DO YOU KNOW THE FASHION ICONS IN AFRICA? DO YOU WANT TO BE AN MTV BASE AFRICA VJ?

Aww thanks for the birthday wishes. I will be having a blast this Saturday! Now did you know that Africa has its own fashion icons?
First stop in South Africa. The fashion ICON happens to be Steve Biko! Here is what was written recently in the associated press

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"JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- T-shirts bearing the image of Steve Biko, the symbol of black resistance worldwide who was killed by apartheid police, can be found for sale at flea market stalls and exclusive boutiques across South Africa.

The question is whether the latest fashion is a sign the post-apartheid youth culture is embracing Biko's message of racial pride and African unity, or just crass commercialization of one of the most important figures in South African history.

Biko, 30, died of a brain injury in a cell in Pretoria Central Prison on Sept. 12, 1977, after being beaten and tortured by apartheid police. The 30th anniversary of his death was to be commemorated in South Africa this week with events including a speech by President Thabo Mbeki."

Interesting wouldn't you say? In the USA shirts bearing FELA sells the most for tee shirt designers who are inspired by Africa

In other news you too can become an MTVBASE VJ! There is still a chance for all you hopefuls from Benin City On September 14, simply download the application here and head down to the event!

Also check out a video of fashionista DEOLA SAGOE at Sun City South Africahere.

So how is your week thus far?

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