Actress is a stunning muse for Blanck Magazine cover feature

Yvonne Nelson is a stunning cover muse for the 8th edition of Blanck Magazine...

Yvonne Nelson covers Blanck Magazine 8th edition

The actress and producer who spoke exclusively to the magazine about her career, political activism and using her platforms to educate and engage the masses. Yvonne Nelson who is known for being outspoken over the political issues in Ghana revealed to the magazine how she got involved;

“Last year, I started a campaign tagged ‘Dumsor Must Stop’. One evening, the electricity in my house went off and when this happens in Ghana we refer to it as DUM – SOR, translated as lights off. A term Ghanaians coined to describe the consistent lack of power supply. I couldn’t sleep that night; I was sweating and fanning myself - I decided not to use my generator because the cost of fuelling it was unbecoming. Yes! We do make a little money here and there but it can’t all be ploughed into fuelling the generator. What about those people who can’t afford a generator? Vexed in my spirit, I went on Twitter and tweeted #Dumsormuststop – I woke up the next day and I realised it was trending.

Everyone was tweeting using the same hashtag and talking about how they were also frustrated with the situation. At first, I thought it was a joke and it will soon fade but will only realise that it wasn’t and it trended for like a week. The next thing, I got a call from BBC for an interview which I granted and after that interview the issue went global. A lot more people started paying attention to the development. But then, I knew talking about this on social media would not do much to inspire change. The people responsible are not always on social media. I needed to do more. So, I made plans to show up in person - to let people know how serious I was about my concerns".

The 8th edition of Blanck magazine explores activism and giving a voice to the masses amongst fashion and beauty editorials as well as educating cum entertaining articles.

The issue also features a special editorial with Nigerian TV poster child Idia Aisen who opens up about her fast rising career and her foray into the media/entertainment industry.

For all the details, visit http://www.blanckdigital.com/

Cover Credits (Yvonne Nelson)

Photography by Danny Baldwin,

Styled by Ihunna Eberendu,

Make Up by Bunmi Ogedengbe,

Hair by James Catalano,

Story & Creative Direction by Franka Chiedu.

Credits for (Idia Aisen)

Photography by Ryan Bater.

Words by Franka Chiedu.

Styled by Ihunna Eberendu,

Make Up by Pauline Briscoe,

Hair by Regina Meessen,

Photography Assistant- Joshua Ferdinand Street

Credits for Cover 2 (The Projector Editorial)

Photography: Ryan Bater

Hair: Regina Meessen

Make Up: Sian Duke

Styling: Hayley Durrant

Photography Assistant: Joshua Ferdinand Street

Credits for (Geometric Beauty)

Photography: MCMedia London

Hair: Bianca Laurent

Make Up: Bunmi Ogedengbe (Neonvelvet)

Creative Direction: By Franka Chiedu

Model: Jasmine May

Credits For (‘Neutral State of Mind’ Editorial)

Photography by MCMedia London

Hair: Bianca Laurent

Make Up: Bunmi Ogedengbe (Neonvelvet)

Styling: Ihunna Eberendu

Model: Jemila King

Creative Direction: Franka Chiedu

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