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Fernando Cabral x Fashion Trend Magazine

This is an editorial featuring Top African Model Fernando Cabral in Australia's Fashion Trend magazine.

There's not much need for introducing one of our male model favorites from Guinea-Bissau Fernando Cabral — who's been featured  on the site several times including our Top 10 African Male Models & Faces. This month, Cabral took the spotlight in a vibrant editorial in Australian magazine Fashion Trend. Photographer Ricardo Abrahao captured Cabral's beautiful modeling skill of remaining 'true to the moment' and makes us feel like we were present on the shoot. The pictures are striking and the styling, by Mehdi Polan Mahour, superbly enhances the editorial with structure, geometry and colors. Scroll through our gallery above to see all the shots. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #armandocabral.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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