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2Bop, Boaston Society, Damascvs & More Feature In SBTV's 2-Part Mini-Doc In Johannesburg & Cape Town

SBTV's mini-doc in South Africa features Johannesburg and Cape Town creatives like 2Bop, Boaston Society, Missshape, Damascvs and more.


London-based urban lifestyle video network SBTV (SmokeyBarz) recently linked with Connect/ZA on a 2-part mini-documentary on creatives in South Africa. In the first installment of Road to South Africa we're introduced to Johannesburg key players in fashion and music like Soweto's DJ LoveSlave, Thesis Lifestyle label founder Wireless G, and Missshape's Jamal Nxedlana. The second part is a fifteen-minute glimpse of Cape Town set to music by Damascvs, and features video game apparelmaker 2Bop and lifestyle stores S.A.M. (South African Market), Issa Leo and Boaston Society, Creative Nestlings, and Inzync poet Adrian Van Wyk. Watch SBTV's 2-part Road To South Africa below.

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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