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.
We invited Glasgow based artist duo Littlewhitehead to participate in a conventional video interview that would present its practice and explore the men behind the work. In response to our invitation Littlewhitehead decided to produce an exclusive video artwork for Vitamin Magazine that does precisely that, responds in a witty and quirky way to our initial invitation. Vitamin has the pleasure to present the duo’s first video work that gives an insight to their collaborative process and documents their time in the studio.