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This 19-Year-Old Kenyan Model Is Set to Blow Up

Meet Nicole Atieno, the Kenyan born model who's modeled for Gucci and has been called Naomi Campbell's "little sister."

The 19-year-old stunner was born in Kenya but moved to Germany with her mother when she was eleven years old.


After a test shoot when she was 15, Nicole participated in a modeling competition where she attracted enough interest for distinguished model agent Alexander Kern to present her with a contract.

It wasn't long before Gucci's chief designer Alessandro Michele was so impressed by the young model that he began to consistently book her for print campaigns and runway shows for the highly regarded fashion label.

She made waves recently fashion weeks in New York and Paris, strutting the runway for haute couture designer brands such as Miu Miu and Marni, as well as Gucci. The Kenyan beauty stands at 5'9" and is currently represented by Wilhemina in New York and Storm Management out of London, amongst others.

In 2016, American Vogue featured her in their "Models to Watch" list and some in the industry have already dubbed her as Naomi Campbell's "little sister."

That might sound intimidating but Nicole is evidently living up to her potential. With a face worthy of numerous magazine covers and an unstoppable confidence on the runway, this rising star is on her way to the top.

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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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