When you talk of a Super handsome, well-built, well-spoken, and a perfect model, you are talking about Cheick Sangare, one of the top Models in Indianapolis.

Cheick Sangare is an Ivorian model, he was born and raised in Ivory Coast but moved to Indianapolis in 2012.  “My ambition was always to be famous so I started to play soccer but when I stopped playing soccer, I still wanted to be famous, so I asked my friends what else I could do here in America to achieve this, and they told me that I had the body to be a model”, he said.

According to cheick, he did not have the perfect body, speak good English, or have the mentality to be a model, but he took to the gym to build his body and self-confidence. “I got myself a gym membership and I would work out in the gym seven days a week just to build my body and confidence for modeling auditions”, cheick said.

In 2015, he got signed to Lmodelz and his career took off almost immediately.  He got exposed to and recruited by top brands like finish-line, Express, and Lids just to mention a few. In 2018, he signed a contract with Helenwells another top modelling agent in Indianapolis. Cheick has a degree in supply chain logistics and is interested in venturing into acting.“I am an athlete, I love sports, I love rich and famous people, I love beautiful girls and I love acting”, cheick said.

He also starred in Koros hit music video “Let me take you”  as one of the lead models alongside Tahlia L’ Oreal another famous personality in the city. Watch video below

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Gone are the days when an artist can get away with having a successful year without having several worthy videos. In today’s music industry, you need to match your audio quality with videos, because videos are so much more engaging to the fans.  There is a need to put out quality videos to keep the fans interested in you and to keep your brand competing for new business.

“seeing is believing”.

We are nearing the end of 2019, and it is the right time to review some of the videos that gave us chills in Indiana USA during the course of the year. In no particular order

Liah B – Too Much

Liah B has been a dominant figure in the music scene since she released her BitterSweet E.P. This video is a testimony to how far she has come.

Mr. Duke ft. Camerudeboy – Body

A very good song and a matching concept for a video, but the one thing that was not on-point was the lighting. Most of the faces on the video were hardly recognizable. Take nothing away from it though.

Terrance Anderson – Don’t sleep

Very well scripted and directed. This video is one of my personal favorites, but yet very simple. He hardly moved an inch during the whole process.

Teeklef – Calling

Teeklef shoots his videos for the Ladies. He is once again in a world of his own spitting love lyrics to a pretty model. I may be correct to describe Teeklef as a nature lover, cos looking at what he has done in his previous videos, he employs the use of nature in most of them and it’s quite fascinating.

Mr. Icey – Shut down

I would consider this X-rated music video a game-changer in the African Videos Industry in Indianapolis. The video is shot in 4K quality with hot girls who are super sexy but half-naked. Mr. Icey seems to be having a lot of fun in these scenes. The visuals were shot in a popular club in Indianapolis.

Rilo – Loke

Rilo’s Loke was shot Downtown of Indianapolis, and it was worth the hype when it came out. The video quality is top-notch. Girls, expensive drinks, jewelry, cars, money, the kind of video that millennials would watch over and over.

Afrorolls – Alasiko

Another well scripted and well-directed video. Afrorolls interprets his beautiful Afrobeat song with a well-krafted video. The video stars the beautiful supermodel Joslin Robinson.

Teeklef – XO

Teeklef  XO looks very similar to Calling in many respects but this time he chooses to go black and white. The visuals are still clean and deliver the message of the song.

If you have any videos that were not listed here, please comment on the post below.

Stars are born not made – This expression comes to life when you meet Joslin Robinson.  The super beautiful and ultra-sexy model has been a mainstay at many fashion events and music videos in and around Indianapolis USA.

She was born to do this.

Joslin is an Indiana native and recent graduate from Indiana University. According to her, She never considered modeling until recently when a mentor spotted her and took her under his wing. In just under a year, Joslin has walked in major shows around the USA including New York Fashion Week, Midwest fashion week, and other local shows. She has also starred in several short films, Tv series, and music videos including Body by Mr. Duke and Camerudeboy, Loke by Rilo while playing the main vixen in Afrorolls Trending Video “Alasiko”. Check out photos of her below and her wonderful lead role performance in Afroroll’s music video.

 

The creative scene in Indianapolis is going through a phase. It is metamorphosizing into one of the biggest African markets in the United States of America as more and more talented creatives are finding avenues to express their art.

