A photograph showing a white man wearing trousers made from the loincloth of Rassemblement démocratique du Cameroun (ed.note: the ruling party in Cameroon), bearing the effigy of President Paul Biya, is being shared on social media. For many, there is no doubt that this is an edited photo. Yet, this image is authentic. A reverse image search on Google shows this photo on social media in an Instagram post dated October 7, 2019.
“True sape [ed.note: French informal word for fashion clothing] is that which speaks to everyone without distinction of race, colour or other considerations of a backward nature. The brand #Connivences, whose colours are sublimated here by these young French people during a wedding is an example,” Jocelyn Armel Le Bachelor alias JA Le Bachelor wrote.
Further research reveals that Jocelyn Armel Bindickou (his real name) is a designer of Congolese origin, creator of the “Connivences” brand, which he sells in his “Sape&Co” boutique located in the heart of the Château Rouge district in Paris, France. Several websites talk about the man, his shop and his style as the French articles here show.