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Nairobi Alt-Rapper Wangechi's 'Artilude Noire' Dreamscapes

Watch Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi's visual collage 'Artilude Noire (A Theatrical Notion of Disguise).'


In the lead up to her upcoming full-length debut, young Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi recently took to unveiling her dream-influenced ponderings on the age old question of what constitutes art. The striking yet divisive Artilude Noire alternates between Rhye sensuality and Where The Wild Things Are dreamscapes. Luxury advertising aesthetics and fashion show similarities aside, the images are undoubtedly beautiful. According to HBR, the spoken word piece that accompanies all this visual mind-fuzzing will feature on Wangechi's forthcoming Art 19 LP. Watch the midnight marauding Artilude Noire teaser below.

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Zandile Ndhlovu is currently the only licenced Black South African woman free diver instructor. However, that title is not enough. The Johannesburg-based diver has taken to Cape Town's shores to change the lives of Black youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dive. Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid Foundation project has recently been spotlighted in the news for its initiative that calls for the ocean diving community to be more inclusive.

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