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  • blog March 20, 2017

    Sir Victor Uwaifo, Superstar: In His Own Words

    Sir Victor Uwaifo’s presence looms over his birthplace, Benin City, Nigeria. His name comes up in any conversation about music in Edo State, and many musicians claim him as an influence. Born in 1941, he made a significant impact on … Read more »

  • interview March 16, 2017

    Beautiful Nubia, Troubadour of Nigerian Conscience

    Nigeria currently dominates the African pop music market with the sound known as Naija pop or Afrobeats. Obviously, this music has many fans, but it also has critics, who regret its fixation on wealth and style, and its relative absence … Read more »

  • program March 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria Preview

    In recent months, three Afropop Worldwide producers–Sean Barlow, Banning Eyre and Morgan Greenstreet–have been working in four different regions of Nigeria to gather material for the upcoming five-part Hip Deep in Nigeria series. In this program, the producers sit down to … Read more »

  • botb March 15, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: E.T. Mensah, Highlife and History–Ghana’s 60th Independence Day

    On the 60th occasion of Ghana’s independence anniversary, March 6, 1957, our continuing series “Best of The Beat on Afropop” shines a spotlight on E.T. Mensah, Ghana’s King of Highlife, with a reprint of a record and book review by … Read more »

  • blog February 19, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #5: Port Harcourt–Biafra and Oil

    Banning Eyre is currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep series. Here’s the latest field report. PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20—We’ve just wrapped a week in Port Harcourt, the largest city in the Niger … Read more »

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