Category Archives: Designers

South African Artist Nelson Makamo Will Receive a Vanguard Award from Harvard University

Renowned South African artist, Nelson Makamo, is heading to Harvard University. Makamo, whose oil painting of a child appeared on the cover of Time Magazine’s Optimists issue earlier this year, will be a visiting scholar of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Aside from giving a lecture about the future of art in Africa, he will also be receiving a…

LaVie by CK’s “Le Futur C’est Maintenant” Collection Is An Ode To African Culture

Cameroonian designer Claude Lavie Kameni really had an amazing 2018 and 2019 promises to be even more awesome. Kemeni recently released a new campaign for her 2019 collection tagged “Le Futur C’est Maintenant“ and it is all shades of audacious. The official campaign showcases the brands signature penchant for bold prints, vibrant colours and popping melanin. For this…

Nigerian Visual Artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby Sets New Auction Record As She Sells Her Painting For $3.4 Million Dollars

It is usually a thing of joy and excitement when African creatives put the continent on the world map through their creativity and this is the case with Nigerian visual artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby whose botanical painting “Bush Babies” recently sold for a staggering US$3,4 million. The painting was estimated to be sold for $800,000 by…

7 Things You Need To Know About South African Visual Artist, Trevor Stuurman

South African fashion photographer, Trevor Stuurman is on our radar this week. The multi-talented visual artist has cemented himself as a leading light in South Africa’s creative community. Often referred to as a bright small-town boy with big city dreams, his breakthrough came in 2012 when h,e was named ELLE’s Style Reporter and he has…

Meet The Brains Behind Mabeli Nigeria – Zoede Designer of the Week

MABELI NIGERIA ZZOEDE VENDOR INTERVIEW

We recently chatted with Adedamola Adepoyigi-Osinubi, creative director of  Mabeli Nigeria, bag designer, and a Zoede vendor.  Adedamola always had a thing for designing and producing handmade bags and she took this a step further by launching Mabeli Nigeria in 2016. In this interview, we discuss her journey into the world of bag designing and production, the challenges…

Zoede Jewelry Designer of the Week: Get to Know the Petrol Head, Bracelet Maker “Timi Bracelets”

Timi Bracelets

We recently chatted with Timi Sanya, a Nigerian born, fast-rising bracelet designer, creative director of Timi Bracelets and a Zoede vendor. He is best known for his unique, customised and equally stylish bracelets. Timi is obsessed with wrist candy and he finds inspiration in all things even through the Holy Spirit. His bracelets have been worn by several celebrities…