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.
British design duo Studio Swine known for the their sustainable fashion eye wear made out of human hair talks to Vitamin Magazine about their fascination with unknown to them materials admitting that they would not design if an audience did not exist. They invited us to travel with them to Kent and Hastings and shared with us their favourite places from which they source ideas and inspiration.