A Growing Rap, Fashion Scene in Northern Nigeria
2017-03-19 22:00:33


In Sub-Saharan Africa, Lagos has long been known as Nigeria's center for pop culture. It is home to Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood.(1)
在撒哈拉以南非洲,拉各斯长称为尼日利亚对流行文化的中心。它是尼日利亚的电影业,莱坞的家园。

And many of the country’s most well-known musicians and artists live there.(2)
许多国家的最著名的音乐家和艺术家住在那里。

But a group of rappers and fashion designers are creating their own cultural community in another city, Kaduna.(3)
但在另一个城市,卡杜纳一群说唱歌手和时装设计师创建他们自己文化的社会。

The northern Nigerian city is about 600 kilometers from Lagos.(4)
尼日利亚北部城市是拉各斯约 600 公里。

A new generation of rap(5)
新一代的说唱

DJ Jakes Tudu is a disc jockey, or DJ, in Kaduna. On his weekly radio show, he plays the latest music from local rap artists.(6)
DJ 杰克斯涂镀是唱片骑师或 DJ,在卡杜纳。在他每周的广播节目,他从当地的说唱艺术家起最新的音乐。

Hip-hop is very popular in Nigeria. And rappers like Morell, DJ AB, Kheengz, and Classiq are part of a new generation of Kaduna musicians.(7)
嘻哈是在尼日利亚很受欢迎。说唱歌手喜欢莫雷尔,DJ AB,Kheengz,和 Classiq 是新的一代的卡杜纳音乐家的一部分。

They are trying to put Kaduna – and northern Nigeria – on the music map.(8)
他们正在把卡杜纳 — — 和尼日利亚北部 — — 音乐地图。

To most people, Kaduna may seem like a quiet and conservative city. But, its growing music scene shows there is much more to the town.(9)
对大多数人来说,卡杜纳可能看起来像一个安静和保守的城市。但是,其日益增长的音乐场景显示还有更多的小镇。

One popular music artist in Kaduna is Kevin Words. He is a local celebrity, thanks to songs like “Heaven”.(10)
在卡杜纳州的一个流行音乐艺术家是凯文的话。他是当地的名人,由于歌曲,如"天堂"。

DJ Jakes is a very big fan of Kevin Words.(11)
DJ 杰克斯是凯文的话很大风扇。

"Stepping into the Kaduna music industry you have to listen to the likes of Kevin Words because a lot of people out there have this stereotype or this mindset that Kaduna artists or Kaduna industry is full of mediocres,(12)
"步入你不得不听凯文词的喜欢,因为很多人在那里有这个刻板印象或这种心态,卡杜纳艺术家或卡杜纳行业充满了 mediocres,卡杜纳音乐产业

and when you hear people like Kevin Words, man, trust me you want to sit up. ".(13)
和当你听到人们像凯文的话,男人,相信我你想要坐起来。".

Another of Kaduna’s rising stars is 28-year-old Ibrahim Ilyia. His stage name is IBI.(14)
卡杜纳的冉冉升起的新星的另一个是 28 岁的易卜拉欣 Ilyia。他的艺名是 IBI。

Ilyia mixes Hausa, the local language, with American hip-hop style. His recent hit song is called “Alhamdulillah.”(15)
Ilyia 混合豪萨语,当地的语言,与美国的嘻哈风格。他最近的热门的歌曲的名字叫"Alhamdulillah"。

Ilyia says he fell in love with rap music at a young age.(16)
Ilyia 说他爱上说唱音乐在年轻的时候。

He makes rap music now because he still loves it.(17)
他现在让说唱音乐,因为他仍然爱它。

He says many of Kaduna’s rappers move to Lagos to try to advance their music careers.(18)
他说,很多卡杜纳的说唱歌手将移动到拉各斯,试图推进他们的音乐事业。

But, Ilyia wants to stay in Kaduna -- and help build the city’s music scene.(19)
但是,Ilyia 想要留在卡杜纳 — — 并帮助建立城市的音乐场景。

"I'm not actually against people going to Lagos, but if Kaduna people can just build themselves alone, reach a certain level, I mean Lagos is nothing now. We'll counter them."(20)
"实际上我不是反对人们去拉各斯,但如果卡杜纳人就可以建立自己独自一人,达到一定的水平,我的意思是拉各斯现在是什么。我们会对付他们"。

Combining old fashions with new(21)
老时尚结合新

Music is just one part of hip-hop culture in Nigeria. Fashion is also important. And Kaduna has also become a promising place for young designers.(22)
音乐是在尼日利亚的嘻哈文化只是其中一部分。时尚也是重要的。卡杜纳也成为了一个有前途的地方,为年轻的设计师。

One successful designer is Hussena Raji. She is the CEO of Mummy's Fashun. She designs clothes that combine both urban and African styles.(23)
一个成功的设计师是 Hussena Raji。她是妈妈 CEO 抚顺。她设计的结合城市和非洲风格的衣服。

“I decided to blend hip-hop because that's what's selling right now in the market.(24)
"我决定混合嘻哈音乐,因为这就是现在的市场卖什么。

Almost everybody wants to wear and feel like it. So, we try as much as possible to make everything look it.”(25)
几乎每个人都想要穿,感觉像它。所以,我们试着尽可能多地让一切看起来它"。

Mixing styles is popular now among Kaduna fashion designers.(26)
混合风格是在卡杜纳时装设计师中现在流行的。

One of them is 24-year-old Patrick Yamai. He tries to mix professional styles with casual ones.(27)
其中之一是 24 岁帕特里克 Yamai。他试图混合专业风格与休闲的人。

He likes to makes clothes that can be worn to work as well as out to restaurants and bars in the evenings.(28)
他喜欢让衣服,可以穿去工作,以及在晚上出去到餐厅和酒吧。

His label, YKP Clothing, tries to keep an African influence in all of its styles, as well.(29)
他的标签,养阴的服装,以此来使非洲的影响在所有它的样式。

Yamai did not start out as a fashion designer. He studied accounting in school.(30)
Yamai 一开始并没有作为一名时装设计师。他研究了在学校的会计。

And, DJ Jakes studied architecture. But, they each grew to care about building Kaduna’s own arts scene.(31)
而且,DJ 杰克斯研究了体系结构。但是,他们每个变得关心中国建筑卡杜纳的艺术场景。

As DJ Jakes said, he has a passion for northern talent, and is trying hard to promote it.(32)
正如 DJ 杰克斯说,他对北方人才有的热情,正努力促进它。

I’m Phil Dierking(33)
我是菲尔 Dierking


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