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Streetwear Prints With Shades Of Grey By Micah Cohen

Label Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen's Spring/Summer 14 Capsule Collection features stunning prints with a streetwear feel.

We recently came across this new capsule collection from label Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen and its stunning print work. Founded in 2009, Cohen's line approaches wearable and accessible clothing from a fashion forward perspective. The off-the-peg brand always carries a streetwear feel and would definitely appeal to young urban fashion lovers. These are pieces that you don't have to work for: they work for you. You'll be edgy with no effort. Scroll through our gallery and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #shadesofgrey.

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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