Mustapha the unlikely Okada

Handsome young Mustapaha was heading to the mosque for Friday afternoon prayer when I spotted him. It’s not often you see an Okada (motorbike taxi) driver looking so pristine and well-pressed. The standard Okada driver vibe as featured so often on this site is far more laissez faire and normally involves a crazy hat, a hip hop flavour and whole lot of ‘tude.
IMG_6707But Mustapha is not your average Okada driver. “I wear this jalaba over the top of my clothes when I go to the mosque”, he says. “You have to show your respect to god and dress like a muslim man”.

IMG_6715“What will you pray for in the Mosque today?”
“Good health and a new girlfriend, can I have your number?”.

Double denim

Fashion has done a u-turn on the once cruelly mocked trend of double denim. No longer relegated to the fashion freezer, it seems that fashionistas around the globe are lapping it up, and the people of Freetown are no exception.  The Councillor_low_resFashpack regular The Councillor shows off his D on D steez with a distressed denim ensemble. Normally one for a more tailored look, this time our fashion trailblazer clashes black and blue denim which features the kind of rips, frayed edges and bleached patches my mother would have attempted to ban from the house when I was 13.