Music

BURNA BOY; THE HIGHLY RATED UNDERRATED ARTIST WE ALL LOVE

By: Osijo Adedeji Photographs; Yusuf Sanni, G L Askew Hey, whats up peeps? I’m just going to skip all the formal hullabaloo and say welcome to TheUrbanSytem, not like you don’t already know that (but my boss said to be polite) Anyways, lets talk about Burnaaaaaa boooooy! The singer whose real name is Damini Ogulu, […]

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Alté; Defining its existence and rise in youth counterculture

Author: Gboyega Cover image: Emit If you are as hip as you think you are, you must have heard of the alté wave. Though fairly new, its been around for a while now. It was popularized by Odunsi (the engine), a singer and a producer whose music is characterized by minimalist beats and lo-fi production […]

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WhoDoYouKnow: Virgil Abloh

Ever stepped out feeling fly in an Off-White branded product, or a big fan of Kanye (sorry Ye), then you owe this man. Born September 30, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois to Ghanaian immigrant parents. Virgil Abloh, referred to in some corners as the ‘Jesus of Design’ is a Fashion Designer, DJ, Music Producer, overall UrbanCreative […]

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THE LOOKBOOK

 A lookbook by definition is a collection of photos compiled to show off a model,photographer,stylist or clothing line in order to captivate the audience and give them an overview about the details of the creative subject. Urbansystem is taking this further by collaborating with a plethora of creatives including photographers,painters,graphics designers,image manipulators and visual artists […]

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Fashion

MAKI OH FALL 2018 COLLECTION

FALL ‘18 ALAKOBA: (Yoruba) ɑ:lɑ:kəʊ:bɑ Definition : I. is an individual that gets others in trouble II. is a person who knowingly or unknowingly gets others in a bind – by association or by being in the person’s vicinity. III. is when you’re in a canoe in the middle of the river, and someone starts […]

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NIGERIAN ENTERTAINERS IN DIASPORA

Of recent (not so recent if you actually watch tv like me) Africans have been a lot more acknowledged in the world, especially Hollywood, which was originally dominated by white people, of course. and then African Americans.  Of course naija no dey carry last, as we have quite a lot of high rising stars in […]

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Amazing Iphone Photography; HYZICK KING

If ever you start doubting the capabilities of your iPhone’s camera, take a look at these gorgeous shots by photographer Hyzick king. The lagos based photographer wanted to see if his iPhone could produce the same results as a full-frame mirrorless camera in ideal sunny settings and low-light conditions. Using an iPhone6/8 Plus and editing […]

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DONALD GLOVER SUED BY RECORD LABEL

Donald Glover‘s record label says he’s screwing them over and now they want justice in a court of law. Glassnote Entertainment Group has filed a lawsuit against Childish Gambino claiming he’s aced them out of the loot he’s collected for streaming royalties. As for those royalties … they’re a lot. The suit claims Donald has […]

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Fashion

THE MYTHICAL AGBADA

Agbada In Yorubaland,these attire was worn by the early fathers. Consisting of three parts, the sokoto or kembe,a long sleeved shirt and a wide open-stitched sleeveless gown worn over these. Guns and ammunition s were stored in the sokoto during war and the over-gown was used to cover it. It is usually covered with intricate […]

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CHAIN BREAKERS AND MEN MAKERS

Chains! O ye chains of our fathers Not of gold, not of silver Not of diamond, not of pearls But of cast iron smelt and rust Cut to shapes ugly and choking Chains to tame Chains to maim The generation of humans firece and brave Of the ocean breeze I speak calmly of Was three […]

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