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Scotland's Young Fathers Talks To OkayafricaTV

OkayafricaTV caught up with Scotland's Young Fathers at SXSW to chat their African lineage, the special touch on their music videos, and more.


It's no secret we love Young Fathers. After crashing onto our radar with two standout mixtapes, the Edinburgh trio hit the new year hard with their proper full-length introduction DEAD. Going into SXSW we knew for a fact that Young Fathers bring passion to their live performances. But no amount of prior knowledge could have prepared us for the mind-fusking ritual-like insanity of a show they put on at the Okayplayer Showcase. In between taking us to other worlds (backed by a full string section), Alloysious, Kayus, and Graham caught up with OkayafricaTV at the Bungalow in Austin to answer some questions we've been dying to know. Where and when did the guys meet? Has Alloysious been back to Liberia? When's the last time Kayus has been to Nigeria? Is there a method to the madness of their videos? Watch Young Fathers in the latest episode of OkayafricaTV below and look out for YF on their North American tour kicking off April 11th in Phoenix.

Videographers:

Lance Steagall + Jake Remington (Collabo!)

Editor: Lance Steagall

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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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