Style

Nigeria's Iconic Nike World Cup Kit Is Being Re-Released

Didn't get to grab one the first time around? Don't vex.

Around this time last year, the world was preparing for the 2018 World Cup and Nike's Nigerian football kit was all the rage, quickly becoming a streetwear staple. A year later and the hype for the Super Eagle's uniform still hasn't died down.

The popular jersey, which goes for an average resell price of $170 to $295, according to HypeBeast, is being restocked and will go for its original retail price of $91. The jersey is available for pre-order on soccer merchandiser Pro:Direct. They announced the re-release on Twitter on Monday.

READ: The Secret Behind Nike's New Naija Football Kits are Nigerians Themselves


The accompanying floral green tracksuit and a range of new dry-fit tees that feature the same zig-zagged pattern are currently available for purchase on Nike.com.

The iconic green and white chevron jersey was the most sought after kit of the 2018 World Cup, it broke pre-order records ahead of its release and was shortlisted for the prestigious Beazley Design of the Year Award.

It's not often that a one-of-a-kind item the level of is re-stocked, so if you weren't able to get your hand on one the first time around—now's your chance.

Music

6 Samples From 'Éthiopiques' in Hip-Hop

A brief history of Ethio-jazz cultural exchange featuring songs by Nas & Damian Marley, K'naan, Madlib and more.

This article was originally published on OkayAfrica in March, 2017. We're republishing it here for our Crossroads series.

It's 2000 something. I'm holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon's suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine guys jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

My mind races with the opportunities these breakbeats offered a budding beat maker. Catchy organs, swinging horns, funky guitar riffs, soulful melodies and grainy and pained vocalists swoon over love lost and gained. Sung in my mother tongue—Amharic—this was a far cry from the corny synthesizer music of the 1990s that my parents played on Saturday mornings. I could actually sample this shit.

The next day, I burn a CD and pop it into my dad's car. His eyes light up when the first notes ooze out of the speakers. “Where did you get this?" He asks puzzlingly. “The internet," I respond smiling.

In the 1970s my dad was one of thousands of high school students in Addis Ababa protesting the monarchy. The protests eventually created instability which lead to a coup d'état. The monarchy was overthrown and a Marxist styled military junta composed of low ranking officers called the Derg came to power. The new regime subsequently banned music they deemed to be counter revolutionary. When the Derg came into power, Amha Eshete, a pioneering record producer and founder of Ahma Records, fled to the US and the master recordings of his label's tracks somehow ended up in a warehouse in Greece.

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