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Player Xchange: Just A Band x Go Dreamer

Download our new Player Xchange series song feautring Kenya's Just A Band and ATL's Go Dreamer.


In our Player Xchange series we link up artists from across our Okayplayer channels with emerging Okayafrican diaspora acts to create an original song recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks. In this second installment, we paired Kenyan futuristic-pop group Just A Band — the gang behind Kenya's first viral hit — with ATL's shape-shifting rapper Go Dreamer. The two came out of the studio with "Digitize Me (Conventional Oven)," a fuzzy, beatboxed gem that blends Dreamer and JAB's unconventional quirks. Watch a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the creation of the song and download "Digitize Me (Conventional Oven)" below.

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Kimberly Anthony’s Bold Take On Fashion

Dubbed one of the coolest fashionistas in Paris, the Togolese creative talks her brand G.Y.D. Studio, journey up the fashion echelons and creating clothes that encourage authenticity.

Dressed immaculately in a swathe of angles and textures, Kimberly Anthony welcomes me with an enormous smile while elegantly seated upright. She is as pristine as I expected, but the explosive laughter that shakes her entire body throughout our chat reveals a soulful woman with a spirit so generous, even she can't contain it.

The Paris-based tastemaker-cum-model, known as @Kimberlyskinny on Instagram, may have gone down the habitual path of having enough social media followers to warrant creating her own clothing brand, but hers has been a full circle and earnest journey. To bring her bold vision to life, the Togolese creative worked with local artisans back in Lomé. Her collection of oversized garments invoke long, hot summer days and make a mockery of formalities.

Born in Togo and briefly raised in Ghana, at age seven Kimberly moved to Paris' stark and unfamiliar streets — which now at 26, she inhabits with ease. Her brand G.Y.D. Studio has created a stir beyond her own expectations — she is suddenly in higher demand than ever. With her confidence deservedly overflowing, she raises her glass with a toast to my first question.

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