YoungstaCPT invited me to a studio session of his and producer Loopsta in Hillbrow some two years ago. He reached out two months back, asking that I share some of … Continue reading #Featured | Photography Work On Projects By YoungstaCPT & Amandla Freedom Ensemble
In 2013 Deko Barbara-Jessica Weidi, who is of Congolese descent, was an upstart R&B singer who’d recently started rapping because of the push her producer friends gave her. She was … Continue reading Rouge: Coming In From The Cold, Redda Than Red
Red Bull Culture clash delivered the niceties on Saturday night in what turned into a lesson in how to package South African pop culture for a fickle audience.
I’ll never, ever probably write a pop song — a pop pop pop song — because I know that that doesn’t feed me.
The homie Khanya Sijaji publishes an independent magazine named Just Sunday. He asked whether I’d be keen to contribute a photo-essay, and asked that I submit text and images in … Continue reading #Featured | Photo-Essay For Just Sunday Magazine’s Kult Issue
SUBS is a series on subcultures filmed and edited by myself, and produced by Tshego Mosiane of ReconnectED, a plaftform dedicated to casting a critical eye on issues that emerge … Continue reading #Featured | Fashion Film On Subcultures Is The Official Selection At Fashion Film Festival Milano
Luvuyo Njeje le Lungelo Ntombela ke majita a boima, a tjapalletseng sebaeng sena sa gqom. Khoeling tse ‘maloa tsa ho feta ba ile ba nts’a setlabolane sa bona Gandaganda.
Crazy White Boy was my first dip into the commercial pool.
Rouge’s live rap show’s so dope, it threatens to eclipse her ill raps. When on the mic she’s in control, focused, with the promise to get progressively better, from one … Continue reading #Review | Rouge’s Live Show’s So Dope, It Eclipses Her Sick Raps
A Gentle Magic is a forthcoming, feature-length documentary film which explores the resurgence of skin-lightening products in South Africa, and uses that as an in-road to the country’s changing social … Continue reading Skin Lightening: 5 Women Share Their Experiences In Forthcoming Documentary Film
Dear Mr You-Know-Who, My nephew asked his mom this one morning as they were driving to school. He’d just heard a radio advertisement for the Take A Girl Child To … Continue reading #GuestPost | But Mommy, Where Do The Boys Go?
One of the biggest songs on South African radio in 2016 was Babes Wodumo’s “Wololo”. Deejays previously associated with mainstream ‘house’ music have been riding the wave since, with Euphonik’s … Continue reading #PhotoEssay | Back When Gqom Was A Dirty Word, And Now…