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The Cast of 'Black Panther' Was the Best Dressed at Last Night's Oscars

No competition. Wakanda forever.

The 90th annual Oscars commenced last night in Los Angeles, and as usual, it brought out some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

While the show itself was largely uneventful—and still white—the red carpet was brimming with beauty—largely due to the presence of Black Panther's stunning cast, and some of out other favorites including Tiffany Haddish, Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, and more.

One of the night's major highlights of the night was Jordan Peele's well-deserved win for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. He is the first African-American to win the award.


While Daniel Kaluuya didn't take home the Oscar for Best Actor, as we had hoped, it's clear that the star doesn't need an award to validate his talent. He looked crisp as ever in this camel suit jacket.

We still must know what this conversation was about.

How insanely regal do Nakia, Okoye and M'Baku look? This is a lot to take in.

Danai Gurira's white hair detail is just beyond.

Lupita Nyong'o also rocked a standout hairdo, inspired by the Amasunzu hairstyles of Rwanda. Check it out below.

Can we talk about our king though? Chadwick Boseman looked stylish as ever in this ensemble. The man can dress, ok.

Check out some of the other stellar looks from the night, including Tiffany Haddish who paid homage to her late father by rocking traditional Eritrean garb, read more about her stunning look here.

Check out some more of our favorite looks below.

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'Sailing Back to Africa as a Dutch Woman,' 2017, from Fortia. By Keyezua, photo courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery.

Our 9 Favorite African Visual Artists of 2018

We look back at the contemporary African visual artists who caught our eye this year.

This year, African visual artists have done their due diligence to carve their own path leading to creative autonomy, authentic storytelling and straight up greatness.

From photography and film, to even mixed-media art, the following have produced stand-out work that deserve their due accolades.

Feast your eyes on our nine favorite African visual artists of 2018 below.

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Here's Every African Designer Beyoncé Wore During Her Trip to South Africa

"Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," the singer wrote on Instagram.

Beyoncé opted for bold colors and rich patterns during her trip to South Africa earlier this month for Global Citizen Festival, making a vibrant fashion statement with every outfit she was spotted in.

During her performance, the singer sported an ancient Egyptian-inspired beaded body suit, a bodice designed similarly to traditional Zulu jewelry and an emerald green ensemble made in collaboration with South African designers Enhle Mbali Maphumulo of Manual Rossa Apparel and Quiteria & George—but she rocked African-made looks off the stage as well.

In an Instagram post today, Queen Bey shared a slideshow of some of the striking outfits she rocked while in South Africa, and gave a shoutout to the designers behind them. "Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," wrote Queen Bey.

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These Nigerian Songs Broke YouTube and Google Records in 2018

Davido's "Fall" has set another YouTube record, while Wizkid's "Fever" was the most googled Nigerian song.

Nigerian music had a big year, and the numbers prove it.

After becoming the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube earlier this month, the video for Davido's hit song "Fall" has set a new record, becoming the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.

The music video, which was uploaded in 2017, edged out Yemi Alade's memorable 2014 video for "Johnny," which currently sits at 98 million views to claim the title.

READ: Best Nigerian Songs of 2018

Last time we checked in, "Fall," directed by Daps, was sitting at just over 98 million views as well, which means it gained 2 million new views in just 2 weeks, as Konbini points out.

Davido - Fall (Official Music Video) youtu.be

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