Blogging, like fashion, is far from static. There is always a new, creative voice popping up from this great continent that gives us mad style #goals. So when we compiled the first list of bloggers to follow, we were certain that we would have to whip up another post sometime soon. In honour of this being the last post of January 2017 (thank the fashion deity), we’re going to keep this post short, sweet and full of their marvellous pictures (For the Gram!).
1# Keabetsoe ‘Keabe’ Mautla
Blog: Keabe Mautla
With budget-associated fashion lovers in mind, this South African blogger understands not every woman dresses for the limelight. The analyst and software delivery manager during the working hours, and the ‘President of The Itty Bitty Tatty Committee’ writes for the majority who aren’t socialite star struck but turn to fashion to express themselves and have a little fun in between. With a touch of humour, she explores personal styling with the feel-good element behind it.
2# Lamic Kirabo
Blog: Third Local
IG: Third Local
The Ugandan fashion blogger and visual documenter started her blog in November 2015. With her daily content model, the design plan aims to create a vast wealth of lifestyle information that the modern African woman can ascribe to. Her blog ranges from travel to lifestyle and beauty in order to inspire and provide information for the modern African woman’s lifestyle. Apart from blogging, this artist is also a creative consultant, water colour illustrator, stylist, writer, photographer, as well as, model.
Blog: Hayet Rida
The Ghanaian blogger inspires self-confidence. After her own self-journey, she has set out to inspire self confidence in herself and her follower’s. Her blog shows that no matter what size you are, you’re worth isn’t reduced to a dress size. However, the blog will celebrate the best parts of a healthier lifestyle and show the best way to treat yourself in the next clothing department. While she is based in Chicago, she understands the struggle of being a curvy girl and feeling great about yourself no matter the size.
4# Dodos Uvegharie
The Nigeria style entrepreneur provides tutorials, tips and general conversations to help you navigate the world of fashion and beauty. Her tutorials and lookbooks continually highlight that personal representation of style can be illustrated through diverse and universal styles. Added bonus, she’s a MUA (makeup artist) so you’re getting neat beauty tips and tricks alongside style muse. (In case you missed it: check out our series on Make-Up Artists)
5# Denola Adepetun
Blog: Denola Grey
Growing up admiring his impeccably dressed uncle, Nigerian men’s stylist, Denola Grey, is a style enthusiast that uses fashion as self-expression. Easily shifting from dapper decorum to casual chic, his blog has the right balance of fun cheekiness and fashionable swankiness. He’s also a fashion writer, consultant, as well as, a media presenter.
6# Steven Onoja
Blog: Ostentation and Style
Steven Onoja, who was born in 1989 and raised in Nigeria, has slowly but surely become a menswear bloggers in his own right. Since the launch of the site in April 2011, his blog ‘Ostentation and Style’ has worked with brands such as Levis and Nike Sportswear. Yet, he insists that he draws his inspiration from daily fashion, cultural and life trends. Onoja vision for this fashion blog and brand is to inspire, contribute and uplift a culture as a whole. Among other tributes, his focus has landed him in Ebony, NYmag and GQ street Style.
7# Tosin Alexandriah Sho-Silva
Blog: Style By Alexandriah
Tosin’s takes a minimalist approach to her style but she still manages to find the ‘x’ factor for each trend to give it that edge. This could be related to the Master’s degree she holds in Fashion and Textile design that brings her a deeper understanding of the products she works with. In addition, she always finds the feminine interpretation of the item… remember how she styled the bomber jacket? She may be based in Britain at the moment, but she occasionally travels to and highlights designers from her home country, Nigeria as well.
8# Melody Molale
Blog: Melody Molale
The highly stylish trendsetter is a celebrated blogger who also has a graduate degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Johannesburg. Here eponymous blog covers everything from fashion to beauty and travel. She also works as a media personality and model.
9# Akin Faminu
This men’s fashion blogger from Nigeria just so happens to be a medical student in training as well. His style aesthetic leans towards to detailed dapper look that incorporates print and colour seamlessly. Proving you can be as creative with your wardrobe and still hold your own in the white collar world.
Know of a African fashion bloggers we still haven’t featured yet? You know the drill… drop their name and handle in the comment section below.