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Folasade Adeoso’s Digital Collages [Gallery]

Artist Folasade Adeoso creates digital collages to highlight untold stories in photographs.

For years Nigerian/Canadian artist Folasade Adeoso has been honing her skills, not only posing in photographs as a model, but also taking a place behind-the-scenes the camera working as a digital designer. Last year we spoke with Adeoso in an extended interview on her burgeoning career as a digital artist and her hopes of having her works exhibited or published into an art book. Just last week she organized and showcased Folasade x 1953 Presents... Osun, her first solo art reception and pop-up shop in Brooklyn. In several collages of hers, bouquets of flowers strategically obscure a woman's face to highlight an otherwise untold story in another woman's admiration of her body. "I want to tell a different story than the one the photograph originally told, or create a new story within the one that’s already there," she told us last year. Employing the use of distinct graphing lines to guide the viewer towards a focal point, Adeoso uses captivating ethnographic photography as a base for each story she wishes to tell or "so that that person can tell the story." View more of Adeoso's pieces in the gallery above.


[H/T African Digital Art]

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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