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Top 10 African Menswear Bloggers You Need To Follow On Instagram

These stylish African men teach us a thing or two on their beautifully curated Instagram pages—check out who they are here.

African style bloggers have gained large followings lately—but the internet has continued to see stylish African men doing their thing online and taking the blogging world by storm.

These men are taking risks, transforming industry stereotypes and probably influencing your celebrity crushes closet (Oh heyyy, Kofi Siriboe!).

Below you’ll find clean looks, trendy patterns and mix of street style and traditional influences. Ladies sit back and enjoy the view. Fellas, take notes.

In no particular order, meet our favorite African men’s style bloggers of 2017 below.

1. Denola Grey

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Denola Grey is a men’s fashion blogger, model and media personality from Nigeria. His style and passion to be comfortable in what you wear and how you wear it is impeccable. The layout of his blogs clean, white and tasteful theme gives you a little hint of his unforgettable style. Visit his website to follow his journey.

2. Noble Igwe

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Noble Igwe is a Nigerian blogger and founder of 360nobs Group, an online magazine focused on news, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. His mogul ventures have named him as one of Nigeria’s well-known creative entrepreneurs. Igwe’s successful brand is one to stay woke with; make sure to visit his website to keep up with this creative powerhouse.

3. Lourens Gebhardt

Lourens Gebhardt is a Namibian blogger on tumblr and menswear influencer that describes himself as the epitome of everything vintage. Lourens illustrates grown man sexy with his sophisticated, clean cut, dapper, vintage suits on regular basis – no seriously this man is never dressed down! Follow this dandy man’s blog on Tumblr to get daily inspiration.

4. Laduma Ngxokolo

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Laduma Ngxokolo is a textile and knitwear designer and blogger from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His passion for knitwear bred from the yearning to celebrate traditional Xhosa beadwork for men. He has a true desire to spread his love for his South African culture through clothing and to express his experiences he has learned through his travels in his designs. Check out how Laduma uses a piece of home to exude his Xhosa heritage to others by visiting his website.

5. Mohcine Aoki Harris

Mohcine Aoki Harris is a Moroccan blogger, model and photographer. Mochine’s street style with a bit of everyday chic is the perfect demonstration a young men transitioning to a grown man. He has a clear grasp of when, where and how to convey a certain look. Follow his blog here.

6. Franklin Saiyalel

Franklin Saiyalel is a male fashion blogger from Kenya. He uses his blog to advice his viewers on trends and an outlet to share thoughts and ideas on his passion with brand experiences, fashion and footwear. His style, vision, and helpful tips for his followers speak volumes about his influence to others. Make sure to stay tuned for all his adventures by following his site here.

7. Allen A. Coleman

Allen Coleman is a Ghanaian menswear blogger and street style/product photographer. He uses his blog to celebrate different forms of street style and his minimalist sense of style. In the bio of Allen’s website he says, “www.ByAllencoleman.com is simply a doorway into the journey of man who is infatuated with the beauty of his world.” Do yourself a favor and check out his beauty of art through his lenses and the way he sees himself in that world.

8. Trevor Stuurman

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Trevor Stuurman is a South African blogger, multimedia visual artist and a DAMN good dresser. He has an flawless eye for dressing well with his sharp Afrocentric sets, hats and constant culture appreciation. Did I mention his camera skills are breathtaking? Check Trevor's blog out on Tumblr for more.

9. Steven Onoja

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Steven Onoja is a Nigerian blogger that provides men with an urban perspective and effortless style to look up to. He collaborates with a number of international and iconic brands such as Nike, Levis and many others. For daily motivation, visit his website to see this smooth, crisp, creative and oh so fly individual climb to the top as one of Africa’s best.

10. Igee Okafor

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Igee Okafor uses is lifestyle blog to learn and create conversation about the growth and culture for menswear. He uses is travel experiences from Paris, Spain, Virginia and his Nigerian culture to navigate is fashion sense. With his witty smile, vibrant colors, and effortlessly fresh approach he is sure to add to the list as one of the best to follow—check out his blog here.

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Photos: The Best Street Style Outfits From Lagos Fashion Week, 2019

See what Nigeria's best dressed had to say about what they wore to fashion week events.

In Lagos, Nigeria—a city home to more people than New York and London combined, where there's always a party around the next corner—your outfit does all the talking. From Friday to Sunday, Lagosians step out in their weekend best, determined to outdo their last look. No matter where you look there's no shortage of ankara, agbadas, suits, colours and fascinating silhouettes and striking new hairstyles for ladies and men. This energy was everywhere during Lagos Fashion Week 2019 which ended on Saturday the 26th.

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Studio 189 Brought 'Heritage' to the Runway During NYFW

Take a look at the sustainable brand's Spring 2020 collection.

Studio 189—the sustainable fashion brand created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, debuted their Spring 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

OkayAfrica was in attendance at Spring Studio this past Tuesday for the brand's runway show, which brought out 600 guests from various industries. Amongst those in attendance included Fantasia, Naturi Naughton, Quincy Brown, Opal Tometti, Young Paris, Quincy Brown, Justine Skye, Shaun Ross and many more. The show also featured musical performances "inspired by the continent of Africa" from Jojo Abot and more.

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In Conversation with Congolese NBA Player Emmanuel Mudiay: 'I want more African players in the NBA.'

The Utah Jazz player talks about being African in the NBA, supporting basketball in the DRC and how 'everybody knows about Burna Boy'.

Inspired by his basketball-playing older brothers, by second grade, Emmanuel Mudiay already knew that he wanted to play in the American National Basketball Association. Then in 2001 his family, fleeing the war in Democratic Republic of Congo, sought asylum in the United States.

In America, Mudiay saw basketball as a way for him to improve his situation. After impressive high school and college careers, he moved to China to play pro ball. Picked 7th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, the now 23-year-old guard has made a name for himself this season coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz.

Mudiay attests to the sport having changed not only his life but that of his siblings. Basketball gave them all a chance at a good education and the opportunity to dream without conditions. Now he wants to see other talented African players make it too.

We caught up with him to talk about his experience as an African player in the NBA, his hopes for basketball on the African continent and who he and his teammates jam out to in their locker rooms.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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University lecturer and activist Doctor Stella Nyanzi (L) reacts in court as she attends a trial to face charges for cyber-harassment and offensives communication, in Kampala, on April 10, 2017. (Photo by GAEL GRILHOT/AFP via Getty Images)

Jailed Ugandan Activist, Stella Nyanzi, Wins PEN Prize for Freedom of Expression

The outspoken activist, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a poem she wrote about the president's mother's vagina, won for her resistance "in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her."

Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan academic, activist, and vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded the 2020 Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression, given to writers who "continue to work for freedom of expression in the face of persecution."

Nyanzi is currently serving a 15 month sentence for "cyber harassment" after she published a poem in which she wrote that she wished "the acidic pus flooding Esiteri's (the president's mother) vaginal canal had burn up your unborn fetus. Burn you up as badly as you have corroded all morality and professionalism out of our public institutions in Uganda."

According to the director of PEN International, Carles Torner, her unfiltered outspokenness around the issues facing her country is what earned her the award. "For her, writing is a permanent form of resistance in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her," said Torner at the award ceremony.

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