Babatunde Shares Its Colorful 2015 Lookbook

Johannesburg-based accessories brand Babatunde shares a colorful lookbook for its 2015 collection of bucket hats, 5 panel caps and more

Johannesburg-based designer Gareth Cowden has announced a brand new colorful collection of accessories from his Babatunde brand, all of which boast a playful burst of patterns. The bucket hat makes a much appreciated appearance, as does the classic fitted cap and the flexible 5 panel cap. Also included in the mix are fun ties, vibrant umbrellas, funky laptop covers and updated lady cravats. Each piece in the collection was handmade in South Africa. Head to the Babatunde website to shop these pieces, and keep up with the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian Munya Chawawa, known for his hilarious online skits, has recently signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records.