DJ Spoko 'African Warriors ft. Fela Kuti' [Premiere]

Stream DJ Spoko's "African Warriors," featuring a sample from Fela Kuti's "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense."

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SA's beatwork maestro DJ Spoko takes on the afrobeat soundscape of Fela Kuti in "African Warriors," a new loose single which sees the producer sampling Fela's 1986 "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense." For the revisit, Spoko isolates and speeds-up the original's percussion rhythms, bringing them into his frenzied 'bacardi house' production world of pitched-up synthesizers & kwaito-influenced patterns. Spoko is on the heels on having just dropped the expansive 20-track War God LP, which you can grab over here. Stream DJ Spoko's "African Warriors" featuring Fela Kuti below, no better way to commemorate Felabration day than with a high-octane ode to afrobeat's drums.

Photo: Aisha Asamany

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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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