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This Dance Video Celebrates the Legacy of Fela Kuti Featuring Our New Capsule Collection

Watch a fusion of ballet and modern dance to a powerful rendition of Fela Kuti's "Lady."

OkayAfrica presents a new capsule collection paying homage to the father of afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

Designed by Bawo Lawal, the collection highlights your favorite songs and his legendary band while giving you streetstyle vibes.


Our new video is a fusion of ballet and modern dance to a cover of Fela's "Lady" by Nigerian singer Falana.

Watch below and shop the Fela Capsule Collection here.

Credits

Executive Producers: Sinat Giwa & Oyinkan Olojede

Producer: Chika Okoli

Cinematographer: Anthony Prince/Equator Productions

Stylist: Prince Aday

Talents: Sadiya Ramos & Dylan Contreras

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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