Simon Preen by © Peter T. Breen
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Jonny Briggs, Supernatural, 2012
The integrity of fertility (detail), 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.

SIMON PREEN

 

Dive into the world of extravagant British fashion designer Simon Preen. Preen invites Vitamin into his studio in London to explore the alchemy behind his dark and striking designs while discussing music and the notion of empowering women through his work.

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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