Once upon a time it wasn’t cool to be an African kid growing up in Brixton.
Stereotypes of poverty, ‘strange’ food and foreign accents failed to supply street cred’… What’s it they say about having the last laugh?
Monday night saw the launch of ‘New African Fashion‘, the beautifully crafted coffee table book celebrating all things nubian, fashion, beauty and design.
Great to catch up with old and new faces; Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Nigerian AfroBeat Star – 2Face Ndibia, fashion father and son duo – Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford to name a few…
I’m on a musical high today.
Daley. That’s all I’m going to say.
Add to that, Remember where you heard about him first.
Nothing beats when you think you’re silently miming along to your iPod in a public place only to learn when the track accidentally pauses you were actually singing louder than you thought. Sadly random stares and sniggers confirm Chrissa, no you really can’t sing.
So to ease your drums, allow me to introduce you to 14th. Led by front woman extraordinaire Tracey Duodu and producer Tom Barber. They’re a sonic force to be reckoned with – think 2 step through to velvety R’n'B. Enjoy…