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12 Times Beyoncé Rocked African-Inspired Wax Print and Slayed

Here are 12 times Beyoncé rocked African-inspired wax print fashion and slayed.

Beyoncé really loves wax print.


The superstar has rocked the popular African-inspired textile in her own unique way on a number of occasions, and she's managed to slay the look just about every time.

Most recently, she donned a blue and orange tie-up skirt, by Brooklyn-based fashion brand Demestik, for her African-themed "Carter Push Party." She's worn the style throughout her pregnancy and long before then too—like we said before: the queen loves her wax print.

Below, we take a look at some of Beyoncé's best wax print ensembles. Enjoy!

Her ankara pregnancy style has been top notch.

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She gave us life with this frilled red number from last summer:

Beyonce looks gorgeous in this Ankara print! 😍 #beyonceafricanstyle #ankara #theurbanturbanista

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This peplum jacket, though. She rocked this look about 2 years back and posted some colorful shots on Instagram.

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This "carefree Black girl" flyness from 2014.

Good morning 🐝

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This is how you mix prints:

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The "Coming to America" Halloween slay from the year before last.

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She rocked these two looks on the set of her 2009, "Put it in a Love Song"collaboration with Alicia Keys.

B #putitinalovesong

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This unique wax-print, Antebellum ensemble she wore in the music video for "Daddy Lessons," from her seminal album Lemonade.

This "poppin' in pink" throwback.

Lastly, we give you this adorable picture of Blue Ivy rocking a blue Angelina-print dashiki just cause.

 

Blue ivy rocking dashiki @beyonce #dashiki#ghana#lomdon

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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