September 19, (THEWILL) – Fashion journalist, Chioma Nnadi, has been named as the new head of editorial content at British Vogue, becoming the first black woman to head the fashion magazine.
The 44-year-old journalist of Nigerian and Swiss-German descent is expected to take over from Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief.
Enninful, who enjoyed a six-year tenure as both the prestigious fashion magazine’s first male and first black editor, announced his resignation in June.
It is understood that Nnadi will be known as head of editorial content, rather than editor-in-chief.
Nnadi’s appointment also makes her the first black female head of the industry-leading fashion magazine.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the London-born journalist said she is “honoured and excited to be coming home”.
“I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m the new head of editorial content for @britishvogue,” she wrote.