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Style Blogger, Fisayo Longe, Calls Out Fashion Retailer for Copying Her Design

British-Nigerian fashion blogger, Fisayo Longe, says fashion retailer, SheIn, copied one of her designs.

Earlier this month, Senegalese designer, Sarah Diouf, penned an open letter about the stealing of creative property in the fashion world, after one of her designs was copied by YSL during Paris Fashion Week.


Diouf isn't the only designer who's had an unsavory experience with a major fashion brand in recent months. Fashion blogger and founder of online retailer, Kai Collective, Fisayo Longe, is the latest to speak out against what seems to be a growing trend in the fashion world.

Longe took to Twitter earlier to call out California-based retailer SheIn, for selling a skirt, which she says, was originally designed by her company. The skirt, which features black and white stripes and a red floral design, has been worn by a number of other well-known fashion bloggers, and it appears to have been on Kai Collective's website since last year.

The skirt being sold on SheIn is practically the same as Longe's, yet she's received no acknowledgement from the company. Longe's followers have noticed, and many have expressed frustration with the blatant rip-off.

This is one trend that the fashion industry needs to let go of immediately.

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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