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My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles - Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo

The final episode of 'The Lagos Chronicles' from My Africa Is features a story of Nigerian fashion from Lagos photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo.


On the third and final installment of the Lagos Chronicles, the My Africa Is documentary team delves into the world of Lagosian fashion from the perspective of a fundamental player of Nigeria's artistic landscape. Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo has raised his hometown's eyebrows in light of his risque portfolio.

Producer Nosarieme Garrick uncovers Ogunbanwo's experience as an artistic revolutionary in a relatively conservative country as she kicks it with the Lagosian local on set of one of his photo shoots. Watch Ogunbanwo's story of cultural innovation in the fashion world below and catch episodes one and two of the Lagos Chronicles via the My Africa Is youtube channel. This week's episode features music from OKA favorite Temi Dollface with her first single, "Pata Pata."

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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