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Nigerian Menswear Brand Tzar Shares 'Joy Ride'-Inspired Resort Collection

Ian Audifferen's Nigerian menswear brand Tzar shares a quirky 2015 resort collection inspired by a 'Joy Ride' while holidaying.

Nigerian designer Ian Audifferen says Tzar, his Lagos-based label, is inspired by "the ethos of the metrosexual man that focuses on changing the conventional face of men's fashion with its quirky designs, construction, sharp silhouettes and resplendent prints. It's all about incorporating elements that represent both form and functionality." With their resort 2015 collection the brand continues to craft quirky, conceptual-driven menswear.


After dropping an entire wardrobe inspired by exotic birds last year, Tzar now looks to the thrill of a Joy Ride for their latest line of shirts. "This particular collection was created based on a the sights and images encountered on a joy ride while holidaying," Audifferen told Okayafrica. "My favourite elements of monochrome and bright hues come into play, vivid prints and a mash up of sporty ensembles with oversize laid back t-shirts and sweatshirts." See photos from the Joy Ride lookbook, modeled by Victor Kwen and shot by Jerry Rotimi, in the gallery above. Keep up with Tzar on Instagram and Twitter.

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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