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Prêt-À-Poundo: R.I.P. Remi Lagos

Tribute to Nigerian fashion designer Remi Osholake, founder of Remi Lagos.


Remi Osholake (center) presented her collection on the runway of Africa Fashion Week London 2012 at Old Spitalfields Market, London 

On November 3rd, Nigerian fashion designer Remi Osholake, founder of Remi Lagos, died of cancer. Osholake, who was only in her fifties, had been diagnosed with uterine cancer and passed away at the Harley Street Clinic in London. Designer Adebayo Jones, a close friend of Osholake, wrote: "I am still in shock. I just don’t get it, how someone can be diagnosed and be gone within two weeks. I saw her on Thursday and she was in a very delicate state which greatly distressed me the whole night and Friday." 

Top nigerian fashion designer Osholake was meticulous and known for her passion for detail and for the highest quality in the perfect fit. As a creative force, she always drew attention to the silhouette and cut, stressed by her choice of the fabric. Osholake had been in the fashion industry for 20 years ans was a consummate professionnal who had proved her worth in clothing design. She has always been fascinated by the color black. “When you have a black wardrobe, its co-ordinated in a way that there are no conflicts in colours and it goes from day to evening,” she stated. Below, browse a few designs from her latest collection showcased during Africa Fashion Week London in August.

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Davido's Fiancé, Chioma Rowland, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Nigerian musician made the announcement via a heartfelt Instagram post on Friday.

Chioma Rowland, the fiancé of star Nigerian musician Davido, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The artist shared the news via Instagram on Friday, writing that he and 31 people on his team decided to get tested after returning back to Lagos from abroad. While he and the rest of his team received negative results, Rowland's test came back positive.

"Unfortunately, my fiancé's results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby," wrote Davido. He added that they both showed no systems, but would be self-isolating as a safety measure.

"We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days," he added. "I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this!"

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Juls Drops New Music Video for 'Soweto Blues' Featuring Busiswa and Jaz Karis

The Ghanaian-British producer heads to South Africa for the music video for the amapiano-inspired track.

Heavyweight Ghanaian-British producer Juls shares his first offering of 2020, and it does not disappoint.

The producer enlists South African music star Busiswa and London's Jaz Karis for the jazz-inflected "Soweto Blues," which also boasts elements of South Africa's dominant electronic sound, Amapiano. The slow-burner features airy vocals from Karis who features prominently on the 3-minute track, while Busiswa delivers a standout bridge in her signature high-energy tone.

"The song dubbed "Soweto Blues" is a song depicting the love, sadness and fun times that Soweto tends to offer its people," read the song's YouTube description. The video premiered earlier today on The Fader. "The energy is amazing, the people are lovely and I've found a second home — especially the vibrancy of Soweto," the producer told The Fader about his trip to Soweto for the making of the video "Jaz Karis is singing a love song, which is symbolic of my new love of Soweto and I'm honoured to have worked with Busiswa whom I have been a fan of for a long time."

Fittingly, the music video sees Juls traveling through the township, taking in its sights and energy. The video, directed by Nigel Stöckl, features striking shots of the popular area and its skilled pantsula dancers.

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YouTube's Online '#Stay Home... #WithMe' Music Festival Will Keep You Entertained This Weekend

Watch Reekado Banks, Gigi Lamayne, Asa, Skales and other African artists perform live this weekend as part of YouTube's online music festival, 'Stay Home #WithMe'.

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Malians Heading to Voting Polls Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

The Malian government has announced that the parliamentary election scheduled to take place this weekend will continue.

Malians are set to head to the voting polls this coming Sunday in spite of the coronavirus outbreak and a raging jihadist conflict.

AFP reports that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced that the parliamentary election would continue "in scrupulous respect of protective measures."

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