Friday, April 14, 2017

Instagram’s Goddess Celebrates Senegal In A Dazzling Photo Series

If you are a lover of the fashion world, there’s a good chance you would have heard of Khoudia Diop, or the Melanin Goddess as she’s known on social media. We’re totally obsessed with her. With a growing fan base spanning across every social media platform, this Senegalese model is fast becoming one of the most loved faces in fashion. In a recent, dazzling photo series, Khoudia celebrates Senegal and reminds us why she earns the title of Instagram’s goddess. And we can’t help falling in love with her all over again.

Khoudia teamed up with creative agency The Colored Girl and the talented photographer Joey Rosado to tell a story of heritage, culture and class in Senegal. The photos go beyond just capturing gorgeous clothes and jewellery, it is a celebration of this proud nation, which Khoudia holds very dear to her heart. Rosado has taken some incredible photographs in the past and is a master of creating a narrative for every shot he takes. The garments and pieces of jewellery make references to Wolof culture, village life, and the Muslim monarchs of the past. Commenting on one of the photographs on Instagram, Khoudia writes, ‘My Senegalese roots mean so much to me… it’s very personal. I love my country, my culture, my heritage. It is home and also a major part of who I am.’
There’s something about Khoudia that’s very endearing. It’s more than just her beauty though. She’s warm and genuine and her Instagram is testament to this. Every photo is a feel-good snap of her journey and you can’t help but to smile along with her.

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