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Tracka de Day: Total Warr "Sidibabaoué"


July heat waves beam down this exclusive single "Sidibabaoué" from Parisian indie-afroists Total Warr. In today's Tracka De Day, the filter soaked beat-driven guitar radiates a sun drenched symphony- a tune that could be described as a South African inspired melody. Listening to this track feels a lot like swimming with these manatees pictured above or the perfect fire hydrant waterfall soundtrack. Enjoy the sunny vibes.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Sidibaboué.mp3|titles="Sidibaboué" by Total Warr]

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.