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Solange x William Okpo For Puma

Recently appointed Puma art director Solange Knowles chose NY/Nigerian label William Okpo to redesign the classic Puma Disc Sneaker.

Here's another scorching collaboration. Late last year, recently appointed Puma art director Solange Knowles chose William OkpoNew York sisters Darlene and Lizzie Okpo's clothing label named after their Nigerian father —  to re-design the classic Puma Disc Sneaker. WIth the upcoming Brazil World Cup in mind, they came up with the Girls of Blaze sneaker collection. The designs comply with the original version, adding a fresh vibrant and colorful touch. Scroll through our gallery to discover these new winners and feel free to tweet @okayafrica with #pumawilliamokpo.

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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