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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 From The Lens Of Glenn Osei-Gyimah

UK-based photographer Glenn Osei-Gyimah documents the best looks from Africa Fashion Week London 2015.

Part catwalk, part exhibition, Africa Fashion Week London returned over the weekend to spotlight work from some of the best African and African-inspired designers in the UK and beyond. Founded by Ronke Ademiluyi– the same British-Nigerian lawyer-turned-entrepreneur behind Africa Fashion Week Nigeria– the event touts itself as "Europe's largest catwalk event of African and African-inspired design." This year's edition took place over the course of two days at Olympia London, with 100+ participating designers and brands. Prior to the event, Maggie Smith, a 20-year-old model and receptionist of Ugandan and Scottish heritage, was selected as "The Face of AFWL 2015."


London-based photographer Glenn Osei-Gyimah was on hand to document some of the best looks at this year's African Fashion Week London. Osei-Gyimah touched on the significance of covering the event in an email to Okayafrica:

"Since it was first launched back in 2011, this has been my third Africa Fashion Week in a row. I've seen it move from the Old Truman Brewery to its home of the last two years at the Olympia in Kensington. That move is pretty symbolic to the growth of this event; as is expected of it, that it continues to get bigger, not only with the number of designers taking part, but also the people who travel from different parts of the world to be a part of it. Hopefully to those who are not too familiar with this event and to those who wished that they could have made it, the images shown here can give you the perspective of being a part of Europe's largest catwalk event of African and African-inspired design and to help it continue to grow."

Glenn Osei-Gyimah is on Instagram and Twitter.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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