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Watch The William Onyeabor 'Fantastic Man' Documentary Featuring Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn, Caribou + More

The 'Fantastic Man' William Onyeabor documentary, with Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn + more, dissects the mystery/allure behind Nigeria's electro-synth pioneer.


As we anticipated, the resurged wave that is William Onyea-bop (or Luaka-bor?) mania keeps on growing in the new year. When last we checked in with William Onyeabor champions Luaka Bop, bubbly-funk anthem "Fantastic Man" received a retro-fused rollerdance video. The electro-egotrip now serves as the namesake for a short film about the William Onyeabor legacy. In the 31 minute Fantastic Man documentary, Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith (aka Caribou/Daphni), music historian Ed Keazor, Blo's Laolu Akins among other Nigerian vinyl luminaries shed light on the mystery/allure of the pioneering electro-synth legend. Noisey's You Need To Hear This presents the Jake Sumner (Alldayeveryday) directed film, which you can watch in full below.

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Watch Lady Moon & The Eclipse's New Video For 'Global Warning'

Just in time for Earth Day.

Brooklyn-based outfit Lady Moon & The Eclipse, who we've previously covered for their blend of R&B; and afrobeat, are back with the new single, "Global Warning."

The song and music video, which we're premiering today for Earth Day, is a head-nodder anchored by a heavy funk bass line and led by vocalist Lady Moon's (Ngonda Badila) lyrics about our drastically changing environment.

The new video for "Global Warning," directed by James Kwan, is a shape-shifting affair that cycles through colorful animated drawings and collage-like scenes of Lady Moon dancing in front of different habitats.

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Ugandan Lawmaker and Activist Bobi Wine Has Been Arrested by Authorities—Again

The outspoken artist, activist and legislator was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert of his.

Ugandan police have arrested artist, activist and legislator Bobi Wine, AFP reports.

He was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert, where they fired tear gas at his supporters and fans, according to his wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi. "He has been arrested in Busabala, where he was to address the media on the cancellation of his concert by the police," she says to AFP.

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Listen to Larry Gaaga and Wizkid's New Single 'Low'

Plus, watch the track's new music video.

Larry Gaaga recruits Nigerian superstar Wizkid for his latest single, "Low."

The new song, which is produced by BlaqJerzee, pairs a sparse beat with smooth synth keys and Wizkid's delivery about keeping things "on the low."

It comes paired with a brand new music video, directed by Mr. Moe Musa, that shows Wizkid and Larry Gaaga in a pristine white room as they perform the song along with some company.

Larry Gaaga, the Nigerian music executive-turned-artist, has been churning out some hits and big time collaborations lately like the 2Baba-featuring "Iworiwo" and "Baba Nla," alongside Burna Boy, D'banj and 2Baba.

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