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Prêt-À-Poundo: Mozambique Fashion Week's Young Designers [Day 1]

Young Fashion Designers Competition at the Mozambique Fashion Week 2012.


*Designer Amira Amin. All photos by SDR Photo.

Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW) kicked off on Dec. 7th — showcasing local, regional and international designers. For the 8th edition of the biggest national fashion event, the two first days were dedicated to young designers and were marked by an innovative contest called "Wear Me at Standard Bank" (a sponsor and partner of MFW since 2011). Stylist Sarah Tie said: "Standard Bank initiative is optimal  because of the chance it offers the public the choice between pieces that serve as uniform for their employees."

*Deria Judas

The winner will get the opportunity to meet and shadow the award-winning designer David Tlale. No need for introduction, the South African is unquestionably one of the most creative African designers and will be a great mentor for an emergent designer.

*Agira Mualeite

The contest offered an extraordinary blend of young designers. MFW successfully started on Day 1 with Amira Amin, Agira Mualeite, Meistre Guigui, Enesda Joao, Ana Pene, Ferreira Nhampulo, Ana Sitoe, Armando Cuna, Kutsura, Deria Judas and Aura Guimaraes. Some of them already distinguish themselves by their talent, creativity, levels of boldness and a willingness to take risks. These are few pictures of Day 1.

*Kutsura

*Armando Cuna

*Ferreira Nhampulo

*Amira Amin

*Meistre Guigui

*Ana Pene

*Entertainment during the show

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What to Watch at Home During Coronavirus Shutdown: ARRAY's New Digital African Film Series

The film platform, from director Ava DuVernay, is hosting a weekly movie-viewing experience for the "global online community of cinephiles."

If you're looking for African films to dive into while at home during the coronavirus outbreak, a new digital series from award-winning director Ava DuVernay's film collective ARRAY is a great place to start. The multi-media platform and arts collective is launching its #ARRAYMatinee series, and each film will be available for viewing here.

#ARRAYMatinee is a virtual movie-viewing experience that will screen a string of the collective's previously released independent films from Africa and the diaspora. The weekly series begins on Wednesday, April 1 with a viewing of the 2015 South African coming-of-age film Ayanda. "Viewers will take a cinematic journey to the international destinations and cultures featured in five films that were released via the ARRAY Releasing independent film distribution collective that amplifies that work of emerging filmmakers of color and women of all kinds," says the platform in a press release. To promote a communal viewing experience, viewers are also encouraged to have discussions on Twitter, using the hashtag #ARRAYMatinee.

The five-part series will run weekly until May 13, and also includes films from Liberia, Ghana, and Grenada. See the full viewing schedule below with descriptions from ARRAY, and visit ARRAY's site at the allotted times to watch.

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Check out a new one from Davido's label DMW.

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Nigerian stars Davido, Peruzzi, Dremo and The Flowolf inked up for the new collaborative track "Mafa Mafa," under Davido's record label DMW, which launched back in 2018. The song features mostly rapping as the artists trade verses back and forth in Yoruba. "Mafa" is a Yoruba saying that loosely translates to "don't pull it."

Davido originally teased the song with a short dance video shared last week.

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The track, which is the first release from Mr Eazi's new group of #emPawa30 artists, sees the Nigerian artist delivering a highly-infectious and grooving concoction over jazz-leaning afrobeats produced by Killertunes.

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South African Hip-Hop Producers Tweezy and Gemini Major Set for Instagram Live Beat Battle

Two of South Africa's hip-hop super producers Tweezy and Gemini Major will face-off in upcoming Instagram live beat battle.

After Instagram live beat battles such as Swizz Beatz versus Timbaland and Mannie Fresh versus Scott Storch amid the lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it was only a matter of time until the hip-hop community across the world followed suit.

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