Posted in January 2012

Seun Kuti leads Nigerian protest

Son of Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, is no stranger to speaking out, but last week he stepped out from behind the mike and into the streets. January 1 saw the sudden removal of state petrol subsidies in Nigeria, which sent fuel prices skyrocketing. As Seun states in his CNN write-up, ‘With an increase … Continue reading

Dhanush’s ‘Kolaveri Di’ sensation

Dhanush’s ‘Kolaveri Di’ sensation

Maybe it’s the absurd lyrics, maybe it’s the minimalist video with its behind-the-music feel, or maybe it’s the carefree way Tamil superstar Dhanush grins and giggles throughout the track, but whatever the reason ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ has become an internet sensation. Planned as part of the soundtrack to the Indian film 3, its popularity … Continue reading