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Gold Coast Trading Co. 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch' Lookbook

Seattle via Cote d'Ivoire streetwear label Gold Coast Trading Co. presents its latest collection, 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch.'

Since linking with Petite Noir and his Drone Society crew for the sleek Golden Drones capsule collection earlier this summer, Seattle by way of Cote d'Ivoire clothing label Gold Coast Trading Co. has been hard at work prepping the latest line of its symbolism-filled gear. Founding designer Emeka Alams recently unveiled the first installment of GCTC's new lookbook North African Games - #BootlegMerch featuring graphic tees, tanks, snapbacks, sweatshirts and long sleeve tees emblazoned with their trademark cryptic motifs. The conceptual line, modeled by Yana Bovenistier, takes its inspiration from North Africa and channels a minimalist aesthetic that seeks to reimagine the oral histories and sartorial moods surrounding a fictional sporting event-the 1990 North African Games held in Tunisia. Pieces from the inaugural release of North African Games - #BootlegMerch are now available in limited quantities online and in select shops in South Africa, Japan and France. Click through the gallery above for a look at the new apparel from the rising streetwear brand. Keep up with Gold Coast Trading Co. on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


>>>Gold Coast Trading Co.'s 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch' Lookbook

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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