Heavy is the head that wears the crown…or so the saying goes. Made Kuti is not perturbed by the weight of his heritage, oozing verve and poise as he covers the latest and 10th-anniversary edition of SIMPLE.
Speaking with Moses Adeyemo for SIMPLE, Made Kutishared a good bit about his life as the progeny of one of Africa’s greatest music heritage, he comes up and challenges as a musician, his musicianship, his perspectives on present-day Nigerian music, and his projections into the future.
SIMPLE also features on its 10th-anniversary print edition, Internet Skit King, Officer Woos, who was nothing short of hilarious as he chronicles his “God no go shame us” story.
From London to Lagos and the world, Afrobeats is disrupting the norm. It’s not so much of a surprise to find singer-songwriters with the magical touch like Moelogopushing their timeless sonics from Lagos, the heartbeat of Nigeria, to the world. Moelogo shares his sonic journey so far and the goal to drive African music to new heights.
As the 10th-anniversary issue delves deeper, we meet Onyiaka, the Afr–fusion diva putting the Los Angeles Afro scene on the map. She talks about turning up the sound and marking a landmark with Afro sound on the west coast of America.
Exciting also is the interview of Afrobeats hot chic, Sunkanmi, who delves into her music Odyssey, her perspective of Love and her undying commitment to the Girl Child Empowerment.
As African music and showbiz soar in popularity, it isn’t without the backend strategies of PR and Digital gurus like Demola Lawal popularly known as Latchenko, who talks about building bridges and amplifying brands to continue to scale new heights and touch new points.
The new 10th Anniversary issue is available on newsstands near you. Grab a copy NOW!
Interviewed by: Moses Adeyemo
Cover Photo by: Bolurin Onafeso
Assists: Adebayo Adetola, Anuoluwapo Dada
Creative Director: Rayo Kasali
Executive Producer: Edun Adedamola