* in which a star is born.
pop’africana is a new york based biannual glossy “dedicated to delivering a rejuvenated image of africans worldwide” and i have to say, it. is. gorgeous. i long ago stopped buying magazines (which means yes, i’m in part contributing to the decline of print media) but this publication is flawless, and i want. regardless, the reason i mention pop’africana is because creator and editor oroma elewa is, by definition, a remarkable woman with an aesthetic to die for. pop’africana is, at first blush, an art book dealing in fashion and african culture for a global audience. its niche is in no way inhibiting; if anything pop’africana will do publications like vogue a great service. after all, this is the level of content and design people (like me) expect in high fashion publication. pop’africana is still in its infancy, but i’m looking forward to some remarkable future issues as the magazine inevitably grows. my heart is already palpitating at the thought. dream collaborations include kara walker, bell hooks, amber rose, renee cox and yinka shonibare. hear that oroma? be still my beating heart.