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Okayafrica TV: Tabi Bonney in the LES

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We caught up with Togo-born, DC reppin' tabi Bonney at the Rocksmith store in NYC's Lower East Side where he spoke to us about recording his album The Summer Years and the influence of his father, famous Togolese Afro-funk musician Itadi Bonney. Tabi's love for his father's music is evident in the vintage-sounds of "On Jupiter," the first track on The Summer Years in which he samples one of Itadi's early songs. The Bonney clan was featured in a PM Magazine TV piece back in the day. Peep tabi as a kid and listen to his father's music in the video below. For more on what influences tabi's career(s) as a fashion designer, music video director/producer, and MC (dude does it all) check out his vibrant blog.

OKA TV video produced by Will Whitney, shot and edited by Jay Sprogell.

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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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