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If you are a lover of beautiful design, inspirational editorials, peeps into other peoples homes for a dose of African inspired interior design inspiration and boundless African creativity then make room in your life for Moyi, a brand new quarterly modern Afro lifestyle magazine that curates the best in design, decor, architecture, arts, travel, beauty, fashion and food showcasing and celebrating the work of talented individuals of African heritage. Moyi means sun in Lingala, a language spoken in Central Africa. And through its colourful, elegantly designed pages Moyi shines the light on the exceptional creativity and lifestyle defining a modern Africa. Taking readers on a journey across the continent and into the diaspora in the pages of Moyi meet a wide range of industry game-changers, innovative designers and highly skilled artisans and be inspired by whole sections dedicated to the stylish and sophisticated products being created, made in or inspired by Africa.

 

 

 

 

When I first started the blog, there were not many platforms focusing on contemporary African design, African fashion commanded the spotlight and whilst it still continues to do so a lot more attention has been directed towards design, art, architecture, literature, music, food, luxury, and modern social culture and as the industry has grown and continued to develop it has been great to see the emergence of magazines like Moyi as a show of support. And on a personal note, I am honoured to have been a contributor to such an inspirational and much-needed magazine. And see to it come to fruition and the promise it holds is truly special.

 

 

 

 

 

With stockists stretching from the US to Asia Moyi aims to change the way the world views Africa, to see the continent and people in a different light, one that is progressive, forward-looking, innovative and overflowing with boundless creativity. Not turning away from the challenges that still affect Africa Moyi dedicates sections of the magazine to highlight the pressing issues lest we forget the part each of us has, no matter how small, in making things better for all.

 

 

 

Moyi magazine is available in both print and digital formats, as well as in French and English versions. For a list of stockists that is being added to on a regular basis do visit the Moyi Magazine website to find your nearest.

 

…Moyi magazine shining the light on beautiful modern Afro lifestyle

 

Additional details

For further information about Moyi magazine visit: www.moyimag.com

 

[Image credits: All the images shown belong to Moyi, the page layouts were sourced from also-online.com. If downloaded a used elsewhere please credit accordingly.]

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  • Eight years ago I started a blog as a place to document the interesting things I was discovering with regards to the design and creativity emerging from Africa. From the moment I created my first blog post little did I know where the journey would take me. Fast-forward to present day I have not only been privileged to witness the development of an industry, but to also have an active role in creating awareness about it.

On this journey, I have seen Africa’s design industry grow from a handful of names from a handful countries to a continent wide-reach. Some names that were just starting out have become internationally respected leaders in their field, whilst behind them, a new generation of names are coming up and claiming their place in the industry.

To say that it is an exciting time for African design and creativity would be a gross understatement! We are in a time of rapid advancement and unbridled creative expression, that is setting the foundations and standards for future generations to build on. And like many other emerging industries in Africa, creativity is opening up opportunities to those who are willing to seize them. And seizing them designers are!

And as Atelier Fifty Five begins a new chapter it is an opportunity for me to renew my commitment to supporting the development of the African design industry and helping those I work with and write about, and work with to fulfill their potential for creating world-class brands. 
I invite you to visit our website to discover more. [Link in bio]

Tapiwa, Founder Atelier Fifty Five
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  • Colourful basketry, soulful sculpture and an elegant candle make a nice placeholder we think, as we prepare to usher in a new chapter of the Atelier Fifty Five journey. [📷 credit: @atelierfiftyfive]
  • Gifted hands. A glimpse behind the scenes of Kaross a South African based embroidery initiative, whose artisans transform furnishings into works of art. [📷 credit: Kaross]
  • Tools of the trade, a hand carved printing block stamp by textile designer @juliekouamo whose evocative designs tell the stories of cultures past and present. Julie's textiles feature richly layered patterns, textures and printed pictures that come together to create vibrant collages. [📷 credit: @tapiwamatsinde]
  • Fishermen's boats, a familiar sight along the Senegalese coast line. [📷 credit: @tapiwamatsinde]

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