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TONY GUM

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Tony Gum was dubbed “The Coolest Girl in Cape Town” by Vogue in 2015. Gum is a self-described “artist in learning” who increased her influence by taking advantage of social media. She creatively directs her own photoshoots which are heavily influenced by Wes Anderson and Jamaican Rastafarians.




Gum is also the Co-Founder of The Local Collective, a production company she formed with her Insta-fan turned friend, Philia. The terribly-stylish twosome produce their own fashion film and photoshoots showcasing their athleisure and androgynous style selects. Gum’s self-promotion is proving positive for her artistry and she has received a Pulse Prize award nomination for her work. With a sharp eye for fashion and the world wide web, it seems that Gum’s artistry will be sticking around.



Read our OkayAfrica article on this cool kid and her creative curations.



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Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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