Fantome: The Black Woman-Owned Alternative Magazine for the Darkly Inclined

Fantome Magazine (Formerly Prysm)- Black woman-owned alternative publication is an inclusive space for like minds regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or creed.

​​​​​​​​Founded in 2011 by Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director Adaora Ngozi Onyioha Osimiri-Lewis, Fantome is an art and culture magazine that focuses on the darker side of artistic expression. With a tagline that boasts, “Where darkness meets decadence”, the publication has set out to represent both the alternative subculture (industrial, goth, punk, metal, etc) and avant garde sensibilities through their coverage of fashion, film, music, and other forms of art. 

As a multi-ethnic American whose roots are Nigerian and Cherokee Indian, Adaora’s greater mission above and beyond covering the underground scene is to bring awareness to the diversity of the alt scene nationally and internationally by showcasing people of various backgrounds who serve not only as fans but also creative forces.

To date, Prysm Magazine has released 7 issues. Under the new name of Fantôme, the publication is slated for a new release Spring 2016.


Adaora Ngozi Onyioha Osimiri-Lewis is a creative professional known for her role as the Creator and Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director of the alt luxury publication Fantôme Magazine (formerly Prysm Magazine). She is also the founder of Goth In The Raw; a raw vegan blog with a dark aesthetic that showcases the benefits of a plant-based diet for individuals, families and children. A vegan since the age of 16, she combines both natural foods and the alternative world through her recipes and advice, making it accessible to all. She will be releasing several cookbooks, food products and wares beginning Spring 2016; along with a YouTube Channel.

From 2007 to 2009, she fronted the Michigan-based Industrial/Goth band Razorblade Twins (as lyricist/vocalist). Their debut EP “Black Pills” was released in all Hot Topic stores throughout the state of Michigan. The band toured extensively and caught the attention of the press. Although the band is no more she has a solo project in the works. 

Adaora holds a B.A. in Fashion/Retail Management with a Minor in Advertising from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She is happily married and mum to two little boys, ages 1 and 2 years old.

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Special Guest (To date):

RPDR Season 3 Winner Raja Gemini       

RPDR Season 4 Winner Sharon Needles                    

Musician/Activist Otep Shamaya                       

VNV Nation (Band - Germany)

Actress/Comedian Margaret Cho                        

Musician/Host of SpikeTV’s “Ink Masters” Dave Navarro                         

Model Rick Genest/Zombie Boy 

Travel Host/TV Personality La Carmina                            

Theatres Des Vampires (Band - Italy)          

Dir En Grey (Band - Japan)

BLOOD (Band -  Japan)                                    

Atra Aeterna (Band- US)                         

Designer Alex London 

Aesthetic Perfection (Band - US)            

Actor/Musician Wes Cage                               

The Pyyramids (Band - US)

Just A Band (Band- Kenya)

Artist Nelly Recchia (France)

Actor Sam Witwer

Designer Veritee Hill

Musician Madame So (France)     


Categories: Music, Alternative Lifestyles, Arts and Entertainment

Tags: alternative, fashion, Goth, indie, Magazine, Metal, Music, publishing, Punk, rock n roll

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Fantome Magazine is a publication dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the alternative subculture.

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