JANET JACKSON COLLABORATES WITH GHANAIAN DESIGNER, APHIA SAKYI

Janet Jackson’s new video ‘Made For Now’ is a fun uptempo music that takes you back to the old days when urban RnB had fun and life. The sister of the late great Michael Jackson stunned viewers in her heavily style African attire throughout the video.
The mega star recently took to instagram to post her first intagram video that sees a humorous spoof version of her auditions for the ‘Made For Now’ video featuring instagram stars such as @KingBach and @BlameItOnKway. Janet Jackson plays the role of a queen that approves the talents before her.
The short video clip sees the queen (Janet Jackson) styled in beautiful neck, head and hand jewelry. What stood out the most was a neck piece by Ghana’s Award winning Jewelry designer Aphia Sakyi. This said necklace is titled ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ taken from her soon to be released Summer/Harmattan 2018 collection ’50 Shades Of Print’ at Accra Fashion Week 2018 in October.
The collaboration might just be the most iconic Ghanaian/Western fashion collaboration in today’s Ghanaian fashion world. The late Michael Jackson who is the brother to Janet Jackson also once adorned African clothes on his visit to Ghana in 1995. However a modern version of African fashion and a modern Africa can see this collaboration not just as an acknowledgement of African roots, but an inspiratiton for African future.
Watch the full video below:

KKD REVEALS HIS TOP FIVE MOST FASHIONABLE WOMEN IN GHANA

Style and fashion icon, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa affectionately called KKD has disclosed his five most fashionable and trendy Ghanaian women.

The Master of Ceremony who doubles as a media, culture and tourism expert was a guest on TV Africa’s Breakfast Live to speak on the topic; Culture and how it can influence our sense of fashion in Ghana.

In a hearty chat with host, Nikki Samonas, KKD amidst underlining the pros and cons of the just ended royal wedding, he stated that here in Ghana, only five women tick his fashion boxes.

“For me, five of the best-dressed women in Ghana are former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, business woman, Joyce Aryee, female journalist/media practitioner, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Nayak CEO, Nana Yaa Konadu and Akosua Ridder”.

GLITZ AFRICA CEO, CLAUDIA LUMOR UNVEILED AS UNFPA’S HONORARY GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) unveiled Mrs. Claudia Lumor, the Editor-in-Chief of the Glitz Africa Magazine as its Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for Ghana on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Claudia Lumor is the Publisher & Founder/CEO OF GLITZ AFRICA as well as Ghana Tourism Ambassador for Fashion Development.

Glitz Africa Magazine is a Pan-African aspirational brand that embraces Africa’s biggest successes and celebrities who are relevant to readers, current celebrity lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, wellness and living trends of the new African global citizen.

Glitz Africa has expanded its brand into various extensions. These include Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Glitz Style Awards, Ghana Women of the year Honours, SHE boss, She Summit and Glitz Africa Care Foundation; a foundation created to focus on maternal health/Childcare issues/advocacy.

Claudia Lumor was awarded the Startup entrepreneur of the year 2017 and been honored on various platforms including The Most Influential Young Ghanaians and 100 most influential women in Ghana.

Claudia was also awarded the British Council Fashion & Design Young creative entrepreneur of the year 2015 and was also honored as one of The most powerful players in African Fashion in a UK publication to mention a few.

She has been celebrated in various platforms for her innovation and commitment to fashion development in Ghana and in the sub-region.

Claudia is very passionate about advocating for maternal health and childcare issues. She has worked closely with the UNFPA to visit women suffering from the Obstetric Fistula condition as well as make donations and organize vaccination sessions.

In her speech, Claudia pledged her unwavering support and commitment to the goals of the UNFPA to help create a world safe and sound for every woman and young person.

When asked about what this unveiling meant to her, Claudia noted, “I’m very humbled. It is my dream to help in whichever way to create awareness for the need of quality maternal healthcare and this honour affords me the opportunity.”

Claudia is married with three kids.

YVONNE OKORO, MCBROWN AND JOSELYN DUMAS COVER GLITZ AFRICA MAGAZINE 20TH EDITION

Glitz Africa is thrilled to announce the release of its 20th issue! Glitz Africa since its conception, aims to publish high quality content whiles highlighting the lifestyle of the contemporary African.

Glitz Africa magazine has come a long way, evolving and refining its content to suit our expanding range of readers.

Issue 20 has its cover graced by three of Ghana’s top screen queens; Joselyn Dumas, Yvonne Okoro and Nana Ama McBrown. ‘Afrogallonism’ artist, Serge Attukwei Clottey is our featured Talent.

There are inspirational pieces from bestselling author and speaker, Michelle McKinney Hammond and CEO of L’AINE Services, Dr. Ellen Hagan.

You will also find your regular features on beauty, fashion, gadgets/tech, career, finance and wellness very informative and refreshing to read.

Copies of Glitz Africa Magazine Issue 20 are available in selected supermarkets, shell shops, restaurants and leading pharmacies throughout the country, at a cover price of ¢30 in Ghana. You can subscribe and have your copy of the Glitz Africa Magazine delivered at your doorstep at no extra cost.

You can subscribe online via our website, or send an email to subscription@glitzafrica.com or call 050 158 1264. Glitz Africa Magazine is an independent magazine created by a team of professionals led by our CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Claudia Lumor.

ZYNNEL ZUH WINS ‘MOST GLAMOROUS CELEBRITY’ AT GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS 2018

Actress Zynnell Lydia Zuh has been crowned Most Glamorous Celebrity at the 2018 Ghana Makeup Awards.

The 2018 edition of the Ghana Makeup Award came off on Saturday, April 28, at Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra.

Zynnell was nominated alongside, Nana Ama McBrown, Selly Galley and Berla Mundi and she emerge winner.

