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: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

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