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Audio: Lamin Fofana 'Like White Lightning Up A Black Snake's Ass'

Hear NYC/Sierra Leone experimental producer Lamin Fofana's dystopian electronic single "Like White Lightning Up A Black Snake's Ass."


Sierra Leone-raised, NY-based experimental electronic producer Lamin Fofana is readying Like White Lightning Up A Black Snake's Ass, the third release on his nascent SCI-FI & FANTASY imprint. The single's A-side builds on a constant bass kick/click and interwoven layers of analog synthesizers, which all aid in forming Fofana's unique sonic landscape of a dystopian future. For more from Fofana check out his previously featured Solange remix, collaboration with Old Money, and Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape. Stream the track below and look for "Like White LIghtning Up A Black Snake's Ass"/"%-} (Dizzy)" coming out April 2 from SCI-FI FANTASY.

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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

Interview: Simi Is Taking Risks

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Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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