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#GUAP29 THE LEGACY EDITION FT. KOJEY RADICAL Cover Stories #GUAP29 THE LEGACY EDITION FT. KOJEY RADICAL

For #GUAP29 'The Legacy Edition' we sat down with the vanguard of our generation - Kojey Radical. in one of East London’s sun-soaked studios Radical beams out a contagious sense of serenity and his choice of words deliberate as we go back and forth over topics that dot his past, present and future.

by SOPHIA HILL Aug 11, 2022
Zino Vinci Returns with Grime Infused Anti-Social Anthem ‘Namaste’ Interviews Zino Vinci Returns with Grime Infused Anti-Social Anthem ‘Namaste’

A year after the release of his ‘Baby Blue’ EP, Newham Lyricist Zino Vinci is back with a new Grime infused track ‘Namaste’ - listen below.

by SHENELL Aug 3, 2022
‘Rap In Paper’  drops exclusive freestyle with Motive 105 as we await his forthcoming EP ‘The Undeniable Run’. Interviews ‘Rap In Paper’ drops exclusive freestyle with Motive 105 as we await his forthcoming EP ‘The Undeniable Run’.

'rap in paper', the live freestyle platform connecting the worlds of music and print design is back with an exclusive freestyle from Motive 105

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Aug 2, 2022
Independent in Spirit and Sound, Meet Stefano Tate AKA Alcatrz Interviews Independent in Spirit and Sound, Meet Stefano Tate AKA Alcatrz

Tate’s record label Digital Pop Records has always been independent in spirit and in sound. Following the release of its latest single Lockjaw by altRnB artist Nin-ja, we caught up with founder Alcatrz to talk about his musical journey so far.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Aug 1, 2022
The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI Fashion The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI

ABAGA VELLI's power lies in its emotive communication, which is distilled into various expressions. Right now, the most prominent element of the brand is the clothing which is depicted meticulously in photo editorials and fashion films. The brand first came onto the scene in 2019, very much working towards progress in the public eye, refining its visual codes and tightening its storytelling until it was ready to launch officially on its own terms this year. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 28, 2022
The Endz: a story of friendship, love, violence, and reconciliation in the heart of the city Arts & Culture The Endz: a story of friendship, love, violence, and reconciliation in the heart of the city

The Endz is a collaboration between local secondary schools, Harris Academy Peckham,
Charter School East Dulwich, Harris Academy Girl's East Dulwich and The Multi-Story
Orchestra, who have been bringing professional musicians and young people together to create
extraordinary performances since 2011.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Jul 21, 2022
Jendaya Is The E-commerce Platform Serving Africa’s Fashion Forward Consumers Fashion Jendaya Is The E-commerce Platform Serving Africa’s Fashion Forward Consumers

Ayotunde Rufai's direct experience with family members who lived in Nigeria and wanted to access a luxury shopping experience online became the engine that powered Jendaya, which he runs alongside Kemi Adetu and Teni Sagoe. The idea of a global luxury e-commerce platform that first and foremost serves an African market is not a new concept; it has been attempted before, Rufai tells me. However, it is yet to be executed to the high level expected for an upmarket platform. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 20, 2022
Szn Settings: How Two Uni Students are Bringing London’s Sounds to the Midlands Gen Z Szn Settings: How Two Uni Students are Bringing London’s Sounds to the Midlands

Meet Dom and Rushat - Two Uni Students Bringing Rap and Rnb Sounds to the Midlands through Nightlife

by SHENELL Jul 18, 2022
Here’s what went down with Nando’s [@NandosUK] backstage at Wireless [@WirelessFest] Festivals Here’s what went down with Nando’s [@NandosUK] backstage at Wireless [@WirelessFest]

NANDO’S has just completed the second weekend of Wireless 2022 in Finsbury Park. Hosting backstage talent Nando’s serves up spicy snacks for London’s finest festival. In honor of Cardi B performing, Nando’s added an exclusive limited edition spice named the ‘Bodack-BBQ’ to the oh so famous PERI-ometer. They even went so far as to rename […]

by GUAP Jul 15, 2022
Native Sound System [@NATIVESNDSYSTM] bring together Odunsi The Engine, Boj, Odeal & Wani for new single “Wedding Ring” Music Native Sound System [@NATIVESNDSYSTM] bring together Odunsi The Engine, Boj, Odeal & Wani for new single “Wedding Ring”

