Against the endemic shrinking demand for print magazines and newspapers, Rolling Stone launches its monthly South African edition. Lynsey Chutel chops up what’s inside.
It seems the business of print is still alive enough in South Africa to attract the interest of popular culture bible ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. The first South African issue is on shelf in just weeks. Will you be reading it?
There is so much to talk about on all things Africa, from serious (terrorism in Uganda) to the not-so-serious (naked pics of Wande Coal? Eek!). Here’s what we’re keeping out eyes on:
ritish actor Idris Elba (who is really Sierra Leonan and Ghanaian) covers the August issue of Ebony Magazine. Yum is a verb, right?
ictures of a very nekkid (naked, for the proper folks) of Nigerian artist Wande Coal made him a trending on Twitter last week. His record company, Mo Hits, denies it was him.
Contemporary artist Terence Koh teamed up with Converse 1HUND (RED) to re-imagine the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette as a sleekly, minimal all-white sneaker. 10 percent of the proceeds of the shoe will benefit the Global Fund To Eliminate AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa. Pop’ Africana’s Oroma hit up the NYC launch event and rubbed elbows with socialite/designer Genevieve Jones. Check event flicks at the Pop Africana blog. The shoes are available exclusively at Opening [...]
The New York Times recently did a piece on the rise of African fashion magazine’s like Arise, Helm, Haute and True Love. The article is a look inside the world of African fashion glossies and how they are servicing a fairly untapped market of upwardly mobile Africans; one that has been overlooked by international publishers like Conde Nast and Hearst. “Honestly, upwardly mobile African readers are crying out for this [...]
This Day media group (they, of the celeb-studded Africa Rising concerts in the UK, US and Nigeria) are launching an African fashion and pop culture mag called Arise. We caught a sneak peek of the launch issue over at Bella Naija. With so many mags folding over on this side, congrats to This Day. The images look stunning. Let’s hope the mission is the same.
Our London massive is already up on this online mag dedicated to black arts and culture started by Alice Gbelia, a sister originally from Cote d’Ivoire. She calls it the “black Time Out.” “We pick the events we list, and favour “conscious” events that give a positive image of Africa, the Caribbean and the diaspora. We are not “urban” (I hate that word). We also have features and film, music [...]
Did you catch this at the ‘Africa Rising’ Festival in London? Loves it! The geniuses over st Fox News say the former Secretary of State’s hip hop moves could mean he is about to endorse Obama. Huh?! Go figure. Read the story here.
So have you seen Pop’Africana magazine yet? Flykittyfly described it as “Part National Geographic,glossy art-zine & soft porn periodical ” This amazing ‘zine is the brainchild of photographer Oroma Elewa. I L.O.V.E. love what Oroma is doing here – the colors, the sass and most definitely the style. Check it out and give your support. Pic by Oroma Look out for an Afripop profile on this lady in the near [...]