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Fashion Round-Up: 'Fela Never Wore Pants On Stage' + More

This is a roundup of fashion news including Burna Boy stripping down his pants during his performance for Felabration.


Seun Says No To Burna Boy's Fela Tribute!

Burna Boy closed out Felabration at the New Afrika Shrine. According to him, he wanted to pay tribute to Fela Kuti and stripped down his pants during the performance. Seun Kuti responded on his BBM: “Nna na wa o. I am bald for Christ sake and Fela never wore pants on stage. Tell Burna Boy that!!" meaning Fela never wore underpants on stage, rather only donned the look while at his home. This was a bit too intense and out of subject for us to be a good tribute. Plus, the sight of Burna Boy rubbing up on female dancers in his underwear is not needed at Felabration.

Fashion For Peace

The Festival of African Fashion and Arts (FAFA) will be back November 2-3 to bring audiences Fashion For Peace in Nairobi, Kenya. FAFA founder Ann Mc Creath stated, "Fashion for Peace was born with the belief that positive change can come when we encourage the positive and the inspiring; working together as different cultures.” This great initiative will feature many international and local designers including: Anna Adero, Aryam, Deepa Dosaja, Galina Tatarinova, Jamil Walji, John Kaveke, Kooroo, Le Collane Di Betta, Niku Singh, Shenu Hooda, Waithera Kibuchi, Ami Shah, Ankara Vintage, Annabelle Thom, Azra Walji, KikoRomeo, Kikoti, Muna Yemane, Riri Jewelry, Wambui Kibue and Manciny Mwigi. On Sunday, there will also be activities for children and teenagers, including a clothing and accessories fair, family peace run, yoga, panic healing, painting, DJing, photography, fashion designing, T-shirt designing, modeling, story writing and blogging amongst others. You can purchase tickets at Food Plus (Chandarana), ABC Place, Lavington, Muthaiga, Kikoromeo YAYA Centre, Sarova Stanley and PanAfric Hotel and here.

 High Fashion in Lagos

Lagos Fashion and Design Week kicked off this week and we just wanted to give you a little snippet of the stunning Christie Brown's collection. Plenty more to come next week!

African-Printed Shoes Pop-Up Shop

Only three days to go until Dionne Gooding's Pop-Up Shoes. If you want some fierce colorful heels, get to the 'Tomorrow Store' pop up shop by Dionne Gooding in London, 9 Eldon Street between Liverpool Street and Moorgate tube stations. Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 10am to 7pm.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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