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Nairobi Style: 2manysiblings’ Thrift Social 8 in Photos

Some of the coolest looks from Kenyan duo 2manysiblings' wax print edition of Thrift Social in Nairobi.

Is Nairobi the flyest city in the world?


Quite possibly.

And if it is, then 2manysiblingsThrift Social is the epicenter of Nairobi fashion.

Velma Rossa and Papa Petit’s style, music and art event series returned on Sunday to Privée Westlands. This time it was a special wax print edition featuring a very special guest, Ghanaian sound and style artist Steloolive, all the way from Accra. Cosmic Homies rapper / singer / DJ / producer TAIO and Mix Master Lenny also took turns on the ones and twos. Okayafrica was once again excited to be on board as a media partner.

Kenyan brother and sister duo Papa Petit and Velma Rossa of 2manysiblings launched the Thrift Social last year as a platform for creativity and the exploration of art, music and fashion while providing inspiration for innovators in the Nairobi creative industry.

Have a look at Thrift Social 8 in photos below. (Photos by @nairobiphoet and @2manysiblings)

Read: 24 Hours in New York City with Nairobi’s Style & Art Stars, 2manysiblings

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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