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This 13-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Is a Master at Tying Gele and We're In Love

A new video from BBC Pidgin follows Fati, a young Nigerian boy following his passion of tying gele, despite what other people think.

This story sure warmed our hearts this morning:

A new video from BBC Pidgin follows the experience of Fati, a 13-year-old boy from Lagos who is a genius at the art of tying gele. The young boy has done head ties for Nollywood actresses, and fashionable ladies all around the city, and he's using his unique talents to help out his family in the process.

In the short clip, Fati shares how he's faced criticism from neighbors, but none of that has stopped him from doing what he loves. "I love doing gele so much," says Fati.

We couldn't be more delighted by this young man. His talent speaks for itself.

Check out the video via BBC Pidgin to see Fati do his thing.

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Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo

South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu has released his AW21 collection, Alchemy, and it is beautiful. For his latest collection, the 2019 LVMP prize winner introduced a redefinition of his previous work, Counter Intelligent, featuring embroidered chiffon dresses, pink blazers and cinched waist belts.

For the new collection, Thebe Magugu collaborated with the photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a 1970s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo. The short film, which is written, directed and photographed by Moolman, shows the power play between two rival girl gangs named the "ultimate midnite angels" who speak Zulu and Setswana.

The short film begins at the river with an initiation rite, then the sending out of the initiated woman to become a spy. There's also a love affair between two women of rival tribes that warrants a capture. Each scene of the movie introduces the fits to the collection as well as exhibiting the fluidity of the outfits.

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