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'Skin & Bold' Prints With Nigerian Label JReason

New lookbook from Nigerian Label JReason by menswear designer Jide Adedeji.

Here's this 'Skin & Bold' lookbook by label JReason to kick off your weekend. Nigerian founder and designer Jide Adedeji knows how to accentuate menswear designs while keeping things wearable. He's constantly reinventing his brand and got provocative this time around with these bold prints and strong patterns. Some Skin & Bold garments are classic and some are more trendy, but Adedeji always keeps it contemporary and dandy. He stated, 'The collection is basically a reflection of youthful trends that are bold and at the same time simple. Minimalism is the keyword as well as convenience and style. Whether you love going for parties, [are] sophisticated or generally all about colorful prints - the collection has something for you." Scroll through our gallery to view the Nigerian label's lookbook and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #jreason.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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