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Stylished in African kimono

Kimonos with African fabrics ! Why had no one thought of this before? Two of the most easily identifiable things in fashion are the Japanese kimono and the patterns of West-African fabrics. Yet until the Cameroonian artist and designer behind…

When Marrakesh opens its secret doors

Marrakesh is a tourist destination extraordinaire, but unless you have a local to show you around, it can be hard to find its lesser-known treasures. Enter Insiders, whose tours take you off the beaten track in a sidecar. There’…

A wave of well-being in Essaouira

The seaside is no longer the 18th-century port town’s biggest draw. Today, Essaouira is the place to go for wellness treatments. My Chic Africa went to check it out. There’s something in the air in Essaouira. Negative…

Neo & Africa’s high-end coffee

Founded in 2012 by brothers Ngozi and Chijoke Dozie, Neo has opened seven coffee shops in Lagos, kick-starting a high-end cafe scene.   Students slurp lattes while taking advantage of the Wi-Fi connection. Business people rush in for…

The Renaissance of African Men’s Fashion

The must-have Ghanaian menswear label Chocolate is embodying the revival of African fashion   Well-cut, short-sleeved shirts, body-hugging garments made from bright or tribal fabrics, and a tell-tale ‘C’ sewn onto breast pockets: the hip label…

In vogue, yet not in Vogue

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has fuelled an ongoing debate about Vogue Africa, declaring that Africa should have its own edition of the magazine to acknowledge the huge impact the continent has had on the fashion industry.   ELLE launched a version of…

Africa, Emoji-style

A young Ivorian graphic designer is celebrating the wealth and beauty of Africa by creating a different emoji every day of the year.   Who said you need glossy pictures to make you want to jump on the first plane to…

Olivier Tébily, from stadiums to Cognac barrels

For the last five years, the 42-year-old, retired Ivorian footballer, Olivier Tébily, has been making a name for himself in the world of brandy, becoming the world’s first black cognac producer. Olivier Tébily likes to…

Rodrigues, an authentic, stress-free island...

Wild, beautiful Rodrigues is a paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, east of Mauritius, with pristine beaches and transparent turquoise waters that thrill nature lovers looking for escape. My Chic Africa went and came back blown away.  Seen…