We already gushed about this magazine earlier in March when the first Freedom issue was launched with Sola Rae, Amal Fashanu and Alex Ekubor in stunning editorials.
For the latest issue, the magazine doesn’t disappoint, upping the ante a notch with the reigning prince of rap Ice Prince on one of the covers. The rapper shelves his usually mischievous self to don a blue tie-dye print shirt and less bling than we’ve seen him in.
He is joined in another spread by Nqobile Ntshangase, of the CEO dancing trio for the Magazine’s latest issue. In a quick chat with Blanck he talks about being successful in a highly competitive music industry and the things that keep him grounded. Talking about what has made him so successful in the rap game -“Afrobeat Hip-Pop,” he calls it. While many may argue that his is not rap as classically should be -with conscious depth- it’s a winning mass-market formula that cuts across board, tapping into the pulse of today’s popular culture and representing in a way that’s engaging and sonically, pleasurably consumable.’
In this editorial feature, stylist and art director Bella Adeleke attempts to recreate a theme of a creative king and his muse. Using tribal inspired pieces, she tells a story of an artistic connection between music and muses, and of rhythm and dance. Follow link to finish story http://issuu.com/www.
Ice Prince Zamani:
Words: Ayodeji Rotinwa
Styling and Art Direction: Bella Adeleke
Photography: La Personne
Hair – Signature by Design
Make Up – Tonikemi
Shoot and Styling Assistant – Elizabeth Ajomale.