Phlow: New Beats of Lagos

Reflection of acclaimed up and coming Lagos rapper Phlow

Homecoming Voices: Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

Meet rapper Phlow who is behind one of the most interesting beats in Lagos.

Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

Up and coming Lagosian rapper Phlow was one of three winners of Homecoming’s New Artist competition, held in 2019. Homecoming Festival issued an open call for young musicians to apply for the chance to appear onstage at the 2019 festival in Lagos. The winners, including Phlow, opened the all-star performance at the festival in Lagos.

Here Phlow tells us why Lagos is so exciting

Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

Describe your creative journey and how you got to where you are today?
I started my journey into creating music in 2016, knowing the challenges of going into the rap as a female. Hennessy vs gave the perfect springboard, I went on from being a contestant to eventually judging contestants in 2018. I've gone on to drop four projects since then, its definitely been an interesting and challenging journey.

Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

What is the most defining moment in your career?
My defining moment was when I was featured on the source, shortly after winning the Hennessy vs class lyricist competition. Being the only female contesting was part daunting and exciting.

Lagos from above (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

Who has had the biggest impact on you and why?
Str8buttah, this group of people have had the biggest impact on me. They believed in me when I started this music journey and their support has been instrumental to who I have become today.

Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry today?
Pretty much the best advice that was given to me, be your own champion. I would also say never stop learning, truth is you can never really know it all.

Traffic in the streets (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

All eyes are on Lagos contemporary cultural scene. What fuels Lagos’ creative energy?
I am moved by what I see, and there's a lot to see in Lagos; from the people hustling to catch a bus, to the driver plotting out the fastest, less traffic filled routes to get around. Lagos is chuck full of different types of people and stories.

Phlow (2019)Original Source: Homecoming Festival

What can the world learn from Nigeria?
Here, you can learn how to genuinely hustle. If you can make it in Nigeria you can make it anywhere, the saying is definitely not a myth.

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Founded in 2017, Homecoming is an annual festival of cultural exchange between Africa and the world. Held in Lagos, Nigeria, Homecoming puts a spotlight on African talent – from its up and comers to its biggest stars in Music, Fashion, Art, and Culture. Beyond the annual festival moment, Homecoming focuses its efforts on uniting a global community of musicians, artists, designers and creatives, through collaborations and partnerships between these trailblazers and international brands, institutions and thought leaders.

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Homecoming thanks Phlow for her involvement in making this exhibit happen!

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