Africa Feature

Ghanaian heritage with a British twist by Ohema Ohene #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Ghanaian heritage with a British twist by Ohema Ohene
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Ohema Ohene is a British fashion brand that was created in 2008 by British born Ghanaian designer Abenaa Pokuaa. The brand specializes in African inspired fashion, more specifically, its Ghanaian heritage with a British twist. As a matter of fact,...
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Storytelling through weaving and color AAKS Akosua Afriyie-Kumi Africa Feature Ghana - The Designers Studio
Storytelling through color and weaving with A A K S
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When you think of A A K S, you think weaving, comfort and bright colors. Here is a ‘weaved bag’ that takes these traditional cultural bags to a higher luxurious level. Making Africa and representing, in a beautiful manner, what this...
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Nyorh Agwe’s women’s lifestyle brand constantly inspired by moments, memories, and experiences #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Nyorh Agwe’s women’s lifestyle brand constantly inspired by moments, memories, and experiences
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Nyorh Agwe is a Cameroonian fashion designer based in New York who explores her Cameroonian identity through artistic, eclectic and beautiful creations. Her brand is a women's lifestyle brand that reflects Nyorh Agwe's cross cultural experiences as an African girl...
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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 celebrates and spotlights emerging African designers #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Africa Fashion Week London 2015 celebrates and spotlights emerging African designers
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Last month marked the 5th Anniversary of Europe's largest Africa inspired catwalk event that celebrates African designs and talent; Africa Fashion Week London 2015. Part exhibition, part catwalk, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) celebrates and spotlights emerging designers who incorporate rich...
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Ndani TV takes you on a journey into the depths of Africa, unveiling the beauty inside
Ndani TV takes you on a journey into the depths of Africa, unveiling the beauty inside
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Without a doubt, social media is revolutionizing Africa. YouTube has especially given Africans a chance to change perceptions about Africa and instigate change. Ndani TV is an illustration of African’s choosing to tell their own stories, from their perspective. Ndani...
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Lalesso; one of the world's only zero-carbon fashion brands #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Lalesso; one of the world’s only zero-carbon fashion brands
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Originally named "La Kanga," Lalesso is an African fashion and lifestyle brand that was founded in Kenya in 2005 by designers Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway. Since 2005, the brand has had many successes, including featuring in well-known magazines such...
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Researching or reporting – revelations from the field: Leslie Dodson at TEDxBOULDER on not misrepresenting Africa
Researching or reporting – revelations from the field: Leslie Dodson at TEDxBOULDER on not misrepresenting Africa
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As a  journalist with over 25 years of experience, Leslie Dodson has grown weary of individuals especially fellow journalists who misrepresent Africa. Dodson has reported throughout the world for CNN, Reuters covering politics, economics, and international finance organizations. Over the...
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Fashion designer Deola Sagoe to feature in Al Jazeera's "My Nigeria" #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Fashion designer Deola Sagoe to feature in Al Jazeera’s “My Nigeria”
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If there is one African fashion designer who has caught the attention of the international world of fashion, it is Deola Sagoe. This internationally acclaimed Nigerian designer has been in the fashion game for around 25 years and continues to...
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Should there be a Vogue Africa? Mario Epanya's bid to Condé Nast 2010 #AfricaSpeak #TDSvoices
Should there be a Vogue Africa? Mario Epanya’s bid to Condé Nast
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In 2010, Cameroonian photographer and makeup artist Mario Epanya launched a campaign to make Vogue Africa a reality. In order to achieve this, Epanya published a series of stunning fictional Vogue Africa covers, which quickly garnered him both support and...
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Depicting Africa in a positive light: Gena West's "A Different View"
Depicting Africa in a positive light: Gena West’s “A Different View”
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Gena West is a renowned soul and gospel singer with worldwide recognition. Her first album, "Voices" has received critical acclaim and some of her singles like "Joy" have topped music charts. When she is not singing or acting, she is...
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A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries
A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ September is upon us and with a new month, there are new things to share, new things to learn and new things to appreciate about this beautiful country of...
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LISA FOLAWIYO formerly “Jewel by Lisa” – AFRICA FEATURE -LAGOS, NIGERIA
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Lisa Folawiyo hails from Lagos and is a highly acclaimed fashion designer who is now a global women’s wear and accessories designer brand. Lisa Folawiyo perfected the art of wearing Ankara through the use of ornate embellishment transforming the fabric...
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e want to bring some sunshine and beach into the mix by taking a look at designers in the Kenyan coast. This month...Setting sail: City to Coast July Series
Setting sail: City to Coast July Series
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ We have spent some time showcasing the fashion and design world primarily in Nairobi and so this month we are taking a trip to the coast. Despite this month...
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Focus on Africa June TDS Series #TDSFOA
Looking Back – TDS Focus on Africa June Series
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Our June series was all about looking inward and celebrating those that are working to change the negative narrative of Africa from powerless to powerful, self-sustaining and all round beautiful. This is why it was important for us to dedicate June...
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