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.
British artist Kate MccGwire caught up with Vitamin Magazine in her barge studio in Hampton to discuss about the driving forces behind her practice and her latest solo show LURE at All Visual Arts gallery in London. Kate MaccGwire invited us into her feathery world that is ‘habited’ by mystical forms reminiscent of magical creatures that with their organic and enigmatic forms dictate the space they are in, inviting the viewer into a dark and surreal journey into the ethereal.