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18 Year Old Billy Menezes is on a Mission To Take Street Magic Global Arts & Culture 18 Year Old Billy Menezes is on a Mission To Take Street Magic Global

Meet Billy Menezes - the 18 year Old 'Street Magician' on a mission to take magic global. Ahead of the release of his new film 'Out N About' we spoke about how far he wants to take his tricks, the process behind the film and more.

by SHENELL May 14, 2022
‘Art Boyz’ a London-based art collective creating a safe space for creativity and vulnerability. Arts & Culture ‘Art Boyz’ a London-based art collective creating a safe space for creativity and vulnerability.

Art Boyz is a collective of young creatives made up of good friends Anayo Nkwocha, Yvonne Shelling & Amardeep Sura. Chelsea Mtada speaks to them about being inspired, safe spaces in creative world and the importance of friendship. “Art Boyz is the three of us coming together,” says Amar, fashion designer, all round creative and […]

by CHELSEA MTADA May 12, 2022
GUAP Presents Wunmi Bello for #GUAP27 Arts & Culture GUAP Presents Wunmi Bello for #GUAP27

Wunmi Bello’s first magazine cover for GUAP’s April 2022 Issue. The cover star discusses the importance of loving yourself and others, finding your truth and protecting your light in your darkest moments.

by CHELSEA MTADA May 2, 2022
Meet Pigmalion: The Man Who Fell In Love With Sculpture Arts & Culture Meet Pigmalion: The Man Who Fell In Love With Sculpture

Meet Paul Joseph Harper, better known as PJ Harper, the elusive artist behind the beautiful sculptures of Black women we've all seen.

by TERNA JOGO Apr 25, 2022
“I can only stop when I’m no longer getting DMs from tenants”: How Kwajo Tweneboa is holding housing associations across the UK accountable Arts & Culture “I can only stop when I’m no longer getting DMs from tenants”: How Kwajo Tweneboa is holding housing associations across the UK accountable

Tweneboa's Twitter bio aptly reads, "Tearing the singlets of Housing Providers across the U.K.". We spoke to the 23-year-old social housing activist, university student and emerging artist about what life looks like for him now, following his viral social media campaign.

by JK ABUAH Apr 20, 2022
GUAP Meets The Lagos Creatives Making Waves in the Culture. Arts & Culture GUAP Meets The Lagos Creatives Making Waves in the Culture.

GUAP Presents Lagos: Through The Looking Glass. A creative editorial created by Tiolu Enitan & Subuola Makinde to tell the stories of young Nigerian creatives and their journeys in the Lagos underground scene.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Apr 13, 2022
Revisiting Pieter Hugo’s Alluringly Haunting 2008 “Nollywood” Series Arts & Culture Revisiting Pieter Hugo’s Alluringly Haunting 2008 “Nollywood” Series

Between the years of 2008 and 2009, travelling into the heart of Nigeria—between the cities of Enugu and Asaba—Pieter Hugo’s retrospective captured the various actors in Nigeria’s movie industry, trailing his lens across the primary subjects who happened to be the frightening characters of deeply evocative Nollywood scene. Words by Olisa Jr. Far beyond the […]

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Apr 7, 2022
Letesha Renee, is the remarkable creative director and designer behind the unisex luxury clothing brand; Eugene Taylor. [@_EUGENETAYLOR] Arts & Culture Letesha Renee, is the remarkable creative director and designer behind the unisex luxury clothing brand; Eugene Taylor. [@_EUGENETAYLOR]

Letesha Renee’s Eugene Taylor has taken the fashion world by storm, and she is the designer to watch as she makes space for herself on the New York stage. Letesha Renee, is the remarkable creative director and designer behind the unisex luxury clothing brand; Eugene Taylor. Eugene Taylor has taken the fashion world by storm, […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Mar 7, 2022
Beyond the binary: Stylist and Creative Director Stevie Gatez beautifully captures the fluidity of identity through fashion Arts & Culture Beyond the binary: Stylist and Creative Director Stevie Gatez beautifully captures the fluidity of identity through fashion

Stevie Gatez delivers a striking series of photographs capturing ideas around gender nonconformity and non-binary identities. Born and raised in the Bronx, Stevie Gatez continues his 11-year creative practice in London. Gatez’s work is inspired by his meaningful relationships with people who identify with everything, from Christianity to Pansexuality. Gender nonconformity can be found within […]

by JK ABUAH Mar 7, 2022
Meet TikTok’s Black Creator Trailblazers: The Creators Defying the Algorithm One Video At A Time Arts & Culture Meet TikTok’s Black Creator Trailblazers: The Creators Defying the Algorithm One Video At A Time

