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#SoHip | Be Inspired By Yemi Alade's Fat-Bell Sleeves

#StyleInspiration | 4 Looks Inspired by Yemi Alade

True talk, Yemi Alade is schooling us all when it comes to street styles, posh looks, sexy trends with loads of African flavors. In fact, the globe-strutting Nigerian Singer never steps out without head-to-toe styling that hits every trend to perfection. Here are 4 Yemi Alade looks you can probably swallow inspiration from. Drink.

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To match this romper number by Yemi, you need to know that jewelry makes for great embellishments too. So, cover your chest with the most extravagant neck jewels you own. If you do not have a choker, just tie a nice lace fabric around your neck or improvise by shortening or double- rolling a necklace around your neck. When it comes to peep toe shoes like the booties you see here, make sure it is the right size so your feet don’t slide forward every time you take step. Blue and silver blend nicely with each other but a black romper could be more flattering because it helps hide what needs to be. More info: Blue romper / high heel peep toe booties / Gold Choker  / Blue  eyeshadow / Pink lipstick

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Long elephant sleeves seem to have made their way back in the 21st century. Be careful of sleeve ends that are too large, especially if you are petite. A flower print skirt is also dangerous to wear because it could get on the cheesy side. Opting for edgy prints as shown on the set is better. Midi is also a length that could go wrong on shorter beauties. Always work the skirt length that complements your legs. A pearl necklace, black and simple heels and purse are classic pieces that will take you through different styles. More Info: long sleeve top / Midi skirt / High heeled footwear / Black purse / Crystal  earrings / Pearl necklace / 

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If you don’t own a flowy cut out tunic like Miss Alade, please refrain from chopping a nice dress just because you want to get this look. A great alternative here could be a flowy top tucked in bold colored shorts. If you haven’t done so, next time you see cuff bracelets you like, buy a pair; it will help you upgrade a simple long sleeve top into a posh number. Wearing a brooch is certainly uncommon these days but it is a fun piece that gives you an extra pop when placed properly. More Info Blue flowy dress /  Pointy toe shoes / Cuff bangle bracelet / Hoop earrings / Red lipstick /Red brooch

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Having mismatched prints shows some edge. As long as you keep the rest sober, the overall look could be classy. You may wear a blouse with a skirt, feature different patterns yet make the whole piece work. Nude heel sandals make the look work better, a pink and fresh make up too. More Info Ruffle top / African print skirt / Heeled sandals / Green Earring / Flower lipstick

#StyleInspiration | 3 Easy To Wear Looks Featuring African Prints

One thing you should never skip on is definitely sporting a complete look you can feel comfortable in yet wholesomely classy.  A statement jacket, a staple pair of pumps, colorful African print would take a stylish girl a long way. 

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#SoCool | Diamond Platnumz Etait Vendeur de 'Mitumba' Avant de Devenir une Star

Chibu Dangote aka Diamond Platnumz a eu à se confier sur sa vie passée en admettant qu'il fût un vendeur de "Mitumba" au marché. Aux camerounais, ceci voudrait dire que celui-ci avait une cuvette pleine de ce que l'on pourrait appeler pains de manioc faits à base de manioc, d'huile de palme rouge et emballés dans des feuilles de bananier. La vente de mitumba se fait en bordure de route en général par des femmes. Recette issue de la tribue bassa, le mitumba au cameroun est assez consommé dans les villes de Douala et Yaoundé.

Vu que Diamond n’est pas de nationalité Camerounaise et n’y a probablement jamais mis les pieds, il ne s’agit pas de ce type de mitumba, mais il vendait tout de même au marché. En effet, mitumba en swahili c’est la vente de vêtements de friperie. Alors oui Diamond était un fripier avant de devenir la grande star de la musique qu’il est aujourd’hui.

Le chanteur a fait cette révélation en 2015 quand il a posté une photo de lui et une de ses fidèles clientes sur Instagram.

Bien que ces deux définitions n’aient aucunes possibles corrélations, le mot Mitumba, qui prend ses origines de la langue bantu, la racine des langues comme le Swahili et le Bassa, pourrait avoir un sens commun.

En effet, Mitumba en swahili signifie groupés et attachés, ce qui définit assez bien la friperie empilée dans des sacs et attachée en ballots avec des cordes , tout comme la préparation du Mitumba chez les bassas car la pâte de manioc est entassée puis emballée dans des feuilles et attachée avec des lianes.

Mitumba - pain de manioc

Friperie (Mitumba)

L’évolution des langues reste un concept extrêmement fascinant de la culture africaine.

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