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Style Icon & AFWL 2013 Ambassador Shingai Shoniwa covers the August/September 2013 Issue of New African Woman Magazine

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Shingai Shoniwa ALWAYS delivers! The uber-stylish Zimbabwean lead singer of the UK Indie Rock band the Noisettes has been announced as an official ambassador and the Celebrity Face for AFWL 2013.

The music and style star has taken part in a promotional shoot alongside the Face of AFWL 2013 Regina Manneh, and is on the new cover of the New African Woman Magazine.

Speaking on her role and what she loves about AFWL Shingai said “What I also love about Africa Fashion Week London is that it’s not just about the fashion – it’s also about the chance for all of us and every lover of African fashion to celebrate our continent through our vibrant colours and flamboyance which is unparalleled in the world. So I am really very proud and honoured to be asked to be an ambassador, and celebrating and supporting something that celebrates such a beautiful thing – an infiniteness of our beautiful history and culture. A lot of designers are using techniques and our ancestors are coming back. It’s not just about beading, the stone, carved beads but also all the engineering and that excites me about African fashion and Africa Fashion Week London.

She added “I think imagination is wonderful thing and I get excited about a vivid imagination, so I am looking forward to seeing the journeys the designers have come on for their design inspirations. I don’t want to just see that design inspiration that is just going to please the buyers. I am looking for something which if someone puts the design on, they see the potential version of themselves that they have not seen before

Shingai is one of the few women of African descent who has succeeded in garnering mainstream recognition equally for her spectacular work and her unique style. We are delighted to have her as an ambassador for Africa Fashion Week London 2013 and look forward to having her with us in August, doubtless clad in amazing Afro-centric designs.” said Ronke Ademiluyi, founder and CEO of AFWL.

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Photo Credit
Photographer: Dami Oyetade (www.damioyetade.com)
Fashion Stylist: Viennty Viennty
Hairstylist: Adeola Sbd
Make Up Artist: Imelda Ladebo
Assistant MUA: Melissa Mensah
Dress: George Styler Fashion

AFWL 2013 tickets sold HERE.

For more information on the African Fashion Week London 2013 visit their website at www.africafashionweeklondon | Follow AFWL on Twitter

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

10 Comments

  1. Hurperyermie

    August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    o le ku

  2. innocent

    August 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    my i congratulate you. I have always known that you will go this far

  3. attitude n confidence is the real sexy

  4. Mariaah

    August 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love Shingai!

  5. Godslove22

    August 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This woman is just WOW…..All loved her style

  6. Clover

    August 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    These aren’t even her best shots. Congrats to her, love her music.

  7. Lizzie

    August 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Lovely…

  8. eby

    August 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    great face cut – structure and nice lips

  9. Black Butterfly

    August 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Fab as usual..
    blackbutterflystyle.com

  10. Slip n Slide

    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Can I just say NAW does the best covers. Please what of the international and SA covers? I love this lady as well. Can not wait to read it!

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