Lupita Nyong'o x Dazed & Confused

Scroll through Lupita Nyong'o's striking editorial for the February issue of Dazed & Confused.

After an impressive performance in 12 Years A Slave, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o's name is on everyone's lips. The fashion world's 'It Girl' of the moment and current face of Miu Miu, Nyong'o covers and is featured in the February issue of Dazed & Confused magazine. The "Girls Rule the World" editorial, shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Robbie Spencer, features striking and perfectly-fitted pieces from Dolce Gabbana and Prada. Inside the issue, Nyong'o sheds light on the making-of Steve McQueen's uncompromising film and how she aims to shatter female stereotypes in Hollywood. Scroll through our gallery above to see a few pictures of the editorial and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #lupitanyongo.

Photo: Aisha Asamany

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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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