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An African Skincare Line with Soul

“The essence of nature from the cradle of mankind” – with a tagline like that, you cannot go wrong. This is exactly the vibe AFYA is aiming for; something authentic, natural, and deeply rooted in its...
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Unveiling The Prodigal Daughter’s Meraki Collection

Prints, patterns, colour … action. African designers are lending their vibrant and bold pallets to runways and magazines around the globe. Zambian-born, Zimbabwean-raised, Australian-based designer, Phoebe...
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Nigerian doll outselling Barbie

In 2007, Taofick Okoya, created a doll that Nigerian girls could identify with 43-year-old based his Queens of Africa dolls on country's biggest tribes They cost roughly £4.50 and aim to promote strong...
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With African Fashion in Vogue, Home Talent Shines

When Michelle Obama and Beyonce Knowles attended high-profile events in clothes made by African designers, it was a sure sign that the continent's vibrant style has arrived on the world stage. The...
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Holistic Living Series: Community and Creation

In the last instalment of a three part series, renowned Kenyan psychologist, Dr Gladys Mwiti, discusses the importance of Holistic Balanced Living from an African perspective.  Cont. from Part 2 (click...
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Holistic Living Series: Family and Community

In the second of a three part series, renowned Kenyan psychologist, Dr Gladys Mwiti, discusses the importance of Holistic Balanced Living from an African perspective.  Cont. from Part 1 (click here to...
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Holistic Living Series: Body, Spirit, Mind

In the first of a three part series, renowned Kenyan psychologist, Dr Gladys Mwiti, discusses the importance of Holistic Balanced Living from an African perspective.  In recent years, Africans have become...
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Could Kenya be Africa’s Next Fashion Frontier?

As Nigeria and Angola dazzle the luxury sector, Kenya seems focused on building a fashion market for everyone, says Robb Young. Garden City- a major mall set to open in 2015. NAIROBI, Kenya — Chatting...
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The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson,  founder of The Curly Hair School (www.curlyhairschool.com), discusses the attitudes towards black hair and the latent discrimination people with Afro textured hair face (and how to overcome...