Titi – I never personally knew the guy. Might have met him a few times at best, but I was constantly inspired by him – music, the fashion, the hustle spirit, his presence in general – I like to think we all were.
If the South African industry was ever really in your sights, you would have heard of Riky Rick one way or another.
Following the very jolting news of his passing, about a month ago, I spent good time binging all things Riky; interviews, music videos, show clips, fashion looks and so much more. I knew I wanted to do something in his memory but I didn’t quite feel rightly placed to carry it alone the way I envisioned. So, I reached out to a few friends I knew LOVED and continue to be inspired by him to help me put this together.
So here’s to nostalgia for some, and discovery for others in a special compilation of our videos to watch review dubbed “Feed Your Eyes”.
2018! 2018! 2018! if you were a Nigerian child, at this point I would be asking you how many times I called your name. It took you long enough to come to an end, and even though you still linger for a few days more, I think I can safely say thank you for the music but now it’s time to go.
This year brought in so much music; the ones we expected, the ones we begged for and the ones we didn’t see coming a mile away. While this is not a chart-like-piece or in-depth reviews of the projects, I think it’s a good place to start taking stock of what musical gifts 2018 dragged in.
Let me start in the corniest way possible; it was Thursday the 15th of November just after 5pm CAT, she walked through the doors at Trans Africa Radio where I work as a Radio Host & all round superman. I had finally reached the end of the road, it had been months of sliding into her DMs trying to arrange an interview and here she was in the flesh. I was ecstatic!
The phrase Africa To The World always comes across to me like we are trying to educate everyone about what treasures we have hidden in our cords. Everyone but ourselves.
We erroneously count ourselves out of this ‘world’ yet we are the most important audience.
You can’t convince anyone of how great you are if you don’t think so yourself. So, count your colleague in as part of this ‘world’ your sister, hell your ex even and send them a link to something you think they need to see.