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This Vibrant Lookbook Puts A Modern Twist On Traditional Headwrap Styling

The Wrap Life's latest lookbook features vibrant printed headwraps and handmade jewelry modeled by Brooklyn-based founder Nnenna Stella.

Images courtesy of The Wrap Life


The Wrap Life is a dynamic young Brooklyn-based company churning out vibrant headwraps, handmade jewelry and carefully curated incense bundles.

Founder Nnenna Stella decided to launch the company after her online search for headwraps proved futile.

"I Googled for three days and I was so upset," the African-American entrepreneur told Madam Noire. "I was like, 'Really? Nobody’s selling head wraps?' I imagined that there were other women who wanted to start wearing them, as well, and they couldn’t find fabrics and prints that they liked, so I decided to start."

Photographed by Brooklyn-based TunnelVision artist Dex R. Jones, The Wrap Life's most recent lookbook demonstrates the countless styling options made possible with their multicolored fabrics, many of which are handprinted. But what really stands out in the idyllic shoot is the seamless mixing of traditional headwraps with cut-off denim, midi dresses, provocative swimsuits and Timberland boots.

"The Wrap Life is about a lifestyle, so I want to show them my lifestyle and be as honest as possible," Nnenna told Madam Noire.

Follow The Wrap Life website and Instagram page for more information. To learn how to style these headwraps, visit The Wrap Life website's video tutorial section.

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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