Homecoming And Browns Present: Ni Agbaye
In 2018, Metallic Inc. launched Homecoming, a festival in Lagos, Nigeria combining panel talks, parties, workshops, brand activations and more. The goal? To spotlight the influence of African music, art, sport and fashion culture around the world, bringing together up-and-coming African talent and established industry names in a celebration of creativity across the diaspora.
This year, we are delighted to join forces with Homecoming to present an exclusive experience of Homecoming 2020. Titled “Ni Agbaye”, meaning “in the world”, the following E-Zine focuses on the influence that Afro culture has on global pop culture, exploring cultural exchange through the work of some of the diaspora’s most pioneering creative minds. Combining fashion editorials, online panel talks, interviews, custom artwork and in-depth think pieces from notable African publications, we’re also bringing you an exclusive edit of pieces from the most exciting brands representing the global diaspora today.
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“Ma People, Ma People”
Nigerian-British photographer Ruth Ossai teams up with stylist Ola Ebiti to showcase the best of our Homecoming edit, telling us more about the diverse influences on her work and the layers of meaning that lie behind her breathtaking images.
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Moses Adesanya’s Homecoming Kaleidoscope
London-based Nigerian artist Moses Adesanya creates a series of stunning artworks in his signature airbrushed style, capturing the beauty of African culture and its global influence.
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A Day In The Life Of Motherlan
Groundbreaking skate crew Motherlan takes us on a tour of their favourite London skate spots, showing off both their skills and their exclusive capsule collection for Browns.
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Re-imagining Society: Nigeria’s New Generation
In a powerful and thought-provoking essay, writer Ozzy Etomi explores the disconnect between the creative ideas coming out of Africa and the oppressive social codes that restrict them from becoming a reality.
Homecoming 2020 Panel Talks
Join us for two exclusive live online panel talks where some of the industry’s most exciting cultural tastemakers meet to discuss exchange and influence across the diaspora. Covering fashion, art, culture and streetwear, watch Angelo Baque, Virgil Abloh, Tremaine Emory, Wale Lawal, Stephen Tayo and more engage in two dynamic discussions around global African influence today.
Homecoming And Browns Present: Pushing The African Visual Identity Discourse Forward
Thu, 27 August 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Homecoming And Browns Present: Can Africa Generate The Re-Birth Of Streetwear?
Fri, 28 August 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
A Nife Omi By Nigerian Gothic
Taking African beach culture as his theme, researcher and art historian Nigerian Gothic collaborates with artist Joy Matashi to create an artistic representation of this important social and cultural space.
Come and See: Through The Lenses Of Kenneth Ize And Mowalola Ogunlesi
As Nigeria’s foremost purveyor of cultural criticism, Lagos-based publication The Republic analyzes the groundbreaking work of two of Africa’s finest design exports: Kenneth Ize and Mowalola.
In Conversation With… Haute Fashion Africa
Haute Fashion Africa speaks to four of our Homecoming designers, leading a discussion around their aesthetics, inspirations and their thoughts on what it means to be an African fashion designer today.
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Beyond Beats And Borders: The New Exportation of African Music
Contemporary Nigerian publication The NATIVE explores the conquests and concerns around the popularity of African music outside The Continent.
Obongjayar At Pitchblack Playback
Taking over our Browns East immersive room, we’re giving you the chance to experience Nigerian-British artist Obongjayar’s Which Way Is Forward EP in our immersive Pitchblack Playback listening installation.
Yinka Ilori At Browns East
For the IRL component of this year’s digital Homecoming celebration, Nigerian-British design star Yinka Ilori takes over our East London store with an installation of his signature brightly coloured works.