Okayafrica TV: Michael Kiwanuka

Okayafrica TV: Michael Kiwanuka


We recently chatted it up with British folk singer Michael Kiwanuka — winner of the BBC Sound of 2012 (not to mention the one of the newest artists to make our OKP Top 12 Albums of 2012) and all-around master of the folk/soul composition — during a visit to New York City. Michael discusses his upbringing in a staunchly traditional Ugandan home, the influence of Bob Dylan and soul classics on his craft and the grainy and nostalgic texture of his music and visual aesthetic. Watch our interview below and make sure to catch Michael performing live this Thursday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Producer + Editor: Allison Swank. Videographer: Rob Lee

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