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ARTIST CO-LAB - RIZZLA -TWOTWO

ARTIST CO-LAB - RIZZLA -TWOTWO

This summer we got to working with music artist RIZZLA on his latest music video TWOTWO. Check him out looking airy as-f@#$k in our neutral toned Ethiopian cotton. Given his cool and flowy nature- we thought it was only right to set  him up in ourAdiam- Oversized button up Tell us how you like it ! LINK TO VIDEOvideo creditscreative direction:rizzla &maida ghidewardrobe styling:maida ghideCINEMATOGRAPHYSHANE CAMPBELL&JARED JOSEPHeditorSHANE CAMPBELL

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ANNAFORA RADIO - FRIDAY FEELS #1

ANNAFORA RADIO - FRIDAY FEELS #1

I put together a Spotify playlist for you to get in the mood with me. CHECK IT OUT HERE This playlist features some of my favorite artists who helped inspire and uplift me through out my creation process. Who might you ask are some of these artists? Well I'll tell you about some of my personal favorites.   BEZUNESH BEKELE   Bizunesh Bekele was an Ethiopian soul singer who was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Bizunesh was born in 1936 and came into popularity in 1960's -70s. She sang in Amharic and was often referred to as the "Aretha Franklin of...

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THE TEST OF TIME

THE TEST OF TIME

IN THE BEGINNING I HAD AN IDEA I was 17 years young with a great deal of fire and passion in my system and I just wanted to express. The aspect of hiding in my creativity was the emphasis and I knew I couldn’t be who I AM in the place that I was. I WANTED TO MAKE A MEANS FOR MYSELF BY CREATING FOR MYSELF WITHOUT OUTWARDLY BEING MYSELF From this THOUGHT sprang a whole nuance of IDEAS and inspirations. I came into knowing that the aim of my projects would allow me to move past the insecurities I absorbed...

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RECONNECTING- THE WEAVING PROCESS

RECONNECTING- THE WEAVING PROCESS

Growing up in North America you learn quickly that the words slavery and cotton are synonymous.​ From a young age we are taught that our people were carried on ships and forced to cultivate crops against their will. We are taught to be ashamed of the labor of our ancestors - and if your teacher or your family didn't tell you about it, then the books, or the TV screen definitely did. The fact is that cotton is the backbone of one of the wealthiest nations today and remains a multi-billion dollar industry. What you are not taught is the...

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