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August 27 2014

From Okayafrica. Wed Aug 27 2014, 12:21:26

Photo: Kent Andreasen South African "superband" Fantasma's forthcoming debut is undoubtedly one of the releases we're most excited for this year. The group unites Spoek keep reading »

The post South African Superband Fantasma's First Song 'Sefty Belt' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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August 26 2014

From Okayafrica. Tue Aug 26 2014, 17:18:52

Photo by Erez Avissar / Weird Magic Growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Lamin Fofana was surrounded by music from an early age, grooving to keep reading »

The post A Sierra Leonean 'First Symphony': Lamin Fofana's New EP appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Tue Aug 26 2014, 16:06:15

Our obsession with Brazilian teen rap titans Pearls Negras began earlier this summer when we covered their high octane baile funk sound as part of keep reading »

The post Pearls Negras' Carnival Funhouse Video For 'Make It Last' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Tue Aug 26 2014, 14:23:47

Waje in "Onye" Kemi Adetiba may be a familiar face on the Nigerian music video landscape. From her compelling stories to engaging visuals, the on-air-personality-turned-director keep reading »

The post The Top 10 Nigerian Music Videos Directed By Kemi Adetiba appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Tue Aug 26 2014, 10:00:14

The Plantation Boy by Nigerian photographer and visual artist Uche Okpa-Iroha, which we spotted via the Guardian, is a photo manipulation series depicting the digital keep reading »

The post Nigerian Visual Artist Uche Okpa-Iroha Inserts Himself Into 'The Godfather' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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August 25 2014

From Okayafrica. Mon Aug 25 2014, 18:30:32

Major Lazer's Walshy Fire and Atlanta-based DJ Fully Focus team up in this 79-minute mixtape for Africa Is The Future. Their joint Africa Is The Future mix includes keep reading »

The post Walshy Fire x Fully Focus' 'Africa Is The Future' Mix appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Mon Aug 25 2014, 16:36:26

Back in February rising Kenyan alt-emcee Wangechi (born Wangechi Waweru) hit our radar with a mysterious teaser video of her debut album. Last we checked keep reading »

The post Listen To Rising Kenyan Rapper Wangechi's Nostalgic 'Play' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Mon Aug 25 2014, 13:41:20

Kaneng Lolang is a self-described shape-shifter vocalist who "grew between the cultures of Nigeria, Bulgaria and Russian-occupied Siberia... [with] earliest inspirations in the music of Russian bard Vladimir keep reading »

The post Kaneng Lolang's Burkina Faso-Shot Video For 'Constant Messiah' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Mon Aug 25 2014, 12:25:26

Two years after its release Sinkane's Mars remains a heavy staple in the Okayafrica offices. Sinkane (aka Sudanese-born/Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab) has been gearing up keep reading »

The post Stream Sinkane's 'Mean Love' Via NPR First Listen appeared first on Okayafrica..

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August 22 2014

From Okayafrica. Fri Aug 22 2014, 17:47:37

We first heard Douala's Reniss back in January on New Bell Music head honcho Jovi's bouncy lead single "B.A.S.T.A.R.D." off his latest electro-rap offering Kankwe Vol. keep reading »

The post Reniss x Sadrak 'Owé Owé' (Produced By Le Monstre) appeared first on Okayafrica..

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