Oxford, Mississippi beader-seamstress, Timber Heard took to creating as a way to escape from the harsh reality she was living. “Being creative is something that helps me as a person, function. That’s who I am.” Combatting bipolar disorder alongside trying to piece together the complexities of her biracial identity has been a lifelong struggle, but she is now speaking her truth and reclaiming her power.
‘We outside’ and Nigerian artists are making their way to the United States! AfroRave pioneer, Rema recently wrapped up his US tour and Wizkid and Omah Lay are set to touch down in September. Get your funds in order, we have shows to attend!
Nicholas Edem Coffie, known as Yung D3mz, is an emerging producer and artist from Tema, Ghana. His sound is vibrant with Jazz, Hip-Hop, and R&B influences melding together to form his unique Afro-Fusion sound. His duality as a producer and artist allows him to see things from varying perspectives, which translates through the songs he has produced for Ghanaian artists like Kwesi Arthur, Twitch 4EVA, and Kofi Mole—as well as his own music. In this candid interview, Yung D3mz details his journey as a charting producer, shares his take on Ghana’s musical influence, discusses recognizing his potential as a recording artist, and gives a breakdown of his debut EP, “Girls Like You.”
Nigerian world music artist, Papyfire is the epitome of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to bring that dream to fruition.
+FreshFinds: London artist, Sully Gravity is set to release his debut EP, “epokhe” in 2019. He gives insight on his background and the thought process behind his upcoming project.