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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI


Brotha Onaci is the kwaito obsessed co-founder of People’s DJs Collective and past host of Chi-town’s frantic Sonic Diaspora parties. For the seventh installment of our Africa In Your Earbuds series, the now Philly-residing DJ sent over a truly continental 52-minute mix, featuring cuts from SA's TKZee, Congolese word-sorcerer Baloji, and makossa master Sam Fan Thomas, among others.

Africa In Your Earbuds #7 is all about sonic and geographical range, as Brotha Onaci manages to seamlessly swerve from South African kwaito-house to sparkly Equatorial Guinea pop and back with a single vinyl scratch. Stream and grab AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI — 'SONIC DIASPORA' below! It's a good 'un.

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI — 'SONIC DIASPORA' by okayafrica

TRACKLIST

1. Yeli Fuzzo, “Abandé” F. Oumou Bâ (Mali)

2. Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, “Osondi Owendi” (Nigeria)

3. Juliana Kanyomozi, “Sanyu Lyange” (Uganda)

4. TKZee, “Dlala Mapantsula” (South Africa)

5. Kenzo, “Jiwachilie” F. MC Fullstop (Kenya)

6. Mokobe, “Safari” F. Viviane Ndour (France)

7. Magic System, “Doubehi” (Cote d’Ivoire)

8. Audius, “Saka Manje” (Zimbabwe & Australia)

9. Koudede, “Souveniram Nam Adjosa” (Niger)

10. Grande Kalle, “Independence Cha Cha” (Democratic Republic of Congo & France)

11. Baloji, “Congo Eza Ya Biso (Le Secours Populaire)” F. La Chorale De la Grâce (DRC & Belgium)

12. Luis Mbomio, “Faya Faya” (Equatorial Guinea)

13. Samba Mapangala, “Marina” (DRC, Uganda, & Kenya)

14. DJ Simza & Sabzide, “Bengzakiwe” F. Deborah (Swaziland & South Africa)

15. Bucie, “Omnyakazisa” (South Africa)

16. Kyllex, “Nday nikwa Ngu Mama” F. Ntsiki Mazwai (South Africa)

17. Queens of Dance, “Ngithanda Lonemali” (South Africa)

18. DJ Qness, “The Light” F. Khanyi (South Africa)

19. Sam Fan Thomas, “African Typic Collection” (Cameroon)

20. Lokassa Ya Mbongo, “Monica” (DRC)

21. Baoku, “Free Nigeria” (Nigeria & USA)

22. Prince Nico Mbarga, “Aki Special (DJ AfroQbano Remix),” (Cameroon & Nigeria)

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: DJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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