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Africa Nouveau Style: 14 Looks From Nairobi's Flyest New Festival

The inaugural Africa Nouveau Festival brought out some of the flyest looks in Nairobi.

Photos by Darlyne Komukama


Last weekend saw the inaugural edition of Nairobi's Africa Nouveau, a two-day festival of music, food, art and fashion at the Ngong Racecourse. "Africa Nouveau proved itself a pan-continental channel for the social and political aspirations of young people," wrote our on-the-ground correspondent Kampire Bahana. In addition to showcasing some of the most futuristic sounds on the Continent– including Fantasma, Boddhi Satva, DJ Satelite, Jojo Abot, Just A Band, Muthoni The Drummer Queen and Okayafrica's very own stage curated by DJ Cortega– the festival brought out some of the flyest looks in Nairobi.

Above, we take a look at the styles of Africa Nouveau from the lens of Kampala-based photographer Darlyne Komukama. Look out for a few familiar faces like Ghanaian songstress and stylist Jojo Abot and Papa Petit of the Kenyan brother-and-sister creative duo 2manysiblings.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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