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From What We Wear's '7 Days Till Lagos' editorial. Photo by Baingor Joiner.

Tinie Tempah's New Capsule Collection Is Inspired by Dynamic, Fast-Moving Lagos

The Nigerian-British musician's menswear label 'What We Wear' presented a new collection in Nigeria for the first time. It was produced in a week.

Young Nigerians all over the world are breaking barriers in industries from music to fashion, but not many have successfully embedded themselves in both industries the way Nigerian-British artist Tinie Tempah has.

From collaborating on records with Wizkid to having his line, What We Wear, on the runway of London Fashion Week, Tinie's vision is influencing creative spaces all over the world. While his mind is on world domination, he also recognizes the importance of shaping and adding value to his Nigerian roots and presented his 7 Days Till Lagos collection in collaboration with Nigerian streetwear label, Vivendii, at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos.

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Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

WAFFLESNCREAM's Rainy/Wet '18 Collection Is a Fusion of Their Love for Skate and Nigerian Culture

The streetwear label and skate collective shares the lookbook of their new threads exclusively on OkayAfrica.

Nigerian streetwear label WAFFLESNCREAM presents their Rainy/Wet '18 collection inspired by their environment and upbringing in West Africa.

Rather than suiting their collection for "Spring/Summer" seasons, they want it to represent the climate in Nigeria rather than appropriate from the west. Their biggest source of inspiration comes from the fabrics worn by their parents and grandparents at traditional events. They wanted to create a unique collection that represents their love for skate and fuses their cultural influences and references.

Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Their collection announcement included a campaign featuring motorcyclists from the Lagos streets and showed the raw impact WAFFLESNCREAM wants to have not only in fashion but their community as a whole. With the intention of building the skate and streetwear scene in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the crew has held pop up's with Skepta and recently did a joint project with Patta for Skepta's BBK weekend.

With much more in store for WAFFLESNCREAM, check out their lookbook below and see pieces from a classic 5-panel, printed button ups to a 2-piece pajama look in dual colors.

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OkayAfrica's 100 Women
Photo by Darren Bandeira

100 Women: OkayAfrica's Vibrant New Capsule Collection Is Here

Our new Ghanaian-made limited edition collection features vibrant kimonos, headwraps and obi belts in collaboration with 100 Women honoree Abrima Erwiah.

Throughout the month of March, OkayAfrica has celebrated the contributions of African women across the diaspora through our annual 100 Women list. The month is coming to a close, but we're still not done celebrating.

Today we present our 100 Women Capsule Collection in collaboration with 2018 honoree Abrima Erwiah of renowned New York and Accra-based fashion house Studio 189, who drew inspiration from women across the African diaspora to create her vibrant, fluid designs.

"All of the items are made by hand—hand-batiked in Ghana," says Erwiah. "The fabrics are very colorful and the prints are tropical. The reason we liked to do that is because it's consistent with the idea of the global African narrative. I like to imagine a world where you can see a tree or a flower and you can see it just as well in the Caribbean, Ghana, South America or LA. It's further proving that we're all connected."

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