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Video: Collabo between Kenya's Just a Band and Sweden's Ulrika

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A few weeks ago I had tweeted to Just-A-Band a "Zombie" cover (The Cranberries song from '94, not Fela's song) that my sister Ulrika had made (video above) – they fell in love with it, and told me during the most recent Sandbox dinner held in Nairobi, Kenya that they wanted to work with her. Flashing lights and two seconds later I proposed the co-creation of a song. I wondered if I should send an A Capella or a semi-finalized song for them to work with. After a quick internal discussions the answer was:  A Capella. I talked on skype with my sister Ulrika and she loved the idea.  Turns out she will send over a song after brainstorming what song to send with her producer. Whatever comes out of this unique collaboration will be a blockbuster, I'm sure. I’ll do everything in my power to get the co-made song up first on okayafrica, once completed - stay tuned.

[Sebastian is OKA's new resident correspondent, straight from the streets of Nairobi, Kenya]

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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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