TikTok is Taking the world by storm – meet 5 Black creators utilising the platform to make space for their peers TikTok is the latest video sharing platform taking over everyone’s feeds. Whether you’re on the app or not you’re guaranteed to come across hilarious, educational or relatable videos originating from it’s millions of users. […]

by SHENELL Mar 7, 2022
Six Women on Love, Dating and Valentine’s Day Arts & Culture Six Women on Love, Dating and Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the day of love or the day of being reminded that you’re single. But, contrary to what society would have you believe, being single doesn’t have to be a negative; as Issa Rae said, “it’s me season”.  The origins of Valentine’s Day are unclear, with various points in history contributing to what […]

by TERNA JOGO Mar 7, 2022
Mo G is the incredible hair artist and visionary behind Chicago’s natural hair movement Arts & Culture Mo G is the incredible hair artist and visionary behind Chicago’s natural hair movement

Mo G intentionally pays homage to the African tradition of hair art and pushes it forward to reflect the image of Black women in 2022. Mo G offers Black women the ability to highlight the beauty of their natural hair for daily life and the runway. Her stunning work can be seen on Chicago’s up-and-coming […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Mar 7, 2022
Anna Pluskota releases her ‘Flowerland’ editorial exclusively with GUAP Magazine. Arts & Culture Anna Pluskota releases her ‘Flowerland’ editorial exclusively with GUAP Magazine.

Anna Pluskota interprets femininity and nature in her latest editorial, named Flowerland In the country of Poland, the imagery of women is often in the crux of the male gaze. From the hyper-sexual to the hyper-feminine, the image of women is more often misappropriated in the hands of white cis men. Photographers like Anna Pluskota, […]

by GUAP Jan 31, 2022
GUAP gets ready for a motive with the cast of Reggie Yates’ debut film ‘PIRATES’. Featuring (Elliot Edusah), (Reda Elazouar) & (Jordan Peters).
Arts & Culture GUAP gets ready for a motive with the cast of Reggie Yates’ debut film ‘PIRATES’. Featuring (Elliot Edusah), (Reda Elazouar) & (Jordan Peters).

Reggie Yates’ debut feature film ‘PIRATES’ brings Black & Asian male joy to the big screen. Driving around London in a yellow Peugeot 205 nicknamed the Custard Cream. The three leading gentlemen of Reggie Yates’ debut feature film, Pirates, are 18-year old boys searching for a New Year’s Eve Party to welcome them into the […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Nov 17, 2021
We Celebrate Diwali 2021 With This Year’s Stand Out South-Asian Creatives [@PoojaPopatx], [@aartipopatx] & More
Arts & Culture We Celebrate Diwali 2021 With This Year’s Stand Out South-Asian Creatives [@PoojaPopatx], [@aartipopatx] & More

Pooja & Aarti Popat partner with GUAP to spotlight South-Asian women in the creative industry for Diwali 2021. South-Asian London-based creatives; Pooja and Aarti Popat write an open letter for Diwali 2021. Diwali, the festival of lights – a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. For Diwali 2021 it […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Nov 4, 2021
“When I was growing up, I would have loved to see imagery like this. It gives me a sense of belonging.” -Cameron Ugbodu Arts & Culture “When I was growing up, I would have loved to see imagery like this. It gives me a sense of belonging.” -Cameron Ugbodu

New Mo(nu)ments is the first solo exhibition by Nigerian-Austrian artist Cameron Ugbodu following their migration to London from Vienna. The artist tells Chelsea Mtada about their journery to creating New Mo(nu)ments and the importance of black art. Art by Cameron Ugbodu. Photography of Cameron Ugbodu by Luca Allick-Smith. It’s lunchtime on a typical autumn afternoon in Elephant […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Oct 27, 2021
Olivia Fraser x GUAP do an Ode to Dancehall Queens
Arts & Culture Olivia Fraser x GUAP do an Ode to Dancehall Queens

Olivia Fraser & GUAP Magazine come together to create an ode to dancehall culture and the Queens that have contributed to it. Caribbean and dancehall culture has undoubtedly been a huge influence on fashion, music, and culture in the 21st century. In August, communities all over the world gather under the sun (or under the […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Aug 31, 2021
Gabriel Moses for GUAP 23: A Maven in the Making Arts & Culture Gabriel Moses for GUAP 23: A Maven in the Making

Meet Gabriel Moses – a director and photographer who is cementing himself as an image maker to be reckoned with. When I meet Gabriel for the first time on the day of the cover shoot, he exudes a calm and relaxed energy. His level headed persona allows him to ebb and flow with the opportunities […]

by TERNA JOGO Aug 4, 2021
“My love is only black – it’s how I see love – it’s a familiarity, it’s an understanding.” – Love Island’s  [@PriscillaAnyabu] and [@MichaelBoateng_]
Arts & Culture “My love is only black – it’s how I see love – it’s a familiarity, it’s an understanding.” – Love Island’s [@PriscillaAnyabu] and [@MichaelBoateng_]

With the full support of the UK Black community behind them, the union of Love Island’s Mike and Priscilla became a celebration of young black love. We first met Priscilla Anyabu and Mike Boateng on Love Island’s debut winter series in 2020. The former policeman and fashion model’s romance was a breath of fresh air […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Apr 23, 2021
“We have always been dancers, it was a big part of our culture growing up” – The Jaiy Twins  [@TheJaiyTwins] Arts & Culture “We have always been dancers, it was a big part of our culture growing up” – The Jaiy Twins [@TheJaiyTwins]

