‘The stage’ is where Nqobile made a name for herself. One-third of the female dance group, CEO Dancers, who found fame as 2013 semi-finalists on the reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent, she remembers that period as an opportunity to fly the flag for African dancing. “There had never been Afrobeats dancers,” she maintains.
Pride is over; and for most that means their yearly quota of rainbows, sparkles, drag queens and club kids has officially been fulfilled. However, what always gets lost in pride season, particularly in recent years, is that pride, the event, started as a riot.
Within the past two years, Cupcakke has released five bodies of work; two mixtapes – both of which were featured in Rolling Stone’s Best Rap Album of 2016 - and three studio albums. To release music so frequently and have it acclaimed is no easy feat.