ATIKA Introduces: Yinka Bokinni
We recently hung out with mega babe and Capital Xtra DJ Yinka Bokinni! See below for our mini shoot using new pieces from Remix By Atika Party and why she chose the songs she did for her playlist in our store.
STYLED BY: MARIA PEARL & LEANNE BEBBINGTON // @mariapearly @_leannebebbi
SHOT BY: MARIA PEARL @mariapearly
MODEL: YINKA BOKINNI @yinkabokinni
Questions, questions, questions.
How did you get started?
When I graduated from Uni I realised I didn't want to be a lawyer (lol), so I auditioned for a show at RinseFM and the rest is history I guess! I started the blog yinkabokinni.com as a hobbie and now it has a life of it's own.
What was the last song you listened to?
Shakka - Pain (Promise me).
To be fair, I listen to the Lost Boys EP every single Day!!!
If you weren't a DJ, what would you be doing?
Anything but law (haha). Honestly I don't know, I genuinely love my job so it's hard to think of anything else I would do. Hmmmm maybe a teacher? Kids kinda like me!
What made you choose the songs on your playlist for us?
I wanted the perfect mix of old classics and new bangers. I don't think listening to music should be a chore so I have picked songs that I find easy to listen to.
Who are your top 5 influences in life/art/music etc?
David Attenborough, Louis Theroux, Annie Mac, Beyonce (obviously she is a MACHINE) and The Queen. (She is sooooo sassy).
Whats your favourite thing about vintage shopping?
The fact that you never know what you're going to get. It's easy to go to High street and pick the same thing that everyone else has, but it's another to actually get stuck in and decide on your style.
Tell us a childhood secret?
I was the kid who ate mud and worms and ants. (Don't tell anyone).