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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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Pregnant Tanzanian Girls Now Have Hope Of An Education

In the past, Tanzania's pregnant girls of school-going age were banned from accessing an education. However, things are about to change!

If a young girl of school-going age happened to fall pregnant in Tanzania, it usually spelled the end of her schooling career — and the death of any prospects she may have had for a bright future. In Tanzania currently, an estimated 5 500 girls are forced to leave school each year due to pregnancy, according to the World Bank.

The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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