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.
Here is how 24-year-old Nyedouth Matuet decided it was time to change the face of makeup for dark-skinned people of colour.
This entrepreneur did not take no for an answer as she worked towards creating her dream makeup company: Complexion.
See the conversation between model Naro Lokuruka and Qweens Beauty founder Elizabeth Oloidi on being a black model in the industry.