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Video: Femi Kuti Waxes Poetic on His Legacy and the Future of Afrobeat

“When I die, I want to see Malcom X, Lumumba, my father, and I want to be able to look them in the eye” - Femi Kuti


Upon their reunion, I’m sure Fela Kuti will shower his son with praise for his stellar work as a musician and activist. Let’s just hope that day is far off. The world is already minus 1 Kuti, I’d hate to think of all the music and insight we’d lose if we were deprived of another.

In this brief interview, courtesy of filmmaker Cam Be, Jeff Baraka sits down with the legend to talk about his status as an African icon, ambassador of afrobeat, and where he thinks the genre will head in the future. The interview is interspersed with clips from Femi’s performance at The Metro in Chicago, so in addition to some words of wisdom from the crown prince of afrobeat, you get to see why he has that designation in the first place.

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Falz’s ‘Squander’ Remix Will Get You Dancing In No Time

The single features Niniola and South African amapiano acts Kamo Mphela, Mpura and SayFar.

Nigerian award-winning rapper, songwriter, and actor Falz makes his debut into the South African music scene with a remix of his hit single "Squander" featuring South Africa's Kamo Mphela, Mpura, and SayFar alongside the Nigerian Afro-House queen Niniola, who was on the original.

Produced by Young Willis and SayFar, the single has an infectious energy that will get you dancing in no time. We didn't expect anything less from breakout vocalist Mpura whose single "Umsebenzi Wethu" is currently topping multiple streaming charts. Amapiano singer and choreographer Kamo Mphela, known for her striking dance moves and collaborations with prominent artists like Busiswa & DJ Maphorisa, also continues to solidify her name in the industry with this feature.

Falz's ability to create music that reflects on the realities of many Nigerians has made him one of Nigeria's boldest voices. This is, however, one of the first times we see him pique interest in collaborating with South African artists. "I love South Africa, I love the culture and the food. I am really excited about this remix with Kamo Mphela, Mpura & SayFar because it's a great blend of South African & Nigerian music."

While he is not in the studio producing hits, Falz is a judge in the third season of The Voice Nigeria. The other judges include Nigerian singer and vocalist Waje, Afropop singer Yemi Alade, and the creative director of Livesport360, Dare Art Alade.

"Squander" remix is now available on all streaming platforms.

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