Video: "Bikelordz" Gets Deep Into BMX Bike Culture in Accra, Ghana

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Thanks to Afropunk for putting us on to the incredible culture of BMX bike tricking, riding, and wilding out going on in Accra, Ghana right now. Bikelordz is a documentary that takes you into the world of BMX culture in Ghana and directly engages with the self-taught, local stars of the scene - following the young bike enthusiasts as they use their skills to get by, and to get recognition.  Watch the trailer above and then head to Kickstarter to help support the movie, and help bring bikes to Ghana.  For more, check out the full interview with director Mikey Hart over on Afropunk's website.



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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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