International concierge expert, Timothy Coles-Liddle, CEO of private concierge club NINE, shares his intelligence of London’s hottest new VIP venues and swish soon-to-open members’ clubs.
Hosts With The Most
In retail, there’s no space like home… until now. In the age of e-commerce, a new breed of bricks-and-mortar store is starting to trend. Leading the charge, Alex Eagle creates social shopping spaces, where everything is for sale.
Fascinating new words from dialects, at a handful of Arik Air destinations.
Words Adam Jacot de Boinod
Prints, pleats and Afrobeats — Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014, with partners including Wings magazine, steps up a big notch, to showcase and support homegrown design talent.
Words Helen Jennings Photography Kola Oshalusi / Insigna
Millions of surfers worldwide dream of an endless summer filled with thrilling, empty waves and pristine coastline — Africa offers both, and is poised to become one of the world’s prime surfing destinations. Wings takes a closer look at this new frontier for surf tourism, offers tips for where to go to ride the waves, and discovers some new Africa-focused charity and business ventures that could benefit from the changing tide.
Words Dave Hitchins
Abuja’s Art Awakening
Arguably eclipsed by the chaotic cultural hub that is Lagos, Nigeria’s capital is discovering its artistic side as young creatives move in and build a scene around pop-up shows, hidden gardens and cultural cafes.
Words Clementine Wallop
Gidi Culture Festival 2015 attracted musical talent from across Africa to Lagos for the ultimate beach party. But there’s more to this burgeoning event than having a good time.
Words Helen Jennings
Wings checks out some products, gadgets, places and experiences to make your travels more fun, for a range of budgets.
Words Owen Bailey
The Beats Go On
The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards celebrates the unstoppable rise of contemporary urban music from the continent…
Words Helen Jennings Photography Chris Saunders
Meet the Affogbolos
In the lead up to Afro-Polis, a 6-day experiential exhibition taking place in London this October, founder Pierre-Christophe Gam introduces us to its muses, Kolade and Remi Affogbolo.