Latest Interviews

Amy Jones Interview

It is no secret that we love finding the latest talents and artists Africa has to offer. So it goes without saying that we had to have Amy Jones on 1Africa. Get all the scoop on your favorite up and coming music sensation as she shares her story with us. We know that you will love her as much as we do.   Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. I am Amy Jones, 24 years old and from a pretty place called Paarl. I started singing at the age of 4, singing along to Grease and was…


Medi Kay Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. I like to see myself as one of the goofiest rappers out there. I call myself the most African American and the most American African you’ll meet (I’m sure many will disagree, haha). My family comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, but I was the first of my family born in the United States. I am one of several in my family who have musical interests. I’ve been singing and playing keyboard from childhood and started rapping in grade school. Music has always played an influential role in my life,…


Deborah Mutund interview

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. I'm Deborah. 27. I was born in the Congo, grew up in Ivory Coast, and spent the last 8 years in South Africa. I have graduated in Public Relations, I'm an entrepreneur and a curve model. What have you been working on recently? Lately, I have been focusing on all my personal and family projects. I am passionate about beauty, fashion and body positivity. Evolving within the fashion industry has made me realized that the "curve" fashion industry is bigger than we think and we can all contribute in some many…


Michael Crowster Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. Born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa. Recently got married as of 3 months ago J I have always been into music since the age of 15. Started off by playing drums in the church and school band. Then progressed into music production at the age of 18. Since then never look back. Popcorn addict. I love to try new coffee shops and occasionally enjoy a good hike.   How would you best describe what you do?  I write and produce my own music and I have the privilege to…


Das Kapital Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.   I’m a 26-year-old person finding his way in the global music scene. I’ve been doing this professionally since I was about 19, and starting getting into music production and songwriting when I was around 13.  I was born and raised in Cape Town, which has allowed me a very global and metropolitan view of everything I love. I see myself as someone with the knowledge and appreciation to bridge many disparate influences into one coherent output, and that’s thanks to a broad musical upbringing by my parents, and an insatiable…


Locnville Interview

    1: Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.   Brian: I’m half of Locnville, and a singer, songwriter and producer. I am also co-founder and owner of ContraBanned, always working to take over the world. Andrew: I’m part of the group Locnville and co-founder of the company ContraBanned (CB). I was born in New York and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.   2: What have you been working on recently?   Brian: A lot of things. I’ve been working on a lot of new music lately, but mostly focusing on ContraBanned (CB) which is…


Ana Kuni Interview

Her free spirit reflects in the work she creates, due to constant traveling and environment change.  Ana started modeling at the age of 15 and her career took her around the world, building character and opening her mind to endless possibilities, creating a fundamental platform for creativity and self-expression. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. Ukrainian-born, Japan-raised, currently living in the most beautiful, and inspirational, city in the world - Cape Town. I have painted my whole life and love all mediums: from watercolour miniatures to massive wall murals - the idea behind the project is the…


Chad Saaiman Interview

How did your music career start? For me it started in high school, I was part of a boy band. Two years later I got on to a popular TV show and made the semi-finals. From that point onwards I stepped into theatre for four years while I was studying. After my studies I went into music and as they say, the rest is history. While entering the music industry, did you have any doubts? I had doubts. I think we all have a little bit of doubt here and there with most things we do but with time I…


Karabo Moletsane Interview

Describe yourself in three sentences I’m a Johannesburg-based illustrator and graphic designer. I am really passionate about the preservation of the South African aesthetic and I often do so using illustration and graphic design. I think I’m a little quirky, quite energetic and I just really have a passion for seeing design flourish in South Africa. Who are some of the people/artists that influenced you? Well, the first one I have to speak about is the founder of MaXhosa Knitwear. He’s just done incredible stuff; he’s done a lot of fashion shows that have been influenced by Xhosa patterns and…


Alexander Pappas interview

Alexander Pappas is one of Hillsong’s worship leaders and songwriters based in Sydney, Australia. He is also part of the Hillsong youth band Young and Free. When we heard that he was in South Africa last week, it was a no-brainer – we knew we had to chat to him! Check out the interview below to find out when the Young and Free crew will finally come to Africa, and for his thoughts on the group’s Grammy nomination. We also want to say a big thanks to our friends at Flat Mountain Coffee Roasters for letting us film there. You…


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