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LIVESTREAMING NOW: London Felabration With Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, 2Face Idibia, Laura Mvula, Afrikan Boy & More

Watch a live feed from London's star-packed concert in honor of Fela Kuti through Okayafrica and Fela.net.


London will be celebrating Fela Kuti this year with the sold out Late at the Library: Felabration! show held at the atrium of the British Library. The night will feature a rotating cast of star musicians, led by Dele Sosimi and his 16-man afrobeat orchestra, as they each take turns bringing in what would've been the afrobeat legend's 77th birthday. The extensive line-up will include afrobeat trailblazer Tony Allen, Nigeria's 2Face Idibia, Laura MvulaShingai Shoniwa (of The Noisettes), Afrikan BoyThe Floacist, Terri Walker, Bumi Thomas, Audrey Gbaguidi, Ed Keazor, The Trinity College Afrobeat Ensemble and DJ Kochi Sakai.

The concert, which will take place this Friday, October 16, will be livestreaming on this page through Okayafrica. It will also mark the opening of the British Library’s West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song exhibition. The celebration will kick-off a weekend at the British Library which also includes a screening of the documentary Finding Fela, followed by artist talks from Tony Allen, Dele Sosimi, 2 Face Idibia, and Lemi Ghariokwu  the artist behind some of Fela’s most memorable album covers.

Watch The Livestream Of London Felabration Below

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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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