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Trending Now: Angelina-Print Dashiki Fashion

Check out how girls and guys from the continent and diaspora are rocking Angelina-print dashikis styles this summer.

DIASPORA—Dashikis, specifically the Angelina-print dashiki, are enjoying a roaring resurgence this summer. This modern take on traditional West-African clothing is available in several colors and prints, however, the most famous style—by far—is the Angelina-print. This ornate and distinctive pattern looks gorgeous when applied to a traditional dashiki, however, fashion minded folks throughout the diaspora are also remixing this style staple in innovative new ways.

From blazers to bikinis, the Angelina-print is no longer only applied to loose fitting tops.

Check out how girls and guys from the continent are rocking Angelina-print dashikis—and beyond—with pride this summer.



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Dashiki Pride, founded by three Nigerian sisters, is a go-to site, if you're looking to take part in dashiki fashion. Check out some looks via their Instagram page below. We included the shop in our list of "9 African Streetwear Brands You Need in Your Closet."

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Interview: Terri Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

We talk to the Wizkid-signed artist about the story behind the massive hit "Soco" and his latest Afro Series EP.

Certain afrobeats songs have made in-roads in international markets and paved the way for the genre's ceaselessly-rising widespread recognition. Among these history-defining songs were D'banj's "Oliver Twist," Tekno's "Pana," Davido's "If" & "Fall," Runtown's "Mad Over You," and of course, Wizkid's "Soco." Wizkid released "Soco" under his label imprint, Starboy Entertainment in March 2018, and the song spread like wildfire across Africa and beyond. "Soco" was an Afro-pop wonder delivered at a time when the 'afrobeats to the world' movement was gathering steam, further cementing its electric nature. The Northboi-produced song was co-signed by celebrities across the world like Rihanna, Cardi B, and Paul Pogba and has accrued well over a hundred million streams across streaming platforms worldwide.

"Soco" was not only a trailblazer amongst mid-2010s afrobeats records, it was also the introduction of the first Wizkid-signed artist, Terri. Just weeks before "Soco" was released, Terri was discovered by Wizkid's longtime producer, Mutay, who saw him covering the song "Oshe" on social media.

Before "Soco," Terri Akewe was well on his way to fame. At fifteen, he had performed at street carnivals in his neighbourhood and, one time, was carried all the way home by neighbours after winning a Coca-Cola sponsored singing competition. Before his life-changing meeting with Wizkid, Terri had a seven-track EP ready for release, as well as a viral song titled "Voices." "One time I was on set with the video director T.G Omori, he told me that 'Voices' was the first time he heard of me" Terri tells me as we settle on a plush couch at his home in Lagos.

Regardless of Terri's initial career trajectory; signing to a label headed by afrobeats' biggest superstar was bound to accelerate his musical journey, and at the same time, cast a huge shadow of expectation on his career, especially given a debut as spectacular as "Soco." With his latest EP, Afro Series, powered by the sensational single "Ojoro," one thing is clear: Terri is stepping out of the shadows into his own spotlight and he is doing it on his own terms.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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