British rapper and grime artist Stormzy has done it for the culture with his latest cover with ELLE UK featuring black Britons,specially selected by him, to represent an new era in black British culture as he highlights the issue of collective power.
Stormzy, along with nine others graces the cover of the prestigious style magazine highlighting the need for diversity in mainstream media.
Writing about the cover, Stormzy said:
“Stormzy, Jourdan Dunn, Leomie Anderson, Dina Asher-Smith, Damson Idris, Wilfried Zaha, Temi Mwale, Tiana Major9, Yrsa Daley-Ward & Joshua Buatsi for ELLE Magazine. Thank you to ELLE for allowing me and these legends to grace your cover. And thank you to the leaders, legends, icons standing next to me, you lot inspire and empower not only me but an entire generation. There’s been a history of reducing us to whatever it is that fits the negative agenda at the time but we’re a whole spectrum of incredible things and we’re on a mission to showcase that to the world. Young, Black & British – What a time to be alive!”