Orlando Julius – The Story of “Going Back To My Roots”

Interview recorded in 2014.

Nigerian Afro soul pioneer Orlando Julius tells the story of the complex birth of Lamont Dozier’s classic ‘Going Back To My Roots’, tracing its origins to Orlando’s composition ‘Ashiko’, touring with Hugh Masekela, working with producer Stewart Levine in L.A. and hearing Odyssey’s disco cover of the tune for the first time in 2001.


Listen to Femi Kuti speak @ Midem 2019

When asked about young African artists like Davido and Wizkid who are striving for crossover success in the global market, Kuti urged them to look beyond “gimmicks” and focus on making music that leaves an impact in the long run.

via Okayafrica

Femi Kuti was named Midem 2019 Artist Ambassador.

About the fight for social revolution on the continent

“Do we surrender to injustice, or do we stand and confront this injustice?”

“They (younger generations) have to fight for a better life for their children, and for their neighbors.”


Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou’s trailer

For first new album since 2011, Madjafalao – Short interview with Calypso Rose.