In 2016, I wrote about an exciting Author by the name Aderonke Moyinlorun and how her books were gaining her a lot of recognition and traction. I am happy to announce that today, Aderonke Moyinlorun has blossomed into a fine script writer and a bubbling movie producer.

Her debut movie “Dear husband” which was filmed some weeks ago is set for release. We were very privileged to get pictures on set while filming, and It is easy to tell from the pictures we got that this is one movie that we all should seriously anticipate.

Dear husband centers around Steve and Funmilola, a happily married couple who seem to be a match made in heaven until a past mistake, in form of an old flame, and pressure from friends tests their commitment to each other. Dear Husband tells a heart warming tale of love and how loss can bring about forgiveness.

Dear Husband premieres on the 1st of December at Georgetown cinema, Indianapolis Indiana USA, and an after party follows at Club Kalakutah.

Movie Title – Dear husband
Director – Bayo alawiye
Written by – Aderonke Moyinlorun
Producer – Aderonke Moyinlorun
CAST
Bayo Alawiye
Doris Simeon
Ajibola Ajibise
Temitayo Abimbola
Gbemi Oke
Funto Davids
Rukayat Adetona
Samuel Adesanya


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Teniola Makanaki sat down with Mazifeanyi and Uyoloconnects to discuss her music and life in general moments before destroying the stage at Club Kalakutah. In this Interview conducted by Uyoloconnects and Mazifeanyi, Teni speaks about her growth in the Industry so far and also gave us her impression about Indianapolis USA.

Asked about her impression about Indianapolis, Teni said “one thing i know for sure is Indianapolis has good Nigerian food courtesy kalakutah. All these other states don’t have… Big S/o to Clubkalakutah and Kalakutah restaurant, I have eaten good food today “.

Body painting is an age-long practice. It is simply arts made on the body. In this process, the body of a human or animal serves as the canvas. In certain parts of the world especially in Africa, body arts serve different purposes. Just like tattoos or piercings, It is used for identification- members of different tribes are able to distinguish themselves from intruders just by looking at the type of art present on the body.

Throughout Africa, religious sets like worshippers of Ifa and other traditional deities have certain marks and inscriptions made on the skin to show loyalty to the faith. It keeps them protected during the times of war and serves as medicine during illness.

In recent times, Bodypainting has become mainstream, finding its way to many music videos and movies. One of such examples is when Beyonce collaborated with a Nigerian Body painting Artist Laolu Senbanjo on her Video titled Lemonade. Beyonce is not the only one known for utilizing body painting in her visuals, the Great Fela Anikulapo Kuti was also a regular user of body painting and markings on his sets.

We recently spoke to Ayohrkarz, a super talented body painting artist resident in Nigeria and we asked him what body painting means to him and the journey so far in this endeavor. Here is how the interview went

Ayomide Kasali

 What’s your name ?

I go by the name Ayomide Kasali popularly known as Ayohrkarz

Tell us about yourself?

The brand Ayohrkarz is all about art and media. So I coined the nick name from the juxtaposition of my name and surname. Whatelse? I rep Ogun state, Nigeria and I am a disciplined artist.

So, what is Body Painting about?

Body art just like any form of art appears beautiful and eye catchy, only a few people who appreciate aesthetic value can decode the meaning behind it. This form of art is unique; I express my thoughts, opinions, ideas and inspiration on the Human body as my CANVAS. And this has exposed me to a different realm of artistry, which I tagged as SURREALISM  REVOLUTION

What led you into this style of work?

Although I have done party paintings at birthdays and events years back, little did I know that I’ll find my path to bodypainting until I joined instagram in 2014. I was blown away by Laolu Sebanjo and his afromysterics, I developed a passion and I decided to venture into this

This is pretty creative but what message are you trying to pass across?

It goes beyond the aesthetics, it goes way beyond the process of achieving it, there is a pre plan for each shoot and this is usually documented, I have my sketch book where I put in what I want to achieve and the message I want to feed people with. My major theme is SURREALISM REVOLUTION it’s an art of the subconscious mind. I also have sacred themes like Oju ri meaning my eyes has seen, in all my art pieces I talk about deities, positive energy, hope, love, power and more, with the use of incongruous juxtaposition of visual elements to achieve the effect I want.

What field in art is this be classified?

