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Listen to a Podcast Detailing the Life & Times of Iconic Ugandan Activist Bobi Wine

Launched by Sudanese-American artist Bas, the project called The Messenger goes on to discuss the political turmoil most of Africa faces and channels it through music.

Ugandan musician-turned-activist Bobi Wine has had a tumultuous start to the new year. Not even mentioning his various assination attempts in 2020, his bodyguard was recently murdered in what looks like another attack from the Ugandan government on the influential activist. As Bobi Wine gears up for Uganda's crucial election on 14 January 2021, listeners are given the opportunity to find out more about him in this new podcast highlighting his life.

"The Messenger" created by Sudanese-American and Dreamville star Bas throws a global spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face. The artist, along with many other successful acts, continues to use his voice and platform to unite Africans and tear down the oppressive forces suffocating them.

Staying true to what he knows though, the Grammy-nominated Bas released his new single "Smoke From Fire" with The Hicks this week. Produced by Deputy, the song encourages listeners with affirmations speaking to a better and stronger world for all. Telling listeners to never lose hope, Bas says of the track, "Smoke from Fire" is about coming out of a destructive space and rising above it," he says. "Out of this fire, this destructive force, we rise above and we rebuild, reinvent and keep progressing."

Listen to the new podcast "The Messenger" and Bas' new single "Smoke From Fire" here.




Bas, The Hics – Smoke From Fire [Official Audio] youtu.be

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Wekafore Releases Fela Kuti Inspired Collab With Daily Paper

The one-of-a-kind 'The Spirit Don't Die' capsule collection celebrates African heritage and a hope for a brighter future.

Amsterdam-based African streetwear brand Daily Paper has joined Nigerian fashion brand Wekafore in creating a unique capsule collection of note. The 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection is inspired by fashion and Nigerian activism icon Fela Kuti, but celebrates the bountiful beauty, potential, and heritage of Africans.

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, owner, and designer of the Wekafore brand has been hot since his 2013 debut. The brand has gone on to become a great success within the realm of West African fashion. Wekaforé represents a newer, more fearless generation of African designers and their latest collaborative collection tells the tale.

Daily Paper x Wekaforé 'The Spirit Don't Die' collectionImage courtesy of Daily Paper


The two popular brands share a rich history and intention to further African fashion's reputation in the world, as well as as a shared desire for raw necessity, organic growth, and authentic community engagement, development and, support. The fashion brands are making it known that street and casual wear are more than we once thought - fashion can be inclusive and fun. The stars truly aligned to bring us this partnership guided by similar core values and the hunger to celebrate Africa and her diasporas through fashion.

The Fela Kuti-inspired collection is filled with distinctive and bold pieces, honoring Africa's past while paving the way towards the future. Wekafore is known for their clear integration of West Africa's 1970's cultural golden age, and this limited collection speaks to those themes, making it a no-brainer to dedicate the line to the legendary King of Afrobeat, whose style never disappointed. It's clear to see how Kuti's influence inspired the exciting and vibrant creative renaissance seen in the collection. On using Kuti as his muse, Wekaforé says, "Like Fela, the pieces are very punk, very psychedelic, and very African at the same time. And that represents me 100%. And I think being able to speak that way through a platform like Daily Paper is a testament to contemporary African consciousness."


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Daily Paper x Wekafore 'The Spirit Don't Die' Collection

Check out more of Daily Paper x Wekafore's collection 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection here.

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