Kate MccGwire , Quell 2011
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Background cover: Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors
Jonny Briggs, Supernatural, 2012
The integrity of fertility (detail), 2012

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.

PHILIPPE MALOUIN



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.

Background cover: Quell 2011 © Kate MccGwire /  Ages and Ages 2012 © Dexter Dymoke/ Jonny Briggs , Supernatural , 2012 ©  Jonny Briggs

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