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Afripedia Exclusives: Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire

'Afripedia,' Stocktown Films' new 5-part documentary series, shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

All photos are Copyright of Stocktown Films


Photos by Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft & Senay Berhe

Afripedia [af-ri-pee-dee-uh] is a new platform and forum for African creatives from Swedish production collective Stocktown. When we first reported on the project back in October, Afripedia had recently launched its first venture, a five-part mini documentary series that aired on Swedish Television (SVT Kunskapskanalen). Shot in Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa, each episode dedicates itself to shedding light on work from a group of creatives within each of those countries. The team is currently producing one more episode in North Africa and has plans to release a full-length documentary in 2016. The first five episodes of the series will be available to watch online in 2015. Until then, the folks at Stocktown have sent us exclusive behind-the-scenes images. All week we'll be rolling out photos from the set of Afripedia.

Yesterday we got to know some of the key players in Angola's Kuduro scene. Today we share behind-the-scenes shots from Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire (the episode splits time between both countries), where the Afripedia team linked with creatives in fashion, photography, dance and beatmaking, including Alien Cartoon stylist Selly Raby Kane, fashion and fine arts photographer Omar Victor Diop, whose historical self-portrait series Project Diaspora showed earlier this year in London, dancer Khoudia Roodia, Ivorian visual artist Paul Sika and Côte d'Ivoire's only (?) female beatsmith, Fanny Beats. See behind-the-scenes shots above and check back tomorrow for more photos.

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Angola's Kuduro Scene

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Senegal & Côte d'Ivoire

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Ghana

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: Kenya's Afrofuturist Scene

>>>Afripedia Exclusives: South Africa

Follow Afripedia online here and also on Instagram and Facebook.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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