In preparation for the third issue of Afrokanist Magazine we partnered with Be Your Best Beauty, a health and beauty skills development program,which encourages entrepreneurship for young women in Congo.
The CEO and Founder of Be Your Best Beauty, Bedi Beraca expressed to Afrokanist Magazine that giving back to her homeland, Congo is her duty and her passion, she stated that, with the continuous war, oppression and corruption in so many countries across the globe including Congo, she felt that it was her responsibility to create an empowerment and entrepreneurship path for young women living in Congo,“I wanted to be an example to show people that we can and we should break down barriers there is so much that we can collectively do for each other” .To read more about Bedi’s story and to support her, join us at Afrokanist Magazine’s afrohair show, on the 17th of June at Hot Spot Koxmet, 22 Lordship Lane.
Exploring the intersectionality of identity and African Languages issue3
This year we started on our journey of bringing you the 3rd issue of Afrokanist Magazine, the identity and language issue.
Language is power and it is a huge part of our identity , this issue is an artistic collection of personal stories, celebrating and creating dialogues on the intersectionality of identity and African languages. Followed by the utilisation of African languages in photography, fashion, music, social media, comedy, cinema and business, you can expect a diversity of contributors showcasing the use of their skills to fight oppression, racism and misrepresentation, we have gathered amazing minds who are willing to tell their stories through exclusive interviews, we have put together a variety of black owned business to invest in, you will find life changing stories, motivational and inspirational articles , from London to Accra to Lagos, to South Africa to Kenya.
This issue is a pure representation of Africans taking back the ownership of their identities and using their languages as a tool to stand tall and break barriers.
To celebrate the soft launch of our 3rd issue, you are invited to Afrokanist Magazine’s Afro- hair show on the 17th of June at Hot Spot African and Caribbean restaurant/bar, 22 Lordship Lane, Tottenham , London,N17 8NS. It will be an evening of informative, fun and exciting gathering, you will have the opportunity to purchase your copy of the exclusive issue 3 of Afrokanist Magazine and opportunity to win different prizes by black owned business.