Izé Teixeira, Musician and Designer
When you were a wee boy, what did you want to be when you grew up? I’m from Cape verde and as a child I always wanted to be a singer. When I was a kid I had a lot of dreams but making them a reality doesn’t always work. Music was always part of my life, different genres and fashions. It’s important for me to mix music and fashion and you can see that in everything I do. For me, they’re now inseparable. It’s just a lifestyle.
What’s your earliest memory? Waking up at my grandparents place up at 6am in the morning when I was 5 years old. We would do out to the fields to harvest maize. This time taught me that being simply lucky doesn’t exist. You have to put hard work in to see the results you desire.
Describe yourself in 5 words. Curious, love, sharing, family, word.