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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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Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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