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Video: Walé Oyéjidé of Ikiré Jones Breaks Down the Incredible Costume Design In 'Black Panther'

Black Panther's costume designers drew on a number of African influences to bring Wakandan style to life.

There are a lot of amazing things about Black Panther, and the incredible fashion throughout the film is certainly one of them.

When it came to styling and costume design, the movie drew inspiration from various African cultures and looked to black designers, like Ikiré Jones creator, Wale Oyéjidé to provide unique pieces that exude Wakandan excellence.

In a new video for OkayAfrica, the designer breaks down the stellar looks in the film, created by Ruth Carter—the veteran costume designer behind both Malcom X and Selma.


From Igbo masks, to scarification, to Maasai shukas and intricate Zulu headwear, the film is full of glaring references to the vast and rich culture on the continent.

Watch Oyéjidé break it all down in the video below.

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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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