Browsing Category : The Socialista

Is all hope lost?! (No, you may not downgrade me… final part)


So what would they tell their younger selves if they had a chance?! “I would tell myself at ages 5, 15 and 20 that I am fabulous the way I am” xxx “Embrace your curves, fuck everyone who thinks you are fat.” Pandora Roa Brynildsen “Girl you is popppiiin, dat melanin is poppin don’t worry. You got this!” Aeini Kutenbe…

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The revealing truths (part 2, no you may not downgrade m…)


Let’s continue… Sue Chintu A Zambian model based in Sweden says her definition of beauty growing up was basically white beauty standards. She now has a wider view of beauty. “My view of beauty is inclusive of all ethnicities and is not limited to physical beauty. I think that society/media/fashion nowadays is slowing working towards improving the beauty norms, which…

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No, you may not downgrade me, my beauty or my magic! (Part 1)


Growing up as a colored nappy chubby girl in a small Swedish town in the early eighties was everything but fun or easy.All I remember is struggle. Identity struggle. Skin tone struggle. Nappy hair struggle. Chubby girl struggle. Prejudice struggle. Every damn day there was a struggle. All I remember is fighting for my right to exist in so many…

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Ugandian trees used for high fashion!


Sarah Nakalembe is a afroswedish designer with a degree in fashion design from Tillskäraakademin. Her African roots inspired this collection which was launched at the annual LeNoir Creative Week 2016. Here’s a short interview with the talented designer about her inspiration and work. Your a designer based in Sweden but always create with Africa in mind. Why is that important…

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Shea is bae, collective is the future…


Make a plan, but be flexible Continuing my series on talented creatives I met during the LeNoir Creative Week with a girl who has stolen a spot in my heart, Hadija Inoussa of MINO collective. I’m extremly impressed by both her and her products! Why did you as a young souls chose social entrepreneurship over common entrepreneurship and how are…

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Prints to hide your winter blues!


Growing up I loved prints and mix match, never did I think I would meet a designer who was so creative in both areas here in Sweden but lord was I wrong! Introducing to all our Fashion 9one1 readers one of my right now favourite printmakers, Sarah from Sweden’s “down under” Skåne. Work, work, work, work, work! As you might…

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The Socialista exclusive: TK Tycoon


“I LEFT HIP HOP TO DO HOUSE MUSIC BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE I BELONGED” Adetokunbo Adedoyin better known by his stage name TK Tycoon is a Nigerian born artist and music producer based in Sweden, well known for his unique sound which is a blend of electronic music and rap. He made his debut in 2009 with the song ‘Guy Like…

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The Socialista exclusive; Timaya


“I WANT MY MUSIC TO BE BIG LIKE GANGNAM STYLE” ENETIMI ALFRED ODON better known as Nigerian artist Timaya, the man behind the hits Bum Bum, Ukwu and Plantain boy was in Stockholm for his European tour. I sat down with him at the VIP and Press mingle at Urkraft before his show at En Arena. Welcome and thank you for taking this…

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The Socialista exclusive; Tiah Knox


LUCK IS WHEN PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY Youma- It is a great privilege to conduct an exclusive interview with such a phenomenal woman like yourself. Having done a little research about you, I’ve come to realize that you are a very successful young lady with great achievements, which boosted my interest to interview you for Fashion 911. First off, I would…

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The Socialista; Adama Jobe, winner of Miss Africa Netherland 2015 (COVER STORY)


The Socialista #1 2015 The Socialista is a vibrant and uplifting section created by Youma Osseh Wally and Aysha Jones that focus on highlighting and promoting creative talents from mainly Africa on Fashion 9one1. The first article introduces the amazing Adama “Adu Flex” Jobe, a multi-talented young black beautiful model with visions beyond measure. “If you never try you will…

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