Born in May 22, 1998, Mayowa is a Nigerian fashion model. She is the first Nigerian model to star in a Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Calvin Klein campaigns.
She was supposed to make her debut in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but days before the show, her visa to travel to China was rejected, along with several Russian and Ukrainian models, which prevented her from walking the show. She officially made her debut in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
In her first runway season, 2015, she appeared in shows for Balmain, Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Hermès, and Acne Studios among others. More recently, she has worked with high-profile designers like Prada, Miu Miu, Versace, Chanel, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta. She has also starred in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
With 34 Years in the Modeling Industry, Naomi Campbell is Teaching Us All How to Win at Life.
Naomi Campbell broke into the modeling industry at a time when black models were not recognized, and she has managed to stay relevant for decades.
34 years after, she’s offering some sage advice to everyone of us on how to navigate life.
The stunning model took to her Instagram to celebrate her journey so far by sharing a throwback photo from one of her first modelling gigs.
34 years of modeling, love, growth, friendship, wisdom, joy, pain, loss, experience, fun, laughter and so much more. You have got to love what you do, love it everyday, through highs and the lows, the wins and the losses…I can honestly say I love what I do and thank you all for being here with me every step of the way.
Sanitation Ambassador & Model, Araba Sey, Featured On Covid-19 Issue Of Moziak Magazine
GREATER ACCRA – Tuesday, April 14, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Ghana Beach Soccer Sanitation Ambassador Miss Araba Sey, has been chosen to front the cover of South African Magazine Moziak which featured other African stars including Davido,Patoranking and Victor Ad.
Miss Sey has been a leading environmental activist and Sanitation/Hygiene campaigner for Ghana Beach Soccer before she was officially appointed as an Ambassador in September 2019.
Her work has covered both coastal regions and mainland Ghana where she engages children, the youth and adults in practical ways of keeping themselves and their environments clean, hygienic and sanitized.
“On behalf of Ghana Beach Soccer, stakeholders and our partners we say a big Ayekoo to Miss Araba Sey. We’re proud of you as our dedicated Ambassador and role model.”
DAILY PAPER/ Amsterdam-based Streetwear Brand Allies Ghanaian Artist, David Alabo, For New Collection
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, March 31, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Amsterdam-based, African-owned streetwear brand, Daily Paper (men’s wear and women’s wear fashion brand established in 2012), has, in collaboration with Ghanaian visual artist David Alabo, premiered its limited edition capsule, “The Tarot Card” collection of high end t-shirts which is part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Categorically, the t-shirt features a unique design by Alabo “highlighting an Afro-Surrealism tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom,” according to a press release from Daily Paper. The designs reflect Alabo’s artistic vision of using elements of fantasy and mysticism to critique African society.
Each item in the capsule collection features a unique tarot card design with a symbolic meaning. “The Magician” for instance, represents “spiritual development,” while “The High Priestess” design reflects “intuition, mystery, and sensuality.” The contemporary fashion brand is known for its ready-to-wear garments and accessories.
Daily Paper is inspired by the African heritage of its own founders, together with the passion for contemporary fashion, Daily Paper is known for its ready-to-wear garments and accessories, and is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future.
According to David Alabo, who lauded the efforts of the Amsterdam-based, African-owned streetwear brand, which is inspired by the African heritage of its own founders, for an marvellous collaboration revealed that, his aim in the art world is to push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa with fashion.
The company was founded by three friends, Hussein Suleiman, Jefferson Osei and Abderrahmane Trabsini. In the beginning the trio set up a blog whereby they occasionally sold T-shirts bearing their logo. The company subsequently grew and amplified into a major trendsetter. Although the blog was running in 2008, the company was founded in 2010 and established in 2012.
In 2015 they released a women’s clothing parallel. They particularly derived their design ideas from scenery in Kenya and other sub-Saharan African regions. In the same year, they branched out to diversify from casual wear to athletic and sportswear. In May 2015 they began releasing limited edition silhouette jackets.
Daily Paper has made it a point to collaborate with African artists and creatives. Last year, the brand linked with Nigerian superstar Wizkid for the limited edition STARBOY collection.
Victoria Michaels Appointed To Co-Chair Africa Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week 2020.
International Model and Founder of Fashion Connect Africa (FCA), Victoria Michaels have been announced as the co-chair of the prestigious Africa Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week 2020 under the theme – Designing Africa’s Future.
Victoria was chosen based on her tremendous contribution towards the growth of the Fashion industry and the incredible work she continues to do in supporting the Youth, women and the girl child.
AFI Fashion Week is scheduled to take place from the 12th to the 14th of March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. At this year’s Fashion Week, AFI seeks to empower, educate and entertain its audience with a goal of promoting and retailing refined accessories and apparels during the event.
Victoria Michaels is a model, philanthropist, social change advocate and an entrepreneur. She is currently the CEO of VM Consult and Fashion Connect Africa and leads The African Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI) and the Victoria Michaels Foundation.
As a model, Victoria has been featured in major publications such as CANOE, Vogue, Italia, Cosmopolitan, Glitz Africa, ROOTS , Africa Fashion Week, London Magazine, Glam Africa, Destiny, Women & Home, Elle, Enjoy Magazine among others. She has also received numerous accolades and awards including Glitz Africa 2016 & 2018 Model of the year award, Eminence Awards Africa – Distinguished Eminent Model 2017, Ghana Fashion Awards best Classic Female Model 2018 and so on.
As a social change advocate, Victoria Michaels established the Victoria Michaels Foundation a non-profit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Africa to discover their potentials and deploy it for greater society use. Victoria has also used the Africa Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI) as a mechanism geared towards helping underserved and marginalized communities in Africa have access to transformational education through a number of literacy projects.
The VM Foundation and ALDI, has been able to donate libraries, book boxes, refurbished 1st and 2nd Cycle schools (built classroom blocks, libraries stocked with books, administration areas and teachers common rooms) to schools and communities who lack the basic amenities to ensure a child has access to basic education.
Finally, within the Fashion and the advocacy space, Victoria continues to be a beacon of light to so many people around the world and particularly in Africa where the impact of her work is felt on the lives that she is changing through her initiatives. She most recently started Fashion Connect Africa (FCA), an organization that seeks to promote African peace, unity and creative spirit and whose platform is designed to give global exposure and opportunity to the African Fashion creative regardless of where they are in Africa or its diaspora.
African Fashion International was founded by Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe and is one of the biggest showcase platforms for designers of African origin.
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