Events

Livestream: Young Fathers In Johannesburg

Tune in to Okayafrica.com on Friday, February 27, beginning at 1:30pm EST, to watch Young Fathers perform live from Johannesburg.


Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers are in South Africa this week on a two-city tour hosted by SA beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Town’s Assembly Radio, in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA and Okayafrica. The Scottish / Liberian / Nigerian trio are bringing their apocalyptic pop to King Kong in Johannesburg on Friday, February 27, and then to Cape Town's The Assembly on Saturday, February 28.

Tune in Friday, February 27, beginning at 1:30pm EST, to watch Young Fathers live in Johannesburg with LAW, Card On Spokes, Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, Okmalumkoolkat, BIG FKN GUN, A Million Things, Just Themba, and Symatics. The stream is hosted by Siyabonga "Scoop" Ngwekazi and Lebogang "Nova" Masango.

For more on Young Fathers, listen to "Rain Or Shine," the first single off their forthcoming sophomore album, 'White Men Are Black Men Too' (out April 7 on Big Dada).

Interview

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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