo. This is a must-read.

Ajuma Nasanyana who is also a one-time Vivienne Westwood muse, had an exclusive interview with the magazine to ask why there is lack of black models African Models, African Women, Muse, Jet Magazine, Models Needed, Fierce Women, Black Image, My Black Is Beautiful, Africa Fashion

Ajuma: "Black models need to be true to self" - The New African Woman

Black models of my skin tone, confident in the beauty of dark ski, such as Nykhor Paul, are coming into the fashion industry saying 'Black is beautiful'.

Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s foremost business people and philanthropists, is also somewhat of a philosopher. He tells Wings the revolutionary effect his concept of Africapitalism can have on the continent, and why it’s critical to Africa’s development. Roasted Corn, News Stories, Journalism, Revolutionaries, Billionaire, Entrepreneur, Cuttings, Watch Video, People

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Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s foremost business people and philanthropists, is also somewhat of a philosopher. He tells Wings the revolutionary effect his concept of Africapitalism can have on the continent, and why it's critical to Africa’s development. Words Belinda Otas “Africapitalism is a call to the African private sector to invest ...

We need to be proudly African. We need to understand that Africa represents our distinction, our origin and our location and that’s what is going to make us stand out in the world. Cuttings, News Stories, Journalism, Tank Man, African, Marketing, Mens Tops, Fashion, Moda

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Burgeoning African economies are seeing a rise in aspirational consumers with spending power, causing international luxury brands to pay attention. But what impact will this new influx of high-end labels have on the homegrown luxury market? Words Belinda Otas Africa has traditionally been a source of raw material. Diamonds have been taken out ...

INTERVIEW: Adjoa Andoh makes history as Shakespeare’s Richard II in all ‘women of colour’ cast and crew Works Of Shakespeare, Royal Shakespeare Company, Richard Ii, House Of Beauty, Prayer Book, Playwright, British Actresses, African Design

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Ghanian-British actress Adjoa Andoh is creating theatre history by co-directing and acting in an all women of colour Shakespeare’s Richard ll play London

Can union organising help save Nigeria’s textile industry? Textile Industry, Cuttings, Organising, Journalism, Industrial, Textiles, Organization, Canning, Getting Organized

Can union organising help save Nigeria's textile industry?

Funke Omoniyi Johnson is the founder of Mama Tee Fashion and Saidat Taiwo Oshodi is the proud owner of Sai Tai Enterprises Nigeria Limited. They are both self-employed tailors based in Lagos, Nigeria's bustling port and commercial capital. Between them, they have amassed a total of 55 years in business. One would expect this is enough to propel the growth of their business, ensure their financial safety and secure their future. Instead they are struggling to keep their heads above water due…

She is famous for her role as the dreadlocked Michonne in the highly-rated drama series The Walking Dead. But there is a lot more to Danai Gurira. Cuttings, All About Eyes, Journalism, Journaling, Plant Cuttings

ALL EYES ON DANAI GURIRA - AKA MICHONNE

She is famous for her role as the dreadlocked Michonne in the highly-rated drama series The Walking Dead. But there is a lot more to Danai Gurira.

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie on all things feminism, media sexualisation of women, ideal beauty, depression and raising her daughter in Donald Trump’s America Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ideal Beauty, Cuttings, Be Bold, Journalism, Feminism, Donald Trump, Interview, Sayings

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on 'Femini -ism': "You say the word feminist and there is automatic hostility..."

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie on all things feminism, media sexualisation of women, ideal beauty, depression and raising her daughter in Donald Trump’s America