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My Africa Is: The Lagos Chronicles - Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo

The final episode of 'The Lagos Chronicles' from My Africa Is features a story of Nigerian fashion from Lagos photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo.


On the third and final installment of the Lagos Chronicles, the My Africa Is documentary team delves into the world of Lagosian fashion from the perspective of a fundamental player of Nigeria's artistic landscape. Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo has raised his hometown's eyebrows in light of his risque portfolio.

Producer Nosarieme Garrick uncovers Ogunbanwo's experience as an artistic revolutionary in a relatively conservative country as she kicks it with the Lagosian local on set of one of his photo shoots. Watch Ogunbanwo's story of cultural innovation in the fashion world below and catch episodes one and two of the Lagos Chronicles via the My Africa Is youtube channel. This week's episode features music from OKA favorite Temi Dollface with her first single, "Pata Pata."

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Image courtesy of Jay Trigga.

Interview: Get to Know Rising Zambian Artist Jay Trigga

Jay Trigga could very well be Zambian music's next big thing—and he's doing it all from China.

Zambia has relentlessly developed a vibrant music scene in recent times, instigating new genres like Zambian Rock (Zamrock), Trapundula (a music genre following the driving element of Kalindula) and putting their own spin on afrobeats. This has all been possible through the collective effort of young Zambian artists wanting to create music that is authentic, different, bold, and purely African.

For 21-year-old Zambian hip-hop artist Jack Lumbeta Kafukwilwa also known as Jay Trigga, the need to showcase Africa to the world through music has been his greatest motivation. "I would define my sound as afro-fusion as it is a mix. I am quite versatile so finding a word to define my sound is tricky because I do trap music as well. In clear terms, my sound is chill, youthful and futuristic," Jay Trigga tells me over our virtual conversation from China where he is currently studying a masters degree in business management.

Following collaborations with Ice Prince and Davido's DMW rapper Dremo, the young star is significantly bent on shooting for the stars in Zambia's music scene. We sat down with Jay Trigga to talk about his journey, new single, his influences in music and more.

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