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Prêt-À-Poundo: Adirée's Africa Fashion Week Runway Videos

It is about Adirée's videos release of runway shows of Peter Walden, House of Marie and Geraldo Fashions.

An agency focused on fashion, Adirée showcases luxury and mass African-owned fashion brands through runway shows and exhibitions. They represent various countries in Africa and are also the founders of Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY). In anticipation of AFWNY 2013 (July 15 -20), Adirée has been releasing individual designer videos from 2012's showcase of Africa Fashion Week in New York every month since March. This month, you can see and discover Angolan Geraldo Fashions, Nigerian Joan Ibuzo (of House Of Marie) and Tanzanian Peter Walden. It's a delicate way to present a designer's work a second time and allow people who couldn't attend the show to discover the collections. If we had to give one word to describe each collection, Geraldo Fashion would be 'fluidity,' Joan Ibuzo 'feminity' and Peter Walden deserves two words — 'original' and 'classy.'

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Image courtesy of Jay Trigga.

Interview: Get to Know Rising Zambian Artist Jay Trigga

Jay Trigga could very well be Zambian music's next big thing—and he's doing it all from China.

Zambia has relentlessly developed a vibrant music scene in recent times, instigating new genres like Zambian Rock (Zamrock), Trapundula (a music genre following the driving element of Kalindula) and putting their own spin on afrobeats. This has all been possible through the collective effort of young Zambian artists wanting to create music that is authentic, different, bold, and purely African.

For 21-year-old Zambian hip-hop artist Jack Lumbeta Kafukwilwa also known as Jay Trigga, the need to showcase Africa to the world through music has been his greatest motivation. "I would define my sound as afro-fusion as it is a mix. I am quite versatile so finding a word to define my sound is tricky because I do trap music as well. In clear terms, my sound is chill, youthful and futuristic," Jay Trigga tells me over our virtual conversation from China where he is currently studying a masters degree in business management.

Following collaborations with Ice Prince and Davido's DMW rapper Dremo, the young star is significantly bent on shooting for the stars in Zambia's music scene. We sat down with Jay Trigga to talk about his journey, new single, his influences in music and more.

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