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Design: Chinedu Ukabam, Afrotropolis Collection


Meet Chinedu Ukabam, the Nigerian born, Toronto based MCee turned fashion designer who draws inspiration from Ghanaian Kente cloth, and South African Ndebele wall art for his latest collection, Afrotropolis. Chinedesign was founded in 2003 when Chinedu aka hip-hop emcee/producer, Eye + Eye, began with a production of t-shirts to promote the release of his Love.Life.Music album. Now Chinedu has a seasonal line which has been featured in magazines such as Eye Weekly and Sway, on television shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Divas and Dimes and Da Kink and in films such as Charles Officer's Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Pieces from the Afrotropolis collection will be for sale at SUPAFRIK a “pop-up shop”  in Toronto, July 15-31, 2011. For more pics click here.

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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