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Meet the Nigerian Sisters On a Mission to Keep Your Melanin Poppin' and Protected

Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa of Bolden on the importance of developing beauty products that benefit women of color.

Even if you’re not a person of color, you know what the dermatological adjective “ashy” is: Tiny flecks of dried skin that show up on people with more melanin. But you might not know how difficult it is to find products that don’t leave white residue, like when you apply sunscreen.

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Design

Superstar Architect Sir David Adjaye on His Magnum Opus 'Adjaye, Africa, Architecture'

The British-Ghanaian architect behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture wants to dispel misconceptions about African architecture.

Since its initial release in 2011, and second compact edition published last fall from Thames & Hudson, Adjaye, Africa, Architecture, represents a culmination of 11 years David Adjaye’s efforts to put together a comprehensive guide to the African continent’s wide range of building projects. It features six terrains, the Maghreb, Desert, The Sahel, Savannah and Grassland, Mountain and Highveld, and Forest, each with their own dedicated section. Essays from established architects and academics on each area, along with an essay and travel notes by Adjaye himself, richly describe each area and city.

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6 Independent African Beauty Brands That Will Make You Feel Fabulous

In the first of our holiday gift guides we take a look at these independent African beauty products.

Yaa Gyasi's New Novel ‘Homegoing’ Traces Three Centuries of a Ghanaian Family

Yaa Gyasi’s first book is an emotional look at eight generations through some of the most harrowing times in African history.

Xuly.Bët’s Lamine Badian Kouyaté Talks Moving to New York and Fashion in Africa

Lamine Badian Kouyaté of Xuly.Bët updates Okayafrica on the state of fashion today, his plans to return to New York and more.

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