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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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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