Bwalya Newton

Bwalya Newton

JournalistLondon, United Kingdom
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Bwalya Newton

Bwalya Newton

JournalistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Bwalya Newton is a Zambian-born, London-based writer, DJ and the founder of women’s basketball team, Hackney Gazelles. The basketball team has been running for 4 years and has now started expanding to Glasgow, South London and Paris. She has been featured in varied publications and platforms such as, ELLE Magazine and ASOS, for her contribution to grassroots sports. As a writer she has interviewed Kobe Bryant, Kendrick Lamar, and others for publications such as LAW, i-D, Brick Magazine and NIKE as well as curated and edited a zine championing the women of the Hackney Gazelles for Miami Art Basel. As a DJ, she co-hosted the night turned online show Gemini. She is a mainstay at artist Kareem Reid’s Body Party and regularly performs for Romance F.C., Mushpit, and Work It.
  • Boiler Room x Ballantines True Music: Moscow Underground
    Boiler Room x Ballantines True Music: Moscow UndergroundPresenter reporting from Russia about the electronic underground music scene in Moscow.
  • BBC: Black to Life
    BBC: Black to LifeScript writer for BBC Alternative history online short film
  • Accent Magazine
    Accent MagazineA features article that is an intimate interview of young vogueing superstar Kia Labeija from the House of Labeija in NYC,
  • Nicholas Daley
    Nicholas DaleyCreative Producer of Nicholas Daley AW18 London Men's Fashion Week presentation. Co-produced with Joseph Bond featured in Vogue and GQ Style. A live music fashion show, in which the apparel was modelled on each musician, featuring the elite talents in contemporary British jazz.
  • GAIKA Interview BRICK magazine
    GAIKA Interview BRICK magazineInterview with musician with GAIKA about ideas of time, the Jamaican Maroons, British identity and migration in the lead up to his incredible installation, SYSTEM at Somerset House.
  • Blood Orange - Charcoal Baby
    Blood Orange - Charcoal BabyAppearance in video as model Director: Crack Stevens Producer/Exec: Nick Hayes Production Company: Nuuksio Films Production Manager: Martha McGuirk Directors Assistant: Moya De Young Production Assistant: Islay Leefe-Griffiths Director of Photography: Nicolai Niermann
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Work history
    Freelance WriterLAW magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Print publication contributing writer and sub editor for issues 6, 7, 8 and 9. Published feature articles include: Nigerian Lives Matter - an interview with Akinola Davis about the 2015 rally outside the Nigerian embassy. Testing Ground - A feature piece on women's contraception that became a comparative study on men's contraception formatted as a Facebook thread.
    Freelance WriterDazed & Confused / Dazed Digital
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Online feature on Dazed digital about Moodyman's Soul Skate in collaboration with NTS & Carhartt Wip with an accompanying film.
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