Daily Paper has united with Nigerian brand Wekafore on a one-of-a-kind capsule collection exalting African heritage and an uncompromising vision for the future. Titled The Spirit Don’t Die, the collection takes music icon Fela Kuti as its ultimate muse.
An ode to Nigeria as a powerhouse of pop culture from the glamorous drama of Nollywood to Fela Kuti’s Pan-Africanist world, the Kalakutu Republic – the artist’s famed commune – where Blackness is revered, Africanness uncompromising, and Fela reigns supreme.
For the uninitiated, Wekafore represents a new generation of African designers that are breaking glass ceilings and making new rules. Since its debut in 2013, Wekafore has made its way from humble beginnings to ready-to-wear collections with an Afrofuturistic edge, while simultaneously increasing the continent’s representation in fashion.