From The Desk Of Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Fatherland is Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke‘s third solo album and first under his own name. As you might assume from its title, the 13-track Fatherhood was inspired by the birth of his daughter Savannah last December. Says Okereke, “I’m fully conscious that this record is probably going to serve as a document for Savannah of the relationship between her fathers and who we were before she came into our lives. It feels important for her to see that we don’t have all the answers but we’re trying.” Speaking of trying, Okereke will be guest editing over the next two weeks. Check back each day to see what he’s writing about.

Okereke: Nigerian-born queer artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode‘s work is breathtaking as it is challenging. Dealing with such issues as race, colonialism and sexuality, his vivid photography depicts the black male form, owing a little to Mapplethorpe and African Ifa sprituality. He was adamant about depicting hidden African desires, and because of this, his work is uncompromising.