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Meet the African creatives on the British Fashion Council New Wave List

Photo by Stephen Tayo
Photo by Stephen Tayo

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed the 50 talented creatives on the 2021 New Wave Creatives list.

Every year the British Fashion Council acknowledges the young creatives who are trailblazers within their chosen disciplines, including artists, casting agents, hair and makeup artists, image-makers, nail artists, set designers, stylists and writers.

For 2021 the BFC NEW WAVE: Creatives were voted for by last year’s finalists and come from all areas across the globe including the UK, Ghana, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Nigeria, China, the US and South Africa. This year the chosen creatives will benefit from a dedicated communications campaign, international PR, year-round social media support across the BFC’s channels and a portal on The Fashion Awards website that will facilitate recruitment. How exciting is that?

These 50 creatives will be celebrated at The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok hosted at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday 29th November 2021, . Take a look at the African creatives who made the British Fashion Council New Wave list below.

Zandile Tshabalala

Zandile Tshabalala is a visual artist born and raised in Soweto. She is currently completing her BA(FINA) at the University of the Witwatersrand. The mediums she uses most are acrylic, oil paint and at times infuses the two with some sculptural elements and puts it all on canvas.

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Ghanaian photographer Derrick Ofosu Boateng is a fine art photographer and practitioner of a African Art movement that create through the lens of Hue-ism.

Olivia Lifungula

Olivia Lifungula is a Congo born, Belgium raised photographer and filmmaker now living in London. Her work explores the themes of intimacy, beauty and the construction of black femininity in the arts and media.

Christina Ebenezer

Photographer and emerging talent Christina Ebenezer was Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to London at four where she spent her formative years in southeast London. Her distinct eye captures beauty with an unmistakable signature, a radiance that emanates throughout her work and subjects.

David Ụzọchukwu

David Ụzọchukwu is an Austrian and Nigerian artist and photographer. Self-taught, they developed a largely digital practice. Collaborations with artists FKA twigs and Iris van Herpen, among others, followed.

Jade Adeyemi

Jade Adeyemi is a British-Nigerian interdisciplinary production designer, whose work offers a colourful approach to visual communication, as she creates immersive worlds across: fashion, advertising, music videos, experiential design and event installations. Jade turns dreams into reality; curating spaces with a new leash of life on a large and small scale.

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