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Riky Rick Shares Cotton Fest Aftermovie, Says Next Year’s Event Will Be ‘On Another Level’

Watch the official aftermovie of Riky Rick's Cotton Fest.

In February, Riky Rick hosted one of the best hip-hop events of 2019, Cotton Fest. The inaugural iteration of the festival's lineup managed to strike a balance between established and up-and-coming acts including The Big Hash, Dee Koala, AKA, Nasty C, A-Reece, Moozlie and a lot more.


Today, the South African hip-hop artist shared the event's aftermovie, showing the highlights of the day and a few interviews. Riky also announced that next year, the festival will definitely return.

In a press release shared with OkayAfrica, Riky said:

"Following the highly successful festival this year, it was an obvious move to do it again. Thanks to the support of every single artist, concert goer and even the suppliers we worked with, this festival made history, changed the game in a positive way. We started planning Cotton Fest 2.0 the first week after the show, back in February. 2020 is gonna be on another level."

We believe him. This year's event was a spectacle, showcasing professionalism and a diverse lineup of the country's hip-hop artists.

Riky says in 2020, he plans to bring together "100 unique acts performing on different stages."

Watch the aftermovie below and revisit our coverage of Cotton Fest here.

Cottonfest 2019 Aftermovie www.youtube.com

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

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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