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Tekno and His Brother, Spotless, Team Up for New Single 'The Benz'

Listen to this sultry banger from the new Nigerian artists.

Tekno and his younger brother Spotless prove that musical talent runs in the family with new single 'The Benz.'

The song features blazing mid-tempo production with a sultry Latin flare. Both artists trade lines back and forth throughout the nearly 4-minute track in Pidgin and Igbo.

Tekno released the party banger "Choko" last month, and worked with US artist Ciara on her afrobeats-inspired song "Freak Me." He dropped "Jogodo" earlier this year. While Spotless has made waves, appearing on Wizkid's Starboy crew's massive hit "Socco" earlier this year.


It's the brother's first collaboration together, but we hope there are more on the way.

Listen to the "The Benz" below.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (October)

Featuring Nadia Mukami, Zuchu x Joeboy, John Blaq and more.

October featured an array of incredible releases from East Africa's pop royalty as well as promising newbies.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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AKA Releases New Single 'Casino' Featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme

Listen to AKA's new single 'Casino' featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme.

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