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Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011 Lagos

Arise Magazine releases their Fashion Week Lagos 2011 schedule.

Arise Magazine, Africa's first global style and culture magazine, has released the 2011 week-long schedule for Nigeria's Fashion Week. Running from Thursday, March 10th through Sunday, March 13th, over 50 international designers will be showcasing their designs in three major categories over the four days: Group, Double, and Collective. For a full list of designers participating see below. A new aspect added to this year's fashion week are live music performances at the end of each day.  Confirmed artists who are set to perform include Estelle, Naeto C, Darey Art-Alade, and Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, better known as as the two-time BRIT  Award-winning artist Tinie Tempah.


Designers participating in Fashion Week 2011, Lagos include:

Alexander Amosu, Amine Bendriouich Couture and BS, Autumn Adeigbo, Angelo

Van Mol, B-Side by Wale Adeyemi, Bestow Elan, Black Coffee, Bridget Awosika,

Buki Akib, Bunmi Koko, Chichia, Christie Brown, Deola Sagoe, Ejiro Amos

Tafiri, Eki Orleans, Eredappa, Gavin Rajah (SA), Gert-Johan Coetzee, Grey,

House of Farrah, House of Nwocha, Ituen Basi, Jewel by Lisa, JIL, Jo Black

Craze, Kastle Designs & Treasure Chest, KemKemStudio, Kiki Kamanu, Klûk

CGDT, Korto Momolu, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi , LaQuan Smith, Lola Faturoti,

Madam Wokie's Couture, Maki Oh, Mataano, Mustafa Hassanali, Nikki Khiran

Couture, NKWO, Odio Mimonet, Okunoren Twins, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, Re

Bahia, Samantha Cole, Tiffany Amber, Toju Foyeh, Tsemaye Binitie, Viv La

Resistance, Vonne, Xuly.Bët, Zedeye.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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