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Ayoola Bakare Covers Zen Magazine January 2013 (Special Issue)

As more brands take advantage of the ever-evolving digital world, we would like to assert our position as one of Africa’s most vibrant online magazines. Being an online magazine isn’t easy but like we all know life isn’t meant to be easy. We face the same challenges like most magazines do “Deciding who gets to be on the cover, preparing the contents, designing, publishing on our website, sourcing for funding and maintaining a professional standard in all we do” – we enjoy what we do and if what we do can inspire just one person, then we have fulfilled our purpose.

On our January 2013 cover is Nigerian-born British model Ayoola Bakare. You will get to know more about Ayoola as the issue progresses however our main focus this month is on the people that never get the attention. Yes I am talking about the Make-Up Artists who make the models look flawlessly gorgeous. This month, our focus is on multi-award winning international Makeup Artist and founder of Pretty Flawless ((Princess Amayo)). With well over 14 years experience in the industry and a self taught professional artist, Zen puts the focus on Princess this month as one of her top models Ayoola is set to break new boundaries this year globally in the modelling industry. We find out from Princess what makes a Make-Up artist special, how she applies the make-up on a model, procedures and how to know which cosmetics work best for your skin type and tone. This is one feature our female readers would love and we can’t wait to share it with you all.

We also have a stunning editorial on a brand new T-Shirt clothing line “Freedom54“, a review of “Why Africa is the best destination for holiday and tourism”, we also talk about a very sensitive matter “Rape” and should rapists get tougher sentences or face the death penalty?

As always, we welcome your questions, comments, and feedback!

Make-up, Stylist & Hair: Princess Amayo
Model: Ayoola Bakare
Photographer: Irena Hlinkova

Comments (26)

  • Annbela

    nice and interesting! <3

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  • Kai

    This is another amazing work by Zen Magazine. They’re setting a new standard with every new edition.

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  • Chidera Chime

    Very Gorgeous photograph of Ayoola…Zen Magazine never fails to impress.

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  • Anrette Ngafor

    Zen woah this is just Amazing , u have totally started the new year with a bang my dear and as a creative you inspire me proving that hard work gets better every time , i am just loving what i see colours to make the Winter season feel like Summer woah ! well done team Zen and to everyone who has made this Issue a success .

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  • Ayoola Bakare

    Thanks to Zen, this looks amazing

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  • bruce

    Keep up the brilliant work Zen and this is the best magazine cover I have seen in my life. Everything looks right.

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  • Daisy

    Zenological. Its just the way it is go hard or go home…zen is here to stay it only gets better.
    -luv

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  • Daisy

    Ayoola you’re a blessed beauty
    :-)

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  • JOAN OKORODUDUD

    Awesome .geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee awesome period.Your bes cover ever.

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  • Gloria B-Darko

    She is soo beautiful…. love this cover once again… always on point Zen…

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  • Lauretta Geraldo

    Uber excited about the topics this month. Just like the cover, the topics for this month are vibrant and out there. Exactly what people where wanting to read about. Zen magazine is certainly very creative and at the top of its game when it comes to keeping us entertained.

    Keep up the good work.

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  • Randa Eissa

    i love the blend of the colours all together, and the make up artist

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  • admin

    @Annbela … Thank you darling! Ayoola is a Stunner!!! ❤
    @Kai …… Thank you so much Kai! Can’t wait to share your debut collection with everyone this month… x❤
    @Randa ….. Thank you so much Randa ….. The whole idea for this fab image is Princess Amayo… She is Brilliant! ❤
    @Lauretta …. Awwww thank you Hun … Fantastic Comment and the team are excited with the feedback we are getting …. Loads of great stories this month!!! ❤
    @Gloria …. Thank you so much Gloria …. More to follow real soon! ❤
    @Joan ….. Thank you Mam …. truly humbled coming from you ❤
    @Daisy … Hahahahahahaha … Zenological should be a new word .. LOL .. Thank you Daisy … you are too kind .. We are here to stay, learn and evolve! … #TeamZen .. We ❤ you for this.. ❤
    @Bruce … WOW … “Best Magazine Cover in your life” .. Thank you so much Bruce … Your support means everything to us! ❤
    @Ayoola … you look amazing Hun … we couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the year .. We love you all the way! ❤❤
    @Anrette … We Thank God Dear. ….. None of this would be possible without his presence! ❤
    @Dbola …. Thank you Bola ..❤
    @Chidera …. Thank you Mr. DEWAN … Appreciate the love and support … It truly is an incredible shot of Ayoola .. Credit to the amazing Princess Amayo and Irena for this!! ❤

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  • katie

    Drop dead gorgeous… Thats jst da phrase dt befits ds edition.. Nice wrk Zen.. Gudlukin ayoola. Nice team.. Kip it up!

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  • VicSterz

    Proud of this cover… Proud of this project… This is the best cover yet!!! It’s upwards and onwards from here for Zen.

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  • admin

    @Katie …. Thank you so much Katie for an awesome comment … We couldn’t have done it without the lovely work from the whole team! ❤
    @Vic …………. We are in this together Victor …#TeamZen all the way! ❤❤

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  • natalie

    Beautiful lovely awesome nd amazing

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  • admin

    @Natalie …. Awww Thank you so much Nat for this comment .. we truly appreciate it! More to follow real soon! ❤

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  • Kamara

    Stunning pictures of Ayoola!! Beautiful make-up & styling :)

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  • Nice1...Bold and daring*love it*

    Wonderfull,love the colours!!!!

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  • admin

    @Kamara ….. Thank you Kamara! Ayoola looks amazing and we are excited with this month’s features..❤

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  • Nicole ogbedo

    Extraordinary cover, stunnig model!!!!,what a way to say happy new year…love it!!!!!!

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  • admin

    @Nicole ….. Awww thank you so much Nicole! A truly Brilliant comment .. ❤

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  • sholaye

    NICE WORK ZEN…

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  • admin

    @Sholaye … Thank you so much Sholaye!! We appreciate all the love and support for Ayoola! ❤

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