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Okayafrica's Top 12 Albums of 2012

We highlight our choice album picks of the year, featuring LV, Rodriguez, Spoek Mathambo and more!


2012 was accented by a crop of noteworthy releases from all corners — heavyweight names, underground acts, dark electronic producers and folk crooners all, at one point, held our undivided ears. With our Top 12 Albums of 2012 list we highlight our choice LPs dropped in the past calendar year, including a couple notable reissues. Click through to see them all, listed in no particular order, featuring selections from LV, Janka Nabay, Spoek Mathambo, Michael Kiwanuka, and more!

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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