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Fela Kuti, ‘Water No Get Enemy’ (1975)

Horn-section melodies like fanfares and processionals introduce “Water No Get Enemy.” As the lyrics contemplate…

Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Afrika 70, ‘Gentleman’ (1973)

There’s more than a touch of Nuyorican Latin swagger in “Gentleman,” starting with the boogaloo-tinged…

Fela and the Africa 70, ‘Shakara’ (1972)

“Shakara” is one of Fela’s Afrobeat X-rays, with each part clicking into place neatly, transparently…

The Legacy of Fela Kuti’s Music of Resistance: Hear 15 Essential Songs

In the late 1960s, Fela decided that he had no use for love songs or…

JUNE 5, 2020 ART, FEATURE, FEATURED, NEWS ‘Brethren’: This Soapie Knows Where It’s Going

By Toyin Akinosho Brethren, the prime-time soap opera on Africa Magic Showcase, should feel familiar…

WSICE 2020 draws up festival-worthy lineup to honour Kongi

This year’s Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange (WSICE) is to take place in spite of…

Ake Festival 2020 new theme unveiled.

The Ake Festival 2020, which runs in Lagos, Nigeria from October 22-25, unveiled its new…

Interview: Ade Bantu on music activism in Nigeria

Ade Bantu has a message: the revolution is now. The frontman of Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards…

TOYIN AKINOSHO @60 COMMEMORATIVE BOOK (e-Book)

To download go to the end of the post… A commemorative book to mark the…

POBLISHAAAA… Foretaste by Niyi Osundare & Ben Tomoloju

EXCERPTS Lagos & I… Forever In Lust “I talk about this town as if the…