Amidst all the uncertainty and chaos of the past year, Glam Africa Magazine (@glamafricamag) has remained committed to telling the stories that matter, and now they’ve returned with their biggest edition yet. This extra special issue highlights some of the remarkable people from across the African diaspora who are leaving their mark on the world in their own unique ways. Afropop sensation Teni the Entertainer graces the front cover following the release of her widely acclaimed debut album Wondaland, granting Glam Africa an exclusive look behind the curtain of her superstar life.

Creative direction: Eniafe Momodu @EniafeMomodu
Photography: Emmanuel Arewa @SpotlightPI
Styling: Angelina Ellah @ellaxstyling
Makeup: Beaute By Toby Makeup Artistry @BeauteByToby_
Hair: Tosin Ayomiku Shobowale @ayomikufifehan
Set Management: Ayomide Adekoya @beautyroyalee
Editing/retouching: Opeoluwa Olorode @otraphotography

Ghanaian-Nigerian top model Victoria Michaels celebrates freedom and womanhood for our fashion cover in a never-before-seen editorial, courtesy of celebrity stylist and creative genius, Kelvin Vincent. If you love African fashion as much as we do, then you’ll love our features on South African brand Lukhanyo Mdingi and Ghana’s very own Chiip O Neal, whose latest collections are a sight to behold. Mary Martin London also takes centre stage in a breathtaking editorial that merges influences from Marie Antoinette with traditional West African dressing.

Influencers are front and centre in this edition, from British-Tanzanian sister duo Grandy and Gratsi Katega who rule the blogosphere in style, to South African influencers Nabilah Kariem, Trevor Stuurman and Kefilwe Mabote, who teamed up with Glam Africa and Netflix SA to mark the release of Netflix’s original drama series Ratched, recreating some of the series’ iconic looks with their own unique twists.

For Glam Africa’s coveted lifestyle cover, Cathy Martin returns to the pages of Glam Africa for an awe-inspiring tell-all about how she overcame the trauma of her childhood in Zimbabwe. Following a lifelong struggle with dyslexia, Cathy found the strength within herself to turn her life around, and she’s never looked back since.

As always, there’s lots to see in the beauty department, from Zerah Monet’s melanin-infused celebration of brown skin, to all the latest skincare and cosmetic discoveries you should know about. And it doesn’t end there. All in all, this edition is one you certainly won’t want to miss, so be sure to grab your copies as they hit newsstands this week.