We catch up with Taitlyn and Kaylee Jaiy aka. The Jaiy Twins. The Jaiy Twins have literally been dancing their whole lives. After discovering their love for music and dance as children, Taitlyn and Kaylee Jaiy were encouraged by their parents to pursue their dreams of being dancers. With inspirations like Destiny’s Child and Missy Elliot, […]

by CHELSEA MTADA Apr 9, 2021
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Fashion

Meet Pigmalion: The Man Who Fell In Love With Sculpture Arts & Culture Meet Pigmalion: The Man Who Fell In Love With Sculpture

Meet Paul Joseph Harper, better known as PJ Harper, the elusive artist behind the beautiful sculptures of Black women we've all seen.

by TERNA JOGO Apr 25, 2022
The Contemporary Fashion Journalist: Odunayo Ojo Editorials The Contemporary Fashion Journalist: Odunayo Ojo

In 2022 almost every career path is accessible; if not by traditional means, social media is a viable alternative route you can take. It is still a road less travelled, but if you have an internet connection and a smartphone, you can connect with many people globally and share what you have to offer. Meet […]

by TERNA JOGO Mar 7, 2022
CAUSING A RACKET: Three young Black tennis players on their experience with the sport Editorials CAUSING A RACKET: Three young Black tennis players on their experience with the sport

CAUSING A RACKET, a mini-doc by GUAP. We look into three young black tennis players’ experiences with the sport.  The success of young players such as Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu in the last two years led us to ask where the young Black British players are?  In this editorial, we asked our talent what it […]

by TERNA JOGO Feb 1, 2022
Son Of A Father, Father Of A Son: What makes Father-Son relationships falter or flourish? Editorials Son Of A Father, Father Of A Son: What makes Father-Son relationships falter or flourish?

By Cosmas Ojemen Son Of A Father, Father Of A Son is the first installment of a visual series which aims to portray familial relationships and the soft microcosms from which they develop by Cosmas Ojemen, Nez and Ruby Okoro. Featuring Father Femi Dada, more often known as “Rasta,” who farms with his two sons, […]

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Dec 7, 2021
Playstation Dreams: How Final Fantasy helped shape our individual style Editorials Playstation Dreams: How Final Fantasy helped shape our individual style

A GUAP editorial by Edward Maurice Hartley The formula for high-fashion today contains some complicated alchemy, but we can attempt to distill it down to its parts. A handful of gothic revivalism mixed into Y2K dystopianism. A pep of prep mixed with punk dilute. Schoolgirl skirts, swamp-core and swarovski crystals. This aesthetic mix might seem […]

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Dec 6, 2021
BLACK HURTS: An exploration of the Black experience
Editorials BLACK HURTS: An exploration of the Black experience

By Suzannah Gabriel Black Hurts is an exploration of double consciousness and liminality amongst black British youths in the UK by Photographer Suzannah Gabriel. Black Hurts touches on the Black Lives Matter movement and the Mark Duggan murder whilst touching on the representation of the hoodie, and the London riots. Gabriel also explores the phrase […]

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Dec 2, 2021
A Quick Ting On Afrobeats with Christian Adofo Editorials A Quick Ting On Afrobeats with Christian Adofo

The first time I spoke to Christian I was taken aback by how deep his voice is when he greets me on FaceTime to interview me about my photographic process. About a year later, the tables have turned, as I meet Christian again for the first time in person to talk to him about his […]

by TERNA JOGO Oct 22, 2021
Editorial: Feathered and Feat
Editorials Editorial: Feathered and Feat

When two queens meet they’re bound to flourish. Check out feathered and feat below: Photography/Creative Direction Judith Rita Nanyonga Stylist Idyllyn FrimpongMakeup Artist Daphne Broni Models LeMiah Campbell, Natalie Messino from Leite Management Discover more from GUAP’s Fashion section here

by TERNA JOGO Aug 24, 2021
In our latest editorial we spoke to Rukiat Ashawe about sex ed, style and what pleasure means to her Editorials In our latest editorial we spoke to Rukiat Ashawe about sex ed, style and what pleasure means to her

Meet Rukiat Ashawe, an award-winning sex educator, writer, speaker and content creator who is actively changing what sex education means and looks like today. Rukiat’s focus in sex education primarily deals with STIs, arising from her own personal experience with Herpes, “It was something that I was very much ashamed of” she tells me. However, […]

by TERNA JOGO Jul 6, 2021
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Music

Shaé Universe On Claiming Back Her Faith Editorials Shaé Universe On Claiming Back Her Faith

Shaé Universe is a steadfast source of harmony; whether that is demonstrated by her calm presence or whether that is channelled through her delphic vocals. Even as she munches a granola bar to refuel at the end of a long day on set, sweet-sounding hums sneak their way through in between bites. “I’m very, very, […]

by SOPHIA HILL Apr 4, 2022