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Photos: Celebrity Styles from the South African Premiere of Black Panther

We were at the South Africa Black Panther premiere snapping photos of our favourite outfits

The South African premiere of Black Panther took place at Monte Casino in Joburg on Friday. Several members of the movie's cast, including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, John Kani, Athandwa Kani and Connie Chiume attended adding to the events glamour.


South African personalities showed up in numbers, sporting their best Afro-chic outfits. The likes of Lira, Anele Mdoda, ProVerb, Enhle Mbali-Maphumulo, Babes Wodumo, Emtee, Sjava, among others were spotted on the purple carpet, as seen in the photos below.

Lupita Nyong'oPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Danai GuriraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Connie Chiume and John KaniPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Anele MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Thembisa MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Dineo RanakaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Tumi VosterPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Enhle Mbali-MaphumuloPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Babes WodumoPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Liesl Laurie and ProVerbPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


MoozliePhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


LiraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Tumi Morake and Mpho Osei TutuPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


SJava, Ruff, Emtee and SaudiPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica

Interview

A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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