Ayiba Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary in style earlier this month with a little help from Vlisco. The Afropolitan-themed event hosted over 60 creatives, influencers, and entrepreneurs in downtown Toronto to celebrate its 20th issue, which featured Cameroonian-American actress, singer, and model Andy Allo who will be in Pitch Perfect 3 out December 22nd. The editor-in-chief, Eyitemi Popo, also announced that the next cover out in February will feature one of the African stars of Marvel’s Black Panther Movie.
Exciting news aside, the highlight of the event was definitely the Vlisco head wrap corner where each guest received a free wax print headpiece adorned by wrap guru, My Tignon in whatever style they selected. They then went in a tropical selfie booth to capture the look.
After all guests were dressed to match the theme, there was a mini game night where contestants answered a series of African trivia to win prizes sponsored by Chef Pierre Thiam, Ayiba Jewelry, Vlisco, and Ashton Adam Ltd (Gabrielle Union’s, Flawless Hair Canada, Taliah Waajid, Uncle Jimmy’s products).
Host: Eyitemi Popo | @AyibaMagazine
DJ: That Guy Shy | @vcco_thatguyshy
Event Planner: Vinyl & Confetti Inc | @vcco_imarryem
Photography: Taiwo Bah | @RellKnox
Video: Deji Fadero | @KScope