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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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Listen to Young Paris' New Album 'Blood Diamond'

Featuring Olamide, Mizzle, Breana Marin and Nyceman.

Young Paris is back today with his third studio album, Blood Diamond.

The new record sees the New York-based Congolese artist and Roc Nation signee cycling through nine tracks that are made for summer nights and dance floors.

Blood Diamond is spearheaded by lead single "Juicy," a lively track that includes a verse from Nigerian heavyweight Olamide. Additional features across the album come from Mizzle, Breana Marin, and producer Nyceman.

"Blood Diamond highlights the journey of an African boy from... Congo that traveled to the United States and made a name for himself," the artist's team writes in a press statement. "Young Paris translates himself as the precious stone, unrecognized by the world until he was properly cut and polished like that of a diamond from the many conflict areas throughout Africa, specifically Congo where his family is from."

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Afrique C'est Chic: Celebrate the Return of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE With This Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery of the 2016 editions of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE is about good music, good vibes and good people. Check it out.

DIASPORA—The first summer holiday weekend is coming up in New York which means our infamous EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party is around the corner. Brought to you by OkayAfrica and our friends at Everyday People, the highly anticipated rooftop party always brings great music by DJs mOma, Rich Knight, CortegaKashaka and Underdog.

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