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Presenting Slime Streetwear.

Nov 5, 2020

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Motivated by the lack of black or African-owned companies, especially in Gippsland, Kuku Mahammud and his brothers Levi, Samuel and Joseph, have set about building a fashion label that represents the diverse African youth of our region and beyond.

‘Slime’ is slang for friend, brother, mate and other similar terms. While the T-shirt brand may initially appear humble, they’ve enjoyed solid support from Gippsland’s African youth since the very beginning, and their reach is only going to expand from here.

Kuku informs us that they also have a guardianship role over another African-owned clothing brand, Superior. With the inimitable Yakub Ogunsina (who featured in Gippslandia #11) as the brand’s photographer and Joel Oketa as the graphic designer, this is a creative collective to keep an eye on.

The team shares that the current design featured on the Slime Streetwear tees has been really successful, before revealing that they’ve got new designs in the works that are set to raise the bar for the brand yet again.

Models & Crew:

Santo Simon
Levi Mahammud Samuel Jacob
Yakub Ogunsina
Kuku Mahammud

Kuku, Levi, Samuel and Joseph are young Sudanese men who came to Gippsland from Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp on July 3, 2007. You can buy their gear at and follow them @slimestreetwear.

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