Happy to announce I’ll be speaking on a panel at Soho Music Month’s event with gal-dem on Tuesday 12th June.
The panel at Platform LDN will focus on the importance of community in building a music career.
I’ll be speaking with DJ Manara (BBC AZN NETWORK, BBC, Night Slugs, Fade to Mind), and rapper Layfullstop (Roots Raddix); hosted by Grace Shutti.
Kah-Lo knows her brand identity. The Nigerian dance artist was up into the wee hours of the night before speaking to me, dying a wig her trademark shade of luminous green. It’s a brand that works well, as paired with her rainbow coloured outfits and shimmering round sunglasses, Kah-Lo stands out. As she says herself, “I ain’t no basic bitch”.
Beyond the Kodak full colour image, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t torn it up to her breakthrough hit ‘Rinse & Repeat’, a thundering collaboration with UK house producer Riton, for which she received a Grammy nomination.
Read the full article at gal-dem.
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It was great to speak on the singer / songwriter panel at Gal Dem‘s event Bridging the Gap: Women in Music at Rich Mix.
I shared a panel with Fran Lobo, Azadi, Laura Misch and Marie Dahlstrom.
We spoke about how we started, our influences and why we make music.
You can watch the recording of our conversation here.