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Prêt-À-Poundo: Michelle Obama's African Fashion

This is a gallery showcasing First lady Michelle Obama wearing fashion from Africa.

The First Lady Michelle Obama is an incredibly strong woman and a beautiful example for the youth. She plays an important role in representing the American  woman as she embodies professionalism, beauty, romance, sophistication and refinement. Michelle's role is not just on the sidelines alongside President Obama, it's much broader than that; her core message is of peace, tolerance, and harmony. The First Lady is politically engaged and an asset in the American government as she constantly calls for positive change.


On a Prêt-À-Poundo fashion side, we' d like to highlight how the First Lady excels in style and has given exposure to several African designers. The First Lady has been spotted in Mimi Plange, Duro Olowu, Maki Oh, ASOS Africa, and Osei Duro pieces on many occasions. Always glamorous, Michelle Obama has been showing fashion from Africa in a classy and trendy way on the international stage. Now, our hope is that there will a propagation of fashion from Africa on a bigger scale. Enjoy our gallery above, featuring the talented designers previously listed.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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