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Okayafrica TV: Chief Boima's Many Identities

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DJ Chief Boima has been called one of the leading lights of the tropical bass movement. We've followed his good work for awhile now (everything from his Dutty Artz fam to his "beef" with Diplo) so it was high time we got the scoop on what inspires his selection, how he self-identifies, and how he believes Africans will reshape New York City. OKA TV caught up with Boima at the Spoek Mathambo Father Creeper launch party where he rocked the decks for the Afro-futurist crowd. Boima’s African In New York EP is coppable now on Dutty Artz. For those headed to Coachella this weekend, catch Chief Boima spinning for the Okayafrica "Desert Gold" party at The Ace Hotel - full info here.

Video shot and edited by Chinisha Scott, sound by Greg Scott.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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