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A Tribe Called Judah (2023) - IMDb

⏳ Trivia Time

Who became the first African woman to win the German Peace Prize in Literature in 2021?

A) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
B) Tsitsi Dangarembga
C) Ama Ata Aidoo

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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How Lagos' Inclusive Rave Scene Is Popularizing EDM In Nigeria - Okayplayer

EDM's Growth in Nigeria's Music Scene

In Nigeria, electronic dance music, or EDM, has become more and more popular during the past ten years. EDM, which combines traditional African sounds with contemporary synthetic beats, has carved out a flourishing niche for itself because of the growing interest from young culture and easier access to production equipment. This guide examines the development of EDM from three angles: the club environment, Afrobeat crossover, and the cultural identity of young Nigerians.

The epicenter of the Nigerian EDM scene is now Lagos, home to clubs like Coconut Grove, Ember Lounge, and Nok by Alara that create trends in the industry. These venues set themselves apart with sophisticated stage setups that feature EDM DJs and dancers spinning house, techno, and electro tunes.

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What We're...

📰 Reading: The beautiful manifesto of Daniel Kaluuya. With his directorial debut The Kitchen, the Oscar-winning actor is turning his gaze back home – and showing the world another side of the UK

📺 Watching: (Un)credited. Dive deep into the past, present and future of influential dance moves and celebrate their creators. Get to know the origins of Afro Dance in Nigeria and how it has shaped a global mainstream culture.

🎧 Listening to: I Said What I Said Podcast: Everybody Is Not Okay. They also talk about the struggles of moving back to Nigeria, taking charge of your life, being gentle with yourself

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