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The Newly Relaunched Fela Kuti Site

The new Fela Kuti website boasts a number of in-depth features including articles and a new Brian Eno playlist of his favorite Fela songs.


The king of afrobeat has a new digital home at the relaunched Fela Kuti website. The new official site boasts a number of in-depth features including articles about the influence of Fela on other musical legends, a short biography by Carlos Moore (author of Fela: This Bitch Of A Life), an obituary written by Fela's longtime manager Rikki Stein, a complete discography, exclusive videos and photos, an events page for afrobeat-related events, a new Brian Eno playlist of his 5 favorite Fela Kuti songs and a new online shop.

"This website is a homage to Fela, telling his story through the eyes of those who knew and loved him, from near or far," a statement reads. "Anecdotes, blogs, features, photographs, videos, memorabilia and his music; powerful, ever-present, effervescent. Timeless symphonic funky epitaphs to his genius and his humanity. At his funeral one million people chanted 'Fela will live forever!' How right they were!"

Visit Fela.net and the Regular Trademark store. Use the discount code OKAYFELA for 15% off all orders! Watch a video from the new Fela site below. #YeahYeah

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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