“Music is Expression and Communication like any other Language….I have few things I need to get off my chest.“- SCOOP (Jude Greaves)
Jude Greaves also known as S.C.O.O.P is a brilliant artist, songwriter, producer and musician. His approach to music and visual art is cinematic, he expresses and communicates a narrative that is both introspective and objective, with a depth whereby there can be that constant push and pull of tension and relief. In his opinion, this is what he believes has allowed the greatest composers to express and communicate themselves in ways that last forever and can never be silenced.
“S.C.O.O.P is a project I originally initiated in a need for therapeutic outlet. I guess you can call it my quarter life crisis. Growing up surrounded by creative talents, from which my own love for art came from, I see everything as a source of inspiration. I hope to look back and feel like I have lived unapologetically and inspired people.”- Jude Greaves
S.C.O.O.P will be offering our audience a taste of his raw talent on the 17th of June at Afrokanist Magazine’s Afro-hair show launch party, taking place at Hot Spot Koxmet Bar and restaurant (22 Lordship Lane, N17 8NS, London)
Exploring the intersectionality of identity and African Languages issue3
This year we started on our journey of bringing you the 3rd issue of Afrokanist Magazine, the identity and language issue.
Language is power and it is a huge part of our identity , this issue is an artistic collection of personal stories, celebrating and creating dialogues on the intersectionality of identity and African languages.
Followed by the utilisation of African languages in photography, fashion, music, social media, comedy, cinema and business, you can expect a diversity of contributors showcasing the use of their skills to fight oppression, racism and misrepresentation, we have gathered amazing minds who are willing to tell their stories through exclusive interviews, we have put together a variety of black owned business to invest in, you will find life changing stories, motivational and inspirational articles , from London to Accra to Lagos, to South Africa to Kenya.
This issue is a pure representation of Africans taking back the ownership of their identities and using their languages as a tool to stand tall and break barriers.
To celebrate the soft launch of our 3rd issue, you are invited to Afrokanist Magazine’s Afro- hair show on the 17th of June at Hot Spot African and Caribbean restaurant/bar, 22 Lordship Lane, Tottenham , London,N17 8NS. It will be an evening of informative, fun and exciting gathering, you will have the opportunity to purchase your copy of the exclusive issue 3 of Afrokanist Magazine and opportunity to win different prizes by black owned business.