10 African Creatives That Will Make You Fall In Love With Dark Skin

1. @TonyGum 

This South African beauty is an artist who has made a name for herself creating portraits that are absolutely delightful.

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2. @LoveFola Folasade Adeoso

is a Nigerian model/artist that has been featured everywhere from Essence to Vogue. Her unique features and love for her dark skin make her every photographers dream.

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3. @LozaMaleombho

is a fashion designer from Cote D’Ivoire who has showcased her work at Fashion weeks all over the world. She has made us fall in love with not just her designs but also her ‘alien edits’ series on instagram.

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4. @FisayoLonge

This beautiful Nigerian fashion blogger is in love with her skin and is not afraid to show it off. She shows us with her outfits that dark skin looks perfect with every colour.

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5. @YaaSoulRebel

This Ghanaian model is not just a favorite because of her skin. Her signature ‘high-fro’ with streaks of white and grey give us major hair envy.


6. @WhitneyMadueke

Nigerian Blogger/Vlogger and model is gradually becoming a force to reckon with in the creative industry. With a few magazine editorials under her belt we love what she’s doing for the dark skin community.



7. @OromaElewa

is the Editor of ‘PopAfricana’ a magazine that focuses on very unique African fashion and photography. This  is also a top Creative Director, producing images for designers like ‘Fossil’ and swimwear brand ‘bantuwax’





Paola Mathe is actually from Haiti but she has been such an inspiration to African women everywhere. She is a model and owner of ‘Fahm Djahm’ a headwrap company in the USA.





9. @AlekWek

This list would not be complete without this Sudanese beauty. As one of the first few African models to dominate the international fashion scene, she really shows us that we can love the skin we’re in.

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This Kenyan actress is living proof that ‘no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid’ she makes us proud to be African. Black really is beautiful!




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