From gracing the stage at Creative Union #TheVisionBoard to her poetry EP, Prince Sagë is a creative force to be reckoned with. Get to know a little more about her and her latest projects.
“For me being a creative is being true to myself and being able to express myself in raw emotion while not caring what anyone else says because what I do is art, some will love it and some will hate it. The only thing that I really care about is if people feel it. I want to find comfort in my poetry, performing is freeing for me and I want my audience to feel that way too.
I would like to think that I am unique because I’m trying to incorporate different elements in my poetry that’s why I call myself the Punk Prince Of Poetry. I’m trying to get people to listen to my poetry in a different way incorporating punk rock that’s the music that I grew up listening to. I try to instill a lot of the rock sounds that I like so that every poem which is produced has all of me in it.
I’m currently working on my second EP which will be released later on this year, it showd how far I’ve come in my craft. I really think that there should me more poetry based shows, we shouldn’t be the openers anymore we should be the show. I really feel as if Rhythm And Poetry is going back to the days when it was really appreciated because a lot more people see the value in its expression.
To up and comers I say that keep pushing and don’t compare yourself to your peers otherwise everything you do, you will see as stagnant. Focus on your own craft.” – Prince Sage
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Tshepiso Ramosela is a documentary photographer and creative rebel who is unapollogetocally breaking boundries in the art world. This creative on the move shares her self discovery through photography.
“I think my approach to my art always involves breaking boundaries and stereotypes especially ones that are held against women. I like doing things that are “suppose to be done by men”
What inspired me to become a photographer was the fact that God didn’t give me the talent of being a painter so photography became the alternate visual artform I could express myself through. I like real authentic, relatable stories.
I like photography because it allows you to share stories, the language of photography is powerful because it gives everyone to an opportunity to interpret it however way they want. There’s no wrong or right. It opens up conversations that weren’t there; it addresses what’s uncomfortable, the freedom is unlimited.
I conceptualize some of my work, which involves a lot of thinking and referencing, by looking at other peoples work. I like minimalism a lot. I also believe less is more, so I try to put that in my images. I recently started taking pictures of the things I see in my dreams, I think my photography reflects my personality alot.
I am currently working on a documentary project called :Wrongfully Accused”. It’s about people who have been wrongfully accused of crimes that they haven’t committed and have spent time in prison for that. So what I basically do is interview them, try to explore their feelings, document their life and try my best to project what they felt into a frame. It’s important for me to represent them well. It’s a very Important project for me. I am currently doing a project with Yeoville market that is partnered with Market photo workshop.
I think the industry has opened lots of opportunities for young people. I see this with street photographers sitting in advertising spaces with these agencies, explaining what is happening in street culture. Young people are educating brands om how to do things. So I think more Investing in the Youth. People say photography is dying because everyone has their phones. I believe its emerging cause now new story tellers are coming out and its interesting.
I’d encouage all visual artists to tell their stories the best way and most importantly have fun.” – Tshepiso Ramosela
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The 2018 Chasing The Noise Music and Arts Festival is bound to be one of a kind. The event will be taking place at the Worker’s Museum in Newtown on the 30th of June, it seeks to bring the youth into a space of learning and reflection, under the guise of rave music and art.
At a unique historical site the event will expose the youth to The Worker’s Museum, one of many structures that attest to the rich history of the Johannesburg Metropolis. The very same spot where the museum is located, just over a century ago, was a compound for black male workers. The compound was built to host migrant workers from all over South Africa who came to work in mines and factories. Leaving behind their families in search of ‘greener pastures’, the men sacrificed their privacy and subjected themselves to slave-like treatment. We believe spaces such as these are essential for youth to immerse themselves in. However, distracted by the hustle and bustle of modern city life, most young people do not visit such places regularly.
This gap thus created an opportunity for the Youth Urban Connect Culture Team – to create a two-fold experience. To firstly, bring young people together in the spirit of fellowship and celebration, secondly, educate and enlighten them on our history to remember the sacrifices our forefathers made and how this enabled us to enjoy the many privileges of the city we currently live in. The organising team stems from Back2Back Productions, an events company that seeks to give youth a voice through music and poetry. In association with NikKi’s Jazz Bar, we have hosted over 20 shows where young and old people alike could come under one roof to enjoy music and poetry from the youth’s perspective.
