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Kanye West Appoints Nigerian Designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, As The Director For The New “YEEZY Gap” Collection

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Kanye West is not new to the Gap family. As a teen growing up in South Side Chicago, West worked at his neighborhood Gap store, all while making beats in a small basement studio on the side. Flash-forward to 2020, where the two have officially joined forces again, under a new project that’s sure to withstand the test of time. The new YEEZY Gap collaboration (or ‘YZY,’ readapting the mall store’s three-lettered logo) was announced on Jun. 26, and cult followers are rejoicing.

Starting this month, the two brands are entering a 10-year creative partnership, a source told the New York Times, with first pieces from the line scheduled to drop in 2021. The collection will feature mens, women’s and kids styles, all for the accessible price point that Gap is famed for. Eventually, West’s “design vision” will infiltrate other parts of the brand, taking shape both physically (through concepts at Gap’s storefronts) and digitally (on its online platforms).

Mark Breitbard, Global Head of Gap Brand, waxed poetic on the partnership in an official statement: “We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” he said.

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Though West has not yet commented on the collaboration, his desire to create clothes for the masses has long been a dream of his. In 2015, T Magazine reported that West was looking to create “high fast fashion: clothes that are truly avant-garde in their design… [that] could be bought by the public at affordable price.” In the interview, West said “The jacket that no one could get… I wanted to give that to the world.” With that, Gap is the ultimate destination for his vision to materialize with.

Though Gap has partnered with high-fashion giants before (Balmain; Stella McCartney), fans are actively contemplating how YEEZY’s demure streetwear aesthetic will carry over to Gap’s hallmark familial style. Imagery is not yet available, save for a blurred image featuring a duffle bag that YEEZY teased through a post on its official Instagram.

West has also tapped female Nigerian-British designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, as his design director for the line, whose bullet hole dress (as donned by Naomi Campbell) sparked public controversy last year, starting a commentary on racial injustice. Mowalola fans are hoping to see her bold, disruptive design codes infused through the new project. As Mr. West always surrounds himself with the brightest and most talented, the best is sure to come.

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Kanye West Shares Images Of New Yeezy Sunglasses

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Rapper-producer-and aspiring presidential candidate Kanye West tweeted a couple of images of his brand Yeezy’s new sunglasses that are pretty unconventional in appearance. It prompted plenty of reactions from netizens who were both puzzled and amused by the design.

West offered his followers a glimpse of the new sunglasses from the latest Yeezy-Gap partnership and the design has since created a buzz on the internet. From hairband to Cyclops, the fictional superhero from the X Men series, the design of the sunglasses have been compared to a variety of odd everyday life objects.

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Jamila House Opens Antique Showroom In Accra

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Jamila Home, a prestigious antique showroom has opened its 3200- square – meter marble stone edifice which offers high-quality furniture sale in Accra.

The elegant edifice is locate at West Legon in Accra and deals in artistically iconic interior and exterior décor as well as antique furniture, classy wallpapers and celling design.

Considered the first of its kind in Ghana, Jamila House promises to offer luxurious art and professional services to customers.

A statement issued by Jamila House said all its products are unique and high quality. Staffs of Jamila Home are professional interior and exterior designers with specialized skills in the world of décor.

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Rapper Bryan The Mensah Launches A Very Affordable Merchandize Store

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Accra, August 12, 2020 – Bryan The Mensah drops “Walls” Lyric Video, and launches very affordable merchandize store. Ghana’s reigning contemporary rapper, BRYAN THE MENSAH, has just launched his merchandize store.

The merchandize store is launched from his nouvelle website http://bryanthemensah.com/store and currently taking pre-orders. The souvenirs come in varied T-Shirt formats and designs, amongst others. The Tees come in very affordable prices, starting from GHC 40 only!

“Not Going Outside”, his latest EP has racked over 300,000 Streams across various platforms; a very plausible feat many have said – especially for a young and ‘just popping’ new voice on the Ghanaian music scene, owing to how difficult it is to get the numbers and digital store influences.

Listen to “Not Going Outside” by Bryan The Mensah here: https://bryan.fanlink.to/NGO. Bryan just release lyric video for “Walls”, one of the singles off his latest EP.

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Nike Honor Nigeria With Air Presto “Naija” Design

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Although we won’t be able to tune in to any Olympic competitions this year, we’re still seeing Sportswear brands across the board celebrate the global event through special footwear releases. One of those being Nike whom, after releasing their Nyjah Free 2 and Bruin React colorways via their SB sub-label today, keeps our eyes fixated on their Tokyo-ready lineup by unveiling another themed-variation of the Air Presto.

After already paying respects to South Korea and Australia, the Swoosh silhouette is now traveling to the country of Nigeria to reimagine itself in a newly-fashioned “Naija” colorway. Snug-like uppers are given a “Pine Green” backdrop and ornamented with tribal patterns pulled straight from the football club’s soccer kits (The same graphics were recently seen on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Freak 2).

Cages also arrive in green, only their shading is dialed up to a pastel tint, and they spell out “Naija” across the heel for a literal nod. Save for the “Green Strike” swooshes and five dot openings, the midsoles are wrapped in a stark black, and rounded off below with angelic tread. As of now it is already confirmed that the “Naija” theme will already land on the Air Max 95 as well, but don’t be surprised if it spills into more Nike models in the near future similar to the aforementioned South Korea makeup. Check out a closer look here, and find these dropping on Nike.com in the coming weeks for $130.

Nike Air Presto “Naija”
Color: Pine Green/Green Strike-Black-White
Style Code: CJ1229-300

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