Glam Africa Magazine held an event for bloggers and influencers in London titled Beyond Beauty to celebrate the release of our October – December edition by the same name and also launch our free Beauty Boxes in the UK.
We unveiled our Beauty Campaign Shoot featuring 9 selected UK influencers who use their platforms to promote diverse beauty. These ladies took to the stage to share their stories and discuss what beauty really means, in the various shapes, sizes and forms it comes in. The Beyond Beauty Event was sponsored by several beauty brands including ORS Hair Care Europe, Schwarzkopf Got2b, Foreo UK, Astral UK, All Shades Covered, KUZA products and many more.
The highlights of the day were the panel discussions and hair demonstrations. The first panel hosted by our Chief Editor, Afua Adom featured some of the UK influencers featured in the Beyond Beauty Campaign. Each panellist shared their thoughts on how they learnt to appreciate their unique beauty, the speakers were Hodhen Liaden (@hodhenliaden, Blogger and founder of ‘Dark Skinned Hijabi’s’), Joanne Dion (@joannedion, Albion influencer), Lynette Duah(@melachild, also known as Mela Child, dark-skinned beauty influencer), Eva Khyne Sam (@evakhynesam, Vitiligo model), Funmilayo Dami Otuniyi(@thatgirldami dark-
Our Head of Marketing, Jacqueline Ilumoka moderated the influencer panel to discuss the rise of social media influencers. Panellists included: Fashion influencer Temi Otedola (JTOfashion), Lifestyle Blogger Chidera Eggerue (also known as The Slum Flower), Fashion influencer Rutendo Tichiwangani (known as @rlt__) Beauty/Lifestyle Influencer Mariam Musa, Male lifestyle influencer Josiah Hyacinth (Mr200m) and Afrobeats Promoter Junior Adeosun, popularly known as SMADE.
Celebrity guests such as Amara Kanu, Zynnell Zuh and Ama K turned up in style to the influencer studded event to celebrate with us. Other guests included some of the most influential media figures in the British black community such as Senor Fenty, Ropo Demure, Debbie Crown, Miss Ghana UK 2017 Sabina Awuni, Presenters Shedzi and Monikah Lee, Ehis Ilozobhie, Ohemaa Faye (Miss Teen Ghana UK), Sincerely Oghosa, and Teeyana Aromi.
Our partners were JJ’S Eats & Treats who set up a dessert table full of mouth-watering treats and Tasty African Food who provided a plethora of African food canapés and small chops. CND Drinks also supplied us with their best-selling fruit punches and juices.
Apart from the engaging discussion panels are guests got to enjoy a day full of pampering sessions. We got to sit back and enjoy massages with equipment from the Acumag team, we had a fantastic nail bar by Izabelle Bellamy and her team. Henna by Barakat did our henna designs on the day and Afrocks also covered our eyebrow threading for the guests.
Glam Africa is a quarterly print magazine distributed in the UK, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria (as well as online for free worldwide delivery), showcasing the best of African talent and connecting its readers to the latest lifestyle, fashion, travel and beauty trends.
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