The Afro Marketplace Journal

JUNE HIGHLIGHT: A great feeling it was in that Afrocentric makeup look – Wiyaala

JUNE HIGHLIGHT: A great feeling it was in that Afrocentric makeup look – Wiyaala

Lioness of Africa and Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter Noela Wiyaala took the walk way of Accra Fashion Week 2019 by storm as audience went gay in excitement amidst thunderous applause. According to her, her high-spirited performance on the day was motivated by her added Afro centric outlook enhancement make-up put together by Phase2face Beauty Clinic and College. She spoke in an exclusive interview with freelance journalist Randy Snr. The three-day event which took place at the Silver Star Towers in Accra saw performances of models, fashion designers and make-up artists from across the country, Africa and Europe all in high level...

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MAY HIGHLIGHTS: My braided hair is more than a fashion choice — it's sending a message

MAY HIGHLIGHTS: My braided hair is more than a fashion choice — it's sending a message

ABC Life   By Santilla Chingaipe "Can I touch your hair?" "How long does it take to get it like that?" "OMG, your hair is amazing!" Not a day goes by when someone, usually a stranger, utters one (or all three of those phrases) after spotting my braided hairstyle. For the most part, I'm not bothered by it and I understand the curiosity. I've been getting my hair braided as far back as I can remember. As a child, I experienced the regular routine of sitting between the legs of the hair braider as she pulled and stretched my hair to...

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APRIL HIGHLIGHT: 17 Models Bringing Their Black Girl Magic to the Fashion Week Runways

APRIL HIGHLIGHT: 17 Models Bringing Their Black Girl Magic to the Fashion Week Runways

By Maya Berry More black models walked the Fashion Week runways in 2018 than ever before. Almost 40 percent of the models in the Fall 2018 shows were models of color, almost double the percentage reported in 2015. Black models are making strides that in years past would have never seemed possible: opening and closing some of the biggest shows, appearing in groundbreaking campaigns, and splashing the covers of some of the biggest magazines. These models are showing what the power of a little melanin and a lot of strength can do for the fashion industry. There is still a long...

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MARCH HIGHLIGHT: Black Fashion Expo to Shine A Light on Local Brands, Designers

MARCH HIGHLIGHT: Black Fashion Expo to Shine A Light on Local Brands, Designers

Nearly 30 local fashion brands and designers came together for the Black Fashion Expo on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Culture, an event space at 6170 Busch Blvd. The event is organized by Bobby Couch, a local fashion entrepreneur and the founder of brand and creative consulting firm Fashion is Columbus. He is also the marketing director for Art of Republic and has worked behind the scenes to curate a number of fashion events, including on the team for Fashion Week Columbus. Couch says he has done a lot of groundwork to get to this point. A University of Cincinnati alum,...

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FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHT: Kerry Washington’s Hair: Star Reveals Her Natural Curls & Soft Afro At Michael Kors

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHT: Kerry Washington’s Hair: Star Reveals Her Natural Curls & Soft Afro At Michael Kors

By Beth Shilliday Kerry Washington is having a blast rocking her naturally curly hair these days. You’ve got to see how great her short, soft Afro looked as she attended the Michael Kors NYFW show.Bye bye to Olivia Pope’s straightened locks! Actress Kerry Washington is now wearing the hair she was born with, showing off her natural curls in a short, soft Afto, which was perfect for the disco-themed Michael Kors Fall/Winter NYFW show on Feb. 13. She shared a fun Instagram selfie video dancing along to Barry Manilow‘s “Copacabana” as models strolled by on the runway. The 42-year-old wore...

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