FAKA is a cultural movement established by Fela Gucci and Desire Marea, has come to represent more than the “performance art duo” descriptor that has defined the collective since their inception in 2015.
The artists explore a combination of mediums ranging from sound, live performance, literature, video and photography, to create an eclectic aesthetic with which they express their ideas about themes central to their experience as black queer bodies navigating the cis-hetero-topia of post-colonial Africa.
Their hybridised mode of practice and challenging subject matter as artists has lead them to being invited to perform at various international festivals.
In October 2017, FAKA released their much anticipated sophomore EP titled Amaqhawe, a three track offering that “explores the intricacies of love and romance within the black queer experience, with songs touching on everything from self-love, unrequited love, childhood love and transactional love.”
FAKA will also perform 2. November at Oslo World festival in Oslo.