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Nigerian Menswear Label T.I Nathan Bespoke's 'Solace'

View "Solace," a new Nigerian menswear collection By T.I Nathan Bespoke for Spring/ Summer 14.

Nigerian menswear label T.I Nathan Bespoke by designer Temitayo Nathan Illesanmi recently released their Spring/Summer 14 collection. An emerging brand since 2013, Illesanmi and his label return with their minimalist but colorful menswear. "The Solace collection references the man who, though is resistant to fashion norms, is still very keen on his style sensibility. He is that man who has a penchant admiration for well polished tailoring, a man whose style aesthetic is well coordinated in effortlessly easy notes, that man who has found Solace in his minimally-simple interpretation of fashion," states the label. Illesanmi's purpose is to bridge a gap between high fashion & streetwear, and we can only salute the remarkable designs he's achieved. Scroll through our gallery to view the photographs from the lookbook, shot by Tope Horpload, and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #tinathanbespoke.


 

 

 

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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