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Nigerian pop star D'banj performing on stage in London. Robin Little/Redferns/Getty

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.
Nigerian rapper Falz sings in his home studio in Lagos. Florian PlauCheur/AFP/Getty Images

Why has protest music dried up in Nigeria?

Young Nigerians are protesting bad governance and police brutality. Where is the music to assist them?
The cast of Fela! performs during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 2010 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images

The daughters and sons of Fela in African Pop

How do elements of Fela Kuti's music get reproduced by today's pop musicians?

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