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From Guniea to the world, this is Mariama Mounir Camara’s story

From being a constant fixture at her late uncle’s tailor shop, Mariama Mounir Camara has become one of the top Guinean designers in the US, working with stars like  Tory Burch and Liya Kebede. Her prints have even been worn by the delectable Michelle Obama.  She would go and collect pieces of fabrics cut from…

5 Black women over 40 giving us life

From Lagos to New York, black women all over the world are inspiring us with their lives, and giving us motivation to live by. Here are 7 black women over 40 who we TOTALLY LIVE for: MO Abudu (CEO/Founder Ebony Life TV) The Founder/CEO of Ebony Life TV is a media and entertainment maven. Aunty…

Timi Edwin gives help to people living with sickle cell

  Timi Edwin struggled with sickle cell for so long in her life she didn’t think she was going to make it. 27 years of pain and drugs wasn’t a walk in the park. Her self esteem struggles and the amount of stigmatization she went through didn’t help make things better. You know how you…

Charmaine Maphutha is inspiring hope, one girl at a time

Charmaine witnessed how a foundation provided food to university students and saw how dependednt they were on these meals. She immediately knew that she wanted to be doing this, helping others. Years later along with two other ladies, Charmaine founded Bopedi Hope Foundation with the aim of giving to the disadvantaged. Currently, the foundation provides sanitary…

“Bolanle Olukanni, Kaylah Oniwo, Moet Abebe and others shine in Ghoste’s Magazine’s Leading Ladies of media issue.”

The latest edition of Ghoste magazine profiles 8 female media personnels whose voices have become part of our daily lives. They have been seen hosting various red carpet shows, tv shows, live events and a lot more and also heard on radio talks shows. The ladies featured in this edition of Ghoste 8 are Nancy Isime,…

Temi Aboderin Alao is proving that all women are beautiful

In a first of its kind fashion show held in Lagos, plus-size women were seen strutting down the runway comfortably in their body at the Plus-Size Fashion Week Africa . Temi Aboderin Alao is a designer and the CEO of the Golden Curvy Agency and also the coordinator of Plus-Size Fashion Week Africa. She explained that…

6 must have fashion pieces for every Lady Boss

Never be caught without something to wear again! Thanks to the perfect white tee, a sharp blazer, a chic LBD, and these three other wardrobe essentials, day-to-day dressing will be infinitely easier. Ballet Flats There’s a reason everyone loves a good pair of ballet flats: They’re equal parts chic and comfortable! Use them to dress…

Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie

Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a bronze medal in Rio last year, durng the Olympics just had a barbie doll modelled after her. The first hijab-wearing Barbie doll has been released to honour her as the first American fencer who to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympics. For Ibtihaj, the doll is a…

Offiong Jarigbe failed in business but got right back up

  In 2007 when she gave birth to her children, Offiong Jarigbe wanted to buy African baby clothes but found it extremely difficult to get. She wasn’t so comfortable with giving her tailor left over material to use to make dresses for them so she decided to go to fashion school! What was the point complaining when she could do…