NATIVE Sound System is back with their second single “Wedding Ring” from their forthcoming debut album. With an Alté allstar line up Odunsi The Engine (Tipsy, Star Signs) & BOJ (Lazarus, Awolowo), with assists from WANI & Odeal, this is set to be a one of summer’s hottest global records. Speaking on the new single […]

by GUAP Jul 15, 2022

Fashion

Idris Elba [@idriselba] and Labrum [@LabrumLondon] join forces to design Sierra Leone’s Commonwealth Games kit Fashion Idris Elba [@idriselba] and Labrum [@LabrumLondon] join forces to design Sierra Leone’s Commonwealth Games kit

In light of the commonwealth games, Idris Elba and Foday Dumbuya, founder of menswear brand LABRUM London, have joined forces to design the Commonwealth Games kit for their home country – Sierra Leone.  A common thread in Labrum’s design is its foundation and influence from Sierra Leone’s heritage and culture. This collection is no different […]

by GUAP Aug 16, 2022
@evssofficial Collabs with ASOS For Her First Collection Fashion @evssofficial Collabs with ASOS For Her First Collection

In a few short years, Eva Apio has become one of the most recognisable Black women in fashion. Covering magazines like Wonderland and L’Officiel, her portfolio grows daily- and this time, she’s adding designer to her already long list of titles.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Aug 2, 2022
Backroad Gee Is Puma’s Newest Ambassador Fashion Backroad Gee Is Puma’s Newest Ambassador

It's been a busy couple of months for the MC; in June, Backroad Gee performed at a PUMA store in Berlin, foreshadowing the partnership as the newest ambassador for the German brand. Earlier this month, Backroad Gee made debut performances at Wireless in London and Birmingham and recently completed shooting for his first campaign with PUMA in Malta. It seems the "Party Popper" artist has his sights set on significant achievements in both music and fashion. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 29, 2022
The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI Fashion The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI

ABAGA VELLI's power lies in its emotive communication, which is distilled into various expressions. Right now, the most prominent element of the brand is the clothing which is depicted meticulously in photo editorials and fashion films. The brand first came onto the scene in 2019, very much working towards progress in the public eye, refining its visual codes and tightening its storytelling until it was ready to launch officially on its own terms this year. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 28, 2022
Dr. Martens Are Working With CSM to Champion Emerging Designers Fashion Dr. Martens Are Working With CSM to Champion Emerging Designers

Five CSM MA Fashion course students have been handpicked by course director Fabio Piras to partner with Dr. Martens for their ‘All Access Summer’ campaign.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Jul 27, 2022
GUIDO MÖSCH Explores The Impact of Nature and Nurture In Promising Graduate Collection ‘Sauerkraut’ Editorials GUIDO MÖSCH Explores The Impact of Nature and Nurture In Promising Graduate Collection ‘Sauerkraut’

"This body of work is based on my immediate family growing up in South London in the late 90s - early 2000s. I wanted to express my influences in fashion and music, who have made me the man I am today.", Mosch said in a caption on Instagram. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 26, 2022
The Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Collection Just Dropped in the Most Ye/Balenciaga Way Possible Fashion The Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Collection Just Dropped in the Most Ye/Balenciaga Way Possible

A collaboration between three of the most functional, classic, all-American brands, the Yeezy Gap collection powered by Balenciaga just dropped in person in New York.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Jul 26, 2022
A-Cold-Wall* Opens Its First Store In Beijing Fashion A-Cold-Wall* Opens Its First Store In Beijing

A-Cold-Wall* has done well in the last couple of years, despite the pitfalls of the pandemic, opening a physical store is still he fastest way to grow a luxury brand. With a designer as sophisticated as Sam Ross at the helm of the cult brand, A-Cold-Wall*'s expansion will be an exciting one to witness. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 25, 2022

Arts & culture

“Luxe in the Community” The New Series Highlighting Local Male Inspirations Arts & Culture “Luxe in the Community” The New Series Highlighting Local Male Inspirations

Not only is Luxe Grooming an e-commerce brand but they also focus on the importance of community, uplifting, educating, and celebrating those around them through collaboration, sponsorship, and advice.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 19, 2022
‘Piece of Mind’ Exhibition – Students’ Viewpoint Arts & Culture ‘Piece of Mind’ Exhibition – Students’ Viewpoint

