The Modern African Gentlemen Edition: MINI (Cooper)’s first African inspired car, designed by Africans.
In collaboration with director Tebogo Malope, musician Langa Mavuso, and artist Baba Tjeko, MINI has released three limited edition Clubman models. Each Clubman has been individually designed by each of these three Modern African Gentlemen. The exterior boasts custom African designs on the roof and mirror covers.
Together with South African Radio station, Kaya FM, MINI launched a campaign earlier this year to determine exactly who the Modern African Gentleman is – asking listeners to envision what they thought of this person.The Modern African Gentleman is rooted in culture and heading for the top. Powerful but humble, rising up and raising up – traditional yet unconventional. These aspects live together and next to each other. Like an African Renaissance in flux – the limited edition MINI Modern African Gentlemen combines culture with craft.
Tebogo Malope, critically acclaimed filmmaker and director, is currently filming Africa’s first Netflix special, Queen Sono. Langa Mavuso is an RnB legend in the making and singer of Sunday Blues. Baba Tjeko is acclaimed for his Litema inspired artworks.
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