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Sound Cities

Wings puts its ears to the ground in five cities with very different sounds and unique musical cultures, to bring you a cut-out-and-keep guide to where to go to hear great music in London, New York, Lagos, Johannesburg and Accra. Words Rocky Casale, Helen Jennings, Rob Laing, Benjamin Lebrave and Nana Ocran

10 Musical Highlights

Inspirational words, must-hear artists – featuring the likes of Youssou N’Dour, Fatia Rolling Dollar, Temi Dollface, African music festivals and much more

Imagining Africa

Launches at the forefront of contemporary African design, plus new albums and resources for urban explorers – cultural happenings from June to August and beyond. Words Nana Ocran
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Culture List

African animation, a memorial bus for Ken Saro-Wiwa, and new music by Nneka and Samba Touré – cultural happenings from March to May and beyond. Words Nana Ocran

Stone Free

As singer-songwriter, Bukola ‘Asa’ Elemide, 31, gets ready to release her third album, Bed Of Stone, one of Nigeria’s most famous musical exports tells Wings why things are different this time around… Words Belinda Otas

The Beats Go On

The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards celebrates the unstoppable rise of contemporary urban music from the continent… Words Helen Jennings Photography Chris Saunders

Stay Tuned

A fresh wave of creativity, optimism and technological innovation is driving Africa’s music and TV industries to new heights. Wings speaks to Alex Okosi, MD of one the continent’s biggest media presences, VIMN Africa, to find out more about socially conscious programming and how the continent’s output is exciting audiences at home and abroad. Words Belinda Otas

Good Migrations

Arik Air passengers on journeys of a lifetime. This issue: Tiwa Savage

Armchair Traveller

Recent literary releases to transport the heart and mind through relationships, family, love, loss and countries: no plane ticket required. Words Belinda Otas

Hey! Mr. Deejay!

Since superstar D'Banj topped UK charts in 2012, Afrobeats music has burst onto the mainstream. How did a cross-pollination of musical genres played in tiny clubs make West Africa so cool? Words Nana Ocran - Photography Boombox Television & Jonathan Perugia
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