CONTENT CREATORS: TOP 5 content creators 2020 that caught the WIRE’s eye.
What would we do without them? The world on global lock down turned to content creators for entertainment, solidarity and a means of survival. Here are the TOP 5 Content Creators who the WIRE enjoyed this year.
- FASHION: Jodie & Justine Petersen Twins
- MUSIC: Lordkez
- ART: Joshua Rubin
- FILM: Milisuthando Bongela
- SPORT: The Curse/Man Like B
Jodie & Justine Petersen Twins
Models and twins Jody and Justine Petersen are South Africa’s rising fashion stars. From being on the cover of Glamour Magazine France to their being featured in commercials for Standard Bank, Foschini retail group’s Club X magazine, Telkom, Zando and Coca-Cola, and then dropping the now iconic luxury streetwear label, DUECE, the twins curate spectacular High-Fashion content.
South African based singer Lordkez doesn’t just consider herself a musician, instead she’s a jack of all trades in the creative field. In addition to being a remarkable painter and poet, Lordkez is making the covers on magazines across her country for her charming but engaging musical talent. Her sound is soulful, with dexterous r’n’b melodies along with a nod to experimentation.
Image creadit: Instagram/lordkez
Documentary photographer based in Cape Town, Joshua Rubin, is currently documenting the people and places of South Africa. His portrait work is especially powerful, rooted in the now while capturing a particular sensitivity for his subjects.
An award-winning writer, blogger and editor whose work pivots around the subject of the post-apartheid condition from the perspective of black middle class South Africans and women, Milisuthando has written extensively about the intersections of race, class and gender in South Africa for publications like W Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Aperture Magazine, Elle and Colours. She is currently exploring the post-apartheid condition in South African society through film and documentaries.
Image credit: milisuthando.com
The Curse/Man Like B
The exciting news that Breakdancing will be added to new categories of competitive sports at the Olympics 2024 prompted the WIRE to identify Brandon Petersen, aka B-Boy The Curse, in this category.
A multi-award-winning break dancer from South Africa, Brandon was the official B-Boy for the iconic hip-hop band Brasse Vannie Kaap, has been crowned SA’s number one B-Boy three times and has worked with top brands such as Red Bull, Puma, Casio GSHOCK, Mitchell & Ness and Happy Socks. His street style is dynamic and powerful and displays an exciting depth of dexterity.
Image credit: Ference Isaacs
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