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NEW MUSIC: Yemi Alade - “Kissing”.

Following the success of her singles Johnny and Tangerine, Nigerian singer Yemi Alade is back with another song. Taken from her debut album “King of Queens” (no relation to the TV show) released earlier this month, Yemi Alade and director Sesan take us through the ups and downs of a love story that’s lasted the test of time.

And of course, Yemi looks absolutely flawless in every shot.

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Born on this day, October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria - Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

"I must identify myself with Africa. Then I will have an identity." 
On how he came up with his Afrobeat sound.

"Name? Fela. 
Just Fela? Yeah, jus’ Fela. 
Address? My house. 
Where? Right here, in Surulere, man, yeah!” 
A conversation between Fela and the police officer who ‘checked’ him in at Alagbon Close police station in 1974, the very first time Fela was arrested. 

"To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in." 
Fela’s explanation on one of his anti-Christian views. 

"…man is here against his will. Where do we come from? What was before us?…when you think you die, you’re not dead. It’s a transition." 
Fela being philosophical on life and death. 

"That is my best friend because it is a gift of the creator to Africans. It is a spirit. Marijuana has five fingers of creation…it enhances all your five senses." 
Pointing to and explaining the essence of a joint. 

"No. Not at all. You know what I want? I want the world to change." 
Fela’s reply to the question : ”Do you want to leave an imprint on the world?” 

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997).

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Ore Fakorode Instagram Takeover For Dynamic Africa.

Ore Fakorede is an urban explorer living in Nigeria. This week, he’s been posting photos as he travels from the metropolis of Lagos to rural Ife.

See them all here.

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All Africa, All the time.

"Wood fires and satellite dishes. Contrasts in an old town." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Nigeria #vscocam (at Enuwa, Ile-Ife)

"He’s mentally ill and no one seems to care." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Nigeria #vscocam (at Enuwa, Ile-Ife)

"The old post office at Enuwa has been overshadowed by phones and Internet cafés where anyone can get help with sending emails to relatives far away." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Nigeria #vscocam (at Enuwa, Ile-Ife)

"Akara, a fried food made from pureed beans and pepper, is a staple of the Yoruba people. As seen on the outskirts of Ile-Ife, akara is hawked along major roads across Southwestern Nigeria." - @orefakorede #vscocam #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Nigeria (at Ile-Ife)

"A bold statement in Ile-Ife’s Mayfair area celebrates the ancestry of the town’s indigenes. Ile-Ife is regarded as the ancestral home of the Yoruba people." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Nigeria #vscocam (at Ile-Ife)

"A brief motorcycle ride through Obalufon, a major street in the center of Ile-Ife town, shows old residential buildings now converted to shops. Everyone sells what everyone else is selling." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instavideo #instaafrica #Nigeria (at Ile-Ife)

"An elderly woman roasts yams for sale by the roadside. Add some fresh palm oil and your taste buds will thank you." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #vscocam #Nigeria (at Enuwa, Ile-Ife)

"Hausa merchants are everywhere in Lagos, selling everything from mints and cigarettes to bitter kola." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Lagos #Nigeria (at Lagos Island)

"Two Hausa orange sellers rendezvous outside an old government building in the Lagos Island area." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Lagos #Nigeria (at Lagos Island)

"Street sweepers employed by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) are the uncelebrated superstars of the city, working to keep major roads from disappearing under mountains of trash." - @orefakorede #vscocam #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Lagos #Nigeria (at Lagos Island)

"Jaywalking in his Sunday best. Churches are everywhere but there aren’t enough pedestrian bridges…" - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Lagos #Nigeria (at Ojota)

"There’s a hardworking woman under all that ‘ugwu’ vegetable." - @orefakorede #dynamicafrica #instaafrica #Lagos #Nigeria (at Ojota)