Jameela Elfaki

Founding editor and art director of AZEEMA – the magazine centres around Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian women.

Song you want playing when entering the club:

Do You Mind by Kyla.

When do you feel most happy?

Spending time with friends and family or when I’m doing something music-related or creative.

What’s a book or film that changed your life?

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. – an incredible film that's rebellious, thought-provoking and so necessary. MIA reminds me to remain true to myself and to not let others silence me.

Most overused phrase?

“Wait, what the fuck?” or “Mate, for fucks sake.”

As seen in…


How Black hair salons keep community alive

Since London's first Black hair salon opened in 1955, stylists have played a central role in creating safe spaces where punters can gossip, relax and get a new 'do. We visit three salons that are keeping that spirit alive, moving with the times to compete with Insta stylists while forging lifelong relationships.

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