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  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Chronicles

    It is fair to say that the original inspiration for Afropop Worldwide came from Nigerian juju music, specifically when King Sunny Ade and his African Beats toured the United States in the early 1980s. KSA’s lengthy, unraveling shows featured some … Read more »

  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Mixtape

    This mixtape samples current and classic fuji and juju tracks from Nigeria, most of them featured on our program “Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala.” Fuji tracks tend to be very long, so this is just a taste. Remember that … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 28, 2017

    Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala 

    Beneath the gloss of Nigeria’s contemporary pop, older roots styles, mostly derived from Yoruba tradition, still thrive. In this program, we meet four top stars of fuji music, the percussion-driven, message-heavy, and occasionally profane trance music that animates weddings and parties on … Read more »

  • blog January 31, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #3: Digging Into the Fuji Scene

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Lagos, Nigeria researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their latest field report. LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 1–Busy few days since we last posted. We interviewed one of … Read more »

  • blog December 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afropolitan Vibes Festival in Lagos

     Afropop Worldwide attended the debut Afropolitan Vibes Music Festival held in Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria on Dec. 16-17, produced by Nigerian-German musician, music and film producer Ade Bantu and a dedicated team. Building on a successful monthly concert series, Afropolitan Vibes … Read more »

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