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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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How Diddy’s Tweet Started a Hilarious Dispute Between 2 of South Africa's Biggest Rappers

Pass the popcorn!

It all started with a tweet, just like Cassper Nyovest and AKA's ongoing beef. Yesterday, Diddy tweeted a gif of himself and captioned it with the watermelon emoji.

AKA's own personalized vodka in partnership with the alcohol brand Cruz is watermelon flavored. The MC jokingly responded to Diddy's tweet, "Everybody loves watermelon."



The tricky part is that Cassper Nyovest, who's an ambassador for Ciroc in South Africa, has a feud with AKA that dates back to 2014. South Africans on Twitter started speculating that the watermelon Diddy tweeted was an upcoming Ciroc flavor.

Read: AKA, Cassper Nyovest & South Africa's Biggest Hip-Hop Beef

This, of course, didn't go down well with Cassper Nyovest, who responded to Diddy's tweet with the "no entry" emoji. Later, Diddy tweeted an ad for the watermelon flavor of Ciroc.

Twitter started having fun with it, making jokes at both AKA and Cassper's expense—mostly Cassper—as many felt he had no business entertaining something so petty, especially since it didn't have much to do with him.

AKA tweeted, "Imagine beefing with a fruit." This morning, Cassper tweeted a press release to dispel the rumor that Ciroc would be launching a watermelon flavor.


The rappers' fans have been having a field day all day, with some artists affiliated with each artist joining in, either defending their friend or just having fun.


The two rappers are still sending each other subliminal messages on Twitter.

Cassper Nyovest and AKA's beef has become a beast of its own that has survived many attempts to put it to sleep. The last gesture involved AKA expressing that he was willing to perform at Cassper's Fill Up FNB Stadium in 2017, to which Cassper responded, " Just buy the ticket, bro."




You can revisit our analysis of the beef from 2015 here.

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Exploring Diddy's Obsession With Fela Kuti

Diddy's been posting about his love for Fela all over the internet.

Great men are obsessed with many things; Their money, the power that comes with it, the endless options they possess to alter and improve their human experience, and above all the feeling of invincibility that wealth and power provides.

But they are also obsessed with one more thing, which interests them more than anything else: Other great men. Great men follow each other, congregate in each other's presence, learn from themselves, make each other their business, and above all, consume their products. The same way Diddy is obsessed with Fela's music.

Diddy loves Fela Anikulakpo Kuti. The pioneer of the afrobeat genre, Fela is regarded as the father of modern Nigerian music, due to elements of his art constituting easy raw materials for today's generation of musicians. He was famous for his political activism during the country's era of military dictatorships, and his the expansive themes of his music preached for black pride, black emancipation, and most importantly black excellence.

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