After sieving through a total of 2,400 applicants, the highest so far in the history of the event, a host of celebs, and makeup artistes were nominated for the various categories.

Wholesalers, consumers, industry advocates and public-sector partners of the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana were also nominated.

Zynnel Zuh needs no introduction when it comes to fashion in Ghana as she is a ‘slay’ queen.

As usual left her prints on the red carpet as she appeared in a sleek outfit which caught the attention of many at the event.

Zynnell Zuh is an award winning Actress and Film Producer and currently studying law.  The beautiful screen diva has been adjudged the most fashionable movie star twice in Ghana at the Glitz Style Awards 2016 and 2017.

Fashion has become her new found passion and she is slowing becoming one of Ghana’s most fashionable celebrities. She has won the Eurostar Limousine’s Ghana Fashion Review Panel prize for best dressed celebrity on the red carpet or is always in the top 3 best dressed, even if she doesn’t win.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

ACCRA FASHION WEEK 2018 MAKES HISTORY

Accra Fashion Week CR18 made history last week at the Providence Events Centre with an amazing fashion and celebrity-filled event featuring some of Ghana’s best designers and foreign brands.

The event was sponsored by Tree of Life and the look was ‘Wakanda’-inspiring, signalling that Africa is the future.

The guests on the night witnessed the ‘Chilly/Rainy’ edition, one out of two set to take place in 2018, being the first fashion week in Ghanaian creating Africa’s first original fashion seasons.

The event hosted top Ghanaian brands like Bri Wireduah, Afre Anko, Akinko, Gavachy, Figs Fashion and other foreign brands such Romeo Paul from Qatar, Tobams Colors from UK, Katiti from Seychelles, Les Reines Des Pearls from Togo, Nackissa from Ivory Coast and many more.

The event has proved to be one of Africa’s major event and attracted sponsors such as MAC Cosmetics, Tree of Life, ETV GHYFM, Grey Goose, Zylofon Media, Carbon Night Club, Urban Grill, amongst others.

LOUIS VUITTON NAMES GHANAIAN-AMERICAN AS NEW CREATIVE BOSS

Virgil Abloh, the founder of streetwear brand Off-White and Kanye West’s creative director, has been named the new menswear designer for French fashion label Louis Vuitton.

“I feel elated,” the 37-year-old told The New York Times, saying the opportunity was “always a goal in my wildest dreams”.

The news site says Abloh is one of the few black designers at the helm of a major French fashion house.

Others include Olivier Rousteing – the creative director at Balmain, and British designer Ozwald Boateng who led Givenchy men’s wear from 2003 to 2007.

Abloh will present his first menswear collection for Louis Vuitton in June at Paris Fashion Week.

Louis Vuitton chief executive Michael Burke praised the designer’s “sensibility towards luxury and savoir-faire” adding he would be “instrumental in taking Louis Vuitton’s menswear into the future”.

Source: BBC

NANA AKUA ADDO STUNS IN NEW STYLES

Once again, one of Ghana’s most admired fashion icons, Nana Akua Addo, has released a lovely photo of herself to the delight of her fans.

Arguably, one of Ghana’s fashion style divas, who continues to redefine the standards in the industry, she certainly did not disappoint with her latest outfit.

With her skin radiating and her braided hair, she steps out with a lovely figure-hugging blue, red, black and yellow different dresses.

The Actress/Fashion Icon shared the hot new photos via her Instagram page:

KONFIDENCEHAIR.COM OPENS FOR BUSINESS ONLINE

The Konfidence hair brand is set to launch its online store; www.konfidencehair.com on Thursday 1st March 2018 to commence the sale of its luxurious hair brand.

The hair brand owned by Entrepreneur Confidence Haugen, promises to give its clientele the best hair experience once it launches with our skill in producing quality luxurious hair. We believe wearing quality hair should be a lifestyle hence our slogan “wear it, be it, live it’’.

Our online store, www.konfidencehair.com, has a display of our hair products, which come in three ranges. We have chic, lavish and opulent range of hair. Under these ranges are carefully and professionally done wefts, frontals, closures and wigs. Our hair also comes in different curl patterns like the straight, wavy, deep wave, curly, Italian and jerry curls, yaki and Afro kinky. We have a lot of innovative products to release on the market soon.

From the simple lady to the extravagant woman, our products are designed to fit perfectly into your hair needs and budget; which translates into our Chic, Lavish and Opulent ranges. Get yourself some Konfidence hair and be rewarded with quality, luxury and elegance.

We are excited about our opening, and we are giving away beautiful packages as well. All you have to do is follow us on all our social media platforms. Our platforms include, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and the handle across is @Konfidencehair.

See you in our online store on 1st March 2018! Let’s go shopping!

Konfidence hair; wear it, be it, live it!

Video: LYDIA FORSON & A.J SARPONG CATWALK AT GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2017

Actress Lydia Forson and Media personality A.J Sarpong wowed patrons of this year’s Glits Africa Fashion Week, when they graced the runway with their larger than life personalities.

They both hit the runway on the day 2 of the , when they modeled for the #AboutThatCurvyLife Collection.

Lydia Forson rocking an all-black silk gown by Abaya of Lagos, Ms. Forson strutted her stuff to the glorification of all thick and beautiful women and bubbly Radio and TV host/ Producer, A.J. Sarpong  who appeared on the runway twice, attracted loud cheers from the crowd with her confident catwalk.

#AboutThatCurvyLife is a movement started by Nigerian lifestyle journalist, Latasha Ngube to empower the African curvy community.

Lydia Forson and AJ Sarpong’s showcase was part of the #AboutThatCurvyLife Collective at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week which included designers such as Matthew Idang for Assian.

Watch Lydia and AJ on the runway:

Source: NKONKONSA.com