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In November 2019, eight artists from Kenya, Uganda and the UK spent a week in Nairobi together making an album exploring new tangents in soul music. The group, collectively known as Extra Soul Perception, is made up of Faizal Mostrixx (Ug), Hibotep (Ug), K15 (UK), Karun (Ke), Labdi (Ke), Lex Amor (UK), Lynda Dawn (UK) and Maxwell Owen (UK).
The EP New Tangents In Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol. 1 is due to be released soon.
Did you know that Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka released socio-political critique songs?
The so-called “self-made and hard-working” DJ Cuppy released this song for her debut single in 2013.
This is in fact a remix of “Etike Revo Wetin” composed by Soyinka and Tunji Oyelana, side B on the sarcastic Unlimited Liability Company LP, released in 1983 by Soyinka’s production company, Ewuro Productions.
In this my nation, all is free // to starve to death, you don’t need a fee.Wole Soyinka (Nobel, 1986)
The original record became a commercial success in Nigeria, in the 1980s.
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