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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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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Megan Thee Stallion & More To Perform at Afro Nation 2022

The world's biggest afrobeats festival adds impressive international names to the roster.

Summer 2022 is gearing up to be the sweetest we've had in years. Adding to the excitement is Afro Nation's 2022 festival to be hosted in European beach haven, Portugal, this July.

As the second phase of lineup announcements reached fans this week, the musical festival seems to be covering all bases and genres. Big names including American R&B singer Chris Brown, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Nigerian faves Wizkid, Burna Boy, and "Love Nwantiti" crooner CKay, and so many more promise to make this festival one worth spending three days on the beach for. UK breakthrough artists Pa Salieu, ShaSimone and masked phenomenon Midas The Jagaban have recently been announced as performers too.

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