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Video: OBC & Konkret 53 "African Soldiers"

Watch the Ouagadougou-shot music video for OBC & Konkret's "African Soldiers"

You don't need to speak French to feel "African Soldiers," the new track from OBC & Konkret. But before you can even read the subtitles, the beat will catch your attention. With its heavy bass, you can do nothing but nod your head. This video, filmed by Magee McIlvaine, was shot in multiple neighborhoods throughout Ouagadougou, exemplifying the different styles of the hardcore underground hip-hop scene in the tiny West African nation. Each verse was shot in that artists' respective neighborhood. And for all of you that might have gotten confused from the video - the A town down means Africa, not Atlanta.

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Photo: Kelenna Ogboso.

These Women Are Breaking Boundaries In Nigeria's Creative Spaces

We speak to five women about their work and contributions to Nigerian society & creative spaces, despite their patriarchal nature.

"African women in general need to know that it's ok for them to be the way they are–to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence" —Wangarĩ Muta Maathai

These words prompt one to think about how terrible a job the media does in sharing the stories of African women. As journalists, our work is based on telling African stories, and the gap of female stories is a very apparent one that needs filling. It's important to have an environment that appreciates fearless and unapologetic women chasing their dreams and breaking the boundaries before them.

We caught up with Toketemu Ohwovoriole, a multimedia storyteller & journalist; Solis, a singer, songwriter, poet, & muse; Lauretta Yemoja, a beauty artist and rapper/singer; Tiwa Pearl, a dancer and creative; and Oyinkansola Dada, an art curator and founder of art gallery Polartics, to talk about their careers.

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