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This Ivorian Artist is Creating Stunning Sculptures With Her Hair

Meet Laetitia Ky—the 21-year-old artist who makes stunning hair sculptures on her head.

IVORY COAST—Fashion designer Laetitia Ky has taken braid art to the next level. Using a mixture of thread, fabric, wire, and wool, the budding artist has come up with jaw-dropping hair sculptures inspired by traditional African hairstyles.


“They were really impressive and artistic. It made me want to use hairstyling as a means of expression,” she says in a NowThis video.

The 21-year-old can sculpt just about anything you can think of. From a map of Africa to hands strumming a guitar. Have a look at some of her creations below:

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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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