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.
Dexter Dymoke speaks to Vitamin just before setting up his solo show at Nettie Horn gallery in London. He talks about his constant experimentation with materials , often seeing sculpture as a way to problem solving. His pieces that touch upon design create new imageries and invite the viewer to question and interpret them in a historical and also conceptual manner.