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First Look: Tongoro's Stunning Dakar-Made Summer Collection

Dakar-based fashion house, Tongoro, shares its stunning new collection just in time for the summer.

SENEGAL—Dakar-based fashion house, Tongoro, shares its stunning new collection just in time for the summer.


The self-proclaimed "first affordable fashion label made in Africa," sources its materials from the continent and is handcrafted by local tailors.

Its creator, Sarah Diouf is committed to championing African design. In February, she wrote an open letter about creative integrity to fashion label, Yves Saint Laurent, after the brand stole her design during New York Fashion Week.

Diouf hasn't slowed down on account of the incident, her new line is stronger than ever with its collection of  awe-worthy bell sleeved tops, dazzling sequined trousers and many more fashion forward items.

Today, we give you an exclusive look at her latest collection.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

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Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

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