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19 Year Old Somali-American Model Halima Aden is Breaking the Internet with her new fall campaign feature for American Eagle Outfitters

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The lights are shining so bright on all the African stars worldwide, but the one every fashion news agency is talking about right now is Somali-American IMG model Halima Aden. American Eagle’s new fall campaign features the 19 year old model looking so happy and full of life. Halima is the first hijab-wearing high-fashion model who has worked the runways in [...]

"I Got Rejected By at Least 10 Agencies," says Top Model Alyssa Traore

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Africa is truly blessed!! We have so many beautiful talents all over the world that it is almost impossible to profile everyone. Well, for us at Zen, we make it our duty to know them and to tell their stories. From features in French GRAZIA to walking the runways for Hansen & Gretel, Sass & Bide and ALBUS LUMEN; this stunning model has us all star st[...]

'My Goal is To Motivate Young Girls to be Themselves and To Love their Body' Kristia Tolode Gives Zen An All Access Pass into her Life

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Model, blogger and social media influencer, Kristia Tolode sits with Zen Magazine to talk about her modelling dreams, living and studying in New York City, why she loves to dance and her love for headwraps. ZEN: Hi Kristia, Tell us a little bit about yourself. Kristia: I was born and raised in Benin Republic. I am a full-time graduate stu[...]

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

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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

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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[...]

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

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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[...]

The ZEN 10 Most Beautiful African Women Celebrities of 2016

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 Season's greetings & Happy holidays The year 2016 has been an impressive year in African beauty, a year when women of colour were truly appreciated and celebrated.   In light of this, we are sharing picks for ten of the most beautiful African celebrities in the globe, and they've made our list for many special reasons. These gorgeous women are on ou[...]

African Ladies, What Attracts You To A Man?

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Hey guys, time to ease up on the week's stress and have some fun with this practical and relatable article I stumbled on from a friend's blog.  I myself have been dying to hear what other ladies are attracted to in a Man. So since Vera Ezimora of  Verastic has asked, I might as well love to hear what y'all have to say. What Attracts You To A Man?  &nbs[...]

Top Stylish Africans On Instagram This Week!!!

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Hi People, how's the weekend coming along? As you know, Instagram is the number one place to catch a glimpse of what's hot and happening, from street style accessories to inspirational #OOTD looks, not to mention all that's happening during fashion month. This is going to be a new weekly segment on Zen Magazine Africa where  we bring you the most stylish [...]