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First Look: Camper and Ethical Fashion Initiative's Made In Ethiopia Shoe Collection

Get an exclusive first look at Camper and Ethical Fashion Initiative's latest collection of summer-ready tie-dye shoes.

DIASPORA—For its latest collection, Spanish-based fashion house Camper has teamed up with the International Trade Centre's Ethical Fashion Initiative to create a unisex line of sandals and lace-ups fit for the oncoming summer heat.


Each shoe was crafted in Ethiopia, using local tie-dye leather, Chloé Mukai of Ethical Fashion Initiative tell us. The collaborator's second line of footwear comes in two distinct colorways: a dark indigo and a bright blue. The shoes feature a simple wedge sole.

They are a "re-interpreting of Camper’s very first shoe Camaleon," says the manufacturer in a press release. "This season, the designs fuse together African aesthetics with urban elements to create styles perfect for summer."

Below, we give you an exclusive first look at Camper and Ethical Fashion Initiative's latest shoe collaboration.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Photo courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative.

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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