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, the Québec born industrial designer is known for his commitment to rigorous research, his experimentation with materials and his love to test them to their limit. He enjoys the process of making and one of his major sources of inspiration is art. Vitamin visited him at his London studio in Hackney where he discussed about some of his most recent projects and and the process of making them.