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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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The design and brand consultant duo previews the SS20 collection displayed during their residency at The Mandrake Hotel in Paris.

Following their wavy Surf Afrika collection, Art Comes First (ACF) shares with us a preview of their SS20 collection that is all things Black Yeehaw Aesthetic.

Dubbed El Charro Negro, the collection features neutral colors and an array of textures—from leather, embroidery, fringed denim and ponchos, to vests, suede jackets and straight flyness.

Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of ACF are known as the "Travelling Tailors" where their ventures around the world influence their designs. This time the nomads, who hail from the West Indies, Ghana and Angola respectively, have landed in Paris.

Earlier this month, ACF curated a week-long event-filled residency at The Mandrake Hotel in Paris that encapsulates their ethos of taking cultural influence from around the world and only staying still long enough to create. There, Lambert and Maidoh presented an installation, live musical performances and DJ sets, a film screening and a pop-up shop leading up to Fashion Week. The residency also showcased the duo's latest collaboration with London mainstay Fred Perry.

El Charro Negro will still be showcased in Paris at another location from June 18 to 23. Keep up with ACF on Instagram to stay tuned for details.

Check out our favorite images from the collection below.

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Nonso Amadi & Kwesi Arthur's 'Comfortable' Will Get You In Weekend Mode

Watch the trippy new music video for this link-up from the buzzing Nigerian and Ghanaian artists.

Nonso Amadi is one of the standout acts from a young wave of Nigerian musicians blending afro-fusion with RnB and much more. He's now dropping the brand new single "Comfortable," an addictive self-produced track that sees him linking up with bubbling Ghanaian act Kwesi Arthur, which we're premiering below today.

"Comfortable" is built on woozy synth keys and sparse beat work, all spearheaded by Nonso Amadi's vocals about wanting freedom in a relationship.

"The song is inspired by experiences with having a girl over and not wanting them to get too comfortable by staying too long with you," says Nonso Amadi. "I thought it'll be interesting to create a song around this 'cos it's not a perspective were used to hearing from guys very often."

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Maleek Berry Makes a Statement with His First Track of the Year, 'Flashy'

And the music video follows suit.

After months of anticipation, Maleek Berry finally dropped his first track of the year, "Flashy."

The Nigerian crooner-producer surely makes a statement on the track while flexing his rapping skills, as he chronicles how he leveled up to be flashy—and it's well-deserved. The video shows us a scene of a fly photo shoot that's underway, where Maleek is dripping in gold and fancy cars surrounded by stunning black women and his homies—Eugy, Tinie Tempah, Juls and more.

Watch the video, directed by Capone and Guise of Vissionaire Pictures, below.

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