Resurrection: The hot new track from Toya Delazy’s upcoming album

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“The song is about reclaiming myself, my spirit and roots, and more generally in a post lockdown world, the global rebirth, AKA we’re all going to be party animals” BY DIVA STAFF East London artist Toya Delazy draws upon her South African heritage in her new release Resurrection, the first single from her upcoming EP Afrorave Vol. 1 released [….]

Bad Girls reunited: “They gave each other licence to be who they authentically really are”

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Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones speak exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL Our jam-packed June issue features an exclusive chat with Bad Girls legends, Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones. These beloved actors brought Helen and Nikki to life in ITV’s iconic noughties prison drama. Here’s a taster of what they had to say. Simone [….]

Dodie: “I love my bi-ness, but I think I need to love it by myself for a while”

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The singer-songwriter on bisexuality, mental health and finally feeling valid as an artist INTERVIEW BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY PARRI THOMAS Dodie Clark has a brand new album out and it’s totally brilliant. To celebrate the release of Build A Problem, DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell had a heart-to-heart with the phenomenally talented singer-songwriter. You can [….]

NEW ISSUE ALERT: Dodie + DIVA = the perfect match

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Featuring Bad Girls, Line Of Duty and lots of cats BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY PARRI THOMAS How amazing does Dodie look on the cover of our June issue?! In an exclusive interview with DIVA editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell, the super talented singer-songwriter opens up about bisexuality, mental health and why she finally feels valid [….]

Stand-up superstar Hannah Gadsby is going on tour!

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Her brand new show, Body Of Work, is coming to the UK, Australia and New Zealand BY DIVA STAFF Award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby is coming to the UK in 2022 and we can’t wait. Her hilarious new show, Body Of Work, is playing at the London Palladium on 15 and 17 March 2022. Here’s a [….]

OPINION: The global LGBTQI community need our help

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Human rights abuses are “rampant” and we need to act quickly and decisively, say campaigners BY SAURAV DUTT AND MANDY SANGHERA The LGBTQIA community in the world has never been in a more precarious position than at the current time. So much work has to be done, for if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [….]

Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, aka Helen and Nikki, on the Bad Girls reboot we’ve been longing for

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“Fenner’s in an old people’s home and he gets murdered” BY CARRIE LYELL It’s been 20 years since Simone Lahbib and Mandana Jones, better known to millions as Helen and Nikki, appeared on the cover of DIVA magazine. Two decades on, Bad Girls – and Helen and Nikki’s love story – still captures the hearts [….]