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7 Emerging African Designers You Should Know

Through innovative strides and careful execution these womenswear and menswear designers are changing the way we see African fashion.

2. Wekafore

Birthed in May of 2013, Wekafore is a unisex brand that represents the essence of youth subculture in Africa and is shaping a space where conformity is a myth. Founded by designer and creative director Maniu Jibril, the brand takes inspiration from both his Nigerian roots and Dubai upbringing, where he relocated to after a tragic fire in his Lagos home in 2007.

Despite dealing with adversity growing up in Dubai, Jibril used art and design as way to express himself and bring his own ideas to life. His latest collection, “Thank You Florence,” infuses both high-end and streetwear silhouettes with a unique execution and attention to detail. The collection even has a graphic tee that take inspiration from Nollywood films and artists like Jimi Hendrix, which shows the range of influence that has shaped his life. Although this is just the beginning of of Jibril’s journey, his approach to urban African design is shaping a unique lane for himself and opening doors for the future of alternative designers in African.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

Photo courtesy of Wekafore.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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