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Discussing Afro-futurism with Rickiily

Uyoloconnects: Distortions, futurism with a lot of African accents; your work as seen on social media is different from what we usually see with other digital designers, is the abstract what identifies your particular genre? Rickiily: I have my own characters, my branding, my colors , my mood and my way of composing images; my work is done naturally; but I always strive to differentiate myself because that’s ideal. Uyoloconnects: What ‘s a humalien? Do you see it as a growing trend? Rickiily: Humalien could be a neck too long in a picture with a look that says a lot, or even elements of several worlds crossing in my mind. Humalien is my way of showing that beauty does not have...

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INTERVIEW WITH KALUHI

The sole purpose of Uyolo connects is to provide its audience with an insight into the lives and works of different artists. We are not a promoting site, we intentionally aim at breaking the barriers of social standards especially within African artists in order for them to use our platform to learn about each other in the eventuality of a future collaboration or simple artistic growth. All artists are laced with talent but not all however are able to see their works valorized. Uyolo’s contributors value arts of all kind, and today we are switching up the game with an interview with Kaluhi who is a Kenyan food blogger.   Uyolo: I have seen on your website that you are diverse...

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Skinny dipping into the culture

f you spend an uncanny amount of time on the internet, and are undeniably unwilling to cut down from the five or more hours a day spent on screening through your exe’s twitter page, Hollywood Unlocked, Shadesroom's latest scoop, or again the newest YouTube make-up or breakup tutorials; why not make sure that you are also getting your daily good internet shake? This means following great influencers who will always inspire you right there on your feed when you decide to take a stroll down the internet lane. Below are uYolo’s top 5 African influencers. They are ethnic grounded and successful self-made entrepreneurs, artists, living their best lives working either travelling around the globe or living in Africa; either way,...

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GETTING TO KNOW LIONESS

Young, driven and oh so talented. Recently Uyolo got the opportunity to speak to the sensational Rapper Lioness. This rap queen hails from Namibia and she is showcasing her heritage by using her vernicular language Oshiwambo in some of her lyrics. We are glad to have had the opportunity to talk to this talented rapper before her big break  Uyolo : What inspired you to become the singer that you are today; what triggered your music career?  Lioness : I was inspired by the constant in my life -music My mother was in a band in her early life so she’d always play music and her guitar ,my sister produces music and started fairly young . So I was always surrounded by...

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