Watch 'Silver Pixie, Myawo Mi', Olugbenga's New Video Shot in Lagos

It’s no secret that I love the looks of this guy. Which is why he is in my MTV Iggy list of African artists who ought to have fashion lines. Earlier this summer the Brighton-based DJ/producer/vocalist and Metronomy bassist Olugbenga Adelekan headed down to Nigeria for the first time since he was a teenager. Along with art director extraordinaire Andy Amadi Okoroafor (Clam Magazine, Relentless) they came up with this  beautifully shot […]

 

Rick Ross, Solange Knowles and the Poverty Porn Dissenters

(photo credit: Nigeria Films) So now that Solange has done her bit for what some might call poverty porn, I have to add viagra from canada my two cents. In the interests of research, I had to endure some three minutes of Rick Ross’s Hold Me Back (Nigeria) video, filmed in Sura market in Obalende, an impoverished part of Lagos, and intended to draw parallel to the original version of […]

 

Giles Peterson remixes Keziah Jones' 'Lagos vs New York'

Everyone’s favourite taste maker Giles Peterson put his spin on this track by Keziah Jones from his album Wood Funk. The result? Bigger and funkier. Listen to it here.

 

Ermenegildo Zegna to open store in Nigeria

Last year the the New York Times announced “Suddenly Africa is Everywhere!”.  Africa was in movies, on the catwalks and on our newstands. The realization that Africa is being rebranded from an international charity case, into a rapidly emerging market, is sending some brands running to stake a claim in the once ignored continent. Joining the list of luxury brands opening up storefronts in Africa, is Ermenildo Zegna. The Italian […]