This Documentary Shows the Strong Connection Between Wax Print & Young Afro-French Designers

'Wax In The City,' starring Miss France 2014 Flora Coquerel, takes us through how the vibrant fabric is stitched in francophone Africa's style.

French filmmaker Élie Séonnet and French-Beninese model and Miss France 2014 Flora Coquerel take a journey through francophone Africa from tracing the love the community has with wax print to catching up with young African and Afro-French designers utilizing the fabric today.

Featuring designers Adama Ndiaye, Elie Kuame, Maureen Ayité, Loza Maléombho, Shade Affogbolo, Chayet Chiénin and Youssouf Fofana, Coquerel touches base with the new generation of creatives who have chosen to incorporate wax print into their clothing and learn about their inspirations, challenges and ambitions for the future of African fashion.

Wax In The City is due to make its U.S. premiere at Purchase College's (T)HERE Global Festival, where the program's focus is celebrating Benin, on Friday, September 28. It'll show the night before at the Montreal International Black Film Festival and then head to Harlem's National Black Theatre on September 30.

Follow the film on Instagram here and watch the teaser below.


The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Togo Makes Historic Appointment with First Ever Woman Prime Minister

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe recently appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister.

Togo made history this past Monday after it appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister, according to the BBC. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Dogbe, his chief-of-staff since 2009, following the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou last week Friday. President Gnassingbe was reportedly due for a cabinet reshuffle in February of this year, however, this was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Willy Paul, Diamond Platnumz, Fik Fameica, Ali Kiba, Zuchu and more.

These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Mali Announces New Interim Prime Minister Following Ongoing Protests

Mali has announced former Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane as the country's new interim Prime Minister.