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William Onyeabor x Central Park Roller Dancers 'Fantastic Man'

In the latest William Onyeabor video, New York's Central Park roller dancers skate around to 'Fantastic Man.'


In the latest chapter of William Onyeabor mania, Central Park's phenomenal rollerskaters glide on by to the smooth and synthy sounds of Nigeria's re-released sensation. Adam Bainbridge (aka UK electro-pop's Kindness) and Camilla Wasserman were tapped to direct a retro-nodding video for the non-egotistical, ego pat "Fantastic Man," in which Onyeabor asks the love of his life to sprinkle on the compliments (but only because it's reciprocative). Look out for more from Onyeabor champions Luaka Bop this year. In the meantime, head to the Okayplayer Shop to style yourself in William Onyeabor gear, and watch the bubbly-funk theme song score a New York rollerdance session below.

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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