I styled Patoranking's video for his single "Lenge Lenge" released on the 3rd of May 2019. The song was heavily inspired by Fela, so we decided to bring that to life by featuring 27 women from all over the continent to represent Fela's 27 wives. We aimed to depict the contemporary African woman while still holding heavy ties to traditional hair and makeup styles. For Patoranking, I made sure to dress him only in African designers from across the diaspora, from Orange Culture in Lagos, Tolu Coker in the UK, and Studio 189 here in Brooklyn. My goal in doing this was to help bridge the divide between African designers and African artists to foster a community of support and respect between the two entities.

- Alexander-Julian Gibson
Creative Credits

Styling: Alexander-Julian Gibson/ @alexanderjulian

Music: Patoranking/ @patorankingfire