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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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