Christian Adofo is a journalist, author, and cultural curator. He’s had bylines in The Guardian, Mixmag, and more. His latest project is A Quick Ting On Afrobeats, a book that “chronicles the social and cultural development of the eponymous music genre—tracing its rich history from the African continent all the way to the musical center of the Western world.”
How did you get to where you are today, professionally?
So post university as I was in the abyss of No Plan’s Land, I found a great youth publication based in Brixton called Live Magazine. It was a great foundation and felt like a family with a lot of young creatives from London and across the UK who were really eager and equally professional at such a tender age in terms of pursuing a career and their first steps within the creative industries. I wrote my first cover on Rudimental there and also got my first national byline via a takeover we did of the Guardian’s Film & Music section (also note it was the last ever print edition I believe) where I wrote a feature on songs which remind Black British stars of their African heritage.
Can you please briefly describe the book?