I've spent a decade on the continent working in the African Film-Television-Music and Entertainment Industries. Africa is the FUTURE!

 

And you thought you were having a bad day. Imagine getting hit by a bus!!! #monday

Architect, Social Media Maiden, the Winston Churchill of PTA, Braam and beyond -> @its_mooies features in @everydaypeoplestories @indistarafrica @liquidchefs @sian_schlebusch @essencemag @johnnycradle @amerikanaafrica @awindom1 #socialmedia #culture #business #architecture #afropunk #onestowatch

Architect, Social Media Maiden, the Winston Churchill of PTA, Braam and beyond -> @its_mooies features in @everydaypeoplestories @indistarafrica @liquidchefs @sian_schlebusch @essencemag @johnnycradle @amerikanaafrica @awindom1 #socialmedia #culture #business #architecture #afropunk #onestowatch

While @mtv was serving mainstream, the #afropunk festival in Brooklyn was providing the inspiration. #getfamiliar with names like @liannelahavas @johnnycradle @alicesmithmusic @thetontons @unlockingthetruth @thevaleriejune #afropunk #afropunkfestival #afropunkfest #rootselectro #moog #marley

While @mtv was serving mainstream, the #afropunk festival in Brooklyn was providing the inspiration. #getfamiliar with names like @liannelahavas @johnnycradle @alicesmithmusic @thetontons @unlockingthetruth @thevaleriejune #afropunk #afropunkfestival #afropunkfest #rootselectro #moog #marley

Shout out to @moozlie doing it big in LaLa Land. @billboard recognizes the #swag #vmas #mymusicmonday #mtvbase #africa #vj

Shout out to @moozlie doing it big in LaLa Land. @billboard recognizes the #swag #vmas #mymusicmonday #mtvbase #africa #vj

We was at home about to cry during Beyoncé at the #vmas like…

We was at home about to cry during Beyoncé at the #vmas like…

He may not have all the answers, but there’s no questioning his relevance, longevity, accountability and contribution to global music culture. Respect. @realsway @mtv @mtvbaseafrica @mtvza @mtvnews #vma #mymusicmonday

He may not have all the answers, but there’s no questioning his relevance, longevity, accountability and contribution to global music culture. Respect. @realsway @mtv @mtvbaseafrica @mtvza @mtvnews #vma #mymusicmonday

A$AP and Chanel in Vogue.
#ModernRomance
#LoveInATimeOfSocialMedia 
#vogue #magazine

A$AP and Chanel in Vogue.
#ModernRomance
#LoveInATimeOfSocialMedia
#vogue #magazine

Transgender is the new Black 
#transgender #male #female #choose #be #believe #skin #sex #choice #comfort #church #state #bodypolitics #cox #laverne

Transgender is the new Black
#transgender #male #female #choose #be #believe #skin #sex #choice #comfort #church #state #bodypolitics #cox #laverne

This past Xmas my Johannesburg northern suburb livingroom was transformed into a music studio where @johnnycradle laid the foundation for what is quickly becoming a classic body of work.

Coffee riddled late nights and early Merlot mornings were spent talking everything from his early memories of Bone-Thugs-and-Harmony cassette tapes and African choral singing to my fascination with James Brown’s signature drums and Biggie’s story telling flow. 

We poured over downloaded video snippets of interviews that showcased the struggle and appeal of Kanye West’s ability to remain truthful to his creative process, only to realize that, like Sway, we didn’t have all the answers.

But there was the veracity of Kwaito legends Brown Dash, Mdu, Arthur and Oskido; Stick fighting boys in the Transkei and the slowly disappearing ancient cultural practice of Xhosa initiation ceremonies.

Cradle still won’t tell me all of what happened up on that mountain, but I hear it in his music. Now you can too.

We coerced @connervarin into shooting this epic music video and @okayafrica provided the first platform for #ulate enjoy.

There’s about 7 or eight more songs with visuals that will come to light in the course of the next few months. Support local talent and by local I mean global.

@lesleymofokeng @missmillib @datwon @abelleinbk @tinafarristours @okaygingerlynn @questlove @toure_x @breadyfilth @bonang_m @mokgadi

This past Xmas my Johannesburg northern suburb livingroom was transformed into a music studio where @johnnycradle laid the foundation for what is quickly becoming a classic body of work.

Coffee riddled late nights and early Merlot mornings were spent talking everything from his early memories of Bone-Thugs-and-Harmony cassette tapes and African choral singing to my fascination with James Brown’s signature drums and Biggie’s story telling flow.

We poured over downloaded video snippets of interviews that showcased the struggle and appeal of Kanye West’s ability to remain truthful to his creative process, only to realize that, like Sway, we didn’t have all the answers.

But there was the veracity of Kwaito legends Brown Dash, Mdu, Arthur and Oskido; Stick fighting boys in the Transkei and the slowly disappearing ancient cultural practice of Xhosa initiation ceremonies.

Cradle still won’t tell me all of what happened up on that mountain, but I hear it in his music. Now you can too.

We coerced @connervarin into shooting this epic music video and @okayafrica provided the first platform for #ulate enjoy.

There’s about 7 or eight more songs with visuals that will come to light in the course of the next few months. Support local talent and by local I mean global.

@lesleymofokeng @missmillib @datwon @abelleinbk @tinafarristours @okaygingerlynn @questlove @toure_x @breadyfilth @bonang_m @mokgadi

NEW VIDEO DROPPING TODAY 

There’s a new sound coming out of Africa that combines traditional with cosmopolitan, uptown with the hood, analog with digital and mindfucks your concept of what is meant to be African in today’s world.

Names like @nicoandvinz @blitzambassador @Dieantwoord are changing the face of contemporary African music and added to their mix is new comer @Johnnycradle #getfamiliar

The Countdown is on!
@johnnycradle video #uLate
Premiere Today @okayafrica @okayplayer

Shot exclusively on location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

@thefader @pitchforkmedia @rollingstone @complex @globalgrind @vibemagazine @essencemag @bellanaijaonline @add52 @alldefdigital @thesourcemag @beatsmusic @spotify @shazam

#africa #music #southafrica #xhosa #eastlondon #london #ulate #johnnycradle #video #moog #electronic #edm #house #kwaito #traditional #kora #synthesizer #alternative #native

NEW VIDEO DROPPING TODAY

There’s a new sound coming out of Africa that combines traditional with cosmopolitan, uptown with the hood, analog with digital and mindfucks your concept of what is meant to be African in today’s world.

Names like @nicoandvinz @blitzambassador @Dieantwoord are changing the face of contemporary African music and added to their mix is new comer @Johnnycradle #getfamiliar

The Countdown is on!
@johnnycradle video #uLate
Premiere Today @okayafrica @okayplayer

Shot exclusively on location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

@thefader @pitchforkmedia @rollingstone @complex @globalgrind @vibemagazine @essencemag @bellanaijaonline @add52 @alldefdigital @thesourcemag @beatsmusic @spotify @shazam

#africa #music #southafrica #xhosa #eastlondon #london #ulate #johnnycradle #video #moog #electronic #edm #house #kwaito #traditional #kora #synthesizer #alternative #native