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THE NEW SHADES ON THE BLOCK

African eyewear brand, Dapmod might be number one in the sunglasses scene, but could these subsequent brands be giving them a run for their money? Maybe their Kurt Cobain inspired sunglasses are what millennials are wearing now but let’s just take a moment to appreciate how rock-and-roll is back on the Nigerian fashion scene. From the new retro shapes to timelessly cool aviators and tortoiseshell styles, we have discovered novel brands who are bringing the effortlessly chic accessory to a whole new cool! What’s even better? Do not expect a hefty price tag. Enjoy:

MAMICOCO

Super small ‘90s sunglasses are back in a big way and thanks to Mamicoco we can’t seem to get enough of them. The grunge style sunglasses made by Mamicoco are a fusion of retro chic and urban class. These mainstream sunglasses don’t even cover up our eyes but they are the definition of cool.

Courtesy: @Mamicoco_

Courtesy: @Mamicoco_

Shakkar Shades

What’s more glamorous than a pair of oversized sunglasses? On your face, they give you a mysterious, movie-star look. On top of the head, they serve as a chic headband and Shakkar shades prove their signature oversized frames look just about good in any face shape even though they are still very new in the business.

Courtesy: @Shakkarshades

Courtesy: @Shakkarshades

Môshe

“Reject Norms. Break Free. Lead.” says Môshe. This new generation sunglasses brand make coloured reflectors and tortoise shells our all-time favourite summer sunglass styles. Each design tells a story and each story makes you see the world differently… Literally!

Courtesy: Môshe

Courtesy: Môshe

The Vintage Smith

If you’re looking for super edgy yet chic sunglasses that is proudly African, look no further than The VIntage Smith. With a wide array of really cool frames, this eclectic brand has a ton of celebrity fans from Gen Z favs like Boj and Chyn to fashion influencers and keep innovating the shade game. Check out their Instagram page here!

Courtesy: The Vintage Smith

Courtesy: The Vintage Smith

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