Style

Prêt-À-Poundo: Yasiin Bey for Adrien Sauvage

Yasiin Bey showcases menswear by Adrien Sauvage from New Orleans to Houston, Texas.


Adrien Sauvage recently featured striking black and white portraits series of the renowned artist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def). An English fashion designer, director and photographer of Akan descent, Sauvage attracted international attention with his short film This Is Not A Suit, released in 2011 and nominated for the official selection into the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He photographed hip-hop icon Yassin Bey with garments from his 2012 Autumn Winter Collection on the road from New Orleans to Houston, avoiding Hurricane Isaac. The shoot is all about showcasing the artist expressing himself while he is wearing a suit, with no directorial interference. Despite a strong personality from his model, Sauvage succeeded in keeping a loyal distance which doesn't deprive the spectator of his freedom of perception.

 

Music
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.

Keep reading... Show less
Music
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.

Keep reading... Show less
Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

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.

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.