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Motswana Model Celebrates "Beauty Of Being A Young Black Woman" In Monthlong Photo Series

Motswana model Amy Amantle directs and stars in a 3-part photo series to celebrate "the beauty of being a young black woman."

Image: "Post6. End of Week3" from Amy Amantle's independent Spring photo campaign. Photography by Lorraine Kinnear.


Motswana creative Amy Amantle is back with another stunning photograph series, this time playing with themes of darkness, color and gold. The model not only starred in all three shoots, but she also directed them.

"This came about because of lack of fashion and lifestyle publications which consistently have model editorial features here at home," Amantle told Okayafrica via email.

"The main idea is to do fashion, beauty and lifestyle projects that i would love to see myself doing on print with magazine publications such as Elle Magazine, Glamour, Grazia, New African Woman and the like, but with my very own personal interpretations and a celebration of the beauty of being a young black woman."

Throughout September, Amy collaborated with fellow model Jedidah Maphosa, makeup artist Bokang Seremane and photographers Lorraine Kinnear and Tafnaz to release an image per weekdayalong with a lyrical captionon her Instagram and Tumblr pages.

Keep scrolling to check out more of the photographs featured in Amy's photograph series.

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**Editor's Note: This article previously referred to Amy Amantle as "Botswanan."

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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