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Femi & Made Kuti Cement Their 'Legacy+' With New Two-Album Project

The father-son duo deliver two solo albums packaged in one—what a treat!

Today is a good day. Femi and Made Kuti have released their highly-anticipated two-album project, Legacy +, and we're in love.

The innovative package includes one solo album from each artist, with Femi giving fans Stop The Hate and Made sharing For(e)ward. In celebration of the joint release, Femi has gifted fans with music videos for tracks "Stop The Hate" and "As We Struggle Everyday," both directed by Optimus Dammy with illustrations by Kiki Picasso.


Both albums speak true to the Kuti family's deeply rooted tradition and genesis of afrobeat. I guess that's happens when your father and grandfather, respectively, creates an entire genre of music, right? That being said, each artist's individual interpretation of afrobeat is clear and flavorful. Femi's Stop The Hate acknowledges Fela's traditionally energetic and political musical characteristics, while Made's equally dynamic For(e)ward speaks to, arguably, more modern and progressive world views and experiences. Made also plays every instrument that you'll hear on it.

Listen to Femi Kuti's Stop The Hate and Made Kuti's For(e)ward below. Purchase it here.

Femi Kuti - As We Struggle Everyday (Official Video) youtu.be




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Nana Mensah's 'Queen of Glory' To Screen At The 2021 TriBeCa Film Festival

Ghanaian-American actress, writer and filmmaker Nana Mensah talks tenacity in filmmaking and telling immigrant stories from a joyful perspective.

Much has changed in the time since Nana Mensah first had the idea for her directorial feature debut — a dark comedy about a Ghanaian-American scientist trying to reconcile her family heritage in the wake of her mother's death — and began the Kickstarter in 2014 that would help turn it into a film. It may have taken a few years, but the movie Queen of Glory is now showcasing as part of the TriBeCa Film Festival's 20th edition, with a world premiere set to take place at Hudson River Park on June 15th.

When Mensah began working on the film, she was trying to break into an industry that lacked roles for complex, conflicted characters — particularly for Black women. So, she co-founded a production company with her friend Anya Migdal to create those very kinds of projects. She has since forged a solid stage and screen career, with roles in Netflix's Bonding and 13 Reasons Why, as well as NBC's New Amsterdam, and in theatrical productions alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Anthony Mackie. Last year she was in Ekwa Msinga's Farewell Amor, as well as Apple's Anthology series Little America, and she'll soon be seen in Netflix's The Chair with Sandra Oh this summer and Kogonada's upcoming film After Yang, with Colin Farrell. Yet through it all, Mensah has never lost sight of finishing her first film project.

She opens up about what it took to get the film from a mere idea to the TriBeCa Film Festival.

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