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

sam zealey


British contemporary sculptor Sam Zealey talks about his new work and the core philosophy behind his industrially charged sculptures. Humble materials pushed to the limit of the wonderous while the artist insists on maintaning a cool headed work ethic.


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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