GUAP 24 – The Author’s Edition

GUAP 24 – The Author’s Edition

The Power of Storytelling is proved by GUAP 24 cover stars; Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi and Sophia Thakur.

On the first Wednesday of Black History Month 2021, we welcomed the long-awaited reveal of GUAP’s very first Author’s Edition.

Chelsea Mtada presents some of the most inspirational, intuitive and ground-breaking young authors who have been embraced by the publishing industry in the last couple of years.

For our 24th cover, we proudly present the literary change-makers of current culture. Non-fiction writers Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi of Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change and Sophia Thakur of Somebody Give This Heart A Pen & Superheros.

Captured by the gentle eye of Photographer; Terna Jogo @shooter_terns. Three young, Black, Female Authors, adorned in dress & costume inspired by the fictional characters they grew up reading.

Sit in a library, musing over their writer’s journey, inspirations and what it means to be one of the literary trailblazers of their generation.


Over the next few weeks, GUAP gives you the opportunity to dive into the stories and deep imaginations of GUAP24 cover stars; @chelseakwakye , @oreogunbiyi and @sophiathakur.

Producer & Director: @chelseamtada
Assisstant Director: @ayosartofgiving
Stylist: @yanaalae
Make-Up: @vanezalondono
Hair Stylist: @britinicampbell
Nail Artist: @heymonicaaa
BTS Video & Social Media: @shenellkennedy
Stylist Assistant: @ldochev
Photographer: @shooter_terns
Video Director: @nakaashhu
Junior Video : @swrv.studios
BTS Photo & Runner: @taishansart
Location: Fiction Studios @fictionstudios

Check out the GUAP Arts & Culture section, to discover new art, film, and creative individuals.