Tag: Nat Illumine

Mad About The Boy – Azekel

By Nat Illumine Every now and then an artist hits your radar like pow! Last summer, whilst scouring online blogs for new talent, I came across this British-Nigerian vocalist known as Azekel, whose song New Romance was getting plugged across various blogs such as Pitchfork, The Tipping Point, The Line

Review: Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

Upon entering the theatre, wooden, hand-painted signs in English and Afrikaans direct whites and non-whites to separate seating areas – a segregation enforced by a burly, white bouncer. It is both bewildering and uncomfortable to watch as theatre-goers realise they are being segregated and yet seem to fall into line

Já jsem Afropean

At the fourth AfroEuropean conference recently held in London, a young man named Johny Pitts gave a talk about his journey to discover his identity. Born to a white mother and African-American father and raised on a Sheffield council estate, Johny discussed his quest to find an ‘Afropean’ identity in