The publication tapped the inspiring ladies; Nigerian born UK based gemologist; Thelma West , duo behind ‘The Coloured Girl’; Victory Jones and Tori Elizabeth and Gbemi Giwa; Nigerian Fitness star for Blanck Lite's latest issue (mini but fast version of Blanck Magazine).

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"Celebrating the women in our lives should be an everyday affair for everyone and it is on this note that we dedicate the latest issue of Blanck Lite to extolling the beauty and strength of womanhood", the publication revealed about the choice of cover stars.

"Moving away from the blinding spotlight of the celebrity world, we turn our attention to four inspiring young women from three different industries making a difference in their lives while inspiring others to be better".

Thelma West is an unapologetically ambitious Nigerian born- UK based gemmologist, who is taking advantage of every opportunity readily available to her and for the past decade and more has successfully navigated the tides of working in an industry largely dominated by testosterone.

Victory Jones and Tori Elizabeth who are the New York based Duo behind ‘The Coloured Girl’ Movement' share the story of how a connection which started on Instagram out of mutual admiration and shared interest; morphed into a friendship and partnership that ultimately birth the TCG movement.

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Gbemi Giwa is a Nigerian Fitness star making the most of her craft and taking the Middle East by storm. Young, Energetic and inspiring, Gbemi Giwa is using her platform all the way in the Middle East to empower as many women as possible and while she is on it, she is picking up awards one food and fitness journey at a time.

This issue is exciting and inspiring at the same time; featuring fascinating editorials from across the globe while celebrating our collective goal of pushing Africa Forward.

The issue also feature an editorial by London based photographer Asiko who enlisted the help of Nigerian model Nwando Ebeledike as he pays tribute to the Archetypal women of Africa.

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Cover Credits:

Photography: àsìkò (Instagram @asiko_artist)

Styling: Mpona Lebajoa (@_mpona)

Fashion Assistant: Misha Khanbabaee-Fard (@mishafard)

Makeup Artist: Christina Lomas (@chrissie_b_makeup)

Hair Stylist: Neusa Gonclaves (@awesomehaircreations)

Model: Nwando Ebeledike (@thenwando)