It is a new trend and it doesn’t have a defined class yet but is related to performance art. It is a physical expression of creativity found in human culture and tradition. It started around 1960 and has gone viral,   Hannah Wilke quoted, Why should we have this mind-body male-female duality? The mind and body are one, so I tried to make art an expression of that connection.

Is there a difference between body art and tattoo?

Of course there most certainly is, even though body art is now seen as a forebear to today’s general mainstream acceptance of tattooing, piercing, scarring, or otherwise . it is clearly different from tattoos and piercings Because the body becomes a canvas only for that moment.

What do you seek to achieve, what is your goal?

My work became a bridge that had to be crossed by young and matured feminists working with their bodies. And with this whole idea, I aim at making body art generally acceptable and recognized as a piece of artwork not an exposure of nudity or pornography. I want this to be chipped into musical videos with conceptual ideas. I want brands to look into this field and see the meaning of what we are giving out. It’s uniquely different from all what we see on media which we are already getting bored of. Hightime we tried something new.

How do people describe you?

If I depend on how people describe me, I am not going to move any further, because basic people would always think within the box. I get discriminations of all kind, religious, social, cultural, political reviews  even. So, now it all depends  on how I describe myself. I am a game changer, an opportunist and a leader in my field. I want to use this medium to break grounds and I am a real dream chaser. I put all the necessary impact in my work.

Following the trends of Carolee Schneemann, Him Dine, Chris burden, Hannah Wilke, Rebecca horn,  Orlan, Olaolu Sebanjo, Ed the bodypaintking and so many others who are successful on this field, I do not have a second doubt in myself to be a Legend too

You seem to focus a lot on ladies, What do you say about people’s reaction to your style of work profession especially the many naked ladies you paint?

Well, people will always say what they want to say, either to get attention or just to criticize. Some people would even go out of the way to ruin the business for you, spreading false rumors. I don’t care, Just as long as I’m chasing my dreams and I am not ever giving up on it. In today’s media world if people don’t get to talk about you, then you’re nobody- 2baba knows better

How do these girls feel during this process?

My muses are human beings, and they have a very standard background. They are sapiosexual and they choose to be a muse for various reasons. Some just want to be exhibited on to have it in their portfolio, while some just want to enjoy the atmosphere that we create, but however they all feel great during the process and after the outcome, it is not just about them getting unclad it is the beauty that comes afterwards and trust me it’s a wowing experience.

How do you feel during the process, some people say in quote “it’s impossible to do this – without a hard on” How true is that?

My muses are my canvases as stated earlier, so I try to keep it highly professional as possible. This is a sacred process,   so I give my muses time to orientate around the studio before work, we talk mature, we take light drinks and then we get to create something out of ordinary.  I paint on both genders and I do not see any reason to have an erection on this field and this on the other hand doesn’t mean I am a robot. I am just trying to keep that respect at a good level.

Asides body art is there any work you handle professionally?

Yes, I am a designer. Working with couple of designers like myself outside the country, I plan out commercials for brands, I’m a script writer, I compose music too! I can paint on any surface, wall, leather, jean, shoes, wood, ceramics,  glass, steel, I am still gathering all of my equipments together for the shine! Although I am still undergoing a program at YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY and I have bigger plans thereafter!

Where do you see yourself in the next few years?

Its in Gods hands, he designs the destiny of man,I am just Christian who believes in God the perfect architect so I mostly would pray silently “God take me from where I am to where you want me to be” . on my part I double and triple the hustle since Faith without work is dead…and I have been seeing results over the years.

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Afro-rolls is one of the leading Afrobeat artistes in the United States of America. Born in Nigeria, Afro rolls has been one of those who have advanced Afrobeats in Nigeria and in the Diaspora. Formerly known as Drumsticks he has worked in the studio with acts like Shadow D don, Ycee, Myles, Samklef, Base One, and Yung6ix just to mention a few.

Afro roll who welcomed a new addition in his family a few months ago went missing in the Afrobeats scene, but after the birth of his son, he is finally ready to release new music and new materials.

These pictures are the first in a series of materials Afro rolls will be putting out in the last quarter of 2019. His new singles Asiko and Kpe mi (Call me) are set to drop soon and we were also told to anticipate a new video from the Afrobeat crooner.

The pictures below were shot by one of Indiana’s most hard-working celebrity photographers, Bree Danielz.

