Andrew Salgado , The Patience, 2011
Littlewhitehead, Any Last Thoughts? , 2010
Studio Swine, Prism Cabinet, 2012
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Philippe Malouin , Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin

There ain’t no party like a Lagos party.


Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.

Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.



Abstracted figures, deformed faces and sexuality are some of the themes that preoccupy the work of Regina born painter Andrew Salgado. We visited his studio in Dalston Kingsland to discuss about his inspirations, his interest to real crime and serial killers. 

Background cover: Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors /  Philippe Malouin, Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin / Jonny Briggs , Supernatural , 2012 ©  Jonny Briggs