Hillbrow is inner-city Johannesburg’s most notorious neighbourhood. Set against the backdrop of poverty and crime is George Khosi’s boxing gym, one man’s attempt to bring discipline and aspiration to the youth of his neighbourhood.
The Weight of Water
These photos from northern Ghana could be from any rural area of sub-Saharan Africa… where every day, women walk great distances to water sources in order to transport their precious cargo back to their villages. Photographer Victor Politis presents a series of shots documenting their journey.
Photography Victor Politis
New concept store Alára is changing the Lagos landscape in more ways than one
Words Helen Jennings
Bantu Wax: Africa’s First Surf Brand
Entrepreneur Yodit Eklund is riding the wave of the swelling African surf scene, after creating the continent’s first surf lifestyle brand, Bantu Wax
Words Emma E Forrest
Bright Simons is leading the battle to eliminate counterfeit medicines in Nigeria and beyond. President of the anti-counterfeiting company, mPedigree Network, he combines the innovative thinking of an entrepreneur with the passion of an activist.
Words Lee Williams
Sweet Soul Sister
GQ dubbed her the ‘African Janelle Monáe’ but Temi Dollface is forging her own unique path among a growing number of fearlessly independent female artists in Nigeria.
Words Helen Jennings, Photography Lakin Ogunbanwo, Make-Up Debola Falana
In advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 230 former street children from 19 countries, aged 13 to 17, were brought together in football’s spiritual home, Brazil, to compete in a unique tournament of their own — The Street Child World Cup.
Words Larissa Clark Photography courtesy of Street Child
To kick off a new year for new ideas, Wings finds inspiration in the new wave of African innovators who are coming up with ingenious solutions to local challenges.
Words Belinda Otas
Words Nana Ocran
OBA BY TERESA MEKA
“This image was taken at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in James Town, Ghana. I was interested in the look of the woman on the bike. Her name is Zohra Opoku. She was one of the performers. I didn’t pose or style her at all. She chose the outfit, and wore the helmet for safety. It was quite busy while I was shooting, with graffiti artists, skaters and acrobats all out on the street.
The shoot only lasted a few minutes and I enjoyed it. I ...