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Karabo Poppy: Walking Her Own Path

They say an artist’s greatest inspirations are found in their surroundings. Salvadore Dali needed the landscape, light, and ‘geological peacefulness’ of Port Lligat, his home, to create his finest works. Rich Mnisi credits the women in his family as his inspiration. Speaking of his great-grandmother, he said, “the stories about her and my understanding of […]

Rich Mnisi’s collaboration with Karabo Poppy has landed

Just a month after releasing his AZANIA loungewear range, Rich Mnisi has collaborated with Karabo Poppy for their “Running Errands” capsule collection. They’ve described it as “An errand-wear capsule collection which combines different artistic styles intersecting multiple identities just as complex as our country with diverse people and cultures puzzled together.” Featuring an illustrated pattern […]

Karabo Poppy, Davido, and other artists curate Africa Day playlists

Karabo Poppy, Davido, Laolu, and Msaki are amongst a group of 15 artists who’ve curated their own playlists for Apple Music in celebration of Africa Day. “African music is rich and diverse because Africa is a continent, not a country,” Angelique Kidjo explains. “Its music ranges from Uum Kulthum of Egypt down to Miriam Makeba of South Africa, with many distinct styles and […]

The Plug 100: Most Influential People in SA Urban Culture

The Oxford Dictionary defines influence as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself”. Additionally, it can also be concluded that influence is “the power to shape policy or ensure favourable treatment from someone, especially through status, contacts, or wealth”. When we embarked […]