So, Supermodel Naomi Campbell hugged the headlines the other day after being in a photograph with President Buhari.

But she has since moved on to what brought her to Nigeria – Arise Fashion Week.

At the event, which is taking place in Lagos, Campbell asked the influential lifestyle and fashion magazine to launch an African edition.

She said time has come for the magazine to recognise the continent’s contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticised for its lack of diversity.

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Campbell, who will appear on the runway at Arise Fashion Week, said there is need for better representation of the continent.

“There should be a Vogue Africa,” she told Reuters in an interview. “We just had Vogue Arabia - it is the next progression. It has to be,” she said, referring to the edition of the magazine aimed at a readership in the Middle East that launched last year.

“Africa has never had the opportunity to be out there and their fabrics and their materials and their designs be accepted on the global platform ... it shouldn’t be that way,” said the baby woman.

The global fashion industry has attracted criticism in the past few years because most models for major designers and fashion houses are white.

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