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Video: Bez 'That Supid Song'

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Nigerian singer/songwriter Bez, whose smooth, soulful voice has graced Okyafrica before, became the first African artist to have a video premiere on BET Inernational when the network aired his video for "That Stupid Song" at the end of January. The track comes off Bez's debut Super Sun LP and features another talented singer in X3M Music artiste Praiz — is it just me or do they both sound like John Legend? The video was shot and directed in Lagos by award winning director Clarence Peters of Capital Dreams Pictures.  It's a great pairing of two of Nigeria's finest young talents in their respective fields.  Check out more from Bez.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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