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Prêt-À-Poundo: Mozambique Fashion Week's Young Designers [Day 1]

Young Fashion Designers Competition at the Mozambique Fashion Week 2012.


*Designer Amira Amin. All photos by SDR Photo.

Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW) kicked off on Dec. 7th — showcasing local, regional and international designers. For the 8th edition of the biggest national fashion event, the two first days were dedicated to young designers and were marked by an innovative contest called "Wear Me at Standard Bank" (a sponsor and partner of MFW since 2011). Stylist Sarah Tie said: "Standard Bank initiative is optimal  because of the chance it offers the public the choice between pieces that serve as uniform for their employees."

*Deria Judas

The winner will get the opportunity to meet and shadow the award-winning designer David Tlale. No need for introduction, the South African is unquestionably one of the most creative African designers and will be a great mentor for an emergent designer.

*Agira Mualeite

The contest offered an extraordinary blend of young designers. MFW successfully started on Day 1 with Amira Amin, Agira Mualeite, Meistre Guigui, Enesda Joao, Ana Pene, Ferreira Nhampulo, Ana Sitoe, Armando Cuna, Kutsura, Deria Judas and Aura Guimaraes. Some of them already distinguish themselves by their talent, creativity, levels of boldness and a willingness to take risks. These are few pictures of Day 1.

*Kutsura

*Armando Cuna

*Ferreira Nhampulo

*Amira Amin

*Meistre Guigui

*Ana Pene

*Entertainment during the show

Best Music of the Week: Maleek Berry, DJ Neptune x Runtown & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Maleek Berry "Let Me Know"

Maleek Berry's excellent Last Daze of Summer EP is still banging pretty much everywhere. "Let Me Know" is the latest track off the EP to get the visual treatment. In the romantic clip, Maleek and the girl he has his eye on head to Cape Town.

DJ Neptune "Why" feat. Runtown

DJ Neptune comes through with "Why," the latest single off his upcoming album, G.R.E.A.T.N.E.S.S. The slow-burning tune features the man behind one of 2016's biggest songs ("Mad Over You"), Runtown, and was produced by Del B.

Kae Sun "Stalk"

Ghanaian-Canadian singer Kae Sun is back with a guitar-led dance jam in "Stalk." The new single is paired with a striking, nighttime forrest music video, filmed in his home of Montreal. "Stalk" is the lead track of Kae Sun's upcoming LP due next year.

RMBO x Peta Teanet

RMBO, the solo moniker of Tshepang Ramoba (BLK JKS), is readying the release of his upcoming EP. In the meantime, he's sent over this addictive remix of South African disco artist Peta Teanet. "Chachali Malindela" will light up any dance floor.

Ayo Awosika "You're The One"

Nigerian-American singer Ayo Awosika has played stages across the globe as Miley Cyrus' backup singer. She's now stepping out on her own with "You're The One," a sweet and beautiful love letter to Nigeria.

Yaa Yaa "Life" feat. FanteFante

Ghanaian singer Yaa Yaa has released the motivational and uplifting single "LIie," featuring FanteFante. The song's about shaking off life's troubles and pushing on ahead. Check it out above and grab it on iTunes here now.


Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week.

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