AfroStyle Magazine 10 | #FotoFriday
For some odd reason, there's no Vogue Africa. Or maybe there's several rather mundane reasons why not (I can think of one or two). When it comes to the Condé Nast empire, it seems like only Franca Sozzani (editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia) cares about pushing the company toward highlighting the fabrics, cultures, and colors present in this vast continent.
But maybe a Vogue Africa isn't necessary after all. Not when there's AfroStyle Magazine, now 10 "issues" deep and not waiting for anyone's blessing and/or approval.
ASM 10 is heavy on the editorial spreads, praise God, and also features excellent interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou before her passing, the actor Isaiah Washington, and the legendary hip hop duo Dead Prez. Then there are the first-person narratives that deal with the theme of the issue, which is "Struggle and Identity", and that's on top of the regular columns, fashion videos, and product reviews.
The editor-in-chief of ASM is Amaka N. Onyioha and in my EXPERT opinion, she does a great job of not making the serious issues covered by the magazine's writers feel forced or shoe-horned in. Now, the website does have its technical issues regarding layout, design, and functionality, but I can personally look past it. I feel like there's a void being filled. And maybe all that can be fixed if more people knew about the 'zine and donated to the cause.
So kudos to ASM this #FotoFriday and the beautiful, gorgeous photography featured within!