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Celebrate the Legacy of Fela Kuti at London's 'Felabration' With Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra + Very Special Guests

Presenting London Felabration 2016 featuring the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra and very special guests.

Every year we celebrate the life and legacy of Fela Kuti through Felabrations held in major cities across the globe.


This coming October, AGMP, Knitting Factory Records and Okayafrica are presenting London Felabration 2016 featuring the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra and very special guests—including Temi Dollface, Breis, Bumi Thomas, Afrikan Boy, Tiggs da Author, and many more.

Dele Sosimi is one of the leading forces of afrobeat. A longtime keyboardist for Fela Kuti‘s Egypt 80 and bandleader for Femi Kuti‘s Positive Force, Dele Sosimi now regularly plays with his 16-man Afrobeat Orchestra across London.

They’ll be holding down the sounds at London Felabration 2016, an event curated by Rikki Stein, who managed Fela Kuti and whose 46-album back catalogue he continues to administer.

Last year’s London Felabration saw the likes of Tony Allen, 2Face Idibia, Laura Mvula and many others join the band onstage. You never know what surprise guests will jump on this year.

Buy tickets to London Felabration 2016 at the Electric Ballroom.

Enter the promo code FELALONDON2016 for HALF-PRICE TICKETS.  

News Brief

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University Has Been Shut Down Following Student Protests

The school is closed indefinitely following violent protests on Monday against "brutality" by university security.

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Knust) in the city of Kumasi, has been shut down indefinitely following student protests that occurred on Monday, which turned violent.

Students gathered in support of 11 students who had been arrested last Friday night for participating in a weekly party, known as jamborees—a gathering that the vice chancellor had recently banned, claiming that the events caused "misbehavior" and "profanity" on campus. One of the students was injured during while arrested, and students are calling for the vice chancellor to step down, BBC Africa reports.

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Art

Major European Museums Plan To 'Loan' Stolen Benin Bronzes Back To a New Museum Opening in Nigeria

The Royal Museum is due to open in 2021, displaying the Benin bronzes that were looted during the Benin Expedition of 1897.

The controversial conversation surrounding art repatriation continues as a new museum opening in Nigeria in 2021 will make way for stolen artifacts to return home—temporarily.

Major European museums have reached an agreement with Nigeria to "loan" significant artifacts to the Royal Museum, Artnet News reports.

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Video
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Watch Davido & Peruzzi's Video For 'Twisted'

A new love song from the DMW artists.

Here's another sign that a Davido and Peruzzi joint EP is on the way.

The Nigerian star and his DMW signee have linked up this year in noteworthy tracks like "Aza" featuring Duncan MightyDuncan Mighty, Deekay's "Hangover," and Pryme's "Kilode."

The pair now come through with a new music video for the love song, "Twisted."

The track, which was crafted by DMW in-house producer Fresh VDM, pairs airy guitar riffs with Davido and Peruzzi's vocals about the object of their desire.

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