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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.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian Munya Chawawa, known for his hilarious online skits, has recently signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records.