Every so often GUAP take on two students for a week-long work experience, where they learn what it takes to run and contribute to a new-media platform like ours. Read on for a student-led perspective on the 'Piece of Mind' exhibition currently on at Somerset House.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 15, 2022
Meet the incredible Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, visual storyteller and more
Arts & Culture Meet the incredible Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, visual storyteller and more

We had the pleasure of catching up with Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, performance poet and visual storyteller to talk about her current work up at the 'Piece of Mind' Somerset House exhibition curated by Lucía Ríos González and Jonny Tanna of Harlesden High Street.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 14, 2022
Tour De Moon – An immersive free festival like no other  Arts & Culture Tour De Moon – An immersive free festival like no other 

Bringing together talks, cinema, music, and games all under one theme - Tour de Moon was a festival like no other.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 13, 2022
Upcoming Theatre shows to see in July Arts & Culture Upcoming Theatre shows to see in July

The arrival of summer brings new shows to London's best theatre venues. With a play exploring black masculinity and vulnerability through movement and a comedic one woman show about the ebbs and flows of dating, this list has got you covered for the best theatre shows to watch in the next month.

by JK ABUAH Jun 28, 2022
“I was laughing, crying and bent over whining” – @DLTBrunch Malta 2022 Review Arts & Culture “I was laughing, crying and bent over whining” – @DLTBrunch Malta 2022 Review

It’s been almost two weeks since I boarded the plane to attend DLT’s 4-day extravaganza in Malta and I can genuinely say that it was the most incredible party-holiday experience I’ve ever had in my adult life.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jun 27, 2022
GUAP Launches GUAP Gala: Celebrating Creative Excellence Arts & Culture GUAP Launches GUAP Gala: Celebrating Creative Excellence

The jewel in the GUAP crown. 5 years in the making. In the heart of London... GUAP Gala is here.

by JK ABUAH Jun 22, 2022
Meet Ryan Lanji: BBC Three’s latest reality star championing queer South Asian creativity Arts & Culture Meet Ryan Lanji: BBC Three’s latest reality star championing queer South Asian creativity

Ryan Lanji always knew that he would be destined for stardom. And now set to present a BBC Three show titled “The Big Proud Party Agency”, he is nothing short of that dream.

by JK ABUAH Jun 17, 2022
Emerging Director, Destinie presents ‘A Kind of Woman’, her ode to plus-sized Black Women in Fashion
Film Emerging Director, Destinie presents ‘A Kind of Woman’, her ode to plus-sized Black Women in Fashion

Courageous, confident, and purely unstoppable; the ‘Luxurious Woman’ finds herself at the peak of her potential. With the world at her feet, she takes extravagance to new heights which appears nonsensical to the everyday person.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jun 14, 2022
What’s on: London Art exhibitions to visit right now Arts & Culture What’s on: London Art exhibitions to visit right now

Catch these must-see exhibitions opening in June, and get your art fix for the summer.

by JK ABUAH Jun 14, 2022
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Events

11 Jun
11 Jun / Saturday / 11:00 - 23:00 pm PARKLIFE FESTIVAL 2022 Parklife is back taking over Manchester’s Heaton Park on 11th-12th June 2022 with some of the biggest names in world music as well as some ones to watch. Today, Parklife has announced the lineup for the Manchester festival that prides itself on putting on one of the biggest and most diverse line-ups you can experience. They have kept up that reputation this year with some absolutely huge names with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, who is making his UK festival headline debut, as well as a UK festival exclusive performance from 50 Cent. Speaking of international talent you can also expect to see performances from Tems, Megan Thee Stallion, and Jayda G.
24 Jun
24 Jun / Friday / 11:00 - 23:00 pm MADE IN AFRICA 2022 Trace Made In Africa is set to be the biggest celebration of Afro-Caribbean music and culture this Summer taking place from June 24th-26th 2022 in Porto, Portugal. Last week Trace officially revealed Trace Made In Africa which is set to take over Portugal for a 72 hour non-stop celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture in partnership with Apollon. Early headliners already announced include Mr Eazi, Spice, Yemi Alade, TAYC amongst others. The three day festival will be taking place on the lush Douro riverbank in Porto, Portugal, with a view that draws you to the emblematic iron bridge that was designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel.