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Nigeria: falling in love with makossa and soukous

Nigerian blogger, Olawunmi, on why he loves makossa/soukous, “i love makossa. i just do. i think its one of the most beautiful forms of musical expression out there. on one hand, it can be so extravagant and colourful, showcasing everything that's beautiful about the people of sub-saharan africa, and on the other hand it can be mellow and soulful; just like we are, even when we're not trying to be the centre of attention, or when we're trying to express how deeply feeling runs in our beings.”

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