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Femi Kuti 'The World Is Changing'

Femi Kuti's "The World Is Changing" reimagines his afrobeat legacy in his upcoming No Place For My Dreams LP. Watch the video for the new Femi Kuti music.


Femi Kuti aims to reimagine his afrobeat legacy in his upcoming album No Place For My Dream. "I knew I never wanted to be just like my father," he exclaims in a press release, "I was being groomed to be like my father, even in the way I dressed. That wasn't what I wanted. I needed something more challenging. I wanted to break away." In "The World Is Changing," the first single off the upcoming LP, Femi strikes a balance between father Fela's socio-political outspokenness and his own sonic vision. Watch the collage/lyric video for the single below and look out for No Place For My Dream dropping June 25 from Knitting Factory Records. For more, read our recent interview with Femi.

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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