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Duncan Daniels' 'Six Past Six' Is Your Low-Key Romantic Jam

The perfect soundtrack to a summer romance, Duncan Daniels and Lagos-based folk singer Aduke Okin release the soulful "Six Past Six."

Duncan Daniels gets help from Lagos-based folk singer Aduke Okin on the soulful “Six Past Six,” the perfect soundtrack to that summer romance.


The slow jam, which was written, mixed and produced by Daniels is described as having a "rhythmic afro beat, mixed in a soulful atmosphere."

"[I was] particularly influenced by '70s and '80s Afro/funk/soul/blues rhythms, the likes of Sade, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu," Daniels explains to Okayafrica, "that golden age of where African music found wedlock with western culture. I was trying to tap into that feel for 'Six Past Six' and luckily had the right combination (Aduke's folk sound), added to make it land just where it needed to be."

Duncan Daniels, who recently got a nomination at the 2016 NEA Awards for Best Diaspora Artist, is said to have met Aduke in Harlem, New York a year ago.

Check out "Six Past Six" above.

Update 9/16/16: Watch the music video above.

 

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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