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Eli Fola's 'Tech Afrique' Music Video Will Leave You Full of 'Wonders'

DJ, Saxophonist and producer, Eli Fola, shares his latest music video for "Wonders" from his 'The Platform" EP, directed by J.Perez.

Brooklyn-based, Nigerian artist Eli Fola is a multi-instrumentalist in every sense of the word.


Earlier this year, the DJ, producer and saxophonist, told us that he developed his musical abilities after joining the children’s choir at his church in Nigeria when he was nine-years-old. The young artist picked up “local African drums, congas, and piano, before eventually settling on the saxophone.”

Fola’s latest clip for “Wonders”—the fourth video from his debut EP The Platform—is a vibrant showcase of the artist’s various musical skills.

The music video, directed by J. Perez, features the musician playing both the saxophone and drum machine against a minimal, black-and-white backdrop before animated splashes of color appear and dance along the song’s atmospheric beat.

“The project was inspired by my love for house and techno music which gave birth to my sound known as Tech Afrique” the artist tells Okayafrica.

Tech Afrique is also the name of the producer’s record label and event company, which hosts The Communion, a monthly music and arts event in Brooklyn. Previous shows have featured the work of visual artist Laolu Senbanjo, among others. The next gathering happens on November 19.

Check the visuals for “Wonders” and stream The Platform EP above.

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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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