29.07.20

Hair Love, the film that encourages self-acceptance, soon to be an animated series

© Hair Love

Directed by Matthew A. Cherry and co-produced with Karen Rupert Toliver, this seven-minute animated short film took home an Oscar last February. This cinematic gem owes its success to the originality of its subject matter, as well as the big splash it made on social media.

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19.06.20

MOYI 5 is out!

The new issue of MOYI is available for pre-order.⠀

Our cover lady is Malene Barnett, an artist, activist, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild,⠀
and designer of her eponymous carpet brand.⠀

In this issue, we explore how colors can fill our homes with positive energy, as Malene Barnett and Eva Sonaike invite us into their colorful homes, which embody not only their roots, values and personal stories, but also their creativity. Featuring two distinct styles, these homes — one in New York, US and the other in London, UK — radiate positive energy, much like their owners.⠀

You can now pre-order the print version (print copies will be sent from June 29th).⠀
Click the “shop” link in our website, order your copy and subscribe to MOYI.⠀
The digital and interactive version is available to read your magazine online.

The cover was shot by David A. Land for MOYI⠀
Styling by Rebecca McEvoy, with make-up by Keanda Snagg.⠀
We can’t thank this team enough for this gorgeous cover!⠀

11.06.20

MOYI challenge

Here is the MOYI challenge:

Black interior designers, photographers, skincare and makeup specialists, fashion designers, graphic designers, models… here is your time to shine.

We will post your covers on our social media. Your prize? Our favorite cover lady or gentleman will be featured in the next issue of MOYI.

The challenge will end on June 30th, 2020 your time.

Here is how it works: Download our logo, edit gorgeous lifestyle photos of yourselves onto the cover of MOYI magazine, and let’s share your greatness with the rest of the world.

Let’s do this!

28.04.20

Pan-fried cod, sweet potato, and morel, by chef Rougui Dia

Photo by Jasmine Van Hevel

Africa is where some of Rougui Dia’s culinary references come from, since it was her mother who first taught her to cook. From a family of seven children, Rougui considers togetherness to be an integral part of gastronomy. She can’t imagine a meal without that festive air that invariably accompanies African family gatherings.

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24.04.20

The 5th issue of MOYI is coming soon…

After a hiatus from publishing, MOYI is coming back soon… in May 2020.

The first issue of MOYI in the WHSmith bookshop, in Paris

We know that you all expect a certain quality from our publications, and we couldn’t have provided that within the timeframe that was available. Independent publishing revolves around small teams whose members mostly have side jobs; unfortunately as months went by, our personal and professional obligations didn’t allow us to work as much as usual on these issues. Thankfully, we have re-organized and here we are back to work.

The upcoming issue was supposed to be published in March 2020 as a quarterly, but because of the effects of the current COVID19 pandemic, we have finally decided to publish only two issues this year: the spring/summer issue in May, and the fall/winter issue in November.

By the end of 2020, we will then update you on how we will organize the future issues as we assess the consequences of this current crisis.

Thank you once again, and in advance, for your understanding, trust and support.

The MOYI team

13.02.18

Win tickets to the Mali Twist exhibition

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël (1963)

VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY ALERT !

The #NotToBeMissed Mali Twist exhibition at Fondation Cartier will be over in less than two weeks.

If you happen to be in Paris in the next days, please tag a friend that you would like to attend the exhibition with, in the comment section. You’ve got until February 14th at midnight Paris time to participate in this giveaway in this post or in our social media pages. The names of the winners will be given on February 15th and the tickets will be posted the same day.

This exceptional collection of black-and-white photographs provides a thorough immersion in the life of the man who was nicknamed “the eye of Bamako.” The photographs reveal Malick Sidibé’s capacity, starting at the beginning of the 1960s, to grasp the vitality of the youth of Bamako and impose his unique style, recognized today throughout the world.

The title Mali Twist refers to the eponymous song of Malian singer and guitarist Boubacar Traoré, released in 1963.

Photograph: Malick Sidibé | Nuit de Noel (1963)

31.12.17

Become a golden beauty… …with Jennie Jenkins

The brand Black Up has just launched its first palette designed for strobing, as a limited edition. The perfect way to shine this festive season. This palette, christened Highlighter, is being developed in collaboration with statuesque Jennie Jenkins, make-up artist and star vlogger. MOYI was lucky enough to meet her.

The brand Black Up has just launched its first palette designed for strobing, as a limited edition. The perfect way to shine this festive season. This palette, christened Highlighter, is being developed in collaboration with statuesque Jennie Jenkins, make-up artist and star vlogger. MOYI was lucky enough to meet her. (more…)

23.11.17

Chuck Berry or the birth of a myth

A unanimous tribute was paid to Chuck Berry last March, after news of his passing. Three months later, and nearly forty years after his previous record, his posthumous album, simply called “Chuck” was released.

Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A unanimous tribute was paid to Chuck Berry last March, after news of his passing. Three months later, and nearly forty years after his previous record, his posthumous album, simply called “Chuck” was released. (more…)

15.08.17

Nigeria : a first at the Venice Biennale

For the first time ever, Nigeria has “its” pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Fifty-one countries are represented, including Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. A participation that did not happen on a whim!

Peju Alatise, "Flying Girls", © Peju Alatise, 2017

Peju Alatise, “Flying Girls”, © Peju Alatise, 2017

For the first time ever, Nigeria has “its” pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Fifty-one countries are represented, including Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. A participation that did not happen on a whim! (more…)

26.07.17

Muses of yesterday and today

Currently at the African Museum in Lyon (France), the exhibition Portraits de femmes (Portraits of women) shows the emancipation of African women in the aftermath of the Independence, a reflection of the intercultural dynamics of this era.

Studio Clément Fumey Lomé, Togo Courtesy Galerie Alain Dettinger, Lyon

Studio Clément Fumey
Lomé, Togo
Courtesy Galerie Alain Dettinger, Lyon

Currently at the African Museum in Lyon (France), the exhibition Portraits de femmes (Portraits of women) shows the emancipation of African women in the aftermath of the Independence, a reflection of the intercultural dynamics of this era.
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