Author archives: Arinze Nwokolo

Maureen Kunga Talks Music Life, Fashion in Her City and Being a Lawyer in an Exclusive Interview With Zen

•••
Like so many great singers before her, Maureen started singing in the choir back in high school. "I always loved to sing," she said over the phone from Nairobi. "And I led church songs in primary school and was in the choir in my high school," she added. Now a professional singer, songwriter and lawyer, she exemplifies what it can look like to be a passionat[...]

"Embrace The Nerves,": An Exclusive Interview with Top Model Kaone Kario

•••
Kaone Kario is the face of a whole new generation of models who are not only doing big things on the runway but also off it. Her personal interests include modelling, TV and film production, so you can imagine how excited we were to be able to interview this Botswana beauty to talk about her modelling life between New York, Capetown and Botswana, and to find[...]

IDIA AISIEN CHANNELS HER INNER WARRIOR PRINCESS FOR OUR FEBRUARY COVER

•••
Each month as I sit down to connect with you through my editorial note, I think about what I can share that might be inspiring to your life, asking God for his guidance and direction. Zen Magazine’s journey hasn’t been without bumps and like any other good journey, we had to go through both the good and the not so good periods. But everything happens for a r[...]

Top 14 Melanin Faces of South-African Fashion

•••
We always overlook that ultimately; campaigns and fashion shows would really be nothing without one particular being – the model. The model brings life into a designer/brand’s vision, conveys the artistic message that the clothes carry as well as shows the potential buyer how a garment would look on them. There has been a growing trend in the usage of black [...]

AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT CUSHNIE ET OCHS'S PRE-FALL 2017 LINE FEATURING HERIETH PAUL

•••
A brand started in 2008 by close friends Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, the Cushnie Et Ochs brand is all about making all women look and feel stunning in sexy statement dresses and pieces. Top model Herieth Paul modelled a few pieces for the brands PRE-FALL 2017 collection and we must say they all look AMAZING. From jumpsuits and bodysuits to gowns and dre[...]

"My Self Worth or Future isn’t Built Around No’s or Rejection": Chinwendu Natalia Okerengwo talks about modelling in Europe

•••
Chinwendu Natalia Okerengwo is known for being a make-up and skin care consultant, but one project that's particularly close to her heart is her modelling career. Based in Russia, the Nigerian born model opened up to us about how she got into the modelling business, how it all began, her beauty regimes and the models who continuously inspire her. Q: H[...]