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⏳ Trivia Time

Who is considered the father of African haute couture and is known for his use of traditional African fabrics in high fashion designs?

A) Duro Olowu
B) Alphadi
C) Pathé'O

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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📺 Watching: Asake's Fashion on The Pulse. The music sensation turning every performance into a fashion statement.

🎧 Listening to: Omah Lay's deluxe album 'Boy Alone' on Spotify. The twenty-track album features six new songs- “Reason”, “It’s Yours”, “Come Closer”, “Imagine”with Aitch, “Joanna” and “Soso Remix” featuring Ozuna.

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Answer: B) Alphadi
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