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African Photography Exhibition- MTINDO, ‘Rebranding Africa’

African photography exhibition

On Friday, 29th October, I attended the African photography exhibition- MTINDO, in Berlin. The exhibition featured a selection of curated images taken from the book, MTINDO. The word MTINDO means ‘style’ in Swahili, and yet ‘movement’. In this book, photographer Daniele Tamagni captures a diverse of array of new generation ‘style movers’ in Africa- from musicians to artists and filmmakers, the aim of the book and photography project is to portray the modernity of avant-garde creatives from the African content. Of course this wouldn’t be complete without portraying a visual feast of African fashion.

Continue reading to see some of the fantastic African styles, creatives and guests I captured…

Continue reading…

Afropolitan

Watch Part 2 Of My Silverbird TV Show, ‘Fashion Special With Biki John’!

L to R: Me, Designer: Jose Hendo, Model: Paula Okunzuwa

L to R: Me, Designer: Jose Hendo, Model: Paula Okunzuwa

Happy New Year Everyone! I love the first week of Jan don’t you, your body, soul and mind is just brimming with hope and positivity; you’re damn near overflowing  with ideas on how to change your life for the better. Enrol in that Gym, Go Green, Spring Clean your Wardrobe, Ditch those Bad Habits, Get that Promotion, Bla Bla Blabity Blaaaaa! ( :

Well, in the spirit of Bringing In The New, I’d like to present y’all with Part 2 of my TV show. I’d also like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to leave Comments on my Part 1 post: your feedback is truly valuable.  Good or bad, I want to hear it, coz as I said before: You are my target audience!

In Part 2 of the show, I interview award-winning Ugandan-born British designer, Jose Hendo who shows that African fashion is more than the stereotypically perceived bold colour and prints; it can also incorporate striking/exaggerated and wearable monochrome silhouettes, as well as advocate eco-fashion.

I happen to find her work ethos as striking as her fabulous hair-do, and was pleasantly surprised and happy to have her be so vulnerable during the interview- when you watch the vid, you’ll see what I mean.  In addition to this interview, I also share some more S/S 16 Trend Alerts and there’s a dash of Street Style and a dollop of Model Interviews.

I have to say I enjoyed doing post-production work more on Part 2 because of the critique I got from Part 1, I hope it shows.  Again, let me know in the Comments Section below.

Have a great first week of the year: Go Get ‘Em Tiger, Grrrrrr (and yes, I am taking my New Year Gusto a bit too far!!)

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