VOL. 6, ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY 2021
SALEM ILESE MAD AT DISNEY joan Yoke Lore FLAWES Charlotte Clark Josie Dunne & more
Founder/Editor-in-Chief Ezzah Rafique
Design Director Mohja Filfil
Communications Director Iman Tanzeem
Social Media Director Sofi Murillo
Adeliz Diaz, Camila C., Cassidy Riley, Charlotte Floberg, Emilia Lyon, Hallie Kern, Isabel Dowel, Izzy Blunt, Kylee Kent, Madison Vaughan, Mikayla Storms, Mohamed Aqueel, Nataliya Karpov, Orchee Sorker, Paul Lee, Samantha Billotte, Tequila Helland, Victoria Jolley, Xime Tapia
Salem Ilese, Yoke Lore, joan, Charlotte Clark, Josie Dunne, FLAWES, Emergency Tiara, Tulliah, Jack Omstead, Audriix, Brookside, Hunter Cross, Louis Knight, Olivia Rubini, SAE, & Cassidy Daniels
FRONT COVER: Salem Ilese BACK COVER: Yoke Lore (photo by: Wes & Alex)
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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR For February, ORENDA MEDIA sat down with artists from across the globe to talk about their music, their influences, and journey as an artist. Creatives, photographers, artists, and journalists submitted work based upon how music influenced them. Through the album art cover, history of music, and songs that speak to them. To view our full interviews, head to our website theorendamedia.com.
Ezzah Rafique Founder/Editor-in-Chief
Photographer HAILLE KERN @hkerning Model NICOLE FARIS @nikkie.af
Photographer EZZAH RAFIQUE @ezzahphotography Model CHLOE @ih8chlo3 Makeup Artist Alanna Castro @alannacastromua Videographer Leila Saidane @leisaidane
FLAWES FLAWES FLAWES FLAWES
Freddie Edwards, Josh Carruthers, & Josh Hussey are FLAWES. The electro indie-pop trio talks 'Higher Than Before (ft. Mali-Koa), showcasing their personalities, and their EP 'Reverie'
Photographer: Orchee Sorker @orchees
Hunter Cross talks 'Evil', being a co-owner of a record store, & The Skeleton Krew
Singer Sarah, professionally known as SAE, talks poetry, debut EP, & rebranding
I like to set milestones for myself. I feel like everyone has goals and that’s great but I’ve always given myself milestones in life. I set milestones that will eventually end up leading me to my goals. So as of right now, my milestone is to just bring a lot of people together, release music that I’m really proud of, and bring my music to life even further with videos and other content. I don’t really know where I hope to be just yet, and that’s okay, all I can say is that I hope to be wherever God wants me to be and wherever he placed me to be.
What would you tell the younger version of yourself
What you’re going through now seems like it’s going to be the worst imaginable thing, then five months later you’re gonna go through something else that’ll feel even more unbearable. In between that time though, you had good days, great days, days where you felt God smiling down on you, and days where you genuinely smiled and actually felt loved. So even though the unbearable days, weeks, or even months come, they don’t last forever—you just think they do. It’s hard to see the sun when you’re clouded by, well, clouds, but the sun is always right behind them peaking out here and there. You’ll feel the warmth again. Stay strong, I’m proud of you.
Photographer/Model Mohamed Aqueel Ambaram @_mohamed_aqueel_photography_ Model/Fashion Designer Husnah Maswanganyi @husnah.maswanganyi Model Kayla Smit @kay2210smitty_ Model Abdurrahmaan Moola @_abdurrxhmxxn_ Model Mahomed Taufiq Ismail @toffeeemeister Creative Director Zaakir Noor @dr_zay_786 Makeup Artist Al-Khansaa Nordien @alkhansaanordien