Local duo FAKA shares experience of being official runway music for Versace

A local duo by the name of FAKA are doing fantastic things in the global space.

A couple of weeks ago, Donatella Versace posted a picture of herself with the duo at Milan Fashion Week. The fashion heavyweight used the local music groups tunes as the official runway music for their men's fashion show.

FAKA consists of group members Desire Marea and Fela Gucci.

The two artists joined Gugu Mhlungu on #NightTalk to chat about the inspiration behind their music and Milan Fashion Week.

Desire Marea says that what happened in Milan sort of unfolded overnight. He adds that they had played in Milan before, and one of their shows actually took place during the men’s wear week in January.

We had sort of been building quite a good following in Milan especially in the fashion industry. I think because of that, Donatella had better access to us and she was introduced to our work.

Desire Marea, member from musical duo FAKA

We heard that as soon as Donatella saw us she was like ‘I want them at my show – I need them.’

Fela Gucci says that their work comes from an authentic place. He adds that if that’s what fearless means and represents, then they are fearless.

Our music varies from Gqom - to spiritual - to Gospel - to African spiritual music says Fela.

We call it black spiritual music.

Desire Marea, member from musical duo FAKA

Click on the link below to hear the full interview…


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