Famous singer, Rihanna evoked a true African identity on the cover of Vogue Arabia as she impersonated Queen Nefertiti on the cover of the magazine.
The iconic queen ruled Egypt with her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten, almost 3,500 years ago. She was known for her unmatched beauty, and had a very active role in the country’s political sphere. It is believed she gave mankind an early lesson in women empowerment.
Speaking about the exciting shoot, Vogue Arabia editor Manuel Arnaut said:
We are dedicating the issue to strong and dynamic women who are changing the world.
Rihanna, our cover star, is one of them. Not only is she one of the most successful pop icons ever, shaping the entertainment industry with her powerful tunes and unique sense of style, she is also an advocate for diversity.
With a crown designed by Faeth Millinery, Rihanna pays homage to this unforgettable queen, who still reigns as one of Ancient Egypt’s most celebrated figures.
Here are the photos: