FILM: Young, Gifted, and Grinding

Filmmaker Ndrika Anyika just dropped the first episode of her docu-series feature ‘Young, Gifted and Grinding’ a docu-series that explore a number of topics in relation to Black British enterprise and entrepreneurs. It was a pleasure to be part of this project nothing like working a night shift and having a full day of filming so it was the perfect labor of love. Also thankful to share my musical love and get my Raphael Saadiq on (Insecure) as the music supervisor for the series.

Ndrika describes the docu-series.

Young, Gifted, and Grinding focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. The themes of which are: The Hair Industry, New Media, The Art Industry and Publishing. The first installment in the docu-series focuses on female entrepreneurs in the lucrative black hair industry, which in 2014 was reported as being worth £5.2 Billion of which black women accounted for 80% of the hair product sales. And will premiere at the University of Sheffield on 14th October. Yorkshire based film director, Ndrika Anyika, said: “I wanted to make Young, Gifted and Grinding a platform to highlight the variety of ways black entrepreneurs in Britain are flourishing. The project was also an opportunity for me to hear stories first-hand from people across the country who inspire myself and many other young entrepreneurs.”

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Check out the Trailer below and catch the first in the docu-series on ‘Hair‘ on the same Youtube Channel.

Sasabasi – ‘Lakini Bado’

Are we witnessing a resurgence of good Swahili lyricist in the Kenyan music scene?

To say that it is  awesome to have new music from Sasabasi, the artist formally known as Vinticqueezy just proves how music and making it has to be something you  love and have the patience for.

Sasabasi is a talented Kenyan rapper based in Houston TX USA, who we come across a few years ago when he was featured in the song ‘PIGA PICHA’ ft Vyba,K-Teezy, Kaulaz.

After a break Sasabasi has made a return with ‘Lakini Bado’ which means ‘not yet’ in Swahili, produced by Giggz also based in the Houston Tx USA.

The song talks about how there is always something else either in a better sense or worse. How as human beings we are never satisfied; We always strive to reach out to the next goal.  The message behind the song is..  Just keep on pushing #LakiniBado

We are looking forward to see what else he has installed for us throughout the year. Check out the visuals directed by Hefemi & Agano. You can also follow Sasabasi on his  social media accounts.

SASABASI ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram.com/sasabasi
snapchat : sasabasi

 

 

Happy Birthday Madiba

Happy Birthday to one of the most influential man in the world His Excellency Nelson Mandela, we continue to keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Born July 18 Mandela served as the first Black President of South Africa serving from 1994 till 1999.

nelson-mandela“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela