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Magical As Usual: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa

This is a gallery recap of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa 2013.

Once more, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa was the hottest fashion event on the continent this year. With a broad range of incredible creative individuals, they brought about a fresh revival for the oncoming season. The trends are diverse and the most important statement is to choose what you want to wear. Nothing should be a fashion mistake as everyone has his own style — what looks good on someone doesn't necessarily have to be for you.  Enjoy pieces from Duaba Serwa, Kibonen, Laurence Airline, Marianne Fassler, Alexa Liss, Angie Masike, Bongiwe Walaza, Eleni Labrou, Gavin Rajah, Hugo Fleur, Kluk CGdT, Menckel, Mille Collines, Mina Evans, Projecto Mental, Sheria Ngowi, Shweta Wahi, Sophie Zinga, Taibo Bacar, Thula Sindi, Wetive Ngozi and Mustafa Hassanali. If you want to talk about it, tweet #pretapoundo.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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Kwesta Slams BMW South Africa’s Latest Advert For Using His Song Without Permission

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission.