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EDUN African Design Inspiration #2: Ndebele Murals


Above: storytelling through murals

In the second edition of this series, the designers over at EDUN, a socially responsible fashion brand started by Ali Hewson and husband Bono to encourage sustainable trade with Africa and promote local economic opportunities, show us what they're getting inspired by these days. After the jump, more captioned images from photographer Margaret Courtney Clarke.

 

 

2. Women of the Ndebele tribe projecting inspiration from their clothing

 

3. Edun’s clothes are inspired by a neutral palate and brought to life through pops of bold color

 

4. The Ndebele tribe paint their homes for various ceremonial occasions

 

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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