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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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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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