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Watch Okayafrica's 'The Questions' with Jidenna at Roots Picnic 2016

Jidenna touches on touring the continent later this year, feeling the vibes at Roots Picnic and more on Okayafrica's 'The Questions.'

Back in June, the 9th annual Roots Picnic festival was yet another Philly day of shaking things up with unforgettable performances and good vibes. Attendees saw the return of DMX, the all clad in red Ibeyi, Kaytranada, Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange and more—with Usher backed by The Roots capping the night off with a groovy take on his hits.


Aside from putting you on to the freshest styles and taking a moment to reflect on Muhammad Ali’s legacy, Okayafrica got behind the scenes to chat up some of the stars with “The Questions.”

We caught up with Jidenna after his performance on the North Stage after he graced his fans with storytelling, masquerades and his fresh, dapper style with a touch of ankara—and his quintessential red cap.

From touching on his plans to tour the continent this year, to sharing the vibes he felt throughout the day hanging with the likes of Anderson Paak and Kehlani backstage, watch more of what’s been up with Jidenna on “The Questions” above.

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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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