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24.9.18

MOBOLAJI DAWODU.

He's a fashion stylist and fashion director for GQ Style.

I photographed him earlier this year at Gidifest.

A few weeks ago, I bumped into his interview with Vogue; some of his assertions were arguably laced with what I might consider an attempt to establish Pan-African style independence, however they it can't be denied that his words remain simply truthful.

You can read the entire interview HERE or you can see below the excerpts of his words where I essentially found myself vigorously nodding while reading:

"...presentation of Africa is a very important thing."

"Money is not style." {cue the Hallelujah chorus.}

"Africa is a place of so many colors and so many beautiful textures..."

"...a closet...that's believable and authentic, you can't really go wrong."

"[Fela Kuti] is the most stylish dude because of what he stood for. Speaking up for the rights of the people...he was unafraid." {Perspective.}

"Africa is the future, and it has always been." {Amen!}

"I have a thing for yellow and orange."

Here's his photo which suggests he was not merely paying lip service to his statement on his color preferences.

Cheers.




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