Glitz Africa has unveiled the cover for its latest digital issue and on the cover is fast-rising Ghanaian born musician Amaarae.
In the interview following the cover shoot, the Fluid singer talks about the meaning of her stage name, her favourite fashion and beauty items and future collaborations
Read excerpts below
On androgyny in the entertainment industry and beyond
It’s fair. I think, in general, Androgyny has always been likened to alternative scenes all over the world. It wasn’t up until recently that androgyny became a thing in the Western world. But people who are transgendered, people who sort of take on feminine or masculine personalities for drag shows have been a thing since the 70s,80s,90s. It’s nothing new but it’s just now becoming common. So to me, it’s always been an alternative thing. Now, it’s becoming a bit more mainstream and that’s important because now, you’re giving people the options of who they can be, what they can be and how they can be and you’re not boxing them into one way of thinking. They don’t have to be binary. It’s neither A nor B.
Her favourite fashion accessory
My wallet. I have these cute Coach wallets that my aunt got me.
Her favourite fashion era
The 1990s and the 70s. Late 90s and early 2000s for men and womenswear high fashion and 70s for the casual clothes.
Her everyday look
My everyday look is super casual. As casual as a T-shirt, baggy jeans, slippers, sandals or sneakers. Whatever feels more comfortable.
Read the full interview on www.glitzafrica.com
Post – @jheytoocool
Garments – @alwoman_
Creative & Styling – @_brimah
Hair – @styled_by_ele_
Make Up – @shine_and_shadows
Accessories – @cheerybaby_
Location – @bondai.gh