All over this spacey, dubby track from Denmark’s CHLLNGR – who’s also teamed up with the likes of Motherland game-changers like Spoek Mathambo, BLK JKS, Mo Laudi – and Dragons of Zynth member Aku and its atmospheric, ethereal video. Fittingly, the end of the visual is probably the best part.
Photo: Sheila Okonkwo for Arise magazine
Details about the latest issue of Arise were unveiled Friday, and as usual, its got some top-notch talent from the diaspora and beyond. Arlenis Sosa, Jill Scott, Tinie Tempah, Spoek Mathambo and more are featured.
Director Walu Mwalilino helms Stalley’s latest visual, “Pound.” Walu compliments the track’s aggressive knock with jolts of similarly impactful footage, including scrappy kids from the continent.
Photo: Jose Ferreira
Brazilian photographer Jose Ferreira turns his lens on Maputo, Mozambique’s landfill Hulene and its inhabitants in his documentary “Trash Land.”
Photo: Norman Allen
Grace Bol, Sessilee Lopez and more models hit the runway at the Summer Sizzle fashion event in the US Virgin Islands last weekend. Designers such as Dominique Pearl (see above) and Tracy Reese showed designs. Beauty Is Diverse has more looks.
Stylist Yoanna “Pepper” Okwesa is opening Retrospective, a vintage boutique pumping everything from accessories to housewares, in Lagos on Sunday, July 31.
Photo: Darryl Calmese Jr
Shadders spotted some color-soaked fashion plates at Africa Fashion Week New York recently. The first look runs the risk of being too busy, but the bold print and large scarf is balanced by the simple hair and accessories.
Afia is a clothing brand started by a San Francisco student, Meghan Sebold, employing Ghanaian textiles, labor and print.
Photo: Nyasha Matonhodze for Topshop
Runway It girl Nyasha Matonhodze speaks to i-D magazine about her meteoric rise to the top of the fashion world, her childhood in Zimbabwe and comparisons to Naomi Campbell.
- Toyin Odutola, “Untitled”
Nigerian artist Toyin Odutola’s recent portraiture focuses on sinewy detail.