At BellaNaija Style, we continuously strive to capture the best of African fashion and lifestyle within and beyond the continent and this has put us on the frontline of African fashion in the digital space.
For your information and reading pleasure, BN Style is filled with up-to-the-minute news from the runways of Johannesburg, New York, Angola, Lagos, Kampala among others. From the front row to the shopping addresses of the best African fashion brands, we are there. In addition, we continue to introduce our readers to the personalities behind the fashion and retail scene as well as equip African fashion and beauty lovers with all the trend information and inspiration they need to hit the streets in style every day, and much more!
How do we do this? We have a stellar team of editors and an incredible network of contributors who have formed an integral part of all we do. Today, we shine the spotlight on the contributing writers behind our featured columns.
Check out our contributors below and don’t forget to keep up with their weekly, bi-monthly or monthly series!
Miss Hayati explores the mysterious and the seemingly impenetrable world of young West African Muslim women. Headlined by four alternating writers: Fatima Togbe, Papatia Feauxzar, Maryam Salam and Ismath Lauriano, the goal is to inspire young Muslim women to build personal power and live fulfilling lives within their personally defined religious limits.
Fatima Togbe: Fun, modern, out of the box, free-spirited, and divorced.
Papatia Feauxzar: Religiously informed, outgoing, passionate, and married.
Ismath Lauriano: Youthful, trendy, soul-searching, and still in school.
Maryam Salam: Stylish, creative, driven, and in school.
New Posts from Miss Hayati Every Monday!
Ifeanyi is a men’s fashion and style enthusiast. When he’s not obsessing about fashion, he’s a final year medical student. His 6-year career in fashion has involved different aspects which include fashion show production, styling and writing.
He currently blogs at www.ifeanyiokaforjr.com
Expect new posts from Ifeanyi every last Thursday of each month!
Bukie is a Nigerian Food Blogger, an Award-winning chef, Food Consultant, Recipe Developer, Mother, an all-around foodie and a well-known lover of roasted corn! She is a self-taught chef who loves creating beautiful, colourful, traditional and flavorful dishes which birthed The Kitchen Muse in 2016.
Cooking has always been one of her many passions, so she wanted to inspire everyone with simple and easy to follow recipes on her YouTube channel. This ignited a love for food photography, teaching others, sharing recipes and know-hows with her audience, now The Kitchen Muse has become her business. On this series, you will find all her easy to follow recipes, step by step direction and recipe list, as well as lovely pictures of meal inspiration!
Bukie’s series is up every Sunday!
Latasha Ngwube is a fashion industry veteran and is the Founder and Editor of paradigm-shifting platform & movement AboutThatCurvyLife.com a lifestyle site created to celebrate body positivity and diversity and Assistant Editor at Vanguard Allure.
New posts from Latasha every last Sunday of each month!
In 2015, Forbes named Louisa Kinoshi one of the “10 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs to Watch in Africa.” Louisa Kinoshi started Beauty Revolution to reinvent the world sees beauty in Africa! Beauty Revolution is an online community for African beauty influencers and enthusiasts.
The community is centred around Beauty Revolution Studios, Africa’s first beauty and lifestyle digital video network and BeautyRevNG, an online shop for African and international beauty brands. Prior to Beauty Revolution, Louisa Kinoshi worked in corporate and consumer PR and marketing for more than seven years for companies and clients including Starbucks, Pepsico, Pfizer, Clean Line Energy, Democratic Party and the Mayor of Houston.
Louisa is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Louisa is a public speaker and has spoken at Essence Festival Durban and Social Media Week Lagos.
Her series comes up twice every month!
Ezinne Chinkata is a seasoned Fashion Entrepreneur with a wide range of experiences spread across the Fashion Industry. She has successfully launched a retail brand and fashion consultancy – Zinkata, where she also sits as Editor for the web division. Ezinne has worked as the Fashion Editor for publications such as WOW and Genevieve Magazine and as the Head buyer/ Creative head of the fashion section for Morpheus Ltd. Ezinne has also contributed written articles to BellaNaija and Vogue Italia online. She is no stranger to celebrity styling with a long list of clientele of notable personalities under her belt.
A seasoned professional that is very passionate about her craft, Ezinne aims to empower women and leave a positively uplifting experience with each encounter.
Look out for her series every Friday!
Kanayo Ebi is a Wardrobe Stylist, Image and Brand Consultant. She is also an avid lover of fashion and has been working as a professional Wardrobe Stylist & Image Consultant since 2007
With a host of impressive clientele which includes celebrities, reputable publications and also fashion shows such as Vanessa and Angela Simmons, American Next top model winner Dani Evans, Adrienne Bailon, Former American Idol Contestant Joanne Borgella, Monique Coleman, Rosci, Tatler Magazine, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Hype Hair Magazine etc
Her column runs every Thursday!