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'Black Dandy' Documentary Follows Worldwide Style Phenomenon

'Black Dandy,' a documentary from Ariel Wizman and Laurent Lunetta that aired on France's Canal+, follows the worldwide style phenomenon.


Our friends at Shadow & Act recently tipped us off to a new style documentary project about the worldwide rise of "black dandyism." Directed by Ariel Wizman and Laurent Lunetta, the 55-minute Black Dandy aired this week on France's Canal+. According to Shadow & Act, "the filmmakers say that they want to pay tribute to the men who fight against the stigma that sometimes comes with being a man who pays very special attention to his appearance, his style, adding that, 'The idea was to restore dignity to a global African culture and find a certain conception of independence vis-à-vis white-black codes.'" Though we're still waiting to see the film in full, a short teaser reveals interviews and appearances by a who's-who of the dapper street style circuit, including Wanda Lephoto and Kabelo Kungwane of Johannesburg style duo The Sartists, Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First, Street Etiquette's Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, and British-Ghanaian designer Ozwald Boateng, to name just a few. Read more on Black Dandy via Shadow & Act, and stay tuned for news on when the film becomes available to stream outside of France. Until then, watch a trailer below.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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