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UCA Fashion, Media and Promotion graduate Seyon Amosu @seyon__ is now the Creative Director & Fashion Editor at Large GUAP. Seyon was born in Nigeria before moving to the UK at the age of 15, and his life experiences inspired him to create a new and exciting fashion style that speaks of Nigerian, migrant and LGBTQ+ cultures, melding them together in colourful and thought-provoking fashion imagery. Ever since Seyon started his Fashion, Media and Promotion course, he’s been interning — working backstage at London Fashion Week and with top clients like Dazed Beauty, Nike and Notion Magazine. He says his styling is influenced by his strict religious upbringing, the 1980s New York black queer and ballroom scene, and the Noughties Nigerian Cinema aesthetic (Nollywood). “Through studying at UCA and working my way around the industry, I have learned so much. It’s very important to be your authentic self, and also to be patient, diligent and experienced, and to find your tribe,” he adds. “My (final university) project really only speaks to a fraction of my experience as a queer African immigrant with a complex identity,” he says. “I wanted to tell our story and share those complex experiences that we face as African queers and African queer immigrants. I believe that the industry needs more diverse cultural representation and richness, and that I can bring that to the table. Most importantly, I am me — my experience in life, from childhood, is what has led me to this moment. It is unique, and it informs my work and interests.” Read more: https://bit.ly/36kyyXC #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackLivesMatter #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA