Mercia Tucker

Tony X

Tony X’s Rising Star

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Khabazela "Artvillain" Mahlangu Styled by: Amy Zama of DNA Styling Agency Cover design: Mzo Gcwabe   The tale of the musician ...
Luna Florentino

Luna Florentino’s road to music redemption

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Khabazela "Artvillain" Mahlangu Styled by: Amy Zama of DNA Styling Agency Cover design: Mzo Gcwabe   Luna Florentino excites m...
Manu Worldstar

Manu Worldstar’s new frontier

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Khabazela "Artvillain" Mahlangu Styled by: Amy Zama of DNA Styling Agency Cover design: Mzo Gcwabe To many people, finding the...

Yo! MTV Raps’ African Reinvention

30 years after the premiere of Yo! MTV Raps, MTV International announced that they were launching localised versions of the iconic series in different countrie...

Imraan Christian: The Storyteller

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Haneem and Imraan Christian Creative Direction: Imraan Christian Assisted by: Justin February and Waseem Noordien Cover design...

Hayden Manuel – The Connect

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Haneem and Imraan Christian Creative Direction: Imraan Christian Assisted by: Justin February and Waseem Noordien Cover design...

Zaid Osman – The Architect

Words: Mercia Tucker Photography: Haneem and Imraan Christian Creative Direction: Imraan Christian Assisted by: Justin February and Waseem Noordien Cover design...

Nasty C: the Multifaceted

Words by Mercia Tucker Images by Jina Min In beginning the track “Another One Down” with “It's too many different spirits within me/ a personality is constantly...

The Future of Influencer Marketing in SA

Words by Mercia Tucker The Cambridge English dictionary defines an influencer as “someone who affects or changes the way that other people behave, for example ...

New: Episode 2 of Notes & Noise

Episode 2 of “Notes & Noise” is here.  A podcast hosted by Mercia Tucker, it sees her waxing lyrical about all things South African hip hop once a mont...

Moonchild Sanelly – A Dream Chaser

Words by Mercia Tucker Photography by Philly Mohlala Styling by Amy Zama for DNA Styling Agency Make-Up by Caroline Greeff Art Direction by Justin Kaoma Sanelis...

Exclusive Interview: Dreamville’s Bas

Words by Mercia Tucker Just as soon as I’d entered the Universal Music boardroom, I was engulfed in a bear hug by Bas. He’d performed in three South African cit...