And seven days into the month of November we get the digital release from one of our favourite online African lifestyle magazines – Zen Magazine Africa. Each week of the month, the magazine releases new pages/inserts from fashion to lifestyle to music capturing Africans around the world. For the month of November, Zen Magazine features the lovely Nigerian vocal powerhouse singer, WAJE. The cover features WAJE – all smiles and wearing a leather corset bustier ankara dress – shot by the talented Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Check out the cover below but first read the Editor’s note on this month’s issue.
Editorial Note: Being the editor of a fashion magazine is a dream job. It’s also one of the most difficult jobs in the world because you rarely get hours off to relax or even let loose a bit. You are either on the phone talking with designers, scheduling interviews, making plans with photographers, the team, the amazing models or sometimes you may just find yourself on the plane travelling to another country to attend a fashion show. It’s a blessing though. What really gets my heart pumping is the belief that someday, all this, will mean something to the people who get to connect with the work we have done and with the work we continue to do.
One question I get asked a lot is “How do we plan our covers?” and the honest truth is sometimes even I don’t know how we do it. All I know is when you are blessed with a great team who believe in your vision, anything and everything in life is possible.
On our November cover is a gorgeous African singer who is completely dedicated to her craft. She is a terrific vocalist, a mother to an adorable girl and is a Globacom Ambassador. WAJE brings the spark to our cover this month and each time I think about WAJE, she reminds me so much of Tina Turner on stage. Her live performances always leave me speechless and each single she has ever performed has always had so much energy in it. She loves to laugh, she loves life and she loves to sing. This month, WAJE shares everything with Zen; from her new singles to her plans for a new album. We also get to know more about her musical career, and what she feels about African fashion.
Our fashion team have rounded up the best new trends in the fashion section, while our team features have got exclusive interviews with plus size model Philomena Kwao, Pop singer Dencia and Afro Solidstar.
We have also been chatting to top model, Linda Tatiene Sanogo, who shows us her artistic side via 10 witty and seriously gorgeous images. It’s another competition month, and this time we have 2 gorgeous customized iPhone cases, courtesy of Kende London up for Grabs.
As always friends, we love to hear from you and your comments and views means the world to us. Please take a moment to tell us what you think about our November Cover. Drop your comments below for us – If you love what you see, Be Sociable and Share it.
Photography by Kelechi Amadi Obi
Make-up by Joyce Jacobs Beauty
Styling by Nancy
Hair by Elijah Hair Salon
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