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ZIKORA MEDIA & ARTS Launches Its Decolonizing Beauty Campaign

ZIKORA MEDIA & ARTS is proud to announce the official launch of Decolonizing Beauty, a unique campaign designed to educate the public and celebrate the rich tapestry of indigenous and local beauty customs across Africa. 

In a world increasingly dominated by Western beauty standards promoted through pop culture and the global beauty industry, Decolonizing Beauty seeks to challenge narrow perceptions and showcase the multifaceted historic beauty traditions in Africa’s diverse cultures.

The campaign will utilize a multi-platform approach to reach a broad audience of English and French speakers around the world. 

Throughout the remainder of the year 2024, a series of initiatives from the campaign will be announced. These initiatives include: 

Crowns of Coils: An Ode to African Hair 

A social media challenge designed to encourage content creators to appreciate African hairstyles and inspire their audiences 

To be announced in July

Roots on Reels: Showcasing African Beauty Through Film  

A smartphone short film contest for African filmmakers to present cinematic portrayals of beauty customs practiced in their communities

To be announced in August

Motherland Beauty: A Poetic Exploration of Traditional African Beauty 

A poetry contest for African poets to express the essence of African beauty through the power of words  

To be announced in September

African Beauty in Focus: A Photojournalism Project

A call for African photojournalists to capture the essence of traditional African beauty practices through their lens 

To be announced in October

And last but not the least:


Hairitage in Motion: A Live Celebration of African Hairstyles 

A live hair show and performance arts presentation showcasing the artistry and diversity of African hairstyles 

To take place in December


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