Spotlight On: Pop Africana

January 27th, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (21)

While most fashion magazines are still getting a grasp on the concept of diversity, there are few out there that offer a fresh perspective. Launched last year by Oroma Elewa, Pop Africana aims to serve as the official African book of style. Paying tribute to and showcasing the incredible talent within the continent, each issue introduces readers to a wealth of creativity. The limited edition, second issue (available on the Pop Africana website) features editorials with beauty Ajak Deng, along with special content from Duro Olowu, Olufemi Terry, Maki Oh, Marcus Samuelsson & Nina Keita.

Issue No. 2 | Ajak Deng by Owen Bruce

Issue No. 1 | Gaye McDonald by Jamie Nelson

Issue No. 1 | Ataui Deng & Atong Ajork by Oroma Elewa

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  1. Marty says:

    yes, they really starting to take note.

  2. Marty says:


  3. Jimmy says:

    Oroma is great. I’m glad she’s shredding light on African fashion.

  4. bee says:

    i like this… and i would add nykhor from red if i could do it..=)

  5. Josh says:

    Gaye McDonald is an undiscovered supermodel, imo. The face, the body, everything about her is phenomenal. Give her a chance to shine, fashion gods!!!

  6. The Boy From Newcastle says:

    I love how much you promote Ajak. I find her the most irresistable black model out there.

  7. Things I Like says:

    I think Ajak has one of the cutest smiles in the world! Very nice editorial with Ataui

  8. poo says:

    Looking forward to getting this; thanks for the tip.

  9. ESkinny says:

    GREAT cover!

  10. nek says:

    she is so pretty, but i don’t like thit

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  12. gabriel olusola says:

    this is really african and we have lot more to offer the world in terms of fashion

  13. glunge says:

    thank you for sharing, janelle.

  14. RCVW says:
  15. Prisca says:

    I want it , I need it , I crave it !!!
    Getting it right NOW.

  16. DooDiva says:

    Yep, it is only beginning.

  17. carola says:

    Gaye is AMAZING, so is Atong, so underrated both of them 🙁

  18. sharpfocusphoto says:

    it’s a good initiative. there are so many great talents in africa and so many more out of africa who left because they couldn’t express their talent there. the sad thing is that because of misconceptions most people in this hemisphere think that if you have an (african) accent you’re stupid.

  19. GP says:

    Those lips are unbelievable.

  20. Beauty Is Diverse says:

    I like Pop Africana, great photos.

  21. Elena says:

    I wish i was half black-half asian.

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