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The Models and Judges of Africa's Next Top Model

Get to know the 12 models selected and the three judges of the first Africa Next Top Model hosted by Oluchi Onweagba.

We previously told you about the launch of Africa's Next Top Model by Oluchi. This eagerly anticipated event will officially kickoff in a week. Before then, we'd like to introduce you the three judges and the participating models. The first judge is supermodel Oluchi Onweagba who is also the host of the production. Next up is South African fashion editor/writer/photographer and model Josie Borain, who has been proving her worth and talent in the industry over 15 years. Last up is New York City-based Remi Adetiba who'll bring a different eye as a producer, creative director and photographer. With all their knowledge and experience in the fashion industry, the three judges will clearly cover all the different angles. Bets are made and we can unveil the photographs of the 12 models selected from all over Africa. They seem to represent the continental landscape in an organic way and we can tell you that it won't be easy to choose the first Africa Next Top Model ever. If you want to discuss about it, tweet #pretapoundo.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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