We at Youth Urban Connect Culture believe in investing in the youth. We have employed young local artists and DJ’s to entertain the crowd as well as have made available stalls for multimedia artists to showcase their work.
We look forward to hosting the first of many youth festivals and we seek to make this the biggest Winter festival in the city.
Youth Urban Connect Culture – For the youth. By the youth.
Get your tickets to Chasing The Noise Festival at chasingthenoise.co.za
Where did she go? No, not the girl with a halo.
Not the one who screamed hello into oblivion hoping to be found by an angel.
Where did she go? No, not her, not the empty vessel.
No, not the one who hid under the mattress from monsters that weren’t afraid of the dark
She isn’t lost, she’s merely breaking.
No, not physically. He wouldn’t dare make it obvious.
I can literally hear her heart breaking, tick tock, anytime now she might give in.
I can’t find her, the veil is too thick, and the mist from her eyes blinding.
She was young, stranger’s aren’t people you know
That’s what teacher said, he’s family.
Should we tell teacher now?
How could you possibly find her now?
I saw her once, without an ounce of hope left in her
But I saw her eyes, she was somehow still strong.
I saw her tear, no it did not burn her flesh
But surprisingly, it fed her spirit.
She spoke to me, not in words but in visions
Envisioning her metamorphosis stage
The girl you are looking for,
She’s at the end of the teardrop.
Written by Amogelang Lekwadu.
Artwork by Euphoriaheart.
Lehlohonolo Ramathe better known as the model next door is a 22 year old model currently working under Boss Models Johannesburg. This well sculpted Creative On The Move always lets his work speak for him through the excellent work on his editorials which are always aesthetically pleasing.
“I see modeling as a creative art and a way for me to express myself through images in a creative way. There were various people who inspired me to become a model, Yannick Konan, Paul Zirhumana, Toyin and many more these are just a few people that I look up and draw inspiration from their work or the energy that they bring into my life.
I believe that every single human being is unique from the next until a form of comparison starts thats when you loose your uniqueness. For me I would say my look, my dying passion and always striving for more within the modeling industry gives me my edge.
I am currently busy with some new work with Fucking young Magazine its a European magazine, I’m also working with a local magazine called Ilaph’lam magazine. The next step for me as a model would be to sign with a Cape town agency and a London based agency.
I’d encourage aspiring models to never ever compare themselves to other models you are unique and to always do it with passion or dont do it at all.” Lehlogonolo Ramathe
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Season is a Nigerian born Afro/Hip-Hop musician currently working his way up and making waves in the South African music industry. This creative on the move highlights the power of african artists and their unique ability to fuse and mix each others sound which is evident in Nigerian Afro pop sounds are dominating the airwaves across the continent.
His journey in music began in his early days as an instrumentalist at church, he then joined after school musical sessions which solidified his love for music and set him on the path to pursue it as a career.
His latest musical project includes the songs Dance, Esalobade and Get Up. He recently performed in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and is working towards occupying more art spaces to share his message through music.
Photography by RataRataStore
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Collen Khalishwayo is a musician, entrepreneur and actor who is breaking through the industry with his unique blend of hip-hop infused ethnic kwaito music. This creative on the move has soared to new heights and came into our radius with his latest single “Sikelela”. Get to know a little bit more about him and his journey.
“I was born in Kwa Zulu Natal. My interest in music began at an early age then we moved to Joburg and I started to actively pursue it.
I make music because this thing is in my blood and I’ve never stopped since then. It’s the language that I know best.
I do not limit myself to one genre of music but hip hop and kwaito are what I know best. I just want my music to give hope.
I have released two albums and are currently working on a third. My latest single “Sikelela” from my upcoming album explores everyday life and some harsh circumstance people find themselves in. I wanted my single to give a voice to the voiceless and touch on some realities most people are afraid to talk about. Everything I write about is to give hope although we do it through entertainment, it is to give hope.
Remember that when you are pursuing music you need to push yourself, you need to grow, you need to learn and make sure you know the industry before you do whatever you want to do. There’s no short-cuts here, go through the process and when you dont understand ask. Believe that art and music can speak for itself.” – Collen
Photography by Brigid Schutz
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