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'The Confused African' Is the New Documentary Series Following Two Musicians As They Return to Uganda

The 8-part series just premiered on Youtube.

The Confused African is a new documentary series—from the creators of 2016's The Pearl of Africa—examining Ugandan society through the explorations of two of the country's musicians, artist and TV personality Ken Daniels and rapper Navio.

Directed by Jonny Von Wallström, the documentary-series aims to offer commentary on immigration, corruption and music from a uniquely Ugandan perspective.

"It started out in 1992 when he joined Swahili Nation that was formed in the 90's by Kenyan brothers Muturi," says Ken Daniels. "A couple of years ago, he decided to move back to Uganda because he felt responsible and wanted to be a part of the change that was happening in the country."


"I think that my political view and world view has changed since I left Uganda. There is a difference between Sweden and Uganda in many ways. Good and bad. Sometimes I feel like a confused African, that's where the title comes from."

The artists is more confident now, than ever in Uganda's future. "What I have realized is that Uganda is not what it used to be. Today, Uganda is in a very good place, the infrastructure and the whole society is improving. In 5 years, I think you will see a big difference," he says.

"I feel like many more people are willing to fight for the right to speak up and change things. It was in a different way before. Back in the days, people didn't do that".

The first of eight episode, premiered today on Youtube, you can watch it below and follow the full series here.

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Relive OkayAfrica & Nike's Epic Naija Worldwide Bash in This New Video

Get a glimpse of the fun and good vibes featuring Burna Boy, Laolu Senbanjo, DJ Tunez and more.

Partner content from Nike

Naija Worldwide, presented by OkayAfrica and Nike, was the epitome of summertime vibes in Brooklyn this summer.

Partygoers came through to The Well to celebrate Nike's triumphant Nigeria kits as Team Nigeria headed to Russia with style. In this recap video, you'll get a glimpse of the fun along with some familiar faces like Laolu Senbanjo, DJ Moniki, DJ Moma and DJ Tunez, along with our surprise performance guest, Burna Boy.

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The Super Eagles Stylishly Beat Iceland in the World Cup & Nigerians Are Going Crazy

All of the best social media reactions from Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland.

Nigeria just beat Iceland 2-0 in of the World Cup, leaving them second in Group D.

The Super Eagles started the game in shy form, putting together a first half performance that was at times cold and even dicey.

However, the second half saw the team wake up and fully charge forward. A change of formation had them attacking a lot more, which opened up a counter attack that led to Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa's incredible control touch and strike for the Super Eagles' first goal.

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This New EP Traces Africa's Musical Influences Across Cuba, Brazil & the U.S.

Listen to our premiere of the DJ Jigüe's Afrosekuela EP.

DJ Jigüe is a selector who blends experimental electronic music with traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.

In his new 3-song EP, Afrosekuela, the DJ and producer explores three different regions that have been strongly influenced and shaped by the African diaspora: Brazil, Cuba and the United States.

"Ponte de Pie" was inspired by hip-hop and the underground electronic music of Detroit. It samples the Sugar Hill Gang's iconic chorus from "Rapper's Delight."

The second track "Afrosekuela" is a sonic meeting of Angolan kuduro rhythms with Afro-Cuban drums. While "Bateria Perfecta" highlights the Africa's influence on Brazilian rhythms and percussion.

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