- Adekunle Gold Dazzles as Manchester United's Model in New Fashion Collection via Notjustok
- Ekow Eshun, Wallpaper* Contributor, Explores Ghana's Time, Identity, and Cultural Memory via Wallpaper
- Lady Donli Releases New Album "Pan African Rockstar" via OkayAfrica
- Balmain Debuts in South Africa with its Inaugural Boutique Store Opening via 10and5
- Africa Movie Academy Awards 2023 Nominees Announced, Honouring Cinematic Excellence via OkayAfrica
- Ben Enwonwu: A Pioneering African Modernist Spotlighted at Frieze Masters 2023 via Artplugged
- Swazzi, a Rising Nigerian stylist, Dissects his Top Afrobeat Music Video Collaborations via OkayAfrica
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Adekunle Gold Dazzles as Manchester United's Model in New Fashion Collection
Adekunle Gold surprised fans worldwide when he was unveiled as a model for Manchester United's new clothing collection. The award-winning singer featured prominently in the advertisement showcasing the lifestyle collection inspired by the Red Devils' third kit jersey. The collection, described by Adidas, blends football performance with streetwear culture, focusing on comfort and style. Adekunle Gold, a longtime Manchester United fan, expressed his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity on social media.
Ekow Eshun, Wallpaper* Contributor, Explores Ghana's Time, Identity, and Cultural Memory
Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana, is showcasing 'In and Out of Time', a show curated by Ekow Eshun, which explores the Ghanaian concept of Sankofa, or learning from the past to shape the future. The exhibition features artists like Malala Andrialavidrazana, Shiraz Bayjoo, and Godfried Donkor, highlighting the interconnectedness of past, present, and future, and drawing inspiration from Michelle Wright's circular concept of time.
Lady Donli Releases New Album "Pan African Rockstar"
Lady Donli, a prominent Alté music artist, has released her album "Pan African Rockstar," featuring collaborations with Obongjayar and Kah-Lo. The album blends R&B, Afrobeats, and jazz, embodying a Pan-African spirit. Donli's music addresses societal issues and inspires positive change, showcasing her resilience and boldness. Her music continues to gain recognition in the global music landscape.
Balmain Debuts in South Africa with its Inaugural Boutique Store Opening
Balmain, a Parisian luxury fashion house, is set to open its first boutique in South Africa, located in Sandton City's Diamond Walk, in late September 2023. Founded over 75 years ago by Pierre Balmain, the brand revolutionised haute couture with a fresh, feminine approach. Under Creative Director Olivier Rousteing since 2011, Balmain continues to blend tradition and innovation, showcasing audaciousness and sophistication in the fashion world.
Africa Movie Academy Awards 2023 Nominees Announced, Honouring Cinematic Excellence
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has revealed its lineup of nominees for 2023. As a prominent platform recognising African cinema excellence since 2005, AMAA celebrates top-tier talent and contributes to the industry's growth. The diverse categories showcase outstanding African filmmaking. Notable Nigerian films like "Gangs of Lagos" and "Mami Wata" received nominations. This edition, themed "Legacy in Motion," honours the late founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, and will take place in Lagos on October 29.
Ben Enwonwu: A Pioneering African Modernist Spotlighted at Frieze Masters 2023
Frieze Masters 2023 in London will showcase Nigerian artist Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu's diverse artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and watercolours. The exhibition highlights Enwonwu's profound engagement with Negritude and Pan-Africanism themes, his global influence, and his contributions to African modernism. His iconic sculptures, like "Anyanwu," symbolize Nigerian and pan-African identity, solidifying his legacy as a pioneering African modernist.
Swazzi, a Rising Nigerian stylist, Dissects his Top Afrobeat Music Video Collaborations
Nigerian stylist Swazzi, known as Okolo Miracle Obiechina, has significantly influenced the visual aesthetic of Afrobeats, particularly in music videos. During the pandemic, he transitioned from modelling for Boohooman to styling celebrities in music videos. Swazzi's work has been admired by clients like Tiwa Savage, Asake, Iyanya, and Flavour, showcasing vibrant, theatrical fashion that contributes to the dynamic narratives of Afrobeats.
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