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Boy.Brother.Friend #4

Issue 4 explores the theme of Value, which unfolds over four chapters: The Importance of Being Earnest, Moral Code, Family Values, & RWA – Rich With an Attitude, featuring Kareem Reid, Jeri Hilt, Azza Yousif, Jessica Madavo and more.

We met Moses Sumney at the David Adjaye designed Sandbox Beach Club for a function being hosted by actress Michaela Coel. He was in head to toe black and exuded so much confidence we instantly became friendly. He told us how home-coming was extremely important to him and his practice as a Musician/Artist amongst other things.

We continued speaking and met again in London where he walked the Burberry by Riccardo Tisci London Fashion Week show and again in Venice where he gave an incredible performance for the opening of Kehinde Wiley’s solo show An Archeology of Science at the Fondazione Giorgo Cini for the 59th Venice Biennale. Legendary Dutch photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have been vocal supporters of Boy.Brother.Friend since we launched so it only made sense to suggest a portrait sitting with Moses which they loved. Supported by Burberry and Riccardo Tisci we made some striking imagery for No one can really define my Blackness. It is mine to define.

Moses was interviewed by writer, creative producer and fellow Ghanian Ekow Barnes.