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Africa’s UHNWI’s: The Wealth Report 2014

Knight Frank’s 8th annual Wealth Report provides an overview on what the report means for Africa, providing insight on prime property, wealth distribution and investment sentiment. The report survey’s the attitudes of the world’s UHNWI (Ultra High Net Wealth Individuals). In this years report where Africa is concerned 67% of respondents where positive about wealth […]

Passionately African: YSWARA

More than a luxury tea company, YSWARA was created by Ivorian entrepreneur Swaady Martin-Leke, as a luxury brand which celebrates Africa’s rich cultural heritage, in a vital and contemporary way, by providing a luxury cultural experience. Born out of the desire  to enhance and promote the extremely diverse and rich African craftsmanship, culture and history,  […]

Should Lupita Nyong’o Wear African?

This time last year the name Lupita Nyong’o would have drawn a blank expression on the face’s of most people. After launching into Hollywood big screen in the epic movie 12 Years a Slave Lupita is now one of Hollywood’s darlings, and considered to be fashions latest icon. Named as People magazines “most beautiful woman […]

Fashions First Lady Visits Ghana

Ms Campbell is not new to the continent of Africa, but when she visited Ghana this year tongues were wagging as to what she would be doing there. It turned out one of the reasons was for a shoot for W Magazine. Photos by Willy Vanderperre The brief for the shoot was the first Lady […]

Picasso and African Art

Borrowed, inspired, influenced, there have been many discussions on how much of an impact African Art had on Pablo Picasso, if any at all. Some note that Picasso never acknowledged that African Art had an influence on what has been referred to as his “African Period”  despite the fact that much of his work during […]

Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) Providing Private Jet Services

Image Source: Corporate Jet Investor On average at lest 42 private jets land in Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed Airport each day, carrying business executives and high net-worth individuals (HNWI’s) and Lagos now has the premium services to welcome these customers. Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) launched their service in Lagos in 2011 providing Nigeria’s first private fixed-base operator […]

The “Africa” Agenda

By now those with an interest in Africa will be familiar with the rhetoric of Africa rising, the phenomenon that after decades of slow growth Africa is finally seeing growth and development, resulting in publications such the Economist revising their view of Africa as the hopeless continent, to Africa the rising continent, sparking debate on […]

10 Luxuries from Africa we Couldn’t Live Without

We often treat ourselves to luxuries without thinking about where they come from. Most people are aware that although poor, Africa is also blessed with an abundance of natural resources, often seen as both a blessing and a curse, yet little thought is given to where these luxuries come from. We have chosen our 10 […]

Corruption, Excess and Debauchery: Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition

We visited the Stephen Friedman Gallery in Mayfair to view Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition. The British born Nigerian artist is known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism, most of Shonibare’s work looks at the relationship between Africa and Europe, with focus on the integration between the two cultures and their economic and political histories. […]

“30 years of Black Beauty”

Source Photo by Annie Leibovitz. Models pictured: Front Row Left to Right : Gail O’Neal, Karen Alexander, Shakara Ledard, Clara Benjamin, Naomi Campbell, Iman. Second Row Left to Right: Kadra, Kara Young, Cynthia Bailey, Tyra Banks, Liya Kebede, Beverly Johnson. Third Row (standing) Left to Right: Oluchi, Katoucha, Adia, Noémie Lenoir In 2001 Vanity Fair […]