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Omar Victor Diop's Parisian Exhibition

Photographer Omar Victor Diop is currently presenting his work at the Parisian institution, La Maison de l'Afrique, from March to September 2014.

Entering the creative maze is relative easy, but finding your path and signature requires talent, patience and work. With the sparkling eyes and bright smile of those who have flourished in their field, Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop keeps creating buzz around his work with his different projects. The Parisian institution La Maison de l'Afrique hosted a reception for the opening exhibition from the man in constant demand, presenting a dynamic display of Diop's incredible work. Two different projects were featured: "Le Futur du Beau" (2011/2012) and "Le Studio des Vanités" (2013). The first project addresses an aesthetic revolution where people would have to wear their own waste, while the latter is a series of portraits of the new generation of young African creatives.  The exhibition will last for a few months, ending on September 6. Lots of people showed up to the opening to view and support Diop's work, it was a clear success and we're sure of his future impact on the French crowd. In the meantime, scroll through our gallery to view a few pictures from both projects. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #omarvictordiop.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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