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Barbie Is Nigerian

Photos of Nigerian photographer Obi Nwokedi series of Nigerian wedding-dressed Barbie.


This time last year, Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary. To commemorate the different variations of the doll, Italian Vogue dedicated an entire issue to the 'black Barbie.' Somewhere along the line, photographer Obi Nwokedi was inspired by this issue and decided to showcase Barbie on the "most important day of her life: her marriage". Being of Nigerian background, Obi dressed Barbie and Ken in traditional Nigerian wedding garments, and staged scenes from the marriage proposal to the after party. In total, this entire process took about 5 months to complete. Below, check out the photos from the series. See full photo set here.

 

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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