Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

One of the most anticipated books of 2020, after a page-turning read, it’s not difficult to see why. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi is a significant cultural read, in terms of the placement of the geographical location and the social issues surrounding. The third novel from this author, there is a great deal of subtext surrounding the lives of cousins Vivek and Osita, and with a narrative structure that centres around character, there is much to adore with this 2020 publication.

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HM Johnsen: My next big thing is to release my EP

HM Johnsen is an experimental Indie/Rock Artist from Norway, singer-songwriter who embraces many styles whilst still managing to stay true to himself and his musical and lyrical vision. He recently released his latest single Stay Within Range the second track to be taken from his forthcoming EP, Serenity, which also came out earlier this month.

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Anna Wolf and Pop Morrison: I look most forward to playing ANY kind of venue purely for the sake of wanting to get back to normal

Anna Wolf is a singer-songwriter and holder of multiple awards for her piquant, poignant and highly idiosyncratic music. Pop Morrison is the alias of Jamie Morrison, currently the drummer of Stereophonics, and under this moniker, an explosive madcap music producer in his own right. The two have collaborated to create the theme song for The Unfamiliar, and spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as plans for the year.

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Paria: I’ve received a lot of heart-warming messages

Oslo-based, Iran-born pop and Urban-electronic artist/producer Paria has dropped C’mon, out now on Bøl Records. This is the second release from her forthcoming debut album: the first, Despite All Crazy already surpassed 300k streams on Spotify, no surprise for an artist with over 1 million plays in 80 countries and counting. The 23 year old spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as her plans for the rest of 2020.

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