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Watch Afrikan Boy x Seye's Music Video For 'Dear Mama (Going For Gold)' [Prod. by The Very Best]

Watch Afrikan Boy and Seye's music video for "Dear Mama (Going For Gold)," produced by Johan Hugo of The Very Best.


Afrikan Boy just dropped this sleek music video for "Dear Mama (Going For Gold)," the second single off his upcoming debut The AB CD LP. The clip features AB and UK/Nigerian singer Seye, who takes on chorus duties here, bouncing under flashing lights to Johan Hugo of The Very Best's guitar-flanked 'afrogrime' track. Like the title implies Afrikan Boy penned the song for his mother, he comments "I saw the struggles my mum went through to feed us and ensure our happiness. This song is an acknowledgement to her hussle and my promise to be successful to honour her efforts.” Watch the video below and see Afrikan Boy answer Okayafrica TV's 'The Questions' below.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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