Patoranking and beautiful black women as Fela and Kalakuta Queens for "Lenge Lenge" Visuals

Nigerian Musician Patoranking’s latest single, "Lenge Lenge" is inspired by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

Musician Patoranking and beautiful black women as Fela and Kalakuta Queens for the “Lenge Lenge” visuals

Musician Patoranking and beautiful black women as Fela and Kalakuta Queens for the “Lenge Lenge” visuals

Patoranking was dressed in Orange Culture, Lisa Folawiyo Studio, Tolu Coker and Studio 189 and the Queen by Yemzi, Eki Orleans, Studio 189, Taylor Goldenberg and Fordam Rowe.

Extract from Okay Africa:

The visual, directed by Luke Biggins and Rebekah Bird, shows Patoranking epitomizing Fela in style and jest as beautiful black women, donning face paint inspired by the Queens, surround him and pose in fresh threads by designers from Africa and the diaspora. The minimal vibe of the video has the eyes focus solely on the fabulous looks.

Fela and his wives, the Kalakuta Queens

Fela and his wives, the Kalakuta Queens

“Contemporary African woman while still holding heavy ties to traditional hair and makeup styles.” -   Alexander Julian (stylist)

“Contemporary African woman while still holding heavy ties to traditional hair and makeup styles.” - Alexander Julian (stylist)

Model in Taylor Goldenberg (top) and Yemzi (bottom). Photo courtesy of Alexander-Julian Gibbson.

Model in Taylor Goldenberg (top) and Yemzi (bottom). Photo courtesy of Alexander-Julian Gibbson.