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I think I’ve discovered that I enjoy cooking tho

The June issue usually gives way to a new 20-something list, featuring models, musicians, actors, illustrators, fashion designers, photographers, artists, architects,... and so much more. The people who are a representation of young society in Belgium, a generation ready to rule our world. In 2020, hence the double number, we’re serving you, hungry hearts, 2 editions of our acclaimed list. That’s right, we’re doubling the number of features, starting a bit earlier. Let us introduce you to the faces you didn't realise you wanted to meet!

African Diplomat/Cédric Kouamé
multidisciplinary artist & radio host, Brussels

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What do we & our readers need to remember about you?

Be focussed on what’s bringing you happiness and drink more water.

 

What is the (near) future bringing you?

Fingers crossed, I’m flying to Abidjan, Ivory Coast soon.

 

What are you up to these days?

Making beats, playing video games, digging for new music.

 

What artists are you listening to?

Petit Maudit, Glia, Zeroh, Medhane.

Be focussed on what’s bringing you happiness and drink more water

Which records are you playing most right now?
Zeroh by BLQLYTE, out on Leaving Records.

 

What makes your heart go faster these days?

Seeing that justice is a privilege that not everyone has, brings me constant stress.

 

What are you doing daily at 9 pm/9 am?

9 pm: I’d be probably drinking a beer while cooking.
9 am: Doing my daily exercise, eating breakfast or probably just still sleeping.

How do you bring some routine into your days?

I try not to bring routine into my days except for the daily exercises thing, haha.

 

What does your face mask look like?

It’s handmade with reflective fabric from my friend’s old jacket.

 

What’s your utopia?

Every black person is paid for literally doing nothing.

 

What satisfies you?

Seeing my friends getting recognition for what they are doing and that 4 pm ginger beer.

 

What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?

LOL @torylanez? Haha, joking! idk haven’t thought about this!

 

How do you keep healthy?

I eat as many fruits and veggies as possible!

 

What’s one of your sources of inspiration that may surprise people?

I search for old Skyblogs haha!

 

What would you like to be doing in 10 years?

I would like to be having the opportunity to work from a studio in Abidjan while still travelling around Europe.

 

How does the current crisis make you feel?

I’d say powerless, I can’t do anything.

 

What is the latest/future project you are working on?

I’m currently working on an ambient soundtrack but it’s in progress so keep an eye open.

 

Did you have an exhibition/concert/show on your agenda these days? Which one?

I usually have a couple of radio shows in Paris and Brussels including Kiosk radio, Hotel radio, Rinse France … and other projects.

We are the generation of a revolution that will implement a deep change in the world and the current system we are living in

What will the second part of 2020 bring you?

Selfcare and work on the upcoming music project soon to be released via Acorn Tapes and Trading Places Records.

 

Who is the person that most influenced you throughout your development in life?

I’d say Hugo (RIP), a neighbour and childhood friend who shaped me when I was still very young.

 

What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?

We are the generation of a revolution that will implement a deep change in the world and the current system we are living in.

 

Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?

Give more attention to DJ Bo Meng, who opened for the latest Faka show at Beursschouwburg and to DJ and model Amari King, who recently walked for Balenciaga.

 
Comfort food/speciality dish now?
Veggie quiche or any salty pie for the comfort food and stuffed zucchini is my speciality.

 

Lockdown hobby?

I think I’ve discovered that I enjoy cooking tho hahaha.

@kccedric
@africandiplomat