They say that art does magic to souls. Well, nobody exactly said that-I made it up myself, but that’s because of how strongly I feel about it, ART. Art can take any form. You know that feeling you get when you are walking in the hallways of an art gallery? Or that unexplainable excitement when you watch show performances in theatre? Or when you sit in a noisy nganya and you feel it in you that that moment could make it into a music video about human rights or even love? Or when you listen to music by your all-time favorite and all you think about is “How did they create such masterpiece lyrics”? Yeah, I do that with almost all Afro Music. That wholesome feeling, that right there is what we want to create with REKORD. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to share their craft with us. We want to ride in your creativity, your delights, thoughts-whatever makes you! We want to educate and inform as you will see in this edition. We also take you through interesting stuff done throughout the year by Respekt. We bring you along to see what we do and hopefully get you to join our bandwagon in creating safe spaces for SRHR discussions. I hope this edition does whatever your favorite snack does to you. I hope it brings you a lot of warmth this festive season. REKORD will continuously serve vibes (On the scout’s promise). I hope you always look forward to us and that you shall never run out of crafty ideas. Thank you for allowing us into your world, and for letting us share in your joyous exploration of art. Enjoy, and it’s totally okay with us if you share us with your friends. Happy festivities.