Tag Archives: Nigeria

WOLE SOYINKA’S WARNING TO ALL SPIRITUAL LEADERS

NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA’S ISSUES A WARNING TO ALL SPIRITUAL LEADERS IN LIGHT OF BOKO HARAM’S ONGOING WAVE OF BOMBINGS, ASSASSINATIONS AND KIDNAPPINGS. The Nobel prize-winning author is poised to receive  the International Humanist Award at the secular body’s annual … Continue reading

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Finding Fela – The Movie

A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” Over the years I’ve … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S WILLIAM ONYEABOR – Fantastic Man

NIGERIA’S WILLIAM ONYEABOR – ‘Fantastic Man’ – the documentary, the music and the concert…. Just discovered this via Noisey. You Need To Hear This is proud to present Fantastic Man’ – a documentary investigating reclusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a … Continue reading

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Dr Yusef Abdul Lateef RIP : Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1

Yusef Lateeef: Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1…. DEEP! I’ve been meaning to do something on the master musician, Dr Yusef lateef, since his passing at the age of 93 in December 2013 and then Gilles Peterson rang me to … Continue reading

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TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT

TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT is the focus of a forthcoming autobiography co-written with saxophonist/writer Michael E Veal. Tony Allen: An Autobiography Of The Master Drummer Of Afrobeat is out in September and Tony has got together with saxophonist/writer … Continue reading

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ANOTHER RECORD STORE DAY CLASSIC: Fela’s Sorrow Tears & Blood

TO CELEBRATE THE  75th birthday of Nigeria’s militant, Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, as well as the recent release of new deluxe compilation ‘The Best Of The Black President 2′ and newly repackaged versions of Fela’s entire back catalogue, Knitting Factory … Continue reading

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SOUNDZ OF NIGERIA – Enter the world of the Groovemontzer

Reeeeespek…  got to give it to the Groovemontzer… the man just keeps on diggin’ and the deeper sounds of Nigeria keep on coming… sign up to  the man’s blogspot and Youtube page… For a little taste check Ali Chukwuma’s  ‘Eje-Anabu-Isi’… … Continue reading

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