Qween of the Week Grace Boyega chats with Qweens founder, Elizabeth Oloidi about her journey in the world of fashion, as a plus-size black woman, and her future projects for her other creative venture, producing and directing.
We chat with Frances Shortt-Carattini, founder and owner of Anther Accessories about her inspiration for making a change in the world through her entrepreneurship, and what that could mean for combatting social injustices.
Deborah Millington founded Right to Bare in September 2018, after a year of planning, and has since designed and produced a rainbow of camisoles, fit for all shapes and sizes. Her message is clear: feel confident while being a super role model. Millington chats with Qweens about her journey of self-love and body positivity through her company and how she hopes her brand does the same for others.
Tahlia Gray, founder of Sheer Chemistry chats with Qweens about why redefining what nude means to include the diverse shades of women of colour is important and how she hopes that Sheer Chemistry will show the world that nude is not synonymous with beige, and all women should feel beautiful, especially in their tights.
Tolu Agbelusi’s background as a lawyer and personal experience as an immigrant gave her insight to explore immigration in the modern-day UK as the theme for her playwriting debut. Qweens spoke with Agbelusi about the creation of Ilé La Wà and what a play of its calibre can do for conversations on immigration.
We celebrate Nia Sadé Akinyemi as Qween of the Week for the work she does in helping writers become independent business owners, or authorpreneurs, sparking a literary revolution by founding her own publishing company and literary institute.
Dare Oni, the self-taught head chef of her family restaurant Onidodo, opened the restaurant with her husband, to create a unique experience for Nigerians and Non-Nigerians in the London metropolitan area. Oni’s take on traditional meets London is what makes her restaurant stand out from other traditional Nigerian restaurants. Our Qween of the Week is changing the face of Nigerian cuisine in London, one dish at a time.
anice Golec (@fromato4z) started her blog, From A to 4Z, to increase the representation of 4C (4Z) bloggers and vlogger on social media, while also educating her fellow 4C-ers on hair health and showing that 4C hair isn’t dirty or ugly, and should be loved and taken care of. She talks to Qweens about her journey to blogging, the importance of representation and hair care tips for long, healthy hair.
As one of the few rising dark-skin beauty gurus, Bonsu hopes her use of colour will inspire other artists and face painters, like herself, to experiment with colour. Bonsu speaks with Qweens on her journey to becoming a social-media influencer and some tips for other melanin-enriched make-up users.
This week’s Qween of the Week features Elle D of DupeBlack, the blog that gives you black-owned dupes for your favourite beauty products. She talks to Qweens about challenges she faces finding dupes, her favourite products, and what she hopes for the future of the beauty industry.
Antoinette Johnson has become a fashion influencer for plus sized women across social-media. With her message being clear: fashion is for everyone. In this Q&A Johnson discusses her journey to becoming ‘Cocktails with Antoinette’ and author of the style-help book “Curvy Girl Magic.”
Qween of the Week Christina Abiola (Jesusgang) discusses her journey to beauty influencing, her passions and future goals to inspire future generations with Qweens. Starting her make-up journey at 15 years-old on Instagram has only flourished into a journey of self-love for Christina Abiola (Jesusgang). She joins the group of new beauty influencers in the niche category of beauty for dark-skin, building a brand centred on confidence, beauty and representation.
Our Qween of the week is comedienne, writer, actress and director, producer and TV and Radio host, Angie Le Mar. Le Mar has had a fruitful career, being the first black British performer at the Apollo Theatre and the first ever black female comedian to sell out at show in London’s West End. As a multi-award winner she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon with many new projects in the works, read more to find out!
Qween of the Week this week is Glammy-nominated makeup artist Moshoodat Sanni. Sanni’s journey of self-acceptance that has propelled her career and her work is recognized across the continent for being elegant and regal. We celebrate her and her work, as she highlights the beauty of dark skin women one “beat” at a time.
Qween of the Week this week is Wow Beauty founder, Denise Robar. Robar wants the world to recognize the beauty in our differences, something she didn’t see a lot in her career as a makeup artist. Now, with Wow, she puts her love for holistic beauty and well-being to good use, by growing a platform that celebrates women of all ages and skin tones.
Qween of the Week celebrates a Qween every week who is inspiring change in the world one step at a time. This week we celebrate Thurayya Gûy, the founder of Caribbean Blazian Mink Lashes. She hopes her lashes will give others the same confidence to be their beautiful selves, as they gave her.
Qween of the Week celebrates a Qween every week who is inspiring change in the world one step at a time. This week we celebrate Christina Thomas, serial entrepreneur trying to change the world one book and one song at a time. As a Christian woman, Thomas hopes her faith will inspire others to use their own God-giving talents as she is using hers.
Qween of the Week celebrates a Qween every week who is inspiring change in the world one step at a time. This week we celebrate Dominic Justina the founder and host of the new podcast Life on Hifi. A podcast, Dominic founded to help other millennials on their journeys to self-love and discovery.
Qween of the Week celebrates a Qween every week who is inspiring change in the world one step at a time. This week we celebrate Nadia Ibrahim the founder and designer of The Wifey Collection. Ibrahim’s love for fashion and intersectional identities as a woman, mother and wife lead her to create a brand that provides modest fashion for women.
Qween of the Week celebrates a Qween every week who is inspiring change in the world one step at a time. This week we celebrate Sophia A. Jackson the founder of Afridiziak Theatre News. As a journalist, Jackson found a hole in the market for the African-Caribbean diaspora theatre scene in London, as a Qween she decided to fill it.