Tag: Black History Month

Editorial: Flying Doctors Nigeria, The First Air Ambulance Service In West Africa

Flying Doctors Nigeria is an air ambulance service in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Ola Orekunrin, born to Nigerian parents in England and raised by Caucasian foster parents in Lowestoft, England, founded the service in 2010.   At the young age of 21, Orekunrin made history by becoming one of the youngest medical doctors in England. According… Read More

Fashion Spotlight: Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe is one of the most celebrated haute couture fashion designers from Nigeria. Over the years, she has attained  and maintained international recognition for her self-titled brand label. The Deola Sagoe brand was launched in 1989 and is currently headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The brand celebrates the inherent, ethnic glamour found in local African fabrics,… Read More

Mamafrica Designs: Uplifting Women, Children in Congo for a Brighter Tomorrow

  Imagine being caught in the middle of the bloodiest war since World War II.  You are uneducated and can barely spell your name. Your husband was killed by the rebels who raped you while your six children hid nearby, and had your husband lived, he would have left you after the defilement of your… Read More

Africa’s Position In The Fashion World

  In 2009, the world took notice of African fashion when ARISE Magazine was launched in London. Over the years, the magazine has hosted many fashion weeks in Nigeria, New York and London. African Fashion International, the leading fashion authority in Africa has also hosted many fashion weeks across Africa and has provided a platform… Read More

Demi & Nekpen Launch WomenWerk In Honor Of International Women’s Day

  Here at MUI, we’re very passionate about women helping women. While there are many people and events that could be discussed, the one that really stands out to us is the upcoming “Century of the African-American Woman” forum and gala curated by the New York City based WomenWerk organization. This movement which was started… Read More

Diversity On The Runway: Models Of Color Still Behind

Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a one black model quota within the fashion industry. Its been said that once this quota has been reached, black models are turned away from shows, irrespective of their high caliber qualifications. In an interview with The Times Magazine, Chanel Iman recounted instances where she was  excused from participating… Read More

Black Designers At New York Fashion Week F/W 2014

New York City (NYC) has once again proved why it is the most fashionable city in the world. During this year’s Fall/Winter 2014 fashion week, NYC set the stage for many leading designers to showcase their best work. The Mercedes Benz sponsored event, as usual, gave center stage to old and new black designers interested… Read More