Ghost Writer / Features / 2 years ago

The incredible rise of Legend Manqele, redefining cultural production in South Africa and beyond

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“I would say to any up and comings- although we are all still up and coming- just fight for whatever… not even fight,  just be who you are. ...

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Beth Vale / Features / 2 years ago

Kicks are the Catalyst: Mkay Frash and The Synthesis of Street Culture

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If Mkay Frash were a comic book character, he would levitate in celestial space, straddling comets, in constant orbit between worlds. His ha...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

Rharha Nembhard; NoirWave’s visual powerhouse

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The Drone Goddess is on a mission to live her truth, using her gifts to obliterate boundaries and silence stereotypes. The curator of  NoirW...

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Lenny-Dee: Brightness and Darkness

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For her cover feature with BubblegumClub Lenny-Dee Doucha, the lead singer and keyboardist of Bye Beneco, wanted to mix the contemporary and...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

LootLove is a true original! She talks to us about the super power in being yourself

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Luthando Shosha, is consistently immaculate, while it is part of her profession to look good, she does this while always looking like hersel...

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Motlatsi / Features / 2 years ago

In conversation with Milisuthando Bongela: Black consciousness through a critical art and the art of the critical consciousness


Our discussion would be held at one of Joburg’s popular high-end speciality stores, chosen for its open Terrace restaurants that would allow...

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Imraan Christian: The Decolonizing Gaze


Imraan Christian is a young photographer and filmmaker from the Cape Flats whose work is  capturing international attention.  After graduati...

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Jamal Nxedlana / Features / 2 years ago

Meet Distruction Boyz: The savvy young producers taking Gqom to a new audience

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By 2012 the gqom style of electronic music had already made a huge impact on youth audiences in Durban’s townships. The new sound rumbled ac...

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Witness the Funk – Trapping the Durban Sound


In 2014, Durban group Witness the Funk made their first impact on South African consciousness with their hit ‘Nomusa’.  The song highlighted...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

Meet Espacio Dios, the 17-year-old making music which explores universal themes of love and youth


When Espacio Dios joins my table, at some faux Italian joint in Sandton, I'm startled to meet three beaming young men, so I cautiously enqui...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 2 years ago

Push Push; breaking down white fragility and misogyny in the music industry


Push Push is a polarising figure. But why is the rapper so divisive? The shade and hype around Push-Push are somewhat of her own making, but...

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Don Dada – 21st Century Dandy


Don Dada, otherwise known as Tshepo Pitso, has a bold mission.  He wants to turn the South African Izikhothane subculture into a globally re...

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