Top Model of MyPhotoBase fashion show

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Top Model of MyPhotoBase fashion show, London. (Nyapaco, 2013)

Top Model of MyPhotoBase fashion show, London 22.06.2013

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Eki Orleans-African fashion designer, UK

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The fashion world is currently trending African print; but I have recently been feeling a true original African designer; one of my current faves. UK based, Nigerian Hazel Aggrey-Orleans. She uses Kente cloth and Ankara prints with an Indian influence. The dresses I bought were made from silk, and the fabric sits so well on the skin–so light, decadent and flowy. Extremely professional, her packaging was beautiful and delivered on time. Her finishing is impeccable.

See more of her designs here: http://www.ekiorleans.com/

The Muffinz – Khumbulekhaya

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Just discovered this band. South African based artists Mthae, Atomza, Keke, Skabz and Simz. They have a soulful jazzy sound that just takes one back home. The song ‘Khumbulekhaya’ specifically ignites feelings of missing ‘home’ when one’s family is dotted all over the world (A diaspora feeling per say). This definitely carries my soul to warm Sunday afternoons driving to the sounds of Gabz fm whilst watching the mopane trees blurr into lines of brown and green across the landscape.