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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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Watch Adekunle Gold's New Music Video For 'Young Love'

This sultry but upbeat track is the third single on his upcoming album, Afro Pop.

This year has seen the talented Adekunle Gold serving us some genuinely dope music. After he released the joint track "Promise" with his wife and fellow musician Simi, he followed that up with his first solo track of the year, "Before You Wake Up". He then went on to drop the Fela-inspired high-life track "Kelegbe Megbe" towards the end of June and accompanied it with a music video that boasted an incredibly avante-garde aesthetic. After recently announcing that he'd be dropping Afro Pop, his third studio album soon, he's just released a new single entitled "Young Love" and true to form, it's a definite banger.

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Listen to Adekunle Gold and DJ Breezy's New Feel-Good Single 'Live My Life'

This song will get you ready to face the day.

Adekunle Gold links up with Ghana's DJ Breezy for their new track "Live My Life."

As the song's title implies, it's all about letting go, and making the most out of life. Gold sings encouraging lyrics about believing in oneself in his harmonious twang atop the track's upbeat, and string-filled production by DJ Breezy himself. It's a feel-good track, that will get you moving and ready to face the day.

It's Adekunle Gold's latest following the release of "By You," a duet with his wife Simi. Before then, he dropped the memorable song a video for "Kelegbe."

The artist had a jam-packed summer, headlining not one but two OkayAfrica Lincoln Center shows in New York and Washington DC. If you missed any of the action, revisit the recap here.

Listen to DJ Breezy's and Adekunle Gold's 'Live My Life" below.

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