CREATIVE DIRECTORS - Derrick Odafi, Diego Martinez Chacon
CREATIVE PRODUCER - Jessica Rushforth
PHOTOGRAPHER - Diego Martinez Chacon
VISUAL DIRECTOR - John Serunjogi
STYLIST - Clea Brockes
STYLIST ASSISTANT - Adena Gordon
SET DESIGNER - Jessica Rushforth
GAFFER - Derrick Odafi
MUA - Aoife Hipkin
HAIR STYLIST - Amanda Toto
STUDIO Take More Photos Studio
Hi, How are you?
I am good just adjusting to lockdown.
We can imagine, are you recording during this time?
Yeah, I am going to the studio on Monday, so that makes it a bit better this time around.
What is the earliest musical memory you have?
Ohhh my god. There are two that are really close together. The earliest, when my mum and her three best friends formed an acapella quarter. I was really small, like before school so around 4. They would just get together in our living room every weekend and just sing arrangements of harmonies over popular songs and originals. And I would just lie on the floor looking up at them building songs from their voices alone. It was always such a magical feeling.
Do you think having that around you so early had an influence on your path.
Definitely, it was never pushed on me. But it was around me in all aspects, both vocally, and instrumental wise - with my dad being a sound engineer. It definitely gave me a natural education for songwriting and music production. It's hard to know what else I would've done had I not been around music all my life, because I grew up quite shy, especially when it came to singing, and still I get nerves. But i have always loved performing and being an entertainer, so i definitely would have done something creative regardless.