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"Made in Africa" Shoe Company "Oliberte" Featured on CNN


According to Tal Dehtiar, his footwear company Oliberte is the first international shoe company to market casual, stylish shoes made entirely in Africa. The business model is simple: Make shoes that people will love from a fashion standpoint, and that they will feel good about buying.   At all of the Oliberte factories, women comprise approximately 50% of the workforce, including junior and senior administrative positions.  All partner factories exceed local labor standards and workers are provided current benefits like subsidized or free lunches, tea breaks and women are even provided job security with maternity leave. Tal has made the decision that helping people is more important to him than simply making a profit, and we are all about that here at okayafrica. Check out the entire segment from CNN.com for more, and visit www.oliberte.com to cop yourself some fresh kicks!

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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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