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Never-Before-Heard William Onyeabor Single 'Many Mansions' Resurfaces

Watch the unearthed video for "Many Mansions," the first new music from Nigerian synth-funk mystery man William Onyeabor in over 30 years.


Despite his records getting noteworthy re-releases on Luaka Bop in recent years, there's been no new music heard from 1970s Nigerian synth-funk mystery man William Onyeabor in over thirty years. That is until earlier this month, when a never-before-seen video & song for the religious single "Many Mansions" surfaced on Divine Praise, a Nigerian gospel music youtube channel. That original clip was taken down but, as a site reader tipped us off in a message this week, it's been uploaded again directly from a Nigerian DVD rip. The video for "Many Mansions" is a heavily evangelical affair that features Onyeabor himself leading a gospel choir & singing, bible in hand, about his faith. Watch it below and revisit William Onyeabor's catalog with Luaka Bop's complete 1978-1985 discography.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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