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Parris Ladame

Parris Ladame is one of the most important artists out of Indianapolis. She has made a name for herself in the city and is becoming ever increasingly successful. Her social media account is beaming with activities and fans are loving the way she socializes and engages with them. The Orange hair female rapper recently released her much-publicized album Mood Swing and it was worth my time and money. The album was produced by Freshduzit and released under Bag Music group. Check it out.

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C Dub

C Dub‘s project titled “Don’t wait too late” is worth every listen. It is a conscious record with a bit of a battle feel to it. C Dub is clearly trying to find his place amongst the elites in the rap game. His flow is energetic and his voice is full of purpose, the lyrics and flow is super intelligent. Songs like Smoke and King Athur blew my  is omind. This  is one project i recommend you should not sleep on.

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Liah B

Liah B is a superstar the making, Unlike the two projects already mentioned, Liah B’s project Bittersweet is a slow sensual R&B E.P. Her voice is immaculate and she makes you want to fall in love with every song you listen to. The album art to this project is irresistibly colorful and creative. Songs off the project like We forever and Too much catch the eye.

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With Amerikkken’s KHAOTIC dropping sometime in September, Sprove’s Life is Sweet album in the making, and Afrobeat artist Olawale Kentucky set to release his Lagos to Kentucky E.P -This is definitely a very exciting time for music in Indianapolis and I cannot wait to listen to these records. Let me know what you think of these albums.

As a DJ, Marco has been described in many ways, but Aggressive, Innovative, and Cutting Edge are the 3 best ways to describe his style. After 15+ years in the music industry, DJ Marco has made a name for himself by remaining ahead of the game in not only his choice of music, but with the way he plays it as well. With long flowing mixes that seamlessly blend one track into the next, DJ Marco has the ability to take control of the dance floor, and to energize the crowd that is on it.

Marco got his start in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) ,where he had a Uncle who was a mobile DJ. On weekends, when his uncle was not playing gigs, he would go over and play on the turntables for fun. DJ Marco took to them like a natural.

Dj Marco

In 2005, he left Ivory coast for the lights of USA Indianapolis. Shortly after arriving, DJ Marco got his big break when he first bought his own turntable & Speakers to practice on his DJ skills, DJ Marco first gig was at his Sister birthday in 2007 .With only 40 pieces of wax, DJ Marco kept the floor packed from 10pm until 3am. At that point, he was asked to play at another birthdays and weddings, parties and many more…

In 2010, DJ Marco had his first night club gig when he was asked to play In a New years eve party in an African club called FSA, because regular DJ got Sick. DJ Marco impressed everyone present and was offered a position as a permanent DJ at the club. His style of mixing is unique, and he has a way of keeping the floor pounding by his choices in music.

He is one of the few DJs out there that is still considered a “pure DJ” in his preferred use of vinyl , CDs, and computer based programs. In december 2012 DJ Marco threw his first event in the club and it was very successful ..Til today DJ Marco throws the biggest parties and is considered as one of the best International DJs & promoters in the whole midwest of the USA.

Download some standout DJ Marco mixes below.

Afro Decale Mix

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Afrobeat Mix

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90’s Hiphop Mix

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Are you looking for a superb photographer whose shots are super colorful and full of life? Look no further, Daniel Johnson aka Danny shizzle has shots that make the average person look like an Agbani Darego on the runway. Known for his very inspirational sets and an eye for colors, Daniel  Johnson knows how to bring the best out of any photo session.

Daniel Johnson (aka Dannyshizzle ) is a multimedia expert with an experience of over seventeen ( 17 ) years in the multimedia industry; Web designer, Graphics, Photography, and Videography. After graduating from Computer Science from one of the prestigious Universities in Nigeria, he became the Chief Creative Director for Studio 8284 in Nigeria before he moved into the United States of America. Upon his moving into the United States, he has then rebranded Studio 8284 to HEZNADA STUDIOS and has since then worked with numerous clients, corporate bodies, multinational organizations such as ExxonMobil, United Bank for Africa, Hotels, Schools, and Churches.

He has also won international awards with Corel draw as an Illustrator among several others. He was recently listed as top 5 fashion photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA by a recent poll conducted by Peerspace – a reputable blog in Indianapolis.

Daniel Johnson is sure one of the leading personalities in his field of endeavor in the United States and one that we are all proud of.