26 Sep 2020

Southside | Episode 1 | Dera

From Generation Next, 4:23 pm on 26 September 2020

"I was able to see people flaunting their s***, wearing their culture proudly right in front of them and embracing it, so I'm like, OK cool, I'ma do me, let me re-embrace this."

Dera Meelan is a 22-year-old award-winning producer who works with duo Church & AP. In this episode of Generation Next, he talks about growing up within the Kurdish culture, life with his immigrant family in Clendon, and his burgeoning music career.

Generation Next S2 | Southside is a series of videos profiling four talented young people who call South Auckland home.