Jonny Briggs, Supernatural, 2012
Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
The integrity of fertility (detail), 2012
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.

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

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JONNY BRIGGS

 

Jonny Briggs' work is self-referrential and treasures moments from the past reconciling them Jonny Briggs into the present and the future. Identity, mystery and the magic of childhood in the eyes of an adult, are reccuring themes in his work. This short film captures Briggs in his family home in the very environment where he was brought up.