Benin City 'Faithless'

Stream African electronic music group Benin City's latest single "Faithless."

Benin City is a self-described 'electro brass' London group fronted by UK/Nigerian Josh Idehen, who previously worked with Okayafrica favorites LV on their album Routes and 38 EP. Benin City's latest single "Faithless," off their upcoming Fires In The Park LP, builds on a singular guitar riff and Idehen's sung/spoken vocals, eventually reaching a full-fledged indie-electronic affair. Stream "Faithless" below, as well as Benin City's two previous singles "My Love" and "Baby," to get the full scope of the London trio's sonic stamp.

Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.