10 The GodesofAfrican col Simphiwe Dana is arguably considered to be the best thing to happen to African soul and jazz music since Miriam Makeba. In this delightful interview, the South African songbird is modest about the accolades thrown her way: “I am not extra special,” she says. But we think she is.
3 Editor’s note 6 Osworld’s African beat: celebrity news and events
COVER STORY 10 Simphiwe Dana – The goddess of African cool
FASHION WITH ATTITUDE 18 Colourfully Bold 26 Stoned Cherrie: Love movement collection 30 Baby it’s cold outside – Coats to Cope 33 Bunmi Koko: Designer of the Moment 37 African ‘decadence’ at CamerCouture 38 Fashion Fix – the autumn look
HAIR & BEAUTY 42 Get the look – Solange Knowles 44 New season beauty 46 Top 10 beauty buys 48 Calamity Jane: Hair & Beauty limbo 50 New season hair
BLACK HISTORY MONTH (UK) - Photoshoot special 51 Proud ambassadors of their motherland
18 African Fashionwith Atitude Africa is truly the New Frontier for the fashion savvy. Flow, fit, quirky and being fashion-forward is indeed the new name of the game. We invite you to a feast for your eyes in this fashion special – bold, colourful and incredibly stylish collections from our own amazing African designers. Indulge your fashion tastebuds – you know you want to!
WOMEN WHO INSPIRE 66 A model cause: Noella Coursaris Musunka 70 African Women Development Fund 73 Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s call to action
BLACK HISTORY PHOTOSHOOT
pg53 FOR THE DISCERNING WOMAN NEW AFRICAN WOMAN Isue 7
80 Nolywod Exclusive
Majid Michel We get up, close and personal with Nollywood’s sexy actor Majid Michel. “Yes I like to think of myself as sexy, why not?” teases the handsome
Ghanaian in this heartwarming exclusive.
NOLLYWOOD GREATS 76 Stella Damasus –
beyond beauty 80 Up and Close with Majid Michel
MAN OF THE MOMENT 86 Des O’Connor: “The Black Cupid”
FOOD & DRINK 88 Chef Ola: Can Cook, Will Cook!
HEALTH & WELLBEING 92 The Final Diet
ARTS & CULTURE 94 Who were Fela Kuti’s women?
MIND, BODY & SOUL 98 Make sense of your world: Re-invent yourself