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.
Richard Wentworth, one of the pioneers of the New British Sculpture movement, met with Vitamin Magazine while he was setting up his latest solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery in London to discuss about his artistic language that conceptually examines and defies the common way humans perceive and experience the material world around them. His language eloquently takes the viewers at the center of his artistic observations and invites them to explore and even invent other possible meanings and relationships that might exist between the everyday world and humans.