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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Won the Coveted LVMH Prize

The South African designer is coming for everything.

South African designer, Thebe Magugu, is taking the international fashion world by storm and that's an irrefutable fact. Earlier this year, he took home the top prize at the 2019 London Fashion Week and was crowned the winner of the International Fashion Showcase. Now, more recently, the 26-year-old is the winner of probably the most coveted fashion award for young designers—the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) Prize.


Magugu competed against 1700 other designers from all over the world and came out victorious. Not only has the Kimberley-born designer earned some serious credit out on these fashion streets, he's also received close to R5 million (USD 338 000) and will take part in a year-long mentorship program with a talented and one-of-a-kind team at LVMH.

Speaking about his glorious win, Magugu said that, "I can't say this has been two years in the making: this has been in the making since grade four. Every cell in my body has been geared towards my being a person in fashion and being a designer."

If you're not familiar with LVMH, just a few months ago, Rihanna made history as the first woman of color to create an original brand for the group. Her Fenty fashion line became the first brand since 1987 to join 70 other luxury brands, including Christian Dior and Givenchy, under LVMH.

According to Vogue, Delphine Arnault, the Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton and founder of the LVMH Prize, described Magugu saying, "The creativity of his designs is great—the colors, the cuts, it's very feminine. We saw the talent, and we also saw the challenges—in export for example. It's great to find talent with a huge potential."

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

A-Reece has released another song via SoundCloud. "Selfish" is a minimalist song with its beat consisting mostly of gnarled guitar strings and a pulsating bongo drum.

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Aewon Wolf Preaches Subversion and Freethinking in His New Album ‘The Return’

Aewon Wolf releases 'The Return' after a two-year hiatus.

Aewon Wolf has always preferred to sprinkle some pop in his hip-hop, as can be heard in his previous releases. His latest project, The Return, his first in two years, boasts some pop-leaning songs like "Thando Lwami," "Something Special," "Cool Kids" and others are all glazed in the customary top 40 chart sheen through the use of glossy synths and pads alongside other contraptions.

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Watch the Hazy Music Video for Burna Boy's 'Secret' Featuring Jeremih and Serani

Burna Boy drops a new music video for a fan favorite from his Grammy-nominated album 'African Giant.'

Grammy-nominated Burna Boy shares the music for the latest single "Secret," a fan favorite from his seminal album African Giant.

The track, which features American singer Jeremih and Jamaican dancehall artist Serani, is arguably one of the album's most fun and memorable tracks. The song gets a hazy music video starring the three artists in various dimly-lit, monochromatic settings. The video was directed by David Camarena.

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Listen to J Hus' New Album 'Big Conspiracy'

The artist's highly-anticipated sophomore album features Burna Boy, Koffee and more.

J Hus is back. The heavyweight British-Gambian artist returns with his highly-anticipated sophomore album Big Conspiracy.

The 13-track album features the likes of Burna Boy, who joins the artist on the upbeat track "Play Play," as well as buzzing Jamaican artist Koffee who appears on the track "Repeat," one of the album's clear standouts.

It also features a new artist by the name of iceè tgm on three tracks. Some fans have speculated that the mysterious artist is J Hus' sister. The album includes the previously released single 'Must Be,' which he dropped in November of last year.

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