Style

Nigerian Label Tzar's Black & White Menswear

Nigerian label Tzar released their A/ W 14 collection 'Triumvirate of Vagrants,' designed by Ian Audifferen.

Nigerian label Tzar unveils their A/W 14 collection Triumvirate of Vagrants. The brand explains that their latest work is "birthed from a story of the lives of three misunderstood vagrants on a never-ending journey into an abyss of complacency. Black and off white are the defining hues. Off white wool with herringbone stripes tell of a continuous wandering habit superimposed with unpretentious sheer voil. Black matted wool opens a dark cauldron of unsurety juxtaposed with organza. Each metal ring represents a triumvir of quirk, foible and vigor." You can really see the detail and work put into each of the pieces. Tzar's founder and designer Ian Audifferen knows how to create unique menswear garments that are bold and wearable. Scroll through our gallery above to view the photographs and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #tzar.

Music

Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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Joeboy Shares Visuals for New Track 'Lonely'

Joeboy has dropped the music video for his latest track 'Lonely'. The endearing track features on his upcoming debut album 'Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic'.