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  • blog April 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 5

    This is the fifth feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, intimate r&b … Read more »

  • blog April 12, 2017

    Ebo Taylor: Still Life in Highlife

    The life of Ebo Taylor traces the roots of highlife culture and evolves into Afro-funk. No woman, nor song, has ever held him for long. He exudes joy, his smile and his sound are palpable expressions of his love of … Read more »

  • blog March 30, 2017

    Edo Highlife Discography and Mixtape

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet mixed classics and latest hits from some of the greats of Edo highlife. Here is a list of albums heard on the program “Edo Highlife.” Collins Oke and His Odoligie Nobles, Yabomwen Akobeghian, Tokpanugu and Akobe Mega Show Europe … Read more »

  • 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 »

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