‘Tis the season for new beginnings, new ways of living and most importantly, new ways of achieving success, and with the new year, Glam Africa explored everything African that speaks volumes on doing things differently.

Titled Think Smart, the issue’s cover features the ever so successful South African-born global disc jockey, DJ Zinhle, who speaks to us about how she built a successful career in a male dominated industry the unconventional way, while raising an equally popular daughter. With multiple other businesses under her belt like watch brand Era by DJ Zinhle, Fuse Academy (A DJ’ing School for girls), a recently released book on self-improvement titled Meeting Your Power and a motherhood-centric blog called MOMents By DJ Zinhle, we sought to find out her secrets to a balanced life and the smart ways to parenting as a business woman.

We also caught up with the viral Kupe Boys, four french men who recently broke the internet with a video of them doing a synchronised dance for the #KupeChallenge. These young men became the latest overnight celebrities given birth to by social media in 2018. The quartet of Jim Seuh, Habitu Etoi, Yoyo and Teddy Ovo had African women across the world stopping in their tracks when the men dropped their entry to the #KupeChallenge on Instagram. We got up close and personal to ask all the questions we know our subscribers wanted to know about their love life, new found fame and their pet-peeves. Find out what’s next for the Kupe Boys in this issue!


In this Think Smart issue, we decided to bring you all the best, most-hardworking beauty products you need to start your year off in the right, smart way. We also bring you another huge dose of inspiration with our 12 Days of Glam, where we feature 12 amazing women who trail blazed in 2018. Women such as Bam Bam, Mettisse Campbell, Thando Thabethe and Becca Acheampomaa whose stories will have you all fired up for 2019, we promise! We couldn’t have a Think Smart issue without looking at all the best apps around to help you smarten up all areas in your life in 2019, from money management to shopping.  

Power dressing can be difficult – if you get it wrong you can end up looking like an extra from a bad 80’s movie so we show you just how you can nail it this year. The season of love is soon upon us so it’s only right we give you a little shopping guide on what you can buy for your loved one for Valentines – as well as what you can gift yourself! We also take a look at love and sensuality the Senegalese way – believe me – we can all learn a thing or two! If the festive season has given you itchy feet we’ve got the top 10 things to do in Morocco, as well as your essential packing guide for any getaway.  

So no matter what kind of year you have had, good or bad, look forward to 2019 with a positive mind and this brand new Think Smart issue to guide you. It’s going to be a great one!

@glamafricamag #GlamAfricaThinkSmart #GlamAfricaMeetsDjZinhle


Creative Director: Boipelo Jean Chababa (@Boipelo_Jean)

Photographer: Kyle Brown (@KyleKeyz)

Photographic Assistant: Glody Kasongo (@glothebeatz)

Videographer: Kutlwano Sesoko (@Sesokomedia)

Makeup Stylist: Audrey Mofokeng (@Dreythemakeupartist)

Hair Stylist: Xola at The San Hair (@Thesanhair)

Fashion Assistant: Rowdy Planker (@Rowdyplanker)

DJ Zinhle is wearing @DavidTlale


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