I attended a Photo Exhibition and Music Video launch, No Touch Am, on 30th November 2017 at Prokraft Africa, a studio and gallery in Nairobi. The brains behind this phenomenal project were Kenyan creatives Osborne Macharia (photographer), Andrew Mageto (videographer and assistant photographer), Kevo Abbra (stylist), musicians Blinky Bill and Nneka (Nigerian), in partnership with the African Artists’ Foundation (Lagos).
The setup for starters was otherworldly. It was like being in a tropical rainforest. To get you completely immersed in the artwork displayed, we were handed wireless headphones emitting sound effects of trickling water and chirping birds, as one feasted their eyes on some mind-boggling images of men and beasts.
It is here that I got to meet one of the stars of the music video, Baqteria. He has one of those looks that immediately grab your attention. From the get-go, I knew he would make for an interesting subject matter.
We got to talking about how he came to be in the No Touch Am video and in the process I also got to learn that he is a man of many talents. From Electrical Engineering to Motorbike stunting to Construction.
Watch the video here: