There is no doubt that we are living in a time where our digital existence is as important as the real deal. From the era of Yahoo/Msn chat rooms to Hi 5, Myspace; we are now in the generation of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. It is actually impossible to find anyone who isn’t on at least one or two of these social media platforms under the age of 30.
Characterized by drama, ‘shade throwing’, and ‘clapbacks’, it is easy to conclude that the Internet space is now the new ‘street’. Somehow words have replaced bullets, and fans/followers are the new gang members. Major companies and brands are not lagging behind, as they are quickly embracing and understanding the impact of the Internet on the general public. With the help of the human factor, also referred to as bloggers and ‘internet’ celebrities, they are taking advantage of the current 4th industrial revolution. The ability of bloggers to endorse and promote products, services, and everything else, they are quickly becoming the middlemen of the 21st century industrialisation.
BOLD Magazine’s February Issue features three fast rising social media stars; Abiodun ‘Bizzle’ Oshikoya, DodosUvieghara, and ZinaAnumudu cover personalities. These 3 undoubtedly iconic individuals, making waves in their respective fields and influencing youth culture in Nigeria, especially through their activities online, take us into their world of what it’s like being the forces that are influencing the “next gen.” of Nigerian youth, and the overall youth culture.
See their covers below…
It is undeniable that the Internet has revolutionised how we communicate. Although the importance of twitter and Instagram are undeniable, social media platforms tend to be a double-edged sword. Our activities on these platforms expose some of the fundamental problems we have as a nation, mainly with human rights, mental/emotional trauma, and sexual violence. Shedding more light on some of these problems is a piece written by Seyi Fajemirokun a young promising writer in the aptly titled feature; ‘the girl who cried rape’.
The very beautiful and eloquent fashion blogger Temi Otedola features in an editorial gives her own interpretation of some of this years spring and Instagram inspired trends.
This issue is also packed with perfect fashion finds as well as a master class on how to win the battle of the sexes in the bedroom in our date/fight night editorial.
Read up on the full issue here.
Photography: Obi Somto (@obisomto)
Makeup: (Ozinna and Bizzle); LeylarhCardne (@leylarhcardne)
DO IT FOR THE GRAM
Styling and creative direction: Bella Adeleke(@bellaadeleke) and TemiOtedola (@jtofashion)
Makeup: RasheedaAdeosun (@otsbeauty)
Styling and creative direction: Bella Adeleke (@bellaadeleke)
Photography: DamiKhadijah (@damikhadijah)
Makeup: Rasheeda Blair (@blairx)
Hair: AyoolaBakare (@rarelookuk)
Styling and creative direction: (@bellaadeleke)
Photography: AdemolaOdusami (@mr_laah)
Makeup: Dolly Okunsaya (@deebeautebydolly)
Hair: Andree Marie (@andreemarie)
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