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Okayafrica TV: 'Finding Fela' At Sundance 2014

Okayafrica TV caught up with the filmmakers of the upcoming Fela Kuti documentary "Finding Fela" at its Sundance Film Festival 2014 premiere.


Finding Fela – the documentary directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and produced by Jigsaw Productions, Okayplayer, Okayafrica, and Knitting Factory Entertainment – premiered at this year's edition of Sundance to entirely sold-out screenings. The film follows the cast of FELA! as they head to Lagos to "take the play back home" to perform the show for the Kuti family at the The Shrine. The Fela! Band from the musical (featured in the film) came out to bring their notoriously sweaty, yansh-shaking performances to Sundance every night. Okayafrica TV caught up with the director, executive producer, and other luminaries including Fela's daughter Yeni Kuti and Fela! On Broadway star Sahr Ngaujah to discuss Fela's legacy and the film's importance. Watch the latest OKATV episode below.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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