Monthly Archives: February 2013

Giuseppe Zanotti’s African Queen Collection

Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti has become yet another luxury designer brand to launch an ‘African queen collection‘, the fashion industry has seen collections previously launched by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. The designer who is a favourite amongst the shoe elite, and worn by a  host of celebrities has launched the […]

46 Places to Go in 2013, Accra, Ghana is No 4#

The New York Times published it’s list of ‘the 46 Places to go in 2013‘, and number 4 on that list was Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. Ghana has long had the reputation of being one of the most safe and stable countries on the African continent, in 2011 had the fastest […]

25 African Cities to Watch for Growth

Johannesburg Skyline, Wikipedia The 25 African cities to watch, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) identify the key growing economies within the African market in their report ‘Africa Cities Rising’. Tripoli, Libya Johannesburg, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Durban, South Africa Khartoum, Sudan Tunis, Tunisia Algiers, Algeria Casablanca, Morocco Cairo, Egypt Alexandria, Egypt Lagos, Nigeria […]

Jewel by Lisa

A household name on the Nigerian fashion scene Lisa Folawiyo is the founder and creative director behind Jewel by Lisa, a Nigerian based global luxury womenswear and accessories brand. Renowned for her use of Ankara (local West African fabric) and the use of ornate embellishment, Jewel by Lisa has shown its collections internationally in Lagos, […]

El Anatsui’s Golden Tapestries

Ghanaian born, Nigerian based artist El Anatsui is recognised as one of today’s leading African contemporary artists, his work includes sculptures created from wood, metal and clay, and more recently repossessed materials. Currently the Head of Sculpture in the Fine and Applied Arts Department at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. El Anatsui’s work is said […]

The Promise of Africa, IHT Luxury Conference

“The promise of Africa, the power of the Mediterranean”, this was the title given  2012’s 12th annual International Herald Tribune (IHT) Luxury Conference, held in Rome in November. The conference was billed as over 550 delegated from over 35 countries, with the speakers consisting of some of the luxury businesses most inspirational fashion designers and […]

Africa’s Rich List

The Forbes magazine rich list 2012 chronicles Africa’s 40 richest people, last years list consisted of  individuals from South Africa,  Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with a  combined wealth of $72.9 billion, and despite the challenges faced within today’s global economy the  list has seen an increase of 12% on the previous  […]

The Most Exepensive Piece of African Art?

The most expensive pieces of art can have price brackets which run into the hundreds of millions, most individuals will be familiar with the record-breaking sales at auction of some of the most expensive pieces of art in the  world. Paul Cézanne’s painting ‘The Card Players‘ was sold last year to the Qatar royal family […]

African Luxury

Google African luxury and you will find a whole host of searches relating to luxury safari holidays in the likes of South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya, beach holidays to the Seychelles and Mauritius, and exotic travel to Morocco. What you are unlikely to find is anything relating to luxury in West Africa, or anything […]