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Watch: Barack Obama's Speech at Nelson Mandela's Centenary Celebration

We collected some of the best social media posts about Barack Obama's first major speech since leaving the presidency.

Whether you're a fan of his legacy, or not, Barack Obama is one of the world's great living orators. Today, he is giving the keynote speech at South Africa's celebration of the late great Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. Tune in above to see what Obama has to say about Mandela's legacy as well as the topics of the day like immigration, nationalism and economics.


Read our take on how people abuse Mandela's legacy here.

Understandably, social media is ablaze with commentary. See some of the best below:

Many people are blown away by Obama's on-stage charisma:




While many are also critical of Obama's legacy as president:



Many South Africans are watching how their own problematic politicians react to Obama's message:

Most are taking great inspiration from many of his points:



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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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