22 for ’22: the musicians who are going to smash it in the months ahead. Dig in.
Every month, Wale Oloworekende covers the continent’s most exciting releases and music news stories for THE FACE.
The writer and youth worker discusses the social significance of the UK drill, Afroswing and rap tracks referenced in his lauded book about serious youth violence.
The riddim conioisseur raises a glass to the party season that’s just flown by.
Digital cover story: The Coventry rapper has proudly tapped into his Gambian roots for new EP Afrikan Rebel. Although he’s recognised as one of Britain’s brightest stars, his struggles are far from over – and his mission has just begun.
Dropping a few amapiano tracks in your DJ sets? Please, do your research. Here’s a guide to help you explore.