Tagged: Nigeria

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Lungu Lungu: Welcome to Chigeria

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, it’s Chicago-via-Nigeria rapper The GTW’s “Cravings.” I’m on the … read more »

POSTED November 20, 2012 6:22PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
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Maki Oh: Old Spool

The radical traditions of Nigeria’s Maki Oh. “It’s sad that we allow cultures to die,” Maki Oh designer Amaka Osakwe says. “What the world thinks is African print is [actually] from Holland.” But the topsy-turvy … read more »

POSTED March 15, 2012 10:00AM IN STYLE, STYLE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Ghariokwu Lemi Talks Fela Kuti Album Art

Fela Kuti recorded and released dozens of albums, each with a specifically agitprop cover meant to elicit the same rebellious feelings as the songs between them. Lagos native and friend of Fela, Ghariokwu Lemi, is … read more »

POSTED July 12, 2010 5:28PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO TAGS: , ,