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  • interview March 30, 2017

    Austin Emielu: Edo Highlife as Progressive Traditionalism

    Dr. Austin Emielu is a musician and an associate professor of music at Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria. Alongside producer Morgan Greenstreet, Dr. Emielu co-produced our latest Hip Deep Nigeria program “Edo Highlife: Culture, Politics and Progressive Traditionalism.” Morgan and … Read more »

  • interview February 23, 2017

    Temi Kogbe: Friday Night in Lagos

    When producer Morgan Greenstreet was in Nigeria in January 2017, he met up with Temitope Kogbe, a record collector and label owner, at his home in Lagos. They started talking about Temi’s new label, Odion Livingstone, the only vinyl reissue … Read more »

  • blog January 18, 2017

    Passings: Nigerian Legend William Onyeabor

    Nigerian music legend William Onyeabor passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 70. The news was announced by record label Luaka Bop, which has been re-releasing Onyeabor’s music since 2013. Luaka Bop described Onyeabor as a “great Nigerian business … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Playlist: Afrobeats Comes to America

    Flavour Everyone know’s Flavour’s 2005 hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo)” but he’s been cooking up a different flavor of a hit lately. Stonebwoy One of the most vocal proponents of dancehall in Ghana, Stonebwoy is making waves globally. Wizkid He changed the … Read more »

  • blog November 4, 2016

    Nigerian Reissues, White Noise and Digital Fingerpointing

    The milieu of collectors, compilers and re-issuers of rare African vinyl is a pretty small, tight-knit community, where reputation counts for a lot and rumors fly fast. Right now, something is amiss in the scene, and we think you should know about it. Read more »

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