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Prêt-À-Poundo: Top 10 'Looks of the Day' — Headwraps

See photos of style icons rocking headwraps, including Erykah Badu, Madge Sinclair and Fatima Siad. Headwraps are a Top 10 Look of the Day.

Everyday we highlight a “Look of the Day” on our Facebook page. We thought that you’d like to see the best of the best all in one spot, so we're routinely compiling some Top Looks of the Day for you. The headwrap exists in many cultures and is an ultimate accessory in the diaspora. You can tie it as you want and make a bold statement with a nice print or fabric type. One mystery to many is: how do I tie a headwrap? Well, many ways are commonly use — you can use a long strip of cloth wound 'round the head, or utilize a few extra pieces under the main one and objects like a stick. How can you ge that perfect, stunning headwrap? Practice! It won't be easy the first time and then the more you try, the more you'll find your own way and style. Above we picked the best of our look of the days focused on headwrap, enjoy the gallery! Add us on Facebook to see plenty more “Look of the Day” selections.


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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

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Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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